Two weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of attending Liv’s wedding. It was so so beautiful!! But in true Kim style, I had nothing to wear 2 days before, despite looking online for months for something. I’m so crap at finding a wedding guest outfit, which is hilarious coming from someone who’s writing a blog post on it.
Time just got away with me, which always has me heading to Net-a-Porter / ASOS for next day deliveries. A-las I splurged on this Ganni dress while they had a discount running. (And now it’s in the sale via Net-a-Porter) I really love it and think I might get a few wears this summer on holidays/honeymoon. Well, in a bid to look for something I made a huge list of other options, so thought I would share them in case, like me, you’re struggling to find something.
Back with an outfit post, it’s been a little while. My last post on wedding dramas and a beauty post with Beauty Pie were a little different for me but I hoped you enjoyed them too. Anyways, I’m back to basics. A good old fashions outfit post and 3 for the price of one.
I must say it’s taken me a while to grow into a trench. I’ve always felt a little formal or restricted in them. However, I was kindly sent this by Arket and it must have been the right place, the right time, as I’ve been wearing it most days. I’ve pulled together 3 of my most worn combinations.
The spring weather has me reaching for my white jeans again and this pair I got last year or maybe even the year before from Me & Em. Love the wide leg crop. Worn with my Arket knit and black accessories.
The temperatures peaked a few weeks back. Warm enough to wear my first dress of the season woohoo. Plus the added layer of a cosy knit & the trench. ha! Honestly, I have worn these Vejas to death they are in need an of good clean. I get a few questions about these and which style they are. I went for the leather Esplar.
Finally on my bid to wear fewer jeans, I picked up these navy chinos from Arket. Super comfy and an easy outfit for work or weekends.
Plenty of layering in these outfits and I think at this time of year that’s what makes the trench a great transitional piece. Usually teamed with a chunky knit for these cooler days, I’m looking forward to being able to throw it on over a tee or midi dress minus the jumper sometime soon.
Hope you’re all having a great start to the week and looking forward to the long weekend ahead. I cannot wait!!!
When I started this post I thought; “These photos don’t really have anything to do with what I’m saying”, I realised then that they were taken the weekend I was having a bit of a nightmare. I posted one photo with no context of the drama happening offline.
This made me think a lot about Katherine’s #howsocialmediaisruiningyourlife concept – what’s really happening when we’re off the grid and how we should be more open about it. Kathrine is encouraging people to tell the real story behind their curated feeds, so here we are.
It was just one of those weeks when everything had gone wrong with the wedding, online everything was fine but look closely at the eye bags. ha!
The band had cancelled, the invites came back with a word missing (YES that happened) and the bridesmaid’s dresses weren’t quite right. Plus all the other bits we still have to organise, every evening and weekend was being consumed by a constant stream of wedding to-dos.
All you could do was laugh… or you might cry. Or both. Both is fine too.
What you see online or in magazines of where you should be in the planning process, and if you’re not following that timeline or a little behind, it can all get a bit overwhelming. Like anything in life I guess, whether it’s a wedding, house or kids. Starting to compare to things like where you’re meant to be in life and when – is never a good path to go down.
It can be easier said than done but it’s about being focused on you and not getting carried away with what everyone else is doing or has done before.
So, I had a word with myself. Which went something like. It’s OK not to have thought of every detail, or worry about if the band don’t play exactly the right songs, or if my napkins match my invites (ok haven’t got this far yet) because these won’t be the things I’ll look back on and remember.
It’s not what I want everyone there to remember either.
All we wanted was to have a big party to celebrate our marriage, So hopefully people remember the fun they had. They’ll remember the memories of who they met and the speeches good or bad. Ha! Less of the material aspects and more of why we’re all there in the first place.
Not quite sure I said anything of use….other than, It’s OK to have a bit of an overwhelming moment. Next time I have a wobble about the wedding, this is a good reminder to wise up. Just remember why you decided to do it all in the first place.
Love to hear your thoughts on those wobble weeks, how do you deal with feeling overwhelmed?
You might recognise this headboard from such places as, Instagram, Pinterest or, hotel SP34. We stayed here during our trip to Copenhagen and it definitely had lots to offer on top of the photogenic headboard.
Located on Sankt Peders Stræde, the name refers to its address at number 34. The design had a minimal Nordic feel, which was the main draw for staying here was. Classic and simple but everything you needed. The lobby is super relaxed with an open fired and they even served complimentary wine between 5pm and 6pm.
The bathroom was perfect, clean and white with an amazing concrete sink and of course, a rain shower. An added bonus with some REN products too.
Breakfast was served in an adjoining restaurant Vækst which turned out to be the same places I had booked for dinner. Slight fail only as I felt it didn’t make it as special. HOWEVER, we soon forgot that when eating dinner.
The restaurant is centered around a beautiful greenhouse, thank you to everyone who recommended it as the food was amazing. Really fresh and tasty.
The hotel is really central, highly recommend the following. 20min walk to the Meatpacking District, where we went for dinner and 20 min walk to Nyhavn harbour.
The Union Kitchen
Lots more great things to do and see in Copenhagen – love to hear your thoughts and recommendations. Already wanting to head back in summer.
A quick from me and some photos shot in Copenhagen around the Meatpacking district… as promised, more from Copenhagen coming soon. In the meantime, I wanted to chat about trying to wear less denim. I feel like I’m in a bit of a style rut lately, which usually comes during this in-betweeny time of year. So forcing myself not to wear jeans means working harder to think of what to wear. If that makes sense. I might even try to do a blog around ‘ a week out of denim’ – it’s going to be a struggle.
When i’m not wearing jeans, my go-to is corduroy which I’ve touched on before here. These trousers I picked up in Arket and I think the light colour will carry them in to spring with lightweight knits and tees.
This was not only the most comfortable outfit packed for Copenhagen it was super warm. Mainly because I had a pair of thermal Heattech leggings hidden underneath my trousers and a Heattech top underneath my jumper. Although we definitely don’t need these now, if you’re headed anywhere cold, I highly recommend heading to Uniqlo to invest in thermals.
I always get compliments on this knit when I wear it to work, people are often surprised it’s from Weekday. I was drawn to it for its detailing around the neck and huge collar. Maybe it’s just me but when I first saw it I thought it had a slight Ganni vibe. What do you think?
I hit a little posting wall again, that odd time of year when the new season isn’t quite in full swing. One minute I’m freezing and next its 15 degrees in London, almost tropical.
It’s given me a good excuse not to buy anything new and instead rework older items… well, not necessarily reworking. To be honest I wear these items a lot. In fact, my wardrobe, contrary to what Simon says is quite edited. Everything goes with denim, right?
I’ve tried to focus on more statement pieces. Like this hoodie for example. Spending a little more than usual on a hoodie is silly but I’ve got the cost per wear on this bad boy down to a penny. I remember splashing out on this pre-New York with the idea of wearing it with a lightweight coat. I’m not usually a logo girl but there was something about wearing this dressed up that appealed to me. I still always try and mix it in with heeled boots and tailoring.
This Sandro blazer is probably my all-time favourite jacket. The colours just go with everything. I’ve worn it dressed up over silk dresses or dressed down day to day with denim. First worn in this post, it’s still going strong now the only difference is cardigans and cords.
Ok, I kind of lied when I said I would focus on statement pieces but I couldn’t do this post without talking about my Church’s boots. My mum is a huge Church’s fan and surprised me about 2 years ago, or maybe even 3. I must wear these boots 80% of winter and they still look pretty much like new (minus the mud) Trust me, these are worth every penny.
And double whammy, worn with my Levis wedgie. Turns out I don’t shoot in these often but I do wear them a lot. Again I’ve probably had these around the 2-year mark and the fit always gets compliments.
Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some old favourites, happy Friday x
Somewhere in between the shirt and a jacket (refusing to say shacket) I first picked up my obsession back when spotting the amazing yellow Isabel Marant version at The Shop at Bluebird. (see image at the bottom of this post) The one that got away. We were shooting some photography for the store’s social media when I tried it on but I couldn’t quite justify the £1000+ price tag.
Thanks to & Other Stories I’ve been filling that void. I’ve picked up two great checked oversized jackets from there this season. Pre Christmas it was the red lumber jacket-esque one. I love its boyish charm and looks great with all denim; always a bonus for me.
Most recently, the cream one picture above could be my all time favourite and perhaps better than any designer one I’ve seen. Slightly reminiscent of the Alex Chung / Chloe jacket… also on a once upon a time wishlist. I’ve been wearing it lots with my redone jeans and By Far brown boots.
The current weather situ means these jackets (mostly the red one) need some extra layering. Heat tech and hoodies I say. Great with a chunky knit underneath but equally light enough to wear a huge coat over top. I’m really excited to try styling this for spring too, I have an all-white outfit in mind that could look crazy but let’s see.
Which one is your favourite?
Image of the Yellow Isabel Marant jacket.
The one that got away but inspired the love affair with oversized jackets.