S’il Vous Plait

Posted on: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Miu Miu Pistol Print Flats: Net-A-Porter.com

Everything’s gone a bit gimmicky in the World of Fashion, hasn’t it? I’m not sure this is a bandwagon I’m jumping on per-se, but maybe I’m trailing behind it, attached by a rope tied to my ankle, if you get me?

Enough of the analogies and rhetorical questions, anyway. Here I am claiming not to do trends and also craving items in my wardrobe that are slightly out of the norm for me and dare I say it, slightly trend infused. Although, in regards to the ‘to trend or not to trend’ situation, I’m going to stop saying that as I just seem to go through phases depending on how lazy I am with my dressing: less lazy = more trendy. More lazy = more french inspired. Or so I hope.

Needless to say (I hope…), full Maccy D’s dress up won’t be happening (sorry, Moschino) but I don’t think a few well thought out gimmicky prints or bright accessories would look too far out of place with my black skinnies and Breton top. Which is how we’ve ended up with the above shoes being the object of this instalment of S’il Vous Plait‘s affection.

Wow, that was a lot of text for one pair of shoes. How do you guys feel about more ‘gimmicky’ items?

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Editorial Inspiration – Jalouse

Posted on: Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Jalouse Magazine Editorial, Photos by me

For a long time, I’ve been feeling rather uninspired by fashion/style/clothes/whatever to the point where I read very few blogs and stopped buying magazines unless I was stuck somewhere without a book or  iPad and needed a way to amuse myself.

Thankfully, those days are dissolving and I’m accrediting at least a part of that to the above editorial,* which I found in Jalouse Magazine’s July/August Issue. It makes me quite frustrated that it’s nigh on impossible to pick up here in the UK, but as I have some rather amazing friends, I was lucky enough to receive this copy as a Birthday present from the ever-amazing Ellie, who evidently knows me too well; Fashion in French – What more inspiration do I need to kick me out of a style rut?

Anyway, I digress. This editorial was the best part of this issue, for me, from the second I saw it.** It really reminds me of the style I strived for when I first started my blog back when I was at University,*** and actually, in that respect I don’t think much has changed. I’m now craving Autumn so I can dress up cable knits with jewels and fur and pretend I live a way more extravagant lifestyle than I do. Because lets be honest, I really can’t afford the amazing pieces from this editorial, but that’s the beauty of fashion, a little fantasy & inspiration to raise you from a rut, and be whoever the hell you want to be.

*A pretty big part.

** The evidence of my enthusiasm being that my carpet is providing the magazine with a completely unsuitable background for these photos; sorry about that.

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Birthday Pancakes

Posted on: Friday, August 8, 2014

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Hanky Panky Pancakes Chester

As you may or may not know, last Sunday I hit the Quarter of a Century milestone, and while I’d been dreading it, with the help of a surprise party, a lot of tequila shots and some good company, it was a pretty amazing time. And that was just the night before.

So what did I get up to on the actual day? Miraculously, I managed to escape a hangover, and headed out with my nearest and dearest to one of the newest (and in my opinion, best) new food openings in Chester; Hanky Panky Pancakes.

Between a group of us, we managed to hit up a good portion of the menu! They do everything from classic Lemon & Sugar, to other sweet flavours including my favourite; White Chocolate & Passionfruit Ice Cream with Marscapone (The Libertine) or amazing savoury flavours such as Cheese, Ham, Egg & Spinach (The Grand Casanova). On top of that, they have a great beverage selection – everything from Fentimans to Fizz – and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful!

They also do stacks, and I’ve heard good things about the Lemon Meringue, Peanut Butter, and Rocky Road varieties, so I’ve definitely got a good excuse to go back to try them!

I spent the rest of the day enjoying a classic British beer garden, and then sleeping off  the previous nights antics*

Hanky Panky Pancakes are on Commonhall Street in Chester, or you can check out their Facebook Page here.

*It seems I couldn’t avoid the hangover forever…

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S’il Vous Plait

Posted on: Monday, June 30, 2014

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Topshop Taffeta Midi Skirt: £95

I cannot even begin to tell you how many outfits I’ve built around this skirt in my head. It’s rare that such a statement piece has me infatuated, but let me tell you, this has truly stolen my heart. And whether it falls under a current trend or not, I feel like it’s something I’d be pulling out from Narnia* for years to come.

*AKA My Wardrobe

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