The oversized shirt

 

With summer in full force I shouldnt be thinking about autumn just yet, but I am!

I’ve been starting to collect some new pieces for my wardrobe that will help me transition into the cooler season. My top choice for the next coming months is the oversized shirt! I first saw this utilitarian shirt by Ghospell when I went to visit their sister brand Sister Jane off the lovely Portobello Road for their new season showcase! I instantly fell in love with this shirt and had to take it home with me.

 

 

 

 

The oversized shirt works in so many ways. Wear it with everything, even over a maxi dress or tucked into a pair of mom jeans. You can even wear it open with a silk tunic underneath or tied in the front. Now can you see why this is such a great transition piece?!

I chose to wear my new Ghospell shirt with my favorite vintage Levis 501 shorts (which were actually jeans, until I  took the scissors to them) and my much loved Beret.

If you follow me on Instagram then you would have seen my new baby. Have you guessed yet?? Its my new/old vintage Chanel bag. I found it in a designer consignment store, and was over-the-moon! The condition is pretty worn on the inside but that didnt stop myself from making the leap and buying this baby! It will be hard for me to not want to wear it with every outfit. I also found a pink vintage Dior bag and a Chanel Scarf.  Let me know if you would like me to do a post on my vintage designer finds?

Shirt Ghospell HERE

Beret OLD similar HERE

Shorts OLD similar HERE

Sunglasses Weekday HERE

Shoes Topshop HERE

 

 

Chic, Black, & Classic

Chair (HERE), Art (HERE

Shoes (HERE), Bag (HERE), Jumpsuit (HERE), Hat (HERE), Lipstick (HERE), Earrings (HERE)

This is my first blog post in my new house, YAY! If you’ve moved before,  then you know it can be super stressful. It doesn’t help when all of us get hit by the flu at the same time! Actually, I move so much, this event should really be second nature by now! We’ve left the busy city of London,  for a quieter Surrey. The main reason why we moved was A for more space, and B so Matty could have a garden to play in. Finding both these things in Notting Hill is slim to non!
For today’s blog post I wanted to introduce you to my new classic loafers, by Prof. In my mind, these are an example of chic & classic. I’ve been looking for a perfect yet affordable loafer for a while now, and so happy I’ve discovered these. Made in Italy with its over-sized gold chain makes these babies super chic! I’ve paired them with a classic strapless black jumpsuit and an over-sized straw hat!  Why have I not had such a classic shoe in my wardrobe until now?!!

 

Vintage denim, blazer, and a straw hat

                                         Blazer (HERE) Shirt (HERE) Shoes (HERE) Hat (HERE) Jeans ( Similar HERE, HERE)

 

 

Amazon Fashion

A few days ago I was invited to the Amazon Fashion Event #AMFASHPACK at their photography warehouse in Hoxton, East London. Thankfully they provided a car for me because being a West Londoner, Hoxton feels like a million miles away! In addition, it was pouring with rain outside and my yellow suede shoes ( had to wear them) which screamed summer al fresco wouldn’t have made it via public transport! I didn’t come to the event wearing this outfit, actually a day before the event an Amazon package arrived at my door filled with amazing beauty products and a perfect pair of Warehouse nautical wide leg jeans (here) and a stunning Love Moschino handbag (here). So of course I wore them! I didn’t  manage to get any photos of that outfit on the night ( Having fun trying on too many other things from the Amazon Find range!). No doubt I will wear it again for an Instagram post.

They had a great itinerary lined up for us including trying on products from their new seasons line and we were all snapping photos of each other. Pictured above is the outfit I chose. I love it! I have been wearing the FIND line for a few months now, and can honestly say I really love their products and the quality is fantastic. If you haven’t checked out FIND yet, I’d recommend you do! After we tried on the outfits we were invited to a delicious exotic dinner hosted by Bala Baya which included hummus, pita, and salmon with rose petals and a fresh tomato relish which was so YUM! If you follow me on Instagram then I’m pretty sure you may think I only eat burgers and fries, but I really do eat other things too – well maybe not salad though!

Trousers – HERE

T shirt – HERE

Shoes – HERE

Bag – HERE

Hat – HERE

Denim Kimono

‘Gabrielle wears denim in double denim’!  Dontcha think this is a very fitting outfit post for my Blog?!

I recently got hold of this kimono style jacket from And Other Stories ( A store which I adore BTW). The wide sleeves and belt just sold me right away! I couldnt wait to get my hands on it! A few weeks back I saw Matilda Djerf wearing one similar and it inspired me so much.

Glasses // Quay Australia (HERE) Bag // Paul’s Boutique London (HERE) Boots // Nasty Gal (HERE)

 

I feel like this Denim Kimono will go with so much, and it’s the perfect lightweight wardrobe staple  to transition into next season! So if you’re looking for your ‘coming into spring’ lightweight jacket, I give this one a thumbs up!
I wore it with a classic pair of high waist jeans, an over-sized sweater, boots, and of course a beret!!
Below I’ve made a list of my favorite Kimono Denim Jackets for you to shop

1. (HERE) 2. (HERE) 3. (HERE) 4. (HERE) 5. (HERE)

xx

Gabrielle