Back to school with Superdry

Superdry red logo dress HERE

 

It’s almost September which means back to school. The phrase “Back to school” never meant anything to me before, until now. I’m a first time mom and I’ve gone through all the different emotions with having a child. I’ve cried, yelled, laughed, loved and hugged like never before. When you feel like you’re getting the hang of this “Mom thing” it all changes again. So here we are starting school, and with a whole new set of feelings. Now my baby is growing up with new challenges and new successes and I am so thankful to be a part of it all.

 

School for me was exciting. Maybe it was because I was always the ‘new girl’. We moved a lot as a family, with my father’s work we had to move. I was never in the same school for more than 2 years. So change was something I became accustomed to and craved. If we were in a house long enough my sister and I would always ask when we were moving again! We loved it! It wasn’t always easy being the ‘new girl’ and it came with a fare bit of bullying, but it made me stronger and built something within me which I could never replace. I now have no fear of new situations, or meeting new people, or starting new things. I say that’s down all down to being the ‘new girl’.

Superdry logo denim jacket HERESuperdry denim jeans HERE

 

Matty is almost 5 and with many years of school in front of him, I wanted to write him a letter which he can look back on when he is older.

 

Superdry mini skirt HERE

For this back to school blog post I collaborated Superdry. A brand which is new to my wardrobe! I’ve always been a sucker for a pop of color and their line this season has just that. What a cool and comfy way to start off the school year! 

xx

Gabrielle

 

 

Photos by Shaun James Cox 

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?!!

 

Going with a Check!

 

 

Going with a Check!

This season we’ve sharpened our style teeth on Check , Houndstooth and Prince of Wale plaids. How wonderful it’s been to see so many items of clothing with the quintessential Heritage look!
With that being said, allow me introduce you to my absolutely favourite coat, and yes it’s a Check!

To say this coat is my favourite is truly an understatement. So I will say it this way:
This. Is. My. Favourite. Coat. Now do you believe me? I drape it over everything, and it’s so entirely wearable it works with everything. This coat never fights for attention and is at home over a velvet dress, bulky layers, sporty looks, jeans — you name it. There’s nothing like it- and what’s more it’s on sale now- half price!! I’m wearing it with a cosy batwing top which has a lovely textured knitted stitch. As it would happen this too is on sale! Grab them quickly I say, you won’t be sorry 🙂

Coat – Look of the day HERE

Top – Look of the day HERE

Jeans – Levis Vintage HERE

Bag – Meli Melo HERE

Boots – Zara HERE or HERE

Hoop Earring – Weekday HERE

Sunglasses – Weekday HERE

 

Summit Blue

 

Winters arrival signals the start of turtle necks! I wear them over a thin layer, under absolutely everything and in all colours. At the moment it’s so cold, and as I write I actually see snowflakes falling outside my window!  I honestly only want to wear my duvet!, but that’s not going to happen so next best I’ll go for the softest,  finest,  warmest , cosiest  Merino wool roll neck jumper from John Smedley. I’m really loving this baby blue colour at the moment and it goes so well with black – actually what doesn’t go well with black?

Maybe a skirt wasn’t the best idea for today’s weather, but I do love a longer midi denim skirt especially for the winter months. This ripped one from Zara came with a cute matching denim belt.
With sock boots and messy hair and voila, there it is, my OOTD!

Jumper – John Smedley ( Here )

Skirt – Zara ( Here, Here )

Cardigan – Asos ( Here )

Boots – Zara, sold out ( Similar Here )

 

Nicce

 

There’s nothing nicer than taking a stroll around my neighbourhood on the weekend, especially since it’s Notting Hill, AND Christmas is in the air! Simple local walks are anything but ordinary, you know. There’s something so special in celebrating the familiar!

In keeping with that spirit, I’m wearing the softest, palest pink hoodie from Nicce London. Who wouldn’t love this one? It will become a constant. I will wear it as much as I can on the weekends! Worn with the obligatory Converse,skinny jeans and my go to blazer (I tend to grab without blinking),and Voila, I’m ready for Ledbury Rd, Westbourne Grove, and places beyond!!

Hoodie by Nicce London (HERE)

Jeans by Weekday (HERE)

Blazer by Zara (Similar HERE)

Bag by Zara (HERE)