Sustainable Choices


LondonOutfits

Recently I’ve been thinking about where I came from. Professionally speaking. This year will be my 10th year blogging and when I recently looked back through my archive, more than ever before, I realised that my style hasn’t really changed. Looking back through some of my more recognisable #streetstyle shots I realised how many of the outfits I would still wear today and how many of the pieces I still own. I guess my style hasn’t really evolved, it’s always been quite classic. So on a slightly woke theme I thought why not share some of the pieces styled how I would wear them today alongside the images that you might have seen of me during fashion week over the last decade. I found this amazing vintage @ysl suit on eBay. It’s actually a three-piece suit but I’m just wearing a jacket and trousers here. I also wore it to Paris fashion week in 2012 I think. Swipe to see>> Nothing could be more #sustainablefashion than a vintage piece that has also lasted the test of time in my closet. I think it’s always been possible to shop smart to reduce waste and buy only pieces you will enjoy for a lifetime, whether vintage, designer or high street. Ever since I was young my mother would ask me when we went shopping – “what will you wear it with?” – It was such a great lesson in knowing your closet and maximising the wear of new and old pieces. I still hear her saying it every time I shop. Photo by @kitleephoto and @vanessajackmanphotography

The Suit I’m wearing is vintage and can be found in other outfit combinations on my blog. As Trousers here, as a Jacket here, as Jacket again here and as a Suit in the original Streetstyle look here.

Jumper N. Peal

Shoes Golden Goose

Bag Hermes

Watch Rolex

Jewellery Peony Lim Jewels

Pram BabyZen Yoyo

Pram Leather Handles Etsy

Baby Teddy Outfit Zara

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Six Senses Kaplamkaya


Stay

Near Bodrum, Turkey

six senses kapankaya

The Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey is an hour from Bodrum airport. Easily reached by car, boat or helicopter – depending your style or budget. The Resort is made up of a stretch of coast line which has three little bays, each with a beach. The modern main building is huge and feels like something from Grand Designs. The rooms all have little balconies to enjoy the sunset and huge bathtubs. The Spa takes up a whole floor of this huge space, allowing for impressive relaxation rooms, alongside beautiful facilities. There are also villas, which have their own pools and gardens – perfect for larger groups. The resort as a whole, is beautifully maintained and the service is as thoughtful as you would expect from Six Senses.

However all of this you could surmise yourself from their website. What you might not know is that this is the perfect place for a chic adults to family holiday. Without any of the ugly colourful kids areas or offensively loud mealtime madness that most of us associate with child friendly resorts. This one is still grown up, cool and very much able to please the well travelled adult.  But it is also forgiving of new parents (like myself). With thoughtfully pram friendly paths, nappies in the changing rooms, travel cots provided and just a generally relaxed attitude that put all the adults and children at ease. The resort is big, allowing for lots of room for children to play without irritating other guests. There are also lots of areas to sit comfortably in the shade with toddlers and babies. The season is also super long, allowing for sunbathing from May through to October.

We chose it for our first trip away with our baby and it was perfect. I cant recommend it enough for yours.

Book your trip now.

My trip was a press trip hosted by Six Senses.

Baby Style


Little Ones

My comprehensive guide of what to buy before your Baby arrives.

From style to substance.

There are a few things I couldn’t include in the video but I wanted to mention.

First of all the Pram and Pushchair we have gone for. We really wanted something small for the city and travel. I didn’t want a huge thing taking over the hall. So we decided on the Babyzen YoYo with the newborn pack. To make it feel a bit more luxurious I ordered a leather handle cover from Etsy. The YoYo is Taupe and we got the cover in Tan.

For the country we got a beautiful Silver Cross from Harrods. I’m hoping it will be like a bed we can push around the garden!

I’m obsessed with the brand Artipoppe. Possibly the coolest baby brand out there. I am waiting for my Zeitgeist Baby Carrier in Leopard to arrive. I can’t wait!

Then I mention the bath we have, it’s from Stokke and folds up, which is perfect for us as it fits behind our roll top bath. We also got the baby support for it.

I also show our nappy bin, it’s from Vital baby and as far as I can tell it’s only really available at John Lewis and JoJo Maman Bebe.

Lastly, the bouncy chair we have is the Nuna Leaf. It actually doesn’t bounce, it’s more of a sway, according to the company like a leaf falling from a tree – haha. But mostly it looks sturdy and can almost take my weight so will last us a while with kids.

Links to everything else I mention in the video are below. Some of the products featured are c/o the brand and some of my links are affiliate links.

Bonpoint

I found a lot of things at the Bicester Village branch, so it’s worth checking there too if you have a chance.

Blanket

Shearling Sleeping Bag with ears

Cardigan

Long Sleeved bodysuits

Cotton Blouse

Days of the Week long sleeved bodysuits

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