MODERN TAILORING

17 September 2017 Birmingham, UK


Good Morning there! I'm sat typing this whilst watching Pretty Little Liars (i've binge watched so i'm now on season 5...) and I keep getting distracted. I've been absolutely HOOKED from the first handful of episodes!! There's 7 seasons and I'm already dying to know who 'A' is, so please no spoilers...

First things first, thank you to Matt for these photos, i've linked to his work at the bottom of this post.  We shot them in a building of studios in Jewellery Quarter and just look at those windows. Jewellery Quarter is filled with beautiful old buildings like this one; I regularly dream of living in a flat with floor to ceiling windows like these. I'm aware I don't look like i'm dreaming of windows (or anything happy for that matter) but, i'll continue to work on that one for the future...



But, in the meantime, say hello to my new-ish Joseph blazer. A little while ago, I went down to the Custard Factory to a designer sample sale. Think Joseph, Stella McCartney, Jil Sander and many more; it was all there. After rummaging around for a while, I found this blazer somehow marked down by 75%! I'm super happy with it and I'd really recommend having a look at Joseph for staple pieces. 

I'm not normally one to go for double breasted blazers but it's the perfect fit and i'm a total sucker for the print. I feel like it's a real eighties throwback y'know? Think about this design emblazoned on curtains or carpets; something quiet extravagant but classic. That's exactly what this blazer it - the slightly-more-extravagant perfect classic.

I've teamed my blazer with a staple pair of Topshop mom jeans that I cut and frayed; I wanted to make it more of a casual look. So I've also thrown in an old blue shirt which really complements the tones of the jacket. I think though, i'd love to team it with a pastel or warm pink tone to really add some fun to the look, as well as a pop of colour. 

The Topshop boots are also an all time FAVE of mine. Looking at them you probably wouldn't think they'd be very comfortable when, in fact, they're quite the opposite. If I want to add some height to a look these are always my go to pair. They're super comfy and go with pretty much anything. 

Initially at full price I'm very aware that I may have hesitated. However, the more I read about the brand and see their products the more I understand about their brand ethos. The quality is insane and despite the high(er) price tag per piece, they're definitely investment pieces worth having in your wardrobe. Near enough every piece of their collection is a timeless staple. Below I've picked out some more of my favourite Joseph pieces. 



Charlotte x

BLAZER: JOSEPH / SHIRT: VINTAGE (SIMILAR) / JEANS: TOPSHOP / BOOTS: TOPSHOP / SUNGLASSES: ETSY (SIMILAR)

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT SHEEHAN
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A LAPSE OF TIME

10 September 2017 Birmingham, UK


Hello, you lot. 

It's been a little while hasn't it? Cliche to ask but how are you? I hope you've been keeping well. I feel like I'm starting this post off in a very letter-like format... it's unintentional I promise. 

Well, well, well, where do I start? If you have read previous posts and are still here, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It's these past few months that have allowed me to get my life back, somewhat, on track and it's really starting to take route. I feel a little more grounded than previously, still not quite there 100% but life is never going to be 100% is it really? Always a working progress. And, that is exactly what my blog and I are; a working progress. 

My feet feel a little closer to the ground than they did previously and I'm very thankful for that. I still have my moments (when I don't quite feel like I'm on the same planet as the people around me) but rest assured I'm getting there. 

This blog was never intended to be a place of mental ramblings or a dose of my private life, but I feel like I'm starting to open up about that a lot more too. There's things previously i wouldn't dream of posting on the internet but, over time, things change. There may be the odd post here and there that you may not expect but, it's something i'm looking forward to doing y'know - changing things up a bit  - so expect, the unexpected. 

Charlotte

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