Monday, 6 June 2016


Behind the smoke and mirrors of blogging; when photographer Natasha and I shot this post the weather was overcast and less than summer-like and we were in a hurry to catch the last glimpses of day light after a long Tuesday in the office.  It all goes to show what a great camera lens and a touch of post- editing can do, it's refreshing to be honest sometimes and share the truth behind the mechanics of blogging! 


You may have noticed I have developed a fondness for a brand called Baukjen – and no you’re not the only one struggling to pronounce the name, the team even made a YouTube video on the topic. 

As I enter my late twenties (yikes!) my style is becoming more and more minimal. Simplicity is key and fussy, trend-led pieces are out. This fits perfectly with the refined and effortless Scandinavian style aesthetic – which sums up the Baukjen look to a T. 

I’m wearing Baukjen’s Carlin skirt here from summer collection, which I unimaginatively styled exactly like the model on the website (if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!)  Natasha and I were collectively cooing over this skirt – it sits a bit higher on the waist which I think is a super-flattering shape for all figures. Unlike most summer skirts it’s also lined, so you can wear your big black granny pants underneath if you so choose (this girl likes her kecks comfy!) 


Skirt - Baukjen 
Bardot top - H&M [bought instore] 
Denim jacket - ASOS [old]
Shoes - ASOS
Sunglasses - Le Specs at Jules B  


I had tired eyes when we shot this post (a day in the office visibly ages me by 10 years!) so my new Le Specs Luxe Chateau shades were not so much of an accessory, as a necessity.

I was kindly sent these by Jules B and I am giddy in love. I was already a fan of the brand – having owned a few pair of designer sunglasses, I can say with authority that my Le Specs pairs are just as good, if not better quality (Prada – I am looking at you) and a fraction of the price.


So now that the sun has final reared it's head, you'll find me in the park in my Carlin skirt. No camera trickery needed!

Photos: Natasha Marshall 

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