Monday, 22 August 2016


I need to begin this outfit post with a disclaimer - in these photos you will observe my BRF (bitchy resting face) in its full disgruntled glory. Now that I've decided to be a bit more personal in my blog posts, it makes it easier to disclose why. Natasha and I shot these photos in Peckham Rye, South East London. Prior to this I had had some dating app related drama in said location inside Frank's Cafe (South London's best bar IMO, situated on the top of multi-story car park with breath-taking panoramic views of the city). 

Come shoot day, I thought I had calmed down enough to return to the scene of the crime - however, my face tells a very different story. As Natasha commented upon returning the shoot edit to me 'You do look pretty angry in most of the pictures'. So I can only apologise - don't be scared. I'm a nice person really. And I have a fierce bag and an amazing new tailored jacket to share with you to counteract all that BRF: 

First up let's talk about this hot-fire jacket from Great Plains. If I am honest I haven't shopped in Great Plains or French Connection for some time. No particular reason, brands just fall on and off my radar. This has probably been to my detriment because this piece - The Claudie Suiting Trench - is such a great find. It's one of those handy styles you can reach for when you've overslept in the morning and need to bolt out the door [me every morning] which will make you appear deceptively put together. Made from suiting material that offers something a little different to traditional gabardine, the mid-weight fabrication feels perfect for those inbetweeny months that follow August. Oh and the best part? It's in sale, down to £84 from £140. Such a steal. If you're a fan - there's also plenty more neat styles in the Great Plains spring/summer coats collection.

So I really love this Marc Cain leopard cross body purse. I have a thing for accessories of the playful variety  (Loewe's elephant purse is at the top of my current wishlist, and that's where it will stay thanks to the £850 price tag) and this fierce number from the German label's new line of accessories brings a fun finish to outfits (hello sassy Saturday night bag!) Do check out Marc Cain's full accessories range here.

Just seen - my Misha Crepe Joggers, also from the Great Plains collection of trousers for women. They aren't the star of the show here, so you're going to have to take my word for the fact they are smart purchase. The whole athleisure trend isn't going anywhere, so here's subtle way work it into your wardrobe in the form of a cuffed pair of black slacks. They're lined, super-comfortable, good with trainers and heels alike and in the sale down from £65 to £32. 

* Thank you Marc Cain and Great Plains for kindly gifted pieces in this post. 


  1. Oh Sophie! I do love you. Honestly you make me giggle... I can almost hear you say the first paragraph to me. You look fabulous and I would like that bag please.

    1. The feelings are very mutual Annie! We need to catch up soon please XX