Monday, 9 April 2018

LOOKING GOOD // FEELING GORGEOUS

In my seven years of blogging, I’m not sure I have done an outfit post covering what I like to wear at the weekend, so here we are.

It can be easy to blur the lines between your office and weekend wardrobe, but I prefer to keep the two separate, because it helps me to mentally transition from work to play. In the week I like to wear tailoring (blazers on repeat) – at the weekend its denim, Converse & leather jackets.

What exactly I wear at the weekend depends on where my plans take me, and this particular weekend I was in Peckham Rye.

Peckham happens to be one of my absolute favourite places to spend my free time, particularly in summer because there are so many alfresco watering holes. It’s a place for the creatively minded; there’s colourful street art and twinkling disco balls and foodie pop-ups and Campari-cocktails - basically all the things I love.

New(ish) to the South East London scene is Peckham Levels – a multi-purpose space in a former a multi-story car park.  Step inside for the best independent food (the poke bowl was insanely good), drinks, events and exhibitions and more. What I love about Levels is that everyone is welcome, from toddlers to grannies to hipsters and foodies, on the Saturday that I visited just about every demographic was in attendance.
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By night Peckham Levels becomes a super-fun hotspot for eating, drinking and dancing, with disco balls dotted around the space and DJs in each room. Heading out in Peckham requires a low-key dress code, trainers are the name of the game and I’d never wear my best pair as they invariably return filthy (but that’s all part of the fun!)

This outfit is all about my new t-shirt from a new brand called Blouse. Founded by it-London label Antipodium’s head designer Geoffrey J. Finch, Blouse serve up the sassiest slogan t-shirts on the market.

I first saw the long sleeved version of this top on Lizzy Hadfield aka. Shot From The Street (check her out, she’s amazing!) and had to have it. Now slogan t-shirts are nothing new, but Blouse’s are definitely some of the best out there. I love the fact the t-shirt is double-sided, with tongue-in-cheek slogans on the front and reverse. I’m also a bit of a typography nerd (to quote Kanye ‘sometimes I get emotional over fonts’) and Blouse’s stylish serif font and cartoonish bubble type are a typography enthusiasts dream. The t-shirt itself is also really decent thick cotton – I know £45 is steep for a simple top, but sometimes you do get what you pay for.
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I tucked the top into my new ASOS black flared jeans, which I’m wearing on repeat. This is the first pair of flares I’ve owned in a good 15 years, and I’m having so much fun experimenting with 70s inspired denim. Flares are a super-flattering trend that will make you question what you ever saw in skinny jeans.

Finally I just wanted to point out my new hoop 'Audrey' hoop earrings from a new accessories brand called Misia Mae. Again, I haven’t taken these off since they arrived - they’re the super-comfy and a statement earring that goes with just about everything. They’re also gold plated, which is ideal as my ears have an allergic reaction to just about any metal other than gold (expensive taste runs in my veins apparently!)   

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This outfit is a little different to my usual style perhaps, a little less classic, a little more street-wear inspired. I’m having fun experimenting and playing with my outfits and art direction at the moment, so hopefully that comes across! x

Plan your visit Peckham Levels.
Photos: brilliant Barb.s

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