Sweater Season.

The weather may be looking good these days (how great was the weather over the weekend?) but that should distract us from the fact that tomorrow marks the last day of August and that soon the weather will return to its chilly state. To prep for the oncoming cold, I’ve been focusing my shopping efforts on lots of chic and cosy sweaters to wear once summer is done and gone. This season you can expect to find me in skirts, woolly tights and my trusty Supergas!

NILI LOTAN

      

CARVEN

      

MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

      

MIU MIU

      

JOOSTRICOT

   

MONCLER

      

VANESSA BRUNO

      

EQUIPMENT

      

Just looking at all these beautiful sweaters I can’t wait for autumn to come!

alice

xo

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Five Favourites Thursday: June 2016.

Yess! We’re finally officially in summer, and though the rain likes to remind us that we’re still living in London, it’s nice knowing that we are in the throes of summer and that warmer days await us. June has been a really reflective month for me, and just like how the season has changed, I’ve begun to feel the season change from within, with those grey cloudy months moving into my periphery. Today’s Favourites may seem familiar, but that’s just a testament to how big a role they really play in my life.

THE NEWS HUB

I wrote an article about seven things The Good Wife taught me over the years, and I found that writing the article was actually quite cathartic for me. Not only did it give me a chance to look back on the past seven seasons and all the juicy, heart-rending episodes, but it also allowed me a chance to look back on my life and to plan for the future. Make sure you check out my post here.

ALICE DIAMONDS AND PEBBLES

Throughout these cloudy months the one thing that’s kept me going has been my beauty, hair and skincare blog. I’m continuingly learning more about my hair, my skin, different ingredients, different treatments, and ways to look after myself. I update the blog twice a week (every Tuesday and Friday), so check that out too if you’re in need of any advice, or just want to see how I’m doing.

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TUMBLR

As always, Tumblr has been an extremely incredible source of inspiration, motivation and educational place for me over the month. While I’m regularly on the site, in the last couple of months I wasn’t on it as much as I was during the month of June. As I gear up for the second half of 2016 I’ve found myself more drawn to it than ever, and it reminds me not to give up when times get rough.

NET-A-PORTER

Net-a-ports has been another source of inspiration for me this month. I don’t know if it’s because they’re getting better pieces or because my style has developed more, but net-a-porter have been KILLING IT recently in terms of their ‘What’s New’ section. It’s been a while since I’ve shared my favourite picks from the site, but you can be sure that I’ve been trawling the site at least three times a week. Every time I browse through the incredibly beautiful pieces, I’m hit with the motivation to keep striving for beautiful things.

        

TELEVISION AND MUSIC

The two things I can’t live without. Even though this last one is kind of cheating, television and music have been the biggest boosters for me this month (actually now that I think about it, they’re always the biggest boosters for me). I’ve shared a few of the things I’ve been watching and listening to, but that doesn’t even begin to cover all the things I’ve been immersing myself in recently. As the month draws to a close, so do many of my favourite shows; but as a new month begins, so do many of my other favourite shows.

Tomorrow also marks the official beginning of the second half of the year with only 183 days left of the year, so today kind of feels like New Year’s Eve. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds! Happy Thursday.

alice

xo

Girl Most Likely.

Olivia Palermo features in this week’s The Edit, where she talks about her surprising [fabulous] wedding outfit from earlier this year, her design collaboration and hopes for the future, gives great style and fashion advice, and just continues to be her incredible amazing and inspiring self.

    

In her interview she also talks about seeing the bigger picture in life and not being ‘short-sighted’ in terms of goals or future prospects. Olivia has something of a ten year plan, which even though it may seem a little too far off, it allows for ‘room to breathe, change and alter the plan’. I definitely feel that at a time when there is so much pressure (both internal and external – especially internal) it’s good to remember that things take time and that there is no hurry to achieve anything.

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All we can do is live our lives to the fullest every day and keep moving forward. I really think that Olivia’s way of looking at things with a long-term perspective is something I’m going to try to adopt in my life, which should hopefully lift some of the neurotic and anxious energy from my mind.

Girl Most Likely    Girl Most Likely

I’m telling you, the more I read about Olivia, the more I’m dying to hang out with her. She really does seem like such a cool girl to be friends with. Check out the full interview here.

alice

xo

Five Favourites Thursday: Sunglasses Edition.

With summer practically here, I wanted to share five of my favourite luxury shades. I’ve always been a fan of the oversized/bug-eyed sunnies, but recently I’ve started developing a love for large shades with thick rims and of slightly squared frames.

SAINT LAURENT

Saint Laurent     Saint Laurent  outfit    Saint Laurent  front

PRADA

Prada     Prada  outfit    Prada  front

CUTLER AND GROSS

Cutler and Gross     Cutler and Gross  outfit    Cutler and Gross  front

MIU MIU

Miu Miu     Miu Miu  outfit    Miu Miu  front

THIERRY LASRY

Thierry Lasry     Thierry Lasry  outfit    Thierry Lasry  front

I guess you can never have too many pairs of sunglasses.

alice

xo

Blue Friday.

Doesn’t Blair look so chic in her understated blue ensemble? This is the perfect kind of outfit to end the week with: simple and relaxed, whilst still managing to look effortless and put together.

alice

xo

J.W.A, Marchesa, D&G.

There were WAY too many fabulous pieces to share with you, so I’ve condensed the list down a little bit. J.W.Anderson takes an otherwise ordinary wardrobe staple, and manages to make it look like an architectural moment you’d find in Barcelona or Prague. Marchesa also rocks the house with their floral number, that while I’m still a little iffy on it, I can’t resist staring at it and imagining myself twirling round for days. And finally, D&G stick to their classic ladylike aesthetic, and have lots of fun playing around with black lace. While these pieces may seem a tad wild, there’s a tone of simplicity running through each design, making them even more striking.

J.W.ANDERSON

J.W.Anderson     J.W.Anderson  close up    J.W.Anderson  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Christian Louboutin     Marchesa     Jennifer Fisher 

MARCHESA

Marchesa     Marchesa  close up    Marchesa  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Christian Louboutin     Kotur     Monica Vinader 

DOLCE & GABBANA

Dolce & Gabbana     Dolce & Gabbana  close up    Dolce & Gabbana  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Thakoon Addition     Alaïa     Oscar de la Renta 

J.W.ANDERSON

J.W.Anderson     J.W.Anderson  close up    J.W.Anderson  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Christian Louboutin     Lanvin     Ana Khouri 

DOLCE & GABBANA

Dolce & Gabbana     Dolce & Gabbana  close up    Dolce & Gabbana  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Miu Miu     Rag & bone     Alaïa 

Check out net-a-porter to see what else is new today.

alice

xo

Wednesday Night Styling.

So I’m kind of bored right now, but what better way to pass the time than to share some of my favourites from net-a-porter. Today I have quite an extended list, which is good for me because it means I get to spend A LONG time looking at different styling options, and it’s good for you because it means you’ve got more fabulous pieces to ogle at!

SAINT LAURENT

Saint Laurent     Saint Laurent  front    Saint Laurent  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Equipment     Current/Elliott     Common Projects     Anya Hindmarch 

MICHAEL KORS

Michael Kors     Michael Kors  front    Michael Kors  outfit

Styling Suggestion

McQ Alexander McQueen     Fendi     Chloé 

CONVERSE

Converse     Converse     Converse 

Styling Suggestion

Equipment     Helmut Lang     Bottega Veneta 

MIU MIU

Miu Miu     Miu Miu  front    Miu Miu  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Alexander McQueen     Alaïa     Saint Laurent 

JIMMY CHOO

Jimmy Choo     Jimmy Choo  front    Jimmy Choo  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Isabel Marant     Current/Elliott     Dolce & Gabbana 

BURBERRY PRORSUM

Burberry Prorsum     Burberry Prorsum  front    Burberry Prorsum  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Helmut Lang     Miu Miu     Matthew Williamson 

Check out net-a-porter to see what else is new this week!

alice

xo