PHOTOGRAPH BY TOM BUNNING
You know when you've got something new that you just can't wait to wear? Well, that was me, yesterday, with my new Michael Kors watch and Whistles lace skirt.
So, here's the details:
Marks & Spencer Autograph range wedge sandals
Zoe & Morgan, Urban Outfitters and vintage necklaces
Michael Kors watch
See more on the What ELLE Wears blog at ELLEuk.com.
I've been sale-stalking the Whistles skirt for well over a month a now. Those of you that know me will think I've been very restrained not to have snapped it up before now, but the truth is I was hoping it would be reduced further.
But when the last two skirts in my nearest shop (both in my size by sheer luck) went down to one, I knew I had to act or miss out. So, although it wasn't the bargain I was hoping for (£75 from £150), I'm glad I finally got it.
I love the skater style of Lola (as the skirt is named) and the scalloped hemline, which gives a subtle flash of skin. Plus, navy is a refreshing alternative to black lace. A heavy, luxurious fabric, it reminds me of Erdem's lace creations – navy being recently paraded by the Duchess of Cambridge on her tour of Canada.
As for the high waist, a contrasting belt defines it well. I think Lola and I will be sticking together throughout autumn/winter. And, if I want to give her a makeover, I'll swap out the lining for slips in whatever colours take my mood.
Like the sound of Lola? There are a few sizes left on the Whistles website, while ASOS is selling the skirt in tan for £105.
Onto my new pride and joy: my new Michael Kors watch – a ladies chronograph in rose gold from Time² watches.
I've got to confess, watches don't hit my radar much. I rely on my mobile for telling the time. But recently, there's been one timepiece that's made me sit up and notice – this might be due to the number I've clocked (if you'll excuse the pun) in the office of late – namely the Michael Kors chronograph watch.
Gold seems to be the most popular choice but, as it so happens, rose gold was what I ended up liking best (it just suited my skintone better). So, what better excuse for celebrating my 4th wedding anniversary, where the gift is traditionally fruit and flowers? OK, I know 'rose' gold is a tenuous link, but it kind of counts.