I blame the change of season. I pretty much want new everything right now, even if that does conflict rather majorly with the current house-buying goals and the flights home to New Zealand for Christmas. I'd like to think I'm not a sucker for new-season trends and fads. I know what I like and I try to stick to it but I am feeling a bit bored with everything in my wardrobe at the moment. And as much as I do like to waft around in floral frocks and my Lotta clogs in summer, I'm just much more comfortable in a black coat, tights, boots and velvet.
- Probably not the most practical footwear choice but I think I need them. Maybe it's because I've been reading about girls in bands lately and these really do channel 70s cool. Divine soft grey velvet high heeled boots from Zara.
- This cat t-shirt has been one of my loved items on Etsy forever. I don't have enough cats in my life right now and I certainly could use a little bit of magic most days. Cat magic T-shirt from Etsy.
- I haven't bought a new black coat for a couple of winters now, so if someone could just give me the £770 for this one that'd be grand. Comme Des Garcons Black Peter Pan Collar Coat from Liberty
- I grew up with our hallway wallpapered in William Morris print and since moving to the UK, I've visited both the William Morris Gallery, which is just up the road in Walthamstow, and the glorious Red House in Bexleyheath. He was such a fascinating man and his designs are truly timeless. It's no surprise really that I'm quite smitten with the House of Hackney X William Morris collection. My favourite piece has to be the Blackthorn velvet 'Tilia' fringed table lamp.
- At the beginning of this year I made a deal with myself to stop buying leather. As a longtime vegetarian, I just felt it was time and as a copywriter, every time I read 'buttery-soft leather' it makes me feel a little ill. And it means I can be really smug when those bloody irritating people bombard me with questions like "What do you eat?" and "Do you wear leather?" This large, reversible black and burgundy vegan tote from Urban Outfitters will do the job nicely. Shoes will be tougher but I'm just going wear out every pair I own. And buy boots made from velvet, obviously.
- I met two of the lovely ladies from The Linen Works at an event at Deans Court recently (more on that soon) and now have fallen for pretty much everything on their website. I desperately need a new apron, as my old one has definitely seen better days and this one is just lovely. Artisan pinny in charcoal from The Linen Works.