As I am writing this I am also trying to organise clothing for a shoot in London tomorrow. Myself and Sarah (who has a gorgeous blog which you can check out >here< ) are leaving at 7 am for a bit of a fashion beauty PR whirlwind. I'm also shooting a blog post, and hopefully we can squeeze in a meal somewhere gorgeous too.
Whilst I am so excited about squeezing in some (most likely Window) shopping over there lately I'm at a stage where I genuinely want things I own to 'Spark Joy' - that's a Marie Kondo reference. If you haven't read her book, it's well worth it. I want a lasting loving relationship with some beautiful pieces! The following are timeless features in my wardrobe I've acquired lately.
The Little Black Dress
I picked one piece up in the sales this year and I'm so happy with it. I think we're always searching for the perfect little black dress. As much as I try to stay away from black when this caught my eye I just knew that it would be a staple for years to come. I couldn't resist and even though I had sworn I would embrace colour I found myself trying it on and loving it. The rational behind why this black dress is different from others is that it covers the tops of my arms and also the metallic stars throughout it break up the darkness. Working with the metallic once Winter is over I'll team it with a gold sandal so I will wear this into the Summer easily.
The Flat Pump
If you're following me here regularly you will know that I received a much longed for Christmas gift of some classic Chanel flats. We actually went into Chanel in Brown Thomas before Christmas and they were totally sold out. This is a fact I will never get used to as they are not exactly cheap. Thankfully they had them back in in early January. I literally looked at the in the box for about a week before taking them out and wearing them to an event. I have since had an extra sole added to them by my local cobbler (by Tesco and Flyefit on Baggot Street if anyone is interested!) and this means they will wear much slower. Having a flat, yet beautiful shoe is so, so important. I think investing in the pieces you will be more comfortable in, and turn to day in day out, is far more important than once worn occasion wear.
The Trench Coat
Being named Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany's is something I am quite proud of. I read the book when I was younger and have seen the movie countless times. The end scene when Holly and Paul are both in matching trench coats depicts exactly how timeless a camel trench coat is. I love them worn casually thrown over jeans and a white t-shirt. It's safe to say they are universally flattering and chic.
I better go and get set for London. Keep an eye on my snapchat (Username - HollyKateWhite) and my Insta Stories to see what we get up to!
Lots of love,
Photos: Johnny McMillan.