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Endless ways to stay warm all year round with Chloe’s grid cocoon cardigan / cape / coat and cloak all-in-one. It has been my favourite splurge this year and it’s versatility makes it a great investment piece for those waiting for something worthy of parting from their hard-earned savings. Christmas treat anyone?

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Today’s outfit: Textile textures and tailored lines | Kensington, London

Summer has finally arrived in London [better late than never], so Alfie and I spent the day in Kensington, West London.

We hadn’t planned to colour co-ordinate at all. I got these white trousers and waited so long for a day sunny enough to wear them.

I like how crisp and bright white looks under the sun. Bright summer colours like yellow and hot pink don’t suit me because I have olive skin so while many look forward to getting their brights out in the summer I stick to playing it safe with nudes and neutrals. White counts as a summery colour right?

I like to keep it as minimal as possible and working with neutrals allows me to do this. Plus I’m trying to scale down the amount of clothes I have in my closet in order to prevent it from exploding, by not buying seasonal colours or loud trends which are either likely to end up on Ebay next year or tagged and unworn in my crowded closet.

I got these sandals from Dune 3 months ago. They’re possibly the most comfortable pair of heels I own; with a low heel and suede insole and they are neutral enough to go with anything (which always helps to get me out of the door on time to be where I need to be).

The print bralet is currently in the sale and pairs well with culottes, full skirts and high waist pants, it was a steal at only £12 so it didn’t break the bank either.

Just as well, my sunglasses are Dior Soreal which I hear is pretty difficult to get hold of at the moment. I got lucky going to at the Harrods 10% off for Rewards Card members day and it just so happened that they got the stock in on the previous day.

We had lunch at Aubaine restaurant where we were able to sit outside. The staff were lovely and even gave Alfie a cute dog bowl of water so he felt included. I had the chilled soup, superfood salad and calamari dusted in chilli with aioli sauce. It took me so long to choose from their menu that I just ended up choosing a bit of everything.

All the links are below so you can shop today’s outfit. If you’d like to see more pictures of me out and about that don’t make the blog then check out my Instagram. It’s instagram.com/CherylLondon

CLICK TO SHOP:-

River Island Bralet

Topshop – Raffia Boucle Jacket

Topshop – Tailored White Pants

Dune – Grey Suede Sandals 

Dior Soreal sunglasses – similar at matchesfashion.com

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I recently got sent a watch from Jord Watches and I’ve been wearing it all week. It’s a contrasting change from my heavy Marc Jacobs rose gold watch and seems to accessorise perfectly with my summer wardrobe. The watch is both chunky and dark red which makes in distinctive and eye catching so I’ve been getting a lot of compliments wearing this. The beauty of it being a wooden watch is that each and every detail and marking is unique and therefore no individual link has the same characteristic as the other.

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The face of the watch is red although it appears brown photographed. I can’t tell you how light it feels, it’s even lighter than the Michael Kors bangle I’m wearing!

This summer I’ve been painting my nails in ‘Regents Place’ by Nails Inc. It’s from their gel effect range and is the closest I can get to a good manicure on a budget without going to a nail bar. Being a foodie, an avid traveller and a lover of fashion is an expensive hobby and doesn’t provide me with much room to save, so I figured I should indulge less on other things where possible in an attempt to save: especially as I live in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Also featured in this post is my mum’s dog Alfie who is majorly photobombing here. My sister and I bought him for her when we left home to give her another baby to look after while her babies left home to work in New York and Sydney. I still live 2 hours away from her now that I work in London so don’t get to see her too often but she’s on holiday in Turkey at the moment so I am dog-sitting this cute little chap until she gets back.

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My clutch is from Biba which was kindly gifted by House of Fraser during the press day.

All links to shop items featured in this post are below.

Jord Watch

Suede Fringed Waist coat + Torn Jeans

Nails Inc Gel Effect – Regents Place

Biba Clutch

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This month Labels and London have teamed up with WalkTrendy.com to give you a chance to win 1 of 2 pieces from their summer collection – both pieces have been hand pulled by myself.

I wore Walk Trendy’s lace kimono at Nikki Beach Club in Miami with shorts and gladiator sandals from Topshop [click to buy] and bikini from Mikoh 

I’d like to thank those of you who follow the blog; whether you began following last week or last year. I love reading your comments and would like to have competition giveaways on the blog more often just to say thanks and also give a little something back.

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