Sunday, 30 October 2011


DAY THIRTEEN: Grey melange tee, French Connection

I am a sucker for a grey top. I own more grey tees and jumpers than anyone else I know and it has become somewhat of a running joke that wherever I go, chances are I will be wearing something from my extensive grey top collection. 

So when this tee arrived on the Friday before the X-Factor started (complete with a bag of popcorn) to celebrate French Connection's new advertising campaign that was to air the next night during the first episode, I thought all of my christmases had come at once - favourite snack and favourite style top in one package? Woohoo!

You can get your own grey melange tee [here]

Worn with: leather fronted trousers, Oasis


DAY TWELVE: Navy beaded dress, Miss Selfridge

Smack bang during LFW this year, one of my lovely friends got married. It meant running straight from a day of shows home to quickly change before driving out to Surrey to join the evening party so I needed something that was suitable but that also required no ironing as I would literally have about 15 minutes to turn around my look. As you can see from my daytime look from Day Seven, I didn't even have time to change my hair or makeup!

I bought this dress from Miss Selfridge last year after I fell in love with the vintage style of it and the fact that although it's pretty much completely covered up at the front, it is also virtually backless which definitely adds the sex factor - I'm not sure I could wear it during the day part of the wedding but for the evening party it definitely ticked all of the boxes!

Worn with: 2.55 leather bag, Chanel; Tights, Wolford; Black quilted leather pumps, Office.


DAY ELEVEN: Hot pink chunky knit, Zara

During the menswear day of LFW, I had a little time to kill between shows and somehow, I ended up in Zara where I came across a fluorescent pink chunky knit. Now, those of you who've been reading for a while will know that earlier in the year, I decided to step out of my monochrome comfort zone and into colour. Needless to say, despite my best efforts, over time I have once again scuttled back to my black-and-white box.

Maybe it was the sleep deprivation or the food deprivation oh so common during fashion week, but suddenly I found myself unable to leave the shop without this jumper. And since then, I have worn it so often, it has become my best cost-per-wear purchase of the season. I call it my I-don't-wear-pink pink jumper, as seen here as Simona and I traipsed around the Albert Docks of Liverpool:

Worn with: grey skinny jeans, Miss Selfridge; Leopard print scarf, Louis Vuitton; Studded boots, ASH; Leather bag, Jaeger; Wayfarer sunglasses, Ray-Ban.


As I mentioned in my previous grovelling post, straight after LFW finished, Simona and I hopped a train to head up for an overnight visit to Liverpool with a couple of other journos and the lovely girls from Chase PR to attend the opening of the first ever stand-alone store for Simply Be. Having rarely travelled beyond the Watford Gap, I was somewhat anxious about heading quite so far north but I have to say, Liverpool is an awesome city and full of lovely people who were super helpful when I dragged Simona around during our free time to try and locate a cheap army-issue parka. ANYWAY. Shall we have some photos?

The Simply Be store front, located at One Liverpool

Mmm champagne

The Powder Room girls gave guests mini manicures

What I wore: brown leopard scarf, Louis Vuitton; suede jacket, unknown; cream ruffled top, Topshop; Leather leggings, Oasis; Cream leather pumps, Office; Mini quilted bag, Chanel.


Sorry that I haven't posted in a really long time, straight after LFW I headed up to Liverpool for the opening of the first ever stand-alone store of Simply Be. When I got back to the office, I got thrown straight back into a busy schedule, then suddenly I was asked to go to Paris for a night to assist on some stories - in short, it's been a bit mental.

As well as that, I've been contemplating moving from Tumblr for a while. Don't get me wrong, I like it but I'm not sure how well it works as a platform for my blog. So, after much debate, I've moved back to, which is funny seeing as I left it in a fit of rage after my blog-before-last, Adulescent, because it pissed me off. However, it's been a while and Blogger has had an overhaul so I decided that it was time to do the same with Thirty Days. 

I'm in the (very lengthy) process of moving over all of the old editions onto here so it'll be a while until the archive is complete but in the meantime, I've started posting again. Hurrah! I'm still in the midst of getting everything set up so please forgive me if things are a little hit-and-miss for a few days.