Spotted: Atterley Road

Recently, I’ve been looking towards a more grown up, streamlined and simplistic style for my Autumn/Winter outfits. I don’t know what has prompted the changed, but  I feel more like inventing my own take on the trends than slavishly following them. Maybe it’s the advent of the cooler months resurecting my favourite styles and colours that makes me veer towards my signature style, but viewing a lot of the high street collections just hasn’t been doing it for me like it did early in the year as the spring summer collections flooded in. I’ve been looking for less pieces of higher quality and with serious wardrobe miles in them. Enter Atterley Road.


Shirt, 0039 Italy // Skirt, Jiqsaw // Necklace, Made // Shoes, Whistles // Ring, Made ~ All @ Atterley Road

Have you seeen the adverts for Atterley Road, ALL over the internet recently? It was through one of those ads that I clicked through to the site and found a really great concept – designed to feel like shopping on your favourite high street (a London-ism for sure,) but online, there’s an edited selection of pieces – ‘the best of brands you know and love – with new labels you’ll grow to love.’ Snappy style guides are regularly produced addressing fashion trends people like you or I need – a collection of knits for the wintery weather, your work wear wardrobe sorted or a capsule collection of key pieces every girl needs. And I think the selection is impeccable.


Dress, Fillipa K // Scarf, Whistles // Boots, Jigsaw // Bag, Jigsaw ~ All @ Atterley Road

You’ll find my favourites like Whistles, NW3 by Hobbs and Hunter, and cooler labels like IRO, Ash and Des Petites Hauts. As I was doing a bit of window shopping I thought I would put a couple of outfits together to solve some of my own dilemma’s right now and demonstrate the breadth and quality available.


Top and Belt, Des Petits Hauts // Jeans, 7 for all Mankind // Earrings, Made // Satchel, Jiqsaw // Ballet flats, French Sole

There isn’t a huge selection, but that’s because they have done the legwork for you. Need a work skirt? Find the perfect pencil style easily. Statement dress or weekend, reassuringly, dresses are the largest section and there’s all the finishing touches too, including jewellery, bags and shoes. 🙂

I can see I’m going to be spending a lot of time on the Atterley Roadsite and quite possibly a lot of money! Have you heard of Atterley Road and do you like my outfit choices?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Spotted: Reiss Bags with 30% off

This morning I was going to put together a piece on work bags for summer wear, hard working carry-alls that will look chic in the office and just as sweet at the weekend. I got side-tracked however by this fabulous offer at Reiss. For someone who is a huge fan of handbags, (yes, I’d actually take a Mulberry over Louboutins,) it takes a lot to impress me in the bag department, but for the last couple of seasons I’ve been sorely tempted by Reiss and their gorgeous leather goods. The level of detail is fantastic and the look is very luxe. The prices can be a litle more than you might be used to paying, although I always think it’s money well spent in a bag as you use it every single day. Which leads me to my reason for sharing today… there’s 30% on selected bags at www.reissonline.com right now! (All prices below with 30% already removed.)

So here’s my selection for work, or play, in summer appropriate shades.

  1. Let’s start off with my absolute favourite. Strongly remininscent of an Anya Hindmarch design that I regularly lust after and with enough quirk about it to take you from office to bar, yet still be taken seriously in the boardroom. ‘Barney’ striped cream leather and canvas bag – Reiss £157
  2. I couldn’t miss out Reiss’s longstanding classic – The ‘Bleeker’ and it’s not hard to see why, when you clock her timeless lines. Bleeker in ‘natural’ – Reiss £192
  3. I love the slouchy slightly 70’s look to this woven leather bag and the monochrome colours mean it looks super stylish day to day. Fancy it for weekend? You can also pick them up in a very on-trend metallic silver.) ‘Vida’ weave shoulder bag in black and cream – Reiss £185
  4. If you want something casual, for a summer city break perhaps or just in your city this summer, you can’t go wrong with the hard working and hard wearing denim and tan leather detailing on this shopper. ‘Riviera’ large denim shopper – Reiss £136
  5. If you like a shoulder strap or satchel style, this dove grey bag is perfect for wearing for work or the weekend and will be just as good in winter due to its neutral tones. ‘Barton’ light grey satchel – Reiss £174
  6. Couldn’t miss out this luxe-looking quilted purse a great treat for yourself or for a special friends birthday… ‘Gena’ quilted leather wallet – Reiss £62
  7. If you’ve got a summer wedding to attend then how about this clutch? With that gorgeous woven leather again and goes-with-everything cream, it’s a bargain that you’ll use for years to come. ‘Faye’ weave clutch bag – Reiss £118
  8. Ditto this satin pleated clutch in an on-trend cornflower blue which I had to include, simply because it’s Gemma’s favourite colour 🙂 ‘Tiffany’ mid-blue pleat clutch bag – Reiss £55

So, can I tempt you ladies? Do share your favourites!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS! It’s a three post Thursday!

Found: French and English Confectioners

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely Easter break, and my goodness have we got a good four day week planned here for you!

This weekend, it was my best friend Jess’s birthday (who shares her real renovations on Florence Finds from time to time.) It was a kind of, ahem, BIG birthday and I really wanted to get her something to keep. Having recently moved house, a lot of her presents were going to be practical and available funds are being devoted to the new house, so I wanted to get her something that she wouldn’t buy herself, that was also something she would have for a while, but not necessarily forever. It was a tall order. An ideal world would have seen me buying a gorgeous designer clutch but I am so pleased with what I did find that I’m sharing them with you today – French and English Confectioners on Etsy.

It was the lovely Emma Davenport who tipped me off about them after my plea on Twitter (and thank you to all of you who replied with your suggestions) but when I spotted her sporting a fabulous yellow bag in this blog post, I knew I had found ‘the one’. As much as I love high fashion and designer bags, I’m just as crazy about finding something unique that is handmade and I totally fell for the little sewn on labels on the bags along with the super glossy patent leather in bright shades. Jess and I have a bit of a thing for patent and although the yellow was a bit of a gamble, I breathed a massive sigh of relief when she liked it!

French and English makes everything from shoulder bags and satchels to coin purses and the cutest mother and daughter bag sets I have ever seen. All hand stitched and made to order.

I think they make very special gifts or even a lovely treat for yourself and Lucie was super helpful with my somewhat last minute order – Thank you!

Do head on over and have a look for yourself at French and English Confectioners and let me know if you love the bags as much as I do!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

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