I’m back from my little trip up in the Alps, feeling refreshed and ready to come up with new ideas for the blog! A good 70 of us flew up to Geneva (then got a coach up to Chamonix in France), for what was – I guess – the ‘work trip’ of the year. It was actually my first time skiing (most people from my work are seasoned skiiers), so I took a few lessons with another beginner and also spent some time practicing myself. Holidays in the cold and snow aren’t necesarilly my go-to (hey, I’m African), but I had such a good time that I actually already can’t wait for my next ski trip.
Photos: Marianne Paul
The last time I had a shoot (and took the photos above), I just did not factor in the fact that it was winter… at all. So before I was out of the door, with my stuff already packed, I just started throwing any cover ups I could into my bag that would help make me feel a little more at ease (at 4 degrees celcius, I was terrified). I ended up throwing this All Saints shirt into the mix, not knowing if it would even suit the outfit, but I actually think the tone made the outfit a lot more interesting. This outfit I otherwise wore a few weeks ago to a Drake concert, the top I made a bee-line for at Missguided and purchased in the boxing day sales, it actually is a little bit more ‘risque’ than what I usually go for, but I’ve been switching things up recently and stepping a little bit further out of my comfort zone with regards to outfits, and really liking the outcome. The glasses were a Givenchy slurge because sometimes… treat yo’ self! It definitely seemed a little silly to my boyfriend when I purchased these in the middle of the winter, but if it helps I’m planning a trip to somewhere in Southern Europe (possibly Spain) in the next month and a half or so, where they’ll definitely get some good use.
Have a wonderfullyyyy productive week – I’ll be back with one of my more chatty posts on Thursday!
I love this top so much!
The Color Palette
You look great, I love your sense for layering and styling! 🙂
thanks monique! 🙂 x
Definitely feeling the layers and the lace blouse!
Love your style! 🙂
Love this outfit on you! The location you shot the photos in is stunning as well x
Thanks Holly 🙂 ! X
I love your shirt, the hue caught my eye when I was browsing your blog. Pictures look amazing as usual, great stuff!
Very sexy but classy look. Love it! Can’t believe you did the shoot in such cold weather. Must have been freezing!