Finally getting on board all the plaid that’s been going around – well kind of. I got reacquainted with this old Zara men’s hat I bought at a sale ages ago and marvelled at its current relevance and the fact I saved some $ not having to fork out for anything new. I love wearing hats this time of the year, it helps keep the sun out of my eyes so I don’t bump into people/things but also keeps the top of my head from bursting into flames.. so it’s no surprise I own quite a number of them.
Temperatures are hitting the 30s now, and it’s finally appropriate to wear these Soludos babies I’ve been hoarding. I came across the We Are Handsome collab a few weeks ago and tried telling myself I didn’t need yet another pair of espadrilles (I own quite a number of these too) but I just couldn’t stop thinking about them. Something about me being a cat person/espadrilles being the ultimate summer shoe/tigers rule/black and white tigers rule twice as hard etc..
T by Alexander Wang tee / We Are Handsome x Soludos Espadrilles (also available here) / Zara skort (jacquard version) / Zara Men’s hat (similar, also love this MBMJ cap version) / Wanderlust + Co bracelet / Mansur Gavriel tote. Photos by W.
A couple of my favourite scented things at the moment, from L-R:
Aesop Hand Wash
As far as hand washes go, Aesop’s global favourite Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash has got to be the best one I’ve had. It makes hand washing actually something I look forward to/possibly overdo and never dries my hands out. And it smells so amazing!
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Caudalie’s Eau de Beaute, or Beauty Elixir as it’s known outside of France, both feels and smells incredible. I love spritzing my face with it after a cleanse and taking a deep breath in – it adds a little zen to my morning routine!
Airwick scented candle
The crackling fire & cinnamon spice scent of this candle is totally getting me into the festive mood! I know it’s Summer here but I can pretend. It lights up when the wick is lit, and changes colour gently as it goes.. so fascinating to watch.
Creed Virgin Island Water
I’m such a huge House of Creed fan. I’ve been wearing Silver Mountain Water for years (if you’ve ever wondered what I smell like, my favourite scent in the world was inspired by the Swiss Alps - fresh, green notes of bergamot, mandarin, blackcurrant, sandalwood and petit grain), and just recently picked up my second Creed scent – a gorgeous Summer version with similar top notes (lime, copra, bergamot, sugar cane, white rum and mandarin) inspired by the Virgin Islands it was named after. They are both amazing on their own and work really well layered too :)
What are some of your favourite smells?
Everything here are ideal renditions of my perfect basics in one outfit. How good is this Mansur Gavriel tote?
I’m also stalking the bucket version (can I justify a second early Christmas present to myself? Hmm), but if you can’t wait for when Net-a-Porter restocks, I think this might well be the only place online that still has any stock left. YES, YOU DESERVE IT! x
August Street top (similar) / Sass & Bide jeans (similar) / Nike Free 5.0 / Mansur Gavriel Tote. Photos by W.