An oldie but a goodie for me – my Joules quilted jacket!
I got this jacket a few years ago (I believe as a Christmas gift) and still reach for it constantly when it is cold out. It is such a classic style that is great for casual everyday where. Also, mine has worn really well over the years that I have had it. I grabbed for it when I was taking Boss out for a quick walk the other day.
I guess since I was on the British theme with my outfit it makes sense I paired my jacket with my green Hunter wellies and my Radley umbrella (another Christmas gift)! Back when I was little and living in England we would go to the New Forest a lot. I would always wear wellies so that I could walk through the streams, mud and puddles! It was always great fun! Another great jacket by a British brand and one of my other favourites is this one! It has great hand warmer pockets!
This is one of my favourite streets in Athens! I love the wonky cobbled pavements as well as the redish brick. All the houses on this street are beautiful – they have so much character and I enjoy looking at them as I drive/walk past! Years ago, when Boss was a puppy, I would walk him down this road. As soon as we got near the main road, at the end, he would stop dead in his tracks and just sit down! He would not move. I then had to scoop him up and carry him home!
I hope you all have a nice weekend!
Lots of love,
Thank you to Laura Turner for taking the pictures!
You can never go wrong with a Camel Coat and it should be a classic pieces in your wardrobe. Let me show you how I styled mine.
But first – I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend! I spent it with my husband, in-laws and grandparent in-laws (is that a thing – i’m not sure of the proper name) so it was very relaxing. We had a big family lunch at Clarke’s Standard which is a new restaurant in downtown Athens (post coming soon) and then a home cooked lunch on Sunday! All very delicious.
I wanted to share with you a dress I picked up for a steal when I was in London. It was £12.99! We were up in London, on our way to dinner one evening and browsing some of the shops, when I found it. I paired the dress with a classic camel coat that has a fun pop of red to it, my OTK black boots and a toiletry bag that I use as a clutch.
Since I bought the coat in one size up I can also fit a blazer underneath. Therefore, I wore my tuxedo blazer that I got for a bargain here! I like that the blazer gives me the option to cover my shoulders even after taking my coat off. Especially, because this dress just has thin spaghetti straps.
This All Saints leather jacket was a Christmas present from my husband which I love because it is such a classic piece. The leather is so soft on it that it already feels worn in. All Saints and leather jackets are synonymous with each other and I can understand why! I love pairing a leather biker jacket with a classic white t-shirt and jeans. I added these black flats because I thought the spikes gave something a little bit extra to the outfit. Finally, I added a pop of colour (but still tried to stay somewhat neutral) with this Phantom bag. This bag was a purchase a while back (I bought it preloved after selling a Fendi 2jours bag – find out more here) and I enjoy that it is one of those bags you can just thrown stuff into. It also holds a lot!
I saw this All Saints skirt while I was doing some Christmas shopping a few days before Christmas. However, I decided to wait thinking it may go on sale after Christmas. I lucked out! I ordered it online in January at 20% off. It is a great black denim skirt that wraps around making it a little bit different. I paired it with my new favourite shirt which was a gift from my mum and it is the softest most comfortable shirt I have. They make it in a dress but I know the shirt borderlines on looking like pyjamas so I thought the dress crossed that line.
My Stuart Weitzman OTK boots are my most worn, favourite boots year after year and so it should be no surprise I paired this skirt and top with them. I just think they go with everything and make such a statement in a simplistic way.
Black Ring – A boutique off Carnaby Street in London (similar)
I picked up this faux leather dress after Christmas in the sales and the price could not be beat (under $30)! I actually ended up wearing it on New Years Eve with these OTK boots (which are also suede) and wavy hair (not like the disaster going on in these pictures). I like the pairing of (faux) leather and suede because I feel that the suede softens the harshness of the leather. That is why I also like this dress with these shoes here, which by the way are some of the most comfortable shoes I own. The ties just add a little bit something extra!
This coat has been one of my best investments. It is so warm. I wore it when we went to France last year and it kept me toasty the entire time.
This gold bracelet was a Christmas gift from my sister (my husband received the guys version). The coordinates on the front are for the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Florida where we got engaged and then the back has the date we got married. Such a cool gift! The Union Jack charm was a gift I got in my stocking (also love this one). It is funny because my sister lives in England and she has the American Flag charm!
Happy New Year (I’m still writing 2015 on everything and having to change that 5 to a 6, who else is still doing that?)!! I hope you all had a nice relaxing Christmas. I enjoyed mine with my husband, dogs and our families. It was so nice to have my family over from England and we also got the good news that my in-laws will be moving closer to us!
It has just recently become cold in Athens (Christmas Day it was 75 degrees!!) and so this is the perfect sweater, plus – who doesn’t love a comfy sweater paired with some boots! These OTK boots are made of a stretchy material so they mould to your leg and they feel like you are not wearing heels! I paired them with some of my favourite ripped jeans and a super soft sweater. It also just went on sale, what more could you ask for?!
I got these earrings for Christmas and I am so excited to wear them, I haven’t really taken them off. They are great for everyday and have a nice weight to them. This bag is classic and can be dressed up or down, plus it actually holds quite a bit. As you can tell from previous posts I usually opt. for gold accessories and hardware. When I saw these sunglasses though I fell in love and they match the silver hardware on this bag which is another bonus and a nice change!
How did everybody bring in their New Year? Have you guys set any New Years resolutions?
I had the chance to meet up with Virginia, a good friend of mine for Lunch today. Pauley’s in downtown Athens was our destination of choice since she had never been. When we sat down we started having a good chinwag and so it took us forever to order but when we did we, of course, over ordered.
We started with the Pesto Tartine (these are also good if you add chicken) however, I will say that the Chicken Tchoupitoulas are my favorite! You must try those if you go.
For mains my friend had a Ceasar salad and I had the roast beef crepe. With this we both shared the smashed potatoes (so good and such a good idea!) and the pesto pasta salad (I’m a huge fan of pesto if you cannot already tell – my husband says I could live off the stuff).
There was definitely no room for dessert but the smores crepe is amazing if you save room. I am also partial to the peanut butter crepe.
After our bellies were full we had a little wander around downtown where we found this guy!
After a few snaps we headed home with the promise of not waiting so long to see each other next time. Dress – Old (Similar) // Boots and here // Bag
For those of you in Atlanta…keep an eye out because Pauley’s Atlanta opens soon! I cannot wait.
Lots of Love,
P.S. These boots are sooo comfortable and versatile. I love that you can dress them up or down and that they are a bit different…definitely a great piece and one that I have worn a lot. They come in a bunch of different colours in the suede and then also in a smooth black leather.
Being from England and living in America (especially the South) has its obstacles; you can’t get good Pimms, you can’t have a classic rainy, cold ‘summer’ BBQ and you certainly can’t go for a stroll on the Heath! However, now you can have some good ‘ole pub food and The Royal Peasant fits the bill!
This small British Pub tucked away in the heart of Five Points is where you will find everything from half pints to crisps to bangers and mash….as well as some fish and chips! What more could a Brit ask for?!
The other afternoon my husband and I headed over there for a late lunch on my day off. We both had the Burger and a salad to share. I also recommend the house crisps, chicken curry and fish and chips (basically you can’t go wrong here!) While you are at it don’t forget to order a pint (of cider)…or half!
This is Corey’s mad face when I tell him I have to take a picture before starting!
I wore a dress I picked up a couple of weeks ago from Equipment. I love their stuff – it is so simple and comfortable, this dress especially because you can easily dress it up with these pumps (I wore this out for my husbands birthday back in May) or keep it casual for a pub lunch!
P.S. My 100th post is fast approaching, and to celebrate there is going to be a surprise, prize giveaway! Keep your eyes peeled for clues and information on my Instagram @LotsofLoveBuffy and this space!!
I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of nude pumps and I finally found them! Nude pumps are great because they literally go with everything and they make your legs look longer – as long as you get the right colour. I love these pumps because they are really comfortable and have a classic shape. I paired them with a Zara suede dress and a bright bag for a pop of colour.