I hope you are all doing well this week. I have been a bit lax with the blog since I am trying to fit as much as I can in before I leave. Instagram has also been having a huge moment - so I have been booked doing work for that. I will also soon be scouring the internet to make sure I jam lots into my suitcase in the most economical way possible when I begin to pack for my flight on Friday.
I still had time this weekend to go and get another haircut at Papillon Hair in Paddington. Deborah really looks after her clients and creates the most amazing cuts tailored to your specific needs. I even got a hand massage.
Once again I can write about the weather being warmer with a cool change on the weekend. Therefore my layering tips, that I will be following in Europe, will come in handy. This look below includes a dress, however I've dressed it down using a wool coat and wedge heels and my Chanel bag. It could easily be more dressy if you added stiletto heels, a clutch and an evening jacket or coat in a rich fabric.
Layering in the Day
A casual look often seems easier to layer with. Start by thinking about your movements for the day. Will you be out from morning until evening? If so you may want to add a t-shirt under a jumper or cardigan as well as a jacket or coat. This way you can take your coat/jacket off when it gets warmer during the day and put it back on in the evening. A thin t-shirt will act as an insulator but it will also easily fit into your bag if you need to take it off. Tights are also a good idea since you can remove them in a bathroom during the day. Live in a cooler climate? Maybe you might need tights under your jeans and you could add some knee-high boots too.
Layering in the Evening
So it's freezing and you really want to wear that sexy dress to dinner. What do you do? Well when I visited London it was actually quite warm in restaurants and bars so you need not despair. You just need to get to your venue in warmth. Try wearing a evening trench under your wool and cashmere coat. Elbow length gloves are also warming yet they add a bit of evening drama to any outfit. Does the venue have a cloak room? If it does you can always wear warmer shoes and change into stockings and heels when you get there too.
Check out my outfit below. I have paired my Lanvin dress with a wool coat, Chanel Bag and Pierre Heels. You could wear a t-shirt under a classic white shirt to make this look warmer. Changing the heels and adding stockings would also mean you could wear this look all year round.