One of the great things about this blog is the chance to explore the city that I’ve called home for the last three years. London in itself is a large city, but even if it wasn’t there’s so much to discover here, even after three years.
To stand out from all the other fashion blogs out there, I decided very early on that this blog wasn’t just going to be me wearing pretty clothes standing on some street. I’d started to become interested in photography when I first began this blog and at the time I was involved in SCOPE magazine and I was doing my internship at Irish Tatler. As a result I was enthralled with the print form and the beautiful editorial shoots we were producing every month at Irish Tatler. I wanted to create a blog like that and so when I start planning a shoot the location is as important as the outfit itself. Thankfully London provides a whole host of brilliant locations to suit nearly every theme or outfit choice.
That brings me to the location of today’s outfit post, South Quay just of Canary Wharf. Considered to be the new financial district and home to a myriad of skyscrapers, glass buildings this is a location I’ve been meaning to use for a long time but I’d never managed to get around to it, until now. I never knew what outfit would work in such a stark and modern location, so when I spotted this simple jersey dress in Zara, I knew I’d found the perfect piece for this place.
I decided to keep the accessories as minimal and simple as possible, just my new Cartier bangles and my gold engagement ring. Generally when you’re doing a black and white outfit, you go for silver accessories, but I never liked silver, so I went for gold. To match it, I also painted my nails gold for a bit of extra shine.
A shout-out has to be given to my wonderful Mum who took these photos and my son’s hand also makes an appearance in a photo below. AShe was only over for a flying visit but agreed to do a shoot for me, because no matter how good I may be at photography, she’s way better, so thanks Mum! :-)
Dress: Zara, current season found here
Shoes: New Look, current season found here
Clutch: Zara, old season
Bangles: Cartier Love bangles in gold, silver and rose gold