Snowman NYC

Hello Fashionistas,

Sometimes barging into someone's office and demanding they give you a raincoat to wear on your blog, actually bloody works! 

#Gobigorgohomeson 

Of course, it probably helped that Korean was the main language spoken in the office - I think they just said "yes" to get rid of the odd, British girl stumbling about in white sunglasses. 

Anyway, who cares, it's the destination not the journey or something like that so, long story short, in this post I am collaborating with the NYC based outerwear company 

Snowman NYC

.

With this inclement

 weather, a light, "shove-it-in-your-handbag" raincoat** is exactly what I need right now. 

(

**not official name.....yet....)

Here is one of their waterproof raincoats styled up #threewaystowear. 

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Just because I'm not an Upper East Side mother yet, doesn't mean I can't dress like one. Wear your yuppie Hunter wellies with pride darlings! 

Optional: Accessorise with a baby named Gulliver or India.

#2 Wear over some wide-legged polka-dotted trousers and cinch that waist to within an inch of its life - you don't need to be able to digest until after lunch anyway.

#3 For more of a vintage feel, wear over an A-line skirt and matching crop top. Then hang out near a bunch of outdoor eateries hoping that someone will buy you a cheeseburger. (No one did btw and yes this is a overt attempt at a Shake Shack collaboration).

Raincoat: 

Snowman NYC

Outfit One: Dress: Forever 21, Scarf: Primark, Wellies: Hunter

Outfit Two: Trousers and Shoes: Primark, Scarf: Bought in Istanbul @The Grand Bazaar

Outfit Three: Top and Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Primark

Photos by the wonderful and amazing 

Denton Taylor

Thank You all at Snowman NYC!

At one point during the shoot I attempted to sit on one of these planters and, let's just say, well, I appeared to have the balancing skills of a drunk on an express subway train. We did manage to get one shot though, however I was so excited to have done it I look like a mental Morton Salt girl.

#classy

Raiders of the Lost Closet

Hello Saturday Fashionistas,

I was reminded this week of one of the great things about sharing a flat with another woman - the clothing swap potential! This got me musing upon my London days, when my flatmates and I would pool our fashion resources on a Saturday night and share clothing and shoes before hitting Upper Street. (I'm thinking of you: Carys Fazey, Gemma Glynn, Jacqueline Wilson, Stacey Crosskill, Vicki Lee Taylor, Nicola Phillips) #kestonlodge #neverforget

Last week as I was putting something away in E's wardrobe when I noticed this amazing....dress?....shirt...? Not sure exactly what it is, but I was in love. Turns out it belonged to her mother who was a bit of a fashionista herself.

Here it is #threewaystowear

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Wear it as a wrap dress over shorts and a tank top. Add killer boots and a statement necklace. Speaking of mothers, this reminds me of a story about Sal - see the bottom of the post

#2 Wear over an asymmetric black dress to play up the unusual cut of the over-dress. Pick a colour from the pattern and add shoes of that colour. Throw on a couple of statement necklaces - always a good idea in my book.

#3 For a more casual look, wear over torn up jeans and green high heeled pumps. #casuallyfabulous 

Dress: Thank you to Joyce Heeney Beglarian

Outfit One: Shorts: Forever 21, Boots and Necklace: Necessary Clothing

Outfit Two: Dress: Necessary Clothing, Shoes: New Look, Red Necklace: Primark, Blue Necklace: Topshop (gift from Mummy)

Outfit Three: Jeans: River Island, Shoes: Zara, Necklace (which contains bubbles!!) Gift

Thanks to the one and only 

Denton Taylor

 for the photos

The Sally Story:

When I was about 9, my Mum took me to Camden Market in London. (For those of you who don't know, Camden is home to punks and goths and the craziest fashions.) My Mum was wearing a necklace similar to the one I'm wearing here. As we walked down Camden High St, a woman approached us with purple hair and about 20 facial piercings (something I had never seen before in my life - damn, I couldn't even pierce my ears until I was 14 thankyouverymuch) I was slightly terrified until the woman said "cool necklace" to my Mum. 

I've never been prouder. #Sal