London, Soho, January 2018.
There’s nothing worse than spending a Saturday waiting around at home for a parcel to be delivered, especially when you have no idea what time it will arrive – it’s such a waste of a weekend! CollectPlus is a real life saver for me, as I can have my parcels sent to a location that suits me and they send me a message once they’ve arrived, so I can collect them whenever and wherever I want!
I’m really excited about CollectPlus’ new Social Send service available through their app, which makes it even easier to send and receive parcels. As my work requires me to be sending out multiple parcels a day – given the number of clothes and accessories I sell on my Depop account each week – it’s really time consuming sourcing recipients’ addresses and sorting out all the different labels! Instead, the innovative Social Send service removes the need to know someone’s delivery address – all I need is their phone number or email address to send them their parcel!
CollectPlus does all the hard work for me by automatically sending the recipient a link, which allows them to select a delivery location convenient to them (there are over 6,500 parcel points to choose from in the UK!) I then receive this information and drop the parcel off at my nearest CollectPlus store for sending (they even print the label for you if you don’t have a printer at home).
The recipient will be notified once the parcel has reached its destination and as well as providing me with proof of delivery, I can track the parcel to make sure it’s arrived safely, super handy for all involved! The service costs just £4.99 per parcel, with guaranteed 3 to 5-day delivery, so it won’t impact your bank balance either.
In collaboration with Collect Plus.
The truth is that I love spending a lot of time at home. As a freelancer I work from home, when I’m not traveling of course. It’s the place where I’m the most creative. I wouldn’t be that productive in other places, cafes or common work spaces, which are so popular nowadays. I put a lot of effort to make my home look beautiful and cosy ( as my budget allows me ) and also unique. I don’t want to copy any catalogs from ‚Home’ brands lookbooks, I don’t want it to be perfect and all brand new. I love finding some unique vintage accessories in Portobello Market, which make my apartment look more one of a kind. There are of course some statement pieces like this beautiful gold table from Zuiver. And I have to mention that I love flowers, especially fresh flowers. I buy them every week, depending on my mood or time of a year I choose different ones. This month I go for yellow sunflowers, good for autumn.
( Zuiver table, Playa hair cosmetics, Le Labo ‘Santal’ candle, Helene Zubielda earrings via Monnier Freres, Byredo Mojave Ghost, Oskia cleansing gel, Unpolished magazine, Agonist ‘Dark Saphir’ parfum)
If you’re following me regularly on Instagram and my blog (which I hope you do) then you have surely noticed that I often wear blazers. They usually come in with jeans or as part of a suit, which is definitely a projection of power and sex appeal when worn by women. Today I wanted to share with you two outfits with the same blazer and different bottoms. With old school blue jeans which I found ages ago on Portobello Road Market in a vintage store. This version reminds me of the Working Girl movie and the style of the 80s/90s when women would wear oversized blazers which looked both feminine but also old school, hence my sentiment for this combination. The second option is much more classic: a black suit. In order to add bit of colour I wore hot pink heels from Manolo Blahnik. If you like these two silhouetted I invite you to read my personal rules on wearing blazers to look and feel cool.
1. When choosing trousers these have to be either blue or black jeans or suit trousers in the same colour in order to form a suit.
2. When choosing a top to wear under the blazer it is always a t-shirt, preferably white, if I don’t have time to pick something more original. T-shirt makes the outfit feel smart casual. If however I want to be noticed I chose a printed shirt.
3. I never wear shirts, they make me feel too serious and too elegant. I always feel like this kind of outfit ads at least five years. Unless of course you have a strict work dress code, which fortunately I do not.
4. When picking shoes I always try to find the most open ones so that a large chunk of the foot is visible. Thanks to that the silhouette is elongated. I rarely choose boots because it makes the outfit heavy, but I have a feeling that sock boots are in the season and a great option for colder days, Which are unfortunately fast approaching. Or actually already present in London.
5. If I put on a blazer for the evening, an event or a party I choose a topless option with the blazer buttoned up. I usually add beautiful golden jewellery which makes the outfit sparkle.
6. If however I want to look more original I pick a blazer with an interesting cut. This season we are faced with a large array of deconstructed blazers, for example Balenciaga or Jacquemus.
7. If I only have a simple blazer but I want to look more interesting I wear a waist belt, preferably thick, patent leather in the 80s style. The belt must always be black or matching the colour of the blazer.