Fox & Feather | By Leigh Travers

26 April, 2015

O U T F I T | Woodstock

New Look 70's Boho Outfit
New Look 70's Boho Outfit
New Look 70's Boho Outfit
New Look 70's Boho Outfit
New Look 70's Boho Outfit
New Look 70's Boho Outfit
New Look 70's Boho Outfit
New Look 70's Boho Outfit
Dress: New Look // Jacket: New Look // Bag*: c/o marc b. //
Headband: River Island // Necklace: Forever 21 //
Boots: Vagabond

A little while back I attended a little blogger breakfast event hosted by New Look in their flagship Oxford Circus store. During the event we were generously given a whopping 50% off of everything in-store! I was the poorest little peasant in all the land at the time as I was awaiting the start of my new job, but I just couldn't leave empty handed, especially as New Look's 70's trend is on top form right now. I came away from the New Look SS15 event with this tan suede fringed jacket and maxi dress (and a bra, and a necklace...), which seem to work pretty well together.

Recently, I've been on the hunt for a suitable and practical day-to-day bag to take to work. I'm really particular with bags as they have to be exactly the right size, have the right fastening and the strap has to be at least a certain length! The hunt has been impossible, I tell you. As if by magic, marc b came to my rescue and offered me a bag from their latest SS15 collection. Like a child, I'm usually drawn to prints and colours, but this time I decided it was probably better to opt for a more simple bag that would compliment any outfit.

I decided upon their Roxy satchel, which is made from a rather lovely faux, tumbled leather. Upon receiving it, at first I actually thought it was real leather. Faux leathers sometimes have an almost plastic quality to them, but this one is deceivingly soft. It also has a zip-up fastening beneath the lid, which is perfect for someone like me who is obsessively checks their bag every 10 minutes to make sure their phone hasn't been pick-pocketed and stolen. I'll blame obsessive habit on growing up in London.

The only fault I've found with it is that unfortunately one of the magnets that keeps the lid secure has come away and has fallen to the bottom of the bag after only a week's worth of use. I'm assuming it's only an individual fault with my bag, rather than a manufacturing fault as it's such a little thing. However, it doesn't stop the bag from functioning and it doesn't affect the appearance at all, so it's not the end of the world. Overall, it's exactly what I was looking for and I've been using it every day since it first arrived, so thank YOU marc b.

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24 April, 2015

W I S H L I S T | Alice McCall at Avenue 32

All available at Avenue 32

There's nothing I that feeds my procrastination levels more than devilishly window shopping online for garms my purse would weep at! My recently online shopping venture led to the discovery of Alice McCall at Avenue 32 who has created the most whimsical collection that has my heart in a flurry. I mean, LOOK at that denim jumpsuit!

London born Aussie designer, Alice McCall appeared onto the scene back in 2004 and has picked up big name fans including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Alexa Chung and Queen Kate Moss, herself. If it's good enough for Mossy, it's good enough for me!



What's most striking about the pieces available at Avenue 32 is the fun the young designer has clearly had incorporating bold yet feminine abstract prints combined with the  strong, silhouettes of the garments. It was pretty darn difficult to narrow it down to my favourites as I genuinely enjoy every piece in the collection.

The first three items featured: the denim jumpsuit, the folksy dress and the high-waisted denim shorts are pieces that I could easily incorporate into my everyday wardrobe. The second lot are a bit more fantastical that I could only dream of owning; that middle pastel blue jumpsuit is calling my name!

What do you think of my Alice McCall picks?

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Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post written in collaboration with Avenue 32, but was entirely written by myself & all views are honest.

23 April, 2015

O U T F I T | Double Denim

70's Double Denim
70's Double Denim
70's Double Denim
70's Double Denim

Jacket: Vintage // Jumper*: c/o Sugarhill Boutique // Belt: Vintage//
Flares: Charity Shop // Trainers: Adidas x Pharrell Williams Supercolors

This isn't the first time I've indulged in devilish double denim on this blog. Let's take a trip back in time to 2012 when I donned a denim shorts and shirt combo... 

The DD, and we're not talking about boobs here, is back with a bang this season. That's right, the ultimate don't has become the ultimate DO! I chanced across these fantastical, perfect, high-waisted 70's flares in a charity shop for just £3. Believe it or not, they're actually originally from Primark! I'm almost certain they are past season as I've not seen this flared cut in-store recently. I'm ridiculously tempted to sew some patches on to add that extra seventies sass!

This cute-as-a-button, pastel striped, heart motif sweater is another little number from Sugarhill Boutique's SS15 range. It's a little girly compared to my usual picks, but I have been attempting my style icon of the moment - Jackie Burkhart. WHAT A BABE.

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