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Monday, 31 March 2014

Bicester Village scrap book

As many of you know I am a (luxury) outlet lover, and Bicester Village has always been one of my favourite shopping destinations in the UK. I have visited for all sorts of occasions: before the summer holidays when on the hunt for a little designer gem (click here to see a previous post and my Missoni caftan); with one of my best friends when we were looking for her weddings dress (yes, Valentino, hot off the catwalk at drop-on-the-floor accessible prices); when pregnant with GZ for a little shopping spree at Bonpoint and even with my shopping-hater husband because they have all the best menswear too. So when I got asked by Bicester to come and review the new site and select my favourite Spring Summer pieces, it really was a no brainer. Here's an account of my day.

There is something so special about leaving from the old fashioned Marylebone Station in London - it's like stepping back in time. Fifty minutes later I arrived at Bicester North.

Within 15 minutes of arriving (the shuttle bus only takes 10 minutes) I was already heading into the first shop of the day: shoe favourite Rupert Sanderson

I loved these turquoise metallic courts, perfect to jazz up a pair of jeans (and at 60% off!!)

Really hard to choose with so many fabulous styles..

I was really tempted by these (kind of regretting not buying them...)


 I LOVED these lips sandals - having a total Carrie moment!

 Next I'm off to Maje, a new addition to the Bicester Village roster. I love this cool French brand, you can find anything from leather jackets to cocktail dresses and the prices here are too good for words..

 I've got a lot of weddings and Christenings to go to this summer so I'm on the hunt for a little dress that will serve all purposes with a change of accessories. This pink and this coral frocks both catch my attention..

 This hue of pink was divine

 This is the perfect multitasking summer dress

I even try on a pair of on-trend chunky sandals..

I Instagram a pic of my feet: "These go pretty well with my coral pedi" 

In the next few hours I have a list of shops to head to:
LK Bennett, Temperley (where I try this gorgeous evening maxi skirt), Karen Millen, Reiss..

 In LK Bennett I'm looking for a pair of statement flats..


And I think I may have found them!

David Clulow is the perfect place to find a pair of sunglasses for my summer

I can't quite believe they've got my all time favourite Ray Ban's - this is truly an investment buy

And in red too!

Then it's time for my favourite: Marni

 I am told that this is the best time to go to Bicester Village because all the new season arrives around these weeks. Marni is looking full of stock to the brim, I literally go a little mad and bring lots into the changing rooms to try on..

They virtually have everything in every size and the browsing continues..

Top tip: always head to the jewellery section in Marni (my favourite!). I have found some of my most treasured jewellery in here... 

I Instagram another pic from the shop: "I have so many weddings and christenings coming up this #summer - this dress would make me the best dressed guest (the bejewelled collar is part of the dress!) @witblog #bvtakeover #fashion #style"

I loved this brocade skirt worn with my MiH shirt that I was wearing on the day

It's been a great day and I'm gutted I've got to leave to go home. I walk out of the shop with a little bag for myself.. See tomorrow's post to see what it is!

Friday, 28 March 2014

WIT mama Friday: The Greta Collection rings are back, order yours today!

The Greta Collection rings are back after popular demand.
I am doing a special Summer order for delivery first week of June. For all info please read below.

The Greta Collection rings are made for me in Florence by a prestigious Ponte Vecchio jeweller and can all be made in:
  • White gold
  • Yellow gold
  • Rose gold
18kct solid gold and letter charms with diamonds in the letters are ct.0,03 H - VVS

The rings I had made when my daughter Greta Zita was born are a “G” in yellow gold and a “Z” in white gold, both with diamonds. If you would like to see more letters, take a look at the Photo Gallery to the left of the page, beneath The Greta Collection tab.

All letter charms are in capitals and the ring twisted gold. The charm is welded to the ring and is very secure. Also available is the necklace with one letter pendant or single charms only.


Any gold with diamonds Euro 250.00 (approx GBP £200.00) 
+ post and packaging (for UK £7 next day delivery)

For shipping outside the UK please email me for a quote
EU customers only


Ring measurements can be taken as per instructed in the table below. Please use option 2 and provide your UK size measurement. 


If you would like to place an order please cut and paste the below only in an email and fill in all sections accordingly- address to wearingittoday@gmail.com with subject: Greta Collection Summer delivery and your full name. I will send you payment instructions.

Your name

Delivery address *

Letter of choice

Choice of gold

Ring size

Country of residence (to calculate postage and packaging)

*(please note someone must be in to sign for package- I’m posting with Royal Mail Next Day Delivery service so should be able to let you know in advance when parcel is being delivered)


Every piece of jewellery is made to order and each one is lovingly made in Florence. It comes in a chic packaging and make a lovely gift for a loved one... Or you!

Please note

All orders must be received and payed by Friday the 9th of May.
Delivery will be week of the 2nd of June 2014
Sadly EU customers only.

Let me know if you need any more info and looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Laura and my muse GZ

Thursday, 27 March 2014

The denim shirt

Admittedly this photo was not taken today, however today I'm wearing a denim shirt with a statement skirt and I'm much more inspired by a tanned September version of myself rather than the pasty and cold March version! However here are some ideas of things that are in store today and that you can wear your classic denim shirt with, from pencil skirts to jeans at the week end.

( From left to right)

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Demure Wednesday

I have a few items in my wardrobe which I always go to when I don't know what to wear. and my brocade Marni for HM trousers always instantly make me feel fabulous even on the less fabulous days.Paired with a simple knit and flat shoes I'm ready for a busy day of press days and office admin. And if you too love a bit of brocade, here's my favourite style in store now.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

9 to 5 in Paris scrapbook

7.30 am
I'm in the car heading to St.Pancras to catch my train to Paris

We arrive in Paris! I am wearing my Isabel Marant Etoile jumper, Top Shop leather trousers, Joseph gilet, Chanel bag and Jimmy Choo shoes

It's a beautiful day in Paris and we are whizzed off to our restaurant. The view is amazing!

I always love it that in Paris I'm a Madame...

This is a press trip for all the UK press, I'm sitting at the beautiful table with some of my friends from the industry and my gorgeous ex assistant now Shopping Editor at Stylist Lucy Reber

For dessert I have one of the yummiest puddings I have ever tasted... Chocolate and caramel soufflé

We all head to the Louis Vuitton press office to view the new Nicolas Ghesquiere collection who has taken over from Marc Jacobs.

 It's always so exciting when a new designer takes the reign and we can't wait to see the collection up close. It is all so beautiful and so much thought has gone in every little detail

Time for a shoe-selfie with some of my favourite industry friends: Lucy Reber from Stylist, Imogen Fox from the Guardian and Des Lewis from Marie Claire

Now it's time to try some things on for myself... LOVE this bag inspired by a newspaper which can be folded under your arm

View from the top..

.. how chic is this signet ring

... and the series of trunk mini-bags

...and the one handle speedy's

Time to head back to Gare du Nord and back to London!
It's been a fabulous day
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