I think I can finally call off my search for the perfect boyfriend jean. After years of hopelessly trying to track down the ‘beau’ jean in ecru from Nobody Denim, I think I’ve finally met my match with this slim fitting boyfriend style from Grana.
If there’s one thing that my wardrobe is founded on, it’s good quality essentials… and even with my efforts to add a smattering of colour to my once *mostly* monochrome wardrobe, it’s something that I’ll always fall back on. It’s also where I tend to invest the most, spending that little extra to get something that’s going to (hopefully) last me a lifetime. While I’ve got nothing against the odd splurge – I think we can all agree I’m a little partial to a snazzy pair of designer heels – I’ve been trying to focusing on building a wardrobe of good quality basics that’ll stand the test of time, and that won’t break the bank. Which is kinda where Grana fits in; simple cuts in cottons, silks and cashmeres, with a price tag that won’t make you do a double take.
Now that’s my kind of wardrobe essential.
PS. if you’d like to score 10% off your order at Grana and free worldwide shipping, be sure to enter the code ‘JAMIExGRANA’ during checkout before the end of November! x
I’ve had a few outfits on repeat lately, but this gingham top and midi skirt combo is by far my favourite. Perhaps it’s the flounce of a sleeve that makes me feel a little like the dancing flamenco dancer emoji, or perhaps it’s the joy I still get from wearing one of my favourite skirts over and over, but whatever it is, it’s working for me and I’ve got no problem rolling with that.
Probably worth noting is that I seem to be on a mission to add all things gingham to my wardrobe (I’ve currently got my eye on this dress, and this sweet top), which aside from the fact that I clearly have no problem with resembling a tablecloth, is a pretty effortless way to add a touch of colour to your wardrobe. Anything black and white goes with everything and if it’s a bold gingham print? Just add a neutral and you’ll be good to go.
I don’t think I can truly express in words the joy I felt when I woke up on Saturday morning to find an email containing all of the photos from our wedding the previous week. To say that’s a quick turnaround is a bit of an understatement, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the way that Trish captured our special day.
It’s been a little heavy on the wedding posts around here lately – and I promise, we’ll be back to usual programming from tomorrow, for the most part at least – but I really wanted to share some of the beautiful photos from our wedding with you all.
I’ve got a full wedding Q&A planned, both for on YouTube and on the blog, so I’ll be talking about all the finer details later, but for those wondering, we held our wedding at the Grounds of Alexandria, and my dress was from Lover. x
I’d say there’s still a good couple of months until I’ll be able to share the photos from my wedding day, so I thought in the meantime, I’d give you all a sneak peek of what I wore for the ceremony on our big day, captured my one of my gorgeous bridesmaids as we waited to head to the wedding venue.
Unlike most brides (and I’m speaking pretty generally here…!), I didn’t even step foot inside a bridal boutique; when it came to finding ‘the one’, I knew it was going to come from Lover, and there was absolutely no question about it. On a day where I think you put so much pressure on every single element to be perfect – which it incredibly was – I wasn’t the type of bride who wanted to spend weeks agonising over which dress to buy, only to find myself doubting my choice later.
Having read about the paradox of choice many years ago, I decided to try on just two dresses which had completely caught my eye – I’m a sucker for Lover’s French lace – and while the dress I chose felt completely out of my comfort zone, in that moment, and in ever moment since, I knew that it was the right dress for me. I think I’d probably also watched enough episodes of Say Yes to the Dress to know that a strapless ballgown wasn’t even close to the direction that I wanted to head in, and I wanted something that was a little delicate, with an almost other-worldly feel to it.
But in saying all of that, I think I always knew I was going to be a Lover girl on my wedding day, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
I’ll be sharing all the details of the wedding in due course, so if you have any specific questions related to it that you wanted to ask me, please be sure to drop it in the comments section below! xx
I carry your heart with me; I am never without it. – E.E Cummings
On Saturday 15 October, there was a little bit of magic in the air. I married my one true love, my best friend, and my person, and I couldn’t have wished for a more special day.
Having just one person travel a few hours for your wedding is honour enough, but when at least 90% of your wedding guests have flown three hours or more to celebrate with you, words can’t really carry the weight of just how much that means.
Luke and I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day, and I think we can only hope that it won’t be too long until the next reunion with our loved ones.