tripping me up

navy gillian tennant leopard skirt
navy gillian tennant leopard skirt
navy gillian tennant leopard skirt

T by Alexander Wang t-shirt, Karen Walker blazer (similar), Gillian Tennant skirt, Topshop pea coat, 3.1 by Phillip Lim quinn loafers, Elisabeth Kwan metallic clutch

One of the beauties of the world wide web, or the internet, is the ability to find almost anything that your heart desires, or, the discovery of something new. For me, this has largely meant the ability to plan an overseas holiday with ease, uncover hidden gems in my city, and come across designers I would have otherwise never had access to.

Currently tugging at my heart strings, is New York based designer, Gillian Tennant. Without a pause, I’d probably list her among one of my favourite designers. Her soft feminine designs with a focus on quality, has proven to be a real draw card for me. When I placed my first order, the last thing I expected was an email letting me know that my piece would be completed within a week; a unique business model that I had yet, or since, come across, and one which I truly admire. An admiration that was reinforced when that order arrived on my doorstep.

Tennant’s current collection feels equal parts boheme and that inherently classic style which oft feels difficult to replicate. It encapsulates a summer wardrobe which I can only dream of having, to match a summer spent reading classic novels, while sitting on a verandah near a lake or running stream. While I have little need for more summer clothing, I can’t help but scheme as to how I can manage to add each and every piece from Tennant’s current collection to my wardrobe. A little excessive, I know, but when you’re on to a good thing, it seems like excuse enough. My only regret? Not discovering Gillian Tennant’s e-boutique sooner.


  1. Theresa September 23, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    I’ve never heard of her but checked out some of her stuff and I’m really liking a lot of it. That skirt you’re wearing in particular is such a great piece and I love it on you! 🙂


  2. stephanie / absolutelyfuzzy September 23, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    This skirt looks greaet on you Jamie-Lee! She’s got such a nice selection of clothing. Thanks for sharing the link. I’m obsessed with those silk shorts!

  3. Maria September 23, 2013 / 11:55 pm

    I love finding out about new designers so thanks! Really love this outfit, your coat is lovely!

    Maria xxx

  4. Stephanie / FAIIINT September 24, 2013 / 9:45 am

    The skirt looks beautiful on you, I hadn’t heard of her before, but just looked & have to say it is all very ‘you’! I can totally understand why you would want to buy everything, so many nice pieces.

  5. Joana September 24, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    I’m about to change my hair to either very light blonde or light red, so the decision on the orange dress is still in standby mode haha. It looks good with my hair like it is right now, though, that’s true. But there’s lots more colours I simply must introduce in my wardrobe.

    Love, When You Dream Big x

  6. Joy. September 25, 2013 / 12:12 am

    Great look! And that coat is such a timeless piece!
    With love,

    n e w b l o g |

  7. Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies September 25, 2013 / 7:58 am

    I’ve said it often enough but you REALLY do have a knack for putting together outfits that are not just chic but also feminine and edgy. I never thought I’d put the last 2 words together to describe a style but you carry these looks off so effortlessly.

  8. the animal orchestra September 29, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    I discovered Gillian Tennant a little while back and was struck by the similarities in aesthetic that the label shares with Lover. Not in any obvious way, just a mood, a vibe. I snapped up one of the black silk dresses but I have a wishlist a mile long!

    Love this outfit on you and very jealous that you’re still able to wear coats in New Zealand. It feels like summer in Sydney already and I am sad that I have to put away all my jackets!

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