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Inspiration: Peppermint Patty

Inspiration: Peppermint Patty

Donna karan
$3,425 ;- ;net-a-porter.com


Kiki de montparnasse

Paige Denim mint jeans
$245 ;- ;repertoirefashion.co.uk

Palladium lace up boots
$76 ;- ;newlook.com

Kate spade handbag

Corinne mccormack

Butter london

Fishs Eddy Mint Milk Bottle 8oz
$14 ;- ;liberty.co.uk

It all started with a mint green nail polish.

I’d been on the hunt for the perfect mint chocolate chip shade; a couple summers ago I thought I’d found that holy grail in a Toronto salon, but alas it was a discontinued hue. Then, last month I was perusing the counters at Harvey Nicks when my eagle eye spied amidst the ubiquitous silvers, black cherry reds and Barbie pink polishes adorning the shelves…Butter London’s ‘fiver’. A uniquely creamy shade of minty perfection.

And so the love affair with the pretty pastel grew; once my tootsies were polished a perfect peppermint and before the paint was dry I was already sending out search parties for a pair of minty fresh skinny jeans, some wear-to-death ballerina slippers and a summery frock for garden parties and race days.

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Shopping on a rainy day in Edinburgh: Jigsaw (George Street)

The winds are picking up, here in Edinburgh; I had to rescue some of the more delicate herbs from the balcony this morning, and my poor potted lavender nearly drowned.  I’ve been doing mostly back-to-school shopping of notepads and fresh pens.  I am fully prepared for the crappy weather armed with new cosy jumpers, cashmere layers, stupendously long scarves and soft woollen mittens.

I stopped in at Jigsaw this afternoon and fell in love with the new collection.  Loads of super-soft knits in shades of aubergine, plum and forest green. Bow-tie blouses a la ingenue, and my ubiquitous Breton striped top.  Curvaceous draped jersey dresses and prim French Roman Catholic schoolgirl-esque frocks (minus the obscene skirts, almost nun-like in simplicity).  Pencil skirts, secretary skirts, sexy schoolmarm skirts.  And beautifully tailored trousers, in a easy slouchy fit or my new favourite – neat and cropped, with button detailing at the dainty ankle.  All finished off with the most adorable pair of velvet trainers and a chunky wool scarf woven through with satin ribbon.


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