Top – ASOS. Jeans – Topshop x Marques’Almeida. Bag – Saint Laurent. Belt – Vintage LV. Necklaces – Monica Vinader.


Watch – Larsson & Jennings. Key clip – Whistles x Moxham. Rings – Monica Vinader. Case – Casetify. Bag – Saint Laurent ‘Lulu’








Top – ASOS. Jeans – Topshop x Marques’Almeida. Heels – Tamara Mellon. Bag – Saint Laurent. Belt – Vintage LV. Necklaces – Monica Vinader.

The thing about working from home is that spending the whole day with a crow’s nest for a head, wearing a denim diaper/mum jeans and perpetually smelling of last night’s takeaway is all fine and dandy until the moment there’s a need to step out the house. Suddenly there’s a tremble of confidence when faced with the challenge of having to join civilization: the I know exactly what I’m doing, with, can I use Febreeze as deordrant?, and you’re stumbling out the door with an outfit that is an awkward morph of hobo and put-together. I suppose this may be how the normcore trend came to being – a bunch of freelancers dragging ‘home-shoes’ Birks around the streets of Dalston (or more likely, the narrow corridors of the intranets, seeing as how nobody seems to be able to pinpoint the exact origin) in pursuit of a fresh new pack of post-its or Coconut water and whatnot. Of course, the survival of the fittest theory still seems to apply with said scenario because last time I checked, my 90’s car-thief/soccer mom get-up has yet to be a global trend. Well, until Merriam-Webster gets in touch about using one of these pics to illustrate the word ‘Awkward’ in a new edition of the English dictionary, that is. In which case Tinseltown, here I come.

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  1. love the mom jeans! you look great here.

  2. love that phone case!

    giveaway on my blog!

  3. Your post made me chuckle! Lovely outfit and pictures <3

  4. I love your photography!!

  5. What a cool compilation of photos! I think I’ll be needing that marble case for my iPhone.

    Sending you love from Helsinki!

  6. Absolutely fantastic belt and bag!

  7. Really nice pics!!

  8. Love, love, love the outfit, I get so excited about black&gold combinations lately!!!

  9. I love your self-criticism, I’m the same! And these pictures are amazing <3

  10. do i spy huh?

    becky ::

  11. love your marble phone cover. you lookin prettier every post! :)

  12. I love reading your blogs! And love your look Shini!

  13. Amazing shots + well written! Love to see how you posts always have such an unique signature!


    Joy. | |

  14. i love the wheelbarrow as a flower pot! :)

  15. Hi Shini!

    I love the gorgeously simple jewellery. Hobo/put-together suits you well.

  16. Hi Shini!

    I love the gorgeously simple jewellery. Hobo/put-together suits you well.

  17. Just gonna [slow clap] for your theory on the origin of normcore.

  18. Hey I think you look pretty chic, not a hobo in sight!

  19. That’s such a comfy looking casual outfit.

  20. Great post!

  21. Haha. I cannot for a single moment imagine the awkward u x

  22. Haha I so recognize myself in what you wrote here! Your “morph of hobo and put-together” looks a lot better than mine though!

  23. I LOVE IT

  24. Megan

    Love the outfit especially the jeans

  25. I like her ripped jeans. It’s cool! Bootcut jeans is my fave!!!

  26. Amazing selection
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary – Fashion blog

  27. You look really great! Thanks for posting Shini :)
    Elisabeth from

  28. This trouser-top combination is supercool!

    Best wishes from Cologne :)

  29. Casual look, muakes from Seville (Spain)!!.

  30. Ana

    I can totally relate to this! The internal conflict when I have to make a dash to the high street…I mean I’m only going to the bakery…but my grandmother still dresses up when taking out the rubbish…ok,ok so just a lipstick and maybe I’ll take my nice bag…

  31. Love the jeans!

  32. omg,great photos! love the ripped jeans!
    Flower or Crepe

  33. omg,great photos! love the ripped jeans!
    Flower or Crepe

  34. 人気通販

    Gorgeous ! A simple combination that results very well !

  35. Totally in love with the jeans! You look great.

  36. Amazing photos!!

  37. Spot on with this write-up, I honestly believe that this amazing site needs a great deal
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  38. Amazing Pic !

  39. Amazing Pic !

  40. First off, your bag is amazing! Secondly, I can’t see anyone else being able to rock a pair of distressed jeans to elegantly instead of the usual boho or grundy style! But you pulled them off so well with just a mere black shirt and few gold chains! Great photos as always! xx


  41. You look great. and the jeans is cool.

  42. Amy

    Loving your phone case! Been a silent reader for a year now, just wanted to say that I love your blog. I’ve been stalking the web for a good marble image to use–tips on where you found yours?

  43. Thank you for your lovely comment! I swear I found mine through Google, just serach ‘marble texture’ or even just ‘marble’ and sort by image size, there are some good options there! x

  44. I love the flatlays! Marble makes anything look gorgeous :)

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