Slide Into Summer

Summer Slides

*Clockwise from top centreGreen H&M Slip-on SandalsBlack Buckle H&M Sandalsadidas Originals + Rita Ora Adilette Printed Slides Hunter Moustache Slide Sandals ASOS Fendall SlidersLoeffler Randall Cat Pool Slide

Treat your feet! This summer might be just the time to slip into a cool, laid-back pair of sliders – so here are a few picks that might do the trick.

xo Coco

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Spring 2015 High Street Edit

Topshop Spring 2015

TopshopMoto Black Short DungareesCape Leaf CulottesLeaf Print Wrap Back TopLip Ombre in ‘Perplex’Positive Vibes Only TeePoppy Check Bikini SetFig Lace-Up Sandals Copenhagen Lace-Up Trainers

Monki Spring 2015

Monki: Edith CoatPolly Striped Top Danni Shirt DressMabel Necklace Cathy Denim JacketHilma SkirtEve Sunglasses 

H&M Spring 2015

H&M: Striped Shirt DressGrey V-Neck T-Shirt Wool HatBlack Sandals Yoga Tote Bag Flower Patterned TrousersKnee-Length Pocket Skirt

 Zara Spring 2015

Zara: Floral JumpsuitGold Buckled Flat SandalsCheck Long Sleeve TopHigh-Waisted Check ShortsT-Shirt with Lace BottomDenim Dungaree Dress 

What have you got your eyes on in the shops for Spring?

 xo Coco

Weekend Wishlist

Weekend Wishlist January 23

*Clockwise from top left:  Jurlique Skin Balancing Face OilSephora Bronzed and Blushing PaletteThe New Wave Sweatshirt – Alexa Chung for AG JeansDeliciously Ella: 100+ Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Recipes by Ella WoodwardAdidas Originals Stan Smith Fairway TrainersClinique Repairwear Intensive Lip TreatmentMonica Vinader Stack Ring in MoonstoneCommes Des Garcons Play Striped T-Shirt 

New Year Reads for 2015

New Year Reads

The legendary C.S. Lewis once said: “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”  With that thought in mind, going on a good paperbound adventure with a soul-warming cuppa in hand seems like a pretty good way to start off a new 365.  Here’s what’s on the Poppies and Pence bookshelf to start off 2015:

Grace: A Memoir – Grace Coddington

This has been on my to-read wish list since it ‘graced’ the bookstore shelves back in 2012. I know, I’m way late to the party on this one. Having always been intrigued by Grace Coddington, perched effortlessly in fashion front rows around the globe, her appearance in The September Issue documentary made me even more curious.  From her early days as a model to becoming Creative Director at Vogue and everything in between, the book is also filled with wonderful illustrations by the women herself.

Refinery29 Style Stalking – Piera Gelardi, Christene Barberich

Ah yes, a street style book. But not just any street style book, Style Stalking comes from the brilliant editors of the one website I literally spend the most time on – Refinery29.com. Editor-in-Chief Christene Barberich and Executive Creative Director Piera Gelardi put together style essentials in a collection of gorgeous and eclectic photos bound together in pages I could pretty much flip through endlessly. *Coffee table essential for any street style lover.

So, Anyway – John Cleese

Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, need I say more? A massive fan of both the show and the comedy troupe, this is a book that HAD to be included. If Cleese brings even an ounce of the wit and brilliance to his writing as he does to his performances, this is sure to be a page-turner.

How To Be Alone – Sara Maitland

From the book: ““You are one of those courageous people who want to dare to live; and to do so believe you have to explore the depths of yourself, undistracted and unprotected by social conventions and norms.” Never one to adhere to any kind of social convention or norm, this is a must-read for those who appreciate the wonderment and strength of solitude. The way Maitland navigates through the touchy subject of how society has still not accepted those who actively, and bravely, choose to live solo is so wonderfully stated and extensively well-researched. It really gives you something to think about.

What are you reading/looking forward to reading this year?

xo Coco

Hello 2015!


2015

Another year, another extremely valuable collection of lessons learned.  This past year PoppiesandPence.com finally launched after several months (let’s be honest, years!) of me going back and forth over design, content and just being a horribly nervous wreck over actually putting it out into the world.  For anyone reading this now and anyone who has even taken the time to look at a single post or leave a comment, my gratitude is truly infinite and I hope you stick around to see what P&P has in store for 2015!

To start off the New Year, here are some wise words to take us into 2015!

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” – Neil Gaiman

“Just keep livin.’ L-I-V-I-N.” – Wooderson, Dazed and Confused

 

xo Coco

The Christmas Gift Edit – The Fashion Fan

Fashion Fan

It’s the first day of December and the official start of the Christmas countdown! Lights and trees are going up, the mulled wine is being, well – mulled, and the Christmas markets are buzzing! To mark this festive of days, here is the first of my Christmas Gift Edits. Now, if I had it my way, gifts would consist of mostly baked goods and hugs.  The first because, well, baked goods! The second, because they are free and the best kind of gift you can get.  But, I digress, here is the first of the series – gifts for that street-style blog reading, fashion week watching, sale-hopping fashion lover in your life. What I like to call – The Fashion Fan.

xo Coco

Clockwise from top left: Topshop Squeeze Pom-Pom Velvet Slippers; J.CREW Crystal Cluster Earrings; Madewell University Stripe ScarfCOS Graphic Print Top; ‘I Love Your Style’ by Amanda Brooks; Refinery29: Style Stalking by Piera Gelardi and Christene BarberichRebecca Minkoff Mini Avery Tote