I’ve been following Jamie Lewinger’s blog, More Than Turquoise, for years; I’ve always admired her high-octane attitude and style. We follow each other on Instagram, and through that, a little friendship has blossomed all the way from Albuquerque to London! Imagine my delight when she said she would be in London for a few days. I did what any style blogger worth her salt would do… I introduced her to one of my favourite local brands, Winser London of course, and we played dress-up with each other’s jewellery. Jamie has a gorgeous collection of silver and turquoise jewellery, inspired by the Southwest where she lives and I have a gorgeous collection of jewellery inspired by my insane magpie love of anything sparkly :-).
I mean, just look at this gorgeous Navajo bow guard cuff from Jamie’s collection. So fierce!
Here’s Jamie wearing the sparkletastic Blue Waterfall necklace from my shop
I wasn’t even slightly worried about whether I’d like her or not; she’s even better in person than on her blog (isn’t everyone?). A lady with her style is hardly going to be quiet and uninteresting I mean LOOK at these red vinyl trousers in this post. See why I love her?! Anyone with the guts to wear those is my kind of babe.
I felt a little sorry for Jamie’s lovely husband who photographed us, because we chatted, cackled, and shrieked like two parrots the whole time we were together. He did manage to catch us having a few serious moments too (I honestly have no idea how).
Before Jamie and I met up, I had been perusing Winser London’s website, trying figure out what I need to plug the gaps in my autumn/winter wardrobe. As you know from reading this blog, they really are my go-to brand for wardrobe staples. One item I DESPERATELY needed was a pair of smart black jeans. I adore my navy ones (worn here and here), but sadly/happily they’re too big now as I’ve lost a lot of weight recently (more on that soon). I got the same ones but in black, and I’ve been wearing them on repeat. I also needed a black v-neck light sweater to wear underneath everything (basically, a fancy winter tee shirt). I’ve had a few from Zara in previous years, but they look shot at the end of a season. This one is absolutely perfect… not too tight, not too loose, not too bulky. The V neck is deep enough to show jewellery but not cleavage. I wish it came in every colour of the rainbow.
Coincidentally, Jamie chose black pieces as well, so our clothes accidentally coordinated. Even our taste in shoes is similar! I feel like we could have traded entire outfits and would still look and feel right at home.
Here we are chatting away before we went to The Ivy nearby, and then continued chatting and cackling for another couple of hours.
Sweater: Winser London
Jeans: Winser London
Motorcycle Jacket: Balenciaga (previous season, current here)
Booties: Isabel Marant
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Navajo Silver and Turquoise Cuff: More Than Turquoise
Thank you, as always, to the lovely people at Winser London for gifting us both these Autumn staples!