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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Lazy workwear

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Quite often, I get asked what I wear to work and to be honest, there isn't really a simple answer to this. What I wear to work changes daily depending on my mood, whether I've had enough sleep and whether I have any meetings that actually involve me interacting with other human beings in a professional manner. So to sum up... I couldn't really tell you what I wear to work, but this is an outfit that I wore to work. Im pretty happy that I work in a relaxed, creative environment as the thought of "office wear" makes me want to curl up and have a panic attack.

The shoes are one of my favourite ever purchases from my travels to Japan, I found them in a small store near Harajuku for £20 and had to have them. The only thing that put me off was that the shoes were labelled small medium and large and after trying to squeeze my feet into a medium, I had to admit that my size 5 tootsies were infact a Japanese Large.

The dress was a sale find in H&M for £7 an is already a wardrobe staple. Baggy midi dresses are basically all I wear these days and they show off a statement pair of manly brogues perfectly (you know, showing off a sassy bit of calf) The bag was another sale find from Monki via ASOS and is so dreamy that I don't ever want it to not be by my side. get yours HERE

So there you have it... a pretty much unanswered question about what I wear to work but some photos of me in an outfit anyway!

OH ... and my hair is short. after years of abuse with bleach and hair extensions and various other terrible things, Im giving my head a break (its probably going to last about a week but we'll see)

Lots of love



TWITTER: @penelopesarah    INSTAGRAM: @penelopesarah

Friday, 9 January 2015

A little something I've been working on...

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(NATIVE YOUTH WOMEN: designed and styled by me. photography by Elliot Kennedy)

So it's been a while... a long while! After a short break, and a card reader that just loved corrupting all of my photos, I'm now back on the blogging wagon. Life got a little crazy and I had to throw myself into my job and everything else I was doing for a while, but I wanted to fill you guys in on what I've been up to. And here it is!

So Happy New year and all that jazz but back to what I'm here to blab to you about; As some of you know, I'm a menswear designer (when I'm not blogging or taking photos of/cuddling my dogs), but I'm very excited to announce that Native Youth have now launched a ladies collection and the collection is all lovingly designed and styled by yours truly (that's me) I'm currently doing this alongside our menswear collections and I've loved creating looks and styles for Spring Summer (Styles will be in stores for Summer 2015) ... and obviously I'm even more excited about the Autumn Winter range due to my slight coat obsession. I'm going to be posting lots more about my job and the things I get up to to break up the outfit posts on Fashion-Fade and I'm always here if anyone who wants to ask questions about getting into design/ doing a course at uni etc.

So I'm back for good, and I can't wait to share all my new adventures and experiences with you... and I hope you like the range!

Lots of love, unicorns and sunbeams,


instagram: @penelopesarah  Twitter: @penelopesarah

Thursday, 21 August 2014


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Unfortunately or my bank balance, Zara seems to manage to nail their footwear designs every single season without fail.... I'm thinking these dreamy numbers for this traumatic transition from our short lived  English Summer to our Baltic Winter. those lace ups would be incredible with a pair of chunky grey marl socks.

Go and treat yourself to some feet treats....easy on the eye and on the toes.



Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Little Red hat

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My current favourite headwear... my red fedora from River Island that lifts my essentially all black wardrobe.

Apologies for the crappy phone photos, I'll have a more photographically pleasing post up soon.



Wednesday, 13 August 2014


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To celebrate the launch of the new Public Desire website, I'm giving all you lovely people the chance to win a pair of Brandi heels from the current collection. Simply go on instagram and follow the simple steps.

Winner will be announced tonight at midnight UK time

Good luck and lots of love.