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The Loungewear Edit

Sunday 19 April 2020


If you, like me, are turning your nose up at the thought of putting on a dress or pair of jeans to go to work at your dining table each day (because, comfort), but equally don’t want to look or feel like a slob, then I've collated 7 of the best brands selling the ultimate ‘put-together loungewear’ look.


Founded by Agent Provocateur's Serena Rees, Les Girls Les Boys is one of the hottest lingerie and loungewear brands right now. Known for their relaxed-sporty 'bed-to-street' aesthetic, the brand is priced very well and the materials feel very luxurious. I opted for the Brushback Set in Peachy Keen from the archive sale at 50% off, as I’m more of a sweatshirt over hoody kinda girl. Shop my edit below:




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You've probably seen Pangaia on Instagram - they were doing sweats long before we were all working from home! I first discovered the brand late last year when working on a project with a florist. With every piece crafted from recycled fibres and materials made from recycled plastic bottles, this brand is definitely one to watch.

The Frankie Shop


Oh Frankie Shop. We fell in love on my trip to Paris last year and now I'm eagerly awaiting their London residency (surely this will happen soon?). They might not be known for their loungewear, but this minimal treasure stocks the most divine tracksuit in buttermilk yellow. Thank me later.

Nanushka


I've had my eye on Nanushka for quite some time now and love this fuzzy set as seen on Lindsey. How cute!


Paloma Wool


Founded in Barcelona, Paloma Wool is the epitome if Spanish-cool. Special consideration is taken to every single fabric, colour and fit and that's what makes this brand feel so perfectly curated. I've just ordered my first item via Liberty London (this sweatshirt) and I can't wait to wear it!



Sporty & Rich







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This NYC-based sustainable lifestyle brand is fast becoming one of the coolest loungewear brands on the planet. I love the relaxed, preppy sweaters and subtle motifs.



Tea You


I discovered this Canadian brand on Instagram and fell head over heels with their off-white tracksuit with a blue motif. To my disappointment it was already sold out and a lot pricier than other brands, plus the fact it would have to be shipped from Canada was off-putting (especially in times like this) but thought the brand deserved a shout-out nonetheless.

For more options (because who doesn’t want more options?!) I’ve created an edit of high-street sets below. 

Happy lounging!


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At Home with Babylonstoren

Friday 3 August 2018


Is there anything better than putting your feet up on the sofa after a long day and pouring yourself a chilled glass of rosΓ©? Babylonstoren's Mourvedre RosΓ© has recently launched in the UK and it's a beautiful combination of raspberries, rose petals and strawberries. I'm hooked.

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Photography by Rosie Kernohan

Whether it's catching up friends after work, a picnic in the park or accompanying an al fresco dinner in the garden, who doesn't enjoy a glass (or two!) of rosΓ©? There's just something wonderful about discovering the perfect bottle, and Babylonstoren seems to have come up with the perfect solution.

Dating back to 1692, Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in South Africa. Boasting contemporary luxurious accommodation, two award-winning restaurants and a beautiful garden divided into 15 sections; comprising of fruit, vegetables, bees for pollinating, fragrant lawns, a prickly pear maze, ducks and chickens and more. With sustainable produce at the forefront of it's ethos, 300 varieties of the plants in Babylonstoren's garden are edible or have medicinal value, with everything from blood oranges to mushrooms supplying the farms two restaurants; Babel and the Greenhouse.

Produced on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in South Africa, as well as pockets in the Franschhoek Valley in Western Cape, Babylonstoren's Mourdevre RosΓ© is an elegant dry wine of a pretty salmon pink colour, with hints of raspberries and rose petals tasted upon every sip. And don't get me started on the bottle; with its elegant minimal design, I'll be recycling it as a candle holder for my dining table in the evenings! It's also quick and easy to order, with free UK shipping at the moment.

Now, time to stock up for the rest of summer (and perhaps book my flight to South Africa!)

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The Summer Edit | Wishlist

Friday 1 June 2018


It feels like forever since I sat down and wrote a blog post. I miss it very much.
I've found a quiet moment and wanted to seize this opportunity and enjoy what I love doing most; browsing and creating a wish list.

This summer, I'm focusing on British festivals and enjoying London in the sunshine. I went to Spain at the start of June but currently have nothing in the pipeline for the rest of summer. Perhaps Croatia, Portugal or Greece in September.

From linen tailoring to beaded bags, here's a little selection of items I've got my beady eyes on at the moment. The perfect festival dress; the forever bikini; the new it bag; the stand-out sunnies; the list goes on...

Shop my wishlist here.

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My Year in Instagram

Saturday 3 March 2018


So it's Saturday 3rd March 2018, I'm sat on my sofa under about 15 blankets waiting for the plumber to come and fix my boiler and wondering where the past few months have gone. Maybe they've gone particularly fast due to the fact I started a new job at the end of October and have been channeling my energy into a new role or perhaps the days start to slither away as you get older?!

I really wanted to write a short summary post of 2017 like last year's 2016 review here, but sadly never got around to it. Instead, I bring you my year in Instagram highlights (35 of them to be exact). Seeing as my life is pretty up to date over on InstagramI thought it would be fun to pick out my highlights from 2017 from my feed (where you can be sure to keep an eye on what I'm up to!) and simply embed them into this post. Enjoy!

1. I started the year off to a good start by hitting the slopes in January with my family in Val d'Isere.

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2. I was invited back to my University to do a careers talk at their annual Alumni Event.


3. Went to my fourth or fifth, or was it sixth? London Fashion Week.

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4. I saved up for a Realisation Par dress.


5. I discovered Clifton Nurseries which definitely fed my love of plants.

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6. I kind of got a little bit obsessed with interiors.

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7. And more interiors.

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8. And then Song of Style reposted my picture... I died and went to Instagram heaven.


9. I discovered the best view in all of London. The very top of the hill in Greenwich Park.

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10. Enjoyed some downtime with my dogs as spring arrived in Somerset.


11. I did a shoot for Kurt Geiger with the wonderful Michaela.


12. I went on holiday to the Amalfi Coast.

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13. And discovered Amalfi was the ultimate Instagrammer's paradise so I Instagrammed the hell out of it.

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14. I did one of my favourite shoots with Rosie in Little Venice.


15. Spent a few long weekends in Devon.

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16. I started collaborating with Sabo Skirt.

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17. I did a cute new home shoot for the blog.


18. I started spending a lot of my free time in Notting Hill. Maybe I should take the hint and move there?

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19. I moved flat and bought some furniture.


20. I went to Spain to visit my best friend.

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21. And fell in love with Tarifa.

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22. And Bolonia beach.

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23. And now I just want my tan back.

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24. I started working with New Look.


25. Went to my seventh London Fashion Week (SS18).

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26. Enjoyed daytime cocktails with Georgia.


27. Went camping in the New Forest.

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28. Did my first homeware collaboration with Nest.

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29. Shot some more stuff for New Look and chopped off my hair.


30. The new flat started to feel more like home.


31. Spontaneously went to Paris for the weekend.

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32. And pretended to be Parisian.

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33. Really started to appreciate 'me time'.

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34. Fell in love with Petersham Nurseries, Covent Garden.

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35. Spent Christmas at home in Bristol and decided short hair was definitely for me.


So, you may be wondering... What on earth am I up to now?

I'm 23-years-old, reside in South West London and work in marketing; looking after content and campaigns for Covent Garden. Covent Garden has always been one of my favourite places to shop, eat and hang out in London and has always held a very special place in my heart; from watching the ballet when I was little at the Royal Opera House with my Grandma, to dining al fresco with friends in the summer months. There's so much to be excited about; with Tom Ford's first standalone beauty store and Petersham Nurseries opening late last year and The Shop at Bluebird and SUSHISAMBA opening this spring. I feel extremely lucky to have these wonderful places and brands on my doorstep and now I get to be part of it all. It's a very exciting place to be.

So what would you like to see more of on Maisie Ivy? I love writing travel diaries and guides so you can expect lots more of that. I've wanted to write guides to some of my favourite places in the UK such as London, Bristol and Bath and for quite some time now so hopefully I'll get around to writing these. Fashion will forever be a huge part of this blog, and whilst I can't get out and shoot everyday, I can still collate shopping and style edits while I shoot my favourite looks on the weekend.

What I do know for sure is that I love creating content. Writing, fashion, travel and photography are what make this blog my favourite past time. I can't promise a weekly or even monthly post, but what I can promise is that this blog is here to stay - it just needs to work a bit harder to fit around my career. I think I'll always be a 9-5 girl but with Maisie Ivy by my side.

And lastly, there's a chance to delve deeper into one of my favourite topics to read about; careers. I know that everyone loves a good career story so expect that from me very soon!

Natalie x

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