A good watch is a wardrobe essential (and personally one I feel naked without) so I'm very happy to have added this striped Daniel Wellington to my collection.

Since we moved I have been focusing on editing my wardrobe down. It's easy to hold on to things for special occasions but I always find myself going for the same striped t-shirt, jeans and flats. My aim is to refine my closet to the everyday, wearable pieces I always reach for and introduce a few more accessories (after all, they can change an outfit completely). I have my eye on a few investment accessories at the moment, these heels, these flats and this Saint Laurent bag which I have been thinking about all year. Similarly, as a great bag or shoe can make a look, I like having a watch to suit my outfit or mood. I love how this style dresses up a simple outfit and also adds a little bit of colour.

if you're on the lookout for a new timepiece,, up until the 15th of November, Badlands readers can get 15% off at Daniel Wellington using the code 'talisasutton'.

Cold Comforts

"The first cashmere sweater I owned was dusty sugar pink, and I wore it so a boy I liked would want to put his arms around me. I imagined us at the pub, his hand resting with ownership on my soft shoulder. I was 15 and had yet to understand boys or see โ€œownershipโ€ as a rather sinister concept; all I knew was that the sweater could draw touch. It had been a Christmas present, and hidden within its gossamer folds was, I knew, the key to sweater-girl-sophisticate heaven. Lana Turner, Jane Russell, eat your hearts out. "

Sophie Dahl on sweater memories for J Crew

Because even when it's warm I'm always thinking about the next sweater....

Image; Magdalena Frackowiak for Mixte #9 F/W 2014-2015

Take Me With You

A few beauty favourites for summer...

NARS Bronzer in Laguna I use a light brush of bronzer along my cheekbones, this shade gives subtle definition and not too much shine

Byredo Gypsy Water "Gypsy Water is a glamorization of the Romany lifestyle, based on a fascination with the myth. The scent of fresh soil, deep forests and campfires evokes the dream of a free, colorful lifestyle close to nature." This scent reminds me of the garden in summer and is always a favourite in the warmer months.

Chanel Polish in Ballerina and Frenzy Softer colours go so well with summery whites, French stripes and black.

Bobbi Brown Concealer Perfect for days when I don't want to wear foundation or tinted moisturiser, just enough to cover up tired eyes and any blemishes.

Purearth Bitter Apricot Body Oil Fast absorbing, moisturising and a great fresh scent

Tom Ford Lipstick in Sable Smoke The perfect nude

Diptyque Candle in Figuier A beautiful fresh scent and the best packaging

Watch, Larsson & Jennings; Bracelet, Sarah & Sebastian, Book, How to be a Parisian Wherever You Are

Photo by me