The Lunchtime Edit

Your 5 key buys each month!

Words by Nicole Thomsen
April 13th, 2018

Coinciding with the launch of the new ‘Because I Can‘ series, we’re excited to unveil the first of our new monthly post, the Lunchtime Edit. We’re teaming up with Diet Coke to celebrate the good things in life and coming to you once a month, the Lunchtime Edit is a roundup of what to buy and why. Including everything from the latest fashion trends to the newest book releases and beauty launches, it’s all about the little things that you can shop or simply enjoy on your lunch break.


1/ Kitsch Homeware

Maybe it’s because it was just Easter, maybe it’s because of the recent film adaptation of Peter Rabbit, or maybe it’s because everyone needs a little kitsch in their life, but either way, this bunny table lamp is hard not to love. Even the most tasteful and minimal decor has room for something that is uniquely designed and full of personality.

Shop Silver Hetty Hare Table Lamp, £160, at

2/ New Season Denim

White jeans get a bad rap for being notoriously unflattering but this season’s fresh crop of styles say otherwise. Avoid the merciless skinnies and opt for zero-stretch straight or wide leg variations instead – the stiffer the better. Urban Outfitter’s BDG Flood Jeans tick all the right boxes in a creamy white shade with a raw hem finish making them perfect for spring. Pair with a loose-fitting band tee and mules and you’re good to go.

Shop BDG Flood Ecru Jeans, €55, at

Urban Outfitters BDG Flood Ecru Jeans


3/ Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

There’s nothing quite like a good book to sink your teeth into and Lisa Halliday’s prolific debut offers just that. Asymmetry is a novel divided into three sections “toggled between two contrasting but mesmerising palettes”. The first section tumbles into a love affair between Alice, a twenty-five-year-old editorial assistant, and megastar author Ezra Blazer, forty years her senior; the second section sets the scene at Heathrow airport where Amar, a young Iraqi-American, is detained in a holding cell; the third returns to Ezra Blazer as he reflects on his life, love and work for his Desert Island Discs interview. All three parts come together, entwining the relationships of the young and old as well as the personal and the political, to form a captivating read for spring.

Shop Asymmetry, £10, at


4/ Spring’s Must-Have

Spotted on Camille Charrière, Laura Jackson, Joanna Halpin and more, this red shirt by Mango has taken Instagram by storm and for good reason. Featuring visible white seams, the shirt highlights one of the season’s most popular trends, topstitching. In stark contrast to the maximalist nature of the season, this particular micro-trend is minimal but makes no less of an impact; it’s all in the details.

Shop Contrast Seam Bow Blouse, €49.95, at Mango

Mango Contrast Seam Bow Blouse
photo: Instagram
Laura Jackson


photo: Instagram

5/ CND’s Chic Shock Collection

Inspired by the runway, a pastel mani is hands-down the biggest and best nail trend this season. Consisting of the perfect candy-hued shades from lilac to yellow, the new Chic Shock collection from nail professionals CND will give your nails the sugar kick they need to nail spring’s sweetest trend.

Find your nearest CND salon at

*In partnership with Diet Coke