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Not everything is black and white..

15 Jan

Grey (via dictionary.com)

of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white…dismal or dark, gloomy…neutral or dull.

All ways I would also describe the month of January.  Without the Christmas lights and decorations everything starts to look a little gloomy… however grey does not have to be dull! Grey is an all-flattering colour as it comes in so many shades and is less stark on the skintone than jet black! It’s an effortlessly chic colour appropriate for day and night and especially for the working girl. It can be worked as shown above in a number of different ways from office wear e.g. the Zara overcoat or long pleated skirt, for the pretty/boho in the ASOS grey sheer pleated dress or the rock chic in the horse print mini-dress paired with a leather jacket and heels. It’s such an accessible shade and can be accented with colour. Turquoise blues and coral pinks work particularly well for a pop of colour!

Don’t know where to start adding grey to your closet? You can’t go wrong with a grey cashmere jumper! Effortless and easy.

The Glitterpost x

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Belt up Look sharp

13 Sep

Belt up to look sharp using a thin belt that cinches in the waist giving a great silhouette. The high street has gone head-first into this trend of belting dresses and many of these beauties are featuring thin tan belts that seem to suit EVERY colour imaginable! As well as taking a few inches off the waist these belts give a casual touch to dresses like this red lace number from ASOS and black dotted dress from Forever 21. It’s such a simple and cheap way of updating a dress and I’ve found some great thin tan, studded and coloured belts from Primark/Penneys for as little as £2/euros,  a seriously affordable look for autumn/winter as many of these dresses could easily be paired with tights and boots!

Any trend that takes inches away from the waist is a godsend. Embrace it!

The Glitterpost x
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I would go out tonight but I haven’t got a stitch to wear..

12 Sep

The weekend arrives and all around the world girls stand in front of their wardrobes with a look of panic and despair as there is not one SINGLE item of clothing that will do for their night out. I have personally looked through every piece at least 3 times before running back to an old reliable… Back in the pre-recession days I would regularly buy new dresses and they are now over-worn and I am left underwhelmed. It’s time for action and these are a few dresses that are inexpensive enough for a pay-day purchase.

This first dress from Reiss combines lace AND metallic a clear winner!I also love this black long-sleeved dress with leather panel from Oasis which would look insanely good with either black shoe-boots or a colour block heel. Warehouse have gone sophisticated chic with simple navy and white but beading detail on the cuff and I could not leave out this blue number from lipsy such a great shade!(hint hint https://theglitterpost.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/true-blue/).

ASOS overall for me is THE  place to find your perfect night out dress just a ridiculous amount of choice. A few other picks in there, a little something for the party girl with statement sequins, girly girl and a casual night out so NO EXCUSES next weekend.

The Glitterpost x

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Knits and Boots – The Autumn Arrival

8 Aug

The arrival of Autumn for me always means cool winds and crazy sun changing to torrential downpours! I’m actually sitting inside while a monsoon shower has begun and I can barely hear myself think (type)! Autumn suggests a move from shorts and flip-flops to cozy boots and jumpers (sweaters for the stateside readers). I’m really liking ankle/calf boots for this year especially with fur lining and some buckle-detailing, I’m undecided whether to go brown,taupe or black but feel its got to be leather not suede (see earlier note on ‘monsoon’). These chunky knits are so good for autumn/winter as you can wear them over a thin tank or layer them with several tops depending on how cold it is! They can be balanced out by pairing them with skinny jeans or trousers. I’m loving all the Aran sweaters (this first pic burnt orange from ASOS) and cardigans..sadly I can’t wear wool which is a pity considering I’m in Ireland where there is an endless supply it seems. Knitwear (especially really thin knits or really chunky knits) is always top of my shopping list for their versatility in layering and comfort in the cold A/W months!

The Glitterpost x

Links:

ASOS cream knithttp://www.asos.com/Whistles/Whistles-Honeycomb-Knit-Jumper-Crop-in-Cotton/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1640488&SearchQuery=jumper%20women&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Cream

ASOS aran knit: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Aran-Jumper/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1704830&cid=2637&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Tobacco

Topshop hot pink knit: http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2572428&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208525&parent_categoryId=203984&pageSize=200

River Island orange knit: http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/knitwear/jumpers/orange-twist-jumper-606711

River Island beige plait knit: http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/knitwear/jumpers/beige-plait-neck-boxy-jumper-604989

River Island Grey knit:http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/knitwear/jumpers/grey-hand-knit-stitch-jumper-604982

Miss Selfridge black knit: http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33055&storeId=12554&productId=2567975&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208085&parent_categoryId=208035&pageSize=200

Office beige suede boots:http://www.office.co.uk/womens/hudson/horringan_strap_ankle_bt/10/10517/28150/1?fs=10517

Office brown fur lace-up boots: http://www.office.co.uk/womens/office/korr_lace_up/10/9418/24751/1?fs=9418

ASOS black boots: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-ALAS-Leather-Cross-Strap-Ankle-Boots/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1491004&SearchQuery=boots%20women&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Black

Kurt Geiger black boots: http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-shop/214959-kg-spence

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