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Perfect Pastels

22 Feb

 

These are my picks of the perfect pastels!Ice-cream colours are everywhere right now even though the weather isn’t ready for them it’s always nice to pick up a few spring/summer items in advance! Although pastels can be quite muted like this blouse from Oasis, stores such as Zara, ASOS and New Look have all got a hint of neon in their pastels ensuring you won’t look too washed out… pale lilac against pale skin can make you look a little grey! However I do love the muted ice blue of these skinny trousers from River Island, a very wearable pastel for spring! I just bought an apricot blazer from new look yesterday … it’s looking VERY bright currently peaking from my wardrobe considering the dull weather outside..

My favourite way to introduce pastels right now is by wearing pale violet and mint shade nails! Such as the POP Nail varnish above or what I am currently wearing Revlon Charming. The best mint shade I’ve found so far is Barry M mint green.

Pastels are a great Spring trend and there is so much colour choice making it really accessible for anyone.

*just take note too much ice cream can make you feel sick this also applies to ice-cream coloured clothing.

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Get Bright Get Right!

22 Jan

The new looks this season are BRIGHT! We can’t seem to let go of the colour-blocking trend which we saw sweeping the catwalk and high street last year! The great thing about brights is that you don’t need a lot to really liven up your outfit just a touch here or there will give you that spring feeling a little early! I’m loving this coral shade so pretty (actually I had to re-do this post to edit out some of the many many coral/orange items I had chosen!). If your workplace is relaxed on colour I would highly advise these high-waisted trousers from Forever 21 paired with a crisp white shirt would be so refreshing for Spring! Another great option for a quick work to night out look would be to pair this hot pink peplum top (Awear) with a pencil skirt, it’s feminine but well-cut for a working wardrobe. I have of course thrown in many casual items like these pink skinny jeans from River Island, a bright blue top from Forever 21 and coral boat shoes also from River Island easy to mix and match with tamer shades!

My favourite item here has to be the illuminous yellow laptop case from ASOS the perfect injection of BRIGHT!!

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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.

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Let it sparkle…

21 Nov

Tis nearly the season to be jolly…. and the season where you do not need to excuse the amount of sequins you wear.  Fact. Just as I was feeling a little dull in black, grey, navy blazers and jackets the high street is teeming with sparkling outerwear just in time for the festive season! You can’t help but feel a little christmassy in these beauties!

The pale nude (warehouse) and pink shades (dorothy perkins) are really pretty options. This item could be the emergency outfit saver thrown over a top and jeans….instant glamour!

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Magnificent Miu Miu!

28 Sep

Miu Miu have always had fabulous handbags I love the simple shapes and colours. Just last week I spent a good 10 minutes 20 minutes circling a table full of Miu Miu bags while shopping last week. I couldn’t bring myself to look at the price tag…until now. So here are a few bags from the collection that are WELL above my budget….time for the lottery.

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Return of the Mac

23 Sep

Return of the Mac/Trench coat… I downright REFUSE to accept these ‘early weather reports’ of SNOW for October. No. Not happening. No. I will be wearing my trench coat until there is snow on the ground in DECEMBER! (if it really does start snowing in October try the stone trench with fur collar from Urban Outfitters!)

Moving on… the mac or trench has been around for years and still looks so classic and chic! The stone and navy shades are particularly versatile and can be worn year after year.  However this Sonia Rykiel rust mac and Kookai brown trench both from ASOS are serious competitors!It really is the perfect after-summer coat! I have to give it to romwe.com for their extensive collection of trench coats- seriously impressive colours,styles and shapes. Don’t be afraid to spend a little extra on a well-cut mac it really will serve you well! Plus who knows you might get your moment in the rain a la  Holly Golightly…*

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*This is a reference to Breakfast at Tiffanys – watch it right now if you haven’t already done so…in fact watch it again anyway its sooo worth it.

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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!

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