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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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Scarves, Snoods and Shawls OH MY!

16 Aug

Being an absolute scarf and snood fiend I thought it was only right that I showed a few of my fave pics of the season available online and on the high street. Scarfs, snoods and shawls are one of the most versatile items in my wardrobe they can dress up any old t-shirt, coat or act as an alternative to wearing one at all (shawls!). I like to have huge black scarf/shawl with me while travelling on trains or planes for when it gets cold which it usually does! River Island have actually come up with the goods this season where you’ll see many of choices are from including this galaxy print scarf which I’m already in love with and will be bought very very soon!Miss Selfridge have a great grey and white skull print scarf a nod to Alexander McQueen no doubt. I also adore this red snood from Topshop it looks so warm and cozy. However as it’s only August there are jersey alternatives which are lightweight but still handy on cold evenings to throw in your bag!

(links below!)

I know many people still are yet to get on board with the snoods but they’re unbelievably comfortable and save you struggling with the right way to tie your scarf…I couldn’t recommend them more!

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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!

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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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