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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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.

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And a lesson in how NOT to wear lace!

7 Sep
Following on from the lace post a few weeks back *https://theglitterpost.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/all-laced-up/ we now have a prime example of how NOT to wear lace (which should be printed out and stuck onto your wardrobes for future nights out). TMS Too Much Skin showing… Too Short…Too Much underwear showing… AND to top it all off a zip running right down the front! She looked amazing at the wedding, is back into shape after having a baby and ruins it with one dress!
GQ Awards Abbey not Nuts magazine
Shame.
The Glitterpost x
(Photo – PA and Dailymail)

Friday Finds -September

2 Sep

Friday Finds….. it’s the first friday of the month so here are the items I’ve found while doing other posts that I liked but didn’t quite fit…the underdogs if you will! I had a thought to ‘theme‘ the friday finds so it wouldn’t look like a charity shop display but since starting a new job I’ve had much less time to be ‘theme-ing’ and whatnot! So here you are the first friday finds of September. It’s a little bag-centric but this is the time everyone goes back to school,college, work (after holiday) so a new bag is a little luxury purchase heading into the autumn/winter months! I just found this stunning little orange suede number from River Island (there is also a deep purple version!) a great size, colour and little bit of glamour in the gold accents (*see yesterdays post). These blue earrings are another Etsy find…just great for jewellery and amazing prices for such original pieces!

The floral open cardi from forever 21 is a nice transitional piece and the open cardigan seems to be having a moment along with kimonos!This little black and white bomber jacker from Zara is fab, this shop is my number one stop these days so much choice!!

A few other choice bags including ASOS featuring Mischa Barton ‘s bag line which is surprisingly wearable and cool yet affordable..will definitely be posting more of these! Also since working in an office I’m going to start adding items to my desk and would really enjoy these ‘facebook-like/dislike’ stamps from Urban Outfitters!

Hope you enjoy this Fridays finds…must remind myself to theme for October!!

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All that glitters…

1 Sep

All that glitters…isn’t always gold but it’s a good place to start! Autumn/Winter is a great time to glam up your wardrobe with gold and other metallics. Metallic jeans especially gold have trickled down to the high street and will be big news until winter, they are such a simple way to glam up an outfit and can work well with a grungy look too. However I’ll be moving towards these gorgeous metallic tee’s/shirts and blazer/kimono from Zara where they have taken on the metallic trend in a big way! I’m completely mad about this black suede with gold detail clutch from ASOS it’s the perfect bag for a night out – mid-sized but classy and neat and would go with so much!

This metallics trend is another which can go wrong by wearing gold on silver with bronze accessories and a metallic pink and purple bag…you just go from 2011 to looking like an extra from a bad 80’s film…

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Print My Pant

22 Aug

Printed pants/trousers/leggings/harems are the new black… no, not exactly but they are a big trend moving from summer floral prints to Aztec and snake print for autumn/winter! These Aztec leggings from River Island and Urban Outfitters would look amazing with simple long tee’s, shirts or knits. Although I like these snake print options on jeans I still haven’t let go of my leopard accessories just yet! My fave printed jeans I’ve seen so far are these burnt orange horse print jeans from ASOS, love the colour and print! Printed pants can be a little overwhelming at first but there are smaller print options such as these polka dot trousers with belt from Forever 21. I prefer simple colours and styles making the print the focus of the outfit but with the right look and a whole lot of confidence clashing prints can work!

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