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The Holiday Shop

22 Apr

Although it’s still only April and the weather has been beyond awful with showers, hail stones etc.. the high street is awash with colour. The Aztec, Tribal and Pastel trends luckily lend themselves perfectly to a holiday wardrobe! I always think its best to buy a few things as soon as the summer clothes come in even if you aren’t lucky enough to be seeing the sun for a few months! One of my absolute favourites is this coral skirt from Zara, I wasn’t totally sold on the half skirt half sheer initially, but it’s a summer holiday must! The holiday staple has to be these denim shorts from H&M with the tribal detailing on the pockets and waistband which gives them a little edge. I had to include a printed pant in the holiday shop as they are the current high-street trend splitting opinion! Are they really wearable for every size and style? There are loud and muted options available but the best place to try out this new trend is on holiday…why not try these tropical printed trousers from Oasis? Pair with a plain tank or shirt and really make the trousers the centerpiece! H&M and Forever 21 make up the majority of this holiday haul, they are so affordable and have options for every style and size. Save your spending on wardrobe staples and winter essentials!

Now comes the tough part…how to get this all into one carry-on bag?!

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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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Faux in the Snow

18 Oct

Have some faux in the snow this winter with fur! We are spoilt for choice from the high street and just a touch of fur will really enhance your everyday winter look. There are fabulous faux furtippets‘ or add-ons that can be attached to the lapels of any boring winter coat for a bit of added glam! Above are a few of my top picks from the high street and online stores. Gilets are big news again this year and there are a variety of colours and styles available.

I’m a bit obsessed by this deep red fur jacket from ASOS the colour is just amazing and it looks so expensive! The snow leopard print from River Island is another option (you may blend into the scenery in a few months time though), or you could go for  the classic brown chestnut coloured fur coat from H&M. Not into full on fur? Use the little touches such as a scarf, tippet or bag to add some winter lux this season!

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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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