Faux Fur

Faux Fur is a key trend for Autum/Winter ’14. Choosing the right jacket or coat that doesn’t looks too shaggy or cheap is a difficult task, there are so many to choose from and I do believe that in this case paying slightly more for better quality is essential. These gilets and coats are perfect for layering over dresses and tops.  Some of my picks below.

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ASOS Mongolian Fur

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Faux Fur Odyssey Coat by Supertrash

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Reversible Gilet by Unreal

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Gilet by Velvet

The Gilet is perfect for in-between weather or for wearing in-doors and keeps your outfit looking chic! Layer up underneath, wear a longer layer hanging out the bottom, skinny trousers or a leather pencil skirt and finish off your outfit with a felt fedora for extra style creds ;-)

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River Island Felt Fedora

Click on pics to shop.

Have a wonderful week! xx

Wednesday Wisdom

I love reading bits of advice, inspirational quotes and quirky poetry, or anything actually that makes me think hard, reminds me to work harder, to be happier or makes me laugh!

I find so often so many of us, in fact I am sure all of us are guilty of it, waiting for the next thing to happen.  Waiting for Friday, waiting for our next holiday or waiting for a lucky break in our career’s or whatever it may be.  We are so busy concentrating on the future that we are not focusing enough on what we should be doing right now.  I was watching my son this evening and simply could not believe how tall and grown up he has gotten.  He is suddenly speaking properly and helping me unpack the dish washer!!!! I had piled the plates up on the bench to put away (perfect height for him) and I turned around to see that he was picking up a plate at a time and putting them away in the cupboard (which is also low down so perfect height for him) AND putting them in their correct places, so carefully as not to drop any.  I was amazed.  I do not know where the last two years have gone but it’s a reminder to me to slow down and enjoy him now as a little boy and focus on each day and not next week or next month.

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This saying above is so true, I was having an average day getting on with stuff.  I was painting a wall (well a sample patch) at the apartments I am decorating and suddenly had a panic about some tiles I had chosen. I was chatting to one of the guys and burst out laughing about my choice, that good laugh (which was probably a bit of nervous hysteria more than anything else) made my day, I felt so good afterwards and suddenly I had forgotten about my panic or just realised it will be ok!

Hope you can all find a little bit of inspiration to get you to the weekend without wishing the next few days away.

x

Quotes: Pinterest

Currently coveting…and can’t wait to get back into

I cannot wait to get back into normal clothes again. I am so tired of wearing comfy pants and baggy tops and flat shoes and not buying anything because it’s a total waste! All I can do now is dream about what I want to wear when I hopefully get back to my old size (it could be a while still)

A beautiful skirt into the waist! I love this pleated leather skirt worn with a sexy pair of heels is a seriously covetable look this winter.

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Topshop Pleated Skirt

Being able to just throw on a little cami for the evening

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I really want a camel coat this winter but no point in getting it just yet!

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Getting back into my skinny’s, and I think a new pair of J Brands is definitely on the cards ;-)

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A gorgeous chunky jumper without looking like a beached whale.

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Being able to wear a slightly shorter top that doesn’t end up above my belly button!

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Boyfriend jeans always look better with a top tucked in slightly or something a little shorter, not very flattering with a preggie belly! Love the relaxed look.

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For me a simple silk shirt and jeans was always a go to outfit that always looks smart without much effort, wearing these blouses again without looking like Im smuggling pillows would be great

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A gorgeous pair of heels without teetering about looking incredibly uncomfortable and completely top heavy…

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Kurt Geiger Heeled Sandals

This is the easiest outfit ever! Throw it on, pair with heels and clutch or flats for a more relaxed look and voila. Ultra chic!

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Club Monaco Jumpsuit

But in the mean time I will have to stick to my black leggings, oversized shapeless tops, and slip on sneakers (which I do love I should add) I posted them a few weeks ag0 and after much interest on where I got them, they are Carvela (see below)

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Carvela by Kurt Geiger Slip on sneakers

xx

 

 

Knitwear – 3 ways

Clearly the second blog on knitwear in a week not only means winter is on it’s way but also that I am slightly obsessed with it this year and ALSO how important it is to invest in some good knits, its like choosing a coat.

Here are 3 ways to style your big and cosy knits.

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For similar knits click on the pics below to shop.
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Pics: Look de Pernille, Ellen Claesson & Pinterest. Below: Club Monaco, Matches Fashion & Triliogy

Have a good week

x

My favourite Square

That would be Sloane Square of course! I was there today for a few things and popped into the new J Crew store that has very recently opened.  I didn’t have much time but from my quick whip around the I managed to fall in love with a few pieces of knitwear, here are some of the more swoon worthy pieces I spotted.

This electric red (its a gorgeous orangey red) was purchased by moi but then shortly returned after coming to my senses…my pregnant belly just probably isn’t the best shape to do this shirt tail/jumper justice!

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Shop Electric Red Sweater here !

On the pricier side but if you have some money lying around or are in need of a spoil, then this poncho will change your winter wardrobe. You probably wont have to buy anything else…

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A “go with everything” piece of cashmere. Just like the sneaker that goes with EVERYTHING so does an oversized sweater!

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Shop Cashmere sweater in varsity stripe here !

Happy weekend everyone!

x

PS.

Knock Knock!

Who’s There?

Gladys

Gladys Who?

Aren’t you gladys the weekend!!!

Haha I enjoyed it ;-)