Day to Night

One of the trickiest transitions when it comes to dress code when there’s no time to shower and redress for an evening out is how to go from grubby to glam! (which is normally the way when we’ve been hard at work all day, be it in meetings or running after kids up until 7pm). Anthropologie has the best array of clothing and accessories for the new season no matter what your style.

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I love this light weight cotton blouse, the perfect style to smarten up a pair of jeans, the frilled hem and high neck give it such a classy feel while the print and colours keep it relaxed and fun for an evening drink. It also comes in Petite which is such a bonus! Basically if you are under 5ft3 (me on the dot) you fall into that category (i.e Short!)

This year the weather has been ruthless and has dumped us right in the middle of Autumn with no warning. Last night was cold and I was very grateful for this wool hat.  The blustery weather that comes along with Autumn is the perfect time to maximise the use of the hat, not only is it so chic and finishes off an outfit so well but it keeps the fly-away hair in place.

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When day turns to night, nothing quite adds that touch of glamour like a faux fur jacket, it’s simple and warm!   This pale pink beauty has the most gorgeous suede cuffs and waist band and the pale pink neutral is sure to work with any evening outfit, it would look amazing over a black dress.

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Of course changing over bags is a real pain and when there’s no time for that the perfect day to evening bag is something small and light but with enough space to tuck away all the “stuff” that we seem to require. This little hands free black calf hair and leather bag with a cobalt blue tassel has all the panache an evening bag needs, plus it has a two zipped sections for extra storage.

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Blouse Anthropologie  // Jeans (Old) similar here // Hat Anthropologie // Bag Anthropologie // Shoes Zara // Jacket Anthropologie

Photo credit: Sarah Jane Field Photography (pics taken with an iPhone 6)

Location: Jolly Gardener, Garrett Lane

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

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Have a wonderful week! xx