Christmas Outfits

We all liked to get dressed up for special occasions, everyone has a different level (or meaning) to the phrase dressing up.  For some reason I feel that Christmas is a day where you can really be adventurous and push the boat out.  Im not sure whether this is because you will never be able to compete with the rife decor of Christmas so you never have to be afraid of sticking out like a sore thumb, or better yet, looking like a Christmas tree 😉

Mix and match your prints, wear a minimum of 3 colours (I dare you), wear sparkle, two chunky necklaces if you feel the need, fun shoes, you name it, put it on!

Plaid Shirt // Metallic Trousers // Lace top // Statement earrings // Silver Shoes (as seen in previous post here)

Text print jumper // Fleece Jacket // Sequinned Skirt // Ankle Boots

Skirt  // Boxy Jumper // Bag // Short Velvet Jacket // Ankle Boots

Checked Shirt //  Tassel earrings   // Fringed skirt // Shoes (as before here)

Wool Jacket// Turtleneck jumper // Jeans (as before) // Necklace previous post here // Feather Shoes 

Tassel earrings as before //Checked Shirt //  Jeans  // Scarf // Cable jumper 

Jumper with buttons // Tartan Shoes // Leopard print clutch // Jeans as before

This last outfit has to be my favourite for Christmas lunch, I love the obvious touch of red, the tartan shoes with the touch of silver sparkle and of course the leopard clutch which just finishes off the look perfectly!

Merry Christmas all my lovely readers

XXX

50 Shades of Blue

Denim is branching out into bags, shoes, belts and more. This is not the first time we’ve seen denim heels on the streets but I guess each time the trend reappears the actual denim jeans that we are sporting are themselves in a different phase. There’s a lot trending in the way of denim at the moment and if you are enjoying your skinnies, boyfriends,girlfriends, ripped or even flared then you’re spot on. The great thing about the large variety of styles trending right now is that it’s difficult to get bored of wearing your jeans when we can mix them up so, a different style for each day of the week!
I’m looking for a great pair of white jeans at the moment. Now I don’t know about you but I personally feel that unless you have the skinniest of pins, with a gap the length of a small ruler between your thighs and a perkier butt than Gisele, the White skinnies should be left for the runway. So I’ve started perusing the girlfriend line of jean… this is not too baggy and not a straight leg either, maybe it’s neither here nor there but what I’ve tried I have liked 🙂 and the pair I’m probably going to put my money on is this Current/Elliot pair.

Some denim items to covet now are endless but for now make sure to get yourselves one, some, or all of the following:
A denim jacket J Crew
A denim dress Stella McCartney (currently looking for a cheaper version of this beauty)
Denim dungarees Zara
A denim skirt Net-a-Porter
A great pair of ripped, girlfriend or boyfriend or 70’s flares (for the more adventurous) Some faves: Straight Leg J Crew // Flip flop Flares Current/Elliot // Patch work boyfriend  J Crew // Ripped Zara // Skinny Maternity J Brand
And if you’re feeling up to it, a denim play suit Mango

I leave you with some Looks to Love below.

You go off and have a rethink about this reputable blue cloth now! 😉
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Pics: Pinterest

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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

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 16.51.50Club Monaco Sleeveless Silk Cami

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

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 17.02.12Zara Camel Coat

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

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 17.04.55J Brand Jeans at Trilogy

A gorgeous chunky jumper without looking like a beached whale.

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 17.21.10ASOS Oversized Jumper

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

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 17.24.44Topshop Beaded Top

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.

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 17.08.35Gap Destructed boyfriend cords

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

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 17.13.10Topshop Silk Shirt

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

 

 

5 Fashion Items that get better with age

Vogue recently published an article about fashion items that are made to last (view it here). It’s something I think about all the time and get asked about all the time by my clients.  Everyone out there will have a different opinion on what they would spend their money on and what items they would choose to own that would last forever.

There are so many gorgeously important items that I believe get better with age and are almost not as nice new as they are after a couple of worn years.  These are my picks on what I would invest in.

1.Goes without saying, a good quality leather handbag.  Choose a colour that works for your wardrobe and a colour that is versatile and preferably neutral, grey, tan, black.. The older the leather gets the better the bag looks and feels.

Two bags of my choice would be a tote and a smaller shoulder bag. The Balenciaga classic has always been one of my personal fave’s, the fact that I still like it after about 10 years clearly means something and the Bottega Veneta shoulder bag as below.  Both simple and classic.  A beautiful evening bag with a gold or silver chain strap would be another favourite but in terms of getting more wear, these two would win.

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 16.23.17Balenciaga at Matches

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 16.06.20Bottega Veneta at Net-A-Porter

2. A good solid bangle, be it silver, gold, whatever metal you choose.  I had the most beautiful rounded tube like silver bangle which fitted my wrist perfectly but it had an opening and somehow it fell off my arm, I have been so upset about it and am still hunting down the perfect bangle to take it’s place. I think this time I will replace it with a rose gold one.  I like to find jewellery in unexpected places. So not your usual jewellery stores but at markets or on overseas trips.  I think it is far more romantic and gives the pieces a bit of a story.  Hence my search continues!

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 21.56.54Solid Gold Bangle at Etsy

3. A good old pair of straight cut Levi’s. They will never ever date. I was wearing straight cut Levi’s when I was 14 and I still wear straight cut Levi’s. They go with everything, can be dressed up and down. That said find your brand and cut that works for you and invest! Other fave jean brands that work for me are J Brand, Pepe, AG and Current Elliot

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 21.37.02Levi 501’s at Selfridges

4. Leather Jacket. This specific leather jacket style I love but leather jackets don’t need to be devilishly expensive and you can find amazing leather jackets in vintage stores or on the high street. I have one vintage one which I bought the first year I arrived in London and two high street jackets which look and feel a lot more expensive than they were. In fact my black one looks almost exactly like the one below.

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 21.46.27Black Leather Jacket J Brand at Selfridges

5. The perfect soft jumper. Now this is something that sadly won’t last as long (well not for public appearances anyway) so should be replaced every couple of years but is so important to have.  The jumper should compliment you, not make you feel frumpy but at the same time you should be able to wear it any day of the week and feel not only cosy but also amazing. Jumpers should not drown your figure or be pilled.

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 21.51.39Jumper at The White Company

Hopefully this will help you think again when you want to buy another cheap fashion item. Don’t get me wrong I am all for trends and buying what’s in now but maybe it’s time to invest in a few good pieces too every now and then.

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