My favourite seasons

This is probably the last post I will do for a while that will benefit both my Southern and Northern Hemisphere friends.  We’re getting closer to similar temperatures (well probably still about 10 degrees difference) but a Northern Hem person pretends to feel warmer when they see the sun and a Southern Hem person gets chilly way too easily.

Spring and Autumn are my favourite seasons for dressing, the perfect temperature for all the things I love to wear.  Its cropped trouser weather (perfect 5ft3 leg length choice), Macs (another fave of mine) little cropped jackets (think boucle, denim, military style), fun shoes without sweaty feet or freezing feet (depending on where you live) pointed flats and best of all no bulky coats.  I really am NOT a fan of coats.

So how to wear all of the above.  The options are endless. Roll up the chino (hot trend) wear with anything from white sneakers to heels.  Add a collared shirt and earrings for a smarter look or a t-shirt and denim jacket for something more casual.  Wear shorts with a knitted jumper and military green jacket.  Pair an embroidered 3/4 dress with ankle boots and a Mac.  Need I say more.  Shop the season’s picks below!

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Wear a pair of ankle boots with this Embroidered Dress for those drizzly days and throw a Mac overtop.

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These Tassel Sandals will look super cute with rolled up chinos if weather permits.

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I adore this Ruffle Sleeve Top  worn with anything from skinny jeans, to chinos, smarter trousers or tucked into a skirt. Love the statement sleeves!

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Rolled up Chinos are such a hit this season and so versatile.  Wearing them with heels looks so chic as does a pair of sneakers for a dress down edge.

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Pop these ultra cool Comme des Garçons sneakers on with absolutely anything you fancy, they will work!

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The military trend that never dies, this vintage army jacket  is great for cool weather when there’s a chill in the air. Every closet needs one.

Hope you all have a super week and happy shopping! Remember you can click the blue links on this page to shop the items directly.

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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

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CheckMate

I love a check (not quite as much as I love a stripe) but with all the gorgeous print popping up I thought I would share some of my favourite finds with you, and if you like them too, you can shop them right from here!

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Quilted Gillet J.Crew

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Rose Gingham Poncho (I will be investing in this one!) Anthropologie

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Shirt Warehouse

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Wool Scarf Matches

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This one may blow the budget slightly but hey, who said we couldn’t window shop!?! Dress Matches

All this check does get me excited for winter, and at the rate we going here in London it wont be long until we start lighting those fires, cracking open the red wine and getting our check on, whether it’s a rug, a poncho, a scarf or a game of chess!

Have a happy weekend everyone.

X

Shades of Pink

I don’t think about it all year around and then spring arrives and I see it all over and reminds me that even though I never wear it and think I don’t really like pink, I actually do. I love pink. Who doesn’t like pink!?! So this was reiterated again when this last week I spent quite a bit of time with a client who really loves pink. She’s one of those true pink fans, you know the ones that need to be told that they don’t need another pink tee, and their response is “but it’s not the same” 💕💗 I mean it in the best way possible. She loves every shade of pink. I want to thank her for reminding me how gorgeous pink is and how some shades really do compliment my skin tone! If you think you cannot wear pink, think again. Everyone can wear pink you just need to pick the right tone for your skin, so whether it’s rose, blush, fuscia, cerise, salmon, coral, magenta (the list goes on) there’s one out there for you.

Last year I spotted a gorgeous dress, I loved it for the style and not the colour (so I thought) then I tried it on and fell in love with the pale rose colour. However I did not make the purchase, I couldn’t think of an occasion that I was going to use it for so very sensibly put it back (doesn’t sound like me at all) and I kind of regret it! I have picked out some pretty pink items that I love and hopefully you do too.

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Bag Bottega Veneta at Matches

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Linen Tee J.Crew

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Cushions Villa de Luxe Boutique at Etsy

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Gemstone Bangle & other stories

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Pink Jeans Topshop

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If you follow me on Instagram on my new account @nikkicarloni_stylist you may have seen the pic of me in my coral pink jeans yesterday 😉

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And if you are still not convinced go out and buy yourself some pink flowers and see how much you love it!

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Have a good week x

A Touch of Turquoise

Isn’t it amazing how turquoise is always so consistent. Its almost on parr with Navy. The obvious colours like black and white are always in, navy too is always about, but Turquoise is not often a hot topic, yet it always looks so gorgeous no matter what form it comes in.  The beautiful shade comes and goes like the tides but is never unobtainable and is usually more prominent in pages of Vogue around the summer months, however its so classical and chic too when brought out in the form of a ring or necklace to add a pop of colour to a dark outfit in winter, as Cate Blanchett so gracefully showed us at the 2015 Academy Awards with her Tiffany Blue Collection necklace (below).  That was one of my favourite outfits of the night, so simple but so elegant, effective and SO glamorous!

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Some of the hottest turquoise to be purchased right now, from Industrial kitchen stools to Converse & Missoni’s new collaboration Converse All Star’s (LOVE) all in my little collage of possibly my favourite colour (next to grey)….

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Turquoise cushion Etsy // Sandals Sam Edelman Question-air // Turquoise and Gold Vase Anthropologie // Rose Gold & Aquamarine ring Monica Vinader // Turquoise and Navy Clutch J Crew // Nails Inc nail polish Selfridges // Converse at Office // Square Stud Earrings & Other Stories // Industrial turquoise stool Maisons du monde

Try adding a pop of turquoise to your decor or outfit this week and see how you will love it. The shade suits everyone! Oh and don’t forget to check out Le Creuset’s Spring 2015 collection of cool mint kitchen ware, I adore it all.

Look out for my pop of turquoise this week on Instagram;-), follow me @nixcarloni

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