Casually Cool

This super cool look speaks for itself. Wear with leopard print flats for a slightly smarter look or with sneakers for an edgier look.

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Crossover Blouse Topshop // Necklace Stella & Dot // Wrap Bracelet Stella & Dot // Lace Bra & Other Stories // Boyfriend Jeans by Rag & Bone at Trilogy // Leopard Print flats Office // Oversized Blazer Mango // Superga at Shuh

Hope you all having a super weekend

xx

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10 Style Essentials for your wardrobe now

If I were to suggest (which Im going to anyway) 10 items for a wardrobe now, they would be as follows:

1. A white shirt (you knew I was going to say that if you read my White Shirt post here)

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2. A pair of distressed jeans, whether they are skinny, boyfriend or vintage

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3. A comfy and good looking pair of sneaks

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4. A well fitted jacket, get the right shape for your body

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5. A cross body bag

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6. A leather garment, be it a skirt, trousers, jacket or shorts, you choose!

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7. Leopard print shoes, animal print is a neutral, they go with EVERYTHING!

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8. A grey t-shirt, make it a good one, not any old grey T. It should flatter you and be of good quality

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9. A circle skirt, plain, printed, above the knee, midi, you decide.

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10. A drop dead gorgeous pair of heels to wear with just about everything in your wardrobe

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(a sneaky 10a.) This is not really a wardrobe item hence Im including it.  A bright lip colour, whichever shade suits you whether its coral, red or pink or blue, make sure its bright!

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Come by soon for another post of where you can get your hands on these great items and more. Shop directly from my website 🙂

Nikki X

Summer Sun??

I know we are a long way off from remotely even feeling warmth from our sun that shines here in the Northern Hemisphere, but I am heading off to sunnier shores this week! I am off to South Africa, so my quest to search for summer outfits is not redundant any longer, there is light at the end of my tunnel in exactly 4 days!

Here are a few treats I will be packing into my bag for various outings, namely: beach, farm chilling, pool, beach, braai (south african word for BBQ), pottering around in the garden,…Ok so nothing major other than sun lounging but I’m allowed to get overexcited after all this torrential rain we have been experiencing in the UK.

Many of these items can also be seen on my Favourite Finds page here

TRAVEL OUTFIT

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Cotton Trousers here // Black Tote here // Earrings here // Nike Sneakers & Other Stories // Linen Jacket Zara

NIPPING TO TOWN

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Straw Hat ASOS // White T-shirt J.Crew // Aviators Net-a-porter // Denim Short J.Crew // Leopard print leather pouch Question-Air // Slip on sneakers Topshop

THE BEACH

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AN AFTERNOON BROWSE

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Sunnies Peter Pilotto for Target Net-A-Porter //Animal Print trousers Zara // White Tank & other stories // Necklace Stella & Dot // Espadrilles Topshop

A SUMMER’S EVENING OUTFIT

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Espadrille Sandals Castaner at Matches //Jumpsuit Topshop //Sunnies & Other Stories // Earrings Stella & Dot // Leather pouch & Other Stories

THE PINEAPPLE SHORTS… of course I need a pair for lounging on our Pineapple farm!

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Straw Hat, ASOS as before// Pineapple Shorts Topshop // Vest American Vintage Net-A-Porter // Flip Flops Havaianas

Dont forget to stop in at my favourite finds page for more another fix of fashion here 

Weekend Wear

This weekend we will be attending a 1st Birthday party.  This one is special because its good friends of ours little boy who is turning 1! And the best part is they have refreshingly chosen an adults venue rather than the usual in-door soft play.  The venue is quite chic in Chelsea, London where all the trendy Londoners hang out.  Sorry I should rephrase that to, some of the trendy Londoners, NOT all 😉

So the outfit has to look somewhat chic, but it is a kids birthday after all and I will most likely come away with chocolate cake all over me.  I need to be comfy too, as I will spend most of the time running after my 21 month old son…

SO I am thinking something along the lines of below.  A classic white silk tee with pocket detail. Jazz it up with a gold spiked necklace and white ring with gold small stud detail.  Jeans are a must, I love these distressed Current/Elliot skinnies. Snearkers obviously for all the running around, these gold Ash ones below are so cute with extra pazazz. A simple but elegant black coat to throw on over top and we all need a scarf in this weather, this gorgeous leopard print with green and gold detail is divine and brings in a nice pop of colour to the outfit.  I will carry a large black leather shopper for all the toddler paraphernalia that needs to be lugged with us.

Click on the items to shop them.

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Mix or Match

Mix or Match

Which do you prefer? Both are trending, so are you a mixer or a matcher of prints? Personally I love both and here are my favorite picks of people that have absolutely nailed it!

Laura Bailey is one of my ultimate style icons, she can do NO wrong, she’s so chic, so elegant, so quirky and so cool! Here in her toile shirt and tartan skirt she uses the same colour tones to bring this look together perfectly.

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One of the cuter matching outfits Ive seen lately is this black and white shorts and top set. I love black and white and adding the pop of red is what makes it fun and sexy!

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Here are some of my favourite Mix and Match Combo’s

Matching Tee and Pencil skirt from Topshop

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If you want a subtle mismatch combo, I love this outfit below, the cobalt blue of the shoe strap and the simple black cami bring it all together but I love the mixing of the check and the leopard prints. Top & Skirt from Topshop // Shoes Dune

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