The Season to Shine

No matter where you reside in this world Christmas is always a time filled with fairy lights, champagne/sparkling wine, evenings out, and general festive cheer and it’s certainly a time to dress slightly more extravagantly than you normally would.  If your’e in a warm country, a sequin skirt with a plain t-shirt or a sequinned t-shirt and jeans/shorts can be a great summer way to wear sparkly garments.  In winter long or 3/4 sleeved sequin tops are great with black trousers/jeans and sequin dresses with tights under a wool coat are fab for Christmas parties and dinners.  Ive searched the online retail sector available to us and found some of my favourite sparkly items to help you lift your sparkle game this season.

I love the way a Sequin t-shirt subtly picks up the light and shows off a hint of sparkle every now and then.  I would pair these T’s with a pair of cut off blue jeans and a pair of statement earrings H&M

This sequin t-shirt would look great whilst on the beach in the evening for drinks or a boat perhaps.  Wear with white on the bottom for a real summer vibe, put the hair up into a top not and wear some heavy jewellery around the wrists and rings. Zara

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I have a top very similar to this and just love it for a winter christmas party.  Its such a statement and it’s warm too.  Wear this with leather leggings, skinny jeans or even tailored trousers for a more polished and sophisticated look.  Keep the accessories to a minimum.  Zara

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I love this dress for a winter evening.  I would totally layer it as the picture with a long sleeved top underneath, but with opaque leggings and ankle boots.  Ensure the coat you wear over is long enough to cover the bottom of the dress and left open in front for the sparkle to shine through as you walk. A small simple clutch bag in a metallic leather would be a great addition to this dress too.  Zara

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I love this brightly coloured sequin top, great for winter or summer.  Because it is quite boxy and a short length it would look good with a fitted skirt or pants.  I would love to dress this down with relaxed jeans and sneakers for a pub lunch or a slightly more casual function.  Mango

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I bought a Navy sequin skirt a while ago, and whilst I ware it very seldom I am so glad I bought it.  I wore it to a casual dinner at home a few weeks ago and my guests all commented on my skirt.  As not to look to dressy I wore it with a grey linen T and barefoot (it was a warm evening).  A sequin skirt would look as good with a pair of strappy heeled sandals as it would with simple sneakers. In winter wear it with a chunky knit jumper. Mango

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If you’re a bit reluctant to go the sequin route, go for something subtle like a scarf with sequins.  Mango

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But whatever your thoughts, if your’e wanting to try this sparkly look, December is the time to do it!

Happy Shopping

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Easing into Spring

It’s always quite strange going from winter wear to summer wear, when a boiling hot day springs itself upon us, I always feel completely unprepared, apart from having no tan, I feel like I’m walking around in my underwear when wearing a pair of shorts.  Some relaxed not so “bare” ensembles to ease you into spring.  Create a wardrobe that you can easily mix and match that won’t only make daily dressing a whole lot easier, but also packing for weekends away.  Where you see a scarf, try something new and wear it on your head like a turban à la Mira Duma sported rather frequently this summer.  As always click on links to shop direct!

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Red off-the-shoulder dress // Tan Sandals // SunGlasses // Cross Body Bag / Scarf 

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Mini foil star jumper // Tan Sandals as before // Sunglasses as before // Jacquard shorts

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Terry Sweater  // Striped Espadrille // Denim shorts // Navy Cross Body Bag // Round Sunglasses

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Floaty Dress // sunglasses as before // Navy Bag as before // Espadrilles // Scarf

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Linen t-shirt // Sunglasses as before // Scarf // Lyocell Joggers // Espadrille as before

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Levi’s CT Jeans // Linen t-shirt // Navy bag as before // Striped Espadrilles as before

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Jacquard jacket // Strappy  Top // Joggers as before

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All links as seen before

Happy Sunday

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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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3 Easy to re-create street style looks

Pick the one that suits your day and go with it!

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Get the look here: White Jumper Topshop // Skinny trousers with zips Zara // Grey Soft Suede fold-over bag Cos // White Superga Plimsolls at Asos

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Midi skirt with sheer panel at Asos // Studded bag Zara // Leather and mesh court shoes Karen Millen (on Sale!)

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White Shirt Zara // Denim Skirt Maison Scotch or Mango at Asos // Black Courts Asos // Black Bag Zara or splurge on the Balenciaga at Selfridges

Have a lovely week

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The Short Story

Have you ever woken up one morning, realised the season’s have changed overnight, its suddenly summer, and then the panic sets in. What to wear? You start to rack your brain trying to remember what on earth you wore last summer? How did you style your clothes? It’s daunting enough realising you might have to show a bit of skin, but having to put something together that works for the new season on top of that is just scary! Shorts are the new dress code for summer, dress a silky pair up with heels for a cocktail party, or wear a tailored pair to work.  Whether it’s a casual or smart affair, be sure to style them right!

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Striped Jacket Zara // Striped Shorts Zara // Shoes Dune  // Pocket detail shirt Mango // City Bag Zara

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Tile Scarf Print Shorts Topshop // Crepe Sweater Top Whistles // Heeled Sandals by Miss KG at Topshop // Black Tote Warehouse 

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Poplin top Zara // Bib Necklace Anthropologie // Satin wrap shorts Topshop // Sandals Anthropologie

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Strawberry loose fit blouse Zara // Scallop edged short Topshop // Ancient Greek Sandals at Matches // Suede leather bag Mango

Now that I have prepared my mind, Im looking forward to getting my shorts on 😉

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