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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Fall Must Have’s

I cant believe we thinking of cooler days and new wardrobe essentials already. The summer went way too fast but thankfully there’s still lots of sunshine about however it wont harm to be prepared for when that first wintry chill decides to surprise us and we can tackle it head on without panic or shivers. This fall its all about mixing and matching your basics with your bling. Think Sport Luxe again. Pair a sequinned skirt with a casual sweater or Jogger trousers with heels and a blazer. But more of that and how to style the outfits to come so watch this space. For now lets concentrate on what to add to the wardrobe.

Boots – a knee length pair of riding type boots are a must for wearing over your favourite skinnies or skirts of various lengths. This season brown is bigger than black.  A pair of chelsea boots will never go a miss, wear them for a more casual look. The tassel loafers are great for the office and weekend wear.

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Riding Boots Russell & Bromley

 

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Chelsea Boot LK Bennett

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 14.19.37Tassel Loafers Topshop

Sweaters to pair with trousers and skirts. They look casual and comfy but teamed with formal trousers, skirts and heels will give you the perfect combo!

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 13.48.46Embellished jumper J Crew

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 14.11.51Classic Grey V Jumper Hush

Coats & Jackets – we’re not quite a freezing temps so something lighter is all we looking for right now. A classic blazer is always a must as is a coatigan for the in-between days.

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 14.10.08Blazer J Crew

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Coatigan Zara

Trousers – Wear  your jogger bottoms with your favourite trainers and a blazer on the weekend or with heels to the office. The leather trousers are still around in full force and again dress up with heels or down with trainers.

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 13.55.25Jogger type silk trousers Zara

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Blouses – get your hands on some rusty autumn shades to pair with jeans and skirts for the office

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 13.58.03Flower Feather pussybow blouse Topshop

Skirts wear with casual sweaters and heels or flats and booties on the weekend

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 14.04.19Rust full skirt Zara

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Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 14.34.34Leather look pleated skirt Topshop

Hope this helps give you a jump start. Full details on great fall outfit combo’s coming soon 😉

Pics: J Crew featured image

Sparkle and Shine

If you read my post here about essential summer wardrobe top up’s you will remember that I mentioned how vital a sparkly top is for the wardrobe.  I was out with friends on Friday night at Jak’s just off the Kings Road (highly recommend for a dinner or a razzle) and we were all commenting on how amazing the sparkly tops looked that we spotted been worn around the venue in the dim lighting .  It just reaffirmed what I was saying, do yourself a favour and get some sparkle or shine onto that spine!  Our friend Tia won the sparkle award for the evening in her gorgeous embellished sleeveless jacket and sparkly shoes!

A great way to style sequins is to tone the sparkly garment down by pairing it with a casual contrasting item. A sparkly skirt with a plain tee or a sequin top with slouchy jeans or trousers.

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Screen Shot 2014-06-01 at 21.11.56Black Sequinned Halter-neck Zara

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 18.34.48Metallic Cami Whistles

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Star Embellished Cami Kate Moss for Topshop at Net-A-Porter

Go grab yourself some glitz for the weekend

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Self Portrait Obsession (but not mine..)

I have taken a little liking to a brand called Self Portrait. They don’t have a website and are based in Hoxton but they do sell on ASOS 🙂

If you are off to a wedding and looking for something with a difference, do yourself a favour and try one of these numbers out. Super chic and sexy! Check the range out here

I have chosen one dress to style up for you but have listed a few other favourites below.

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Self Portrait Dress at ASOS // Green Heeled Sandals Dune // Nude Clutch Bag Kurt Geiger // Rose Gold Skinny Ring Monica Vinader at Net-A-Porter // Rose Gold Earrings Arme De L’Amour at Net-A-Porter

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Wishing you a happy and stylish week!

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Dining Alfresco

The clocks have gone back, the afternoon’s are lovely and long and the evenings are light. But it’s still early April so although it looks beautiful out of an evening it is still pretty chilly. I think we all get a bit carried away and cant wait to get the BBQ’s going and the tables laid outdoors for Alfresco dining and we probably even think it will be fine to go out with a sleeveless top, or even worse a dress and a little jacket.  I know that if I’m cold I cant enjoy myself, I cant even have a conversation because I cant concentrate on what anybody is saying, all Im thinking about is how freezing I am.  So at this time of year it would be wise to still wear trousers/jeans/tights AND a jacket.  If you are hosting a dinner at home in the garden, be sure to put up plenty of lights for ambience , cosiness and sparkle.  Check out my inspiration boards for eating out.

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Breakfast Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 12.43.59Slide1Dungarees Zara // Bag Anthropologie // Grey Rib Cashmere Vest by Boutique at Topshop // Denim Jacket Mango

 

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Embroidered Kimono Topshop // Jeans Paige at Net-a-porter or similar here for less // V neck tank Topshop // Ancient Greek Sandals at Matches // Necklace J.Crew at Net-a-porter

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Embroidered Jacket Mango // Sleeveless Double layer Cami Mango // White Stiletto Courts Mango // High Rise Skinny Jeans Rag & Bone // Bag Jill Sander at Matches

Wishing you all a very happy and sunny weekend xx