Ahh Topshop; everyones high-street favourite. Just when I was feeling like I’d ‘outgrown’ you (whatever that means), you surprise me again. I bought these fur balls last week and, my oh my, do I love them. Sexy yet playful. I wore them to a wedding last weekend and got a number of compliments from both men and women. The study block heel is a twist on the stiletto heel that fluffy pumps usually come with and, because of them, I managed to dance the night away in comfort. These come highly recommended!
Maison Faux Fur Block Heel Sandals – Topshop
Last Sunday Me and El decided to frequent Westfield’s Shopping Centre. It’s been a while since we did a trip together; it appears as though we have swapped our usual indulgences for a whole load of gym’ing, shocking! :) One thing I noticed was a micro trend of mini handbags that has found its way into high street shops. Zara, in particular, currently have a lovely little range of minuscule bags with this Mock Croc Leather piece being my favourite. How cute is this?!
Bag available here
I’m off to Switzerland tomorrow for two days. Literally a flying visit; I’ll be back home on Sunday evening. This time I’m much more excited as there’s a whole heap of fun and good company waiting for my arrival. When I lasted visited back in July it was sunny skies and birds tweeting. What with tomorrow being the first of November I’m expecting it to be straight up cold! I’ve decided to play it smart and prep a few outfits; a skill I like to think I have mastered over the years. I already showed you what I’m wearing on Saturday in this post. Clearly I’m planning on the defying the weather… haha! In transit, I’ll be keeping it pretty snug and standard in…
Outfit one: (Elena added the suggestion of knee high socks with this – genius!)
Long sleeve tunic – Topshop; Chunky boots – H&M; Fedora Hat – H&M; Faux fur tote – & Other Stories
Shiny bomber – Topshop; Polo-neck (my winter staple!) – H&M; MOM jeans – ZARA; Air max ‘Thea’s’ – Nike
Hope you guys have a great weekend. Live it up!
Morning beauts! Or should I say afternoon…
Lazy mornings are the best. Me and El had a spinning class last night so following that with a lie in was as expected; dreamy. I’ve finally gotten over the weekend. It ended up being a ping pong and karaoke fest; what a treat! On Sunday, me and El made a trip to Westfield in Stratford. We almost drowned in the sea of swimmers (Christmas shoppers out in October?!) but thankfully I managed to bag these hot boots from H&M for only £25. Bargain! The platform heel makes them uber comfy and I love the subtle python print in suede. I’m thinking an oversized knit, mini skirt and thigh socks would work quite well with these but we’ll see. Hello Winter 2014 – I’m almost ready for you.
Platform Heels – H&M
She says girls run the world but I’m now starting to think that it’s just her behind the steering wheel. News has leaked that Queen B is launching an athletic-focused line in partnership with high-street dominant Topshop. With designers yet to draw up the range it’ll be a while before this collabo hits the market, but we can still get excited right?!
Photo from Beyonce.com
So glad it’s the middle of the week; it means we’re getting closer to all important Friday! I’ve decided to throw a night of ping pong this coming Saturday at good ol’ Bounce in Central London to commemorate finishing uni. Should be fun! Not that I am planning on wearing the above outfit there of course! Imagine that?! No, no, no! But I did order this dress from River Island last night and I’m thinking of wearing it next weekend. I’m going to Switzerland again just for two days for a night out. Loving the improvisation on the top half of this dress – it should work quite nicely for a hard-meets-soft transitional look that’s not too dressy nor casual. I’ll keep it dressy with some saucy stilettos but play it down with an open, slightly oversized bomber jacket. And make-up, I’m going to go for a more flawless look by using a range of bronzers, gloss and illuminators rather than something heavy. Let’s hope I don’t start singing ‘I woke up like this!’ Haaaa, we’ll see how this works! Have a great day beauts!
Bodycon Dress – River Island; Bomber Jacket – Topshop; Stilettos – Zara
We’re a little late on giving you our verdict on the highly anticipated new range. One thing we love about H&M is their effort to make top end designer wear more affordable and accessible to high-street shoppers. Since Wang disclosed that he would be the first American designer to collaborate with the Swedish high-street favourite H&M back in April, everyone has waiting in line to see what themes would be incorporated in the line. With it’s official unveiling having taken place last Thursday it’s seems as though Wang has gone for all out aesthetic sporty with elements of athleticism taking the fore front. Here’s a sneak peak of the range. Now all we have to do is wait for November 6!
See here for more pictures on the range.
If you’re an avid reader of our blog then you’ll know that we both love a pair of classic heels. Suede or leather, the right pair of pumps can not only transform your outfit but, most importantly, the way you feel about yourself. The stilettos above are simply stunning. The bow detail makes them pretty perfect for injecting a subtle hint of femininity in to your look. They have firmly made it into my shopping basket this September. I’m looking forward to pairing these with a structed midi skirt. Yum!
Picture Perfect Pointed Pumps – ASOS
How cute was El’s sale post last Friday? I particularly liked the Zara top – I think it would look uber pretty on. One item that I wished would go in the sale is this clutch bag by Aldo. Talk about making a statement – the concoction of pearls and silver beads makes this piece nothing short of heavenly. Sale or no sale, I’m looking forward to this arriving. I might even wear it with this…
ARKAIR – Aldo
Finally, H&M have unveiled who their new collaboration will be with, and it’s none other than Alexander Wang. Wang, who is also the creative director at Balenciaga, confirmed the news last night at music festival Coachella. He’s following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and most recently Isabel Marant who all have collaborated with the high-street favourite.
Exciting! Roll on November 6
We’ve finally been given a sneak peak into Kate Moss’ new capsule collection for Topshop. After the success of her collaboration with the high-street giant back in 2007, we’re glad to see Britain’s sweetheart staying loyal to her roots. Pieces will available on Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom.com and, naturally, Topshop’s official website which should keep you international shoppers happy. Excited? You can read more about the collaboration here.
When the idea of trainers with heels first popped up last year, I was totally against it. Everything about it just sounded wrong. I’m eating my words now though because I’m seriously lusting over these bad boys. Ideally I’d get them in white: they’d be perfect as a transitional S/S piece. Problem though? But I just can’t seem to find them anywhere. These black ones are okay so I may settle for these. If anyone knows where they have the white ones in stock though, you know what to do…! :)
Nike Dunk Sky Hi’s – Nike
Santa baby, I think we’ve been a pair of good girls this year. Don’t you?
Mulled wine, festive cheer and copious amounts of mistletoe: the countdown to our favourite time of the year is officially here. And what better way is there for us to prepare for the festivities then with our very-own advent calendar.
For the next 24 days we’ll be bringing you stocking fillers and great gift ideas sure to get any Scrooge excited about Christmas , kicking off with…
This Topshop sequin velvet dress is a guaranteed hit with a girl who likes a bit of sparkle!
Campaign shots for Rihanna’s A/W collection for high-street powerhouse, River Island, were released earlier this afternoon. Not bad, not bad at all.
The collection will hit stores on September 12th. Looking forward to seeing the whole range.
1. RiRi for River Island
2. Today I am wearing…
3. Coote Pendants
Images sourced here
There’s nothing like letting your young, quirky, fun-loving self show through your dress sense. Motif jumpers and t-shirts have been around for a little while now. I have a couple motif tops in my wardrobe but non of these pieces below. What do you think? Me, I love them all. Which one’s your favourite?
‘Fun Fun’ Sweater – Zoe Karssen; White Zip Wrap Aline Skirt – Topshop; ‘Tara’ – Charlotte Olympia; ‘Geek’ Tee – Topshop; Super Slim Trousers – Mango; Kitty Flats – Charlotte Olympia; Genius Jumper – Topshop; Wax Coated Jeans – Pierre Balmain; Hodell – Aldo;