Outfit – Easy Does It

IMG_0683Trying to dress for this unpredictable weather is tricky business. So, this year for LFW, I decided to keep it pretty simple. Polo neck and jeans, spruced up with a pair of classic suede heels. Ooh I haven’t shown you these beauties yet. Here, have a close up:

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A dose of sexy toe cleavage for ya! Ha. On a serious note, these heels are extremely comfy; I could easily spend a whole day in them. Result!

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Wearing:

Polo neck – Mango; Leigh Jeans – Topshop (similar here); Suede Heels – Aldo (not online); Studded oversize bag – Zara (old); Florence trench – G-Star RAW

 

 

 

Outfit – Preppy

IMG_24561Morning birds and bees!

I’m totally loving the return of the polo neck! Growing up I wasn’t too much a fan. My sister loved them – I didn’t really get her fascination. I always felt a little claustrophobic wearing one. This winter though, I have a feeling that they’re going to become a little staple of mine.

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Also… me wearing all black? Hello, this is a huge rarity! You’ve probably worked out that I’m a fan of all things bright and beautiful (see evidence here, here and here). So far this winter, however, I can’t seem to get enough of wearing black and grey, and working with tones instead of colour. Take this leather skirt for instance, and the way it contrasts with my light knit…IMG_2580 1I know, it’s lush right? :-) I’m turning to pop socks too, instead of tights. It’s like I’m sixteen all over again. IMG_2467IMG_2547xx

Wearing:

Turtle Neck – Mango; Florence Trench – G-Star RAW; Leather RaRa Skirt – Zara (old), Pop Socks – ASOS; Suede Loafers – H&M

Motif Mondays

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? Motif Modays

‘Fun Fun’ Sweater – Zoe KarssenWhite Zip Wrap Aline Skirt – Topshop; ‘Tara’ – Charlotte Olympia; ‘Geek’ Tee – TopshopSuper Slim Trousers – Mango; Kitty Flats – Charlotte Olympia; Genius Jumper – Topshop; Wax Coated Jeans – Pierre BalmainHodell – Aldo;

Searching for the perfect winter coat

We’re set to have a pretty cold winter this year. So I’ve spent a lot of time searching for the perfect winter coat; one that would keep me warm, is current with trends and true to my own sense of style. My staple winter coat this year was not to be fitted; I was looking for something that I could layer up. Luckily, after some time (quite a lot of time I must say), I have found this little gem. What do you think? I’m so happy with my purchase!  I’ll take some pictures soon and show you how it looks on.

 

Wool Blend Coat – H&M

Trend Alert: Coup d’etat

I’ve never been a huge fan of the colour khaki but lately, I can’t seem to get enough of it. I’ve recently bought a couple of things online and I’m waiting for them to arrive before I go khaki-crazy. Okay, not crazy, but at least a little more involved with the whole khaki-craze. We’re seeing a huge come back of military wear too, which goes perfectly with the colour. Just look at this Mango khaki military coat; it’s a dream right? Anyways, here’s a little ‘coup’ inspiration for you. Enjoy!

PS. I”ll take some photos of all the things I’ve recently bought when they arrive. I’ve been a naughty girl… whoops!

PPS. Have a great day!

Items, left to right:

Military Style Long Coat – Mango; Knitted HoneyComb Jumper – Topshop; Textured – Leather Mini Skirt Carven; Crochet Trim Ankle SocksTopshop; Corsini Suede FlatsAquaruzza; Lace Crop Topshop; Leather Panelled Wool Twill Pants – Alexander Wang; Suede and Leather Wedge Thigh Boots Rick Owens; Ultra AviatorRay Bans; Leather Sleeve Shift Dress Topshop

Trend Alert – Oversize Me.

Most girls I know are pretty scared of sporting oversized items and I don’t exactly find this shocking. So I’m pretty sure that like me you’re feeling a little thankfully for the rise of the oversize this fall.

(image source: http://www.vogue.co.uk)

If I had to chose three words that best illustrated what ‘oversized fashion’ is all about, I’d chose big, bold and bossy. To help maintain that trendy look this fall, I really do suggest that this is the one trend you don’t ignore! For one, it’s really comfortable, looks fierce and, bonus,it’ll keep you warm.We’re not just talking about clothes here to; ‘oversize’ is taking over scarfs, jewellry and bags too.

Choosing the right items to pair your oversize garments will help accentuate your look. A word of advice; always think opposite. Oversize trousers & fitted top. Oversized top & either a pencil skirt or tailored trousers (ankle trousers too!). You get the idea. Remember, what you want to do is compliment the other section. Now go on, try something new today.

Items, from left to right,

Mohair Oversized Wool Jumper – Mango; Anna Dello Russo Bracelet – H&M; Contrast Sleeves Masculine Coat – Mango; Anna Dello Russo Earrings – H&M; Palazzo Pants – Ministry of Retail; D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses -Michael Kors; Oversized Clutch With Bow – Miss Selfridge; Women’s Tulle Skirt – Rundholz; Tall Oversized Blossom Tee – Topshop; Oversized Spot Tights – Pamela Mann; Blue Oversized Shirt – MiH; Anna Dello Russo Leather Boot – H&M; Sparkle Jewel Long Pendant – Accessorize;  Montpellier – Kurt Geiger

Mini skirt for any season


There is a person who loves miniskirts more that me and it’s got to be Alexa Chung, any season any reason to get her pins out! Wearing a short skirt is a nice way to tell the cold to back off and liven up your Autumn look. It creates a contrast of volume when worn with a chunky knit, and balances the whole silhouette out. I have picked tweed as my go to winter fabric, you will be to wear them with any knitwear and totally couldn’t resist an occasional metallic which works great for those winter evenings when you need a bit of ‘umph’! From left to right, MSGM mini skirt, £130; Proenza Schouler tweed mini skirt, £735; Jane Norman mini, £15 (on sale); Topshop’s fluro boucle skirt, £45; Mango boucle skirt, £29.99.

Cap Toe Heels

Yes we have seen them appear on runway from about early spring time..but recently cap toe heels have spread like wildfire with every high street shop at least having one pair for you to choose from.
The beauty of these heels is that they are very lady like but with a very subtle edginess about them.
Perfect duet of on-trend metallic accents and contrasting colour combination, these pumps will last and last in your wardrobe season after season. Consider them your modern classics!

Clockwise from middle pair, Dune’s Balmoral double toe cap court shoe, £90Mango pumps, £69.99Topshop ‘Gabbi’ courts, £50The Kooples suede courts, £255ASOS ‘Sidney’ pointed high heels, £45.

Trend Alert – Sergeant Indigo

Photos taken by The Coup

Taken at London Fashion Weekend, these runway shots confirm that incorporating shades of indigo in your winter wardrobe is a must. This year however,  it’s all about creating a fresh spin on your indigo pairings by using grey, khaki, violet colours and boyish tailoring to vamp up your blue. So add some oversized garments, create masculine silhouettes and transform yourself into ‘Sergeant Indigo’.

Items:

Cotton Tweed Trench Coat – £1795, Burberry Prorsum; Maybray Crew Jumper – £70, Aubin & Wills; Stud Western Shirt – £45, Oasis; Military Patched V-Neck Dress – £55, Oasis; Lace Insert Yoke Tee – £20, Warehouse; Premium Herringbone Mensy Blazer – £85, Topshop Unique; Palazzo Trousers – £44.99, Mango, Zemorah Suede & Leather Mini Skirt – £325, Dagmar; Cutout Suede Platform Ankle Boot – £720, Giuseppe Zanotti 

Special Delivery – Mango

This weeks ‘Special Delivery’ comes from Mango. I’m loving the studded cashmere jumper, leather belt and quilted leather jacket. We all know that studs are a huge look for fall fashion this year. Equally, you may remember our ‘berry crush’ post from August. Adding berry coloured items to your winter wardrobe will help keep your look bang on trend. Pretty helpful as berry is one of those colours that compliments pretty much everything!

Top row:

Two-Tone Long Dress, £134.99; Cashmere Jumper, £34.99; Wrapped Lapel Cardigan, £34.99; Sleeveless Long Jumpsuit, £44.99

Second row:

Striped Cardigan, £59.99; Metal Mesh Necklace, £22.99

Third row:

Touch – Studded Suede Peep Toe, £69.99; Studded Leather Belt, £44.99; Quilted Leather Perfecto, £139.99

 

 

Trend Alert: Leather Love


Yes, i have been going on about leather for a while now… But there is no surprise when it comes to autumn- leather always makes a come back. But this season there are more than one way to wear your leather, depending on which look you go for. Would it be ladylike as Olivia Palermo in her leather dress or something with an edge, like Jessica Alba. Office ready or weekend comfort as seen on Alexa Chung. Our favourite items get a leather make over and I am sure you will agree that leather is always best in black!


1. Topshop traditional leather jacket, £165; 2. Mango faux leather panel miniskirt, £34.99; 3. Mango platform ankle boots, £69.99; 4. Maison Scoth leather cap sleeve tunic dress, £120 (on sale), from flannelsfashion.com; 5. Alice by Temperley Libre shorts, £174 (on sale) from farfetch.com; 6. Ryder Black Leather Quilted Glove, £22, from Boohoo.com; 7. DKNY Elasticated leather waist belt £120 available from net-a-porter.com; 8. Drome leather biker leggings, £810, from matchesfashion.com; 9. Mango Leather Biker Jacket, £114.99; 10. Drome Leather dress, £859, from farfetch.com; 11. Oasis Faux Leather Roberta Dress, £65.00; 12. Jil Sander Faith leather belt, £270 available from net-a-porter.com

Knits After Dark


I would have never thought I would be reaching out for knitwear mid-summer. But it is what it is and this year UK can’t seem to get enough sunshine! Getting pins out for a walk to work is fine, but as soon as the evening comes, I get some serious goose bumps. In times like these light, soft knits are life savers! This Zara piece is guaranteed to make you warm enough to enjoy that glass of wine on the terrace. Such a simple shape best exaggerated with some costume drama jewelry! Clockwise from top,  Zara jumper, £25.99; Tom Binns ‘Love of God’ necklace, £1305 + splashout painted Swarowski crystal earrings, £290; River Island black and gold tone pack of bracelets, £13.

Go Team GB!

Today marks the official beginning of the London Olympic Games. It feels like we’ve been waiting ages for the Games to arrive since we won our bid back in July 2005. As I’m feeling a little patriotic today I want to pay homage to our amazing athletes; here are a few items that do the same thing. Now, let the Games begin!

Pictured clockwise (with hyperlinks):

  1. Union Jack Studded Biker Jacket – £75, Topshop  
  2. 2012 Union Jack Heart Studs – £55 – Links of London 
  3. Racer back T-shirt – £3.99, Mango 
  4. Union Jack Shorts – £19.99, New Look 
  5. 2012 Union Jack Sweetie Bracelet – £140, Links of London 
  6. Original Wayfarer London, Ray Bans