Kick Flare

Pants - Zara  Jumper - Primark  Coat - Zara  Bag - Zara

If you didn't already know by now, burgundy is my 'it' colour this season. And I like it that much, I am doubling up my dose. Tripling, if you count the plum lip. 

I picked up this coveted Primark jumper on a recent trip to Manchester, having scoured numerous Primark stores in search of said burgundy delight. And once I found it, it did not disappoint. No doubt I will be buying this beauty in grey too, as it's so versatile and even though it is now a little nippy outside, the sleeveless-ness is what does it for me. It just adds a little more boxiness than a normal knit.

 I decided the oversized knit would sit great with a pair of oversized pants too, so I quite literally dusted off these maroon flared pants from Zara, a few seasons old now, and it felt like a bit of a smart take on oversized boho. Plus, I am a sucker for a bit of clashing, and that subtle colour difference between the top and pants meant that it was just safe from looking like some kind of awkward uniform. The pants are actually less red in real life, it's just the unflattering winter sun making an appearance to try and ruin my blogging. I did try and take a sunglasses-less post, promise... 


Green Light

Jumper - H&M  Trousers - H&M  Bag - Zara  Trainers - Adidas Stan Smith  Sunglasses - Westward Leaning

Yes, this jumper really is H&M. As soon as I saw it online, I snapped it up within seconds. Peter Pilotto style for H&M prices, what more could you wish for? The sports luxe feel of the top can work well either dressed down or for a night out, but I decided to pair this with some green skinny pants and my Stan Smiths, keeping the green theme going. 

Throwing a pair of trainers on with an outfit can some times feel a little tom boyish, so pairing them with a statement jumper and girly bag can take a way that. Bottle green is definitely one of my favourite colours this A/W, and I have my eye on a cute matching suit I spotted in Primark a few weeks back! I am hoping it's there next time I go, Primark is so hit and miss for things like that! I am still hunting down a burgundy, sleeveless knit jumper that I spied weeks ago, with no luck as of yet. But I am definitely in need of a good spree there. 


Wine Time

Coat - Zara  Skirt - 5Fashion*  Top - Missguided  Scarf - Missguided (similar here)  Boots - Daniel (similar here)
It may be winter, but sometimes tights just don't cut it. Something about tights kind of kills an outfit for me, and I'm not sure why. But sometimes, legs out is a little too much for daytime too, especially with a shorter skirt. That's where knee high boots come in perfectly.
You may have seen them on every store shelf this Autumn/Winter and they seem to be THE 60's style staple of AW14. Whether they're flat, heeled, platform, you will see them on every blogger and fashionista alike. I picked up these lovely Daniel boots last year, and what drew me to them were their similarities to the celeb fave Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots. I decided to go for flat ones, practical and a nice change boot wise. These boots are such amazing quality and were definitely worth the money, and having researched and compared to the Stuart Weitzman boots, I must say they are a perfect alternative. 
I decided the boots were the perfect match to this cute, also somewhat 60's inspired miniskirt from 5Fashion. A little bit of dogtooth is just what you need for winter, and pared with a dash of burgundy and faux fur, I am feeling a bit nostalgic with this look. This skirt is an absolute bargain too, coming in at less than £10, and comes in a couple of different patterns; you can never have too many mini's! 


Office Party Dress Guide*

Look 1: Dress - Tibi  Heels - Rupert Sanderson for Antonio Berardi  Bag - ZAC Zac Posen  Earrings - Noir Jewellery  Ring - Monica Vinader - All from The Outnet
Look 2: Dress - Stella McCartney  Bag - Lanvin  Shoes - Saint Laurent  Earrings - Kevia - All from The Outnet
Look 3: Dress - Proenza Schouler  Heels - Sergio Rossi  Bag - Michael Kors  Necklace - Lulu Frost - All from The Outnet

It's that time of year again; frantically searching for THAT office Christmas party dress. The dress that's going to give you that Cheryl walking out on the X Factor Final feeling. A dress that may be the talk of the Christmas party, in the best way possible. 

It's not easy to find the right dress, or a dress at all! If you are like me, finding a dress for a big occasion is a mission in itself. You don't want to resort to good old Topshop, in the dismay of having a girls worst nightmare and turning up to be greeted by another girl in the same dress. This is where somewhere like The Outnet comes to the rescue. If you weren't already sold on designer at a discount, then all you need to do is scroll through the endless supply of dresses, shoes, bags, jewellery, and you will be hooked. 

I have put together a couple of different Christmas party outfits from some of my favourite items on The Outnet at the moment. I hope you like what I've put together!


Rock and Culotte

 Leather Jacket - Wallis*  Top - Zara  Culottes - In Love With Fashion* Bag - Zara  Boots - Zara  Sunglasses - Westward Leaning

Culottes are a tricky one. I feel they are one of those man repeller items of clothing that are a bit too "fashion" for some people, and warrant a few strange stares from the less fashion forward. 'What's with the Flares' 'Where are the rest of your pants' etc. However, when they are silky, floaty and a pretty blue/grey colour, I feel they are much more girl friendly. 

These gorgeous pants from In Love With Fashion are like a perfect plazzo pant/skirt hybrid. They're so flattering on and for once, being tall and all that, I think I have found the perfect pant style for me. These beauties come in a lovely burnt orange colour too, which are perfect for Autumn!

I wanted to de-girlify the floaty pants with some black leather; it never seems to fail me! This biker jacket from Wallis is perfect for throwing over girly dresses or layering up with chunky knits and shirts for winter. I particularly love the quilted shoulder sections and silver detailing; it's just an ideal winter biker. You may have the opinion, like I once did, that Wallis is a brand mostly associated with the older woman, but I can tell you now that you are wrong. If you haven't checked out their current campaign, especially their stunning and on trend W Collection (swooning over that nude belted coat as we speak), then you need to check them out right now. 

And what better way to show the fab-ness of their current season, than a giveawayI have teamed up with Wallis to offer one lucky follower a coat of their choice from Wallis' stunning selection of winter warmers. 

All you have to do is:

Good luck!


Paisley Prints

Dress - In Love With Fashion* Scarf - ASOS  Hat - ASOS  Boots - Zara  Bag - Zara  Sunglasses - Westward Leaning  

I cannot believe I haven't blogged about this scarf yet. THE scarf of AW14, it may seem. If you haven't seen this draped around the neck of a blogger yet, you may have been living under a internet-less rock for the last few months. I bought this scarf a few months back and I was instantly drew to it as it kind of reminded me of a Charlotte Simmone. And whilst my bank balance definitely can't afford one of those beauties yet, I decided this was the perfect alternative. The matching ASOS bag is on the shopping list too.

As soon as I received this beautiful dress from In Love With Fashion, I pictured it with this scarf. I wanted to add a bit of edginess to the folky print of this dress and I think the scarf did just that. Plus, the colours matched perfectly. This dress is one of THE most flattering dresses I have ever worn, and considering it's not usually the kind of thing I go for, I have fallen in love. No pun intended. Plus, if you go to their website here you can find a nice little £10 off voucher that pops up!

I kept the rest of the outfit simple with some black leather accessories, to make this outfit a little less girly. My trusty Zara croc leather bag never fails me. You can buy this bag in a cute mini version from Zara right now, which I would definitely recommend getting. Who needs practical bags these days anyway?