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01/09/2014

Coral Accents







Shirt - Fashion Union*  Pants - Banana Republic   Bag - Paul's Boutique*  Heels - Public Desire (similar)*  

What better way to get you through the bleak Autumn/Winter transition than a pop of colour. And this coral bag from Paul's Boutique is enough to brighten anyone's day! Sometimes I feel like you can get a little caught up in blacks and neutrals during Autumn, so this bag is just carrying a little summer on through. I also love the gold detailing of the bag, I feel like it adds a little classy-ness! I must admit, when I used to think of Pauls Boutique, I would picture the blingd out jumpers and the garish prints and colours. However, in recent years I have been pleasantly surprised by their transition to chic yet still unique bags. Check them out yourselves here and see what you think!

I have been looking for the perfect denim shirt for a while now, and this Fashion Union shirt is just that. A denim shirt can go with so many things and I feel like it's such a wardrobe staple! Whether it's worn with heels or a pair of trainers, I think every girl needs one. I chose my trusty Banana Republic Sloan skinny pants to wear with the denim shirt. If I could live in one pair of pants for the rest of my life, it would un-doubtably be these. They are comfy, perfect fitting, glam; just the queen of pants. 

I decided to pick out the gold in the bag with these Public Desire beauties I have. These shoes are surprisingly really comfortable, and the heel height is nice in that it's not too high. I decided to finish off this outfit with a little Nars lip pencil to match my bag, which I thought tied the outfit together a little more. You can find the lip colour here.

28/08/2014

#glitztokicks: part 2





Dress - Bank*  Jacket - Glamorous*  Heels - Bank*  Bag - Zara

So, I promised to take you from day to night in just one dress, and here it is. If you see my below post, you can see how I dressed down this monochrome dress for a casual, daytime look. Now, all I have done here is a quick accessory switch up.

By adding a pair of heels, your outfit is instantly changed in a flash. Your legs are leaner, your dress is sassier, and your whole look is transformed. As I said below, sometimes I don't feel like showing off my arms, especially if I have my legs on show. So to add a bit more depth and a little more comfort, I have thrown on a white duster. An SS14 staple, a duster coat is just that little bit edgier than a blazer and the length is a little bit more fun. And I know that duster coats are going to be kept firmly in my wardrobe for AW14 too, with white and khaki being my favourite colours to snap them up in! 

So there you have it, two simple looks based on one simple yet effective dress. What do you guys think?

26/08/2014

#glitztokicks: Part 1







Dress - Bank*  T-shirt - ASOS  Shoes - Bank*  Belt - ASOS  Hat - ASOS 

When I was contacted by the lovely people at Bank Fashion and challenged to the #glitztokicks styling task, I was instantly excited. A styling challenge it one thing I will absolutely always take on, and this idea seemed perfect as it was so simple; taking a dress from day to night. For those dresses that are just TOO good to be kept for just one outing in a day.

Having a dress that can carry you through from daytime to nighttime is a must, and sometimes all you need to change is your shoes. But before you can think about your shoes, you need to think of the dress. You don't want to be doing your Tesco shop or walk in the park in your embellished mini, but that doesn't mean you need to stick to a jersey tee dress either. For this styling task, I decided to go for a printed cami dress. Monochrome, for easy accessorizing, and A-line, not too restricting but still pretty.

Me personally, I sometimes feel a bit too exposed in cami straps, especially in all the glory of full on daylight (I feel so much more comfortable when its that little bit darker, is that just me?). So I decided to throw a simple grey Tee underneath, a summer layering style I have seen about quite often this year. The trainers are my favourite part of this outfit, as I love the grey and baby pink together and they complete the casual, easy wearing look. They are just the right amount of girly to make these trainers woman friendly too. I picked out the baby pink with a clinched waist belt to tie the look together.  

So here is my daytime look for the #glitztokicks challenge, and my nighttime look will be following tomorrow! I hope you like what I have come up with!

14/08/2014

Burnt Orange is the new Black







Top - Zara  Pants - Zara  Blazer - Zara  Bag - Sandro  Heels - Zara  Sunglasses - Westward Leaning

Although the title may not suggest, the main feature of this post is the bag. THE bag. This Sandro Paris baby caught my eye the second I saw in on the rail whilst browsing on my holiday in Marbella. The colour, the silver, the simplicity, I needed it. And I didn't get it. And I instantly regretted it when I landed back in the UK. There isn't many places around here that sell Sandro, and I thought I had missed my shot. Then, much to my delight, my parents surprised me with this on their return from their own holiday; lucky me! It's gone straight to the top of my favourite bags list. 

Other than the bag, I am wearing head to toe Zara, rather embarrassingly! But I had to get me some AW14 pieces, and this Stella McCartney esque leopard print top had me straight away. I love the burnt orange/beige colour and it goes with my last year's Zara blazer perfectly. However, I am not 100% convinced by the pants as of yet. On the website, I was in love. The print reminded me of a pretty feather pattern. When they are on, not so much. I feel like they are not as flattering as I would have hoped, and since I am not blessed with twig-like calves like most Zara models, they don't sit as I imagined. But I can't decide. What do you guys think? 

11/08/2014

50 Shades of Grey





Jacket - Zara  Jeans - ASOS  Bag - Zara  Mules - Zara

Summer seems to have been and gone quicker than ever this year. And now that both my holidays are well and truly over, I am feeling as gloomy as these shots. Shooting in twilight is pretty tricky, but even though these aren't the best quality shots, I feel they fit the mood just right. 

It may be getting grey, but it's not quite cold yet. So I decided to team up my grey moleskin Zara waistcoat with some plain white jeans and a Tee. A simple outfit that, with some black accents thrown in, looks a little less boring. I decided to clinch this waistcoat in for a change, and I used a belt from a Zara sale buy crop. I actually bought the top mainly for the belt, as I knew it would go with so many things as a more slouched and relaxed play on a belt.

I kept this simple with all plain black accessories and dusted off my old Zara shopper to finish off the slightly androgynous look. 

28/07/2014

You, Me, Oui




Top - Fall in Love Fashion*  Skort - Fall in Love Fashion* Shoes - Zara  Necklace - Smashglam

I have been wanting to show you this gorgeous necklace for a while now and couldn't quite put my finger on an outfit that I wanted to go with it. However, when I received these pink shorts from Fall in Love Fashion, I knew that's what I would pair it with. This necklace is so unique and playful, and the mix of colours is perfect for summer! Smashglam also have a matching bracelet and some fab clutch bags, so be sure to check out their website here.

I wanted to keep this outfit pretty chilled, as my last shorts post was more dressed up, and I wanted to show a more dressed down, laid back look that I would put together with a pair of tailored shorts. I decided to pair these lovely baby pink shorts with a logo'd plain white tee to keep the rest of the outfit pretty simple. Fall in Love Fashion have some great logo t-shirts at fab prices so I will definitely be checking out their website from now on! I threw on my baby blue Zara heels to pick out some of the colour in the necklace and they also match my nails, which makes me feel slighty happy inside if I have nails matching my outfit.