Jacket - Zara Skirt - Topshop Top - Pretty Little Thing* Bag - H&M Shoes - Zara
Photo's: James Dean Photography
Sometimes, all you need to make an outfit stand out is a dash of red lipstick. And there is no better red than this matte Nars lip pencil in Cruella. It's bold, a lovely shade of red and so long wearing.
I decided on a minimal and monochrome outfit to let the lipstick do the talking, and to also show you this amazing striped crop top from Pretty Little Thing. This high neck top is so flattering and it goes with so many things too. Pared with a bit of clashing grey, it gives this chic outfit more of an edge.
Jumper - Primark Shirt - Mango via ASOS Skirt - Zara Boots - Topshop Bag - Zara
During the hustle and bustle of London Fashion Week this weekend, I managed to take a few quick snaps of my outfit from Day 1 of Somerset House. I had these boots in mind for fashion week the minute I purchased them, and they are so comfy to walk in that I knew they would be perfect.
This outfit was such a last minute thing, I threw it together the day before leaving for London. I've definitely come to realise that I am much more of a last minute dresser than a planned outfit kinda gal. I decided to go for some layering, which is not only on trend but added warmth too. This primark knit went perfectly over my mango striped shirt dress, and I think the boots just finish off that double burgundy look.
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Photography - James Dean
I would usually keep a dress like this, a pencil, strapless, midi dress, to wear during the night time. I find strapless pieces a little bit revealing for a daytime look and pencil skirts only really work with heels. But, I didn't want to keep this beautiful striped dress from Rare London for those rare occasions I do go out. So I decided to see how I could make it a little more daytime friendly.
The beautiful thing about strapless items is that they look great layered. And I decided to throw on this grey polo neck underneath, for a bit of added coverage and warmth too. I paired this look with this lovely trench coat from Pretty Little Thing. The navy blue colour really drew me to this coat and I thought it was the perfect amount of colour to add to the outfit, without being too distracting. I brought this little H&M bag out from the back of my closet too, which I almost forgot I even had! It's such a great colour and I seem to only go for messenger bags these days. Who needs a bad back from carrying the world in your oversized handbag anyway.
Thank you to the very talented James Dean for the photography, who's portfolio you can check out here.
So, as promised, here is my night time look with Jailbird Jeans. The days of going out on nights out in my disco shorts and a crop top seem to have long gone, and sometimes jeans and heels can do so much for you on a night out. It looks classy, simple, sophisticated, even if you're night out might not go the same way.
Jeans on a night out definitely does not have to be boring and it doesn't mean you're losing out on glam points either. I mean, look at Olivia Palermo for example. If she doesn't win you over with jeans and heels, no one will. No one rocks this look more than Olivia in her AG jeans and her Aquazzura's. All you have to do is throw on a pair of heels, shirt and a clutch bag, and you're winning.
I decided to do just that, and I pared my denim with this gorgeous drapey shirt from Missguided. Cross over shirts seem to be everywhere at the moment, and this pretty little top is just what you need to bring a little girly-ness to the outfit. I added a black, boxy silhouette in the form of this amazing cape jacket from Missguided, which is so fab that I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot more of it on the blog. All the detailing in this outfit, I left to my leopard print Reiss bag, just to add a little texture and pattern to the otherwise simple look. And sometimes, a small statement item like that, can take you straight from day to night.
Skinny jeans have taken over the world. I remember the days before skinny jeans were THE jean, when I was rocking the bootcut flare and trainers in my school days. The days when it was cool to have your flares dragging along the floor so the hems became all frayed and dirty, because that was hip. Or, if you were like me and went through an 'alternative' stage, you had a nice little Avril Levigne-esque chain having from the hip of your Tammy girl punk rock flares.
Flares may be coming back with full force this season, and whilst I do love a good 70's flare, skinny jeans will always be the ones for me. Whether they're blue denim, black, grey, acid wash, they are the most reliable thing in a girls wardrobe. And they aren't just for daytime casuals either, they are perfect popped on with a pair of heel for a night out. So when I was asked by upcoming brand, Jailbird Jeans, to come up with a day to night look, I jumped at the chance. As an avid 'skinnies' fan, I know how well they can work from day to night. So, here is my daytime look.
I chose the Lexie classic girlfriend jean, an ankle grazing length in a classic blue denim. Blue jeans will honestly go with any outfit, and I loved the distressed look on these. I thought I would keep the outfit pretty casual and cosy, but adding a splash of colour and sassy-ness with my burgundy Topshop Control over the knee boots, a sale snap up from a few weeks ago. So here is my daytime look, my nighttime look will follow shortly.