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Sunday, 19 October 2014

LILAC AND LACE

As the weather drops a degree or two its time to start getting out more and more winter accessories. Its not cold enough for full on fur coats just yet, but fur snoods, scarves and hats are the easiest way to add a little warmth and start getting ready for the ice to descend. This gorgeous fur snood is my favourite winter accessory purchase of this season - winter white is such a classic colour and its very flattering. My face and neck will be ready for the cold front in style! I paired it with this thin blazer/coat seen back in early summer (here) - its the best transitional piece of outerwear and will work great with autumnal plums and burgundy pieces. This denim pencil skirt is a piece I've had for quite a few years - its different to a usual blue denim skirt and is a perfect winter colour. The addition of the lilac skinny belt breaks up the darker colours and ties them together, also accentuating my waist. I recently picked up the gorgeous chiffony lace top and immediately fell in love as its so light and feminine. This post would also be nothing without my INCREDIBLE shoes! The floral effect is unusual (and beautiful!) and they're a really comfortable pair of winter boots.

Top - Miss Selfridge
Skirt - Topshop
Snood - Zara
Jacket - Missguided
Rings - River Island
Heels - Jeffrey Campbell

On a musical note, my song of this week will definitely be Sugar by Maroon 5 - I'm in love with the entire V album...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

GARDEN FUR

To Gilet or not to Gilet?

My look for today doesn't include any completely brand new items other than my shoes. This may not be the norm for bloggers out there today, who are constantly buying or receiving the latest clothes. Ultimately a fashion blog is to show an audience a lookbook of outfits and hopefully inspiring their own ideas, so its unrealistic to always be wearing brand new. Not everyone is lucky enough to afford all those clothes! All three garments, the playsuit, the jumper and the gilet are all from previous winter seasons across the past few years, but as fashion is cyclical obviously they would be back on trend at some point - there's no need to throw out and replenish if its a classic style. As a student I have to attempt to be frugal, although I have never really been good at that. Its therefore not feasible for me to be buying brand new every day! (Not that I wouldn't love to be able to). So apologies to anyone who was looking for the latest purchases in this post, its proof that keeping things in the wardrobe is worth it and necessary. As much as I try to get as many new things as possible and style them up!

This autumnal themed shoot brings in different fluffy textures that don't make me overheat as its not winter weather yet! My straighteners that I had accidentally left at home arrived yesterday, so I took the opportunity to curl my hair to add some volume. This works well with the brown wolfy fur of my gilet, which is extra playful with the pompoms. Green is obviously a popular colour for autumn, so I combined my look with this forrest green playsuit layered with a fluffy black jumper.

Gilet, jumper, playsuit and necklace - Topshop
Rings - River Island
Heels - New look
To Gilet...

Or not to gilet.. 

Monday, 13 October 2014

THINKING PINK

Today's look is easy and simple. Something for those days when its cold and wet and being cosy yet stylish is the priority. When you just want something to throw on! Yes, heels are involved but they always will be where I'm concerned, although it could very easily be worn with flats. Knitwear is always popular for winter, so when I saw this pink knit I knew it had to be mine - looser and longer is really flattering, and this jumper can be worn casually or made more glamourous with statement jewellery. My pink bag is making a final return before going back in its box for winter, its been one of my best summer buys! I am now on the hunt for another winter handbag which will most likely be black, but I remain undecided! Heels and socks were a trend I had never really accessed unless with my favourite wedged boots, but today these new sandals needed a bit of a wintery edge - I absolutely adore my furry trimmed socks during winter!

Jumper, skirt and socks - Topshop
Handbag - Zara 
Necklace - Miss Selfridge
Heels - New Look
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Saturday, 11 October 2014

THE WINDY CITY

Although this look was shot around 30 minutes after the look in my previous post, mother nature suddenly decided to send relentless torrents of wind my way; which does absolute wonders for my hair, especially with a fringe (not.) I might as well have been Calamity Jane in Chicago, singing her infamous song. It may be mighty pretty but a 'strong breeze' is not helpful when a fresh coat of lip gloss has been applied and you're trying to look mildly presentable! 

Moaning aside, after a few hair and face disasters I got my act together and Serah could actually shoot the look! My turquoise coat has risen from the wardrobe once more, this time to be combined with every blue in the colour spectrum. My handbag was a summer bargain which I actually haven't had chance to make proper use of, but is a perfect autumn-winter transitional accessory which I will be taking out more often! Winter florals are popular for the colder season, so this top is ideal for styling with darker colours and adding a bit of brightness. Jeans are always best in this kind of weather, when you don't fancy your skirt gaining a mind of its own and revealing your favourite knickers to the world. These are especially warm and form-fitting, also allowing me to show off yet another pair of winter heels - the cleated wedge is definitely this season's ideal choice; a bit of grip is vital with wind and rain being forever on the forecast. 

Coat - Zara
Top - Miss Selfridge
Jeans - River Island
Necklace - New Look 
Ring - vintage
Handbag - M&S
Heels - Kurt Geiger

Look at the concentration in that face! Wind clearly removes all integrity. 

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