February 2015 archive

Back to Basics.

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Never underestimate the power of a good basic knit – my mantra these days as London weather continues to remain, well, really really cold.

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This chunky black and white knit was another H&M bargain I picked up in their January sales. Since I purchased it online, at a mere £15 I wasn’t expecting much apart from a basic jumper to wear at home on the weekends but I was really pleasantly surprised. The wool used was really soft and it looked really good on – winning!

For this look I threw on my onyx ‘Marianne’ jeans from Wildfox and wore my navy draped jacket from Nasty Gal on top. The jumper was soo warm I really didn’t need a heavy duty coat so opted for the lightweight jacket instead. I pulled on my gorgeous soft leather over the knee boots, grabbed my favorite oversized fedora hat and a chanel lego clutch to complete the look and to add a little glam factor to the whole ensemble… and there you have it!

Sorry I broke my recent streak of posting every two days – my winter bug has been getting the better of me but I’m finally on the mend so I’ll be continuing with the regular posts this coming week (and hopefully many more weeks to follow) :)

Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend <3

Thank you for reading lovelies.. until the next post!

xox

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That 70’s Vibe

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It’s official ladies and gents.. the 70’s are back in a big way and I couldn’t be happier about it! We’ve already seen the high boots, midi skirts, suede jackets and patchwork denim over the last few months but based on what we saw on the runways last Fashion Month, we’re going to be falling down the seventies rabbit hole this Spring/Summer.

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At Chanel we saw psychedelic water colour prints & silk blouses cut with huuuggee collars. At Saint Laurent there was coloured furs and patchwork suede jackets, cropped sailor pants at Sonia Rykiel and Gucci. Of course my favorite trend to have back has to be Flares – I can’t be the only one who thought Velma from Scooby Doo had a killer pair of pants on back in the day? :p We saw glorious flares on the runways at Coach and glam rock inspired bell bottoms at my favorite, Tom Ford.

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may have already seen my love for flares in a previous post but I wanted to opt for a softer look this time and channel the 70’s while still firmly staying in this decade..

The flares are from BLANK NYC and I just adore them – the denim is soo soft and I love the elastic at the top of the high waist, perfect for tucking in a tee or a blouse! I teamed them up with this gorgeous grey pussy bow blouse from Wolf & Whistle’s SS15 collection. I love how the blouse is reminiscent of the 70’s era but the neutral grey helps you pull off the trend in a more subtle manner in case you’re not yet up to braving it with bolder colours. The blouse sold out pretty quickly and I’ve linked to a similar one from their website but keep checking back here in case you want the one I’m wearing.

I did my hair a little differently by backcombing it at the crown and pinning some of it at the back. I accessorized with a silver full finger ring and grabbed my Celine luggage tote to finish the look off.

It’s a simple look but on trend for the new season none the less. What about you guys – will you be rocking flares this coming season?

In other news, I caught some sort of virus yesterday and have been wrapped up in my duvet all day popping paracetamol like candy. My fever has finallllyy dropped and I’m hoping to feel a little more normal tomorrow – I hate being ill! Thank you to all of you who sent me well wishes on Instagram and to my wonderful husband for putting up with my man flu dramatics and looking after me :)

Thanks for reading my lovelies.. until the next post!

xox

DISCLAIMER: The blouse from Wolf & Whistle was a gift from the company.

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WESTSIDER.

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Given that I am in my late twenties (gulp), I’ve made a conscious effort of late to step out of my comfort zone and experiment with more shapes, silhouettes and colors that I would normally shy away from. I don’t want to look back and wish that I had experimented with more different styles over the course of my youth – and for the most part it’s been a great thing! Today however, I went back to basics and threw together a look that prioritized comfort above all else..

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I really didn’t plan on shooting this look, but I love how it came together.. a bit grungier than my usual posts but hey, I think that’s why I liked it even more..

I teamed up a simple grey H&M tee (which actually belongs to my husband) with a pair of frayed denim shorts from Zara with tights underneath. I then tied a tartan flannel shirt from Jack Wills around my waist to add a little bit of colour to the outfit and wore this GORGEOUS bomber jacket from Finder Keeper’s Westsider collection on top. I actually was gifted this bomber mid last year, but never got round to shooting it until now. It is succch a beautiful jacket and feels sooo good on!

To accessorize (and for warmth purposes), I donned a grey slouch beanie from H&M and grabbed my blue mirror wayfarers. Finally, I slipped on some black canvas shoes from Public Desire and a white marble cross necklace from Claire’s accessories to finish the look off.

I was soo comfortable in this ensemble and I think it show’s in the photos… Some day’s it’s exactly what you need – function over fashion ;)

As most of the items in this outfit are super old, I’ve linked to as similar options as I could find.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.. I can’t believe it’s Sunday night already! Where does the time go? Ah well..

As always, thanks for reading my lovelies.. until the next post!

xox

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