Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Sequins aren't just for Strictly!

Before you catch a chill just looking at me, let's skip forward a couple of months to Spring and one of it's trends, sequins! Now I'm not usually one for too much glitz and glam, I'll usually find a way to casualize even an evening outfit as I'm most confident when comfortable. However we all have that "girls night out" party piece that's seen one too many NYE prosecco's but doesn't see much light of day for the other 364 of the year. Until now..
Prepare to dust off your sequins and give them a new lease of life for any occasion. Thanks to Designers such as Ashish working the sequin into more casual silhouettes, we too can add a dash of glitter to our daily routines (Asda aisle Waltz optional). I've given this Motel sequin dress a twist by styling it with tailored pieces to smarten up it's act. Sequins for Spring is a thing!

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Green is the new Black.

Hat | H&M
Jumper | Apricot*
Jacket | Primark
Trousers | Zara
Shoes | Dune
Necklace | Fashion Tales*
Bag | Daniel Footwear*

I've never before really been drawn towards greens much. I like the occasional khaki piece as an alternative neutral in an outfit, but too much and I've always felt slightly elfish. However I've recently taken a liking to forest green and the almost black qualities it has. I'm aware my outfit above isn't quite forest green but whilst collating some images on my pinterest I was inspired to gather the few pieces of green I own and start dusting them off before I take the leap to other shades. It also encouraged me to choose this fluffy jumper from Apricot which is super soft and has a V-neckline I love in a pullover! Moving south I have finally found the perfect black loafer in the Dune sale! After sadly missing out on the Mango croc flats I knew I wanted a pointed toe and a style that was sleek yet still slightly mannish, the sale price and comfort level is just a bonus!

Monday, 5 January 2015

New Year, New Layers.

Hat | Primark // Jacket | Glamorous // Sheer Shirt | Glamorous // Faux Leather trousers | H&M // Scarf | H&M // Gloves | Zara // Bag | Primark // Boots | Asos

Happy New Year! I hope you all ended the last chapter of 2014 on a high and after a well needed break over the Christmas period here's to a fresh start with heaps of potential.
As a lover of layers I'm pleased that joining us in 2015 is the long line shirt. Spotted at Temperley London and Richard Nicoll to name a few for SS15, the elongated silhouette is taking us to new lengths. I thought I would ease into the trend with a classic black version from Glamorous, the sheer material will be a great transitional element into Spring when I can loose the jacket and have a peek of bralet beneath with something high-waisted on bottom. But before I get carried away wishing for warmer weather I'm currently enjoying layering with giant scarves, hats and gloves.. Brrrrr!

Thank you for your continued support guys and I look forward to sharing 2015 with you all x

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Monotone Merlot.

Knitwear // Primark
Cords // Urban Outfitters
Boots // Missguided
Bag // Primark

As the cold months come around I definitely gravitate towards berry tones year after year! There is something warming about the colours wine, burgundy and oxblood that perk up my grey winter skin, so naturally I had to create a head to toe look! Whenever I'm working a monotone outfit I make sure to mix textures in place of colour so things don't look to flat, here I teamed a chunky wool knit with corduroy jeans. Not wanting to distract too much from the one tone palette I've kept accessories to a minimum and gone for a light matching stone wash.

Get the look: