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The cute work outfit

3 Aug
I know, I wear this floral Zara skirt a lot and you’re probably a little bored of it but I’m not! I love buying a piece on a whim and realising that it’s one of the magical go-with-everything items that was missing from your wardrobe for forever. I really didn’t expect such a loud, bright, patterned item to be like that though. I thought the rule was to buy quality staples in basic colours and throwaway colourful trend pieces seasonally to accentuate your wardrobe for a short time. Rules were made to be broken though, and I would happily wear this skirt in a different way every day of the week. Ok, I’ll stop gushing about it now.

I paired the skirt with one of those wardrobe basics, a plain khaki tee. This one is from Alexander Wang and I’m a convert and believer in investing in quality pieces for your wardrobe. The fabric is really soft and silky, plus it just hangs so nicely. I tucked it into my beloved skirt to give my silhouette a little bit of definition as the skirt has a bit of a bell shape. I’m not sure if you can tell from the image, but the tights I’m wearing are actually blue. I have a billion pairs of very similar lace tights in black but opted for the colourful option. Which went down very well, especially with Alex Reid (Katie Prices’ ex), who complimented me on my hosiery. Not bad for a sale steal from M&S!

The shoes are absolutely gorgeous, aren’t they? My new favourite pair, I actually bought them to as ‘work shoes’ but they’re too pretty to be worn for work. They’re by Guess and from Sarenza, the leather is amazingly soft and they are super comfy. What more could you want from a shoe? The bag is my current favourite and a great, roomy everyday bag. I love the striking but subtle-ish gold accents. What a beaut. I’m glad I finally have some shots of my jewellery as I do love a shiny jewel but never manage to capture what I’m wearing properly. Details are underneath each picture. Super huge thank you to Susie from Take Out in Couture for the amazing pictures, definitely my best outfit post. 

Tshirt – Alexander Wang (from Net-a-Porter)
Skirt – Zara
Belt – Vintage
Tights – M&S
Shoes – Guess, courtesy of Sarenza
Bag – Michael Kors (from The Outnet)
Key necklace – courtesy of QVC
Ring – YSL (from Net-a-Porter)
Lion head bracelet – gift from Florence
Red and metal bracelet – COS
Spike bracelet – Joomi Lim (from Nyla Boutique)
Charm bracelet – Links of London (from Selfridges)
Bee charm – Peculiar Vintage (from Rokit)

Acceptable in the 90s

20 Jun
Does this outfit seem a little 90s to you? It does to me, but I kind of like it. It’s sort of mismatched and effortless, perfect for mooching around the East End then! The fab jumpsuit was gifted to me by the sweet PR team for Komodo, who are an ecologically-produced, Organic, Fairtrade fashion company. Being green and ethical has become a bit of a buzz-word over the last couple of years, but Komodo is the real deal. Established over 20 years ago, Joe Komodo works with the factories themselves in Nepal as well as charities such as Free Tibet.

The collection is lovely and on trend as you can tell. Prints and bright colours feature heavily. I’m becoming a bit of a playsuit/jumpsuit/romper fiend at the moment but this one instantly jumped out at me. I was glad I chose it as it’s such a statement piece and really lightweight and comfy to wear. The ditsy floral print actually works really well in such a big piece, proving that you can wear this sort of print all over! As the jumpsuit is printed, I kept the rest of the outfit simple with tan coloured accessories. Although the jumpsuit comes with a matching fabric belt, I thought this looked better tied a bit loosely to keep with the casual feel but the cropped jacket gave the outfit a bit more definition and nipped in shape.

The gorgeous chunky heels are from Mellow Yellow courtesy of Sarenza, the bag is by Alexander Wang and denim jacket is from River Island

Westfield blogger style challenge

5 Apr

For the past week or so, Westfield London Shopping Centre have hosted a fabulous event: The Big Fashion Wardrobe. Featuring ‘fashion cupboards’  from the likes of Reiss, French Connection, River Island and Ted Baker as well as fashion shows, make overs and blogger workshops run by the lovely Jenny. They also had a little blogger style competition, which they asked yours truly to take part in.

The theme was summer so I went for a Moschino-esque lemon print dress from New Look with some coral Reiss shoes, H&M belt, Alexander Wang Angela bag and my usual mish mash of jewellery.

I’d love you all forever and buy you each a slice of yummy cake if you’d take 0.5 seconds of your day to click ‘like’ on my page on the Westfield site.

Thank you!

Special thanks to Ginger Group for their hair styling expertise, Zaida Jubera for the gorge make up and photographer James Wicks for being a sweetheart. 

Bag yourself a bargain at The Outnet

8 Feb

If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I’ve been very, very bad today. Wicked in fact. It all started when I innocently logged onto The Outnet and saw that they had a HUGE bag sale on today. Whilst innocently (again) browsing the site, somehow the beautiful Alexander Wang Angela found it’s way into my shopping basket and I accidentally clicked check out. I’m not quite sure how it happened but that Outnet place is a little dangerous. If you want to laugh in the face of danger, there are still loads and loads of gorgeous bags available. Here are my top picks from the sale: 

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2011 accessories

22 Nov

Alexander Wang’s accessories for Spring/Summer 2011 made me feel a little giddy inside. Yes I’m a shoe girl, but it’s not often that accessories elicit the same giddyness usually reserved for couture. The accessories aren’t stunningly beautiful but they were just so distinct. Alexander Wang has literally lightened up for next season, using off-whites, khakis and beige/biscuit tones rather than his usual moody, dark hues. Fitting in with his theme of a construction site gone awry, there was a definite functional, practical aesthetic. Heels are chunky, sensible straps and tool bag like bags with paint splatters. 

The new Rocco

Stand out piece

Absolute adore these

Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter 2010 video

18 Aug

So many fashion brands are embracing video technology, be it via a YouTube channel, live streaming or campaign videos. I really enjoy fashion via this relatively new medium it just adds an extra dimension that photographs just can’t capture and really helps to convey the essence of the brand in a more tangible way. Alexander Wang recently unveiled his first ever campaign video, shot by Craig McDean and starring Abbey Lee Kershaw. I love the dark, deserted hotel location too and how it contrasts with the slick clothing. Oh and the soundtrack is by my new obsession favourite band The xx.

Alexander Wang Underwear Collection

11 Apr

A couple of days ago, Alexander Wang debuted his first ever underwear collection on his website. He has dabbled in underwearin the past of couse, I was obsessed with one of his bras which seemed to sell out almost immediately everywhere. However, I think his underwear collection is rather basic and dare I say it, a little boring. What do you think, were you expecting something a little more exciting? 

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