Sunday, 26 April 2015

Scarves And Stiches











Two posts in one weekend - spoiled is an understatement! I love this outfit, I feel like each piece marries one another. So let me tell you the tale of how it came to be... I got the chain belt from Zara about 2 years ago, it's so popular that they tend to buy into it every season, and thank god as it's saved me on quiet a few occasions. I wore the chain belt with my dress, the star of the show, which is actually an old vintage scarf stitched together. I know, crazy right! Who by? I hear you ask. Who other than Urban Outfitters (Vintage renewal). I follow Millie Mac on just about every social media platform and was dying to find some similar suede knee highs, so off I went on mission 'Knee Highs'. Aldo, of course, won. They slipped on like they were made for my feet, I must of walked around in them in store for about ten minutes before buying them. Waterfall jackets became a popular trend this season, this one is from Zara, it's perfect for spring and very lightweight. It also drapes on the body nicely and who doesn't love a good drape! I love when you find your 'go to' item for the season, and this jacket is most definitely mine. 

Jacket- Zara
Boots- Aldo
Belt- Zara

Photographer Credit- Iona Macleod
Instagram-@ionamacleodphotography


Saturday, 25 April 2015

My Shagalicious Jacket

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This week we shot in Kensington, the true heart of London for me, I've always dreamed of living in one of the white pillared houses there. I tend to get a love/hate reaction whenever I wear this jacket, but I love it so...(deuces).  Its From Urban Outfitters of course, where my journey began in the Fashion world. I paired it with one of my favourite lace dresses from Free People, Free People is one of my all time favourite brands, I cannot get enough of it, its price point is not cheap but I am willing to make the sacrifice to glorify my wardrobe. I love everything about the brand from the exquisite dresses to the way they market themselves, go and check out their youtube channels, they create love stories and the models wear all Free People Clothing, one of my favourites is this one here-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coq_xeXqbTg . The amazing 70's platform heels are from ASOS, super comfy and go with just about anything retro in my wardrobe.

Happy Blogging <3

Shoes- ASOS
Dress- Free People
Shaggy Jacket- Urban Outfitters

Photographer Credit- Iona Maceleod
Website- http://www.ionamacleod.com
Instagram-@ionamacleodphotography

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Le Suede Skirt- My LBD Alternative






This look would be the perfect outfit for brunching with friends, the jumper although looks heavy is nice and light yet still keeps you warm, I wear it off the shoulder but you can wear it however it suits you. H&M have really surprised me this year, I use to only go in there for basics but they've really outdone themselves, I now always go in for a browse and always come out poorer (shock). This beautiful suede skirt is from the king that is ASOS, sticking with the seventies trend but twisting it slightly so I don't look totally 'hippy-fied'. This black skirt is my equivalent to having an LBD, it goes with everything in my wardrobe, they also do a beige one so i'm waiting on pay day before I make myself poor again. The shoes are my pointed leathers I put on my Instagram account you may have seen, again from ASOS. Earlier this week I went into Primark for some bits and to put it lightly had a trolley dash which brings me to introduce the lovely sunglasses I am wearing, again incorporating the 70's chic (always).  Happy Hump Day!

Peace and Love x 



Sunday, 19 April 2015

Lets Spring Into Summer









Hello Hello, welcome to my first outfit post of 2015 and it feels good, it feels emotional, it feels special..glad to be back kids. I thought I'd go for a casual look for spring, I adore the slouchy look thats happening this season (its also very figure flattering). I have had my hungry eyes on these ripped thigh jeans since I attended the Urban Outfitters SS15 Press day last year which was one of my favourites, they covered the whole venue in Diptyque candles and had a really good display of the SS15 range, where I met my true Love (the jeans).  The jeans are from Waven, a brand I new Urban stocked but I was not familiar with, when I saw them appear on the new in page I bought them in a split second. I paired the Jeans with a T-shirt from Weekday, a really stunning but affordable brand for someone of my age (they have their own website or they stock on ASOS). The T-shirt is so soft it just drapes over the body and really gives the outfit that splash of colour it needs. Sunglasses and shoes are from Primark (of course) I feel like people underestimate Primark sometimes, I always find something that compliments my outfit in there, and of course its affordable. The belt is from Topshop, I felt like I needed to break the outfit in two a little and because the jeans are a loose boyfriend fit, it gives that added support. To finish the outfit I am wearing my trusted black leather Topshop handbag, that I can't live without. Hope your Sunday is as glorious as mine!

Happy Blogging x

Rings -various markets in London

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Le Jewellery Press Day AW15

So today I officially lost my jewellery press day virginity (clap clap), I have never been to a jewellery press day before, but I have attended apparel press days and thoroughly enjoyed them, they are always fun!

The press day was held by the PR company CMJ (please visit their website if you haven't already! at www.cmj-media.com) who specialise in jewellery and watches. They kindly invited me to their AW15 press day held at Kettners in Soho, London. The venue had a great character to it, and the room was intimate but perfect for the intricate jewellery brands they were representing. In total there were around 15 different brands, I was greeted by the team who offered me luxury canap├ęs and offered me a chance to enter a competition where you could win a beautiful bracelet by a brand called Marco Bicego. I was then given a tour of the brands by a lovely girl called Kate, who gave me information on where each brand got their inspiration for each collection. The brands ranged from lower price points right up until bridal ranges where the price points were obviously a lot higher.


There were a few brands that caught my eye and fell into a price point that was suitable for me (please see images below), all the jewellery showcased was real gold and silver, this attracted me the most as I always wear real silver, (fake metals make your fingers goes green! girls I'm sure you can relate!). To finish up I was given a beautiful goodie bag with some items in it which contained jewellery from one of the brands that I loved which was exiting (Sif Jakobs). The goodie bad also had this 'bespoke' cookie in the shape of an Autumn leaf with icing on (sounds crazy I know!) but seriously it was the coolest thing..ever.

Sif Jakobs (image 1 and 2)- Instagram name- @sifjakobsjewellery -A fashion forward stunning range for AW15, a brand I would definitely invest in, the spiked earrings were a real eye catcher, in fact one of the PR ladies was wearing a pair and they looked gorgeous. The two piece ring set was another favourite of mine, made from two silver rings with 'look a like' diamonds encrusted into them, both rings were held together by a delicate chain..love love love!

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Latelita London - click to enter website (image 3 and 4) : Instagram name- @latelita_london
Image 3: this was one of the first brands I noticed when I walked in, they use 'sting ray leather' its a type of buffed leather apparently, it looks really cool actually and it glimmered in the light. 

 Image 4: I absolutely fell in love with this bracelet, its shaped so it fits your wrist like a glove! I don't usually wear bracelets but this one caught my eye. The snake ring was definitely a heart string puller, I love rings, you'll always find me wondering the markets of Portobello scouting out new silver rings.

Image 5: my lovely goodie bag provided by CMJ


 BiiJu: click to enter website. Image 5

Arctic Circle: Image 6
Instagram name- @Arctic_circle_




 THE MOST AMAZING BISCUIT EVER.. - click to enter full website.
Instagram name- @bespokebiscuit






Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Le King Of Boho- Roberto Cavalli SS15 Collection

Roberto Cavalli, one of my favourite designers along with Stella McCartney, displayed a gorgeous collection this season revelling in the bohemian summer trend. The collection included lace options, backless dresses, relaxed silhouettes and gorgeous flecks of colours mixed with white lace silks. Cavalli really out did himself this season proving to the public the power of the female figure on the catwalk and how this can be enhanced through Fashion. 
Cavalli sets the stake high for this summer, using incredible embroidered techniques contrasted with lace inserts and flowy fabrics this season was spectacular and right now I have to say I have huge wardrobe envy!



I love the shapes and cut outs that have been used in the collection, I feel like retailers have really taken this on board and reflected this in their ranges (see pic below) the embellished plunge maxi dress, plunges are everywhere now I have purchased a few plunge bodies suits, tops and dresses myself, who doesn't love a good plunge neck line! 

One of my favourite pieces of Cavallis is this little number below from one of his shows in 2014, words cannot describe how much I love this dress, I've even considered trying to make it with my sewing machine (which I haven't touched in years!). Jennifer Hawkins (an Australian model) was seen wearing the black version to the 'ASTRA's' (Television/TV award) in Sydney shortly after the show...jel. Watch this space for my next blog post, coming soon!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Le Blanc

After reviewing a few shows that went on for London Fashion week SS14 it was obvious White was going to be the color of the season. however it was only up until last week when I walked into  Topshop in Oxford Circus did I notice the color more than ever when I was welcomed with a white blanket of clothes. From shoes to coats to handbags the whole down stairs floor in Topshop had a cleansing feel to it, and it was only then I realised how much I never wore it. I think people are afraid of the color white, for the obvious reasons, but if your careful about how you wear it and where you wear it.. it can really work in your favor.
Dior (above) portrayed an impressive amount of white on the catwalk, merging the sports trend successfully. Masculine shapes were seen alot on the models, creating a more dominant shape for woman in general.

 White shoes- came to a surprise to us all, as I had never really of thought to go out and buy a pair of white shoes or sandals, however Stella McCartney changed this. Its actually taken retailers surprisingly long to catch up with this love for the white chunky brogue that Stella so kindly introduced us too. As you may have seen on my wish list (tab at the top of the page) these are new to my bucket list. I've seen plenty of copies but none stolen my heart like these did.
While I was in  Topshop I stumbled across an amazing long white blazer jacket for £75 and although steep in price, the first time I wore it to work I had about 7 commuters ask me where it was from it was a head turner for sure. I will feature this coat in my next blog post (but unfortunately its sold out!). Another way to incorporate white into your outfit is to wear white a pair of white socks with sandals, however frowned upon over the years this look has been, its now proving quiet popular. So there you have it, the only color not found in the rainbow, and everyone seems to be yearning for it. Enjoy x