Saturday, 26 November 2011

texture me home.

Waistcoat: Cree
Polo Neck: Nicole Farhi
Jeans: All Saints
Boots: Urban Outfitters

Texture, texture, texure. It is everywhere! You can’t make it down the high street without spotting a faux fur coat walking past.  For me, out of all the winter trends I  find this the most difficult one to translate in to my wardrobe.  It can appear quite shapeless and bulky on a little person like me, creating an unflattering silhouette. It is important to team it with an otherwise slim fit like skinny jeans and platforms.  Today I am wearing a chunky charcoal turtle neck with my mushroom spider web waistcoat.  I have teamed them with  my skinny jeans and navy boots.

What are your thoughts on texture for this season... have you got any tips to add depth to your look without looking frumpy?

Thursday, 24 November 2011

button me up.

Jumper: Jack Wills
Shirt: Gap
Jeans: Forever 21
Platform Wedges: Steve Madden 

 button me up

I stumbled upon this oversized dusty pink Gap shirt in my old pa’s wardrobe. I have buttoned it right to the top and buttoned down the collar. I can’t wear shirts any other way at the moment! It seems I have massively embraced the Olly Murs meets Gav (as of Gavin and Stacey) shirt thing. The shirt is worn under my Jack Wills cat jumper (cough.. its from their menswear collection..cough) and teamed with my Forever 21 jeggings. Dressed up with Steve Madden platform wedge sandals worn with thick black socks.

What do you think of the “Murs/Gav” shirt flex?

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

follow the yellow brick road.

Shoes: Vintage Rebecca Sanver

follow the yellow brick road.

I found these Rebecca Sanvers at a vintage store in Camden, North London. I was immediately drawn to the colour. I have always wanted yellow shoes and these are a fabulous  banana shade of the colour.

After finding these I decided to research a little about the designer and ethos behind the brand.  “The style/design philosophy is to dress the women’s feet for every moment of the day”. In light of this, Rebecca Sanver provides a wide range of shoe categories – she even designs bridal footwear.

The shoe speak for itself and is the statement piece in an outfit. In light of this, I will be dressing down wearing black  Topshop jeggings, an oversized American Apparel black shirt and my long length black blazer.  Perhaps a simple chain necklace to accessorise with a black clutch.

What are your thoughts on these shoesies?

Friday, 18 November 2011


Jeans: All Saints
Jacket: Zara
Jumper: Topman
Boots: H&M
Necklace: Vintage

Boyfriend. Why boyfriend I hear you ask?! ... 

Let me explain... I bought this jumper when I was meant to be buying him his birthday present. I had all the right intentions, but instead, managed to come out of Topman with three jumpers for MYSELF. Whoops.  Me - Three, Boyfriend – Nil. How mean!

I got the jumper (without trying it on) in size large for that oversized jumper look. However, when home, I was surprised to find it actually comes up quite small. Together with my All Saints skinny jeans and H&M boots this  is an easy lets-grab-a-cuppa look to pull together. I am also wearing my new black frame glasses and Zara jacket. Do you like this look?

On a totally different note, I had a fabulous night on Thursday at the Grazia Blog Brag. I have been named their baby blogger and feature on their websiteCheck it out here!
I have also been picked for their blogbrag video :) Check that out here!

Thanks so much Grazia for such a gorgeous evening.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

take me out.

Bag: Vintage
Shoes: Vintage

Take me out. I will... very soon.

I came across this little beauty last night in no other than my aunt's attic. Neatly packed away in a yellow material bag I just love it. So classic.

I am particularly taken by the clasp - what an interesting design. Teamed with my red suede shoes, skinny black jeans and oversized black turtle neck this makes an Hepburn-esc chic outfit for the  office.

What do you think?

Monday, 14 November 2011

my miri.

Parker: Whistles
Belt: Vintage

What an investment. I bought this parker a couple of weeks ago from Whistles. With this incredibly temperamental winter weather (yesterday I was sporting a basic tee and my Ray Bans while today I am wearing a thermal) this parker is a must. Lightweight and waterproof - perfect for those mild yet rainy days. I particularly love the epaulette detailing and zip feature on the neck.

Worn with skinny jeans and wedges this look can easily be dolled up with a touch of accessorizing - here I have clenched the parker at the waist with my vintage black belt for a smarter look. I love pieces like this that can easily be dressed up or down.

What are your thoughts on this new buy? 

Thursday, 10 November 2011

a touch of

Fur hat: Vintage
Polo neck: Zara
Jeans: All Saints
Boots: H&M

A touch of fur. That's all I need.  Just a touch.

The high street has gone mad for fur this season. Faux fur is everywhere! Just take Topshop - when I was browsing through the Oxford Circus store, I must of come across about ten different fur items ...  faux fur headbands, biker jackets, bags, snoods, beanies, not mentioning  fur faux ankle socks  (I am not joking - check them out here). It really is everywhere. 

I am a big fan of the fur trend - I think it can add to an outfit in a number of ways -  it is super feminine and sophisticated  helping create that  "Paris-chic" look we all strive for... IF used correctly. I think it is a major case of less is more.

In the piccies above I am wearing my aunt's vintage fur hat which I found hidden away in her attic. I have teamed the hat with my charcoal grey Zara polo neck, boots and skinny jeans. For me, it is key to keep colour to a minimum when wearing fur. That way it really stands out as a piece in its' own right.

What are your thoughts on fur?

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

"This is England"

Jacket: Zara
Jumper: Topman
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: H&M

"She's buying men's clothes again?!" I hear you cry... 

Yes, yes  I sure am. You have got to take my word for it -  Topman is the way forward!  If you are like me and enjoy an oversized jumper and extra large is not quite doing it for you, you've got to take the plunge and shop menswear. Once you pop, there is no going back. This whole menswear shopping scene has enriched my wardrobe in so many ways!

Here I am wearing my new Topman crew jumper layered over a long length white tee. Worn with skinny jeans, H&M wanabe Dr Martin lace up booties and my Zara lantern coat this look immediately shouts skin head chic. The bright aztec print gives it a light modern today twist and softens the "This is England" look. Had I worn a polo or checked shirt you might have mistaken me for Woody from the four part drama and film. If you haven't already seen This is England, I thoroughly recommend it!

What do you think of this look?

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

moochy moochy

Yesterday I had the day off (big hooray) and decided to mooch my  way through Notting Hill's Westbourne Grove.  I spent the next three hours doing some hard core window shopping followed by a yummy lunch at Tom's diner.

While I was browsing, I came across the unbelievable selection of skull rings at Feathers. Above are just four of my favourite (they had a collection of about ten different skull rings). I particularly love the  Mcqueen skull and flower ring -  a little less intimidating than the others! I've also got a serious crush  on the punk skull ring - I love the way the gothic dark silver is softened by the blue pyramid stones.

Which is your favourite?

Monday, 7 November 2011

cape crazy

Cape: Zara
Jeans: Topshop
Wedges: Zara

I've been "umming" and "arring" over the whole cape craze and have to admit I wasn't quite ready for them until this season. I had a little crush on a couple last season (notably the Reiss indigo bound edge cape which has been reworked for a second season) but always thought they'd swamp me and would work better on a taller person. 

... But then I came across this one from  Zara last week which I couldn't refuse! I fell in love with the gold button detailing on the collar - creating two totally different looks when buttoned up or undone. I prefer it done up for a more chic look! I have teamed the cape with my Topshop Kristen jeans and Zara wedges. Throw on and go. Couldn't be easier, not to mention incredibly snuggerly! 

What are your thoughts on the cape thang?