SALES

Sales aren’t really my thing, especially not on Boxing Day when all I’m interested in is Bubble & Squeak and major left overs!!  This year however, after daring to look online; there are some amazing bargains!  Just in case/hypothetically if I did give in and go into town I thought I should make a short list…I narrowed it down to my top 5 sales buys:

LtoR: Mulberry Dress, Phillip Lim Boots, Jaeger Coat, Henry Holland Knitwear and Whistles Leather Top

LtoR: Mulberry Dress, Phillip Lim Boots, Jaeger Coat, House of Holland Jumper, Whistles Leather Top

Wish List from Left to Right:

  • Mulberry Full Skirt Dress in ‘Flame’ WAS: £1,500 NOW: £750  Available at mulberry.com
  • Phillip Lim Peggy Glossed Leather Ankle Boots WAS: £645 NOW: £387  Available at net-a-porter.com
  • Jaeger Italian Wool Colour Block Coat WAS: £399 NOW: £325  Available at jaeger.co.uk
  • House of Holland Zig-Zag Jumper WAS: £250 NOW: £120  Available at urbanoutfitters.co.uk
  • Whistles Colour Block Leather Top WAS: £95 NOW: £75  Available at whistles.co.uk

A little late but just in time for New Year!!!

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Cara’s Model Moment

From exciting editorials to various front covers and high profile campaigns; each year there is one face, one model that dominates the pages of our magazines, street style blogs and catwalks.  Step forward British model Cara Delevingne!!  Since her debut for Burberry in 2011, Cara Delevingne; has walked for a variety of high profile designers, appeared in numerous magazine editorials and bagged campaigns from H&M to Chanel!!  It’s no wonder then that her face is everywhere and to end the year in style, she was named ‘Model of the Year’ 2012 by the BFC.

By breaking the Burberry mould through a variety of diverse roles and appearing in publications from The Journal to Style.com; Cara has far surpassed my expectations and shown that she undoubtedly has what it takes!  Not shy of being papped, she has won over fashion critics Worldwide with her relaxed, Tomboy style and got a reputation for being fun and easy going.  With a new campaign for DKNY just released, being named as the face set to launch accessory brand My Crazy Scrunchie and fashion month just around the corner; I can only imagine 2013 will be another stella year for Miss Delevingne!!

So, as 2012 comes to a close here are some of my favourite images of Cara:

Burberry S/S 2011 Campaign

Cara’s first Burberry S/S 2011 Campaign by Mario Testino

Walking for Missoni in Milan, and Preen in London S/S13 Fashion Week

Walking for Missoni at MFW and Preen at LFW – S/S13 Season

Cara in The Journal, Styling: Joanne Blades, By Hugh Lippe

Cara oozing sophistication in The Journal, Styling: Joanne Blades, Shot By Hugh Lippe (2012)

The Ultimate Campaign - Cara for Chanel S/S13

The Ultimate Campaign – Cara for Chanel S/S13

Looking Unreal in Celine for Vogue December 2012

Looking Unreal in Celine for Vogue December 2012

A model having fun?! LtoR: Street Shot '12, Street Shot '12, Backstage at NYFW '12

A model having fun?! LtoR: Street Shot ’12, Street Shot ’12, Backstage at NYFW ’12

Cara on the Cover of ID Magazine, By Terry Richardson (2012)

Cara on the Cover of ID Magazine, By Terry Richardson (2012)

Pinafore Watch

Wanted – Topshop Boutique Leather Pinafore.  Pinafore’s can have both good or bad connotations dependant on your experience of them at school; luckily mine happen to be all good and I cannot resist the perfect wardrobe staple.  Step forward Topshop who have yet again delivered with a variety of on-trend options.  They have, in fact outdone themselves this year with the best selection of pinafore’s I’ve seen since my mum came back from the school shop with one in each colour!  Easy and chic, smart or casual; whatever you fancy a pinafore will fit the bill, perfect for Christmas day perhaps.

However, beware: No one wants to look like an extra from St Trinian’s….A pair of clumpy (preferably MiuMiu) boots, chic polo-neck, statement bomber and little beanie (for added warmth) will ensure you look more fashion cool than fashion school!!

Topshop does the Pinafore (From top left):  Boutique Leather Pinafore, Zip-down Cord Pinafore, MOTO Cord Pini, Boutique Leather Pinafore.

Topshop does the Pinafore (From top left): Boutique Leather Pinafore in Bottle Green, Zip-down Cord Pinafore, MOTO Cord Pini, Boutique Leather Pinafore in Black

Find All Topshop Pinafores here

Strong Look (From Left):  Mulberry, MiuMiu boots, MiuMiu Catwalk, MiuMiu Loafers, Cara Delevingne, Carhatt Beanie, American Apparel, Topshop Street Style, Carhatt Bobble Beanie