Holiday Wardrobe

The perfect holiday wardrobe can be a hard thing to master.  How many bikinis can you cram in, is colour and pattern key or a cooling, neutral pallet the solution?  How do I tan in my high waisted bikini bottoms and so on and so on….When dreaming of the perfect holiday setting, not many places beat Italy, therefore it is no surprise that upcoming Italian designer – Stella Jean has created the most enviable holiday wardrobe going!  Just as it did on the SS14 Catwalk, the pattern, colour, vibrancy and drama of the S/S14 shoot brought…..Gorgeous!!

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Stella Jean Beachwear Collection

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Stella Jean Beachwear Collection

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Stella Jean Beachwear Collection

 

 

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Ruifier

Recently launched jewellery brand Ruifier is bringing a new aesthetic to the luxury market ‘technology and design together in an innovative harmony’ and I am in love!  Combining structured shapes and precious stones, Ruifier is chic yet understated; the ideal combination. Most pieces come in either Sterling Silver or 18ct gold plated vermeil, often featuring precious stones such as black diamonds and emeralds!  Each piece is as visually pleasing as the price tag……and if that wasn’t enough, Ruifier are currently running a competition on twitter to win my favourite piece; the Icon Ring as featured on vogue.co.uk in November’s #WeWantThis! Add Ruifier on twitter @Ruifier for your chance to win!

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The Icon Ring in Gold Plated Vermeil

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The Icon Ring in Sterling Silver

*Find Ruifier online here

Isabel Marant pour H&M

The time has come, Thursday 14th November is nearly upon us and why am I excited?  If you had asked me two months ago I wouldn’t have had a clue; however after seeing numerous images plus the catwalk preview as well as reading various interviews with the woman herself; I am now eagerly anticipating the arrival of Isabel Marant for H&M!! Despite the designer’s RTW line not being one of my favourites, Marant has come up with the most wearable, design lead, awesome collaboration with H&M; perhaps because Marant’s clothes are in essence a high end designer version of H&M – laid back chic! This is by far the best looking collaboration H&M has done to date – heaven on the high street; the best bits….?

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Isabel Marant for H&M: Sweatshirt £34.99, Oversized Blazer £99.99, Coat £99.99, Kids Canvas Shoes £29.99 and Bomber Jacket £79.99

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Monochrome Perfection: Jumper £69.99, Leather Trousers £179.99, Promotional Image, Kids Jumper £34.99 Skirt £49.99 and Trousers £34.99

COLD SNAP

The weather has finally decided it’s winter and I am so confused! I didn’t think it was warm enough for my prized Burberry shearling but it probably is; however I also want a new oversized coat yet I have also seen an amazingly cute Zara duffle which must be mine!!!  As trend of the season, this years coat is especially important hence the choice – there’s dream world where Stella’s check wonder and outsized grey catwalk coats would have been draped across my shoulders months ago and Victoria Beckham’s navy check over sized has also been on my mind since first sight in February….whether I’m dreaming or not it’s such a hard life!!  Decisions, decisions…….

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Stella Coats: Stella McCartney AW13

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The Season’s Best Coats: Oversized Victoria Beckham, Pastel Coloured Celine, Colour Checked Mulberry and Pink Carvan

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The Alternative Choice: Zara Duffle Coat AW13

 

3.1 Phillip Lim

Can this man do anything wrong?  Phillip Lim is quickly becoming one of my favourite designers!  His shows create an air of excitement and anticipation, as the past few collections have proved to be highlights of fashion week.  The man isn’t bad with accessories either and has produced a run of lust worthy bags and shoes I could die for.  Well, maybe not but I’ll get them some how, starting with this little beauty that should be mine somtime soon!!  The Pashli Mini Trapeze Bag – Yes please!!!  Buy yours here!

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*Mine comes in black!

New Season

The sun seems to be fading day by day and as the end of August creeps closer, all I can think about is a new A/W13 wardrobe!  Already lusting after several pieces I’ve been racking my brains for ideas of how to raise money – the first being my birthday in just over a weeks time!!  Here are the pieces I’ll be dreaming of on the big day…..

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Left to Right:

1. Comme Des Garcons Wallet – New grey and white colour-way (purchase online)

2. Nike Air Force One’s – Love the green!! (find a pair here)

3. Topshop Mom Jeans – Indigo blue wash (find them here)

4. Stella McCartney AW13 Shoe – Without a doubt shoe of the season!! (coming soon)

5. JW Anderson Checked Grid Sweater – Probably have to keep dreaming for this one (buy here)

6. ASOS Shirt with Fur Trim – A cute twist on a staple (find it here)

7. Topshop Boutique Patent Leather Aline Skirt – Perfect everyday skirt (Buy NOW)

Basso&Brooke Love

Summer is finally here and what better way to celebrate than reaching for your SS13 prints!!  Basso&Brooke are leaders in this field and this season their genius is expressed in the form of the baseball cap!  From colourful florals to hand drawn sketching, these prints are on another level; never have I lusted after a cap….until now!!

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(LtoR): ‘New Floral’; ‘Ghost Garden’; ‘The Joy of The Rabbit’; ‘War and Peace’; ‘Kitsune’ and ‘Not Wool’ All By Basso&Brooke, available to buy here NOW!!

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!!!

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!!

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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