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Thursday, 30 October 2014

POLAR BLUE

Grey is a soft and flattering colour for winter, often neglected for black and white or autumnal camel. It coordinates with most colours (especially pink with grey fur!) and I love wearing it for a change - when teamed with my blue duster coat it emanates an icy winter feel, with the coat making this casual look more refined. I've been wearing my coat with more wintery layers as it gets chillier; more practical than the look it was first featured in. This white scuba skater skirt is very similar to the incredibly popular American Apparel pleated skirts, but cheaper and with less dramatic pleats. I bought it during the summer when it was the perfect girly skirt to wear with crop tops and bralets for chilled days in the sun, but as its a thicker material it works just as well with tights, layered tops and knitwear. A plum lipstick is a gorgeous winter colour, although it looks slightly gothic a statement lip is great when you're feeling a little plain. 

Grey knitted top - H&M
Vintage duster coat, skirt and snood - Topshop
Heels - New Look
Rings - River Island


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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

FOREST GREEN

The incredible coat makes it's second in a long line of appearances. It has a way of making you feel extremely expensive, which only wills me want to wear it every single day. Yet another winter accessory is featured in this look, it not only practically keeps my head warm but also makes a fluffy statement - for many this may be too much, resembling a Siberian fur hat without the extreme snow, but I am always looking for statement head pieces as its a way of standing out without looking ridiculously outrageous. When I ordered the headband ready for winter I had actually thought it was a light pink, but decided to keep the white as it is an easy colour to style and I didn't have a white piece of headwear for colder weather. I'm a great believer in fate and this was one of those moments where I was meant to keep it as it is almost an exact colour match to the coat! Forest green pieces will be increasing in my wardrobe for autumn, with this loose roll neck shift dress being one of my first purchases. It can be dressed both up and down, making it a versatile staple piece in any wardrobe for the season. After already loving this colour I will be looking to buy others pretty soon as its more than worth the reasonable price!

Coat - Miss Selfridge
Dress - Missguided
Headband - River Island via ASOS
Heels - Steve Madden
My headband looks a little like a fluffy donut on my head from the back, but its a pretty fluffy donut and I love it! 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

EVENING FLUFF

After intending to put together a kind of 'winter glamour' look, this outfit ended up being more evening appropriate. I decided to go with the flow, as I absolutely adore the two new pieces featured; this incredibly snuggly dusky rose cardigan, in combination with a structured black midi skirt. The fur collar is ridiculously soft, quite like cuddling a fantastically fluffy feline.. (I am seriously lacking in cat attention at the moment so this helps somewhat). I doubled the fluff through wearing my black fluffy heels and added a metallic evening contrast with my accessories. Being a recent convert to midi skirts, I had to find a winter equivalent to the brighter options I bought over the summer to satisfy my wardrobe. I came across this textured one for the colder weather - the pleating and the pockets add structure and the shape is particularly flattering. To take this outfit into daywear I would most likely wear tights and change the shoes and clutch to something more practical and comfortable for whole day trips. After all its getting too cold for bare legs as we reach November!

Cardigan (also available in camel and black) - Miss Selfridge
Skirt - H&M
Shoes - Topshop
Clutch - River Island
Necklace - Forever 21

Friday, 24 October 2014

ALL BLACK

There's something slick yet elegant about wearing entirely black. We all know black is a slimming colour, concealing bumps, lumps and flaws we're all paranoid about and wearing it automatically makes you feel slimmer. This poncho was an amazing find in the depths of H&M, hiding among other dark items. The flowing shape I am often drawn to combined with the fact that it is chunky knitwear and a cowl neck makes it on trend, with roll necks of all kinds being the most sought-after look of this winter. I paired it with my trusty black skinny jeans and wedges, creating a laid-back look which works for both casual days and times where more effort may be required. The only colour needed was the gold in the necklace; a spiky contrast to such a comfortable look. 

Poncho - H&M
Jeans, wedges and hat - Topshop 
Necklace - Pinko


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