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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

LONDON FASHION WEEK FEB 2015

Sadly I am taking a slight break from blogging thanks to a busy uni schedule with my current project, however with such a significant few days in fashion I had to make an exception.. 


Yesterday was a very exciting day. Not only was it a day in London for the best part of the fashion calendar that is London Fashion Week, but it was also a day out with my sister for her birthday. Our time at Somerset House was spent taking in the buzzing atmosphere and absorbing street style, which lead to being photographed and speaking to interesting industry individuals. We then moved onto another adventure; afternoon tea and cocktails at Claridges hotel. Both of us opted for the gluten free menu, where there was absolutely no difference in taste or aesthetic to the usual menu, except the lack of stomach ache! The range of light and fluffy sandwiches, cakes, scones and shot glass creations were beautifully presented and delicious - although what else would you expect from only the pinnacle of British afternoon tea?

I was actually asked where my inspiration for this look originated, and when I thought about it I couldn't pinpoint a specific inspiration. A classic look is definitely what I was going for, as usual, along with a few modern twists like my incredible new heels and my jewellery. Pink was clearly a must. Lace is such a feminine material and when I bought this simple dress a few months ago I'd had a summer party in mind but it ended up working perfectly as a look for both fashion week and afternoon tea. I was told my outfit was very 50's, which must have been a subconscious decision to concoct. The heels were a bargain buy from a Shoeaholics flash sale recently, reduced from £150 to £29! I couldn't resist them, especially because the heels are 6 inches so I feel so tall, with the added bonus that they're super comfortable!

Dress - Zara 
Coat, necklace, clutch and headband - Miss Selfridge 

Scarf - New Look 

Sunglasses - Topshop 

Heels - Kurt Geiger via Shoeaholics
A little taster of our afternoon delights too! 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

LOOSE COMFORT

When you find a piece that you know is going to be a favourite it's always a lovely feeling. Especially when it's something a little different; I'm not usually one to buy lots of casual pieces, so it was a pleasant surprise when I found this super fluffy and cosy jumper when shopping. I fell in love as soon as it was on; the loose fit makes it good for layering up with other pieces when incorporating it into my own style; this is where my cape comes in, bringing this jumper and jeans combo onto a smarter level along with my heels. Stripes were popular on the catwalks this SS15, and as the jumper is a thinner material it can be worn into Spring on milder days (most likely into Summer too knowing British weather). As well as jeans this jumper would work perfectly well with a skirt in a bold colour, or even carrying on the monochrome theme with a black skirt or loose shorts. It's always worth investing in versatile key pieces!

Jumper - H&M
Cape - Zara
Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Heels - Kurt Geiger

Thursday, 12 February 2015

VALENTINES LOVE

Like most bloggers out there, a Valentine's styled look is on the cards at this time of year. Instead of buying something brand new, I put together this look from things I had in my wardrobe (apart from the lipstick!). Anything other than pink was out of the question; I had copious amounts of material to work with when putting things together, which made my job pretty easy! My bisou top was more than appropriate so obviously had to be worn, paired with both my scarf and a-line zip skirt which have been featured recently, but not yet together. I may be single this year but Valentine's day shouldn't be reserved for the couples of the world - a night out with the girls is planned, and whilst others may stay in with only a pizza and a film to entertain them, we'll be out painting the town pink (oh the cheese!). Love themed chocolate and cake will still be had, but probably when we're recovering on Sunday from the night's adventure. 

Top - H&M
Skirt - Miss Selfridge
Gilet - Zara
Scarf - New Look
Heels - Kurt Geiger
Lipstick - MUA in shade 'Tulip'

If you are still looking for the perfect Valentine's dress however, browse to your heart's content from this list of my favourites below.. 


(Thought I'd add a bit of random Valentines appropriate posing)

Bisoux,