Thursday, November 20, 2014

Winter Bags - The Box Clutch

Box clutches have been high up on my lust list in recent months. I cant get enough of their cool contempary shape and the way they add a little sharpness to an outfit. You've probably seen this in a few of my outfits over the last month or so but this New Look Box Clutch is my favourite. Large enough to fit all my essentials in (Phone? Check! Purse? Check! House Keys? Check! Lipstick? Check!) and perfect to add a little something something to my everyday look. I've worn this clutch bag on nights out and during the day with more dressed down looks. Big love for this item!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to Wear a Camel Coat

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

socks n' boots

While pondering my A/W wardrobe I noticed I have a lot of boots - Specifically black boots. Noticing my severe lack in colour in my shoedrobe I thought I'd roam the high street looking for some colourful alternatives. In River Island I spotted these burgundy babies and instantly knew they would fill the gap. They are pretty tall in heel height and I do feel like Im teetering a little but the colour is spot on. A really wonderful autumnal come winter shade that goes perfectly with my predominately monochromatic clothing line up. The way they look contrasted with the fallen leaves makes me so happy. Colour match made in heaven.

I love pairing my boots with fun socks and these frill ankle ones from Topshop are perfect. I do love the 3 for £8 deals Topshop do on their socks. Switching up your sock game can really be a game changer in the footwear department. I chose some frilly ankle ones to go with my Boots and I thought they added a perfectly girly edge contrasted with the toughness of the cleated boots and the flowy midi skirt!
Photos by Jon D Barker
Edited by Lily Melrose

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dogtooth Trews

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In my list of monochrome prints I love dogtooth/houndstooth is definitely my favourite. These dogtooth trews have been i my wardrobe for a while (I think I featured them in this Topshop Haul) but I've only worn them a handful of times. I think I just didnt really know what to pair with them. I pulled out this funnel neck top which is from Zara (it's sold out now so I've linked a similar one from ASOS). I'm really digging this combo though. It feels retro without being gimmicky and looking like I'm rocking fancy dress. The white boots add a 60's feel with just a smidge of 80's glam rock. Love it!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Faux Fur Accents for AW14

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Faux fur is one of my favourite autumn winter trends. It comes around pretty much every year but this year has been a bit of a game changer. Not everyone wants to bundle up in a fur jacket or russian style hat, this time faux fur got subtle. Is that even a thing? But yeah, think faux fur stoles, bags, hats and ear muffs.

While fur stoles have been a staple for a few A/W's this time they have one upped themselves and become more oversized, more awesome and more colourful. With ASOS releasing a variety of awesome colours in huge oversized stoles. My pick is definitely the oxblood shade, pair that with a super cool leather jacket and some suit trousers and you have a perfect winter outfit. Furry clutches have been seen everywhere in an array of colours, I'm totally in love with Whistles offerings (uh hello, look at this colour!)

Faux fur is glorious and a trend that can easily and subtly be added to even the most conservative of winter wardrobes! Check my picks above in the little slidey widget thing and let me know if you'll be adding this trend into your seasonal sartorial collection!
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