Saturday, 7 May 2016

BORN TO BE WIDE?

I don’t wear wide leg trousers - in fact, they scare me. There’s something about all that surplus fabric swishing around the ankles that feels like a death trap (they’re just asking to be chewed up by the tube escalator, surely?) However, after years of the wide-leg fear, something funny has happened. I’ve seen the light and my eye has been turned by a slouchier silhouette.

I blame ME & EM – if you’re unfamiliar with the brand, ME & EM are a cool womenswear label with a focus on modern, simple dressing. Their catalogue is beautifully styled – think wide leg pants paired with box-fresh Stan Smiths for a look that’s as effortless and cool as they come. 

In what can only be described as fashion fate, a few weeks ago, following a press sample clear-out at work (perks of the job) I found myself in possession of a lonely pair of white wide-leg trousers (yup, as impractical as they come) in need of a home. So it only seemed right to style then up on here and see how the whole look worked out…
UK Fashion Blogger | White Wide Leg Trousers | Street Style



Wednesday, 6 April 2016

MY SPRING WISHLIST

You have probably realised by now that I don't really 'do' fast fashion. Of course sometimes I'm tempted - this season I've been hankering after a Miu-Miu-esque ruffled blouse (M&S did an excellent interpretation) - but I am doing everything in my power not to buy one, as it definitely feels like a passing trend. Then there's the Topshop block-heeled court shoes that just about every blogger owns right now - resistance is [almost] futile. That's not to say I'm not buying more clothes than ever of course - I'm just carefully considering each purchase and trying to buy styles with longevity. For spring, I'm updating my wardrobe with classic staples (see the Esprit blue shirt, Boden breton top and A.P.C wear-forever trench below) and dressing them up with fun and playful accessories (ticking this box - Tessa Packard's mother of pearl Thundercloud earrings, J.Crew's leopard cross body and Stella Sport's glitter encrusted trainers). It's a formula I'm trying to apply to my everyday outfits with varying degrees of success (I definitely need more crazy shoes in my life) Here's the pieces on my wishlist right now: 

Monday, 21 March 2016

THE EASY WAY TO SHOP THE SALES

With sales happening all-year round in the modern world of retail, I find myself missing out on great bargains all the time. I don’t have a great deal of time to shop – so any website that curates the good stuff is a real winner for me. I have just discovered one such website, where I found this Reiss jumper for £30, reduced from over £100. Warning: it's going to be responsible for damage to your bank balance! 
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Shop the look: 




Wednesday, 2 March 2016

HOW TO STYLE LEATHER TROUSERS

So I've just bought my first pair of real leather trousers from H&M, with the help of a serious discount code may I add. After years of wearing PU leather leggings, I thought it was time for an upgrade. Whether they prove to be a sartorial faux-pas remains to be seen - in my head I'm going to look like Emmanuelle Alt - the reality could be something closer to Kat Slater [I'll report back]. I plan to wear them ALL THE TIME to dramatically decrease the cost per wear and the lessen the guilt-factor; so to inspire you and me, here's 3 styling ideas: 
LEATHER-TROUSERS-FINAL
Leather trousers throughout: H&M


Saturday, 6 February 2016

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

Here's a trend I've been been pinning and loving for a while: the colours of the rainbow. Because why pick one colour, when you can wear them all simultaneously? Starting life on  the catwalks of brands including Marco de Vincenzo, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, the hero piece of this fashion story is Gucci's striped jumper which sold out  everywhere, despite the eye-watering £600 price tag. British designer Anya Hindmarch was also at the forefront of this trend; spring/summer 16 sees her iconic accessories decorated with kitsch  rainbow motifs. The good news for those of us on shoestring budget is that the high street has finally cottoned on to this trend - and Boden are owning it - just look at this fabulous pencil skirt (drawn to my attention by the queen of colour herself - Shiny Thoughts!). Here's three ways I'd wear the rainbow for weekend, work and play:
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Sunday, 17 January 2016

LFF OUTFITS: THE RIGHT STRIPES

My first post of the year and my pledge as a blogger - in 2016 I promise to publish content that's useful

You're busy, I'm busy, modern life is busy, so I want to cut the crap and share something useful in as a fewer words as possible. To begin as I mean to go on - I've got two discoveries to share with you today: that perfect stripe t-shirt and an upcoming British accessories brand. 
LEOPARD SKIRT 2 JPEG

Monday, 28 December 2015

THE BEST BUYS FROM THE CHRISTMAS SALES

I always do my best post-christmas sale shopping online, from home, preferably  whilst luxuriating in my pjs. Over the past few days I have done plenty of 'research' and there's some great bargains to be had. If you like cashmere (like me!), you're in luck. Warehouse and Topshop have some great buys including the wear-forever jumper dress below with 50% off. The Whistles sale is also impressive; there are some bargain leather goods including the classic Rivington cross body bag which is down to a cheap-as-chips £22.50. There's also some fab party wear in the Atterley sale - Christmas may be over, but there's always room for a glam LBD in my wardrobe!


& here's the best of the rest:

BODEN:



TOPSHOP:



WHISTLES:



J.CREW:



NET-A-PORTER: