Sunday, 7 January 2018

THE BEST BUYS IN THE JANUARY SALES


If you've not got round to checking them out yet, there's still some bargains to be had in the January sales. Long time readers of this blog will know I endeavour not to follow trends where possible, so I've done my best to edit the sale buys that I think will have plenty of mileage in 2018.  

One of the most exciting sales for me is the Alexachung sale, on Net-a-porter. Having tried (emphasis on the word tried) to emulate Alexa's look many a time, I was super excited about the launch of her eponymous collection. However the prices were definitely out my budget, so the sale offers the opportunity to buy into a little piece of the Alexa magic. 

Elsewhere the Baukjen sale is definitely worth checking out for cut price investment pieces - look for leather jackets and winter coats. The Me + Em sale is another highlight; I am obsessed with the below side stripe jeans that have the perfect wash and cut combined with interesting side stripe detail. 1. Madewell striped cotton t-shirt, Net-a-porter.com, £60 now £30. 2. Leopard print remi coat, Baukjen, £899 now £719. 3. Side stripe jeans, Me & Em £139  £69. 4. Textured double breasted coat, Whistles, £99. 5. Alexachung red pumps, Net-a-porter.com, £300 £150. 6. Kearia black ankle boots, Aldo, £120 £83.98. 7. Iva leather jacket, Baukjen, £399 £259. 8. Alexa Chung zip up jersey track jacket, Net-a-porter.com, £250 £175.  9. Lipstick, Topshop, £8 £3. 10. Manu Atelier burgundy shoulder bag, Net-a-porter.com, £475 now £285. 11. Lydia panelled top, Kitri studio, £75 £52

Happy shopping! x


















Wednesday, 20 December 2017

PARTYWEAR WITH FINERY LONDON

Finery London is one of those interesting British brands that I really like.  The appeal for me lies in exclusivity; there's an unlikelihood of clocking a fellow Finery-wearer on your daily travels.  

Sure, price points are little more premium than your standard high street stores, but then so is the quality. Cuts are flattering, fabrics are thoughtfully chosen, designs are original as opposed to catwalk carbon copies. I've shopped with Finery for a some time, so I was super happy when the PR team contacted me last month and kindly offered a couple of styles from their party edit. My choices - the silver lurex Finery Baird dress and the Crosslet plum jumpsuit are my kind of party pieces because they don't need much in the way of accessories. I am quite a minimalist dresser (read: lazy) so anything that makes a statement with limited effort is ideal. 
FINERY LONDON BAIRD DRESS
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Saturday, 14 October 2017

9 OF THE BEST: TEDDY COATS

The big old trend in outerwear this winter is the Teddy Coat trend. For the uninitiated, teddy coats are fuzzy, cuddly and cosy, like your now-deceased childhood bear. I can see why this trend has legs; it’s as cosy and comforting, in essence the sartorial equivalent of a big hug. How to wear? The teddy coat references the seventies trend which is currently HUGE; blue denim and flared jeans are the perfect partners. The best news is that the Teddy Coat trend has infiltrated the high street, there’s a bear for every budget. Here are my favourites: 
AW17 TEDDY COATS


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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

GREY MATTERS: WHAT TO DO IF YOU START GOING GREY HAIR IN YOUR TWENTIES

What to do if you find a stray grey well ahead of pension pot? Reach for the bleach? Go au naturel? Or freak the hell out? That was a decision I faced aged 23. Genetically I haven't been blessed in the follicle department -  early onset greys run in the Green family and by 25 I had a handful of  stray greys that I could no longer ignore. 

Dealing with greys in your twenties is a very personal decision - I have utmost respect for any one who decides to the bypass the bleach and let nature take it's course. A couple of years ago I worked on a shoot with British Vogue Features Director Sarah Harris, who possesses an incredible, ethereal mane of white-grey hair. Combined with her innate sense of style, Sarah's stand-out hair has made her a regular in the fashion week street style round-ups. Turning grey at the tender age of 16,  she decided to embrace her silver shade, tiring of the frequent salon visits to conceal her roots (I really enjoyed reading her honest account in The Telegraph).  However, if you have 95% of your natural colour intact like myself, what's the best solution? 

I have to credit the magical team of colourists at Headmasters for coming to my rescue here. Having been a client for several years, I've received an education on how best to conceal through 'couture colour'. There's some really clever techniques and optical illusions that can be created without spending an absolute fortune / living in the salon. 
Sophie Green

Sunday, 17 September 2017

EVERYTHING I LEARNT ABOUT DATING IN 2017 (SO FAR)

Hi! Remember that time I wrote a blog about dating in January? Well in-between I went on some more dates, met some interesting characters - artists, bankers, reality TV rejects...it's been an anecdote aggregating exercise if nothing else. Having hit the six month milestone, here's all I have learnt in the dating-sphere of 2017:

Monday, 14 August 2017

WHAT TO BUY IN THE BAUKJEN SALE....

Once in a while you discover a brand that’s 100 percent ‘you’ – and that’s how I feel about Baukjen

I find it such an effort to follow fashion, letting most trends pass me by. Interested in clothes and style above fashion, put simply, I find 
the process of changing my wardrobe from season to season a real pain the ass (not to mention super-wasteful). Which is why the Baukjen aesthetic speaks volumes to me.


Beautiful, timeless investment pieces are Baukjen's speciality - a classic trench coat, real leather leggings, a good quality stripe t-shirt,  a good cotton shirt (add in some blue denim and that's basically my entire wardrobe.) 

On a side note, I also love the models Baukjen cast – woman that showcase an aspirational yet attainable type of beauty, not too young, not too thin, not too groomed (but super-gorgeous, all the same). 

Of course when you're buying quality clothing, price points are slightly higher than the high street. Which is why now is a great time to shop Baukjen as the end of season sale is currently underway - some of the final reductions are real bargains! This is a great time to buy the investment pieces you can wear for seasons to come. For some inspiration, I've put together a little edit below of my favourite buys: 

BAUKJEN EDIT

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

STYLING THE HOBBS SUMMER COLLECTION

Just a few words today - sometimes clothes do the talking for you and I think this is definitely the case with this Hobbs trench coat. I stopped by the Hobbs autumn/winter press day in April and I'm rather excited by what the brand has in store for next season. The cocktail dresses and events-dressing pieces were particularly lovely as were these jewel green velvety flat shoes.

This amazing piece is The Madison Trench. Somewhere between a trench coat and duster jacket, the soft tencel fabric is very light and fluid, making it spot-on for summer. Of course the main event of this style is the intricately smocked back, which is crazy beautiful. I think it has a real Burberry feel, with a much lower price tag. I've styled it here with jeans (forever dressing with comfort in mind) but it’s also a good event dressing piece – you could throw it on over your dress at the races or a wedding and still feel dressed-up (there's nothing worse that hiding a fab outfit with an old coat, right?). Just one word of warning, this coat is long, so if you're petite it might swamp you (I'm a big-ish bird - 5'10). It's also in sale right now, so if you needed an excuse... 
Hobbs blog one


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