This is a very long-overdue post about my favourite piece of bling… The Monica Vinader Mini Marie pendant in rose gold was something I had lusted after for aaages, and since laying my hands on it, I have worn this necklace constantly for nearly a year. Cost per wear people. Jewellery always wins!
So pretty! These beautiful little pins are from the new Astley Clarke Biography Collection, steeped in symbolism and designed to adorn your favourite chunky knit jumper, white shirt or blazer. The collection includes a very cute hamsa hand symbol, snowflake, evil eye, moon and feather, so you can creatively personalise your favourite style pieces in glinting gold.
I absolutely adore my feather and snowflake, and have them pined to the collar of a Reiss white shirt, ready for the new year. Lets hope it brings some snow!
You can purchase Biography pins from Astley Clarke here.
I don’t know where my pang for PVC came from, but like any fashion itch, it had to be scratched.
Alexander McQueen, Catwoman, Kim K, all push the PVC envelope and I had been curious about trying it for a while. This stunning pencil skirt works with my curves and it speaks sass, fun and naughtiness without looking too eccentric. I feared it might. Wipe clean as well! – an added benefit of wearing this squeaky material that I had not fully appreciated, until spilling a glass of wine into my lap. No problem. Can you believe this is from Asos? The shoes are from Office (sadly sold out) and on several occasions they have been mistaken for Miu Miu’s at work. Finally, the cropped jumper is another steal by Oh My Love with an irresistible fury texture in cool, bright lilac.
When styling PVC I found that contrasting textures work best, offsetting fierce with soft. A natural makeup is important too. Second to this is avoiding any fussy pattern that could compete for attention with the figure-hugging shine of PVC. Keep it simple with clean lines and above all else, make sure it fits you like a glove.
Ever since I discovered the long sleeved American Apparel bodycon mini dress, I have been getting myself into trouble. The lyra-to-cotton ratio clings perfectly to my curves and despite being washed hundreds of times, my collection of these babies has stayed in excellent condition. My friends know that I live in them and have almost every colour! Paired with boots and a chunky-knit cardigan in the winter. Leather jacket, heels and earrings for a night out. You can wear these dresses so casually and dress them up just as easily. Simple, sexy, understated.
Then… I discovered these dresses were available in heavenly stretchy velvet – check them out here. I have not stopped stroking my velvety arms ever since.
You might have seen my other post on James Bay, he is one of the most incredible soul/rock artists in the UK at the moment. I am just OBSESSED with him. I won’t harp on because I’m not an expert on music, but he is simply divine and I was thrilled to see Burberry agree with me on this one. My favourite songs of his are Stealing Cars, Let It Go, Scars and Clocks Go Forward. Spine-tinglingly beautiful.
The S/S15 show had some of the expected gaudy prints and fugly Birkenstocks. Complaints aside, I am really excited about floaty chiffon skirts with several splits, sheer feminine silk and plunging necklines making an appearance this coming spring and summer.
Grab a cup of tea and Enjoy!
I have posted on the classic trench, and this one is a bit more fun for you mac maestros and trench trendies… This caught my eye for the strong red colour and cute cropped length.
The beauty of short macs is their transeasonal utility; perfect for a mild day and can be layered over chunky knitwear. Thanks to the classic design of this mac, I will be able to wear it for a few years! Available to buy here. Styled with my favourite Massimo Dutti knee-high suede boots – Pippa Middleton bought them AFTER I did, true story. Sadly the boots are no longer available but Asos have a wonderful selection of similar styles.
The classic mac or trench is my ultimate autumn/winter fashion staple. This is Zara’s answer to the classic mac, and for £99 it certainly gives Burberry a run for their money. The length elegantly falls just at the knee and the material is a sheeny tough fabric that feels incredibly luxe. A really high-quality trench coat is perfect for any occasion and in this neutral warm stone colour, it goes with just about anything in my wardrobe. Smart enough to wear to work and casual enough to run around in during the weekends. Trench perfection. Click to see more.
Having recently become very into my jewellery, I decided to get some pieces to wear every day. This set of rose gold, moon stone earrings and matching cocktail ring are my favourite bits of sparkle at the moment… Click here to see more
This nude pencil skirt is one of my favourite pieces at the moment. It is leather *slaps wrist* lined with a silky material and clings to my shape beautifully. The black body is American Apparel, and the shoes are from Kurt Geiger. A very simple outfit I have really enjoyed wearing to work! Click to view more here.
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This past year I have been really trying to get better at dressing myself. The driving force behind such efforts comes from being surrounded by women whose style commands a boardroom; resolute in composure and dripping well-accessorised puddles of glamour. One cannot help but feel terrified in this situation. The fashion posts you will see on this blog have been spawned from this fear, challenge and a commitment to bettering my