Its that time of year again, neither hot nor cold and an embroidered, boho top covers a multitude of occasions and unexpected weather patterns. Right now pair it with boyfriend jeans and later in the summer it comes into its own for relaxed summer days with cuts offs, skirts or a simple cover up on the beach or poolside. There is plenty to choose from right now and as usual Isabel Marant is one of my favourites.
Here are some other of my current favourites
Loving this exotic Boho collection from H&M. Its a little pricier than normal but the quality is fabulous with leathers, suede, silk, appliqué and hand-sewn embroidery. It really reminds me of pieces from various Isabel Marant shows. I think my favourite piece is the waistocat as styled by Pernille Teisbæk from lookdepernille.com here. Be warned though, it is disappearing fast so get in there quick. What is your favourite piece?
In the run up to Christmas and New year you may have a few extra occasions to dress up. So with that in mind I have been thinking of a few outfits that may give some inspiration on what to wear. Everything must be tactile and cosy for the season that’s in it – fur, sequins, gold, mohair, leather. I’m thinking of a plethora of occasions – Christmas parties, walks with friends, carols, lunches or just entertaining at home.
I love this jumper from Zara and its making me crave a frosty walk followed by a pub lunch in front of a log fire.
This cosy mustard cardigan and sequinned top with boyfriend jeans is definitely a look for ladies who Christmas lunch. Have a look at this gorgeous honey cardigan from Malene Birger and sequin top from Linea weekend. As usual the 1969 boyfriend jeans from Gap are the boyfriend jeans of choice as they are so comfy and the sizing is just right for me.
While we are talking about sequins, the skirt, the trousers and the dress may be cool looks to try although I am not advocating that they all go together. Have a look at this beautiful embellished skirt from All Saints here or these fabulous gunmetal sequinned trousers from Topshop here.
Dune has launched a cobalt blue toe-cap court with a matching envelope clutch to support the charity, Teenage Cancer Trust – a charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. The set retails at £135 and £50 from every sale is donated to the charity. What better reason to invest in party wear. They are available from Dune stores and website.
I love Christmas Wishlists. Obviously, top of my list would be world peace, an end of poverty and for my little family and friends to be very happy but in the meantime a girl can dream….
We are starting cheap but bear with me! This case is very cute and according to reviews looks much more expensive than it is. I’m loving everything Chanel at the moment so it might be one for the stocking.
I actually tried this bra on in Marks and Spencer the other day as I was attracted by how pretty it was. The fit was amazing which I was uber-impressed with as I am a funny size. Sometimes with lingerie if its sexy it ends up being uncomfotable but this ticks both boxes. This is absolutely gorgeous and definitely going on the Christmas wishlist.
Now as perfumes go this one is a bit on the pricey side but it is very sensuous and will have people remembering you by your scent. I had a little spray of this one a couple of weeks ago and loved it and it lasted all day. It contains Black Truffle and Ylang mingled with fresh Bergamot and Blackcurrant which sound interesting but it has got to be sniffed to be believed. Give it a go the next time your passing a perfume department. You will love it. Sorry!
Obviously these are a retro classic and just ooze coolness. One you try polarised you will never go back. Oh the lust!
I have been after a Michael Kors watch for a while as earlier in the year my watch died. However I was torn between tortoise shell and rose gold for what seems like forever. Decisions, Decisions! The tortoise shell won. No matter what the outfit I think Michael Kors watches add the finishing touches, adding that expensive, polished look even if you have just thrown something together.
Last but not least I came across these last minute while deciding on the watch. Obviously they will require a different mood to the stacking rings but you know a girl can never have enough jewellery.
If you like this list I am constantly adding more stuff (just for research I might add) so feel free to have a peek at Products I like on Pinterest.
I really like the idea of black and white as the weather gets colder. I have put together two different outfits, mixing and matching the shoes and bag. In the first set we have two outfits at bargain prices. In the second, it consists completely of designer pieces and obviously the price tag is very different. In fact it makes my eyes water.
Warehouse Check front jumper £30 from houseoffraser.co.uk
Lilly Of Sweden Night Fever Clutch £46 from nelly.com
Mango Two-Tone Knit Dress £45 from mango.com
Black Leather Look PU Pencil Skirt £28 from next.co.uk
H&M Leather Boots £60 from hm.com
Inspiration image from Mango.com
Kenzo White Window Check Jumper £415 from liberty.co.uk
3.1 PHILLIP LIM Monochrome LS Dress £365 from boutique1.com
DKNY Black Leather Skirt £485 from stylebop.com
Stella McCartney Falabella faux leather foldover clutch £495 from net-a-porter.com
Lavin Metal-paneled leather calf boots £1085 from net-a-porter.com
Inspiration image from www.brownsfashion.com
The Indian summer came to a close today and the chill in the air made me long for cosy knits by the fire. I came home after work and cooked a roast dinner for that comfort feeling and I’m thinking its time to invest in a few knits to get snug.
First up I am really craving a cobalt blue knit like this.
Next up is Isabel Marant. It goes without saying that her knitwear (and most of her collections) are most covetable. This jumper for me is the epitome of cool. Although it is part of the SS collection I cant imagine ever being able to wear it until the weather was a bit cooler though like now. I have found a more affordable similar piece from Asos.
Last up for tonight is Banjo and Matilda, Australian Cult Cashmere label from Net- a- Porter. How Cute are these?
Similar treasure can be found from Asos and New Look from around £20.
I could go on. I love this time of year and discovering all those lovely tactile jumpers. There are so many out there that I haven’t mentioned. I haven’t even started on check or burgundy but we will save them for another post.
Today I actually have a brief. I belong to a funky choir and on Sunday we are singing for charity. It even looks like good weather. Earlier on in the summer we had a few gigs where we got drenched to the skin. Still the show went but those rain ponchos are not a good look. On Sunday we need to dress in 1920’s gear for the festival. How exciting! As if we needed and excuse to shop. So right now we are off to source some vintage outfits . If nothing can be found I have a back up plan.