For me clutches are the perfect way to inject a little fun and personality into an outfit, and I am loving how many designer names are embracing the little quirky, statement bags in their collections. I am a huge fan of Charlotte Olympia, Kate Spade, Sophia Webster, Olympia Le Tan, and Anya Hindmarch, and I am so pleased I have a few in my bag collection, but when it comes to designer I tend to opt for their classic styles over the fun ones, so I have been on the hunt for some purse friendly fun alternatives, and I can’t believe how many beauties I found for under £40.
At the weekend it seems Cambridge was one of the few places to actually resemble summer, it was sunny, very sunny in fact, and actually warm, I even burnt a little, which was unexpected. I had friends staying for the weekend so we took in the sights of Cambridge, which meant a lot of walking, so I decided that I had to work my new Nike Delta high tops that I bought from Schuh.
This weekend was their first outing, I bought them about three weeks ago, but I had been worried that I wasn’t cool enough to pull them off, but once I had them on my feet I didn’t care they as they are so comfortable. I know everyone is about wedge trainers, which I love, but I just love that the classic high top shape.
I paired my beauties with their coral swoosh and laces with the casual vibe of my favourite navy cotton shirt dress from H&M, which for £7.99 is one of my go-to dresses at the weekend as it is so comfortable, not too tight, not too baggy, it’s perfect. I paired it with my rose belt that I bought months ago in the Dorothy Perkins sale, I love the pale blue against the navy and black and I love that it pops nicely against the pink.
I have a little scarf obsession lately, New Look seems to have a lot of cool designs and this zebra print is one of my favourites at the moment, I love the pale pink colour as it generally means I can get it to work with anything, while it still has the quirky vibe of the zebras.
Finishing off my look are my trusty CK shades, I love these beauties, plus my rather large, very bright Ice-Watch, and the tiniest bag I own my cross-body bag that I bought from Debenhams last year, it basically fits my Blackberry, purse and car keys and that’s it!!!
So what do you think – do you like my kicks?
Next month fashion designer to the stars, Jenny Packham, who has dressed the likes of Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie and Catherine Middleton is launching her first high street collaboration with department store Debenhams. A couple of months back I went to a preview of the collection, which features a capsule line of 19 dresses with some gorgeous floor-sweeping maxis and adorable prom dresses and sexy cocktail numbers.
I was a little worried how the collection would work for the high street considering Jenny Packham is known for her exquisite glamour and quality in both her bridal and ready-to-wear lines. What has translated well is her signature style the collection features pleating, gentle draping, luxurious looking fabrics, florals and intricate graphic prints, as well as gorgeous bold block colours with the red dress really catching my eye.
After being surprised by the collection, I was more in shock when I learnt how affordable the line was going to be with prices starting at just £18 for accessories and from £85 for dresses, with the floor-skimming maxi costing £160, which means that it will be making a lot of appearances at weddings this summer!!!
There is even a cute bridesmaid collection for girls – how adorable.
I haven’t done much shopping lately but I couldn’t resist this cute black poodle jumper from Debenhams as it was half price and only cost me £15. You can’t tell on the picture but the poodles are fluffy – and I just adore how the pink bow embellishments pop – so cute!!
Also I thought I would include an Instagram snap, I don’t have an iPhone I am a Blackberry gal but can use the app on my iPod Touch and thought I would see how it looked. I have to admit I quite like it. Now if only iPhone wasn’t touch screen I could play with these apps all day long!!!
So have you bought anything cute in the sales?