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My Style: A Flirty Asos Midi Skirt

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Lately I have been trying to embrace the midi skirt, being more ladylike, and trying, and mostly failing to sometimes leave the jeans in my wardrobe for a little rest, and I thought afternoon tea at the Laura Ashley Elstree Hotel was the perfect occasion to show of this incredible cobalt blue Asos skirt in woven crêpe.

I bought this beauty for fashion week and my regularly size was too big, which basically made me jump for joy, so it feels good showing off this gorgeous skirt in a smaller size, and actually thinking I look slim for a change. I think this has a lot to do with the skirt, it is super flattering, beautifully cut, and the woven crêpe material really does make it look and feel more expensive than its £30 price tag. It is a steal of a price and this skirt will be an autumn/winter hero for me as I think it will work just as well with tights and a chunkier knit.

As I wanted to show of the high-waisted fit I wore it with my lightweight grey knit, also from Asos, I promise I didn’t intentionally raid my wardrobe for a head-to-toe Asos look – it just happened. I love this jumper, as not only is it super comfortable and soft to the touch but it also has the most adorable lace hearts on the elbows. I do love little quirky touches, and in my bride-to-be craziness I just thought the heart made my look bridal, I know it isn’t but I have weddings on my mind!!!

Maybe it is the longer length to the skirt, or the flattering high-waist, or even the bold colour, but I just find myself actually liking not only the way I look, but also feeling how happy I am in these pictures – if that makes sense. Don’t get me wrong I don’t hate on myself, well not all the time, but I am not the most comfortable in front of camera, I know crazy that I am a fashion blogger, but maybe, just maybe I am getting a little more confident about featuring my style, only taken me nearly five years!

So what do you think about this midi skirt?

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My Style: Midi circle skirt in woven crêpe, Asos // Grey jumper with lace heart patches, Asos (similar one here) // Glitterball heeled shoes, Asos (last season) // Izzy Satchel, Lulu Guinness (c/o) (similar one here) //  Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o) //

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** Thanks to Jaclyn aka Bumpkin Betty for taking my pics**

Shopping: Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness Sweatshirts

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So is anyone tiring of designer collaborations yet? I think I am a little over the lower-end brands teaming up with designers and hiking up their prices just for the name, though I do love them when they expose emerging designers to the masses, and I also can’t help adding them to my wardrobe when they are as reasonably priced as Uniqlo collaborations always seem to be. So to answer my own question, I am still a little on the fence.

I am a huge fan of Lulu Guinness, I have many of her handbags, purses, and card holders, and that is mainly because she brings such humour and fun to her designs, when you add that to Uniqlo’s incredible UT collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts you know that you are on to a winner.

This is her third hook up with the brand **I think** , but I am going to go out on a limb and say this is her first with sweatshirts, and if it isn’t I totally missed that and I have four of her T-shirts from the previous collections. There is always a kitsch vibe to Lulu Guinness’ collections but I love that this isn’t all about the lips, don’t worry they are still there, but covers everything from 50s Americana to painted nails, lipstick and even a cute updated doll face that I totally need.

The heavy focus on beauty kind of made me think that Lulu could be wanting to give Paul & Joe a run for their money for the cutest beauty packaging, ooh wouldn’t that just be so amazing. Sorry I have totally gone off topic – back to the shopping!!!

It is hard to say which is my favourite, at £19.90 a piece that are all pretty good value for money, but I do love that blue sweater with the hands wrapped around it, as well as the Lulu meets Miami car, and the wine coloured sleeves of the doll face fluttering eyes just looks so cosy, I think that might need to be my travelling to New York sweater!!!

Which Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness sweatshirt is your favourite? Uniqlo-LG-animal-eyes- Uniqlo-LG-lipstick Uniqlo-LG-eyes Uniqlo-LG-hands Uniqlo-LG-lips

Shop – Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness:

My Style: Sunny Days Call For Superga Tennis Shoes

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I do love spring, the promise of gorgeous blooms, the expectation of sunshine, the hope of striping off those winter layers we’ve been living in. Well this week I planned to wear my new animal print Superga tennis shoes with a denim skirt and bare legs, however the weather totally tricked me with its bright blue skies and sunshine that was absolutely freezing if you stood still for too long, so I decided that a pair of skinny jeans would be the best idea.

I still did brave it without a coat, instead I paired my laid-back look with a three-quarter sleeve crop jacket that I picked up from New Look last year in the sale. This beauty can be teamed with nearly anything – as a cover up for a dress on a night out to being paired with a flirty skater skirt and even as the perfect jacket to wear with jeans.

I might have been a little disappointed not to get the denim skirt out but these G-Star Raw GS01 jeans are so comfortable for skinny jeans. Not only is the dark untreated look of the denim perfection, I do love jeans that make me look slimmer, I also love the fit with the twisted seams and the gathering at the hem. It takes a lot for me to stray far from Donna Ida’s high-waisted jeans but these really do feel great on.

Finishing up my casual look is the ‘Wavy Gravy’ look from blow dry bar Hershesons who were at a press day I attended. They transformed my poker straight locks in less than 30 minutes into this classic tousled beach meets rock’n’roll look and I absolutely love it. Much like Blow, who I have reviewed on my blog, Hershesons has a set menu of amazing styles from the ‘Carlam’ grungy plait to the sleek ‘Smooth Wave’ and ‘The Swank’ billed as the most perfect undone up-do. I can’t wait to make my way through the menu!!!

How would you style these fab animal printed Superga sneakers? 

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My Style: Superga 2750 leopard print, Superga (c/o The Apartment) // Jeans, G-Star Raw (c/o) // T-shirt, Boutique by Jaeger // Jacket, New Look // Necklaces – Thomas Sabo, H&M // Bracelets – Monica Vinader, Vintage, & Rox Jewellery // Samsung Gear Fit (c/o) // Bag, Lulu Guinness (c/o) //

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Festive Cheer: Lulu Guinness Christmas Tree At Browns Hotel

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Yesterday I was up early to preview the Browns Hotel Christmas tree designed by Lulu Guinness in London. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the British accessory designer’s handbags, I love her quirky take on fashion, and it was so much fun to see her festive and glittery Christmas tree decorated with her gorgeous lip coin purses and topped with a red perspex lip clutch.

Working with the Browns Hotel in-house florist, Lulu didn’t just design the Christmas tree but also the gorgeous floral arrangements, which were dotted all over the hotel with her luxurious and fun lip clutches, and to finish off her display Lulu also brought her giant lip light – oh how I wish she could come and decorate my house!!!

Christmas doesn’t just stop there for the designer, as the brand is hosting Lulu’s 12 Days of Christmas with a little help from her friends. Monday was 20% off, today you could win a bracelet, and tomorrow is…well you will just have to check out the site and my Instagram as I am helping to show off the fabulous treat.

Do you love Lulu’s Christmas tree?

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[Pics: top one courtesy of Lulu Guinness, all others Fashionista Barbie]