Tag Archive: New Look

Jun 12 2013

My Style: My Perfect Black Summer Dress

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I know for summer you are suppose to wear bright clothes, striking prints, neon shades, and I do, but you can never really go wrong with a black dress and this beauty that I bought many, many years ago from George at Asda keeps on surprising me. Probably bought for less than £20, I can’t remember the actual price, this dress has seen me through probably five+ summers, as well as a few mild autumns paired with tights and it still looks in pretty good shape.

What I love about this dress is the fit, with its button-downed shirt-style paired with a flared skirt, which in the wind can be a little embarrassing, it is just flattering and wearing it made me feel good and comfortable in the heat, and was perfect for meetings and travelling across London.

With it being black, I was going to pair it with bright accessories, but I decided to keep my look minimal and tidy with a cute black swallow belt to nip in my waist, and gold accessories including my bunting-style necklace from New Look and my go-to friendship bracelets from Astley Clarke which I love.

But the main reason for the gold and minimal take was to show off my latest adorable New Look watch, you’ve seen the Panda, well let me introduce you to the Kitty, isn’t it cute, and for less than £10 it is such a quirk addition to my jewellery box, I have heard they also do a pink mouse one as well.

Do you have a go-to black summer dress?

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My Style: Black dress, so old from George at Asda // Gladiator flats, F&F for Tescos // Evil eye friendship bracelet, Astley Clarke // Wisdom skinny bracelet, Astley Clarke (c/o) // Kitty cat watch, New Look // Swallow belt, New Look // Bunting necklace, New Look (c/o) // Glasses, Retro54 (c/0) // Shot with Canon 650d //

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May 01 2013

My Style: The Swans Travel To France

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So you might have noticed that my blog was a little quiet last week, I was in France visiting family and I forgot to put an out-of-blog on, to be honest I did plan to blog while I was away but I just decided to relax and take a mini break from my laptop.

Much like the weather here is was sunny and bright while we were away, well for the most of it, so I thought it was a great chance to wear my gorgeous Tory Burch swan printed wedges. These beauties have been in my shoe collection since last year when I got them in The Outnet sale and I have been praying for the sunshine so I could wear them, and it was worth nearly making my luggage over the allowed 10kg allowance on Ryan Air!!!my style swans in france 13 My Style: The Swans Travel To France %tag

As we were just pottering around the garden, checking out neighbouring villages and getting very jealous over the gorgeous châteauxs **she below my dream house/castle**, I decided to team the swans with my Hudson crop jeans, which have become my new favourite and a slouchy tee from New Look, oh and lots of cute jewellery pieces.

As well as giving my new wedges a run out I also decided to try out how to work a tuck, well I have seen numerous celebs and some of my fav style bloggers so I though I would give it ago, also I was inspired by a piece in People Style that I read on the plane over.

I went for the loose front tuck, a kind of relaxed look where you loosely tuck in the front and let the sides and back hang out. I am not sure I fully mastered it – but hey I gave it a go – and I liked it.

**Coming soon – the side tuck, the full tuck and the smart front tuck – only joking, well sort of!!!**

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My Style: Swan-print wedges, Tory Burch via The Outnet // Hudson Jeans Bacara in Vancouver, Jeanography (c/o) // Red t-shirt, New Look // Panda watch, New Look // Evil eye friendship bracelet, Astley Clarke // Wisdom skinny bracelet, Astley Clarke (c/o) // Beaded bracelets, Accessorize // Silver wrap ring, New Look (c/o) // Heart ring, designed by me with Stephen Einhorn & HTC (c/o) // PDS ring, stole for the day off my boyfriend // Glasses, Retro54 //

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Apr 16 2013

My Style: When Hudson Met Lulu

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This weekend actually felt like spring, it was sunny, it was warm, and it meant that I could finally wear something that wasn’t layered up – cue the crop jeans, the statement tee and a colourful pair of trainers!!!

A couple of years ago I am not so sure I would have got my ankles out for a pair of jeans, that was because I hadn’t been introduced to the boyfriend style of denim, since I got my Gap pair I have been a little obsessed in finding a pair that was a little longer in length that would be perfect with trainers, and then Jeanography came along and recommend these Hudson Jeans and I think I can safely say they are going to be my spring/summer staple.

As we had friends over this weekend we took full advantage of the sunny weather and took in the sights, shops, and gorgeous parks of St Albans, a market town that I haven’t been to in a while and it is so pretty. As we were doing a bit of walking around I decided to wear my new Onitsuka Tiger trainers, so, so comfortable and I am in love with the gorgeous pink colour, which works so well with blue denim.

To complete my look of first time wears, which wasn’t intentional I just realised while writing this post, was my Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo doll face tee. You may remember I was a big fan of Lulu’s first collaboration with the Japanese fashion brand, I have the Kooky Cat and the original doll face, so when the collection came out earlier this month I couldn’t resist updating my wardrobe with the new style and at under £15 this tee is a bargain.

If the sunny weather keeps up like this I think you will be seeing a lot more of these jeans, these shoes and an array of statement tees!!!

Do you have a go-to sunny Sunday afternoon attire?

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My Style: Hudson Jeans Bacara in Vancouver, Jeanography (c/o) // Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo Doll Face tee, Uniqlo // Panda watch, New Look // Glasses, Retro54 // Bracelets, Marc by Marc Jacob // Onitsuka Tiger – Mexico 66 trainers (c/o) //

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Apr 06 2013

My Style: Denim & Stripes With Added Arm Candy

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This week has been kind of quiet – with the Bank Holiday I haven’t been into London much, instead I have been baking up a storm for the Great River Bake Off *more to come on this*, but on Thursday night I did venture into the snow storm, I know I thought April was all about the rain showers but apparently Thursday was the coldest April day in Blighty for the past 50 years – seriously crazy weather.

The occasion was catching up with my good friend and fellow blogger Sherin from HiFashion and also head over to the Kipling x Helena Christensen party at Beach Blanket Babylon – I had planned to wear a new dress I have been dying to wear, but the weather had other ideas so I decided to work my mini flares with a stripy shirt, a classic but an easy style to throw on.

I wasn’t going to do a style post, mainly because I like to take my shots outside and I wasn’t willing to take my coat off in the freezing conditions, but I actually quite liked the moody lighting at Beach Blanket Babylon that I decided what the hell as I really like this look.

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For me this outfit was made fun by my jewellery, which I seem to be obsessed with off late, I just find it the best way to jazz up an outfit or brighten up my mood. This week when mooching around New Look, like you do, I came across this adorable black and white panda watch, I instantly fell in love with it and at £9.99 this watch is the perfect addition to any arm candy party!!!

As I don’t like to mix my metals, I teamed my watch with some of my favourite pieces of silver jewellery – my moo cow necklace that my mum bought me a few years back from Christmas, I literally wear this necklace to death it is so cute, my new ring from & Other Stories, I just love how simple it is, and no jewellery look is complete without a stack of bracelets – I went for these ornate ones, also from New Look. I do love to jingle.

Do you love to jazz up an outfit with your jewellery?

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My Style: Denim jeans, Dorothy Perkins (very old) // Striped three-quarter sleeve shirt, not sure, so old and it doesn’t have a label // Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (c/o) // Panda watch, New Look // Cow necklace, present off my mum // Silver bracelet stack, New Look // Multi-coloured bead bracelet, H&M // Ring, & Other Stories // Glasses, Retro54 // Ankle boots, Topshop // My style denim stripes My Style: Denim & Stripes With Added Arm Candy %tag**Thanks to Sherin for my outfit snaps**

 

 

Mar 21 2013

My Style: Black, Black, & More Black, With A Touch Of Animal Magic

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Sometimes you just need to wear something simple, comfortable but an outfit that still makes you feel good, for me this can be one of two looks – jeans or a skater skirt and top, yesterday when I went for lunch with my friend Alex I opted for the girlie of the two.

As it was a mainly black look, shock horror hey I do love to wear black, I decided to pair my skirt and jumper with a cute white collar. When looking to freshen up a look, I am really enjoying teaming jumpers with cute collars, whether Peter Pan style, embroidered or like this one gold tipped – simple, easy and chic.

It may have been the first day of spring yesterday but that didn’t stop it from being freezing so I paired my look with my bargain coat from Dorothy Perkins and a bright orange leopard printed scarf that I picked up ages ago from New Look to add a touch of colour.

Finishing up my look is my animal magic jewellery, a rabbit ring and stag necklace that I was kindly sent from Wonsuponatime, I am seriously in love with this cute ring and so appropriate with Easter just around the corner, as well as my animal-effect bangles that I picked up from H&M.

I find jewellery is a great way to accessory a look without costing the earth, while still making a statement, and my latest obsession after arm candy has to be rings. I have gone years without wearing any rings, after my hands swelled up while in New York and my rings were destroyed  but I am embracing them again and love really dainty but statement pieces and this rabbit is one of my current favs.

What’s your tip for jazzing up a simple look?

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**Thanks to Alex for snapping my piccies, as well as cheering me up with our wander around Clerkenwell**

Mar 14 2013

My Style: Feeling Blue But So In Love

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With the recent cold snap I feel like I have been wearing the same outfit, generally jeans, more often than not my biker boots, and nearly always a very warm jumper – today’s look isn’t that dissimilar to be honest but I decided to mix it up with a bright blue jacket I found hanging on the coat hooks by the door.

Don’t worry it is my jacket, just one that sadly has been forgotten about this winter, and I am not sure why as I love the colour and the fit. On a cold day like today it really did brighten my mood.

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Today’s look is very blue – blue coat, jeans, sweater, scarf, Cambridge Satchel bag and even the gloves that my Mum knitted me – everything is a different shade of blue, well except for that red t-shirt peeking through underneath the sweater, my gold jewellery and black boots.

To balance out the blue feeling I decided to go for a soppy love vibe with my Zoe Karssen LOVE jumper that I picked up off The Outnet, I just love her printed slogans, I seem to be building a collection of her t-shirts, but this sweater is laid-back lux to perfection – super comfortable, so warm and totally me!!!

Finishing up my look are my cute new love heart initial bracelets and my love ring that I picked up at the Claire’s gifting suite at The Apartment during London Fashion Week.

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My Style: Blue coat, F&F for Tesco // Blue dalmatian print scarf, New Look // Blue skinny jeans,  Warehouse // Blue LOVE sweater, Zoe Karssen (similar one here) // Red t-shirt, New Look // Kimmi black studded Biker Boots (c/o Tribeca Shoes) // ‘D’ and ‘P’ initial gold bracelets, Urban Outfitters // ‘Love’ ring, Claire’s (c/o The Apartment) //  Blue Cambridge Satchel, on loan //  Retro 54 glasses // Heart necklace, Thomas Sabo // Blue sparkly gloves, knitted by my Mum //

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Mar 11 2013

My Style: Cats & Dogs Without The Rain

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While visiting Columbia Road it seemed rude not to snap my outfit, but instead of a flower stall backdrop I decided that this beautiful floral mosaic wall that was on one of the side streets was much prettier.

It was milder last week than it is now so I was fine to wear this look without a huge winter jacket. I love skater skirts, they are just easy to wear, comfortable, and look great with a statement knit, a blazer jacket and biker boots, which to me equals weekend staple!!!

I know that I have been going crazy on the animal jumpers, I promise this will be the last one, as even though it is pretty it malted worse than my real cats, which is why no close up as the grey furry wool is all over my blazer.

To add a bit of warmth I paired my look with my dalmatian print scarf from New Look, which was a complete bargain at £7.99, and the cobalt colour meant I could get my trusty Rebecca Minkoff MAB bag out of storage – oh how I have missed this bag!!!

What are your go-to weekend staples?

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