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Thursday, 13 November 2014

GONE WITH THE WIND

The fur coat is out! One of my favourite pieces I have ever bought in my whole wardrobe, I came across this furry beauty at a vintage fair last year. Don't worry, its not real; I'm not that kind of girl! Vintage is a fever that so many in fashion have caught or want to catch. Personally, I've scoured charity shops far and wide and maybe only ever found a couple of things that were worth buying. Maybe I was looking in the wrong places. I was starting to think that I was just not cut out for that kind of shopping - but vintage is something I can tap into! With my interest in fashion history and history in general, I love to think that there's a real story behind the clothes I buy, even if it is marginally more expensive than popping to the local charity shop. This lovely piece of outerwear has served me so well - a worthy investment! Not only does it keeps me cosy and protected from the bitter winter wind (which has decided to intensify recently, clearly shown in this shoot), but it has also been the star of a number of my uni photography styling projects. The colour is unusual too; not quite white and not quite grey - its a perfect wolfy hybrid! I wanted to show it off in it's first appearance, so chose this simple fishnet panel white skater dress and my trusty wedges. I also treated myself to a new MAC lipstick last week, as I needed a little pick-me-up - I chose a matte 'Diva' - MAC definitely knows how to cheer a girl up!   

Coat - Vintage
Dress - Missguided
Heels - Topshop

My uni workload is overwhelming at the moment, so I'm forced to let blog posts take a back seat for a while - I will be posting more sporadically, but will be back in full force at Christmas and in the new year! 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

NAVY DAY

Over summer I did a considerably large wardrobe clear out and threw away almost all of my navy clothing. It's just my luck that I then come across this beautiful floppy hat for winter and don't have anything to coordinate with it! As a self-confessed magpie, the sparkly addition in the form of the brooch embellishment was something that attracted me to this hat in store. I luckily did have this thick knit snood to match which is a winter staple, but I always feel deep autumnal colours like this lipstick (MAC 'Diva') work very well with navy, in addition to black. My coat has resurfaced again, as I wear it almost every day. On a recent shopping spree I also purchased my own fluffy pom pom bag charm, after seeing them all over Instagram. I was originally going to choose the pink version, but as soon as I spotted this icy blue one I knew it had to be mine - there are other colours available, so you have a variety to choose from when selecting your new little bag fluffy pet. 

Hat and top - Primark
Coat and skirt - Miss Selfridge
Heels - Topshop
Bag - Accessorize

Thanks a million to my amazing sister who shot this look during her visit to see me this weekend! xo

Thursday, 6 November 2014

FINAL TRANSITIONAL LOOK

Well this look was shot late last week, before such an unprecedented cold front came sweeping in, catching us all off guard! I definitely wouldn't get away with a perforated jumper like this this week; I suddenly have a need to finally start wearing my favourite winter fur coats. I know most of us probably wished that the weather would make a decision whilst it was clinging onto the remains of summer humidity, but I doubt many expected it to happen this quickly! It seems as though as soon as we hit November mother nature has made a snap decision. Time to wrap up warm and expect snowy blizzard weather any time soon. This means this is most likely my final transitional look. 

After already styling these cigarette trousers I wanted to style them for more of an everyday look, shown here through rolling the trouser legs and combining with a cropped white knit and wedges. The leather jacket ties the look together, with a small nod to fur with the collar detailing. I obviously have my handbag out again as it has quickly become my most used bag. 

Jacket - Topshop
Jumper and belt - Missguided
Trousers - ASOS 
Handbag - Accessorize
Wedges - Kurt Geiger 


Winter looks coming soon!

Monday, 3 November 2014

MOCK CROC

Another day, another handbag! After hunting for a new black leather handbag and having a few near misses, as soon as I saw this I knew it was the perfect winter bag. It's just the right size for fitting all my little things for days out, with a little extra space if I buy anything small too. The shape reminds me of some of my favourite bags in my mum's wardrobe - just obviously not with the designer price tag! I decided to go mock mad with this look by pairing the handbag with both a new pair of snakeskin shoes and a skirt. Snoods, especially of the fur kind, have clearly become a new item for me to collect in every style and colour (there are many more that have yet to be revealed) - they're a snug alternative to the usual scarf! Yet another statement lip here just happened to coordinate with such an autumnal colour scheme - its amazing what can be found and come across when exploring the little paths and settings around a local area.

Top - Miss Selfridge
Blazer - H&M
Snood - Zara
Skirt - Topshop
Shoes - River Island
Bag - Accessorize

 I'm in love with the scene we found for this shoot - the beautiful range of colours in autumn leaves are always the ideal setting for seasonal fashion photography.