Wednesday, 27 August 2014

HOLIDAY LOOKBOOK: LAKESIDE FLORALS

This is the final instalment of my holiday lookbook. I leave the beautiful country of South Africa for wet and rainy England on Friday evening, returning to an exciting month ahead! This icy blue floral dress was a birthday present from my boyfriend, making it unique when I bring it home as its from SA! The store Forever New is literally what my heaven would look like, as its pure pastel gorgeousness in every single item of clothing! I was truly spoilt for choice. It obviously deserves to be the centrepiece of the shoot, so we chose this lake as a background as the lighting highlights the beautiful print. Please excuse the house that is mid-construction in the background, I loved the way the light fell on the water behind me so this is what unfortunately had to be part of the shot. If I had had my whole wardrobe, once again I would have chosen a different pair, most likely blue, however my usual elegant strappy fave shoes never seem to disappoint. 


Dress - Forever New
Heels - Steve Madden 
Necklace - Primark
Rings - Handmade
Looking forward to starting the planning for my AW14 looks next month!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

HOLIDAY LOOKBOOK: 3 WAYS TO WEAR.. A PLAYSUIT.. FEAT. GRAFFITI WALL



Whilst I know I probably should be posting my AW14 transitional looks like most other bloggers at the moment, I'm still working on my holiday lookbook! I'm having a fantastic time in South Africa, but I'm also desperate to get back to the new season collections in the UK to update my wardrobe for Autumn! There are so many items coming in, especially coats, with indulgent furs and warm winter pastels ready for the colder months. I can't wait to show you my winter looks, seeing as my outfit posts started in June, in summer weather! Let's just say fur is the operative word...



Anyway! Onto another look, which is my second to last in the series of appreciation posts for one of my favourite brands, Oh My Love London. Yet another gorgeous item, this playsuit is in the same print as the dress from a previous post back at home (see it here) as I loved it so much I had to buy both and take advantage of the crazy sale! I decided to turn this post into a ways to wear, as  unfortunately whilst shooting the look it was too cold to wear it alone. Luckily the sun came out for a few shots so I could showcase the playsuit by itself, but this post also allows me to show just how versatile this piece really is! The print is so fresh and summery, with flecks of different colours - its predominantly blue so I obviously chose blue layers, both a thick-knit jumper and cardigan in turquoise, also bringing in my pink favourites with my handbag and shoes. By pure coincidence when looking for graffiti walls in Braamfontein in Johannesburg, we came across this beautiful wall in a side street, which is more of a mural, but was absolutely perfect for this look thanks to the colour scheme! 

LOOK 1.. THE PLAYSUIT ITSELF

Playsuit - Oh My Love
Heels - Dolce & Gabbana
Necklace - New Look
Rings - Topshop
Bag - Zara




LOOK 2.. CARDIGAN

Cardigan - Jane Norman (bought over 6 years ago!)

I have had this cardigan for so long it could almost be considered vintage (Well, almost). I always get it out over summer as its such a pretty summer colour to brighten up any wardrobe. The most unique part of this piece is the embroidered back, which is the shape of a butterfly - it makes a feature of the outfit!


LOOK 3.. KNITWEAR

Jumper - Topshop

I originally wore this simply as an extra layer before the shoot, however the jumper coordinates well with the playsuit and adds a contrasting texture to the outfit. 




If we'd blinked we could have missed it so easily! So glad we found this by coincidence.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

HOLIDAY LOOKBOOK: ALL WHITE EVERYTHING

I can't quite get over just how white I have become so quickly without tan, but for the rest of my trip I am embracing this ghostly look, so bare with me! The whiteness may have been accentuated by this new look, which is all white errthang (I'm so gangster) which I have been desperate to shoot since it contains yet another of my bralets that I oh so love! This outfit also features the return of two items, my blue coat and lace trim skirt, which was first seen in my very first outfit post, way back in early June! (see here). The coat was definitely needed for the majority of the shots, as the weather was pretty overcast today so it was quite cold! My boyfriend and I found this gorgeous street to shoot at, lined with trees blooming beautiful fuchsia flowers - obviously I was attracted because of the colour scheme! It also coincidently coordinates with my lipstick and my shoes. 


Bralet and skirt - Missguided
Coat - Zara
Necklace - Forever21
Heels - Dolce & Gabbana