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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

FROZEN

I channelled the spirit of Elsa from Frozen in today's shoot, especially because my gorgeous white wrap coat makes its debut in this post! It has been waiting patiently in my wardrobe ever since I bought it in early September and I have been itching to showcase it - the wait is finally over! This is the kind of classic style and cut that I always look for in outerwear. I know I will be able to wear it season after season and it will never age. The only problem is the colour as it will so easily pick up dirt; it's definitely a bittersweet purchase! Despite this being lightweight it's extremely warm, so I wouldn't have any trouble keeping the cold out whilst not feeling to ladened down. There's a real air of sophistication about this coat - something that would be achieved with a similar style at much higher prices! Its extremely reasonable and made even cheaper with student discount, so happy days for anyone with an NUS card! I decided to blend with the ever decreasing temperature with some beautiful blue knitwear - bobble hats are a winter staple and this one is extra soft and fluffy (it also helps contain my hair in any high hurricane winds...), coincidently matching my cropped jumper which is equally soft and cosy. In true frozen explorer style, we managed to find this powder blue garage door in a long line of pastel doors, which will be revisited again soon!

Jumper and heels - Topshop
Skirt - Zara
Hat (similar and other colours here) and belt - River Island
Necklace - Forever 21

  


There are rather a lot of shots in the post, but I had to show every angle of this perfect coat! 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

LILAC AND LACE

As the weather drops a degree or two its time to start getting out more and more winter accessories. Its not cold enough for full on fur coats just yet, but fur snoods, scarves and hats are the easiest way to add a little warmth and start getting ready for the ice to descend. This gorgeous fur snood is my favourite winter accessory purchase of this season - winter white is such a classic colour and its very flattering. My face and neck will be ready for the cold front in style! I paired it with this thin blazer/coat seen back in early summer (here) - its the best transitional piece of outerwear and will work great with autumnal plums and burgundy pieces. This denim pencil skirt is a piece I've had for quite a few years - its different to a usual blue denim skirt and is a perfect winter colour. The addition of the lilac skinny belt breaks up the darker colours and ties them together, also accentuating my waist. I recently picked up the gorgeous chiffony lace top and immediately fell in love as its so light and feminine. This post would also be nothing without my INCREDIBLE shoes! The floral effect is unusual (and beautiful!) and they're a really comfortable pair of winter boots.

Top - Miss Selfridge
Skirt - Topshop
Snood - Zara
Jacket - Missguided
Rings - River Island
Heels - Jeffrey Campbell

On a musical note, my song of this week will definitely be Sugar by Maroon 5 - I'm in love with the entire V album...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

GARDEN FUR

To Gilet or not to Gilet?

My look for today doesn't include any completely brand new items other than my shoes. This may not be the norm for bloggers out there today, who are constantly buying or receiving the latest clothes. Ultimately a fashion blog is to show an audience a lookbook of outfits and hopefully inspiring their own ideas, so its unrealistic to always be wearing brand new. Not everyone is lucky enough to afford all those clothes! All three garments, the playsuit, the jumper and the gilet are all from previous winter seasons across the past few years, but as fashion is cyclical obviously they would be back on trend at some point - there's no need to throw out and replenish if its a classic style. As a student I have to attempt to be frugal, although I have never really been good at that. Its therefore not feasible for me to be buying brand new every day! (Not that I wouldn't love to be able to). So apologies to anyone who was looking for the latest purchases in this post, its proof that keeping things in the wardrobe is worth it and necessary. As much as I try to get as many new things as possible and style them up!

This autumnal themed shoot brings in different fluffy textures that don't make me overheat as its not winter weather yet! My straighteners that I had accidentally left at home arrived yesterday, so I took the opportunity to curl my hair to add some volume. This works well with the brown wolfy fur of my gilet, which is extra playful with the pompoms. Green is obviously a popular colour for autumn, so I combined my look with this forrest green playsuit layered with a fluffy black jumper.

Gilet, jumper, playsuit and necklace - Topshop
Rings - River Island
Heels - New look
To Gilet...

Or not to gilet..