Saturday, 25 October 2014

OOTD: camel coordination

Jumper: ASOS | Skirt: Boohoo | Shoes: Mango | Bag: Mulberry | Collar: Miss Selfridge

This outfit has a few favourites included. First off, my new Mango pointed shoes. I love them, a lot! They are black with a croc texture and follow the pointed shoe trend of this season. I spotted them on Hannah Crosskey  (a fave blogger of mine who you should definitely check out if you haven't already) and had to have them. Second, this ASOS camel roll neck jumper. So soft, so comfy and nailing the camel colour trend. And finally, the faux fur. This is actually a collar from a Miss Selfridge coat I bought a few years ago but I love the stone colour and the way it compliments the camel jumper. 

I've combined the faux fur with the brushed knit, leather skirt and croc textured shoes. As I'm not really into patterns too much at the moment, mixing up textures is the perfect way to keep an outfit interesting and while its not crazy cold yet I wanted to still rock the skirt with bare legs and make the most of what warmth we do have. A pair of black jeans would finish this outfit off equally as nicely. 

Have you got any firm favourites in you A/W wardrobe at the moment?

Friday, 17 October 2014

OOTD: simple and chic

Shirt: H&M | Necklace: Smash Glam* | Trousers: H&M | Shoes: Simmi Shoes* | Clutch: Primark

The pointed toe is a trend I'm really loving this season and although it isn't necessarily the most comfortable of trends I think it's really flattering and refreshing to see. When Simmi Shoes said I could pick a pair from their website I was instantly drawn to these faux suede boots (among a lot of others!). Now they might not be the most practical shoe for a lazy student who rarely wears heels but they're just so beautiful and they're the kind of shoe I wish I could wear more often. I think they'll be perfect for meals out and special occasions where I need a bit of height but don't want a platform. I wanted to contrast the suede with leather and opted for my H&M faux leather pants which, I'm not going to lie, are very tight. And also very long. First World problems of a short girl. I've been searching for the right pair of leather trousers for so long that I've now realised none are going to be the perfect fit and compromised. Keeping to the monochrome theme I wore my favourite shirt, a loose and baggy white cotton shirt from H&M which is so versatile and I love! To glam the simple outfit up, I styled it with this gorgeous statement necklace from Smash Glam. I thought the deep greens and blues were perfect for Autumn and it sits perfectly under an unbuttoned shirt. I can't get enough of simple, chic outfits at the moment and I seem to be completely avoiding pattern. 

Friday, 10 October 2014

OOTD: blurred lines


Coat: Missguided* | Top: Red Label* | Scarf: ASOS | Bag: ASOS | Jeans: TopshopBoots: F&F

Very different to my last post, this is definitely an everyday outfit, styled with the same coat and bag to show how both can be worn dressed up or down. I was sent this lovely checked top by Red Label and it's a great basic. It's monochrome so goes with everything and it's made of a lovely crepe material that I find is really comfortable. The scallop detailing on the sleeves and hem create a flattering fit and also differentiate it from your everyday plain t shirt. Checks are big for A/W and the brushed stroke effect on this top is really refreshing from the obvious tartan and solid lines. I wore it with my ripped Topshop Jamie jeans which I have worn virtually everyday since purchasing. They are so much softer and easy to wear than my usual Joni jean and the rip just keeps any outfit on trend. I'm definitely converted. Now that the weather's cooling down a lot, I've also been wearing this coat a lot! Because of  the neutral grey colour it works well with a lot of Autumnal tones and it's such an easy piece to throw on to keep warm. £39.99 is such a reasonable price for a coat too! Keeping to the monochrome theme, I wore my F&F boots which are yet another item I have been wearing everyday. I cannot describe how comfy they are, which is unexpected because of the low price tag and the pointed toe but I've literally not worn a pair of shoes this comfy for years! My ASOS pony skin bag was the perfect accessory to add a pop to the outfit and pick out the pink and red tones in my scarf and it fits all my essentials in. I love the way I could wear so many different textures in this outfit and it didn't feel over complicated because of the selected colour range. My fave texture has to be the fur from the scarf which has already been seen on so many bloggers because it's just so fun!

What's your favourite Autumn / Winter texture?

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

OOTD: asymmetric glam

Coat: Missguided* | Shoes: Missguided* | Dress: H&M | Bag: ASOS

When Missguided's Eleanore said that I could pick two items from the site to feature on my blog it was an insanely hard choice. Evening out my desire for some stiletto knee high boots with the practicality of coats and warm jumpers, I searched the site endlessly for the perfect pieces. I have a little bit of a magpie thing going on at the mo, being drawn to anything silver and shiny so these strappy silver heels were right up there on my list. As they were the not so practical option for everyday wear, I was then guided to the coats and jackets section where I had a really hard time choosing a favourite. Having already satisfied my camel coat needs, I felt grey was the next must have Winter colour and this oversized coat would fit perfectly over my big chunky knits. So there are my two choices... a massive thank you to Missguided!

I wanted to channel a more glam look as I haven't for a while and I hadn't yet had the chance to show you all this H&M Studio asymmetric dress. I knew instantly that I needed this and got up bright and early the morning the collection was up for grabs to place my order. I loved the silver one too but I wanted to up my khaki game and the earthy colour looks beautiful on the slinky material. It's a slip dress kind of style with an asymmetric hem and a very low back (thankfully there is a tie to hold the top half around your back). Let's just say, it's a dress for the brave unless you pair it with a blazer or something to give your back some modesty. It is a sexy dress but at the same time it is really fashionable and I think it would so good styled with some converse for a more casual look. Teaming it with strappy heels made this an outfit for an evening but adding the coat A) made me much warmer B) evened out the girly side and gave it a boyish attitude which I love. And to add a pop of colour.. and texture I carried my pink pony skin bag. I LOVE IT. Not everyone does, and I get that, but it's just the perfect pop for any outfit (especially monochrome) and it keeps you on that pony skin trend we're seeing everywhere. 

I hope you like my Missguided look! Let me know if you'd dare to bare in this dress?

P.S we were losing the light so that explains why the images are slightly grainy, but I kind of think it adds an old school glam effect. I like it.