Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Jumper: Zara | Roll neck: Primark | Dress: Topshop | Coat: Next | Shoes: Mango 

My No. 1 tip for A/W is layering. I'm determined not to spend the season ill and so I've been wearing layer on top of layer on top of layer to keep warm and cosy. It doesn't mean hiding away behind huge jumpers and jeans everyday as I've tried to show. I paired a knitted Topshop dress with a similar berry coloured turtle neck from Primark and then wore a super warm knit on top. The maroon colour peeks out under the jumper and allows you to wear colour without overwhelming the outfit. And just to top it off, a camel coat- this season's must have item which luckily goes with everything! Everything else is simple- a black bag and black shoes.

What do you think of layering this season?

Friday, 7 November 2014

Party Dress Edit

As Winter has arrived it has got to that time of year we call 'party season'. Everybody loves a christmas and NYE party but for me there is always that last minute panic of what to wear. I've selected a few of my favourites to cover different occasions (from left to right):

1- ASOS // A classic black dress is perfect for any night. The lace detail keeps it pretty whilst the high neck nails the 'modern victorian' trend and the skater shape flatters every figure. 
2- TFNC // Another black dress, but this time more suitable for a formal occasion. It's midi length makes it appropriate for work parties and the body con style makes it super figure flattering. I love the gold detail around the bottom which just jazzes it up a bit for christmas!
3-ASOS // If you don't want to buy a dress, a full midi skirt is a great idea to pair with any plain tops you may have. The shape also glides over any body parts you may be self conscious about and the black and silver means you won't have any trouble finding accessories to wear with it.
4- ASOS // For the more daring, a jumpsuit is a great party outfit. Especially with an all over sequin look, it makes it dressy enough but a little more fun. But, be warned sequins are very scratchy!
5- Missguided // Let's not forget that it's Winter and it's pretty cold so if we can cover up we will. This Missguided dress has just the right balance of skin on show. The long sleeves and midi length are likely to keep you warm but the lace material still offers up a hint of flesh and more colour.
6- Missguided // Face it, when we think party season we think sequins. An all over sequin dress is a winner (and the long sleeves on this Missguided one will prevent the scratching) and the iridescent greens on this dress are gorgeous.
7- Topshop // I couldn't not include a bit of fur/fluffiness and this Topshop dress is the perfect option. Simple and chic black body con but with the fun touch of a fur hem- this is a favourite!
8- Topshop // I love this dress for all year round but it's particularly great for party season. It's silver and glittery and it's not such a boring shape with the asymmetric hem . Yet it still remains classic and easy to style.
9- George at Asda // If you're a tad bored of the dark colours, a cobalt blue is a great option this season. This George at Asda dress is super budget friendly and could easily be dressed up or down. 

I hope you like the party dress edit and it has given you some ideas of how to approach your  party shopping!

Monday, 3 November 2014

OOTD: rust

Top: ASOS | Scarf: Zara | Trousers: Zara | Shoes: Missguided 

So it's been a while since my last post thanks to a super busy week but I'm back with a very autumnal outfit. I love autumnal colours of camel, khaki and deep reds and oranges and I wanted to combine them all. This scarf has been a winner this season.. it's incredibly warm and pretty much goes with all of my coats and jumpers. The texture is also really lovely but it does moult a bit..! The khaki t shirt is also a favourite. It is an ASOS 'forever' t shirt and is the ideal baggy t shirt shape. It is v necked and is actually knitted which makes it drape well and really soft. Not a bad price either when you can get 3 for £30. Finally, these Zara trousers/leggings- they are the softest faux suede material which makes them super comfy and great quality. The fit isn't amazing because Zara trousers always come up to long and baggy around the knees on me but I couldn't leave them behind once I'd felt them. As you can tell, I've still not added much pattern or print to my wardrobe and I really want to- do you have any recommendations of a great pair of printed trousers? At the moment I'm sticking to plain but textured.