Saturday, 20 February 2016

Feeling French

Coat: Uniqlo | Blouse: H&M | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Topshop | Bag: Zara (similar) | Watch: Larsson & Jennings

This is probably my favourite outfit to be posted to Fashion in Excess yet! I couldn't wait to share with you some of my favourite new buys this month, with some bolder picks than I would typically go for. I, like many, was quite unsure of the glove shoe when it first began appearing on my Instagram feed and knew the trend would be a grower on me. And who better to provide the ultimate glove shoe than Topshop? I was completely taken by both the grey and red but though the red would liven up my (often) drab outfits and encourage me to be a bit more adventurous in my styling. The perfect shoes needed the perfect trouser and the Topshop Dree jeans create a subtle kick flare that fitted my petite frame perfectly and flashed just the right amount of ankle! To compliment the red shoes, I felt a blue or white blouse would make a great simple combination and having seen this H&M ruffle blouse advertised everywhere I ordered it as soon as it appeared in New In and fell in love instantly. Something about the frills makes me feel like I can do Parisienne Chic without reverting to the obvious breton stripe tee, although I'm not sure everyone is on board with the slightly child like ruffles. Finished off with a cosy coat and minimal handbag and you've got the dream combination.

Are you buying into the ruffles trend?

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The brogue

 Scarf: Zara | Jacket: Mango | Top: Miss Selfridge | Jeans: ASOS | Shoes: Office (similar) | Bag: Mango

We literally shot this post as it started raining so it was a bit rushed and a bit blurry but I still wanted to share! I'm keeping it fairly neutral in greys/camels/blacks and playing with texture and pattern. Combining a ribbed lace up top with a houndstooth blazer and felted wool scarf  maintained a bit of interest without being too out there. The girlfriend jean and brogue combo is a fave of mine since I feel skinny jeans just don't work with chunky shoes on me (#bigfoot) and it emphasises the sexy ankle...

What do you love to wear your brogues with?

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Block heel boots

Jumper: Zara | Pinafore: Primark | Jeans: Topshop | Boots: Zara | Bag: Forever 21

I've had these photos for a while and hadn't got round to posting them, but having handed in  for my uni deadline today I thought I would upload. I love the combination of orange and navy layered over leather look jeans. Wrapped at the waist, this Primark waistcoat/pinafore acts as a jacket for this time of year. But the stars of the show are the Zara boots. I love tight sock fit and block heel combo and I think they are perfect to dress up a more casual outfit. What do you think of them?