Ruffle Ruffle…

It’s been a good while since I’ve written or posted anything for which I apologise. After travelling and then going back to work and some other matters I’ve found myself with very little motivation to write anything.

However, I’m trying to change that and I’m trying to ignore the voice in my head that’s telling me I’m not good enough at the moment.

It’s finally my favourite season. When it got to the end of September I was dying to dig out all my scarves, big coats, big jumpers and plum lipsticks. I’ve also been finding myself recently trying on different clothes which I wouldn’t usually wear when I’ve been out shopping, and being pleasantly surprised when they’ve fit or looked good.

Here’s one I was particularly happy with. This little Ruffle Style Shirt from H&M. I’ve had my eye on the ruffle style and I’ve been really liking it so I thought I’d try it out and needless to say I’m loving it. It is a bit out there for me, and something I wouldn’t usually go for but I’ve been inspired by other women to try new things with my style and this I did.

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It’s smart and classic and effortlessly chic. All the things I look for in my wardrobe. I think I’m going to get some wear out of this one. What do you think?

The Spring Style Edit…

So the sun is definitely making its appearance much more these days, meaning that the days of big cosy coats are gone…for now and the days of wearing light jackets, lighter colours, and more delicate numbers are sure to be here. Ish…she says going for her big coat still…

I love looking through Pinterest and reading magazines, finding different styles and seeing how I can adapt them to make them my own and more me, but that’s so much easier when it’s Autumn and Winter. Spring and Summer is a different story. I feel much more on show in these seasons, something that makes me feel uncomfortable. I find so much comfort in being able to hide under that massive scarf, and oversized coat. Now I’m just vulnerable! Help!!!

So how do I go about this? How do I find a nice style throughout these warmer months coming up that I will feel comfortable in?

First things first…A long cardigan. I found one in Forever 21 and since buying it I’ve been wanting it to be warmer so I don’t need a jacket and I can wear this instead. I love how long and tall it makes me feel, with it dropping down to just before my ankles. Paired with some ankle boots and it oozes elegance. I also like to wear it with trainers too, which I think also looks good. It also covers everything I’m not a big fan off. The hip area, the bum and the legs. Everything a big coat will cover, this little number has it covered too. I may go crazy and buy all different shades, but for now I’ve just got the grey…For now….

Next up is Tailored Trousers. I just think so much elegance comes from these garments. They are SO versatile is makes me giddy. Wear them with a big jumper or t-shirt and some trainers like Stan’s or some Vans and you still look smart and chic. Pair them with some heels and you’re suddenly finding yourself sipping on a cocktail at a bar looking luxurious. You can then pair them with a shirt and a blazer and still wear some sort of trainers and look elegant. It’s all about the trouser. It just works.

Next up for the Spring Edit is the t-shirt with a blazer. This just makes me melt when it’s done right. Honestly I think it’s such an effortlessly alluring combination. Keeping it casual with a basic t-shirt, and then adding a blazer on top instantly adds that elegance and charm to the outfit.

So these are my little inspirations for outfits as the months become warmer. What are yours?

Perfectly Parisian…

There’s something seriously gracious, majestic and elegant about the Parisian style. One which I absolutely adore and aspire to have even just the slightest hint of, whenever I throw an outfit together. It is an art. The artfully rumpled hair, the stylistic wardrobe of basic staples which look effortlessly tailored every time, along with that divine red lip finishing every single look. These Parisian women, not girls, have this down. There’s no doubt about that.

Of course there’s the ultimate French staples that everyone knows about. The trench coat, striped tee, a simple black dress, the perfect blue jeans, a crisp white oversized shirt, and the trusty ballet pumps or stilettos. Maybe add a slouchy jumper along with a tailored suit blazer and some heeled boots and you’re on to a winner…But what is it about these women that really pull off this Perfect Parisian Style? Is it the clothes? Is it the artfully rumpled hair? Or that signature red lip? Or maybe everything put together that makes these women radiate Paris, and sheer chic’ness… Or maybe there’s something in the pastries? Croissant anyone?

But it’s something else. It’s not the clothes. It’s the way they wear them. With these women, it’s not about fitting into the clothes…it’s about the garments fitting them. And that’s the epitome. That’s the inspiration. That’s Parfaitement Paraisenne. That’s Pefectly Parisian.


Au Revoir Belle Dame


 

 

Style Dreaming…

As annoying as this cold weather maybe sometimes, tell me how you can’t love layering up, wearing big jumpers, big coats and scarves? I personally love it, and I love the trends which seem to me be more out there in these chilly winter months.

I love smart. It’s great. Pair a crisp shirt with any outfit, or a good pair of loafers and you’re onto big things. Keep the colours simple, nothing too over the top or bright and you can really make a smart look come alive. Add simple accessories like a Watch or a thin bangle to add that extra touch of elegance.

Burgundy. A favourite colour of mine. It’s so sleek and chic and great for this time of year. Im in absolute awe of both of these looks. They’re so simple, yet they say so much. The all black with a pop of colour from the burgundy coat gives it that edge, and breaks up to the look. It’s alluringly smart. The next is just dreamy as hell. That coat needs to get in my wardrobe. Even it styled on the shoulders creates the look even more. It’s gentle, elegant and so so chic.

Trainers. I absolutely love how trainers [even though can be seen as something scruffy] can make an outfit up it’s ‘chic meter’. It’s like sporty but rich, and it works so well. Especially paired with cigarette trousers, or a midi skirt and a good luxurious camel coat. LOVE. I think that’s helped me sort an outfit for today. Trainers, cigarette trousers, and a good coat. Mustn’t forget the scarf!

Yeezy Breezy…

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If you’ve been out the loop or living under a moon rock recently then you may have not heard about the craziest kick drop for a long time. The Yeezy 350 Boosts, a trainer collaboration with Adidas and Kanye West officially landed. These fresh little babies dropped exclusively into stores on the 14th of November only selling a selective few in the colour ‘moonrock’ for £150 now to be sold at a much higher price. HOW ANNOYING.

People queued outside stores across the country and stayed up all hours online, even entered countless raffles so they could get their hands on the small amount or pairs that were released on the 14th. Me being me, FORGOT and now I’m currently sat on my laptop googling them like a madman, dreaming about wearing them on my feet.

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Similar to the last Yeezy styles, these babies are composed with a grey combination of Prime-knit and canvas around the shoe, using suede accents on the central side of the trainer not forgetting the Adidas boost cushioning on the sole providing you with that satisfying ride, making them not only one of the most stylish trainers to bless our feet this year but one of the most comfiest too.

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So will you be getting your hands on a pair of Yeezy’s? Are you fortunate to already own a pair?

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