Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Trainer Style





As much as I love LOVE heels, there are some occasions where you just need trainers - city breaks, lazy Sundays, even running around fashion week.  There's no need to compromise on style as trainers have earned their place in sporty-chic daywear.  Just keep it simple and low key with smart tailoring.

I've joined the party with these pr-eee-ty cool Nike Flyknit Lunar 2s.

For more styling inspiration head over to Pinterest

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Current Situation


Shoes - snapped up today in the Zara sale
Rose gold watch and buckle bracelet - Michael Kors
Rose gold bead bracelet - Melissa Odebash

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Hero Piece: Jersey Drape


This jersey drape dress from Zara is a true hero piece for the winter season

I'll wear mine for festive drinks with some snakeskin heels or ankle boots, and layer up for the daytime with tights and knits. It's the perfect go-to piece

Get yours here

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Fur Scarf




































So in love with my new oversized fur scarf from ASOS. It's the softest thing

Find it here


Friday, 12 December 2014

Anaconda


This bag is just so beautiful!
Let it be the star of the show and wear with jeans and a simple grey T shirt

Anaconda Shoulder Bag - & Other Stories (here)


Thursday, 4 December 2014

It's All About Fringing



Jazzy skirts are having a moment

The leather skirt is firmly here to stay taking on even more forms this season as classic pencil, a-line, pleated and midi.   Last season saw more intricate and luxorious lace.  

Now it's time for the fringe.  Perfect for a party as well as bringing a little luxury to your day.  Wear now with tights and come summer you'll be rocking it with a t-shirt and a great tan.


photo - Pinterest, skirt - Zara (here)
(this ASOS one is nice too)


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Industrial Chic









If like me you're a fan of industrial chic interiors then you're going to love these pendent lights 
Now all I need is that gorgeous kitchen to put them in

Starkey Lights - Made.com


Friday, 28 November 2014

Sales Sales Sales


Have you picked up any great finds this 'Black Friday'?

I find myself gravitating towards investment pieces and anything black.  A good rule of thumb to use when shopping is 'would French vogue editors wear this?'

Black merino wool jumper - GAP, the softest leather skirt - Whistles, suede court shoes - Topshop


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Whistles Luxe





Start writing your Christmas wish list as Whistles has a beautiful range of accessories this season and you're going to want them all.

Everything from their collections is so high quality and the designs are timelessly chic.  These pieces will add the perfect amount of understated luxe to any look and will last throughout the seasons.  

If only there was an advent calendar with one of these behind every door....


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Absolute Perfection


Black-on-black, luxe leather, midi-length skirts, chunky knitwear, peeptoe lace-up booties - this look is pure perfection


photo - Pinterest


Friday, 14 November 2014

The All Saints Show



I apologise that it's sometimes a bit like the All Saints show on here.  Every other post proclaims my love for their collections. But can you blame me?

Love love the latest lookbook shots and now have a wishlist as long as my arm...
The lookbooks are great for outfit inspiration too.  Boyish shirts with leather pencil skirts - why didn't I think of that?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Thinking About...Khaki


The khaki shirt - chic when teamed with skirts, skinnies and leather in a French nonchalant way, no?

What else is there to do when you buy a new piece than to consult Pinterest for inspiration on ways to wear.  Inspiration from our favourites - Emmanuelle Alt and Carine Roitfield of course.

If you're interested in joining the khaki shirt party, I just picked up the below from Zara.





Monday, 3 November 2014

Mirror Mirror


I found my dream mirror this weekend in my favourite little home store.  It's surprisingly difficult to find an extra large full length mirror that is simple in a warehouse-chic kind of way. 

If you're based in Manchester, or paying our lovely city a visit at some point, go over to Moth on Burton Road in Didsbury for some gorgeous home pieces.  You won't leave empty handed.


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Leather and Knits


In the past I've only really thought about leather skirts in knee or midi length, but now the short a-line skirt seems the way to go.  Chunky knitwear and ankle boots give the mini a laid back cool.

If you're on the lookout too, Whistles have the perfect one (via ASOS)


photo - TRES MONIKH

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Over-Knees


I've just got some suede over-knee boots for winter and am looking for styling tips

Maja Wyh shows how it's done...



Monday, 13 October 2014

Leather and Knits


There are one or two things that are good about winter.  Christmas and everything that comes with it being up there at number one of course.  But then after that, I look forward to being able to get the leather and knitwear out.

This white fluffy angora jumper is from Topshop a few seasons ago and with a bit of care it has lasted really well.  The grey suede lace ups are from Reiss and the midi leather skirt is vintage.


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Sunday Home Inspiration

 

Here's some Sunday morning home inspiration

If like me you could spend hours looking at gorgeous interiors over a lazy Sunday brunch, take a look at my Pinterest board here

One day when I get my hands on my own house it's going to look like the above - lots of grey, black, parquet floors and subtle metallic accents

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Perfect Boot


If you're looking for the perfect boot for winter - one that has just the right amount of laid-back cool whilst still looking polished - I've found it!

Cut low on the ankle these will work with perfectly with rolled up jeans, and the luxurious matt leather will compliment your leather skinnies without looking too much.


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Winter Like the French





How dreamy is this black furry coat as worn by French Voguette Capucine Safyurtlu.
If you owned that you'd be wishing for the winter winds to come


photo - Pinterest

Sunday, 28 September 2014

How To Be Parisian


I really want to be more Parisian, so this is my new fave...

Who else has this book?



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Classic cool for the cold

  

Black wool coat, black leather or skinnies, black suede boots
Yes, yes and yes
Emmanuelle clearly knows

photos - Pinterest


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Seriously, Zara


































I've already raved about the amazing shoe offering from Zara this season, but just look at what they've got now.  Just ridiculous. Total shoe porn. Dream shoes and an absolute steal for only £50



Friday, 12 September 2014

Dream Look
































I want to wear this exact outfit all day every day.

Who else sort of wants it to get colder now so that we can get the leather trousers and knits out?


photo - Pinterest

Saturday, 6 September 2014

All Saints Lookbook AW14

 
 
 

All Saints does it again
Each new season's lookbook leaves me with a 'WANT!' list as long as my arm, but All Saints really has excelled itself for AW14

They've long been the best place on the high street for quality leather, but this season looks set for some really great tailoring and denim too.  I best get saving...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Simple

 
  

I have a new appreciation of the colour black
If you mix textures - wool, smooth leather, croc leather, jersey - you can't fail to look put together
That, and you'll be able to pick an outfit in 10seconds flat...


Monday, 25 August 2014

JCREW


Seriously though, how good is JCREW
It's worth signing up to the e-newsletters for the styling tips alone, and the lookbooks never fail to provide inspiration on how to be New York chic 
Be warned, you'll want to buy it all

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Diane


Take note


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Zara

 
 
 

Zara are coming into the new season once more with one of the best shoe collections on the high street.  
Just look at these!  High quality designs at prices so reasonable you might as well get them all.