Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Outfit: Sugarhill Boutique Bomber Jacket

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Sugarhill Boutique Bomber* / Wal G Top* / Missguided Culottes / Whistles Bag / Glamorous Shoes*

Well the weather sure has taken a turn hasn't it! I can't lie, I'm secretly quite happy about it as my heart lies with faux fur, chunky knits and coats. That being said I feel like August is a bit soon to be whipping out my pink teddy coat so I'm trying to find a balance of not freezing my ass off and also getting the last use out of summer clothes. Next week I'll be say hi to 30 degree temperatures again as I'll be in Italy! Rome to be more specific and I can't wait, let me know if you have any recommendations as it's my first time there.

So outfit wise, still enjoying my culottes haha I think I will be taking these babies away with me for evening time outfits. I PROMISE I will try and add a splash of colour to my next outfit, I just can't help it! My brain seems to pick out only black or white items but I will try and broaden my colour choices a little more. I love this bomber from Sugarhill Boutique, its the perfect transitional piece for this awkward weather as discussed. Also they're now offering free delivery AND returns! No excuses needed now ;).

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Outfit: Reverse Boyfriend Jeans

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Well these jeans certainly are a statement, and albeit a little more shredded than I initially pre-empted haha! They're definitely not for the faint-hearted but they make a change from the usual black skinny that I wear, the denim is so soft and the waist fits just right. I thought I'd team them with this beaut bomber jacket from Quiz, perfect for this weird transitional period of a rather chilly August. I won't lie, I'm loving this cooler weather. I've already purchased a few A/W bits and bobs which I can't wait to wear. I'm definitely more of a winter gal, bring on the layering and chunky knits!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Trend: Novelty Fashion Accessories

Being the avid online shopper I am, it's rare I find a new online store that I haven't already heard about. However this was the case last week with online designer boutique Avenue 32. I found myself then drooling over the new-in section for the following 30 minutes. It's a real haven of designer goodies, the website isn't overwhelmingly packed with 2847284 items to trawl through. It's like all the best bits rolled into once compact, beautiful online boutique! Anyway, on my travels I found a couple of brands that were also new to me. The first being Olympia-Le Tan, a French designer and creator of marvellous clutch bags inspired by classic book covers. If anyone knows me well enough then they may spot just why I was so attracted to this designer in particular. Yep, the bunny book. I'm a self confessed bunny freak (it's ok I own 2 I'm not just mad). The second is a brand called "Shrimps" who appear to specialise in faux fur jackets and accessories. I adore anything a little goofy/comical so this keyring immediately jumped out at me. Would I be mad enough to spend 50 english pounds on a keyring? Probably.

So there we go, my top picks of accessories with that novelty feel. I think it's great to have a little fun with fashion and this doesn't look like a trend that's going away anytime soon. I hope you enjoyed this post, it's slightly different to my usual wish lists and outfits but I enjoy talking about trends and creating a variety of content. Let me know your thoughts on the pieces above and Avenue 32 in general! 

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Outfit: Glamorous Duster Coat

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One of my current favourite combinations at the moment. Duster coats have overtaken my life, similarly with sliders (the only reason I'll be sad to say goodbye to summer). My mum cracked a few Dr jokes when I wore this, but I'm all for the clinical kinda look haha. I bought these culottes in the MG sale for about 5 quid, bargain! I purchased them with my upcoming trip to Rome in mind, if you have any suggestions/recommendations for me please do let me know. I'm staying for three nights and want to cram in as much as possible, bring on the pizza! So my backpack was another sale bargain, I love the 80's/90's style of obvious branding that's making a comeback, a CK jumper is next on my list. 

Anyway I was a little MIA this week on the blog and social media, I had a really fun week but got a little sidetracked. On Thursday I headed into London for a couple meetings and the Bubbleology blogger event. I've never had bubble tea before so it was all new to me, as someone who can't stand hot beverages I wasn't sure what I'd make of it. Turns out I'm a big fan! The cold fruity flavours are lovely, I recommend white peach with the strawberry boba. I'll definitely be a bubble tea drinker from now on so thanks a lot Bubbleology for introducing me! 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wishlist: Planning Head

With my fashion brain firmly in A/W mode I'm thinking about my next key purchases for the season ahead. I usually like to make a splurge on good quality pieces that will carry me through future years, alongside the usual high street buys. I'm a self-confessed jacket addict, so I'm like a kid in a candy shop when I see all the new faux furs and oversized boyfriend coats hitting the new ins. I already have a few items on my mind so I thought I'd share some of my current wants with you:

I really wanted a 'cape' sort of shawl/wrap last winter that I could snuggle up in, I ummed over them for a while before leaving it a bit late to invest in one. I will be quicker in my decision making this A/W and I think this Topshop baby will be just perfect, especially teamed with my new lilac fedora hat ;). I've decided my life is missing a pair of smart loafers, after favouring chunky platform style boots and shoes for the past couple of years I think it's time my shoe collection had a little maturity and sophistication added to it. Not that I still don't love a good chunky sole! 

I've been DROOLING over Sophie Hulme bags and purses for far too long now, I just love the simplicity and gorgeous gold hardware used. I'm really into smaller bags at the moment (bad backs rejoice!) so I love this little cross-body number. It will definitely be an item to save for though! Soon it will probably be time to trade my sleeveless blazer for something a little more winter suitable, so this Karen Millen beauty is calling my name! I CAN'T WAIT TO LAYER AGAIN! Though ask me in 3 months when I'm standing at a bus stop freezing my ass off.