CREAM TEDDY COAT

Teddy/Borg is without a doubt the hottest trend to date. Autumn is the ultimate fashion season; it marks the release of statement coats. Every year I invest in a coat – last year my red fur was my go-to for the cold British Winter. This year totally fitting with the in-vogue Borg style I selected this Missguided oversized cream maxi coat. The thick coat is super warm, while the silk-like lining is perfect against thick underlayers. The pockets are a bonus, while the cream decorative double-breasted button style is super slick. The subtle half belt adds chic décor to the coat. I adore a monochrome style as the weather turns – it’s timeless. I styled the cream coat with a plain H&M mini dress accessorised with a Zara velvet belt with statement buckle, Zara captains hat, ASOS black patent biker boots and a Primark black quilted bag.

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SHOP THE LOOK

BORG COAT – MISSGUIDED

BLACK DRESS – H&M

BELT – ZARA

BLACK BAG – PRIMARK

BOOTS – ASOS

 

SHOP SIMILAR

OPTION 1 – HOUSE OF CB

OPTION 2 – ASOS

OPTION 3 – ZARA

OPTION 4 – H&M

OPTION 5 – TOPSHOP

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These boots were made for SLAYING …

My go to shoes at the moment are these Zara Biker Boots…they go with everything! At £89.99 the boots are not cheap however the real leather material and quality are definitely price worthy. The detail on the boots is exquisite with rows of pearl decorated strips with buckle fastening, silver stud detail on the back, chunky sole and a lace up style. Not only did they survive Berlin, where I walked miles everyday, they are also extremely comfortable and incredibly stylish. It’s an awkward time of year for fashion; the Spring/Summer18 styles are hitting the high street and with typical British weather you cannot predict when you can rock your new styles. These boots are perfect for temperamental weather. Here I styled them with blue jeans (Zara), a black ribbed top with pearl shoulder detail (Zara), cropped cream jacket and a black baker boy hat (H&M). The pearl embellishment on the boots compliments the cream of the fur as well as matching the pearl embellishment on the simple black top. These boots will carry me through the summer too, adding a grungy look to a feminine summer outfit. The best part about these boots – an ingenious back zip to allow ease in putting on and removing the shoe instead of the struggle of tying and buckling each time. Overall an INSANE buy.

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SHOP THE BOOTS – ZARA

 

SIMILAR BOOT OPTIONS

 

BOOT OPTION 1 – RIVER ISLAND

BOOT OPTION 2 – TOPSHOP

BOOT OPTION 3 – BERSHKA

BOOT OPTION 4 – MANGO

BOOT OPTION 5 – ASOS

BOOT OPTION 6 –  H&M

 

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SIMPLE STYLING

You just can’t beat simple styling! Monochrome has had my heart for as long as I can remember and what better to pair with monochrome than red. These delectable ankle boots have become my ultimate staple piece this Winter. Not only is the deep hue of red the perfect shade; the velvet material, the heel height and the square toe are all elements to die for and completely en trend. White shirts are fundamental for for any wardrobe, it just goes without saying! This smooth white silk shirt, embellished with black buttons and stunning cuff design is beyond perfect for this Winter. Paired with cropped black trousers where can you go wrong? Black trousers are killing it this Winter, on every street a fashionista is rocking them. I loved this pair because of the belt; allowing the waist to be drawn in creating a hourglass silhouette. With lashings of Mac’s Russian Rouge lipstick the outfit is complete. Yet another Zara obsessed outfit…EVERY ITEM.  The look is perfect for a Winter date, just the right mix between dressy and casual.

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MUSTARD MOVEMENT

If you want a way to warm up your tones as Winter draws in … add a pop of mustard! Mustard is super hot this season, as well as appearing all over the catwalks for Spring 2018. This leather jacket is perfect to get ahead of the trend; this statement piece can easily take you through to Spring. Styled with black clothing and warming accessories this leather jacket with frill cuff and hem detail can be worn throughout the winter period, adding a bold statement to any outfit. I paired it with black culottes, a black thin knit with pearl cuff decor, black patent shoes with velvet bow detail and finished the look with a black chunky stole, black statement tassel earrings and black military cap. Wearing contrasting block black against the mustard is a striking statement, while the fur stole and black cap add a wintery edge. The shorter length of the jacket means the whole outfit can be seen – perfect for showing off statement belts throughout the winter. Although you may feel deterred by the vibrance of the colour it is not to be shied away from, just hit the high street and glow with confidence!

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LINK TO ZARA SHOES:

1. MUSTARD FRILLED JACKET

LINK TO OTHER OPTIONS:

2. THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH COAT WITH HOOD

3. FAUX LEATHER BIKER JACKET

4. FAUX SUEDE BIKER JACKET

5. DOUBLE BREASTED COAT

 

 

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SLOGAN STYLE

It’s officially Autumn…the time of year for extensive walks and indecisive weather. Autumn is perhaps the most confusing season of all for fashion; with the onset of constant rain, yet the temperatures have a tendency to soar complicating the minds of the savviest fashionistas. The easiest place to start is searching for a resilient shoe. I’ve always loved Brogues, the sturdiness and masculine style express Parisian chic. My favourite aspect of these Brogues is in the incredible detail; the cream stitching, silver eyelets to frame the thick lace, the sheen of the black patent material and cream sole – all contributing to the striking aesthetic. Zara as a brand are taking us fashion lovers on a reflective journey through the zeitgeist of 2017 – a time of self-motivation and adoration; an important lesson especially in the twisted world of fashion. Zara’s use of this message is mirrored in the slogan on the lace; the thick cream ribbon printed with bold type ‘UNSTOPPABLE&AMBITIOUS’. The monochrome colour adds modernity to the classic brogue shape and is in-keeping with the sweeping trend of chunky statement laces. Paired with anything from blue jeans, black culottes or even imposing red trousers these shoes pack a punch and demand attention.

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LINK TO ZARA SHOES:

1. FAUX PATENT BROGUES WITH SLOGAN PRINT BOW

LINK TO OTHER OPTIONS:

2. STUDDED LEATHER LOAFERS

3. PENNY LOAFERS WITH PEARLS

4. LOAFERS WITH FLORAL DETAIL

5. LOAFERS WITH VELVET BOW

6. HIGH HEEL BLUCHERS WITH SOCK DETAIL

 

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A LULU KIND OF BIRTHDAY

Lulu Guinness is ‘hands down’ the best sale of the moment. For as long as I’ve been a fan of Lulu I’ve been infatuated with the hard-sided travel cases. As a birthday treat I went to Covent Garden on a shopping spree where I indulged my passion for Lulu Guinness. I was ecstatic to discover the porcelain hard-side suitcase was half price. Not only is the Lulu Guinness store stunningly aesthetic, the staff were beyond accommodating, showing me the inside of the case without request and showing me their range of accessories. The inside of the case sold it to me; the striped monochrome lining complete with Lulu Guinness zips and 3 drawstring bags adds a unique quality and sets the luggage apart from any other case, fulfilling the upmost quality that Lulu designs provide. The luxurious suitcase is protected with a sleeve to prevent scratching. Browsing around the store I found a perfect phone case, a red lip phone case – the signature colour and shape of Lulu’s brand; so classy and feminine. The items I bought in store were beautifully packaged in a monochrome glossy bag with red tissue paper as protection; a beautiful keepsake. My Brother treated me to a ‘to die for’ Lulu Guinness card holder. The leather printed with monochrome stripes and red lips displays the classic Lulu print, while the holder provides four card slots; the perfect size to fit a clutch or a handbag. My final Lulu birthday gift is the Dare to Dream umbrella, which is an ideal fit for a handbag. The Dare the Dream font design is classic black and white with red accents.

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LULU GUINNESS

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CARD HOLDER

UMBRELLA 

 

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