PARTY GLAM

Bottomless brunch to a classy cocktail evening; the return of evening style. The exhilaration of trying booking the best restaurant/bar around is a stress that I can definitely deal with! Peeling myself out of relax gear and into this dress of dreams is a revelation. This Zara metallic silver cowl neck number is a keeper! The loose fit compliments the ‘mini’ length, while the cowl neck adds a fashionable twist. The low cowl effect and tie neck creates drama in the back. Paired with my Gucci GG gold heeled loafer and gold falling leaf earrings the look is complete. Now…PASS THE CHAMPAGNE!

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DRESS – ZARA

EARRINGS – ZARA

HEELS – GUCCI (Bicester Village)

TURN IT UP!

Turn it up! An oversized turn-up gives a fashionable edge – a look that I am here for! These Zara straight-leg camel trousers with the wide turn-up hem fit like a glove. A piece that can be styled for work, brunch, lunch…the lot! I’m still grasping on to white pieces as the transitional fashion season edges in; this broderie backless top from Lost Ink is to-die-for. The puff sleeve and bow necktie are fab details. My go-to early-autumnal colour is beige; perfect with white, cream or black. While the weather has been grey for as many days as I can remember, at least the rain is currently at bay – although I may have just jinxed that one… While the weather behaves I am getting as much wear out of my mules as possible – the biggest footwear trend of 2021. Get your turn-up on!

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TROUSERS – ZARA

BELT – ZARA

BRODERIE TOP – ASOS

MULES – H&M

HARVARD SWEATSHIRT

Class of 2021…with the trending ‘Harvard’ sweatshirt, the streets look littered with Harvard grads. I’ve always adored a preppy American style and fell instantly in love with the Zara Harvard popping red sweatshirt. My style is vast, but I usually pick a dressy style over relaxed. Now of course, with a sweatshirt I am instantly inclined to pair the piece with blue or white jeans or joggers. But…having come across a stunning look in Vogue where the stylist mixed smart & casual perfectly by mixing a sweatshirt and a midi skirt, I fell in love! 

Using the Vogue look as inspiration, I fled to the Zara skirt section where I found this killer midi black skirt with gold button detailing and ultra sassy side split. Tucking in the Harvard sweatshirt I loved the look; the skirt clinched in at the waist perfectly and added a chic aesthetic. Finished with black courts the outfit works perfectly for a city lunch break.

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SKIRT – ZARA

SWEATSHIRT – ZARA

HEELS – RIVER ISLAND

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TENNIS PLAY

The tennis skirt style has made a MAJOR come-back. Think circa 2012 American Apparel Tumblr fashion; the tennis skirt stormed through and now its back. Whether lockdown has allowed us to re-connect with our pre-teen roots or Wimbledon is inspiring not only sports fans, but also the fashion sect…I’m here for it!

This Zara dress is an incredibly flattering, fashionable style. Take the tennis skirt and combine it with a classic white cotton shirt; perfection. The wrap over top and loose fitting skirt, drawn in at the waist is the epitome of figure flattering. I styled the dress with a thick tan belt and dainty tan sandals; the ultimate brunching/lunching look.

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DRESS – ZARA

SANDALS – H&M

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DENIM MIDI-SKIRT

The rise of the denim midi-skirt. Being a tall girl, skirts and dresses can cause issues in the Spring/Summer months, but trending this year is the midi-skirt – the perfect solution to my long-leg issues! This ASOS midi denim skirt is a killer piece, the length, colour, material and tie-waist detailing combine to create the most figure flattering skirt on the market. Here I styled the skirt with both a simple ecru ribbed crop top and a tucked off-white sweat, finished with high-top trainers for a relaxed look. The skirt could be dressed up too – a tulle or silk crop top with heeled sandals would create a fab dressy option. Stylish, chic & simple. 

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SKIRT – ASOS

CROP TOP – ZARA

SWEATSHIRT – ASOS

TRAINERS – ZARA

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NAVY SHORTS SUIT

This navy shorts power suit is a boss look. The cropped style blazer is a la mode for 2021, while the military style metal buttons is a timeless aesthetic. The lapel collar and double breasted fastening is mega stylish, while the navy Bermuda shorts with a side zip fastening gives a flawless front design. Tan heeled sandals compliment the sophisticated style. 

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BLAZER – ZARA

SHORTS – ZARA
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HELLO MARCH!

The British weather in March can be so confusing; one minute we get downpours and grey sky, the next unexpected rays of sunshine. This outfit is a fab look for this time of year. You can easily throw on a jacket or coat to suit the weather.

I’ve owned these Mango cream flowing trousers for a few years now and I just adore them. The quality, fit and length is perfect. Here I tucked the trouser into my cream Mango boots for a billowing effect. This styling technique is an effective way to wear long flowing trousers without the worry of the cuff getting dirty in wet weather. 

The trousers look great with a crop style; it shows the tie waist belt detailing. This Zara pale pink shirt has a satin look which adds femininity. The balloon sleeve, collar and small button details turn this plain style into chic and the gold Zara body chain necklace is a great accessory addition.

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ZARA – SHIRT (SIMILAR STYLE)

MANGO – TROUSERS (SIMILAR STYLE)

MANGO – BOOTS (SIMILAR STYLE)

ZARA – NECKLACE (SIMILAR STYLE)

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CHRISTMAS RED

WOWZA! This incredible Zara red toggle dress literally screamed CHRISTMAS to me. I’ve always adored Christmas Nutcrackers and Red Soldiers; this popping red maxi dress channels these traditional Christmas ornaments in a fashion forward way. The elongated length adds elegance, while the black toggles add a unique twist. The distinctive neckline is also a beautiful detail. I styled the remarkable dress with thigh high black faux-leather boots with gold stud details. The black faux-leather feather trimmed gloves and black faux fur pillbox hat are stylish accessories to keep warm, while the final yet VERY ESSENTIAL cherry on top is a Gucci red lip. I’m feeling very festive!

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RED DRESS – ZARA

BLACK FUR HAT – ASOS

THIGH HIGH BLACK BOOTS – ASOS DESIGN

BLACK GLOVES – BARBOUR

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SHIRT DRESS & SWEATER VEST

Zara knits are the one this Winter! The knit vest is perhaps the leading trend this Winter. These two stunning knits were my favourites on the market. Knowing this trend was looming I was checking New In on my favourite sites every day! Finally, Zara released two matchless designs. I love following trends but putting my own twist on them too. I adore green and this shade is particularly unique. I fell totally in love with the unique design; the lettuce sleeve, stitch detailing and high neckline are all details that create the sweetest design. The cropped fit adds a unique aesthetic to the jumper style. Styled over the top of a Zara midi shirt dress with cream boots; the look is an ultimate Winter vibe. The camel cable-knit sweater vest with frills is another flawless design. The oversized fit and V neckline are beautiful details. I was planning on sending one knit back, however I just couldn’t decide which design to keep so settled on both! To finish off the classic fit I added my Zara chunky gold bust necklace with chain. J’adore sweater vests.

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SHIRT DRESS – ZARA

GREEN SWEATER VEST – ZARA

CAMEL SWEATER VEST – ZARA

FIGURE NECKLACE – ZARA

BOOTS – MANGO (SIMILAR OPTION)

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