I’m loving faux fur as a way of keeping cosy this winter – here are some of my fave looks:
All tucked in…..Source: Pinterest via Refinery29
As a warm scarf…..Source: Pinterest via alaceyperspective
As a layer piece…..Souce: Pinterest via cs5429.vk.com
I have been very impressed with Sussan lately – they have really picked up their game and made an effort to appeal to more than the mum demographic. I for one love this shift and this is reflected in their autumn/winter campaign which is chic, elegant but very wearable. And affordable.
Continuing with the trends we have seen coming into winter (seen in posts here and here) there is strong animal print, leather, faux fur and burgundy accents such as the gorgeous pencil skirt above. I’m actually very impressed with the range of skirts coming instore. This dress which would look great with a bright belt and also l’m also loving this jacket which is especially good if you are bigger on the bottom.
Emma Stone (image via JustJared). Love the colour on her porcelain skin and shape on her figure. Stunning.
Gwyneth Paltrow (image via zap2it). Love the drama of the cape on this Tom Ford number. The white is so chic and the form fitting dress showcases Gwyn’s bangin’ body.
Michelle Williams (image via IBT). Another great choice by Michelle. The colour, the peplum and brooch are very old Hollywood and offset beautifully by that pixie cut. I love Michelle’s style and she completely owns this look.
Octavia Spencer (image via celebuzz). This is a perfect choice for Octavia’s amazing curves, while structured is also very fluid which allows it to hug in all the right places and showcase her small waist. Winner.
Every girl needs a good pair of black pointy pumps – here are some that are a fun twist on the classic pump:
Witchery this week launched the first stage of its winter campaign. From what I see so far, black leather pieces, deep plum and cognac accents and faux fur are the prominent features of this collection. Such features are popping up across the chain stores including countryroad. Witchery seems to be staggering their campaign but from what I can see I like the edginess of this leather tank and its versatility (who says you can’t don leather at your desk) and adore this precious stone necklace.
On another note – Witchery also this week launched its latest White Shirt campaign. I am a huge fan of this initiative and think it is such a worthy cause. And how versatile is a white shirt?!! Always a great investment.
And this piece is just as easy in a casual setting. While this is quite a smart weekend look it could be dressed down further with a parka jacket in place of the blazer and less accessories.
The turtleneck is another classic wardrobe item and deserving of a 3-ways feature. They are a great lchic layering piece – best suited for small-to-medium busts. Done the right way they can be worn sin some many occasions. For work for example, it can be layered under dresses ( a good way to get more wear out of light-weight dresses), blazers, with pants or skirts. Keeping it in a neutral shade like camel increases its versatility. Do you have a turtleneck in your wardrobe?
£110 – debenhams.com
Source: Pinterest from Karla’scloset
Source: Pinterest from Sterling Style
Source: Pinterest from Atlantic-Pacific
I’ve just snagged a bright pink pencil skirt (on sale from Laura Ashley – who knew they did clothing?) so I’m now planning ways to wear it. I think one of the best ways to get outfit ideas or discover new ways to wear an item is from people watching – whether on the street or the many million online blogs. My new obsession? Pinterest. I’m a little late to the party but basically Pinterest is another social networking site where you can share and collect pictures of basically anything – like an online corkboard really. You can follow me here
I’m loving the new season collection from Veronika Maine. I’m a long time fan of this brand – although some of its pieces may seem pricey – it is great quality and the brand manages to tread that fine line between classic and cool. The pieces are not too ‘trendy’ so can be worn for years but not so simple that you grow bored. It’s all in the details. They get another huge tick for making curve-friendly clothes.
From what I can see in this campaign (I do wish they used full-body shots) I’m crushing on the camel coat, flame peplum jacket (such a popular shape as mentioned here – also all over the runways at New York Fashion Week – check this skirt out at DKNY) and colour-blocked pleat dress. The full campaign is here.