Friday, 31 January 2014

TREND ON TRIAL: WINTER WHITES


Me wearing: a J.Crew jumper with Sass & Bide jeans and shoes by Office

Do I look like a giant snowflake? I'm happy with that. Winter whites is a trend that often pops up on the A/W catwalks but rarely gains traction, right now however it's most definitely having a moment: I counted three pairs of white jeans in ASOS office alone today, bright white denim is reserved for summer no more!
I'd say white jeans are the easiest way to work winter whites, not as chic tailored looks (check out the Mulberry A/W'13 catwalk look below: LOVE), but still pretty good. 

Style.com: Mulberry A/W'13

My winter white jeans are an old Sass & Bide pair which I hacked about three inches off, giving them the raw hem that's currently in fashion favour. It's worth noting though, that wearing white jeans in January will probably lead to puddle splatter so don't go cracking out any brand-new or favourite pairs...   


And you don't need to stop at white jeans, embrace all shades of off-white and cream from head-to-toe, and yes that includes shoes: check out these beauties by Gianvito Rossi, great for now and spring time too!

Leather pumps available, here, from Net-a-porter.com

Monday, 20 January 2014

BEIGE IS MAJE


Me wearing: a checked biker cardie by Crumpet with a Stella McCartney skirt, and Marks & Spencer tee.

Despite spring seeming like it’s a hundred years away, wearing lighter, brighter hues is certainly the way to cheer up these dark days, and whilst I’m not ready to crack out the pastels just yet, this beige and off-white cashmere biker by Crumpet is the perfect gateway number to SS14’s airy colour palette. Currently it’s making up one of my many winter layers but when warmer weather arrives I’ll be wearing it as a jacket over dresses and with jeans. Talk about transseasonal! 

Cashmere and wool biker jacket by Crumpet

To see and shop Crumpet's full collection, click here.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...


Charlotte Olypmia velvet Kitty slippers available at Matches. 

In soft-as-silk black velvet with little gold heels and patent trim, Charlotte Olympia’s Kitty slippers are the most delightful shoes, well ever. So if Santa has noticed just how good I’ve been in 2013 and drops these little beauties down the chimney tonight then I’ll be wearing them with everything from skinny blue jeans to party dresses... in fact I’ll never take them off! 
P.S They're also available in glitter (!!!) and suede.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! XOXO

To see and shop Charlotte Olympia’s full collection, click here 

Saturday, 21 December 2013

LABEL L♥VE: ME + EM


Me wearing: the ME + EM reversible shearling snood, with a Tibi coat and Smythson bag.

UK-based label ME + EM are onto something with their beautifully made but affordable wardrobe staples. Their dresses are great for work and the knitwear is dreamy. One of the stars of the autumn/winter’13 collection is this reversible shearling snood (above), a very chic alternative to a woolly scarf, no wonder it keeps selling out! (Don't worry it's back in stock now). ME + EM really nail the basics: the layering shirt is particularly fab for this time of year, I’m wearing it in ‘natural white’ (below) with a shift dress, Wednesday-Addams-style, but it’s also great for slipping under sweaters as it’s super slinky but with a perfectly pointed collar. 

Me wearing: the ME + EM layering shirt, with an Almost Famous shift dress and vintage brooch.

And this little beauty, the ME + EM 'bold stripe boyfriend sweater' (in 100% super soft cotton if you don't mind) has just gone top of my shopping list, great with jeans now and over dresses when spring arrives. 


To see and shop ME + EM’s full collection, click here.

Monday, 16 December 2013

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY!


Me wearing: Antoni & Alison jumper with Citizens of Humanity jeans and Christian Louboutin boots.

Friday the 13th of December was Save the Children UK's Christmas Jumper Day and ASOS HQ was heaving with people donning their novelty knits with pride! I embraced the seasonal dress code by coming to work in what can only be described as a drummer boy’s outfit (The Nutcracker is one of my fave things about Christmas after all), whilst my lovely team members (both in New Look’s Christmas offering) teamed theirs with skirts. LOVE.

Caroline Ferry wearing: a New Look jumper, with a Hoss Intropia skirt and KG Kurt Geiger boots.

Shannon-Paris Cross wearing: a New Look jumper, with a Glamorous skirt and Topshop boots.

To find out more about Save the Children UK’s Christmas jumper day initiative, and to see everyone’s 2013 efforts, click here. Or to donate £1 to this worthy cause text WOOLLY to 70050. 

Friday, 13 December 2013

JIMMY CHOO, LET'S TANGO!


Me wearing: Jimmy Choo 'Tango' shoes with Frame Denim jeans.

There’s nothing better than party flats and now December is well underway I’m wearing my gorgeous Jimmy Choo ‘Tango’ shoes to work as well as for play. These super-pointy t-bar treats are really getting me in the festive spirit and seeem to sparkle with anything and everything, or maybe I’ve just got my Christmas blinkers on, in fact they do look a bit elf-like, which makes me love them more! They're black suede with silver studs: the perfect combo for sprucing up denim, whilst the girlie bow-detail means they're ideal for LBDs too. 


Me wearing: my Jimmy Choo 'Tango' shoes with a beaded jumper by 
J.Crew and Frame Denim jeans.

To snap up a pair of your own Jimmy Choo 'Tango' flats, click here.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

TWOSIE TIME!


Me wearing: a matching skirt and top by Baum und Pferdgarten with Acne boots.

All the fashion pow-wow of a printed dress with the versatility (and endless outfit options) of separates: this season’s ‘Co-ords’/‘Twosies’ are a clever little invention in deed. My two-piece look is by Danish label Baum und Pferdgarten, who’s jersey, leopard print top matches not only the side-zip pencil skirt I’m wearing (above) but a pair of draw-string trousers too! (See below). Now that’s what I call matchy-matchy!
  

          Baum und Pferdgarte leopard 'Elmar' top  available at Coggles             

Baum und Pferdgarten leopard 'Elan'trousers at available Coggles

To see and shop Baum und Pferdgarten's full collection, click here.