Thursday, 2 October 2014

Must Buy: The Jumpsuit

So we know about the ultimate evening wear piece: the jumpsuit. 
But what if this is paired with the trouser shape of the season: the culotte? 

For me, it's a match made in heaven and whilst styling some #warestylesessions with Warehouse last week, I just had to try this strapless version on. It's true love. It's a fitted bandeau style and boned so really holds you in whilst giving you a great shape, and it has pockets. Sold.

Jumpsuit with detachable straps, £70, Warehouse
This will be your new occasionwear best friend. Trust me.

Shoes you ask...? I would wear with a small heeled sandal, I am currently coveting these from Dune - they're a bit 'Vegas' but in a totally good, old Miu Miu kinda way. Make sense?!

'Hepburn' heels, £89, Dune London

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

How To Wear Glasses...and a make-up masterclass with Bobbi Brown

Photograph: Chris O'Donnell taken for Red Magazine. Wearing glasses: Bailey Nelson. Coat: Topshop (buy similar here). Shirt: Uniqlo. Jeans: MiH Jeans. Clutch: Jimmy Choo. Shoes: Boden
As you may be aware, I've been wearing glasses for a long time now, I love wearing them and wouldn't change this part of me at all. In the October issue of Red I was asked about the make-up I wear with mine - as I must admit it is tricky. 

I tend to keep eye make-up to a minimal (as I have enough going on around there), and add a splash of colour to my lips (my favourite is Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in 'Tokyo Coral'). Bobbi Brown, my glasses wearing total beauty guru shares her tips on Redonline here.

On 7th October, as part of Red's Smart Women Week, we are teaming up with Bobbi Brown cosmetics to hold a make-up masterclass with top make-up artist Hannah Martin at Bobbi Brown Westfield, W12 - you can learn new make-up techniques, including the best make-up to wear with glasses (plus go home with a fab goodie bag). 

Fancy it? Book your tickets here. As someone who had a Bobbi Brown artist do their wedding make-up, I can totally vouch for their expertise!

Looking for an easy, classic camel coat this season? Topshop have done great one for £58. I might need another...

Camel coat, £58, Topshop

Monday, 29 September 2014

Rethink Pink

Images from Pinterest
The pink coat came out of nowhere last year, peaked, and then fell into decline. However, the colour is still lingering...Christopher Kane even had a pastel pink coat on his A/W runway and the High Street is still awash with the hue. A great flash of colour to pair with greys, neutral and denim, it's time to be bold.

Christopher Kane A/W 14
Wool blend clutch, £39, And Other Stories. Coat: Oasis. Watch: Shore Projects
Cashmere jumper, £138, Iris + Ink at The Outnet
£115, Whistles
Faux fur jacket, £65, Warehouse
Nails in 'Pink Cadillac', Topshop
Faux fur collar (wear on your denim jacket), £38, Helen Moore
Wool coat, £95, Oasis

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Outfit Post: Leather and Trainers

Blazer: All Saints. T-shirt: James Perse. Leather skirt: £68, Oasis. Watch: Shore Projects. Trainers: Vagabond
I always tell myself I just need a capsule wardrobe of black, white and grey clothes. But then I always get distracted by trends (it's the nature of my job, I suppose). 

Whenever I wear a simple outfit such as this, I always feel so chic and good. The trainers help - they make it so easy to zip around town...Hannah from wore these to Sweden recently and was banging on about them being the comfiest trainers ever. I had to try. And you know what, she might just be right!

I could only find the link to the fabric versions of the 'Kasai' trainer but they are fabulous.

Buy the fabric versions here for £54.99, Vagabond

I'm lucky I can wear trainers to work, but don't save them for running or with jeans only, try with your fave leather skirt or A-Line skirt, too.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Interiors obsession: copper

Probably a little late to this party, but I am obsessed. I feel it's also not until recently that the High Street is starting to bring out some good quality pieces.

Images from Pinterest
I bought a copper plated toothbrush holder from Sweden (oh the glamour!) and it makes my entire bathroom look and feel more modern. Here's what's around on the High Street at the moment:

1. Wire storage basket, £6.99, H&M

2. Iron storage unit, £60, Oliver Bonas

3. Copper magazine holder, £28, Anthropologie

4. Copper finish hanging lamp, £47.50, Amara

5. Small copper bowl, £5, John Lewis

6. Metal candle holder, £5.99, H&M

7. Copper edge mirror, £25, Oliver Bonas

8. 16 piece cutlery set, £75, Marks & Spencer

9. Copper vase, £25, Habitat

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Ines de La Fressange x Uniqlo

Coat: £99.90, Ines de La Fressange x Uniqlo. Shirt: £29.90, Ines de La Fressange x Uniqlo. Jeans: £210, AG Jeans (darker wash available at Anthropologie here). Bag: Atterley Road. Pom Pom keyring: £19, Jigsaw. Shoes: Office (buy similar here)

You know that thing, when there's yet another collaboration and you don't expect much from it? Well, I was totally proved wrong this time...

When I went instore to preview the Ines de La Fressange collection, I was so utterly impressed I had to have a few pieces! It's basically a capsule collection of the ultimate Uniqlo separates - but with a French flair and an impossibly expensive look. Blazers cut to perfection, the ultimate stripe's my dream.
Wool pea coat, £99.90
Wool blazer, £89.90
100% cashmere jumper, £59.90

The collection is already selling fast, so get it while you can!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Postcards from Spain {Part 1}

Greetings from Nerja! Full of relaxation (a little bit of work), gazpacho and the excitement at finally wearing my beach clothes.

Dress, £65, Asos
Dress: Accessorize. Hat: Melissa Odabash. Sandals: Birkenstock. Bag: local shop in Nerja
One of the many beautiful wedding locations in Menorca
Dress: Isabel Marant at Vestiaire Collective. Clutch: Koku Accessories. Sandals: Dune
My packing essentials:

Packing for the trip: Bikini: Triangl. Denim shorts: 

New essential: Lemlem kaftan

It wasn't until I went to Ibiza earlier this year that I realised I have no appropriate beach cover-ups. Everyone needs at least one good quality one, so I went for Liya kebede's ethical version, all made in Ethiopia (plus it's neon).

£160, Lem Lem at

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