What Spring means when you’re scared of colour.

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How to tell if someone is British? Aside from excellent queuing abilities, unapologetic patience (anyone who can wait 24 hours for the new KUTWK episode to air, must be blessed with patience of a saint) and the skill of avoiding eye contact with absolutely anyone, we Brits love the changing of the seasons. I am, quite openly, a huge fan of the Autumn season, because I am a very typical Fashion Blogger; I love candles, gingerbread lattes, watching rom-coms starring Meg Ryan, and wearing black. Yes, I really am that basic.

I’m not the biggest fan of the winter. Winter without Christmas is just rain. Winter without Christmas is being poor, overweight and grumpy. Now, it’s March, and Spring is well and truly on its way. For the rest of you fellow fashion lovers (I am, very rudely, assuming you are a lover of fashion, because I don’t write about anything else, so you probably wouldn’t be here) this becomes a real period of transition, when sheer layers become acceptable, and light layers are called for. Layering and texturing is a factor I feel completely at home with, but it is the injection of colour into my wardrobe which concerns me. Continue reading “What Spring means when you’re scared of colour.”

The Gap Archive Reissue

Aside from the million and one things I seem to be juggling in a writing/home/husband/familyfriends/general life capacity at the moment, I am also a full time employee for Gap. For the last two and a bit years, this partnership has worked well for me, for many reasons. Reason #1 I love my job. Its physically (and sometimes, mentally) exhausting, and I cannot remember the last time I had a day where I actually completed the task I set out to do, but I get to wear jeans to work everyday, which is amazing. Reason#2 Despite the cliched judgement of Gap branded clothing, I am a real advocate of the effortless and classic aesthetic of the brand, and so I literally love the product. I’m also the lucky owner of a staff discount card, in return for spending 40+ hours of my week there, and this means that almost every single item of clothing I own is some variation of a grey t-shirt and skinny jeans. Reason #3 Gap never fails to surprise me. Continue reading “The Gap Archive Reissue”

Colour of the Week; Rose Gold

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If you haven’t noticed that everything, from hair dye, to wedding dresses (and a few household appliances in between) are now available in a rose gold option, then where have you been? It is impossible to feel invested in this unquestionable trend, and this feminine tone is set to grow in popularity over the next year. As a closeted girly girl, rose gold speaks to me on many levels. Yes, like every other fashion blogger on the globe, I own a rose gold iPhone (with added rose gold Lumee phone case), a rose gold wallet, purse, embossed planner, and umbrella. These are just the contents of my handbag, so you can just imagine how rose tinted my home is.  Continue reading “Colour of the Week; Rose Gold”

Colour of the Week; Silver

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The promise of the impending Spring season has been tormenting me this week. I leave the house in a million layers, planning for all eventualities, and wearing my fleece lined bobble hat. Nine hours later, I’m walking home from work with my various layers shoved in my tote bag. This, especially in the UK, is a sign of Spring. Springtime can vary, wherever you are from in the world, and wherever you are travelling to. In the world of fashion, it is a slightly confusing and complicated time. We attend shows and previews, dressed for the Winter, planning for the Summer, and thinking of Spring. Days can be wet and humid (this calls for a trench coat and leather brogues), cooler and sunny (light leathers in pretty, soft tones) or just downright disgusting (trackpants and Netflix), and this is most definitely the chaotic of seasons.

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Couture Fashion Week; Chanel

So, this morning, after a non glamourous dentist appointment, opticians appointment, and a visit to Marks and Spencers, I came home, made myself some breakfast (boiled eggs and a mug *bucket* of gingerbread coffee) and sat down for a good old Instagram binge.

As an avid follower of high end fashion (as you may have noticed by now, my blog is much more ‘oh my gosh, how lush are these Dior boots?’ than ‘look at me and the photos my husband took of me in the car park’), I hold a serious admiration for the designer wares coming out of Couture Fashion Week. Granted, I’m still giddy with excitement when the conventional fashion seasons roll around, but both the couture and bridal events hold a special sort of sparkle in them. Alexandra Shulman, whom I follow loyally on Instagram, has been sharing the most captivating and thrilling imagery and media from CFW, but it is the scenes from the Chanel show which, quite literally, kept me glued to my iPhone all morning long. Soz, productivity.  Continue reading “Couture Fashion Week; Chanel”

Colour of the Week; Black

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There is no tone quite so classic as black, and this is a given. It is the reason why many expensive style investments have been made in this particular shade, due to the immense longevity in this colour. Black is slimming, stylish, timeless, practical and chic. It looks fabulous, in many forms, from the wardrobe staple skinny jean, to the classic Balmain blazer. Why do you think so many buy their first designer car/sofa/phone/bag in this colour?

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Brogues and Ruffles;how to wear yours.

With Spring (technically) just around the corner, it is most definitely time to consider an upgrade for your wardrobe. As an inherent wearer of the three most adventurous colour groups (black, grey and white), it is high time for change in my ready-to-wear collection, and I am extremely invested in another palatable colour group. Soft pink and blush.

Within the last year, these two complimentary tones have been available in a vast majority of varying fashion items, from coordinating evening wear pieces, to designer handbags, and literally everything in between. Even the previous S/S season of fashion inspired athletic footwear which have sold out in their thousands, released almost exclusively in these romantic tones. The rose/blush/nude/camel colour palette has seen commercial success due to the complimentary warmth of this shade. Everyone looks healthy and ‘put together’ in this colour, and the understated injection of this colour is really beautiful with so many other garments.  Continue reading “Brogues and Ruffles;how to wear yours.”

Colour of the Week; Pink

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (the first celebration since Christmas!), it’s about time we all start to consider the in colour of the season; pink!
Even if you have never considered yourself a ‘girly girl’, this trend could still work for you. With the injection of this sugary tone introduced to everything, from the classic three striped Adidas tee, to metallic leather jackets, and anything in between, pink has never looked so edgy! Pair your statement pink with minimal accessories and simple complimentary pieces. A chunky, oversized sweater in this soft tone would look fabulous and chic with skinny ripped denim and a designer satchel bag. Likewise, pair an on trend, ready-to-wear pink jacket with a simple white tee and jeans, and you have a polished and current look, without falling guilty to the ‘On Wednesday’s, we wear pink.’ tribe.
If you are looking to invest in one key item in this blushing shade this season, then let it be the Tint London Pink Chelsea boots. They are absolutely divine, and would be so complimentary of so much of your existing wardrobe.
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Worn with the most classic white tee and denim accompaniment, you have the fail safe ‘put-together’ outfit. As a stylist, I would be advising a pairing with the most on trend piece you can invest in this season; the throwback denim skirt. To cultivate this edgy look, add a v-neck tee, and an oversized shearling jacket.
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How amazing would this outfit look with the Tint London Chelsea boots? It would just give it that vibrant and daring edge. Not only are they super comfortable, they are made using only the finest quality Italian leather, so that they withstand so much wear. They are available online, and all shipping is free!
Hands up if you’re now considering a splash of pink? And if you have always been an advocate of this stunning shade, then what are you waiting for?! Happy Shopping!
£119 – tintlondon.eu

RED Valentino flared dress
£475 – farfetch.com

Adolescent Clothing pink top
£22 – asos.com

MANGO pink jacket
£81 – mango.com

Marc Jacobs embellish jeans
£525 – stylebop.com

Re named long skirt
£31 – zulily.com

Gucci purse
£1,380 – mytheresa.com

Kate Spade hand bag
£305 – katespade.com

Kate spade jewelry
£55 – katespade.com

Bobbi brown cosmetic
£37 – bergdorfgoodman.com

Opi nail lacquer
£8.12 – target.com

Amanti Art framed wall art
£97 – kohls.com

Kate Spade scented candle
£46 – amara.com

Seletti pink office supply
£67 – burkedecor.com

Tint London

 

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January is an exciting time for that of reinvention and adjusting your lifestyle, or so that’s what I’m told. As someone who is eternally busy, bored or financially challenged, I vow to never make ‘new years resolutions’, because before the first week of the year is over, I’ve usually made some ridiculous excuse as to why I can’t possibly stick to them. I’m just not enough of a ‘change’ type person.

My personal goal for this year, aside from saving some money and hopefully buying my first home with my adorable husband, was to find a way to invest my free time more wisely. I’ve been given some amazing opportunities during the years that I’ve been writing my blog, from meeting and interviewing some incredible designers, to styling and hosting fashion events, but I have just undertaken a brand new venture, and I am so happy to share this news with you.  Continue reading “Tint London”

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

When I think of any sort of event scheduled to take place at the prestigious Grand Palais, those involving smiles, glitter and a rhinestone Fantasy bra worth $3million do not spring to mind. Famously held in high regard for its great contribution to the arts (including exhibitions of the works of Dior, Chanel and Cartier), this historical venue played host to an entirely alternate fashion show yesterday; the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Last night, an impressive collection of the supermodel community graced the runway in an equally impressive array of angel wings, thigh high boots and body glitter, and what a remarkable scene it was.  Continue reading “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016”