Saturday, 23 February 2013

Monochrome wishlist

It can;t be too much longer now until the appearance of Spring. Everyone seems sick of the cold weather and desperate for a bit of sunshine!

One o my favourite looks for the (hopefully) upcoming warmer weather is monochrome - set to be huge this year, and with good reason. Classic simplicity never really goes out of style and there is just something so timeless and chic about the monochrome look - while still being really easy to bring right up to date with the use of accessories.

Here are some things I would love to wear this spring:

1 - Apricot Online - £34 2 - New Look - £9.99 3 - New Look - £16.99 4 - Miss Selfridge - £30 5 - Miss Selfridge - £49  6 - Marc by Marc Jacobs - £155.40

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Brit Awards 2013 - The worst dressed awards ceremony ever?

The Brit awards, while always the favourite to watch of my brit-pop loving younger self, has never been a match for others in the style stakes.

It seems the relative informality of the Brits seems to leave even usually well-dressed stars at a bit of a loss. Gemma Arterton, for example, impeccable at the recent BAFTA's, looks like a disco granny in this sparkly buttoned disaster.

Katherine Jenkins, another celebrity that I know knows how to dress, seems to have missed the mark too. I do like the print, and the colours, especially on an evening where the least offensively dressed were all in black, but I don't begin to understand the shape of the dress. Or, for that matter, the hair.

And I think the less said about Jaime Winstone's crazy jukebox print dress the better - though at least she seems to be wearing it with a hit of humour - more than can be said for some of the other attendees. 

Of course, the Brits is an occasion for celebrities to be a bit more playful with their outfit choices than other red-carpet events, but for me - as a person who doesn't get invited to many extravagant award ceremonies - outfits like these just seem to be a waste of a great opportunity to wear a pretty dress and have fun. 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Romance is in the air, love is all around us, supermarket shelves are being cleared of boxes of chocolates and petrol stations of flowers. It must be that time of year again! Yup, Valentines is upon us and I have been contemplating a couple of potential wardrobe choices.

For a slightly more casual Valentines date outfit, I'd go for a less dressy jumper and jeans combo, while still keeping the traditional valentines colours and themes.

The heart jumper, perfect for celebrating the day of love, is JW Anderson for Topshop - a hand knitted gem for £70. For a cosy and romantic night I would team the red jumper with a simple pair of black skinny jeans (the ones here are from New Look, £9.99) so I could focus more on the gorgeous sparkly BabyCham wedges, available at Barratts for £20. I've finished off this outfit with a cute Wax Seal Necklace from Cheap Frills (£12) which come in any letter of the alphabet so you can get your true love's initial.

For those who make it our for a nice date this Valentines, you could do a lot worse than this red dress with thematic heart detail cut out from New Look (£22.99). I'd keep the rest of the outfit quite simple, with plain black bag (Accessorize, £8) and shoes (Barratts, £15), but throw on the heart bracelet (Love Culture, $8.90) for an extra Valentines detail. 

Though my Valentines evening outfit is more likely to look like this

Heart Onesie - Boohoo £25.00

As I prepare to spend the evening cosy at home in front of the TV. 

Hope you all have a lovely Valentines Day!