A Chic New Years Eve Outfit

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Getting dressed up is one of my favourite things to do, and especially when it’s an outfit that I love. You don’t really get the chance to do it every day, as you’re heading to uni or work, so it’s so nice to spend the time to do your hair and makeup and choose a great outfit to live the night in. New Years Eve is always a special occasion for me and means a lot, so this outfit will have some many memories for me from an amazing night with family, friends and my boyfriend.

IMG_3139The main piece of my outfit was this gorgeous blush pink blazer from LKBennett, and was also such a bargain. It was such a great buy from Biscester Outlet village, and was supposed to be orginally around £348, and I got it for only £83. I couldn’t believe the price tag when i first saw it on the rail, and as soon as i tried it on i fell in love with it. Not only is the colour so gorgeous, it also fits like a glove and looks so classic. It looks elegant and chic, but still has a young, feminine twist, which i know will never go out of style. It’s a piece ill be able to keep in my wardrobe for years and something i know I’ll love forever.

So to make the most of this gorgeous piece, I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit fairley simple and put together, to draw the look into one. To do this, I paired the blazer with my favourite black lace cami from new look. I love how chic and femine this looks, and it contrasts the hard tailoring of the blazer perfectly. It’s also so comfortable and such a staple in my wardrobe. I just wish they brought them out again, as i’ve wanted more ever since, and really fancy a grey, mink or blush pink one.

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Then, to finish the look off I paired it with a pair of grey, faux leather trousers. They might look a bit weird, but they add so much class to an outfit and a bit of luxury, as it’s not the traditional denim jeans. As well as the trousers, I wanted to add a bit of sparkle to my outfit, and so i added thsi goregous opal necklace, that i bought from a small independant jewellery stall a few years ago. I dont get that much chance to wear it, but it looked perfect with this outfit and the pink of the blazer picked up the pink of the opal perfectly.

What did you wear this New Years Eve?

Rachel x

 

 

Spring Style Inspiration & 3 Wearable Trends

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Spring is finally starting to appear, as the evenings get lighter and the weather is getting so much warmer. So, we also have to alter what items we pull out of wardrobe everyday, to suit this new season. This year it’s all about the white that’s contrasted with lot’s of bright tones, especially pink and canary yellow, they’re two massive colours this season. There’s also the classic denim thrown in, with embroidery, lace and also a good love for suede as well. Spring 2017 really is a large mix of different trends, styles and  taste’s to form one huge, inclusive fashion season. So, here’s a bit of style inspiration to get your creative styling juices flowing…

Trends are also a massive part of the fashion world, and something that even though we might be completely unaware of, really do rule the entire design world. However, we can’t all afford the latest Gucci belt or the newest Burberry trench, but we can look at the trends for inspiration and make them wearable in everyday style.

Suede

The suede trend is still hanging around from when we had the 70’s colour palette revival back in 2015, however its had a bit more of a classic edge put onto it. Now it’s all about using suede in a luxurious way and to add a different element to an outfit. Wearing it through a biker jacket is bang on trend right now, and mix that with the brights trend and you have one high fashion item for 2017. However, I much prefer to keep it more tonal and go for the creams, brown and beige’s, that can be worn with anything and are a true wardrobe staple in summer, when you need a light jacket you can just throw on with your outfit.

The Staple Accessory

We can’t all afford, or even justify in spending hundreds of pounds on the latest white the to hit the catwalk or the newest trench style, however we do all love to invest in a good staple accessory. They’re a perfect way to add a luxury stamp to your outfit and instantly bring your whole look to life. I’m thinking a killer pair of statement red heels, a structured bag or even something designer, if you want to invest in a higher quality piece.

Layering

This has to be one of the easiest trends to achieve and one that honestly looks the most effective. When you want to create a really stylish look, the key is to think about different texture’s, tonal colours and different styles. So, think about layering a polo neck under your biker jacket, or add a camisole under your open white shirt. Not only does it look like you’ve put more effort into putting your look together, it also looks so much ore unique and stylish.

What trends are you loving this spring season?

Rachel x

5 Style Trends For 2017

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In the words of Tom Ford “Dressing well is a form of good manners” and so it’s only polite to be super stylish and own your personal style. Whether you’re more of a Chanel, and love sharp, clean lines with a monochrome colour palette, or McQueen is more your vibe; with lot’s of colour, texture and all things over the top. There’s a trend to suit every taste this year…

Embroidery

This is one of my favourite trends for 2017, and has had a real comeback over the last 6 months. It’s so feminine but with a real uniqueness, as every single piece of embroidery is slightly different and has an almost story behind it. I love how it has a real sense of female empowerment and adds such a statement vibe to any piece.

Post- Minimalism

Simple, chic and sophisticated is being taken to the next level, as a classic garment with an added something, creates intrigue to an outfit. Think Chanel, mixed with muted monochrome and nude’s, to create a really timeless vibe. This trend uses colour shades, texture’s and shape to add interest, opposed to pattern or colour contrast.

Sheer

Wearing a garment that is sheer is no longer just for those evenings out, and is now being brought into your everyday style. Whether it’s a sheer skirt, shirt or even a bomber jacket, this translucent polyester adds an extra dimension and glamour to any outfit. The best way to rock sheer in the daytime is to pair it with contrasting items; a tee-shirt and sheer skirt, or jeans and a sheer bomber jacket.

Super Bright’s

In contrast to all the other trends, with super brights there is no where to hide as you rock some of the boldest colour’s possible in your outfit. It’s all about the bright blue’s, strong red’s and even yellows and green’s; mixed with a range of different pattern’s and texture’s. This trend is all about being bold and creating a statement in whatever your wear.

Head to Toe Florals

Some form of florals is always in fashion, from season to season, however for 2017 it’s all about rocking the entire pattern from head to toe. There’s no hiding as florals is your best friend in this super feminine and statement trend. The best way to rock this is by wearing a one or two piece set, such as a jumpsuit or a floral suit.

Rachel x

17 Sparkly NYE Buys | Under £50

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Dressing for the festive season is all about raiding your wardrobe for anything sparkly and maybe even buying a few new sequin pieces or two; and New Years Eve is no exception. It’s all about celebrating the last night of 2016 in style, and there’s no way you’re going to be rocking a simple little black number. It’s the one night of the year you can really let your style go and choose a piece that you will sparkle in all night; and know that even if 2016 hasn’t been the best year for you, at least you looked amazing in the last few hours of it. So, as this New Years Eve is just around the corner, I thought I would share 17 Sparkly Buys, all under £50…

When it comes to some of the biggest style trends for 2016, knee high boots and body suits have to be mentioned. These sparkly black, knitted Knee High boots, from Boohoo, have to be the perfect piece of footwear to rock for new years eve. They look super chic, elongate your legs and also look amazing paired with a shift or tee-shirt style dress. This pair also have a really lovely point on the end of each boot, which is bang on trend for A/W 16 & 17 and also adds a sharp contrast to a feminine look. On the other hand, this sparkly body suit, from Topshop, would be a great piece to wear if you love a good sequin or two, and want to create a more statement outfit to wear this new years eve. The high neck adds a sense of class, however the plunging slit on the chest keeps it super feminine and sexy. It would look great paired with a more tailored pencil skirt or even jeans, if you’re looking for a more casual look.

A really good dress is a piece I can never fail to love in my wardrobe, and I think new years is no exception. They create an effortlessly chic vibe to your whole outfit and are so easy to throw on and create instant glamour. This one from Pretty Little Thing would be the perfect piece, as it’s not only in a really on trend nude colour, but with pop’s of embellishment it keeps the piece fun and super party appropriate. I’m also really in the love with the long sleeves and the deep slit on the cleavage. However, is bodycon is not your thing and you prefer a piece that’s much more loose and comfortable to wear, then this sparkly blue, ombre shift dress from Zara, would be the perfect choice. The ombre sequin detail makes it a real statement piece and super easy to throw on and pair with some of your favourite neutral heels. The dress really does all the talking and the loose shift style makes it really comfortable to wear, all night long, and will cover a multitude of Christmas sins.

What are you planning to wear this New Years Eve?

Rachel x

My 4 Essential Designer Accessories | A/W 16

 img_28041img_28051When it comes to discussing the topics that feature most on this blog, clothes have to come first place. However, I often think that I don’t give accessories the credit they deserve as really they are the most versatile key pieces of any outfit. They are able to completely transform a look, from day to night, casual to dressy or even to make it a bit more you. I think you could as far to say that they define your style, as they’re the pieces you wear again and again, with a variety of different outfit combinations. So, to make sure that I give credit, where credit’s due, I’m going to be sharing my 4 essential autumn/winter accessories, with you all. The items I’m really loving at the minute and that I couldn’t live without, during these chilly winter days.


A Great Pair Of Boots | DKNY

As I mentioned in my little autumn haul, which you can read HERE, a great pair of boots are a real essential at this time of the year. They are probably the only style of shoes you will be wearing on your feet, and it’s so important that you have a pair that’s super comfortable as well as being really stylish. This designer pair, which I actually got in New York for a really discounted price, are the perfect pair! They’re a gorgeous stone grey, that goes with so many different outfits and colour combinations, they’re a really chic pointed style, that elongate my legs and have the perfect size heel. However, what ever colour, style or heel height, the key is getting a pair of boots that fit perfectly with your style and that you will be able to wear, all season long.

A Stylish Hat| 

A good hat is an accessory that I really love to wear, as it starts to get colder and moves into winter. Not only does adding a really lovely hat to your own outfit, make it look super stylish and chic, it is actually really practical and keeps your head super warm. It has to one of my favourite autumn/winter accessories, after boots of course, and this year I decided to venture out into wearing bobble hats a bit more. I love the look of them on so many other people, however I’ve never quite mastered it myself. However, this gorgeous fur one, from a lovely designer in New York, is the answer to my bobble hat prayers. It’s a light grey colour, with a textured fur as the main part of the hat, and then a super soft bobble to top the whole piece off. It’s so easy to just throw on, still looks really chic and also solves many bad hair days, in an instant. It was even an essential on the plane, back from New York, due to the air conditioning being cold and there had been an Indian summer, whilst we were there.

Something Rose Gold and Sparkly | Pandora & Fossil

Rose gold jewellery is something that I’ve loved for quite a while, however since a few gorgeous Pandora rose pieces have come into my collection, I’ve been addicted to wearing it. The pieces that I have from the collection are the single daisy ring, and the thicker style with multiple daisies. I love how they add a bit of femininity and colour,within a season where there are a lot of darker colours in your wardrobe. They compliment grey, and black, and look especially lovely with burgundy/purple; meaning you can wear them with so many outfits and they’re super versatile. You can easily throw them on, for an everyday look or for a more special occasion, and they will always look gorgeous and super girly. If you’re looking for a type of jewellery to buy or wear, during this season, rose gold is bang on trend and suits a lot of different types of tastes and styles.

A Gorgeous Handbag | DKNY

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you will know that I’ve had an almost life long love, and borderline obsession, with handbags. They really pull a look together, look so chic and stylish, and I always think that you have to carry all your things somehow, and it might as well be in something beautiful. This bag is the latest addition to my collection, and was a lovely gift from my mum for my 18th birthday. It’s the perfect size, as you’re able to really fill it and carry all your essentials and more, but it’s also not too big and bulky; encouraging you to fill it with lot’s of unnecessary items. I love how the bag is really structured and reminds me of one of the mini Celine bag’s.  The colour is gorgeous, it goes with anything and everything, looks great everyday and also to go out, and the grained leather ensures it wears well, whatever is thrown at it. I learnt my lesson after buying my first designer bag in a plain and non-grained leather. It doesn’t look that bad, but is a lot more prone to scrapes.

What are your essential accessories this Autumn/Winter?

Rachel x