Thursday, 18 September 2014

New outfit Post - All Black & A Sneaky Bargain Purchase!

So if the weather forecast is to be believed we're in for temperatures up to 23 degrees today, not bad for mid September if I do say so myself :-)  

Keeping it chic & simple with an all black number & breaking out a sneaky mid week treat, my new Wallis necklace, which is currently reduced to £8.75 but looks a lot more expensive.  Think this is going to be a great new addition to my collection & I just love the simplicity not to mention the gold coloured chain teamed with the tortoiseshell effect tusk.




Top - Zara
Necklace - Wallis
Trousers - Zara
Shoes - Mint Velvet
Bracelet - J Crew


Keeping It Chic


Trousers - Boden £59
Shoes - Boden £59
Bracelet - J Crew £125


One more sleep until the weekend & the sun is still shining not a bad way to start a Thursday ;-)  Have a great day.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Celebrity Style Steal - Claudia Winkleman & My OOTD

So for today's celebrity style steal I've chosen the gorgeous Claudia Winkleman.  I don't know about you but I absolutely LOVE everything about Claudia - hair, heavy eyeliner, clothes, personality....in fact I've got a bit of a crush on her.  I can't tell you how excited I am that she's going to be co-hosting Strictly this year.  I just wish they'd boot off Tess (can't stand all her pouting!) but at least I'll be able to get my fix of Claudia on a Saturday night :-)

I totally love this outfit that she was recently pictured in.  A great look for Autumn that can so easily be copied by high street finds, which are also ideal for mixing with other pieces we all have lurking in our wardrobe.  

So first up here's the gorgeous Ms Winkleman in all her glory.




And here's my style steal from pieces currently on the high street.

Starting with this gorgeous classic grey jacket from Topshop.  Perfect for wearing for the office not to mention with jeans of a weekend, I just love this shade of grey.






Moving onto the shirt next & this oversized one from ASOS looks fab.  I really like the three quarter length sleeves, which give the looser fit shirt a bit more style & again it's a real classic.






For the jeans, I'm loving the look of these Mango ones with the extra detailing zip pockets.  Perfect for dressing down as shown in the picture with trainers but they'd look just as fab with heels for an evening look too.






Moving onto the bag next & how about this one from Next.  I love the fact it has two different textures not to mention the fact the top half can be folded over to create a whole different look & feel with the long strap.







Now Claudia hasn't got any shoes on as she's obviously just had a pedi, I just love how she's come out in bare feet!   But this kind of outfit would look equally good worn with heels or flats, dressy or casual.  So I've decided to show one of each as I think grey footwear is really versatile.  I can't believe how much wear I got out of my grey Oasis boots last year & could so easily be tempted by any of the shoes I've featured below.

First up I've gone for a heeled ankle boot.  Now these babies are real stunners from Dune, I just luuurve the leather detailing.






Or if you fancied teaming the outfit with a heeled court shoe then how about these stunning Steve Madden courts.






For flats these Mint Velvet pointed suede pump look great.  Another wardrobe classic that will be the perfect shade for autumn & spring.  Can you see how I'm starting the justification before I click the button ;-)






And finally for a more dressed down vibe then these Steve Madden trainers are perfect.






Finally here's what I'm wearing today.




T-Shirt - Zara
Bracelets - Handmade
Bag - Boden
Skirt - Zara
Shoes - Office


Slogan T-Shirt With Midi Skirt


T-shirt - Topshop £22
Leather Cuff - Mango £14.99
Skirt - Zara £39.99
Shoes - Office £55


So are you a lover of Ms Winkleman & like me & love everything about her?  Perhaps you have clothes or hair/fringe envy in particular?!  Maybe you've got similar pieces already hanging in your wardrobe & plan on re-creating this look?  As always I'd love to hear what you think.

See you in the morning.

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