Thursday, 21 August 2014

WIWT - A Day of Catch Up

So we're back home from our holidays & back to reality with a mammoth day ahead.

I'm not sure about you but I'm one of these people that instead of easing myself in I'd rather have a mad day & try & get back up to date on my 'to do' list.  Resulting in a full on day of fun (not!) - cleaning, washing, ironing, unpacking the food shop etc.  Plus to add to the chaos we've got the builders in to replace some underfloor piping that had developed a leak so the kitchen floor is being ripped up as I speak, oh the joy - was it only yesterday we were still in Majorca?!!!

Keeping it simple for the day ahead & wearing my Zara combats & a top from Zara.

Top - Zara
Bracelet - Michal Golan
Combats - Zara
Sandals - Mango

Khakis & Grey

T-Shirt - Wishbone £25
Bracelet - Michal Golan $55
Trousers - Zara £25.99
Sandals - Mango Now £29.99

On the plus side at least I'm not back to work till next Tuesday, which is a real treat :-)  Have a great day & see you in the morning.

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Mint Velvet Press Day & WIWT

As with my Boden press day review I can’t believe I’m only just getting round to sharing my photos from Mint Velvet’s press day.   Again apologises that my pictures aren’t to the stand of David Bailey….again I think it’s safe to say that any profession or semi professional photographer isn’t going to be loosing any sleep tonight but hopefully you can get a taster of the sheer gorgeousness & understated glamour that Mint Velvet has to offer this coming winter.

Starting with their gorgeous jewellery.  I just love their simple, chic & delicate necklaces that look fab worn on their own or layered to make more of a statement, my favourite of which is the necklace shown in the bottom right.  I just love this & if it had been for sale on the day I’d have brought it there & then!

As you would expect from Mint Velvet there was a lot of understated timeless pieces plus lots of gorgeous faux fur that has got me longing for cool autumn days already!!!  I particularly love all their faux fur stoles & gilets with the faux fur snood shown in the second group of pictures (top right) being my absolute favourite & firmly on my wish list.  Together with the gorgeous clutch bag shown in the picture below plus of course many other pieces!!!

I just love the gorgeous detailing that Mint Velvet put into their clothing & this next set of pictures gives you a glimpse of how they give classic pieces a real twist & edge.  I love how the thick chunkiness of the cream polo neck is softened by the soft delicate cream lace shoulder detailing & how a simple pair of mid height heels have been given an edginess with the small stud detailing around the ankle strap & heel.

Colour wise there’s lots of navy & black as well as grey & pale pink palettes to look forward & if you’re on the hunt for a new leather jacket this winter then this stunning navy biker jacket with detachable faux fur collar has definitely got to be seen to be believed just simply stunning & is sure to be at the top of my wish list this Autumn……luckily I don’t own a navy leather jacket….black & tan yes but not navy so surely that’s all the reasoning *justification* a girl needs…!!!!

Finally here's some of my wish list from their first Autumn drop & what better place to start than with leopard print courts, a wardrobe must have for everyone!!!

Mint Velvet Amaya Court £99

Having loved their boyfriend jeans this summer I think these straight legged jeans would be just perfect for autumn.

And this cowl front blouse is stunning.  I just love the fall of the neckline, which would look equally stunning dressed up or down.

Moving onto knitwear & I've fallen in love with this batwing jumper, which is just perfect for teaming with skinny jeans & a statement necklace or scarf.

Finally I'm loving all of these charm necklaces, perfect for wearing either on their own or grouped together.

Finishing with what I’m wearing today, the last day of our holidays for travelling home :-(

Pinks & Blues

Jacket - Zara £59.99
Camisole - Topshop £26
Jeans - Zara £39.99
Bracelets - Pranella £23 & J Crew £125
Bag - Tula £55
Sandals -Zara £25.99

So have you spotted anything that’s going to be featuring on your Mint Velvet wish list come this Autumn?  I’d love to hear what’s tempting you.  I fear I may have to conduct a major wardrobe culling before I can contemplate trying to fit half of all the gorgeous pieces I’ve seen so far in my wardrobe.

See you in the morning, hopefully we'll be able to steal the glorious heat intensive sunshine from Majorca & bring it back to the UK.....well that's the plan at least!!

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