BLACK MIDI DRESS

Posted on August 18th, 2014

Camilla and Marc dress, Givenchy heels

In love with this black v neck dress by Camilla and Marc, it's the perfect effortless black midi dress to add to the collection.
The midi is a trend that seems to have lasted the distance. At first I was actually a little apprehensive that this length would 'cut me off', but I'm actually opting for this length more and more. This is an example of trying styles out that, even if you think that perhaps they won't suit you, as you may find that they actually do!

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BLACK MIDI DRESS

Warehouse, Bec and Bridge, ASOS, Dion Lee, Joseph

Photos by Nicole Cooper

KAREN MILLEN

Posted on August 12th, 2014

Karen Millen pants and knit*, Le Specs Sunglasses, Givenchy bag and heels

My Love affair with wide leg pants continues! I think i'm going to end up with as many trousers as I have jeans (I have a 2 week supply at the ready!). Some people collect shoes, some collect bags, some collect nail polish, and turns out i'm starting to collect an assortment of pants!

But I love these ones. But more so, I love how they make me feel. Like i'm all business!

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CROPPED PANTS

Posted on August 11th, 2014

Aquazzura sandals, Theory white blazer (more affordable option here, here, here), Bottega Veneta clutch (affordable option here, here, here), Joseph wide leg cropped pants (affordable option here, here, here), Victoria Beckham t-shirt, RayBan club masters

I would wear this in a second!

Is anyone else compelled to try the cropped wide leg pant? I think its going to be my spring trouser. My ankles are very excited!

BLACK CAMI

Posted on August 10th, 2014

Camilla and Marc black cami, Asos trousers, Givenchy bag and shoes

Two must have items you should double check you have in your wardrobe is a black cami and black trousers. These separates are perfect for work, but can easily transfer to off duty as well.

I'm obsessed with this cami from Camilla and Marc, which I also have in white. I love its layered front that I can tuck in a couple of different ways.

I had a question the other day on my Instagram asking me how I keep my blacks, black. Since I have so many blacks it made me think how DO I do this? Nothing is more frustrating than when your blacks don't match as one has faded.

My top three tips are:
1. Wash your black together
2. Wash your blacks inside out
3. Dont leave them to dry in the sun for an extended period

Do you have any other tips on how to look after your blacks?

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BLACK TROUSERS

ASOS, Joseph, Theory, Stella McCartney

BLACK CAMI ASOS, The Row, Topshop, By Marlene Birger, Tibi

Photos by Nicole Cooper

NATURAL EYES

Posted on August 8th, 2014

Lets talk about eyeshadow. I never use to wear eyeshadow, instead would just apply foundation to the eyelid during my usual application and a light dusting of powder to hold it still. However, I've become inspired by beautiful women and their natural, yet polished eyes. I feel you instantly look more put together when you have taken the time to apply eyeshadow, and sometimes we need to feel a little more put together! All you need is an extra 20 seconds to be completely honest, that and a natural colour palette and an eyeshadow brush. I've found the brush itself to be fundamental to create an even application.

This is my go to day eye. Great for shooting my outfit posts, meetings and day events. I've raved about my Bobbi Brown eye pallet set before, as I also use these colours as my brow colours. Its a 3 x hue colour palette of a light highlight colour, mid tone brown and then a darker brown. For this day eye I just use the two lighter colours, the mid tone brown over the lid and then blend the highlighter colour up to the brow. No eye is complete without a small touch of liquid eyeliner to the outer corners and this a swish of mascara. Natural is the aim of the game, so even though this might not look obvious enough, its actually the result we're looking for.

My tip: Opt for a non shimmer colour for day. Save this for evening events.

- THINGS TO INVEST IN -

EYE PALLET
Kevyn Aucoin, NARS, Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain, Saint Laurent, Clinique, Burberry, Becca, Charlotte Tilbury

EYESHADOW BRUSH
Bobbi Brown, Dior, Natio, Tom Ford, Shiseido

GREY MOHAIR

Posted on August 5th, 2014

My Acne jumper streak is going strong. Since purchasing the jumper version of this grey mohair knit a couple of months ago, I couldn't even imagine what I would do without it. And now i'm thinking into the coming season and wondering how long I could wear this open cardigan style before it gets too warm. If I wear it with shorts I could get to the end of October for sure! And thats reason enough for me.

Acne cardigan, Current Elliot denim shorts, Tibi boots, Alexander Wang bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses , T by Alexander Wang white tee

STRIPED TOP

Posted on August 3rd, 2014

T by Alexander Wang striped top, J Brand white jeans, Ancient Greek slides, Prada sunglasses from Sunglass Hut*, Givenchy bag

At the end of winter I promise myself that the following year I'll stock up on more long sleeve tops, but its one of those items I keep thinking I can do without. Up until the point when I realise i'm wearing the same jumper every day and that i'm wearing a coat over my t-shirt inside the house for the extra layer do I realise that this is why I keep making the same realisation at the end of each winter.

So I bought myself some long sleeved tees and now i'm happy, and warm again.

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STRIPED TOP Hatch, Splendid, Alice and Olivia, APC, Etoile Isabel Marant, J Crew, ASOS,

WHITE JEANS Topshop, Frame denim, ASOS, Rag & Bone, Citizens of Humanity, 7 For all mankind

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