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FELT FEDORAS FOR FALL

 

The felt hat was everywhere last year, and those who took the plunge and made the purchase will be pleased to know that it’s back this year! Last year it was all about the big floppy look, where as 2016 is all about the felt fedora. Celebs all over the world are rocking this look with casual denim, furs and over-sized handbags.

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Celebs wear the Felt Fedora trend (clockwise from top left): Miranda Kerr, Elizabeth Olson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Alessandra Ambrosio.

Keep on trend with your fedora by selecting blacks, browns and muted neutral tones. Or you can jazz things up a little (I for one find myself wearing a lot of black in winter and a little pop of colour is very welcome!) with a pop of bright colour, such as the options from River Island or Boohoo below.

There are hundreds of brands out there making really lovely felt hats, some reaching into the hundreds of pounds, but I have rounded up my favourite 10 under £25, enjoy!

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  1. Felt Hat with Braided Detail – £22.99 – ZARA
  2. Felt hat – £12.99 – H&M
  3. Wide Brim Fedora Hat – £25 – Topshop
  4. Felt Panama Hat With Plait Braid Trim – £20 – ASOS
  5. Wool hat – £19.99 – H&M
  6. Turquoise high crown fedora hat – £25 – River Island
  7. Boardmans Wool Felt Fedora Hat – £24.99  £15 – ASOS
  8. Black bound edge fedora hat – £25  £12 – River Island
  9. Rebecca Trilby Hat – £10 – BooHoo
  10. Wide-Brim Felt Fedora – £12 – Forever 21

So, if you haven’t yet invested in a felt fedora then make 2016 the year you take the plunge!

Love,
love EJ xo

 

STEAL HER STYLE – PRETTY WOMAN

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Back in 2011 I wrote a post about getting the Pretty Woman look – all about that brown polka dot dress she wore to the Polo – and it’s still one of my most viewed posts today! However the dresses I recommended back then are very much out of stock now, so I wanted to update the post with new options and some other ways to emulate Vivian’s look (once she’s under Edward’s wing of course).

Vivian: You’re late.
Edward: You’re stunning.
Vivian: You’re forgiven.

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  1. Lola Stylish 50’s Retro Swing Dress in Brown – £27.99 – Dolly & Dotty
  2. Taupe Polkadot Fit & Flare Dress – £40 £30 – Wallis
  3. Billie & Blossom Navy Spot Dress – £32 – Dorothy Perkins (I know it’s not brown, but it’s a really good match for the shape and style!)

“In case I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonight.”

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“It was so good, I almost peed my pants!”
“She said she liked it better than Pirates of Penzance.”
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  1. Bardot Crepe V Plunge Maxi Dress – £35 – Missguided
  2. Petite Nisha Sweetheart Off the Shoulder Dress – £18 – Boohoo
  3. Polly Off the Shoulder Sweetheart Skater Dress – £15 – Boohoo
  4. Crepe Bardot Midi Dress – £25 – Missguided

Also, just as an aside, my favourite fact about the movie… In the scene before the opera where Edward gives Vivian the necklace to go with her stunning red gown – remember it? Where he shuts the jewelry case on her fingers as she goes to touch it? Well that was totally unscripted and just something Richard Gere did messing around, but the producers loved it so much that it made the final cut. It’s such a lovely moment – just goes to show how real Roberts and Gere’s chemistry was on and off screen. No wonder they made so many films together!

I was in here yesterday, you wouldn’t wait on me.
You people work on commission, right?

Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now.

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  1. Lace Trim Bardot Mini Bodycon Dress by Rare – £49 – Topshop
  2. Sistaglam Grace Bardot Dress In Overlay Lace£65 £38 – ASOS
  3. Choker Detail Bardot Dress – £35 £17.50 – Missguided
  4. Lace off-the-shoulder dress – £29.99 – H&M

It must be difficult to let go of something so beautiful.

Happy shopping you pretty women!
Love,
love EJ xo

GILMORE GIRLS – STYLISH THEN, STYLISH NOW.

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Gilmore Girls is without question my favourite TV show of all time (I mean maybe Game of Thrones or West Wing or Newsroom or One Tree Hill or Luther come close, but over all, if push came to shove, it’s GG). And yes I’m proud (I have strange pride boundaries) to say that I’ve watched all 7 seasons on Netflix within 2 months of it being available in the UK (about time amiright?).

Watching it again – 16 years after the first season aired back in 2000 – has made me realise that some things really don’t go out of fashion. Except the bandansa Sooki and Laurelai used to wear all the time – those are done. And I got to thinking about how many of the fashion statements we saw Rory and Laurelai wear over those 7 wonderful seasons are still around today – or have come back after a few years off.

So I’ve picked out some of my favourite trends that were in then and are back now, so take a little look at how to emulate Laurelai and Rory with a 2016 twist…

The Spaghetti Strap Slip
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This is a Laurelai classic look – she’s a big fan of the triangle top, spaghetti strap slip dress or top for an evening look. Whether it’s metalic, silk/satin or floral, this shape was seen frequently through all 7 seasons and now it’s a look that’s EVERYWHERE! Further great news, baby blues are so in this season, so if you’ve got blue eyes like Laurelai (or me) these will really make them pop!

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Stylish now: (L-R) Ciara, Jamie King, Ashley Benson, Anne Hathaway

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  1. Cami Front Midi Slip Dress – £38 – ASOS
  2. Satin Midi Slip Dress – £24.99 – New Look
  3. Busy Garden Wrap Dress – £39 – Topshop
  4. Crepe Wrap Midi Slip Dress – £28 – ASOS

 

The Choker/Keyhole Dress
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Another trend that’s all over the high street at the moment – chokers. As Taylor Swift said “I feel like maybe chokers are the new flower crowns?” – they are everywhere this summer and now, dresses with built in chokers! That black dress Laurelai wore to the BBQ at her parents house (far right above) was a WOW moment, and now you can get an almost exact replica!

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Stylish now: (L-R) Taylor Swift, Khloe Kardashian, Jessica Wright, Selena Gomez

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  1. True Decadence Petite High Neck Keyhole Pencil Dress – £30 £12 – ASOS
  2. Rosia Choker Neck Bodycon Dress – £25  £18 – PrettyLittleThing
  3. Malaya Crepe Choker Midi Dress – £25 – PrettyLittleThing
  4. Sophia Choker Neck Plunge Shift Dress – £12 – Boohoo

 

The Bardot Gown
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Who could ever forget Rory’s prom dress which Laurelai made her? And when Emily said ‘Oh good you bought her a dress’ – the highest of Emily praise… *sigh*.
ANYWAY that gorgeous gorgeous man *cough* navy silk bardot gown was the envy of all at the prom (so was Dean) and the shape is back in a big way at the moment. Bardots are everywhere, but I’ve looked out the most sleek and stylish fits for that clean, modern look!

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Stylish now: (L-R) Sienna Miller, Blake Lively, Lady Gaga, Reese Witherspoon

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  1. Lavish Alice Deep Bandeau Asymmetric Hem Midi Dress – £58 – ASOS
  2. Michelle Keegan Loves Lipsy Rib Bardot Midi Dress – £35 – Lipsy
  3. Bardot Bodycon Mini Dress – £30 – Missguided
  4. Bardot Bodycon Dress – £55 – River Island

 

The Shortsleeved/Sleeveless Turtleneck
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Another trend that’s back and everywhere! This was another staple through the seasons and often worn cropped or with high waisted jeans/skirts – so 2016! Team this look with wide-leg trousers for a chic, office look and denim shorts or skirt for the summer!

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Stylish now: (L-R) Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio, Olivia Munn, Karlie Kloss

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  1. Honey Punch High Neck Ribbed Body – £32 – ASOS
  2. The Turtle Neck Body In Rib – £14 -ASOS
  3. Monki High Neck Top – £8 – ASOS
  4. Glamorous Rib Turtle Neck Top – £7 – ASOS

 

The Raglan Tee
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This is a sportswear staple, but as part of the current sportsluxe trend, the raglan tee is a classic casual style. It’s all about the contrast sleeves and bold colours. Team a raglan tee with jeans and trainers for the perfect casual weekend look. Or wear with distressed denim shorts in the summer for a simple, classic sports look.

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Stylish now: (L-R) Elle Fanning, Jennifer Lawrence, Niall Horan, Alessandra Ambrosio

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  1. Contrast Raglan T Shirt – £8 – Missguided
  2. One Day Tall Contrast Raglan Tee – £14 – ASOS
  3. Baseball shirt – £7.99 – H&M
  4. Celina Contrast Raglan T Shirt – £10 – Boohoo

So there you have it, you can now channel Lorelai and Rory all week long, whatever the occasion!
Love,
love EJ xo

STEAL HER STYLE: SELF-PORTRAIT AZAELEA LACE DRESS DUPES

The dress of the moment has to be the gorgeous Azaelea Lace Dress by London based designer Self-Portrait. It has been seen on the stars for all types of events and it’s one of those illusive dresses that looks perfect for the red carpet, a wedding or a simple garden party. The different colours make it versatile and means there is something for everyone.

CelebsLeft to Right: Miranda Kerr, Bella Thorne, Maisie Williams, Daisy Lowe all wearing the Self-Portrait Azaelea lace dress

HOWEVER it is a rather pricey £240 and rather hard to get hold of currently as it’s in such high demand. Therefore I’ve taken it upon myself (you’re welcome) at the suggestion of my bestie Claire (who’s also obsessed with this look) to find cheaper alternatives – dupes if you will.

Now you were able to buy this beauty on ASOS, but it’s all sold out now unfortunately. Sad face.

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I have however found it on Selfridges and this amazing site called Lyst (new favourite) which shows all the dress colour options and where you can buy them!

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Self-Portrait Azaelea Dress on Lyst

So if you’re all done swooning over the original, here are my dupe finds – all cheaper than the original, but not all super cheap… You have been warned!

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  1.  Lace skater dress – £40  £15 – Missguided
  2. Harlow Corded Lace Detail Midi Skater Dress – £30 – boohoo
  3. Mink Premium Lace Ladder Trim Skater Dress – £44.99 – New Look
  4. Something Blue Crochet Lace Midi Dress – $46 – Lily Boutique
  5. Crochet Lace Full Midi Skirt – £35 – boohoo
  6. Boohoo Exclusive Premium Lace Midi Dress – £30 – ASOS
  7. Premium Ladder Lace Bodycon Midi Dress – £44.99 – New Look
  8. Boutique Aiko Lace Ladder Trim Skater Dress – £30 – boohoo
  9. Love Triangle Always And Forever Lace Midi Dress – £55 – Next
  10. Lace Midi Dress – £75  £30 – River Island
  11. Lace Halter Dress – £165 – Warehouse
  12. Cross Strap Halter Midi Dress – £69 – TopshopI hope you like these and agree that while they can’t compare to the original, there is a way to get the look without spending hundreds!

Happy Azaelea shopping!
Love,
love EJ xo

SLOGAN SWIMMERS

This summer it’s all about the Swimsuit. Bikinis are great for the tan, but for style 2016 = the year of the one-piece. It’s all about the bright colours, high leg cut and low scooped back – 80’s throwbacks galore! Mix your bold and bright swimsuit with a stand out slogan to be instantly on trend.

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I am loving the slogan swimsuits by Private Party (available on ASOS) – they have great colours, slogans and a really sexy, but flattering shape. HOWEVER they’re also £65 – fine if you’re pushing the boat out, but if you’re holding on tight to the purse strings this summer then never fear as I’ve scoured the net for the best slogan swimmers around… Take a look at my top picks:

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  1. BAE WATCH – £7.06 – eBay
  2. BEACH SQUAD – £17.99 – New Look
  3. SUN SQUAD – £20 – boohoo
  4. DOPE – £20 – PrettyLittleThing
  5. ST TROPEZ – £24 – Missguided
  6. MERMAID – £42.97 – Etsy (not quite as cheap, but needed to include this one!)
  7. LOVE – £32 – Vero Moda
  8. SUNS OUT BUNS OUT – £18 – Missguided
  9. NOT YOUR BAE – £14.99 – H&M
  10. PALM SPRINGS – £28 – Topshop

Hope you find something you like!
Why not pair your new swimsuit with an amazing inflatable for the pool?!

Have a wonderful summer all!
love EJ xo

Flamingo-go-go!

I have been a flamingo fan for quite some time, they’re pink, elegant and have much more balance than I’ve ever had! The great news is, they’re in fashion and they’re EVERYWHERE!  Here are just some of my favourite flamingo prints and fashions out there this season…

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1, Mr.Gugu & Miss Go Flamingos 3/4 Sleeve Jumper Dress£55  £38 – ASOS.  2, Flamingo Print Blouse – £29.50 – M&S.  3, White flamingo Caviar Print fitted T-shirt – £18 – River Island.  4, Vans Flamingo Socks – £10 – Urban Outfitters.  5, Glamorous Bodycon Mini Skirt in Pink Flamingo Print£13.50  £9 – ASOS.  6, Flamingo Watch – £25 – Topshop. 7, Flamingo lounge co ord set – £18 – boohoo.  8, Pink 3D flamingo slippers – £12.99 – New Look.  9, Chelsea Peers Flamingo Cami PJ Set – £26 – ASOS.  10, Becksondergaard Cotton Flamingo Print Scarf £33  £15 – ASOS.  11, Flamingo Print Bikini Top£8.90 £5.99 – Forever 21.

Happy flamingo-ing all!

Love,

love EJ xo

White Collar Crush

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This one’s for my bestie Eva.  Sorry, this post is less about how gorgeous Matt Bomer is in the White Collar series (well it’s not at all about that really, other than the sexy picture and word play) and more about fashion…  Shirts and blouses are all the rage this season, especially those inspired by or with a vintage twist.  Those which stand out and fit on trend (but will also be a wardrobe staple over the seasons) are those with the contrasting white collar.  Here are a few of my favourite white collared pieces from the high street and online…

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1, Pop Boutique Dress with Contrast Collar and Cuffs – £30.00 – ASOS.  2, Dolly Delight in dusty pink – £48.80 – Miss Patina. 3, Contrast Collar Shift Dress – £46.00 – Topshop.  4, Blue Geometric Print Cap Sleeve Shirt – £14.99 – New Look. 5, Pearl Drop Top in electric blue – £48.80 – Miss Patina. 6, Pearl Collar Necklace – £14.00 – Topshop. 7, Melody White Teardrop Beaded Collar – £10.00 – boohoo.  8, Summer Explorer Dress in grey bird – £39.80 – Miss Patina. 9, ASOS Sleeveless Dress with Contrast Crochet Collar – £35.00 – ASOS. 10, “Keep Your Shirt On” in dog print – £45.80 – Miss Patina. 11, Molly Studded Collar Necklace by RegalRose – £29.00 – Not On The High Street.

Any one of these can add some instant chic to your wardrobe.  Wear blouses tucked in to high waisted skirts for a vintage look, or un-tucked over skinny jeans for a more updated casual look.  Jazz up any high necked jumper or T-shirt with the necklaces, or layer them with real shirt collars for a great effect.

I hope you enjoy going white collar!

Love,

love EJ xo