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Return of the Mac

This April has been especially wet and windy in the UK and unfortunately it looks like it’s not going away any time soon.  So I’ve been hunting down some lovely wet weather gear to keep us all warm and cosy when we have to venture outside.  With Mac’s this season, it’s all about camel, or if you want something darker then opt for navy or dark brown rather than black to stay on trend.  With wellies, either opt for texture, bright and bold block colours or go for something girly and floral.  Here are some of my favourites, all under £100…

1. Double Breasted Raincoat – £59.99 – Zara. 2. Hayley PU Trim Storm Flap Belted Trench Coat Mac – £35.00 – boohoo.com.   3. Classic Mac – £55.00 – ASOS.  4.  Trenchcoat – £29.99 – H&M.  5.  Ladies Festival Wellies by Lora Dora– £17.99 – Amazon.  6. Wax Double Breasted Jacket – £80.00 – Topshop.  7. Seagulls Print Flexilite Umbrella  – £15.00 – M&S.  8. Nutty Knee Floral Welly – £25.00 – Office.  9. Polka dot Umbrella – £6.99 – H&M.  10. Joules Floral Print Welly – £37.00 – Office. 11. Camel Cotton Parker – £55.00 – Dorothy Perkins.  12. Jackie Double Breasted Mac – £20.00 – boohoo.com.  13. Cath Kidston Kensington-2 Umbrella£28.00 £20.00 – ASOS.  14. Collarless Panel Trench – £79.00 – Topshop.  15. Pleated Swing Mac – £65.00 – ASOS.  16. Fulton Super Slim Soft Floral Umbrella£18.00  £10.00 – ASOS.  17. Croc Print Welly – £30.00 – Office. 18. Trench Coat With Double Buttons – £69.99 – Zara. 19. Black Quilted Strap Wellies – £25.00 – Next.

I hope one of these helps to keep you dry…

Love,

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We all scream for Ice Cream

During the warm months, what in the world is better than an ice-cream in the garden or on the beach?  How about wearing ice cream colours?  With all these gorgeous options why would you want to wear any other colours this season…

1. Pastel Turn Up Denim Leggings – £22.00 – Topshop.  2. Limited Two Tone Shirt – £24.99 – New Look.  3. ASOS Cap Sleeve Skater Dress – £20.00 – ASOS.  4. Warehouse Coloured Ultra Skinny Jean – £40.00 – ASOS.  5. Pyramid Metal Tip Clutch – £15.00 – ASOS.  6. Strappy Shoulder Mini Dress – £39.00 – Miss Selfridge.  7. Womens Wayfarer Sunglasses in pink and baby blue – £6.99 – eBay.  8. Square Suede Messenger Bag – £59.99 – Zara.  9. ASOS Bitten Leather Platform T Bar High Sandal – £75.00 – ASOS.  10. Yellow Chiffon Pleated Midi Skirt – £19.99 – New Look.  11. Sleeveless Chiffon Blouse – £14.99 – New Look.  12. Havaianas Slim Flip-Flop light rose pink – £19.99 – Office.  13. Parisian Pastel Denim Hotpants£16.99  £12.00 – New Look.  14. ASOS Pastel Jelly Watch – £18.00 – ASOS.  15. Cream Embellished Vest Top – £45.00 – Miss Selfridge.  16. Blake Fit and Flare Dress – £15.00 – Boohoo.

Happy shopping!
Love,

Put your best wedge forward

This season, wedges are the way.  Why try and walk in stilettos if it’s not easy?  Not only do wedges look great, they are also so much easier to walk in, while also elongating your pins.  These wedges will add instant pzazz to any outfit, day-time or night-time.  The key for this season is keep it strappy, keep it bold with prints or brights and keep it high.  Perfect with maxi dresses or mini dresses, or they will look great with a simple top and black leggings.

1. Worship my wedge in Coral – £60.00 – Office.  2. Steve Madden Multi Colour Peep Toe Boots – £74.99 – New Look.  3. Black caged wedges – £50.00 – River Island.  4. ALDO Rinks Floral Wedge Sandals – £65.00 – ASOS.  5. Fuchsia Feather Print Heel Wedges – £24.99 – New Look.  6. Orange caged Wedges – £50.00 – River Island.  7. Steve Madden Floral Aztec Print Wedges – £79.99 – New Look.  8. Bright Orange Floral Print Heel Wedges – £24.99 –  New Look.  9. Black wedge Sandals – £60.00 – River Island.

Even though I’m in love with all of these shoes, I will be sticking to flats, because I’m already far too tall, but for the rest of you, happy shoe shopping!!

Love,

Browns and buckles and shearling, Oh My!

It’s that time of year when the boots get dug out of the back of the wardrobe, or if you’re like me and you wore your boots down to a wafer thin sole after last winter, then you’ll be on the prowl for some gorgeous new boots.

My favourites this season are like a softer version of biker boots, so go for brown with thick soles and either laces or buckles (or both) and shearling galore.  For me, as a 5ft 11 girl, they always have to be flats!

Here are some of my favourite brown biker style boots on the high street at the moment.  Some are more expensive, but it’s so much better to pay a little extra to get real leather and get that added durability.

1, Brown Leather Winter Boots – £95.00 – Dorothy Perkins.  2, Tan Fur Biker Boots – £45.00  – Dorothy Perkins.  3, Tan Fur-lined Lace-Up boots – £75.00 – Urban Outfitters.  4, Bronx Sheepskin strapped flat ankle boot – £85.00 – ASOS.com.  5, Sienna Shearling Ankle Boot – £70.00 – Fat Face.  6, Blowfish Jack Fleece Work Boot in Tan – £65.00 – Office.  7, Shearling Lined Biker Boots£60.00 £35.00 – River Island.*  8, Miffin Lined Biker Boots – £38.00 – Topshop.  9, Nice One Brown Leather – £80.00 – Office.

* (I found these originally on ASOS, but when looking for them on the RI website, they are reduced with £25 off – bargain!)

I have the boots from Fat Face and love them! I wear them pretty much every day, with jeans, chunky socks and thick knit cardigans.  Or with thick tights, denim shorts and my old zip up Superdry hoodie.  They’re so warm and fully lined with shearling, they’re like slightly more fashionable and more structured UGG boots as far as cosiness goes.

I hope you enjoy your own biker boots, which ever ones you might choose…

Love,

If only I were rich…. And short…

I was just looking at boots for my next post and found these, not along the lines I was going, but they are just so sexy I had to mention them.  Only issue is, I’m already very tall, I have no occasion to wear them and I don’t have £160 lying around… But some of you might, so here they are…  My dream boots…

These Miista Elastic Black Boots can be bought from Topshop or Urban Outfitters. (Click the links to go directly to the purchase button).

While I’m perving away and drooling over shoes, here are a couple of other beauties which I’m lusting after…

Lucite glitter platform sandals – Topshop – £80.00

Android Panel Ankle boots – Topshop – £80.00

I have also fallen in love with this pair from Deena & Ozzy at Urban Outfitters, I love the T-bar and cross-over style of the straps as well as the massive block heel and platform.  Real suede and leather for only £95.00 – surely that’s a bargain?

And last, but by no means least – in fact possibly my fave of all – Office Wind up wedge – Office  – £60.00

EXCITING NEWS – These wedges are available in purple and red for half price – just £30.00 – get them soon before they all go!!

 

They look even better on – See below where I’m modeling my housemate’s pair that she’s just bought…

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So, if anyone wants to buy me any of these, I won’t be angry!

Love,

New kicks on the block

The hottest new trend as far as shoes and heels go this season it’s the blockier the better! Take a look below at which designers and celebrities are also loving the trend, as well as my top 5 block heels from the high street…

Fendi :: Marni :: Balenciaga :: Miu Miu

With several designers creating block heels, of course it has led to celebs wearing them as well. My personal favourites are all of the Miu Miu collection, as seen above and on Pixie Lott below. The simple mary-jane shapes, but beautiful statement prints make them stand out from the crowd.

Fearne Cotton :: Tavi Gevinson :: Pixie Lott

1. Layla Block Heel Shoes – £65.00 – Topshop

LAYLA Block Heel Shoes

These heels are part of the reason I started this post. My friend Holly Bidwell tweeted them and I fell in love! (Take a look at Holly’s blog). The thick block heel and high platform will elongate legs but also provide a chunky, tough look to a cute dress. Or could add some extra edge to an LBD.

2. Ames suede ankle boots – £70.00 – ASOS.com

 

Available in black and taupe, these boots are versatile for both evening and day wear. I love the way the chunkiness of the heels contrast the slim legs of the model. They would look amazing with either shorts or a mini skirt for a night out, or with leggings and chunky socks/legwarmers for a day look.

3. Peep-toe platform heels – £45.00 – Asos.com

Image 1 of ASOS PARTYTIME Peep Toe Platform ShoesWith a chunky stacked heel, these shoes are less blocky, for those who want to stay with the trend, but perhaps don’t like the really chunky heeled look. I love the simplicity of these heels and the suede effect and peep toe makes them sexy for an evening look.

4. Wood heel boot – £85.00 – Urban Outfitters.

“Give yourself a lift with these wooden-heeled platform boots with supersoft suede upper.” – Urban Outfitters. Available in tan and black, the platform makes a statement and adds height to short legs.

5. Beauty & the Beast£60.00 £30.00 – Office.

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These chunky platforms are so nineties, but I sort of love that about them. You could wear them like Tavi Gevinson (above) with printed tights or socks for a day look, or team them with a super short skirt or dress for an evening look.