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THE LIGHT AND DARK SIDES OF EMBROIDERY – SHOP THE TREND

There are so many ways to wear one of this summer’s hottest trends – embroidery. It’s colourful, folky and therefore perfect for the summer months! One way to make sure you’re always on trend with the look? Keep the base colour basic. I love embroidery on black and white. There are loads of other colours out there, reds and blues and baby pinks, but I think the timeless looks (and easiest to style) are those that sit on black and white backgrounds.

So which side do you belong to? The dark side – with bright pinks, teals and contrasting white embroidery? Or the light side – whites and creams with bold blues, reds and black embroidery? Maybe some of my favourite options below will help you make up your mind – or show you that you like a little bit of both!

embroidered darkCelebs on the dark side (L-R): Anna Kendrick, Beyoncé, Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo
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  1. Short skirt – £19.99 – H&M
  2. Reclaimed Vintage Embroidered Envelope Clutch Bag – £16 – ASOS
  3. Embroidered Shirred Dress by Nobody’s Child – £30 – Topshop
  4. Embroidered skirt – £24.99 – H&M
  5. Embroidered Mini Skirt – 29.99 – Zara
  6. Embroidered Dress – £49.99 – Zara
  7. Embroidered Bralet by Glamorous – £39 – Topshop
  8. Embroidered bucket bag – £29.99 – H&M
  9. Floral Embroidered Bomber Jacket by Glamorous – £68 – Topshop
  10. Embroidered Lace Pencil Skirt – £70 – Oasis

light celeb embCelebs on the light side (L-R): Kate Middleton, Lily Collins, Katie Holmes, Blake Lively
embroidered white

  1. Embroidered Jacket – £89.99 – Zara
  2. Glamorous Petite Embroidered Sleeveless Top With Tassel Detail – £41 – ASOS
  3. Orange Tassel Embroidered Tote Bag£24.99  £11 – New Look
  4. Cream Embroidered Trim Fray Hem Cami – £19.99  £11 – New Look
  5. TALL Embroidered Bib Playsuit – £26 – Topshop
  6. White Embroidered Trim Strappy Dress – £29.99 – New Look
  7. Star Mela Placement Floral Embroidered Clutch with Tassel – £49 £22 – ASOS
  8. Embroidered Poplin Shirt – £29.99 – Zara
  9. Embroidered cotton blouse – £35.99 – Mango
  10. Embroidered Contrast Bomber Jacket by Glamorous – £45 – Topshop

And some final top tips? Go for floral and bold and bright for an all over pattern, but tribal, basic and subtle for an embroidered trim. Also try not to over-do your outfit by wearing a heavily embroidered piece with other bold patterns and bright colours – let your embroidered item stand out and do the talking to keep things super chic!

I hope you like the lovely items I’ve pulled together – let me know if you’ve got any great embroidered items this summer and where they’re from!

Love,
love EJ xo

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Pleather Pleasure: My Top 5 Leather Leggings

After a conversation with a friend the other day, regarding my post about the top 5 leather looks for the season, it was pointed out that I had forgotten to put any leggings in. I love the look of leather or faux leather leggings, adding instant edge to an outfit. Not really a new trend, but a popular one never the less, celebrities love them too…

Lily Donaldson :: Taylor Momsen :: Olivia Palmero :: Ashley Olson

So here are my top 5 favourite styles of pleather, leather and wet-look leggings, just a warning though, real leather doesn’t come cheap!

1. Dagmar Molly Faux Leather Panel Leggings – £109.00 – ASOS.com

If only these were cheaper!! I am in love. I like the fact that they’re not all over leather, just with the panels up the sides. These help slim the leg and also fit with the horse-riding trend at the moment. They look gorgeous with shoe boots and either with a plain white top tucked in and a blazer. Or wear with an oversized vintage rock style Tee and pumps for a casual look.

2. Matt Wet Look Leggings – £22.00 – Topshop

I am going to Topshop tomorrow and buying these. They look really good quality and are a good price. I love the shaped panels and slightly more matt finish to the fabric. Again, wear with a glitzy top and heels for an evening out or with flat boots and a chunky cardigan for a day time look.

3. Leatherette Knit Leggings – £17.80 – Forever21

I really like the leatherette knee panels on these leggings, they’re reasonably priced and have a rocker feel to them with the asymmetric lines. I love the way the model wears them with a roughly tucked white shirt and big metallic bangles.

4. South Wet Look Leggings – £14.00 – Very.co.uk

These are your simple wet look leggings, but cheap! They are a great replacement for your normal leggings, but with an edgier feel. I love when people contrast soft floaty tops with wet look leggings, so try some slightly longer tops with  a little volume to them in a white or cream shade.

5. Kelly Stud Leggings – £8.00 – boohoo.com

To increase the rocker feel to your look, try these cheap and cheerful studded leggings, the wet look looks great and the studs add a little something extra. I like the way the model wears them tucked into lace up boots, or wear with flat biker boots if that’s your style. Team with metal cuffs like the model or opt for bare arms but a big chunky statement necklace.

Look at more of my favourite leather looks for this season here.

Take a bow

Bow-front blouses are everywhere this season! They have been featured all over the runways and have also been sported by several celebs. When it comes to day wear, the draped bow is a must, they look great for the office or with jeans for a smart casual look… Here are my top 5 high street looks…

Jason Wu :: Erin Featherston :: Thakoo :: Proenza Schouler

Gemma Arterton :: Rachel Zoe :: Olivia Palermo :: Claudia Schiffer

1. Satin Pussybow Blouse – £22.99 – New Look

This satin, but floaty blouse has 3/4 length sleeves and buttons up the front underneath the bow. The soft cream colour will go with everything and this blouse will look stunning tucked into a pair of high waisted jeans or shorts.

2. Closet Pussybow Blouse – £28.00 – Dorothy Perkins

These blouses are beautiful colours and stand out against the majority of cream and white blouses in the shops. They have little ruffled details on the shoulders and gathered sleeves to add a little something extra to the design. This sheer blouse is available in ocean blue and deep pink and can be worn during the day with a camisole underneath or with just a sexy bra for a daring evening look. It’s also available in nude chiffon for £30.00

3. Pins & Needles Lace Bib Chiffon Blouse – £38.00 – Urban Outfitters.

Featuring a ruffle trim button placket bib front, puff sleeves and bow tie at the neck this blouse looks adorable either tucked-in or untucked with jeans. The deep red is lovely and the cream will go with everything! When worn with a blazer it could create a smart look for winter, or just with a camisole underneath for a summery look.

4. South Pussybow Blouse – £29.00 – Very.co.uk

This blouse comes in a statement black and a pale camel colour, It’s less transparent than others (especially the black option), so there is less need for a top underneath.

5. Pussybow Short Sleeve Blouse – £26.00 – ASOS.com

I think this one is my personal favourite, with a wide range of colours, a low draped neckline and short sleeves, this blouse is perfect for the office. The cream option could also be teamed with a cardigan, full mini-skirt and black tights for a cute day look.