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Monday, 23 March 2015

Styling Skirts 101



ASOS t shirt
RI skirt
H&M bag

I'm trying really hard to incorporate more skirts into my wardrobe at the moment. I'm a die-hard trouser / jeans / jumpsuit fan and so styling skirts and dresses just doesn't come as naturally to me. That being said, I've got a couple of super cute numbers in my wardrobe that I think I'll be getting quite a bit of wear out of this season, including this faux-leather khaki mini from River Island and a beautiful burgundy suede A-line from ASOS (i've worn it on my Instagram if you want a sneak peek). 

Slogan tees and pointy ankle boots have been my go-to styling solution so far, but I think I need to broaden my horizons a little. I'm still on the hunt for a perfect bell-sleeve top to pair with the suede for a cute 70s look, and I'm sure I can think of a way to amp up the utility-style for this mini. Perfect way to tackle two of SS15's hottest trends!

If you're an avid skirt lover - please help a girl out and let me in on your top styling tips...

Sarah...x




Friday, 13 March 2015

Casual Tailoring




ZARA shirt
H&M trews
NIKE roshe runs

I've never really been a trainer kinda girl. I like pretty shoes. I wear heels as often as I possibly can, bad-ass boots in the winter and chic sandals in the summer. I haven't worn a pair of trainers (other than to the gym) since I was 14 and going through my Converse All Stars phase. So, when trainers arrived back on the fashion scene and I liked them I was slightly confused. The only thing I didn't like about the new trend was the price tag of a pair of Nike or Adidas kicks. Up to and beyond £100 for a pair of trainers?! It's against my programming to spend that much on a pair of... sensible shoes.

After a lot of lusting and debating over Roshe Run, Air Max and Stan Smith I discovered a loophole in the system. The children's section. Now, I don't have tiny feet by any means. But - to my surprise - Nike stock trainers in the kids' section up to a size 5.5. What?! At literally half the price of the adult's and almost identical designs, I snapped up a pair in a matter of seconds. 

Since they arrived on my doorstep I've worn them countless times. With black skinny jeans and a leather jacket for running errands, with tailored trousers and a crisp shirt (like this outfit) for a relaxed take on smart tailoring, and I even wore them to fashion week with a sharp burgundy suit. Oh I do love a versatile shoe. And the best part? They're freakin' comfortable.

Are you sold on the trainers-as-fashion-statement trend? Tell me how you style yours.


Sarah...x


Pictures by Voxical Photography

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

ASOS Spring 2015 Wishlist






I have been spending a lot of time on the ASOS website lately. It's actually getting a bit out of hand. But, with the mornings and evenings getting lighter and lighter it's difficult not to get excited about Spring and warmer weather... and with a change in season, of course, comes a change in wardrobe. 

I'm really into blue at the moment. The polka-dot culotte jumpsuit and the floral playsuit with the bell sleeves are definitely at the top of my wishlist. I think they're just so pretty and so versatile. I'm also really digging denim this season and if ever there was a time to be rocking double denim, it's now. I love the laid back denim shirt and think it would look amazing with a pair of flares for that 70s vibe, or even some ripped up mom jeans for a very casual-cool look.

What are you all lusting after at the moment?


Sarah...x

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Sunday, 8 March 2015

New In: Spring Bags




It's March everybody. We made it. We made it through winter and now Spring is officially on the horizon. Making summer plans and ditching the heavy coats for light jackets and sunglasses is making me very happy right now.

Lately I've acquired a few new bags which make for the perfect additions to outfits to make them a little bit more Spring-appropriate. First of all is this gorgeous dusty pink clutch by Davidoff. Made from Italian leather and finished with light gold hardware, this bag is one of the most beautifully crafted things I own!

The light colour makes it perfect for the warmer weather and looks great paired with masculine looks to add a touch of femininity. It also comes with a detachable strap so can be worn over the shoulder as well as clutched.   


It wasn't until this bag arrived on my doorstep that I realised quite how 'mini' it really is! It's absolutely adorable. I love the colour, I wear quite a lot of blue and navy so it works with my wardrobe really well. The tiny size means it's perfect for carrying your purse, phone, keys and sunglasses - but not much else. I'm not one of those people who likes to carry around the kitchen sink with me everywhere I go anyway.

Stay tuned on the Fiorelli Instagram page because Tessa and I will be taking over the account in a couple of week's time!

Tan fringe bag - H&M

The final addition to my Spring bag collection is this super fun fringe number from H&M. I wore it quite a lot at Fashion Week because it's a good size if you need to cart a bit more stuff around than usual!

The addition of fringing gives any outfit that nod to the 70s that we're all digging at the moment. I can see myself wearing this bag a lot throughout the Spring with flared jeans and suede skirts, and then when the summery festival season rears it's head I'll probably be pairing it with denim cut offs and metallic transfer tattoos!  

Have you been adding any new bits to your wardrobe in preparation for Spring yet?

Sarah...x

Sunday, 1 March 2015

February Style Crush: Victoria Beckham

With New York, London and Milan Fashion Weeks all happening in February there has been a lot of stylish ladies on my radar this month. This made it pretty difficult to decide on just one style crush but I did eventually settle on... you guessed it... the beautiful Victoria Beckham. 

The paparazzi was all over her back in New York at the start of the month due to her showing her new collection at Fashion Week. Of course she looked flawless throughout the whole event, with the navy culottes and camel jumper in particular being a favourite look for me. 

Victoria's style is effortlessly sophisticated, tailored and minimal. She always looks perfectly put together and seriously knows how to rock a trouser - a woman after my own heart. Sticking to a muted colour palette of black, white, navy and camel, Victoria always looks classic and timeless. She does throw in some surprises every now and again to keep us on our toes - like those pale blue, wide leg trews.

Never seen without a stiletto heel and a huge pair of shades - she's the ultimate style icon. Well, for February anyway. :-) 

Sarah...x


    

Friday, 27 February 2015

Orla Kiely | London Fashion Week AW15

Oh, Orla Kiely. My favourite show of the season for sure. I love how she does presentations instead of catwalks. This season the backdrop was set up as an old-school library with the models wandering around, looking at books and 'studying'. I enjoy the presentation concept so much because the slow pace means you get a better look at the designs, plus it tells more of a story and you can really get an idea of the inspiration behind the collection.

This season the designer was inspired by Ali Macgraw in the film Love Story and features preppy late 60s vibes combined with a romantic, early 70s look. Keeping with the library theme - there were lots of maths and geometry inspired prints and graph paper checks, as well as the geometric 'OK' initials which featured on some of the clothes and accessories.    

Stand out pieces for me included the wool coats, boxy style jackets, and a particularly stunning black LBD complete with full midi skirt. This spring / summer may be all about the seventies but thanks to Orla I think we can expect a huge dose of sixties perfection come autumn.

It may all be quiet in the library, but this bold bright collection is anything but...


Sarah...x

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Fyodor Golan | London Fashion Week AW15



Images c/o Fyodor Golan

The invitations to the Fyodor Golan shows always give a little hint into what's to come. Their AW15 collection titled The Rainbow Wheel was no different, with guests receiving a rainbow coloured invitation accompanied by none other than a My Little Pony.

As a rule, I tend to prefer wearable collections to the more crazy, out-there designs so Fyodor Golan isn't usually high on my list of must-see shows. However, there were a few designs that I did particularly enjoy this season. The mini A-line skirts paired with high neck sweaters and shirts were a favourite of mine, giving a subtle nod to the sixties which I liked a lot. I also enjoyed the more mature side of the colour palette which included mustard yellows, dark teels and vibrant blues. 

The baby pink and lime green My Little Pony aspect of the show wasn't exactly up my street. But, I can see where they were going with the concept, bringing the joy of nostalgia and an element of naivety to the collection.

Inspired by the designers' recent trip to Shanghia, Beijing and Hong Kong, the collection reflects the 'plastification of traditional decorative elements'. Embroidered orchids and water lilies are found on quilted plastic and faux fur, which I suppose represent the idea of something being so precious it must be protected.  

In all, a very interesting and colourful collection. Would I wear any of these designs? Well, probably not. Did I enjoy the show? Yes I did.


Sarah...x