Thursday, 21 August 2014

Workwear 101





ZARA shirt & necklace
H&M trousers & bag
NEW LOOK shoes & cuff
ASOS sunglasses

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I'm currently doing some work experience in the marketing department at my old college. Having worked in retail for the past four years (alongside studying for my degree) I'm no stranger to the work place, but what I am a stranger to is the big wide world of "business attire".

Being a fan of masculine styles I luckily already had a few pieces in my wardrobe suitable for the office. For my first day I followed the lovely Megan's fashion equation of 2 masculine pieces + 1 feminine piece to create a chic workwear look. I opted for my tapered pinstripe trousers with a boyfriend shirt tucked in and added some pretty strappy sandals to finish off the look.

So, what do you think? Would you hire me to work in your office?


Sarah...x
 


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Scandinavia | Travel Snaps





A little glimpse at my adventures in Scandinavia! In case you didn't know, I recently spent 10 days traveling with my brother starting in Copenhagen and then hopping over the bridge to Sweden where we traveled Malmo, Lund and finally Gothenburg. 

We stayed in hostels half the time and Airbnb apartments for the rest. It was definitely an experience and we met a lot of really interesting people from all over the world from fellow Brits, to Australians, Canadians and Italians. Overall, I had a great time. Copenhagen was by far my favourite city and I would love to go back again one day as we only had a couple of days there and there's definitely a lot more to see!

I didn't take a 'real' camera with me as we were backpacking and I didn't want to take anything too heavy or that would be likely to get stolen. All these pictures were shot on my humble iPhone, but I think they turned out pretty well! I hope you liked this little peak at my travels. Have any of you been to Scandinavia?

Sarah...x

     

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Tailored



TOPSHOP pleather shorts
PRIMARK top
NEXT mules
NEW LOOK cuff*

After a ten day trip across Scandinavia and a long break from my laptop, it feels pretty good to be blogging again. I wore this white tailored blazer with my trusty pleather shorts and fave mules out yesterday for a long overdue date night, adding a bright orange clutch bag for a pop of colour to brighten up the otherwise monochrome look. 

Lavish Alice also do a white skort that goes perfectly with the blazer to create a sharp tailored short suit. The blazer on it's own is a very versatile piece and can be thrown over pretty much anything to smarten up the look! I'm actually starting a work experience placement this week and I'm sure the blazer will serve me well. It will be my first venture into 'workwear' so maybe I'll debut some of my attempts here on the blog. Maybe.



Sarah...x




Monday, 28 July 2014

Seeing... Green?




H&M top
F&F CLOTHING sandals*
WHISTLES clutch
NAILS INC. 'Regents Place' nail polish*


Since when do I like green so much? I can barely even remember the last time I didn't wear something green in an outfit post. Where has this obsession come from? I have no idea.

Khaki obsession aside, can we take a moment to appreciate these adorable little sandals from none other than Tesco's own clothing brand, F&F? So cute. They're the perfect everyday sandal for times when a Birkenstock just won't cut it. They have a teensy little block heel which gives you a nice little boost but without being uncomfortable. Oh and they're only £16 - bargain.


I'm currently in the stages of preparing for my 10 day backpacking adventure in Scandinavia (I leave on Friday, eek!) So if anyone has any recommendations for things to see, eat, and do in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Lund or Malmo then please do throw them my way!


Sarah...x

PS. I recently styled up a similar outfit for Ash Footwear as I was there blogger of the week, take a look here!














Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Luxury Wishlist!

Unaffordable Wishlist





Sometimes I think (internet)window shopping can be even better than actual shopping. Lusting over beautiful items from the comfort of your sofa but not actually spending any of your hard earned pennies. It's fun! At the moment I can sense a bit of a pastel theme emerging, which is unusual for me. I'm really enjoying the white on white trend this season and I'm probably one of the only people in the world who's still not over rose gold yet. I spotted the white tortoiseshell sunglasses on Whistle's Twitter page recently and fell in love, but I couldn't choose between them and the classic round Miu Mius for the post, so I've included both. If only it was that simple in reality.

What are you lusting after at the moment? 

Sarah...x

Friday, 18 July 2014

Tropicool with Missguided




MISGUIDED playsuit* jacket* and boots*
ASOS sunglasses
PRIMARK clutch
RI watch
NEW LOOK cuff*

I think it's safe to say the tropical print trend has well and truly taken over the high street this summer. Pineapples, palm trees and big green leaves are all over the place at the moment from dresses and playsuits to bags and phone cases - there's just no getting away from it. I for one have decided to embrace the exotic, first with my bold leaf Topshop dress, and now with this tropicool playsuit from Missguided

I jazzed up the romper with this awesome faux-suede jacket with tassles all along the bottom and some classic black croc ankle boots. There's a subtle hint of pink running through the green leaves on the playsuit which I co-ordinated with my studded Primark clutch bag. I think this fun little outfit would be perfect for a festival! 

Have you bought into the tropical print this summer? 

Sarah...x

       

Monday, 14 July 2014

Highlights from Haute Couture Week 2014



Today I thought I'd share a quick look at some of the highlights from Haute Couture Week for Autumn / Winter 2014. An extravagant and glamorous event held in the heart of Paris, it's always over the top and very exciting. I don't pretend to know a great deal about high fashion but I have put together just a few of my favourite catwalk looks featuring the big guns; Giorgio Armani, Versace and Elie Saab.

The black, white and red colour palette from Giorgio Armani was full of drama and extravagance. The beautiful black net head piece embellished with playful little red pom poms was one of my favourite things about the collection. Two words - show stopping. 

 
I absolutely adored the Versace collection, with the highlight being the stunning black and pink ball gown. The colour is classic and girly but the modern shape and the edgy accessories creates a fierce overall look, which is heightened by the model's strong contoured cheekbones and slicked back hair. The rest of the Versace show was just as beautiful, with a lot of deep royal blues and purples giving a sophisticated and luxurious vibe to the collection, as you might expect.
 
 
Elie Saab is always a firm favourite of mine at catwalk shows.The embellishment, oh the embellishment. I just love the glamorous jeweled textures her signature dresses possess, but accompanied with simple shapes and classic colours. Let's just say if I were getting married then I'd definitely be seeking out an Elie Saab wedding dress. For sure. 

Finally, I just couldn't write a post about Haute Couture Week and not include the Dior show space as a highlight. The breathtaking decor envisioned by Raf Simons to beautifully frame the show was one of the most talked about moments from the whole week, and rightly so. Covered with millions of beautiful white flowers, the space was the epitome of extravagance and pure beauty.


Sarah...x