Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Black Fur Collar

Fur Collars are a must for the colder seasons. Aside from the obvious (warmth!) they can really add something to a plain blazer/jacket. This one is from H and M and also comes in blonde and burgundy shades-I wanted to buy them all. I am wearing mine with an oversized vintage-style blazer from New Look which I got in the sale last year. I love monochrome colours for the winter and shades of dark grey and black are so versatile.

I am still loving the collar necklace trend, this one is an Asos piece, as well as the jumper and collar look (see older **POST** ). My shorts are a leather pair from Topshop; leather bottoms are everywhere!

Blazer: New Look, Fur Collar: H and M, Necklace: Asos, Satchel: Primark, Leather Shorts: Topshop, Loafers: Urban Outfitters

Monday, 29 October 2012

Vintage Cardigan

Another week at work means back to the office look for me. Luckily the dress code is fairly casual so I can get away with my staple disco pants, black jeans and leather skirts.

I love vintage clothes and now that the weather is so much colder, warm knitwear is a must. This cardigan is an old Urban Outfitters number from the Renewal section and my tan brogues are from Topshop. My oversized bag is an Accessorize offering and keeping on trend with the goth-chic look, the spiked necklace is from Asos <3.

Cardigan: Urban Outfitters, Necklace: Asos, Watch: Michael Kors, Bag: Accessorize, Disco Pants: American Apparel, Brogues: Topshop

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Little Black Dress

Every girl needs a little black dress in her wardrobe. For a Saturday night out I teamed this black and white number with a statement necklace and red clutch to inject a bit of colour into the outfit. I love 50s style and always think there is something very elegant about wearing monochrome shades with bright red accessories, nails and lips.

On my feet I wore lace-up mock Jeffrey Campbell boots in suede with ankle socks. By the end of the night my feet were in agony!

Dress: H and M (old), Necklace: Primark, Watch: Michael Kors, Clutch bag: Vintage, Shoes: Amazon, Socks: H and M

Friday, 26 October 2012

Leopard Print Skirt

I am a bit of a leopard print junkie. There is nothing worse than overdoing the look from head-to-toe Pat Butcher style, but it is one those timeless prints like stripes and polka dots that never really goes out of fashion. Last time I went into Zara it was full of bold red items of clothing teamed with leopard print shoes and accessories. I love the two together!

I found this skirt in a little charity shop last weekend. It was ankle length when I bought it but luckily the material was thin enough that I could cut it to a better length. I still plan on hemming it but haven't had time just yet.

Jacket: Zara, bag: Accessorize, Cross Chain: Topshop, Watch: Michael Kors, Skirt: Charity Shop, Boots: Topshop

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Stripey Jumper & Disco Pants

If you haven't already invested in a pair of disco pants, do it! Although the American Apparel originals are expensive, you can find cheaper alternatives on Asos Marketplace and ebay. Although I have had the black pair for a while now, I am now contemplating getting the electric blue or bright red version, but I am not sure I would ever wear them.

Fur Gilets are a must for autumn and in-between seasons weather. In winter I plan on wearing mine over my biker and army jacket for extra warmth but at the moment, over a jumper is sufficient.

Stripes are timeless and as a print, never go out of fashion. At the weekend my mission was to find a stripey jumper and I picked this up at a charity shop for £4. My patent loafers are an old Urban Outfitters pair and my satchel is from Amazon.

Jumper: vintage, Fur Gilet: Topshop, Earrings: Topshop, Watch: Michael Kors, Satchel: Amazon, Disco Pants: American Apparel

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Loving Leather

Here I have teamed oxblood with a leather biker jacket and skirt for a grunge-chic look. Both are trending for AW12. Satchels never really went 'out', but they seem to be re-gaining a strong presence on the high street with the Cambridge Satchel Company *LINK* dominating with neon shades of pink, green and yellow.

I am a lover of desert boots and last winter lived in a beige pair, much like the Clarks Originals *LINK*. These little black booties are a Primark offering for £8! I was very pleased with myself. My jacket is an £80 Zara number and the skirt is from H and M.

Jacket: Zara, Top: Topshop, Necklace: Asos, Skirt: H and M, Satchel: Amazon, Boots: Primark

Monday, 22 October 2012

Leather Collar Boyfriend Coat

If you're struggling to find a winter coat, a midi length camel number usually does the job. After a successful weekend of shopping, this new boyfriend coat was my 'buy of the day'. I had gone out to look for a Trench coat but this has filled the void.

It comes from none other than Primark in navy with black or, in this case, beige with brown. This means there isn't a hefty price tag involved (£30) and I absolutely love the leather detail on the collar and oversized buttons. Given that it was the only one left in my size, I took it as a sign!

To add to this classic look I have teamed my black, knitted jumper with a collared white shirt and tan Brogues.

Coat: Primark, Jumper: Topshop, Shirt: Acne (, Bag: Accessorize, Brogues: Topshop

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Casual Saturday

Everyone should own a plain white t-shirt. It can be thrown on with anything: under a blazer, tucked into shorts, layered under a jumper etc. Monochrome colours are timeless and I always think wearing black and white together looks sophisticated.

I also love oversized cardigans so this studded number from Topshop worn with my cut-off Levi's was a perfect Saturday shopping outfit. Spikes and studs are still very much on trend so to finish off the look I added this goth-chic Asos necklace.

My hair is now slightly shorter and I have gone back to a bit of a dip dye look at the roots. I can never make up my mind and get bored of the same hairstyle after about a month but what I do know is I am sticking to a shorter style for now!

Cardigan:Topshop, T-shirt: H and M, Necklace: Asos, Watch: Michael Kors, Shorts: Levi's, Loafers:Urban Outfitters

Friday, 19 October 2012

Creepers and Fur Gilet

I love the goth trend at the moment: shades of black, spiked necklaces and of course Creepers! Although I do not advocate black from head to toe or sky-high platform shoes, taking inspiration from here and there can definitely give your outfit a cool look.

Here I am wearing a faux fur gilet purchased from with my leather H and M skirt which was a bargain and fits perfectly, I love it! My jumper is a timeless wool-effect number which keeps me snug and dilutes the black of the outfit.

For more ideas on how to work Creepers try teaming them with a midi dress OR skinny jeans and a high-neck crop top.

Fur Gilet: Romwe, Jumper: Vintage, Leather Skirt: H and M, Watch: Michael Kors, Creepers: Amazon


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Studded Collar with a Touch of Vintage

If you are shopping on a budget and don't want to invest in an expensive studded shirt, there are DIY options! I found this silver shirt in a little charity shop and studded the collar myself using a set of Pyramid Studs that I purchased online HERE. It helps that one of my friends works in costume (!) but with a pencil aid and a steady hand, the studs are not hard to align.

My skirt is a recent Missguided purchase in a wet-look style. It is so comfortable and I expect to get a lot of wear out of. Although I have a similar leather skirt already, with the £13 price tag I couldn't resist. The blazer is an old vintage-style New Look purchase that I got in the sale and in terms of shoes, if you scroll down you will find them mentioned, my beloved studded pumps POST! I added the Oxblood (the AW 'IN' colour) bag to give my look a splash of colour and it came from a vintage market.

Enjoy x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Cut-off Shorts and Biker Jacket

Jacket: Zara, Scarf: old (!), Necklace: Asos, Shorts: Levi's, Bag: vintage, Ankle Boots: Topshop

This was one of my weekend outfits for an Autumn day out in London. 

I have blogged about this Zara jacket in the past as one of my wardrobe staples. It can be worn with pretty much anything. I love the contrasting fabric arms with leather lapels at the front and I also find it is warmer than standard PU biker jackets. Here I have teamed it with a plain black top, gold collar necklace and khaki printed scarf to complete the look.

My shorts are classic Levi's cut-offs that I purchased from a little vintage shop, and the tapestry bag is also vintage. My zippy boots are last season's Topshop. Shorts and skirts with heeled ankle boots is always on trend for Autumn/Winter and although they set me back over £70, I definitely find spending a bit extra on footwear pays off.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Military Style

Army jackets are everywhere and the military look continues to dominate for AW12. Khaki, black, leather and combat are trending and the high street is brimming with styles around these themes.

I got my jacket from Amazon for £18 which is amazing considering retailers such as Topshop and Urban Outfitters are charging around £50! A lot of people don’t realise that Amazon sell clothes but if you shop around you can often get some brilliant bargains Amazon Army Jacket.

Jacket: Amazon, Necklace: Asos, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Asos Marketplace, Bag: Vintage, Zippy Boots: Topshop