Saturday, 26 April 2014

Le Blanc

After reviewing a few shows that went on for London Fashion week SS14 it was obvious White was going to be the color of the season. however it was only up until last week when I walked into  Topshop in Oxford Circus did I notice the color more than ever when I was welcomed with a white blanket of clothes. From shoes to coats to handbags the whole down stairs floor in Topshop had a cleansing feel to it, and it was only then I realised how much I never wore it. I think people are afraid of the color white, for the obvious reasons, but if your careful about how you wear it and where you wear it.. it can really work in your favor.
Dior (above) portrayed an impressive amount of white on the catwalk, merging the sports trend successfully. Masculine shapes were seen alot on the models, creating a more dominant shape for woman in general.

 White shoes- came to a surprise to us all, as I had never really of thought to go out and buy a pair of white shoes or sandals, however Stella McCartney changed this. Its actually taken retailers surprisingly long to catch up with this love for the white chunky brogue that Stella so kindly introduced us too. As you may have seen on my wish list (tab at the top of the page) these are new to my bucket list. I've seen plenty of copies but none stolen my heart like these did.
While I was in  Topshop I stumbled across an amazing long white blazer jacket for £75 and although steep in price, the first time I wore it to work I had about 7 commuters ask me where it was from it was a head turner for sure. I will feature this coat in my next blog post (but unfortunately its sold out!). Another way to incorporate white into your outfit is to wear white a pair of white socks with sandals, however frowned upon over the years this look has been, its now proving quiet popular. So there you have it, the only color not found in the rainbow, and everyone seems to be yearning for it. Enjoy x

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Le Vintage Craze

Vintage this Vintage that..but how much of what we actually buy is a one of a kind? I'm a firm believer in finding true vintage pieces by going for a good rummage in a dingy basement in Brick Lane, however companies such as ASOS now do their own 'reclaimed/renewal' ranges, where the buyers source out classic vintage pieces from around the world and copy them to make multiple copies, and although I still enjoy the range and still buy it, I think its much more rewarding going into a vintage store yourself and find a good bargain, the whole fun of vintage shopping is to haggle the price down to next to nothing anyway! I was Vintage shopping recently and discovered one of my favourite dresses I paid £40 for online but found it in a Vintage shop in London, the cut and pattern was identical and the retailer (who shall not be mentioned!) had simply copied the dress and sold it online for full price, and to my dismay it was only £10 in the shop I found it in, I felt deceived but hey life goes on eh.
So to contradict myself, I purchased a Vintage reclaimed crop top from ASOS not so long ago and was unsure how to wear it, I paired it with my Mesh dress from Urban, my chunky boot from TK Maxx and a simple red leather cross bag,

 Yours Sincerely .. x
Crop Top-ASOS Reclaimed Vintage its on sale for £10 go check it out by clicking on the link
Shoes-TK Maxx
Dress- Take a wild guess?
Bag- Vintage

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Le 90's Bomber Jacket

So I discovered this beaut of a jacket at work, it was a vintage piece bought in for development, I was eyeing it up for weeks, and finally gave it a home. the 90's floral diamond print on it caught my eye instantly and it quickly became my next favourite piece in my wardrobe (along side my vintage embellished bomber jacket from ASOS I posted months ago on my blog when I first started, go have a look!). I paired the jacket with my Minkpink powder blue midi skirt, if you haven't heard of Minkpink please go check them  out they have some amazing stuff! and are quickly becoming one of my favorite brands (I'm looking to post about my favourite brands soon and where I shop so keep posted) . As we settle into Spring Summer 14 I think were going to be seeing a lot  of feminine shapes, i.e midi skirts, florals, lace, white fabrics and 90's influences so I'm slowly filling out my wardrobe with Midi dresses/skirts for when the sun comes out to play. The pointed heels, although delicate complete the outfit, and I'm not ashamed to admit they were a Primark buy for £10, a black pair of heels always travels a long way in a womans life. The Lace Brallet was from Urban Outfitters, years back, but they still do some beautiful lingerie pieces and brallets so have a look on the website for more.

Bomber Jacket- Vintage piece
Brallet-Urban Outfitters
Midi Skirt-Minkpink 

Enjoy x

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Le Mom Jean

Hello Hello, so after two dreadful months of being flooded at my home in Marlow and not being able to blog I am finally back on track and will be regularly posting outfits, so watch this space.
Truly never thought I would see myself in Mom jeans I'll be honest, but I caved and tried some on shopping and they don't all look half as bad as I imagined! I bought a pair from Miss Guided (click the link to see the jeans) and for £24.99 I think I walked away with a bargain. I.paired the jeans with an online exclusive backless Boho top from Urban Outfitters and a Brand new pair of chunky boots with lace socks from Asos, I have a small obsession with delicate lace socks and sandals at the moment and I can see it getting progressively worse as Summer approaches. The Chain Necklace is also from Urban (I cant get enough of the discount can I). So enjoy and have a good weekend kids! X

Shoes and Top and Necklace-Urban Outfitters