Monday, 17 November 2014

Monday Musings

A suit, yes I want a suit.  
I have wanted the perfectly tailored suit for quite some time now but the right event or trouser & blazer combo hasn't cropped up yet. Pinterest gives me plenty of inspo for the outfit I am after so thought I would share my finds with you.  

All images from Pinterest


Saturday, 15 November 2014

Checked Cardigan

When I choose this cardigan from the lovely guys over at Stylistpick I thought it was black and white, when it arrived I realised the squares were in fact brown which in the end I actually preferred.  I am a big monochrome fan so it was a nice change to add a new colour mix to the wardrobe.  The best bit about this cardigan is the pockets, I do love a pocket.  I can see myself wearing this again with a crisp white shirt, boyfriend jeans and trainers - slouching around town with my hands in my pockets.

Cardigan c/o - Stylistpick / Skirt - Charity Shop / Boots - River Island

Tonight I am off out for 2 of my housemates birthdays so I can already guarantee tomorrow is going to be a write off, the only trip to be made will be a struggle walk to Macdonalds.  

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!


Thursday, 13 November 2014

A Classic Black Coat

Do you guys remember the good news about my recent purchase of the perfect black jacket?  No, well you can have a little read about it here if you like.  

I am still over the moon about this find and it's all thanks to the Notting Hill Fara Charity Shop.  I'll be back to to for rummage soon, I am hoping another Zara beauty will be there waiting for me.

Shirt - New Look / Coat - Zara via Fara Charity Shop / Brogues c/o - Missguided

Work is nearly done for another week, I for one could not be happier that its Friday tomorrow.  A busy week at work gives me an excuse to enjoy a few drinks Saturday.  
The main conversation in my house tonight is 'what are you wearing' and 'who wants G&T's' or 'who fancies wine'?  

Seriously important and incredibly vital questions for Thursday night, I of course am thinking G&T AND Wine.

Enjoy your Friday guys!


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Wednesday Wants

Everywhere I look I am seeing see scarfs.  Oversized scarfs, Tartan scarfs, fur stoles, cape style scarfs and Mongolian snoods.  I literally cannot get enough of scarfs.  
God love Winter for letting us style a plain outfit with a fabulous scarf, whether it be a bold colour or interesting pattern its a great accessory.  

Another must have on the never ending wish list...

Tartan Scarf / Silk Scarf / Houndstooth Scarf / Blanket Scarf / Woven Scarf / Snood 


Sunday, 9 November 2014

A white shirt

Well hello Miss High street - today I rocked head to toe high street fash thanks to River Island and Miss Selfridge.  Normally I am sporting a vintage or thrifted number mixed with my favourite high street stores but at the moment there's so many things I am loving my vintage shirts have taken a back seat. 

The staple wardrobe buying is going well as yesterday I invested in a white shirt, how did I not own a white shirt?  And here it is in all it's glory smartening up my ripped jeans...

Poncho - River Island / Jeans - Miss Selfridge / Shirt - River Island


Thursday, 6 November 2014

Beanies Back

The beanie is back, dun dun daaaaa and I am not sure I am so keen this year.  I am more feeling the bobble hat, especially after I saw some fabulous ones in Stylist Magazine yesterday – black bobble hat here I come.
Adding a hat changes a whole look of an outfit, beanies add an edge and a fedora adds some class – that kind of thing, you know?  Well clearly this outfit was needing an edge, overall rather a simple look except for my fabulous panelled Topshop jeans.  The back is a light wash denim and the front is leather – 2 of my favourite things in one pair of trousers, god Topshop you genius. 

The wedged heels add a bit of height and the black tee keeps the outfit understated. 
The open toed heels are actually off to be packed away now as its full blown Winter here in London.  This means the hunt shall begin for a pair of Winter ‘going out shoes’ – warm party shoes, are these possible?  Maybe a shoe boot, a cool shoe boot – any suggestions guys?

Trousers - Topshop / Shoes - New Look / Top - Topshop / Beanie - Ebay


Saturday, 1 November 2014

My Aquascutum baby

It's time to bring out my all time top charity shop bargain, THE AQUASCUTUM COAT.  I had a little natter about it HERE back in February and still have the same never ending love for it.  I mean, I feel fresh out of Pinterest when I wear it and it can make an all black outfit look so much more special.  God love a good quality camel coat.  

There are plenty out there for all budgets, Missguided have a gorgeous cocoon shaped one which looks pretty luxurious for £40 and for a higher budget I am in love with this Hobbs belted number -  a timeless classic.  

This weather is so up and down at the moment a camel coat is a great transitional piece and also a buy now wear forever wardrobe staple, so moral of this post is...getting investing kids.  

Coat - Charity shop / Ripped Jeans - Miss Selfridge / Shoes c/o - Deichmann / Bag - Charity Shop / Lace top - Carboot


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Rollnecks and Pleats

I am finding my Monday Musing posts an excellent source of outfit inspiration for the coming week, looking at styling posts and street style shots on Pinterest is always a great way to inject some freshness into my wardrobe.  
I find myself browsing Tumblr and Pinterest searching for new ways to re-vamp my existing outfits, when I feel like I don't have anything to wear this is a great way to get the styling juices flowing again. 

I am still obsessing over midi skirts so I styled this pleated number with a fitted roll neck for a really easy work outfit.  My flat Chelsea boots added a comfortable, chilled vibe and the gold cuff gave the jumper some interesting detail.

Skirt - F&F / Boots - Toggi / Jumper - New Look / Cuff c/o - M&S

Do you guys like the way I have styled my roll neck?  How do you guys style skirts and jumpers?


Monday, 27 October 2014

Monday Musings

As the temperatures are starting to drop my thoughts are turning to jumpers, lovely thick, cosy, oversized jumpers.  My wardrobe is crying out for a jumper update so I thought this week I would peruse pinterest and get some winter jumper inspiration...

All images taken from Pinterest

Hope you guys have a good week!


Friday, 24 October 2014

Shades of Blue

Another head to toe charity shop outfit, this skirt is a vintage beauty that I found months ago.  It is actually part of a two piece and has a rather cute top to match which I would normally tie to make it cropped, but that's an outfit post for another day.  

My recent Monday Musing post gave me the inspiration for this outfit - trainers and skirts just work so well, although I feel the outfit would have been much stronger with a pair of all white trainers like these dreamy Roshe Runs.  
Roll on payday, my lust list is getting ridiculous!

Jumper - Charity Shop / Skirt - Charity Shop / Bag c/o - Missguided / Trainers - Nike

How do you like to style your midi skirts?


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wednesday Wants

I have some great news , I have purchased my first staple piece of the season.  
It is a lovely Zara 3/4 length black coat, the best bit of this purchase was that it was bought from a rather fabulous charity shop in Notting Hill.  Now, as a long term shopper/lover/fan of charity shops I must admit I hated it when they started getting all organised, tidy and displaying the clothes on a wooden hanger, I guess we have Mary Portas to blame for that.  
My favourite thing about a charity shop is being able to have a rummage, after years of traipsing round many Salvation Army's and Cancer Research I do count myself as a bit of an expert but overall the feeling is good, giving money to an excellent cause and being able to get a gem of an outfit from it!  

The other day I ventured to Portobello Market with a friend from work (who was a fab tour guide may I just say).  We came across a Fara Charity Shop and being Notting Hill all the clothes were the likes of Zara, Cos, Whistles and then high end designer and all at good prices to.  The Zara coat jumped out and literally onto my shoulders and at a mere £18 I was rushing to the tills.  Now the journey continues for a leather jacket, leading me onto this weeks Wednesday Wants...

Leather Biker Jacket / Shearling Leather Jacket / Colour Block Leather Jacket / Bomber Style Leather Jacket

Which one is your favourite?


Monday, 20 October 2014

Monday Musings

This weeks inspirational post is inspired by Winters dominating colour, Khaki.  
I love these looks and how the khaki shade has been incorporated into each outfit adding a touch of a military vibe.  

All images taken from Pinterest

Which look is favourite and have you bought anything Khaki this season?


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