Monday, September 22, 2014

WINTER BERRY.


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New Look recently asked me to put together an outfit using their brand new "Autumn Forecast" collection, and of course I accepted the challenge. I have been loving Autumn colours recently and it's (dare i say it) quite nice to wear jumpers again.. Don't get me wrong, I love summer, but it's good to have a change (and to cover up the white pins!) The new collection showcases a wonderful range of berry toned pieces, including chiffon shirts, structured backpacks and girly floral skirts. The shoes are also pretty special, chunky heels and lace up boots, all for the best affordable prices (so that kind of means you can buy more, right?!)

First up from the new collection I picked out this floral midi skirt, which was the starting point of the outfit, I just love it. I'm loving the colours in it - proving just because it's winter, you don't need to wear dull, dark clothes. It's also the most beautiful, heavy material which makes it a dream to wear. It is definitely a girly, feminine piece but I think it could also be rocked up a little with a leather jacket and chunky boots - after all, a bit of floral never hurt anyone. The colours are really easy to pick out and match up other items, hence the jumper..

So this jumper is a bit of a dream (yes, a jumper can be a dream..) The cutest baby pink shade, paired with a fluffy material and high neck - I love how it's also short in length but still long enough to pair with skirts like above (crop tops can sometimes be too short!) It's the perfect jumper for the colder seasons and still nice and airy in colour - you can't go wrong with pink in my eyes! Initially I was going to pair this outfit with black heels, until I saw these little light grey numbers. Black is an option of course but these lighter heels definitely break up the outfit and pull out some of the colours in the skirt itself (it's so easy to match up outfits to this!) I also really like the shape of them - even with the ankle bar they are extremely flattering, and not too high (I'm getting old, okay?!)

Lastly because technically this is a Autumn outfit, I chose this lightweight burgundy jacket. It's a super thin material, so not the warmest, but worn over a jumper like above you don't need anything more. I love how baby pink and burgundy work together, the perfect Autumn colours in my eyes.. you'll probably be seeing more of that on TT too!

With hundreds of new styles landing in store and online each week, you can always count on New Look to bring you the latest trends straight from the catwalk and into your wardrobe. For more tips and trends follow @newlookfashion and shop the new season at newlook.com.



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Friday, September 19, 2014

MIDNIGHT

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Dress - The Dress Box*
Shoes - Primark
Earrings - Joshua James*
Lips - Chanel

There's nothing quite like a monochrome outfit, especially one that involves a floral print. I kept this outfit pretty classic with a berry-red lip, slight wedged black heels and my gorgeous Joshua James drop earrings (I love these!) Sometimes fashion is about being comfortable and dressing up a piece in a way that suits it best. Sure, I love on-trend pieces, but it's nice to be a lady sometimes (ohhh errr) I think this outfit would be perfect for a wedding or special occasion, simplicity at its best! I do also really enjoy a long sleeved shift dress, they feel super flattering, and you don't need to worry about a jacket - what a bonus!

The Dress Box have kindly offered my lovely readers a discount code, so if you're in need of a new dress pop in the code TWISST20 and you'll get a lovely 20% off! (this code lasts for 2 weeks only, so get shopping.. yep, any excuse will do!)

    

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PAIRED

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As you might have noticed from my last post, I'm enjoying subtle co-ords at the moment. So naturally, whilst having a browse through ARK's website, I came across the Co-ord section and fell a little bit in love. I'm really loving co-ords this season and definitely think they will be bit in AW14 too, just because the sun might not be as hot it doesn't mean the legs have to be hidden away forever. All of the above co-ords would look great with tights, a jumper or a winter coat - proving that you can make it work, whatever the weather.

The first co-ord has a cute peplum shaped top, which is incredibly feminine, yet the greyscale colours keep it cool enough for the girls who like to rough it up a little - I'd wear this with a leather studded jacket and DR Martens. Secondly, we have a floral print co-ord and I'm loving the mix of cream and navy, perfectly classic and great with heels and a blazer. Next up, the pom pom co-ord, because every wardrobe needs the little black co-ord, the newest LBD update, I'd wear this with boots and a fedora. Lastly, I'm really enjoying this grey and slightly more tailored co-ord, perfect for a sophisticated night out, wear with red for a colour pop.

Have you been rocking the co-ords this Summer? How will you take the trend into Autumn?

*this is a sponsored post, all views my own.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

PALM

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Co-ord - AX Paris*
Shoes - New Look
Bag - Primark
Bangle - River Island
Sunglasses - Rayban
Lips - MAC, Up The Amp

I posted this outfit over on my instagram the other day and you all went a little crazy for it - it's pretty nifty though, isn't it? I absolutely love co-ords, but feel that sometimes they can be a little too over the top.. I was after something a little more subtle, casual and well... more relaxed. That's when this AX Paris number came in, with perfectly toned down hues, a gorgeous tropical print, a fab cross over top and loose fitting shorts, it's just all a bit heavenly. I obviously went for black accessories as I feel they compliment it the best, these Raybans make me feel like I belong in Men in Black, shootin' some aliens.

So next week is a BUSY one for me! Monday I am off for an exciting meeting and then the same again on Thursday, so I have been doing lots of outfit planning. Thursday evening I am actually attending the Cosmo Fash Fest show as a VIP and I'm so, so excited. Cosmo Fash Fest is basically a week of five fabulous fashion events, from fashion shows and parties to tips and how-to evenings. As I said, I'm attending the catwalk fashion show, and good news - you can come too! Tickets are available on the website so click here to have a gander! If you are coming, make sure to pop me a tweet, I'd love to meet some of you.