Leather Ankle Boots
I hope you are enjoying the holidays? I am! I am certainly make use of my husband being off and taking a few moments to talk about one of my favorite purchases of 2016. I think its safe to say that last years Chelsea Boots have had their day, and its time for them to move over and allow the Leather Ankle Boot to take center stage. I love a Chelsea boot like the next girl, but a Ankle Boot will always have a special place in my heart. I remember my very first Black Leather Ankle boot was from Oasis and they were Victoriana trend which was strong in 2000-2001. They had a cute heel and laced up to just under the calf. Im not sure what happened to them, but when I caught sight of these boots from Zara it took me back to that period of time. These Leather High Heel Ankle boots are super comfy. The leather gives in all the right places and has great stitching detail along the toe and sides, finishing with a side zip. I styled it really simply with Black JDY Turtle Neck from ASOS, a pair of dark blue Denim Straight Leg Jeans from 7ForAllMankind. I hacked off about 7 inches and frayed the hem myself. They are six years old and I love doing things like that, personalizing old items and giving them a new lease of life. To finish off, my blazer of the moment, oversized Herringbone Blazer from Zara. I have been having a frenzy on styling these babies with the rest of the items in my wardrobe. They go with so many different items and change a whole look every time.
Have you grab your perfect pair of Ankle Boots? Would you wear these ones I have chosen? Let me know in the comments below. I will have a Makeup tutorial video, Sparkly Sliver Smokey Eye up on Thursday and My Beauty Must Haves for 2016 video on the following Monday. I am then going to have a week off with the children before they go back to school and will be back raring to go for 2017!! Thank you so much for your support over this last year, I look forward to seeing what 2017 has in store!!.
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Over the Knee Boots
I remember when Over the knee boots first came on the scene back in 2010-11 maybe even before then, and they were just not me. I didn’t like the styles at the time, a lot were lace up and it looked like too much effort to me. This year I was determined to embrace them as I had seen on Pinterest some good pairing from others and to really put my back into it, to hunt out my perfect pair. Believe me I have been through plenty, until I just stumbled across these beauties from Public Desire through ASOS. I had given up hope and was thinking that Over the knee boots were never going to be. You see my main problem is that my thighs are disproportion, I wont bore you with the details but they are far to baggy around the top of the boot thus leaving a flappy piece of leather that is neither use to man or beast. Anyway I digress, I saw these in the Black Friday sales and thought ‘oh why not’. Im so glad I did, as the quality is remarkable for hold it…. £31!! yes you read right, such a steal. They are a faux leather upper with a pull on style that has a ankle zip which helps to ease the foot in nicely. Don’t take my word for it go and have a butchers, as they are still on ASOS.
My first outfit
I teamed these bad boys with my High waisted Jeans from Asos, Zara Oversized Jumper dress(sold out) Similar and Zara oversized Blazer which I thought be perfect for work, lunch date a more smarter approach.
My second outfit
Was same on the bottom with a camel cable knit from Primark and my trusty Kaleidoscope Zig zag faux fur coat which I had literally waited all year just to sing ‘Boots and the fur’ the song from Flo rida Low, sad I know!!. These boots are so comfy as the heel is just that right height, that can let you walk all day long in them.
Are you a fan of the over knee boots? or are you like me and need some convincing? Let me know in the comments below.
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Today I am highlighting a gorgeous dress from Kaleidoscope. They challenged me to be able to style it 3 ways. Well, if you have been reading my blog for a while you will know I cannot resist a challenge. I chose the Animal Print Velvet Dress to use as my basis. Animal Print and velvet being key trends this season and I thought it would be easier with my style. The dress is a stretchy velour which drapes around the body elegantly. With its rauching around the tummy which flatters, if you are hiding a wee food baby or if like me its actually where you carry your weight, then this dress is a winner. If that wasn’t enough, to top it off, the sleeves are the right length (below the elbow) to hide any fear of bingo wings making appearance.
My first look is My Go to Work Look and I popped on a Leatherette Pencil skirt from ASOS, here I wish I had worn tights, but just forgot all about them, until I rushed out the door and the icy blast hit them and turned them a rather unattractive shade of blue! I popped on my Carvela Court shoes and my Jaeger Wool Wrap Camel Coat to keep it all very fancy!!
Second Look is My Play Day Look. This look I feel is perfect a Mummy day. I teamed the dress with a warm snugly Red Jumper from HM (last year, Similar) which kept me warm, but also went well with the animal print. I also put on thick black tights and 90’s Buckled, Biker chunky boots from New Look which are perfect for running around the park. For outerwear I teamed it with my All Saints Bales Leather Jacket to finish the look.
Third Look is the final, My Night Out Look which the dress just holds its own. I teamed this with my &other Stories Red Snake effect Sandals and Weekday Clutch Bag which is perfect to size to fit your bits and bobs for a night out. Once again, I whipped out the Jaegar Wool Wrap Camel Coat which I am hammering this season as it goes with EVERYTHING!
I hope you enjoyed my offering on how to get your moneys worth out of a fabulous dress. You don’t just have to wear it for one night wonder, when you put your mind to it you mix textures, colours and prints the possibilities are endless. I would like to say a big Thankyou to Kaleidoscope for commissioning the challenge I really enjoyed it! If you havent taken a look at Kaleidoscope website then I wholeheartly recommend it.
Which outfit did you like the best? Which one would you wear? Let me know in the comments below. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday when I have a Youtube Video going live of a Lookbook, so keep your eyes peeled for that, click here to subscribe.
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Wardrobe Essentials-Jaegar Camel Coat
Hello Everyone doesn’t Monday come round quick! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and Im kicking off with a oldie but a goodie – The Camel Coat.
The Camel Coat joined my wardrobe family at the back end of last year. It was one of those purchases where I had seen a few ones that I liked but was just not willing to take the plunge, because of the price. Then low and behold this beauty flashed before me while I was steaming through our local T K Maxx, as you have to go through there to get to other stores in the shopping center, Clever eh?! I tried it on and instantly I felt the connection of what only a well made garment can give you, and I knew it was worth the price as it had been reduced by 75% – RESULT.
This coat is from Jaegar, and is so well made (of course!) and when I put it on, it just falls onto the right places and makes anything I put it with, just that little bit more special. The Colour is that right shade of camel, if you have seen many Camel coats, you will know that they vary in shade. This is the better shade and is so soft to the touch, yet still structure enough to hang well on the torso. Sadly, it is no longer available from T K Maxx, but is back in store for full price. Definitely worth the investment. I teamed mine for a classier look, with a white blouse from Matalan (old), a Leatherette Skirt from ASOS (last year) and a pair of court shoes from Carvela. Oh and not forgetting my friend Celine (Diamond Shoulder bag) who is very demanding, and easily rivals, if not stills the show from my camel coat.
Casual it up
My second look is a more laid back look, but just to show how versatile this coat is, that it just works on so many levels. I paired it with a oversized Grey wool jumper from HM, Topshop MOM High waisted Jeans, Adidas Stan Smiths and of course Celine Diamond Shoulder Bag. This is one look I wear on repeat as it it never fails to tick all the boxes for me in looking presentable, but on point!
I hope you enjoyed my offering this week and are enjoying my little Wardrobe Essentials Series as much as I do. Its great to get out old pieces and style with new, then you are not wasting your hard earned cash on new clothes all the time to stay current. Stick with me friends..I got you covered!
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Thanks for stopping by. I thought I would share with you my Latest picks to add to my Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe.
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Jungle Print Slip Dress £32
Circle Trim Clutch £22
Nix Sandals £36
Black Leather Belt £22
90’s Dungarees £45
3 Ribbed Basics £30
Striped Breton Top £29
Black Lace Trim Body £16
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I will be the first to admit to being a little on the short side the thought of wearing a ankle grazing pant fills me with dread. Until I came across these Camel coloured Culottes from River Island. The soft fabric,the billowing leg,the beautiful camel colour just had me. These trousers are so comfy and versatile I knew they were going to be a key piece to my wardrobe.
I thought if you were like me and want to get the most out of the items you purchase then I wanted to share the Three ways I have styled these culottes. Takes you from comfy casual to work then to hot mama look for a evening out.
My first choice would be something I would wear for work, out for drinks or a shopping trip.
- River Island camel culottes
- Zara white shirt (old)
- All Saints black Leather Jacket
- Zara Studded lace up pumps (old)
My second choice is a casual affair for these culottes, great for the lazy Sundays or simply keeping it comfy.
My final change was something for the weekend. Perfect for a date or a evening out with the ladies just pairing these trousers with a smart top and a pair of heels and you are set for what the night has to offer.
- River Island Camel Culottes
- H&M Black Low V Back Top (old)
- Topshop Olive Green Clutch
- New Look Nude Heels (old)
I hope you liked my little pairings. Are you taking the plunge this season and embracing ‘the culotte’? Let me know in the comments below.
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With Spring now banging at the door the shade Pink and a SKIRT has begun to creep back into my Wardrobe. The shade Pink was always a colour I feared most when growing up. I was always fighting the cause of not being a girly girl, and was more into climbing trees and making ropes swings, so PINK to me, was just not doing it for me. Then fast forward to my wedding. Here I was going to make one of the most important decisions of my life, No, not saying YES that was a given (he is a Hairdresser, what is there not to love) but what will be my colour theme for the up and coming nuptials. There it was winking at me and not to be the one to follow the crowd I blurted out “its going to be PINK.” My florist just starred, and said “but Pink hasn’t been done for years” I knew then I had made the right choice.
Back to the present and last summer I purchased this little Gem from George @Asda. When Autumn arrived I stored it away as lace always comes around every Spring/Summer, I knew it was a keeper. So here we are and low and behold Pink is back, and so is Lace. With this in mind I thought I would put together 3 ways of wearing this great skirt.
Cable Knit Jumper (handmade by my mother-in-law)
Black Leather Rucksack
Skirt same as above
Nude Heels New Look (last season) similar
Topshop Black Snake Clutch
What new looks are you trying out this Spring? Or maybe you might feel like trying a new colour, like myself with PINK. Let me know in the comments below.
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I recently posted about my adventure in trying to make a capsule wardrobe. If you haven’t heard of this concept then please click here to read my favourite bloggers on this subject, Unfancy and Vivianna does Makeup. They can fill you in with the basics on how it works. I started to try this way of clothes shopping and wardrobe arranging because I was fed up of rifling through my wardrobe looking at items that either didn’t suit me or didn’t fit any more. Over the last 10 years I have had three children and subsequently my size has yo-yo ranging from a size 8 to 14 to 10 again. So I decided to take charge and give my wardrobe some TLC. I love how that when you complete your capsule wardrobe that everytime I go to my wardrobe there is an outfit I love to hand, which saves time. You also save money by making a list of what you need to compliment your wardrobe you then don’t spend money on rubbish that you only wear once. I have to confess, I haven’t followed the rules strictly to the letter, but have taken parts to suit me, my budget and lifestyle. One of the conditions is that you do not shop for 3 months when you have completed your capsule wardrobe for that season. After 3 months you can then rejig your wardrobe to either add or take away. These are some of the pieces I bought to update my wardrobe from my Autumn to Winter and to finish my Capsule Wardrobe for this season.
I really wanted a smart ‘never go out of fashion’ Classic coat. Part of the capsule wardrobe ethos is to have a list on what you are missing in your wardrobe to stop you buying tat that you will not wear again. This item had been on my list for a while. Now I will regal my tale on how I came about this amazing coat by Jaegar from TK Maxx. I was walking through TK Maxx and I spotted this beauty on its own. It stopped me in my tracks and I knew it was the ‘ONE’. Imagine my horror when it came to my attention that someone else was thinking this is the ‘ONE’ too. She had already picked it up and had P U T -I T- O N!! I thought it was over. My mother (who was shopping with me) and I continued to circle the area just in case she changed her mind. Then the husband arrives and only then did I know it was mine as he was shaking his head and before we knew it she had popped it back on its hanger. I signalled to my mum (PSSSSSSSTTT) and no quicker had she placed it on the rail, my mother had scooped it up and it was MINE. A beautiful tailored long line coat. It is so warm and it instantly makes me feel smart and well put together when I put it on. A classic at its best.
My second two items I added was a Navy Polar neck from Zara and Khaki Green Joggers From Topshop. I chose these Joggers because they are so flattering across the tummy as the material crosses over the top part, disguising any lumps and bumps you may have. Both can go with a few other items in my capsule wardrobe. To finish off the outfit, I added my old faithful’s Carvela Black Court Shoes also from TK Maxx
My third two items was a H&M Burgundy long Jumper and Black Leather Skirt from ASOS which I picked up on the great Black Friday Sale. I teamed the outfit with black tights and Black Chelsea boots from Topshop.
My fourth and final is a H&M Red wool Jumper and Primark Camel Fedora. I hope you can see from these few items that I have updated my Winter capsule wardrobe with, and how many variations of outfits you could do. So far I am really enjoying this experiment, why not give it a go yourself and see how much money you can save. Don’t forget to comment below and to catch up with me on all my other social media channels.
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