Giving the Cold Shoulder

The cold shoulder has been given a new meaning and is now a ‘must have’ in our fashion vocabulary, and is the term on everyone’s lips this season.

Yes girls, its time to start baring those shoulders!

Keeping it simple with a black knitted dress from River Island, this one is the perfect balance to battle those chiller but sunny days that are gracing the UK at the moment. With its long sleeves and high neckline it is super classy and totally wearable for any age. The ruffles on the shoulders are just an added extra!




Paired with a patterned bag for added impact and a pair of sunglasses, this outfit will see you though day to evening looks.

Dress: River Island (now sold out) Similar found at Miss Selfridge

Bag: Marks and Spencer

Sunglasses: Rayban

Advertisements

Let there be stripes

Who doesn’t love stripes?

Fashion’s favorite print for Spring/Summer 2017 is timeless and totally wearable, so why not find some serious space in your wardrobe for those stripes.

Whether you opt for multi-colour or monochrome, horizontal or vertical there is the stripe out there for you. This versatile print can be worn in a number of ways and is so perfect to match to your style and personality.

A simple blue and cream high neck top provides the perfect platform for this look, verging on the nautical look and paired with high-waisted trousers, this outfit is a chic and comfortable look for those chiller spring days.

How do you wear Spring/Summers trends?

Top – French Connection

Trousers – Paisie

Shoes – Similar Martinelli

Bag – Similar New Look

 

Transitional Mustard

Transitioning your wardrobe from season to season is a masterful fashion feat and with the spring weather well and truly on its way its time to start thinking about the perfect additions to your wardrobe.

This time of year i like to incorporate a little more colour into my outfits and continue to dream of the brights that will eventually become my wardrobe staple for the warm summer months.

This slightly darker take on the colour yellow is universally flattering and adds that pop of colour to your wardrobe.

Try mixing textures as you transition your wardrobe, the heavy weight fabric of this skirt is perfect for those mixed weather days and the soft loose fit of the shirt keeps the outfit light and you cool for those warmer moments, whilst retaining the earthy tones from Autumn/Winter.

Shirt – Marks & Spencer

Skirt – Marks & Spencer

Shoes – Similar Aldo

An Unboxing: Spring Ready Make-Up

As bright lips and healthy, dewy skin are sweeping the nation as staple spring trends for this spring season, i turned to Illamasqua for the perfect additions to my already bulging make up bag.

This amazing company never fails to amaze me, from the meticulous packaging to the cruelty free testing and environmental sustainability, you cannot go wrong with investing in this luxury beauty brand.

Before unwrapping the delicate packaging i knew i would love the contents, i had spent hours online looking through the array of products that this fabulous brand offers. The thing i love about shopping online from luxury brands is the care and attention they take to packaging the items before shipping.

The new ‘Highlights from Beyond’ range features two of the most gorgeous baked highlighting powder colours. Whether you are looking for a delicate champagne glow or a bronze shimmer you will be sure to love these versatile highlighters. I sweep a stroke over my cheekbones and collarbones for the perfect illuminating finish, or why not dampen and use over the eyelids for a high impact shadow.

Discover your ‘Veil’ with the bestselling range of primers that have been meticulously designed for any skin type. Opting for the Hydra Veil, this unusual primer both primes and hydrates for the ultimate in dewy finishes.

Great make up is down to the preparation and good foundation, i have, like many been though plenty of brand and types of foundation and i have settled down to a few go to Skin Base being one of them. I have a tenancy to opt for a slightly warmer tone than my natural skin colour and I opt for a Skin Base Mixer to adapt my shade through the seasons.

A few other essentials and my spring make up additions are complete.

 

How do you mix up your make up bag through the seasons?

Scents and Sensibility

When you think of iconic fragrances i bet you immediately think of the likes of Chanel number 5, Dior Diorissimo or Jean Paul Gaultier Classique. But the ultimate iconic fragrance is so personal to you and i am keen to share with you some of my favourites.

Whether you are a girl who has one scent that you have used forever or one who simply mixes it up to match your mood, it is so important to find your signature style. But it is important to remember that a fragrance smells different on individuals, so what works for one might not be right for another.

Not only are all mine pink in colour but they all have that similar floral undertone.



Chanel Chance Eau Vive

This zesty floral fragrance of this Eau de Toilette is one of those i can always turn to, the long lasting scent will get me through any busy day in the office.

The very appealing round bottle sits beautifully on my dressing table and is synonymous with the Chance range.

The great thing about the Chance range is the varying fragrances, if this one is not for you (as i know floral isn’t for everyone) you will be sure to find the perfect fragrance for you within the range of four styles.

Range: around £50-55 for 50ml

Miss Dior

Well the cute bottle of this Eau de Toilette is a winner for me, and encases the most beautiful of scents. Its citrus notes combined with a floral undertone make for a lovely timeless perfume.

Again if this one isn’t for you, there are a few others in the Miss Dior collection that might be more suitable, so why not give them a go.

Range: around £50 for 30ml

Dior La Colle Noire

This has to have fast become one of my all time favourites! Having just about got over the price of this Eau de Parfam i opted to purchase it in the sale at Harrods and my goodness i am now so pleased that i did.

Named after the Château de La Colle Noire, this rececent addition to the Christian Dior range is fast becoming an iconic fragrance.

This scent based on spices, woods, amber and musks makes for an intense smell that is not over sweet.

Range: £200 for 125ml

The key is to find the fragrance that is personal to you, make sure to try before you buy and to take your time to let the scent sink in.

Have you got a go to scent?

Friday Frills

So its the end of the week and why not have a little fun with our workwear wardrobe!

This little Zara number is not only affordable for getting you though those never ending days at work, but its fun, chic and oh so comfortable.

There is nothing more corporate than a crisp white shirt…made even more on trend with these fantastic over the top statement ruffled shoulders. The bigger the better in this case…

I’ve balanced mine with these navy blue frill trousers to even out all those ruffles, but this shirt will make quite the statement with a pair of plain trousers or simple pencil skirt.
These trousers might just become my best friend, so keep an eye open for them making a reappearance!

As always shop similar items below:

Shirt – Similar Zara

Trousers – Similar Zara

 

 

 

Cosy Casuals

There is nothing better than an easy outfit that is not only warm and comfortable but smart casual too, this outfit for me ticks all the boxes! The perfect go to jumper for those days when you want that effortlessly put together look.

The knit is soft and is lined for even more warmth on those chiller days, finished with this beautiful sleeve detail.

I’ve paired mine with this fantastic pair of black leggings, which have a beautiful front seam to the legs and are finished off with elastic detailing to the top.

Black boots are also a go to for the mixed weather so that we are prepared for the showers.

As always shop this look or similar below:

Jumper – Mint Velvet

Leggings – Zara

Boots – Similar Dune