Sunday, 29 March 2015

Italy Photo Diary

 As summer is very fast approaching I've been looking through photos of last summer to get me in the mood. As i haven't shared these photos from my holiday in beautiful Bari, Italy i thought why not post them now. The small towns were so beautiful and everything looked like it was from an old film. So this is what i saw through my little lens, I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as i do.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Next Level Denim

Sorry that this post is up late I've been really M.I.A recently, I had surgery and really didn't feel up to blogging this past week. But guess whose back, back again..... unfortunately not slim shady. Anyways whilst ive been off I discovered this little beauty. im sure you've all seen and drooled over the Alexa Chung AG jeans collection, mainly the beautiful military denim dress. Miss Selfridge released the perfect dupe to get the Alexa look but before I could grab my purse it was gone. Fortunately, Topshop realeased their denim offering and its a beauty. After seeing this on Media Marmalade I had to snatch it up. The light weight fabric is great for the upcoming warmer weather and the Denim and D-ring detail is perfect for the 70's trend of this season. I seriously cant get enough of this trend.

If you enjoyed this post and love the Alexa Chung collection as much as I do feel free to leave a comment down below.

Emily x

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Recent Reads

Since my birthday I've been buying a lot of books which I've absolutely loved. Some are books every blogger has talked about and others are not so popular and deserve so much more love. So I decided to give a quick overview of my top 3 books of the moment, here we go.
How to be Parisian
is written by a collection of Parisian writers including Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and Sophie Mas. To put it simply the book gives an overview of a true parisienne and her attitude towards life. With pieces on love, style and bad habits. My favourite part of the book was the section on having one expensive staple item that will last forever and pull your whole closet together. I have definitely taken that advice without knowing by having a hat permanently stuck to my head for over a year. The book is stereotypically French but does it in such a humorous and subtle way that makes everyone identify with Parisian life.
Not That Kind of Girl
Is written by actress, author and screenwriter Lena Dunham. I have loved Lena for quite a while since falling in love with her character on Girls. Lena is hilarious and her honesty makes me wonder why everyone isn't straight up about things. Lena mostly talks about her own life experiences and how she dealt with them. The book just seems really familiar to me and its really comforting to know that someone as amazing as Lena goes through the same struggle as us people who aren't best friends with Taylor Swift (seriously is she friends with everyone?).
The Dress
Is written by my absolute favourite fashion illustrator of all time Megan Hess. Megan is an Australian illustrator who has done works for the likes of Tiffany's, Chanel, Dior, Cartier and Montblanc. Her drawings just show the outfits so well and are just astoundingly beautiful. When I went into Urban Outfitters last week and spotted her book I screamed a little, no exaggeration. The book shows 100 iconic moments in fashion arranged into categories of designers, weddings, film and music which gives such a wide variety of looks. Each drawing is crafted so well alongside a description and background of the dress. The book is so beautiful from cover to cover (not to mention it looks beautiful on my bookshelf).
So those are the books I've been reading and if you have any book recommendations for me or have read any of these books, feel free to leave a comment below!

Emily x

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Band Of Gypsies

Dress-Band Of Gypsies at Topshop
Boots- New Look
Bag-Kate Spade

As Spring is coming up I thought I'd get some more weather appropriate pieces to start the transition. Of course the piece was black. I am a creature of habit, so when stepping out of my comfort zone with an item I always go for a black option.

 This beautiful dress is from the brand Band Of Gypsies which sells 70's themed vintage pieces, perfect for this years SS15 trends. The brand is heavily influenced by global travel and vintage fashion throughout their collections which is best described as "modern take on romantic bohemia". I really surprised myself with this dress as its really not something I would usually go for. But after seeing the velvet detailed flute sleeved I caved. It is surprisingly the most comfortable dress ever, and also comes with a slip underneath that a normal human can actually put on (yes, they have answered our prayers, or at least mine anyway). This is great as I struggle to find slips of a good length to suit different dresses.  I think this dress is absolutely  perfect for my summer trip to New York in July as the lightweight fabric is not stuffy at all. After buying this and wearing it, even in the rain, I've decided to really commit to the 70's trend throughout my SS wardrobe.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Stylish Amish

Bracelet-Thomas Sabo
Rings-(pearl) Pandora (greek print) silver shop in Athens
Bag-Kate Spade

As it was my birthday on Friday last week I took a trip into town with some friends and yet again spent all of my money in Zara. I saw this shirt featured on a wishlist somewhere and decided I needed it. I feel the black bow ribbon gives a different edge to your normal white shirt, along with its embossed detail and flute sleeves gives an original twist. I've wanted a shirt like this for the longest time but there was always something that was off, whereas with this shirt I literally cant fault it.

 I was also given a Thomas Sabo bracelet for my birthday. I have quite a few charm bracelets and I find their is always some kind of drawback with them. However, this bracelet is both casual and formal as its just a simple black band with silver hardware and a charm. The charm I have on here is a black stiletto heel which is intricately detailed and is so beautiful. I wore some plain black jeans boots and a floppy wide brimmed hat as always. I love the look of this outfit and I cant wait to wear my shirt with other cuts and shades.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Transition Boho

Jumper-Forever 21
Boots-New Look
Hat-Urban Outfitters
Bag-Kate Spade New York
Recently I've been loving the 70's trend which is one of the main predicted trends for SS15. I'm always very cautious when trying new trends and I wanted to ease myself into this one. So on a recent trip to Cheshire I decided to give it a go and wear a dress with over the knee boots. I bought this dress in the summer and hadn't really worn it until now and I don't really know why as fabric is so soft. To make this look more winter appropriate I paired it with a cropped jumper and a leather jacket. I also found these really cute pins of a figure skate and Pikachu and I decided to pin them on to give diversity to the jacket. And obviously I wore my hat as it really wouldn't be an outfit of mine without some wide brimmed goodness.

If you liked this post please feel free to leave a comment below about your opinion on the SS15 trends or if you have an idea of what you would like to see from me.

Emily x

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Yeti

As it's my birthday very soon, i thought I would treat myself to this little beauty. On a recent visit to London i spotted it and it was love at first sight. The fur is of impeccable quality, as usual for Zara (but with a large price tag to match). But after a while it was reduced in the winter sales, so I had to have it.

I have always adored the look of faux fur for a transition from or to winter piece. It gives a classic and elegant vibe but injects a modern twist to a boring yet functional outfit. It's surprisingly warm and i think I've well and truly fallen in love with it. Next winter i won't be so fearful of fur and welcome the trend with open arms.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you've tried out fur or have any post recommendations.

Emily x

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Top Gun

T Shirt- BDG
Boots-New Look
Bag-Kate Spade
Sunglasses- Topshop
Recently, I went through my wardrobe and did a bit of a clear out. I wanted to keep all of the things that I wear the most and unnecessary trend pieces were thrown away. Looking through my old coats I found this little gem. Its almost like an aviator jacket but all black with a suede exterior. It is SO comfy I cant get over it. I got it in the Topshop sale about two years ago. I remember when I bought it I wasn't so fussed over it but now I am so in love with it. I also have noticed I've really been taking inspiration from 80's movies recently (not as bad as it sounds) and I think with the aviator jacket and glasses I'm channelling Maverick from Top Gun. (my likeness to Tom Cruise is as you can see insane).
I also repurchased some staple pieces recently such as my black jeans, white t shirt and boots. I am especially in love with the boots. I have been after a pair like this since I saw some featured on one of my favourite blogs  Media Marmalade. They have a really minimalistic style to them and look a lot more expensive than they are. On this rare occasion it was also sunny enough for sunglasses, could there be an Indian summer on our way?
Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any requests or questions.
Emily x

Saturday, 17 January 2015

The Prince Of Wales

I've had my eye on this coat for the longest time. Every time I went in Urban Outfitters I would drool over its beauty. I never had the guts to actually buy it as I wasn't sure it would fit into my wardrobe and it was way over my price range. In a quick visit to the January sales I saw that it was reduced and of course I couldn't resist.

I'ts a beautiful brushed statement coat in a Prince of Wales check, which I find is quite a rare pattern in outerwear. I must admit it makes me feel like a business woman of past times trying to make a statement in the office with a kick-ass coat. Since I bought it I see people wearing it everywhere so I'm guessing other people have the same obsession I do. I decided to pair it with my favourite new piece, my black roll neck from Zara. As I was walking a lot this day throughout the town I decided to remain comfortable and wear my boots, which have definitely seen better days, and my cigarette trousers from Topshop. I have also started watching Gossip Girl this week (no regrets) and its my new obsession. This coat definitely makes me feel like I could be on my way to Henri Bendel's and be slightly closer to fitting in with the crowd of the Upper East Side.

Another coat added to my collection, when will is stop buying them? apparently never. If you liked this post please feel free to comment below.

Emily x

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Andy Warhol

I've had these beautiful boots for a while now but I didn't really know what to wear with them. Then I came to the realisation that I could just wear them with tailored trousers and a palette of navy and black, nothing new there. I got them from New look and I chose an over the knee style but with a flatter heel as walking long distances, like I do, in heeled over the knee boots would probably kill me.I absolutely love the fact that they are so comfy and they have probably become my favourite boots by far.I have also gone crazy with the turtle necks recently as well. Although  I know that Steve Jobs and Andy Warhol were probably the first people out there to be a part of this trend I decided to give it a shot and attempt to not look like a middle aged man.

I have also been giving the minimalist life style ago as I absolutely love the minimalist/scandi style. I have started this off by trying to de-clutter my handbags and carry a smaller bag when appropriate. This black jewelled box clutch is perfect as it has a chain for day wear and you can detach it for wearing on an evening, who doesn't love a good 2-in-1?

If you liked this post or have any post requests please feel free to leave a comment below.

Emily x

Sunday, 4 January 2015

The Cape

 I have really been craving coats recently. This is not a new thing for me as I often find myself gravitating towards the outerwear sections, as I use coats and jackets to dress up outfits as I generally prefer more simple pieces. Ever since I saw the beautiful Arabella Golby wearing a cape I knew that I had to get my hands on one. The one I originally had my eye on was over £100 and I didn't really want to invest that much money in a piece I was only trying out so I abandoned the idea. I then spotted this beauty in, none other than, Next. It was reduced in the sale to half the price so I picked it up.
I love this cape in particular as it has buttons to fasten it. I know some capes have hooks or don't fasten at all which I feel would be a problem for me, as I'm so clumsy I could just see it falling off my shoulders all the time. As this is the first outfit I've styled with a cape I went for utter simplicity with a crisp white shirt. I love the way the white sleeves poke out in contrast with the cape and I think it looks timeless.  I then paired it with some plain black jeans from Topshop and boots from Boohoo a couple of years ago.
I hope you liked this look, feel free to leave a comment below.
Emily x