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?

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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