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