Friday, 23 April 2010

Style Tried&Tested: Stripes

This weeks Style Tried&Tested was all about the stripe. I'm a big fan of this look, be it nautical or pin. The trend is no big spring shocker as we see it strutting down runways year after year, proving how versatile it is.

I've never been one of the 'less is more' gang so I doubled up on the stripes giving it edgier impact and showing stripe on stripe action can work, then added a corker of a necklace to pull everything together. There is a stripe for everyone - from bohemian to boardroom. All you have to do is figure out what mood your in and go with it.

Dress: H&M £7.99, comes in different colours
Cardie: Avoca Anthology, Bonheuwr Wrap £80.00 available at Sam Thomas
Beaded necklace: £28.00, also Sam Thomas

10/10 for both 'comfort' and 'would you be seen out in it'.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

The Lady's a Legend

Just rediscovering the legend that is Nico - spent all day listening to Femme Fatale. Here she is in all her golden glory.... Lx

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Say NO To PLASTIC Spring Vintage, Charity & Craft Sale

Headed over to Glasgow at the weekend for a vintage spring clean at Oran Mor. The great and good of Glasgow were out on force to support the Say NO To PLASTIC Spring Vintage, Charity&Craft Sale. I spent the day looking at beautiful things and gabbing with my best friend - no better way to spend a Sunday!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Style Tried&Tested: Tribal

This week my Style Tried&Tested challenge was to tackle tribal. You can do it in two different ways. Pick one bright block colour and accessories with tribal-esq chunky jewellery (golds, turquoise, wood), shoes and bag to add texture and depth to the look - think aztec patterns for an easy way to wear it. Or, you can let your dress do all the tribal talking for you - I opted for the later.

Halston Heritage have brought out this gorgeous 'knot shoulder dress' that can easily take you from day to night. The print is perfect for tribal and is so colourful you can't help but feel your mood elevate the moment you step into it.

I paired the dress with flat sandals to show how easy it is to wear during the day. A killer pair of wooden wedges will see you right for the night look. The blue beading on the brown sandals keeps the look on trend and acts like some extra jewellery so you don't have to go too mad with accessories. I picked up a couple of gold bangles to tie everything together.

DRESS: HALSTON HERITAGE £225.00 from Jane Davidson - this is a personal favourite with the gal's in store.
SHOES: £40.00 from Sam Thomas
BANGLES also from Sam Thomas - there's always an amazing selection of accessories in here.
happy to be seen out in it: crazy question - it's Halston 10/10
comfort: 10/10 fabric is soft and sandals are flat, perfect for pounding the pavement in.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Bedazzle classic black

I enjoy the lbd as much as the next lady, but when there's a bit of bedazzling stitched into ebony fabrics I'm evermore engrossed.

A toddle around town had me tallying up these tasty bites...

This DVF number looks like it's just come off the back of Ms Audrey Hepburn, spotted in one of the city's chicest boutiques - Jane Davidson.

Kookai now has this soft black knit in store up and down the country. The silver stitching almost looks like metal has been woven into the wool - beautiful. No need for accessories with this jumper, it's already done it for you - clever jumper!

And finally... since we saw a smidge of sun this week I thought it would be nice to treat our toes:

These beaut's from Warehouse will jazz up any lbd buried in the wardrobe.


Friday, 9 April 2010

Style Tried&Tested: Posh Sportswear

This week my Style 'Tried&Tested' came in the form of posh sportswear. The mere mention of gym gear gets me in a flap as I've never been a fan or either - gyms or workout clothes. But in the name of fashion I vowed to give it a go to see if... A) The look was easy to pull off and B) If I would actually wear it out. So I hit the shops to find that happy medium between what the runways and fashion house are telling us to wear and what I feel comfortable putting myself in. This is what I found...

Urban Outfitters have this fabulous Van Halen sweat top (£35.00) that falls off the shoulder. I'm a big fan of shoulder exposure - it's by far my favourite body part to show off, much less obvious than your chest and a little less daunting than putting your pins on display.

The three quarter length jogging bottoms with draw string waist were incredibly comfy to wear. They can be found at H&M for a steal at £12.99. But the real clincher with this outfit for me is those red and orange suede high heels with built in platform from Carvela (£150.00) and that sweet little lip shaped purse with union jack detail on it by Lulu Guinness (£395.00). I picked up the purse in Jane Davidson here in Edinburgh.

Marks out of ten...
happy to be seen out in it: 9/10

All in all I think this is a really easy look to pull off, add your own personality and accessories with whatever you like.

Monday, 5 April 2010

sale time, simply divine - part deux

Then there's this offering from Warehouse in all its faux snakeskin finery. This will look sensational over summery maxi dresses or flung over festival clobber, it's reduced from £50.00 to £40.00. Really reminds me of that iconic Ossie Clark snakeskin classic he modeled himself throughout the 70's - any excuse to post a picture of that beautiful man and his beautiful clothes....