I can’t help but adore the sex appeal that an almost entirely ‘covered up’ outfit can radiate when paired with killer heels and cat eye sunglasses. Want the kind of ‘hot teacher’ look that gets dads banned from attending parent teacher meetings? Pair bespoke stylish frames with vibrant and bold patterns from Todd Lynn and you have yourself a winner.
Understandably, the world has currently gone Gatsby mad. With all of our favourite actors and actresses parading international red carpets to celebrate Baz Luhrmann’s latest cinematic achievement, the fashion is getting as much attention as the film. For high-octane flapper style of your very own, get the look below…
Probably quite a departure from the perpetual rotation of dresses you all have seen me in until this point, the reason for said beanie and joggers is a good’un! Recently, Westfield Stratford City invited me to pick a blogger friend and style her completely out of her comfort zone. For giggles, the selected blogger would also have to deal with my total control freak stylist nature and get me into something I wouldn’t typically wear, as well.
I couldn’t think of anyone better than my lovely friend and blogger Miss Hannah Rose. With model looks and a 90s Grunge Barbie fashion sense, she is a stylist’s dream. Prim pastels, retro florals and skyscraper heels were on the attack. Check out Hannah’s look (and Hannah’s blog!), below.
For my own look I believe we took five thousand laps of Westfield Stratford before we bought a single thing (‘sup, difficult customer). Eventually deciding to do oversized sportswear (the antithesis of my typically tailored wardrobe), I kind of adore the final look. I mean, she got me smiling…IN A BEANIE. Mad props.
What I Wore:
Pink formal joggers from Topshop
Pink beanie from Topshop (similar here)
Strappy nude heels from Forever 21 (similar here)
Oversized white tee with embellishment from Primark (for serious)
I don’t often wear gold jewellery, but when I do I tend to go full-on golden girl. As you may be able to tell, this outfit was created around a pair of bow-tie earrings I fell in lust with while perusing through Freshtrends.
More often than not I find myself the victim of some sort of phone-related problem. Though I have had a Blackberry since I was sixteen, I recently found myself to be completely out of sync with my friends-cum-time-cum-calendar-cum-LIFE when it decided to never switch on again. For no apparent reason.
Thankfully I had kept my previous handset stored away ‘in case of emergency’ so I didn’t have to splash my hard-earned cash unexpectedly, but it hasn’t stopped me from window-shopping the iPhone 5 on the Carphone Warehouse website every few days. Though I appreciate the off-screen keypad on my Blackberry more than any feature on any gadget I own, this 90s version of my smartphone simply does not cut it.
While pondering the all-important issue of smartphone selection, I have also been compiling outfits to match iPhone covers. Natch. In the look above, I based the entire look around the idea of showcasing the rather expensive Balenciaga orange leather iPhone case (to justify it, simply think about the cost per wear. It’s something you use daily!). To tie in the orange without doing a head-to-toe sunshine nightmare, I paired it with a gorgeous MSGM draped back dress and my latest dream bag nominee, the V73 clear bag. To break up the orange, the look is topped off by a Jason Wu leather trimmed tweed coat and Eighty Twenty Tessa black tweed heels.
As for the iPhone cases below, these are simply a selection of a few of my favourites. Click to your smartphone’s content!
Marc by Marc Jacobs Dreamy Graffiti iPhone Case
Lanvin White Faces Print Iphone Case
Marc by Marc Jacobs Trompe Croc iPhone Case
Falabella iPhone Case
Jagger Edge Hang Fire iPhone Case in Black
MCM Color Visetos Signature iPhone Case
Marc by Marc Jacobs Shorty dog iPhone case
Moschino Chained logo iPhone case