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Instagram (@lelalondon) – left to right, top to bottom:
1. Filming tutorials (get excited, it’s coming soon!)
2. Last looks in East London for a four-part shoot with Rimmel London. That’s a wrap!
3. The best way to end a Thursday night: at The Hospital Club.
4. Naughty shopping spree: Clements Ribeiro jacket, Ted Baker skirt, and Antoni & Alison coat
5. Princess Pancakes.
6. Apple and peanut butter: the best sick food.
7. Getting through the ever-expanding weekend to do list!
8. Kicking it in some power booties.
9. Only he could fall asleep in such a way.

pink yellow outfit
I’m not suggesting you roll up to the club in your bikinis, ladies, I simply love the idea of using cheap tankinis as layering pieces. Being a bit more tactile than your everyday cami, the look and feel really adds something unusual and sensual to a textured outfit. Because of this ensemble’s colour bomb effect, I suggest you keep accessories to a minimum and avoid overkill.

Get The Look:
ALICE + OLIVIA Storia dropped collar blazer
Mark Fast ‘Sunstroke’ pin-tuck knit skirt
Miss Selfridge 300 Denier black tights
Carvela Annabelle heels
Panache Swimwear Anna tankini

wardrobe staples

What you wear can define you as a person. Our style, whether you like it or not, tells the outside world what you are all about. It can indicate what kind of person you are, what your lifestyle is like, and even what music you’re into. Fact is, it will always be very important that you’re comfortable and confident with your clothes.

Despite all that, there are still certain items of clothing that I feel every woman should have in their wardrobe. The style and cut may vary, but these essentials are timeless, and can be relied upon in almost any situation. Don’t worry…I’m not about to force harem pants into your wardrobe.

1. Little black dress (LBD)

Every woman should have one of these – the default outfit for any dressy occasion. It could be a date, a party or even an interview – with the right accessories the LBD can cover all the bases. Get one you really like and it will provide you with years of reliable service. Not bad for one little dress, is it?

2. Black blazer

Very similar to the little black dress, the black blazer is all about versatility. It can look great as a casual or smart item. Team it with some jeans for a stylish, understated look, or with a black skirt for a smart, authoritative appearance. It doesn’t need to be expensive, just the right cut and fit. By changing accessories, you can alter its appearance to suit any situation.

3. Quality blue jeans

Denim is more or less universal. Originally made as a tough material for cowboys, it’s now the world’s bottom-half material of choice. I feel as though, with jeans, you get what you pay for. Buy cheap and they’ll look just that – probably won’t last very long either. Go with a respected brand like Firetrap and your jeans will look great with everything for years to come.

4. White, button-down shirt

A great white shirt should subtly accentuate your shape and your best features. Like so many wardrobe staples, it really works with anything – the true meaning of a ‘wardrobe essential’!

Style is all about individuality and expressing yourself through your clothes, but these items are ones that we should definitely all have in our closet. Use them as a base from which to accessorise and build up your own individual je ne sais quoi!

Rachel Bilson Nylon
As a long-time fan of Rachel Bilson‘s style (I’ve been told I remind people of her for roughly 7 years?! COMPLIMENT), I couldn’t be more happy to see her at the front of new hit TV show “Hart of Dixie“. This also means more fashion snaps, of course, and my favourite thus far is Nylon‘s cover for November 2011 (shot by Marvin Scott Jarrett)!

Beauty-wise, we have Davy Newkirk on hair, Amy Nadine on make-up (adore her work), and Stephanie Harmon on manicure. When it comes to the fashion choices, the stylist duo of Michelle Reneau and Beth Hoppe a top and skirt from Marc Jacobs and DKNY jacket. Beautiful.

Erin heatherton Jil Sander Elle Serbia
Top model (not the Tyra-related version) and Victoria’s Secret Angel Erin Heatherton has my favourite cover of Elle Serbia thus far. She was shot by Enrique Badulescu for the August 2011 issue wearing one of Jil Sander‘s Spring/Summer 2011 collection skirts…and that skirt only. See the uncensored version below, you cheeky monkey. View Post