fashion blog 80s
Earlier this week I decided to embrace my natural curl and finger-wrap my damp hair before bed in the evening. The following morning I woke up looking like Shirley Temple. Forgoing my daily uniform of dresses (crazy curls + dresses + pale skin = every person I meet calling me a ‘doll’ or ‘Lolita’), I decided to balance it out by colour-blocking some peg trousers to my heels and throwing on some serious spikes.

What I Wore:
White ASOS premium slim peg trousers (similar here)
White heels from Christian Louboutin (similar here)
Boxy spiked denim shirt (similar here)

fashion blog 80s
fashion blog 80s

leopard dress hat
Unless you are a member of a scripted reality TV show that rhymes with ‘Wowie’, it is unlikely that you’re going to get a lot of use out of the New Years and Christmas party dresses you shelled out for less than a month ago. That is, of course, unless you style them down with more casual accessories.
As party dresses go, this long-sleeved House of Dereon leopard dress from BANK is a risky choice as it has a wide open back. To balance the skin on show, I chose to add a wooly hat, chunky wedges, and a gloriously sleepy hat-wearing puppy (optional).

Get The Look:
House of Dereon (Beyonce) leopard dress (on sale!)
Owl hat (similar)
Leather wedge ankle boots (similar)

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leopard dress hat
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zalando and anna sui
Time for a little outfit post before weekend Christmas party chaos commences. For the sake of all that is festive, I couldn’t help but indulge in a few new goodies from Zalando after hours and hours of present scouring. With the addition of a tight black tee under the dress and coat (not pictured), the whole ensemble just about works for Winter. I should mention I also have the warmest legs in England.

(Click for more photos below, as well as a cameo appearance from my little blogger puppy, Waffles.)

What I Wore:
Paprika cocktail dress
Even&Odd beige wedges
Nice Things necklace (no longer online)
Les Néréides gold Le Parfum earrings
Anna Sui sunglasses (a present)

zalando and anna sui
zalando and anna sui
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pre fashion week outfit
Here is the long and short of it: because I am going to be spending the next week strapped into jackets, stilettos, belts, and harnesses (who knows?), Fashion Week calls for a pretox of buttery soft fabrics and all-encompassing cosiness. Because these jeans have five high-waisted buttons, you can buy them larger and longer than you normally would for a relaxed Parisian fit that would otherwise be hard to keep over your hips. Lazy, make-up free outfit choices don’t have to equate to sweatpants, after all!

What I Wore: High-waisted supersoft Skinny Jeans from New Look, Union Jack scarf from Angelica London (similar here), fuschia cut-out shirt, neon green heels from Nelly.com.

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red white louboutins
I’m having a bit of a moment with Firetrap. I previewed their (very amazing) A/W 2012 collection last week, and have – reactively – spent the last few days in these red jeans. I’m not typically a denim girl, but found the “Evelyn” perfect for a high-low outfit mix.

What I Wore: Firetrap Evelyn in red, Primark lace cardigan, dipped white t-shirt, white Christian Louboutin platforms (similar here), and a Lulu Guinness Birdcage umbrella (below). Because London simply can’t go a day without crying on us.

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