New Season Madness

Long time no blog! I've been so snowed under with Uni work and teacher training interviews that blogging has had to take a back seat for the last couple of months - but shopping most certainly hasn't! It takes only a couple of minutes to fill your online basket, and a couple of days for them to arrive - minimal time & effort required! I'm really excited about S/S '11 trends: 70s, floral prints, brights, white, wide stripes etc., so couldn't resist making a start on my new season wardrobe. Here are some of the things I've snapped up from Topshop so far...
Knitted Pale Blue Cotton Cable Jumper
Knitted Pale Blue Cotton Cable Jumper
Spotted Scallop Collar Dress
Spotted Scallop Collar Dress

MISCHA Grey Suede Flower Pumps
MISCHA Grey Suede Flower Pumps

Nails in Moving House
Nails in Moving House

Rust Pleat Front Tapered Trousers
Rust Pleat Front Tapered Trousers

Matelot Co-ord Shorts

 Matelot Co-ord Shorts


Sleeveless Button Through Shirt

Sleeveless Button Through Shirt


So that's what I've picked up so far. I wanted add some earthy, rusty tones to my wardrobe, and the basic shirt, which I got in cream as well, will go with anything. Let me know what you think!

Lou x


Break From Blogging

Hi guys, sorry for the long break since my last blog post - I'm currently snowed under (bad joke in the current climate!) with Uni assignments and teaching interviews. I won't be able to write anything more until they're all over at the end of Jan. Please tune back in then for some more style news and views.

Thanks! Lou xxx


Highland Fling - Outfit 29th Oct 2010

I'm currently planning an xmas shopping extravaganza in Edinburgh when term finishes - otherwise known as a two day trip up on the train, staying overnight in a funky hotel and seeing some sights with my mum... and probably (ok, definitely) bankrupting myself in the process. This inspired me (the trip, not the bankruptingness) to nab this gorgeous Warehouse Check Kilt, £40 on a recent jaunt into Nottingham. I'd seen it in a fashion mag a while ago and had been keeping my beady eyes open for it ever since. It's a traditional pleated style in green, blue and a little dash of red, and most importantly is a slightly big Size 12 (go me!!!)

check kilt

I wanted to rock a bright flash of red on top, so I chose my Topshop Knitted Pointelle Stitch Top, £35, which I tucked in (not too tight for a bit of volume) and pulled together with a Topshop Bobble Detail Elastic Belt, £12, through the skirt loops.  

Knitted Pointelle Stitch Top
Bobble Detail Elastic Belt

Black tights finished it all off, plus this Westwood Rocks Endless Oval Ringed Pearls Necklace, £48, which I got for £2 in one of their secret sales! Bargain. Check out my earlier post for more details on this quirky jewellery company.

I'm all ready for my trip now - I just have to get round to actually booking a hotel!

Lou xxx


Va Va Voom Vision

Hi guys, sorry for the lack of posting recently, I've been uber-stressed about my teacher training applications. But I did find time to choose a brand new pair of designer specs. I was reading a piece on Andrew Garfield, the hunky new actor who's starring in the new film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's hit novel, Never Let Me Go, alongside Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan - it mentioned his previous job in Starbucks, which he took to meet geeky girls in thick, black framed glasses. This got me thinking. Maybe quirking up my image with some fierce frames instead of contact lenses might attract the right sort of male attention (i.e. serious but sexy types). Hmm. So I went into Specsavers and selected this Tommy Hilfiger pair straight away. The shape is really flattering and the silver detailing on the sides is chic yet stylish. Yay!

TH34 glassesTH34 glassesTH34 glasses

Let me know what you think!
Lou xxx


Animal Magic

Just a quick one to shout out about one of my fave new purchase. It ticks sooo many new season trends, starting with the animal / leopard print craze that's so hot, followed closely by the camel tone fad. This TOPSHOP Knitted Animal Dress, £42, is super soft, and unlike many of this season's knitwear pieces won't spark off my allergies as it's neither wool nor bitty (atchooo!). I didn't realise it was a dress when I bought it, but it's just the right length to be worn with black tights.

Knitted Animal Dress

I wore it for the first time around Uni yesterday, and felt stylish yet not over the top for campus dressing. To make sure I had a visible waistline (wouldn't want to put all that hard work losing 2 stone to waste!) I added an aged-effect, dark brown, rope twist look belt, also from TOPSHOP (yes, I did indeed keep them in wages for until xmas - shame!), looped through and down as is the trend.

I thought I looked pretty fab actually, with patent black flats and my aviator, along with my slouchy studded FCUK bag (see earlier posts)! Sometimes I feel like I've tried a bit too hard just to sit in the library but I felt really comfy in this.

Now what on earth shall I wear tomorrow...

Lou x


Birthday Outfit - 03/10/2010

I can't believe how manic the first couple of weeks back at Uni have been! It's all got a bit too serious for my liking. I finally submitted my teacher training application yesterday, after agonising over my personal statement for weeks. Just have to wait now...!
So, Sunday was my 22nd birthday (arghh, old age!), and my family went for a lovely meal, then to see Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat - Keith Jack, runner up in the BBC's Any Dream Will Do, was totally amazing. I wore this brand new French Connection Maxi Dress, £60, with a plunging neckline, no sleeves, and a blue floral print.

I wasn't sure at first about continuing the maxi dress trend into autumn, but the muted, cool print of this dress had me hooked. It was really easy to wear with my aviator jacket, and will also look fab with this Navy Mixed Fabric Ruffle Cardi, now £30 in the sale (doesn't it drive you mad when something you haven't worn yet goes into the sale!)

Mixed Fabric Ruffle Cardi
I teamed my dress with these New Look Cutout Court Shoes, £10, a wide fit, ribbon tie, navy shoe with the 'in' midi heel. Perfect for not getting caught up in my dress, but still adding some height.

Cutout Court Shoe
I had a fabulous birthday, which made up for the shambles that was my 21st, when I was in hospital the week before and had to cancel my planned London extravaganza! Hope you like my outfit, please comment and follow!

Lou x


Outfit - 01/10/10

Just a quick one as its my birthday tomorrow - I've got to get all my Uni work done today so I can go out and have fun! This was the outfit I wore yesterday for an early b'day meal with a friend. I wore it with my Topshop aviator and black patent ballet pumps from Faith. Eagle eyed readers will spot the Miss Selfridge suede shorts from my last post, worn with a bargain £5.99 H&M leopard print tee over an ASOS cream lace body, topped with an Oasis chunky bead necklace and my new Accessorize leopard print scarf. I thought the brown tones all worked well together, and the two clashing prints were complementary. Hope you like!

Lou (22 tomorrow!) x


New Term, New Wardrobe - My Recent Fashion Buys

So the new term's just begun (3rd year = panic!), which can only mean one thing - time for a whole new wardrobe. I tried to get all of my key autumn / winter pieces, like my aviator jacket, in the last few weeks of the holidays, but since my loan came through last week I've gone a bit splurge crazy! It's also my birthday on Sunday so I'm hoping for a nice wad of cash to fritter away. Here are the best picks out of my most recent purchases. Let me know what you think!


Red is literally red hot this season, and I'm trying to buy one of each of the key clothing items in this sexy hue. I've got my dress and tee from H&M (see earlier post), but I wanted some knitwear too. I chose this Knitted Pointelle Stitch Top, £35, as it hangs casually to counteract the vividness of the colour. Perfect with jeans and my patent red M&S skinny belt.

Knitted Pointelle Stitch Top

French Connection:

I'm always desperate to keep my neck warm in winter as it seems to 'keep the heat in' as my mum would say. I've been wanting a snood for while but wasn't too sure about not being able to wind it tight. One wear of this FCUK Chunky Snood, £18, in cream (the pic is a black & cream mix), and I'm hooked. The waffle knit texture is extra snuggly and it's easy to just throw on and go. Perfect!

chunky snood

Miss Selfridge:

Being what my mum calls 'nesh' (yes, she has a saying for every occassion), in other words like someone from the Carribean being plonked down in an arctic blizzard in a bikini, I wanted to get my winter coat selection just right. I needed the perfect balance of snug and warm, plus stylish. So I though camel was the best shade, and a fur addition would round it off nicely. That's why I plumped for this Miss Selfridge Stone Fur Hood Duffle Jacket, £55. It's casual enough for the demands of student life, yet packed to the brim with a/w style details. Can't wait to wear!

Stone Fur Hood Duffle Jacket

Also from Miss Selfridge, I found the answer to my leather / suede shorts dilemma. I didn't want to pay a fortune for a leather skirt, but wanted to buy into the textured trend, so these Tan Suedette Shorts were a must grab. The caramel, super soft fabric and flattering paper bag waist are gorgeous, and will really stand out against black tights and creamy knits. Not bad at £32 with 20% NUS Student Discount!

Tan Suedette Short

So, that's the creme de la creme of my latest purchases (though unfortunately for my bank balance, nowhere near half the true amount!) Stay tuned for more of the high street's hottest.

Lou x


The LOOK Show Part 2

Sorry for the delay! I've been busy with Uni starting...oh, and spending the vouchers that came in my LOOK Show goody bag! Will post my bargain buys another time. I'm also using the bag itself, designed by Sarah Berman, as my Uni book bag in an attempt to make everyone jealous!

So here are the next two best outfits from the show, one from each retailer. Check out LOOK's feature on their website for the other outfits - they're all fab!

Marks & Spencer:

* I chose this outfit mainly because I rushed out to buy the blouse yesterday! It totally confirms what I've been constantly preaching about how M&S, especially their Limited Collection range and their footwear emporium, are now bang on trend and will provide you with stunning items that your mates aren't likely to have even considered (maybe they will now though, thanks to LOOK!)

* You can't beat dark indigo denim for a flattering silhouette, and the a-line cut of this skirt skims hips whilst meeting the current longer hem length trend.

* The blouse (now my blouse!) has a gorgeous autumn-appropriate smudgy print in muted colours, whilst a see through finish makes it sleeker. It fits into the ladylike trend that's usually the domain of 50s style pieces. Pairing it with the heavy fabric of the skirt is genious.

* Faux fur is massive this season. I'm proud to say I got ahead of the trend last year with my Monsoon 'Sienna' version (see earlier post), but would definitely be snapping up this version otherwise. An alternative to a jacket before coats are called for, this adds another texture into the mix and allows a good glimpse of whatever's worn underneath.

* If I was a heels lover, the purple hue on this pair, combined with the sexy secretary laces, would certainly prise open my purse.


* A simple yet utterly stylish outfit. Red is so hot this season, I've filled my wardrobe with scarlet pieces - but I could always find room for this dress! The all over hue is fiery, yet completely tamed and feminised by the fluted sleeves and princess collar. 60's lady with a 2010 twist.

* Again, clog boots wouldn't be my choice, but LOOK have again paired a super feminine outfit with them for a tougher, modern woman edge - very successfully. I'll have to find a shoe alternative that creates the same effect!

Stay tuned for a couple more outfits a day. Please comment and follow if you like what I do!

Lou x


The LOOK Show @ London Fashion Week!

Well, I am absolutely exhausted. Yesterday was The LOOK Magazine Show at the Saatchi Gallery in London, showcasing looks from 11 High Street retailers and the only show at London Fashion Week open to the public. I went with my mum and we had an amazing day, mingling with other fashionistas and watching an super professional show, full of delectable fashion pieces, before being wowed by Diana Vickers demonstrating her stunning vocals.

First thing's first, here's what I eventually, after much umming and ahhing, decided to wear:

* Topshop Fleece Collar PU Biker Jacket, £58 - a casual yet totally on trend cover-up that kept me warm without being heavy. I spotted loads of other guests wearing aviator jackets.

* Topshop Camel and Cream Striped Vest - again, quite casual yet the camel tones are so in, and by tucking it into my trousers I got a more streamlined silhouette.

* New Look Twill Chino Trouser, £21.99, in Mink - trousers , as opposed to the jeans-mania that used to reign supreme, are very now, and the peg leg cut is especially on trend. The fabric is so soft and the colour ties in with my vest.

* I wore Faith cone court heels in black, which I needed to balance out the tight trouser legs.

* I wish I'd added a necklace now for extra oomph, as everyone was so dressed up! I think this Accessorize Elizabeth Pearl Flower Statement Necklace, £20 would have looked amazing!

The LOOK Show:

The show itself featured around 7/8 looks each from 11 different High Street retailers - Dorothy Perkins, Marks and Spencer (told you they were hot now!), Oasis, Warehouse, Next (a surprise!), Mango, New Look, River Island, French Connection, HandM, and Monsoon.

The stunning Crystal Renn opened the show, proving that plus sized models look just as fabulous on the catwalk. She's a real inspiration for rejecting extreme dieting in favour of a healthy figure.

Also showcased was the Look Shoe, a high heeled party shoe designed by Look for Office, modelled stylishly by the Lady Grey's dance troupe. Available in bronze, red, and black suede, grab a pair sharpish if you think you can handle the heel height!

* Unfortunately, I wasn't in the best seat for photo taking, so here are my first two best picks from the selections showcased, followed by some of my blurred photography! Look out for the next 9 retailers in my next posts. Click on the links to head straight to the retailer's item page:


* The layering of the beaded chiffon and the shorter fluffy knit looks so chic, and the blush and cream tones really complement each other. Definitely 21stC romance. Black opaques make any hem length respectable, and despite a personal aversion to clogs, I have to admit this pair add a certain edge!

Jumper - Dress (in store only)- Boots 


This look utterly encapsulates masculine tailoring with a feminine touch. The silky shirt is so versatile and the trousers introduce velvet in a neutral way. Loving the midnight blue hue. Perfect! However, it would take more fashion guts than I possess to wear that hat on the streets of Nottingham!

Hat, Trousers & Shoes (In Store Only) - Shirt

My Pics:

* Apparently, there were loads of celebs there on the front row, such as Danielle Linekar, Martine McCutcheon, Callum Best, Shane Ward and Joe McElderry, but we only spotted Ali Bastian, looking casual yet stylish on a black & white stripped top, and Zaraah Abrams (aka Corrie, Waterloo Road, Dancing On Ice) rocking red lippie.

Finally, here's my best snap of Diana Vickers, working a vintage style Tata Naka dress that I would have killed for!

Thanks LOOK!

More to follow soon...

Lou x


Apologies! + Outfit 15/09/2010

Hello again! Long time no post! I've actually been in hospital for a while so I'm sorry for my lack of updates. I'm on the mend now though, so look out for regular new posts. I'm also extremely excited about attending the LOOK Show at the Saatchi Gallery in London tomorrow. I was one of the lucky few to get 2 tickets to the only show at London Fashion Week open to the public. It's run  by LOOK magazine, my absoloute favourite fashion mag, and is a fantastic idea as it showcases clothes from the highstreet that we can actually afford to buy! I can't wait - will be writing all about it, hopefully with plenty of pictures, when I get back. Just what I need to cheer me up after a pretty rough few weeks.

So, obviously I've been pondering what to wear ever since I found out. How do I achieve that 'I look effortlessly stylish yet I didn't try hard at all' look, whilst being comfy for travelling? Hmm. The only piece I've definitely settled on so far is my TOPSHOP Fleece Collar PU Biker Jacket, £58, which I previously blogged about buying. And here it is in action:

I wore it for the first time yesterday to celebrate my first trip out of the house in two weeks (hospital doesn't count!), and was delighted with how snug yet fashionable it was. Perfect for train travel.

I'm also wearing some super slouchy Mink Hareem Trousers, £25 from TOPSHOP, because sometimes you just need to be comfy. They'll go perfectly with this season's camel tones. Now I've lost weight, I felt more confident abut tucking them in, which definitely gives a sleeker silhouette.

I'm also wearing what was a summer season cardi from TOPSHOP, a lilac knitted piece that's quite short, with pastel flowers sewn on. I wanted to show that past season pieces can easily be worked into the colder weather by layering up. My ACCESSORIZE gold long chain with pastel beads and delicate butterflies finishes it off nicely.

I'm going to my wardrobe now to plan tomorrow's outfit, hopefully without covering every inch of my bedroom carpet in discarded items. Keep your eyes peeled for the inside scoop!

Lou x


Seche Vite™ Dry Fast Top Coat

Time after time, I've rushed to my local Boots in order to buy the latest wonder product that claims either to transform my skin, revitalise my hair, or shake up my make-up; only to be woefully disappointed with the actual result when I get home. This was the case with so many nail varnish top coats I've tried, desperate to extend the life expectancy of my manicures (a new found love). My first attempt was a Rimmel one, followed by a Loreal version, both of which refused to fully set and scuffed up at the first sign of contact. I was disheartened to say the least. But when I saw Seche Vite's Dry Fast Top Coat whilst browsing ASOS on one of their fab discount days, I was more than a little intrigued. Surely it couldn't live up to its claim to be 'the world's finest top coat. Absolutely will not chip and creates the highest gloss of any product on the market today'? A bit of www. research taught me that InStyle endorsed it as one of their Best Beauty Buys, and seeing as I could purchase it with a discount I decided to take the risk (with very low expectations I might add). I was however VERY nicely surprised. Simple to apply to either fully dry or only just painted nails, it melted on perfectly, and dried almost immediately no matter how thick the coat. Woah. For £8.95 (without discount) I was seriously satisfied. I now use it on top of every manicure, and it keeps my varnish chip free for at least 3 days. The only downside is the amount of nail varnish remover you need to use to get it all off, but I suppose that's a small price to pay for pristine talons. So give it a go, I promise it does what it says on the tin (or bottle!)

Lou xxx


Coveted Cover Ups

Hi fashionistas! Sorry for the short absence, I've been stressing about an exam I've got this thursday (argh!!!) I thought a bit of frivolous fashion fun might distract me for a minute though, so I decided to tell you about the two fabulous jackets I've recently bought in preparation for an arctic autumn (please excuse the shameless alliteration, I'm a bit over-hyper from all that revision!) Knowing the typical english weather conditions, I've invested in two gorgeous yet totally different jackets, both of which are bang on trend and fit to fight that chill. So, here goes...

  1. My first purchase of the day was this trend-nailing Topshop Fleece Collar PU Biker Jacket, £58 (thank NUS for Student Discount!). Always my first go-to destination for comfy yet stylish outer wear, this aviator puts a massive tick in the flying trend box, yet will fit me as snuggly as my much loved current biker. I chose the Tall version of this jacket for a bit of extra length (I'm a reasonably leggy 5'8"), and fell in love straight away with the cream fleecy collar and asymetric zip. Cool yet comfy, classic yet of the moment - what more could a girl ask for? It took about 10 mins from first spotting it to hearing the till ring. I'll be rocking this with my FCUK dark skinny jeans and my patent shoe boots for a feminine twist. Go grab!
  2. Secondly (Hey, who needs savings?!? ), I was desperate for a classic trench to complement my parisian chic, fit for the office look, which I'll be infusing with this season's beloved red shades. As soon as I spotted this M&S Limited Collection Pure Cotton Double Breasted Mac with Belt, £65, I knew it would fit perfectly into the 'masculine with a feminine twist' tailoring trend, going with anything and everything thanks to its stone colour and offering a more polished alternative to my new aviator. Don't discount this high street fave for label conscious reasons - their Limited Collection range oozes catwalk trendiness, and you'll be snapping up stylish buys your friends won't even have thought to look at. Instant stand out ability!

So there you go. I've strained my bank balance to the max and will be living on rice and beans 'I'm a Celeb' style until I can make some more £££, but I've acquired two gorgeous yet very different jackets that together will match all of my autumn cover up needs. Yay! That's just the tonic for exam stress. Wish me luck!

Over & Out (pilot style!)
Lou xxx


Fashion Meets Art

Just a quick one to ask if you like my new 'Jewellery Word Plaque', £12 from Next. I wanted something to hang all of my long necklaces on so they wouldn't get knotted up, but that would also make a beautiful piece of wall art for my newly decorated bedroom. I think I found it! This gorgeous plaque has a rustic, handmade look, adds quirky chic to my wall, AND keeps my chains safe - whilst looking super stylish! Let me know what you think...

Also, take a look at the necklace on the right - it's my most recent purchase, from Topshop, a 'Beads off fabric multi row' necklace which is made up of small pearl and gold beads hanging from strands of navy blue fabric. At £14, it's a reasonable way to liven up my breton striped tee to create a casually cool nautical look. 

Lou x


The Early Bird Catches the Best Buys!

I'm a month and a half into the endlessly long Uni summer break, and already I'm getting restless. Despite gym classes, volunteering work and catching up on all the reading I don't have time for in term time (enforced reading doesn't count! I mean Meg Cabot not Charles Dickens!), despite all this, I'm ALREADY starting to think about next year and even, SHOCK HORROR, coursework! With this forward thinking mindset, it was inevitable I would rekindle my love of all things fashion by poring over the mags and store websites in search of early bird intelligence and pre season super buys. I'm always keen to start the new Uni year with a fresh wardrobe, packed full of early trends and autumn orientated design. Sort of swapping sarongs for sheepskin. In hot anticipation, even though extremely lacking in funds, here are my top picks of the High Street's first A/W '10 collections:

  • Everyone with even the slightest interest in fashion must surely know by now that A/W '10's key jacket style is the aviator, and I'm desperate to get in there first (as soon as I find some £££!) They are notably expensive, but if bought early and treasured all season, they're surely worth the splurge. The best I've seen so far are from ASOS.com. With soft black leather, gold hardwear and a creamy sheepskin collar, their £120 wonder buy (click the link above for a pic) is a stunning piece of style, and will be coming to the site soon. Can't wait!

  • Red is a major colour palette for A/W '10, and one I'll be heavily investing in. Chanelling Parisienne chic, hollywood glamour, or punky cool, this trend will be flooding the highstreet and can be worn in a way to suit your personality. H&M is fantastic for early red hot picks (excuse the pun), and I've already snapped up a polka dot dress with a black bow (another key trend), perfect for the teacher traning interviews I'll have coming up. Sophisticated yet on trend - often a rare marriage.
  •  The maxi dress is here to stay. No longer just a summer staple, this dress miracle has been transported to A/W '10 by altering the fabrics and shades, and no one has done this better than Miss Selfridge. Their Purple Lace Placket Maxi Dress, £25 is a soft jersey style in a delicious berry shade, perfect for the summer - autumn trandition.
  • Faux fur is not only animal friendly and snug, but also very on trend for A/W '10. Yay! We all know that Uggs have made the transition in recent years from casual comfort to mainstream fashion, mostly due to their ability to feel like slippers whilst still looking cool. Faux fur has that same crossover ability, so grab this stole, £25 from Topshop, in order to rock the trend before anyone else and keep those autumn chills at bay. Like a hug on a hanger.
  •  Animal print is going to be huge this A/W '10 and can be styled in a varity of ways. If you have a punky streak, try leggings or jeans, if you're a glamour puss, a volumous fur coat would be perfect, or for a more casual take on this sexy print, try Warehouse's Animal Cardi, £35. Worn with dark skinny jeans and patent black heels, it screams sexy yet sophisticated. Let loose your wild side!

So don't be shy about buying A/W '10 key pieces in August. Dive in there early, team with your summer pieces, and earn maximum style points for getting there first! More hot buys to come so stay tuned...

Lou xxx


Gossip Girl Season 4 Fashion Preview

Whatever your opinion on hit US TV show Gossip Girl, one thing's for sure - the fashion never disappoints. I personally am an out and proud Gossip Girl addict. I love the drama, the friendship woes, and the relationship ins and outs. Oh, and Chuck Bass (drool...). But as a budding style queen, I can't help but lust over the beautiful, bang on trend designer clothes just as much as the hot men (and believe me, there's plenty of both). So when I spotted some preview pics of Season 4's fashion on Look.co.uk, I was more than a bit excited. 

Now if I looked like Blair Warldorf, I'd be pretty ecstatic enough to start with, but if I was then handed this lustworthy pre-fall 2010 Oscar de la Renta dress to wear whilst meandering through the streets of Paris, I'd probably start foaming at the mouth (not over the dress, obviously). The strapless, corset style, full length gown, scarlet red with curvelicious ruffles is absoloutely the most gorgeous piece of fashion I've ever laid eyes on. Sigh! 

Check out the website for your Gossip Girl fix. And lots of Chuck Bass. What more could a girl possible want?

Lou xxx


LOOK Magazine Online - High Street Preview: Autumn/Winter 2010 Collections

As I've already bemoaned, I'm more than a bit fed up of magazine articles proclaiming they can match your body to its ideal swimwear style, complete with sun-worshipping accessories for pool/bar side chic. So when I spotted in my inbox this week a series of High Street Autumn Winter collection previews from LOOK mag, my fashion radar started to swizzle a bit more actively. About time! So here's a round up of what the major high street stores will be showcasing in a window near you very soon...

  • NEW LOOK - In summary, I'm seeing black and cream, floaty chiffon, embellishment, sequins, leopard print fur, cream cable knit with tassels, winter florals, a fabulous 60's style swing coat in tangerine, maroon leather, punky tartan...and much more.
  • H&M - Camel and tan mixed with grey, heavy style coats, lots of black and sharp tailoring, fabrics and textures in autumnal tones that channel the 'Russian peasant' look, a beautiful silky scarf, chunky patterned scarves, and knitted capes.
  • TOPSHOP - The clashing of leather and spiky studs with cream chiffon sets the tone, with slouchy lace up boots, a school style satchel and brown blazer, faux fur and sheepskin, holy knits, lace, and fishnet complementing the collection.
  • OASIS - First we have gothic glamour, with long black dresses detailed with lace, then we have masculine chic, with fine knit jumpers, leather trousers and camel coats, followed by preppy schoolgirl in pleated skirts, ballet pumps and pinafore dresses, all shot through with red accents. A capsule of simple yet unique balck dresses rounds it off.
Overall, I'm really excited about the upcoming season's trends and fabrics. Looks like I'll be warm this winter after all, rather than shivering for style! Here's to faux fur! I'll try to forget the fact that I'm broke for the forseeable future - a girl can dream...

Lou xxx

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