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Monday, 9 October 2017

Glasses: ASOS
T-shirt: Topshop (black)
Bag: Mango
Skirt: Topshop

Checks are everywhere: on trousers, on dresses, on all outwear (especially blazers) and I even stumbled across some ankle boots last week.

Whilst it’s not new as a winter print, it’s certainly been freshened up with Prince of Wales check taking the popularity vote and extra details being added like the lace-up corset on the skirt in this post.

So how do you introduce it to your wardrobe?

My number one tip is to wear it as you have been wearing gingham for the past year. Over the summer, everyone was wearing gingham minis with slogan tees so I took my inspiration for this outfit from that. I also love it with black vinyl and white accessories.

We shot this look at sunset btw - such a lovely thing to do if you're a blogger!

Talk soon,

Jacqueline xx


The Floral Wrap Dress

Monday, 25 September 2017

Florals aren’t exactly novel as a trend, especially in Spring and Autumn, but I do enjoy the new fa├žade they take on each time they come around. Typically light and ditsy in the warmer months, the SS17 catwalk was instead awash with bolder-than-ever blooms so now that AW17 is upon us, I figured it would be perfectly acceptable to exchange its standard dark tones for this prettier number.

On top of that, the pink trend is going nowhere this season so I picked up on a couple of the shades in the dress for the accessories. Talking of which, I am OBSESSED with fur bags at the minute. Have you seen Topshop’s selection yet? I want them all:
Which is your fave?

Dress: Topshop
Watch: Cluse
Bag: Topshop
Heels: Topshop

I can't wait to style this dress with a fur gilet and boots as winter draws nearer – keep an eye on Insta!



Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Usually a Tuesday Instagram post of mine, #tuesdayshoesday is now going to be a regular on here instead - HOW exciting!

To kick this off, I had to choose the most eye-catching design I could find and what's more striking than GOLD! (always believe in your soul.) Don't act like you weren't singing it!

As you will know, I love my silver mirror boots (see here and here) so when these popped up on the Topshop site, I was faced with a dilemma I still haven't conquered: to buy more metallic boots or not to buy more metallic boots.


Gingham and Silver

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Sunglasses: Coconut Lane
Dress: ASOS
Bag: Zara
Boots: Topshop

Gingham is traditionally associated with picnics and countryside kitchens, or, for many of us, childhood. There remains to this day a photo of me on my dad’s fireplace sporting some rather fetching lace-up, canvas trainers with thick, white rubber soles and block heels in an unforgettable shade of orange check. I kid you not.

Moving forward twenty years, I am relishing the challenge of modernising this nostalgic textile which is why, after stating that I'm stringent when it comes to new trends, I’m writing another post on the very thing (let’s face it – you knew I’d end up buying more than the top!)

I had already attempted to make the trend contemporary with exaggerated ruffles and the oh-so-on-point v-throat mules in the aforementioned post. However, my recent obsession has been gingham and silver. The pairing is an unlikely one but the contrast works on so many levels: muted vs. metallic tones, traditional vs. futuristic, country vs. city, to name just a few. Plus, there’s nothing I love more than being unpredictable ;)

Vinyl Leather

Saturday, 15 July 2017


Sunglasses: ASOS
Choker: ASOS (out of stock - similar here)
Shirt: ASOS
Bag: Whistles
Vinyl Leather Trousers: ASOS
Heels: Topshop

Leather has had a dramatic overhaul in the past year: we've gone from a plain, matte pair of black leggings with a nice top for drinks with the girls to flirting with embroidered florals to fashion-forward vinyl.

I first dabbled with uber-shiny vinyl in AW16 and if you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I wore my Topshop vinyl boots day in day out and this little H&M mini. For SS17, I decided to go bigger and bolder with the look and try the material in an even shinier form.

Now, it has to be said, this trend isn't for the faint-hearted. You're probably expecting me to say 'oh just buy something small' if you're unsure about delving in but I'm not taking any prisoners with this one and here's why...

With a material such as vinyl leather, you need to go hard or go home. In my experience, styling bold items in a minimal way downplays them from statement-making pieces to just another item in your wardrobe; you need to own them!

So, go on - don your pair of vinyls and add ruffles, electric pink and touches of gold to make an unforgettable, eye-catching (for the right reasons) statement of your own!

There are some great colour alternatives around too if that's your thing (the reds and pinks are my faves - see below). However, I don't think I'm quite that bold yet hahaha!

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