Friday, 20 December 2013

take me to Paris, let's go there and never look back

♥ Playsuit - She Likes £20  Necklace - Primark €10 (£8)  Shoes that I wore with this outfit (even though you can't see them on the picture) Jeffrey Campbell Studded Lita's 

♥ Cape - Boohoo £20 ♥ Boots - ASOS (currently £33 in the sale♥ Fedora Hat - H&M 

♥ Dress - Primark 15€ (£13) 

Sorry for not updating in over a week but I had a busy weekend in Frankfurt and then became really sick for a few days and was off work, then it was my work Christmas do and here we are! My last day of work for two weeks is today and then I fly home on Sunday, I cannot wait! 

Anyway, here is my long delayed Paris lookbook. As you may know, I went to Paris 2 weeks ago for a weekend with my friends from uni and had a wonderful time. However, the lookbook's turned out to be a bit of a fail as we couldn't get all the photos off my friends camera so I've made do with what I do have. 

My evening look was the velvet cut out playsuit from SheLikes with a big statement silver and gold necklace from Primark, complete with black tights and a pair of lita's! My Saturday day look was a contrast dress, the top half being pleather, from Primark. It has mid sleeves and comes a few inches above the knee, super comfy and not fitted at all, allowed room for plenty of macaroons. I paired this with my contrast sole boots from ASOS, a plain black blazer, my black cape and a trusty fedora.

I'm going to Edinburgh for New Years so will be sure to take plenty of photos and hopefully make a successful lookbook this time!

What are your New Years plans?


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Cut It Out

Cut It Out

Hey everyone,

I had such a wonderful weekend in Paris and I'll be writing big post on my weekend with a lookbook sometime early next week when I have all the photos sorted! I love Paris so much and even though the visit was only short, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and can't wait to go back! 

Cut out clothing and shoes are everywhere at the minute. It started with cut out dresses, then moved to cut out tops and jumpers, now shops are embracing the cut out boots trend and I just can't get enough! I love the cut out trend and am loving the amount there is on the high street right now. Above are my personal picks from this AW13 trend. 

Velvet Cut Out Shoulder Dress £28 - Dorothy Perkins
Cut Out Top by Motel @ Topshop £28 - Topshop
Jeffrey Campbell Coltranes £160 - All Sole
Jeffrey Campell Litranes £130 - Office
Leopard Playsuit by Motel @ Topshop £40 - Topshop
Royal Blue Cut Out Bralet £10 - She Likes
Club L Cut Out Cage Crop Top £37.95 - Nelly
Green Check Cut Out Dress £25 - Fashion Union

I love the velvet cut out shoulder dress, it's very simple but super Christmassy and would be perfect for Christmas day or a Christmas meal out. I love the pattern and colours of the cut out top by Motel, I think it's a simple cut but the pattern really makes it unique. There are so many dupes of the Jeffrey Campbell Coltranes now and I actually own some from New Look and they were only £30. I know that Topshop, Fashion Union and Boohoo all sell dupes too for much cheaper than the originals, so definitely check those out. The Litranes (Lita + Coltranes, see? see? Genius) are the next pair of Jeffrey Campbells on my list and I'm hoping and praying that by some miracle they'll be in the sale after Christmas...a girl can dream right? I'm not usually a big fan of leopard print but I love the vibe of this one from Topshop, the cut out's a bit different to the standard shoulders and sides cut out, I like that it's almost like a slice straight across the chest. I'm a huge fan of the colour blue so the colour of this bralet won me over already, the bow's also a really cute touch and the price is also pretty super. This Club L top screams Christmas glamour to me, it'd be perfect for a Christmas party or night out. Christmas is the perfect time to wear gold and I love the almost gladiator feel of this top. Finally is the little checked dress from Fashion Union. It's no secret that plaid is all over the high street's this AW and this simple spaghetti strap dress is gorgeous, can be dressed down the tights, boots and a leather jacket for that extra edge or dressed up with chunky heels and silver and black jewelry for more of a glam look.

What do you think of cut out clothing and shoes?


Thursday, 5 December 2013

Contrast Sole Boots

Contrast Sole Boots

So, as some of you may have noticed already from the shops. Contrast sole boots are everywhere this season. I recently purchased a pair from ASOS (featured: number 3) and am in love with them. They actually arrived today which inspired me to do a piece on contrast sole boots. Here's my top contrast sole boots picks:

1. Vagabond Dioon Buckle Black Canvas White Sole - Office £74.99
I think these are my favourite contrast sole boots I've seen and the most expensive out of my 5 picks (surprise surprise). I love the chunkiness of these and the big buckles featured on the side of the shoe. Only disadvantage to these could be that they are canvas which as we all know, aren't the best shoes in bad weather.

2. Asterix Croc Chunky Lace Ups - Topshop £42
I very nearly bought this until I found the one's on ASOS. I love the crocodile skin look and the laces on these. I was a bit hesitant about these coz of how tight they might be round the ankle and could look extremely unflattering on my legs. However, they're a lovely design and a great price too.

3. ASOS Alfred Ankle Boots - ASOS £55
These are the ones I own (yay!) I am in love with them and can't wait to wear them in Paris this weekend. They have multiple small buckles on the sides going all the way up the boot and are a good thick sole. From what I've tried on of them so far, they also seem really comfortable. The heel's a chunky and a nice height which I like. As I'm only quite small (5"5) these take me up just over an inch or so which I'm very satisfied with. I'll be featuring these in a Paris lookbook I'll be doing next week.

4. Blonde & Blonde Mason Cut Out Boots - Bank £32
I don't usually shop at Bank but I really love these. They combine two of the hottest shoe trends right now, contrast sole and cut out boots. I love the indented edgy sole of these, I keep seeing this cut everywhere and I really like it. I love the little cut out's in them too, I think cut out boots can be worn both casually and can also be dressed up as they have such a unique edge.

5. Faith Black High Chelsea Boots - Debenhams £27.50 (SALE)
As you may notice above, the one's featured in my polyvore set are actually River Island boots which are now not in stock any more (sorry!) However, I found some in Debenhams from Faith which are pretty much identical and are currently on sale reduced from £50! I've linked them just above so you can see them properly. This is a more simple design and is essentially standard chelsea boots with a white sole. Very simple but very effective, again with the indented sole (sorry, I just love it so much!)

I think with contrast sole boots, you either love them or hate them. What do you think?


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Week in Pictures #8

a cocktail with actually chillies in it at Sausalitos food heaven ootd: jeggings - new look
(old), jumper - new look (old), shoes - Jeffrey Campbell at Office, coat - BHS (old) before the
Frankfurt Christmas markets: hat - River Island (old) Frankfurt Christmas Markets Praktikanten
at the markets first day of advent Christmas jumper - Primark (14€) Wiesbaden Christmas 

My week in pictures may as well become month in pictures at this rate! I'm awful at doing 
these weekly but I will try and make more of an effort to do so. I had a pretty busy weekend
visiting both the Frankfurt and Wiesbaden Christmas Markets. They both started last week
and as I only had 3 weekends left in Germany now before Christmas, one of them in Paris,
I thought I'd best visit the markets. Me and the other interns went to Frankfurt on Saturday, 
did a spot of shopping then met up with a friend in Frankfurt for the markets. It was a lovely day out. I bought a couple of things from Primark which I'll put in a haul post this week. The Markets were so busy but it was lovely to see. The others had some Gl├╝hwein, I actually don't like it so didn't have any (bad German student) and a currywurst! We then went to Coa (chain of Asian restaurants) for tea and had some yummy pad thai! We also took part in some uni students project of being filmed for a music video, which was interesting! Sunday was a bit more chilled and we ventured to Wiesbaden for the Christmas markets there. The lights all round the cathedral and town hall were stunning and it looked like something out of a fairytale. After a baileys hot chocolate and a wurst we headed home.

I'm going to Paris this weekend with friends from Uni and I'm so excited. I'll be doing a city break winter lookbook with the outfits I wear there and I'll post it next week, super excited! Not doing much else this week but I think jetting off to Paris makes up for that!

What are your plans for this week?