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My shopping wish list: autumn essentials

30th March, 2018

Planning a few wardrobe purchases that will see me through this trans-seasonal weather is tricky at times. I’m constantly asking myself is it a good cost-per-wear purchase? Is it appropriate for the is-it-or-isn’t-it-cold temperatures? However it’s also been fun to start planning for the cooler months to come. I love the general polished vibe of autumn/winter fashion, and I can’t pass up a great statement coat. For the meantime however I’m all about finding great long-sleeved tops, dresses that are ideal for layering and stylish tailored pants that I can get easily dress up or down according to the day ahead.

Sam Edelman Loraine loafers

A great pair of loafers is a must (I seriously wear them most days). A fun printed pair is great for livening up an outfit.

Altuzarra Audrey button-detailed ottoman midi dress

This feminine take on traditional suiting is such a great option for autumn as it can easily be paired with a great jacket or worn on its own. I love the pinstripe—a great option for a work event.

Magda Butrym Noto open-back polka dot blouse

Who else loves a high Victorian collar on a shirt? That’s a definite highlight for me when it comes to this top but I can’t get past the open back with statement bow—just beautiful.

Mansur Gavriel Volume cotton-canvas mini clutch

The adorable gingham print really makes this clutch. The additional chain also means I can easily go hands-free when I need to which is a major tick in the right box.

Off-White cropped floral print blouse

The punchy colours of this blouse would make a great bold touch to any look.

Castaner Carina canvas wedge espadrilles

The resort wear vibe of these shoes would give me a holiday feeling every time I wore them.

Zimmermann radiate slouch trousers

I love a wide leg pant. There’s just something about them that always screams polished. The relaxed linen and beautiful belt is understated elegance at its best.

Gucci crystal embellished GG clip on earrings

I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a pair of statement earrings. I think this would make a great finishing touch to any look.

Rianna + Nina vintage patchwork scarf print silk dress

The beautiful colour palette and clashing patterns gives this dress an impactful touch.

Saint Laurent new wave cat eye sunglasses

The vintage, old school Hollywood feel of these glasses make for the kind of accessory that can really make an ensemble and give it a bit of attitude.

Mossman The strike back midi dress

I could see this dress working for many a function. But with a quick change of footwear, it can easily be dressed down for my off duty wardrobe.

Alice McCall Got me So Good top

Interesting necklines are huge at the moment and I particularly love the off-the-shoulder/halter hybrid of this piece.

Tell me—what’s on your shopping list at the moment?

 

 

 

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My shopping wishlist: What I’ve got my eye on this month

2nd March, 2018

Welcome to autumn! We’re now officially in the land of trans-seasonal dressing where walking out the door requires having to deal with the fact it could go from warm one minute to cold the next. And for me this means strategically adding a few key items into my wardrobe such as lightweight knits and comfortable closed toe flats to ease my sadness at having to put my dresses and sandals into hibernation for a few months (that said, a pair of ah-mazing velvet heels may have caught my eye this month).

Whilst I’m a little sad to farewell summer the change in season has got me in the mood to plan my autumn/winter wardrobe and the new additions I’ll be making to it. Any excuse for a bout of shopping, right? I’m currently refreshing my mind about what I already have in my closet so I know what might need replacing and what on-trend pieces I can add. In the process I’ve managed to find a few things that I’d love to add to my autumn wardrobe. Below is a snapshot of what’s on my radar.

Have you started planning your autumn/winter looks? I’d love to hear what you’ve got on your wishlist right now.
Gucci Jordaan gingham loafers

If the frequency at which I wear my Gucci loafer slides is anything to go by a new pair would definitely get plenty of use. The shape of these is so flattering and they’re comfy too. The poppy gingham print is the perfect colourful touch to what will be an endless stream of moody, neutral shades over the next few months.

Chloe Poppy heart-framed shaped glasses

These Lolita-esque sunglasses are an adorable shape that will add a playful finishing touch to any look. Accessories are one way to really liven up a look during the cooler months.

Alexander McQueen skull and floral print scarf

I’m a big fan of scarves as they’re so easy to throw on when the weather is still slightly unpredictable. I love the colour of this, and the signature McQueen skull print.

Muun Louise wood handle bucket bag

I really like the chic, minimalist feel of this. The element of natural texture with the wooden handle is a great contrast to the all white, contemporary feel of the rest of the bag.

Oscar de la Renta tasseled beaded silk clip earrings

My obsession with statement earrings is still going strong. The colour and tassels really make this quite the striking piece.

Miu Miu ruffled printed crepe wrap skirt

Great print, great colour and a flattering wrap skirt style make this the ideal piece for dressing up a look during the week or elevating an off duty outfit.

Miu Miu Miu Lady embellished raffia and textured shoulder bag

So much to love about this bag. Only Miu Miu could get away with combining raffia, crystals and gold in the one bag and not have it look like a crazy mess but a picture of perfection.

Alexandre Birman Jessica bow-embellished velvet sandals

Autumn/winter is the perfect time to embrace luxe textures such as velvet. The colour of this would really make an outfit pop.

Johanna Ortiz Toluca cropped bow-embellished striped linen top

I would layer this under a jacket and pair it with a high waisted skirt or pant. The bow is a sweet finishing touch.

Alexander McQueen high rise ruffled detailed tiered embellished skirt

This is a dream piece but I couldn’t go past the confection of frills. It’s what statement skirt dreams are made of.

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What’s on my February shopping wish list

2nd February, 2018

Now that it’s the last month of summer I’m in the mood to embrace resort wear looks that I’m hoping will prolong this holiday feeling just that little bit longer. Punchy prints and colours,  ultra feminine pieces with a relaxed vibe and just a few understated hints of glamour here and there is what’s currently playing on my mind, and naturally, is what has made it onto my wish list this month. Whilst I cling to the last few weeks of warm weather, I think it’s time my wardrobe has a last hit of this season’s vibrant, statement-making pieces…

Weekend Max Mara Olivi skirt

Rust coloured stripes and a paper bag waist has this maxi skirt perfectly placed to become a fave when it comes to nailing a casual off duty look that’s still got a little bit of flair.

Miu Miu embroidered straw tote

I am loving all the natural accessories around right now and this Miu Miu bag really nails the look, managing to combine a laidback beachy feel but livened up with just a few hits of bold colour.

Prada Logo Liberty leather shoulder bag

The logo plate on this pastel pink bag gives it a bit of edge without completely overpowering the feminine effect of such a shade. It’s the ideal size to take to an event or long lunch with the girls.

Melissa Joy Manning Herkimer diamond earrings

These drop earrings have managed to turn diamonds into something modern and edgy without compromising on its classic appeal.

Rag & Bone leather slip on shoes

Comfy sneakers are my go-to but the slip on style steers it away from the usual silhouette to give it a point of difference.

Aquazzurra Harlow Pearls Plateau 140

The pearls! The colour! The texture! These platform heels are all kinds of adorable and is made for a glamorous night out.

Mink Pink Eclipse sunglasses

Round frame glasses have that retro vibe but still manage to look fashion forward due to the fact they’re rimless.

Aje Amatae dress 

I’m always drawn to one shoulder dresses because they show off one of the most flattering parts of a woman’s body. Add to the mix the button up side, the asymmetric hem and ruffles and I’m sold.

Jo Malone London lime basil mandarin candle

I love a luxury candle, especially when Jo Malone is involved. I wish you could smell this because it’s heavenly!

Lisa Marie Fernandez Imaan ruffle bikini

The powder blue colour of this bikini is the ideal shade for this time of year, whilst the ruffles and tie details on the top and bottom are an adorable touch.

What’s on your shopping wish list this month?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s on my shopping wish list this month 

12th January, 2018

At the start of a new year I like to take stock of my closet and strategise what new additions I might make. Usually I’ll look at what’s currently on trend along with any gaps I have in my wardrobe and pinpoint a few things to purchase from there. Shopping for summer is always fun as the relaxed vibe of the season means it’s a good opportunity to invest in some bold and playful pieces along with standout accessories. Here’s what I have my eye on this month…

Valentino Free Rockstud Leather slides

Valentino’s Rockstud heels and flats are a signature style of the brand and now they’re taking it into summer footwear territory with these slides. The navy and white colour combination feels perfect for this time of year and the studs are an edgy touch.

Cult Gaia Luna acrylic shoulder bag

Circular bags are a huge trend and this one looks like a work of art that you can carry on your shoulder. The beaded strap is able to be detached allowing for plenty of versatility.

Jerome Dreyfus Hector leather tote

This one stood out to me because of its departure from the shape of a traditional tote. The round style looks modern whilst its beautiful tan colour makes it a versatile classic.

Zimmermann Lumino asymmetric linen midi dress

Linen dresses are a welcome trend this season due to their relaxed vibe and the added bonus that they require minimal effort on the ironing front. The sunny yellow of this Zimmermann frock caught my eye as it’s so perfect right now. Bold stripes and sweet ruffled details meet to great effect, making for a great go-to dress.

MDS striped cotton jersey top

This top is quite high on the adorable scale with its tie straps and gathered finish. Perfect with everything from a denim skirt to tailored shorts, it’s made for enjoying sunny days.

MDS striped cotton jersey wide leg pants 

I couldn’t resist the matching pants to the above top! How cute do they look as a set?

Sam Edelman Rumi Dupion slippers 

Simple pointed flats at a reasonable price—what’s not to love? They’re also a great colour that will really work back with a huge chunk of my wardrobe.

Freda Banana Tara faux-pearl embellished glasses

Statement sunglasses are the ideal accessory to lift an outfit and this pair, with its faux-pearl embellishment really makes for a fun addition to any look.

Milana twisted paper medium brim

I’m a firm believer in staying safe in the sun and this hat fits the bill. As a bonus they’re also on sale.

Annie Costello Brown gold halle earrings

I can envisage these architectural earrings making a stylish addition to myriad outfits and they’ll definitely be able to transition into next season, allowing me to get maximum cost per wear.

C&M Camilla and Marc Montaine dress

Breezy dresses are one of my favourite things during the warmer months and this mini dress with its tie detail will most certainly get more than a few outings for the remainder of the season.

What’s on your shopping list this month?