Saturday, 9 October 2010

Presently Loving...

... this sexy red leather jacket from River Island

I've always loved River Island but sometimes find their stock a little hit and miss. This sexy jacket however is

For day pair with...

Red Jacket - Day

And when the sun goes down, funk it up with...

Red Jacket Night

A great investment we think this piece will serve you well throughout the seasons.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Get ready for A/W 2010!

Ok folks, this was a lot of fun to put together and happened incredibly naturally and fluidly. I'm loving the contrast of fabrics this season and I think US Vogue put it best when they said that this is the season where "fashion is growing up".

So I've mixed the colours, the textures and injected sparks of red and am loving the end result, hope you guys like it too!

A/W 10 CW

The software I use for my Capsule Wardrobes has added this fabulous feature so if you want to know where a piece is from just move your cursor over it and voila!

So some gorgeous wintery ensembles include...

A/W 10

So what's not to love about pops of red and animal skin? The cute black headband adds a little something extra, great for taking an outfit from day to night.


I'm loving the white dress for a glam evening out. The heavy leather jacket with shoulder detail is an amazing touch too. The great thing about this Capsule Wardrobe... so many mix and match options.

The A/W 10 fashion sent my heart a'flutter and this will be the first of many CWs this season!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Search for the Perfect Foundation

I recently heard about MAC's latest foundation Pro Longwear Foundation. It claims to last for 15 hours and withstand a host of environmental conditions. Providing a sheer to medium coverage, it's pretty much exactly what I've been looking for.

So I headed to my nearest MAC to get matched up and the lovely assistant gave me a sample pot to test so I'm very excited about that.

I remember when I was working as a counter assistant for Estee Lauder, foundation was one of the most problematic areas for customers who came to visit me. There are SO many out there and I've still been searching for my holy grail foundation - I'm really hoping my search is over.

I'll give you a full review after I've tested it. In the meantime I'm putting the finishing touches on my latest Capsule Wardrobe so be sure to check back for that!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Happy Birthday Lily!

My favourite mineral cosmetics company Lily Lolo celebrates its 5th birthday today. I've bought and tried several of their products and can highly recommend their Super Kabuki Brush , their Foundation and their Blushers .

And one of the best things about this company is their amazingly generous sample system whereby you can order a sample of the majority of their products for under £1 meaning you can get the perfect shade for your complexion before you purchase the full size product.

So Happy Birthday Lily Lilo, have some cake and champs on me!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Fashion's Best Friend...

Fashion and Beauty go hand in hand, everyone knows this. I have a huge passion for all things beauty related and thought it was about time I incorporate a little of this into CW. So look out for upcoming makeup, beauty, hair, skincare and beauty fashions in the near future.

As a sidenote, who is looking forward to Autumn? I've been scouring the pre season collections and am looking forward to putting a capsule wardrobe for you guys so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Monday, 5 July 2010

In the Nude

So we're fully into the height of summer and the fashion is glorious. I'm loving the nauticals, the festival fashion and the nudes which is where my attention is turned today

Having an English Rose complexion my habitual response to nudes and pale colours is to steer clear, but this season I'm sure you felt, as did I, the overwhelming wash of nude and beautiful sorbet colours. So my latest 24 piece capsule wardrobe focuses on nudes but breaks them with blacks and denim.

In the nude

From left moving clockwise - Nude Lace Tails Jacket, Miss Selfridge, £40. Leafy Lace Bralet, Topshop, £10. Necklace, Topshop, £18. Lace Vest Scallop Body, Topshop, £20. Black belted shorts, Topshop, £32. Bracelets, Oasis, £12. Pink Ruched Bandeau Dress, Topshop, £45. Blue crystal bangle, Miss Selfridge, £16. Trilby hat, ASOS, £15. Cream knotted top, Miss Selfridge, £25. Black ruffle skirt, Topshop, £15. Black Flower Headband, Miss Selfridge, £6. Sailor dress, Topshop, £56. Pink Bag, Topshop, £35. Lace Insert Cardi, Oasis, £35. Crop stripe vest, Topshop, £12. Patchwork shorts, Miss Selfridge, £28. Baby pink box platform sandals, ASOS, £20. Bow two tone bag, Topshop, £28. Leather cut shoe boots, ASOS, £40. Oversized cardigan, Oasis, £10. Ballet pumps, ASOS, £28. Pale skinny jeans, ASOS, £15.

You've gotta love the contrast of fabrics and the so good you could eat them colours. Here are some cute ensembles...

Ensembles in the nude

Fashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

I think the majority of these basics will transition well so be brave, take the plunge with nudes and you'll come out looking fabulous!

Monday, 30 November 2009

The Christmas Party Never Stops!

One thing I love about this time of year is the Christmas fashion. It's geared towards the sudden spike in Christmas activities, functions and parties and truly reflects the feeling of celebration. But one thing I don't love so much... that about 80% of said winter fashion screams "wear me this season and this season alone, for I am solely a Christmas dress". Not great for the savvy capsule wardrobe shopper. So below are some beautiful dresses from this season's collections which do not yell Autumn/Winter 09, which will sit nicely in your capsule wardrobe and which you'll be happily wanting to pull out for those spring parties and summer gatherings.

The Christmas Party Never Stops!

From left moving right by outfit - Black vintage bag, Karen Millen £99. Black Dress, Karen Millen, £204. Black studded cuff sandals, £150, Karen Millen. Bodycon knit dress, Karen Millen, £120. Black square jewel clutch, Karen Millen, £120. Platform feature heels, Topshop, £65. Ruffle V-neck dress, Republic, £30. Black studded belt, Miss Selfridge, £18. Black sandals with mirror square embellishment, Faith, £75. Rose cocktail dress, Karen Millen, £244. Rose sandals, Karen Millen, £135. Pink blush ring, Oasis, £14. Cobalt blue dress, Monsoon, £95. Silver vintage cuff bracelet, Oasis, £16. Silver platform sandals, Karen Millen, £150.

By keeping the dresses simple but yet current and minimising the sequins on the dresses you can ensure that your Christmas party purchases will be good for more than one season. If you're missing that bling, accessorise with sparkle in shoes, bags and belts for that glorious December party feeling.

All I can say is bring on the parties!