Black Monday

I felt like a bit of power-dressing today, and I love the texture of this light woolen mini skirt.

Curly Fabric Skirt – Mango. Vest – H&M. Heels – Nine West (old). Ridiculously big hoop earrings – Dorothy Perkins. Crystal ball necklace – Topshop. Lilac nails – Revlon.

 

 

Boots & Hoops

After trying on heaps and heaps of boots (much to the irritation of department store staff) I finally found a pair I like. Black suede and not too high up the ankle. I need a low heel because I want these to be a comfortable alternative and I don’t want to be 6ft5. Have you found your perfect booties this season? Am totally in love with these pale pink cowboy/ankle boots from Nasty Gal….oh the choices!!!!!

Black suede ankle boots – Mango. Mini with pockets – Mango (similar). Heart linen T – Zara (similar range). Hoops the size of a plate – Dorothy Perkins Rose Gold

Colour Blocking Love

Although I am not the biggest fan of colour blocking one item (a dress with three different colour panels for example) I do love to combine a bold dress and bag. This pretty green frock is fantastic, I love the square neckline, the length and the pockets, which add shape to the waist. And of course the bag is OTT in both colour and size! Please excuse my veiny hands…..but I note that SJP and Nicole Kidman also sport them so I am not alone. teehee

Green dress – Dorothy Perkins $43 (UK) Tangerine slouchy buckle shopper – TopShop $59 (UK), Gold blob ring – Dorothy Perkins $8. Nude patent pumps – Nine West Caress $79. Sunnies – Ray-Bans

Horsing Around

I have always loved printed black and white casual tops. There are so many options out there right now you can easily find something that cheers you up and sets you apart. I adore this black and white horse print, makes me want to pop on a cowboy hat and yell YEEHA. But I won’t, don’t worry. Looks fab with jeans and a jacket too, will try that next week and report back.

Black and white horse T – Dorothy Perkins $21, Pink Tulip skirt – Zara $64, gold feather bracelet – Accessorize $11, Gold sandals – Marks & Spencer $24

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My Favourites This Week in Fashion

Every week I collect a selection of my favourite outfits / items and attempt to source affordable alternatives, especially if they are worn by celebs with stylists. And Here they are:

1) Lea Michelle in black mini, sequin blazer and ankle boots (and fab ombré hair)
Sequin blazer:
Supertrash Blazer Gold. Buy from welikefashion $200
French Connection Mini Sequins frenchconnection $300.47
John Lewis from johnlewis $242.24
White Blazer:
White tank. Zara.com $35.90
LA Mode Slub Boyfriend tank. Revolve Clothing $41
Slub knit Henley tank. Banana Republic $29.50
Search ‘white tank’ on shopstyle.com which has awesome options in a range of prices
Black textured mini skirt:
Multi fringe skirt. Zara $59.90 (almost exactly the same)
Black linen front pleated mini. Zara $49.90
Black lace mini. Zara $59.90
Black leather ankle boots:
Leather platform ankle boots. Saks Fifth Avenue $865
Cafe ‘Noir ankle boots. http://www.yoox.com $172
Tory Burch Belinda Buckle ankle bootie CUSP $177

2) Halle Berry white crops and grey slouch top
White Cropped Pants:
White skinny crops Janenom on Polyvore $43.82
Ralph Lauren Denim. Farfetch.com $145
White turn up cotton capris. Dorothyperkins.com $35.28
Grey Vest
Grey sleeveless tank. Zara $39.90
Oversize tank (extra length and in grey, yellow and black). Zara $29.90
Grey Slouch Top over vest
Dreamy Drape Jumper grey Melange. French Connection. Johnlewis.com $104.75
Grey Pumps
Pour La Victoire Daina suede pumps. http://www.theoutnet.com $113
Alexander Wang Aida Perch Pumps. http://www.boutique1.com $501.90

3) Olivia Palmero in white blazer and black skinnies
White blazer
Rag & Bone tux jacket. http://www.shopstyle.com $495
Olivia Moon linen blend Nordstrom $84
Banana Republic Sateen One cotton blend blazer. shopstyle.com $158
Black Leggings
David Lerner Leather Detail Legging. Revolve Clothing. shopstyle.com $264
Theory Clothing. Junius Black $190
The Row Moto stretch leather. Net-a-porter. $1,713.90
John Lewis Denier Leggings. Johnlewis.com $12.50
Snakeskin Heels
Brian Atwood Bambola Snakeskin. Shirise.com $302.50
Black snakeskin. DorothyPerkins.com $35.28
Michael Kors snakeskin Sadie Pump. Michaelkors.com $175
Black Tank
Alexander Wang Mesh Laser Cut Tank. Alexanderwang.com $177
Feel The Piece Rich tank. singer22.com $62
Zara black vest. Zara.com $19.90

4) Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2012 Collection at Cannes, Monte Carlo

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