ASOS Quilted Shoulder Tee / Bracher Emden Belt * / Religion Draped Skirt / Topshop Boutique Boots / Balenciaga City
This was the first time I’ve been out without a coat or jacket in months, it was such a nice day. Yet fast forward a few days to today & we have a thick blanket of snow & it’s back to being freezing again, typical British weather!
This outfit is all about the beautiful, angular Bracher Emden belt, it makes me feel like some sort of futuristic crime fighter & so I couldn’t resist pairing it with my quilted shoulder tee from ASOS for that little extra sci-fi element! It’s such a statement piece that it immediately dominates any outfit, so I like to keep the rest of my look simple so that it can take full center stage. I’ve been wearing it a lot over chunky sweaters too, as it’s one of those pieces that can transform even the most boring & casual outfits into something so striking & dynamic.
The draped skirt from Religion is one of the only sale buys I’ve brought this year, I’ve been so disappointed in the online sales & haven’t even bothered to check out the stores yet as I’ve heard they’re not much better either. I’d had my eye on the skirt for a while though, so of course I had to get it at 50% off. I love how the draping at the sides actually gives me the illusion of having a few curves, instead of my usual boyish silhouette!
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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas & saw out the end of 2012 with a bang!
Over the holidays I had a little break from all things online, it was so nice to just sit down with a good book, spend time with those I love, watch a movie & play some Xbox, uninterrupted by the constant compulsion to check my emails, twitter, facebook .etc, it was just what I needed & now I can’t wait to get started with 2013!
I’m so looking forward to finally catching up on emails & blog reading too over the next few days & seeing what you all got up to for Christmas & New Year!
The start of the new year has naturally lead to me to looking back over the last year, digging back through the archives & reminiscing. I thought a roundup of my 12 favourite outfits from 2012 would be a nice way to come back from my mini-break & start the new year. Which ones your favourite?
In : Outfit Also tagged 2012, Asymmetric, Black, Blazer, blogger, Draped, FAIIINT, Fashion, Favourites, Grey, Husky, Jacket, Nude, Outfit, Oxblood, Shirt, Siberian Husky, Stephanie Brown, Style, Styling, Tailoring, Taupe, White
FAIIINT Asymmetric Dress / COS Belt / ASOS Spiked Choker / Rick Owens Wedges / Balenciaga City Bag
After the previous post about the Nelly launch party and my poor last minute attempt at an outfit shot, I’ve had a lot of you asking for better photos of the dress I made for the event, so I recreated the outfit I wore on the night & headed off down to the park to get some shots. The wind decided to play too, so it was the perfect day for it… I honestly think there is nothing better than swooshing around in a floaty dress in the wind! Though, needless to say we got some rather funny looks from everyone else decked out in tracksuits & sneakers!
I made this dress a few days before the party, I had nothing else to wear & no spare cash to buy anything new. I had been having an awful skin day (yes, still!) so I knew I needed to wear something that I’d feel great in to make me forget about it for the night. I only had a few days to make it, so it needed to be something simple, I used an old pattern I knew fit perfectly & adapted into this, basically an amalgamation of my favourite things in dress form. It’s made from cotton lawn, which is generally a shirting fabric, but it is also one of my favourites to work with & I have used it for just about every type of garment over the years. The collar bone is one of my favourite parts of the body & I always like to give necklines a little notch mimicking the shape, it’s a subtle but a nice detail I think & you’ll probably notice this quite a bit on things I’ve made. I also love anything asymmetric, so cutting the hem this way was an obvious choice & helps it look a little more interesting.
In : Made, Outfit Also tagged ASOS, Asymmetric, Balenciaga, Belt, Black Outfit, Choker, COS, Dress, FAIIINT, OOTD, Outfit, Park, Rick Owens, Spike, Wedges, WIWT