Scott Wilson for Aqua Collar / AllSaints Draped Dress / Topshop Bag / Topshop Woven Boots / Inlovewithfashion Draped Skirt / Helmut Lang Blazer / ASOS Kitten Eye Sunglasses / ASOS Spiked Bangle / A.F.Vandevorst Double Belt
With the mixture of snow, gale force winds & buckets of rain that we’ve had here for the past few days I’ve not been able to shoot an outfit for today, so I thought instead I’d share with you all a couple of the things I’ve currently got my eye on…
As I mentioned in the last post, I’ll always have a soft spot for a good blazer & this one from Helmut Lang is possibly my dream jacket. Satin lapels, slight wrap to the front, cropped back & a nice sharp silhouette, it’s also at 65% off on The Outnet making it a huge steal. As usual though, there are none left in my size & it has left me obsessively searching Google & eBay for any that are still around that I can fit into! I need this jacket!
Another thing I will always love is beautifully draped jersey pieces, I can never have enough of them. The knotted AllSaints dress is the perfect shade of charcoal, in the softest viscose jersey & the heavy draping makes it so much more than just another basic dress. I’m also a little bit obsessed with the draped skirt from Inlovewithfashion, it reminds me of a Helmut Lang one I wanted last year, but I couldn’t find one anywhere in black. This version looks like it’s a slightly heavier jersey, which I actually prefer & is a fraction of the cost too.
I don’t think I even need to mention how much I want all of the accessories, every single one would fit so effortlessly into my wardrobe. The Topshop boots & bag are at the top of the list though. I need more black boots like I need a hole in the head, but the woven texture on these makes them too good to pass up.
In : Covet Also tagged A F Vandevorst, Allsaints, Aqua, ASOS, Black, Draped, FAIIINT, Gothic, Grunge, Helmut Lang, In Love With Fashion, Topshop, Wishlist
Mary Jane Fashion Gold Sequin Biker Jacket * / ASOS Denim & Mesh Dress / Mango Draped Cardigan / Topshop Boutique Boots / Balenciaga City
One of my favourite things I got for Christmas was this sequined biker jacket that Mary Jane Fashion sent me all prettily wrapped up with a pink bow & a little Christmas message. I’m obsessed with nice packaging, so this little extra touch made it all the more special.
I admit, it’s not usually something I’d choose (with it not being black!) but as soon as I tried it on I was in love! The sequins are a lovely muted gold with a little black underlay showing through, and the biker style with the contrast black lapels & chunky zip give it more of a grungy feel, which means despite it being sequined I feel like I can just throw it on, even with more casual outfits. Here I kept it very simple, no jewellery & minimal black layers to keep it from looking fussy or over the top.
I’ve just brought my 3rd one of these draped cardigans from Mango, they’re such a great basic layering piece with their long asymmetric front & cropped back, the only downside is that they don’t last very long at all before they look a bit tatty which is such a shame! When I saw it in the sale on ASOS I knew I had to get a 3rd backup just incase I couldn’t find them again once my current one is knackered! Does anyone else buy ‘backups’ of their favourite pieces? It can’t just be me, surely?!
In : Outfit Also tagged ASOS, Asymmetric, Bag, Balenciaga, Biker, Black, blogger, Boots, Boutique, Cardigan, City, Denim, Drape, Dress, FAIIINT, Fashion, Festive, Glitz, Goth, Grunge, Jacket, Lace Up, Mango, Mary Jane Fashion, Mesh, Outfit, Rock, Sequin, Sparkle, Stephanie Brown, Style, Topshop
I’ve brought a few things I’ve loved from Boohoo in the past, but never usually come across anything very ‘me’ on offer, I always think of it as very similar to ASOS’s own label, but with lower prices & a generally girlier selection of clothes. So I was quite pleasantly surprised to stumble across this lookbook & learn that it was for their new capsule collection. So surprised that I just had to share it, especially considering the prices!
Boohoo Boutique is the first capsule collection from the brand & aims to be the more grown up, luxury companion to the core collection, but most importantly without the luxury price tag. All of the pieces are limited edition & range from £20 for shirts to £75 for huge fluffy fur coats. I think they have done a surprisingly good job at creating a luxury collection considering the low price point & there are a lot of things I could easily see myself wearing here.
My favourite piece has to be the heavily embellished mesh tank top, I’m not sure I’d dare wear it braless, but I do love how delicate it looks worn without anything underneath. The gorgeous gold biker jacket, the maxi dress & the chiffon shirt with gold brocade trim are the other standout pieces for me. I’d be happy to give any of them a home in my wardrobe.
In : Covet Also tagged Black, Blue, Boohoo Boutique, Collection, Dress, Dresses, Embroidery, Floral, Grey, Jacket, Lace, Lookbook, Print, Sequin, Studded
Bracher Emden for Jean-Pierre Braganza Leather Belt * / Costume Dept. Asymmetric Dress / ASOS Spiked Choker / Topshop Boots
This belt from Bracher Emden makes me feel like a super hero in disguise, it’s one of those things that as soon as you put it on you morph into this super confident, kick ass type of character. The width & tightness make it impossible to slouch, so you are automatically given a more confident posture, but it’s the unusual angular shape, mix of textures & geometric slices that really make a statement. Like all of their bags it’s beautifully constructed in the most gorgeous leathers & has the signature magnetic fastening to the back, making it look super slick from all angles. I love that all of their pieces are very statement making without being too fussy, even though they’re often intricately detailed, the tone on tone colours & graphic shapes keep them looking very clean & minimal too.
I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple & in keeping with the super hero kind of theme, chunky boots & a hint of spikes was all it needed. I love this dress from Costume Dept. it’s really basic but the asymmetric neckline makes it that little bit more interesting. I brought it from the sale on ASOS, having never heard of the brand before & have since been unable to find hardly any of their other pieces, they don’t even appear to have a website. It’s a real shame, I’d love to see what else they have to offer & would gladly buy more pieces if they’re anything like this dress.
How awesome is this huge boulder we found in the middle of a park? I love how it looks as though it could be the middle of some barren desert, except we’re actually in the middle of a city! It was also ridiculously windy despite the bright sun, which is why my hair is having a ‘Something About Mary’ moment in the first image…
In : Outfit Also tagged ASOS, Asymmetric, Belt, Black, Body Con, Boots, Bracher Emden, Choker, Costume Dept., Desert, Draped, Dress, FAIIINT, Gathered, Gothic, Jean Pierre Braganza, Lace Up, One Shoulder, Outfit, Rouched, Sci Fi, Spike, Super Hero, Topshop