Sunday 29 December 2013


"Create your own style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others."
- Anna Wintour
"Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive."
- Louisa May Alcott

Top - H&M (coming soon, matching skirt here)
Skirt - ASOS (buy here)
Shoes - Internacionale
Bag - Zara 
Photography: Gerrod Charles
Styling: Rita Okpuru
Hair: The Hair Shack


Thursday 26 December 2013

PRODUCT REVIEW: Dorothy Perkins Patent Heeled Chelsea Boots

A little while back I bought some fantastic black leather Chelsea boots from Topshop (here they are) and ever since I've fallen in love with all the different types available on the high street. I recently visited my local Dorothy Perkins and found this fab pair, I just had to get them... they were very different from the pair I got from Topshop, a little more dressy and much more sexier.

These boots are the grown up sexy type of Chelsea boots. When worn they scream look at me and that's all thanks to the nice chunky heel in combination with the sexy black patent material. I think the boots look better with a skirt and tights and also with leggings as oppose to with trousers, because they stands out much more. As you may have seen in one of my recent posts ('Brighten Up A Dull Winters Day: Orange Coat', read here) I wore these boots with a faux leather skater skirt and a bright orange woollen coat, If I may say so myself I think it all went pretty well together.
Though I prefer to wear the boots with leggings or a skirt, as they're so stylish they work with pretty much anything... they look lovely with skinny jeans. I'm actually quite curious as to how it would look with a leather pencil skirt, I suspect quite fierce.

In terms of sizing I think these boots are a little on the big size. I'm a UK4.5 (EU37.5) and got these boots in a 4, as when I tried on the size 5 they were massive, not even extra thick socks could make them fit nice and snug, so I opted for the size down, which fit perfectly. So as you may have guessed my advice is to visit the store if you're considering purchasing the boots or if you're unable to do so and you're in between sizes go for the smaller size. What I tend to find with a lot of pointed shoes on the high street is they come up a little big, which is why I'm a little reluctant to order them online. Just the mere trouble of having to wait for them to be delivered, then they turn up and are too big and then having to go to the post office or the actual store to return them is enough to put me off.
With regards to comfort, the boots are fairly comfortable but could do with some improvements. I find that the front of the boots are a little hard, it would have been nice if there was a little more cushioning there, as after long wears the balls of your feet start to hurt. One solution is to perhaps get cushion insoles or just refrain from wearing them from long periods of time, they're definitely not boots to go shopping in.. something I learnt the hard way.

The heel is not too high, so they style of the boot can be worn both casually and dressed up. In fact I think it is the perfect height for all types of wear. Petite ladies will love these boots, I know I do, because whilst the heel gives us a few more inches, unlike knee length boots it doesn't make us look tiny by shortening our legs.

As with most if not all Chelsea boots, these boots are elasticated which means ladies of all sizes can wear them. There is no ankle/calf to big for these boots. The elasticated material allows the width of the boot to stretch to the size of your ankle, so fear not voluptuous ladies these boots are great for you too.

The only thing I don't like about these boots is the look of the heel, not the shape nor the height but the layered look it's got going on. It's always been a thing to put me off buying footwear, I find that it often (but not always) makes footwear look somewhat cheap. However, I loved these boots so much I was willing to turn a blind eye to the very small 'issue'  I had with it.

Hey if you like these boots, why not visit your local Dorothy Perkins store or go online (here) to get your hands on a pair... now in the sale at £30 (was £45) trust me you won't regret it.


Tuesday 24 December 2013

Smart Stripes

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."
-Coco Chanel
Top - Hidden Fashion (buy here)
Shirt - H&M (coming soon)
Skirt - Hidden Fashion (buy here)
Bag - Michael Kors (buy here, alternative here, worn here)
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins (similar here)
Photography: Gerrod Charles
Styling: Rita Okpuru


Sunday 22 December 2013

Powder Pink

"I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but to reassure them, give them confidence"
- Yves Saint Laurent
Top - Zara (buy here)
Necklace - Zara (worn here)
Jeans - Topshop (read review here)
Bag - New Look (alternative here)
Shoes - Zara (worn here, similar here and here)
Photography: Gerrod Charles
Styling: Rita Okpuru
Hair: The Hair Shack

Friday 20 December 2013

Hit Colours: Pink, Grey and White

This Winter for me it's all about colour. I'm loving three colours in particular; Pink, Grey and White and that will be evident in forthcoming posts. Articles in my favourite magazines and websites have said that these three colours will be big for the next few months, so I've put together some of my favourite pieces on the high street... get your purses ready.

I really love the colour pink, though I must admit I never used to wear it often, not like I use to in my teens. I guess it was because there was nothing on the hight street or online that really caught my eye, nothing that had me willing to part with my money. But that has all changed. I recently read that pink is going to be a hit for S/S 2014, so I started looking online so I could get in on the trend a little earlier than everyone else. To my amazement I found plenty of great pieces, in fact I was spoilt for choice, so much so that I said scrap waiting to S/S 2014 to showcase the hot pieces I'm going to wear them now, this Winter (check out my entry on the Today I'm Wearing website here). 

It was hard but I managed to narrow it down, here are my favourite pink picks available right now...

1. ASTRO Carvela, Kurt Geiger  2. Jet Set Macbook Travel Tote, Michael Kors 3. Bright Pink Smart Trousers, River Island 4. Fluffy Jumper, Romwe 5. Parody Platforms, ASOS 6. Notch Lapel Oversized Duster Coat, M&S 7. Leather Gloves, Dents 

I told you a few months ago how great grey is (read post here) and now fashion bloggers and  fashion experts are saying the same. It's the colour of the moment and it complements almost every complexion. I've been spotting people in grey wool Winter coats, I'm a big fan, but there's so much out there, so much more.

I had a really hard time picking just 7 pieces, but here they are, my favourite seven pieces on the high street right now...
1. Tunic, Topshop 2. Skinny Jean, ASOS 3. Highbury, Dune 4. Isla Clutch, Boohoo 5. Embellished Beanie, H&M 6. Faux Satin Top, Hidden Fashion 7. Faux Fur Coatt, River Island

Everyone love white (and the more flattering cream), it's so pure and so refreshing. No doubt whatever you wear, if it's white and made well you're bounds to get a lot of positive attention. I particularly like wearing it with gold jewellery and teaming it with black for a monochrome look (as seen in many of my previous posts; here and here).

Though I love white, it can easily look cheap and tacky, so I'm always careful when shopping for white garments, never buy on-line rather always in store. Here's a few pieces I'm loving at the moment...
1. Edithh Dress, Ted Baker 2. Leather Skirt, Miss Selfridge 3. Marta Jonsson Bag, Debenhams 4. Jeffrey Campbell, Office 5. PU Biker Jacket, Matalan 6. Faux Fur Coat, Romwe 7. Coat, Romwe

Check my forthcoming post, where I wear all three colours.


Thursday 19 December 2013

Top Picks: ASOS Sale

I love ASOS and like many people was happy when I received an email from them saying that their up to 50% off sale has started, so much so that I popped straight on their website to grab a few bargains. Over the past couple of months I've been accumulating things in my 'Saved Items' and thought it was about time that I finally purchased them, especially since so many of the items are now on sale. 

I was on my laptop for ages looking for more things to get my hands on, here are a few of my favourites:
1. ASOS Skater Dress In Leather Look £35 £17.50 (here)
2. ASOS Limited Edition Pink Mohair Coat £120 £72 (here)
3. Love Moschino Heart Clutch Bag £130 £91 (here)
4. ASOS Hong Kong Heeled Sandals With Metal Trim £45 £22.50 (here)
5. New Look Limited Edition Necklace and Earring Set £24.99 £14.50 (here)
6. Michael Kors Runway Gold and Tortoiseshell Watch £229 £183 (here
7. ASOS Heartbeat Heeled Sandals £45 £22.50 (here)
8. ASOS Clutch Bag with 'Hotter Than You' Slogan £28 £19.50 (here)
9. ASOS Petite Polo Forest Print Midi Bodycon Dress £30 £15 (here)
10. ASOS Cardigan in Furry Fabric £45 £22.50 (here)

Happy Shopping! 


Tuesday 17 December 2013

Snow Leopard

"The fashionable woman wear clothes, the clothes don't wear her."
- Mary Quant
Scarf - H&M (buy here)
Blazer - Forever 21 (similar here)
Camisole - ASOS (buy here)
Watch - Michael Kors (buy here)
Jeans - Topshop (see review here)
Shoes - Boohoo (similar here)
Bag - Michael Kors (buy here)

Photography: Gerrod Charles
Styling: Rita Okpuru
Hair: The Hair Shack

If you like my look why not love my look on the TODAY I'M WEARING website (here), where you can more of my daily outfits. x

Saturday 14 December 2013

Brighten Up A Dull Winters Day: Orange Coat

I really fell in love with this coat when I saw it on the Romwe website, it's so me. I'm a bold colour lover, from green to cobalt blue, magenta to yellow.. I love bright colours and it's just a bonus that they complements my complexion. I've wanted a bold winter coat for ages, so I bought this one and another (pink coat) from Romwe. I love both, but this one is definitely my favourite.
I wanted to make the coat the main focus of my outfit, so I teamed it with a faux leather skater skirt, tights, a fluffy jumper, patent heeled Chelsea boots and a neat bag; all black. And yes the coat certainly popped. I got comments all day about just how gorgeous my coat was, it was a wise purchase and a warm one at that.

To be honest with the amount of things I've been buying from Romwe of late I should have some sort of loyalty card, shouldn't I? Ok maybe not, but a girl can only dream.

Coat - Romwe (buy here)
Jumper - Internacionale  (old, similar here)
Skirt - H&M (old - last worn here and here, similar here)
Boots - Dorothy Perkins (buy here)
Bag - Michael Kors (buy here)

If you like my look why not love my look on the TODAY I'M WEARING website (view here), where you can also check out of more of my daily looks.

Photography - Gerrod Charles
Styling - Rita Okpuru
Hair - The Hair Shack

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Young Rebel: Biker Chic

"Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them"
- Marc Jacobs
Leather Sleeveless Jacket - Forever21 (buy here, similar here and here)
Denim Shirt - H&M (buy here)
Skinny Jeans - Topshop (see my review here, similar here)
Studded Bag - Forever21
Studded Boots - Jeffrey Campbell (buy here, similar here)


Photography: Gerrod Charles
Styling: Rita Okpuru
Hair: The Hair Shack

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