Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Army Chic ft Boda Skins










You may have noticed quite a lot of the looks I have been posting recently are more everyday casual looks. I really wanted to bring in really wearable outfits that would be easy for a lot of people to recreate without having to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. A leather jacket and a flannel are staples in so many wardrobes, and pairing the two together is not exactly revolutionary on my part, but the gorgeous military detailing on this Boda Skins leather jacket, meant I could bring in the current trend of military styling into an old favourite and simple outfit of mine. 

As this was a super simple and wearable outfits, black skinny jeans and black boots completed the relaxed look really easily and without going to too much effort. Leather jackets are really great for this time of year as with most of them, you can layer up underneath and still retain some shape. I personally do not mind the somewhat straight up and down silhouette with longer winter coats, but for those who prefer to keep some shape, a leather jacket is a really great alternative for you. 

The leather jacket that I'm wearing is the Napoleon Oil Black jacket, if you want to check it out then click here - regarding size, I was lucky enough to go into Boda Skins HQ and choose this gorgeous jacket and the lovely ladies informed me about the sizing. I am normally a size 6, however they said it would be best for me to go for a size 8 instead as it would allow me to layer up underneath (something you need to be able to do spending money on a high quality jacket) and how the initial sizing feels very small, and the leather itself stretches and moulds to your body shape. I have found this to be 100% true, it now fits me like a dream with no restrictions whatsoever. A Boda Skins jacket is a really great idea for a Christmas present if you're looking to treat yourself or someone you love!

Red lips and winged liner are really gorgeous with any leather jacket look, you an skip them if you're looking for a more dressed down and casual look, and then you can go all out if you're wanting to dress this look up further. 

Jacket - exact here, alternative here
Flannel Shirt - exact available here
Leather Boots - similar here

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know your thoughts on posting more casual inspiration looks! If you're wanting to see any party looks as the christmas party season is coming do let me know or any wish lists! Comment down below!

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Love, 

H x
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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Party in The City with FarFetch.com

Party in The City with FarFetch.com




I have collaborated with Far Fetch in order to bring you my favourite party look created with beautiful dream wardrobe items from their site. This is the look I came up with, and I just wish I could wear this to go out. I was looking through the endless designer items when I came across this Tagliatore Sequin Blazer and it just screamed 'festive party wear' to me. I completely fell in love and knew I had to base my look around this gorgeous centrepiece. I wanted to create a party look that was a little bit different instead of the conventional dress and heels, partially due to my own personal style, but also due to the diverse pieces on Far Fetch, and I couldn't not take advantage of the variety of unique styles. 

Thigh highs have become so immensely popular recently, and I am absolutely smitten with them, so I knew I had to find the perfect pair to go with this look. I didn't want to go for the simple plain leather or plain suede boot I wanted something a little more special. These Gianni Renzi boots delivered this for me and more, the ribbed detail was a perfect addition to make them stand out and add a different angle on the thigh high trend. I love the idea of rocking popular trends with your own unique edge, so being able to find pieces that are somewhat unique is so amazing and makes me much happier than I care to admit. Boot goals 100%, oh so dreamy...

I wanted to keep the jacket the staple item of this look and ensure it remained the centrepiece, this is why the components of the outfit, the boots, the trousers and the shirt, seemed simple, however I wanted to make sure the items I chose were not simple, but would bring a subtle edgy style into the mix. The mixing of a sheer Maison Margiela and Helmut Lang leather trousers brought in a sexy aura to the outfit, the gorgeous detailing on the shirt balancing out the masculinity of the tailored jacket with beautiful feminine detail. 

Bringing everything together was the accessories I chose, I wanted this party look to be a festive one, so there was only one colour I could involve; a beautiful red. As mentioned in me previous post, I am a lover of matching my make up to my accessories as a really simple way of making your outfit effortlessly more put together. I chose a crimson red lipstick, matched with a crimson red Alexander McQueen clutch with beautiful feminine detailing again with silver statement jewellery to tie all of the colour palettes in this outfit together. 

I really hope you enjoyed this partywear inspiration post, all of these items are linked in the little images above, and you can visit the Far Fetch website and fall in love with everything online here!

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Love, 

H x

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Comfort is a must, right?






I recently went and shot some high quality images for you all for my website, and this is the first look I am able to bring you! I chose this look because it has definitely become the time of year when cosy clothing is a necessity. I really want to create both really on trend and stylish winter looks but also the simple, classic and cosy looks we would all much rather gravitate towards for everyday wear. 
I am a real believer in comfortable clothing when it comes to wearing something everyday, especially in the Winter. This is why my absolute go-to at this time of year is some structured boots, these are my Timberlands which I had bought for me a few years ago and have remained a loyal and trustworthy companion for the days I know I need some comfortable footwear. Don't get me wrong, I love some heeled thigh highs in the winter, a jumper dress and a bobble hat, but there is only so much walking in heels a girl can take, and not frequently! Investing in a pair of comfortable, I say again, comfortable boots is a really must have and top tip for anyones winter wardrobe.

If you have been a follower of mine for a while or a long term reader of this blog (if you are by the way you're absolutely amazing and I cannot thank you enough) you will know I have a love affair with turtle neck jumpers. This is why my throw on jumpers are always turtle necks, including this gorgeous one from Zara. Paired with a simple black pair of skinny jeans and boots it was a staple look I couldn't not put on my blog for some simple outfit inspiration. 

Comfy clothes can sometimes feel like they aren't as stylish as others, however I am a great believer in dressing up your comfort in other ways, such as through how you accessorise and finish your outfit. In this look for example, I wanted to bring in burgundy tones to make it even more autumnal, I knew there was a burgundy colour in my personalised scarf, alongside the gorgeous red tones from my Lady Dior (bought from the amazing Designer Exchange, click the link to shop the site) meant I could bring it out even further by choosing a deep red lip. This is honestly such a perfect easy way of making any outfit look more put together.
This Lady Dior from WeBuyDesigner is my favourite mini bag for every look, it has a detachable strap making it more than perfect for every look. I am keeping an eye out on their site for gorgeous christmas presents this year, and maybe some treats for myself!

Jumper - Zara available here but just a lighter grey!
Jeans - here (10% off with HAYLEIGH10 too!)
Boots - Timberland, and there are some similar timberlands here!

I hope you really enjoyed this post, please do let me know what you think especially on the images!

Love, 

H x


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Thursday, 5 November 2015

Lady in Burgundy Off The Shoulder - TravelEx Look For Less

Lady in burgundy




I have collaborated with Travelex in order to bring you a 'Look For Less' under £100 for one of the key trends at the moment. I chose to style up the off the shoulder trends we have been seeing more and more frequently on the catwalks and on the hight street. 
I scoured the online high street e-stores to find some amazing bargains to create this look for such a lower price. I wanted to create a look that was both sophisticated and sexy, off the shoulder to me is a hint of sexy with a sophisticated twist, and bringing in a full skirt (my favourite style of skirt ever) and some gorgeous burgundy tones really brought this gorgeous look into an autumnal outfit. 

I absolutely adore burgundy at this time of year, a really great way if bringing in your favourite autumnal tones is through your nail colour, I love having deep burgundys and deep green tones on my nails this time of year. I actually have these gorgeous Public Desire boots in black currently and I am absolutely loving the style, I will definitely be looking into getting my hands on some of these beauties.

Check out the other fantastic entrants here; https://www.travelex.co.uk/fun/get-the-look-competition!

This look came to £99 in total, I can't believe it!

Love, 

H x
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