Friday, 24 October 2014

DESIGNER .VS. HIGH-STREET

I don't know about you, but over the past couple of months, I've definitely spent more time than I should lusting over shoes I will never be able to afford. So much time has been dedicated to scrolling dejectedly down pages and pages of gorgeous Alexander Wang shoes, but alas, they're so expensive that my time has never amounted to anything. 

But the truth is that if you look hard enough, the chances are that you'll find pretty much the same thing right on your door step. A vast number of high-street and online stores set out to dupe these designer beauties every season, for the benefit of those of us with slightly lighter wallets. I've picked out 7 of my favourites trending for Autumn/Winter 14-5. Enjoy! 

1. MONK SHOES

Left < Sergio Rossi - £747.62 > Click HERE
Right < ASOS - £19 Click HERE


2. SKY-HIGH PLATFORM BOOTS

Left > Jeffrey Campbell - £160 < Click HERE
Right > La Moda UK - £33.99 < Click HERE


3. CHELSEA BOOTS

Left > Alexander Wang - £495 Click HERE                    
Right > Schuh - £70 Click HERE


4. STUDDED BOOTS


Left > Chloe - £870 Click HERE
Right > New Look - £45 Click HERE


5. MILITARY BOOTS

Left > Acne Studios £460 Click HERE
Right > Topshop - £65 Click HERE


6. CHAIN BOOTS 


Left > Givenchy £1060 Click HERE
Right > Truffle £32 Click HERE


7. ANKLE BOOTS 
Left > Chloe £620 Click HERE
Right > Dorothy Perkins £69 Click HERE


What are you favourite looks for Autumn/Winter? 

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Monday, 13 October 2014

ZARA


Long time no post! Here's an outfit I wore the other day when I went for dinner with some of my good friends from back home, who have just moved to London for jobs and masters. Both the wrap dress AND the longline coat were purchased in the Zara sale: that thing is honestly a saviour, without a doubt one of the best stores when it comes to mid-season sales. I absolutely love the print on this coat, and thought it was an interesting take on the grid print that's all the rage at the moment. I paired it with my dusty purple dress, which I think makes for a gorgeous combination of colours; keeping it simple and understated, while not too monochrome.


I got the coat in a size 10, so that there would be more room for chunkier layers underneath. I'm not really sure if it could be classified as a coat: it's quite lightweight and thin, and doesn't have a zip or buttons, which isn't really ideal for the cold or the rain. I don't know about you guys, but I feel like I've totally missed the transition period between summer and winter. I think I'm probably one of those people who cling on desperately to summer, and dress extremely inappropriately on the cooler autumn days. Now it feels like it's full on winter, and I need to wear a chunky coat and scarf at all times, or else I freeze my ass off.



In any case, the weather was decent when I wore this outfit, but I'm afraid that my coat has had a very short-lived existence, and will have to wait to hit the streets again until next year; unless the sun decides to grace us with its presence in the next few coming weeks. Fingers crossed! 


Dress & Coat: Zara | Boots: Topshop | Choker: RegalRose 

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Monday, 29 September 2014

ZHILOH & GINGHAM


You gotta love H&M: I picked up this cute dress for just £12! Before this piece, I had never really jumped on the gingham bandwagon, but with my beautiful new heels forever on my mind, I thought the two would look so cute styled together to create a girly/grunge outfit. That's the best thing about a statement item like badass boots or a leather jacket: you can wear them in so many different ways, anything from making them look super grunge and rock-chic to styling them with pretty dresses for a more girly vibe.





Considering how high these heels are, they're actually extremely comfortable and easy to walk in, which tends to be the case when they have a chunky platform! I thought they looked cool with these fishnet socks, which I pretty much wear with all my boots these days! 







Dress // H&M
Cardigan // SheInside
Socks // eBay
Boots // La Moda UK
Hat // H&M

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Let me know how you would style these boots! :)

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Friday, 26 September 2014

UNBOXING: LA MODA UK BOOTS


I finally got my hands on the gorgeous Zhiloh Black Lace Up Cleated Sole Boots from La Moda UK! When I first saw them pop up on the website, I fell in love straight away, and I knew these babies had to be mine. My lack of funds, however, informed me otherwise, but then, when La Moda UK had a 20% off weekend, I couldn't pass up the opportunity - or the bargain!



I thought I'd upload some photos of my unboxing experience, different angles as well as close-ups, for the benefit of those of you who may want a closer look at these beauties! 







They are so tall and beautiful, and to my boyfriend's dismay, I'll probably be taller than pretty much every human on the planet wearing these!



La Moda UK has an incredibly gorgeous range of shoes right now! I'm so so happy with these, but I think there's definitely some space in my wardrobe for more! 

Watch this space for a new blog post coming soon, where I'll style these babies up in a few different ways!

Check out LA MODA UK for some awesome pieces!

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

PORCELAIN KIMONO


I absolutely adore porcelain patterned items, and when I saw this gorgeous top on Choies, I was doubly sold by its kimono style! I'm in love with the kimono trend, but I feel like they've been worn to death over the past couple of seasons, and this offered something slightly different. I thought it was a perfect daytime piece, ready to be dressed up or down for any occasion. 






I paired it with my white skinny jeans and maroon oxford brogues, completing the entire look with my fringed bag from H&M: a nice simple outfit appropriate for the early Autumn days that don't yet require chunky knits or jackets.






Top // Click HERE
Jeans // H&M
Shoes // Depop
Bag // H&M
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Monday, 22 September 2014

LESS IS MORE


Here's a simple outfit I wore on the weekend; comfortable and simple for a long day of mooching around Camden! I love that it's getting chilly enough to wear chunky knits and jumpers! I've never really worn these mom jeans with anything other than crop tops or simple t-shirts, but I think they look so cute paired with this slightly cropped jumper. Silly me, I forgot my belt, which would have cinched my waist in, and completed the entire look just that bit better, but oh well! 



I definitely think that less is more sometimes, and comfort is definitely key when you're walking around the streets of London for a whole day! 






Jumper // Urban Outfitters
Jeans // Motel Vintage
Boots // Dr. Martens
Bag // Gifted 

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