22.8.14

Lace Up - Amy

White Jacket c/o Pretty Little Thing, Led Zeppelin T-shirt c/o Truffle Shuffle, Topshop Grey Check Shirt, Topshop Jamie Jeans, Fedora c/o Pretty Little Thing, Ray Ban Wayfarer c/o Asos, Primark Leopard Print Bag, Topshop Jolie Boots










In hindsight, I should really be calling this Embroidered Up but hey ho, lace isn't really my thing so this was the happy compromise for one of this season's biggest fabrics. I love seeing how other people style beautifully statement lace pieces and there are some incredible pieces around n about at the moment but for those of you who like the look of less lace, this is the jacket for you.

This white 'embroidered' jacket from Pretty Little Thing is the perfect amount of delicate texture without the dainty florals. The geo-esque design is a lot more me but I still felt the need to toughen up the look with a check shirt, band tee and black jeans. I love a good contrast and the white lace vs monochrome rock look has to one of my faves.

How would you wear white lace?

21.8.14

Lace Up - Naomi

c/o Quiz Clothing Lace Jacket & Black Boots
H&M Grey T-shirt
Zara Black Lace Dress
Moxham Necklace
Boohoo Fedora
c/o Smashglam Black Bag

Photography by Greg Sutton (Workhorse Pictures)
Instagram @gregsutt 
Twitter: @greg_sutton_






  
     

 
 


Everywhere is pushing a new lace grunge trend which consists of light and dark lace with a 90s grunge edge. This trend is proving perfect for transitional dressing with the light fabrics and add on layers to take you into AW. I always like adding a touch edge to lace and black lace is always really nice to AW dressing against knits and fur.

This outfit is layer-tastic as always but I really enjoyed putting it together! First I started with the black lace midi dress with a white crisp shirt underneath for a smart edge. I layered a grey t-shirt with white Lace jacket from Quiz which is oh so dreamy! Accessorising with my statement Moxham necklace which is good for a tough edge and black leather accessories…. And of course my fedora which I can’t take of oops!

Other ways to style this trend are by teaming your looks with band tees, 90s monochrome florals and rucksack.. don’t forget chunky black boots! I think it’s such a great trend for workwear or for at a gig, are you guys laced over? 

19.8.14

Trench Talk - Naomi

*Boohoo Clutch & Hat 
Forever 21 Necklace & Lucet Mundi Coin Necklace
Urban Outfitters Belt

Photography by Greg Sutton (Workhorse Pictures)
Instagram @gregsutt 
Twitter: @greg_sutton_










Is anyone else struggling with this crazy hot, cold, rainy August weather? I was opting for my leather and suede biker jackets but this Miss Guided white sleeveless trench has got it spot on this month! It's such a good shape and the fact it's sleeveless allows you to wear it over summery pieces or layer it up with a thin knit for colder days. Being a Londoner and constantly battling tubes and long journeys, a light coverup is exactly what we need in the next few months and this is the answer to all my prayers! I chose to throw it on over a very 70s inspired paisley clash. The shirt is amazing and part of their new AW14 collection which is all incredible- I love the updated colours from summer with the blue and rusty colour palette. I chose to team it with a pair of paisley trousers for a mis-match pattern clash with a very 70s feel (which is so on trend for AW!) The white trench worked perfectly over all the print and made it very wearable for now. 
I accessorised with my black fedora, black clutch and silver jewellery for a casual yet smart outfit which is great for work or play. What do you think about the sleeveless trench, we are totally hooked! 



18.8.14

Trench Talk - Amy

Sleeveless Trench Coat c/o Missguided, Topshop Jersey Dress, Striped Dress c/o Chella, Ray Ban Wayfarer c/o Asos, Freedom for Topshop Eagle Necklace, Topshop Neoprene Clutch, Asos Dockland Petrol Slip Ons










Just incase you hadn't heard enough from me about duster and trench coats (oops!), me and Naomi wanted to show you guys a bit of a way to wear with this amazing sleeveless trench from Missguided. This beaut comes in black, tan and white and after seeing the beautiful El in this at the Missguided AW14 Press day, I had to have the black.

I love to make the most out of any sleeveless outwear by pairing them with jazzy long sleeved tops and dresses. This maximises both items and allows those all important transitional layers to look clean and even. I took this layering to the next level (literally) by wearing 2 dresses for this look - the jacquard stripes contrasted perfectly with the grey jersey and the pops of pattern added just enough 'luxe' to the sporty vibes in this outfit. The trench on top finishes this look in the smartish way I like to do!

I have been dying to share these slip on plimsolls with you for so long - a lot like the Celine ones, these Asos dupes are only £20 and soo comfy and the perfect bit of interest for any monochrome look. I did inject some colour into the look with a sporty clutch and matching lips though - and reminded myself how much I miss maroon in the summer.

17.8.14

Bloggers x Paradox













Can you believe we had never really been to Manchester before? This made it all the more exciting when we were asked by Pretty Little Thing to style their 'in-house' designed Paradox Collection for a special blogger lookbook. We were thrilled to be able to put a TSOP twist on the sell-out collection and finally meet Fiona, PLT's Blogger Outreach Assistant :)

True to the south's perception of up north, it rained (and we mean really rained) the entire time we were there so were unable to explore all the amazing places that had been suggested to us but we did get to have a good nosey around PLT HQ which was amazing! Rails of product and mountains of shoes to play with whilst we had our hair and makeup done by Bethany and a good catch up with Sarah Ashcroft.

We had such a lovely day despite the torrential downpours and we're really pleased with how the photos came out! We'd like to say another big thank you to Fiona for having us and really hope to make it back to Manchester soon! You can shop the Paradox Collection here, and don't forget to tell us which pieces are your favourites

16.8.14

Transitional Florals (Part 2) - Naomi

Outifit 1
Vintage Dress From Glastonbury 
c/o New Look Floral Crown

Outfit 2 
H&M Conscious Collection Lace Dress
c/o Chelsea Doll Pink Flower Necklace
c/o Dorothy Perkins Yellow Bag
Primark Yellow Wedges

Photography by Greg Sutton (Workhorse Pictures)
Instagram @gregsutt 
Twitter: @greg_sutton_

















The 2nd part of my Transitional Florals post is on the lighter shades of floral prints are reminding myself that there is still some summer left! Weddings, garden parties and festivals are still happening until at least mid september so we still have time for some summery floral shades before AW.

I have been finding the right time to shoot outfit 1 for a while now. I brought it at Glastonbury on one of the vintage stalls believe it or not for £15. I feel like a bohemian princess in this just gliding through the fields and honestly could probably get married in something like this! I really wanted to wear it at Glastonbury but couldn't because of the rain- it's definitely one for next year! It doesn't need much styling so stuck with a dainty floral crown and a statement clutch- perfect garden party attire!

The 2nd look you will recognise the duster from the ASOS FF awards post. It's one of my best finds from Beyond Retro and is actually a dress! But I love wearing it open as a duster jacket which is perfect for the weather now to throw on over summery outfits. I absolutely love it with the pretty lace dress underneath and brought out the yellow with my DP bag and Primark wedges for a perfect August/September summer look- covered up yet still summery. 

I hope you have enjoyed our 2 part posts, Amy's transitional coats and my transitional florals! I don't know about you guys but I am so ready for AW now, bring on the layers!



I couldn't not include this outtake of me running in the rain mid way through shooting! The realistic side of blogging :-)