With little over a month to go, the only shopping we're all doing is Christmas shopping! So for our monthly must haves this month, we have compiled a list of our festive faves. Whether they're gifts for loved ones, or just a cheeky 'from me, love me', I think there is a little something for everyone to get into the spirit of things!
Topshop Red Tartan Pyjamas
One of the most important festive outfits is your pj's for Christmas Eve! These check babies look so cosy don't you think?
Customised Starbucks Red Cup Phone Case
This why I love etsy! Carry your red cup around with you all day with this amazing phone case
I think watches are one of the nicest gifts you can give as a gift (even if the receiver is time effiecent!) and Swatch are one of the best bugdet brands on the high street. Their slick designs are perfect for every day use
Tatty Devine Holly Necklace
My absolute faves when it comes to jewellery, love this seasonal little number!
Topshop Check Scarf
Who doesn't love a new scarf in the winter?
Florain Mini Vienna Leather Bag
Spreading the joy - I have recently been gifted this gorgeous little bag myself and I am absolutely in love with it! Perfectly practical for everyday use in high quality leather and statement colour - I want it to make someone else as happy as it makes me!
Ray Ban Wayfarers via Red Hot Sunglasses
Christmas is time for indulgences but we can't ignore the awful weather that comes along with it! Get excited about summer already with a brand new pair of designer sunnies - I will always be a classic wayfarer girl
Topshop Seasons Greetings Sweater
Of course I had to include a Christmas Jumper! Not as tacky and in yer face as some options out there, but a little bit of sparkly fun none the less
Kate Spade Sparkly Shoes via Daniel Footwear
The perfect party shoes! I am head over heels (cough) in love with these
c/o Boohoo Lucy Croc Bag, Beyond Retro Beret
c/o Smashglam Necklace
Photography By Greg Sutton (Workhorse Pictures)
As the nights are longer, it was only a matter of time before we got a little creative with night time shooting! But what a perfect location for our military themed post 'Atten-tion' As you all are probably aware military influences are slowly creeping back into our wardrobes so make sure you are kitted out in style!
I went for a slightly different angle on the military front with a uniform vibe rocking the pleated skirt with chunky knit and a cute little beret which I absolutely love and this look is totally wearable for AW14!
Boohoo are absolutely killing it this season and this leopard print maxi has fast become my new staple coat, infact the whole outfit is from Boohoo showing you can be on trend on a budget and look great! Whether you go all out army this season or go for a subtle barrack babe uniform, we would love to hear your military operation for the season...
Zara Coat, Topshop Camo Tee, Topshop Black Denim Dungarees, Marc Jacobs Sunglasses c/o Red Hot Sunglasses, Pointed Boots c/o Missguided
One of those on-going AW trends has to be Military. But despite the re-occuring theme, this year is by far my favourite yet - military influences are coming in much cleaner and much simpler this time around. Gone are the insane amounts of army jackets and chunky lace up's are a thing of the past! AW14 is all about slick, chic uniforms.
This double breasted Zara coat is spot on for this look - perfectly smart and clean cut, and the perfect way to dress up the dungarees (if these take your fancy, size up!). I did want a little nod to the must-have military print so layered a camouflage tee over a white collar to get that dressed up feel.
I finished off with my new favourite patent booties from Missguided and these AMAZING sunnies from Red Hot Sunglasses to give the overall look the 'cool' edge it needed.
ASOS Crochet Black Top
c/o Boohoo Grey Hat & Boots
c/o Bank Fashion Cardigan
c/o Miss Guided Faux Fur Stole, Daniel Footwear Boots
Photography By Rachel Wood
You can always rely on Motel to find you the perfect dress for any occasion and when we were contacted by mega babe Analise we of course jumped at the chance to style up one of our favourite brands in our own way. I chose the new Static Rose Venice Dress which has an amazing plunge neckline and all over monochrome rose print. See the other items in the print HERE
I wore this stunning dress on a night out the other week and got so many compliments, I took the plunge and wore it with no bra and lots of necklaces and absolutely loved it! For a day look I wanted to style it up with layers so layered my ASOS crochet high neck top under it, I love the detail and instantly made the dress wearable for the day!
It's got cold the last few weeks so layered over it my new Bank rose cardigan which has a gorgeous almost vintage print all over it and I love all the colours. Let's take a moment to appreciate the BAG! The most perfect red bag which not only fit's everything in it but is also bang on trend with the colour for the season! This work of art is from british brand Florian and I highly recommend them for quality and style. Are you in love as much as I am?! Last but not least my godsend in Amsterdam last weekend my Daniel Footwear black long leather boots. So simple, so well made and the perfect shape for day wear!
This post proves white isn't just for summer and there's lots of amazing crisp white pieces that are perfect for winter to! What's your favourite white piece you can't live without?!
Dorothy Perkins Leather Biker, 'Stella' White Shirt Dress c/o Motel Rocks, Zara Polo Neck Top, Topshop Jamie Jeans, Primark Leopard Cross Body Bag, Topshop Socks, Missguided Heels
If there is something that has been missing from my wardrobe for ages it's a white shirt dress. It's no secret that I love a good crisp white collar under just about everything and I have been raving over my Topshop Boutique shirt dresses for well over a year now but it has been impossible to find that perfect combination between the two - something I desperately needed, and knew would be a firm staple in my everyday-wear.
And thisss is why I love Motel so much, once again coming up trumps with that perfect dress. It's in a nice light fabric making it suitable all year around and the layering options feel endless! Open, closed, over, under.. and being such a clean and simple piece it comes with absolutely everything.
For this look, I wanted to make the dress the centre of attention (rightly deserved!) so wanted it out on show, not under a jumper, and with black and grey tones to really make the most of the bright white. I am loving the look of dresses over jeans/skinny trousers this season, especially with a heel for that perfect day-to-night look but the ripped knee and leather bring the perfect amount of casj to the look. I finished off with a statement bag to add a bit of print to mix into the texture-based outfit.
Look 1 - H&M roll neck, Miss Guided Faux Fur Coat, Miss Guided Floral mini Skirt, Littlewoods Yellow Clutch
Look 2 - Miss Guided Floral Playsuit, Beyond Retro Roll Neck, Boohoo Blazer, Miss Guided Fur Stole, Boohoo Bag, Miss Guided Boots
60s has made a massive come back this season and I couldn't be happier! Statement coats, roll necks, mini skirts and amazing 60s prints take centre stage in our wardrobes.
For the first look I styled up a shaggy fur coat from Miss Guided with a statement mini skirt. Roll neck and 60s glasses with a pop of yellow bag gave it that 60s twist for a perfect day look. For the second I went for this amazing floral 60s print playsuit also from Miss Guided with a white long blazer and faux fur stole for more of a evening 60s look. Whether you just add a simple roll neck under your dresses or invest in a mini skirt and long boots, 60s is such an easy look to adapt into your wardrobe.
Have you guys been influenced by 60s this season?