Trend Inspo: Back To School

How on earth is it that time of year again already? The end of August is fast approaching so what better excuse to treat yourself to a few new bits and bobs for a fresh start this season! Not that we ever need an excuse for new stationery... So here's what we'll be taking back to school!

There is nothing like a bit of colour to motivate and inspire me and that has been the main theme behind our choices this AW15! That, and cute and quirky pieces like the lipstick marker pens and pretty bow paperclips - every girl's stationery dream! We love the smart and slick yet retro vibes to the blazer, bag and watch and going bright and bold with a jazzy new phone case and all important journal (hopefully that'll make them harder to misplace, oops!)


Brownie Points - Naomi

Zara High Neck Top  & Striped Pleated Skirt
c/o Clarks Orla Kiely Heels
c/o Red Hot Sunglasses Chloe Round Shades
c/o Smashglam Tan Bag


This time of year I get so excited for AW trends and planning for the season ahead. We found the latest ASOS Magazine so inspirational for AW15 trends and couldn't wait to get stuck in. One trend that stood out as a favourite was definitely the shade of the season ahead, brown! Seen everywhere with the latest 70s obsession and bits have started coming through thick and fast on the high street.

I picked up a few new bits from Zara which worked perfectly for the brown trend which were this amazing high neck top which is perfect for autumnal layering and this amazing striped pleated skirt, both Zara! I thought it looked great teamed with my favourite ASOS Suede jacket for that perfect retro 70s edge. Finishing of with a cute brown bag from Smashglam and my favourite Orla heels.

Wha' are you most excited about for AW15?


Brownie Points - Amy

Orla Kiely x Uniqlo Heattech Top, Topshop Cord Dress, Marc Jacobs Sunglasses c/o Red Hot Sunglasses, Vintage Bag, Clarks x Orla Kiely Bibi Shoes

Nothing else says new season more than warming autumnal colour palettes and brown seems to be having a moment this year. Camels and tans still feature heavily on the high street but mixed with darker rusts and chestnut tones in thick textures like suedes and cords which are just perfect for exciting layering.

For this tonal outfit, I decided to pick one print and one texture to pull together to give each maximum impact in the outfit. This Topshop cord dress is spot on for transitioning weather/wardrobes working with t-shirts under, jumpers over or simply on it's own. With the cord as a base, I added my Orla roll neck underneath to add hints of other colours to break up the look. With a strong Orla vibe already occuring, I had to go with my one brown pair of shoes, my Bibi's, which work perfectly for an ultra feminine look which compliments the brownie colour palette

Will you brave the brown this season?


Reading List: August

It has been 6 whole months since we last did a Reading List post so we thought it was about time to share some of our favourite blogs once again! For this month's installment, we have chosen to showcase spaces on the internet that mix fashion and lifestyle in perfect balance to attract us back to their webpages day after day!

Charlotte's mix of amazing style, delicious recipes and unusual home ideas mean we just can't get enough! She has been on our reading list before and will be time and time again, a great all round blog that has something for everyone!

Olivia : What Olivia Did

Olivia paints the most perfect picture of London each week with her super cute outfit locations, inspiring and thoughtful words and her tea and cake adventures! It's no wonder this was one of the first blogs we became avid readers of and years later it's still a go-to

Julia : Stylon Nylon 

Julia's slick style and perfect lay flats get us dizzy and her Instagram is a visual dream @stylonylon  - one blog we check weekly for total inspo and places to check out.

Caroline : Burkatron

When it comes to DIY Home Interiors, no one does it better than Caroline! We love seeing what the Queen Of Crafts is up to so we can pinch all her insanely good ideas!

Which of your favourite bloggers offer the whole package? We gurantee these will be top of your lists this month if they weren't already!


Zigazig Ah - Naomi

 Zara Denim Skirt
Vintage Zig Zag 70s Top & Vintage Boots
c/o ASOS Skinny Metallic Scarf
c/o Free People Hat
c/o Smashglam Tan Fringe Bag

AW15 is coming fast and key 70s prints are everywhere. We picked out the iconic 70s zig zag print to style up in our latest post and it's perfect for transitional dressing. I found this amazing vintage M&S top in a charity shop recently and fell in love with the big sleeves and all over zig zag print. 

I styled it up with my new Zara denim skirt which I picked up in the sale for just £15! A great piece to style in a 70s way with my favourite boots and a skinny scarf. The weather has started to dip slightly so transitional pieces are great to have for when theres a slightly colder day, whether it's eager or just super keen we could not be more excited for AW15 dressing!


Zigazig Ah - Amy

Asos Zig Zag Jumper, Zara Geometric Trousers, Marc Jacobs Sunglasses c/o Red Hot Sunglasses, Next Faux Fur Bag, Clarks x Orla Kiely Dotty Shoes

It's no secret that I love a stripe but for AW we are literally shaking our stripes up a little! The zig zag seems to be all over the high street at the moment in seventies boho styles but it's carrying on into the new season too. I'm sorry to say I have already started on my new knitwear (even if it is August!) and this Zig Zag jumper from Asos is my absolute faveee - the colours are so fun but spot on for the chillier weather approaching and the modern/retro vibe slots in with the rest of my wardrobe perfectly

Not ever being content with just one jazzy pattern, I decided to go as bright as possible with yellow patterened trousers and bought it all the autumal texture with the faux fur bag and pony hair Orlas

Have you seen any zigzags that have spiked you attention this season?


AW15 Best Buys

Seeing as it's super dreary outside, we thought we'd allow ourselves to get excited about Autumn Winter in the only way we know how! - through our wardrobes! Now the sales are deminishing, they've made way for all the warm and wonderful new season pieces so we thought we'd share our favourite so far in our AW15 Best Buys -

Amy Says: My absolute most favourite thing about AW clothing is the combination of warming colour palletes and textures and this year certainly does not disappoint! Cord features heavily through Topshop's New In page in an array of rusts, camels and caramel colours which I love and knitted tees seem to be coming a bit of a thing for me! With this M&S number being my latest. Clarks have just announced details of their final collection with Orla Kiely for all you fall footwear needs and I'm keeping accessories slick and simple this year with sutble rather than statement details.


Naomi Says: This time of year I always get so excited about stocking up for autumn and as the stores are filling up with amazing AW15 pieces it's time to jump on the bandwagon and stock up early. A lot of these pieces you can start to wear now in a more summery way but these are my absolute must-haves come August pay day. I am literally head over heels for Zara who are killing it for AW15 and definitely my ones to watch!