20.10.14

Boohoo Boutique AW14 - Amy

Black Blazer c/o Boohoo, Boutique Paisley Jumpsuit c/o Boohoo, Ray Ban Clubmasters, Asos Fur Stole, Grey Roll Clutch c/o Boohoo, Black Sandals c/o Boohoo









Having seen, and completely fallen for Boohoo's latest Boutique collection at their AW14 Press Day back in the summer, we have been impatiently waiting to get our hands on our favourite pieces and huzzah! the day is finally here! The collection itself is the perfect blend of boho and tailored and is the perfect way to go from Autumn into Christmas Party mode with sequins, silk and fur bombers a plenty.

I absolutely love all the paisley pieces in this collection and this tailored jumpsuit literally, jumped out at my straight away - the muted colours make this statement print so easy to wear and this would equally as good with an oversized grungy jumper and heeled boots for a more relaxed look. I decided to dress it up (or as dressed up as I go really!) by adding a simple blazer and sandal combo and finished off with a statement fur.

What do you think of the Boohoo Boutique collection? 

19.10.14

What's Up, Doc? - Naomi

c/o Boohoo Clutch, H&M Rollneck, UO Belt, Beyond Retro Hat, Topshop Necklace

Photographs by Greg Sutton (Workhorse Pictures)











I have got to admit I'm a Doc virgin! But when I came across these floral ones on Bank Fashion online I knew they were the ones for me! I love the cute but subtle ditsy floral print and think there going to be my absolute godsend for Glastonbury and festivals next year. 

I recently went to the Free People pop-up and got to pick an item, the lace dress in a gorgeous lilac colour was the perfect piece and knew it would look great teamed with my Docs and some big fur. I layered my black roll neck underneath it for a bit of hard edge against the pretty lace and belted my PLT long white fur gilet over the dress, which is the perfect layering piece for autumn. I just love the pretty lace against the tough but girly Docs for that girly/tough edge!
I was so pleased with the outfit and it shows just how versatile Dr. Martens are! What's your favourite style? They are fast becoming a wardrobe staple for me! 

18.10.14

What's Up, Doc? - Amy

Topshop Tartan Check Coat (similar here and here), H&M Jumper, Primark Grey Roll Neck, Topshop Jamie Rip Knee Jeans, Cherry Red Dr. Marten Boots










It is only officially Autumn when the Docs come back out - good bye pool slides, so long peep toes and hellooo big chunky socks and weatherproof boots. Any shoe that is both fashionable and practical is a winner in our books but the DM is such a classic, it is definitely our most essential wardrobe staple.

My favourite pair are my cherry reds and this is fast becoming my lazy day, go to outfit this Autumn. I will happily wear my docs with just about anything but the layers and little added extras to this essentially 'jeans and t-shirt' look are what makes this simple and chic. The black and grey tones keep the outfit quite androgynous but the statement coat adds the perfect feminine touch and even better, colour matches so perfectly with my boots. 

Could you live without your Docs? If you can, tell me how! 

16.10.14

McArthurGlen Denim Diary - Naomi

Outfit 1
c/o McArthurGlen Hobbs Floral Dress & Levis Shearling Denim Jacket, c/o Boohoo Clutch, Zara Leopard Boots, Beyond Retro Belt

Outfit 2
c/o McArthurGlen Levis Denim Dress & French Connection Coat, Beyond Retro Rollneck Body, c/o Smashglam Necklace, Urban Outfitters Boots

Outfit 3
c/o McArthurGlen Levis Shearling Jacket & Denim Dress, Zara Scarf, c/o La Moda Bag, c/o Next Tan Over The Knee Boots

Read more about McArthurGlen's Denim - The New Icons Campaign here














If you caught up on Amy’s post last night you will know we were luckily asked to take a trip to McArthurGlen Swindon Outlet a few weekends ago, I have never been to Swindon before and it was in the middle of myself and Amy so thought it would be the perfect outlet to check out! My usual outlet shopping is Bicester Village which I always found great pieces at so I was really excited to check out Mcarthur Glen and all the exciting shops!

Our first stop was of course Starbucks as we are totally obsessed with PSL’s - who isn’t? After a quick caffeine fix we were ready to shop, we planned out a route over coffee which of course top of our list for denim was the ‘Levis’ store. I was lucky and found both my denim pieces straight away! I went for an amazing shearling Levis denim jacket and a denim shirt dress also from Levis! I hardly wear jeans so these were the perfect alternative for me and I knew I could get some amazing pieces to team with them!

We then headed to French Connection where I couldn’t resist this amazing boucle jacket with fur trim, which I have worn to death since! I thought it would look great with the shirt dress and yellow roll neck underneath for a 60s twist- which worked perfectly! Then headed to Hobbs where I walked past the window and saw the most incredible floral shirt dress which I just had to have! The Levis shearling denim jacket worked perfectly over this for a smart,casual look playing on my bohemian style. I mixed my leopard print boots with the look for a bit of clash!

I wanted to be really experimental with my looks and make them me, so don’t be scared to team your denim pieces with prints and pretty pieces! For my last double denim look I threw my blanket scarf over my shoulders for a bit of interest and my over the knee boots from Next with tan bag gave it a bit of colour and detail. 

Which of my 3 looks is your favourite? Have you been to a McArthurGlen outlet before? Check out their Denim - The New Icons campaign here to get a little more info and don't forget to show us your own Denim Diary using the hashtag #DenimTheIcons

15.10.14

McArthurGlen Denim Diary - Amy

Outfit 1 - French Connection Coat c/o McArthurGlen, Levi's Denim Shirt c/o McArthurGlen, Levi's Indio Jeans c/o McArthurGlen, Fur Scarf c/o Next, New Look Grey Suede Boots

Outfit 2 - French Connection Jumper c/o McArthurGlen, Next Longline Tailored Shorts c/o McArthurGlen, Ray Ban Clubmasters, Rodnik Snoopy Bag c/o Urban Outfitters, Converse

Outfit 3 - Blazer c/o Boohoo, French Connection Monochrome Top c/o McArthurGlen, Ray Ban Wayfarers, Primark Clutch, Clarks Boots c/o McArthurGlen

read more about McArthurGlen's Denim - The New Icons Campaign here























If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen that a couple of weekend's ago, we were asked by the lovely people at McArthurGlen to get involved with there brand new Denim Icons campaign. We were challenged to pull 3 outfits from the stores in the shopping centre, based around 2 items of denim and boy did we have an amazing time doing it!

McArthurGlen is definitely my sort of shopping destination - it is an outlet, so stock is all quite heavily discounted but unlike Bicester Village (our closest equivalent) the brands are much more 'high street' and in turn, much more up my street. There are high end, high street stores like Hobbs and Jaegar thrown in for good measure right down to your M&S basics offering something for everyone. It is also all indoors, which made the experience even better as it was pouringggg.

When it comes to denim, there is only one brand that is really worth springing to mind and that, of course, is Levi's. We had decided we'd style up the 2 pieces individually and then as a double denim look for our ways-to-wear so the Levi's store seemed the obvious places to start our search! I wanted a classic pair of jeans to style up and fancied Indigo for Autumn and I feel the shirt and jeans combo is the best way to rock double denim. I love the pussy bow detailing on the shirt as something a little different - Easy Peasy.

I wanted to do 3 very different looks with the denim pieces so opted for smart, smart casual and casual. The thing with outlet centres is your never quite sure of what you may find so despite doing atleast 2 rounds of all the shops, French Connection just had exactly what I needed and I ended up picking up this amazing Navy Coat to finish off my double denim look, a top to really dress up my jeans and the cosiest of jumpers to casj up the shirt.

Which of my 3 looks is your favourite? Have you been to a McArthurGlen outlet before? Check out their Denim - The New Icons campaign here to get a little more info and don't forget to show us your own Denim Diary using the hashtag #DenimTheIcons