28.8.14

Monthly Must Haves (August) - Naomi


The last few weeks the weather has dropped and my head is totally in AW14 mode. Boy I love summer but I am welcoming AW with open arms and i'm totally ready for layers upon layers of fur, print and texture! Online and in-store are full of AMAZING transitional pieces and coats and this is the time to snap up the best of the best! I'm collecting my  pieces now so be quick to make the transition and get ahead of the AW game! Here's what I am absolutely swooning over this month, it's a good'un! 

Who said jumpsuits are just for summer? This new jumpsuit by Love is the perfect autumnal piece with a gorgeous folk inspired painted print which is so on trend! Layer it up with fur and knitwear to transition into winter!

You all know I love a choker and Topshop are absolutely killing it at the moment with all their gorgeous styles. This one is super cute and has nice autumnal colours. 

I am dying for a pair of printed flares and they are so HARD to find! I came across these on Instagram by a website called Novella Royale and fell head over heels in love. They are incredible and come in lots of different prints... A PAIR IN EVERY PATTERN PLEASE! 

I always like to include some pieces that I really love but I am just never going to afford and this is one of those items! These boots are made for walking, running, sleeping and dancing. I just love them so much I want to die. The gorgeous snakeskin and tan together is so right but the £330 price tag is so wrong :-( A girl can dream....

I saw this on the gorgeous Megan from Pages By Megan who works for ASOS and fell in love. I love a statement fur stole and this one is so unusual with the flash of green and red. It would look great for now over a leather jacket - infact it will look great over EVERYTHING! 

I wore a Sunita Mukhi bag at LFW last season and have been in love with them ever since. They just contacted us about working with them again and this is top of my wish list! I love a backpack and the eye and beading gives a black backpack a 'Naomi' edge.. 

I know Amy is lusting after these beauties to! I love the pony skin top with the chunky heel and they are the perfect clean black boot to make a statement with any AW outfit. Also being from Urban Outfitters you know they are going to be seriously good quality and it's worth investing in for a essential black boot!

I discovered the Urban Outfitters US site this week and advise you all to check out the A-mazing product! I found this cape and the other cape on this wish list on the site & would definitely pay the shipping for these beauties! 

A girl can never have too many hats and this one is so beaut for AW14! I love the shade of brown and the shape of it and can't help but think I NEED it for my AW hat collection! 

These are such a good shape and I love the really orange and vibrant tortoise shell print. There a nice winter sunny to prepare for the winter sun (haha!)

Another amazing find on the UO US site! This time slightly more expensive but for a Pendleton cape it's worth it... Wait- and its reversible! I'm totally won over!

Ughhh I have been dreaming about this coat since I saw it on the A+O Instagram. It's just divine and actually is made for a queen. That queen will be me at LFW next month- how do you think I should style this bad boy? 

27.8.14

Monthly Must Haves (August) - Amy


August out, Autumn in - another summer over far too quickly but oh my godddd the high street are hitting us left, right and centre with the most amazing new season pieces. I apologise for the Topshop-heavy post but after going back to work for a day last week, I've come away with so much inspiration and a wishlist as long as my arm, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many brands I just love but every AW (in particular), I'm reminded I'm a total toppers girl at heart:

Topshop Blanket Cape
if there is any piece you need to invest in this autumn, it's the blanket cape! even my mother turned up with one today. The perfect amount of snuggly chic for the chillier evenings

Whistles Stripe Voila Jumper
Oh Whistles, can I just have all of you please? I love this french slogan, stripy jumper so much

The White Pepper Bread Bag
How fun is this bag from The White Pepper? Add a playful twist to your wardrobe to brighten up your post holiday blues

Topshop Folk Print Coord (Top & Shorts)
Festival season might be almost over but festival styling doesn't have to finish. Update your folk prints with thick furs and layers galore.

Topshop Culottes
Cling onto the hope of wearing shorts a little bit longer by wearing er, shorts that are a little bit longer! Culottes are still huge and these boutique-y looking ones are the perfect autumn update.

Termite Eyewear Sunglasses
The most amazing sunglasses ever? Termite offer eco-friendly eyewear in a variety of wood finishes and lens tints so you can create your perfect pair.

Zara Pointed Boots
The slides have been packed away and the annual search for the perfect boot is over before it's even begun.

Topshop Shearling Coat
When it comes to tonal dressing, texture is key and this statement shearling coat is the ultimate piece.

Topshop Leopard Print Mini Skirt
All eyes on Cara? You can preview the new toppers collection online now - this leopard print pelmet skirt being my favourite item so far!

26.8.14

Naomi Does Notting Hill Carnival

Outfit 1
c/o Lipsy Yellow Kimono
Beyond Retro Belt
Boohoo Floral Crown & Coin Necklace Harness
c/o PLT Boots
Topshop Sunnies




 







 

 

On Sunday I headed to Notting Hill Carnival, the weather was dry which was lucky as everyone knows yesterday was a complete wash out! I have only been to carnival once before so wanted to go and explore more so we headed to Ledbury Road which is where all the main stages are. We spent forever looking for the 'Disco Hustlers' stage but ended up just floating around the stages and watching some of the floats. Carnival has such an amazing atmosphere, everyone is so happy and the food is amazing! We got a corn on the cob and it was the best corn on the cob I have ever had!

I wore Motel Rocks, which I think is absolutely perfect for Carnival attire! Lot's of bright colours and prints, which everyone was rocking! Carnival style is fun, bright and playful- which I absolutely loved! I wore the Guadalupe print crop top with a bright pair of shorts and kimono with statement accessories! Did any of you make it to Carnival this weekend?

Outfit 2
Beyond Retro Raincoat
c/o Adorned Duo Choker & Headchain
Primark Flower Sunnies

Monday was an absolute wash out and I was absolutely gutted as I had the below outfit to wear :-( We ran outside for a quick shot so I could show you guys! How perfect is the Fluro Flower print for Carnival?




25.8.14

Mellow Yellow - Naomi

Ebay Beige Waterfall Jacket
c/o Littlewoods Yellow Clutch
New Look Block Tan Heels









Is it safe to say that summer is officially over?! It's been raining all day and miserable- despite this me and my boyfriend made a dash to my favourite tunnel to try get get some shots in (excuse some of the rain drips!) at TSOP we have been getting super excited about all the AW14 trends and colours and are eager to try them all out in our own individual ways. 

The first on our hitlist was mixing a palette of neutrals and yellow as seen with many 60s influences/catwalks and trends for AW. I went for a simple outfit layering my Miss Guided trench coat with my new beige sleeveless jacket which I found on Ebay- i love the shape over it and think it will look great over knitwear for AW. But this played a great part in this layered outfit and was a perfect colour- I belted all together to finish it of wearing a simple neutral dress underneath. I went for minimal but statement accessories. The Termite sunglasses are so good- I am in love with them. They are made from wood and I just love the round shape and think there so unusual. The yellow clutch was my key bit of yellow to make the colour palette complete. I never usually do a sock and sandal but I really like the beige colour way with the tan sandals.- it's almost granny chic! It makes them perfect for this up and down weather (but not in the rain as I definitely stepped in a puddle!) & I think it finished of the look perfectly... I just hope my boyfriend doesn't notice there missing from his sock draw!

How are you guys experimenting with AW14 trends?

24.8.14

Mellow Yellow - Amy

Topshop Yellow Coat, Zara Roll Neck Jumper, Zara Camel Trousers, Topshop Circular Sunglasses, Primark Clutch, Primark Shoes









If there is one catwalk show that really stuck out for me in February, it was Topshop Unique and it is most definitely my biggest source for AW14 inspo. The textures and tonal dressing were bang on perfect and the colour palette was just so dreamy, I've been waiting for what feels like forever to mix the ideas into my own wardrobe.

As we are still in the last few weeks of summer, I kept this outfit quite transitional by wearing a pale yellow  coat over my thick knit (new favouriteee) and not the warmer mustardy tones we've been seeing pop up over the high street and have worn these bargainous open toe boots from Primari. I love how the textures in this look are quite clean but I can't wait to layer up this outfit with fur collars, patterned shirts and jazzy socks in the (much) colder months.

What are you favourite looks for autumn so far? I might be enjoying the clothes but I am definitely not enjoying the autumnal cold! We hope you're having a lovely bank holiday :)

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?