Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Wax Coated Skinny Jeans

Over on the Avenue 57 Facebook discussion group we're all in need of some wax coated skinny jeans. They are the perfect piece to take you from day to night, to wear in the day with a simple casual knit and then for the evening with heels and a smarter top.

I bought some in Oasis about 14 months ago and I have to say they are THE BEST item I own. I've worn SO many times and in SO many ways. I am on the hunt for a different colour (mine are black) because I feel so good in them and my husband REALLY likes me in them :-)!

The first time I wore them for my 40th birthday lunch - I felt really good in them.

And then again for a few more nights out ... (seeing my hair long makes me miss it SO much but the reality is it only ever look ok for 2 days a year and for the other 363 days it was crap)

Here is the pair I have and I cannot cannot cannot recommend them highly enough

Oasis - £45 (the best £45 you will EVER spend)!
John Lewis have some (limited sizes) from Oasis at only £36

Here are some more available online (seems to be only black though for under £100).

ASOS - £32 (good waist on them and FAB price)

Mint Velvet via John Lewis - £79 (LOVE the zips)

John Lewis - £59

Mango - £34.99

River Island - £45

Karen Millen via ASOS - £99

Phase Eight - £69 (love these in dark grey)

Fan of the wax coated skinny? Do you own any? Where from?
PLEASE let me know if you find any for under £50 that are not black! I need more in my life.


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

What to wear

What to wear when you have too many clothes to choose from nothing to wear? A simple t-shirt that tells the world of your #firstworld problem!

New Look £7.99

Here's how I wear mine, including dreadful photos from the 10 yr old photographer!

Are you fan of the slogan t-shirt? I have never been a fan but I think that just changed!


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Whistle and Wolf

In January of this year I discovered a new brand - Whistle & Wolf. I was sent a skirt to style and I absolutely loved it. See here for how I wore their amazing floral skirt. I've worn it a few times since too. It's very versatile. So when they got in touch again to ask if I would like to style a dress from their range I jumped at the chance!

It took me forever to choose because there are so many really fab dresses online. I wanted one I could dress up or dress down and this one looked like the perfect one to suit my needs.

Here's how they style it

It has the most fabulous fitted waist and tulip style skirt which is perfect for me as it gives me a waist (I'm straight up and down like a plank in reality)!

Here's how I styled it. I ran out of time and energy but figure there are a ton more ways to dress this up and down.

 And then the photographers ran out of steam so it was back to my comfort zone of taking them myself!

Think this is too heavy for such a pretty dress? Might have been better with black heels. tights and a blazer for the office?

Last but not least, totally dressed down and it's these that I love the most because it's my comfort zone of casual with a smart (dress) twist.

What do you think of the dress? Told you it was versatile!


Friday, 14 November 2014

Khaki jeans

I got my first pair from Sainsbury's a few years ago. I'd seen a fantastic pair from Ralph Lauren and with a price tag of over £100 they were never going to be mine. So imagine my delight when I stumbled into Sainsbury's way back then and found these skinny cargo pants - love love love! I have worn them to almost death and now they're on their last legs (faded/worn/go baggy very quickly).

A quick search online brings back a ton of khaki jeans. I LOVE them with tan/grey/navy/any colour and they make a change from the usual skinny jeans.

Topshop - £38 (these are technically green but still, they would look great with tan)!

Jack Wills via ASOS - £49.50 (green again but you get the gist)!

New Look - £22.99

New Look again - £22.99

Oasis via John Lewis - £32

Mango via House of Fraser - £39.99

I'd team with a fluffy cream jumper (perfect one from Miss Selfridge here), denim jacket from Next, tan knee high boots from Dorothy Perkins and a good scarf from my shop!

Fan of the khaki? How do you wear yours? Hop on over to the Avenue 57 group (closed) on Facebook to show off your daily outfits.