Monday, April 13, 2015

THE JANE BIRKIN EFFECT.


Jane Birkin ... the look that french girls embraced and still hold on to

I'm getting the tiniest bit bored with my hair again. 
 Maybe it's because the sun's shining, or just because I feel the need to try something different, but I am ready to have some much needed inches off.

The winter weather, central heating etc, has played havoc with my naturally frizz prone wavy hair, coupled with ombre grown out highlights with ends that resemble straw, the time has definitely come.

But recently I felt the need for a bigger change.....For a fringe/bangs, whatever you call it, I can't get this idea out of my head (or hair) right now.

Now, this may not sound particularly drastic to you, but for me it conjures up haunting memories of the night before going back to school, sitting on the kitchen stool, with a scissor wielding Mum ready to 'cut' the hair out of my eyes, saying 'you will be able to see the blackboard so much better' dear? 
What was wrong with a hair clip, or alice band I will never know, and the inches were lopped off until a suitably loony fringe was cut to last the term!

So putting my childhood scars aside, and channeling the seventies and some french girl chic, a la Jane Birkin's famous fringe, the Pinterest pages have been scoured for some healing inspiration.



Bangs & Waves

Campaign | Edie Campbell And Beck By Hedi Slimane For Saint Laurent Paris | Spring 2013 | The Libertine

Mid-length hair with bangs

70s bob with bangs -- love it But I know I hate bangs on me.arg! So cute

freja....Everything about her! Hair, Makeup for brown eyes, skin...everything is ON POINT!

Medium Length layered beach wavy hair with long bangs, as seen in Free People

DIY: Sea Salt Spray / Blog / Need Supply Co.

British model Suki Waterhouse applying Burberry Lip Glow before heading out to see Dan Croll live in LA #THISISBRIT


Chambray button down and jeans, leather satchel- complete with straight-away bangs and messy bed hair... weekend is afoot.

coloring. orange eyes.

Navy peacoat on Jane Birkin. - I just LOVE this haircut - Fall 2012 for me:)

Boho is big this season and a fringe is a sure fire way to get an instant hair update for a cool seventies vibe.

 Are you thinking of a hair change right now? Would you consider a fringe? Let me know, and I'll let you know if I have been brave enough too....But, not with the kitchen scissors this time!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

PERFECTLY SLOUCHY






Watch: Skagen / Leather jacket: Whistles / Backpack: Mum&Co / Sweatshirt: Anthony Vaccarello / Sandals: New Look / Sunglasses: Quay Austin / Harem Sweatpants: Hush / T-Shirt: Hush / Eau De Toilette: Aesop / Nail polish: Tom Ford / Trainers: Adidas



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On long weekends and days off, I love nothing more than dressing down and showing my love for what was once only considered fit for the gym, the humble sweatpant.

I like to think of them as the chic softer sister to my jeans, and whilst it's not the most groundbreaking look ever, (after four days of eating all things chocolaty) it is the most comfortable way of dressing slouchy without looking like a total slob. Counterbalanced with a biker jacket, sweatpants and I are best friends right now.

And whilst there is no point in over thinking my indulgences, summer is just around the corner, more flesh will be on show, and I do have a holiday or two booked.  Probably, time to work up a proper sweat, rescue the real gym gear, and go cold turkey on the chocolate...........

Cue tantrums!  




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Thursday, March 26, 2015

TALKING KHAKI









Shirt: Warehouse / Bag: Givenchy / Perfume: Miller Harris / Coat: Oasis / Shirt: H&M / Sunglasses: Topshop / Top: H&M / Shoes: Missguided / Dress: Day Birger Et Mikkelsen / Slide Espadrille: Jigsaw / Eye Liner: Chantecaille / Nail Polish: Chanel / Trouser: Warehouse



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I have to be honest, I don't wear a lot of color. Whilst black, grey, navy and neutrals will always be my the basics of my wardrobe,  green and I have never seen eye to eye.

 Except, that is for khaki.  Maybe it's something to do with the uniform connection, or the military precision, or perhaps that it just fits in with my need for a new battle plan?...



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Thursday, March 19, 2015

NEW SEASONS REFRESH EDIT



The promise of brighter, sunnier days is just around the corner, and
sometimes just the simplest updates are all you need to kick start your existing wardrobe into shape.

 The stores are brimming with the new seasons catwalk inspired trends right now. But which are the pieces that inject new life into your clothes, that compliment and slot easily into your wardrobe, and you will love season after season?

From classic navy and timeless stripes, to khaki and the new super natural neutrals.......

 Here, are my five top buy's.


IN THE NAVY

EMPORIO ARMANI SS15


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CELINE SS15




Breton stripes, brass buttons, wide legged pants, 
nautical (and, oh so nice). Timeless and versatile, these wardrobe essentials never date.


NEW NEUTRALS

STELLA MCCARTNEY SS15



BOTTEGA VENETA SS15



Super luxe nude, natural, cream and the palest hint of blush, will always have wearability.

KHAKI

NICHOLAS K SS15



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RALPH LAUREN SS15



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The military look has been reworked for spring........This season it's all about elegant utilitarianism.

ALL WHITE

NICHOLAS K SS15



HAIDER ACKERMANN SS15

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STELLA MCCARTNEY SS15




MONOCHROME MAGIC

VICTORIA BECKHAM SS15



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Black and white is always a perennial favorite. Will you be wearing this in five years time?.......Probably, yes.

  
GET THE LOOK FOR LESS

Textured straight-cut trousers

WIDE LEG TROUSER £59.99 MANGO

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NAVY LONG LINE BLAZER WAS £75 NOW £37 GOLDIE

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WHITE LEATHER LOAFERS WERE £45 NOW £29 ASOS

Palazzo trousers

NAVY WIDE LEGGED TROUSER £39.99 MANGO

Double-breasted jacket

DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET £69.99 MANGO

I like to intersperse casual with smarter elements, like a tailored jacket with frayed denim.

Strap leather sandals

DOUBLE STRAP LEATHER SANDAL £79.99 MANGO

Double-breasted coat

NAVY DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET £79.99 MANGO

Image 1 of STRIPED TURTLENECK DRESS from Zara

NAVY AND WHITE STRIPE DRESS 39.99 ZARA


SAINT JAMES MERIDIEN STRIPE NAVY TOP £55
 ATTERLEY ROAD

A navy and white Breton-striped top is a seasonal staple.

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BOLD STRIPE COTTON MIDI DRESS £30 MONKI

Balance the boldness of the stripe with flat sneakers or sandals.

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100% COTTON STRIPE MIDI SKIRT £10 NOISY MAY

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KHAKI SHIRT DRESS £45 RIVER ISLAND

Leather gladiator sandals

HEELED LEATHER SANDAL £99.99 MANGO

Long chest-pocket jumpsuit

 JUMPSUIT £69.99 MANGO

Khaki kicked off on the catwalks with a distinctively utilitarian feel. Make it part of your uniform.



WIDE STRAP LEATHER SANDAL £49.99 ZARA

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KHAKI JOGGER £22.99 NEW LOOK

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IN BOTH KHAKI AND NAVY...... JUMPSUIT £75 ASOS WHITE

This slouchy easy going silhouette is perfect for this seasons modern military mood......(I want both colors!)

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KHAKI MAXI DRESS WAS £40 NOW £32 GLAMOROUS

 Perfect for those warm days in the city,
 or now before untanned legs are pin perfect!

Strap cord sandals

STRAP CORD SANDALS £19.99 MANGO


LINEN AND COTTON BLEND BOILERSUIT £65
 TOPSHOP

The boilersuit is this seasons heroine piece, 
seeing you through from day to night.

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WHITE PURE COTTON MIDI DRESS WAS £38 NOW £30 ASOS

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DUSTERCOAT £55 NOISY MAY

A lightweight cover up such as this this will pull all your trans-seasonal wardrobe together.





OLD SKOOL WHITE TRAINER £54.99 VANS

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COTTON SHIRT DRESS £55 ASOS WHITE

A perfect balance between borrowed from the boys and femininity.....Team with trainers or toughen up with black accessories.


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The art of dressing well is not complicated. Whatever your budget, just invest in the best you can afford.  It does however take a little time, and a few well chosen pieces, so that you always have the right things in your wardrobe.

I'm always excited at the start of a new season, and sometimes there is something so, fresh and new that it literally makes me swoon, I have that (can't live without moment) and will throw it lovingly into the mix.

 Something tells me that may just happen........But, I guess that's allowed, isn't it?



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