Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Wardrobe Update for AW14

TOPSHOP coat, trousers, belt
ALDO boots

The easiest way to update your old coat into a piece suitable for the new season? Easy! Just add a belt...

Belted coats were all over the AW14 catwalks from Topshop Unique to Burberry, and now the high street are getting in on the action too. I've seen gorgeous examples from Zara and the likes, but I recently got to thinking - why not save my money and make my own? I still have a lot of love for my Topshop boyfriend coat, and it's served me well over the past couple of years. So, I decided against rushing to replace it, and instead just updated it by cinching in the waist with a skinny studded belt.   

I paired my belted coat with some faux leather trews, a trusty pair of ankle boots and a mini clutch bag, creating a simple Autumn day look, perfect for jumping around in the fallen leaves. Of the entire outfit, the only recent addition is the Paul's Boutique bag, fresh from their new collection. It's made of a beautiful grey suede and has a contrasting luminous yellow strap. It's a cute little addition to my Autumn wardrobe and mini bags are another trend which are set to stick around for a while. 

Let me know how you are updating your wardrobes for the new season!



Friday, 26 September 2014

Autumn Topshop Lusting

Pay Day Topshop Lusting

Pinstud bootsPlaysuitCamel CoatOxblood suitRipped jeansSandalsSunglasses, Nail polish

Today is my favourite day of the month... pay day! Unfortunately for me I have my car insurance, service and MOT due very soon, so most of my money will be being spent on that, and not on pretty clothes from Topshop. :(

That being said, you know I like a little online window shop now and again and that is exactly what I've been doing this morning. It's nearly October and the Autumnal vibes are officially setting in. I'm now lusting after coats, boots and all things burgundy. I also recently discovered that I don't have any blue jeans any more, so that needs to be rectified. Plus I really want to jump on the busted knee bandwagon. 

What are you lusting after at the moment?



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

London Fashion Week | Christopher Raeburn SS15

Christopher Raeburn was the final show of the day for me. I was definitely feeling pretty worn out by this point and ready to put my feet up at home, however, the show was amazing and I came away feeling totally inspired.

There was quite a casual, sporty aesthetic to the designs, featuring wearable jersey joggers and sweaters as well as parkas and bomber jackets. The colour palette was pretty, featuring a lot of grey with pops of fuschia pink and army green. There was also a strong focus on visually striking prints, including Japanese florals and military camo. The contrast between masculine and feminine prints created an interesting take on classic sportx-luxe, and perfect for the Spring and Summer. 

I really enjoyed the Christopher Raeburn show and it made a nice change from the pretty elegant collections that I'd seen a lot of that day from the likes of Daks and Bora Aksu. I could definitely see myself wearing some of these pieces!

Did you like the Raeburn's SS15 collection? What was your favourite show from this season?   


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

London Fashion Week | Felder Felder SS15

Felder Felder was by far the most anticipated show of the day for me, and it didn’t disappoint. There was a strong sixties bohemian atmosphere with brightly coloured prints, semi-sheer flares and iconic cowgirl boots. Amongst the romantic fabrics and printed silks there were some bright metallics and heavy embellishments creating a beautiful contrast to reflect the 'feminine mystique'.

The colour palette was bold and bright featuring aqua blue, flamingo pink and Sicilian lemon yellow. The funky hues added to the urban hippy vibe that encapsulated the whole collection and helped to transport the audience back to the freedom of the sixties.

Having the opportunity to sit second row at the show was definitely a highlight of Fashion Week this season. The atmosphere and anticipation in the room was amazing as we waited for the show to start. We knew we were in for something spectacular and the Felder Felder girls delivered a stunning Spring / Summer collection. 

What did you think of the show? Will you be donning a pair of cowgirl boots next season?



Monday, 15 September 2014

My LFW Look

 ASOS jeans
TOPSHOP clutch

I decided to break up my show review posts with a little look at my Fashion Week outfit! I knew I wanted to wear my favourite Blank NYC flares and decided to keep the rest of the look pretty simple with a structured white blazer and minimal jewellery. I added the pink faux fur clutch bag as a statement piece to jazz up the monochrome look. Finding the balance between feeling comfortable on the cobbles, whilst still blending in with the fash-pack, often involves extensive planning and last minute trips to Topshop. I think the key is to stick with pieces you feel confident in… and wear comfortable shoes. 

Having your picture taken when you’re standing around Somerset House between shows is inevitable, but I was totally surprised to see where mine ended up! I was so excited to see my outfit made Stylist Magazine’s top 15 street style looks, and I also spotted myself on the ELLE Magazine LFW roundup. ELLE is my favourite fashion magazine and I’ve been reading it for as long as I can remember, so to see myself featured amongst other incredibly stylist ladies was a very exciting moment!

I hope you’re all enjoying my Fashion Week updates, because there’s more to come! Stay tuned for Jean-Pierre Braganza, Felder Felder and Christopher Raeburn reviews. 



Sunday, 14 September 2014

London Fashion Week | Daks SS15


Daks was the only show I saw at Fashion Week this season that didn't take place at Somerset House. Instead, the collection showed at the very extravagant setting of The Royal Opera House. The beautiful show space reflected the elegance of the designs, and the overall atmosphere of the show was very feminine and sophisticated. 

The muted colour palette of greys and dusty lavender gave the collection a very luxurious and elegant vibe. A few silver feathers in the midst of classic silk and cashmere added a fun quirk to the refined collection, with my favourite piece being a pair of trousers made entirely from the shimmery feathers. 

The Daks show was definitely a highlight of Fashion Week for me and I could see myself wearing everything from the collection! 


Saturday, 13 September 2014

London Fashion Week | Bora Aksu SS15

Bora Aksu saw my day at fashion week off to a great start with his fairy tale inspired collection. To begin with the collection featured delicate and romantic shapes and embroidered textures with a feminine colour palette of white, nude and soft blue. The sheer fabrics on fresh faced models created a dreamy innocent vibe that shifted dramatically as the show progressed.

The second half of the show ventured into much darker territory and the embroidered lace took on a slightly more gothic aesthetic. Featuring rich shades of purple, navy and black, with very structured silhouettes, the looks were filled with drama. The standout piece was the bridal inspired gown complete with bright purple veil. The colour was stunning and it was definitely a show stopper.

Overall, the collection was very pretty and delicate, with a dramatic twist towards the end. It was one of my favourite shows and a fantastic start to the day. 

Stay tuned for more show reviews!



Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Alexander Wang Spring 2015

I feel like I've been working non stop recently and I've barely had any time to check out the live streams of New York Fashion Week, so I've been relying on my favourite American bloggers to keep me updated via Instagram! Luckily I was able to make an exception and catch the Alexander Wang show, which is always a favourite in my books.

The collection was heavily sports inspired, with particular attention on the iconic sneaker. Wang played on what he believes is most recognisable about the sports shoe, the colouring and the patterning, and deconstructed that into his designs. Stand out pieces include the Nike Flyknit-inspired neon dresses, the white tennis outfits in homage to Adidas Stan Smiths, and of course the statement leather clutch bags.

The models all wore sleek ponytails with glowing skin and bleached brows for that sporty-but-feminine look that Alexander Wang girls are famous for. The nails were natural with a high shine top coat to mimic the slicked back hair. Overall impression - absolutely gorgeous.

What did you think of the Alexander Wang show? What's been your favourite collection of NYFW so far?


Image sources: 1, 2, 3 


Friday, 5 September 2014

Seasonal Staples

H&M trench coat
TOPSHOP pleather shorts
F&F sandals*
ASOS sunglasses

It's safe to say these Topshop shorts have been a staple in my summer wardrobe this year. Sadly this may be the last time they feature on the blog for a while before they're packed away in favour of more autumn appropriate attire. I think the reason I've loved them so much over the past couple of months is because they're so versatile. I do like shorts in the summer time and this simple black pleather pair are a good alternative to denim to make an outfit that little bit more interesting.

This time I paired my summer shorts with my new season staple - a navy trench coat from H&M. I snapped it up in my local store after seeing several blogger babes rocking the beige one and it's definitely a new favourite in my wardrobe. I think it's going to be the perfect transitional jacket to take me through September and into the cooler months.  

I wore this outfit to the theatre a couple of nights ago where I saw The Lion King with my Mum for her Birthday. It was absolutely incredible, and by far the most amazing show I've ever seen! I 100% recommend going to see it if you ever get the chance. The creativity and the talent that goes into making the show are just mind blowing. I've been singing the soundtrack ever since!


PS. Will any of you lovely lot be at London Fashion Week next Friday? If so it would be great to meet some of you!


© Sarah Nunn

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