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I Want it Wednesday – Mixed Up Prints

Topshop Printed Tops

Mixed Prints Outfits

1: Topshop Aztec Latino Suntop

2: Topshop Animal Border Vest

3: Topshop Bright Animal Cami

Outfits: see here for details of each item

Loving the whole Aztec/Navajo themes going on for SS12, especially the creative prints that we’re seeing as a result. It’s a bit brash, and a bit of an eye-ache, but it’s cool and fun and young. Mixing up prints is going to be big, so don’t be afraid, just play around with your prints and see what works for you. I’ve picked three great printed tees from Topshop to get started with (cause as usual they’re bang on trend and affordable)  and then made a print-crazy outfit with each – give it a go!

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I Want it Wednesday – Red Chanel Jacket

Red Chanel Jacket - Alessandra Codinha (Satorialist)

source: http://www.thesartorialist.com/

In love with this red Chanel jacket WWD reporter Alessandra Codinha is wearing. I love her teaming of it with tiny little shorts, as it’s one of those pieces that could style old (she said she stole it off her mum). It would smarten up any outfit without actually making it smart, if you know what I mean, so I’d wear it with a high-waisted leather skirt, loose-fitting crop top and little black ankle boots. Doubt I’ll be able to find this exact piece but I’ll be on the lookout for some similar jackets. There’s this McQ blazer, but it’s a little boring – I love the white and black lining on the Chanel jacket.

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Gold Sequin Sleeves and Palazzo Trousers

Tuula blog - gold sequin sleeves and palazzo trousers

Tuula blog - gold sequin sleeves and palazzo trousers

Tuula blog - gold sequin sleeves and palazzo trousers

source: http://tuulavintage.blogspot.com

Had to share this beautiful outfit from tuula with you guys (if you haven’t seen it already!) I usually don’t go for such a sophisticated, lady-like style but the gold sequin sleeves and hard, manish accessories give it a really cool, young edge. Perfect.

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I Want it Wednesday – Silver Dresses

Silver foil batwing dress

Silver cut sleeve dress

source: http://www.nastygal.com/

Most people want sequins and silver for parties, but to be honest I love the idea of silver dresses in the daytime. With an oversized jumper or man-cardi they’re the epitome of casual, easy sexiness with a boyish vibe (a la Rumi of Fashiontoast – who else?). It’s the kind of thing that works for places like New York though, I’m not sure the streets of London would appreciate my subverted eveningwear and people might mistake me for a hooker. BUT it’s still a cool look and I wanna rock it out sometime in the warmer months.

These three dresses are from Nasty Gal. Not sure where to find other silver dresses – let me know if you know a good place. I really need to stop featuring Nasty Gal or people are gonna think they pay me (they don’t), but their styling is just too good.

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Pink Leather Gillet and Buckle Shoes

Karolina Kurkova Elle France December 11

source: http://www.fashionising.com/

The title of this post says it all, really. I love this leather gillet – not often you see one in blush pink, and it’s rare that such a colour can look so cool, tough and modern. These Balenciaga buckle boots are also totally awesome. Brown and black is a difficult combination to get right but these boots are a testament to how good they can be together when done right.

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I Want it Wednesday – Reiss Women’s Jillie Navy Faux Fur Jacket

Reiss Women's Jillie Navy Faux Fur Jacket

source: Reiss 

Just the one item this week, as it’s a knockout. I’ve been searching for a blue faux fur jacket or coat ever since seeing one in the Topshop AW11 party collection. I love the ombre striped effect on this Reiss jacket, which is pretty standard but seems elevated with the coloured faux fur, almost neon. I think the blue would look amazing against black leather trousers and a low-neck white tank top. Not really sure how I’d feel about pairing it with more colourful offerings though. Even though colour blocking is pretty trendy right now, I think it might be a bit too much.

Ps. Sorry for the late post, I was just so busy yesterday and forgot!

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I Want it Wednesday – Nasty Gal Oversized Jumpers

Nasty Gal - Oversized Jumper

Nasty Gal - Oversized JumpersNasty Gal - Oversized Jumper

source: http://www.shopnastygal.com/

Nothing is more sexy than a girl in an oversized jumper, her hair thrown carelessly around her face and perhaps a hint of shoulder and cleavage showing. Nasty Gal is the bomb for this look. I love their styling, it’s the best for an online retailer I’ve seen, and I gotta try those gorgeous berry lips.

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I Want it Wednesday – Balmain Leather Trousers

Balmain Leather Trouserssource: http://www.balmain.com/

God they’re amazing. I have been searching for a high street alternative for years but nothing beats the look and feel of real leather stretched over skin. I did find a great pair of faux leather trousers from H&M last year (similar to these ones out now), but they ripped and I haven’t been able to get another pair as I’m now inbetween sizes. Please tell me if you know where I can get some cheap Balmain-esque alternatives! I will be buying a real pair though when I start making the monies … but that might be a while!

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Day to Night: Topshop Adorn Gold Heel Ankle Boots

Topshop Adorn Gold Heel Ankle Boots OutfitTopshop Adorn Gold Heel Ankle Boots Outfit

I bought these boots last week and I am already in love.  I love ankle boots for their versatility and practicality, but the gold heel on these adds a little edge that takes this pair right to the top of my books. They make the day to night transition so, so easy. Get them, NOW.

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Outfit: Last of the Summer

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top: H&M, cardigan: G2000, shorts: Mango, belt: Whistles, shoes: Jones, necklace: Accessorize, bracelets: Accessorize, H&M, bag: Warehouse

Wow do I miss summer. Actually, this year I also missed summer, because the only sustained good weather I experienced was during my finals, which was for the majority spent at a desk in a room with the curtains drawn. So I made the most of the good weather a few weeks back to wear all those gorgeous summer clothes that spent far too long in the cupboard this year.

I love mixing prints. It can be tricky but just play around with it until it works for you. These two prints go so well together, it’s like a summers day and night in one! These Jones boots are one of my favourite buys ever. I wear them in winter with jeans and knit tights, and then again in summer with denim shorts and flimsy dresses. They’ve also got the perfect heel hight – I am only slightly taller than Callum with these on 😉

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