Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Styled by Kimberley: Autumn

I find that autumn is the best time for dressing like a granny.

Not yet into the serious knitwear and boots of winter, to me the season means furs and dresses layered over wool tights that pool around my ankles à la Nora Betty. I have many coats but I love the mannish shape of this one against my prim little handbag and heels.

It's a shame you can't really see my cute little polkadot tea dress from Closet but it was a bit chilly for showing it off.

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Jacket | H! by Henry Holland
Dress | Closet
Tights | Primark
Shoes | charity shop
Bag | Topshop
Hat | Topshop
Ring | Dorothy Perkins

For these darker nights I find myself drawn to black and wearing a deeper lip and nail colour. I've been playing around with half moons too.  At the moment I am keeping my hair loose and natural but one day I will perfect a vintage wave and wear it outside my house!

It's also out of necessity that I wear a hat during this season. And a fuzzy leopard print beret is my number one choice. So good I bought it twice.

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Now this granny is ready for any autumnal occasion!

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Monday, 25 November 2013

Styled by Helen: Autumn

Coat | Topshop
Dress | Dorothy Perkins
Mittens | Monki via ASOS
Shoes | Topshop

Leaves have fallen from the trees and there is definitely a nip in the air. It is well and truly time to get my big coats out of storage and onto my back. Luckly I have this black and white number to keep my monochrome cravings happy. I got this coat in the sale a couple of years ago and it is great for keeping me warm and has the added fun of a detachable fur collar. Great as the temperatures go up and down.

The mittens are a new addition to take me through the cooler months. The eye motif allows for endless amounts of tomfoolery while the fleecy lining keeps my hands nice and toasty. Monki have quite a few fun pairs, I also like these Hands Off ones.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Styled by Helen: Halloween

For Halloween I wore this customised dress as part of my Day of the Dead costume. After all the work I put into it, and the fact this dress is sooo comfy, I couldn't just wear it once. So here I am styling it up post-October 31st. I went for a monochrome look, adding a cosy jumper to keep the autumn chill out. I kept the skulls on my dress company with a skull print scarf I've had forever and a day.

Scarf | Bought so long ago I can't remember
Jumper | H&M
Dress | George at Asda, customised by me
Boots | H&M
Necklace | Borrowed from Kim
Ring | Made by me

I am definitely loving the good old black and white combo for this winter. After seeking out bright colours during most of the summer I am falling back into my monochrome habits. There's just something so striking about the combination. Plus it's super easy to put together which is a huge bonus when I'm getting dressed in the dark mornings while still half asleep.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Styled by Kimberley: Halloween

Like Helen, I prefer re-wearable outfits to costume shop bought ones. I am loving my Black Swan skirt from Topshop and it's something I can dress up or down.

For a casual day look I have teamed it with mannish boots and my gym tee. Just kidding, I don't have a gym tee. Until very recently I was "between gyms" (... and had been for about a year...) It's my sitting-on-my-sofa-eating-cake tee.
So it gets a lot of use.

Top | Topshop
Skirt |Topshop
Tights | Primark
Boots | Marks and Spencers
Rings | H&M
Necklace | Dorothy Perkins
Nails | Revlon Vixen

I look forward to wearing it with a chunky or fluffy knit and next year with a biker jacket and heels so this costume has plenty of wear in it yet. Have you got the same out of yours?

Friday, 1 November 2013

Halloween Nails

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween?! I celebrated with face paints and a trip to the cinema to see The Wicker Man. One aspect of Halloween that I got a bit too excited by was having some spooky nails. In fact for the whole of October my finger tips were rather creeptastic. Check out my selection...


Frankenstein's Monster:

Bones & Eyes: 

Spiderwebs & Day of the Dead: