Thursday, 30 October 2014

Country Casual

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Stripe Jacket: ZARA (old). Knitted Dress: ASOS. Stripe Scarf: ASOS. Snake Clutch: ZARA (sold out). Boots: Carvela Kurt Geiger. Watch: Daniel Wellington 'Grace Glasgow'. Bracelets: Sage K & Co and Edgy Elegance. Nails: Essie in 'Bordeaux'.

I know it's autumn, that much has not bypassed me, but this one has ended up being a lot more wintery that I had imagined. I'm not complaining though, the look is definitely not that wintery in itself, but the whole outcome has left me longing for more layers, a drop in temperature and even a bit of snow!

Stripes have always been, and will always remain, one of my wardrobe staples and most favourite additions to any and every outfit. I really do think I could style stripes into my look each day for 365 days and never tire of them. They really are that versatile.

Layering navy and white stripes upon navy and white stripes (upon navy and white stripes!) wasn't always the plan with this looks, but I started at the bottom and just couldn't stop. I think I really did make it a fourth with the watch, but it was just the perfect finishing point.

I've even managed to channel somewhat of a sporting look here with the scarf, but seeing as I'm not hat in to sport-luxe, it's a great achievement for me. I may have to give it a try with a few other looks and see how I go - or even opt to style some other of my stripes in this way. I definitely kinda like it!

How do you prefer to style your stripes?

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Rainy Day Wants

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With the weather being as it has, this little wishlist should come as no surprise to you. I've always had a bit of a love-hate relationship with rain. Making my hair frizzy and impossible to wear suede footwear, I definitely had a huge hate for rain a few years back. But, over recent years, there's nothing I love more than to cuddle up during the autumn and winter months when it's raining outside.

Now that I've adapted a little more, so has my footwear choices. Hunter Boots are one of my favourites additions to my wardrobe and I can definitely see my collection growing this season. I'm yet to own a red or black pair, yet I really, really want to. I don't think I'll be able to wait that long, but perhaps I'll have to see what Santa brings.

Besides from the boring rainy day essentials, i.e umbrella, waterproof coat - blah, blah, blah, rainy day attire is just never that, well, FUN! So when you initially thought, Grace why have you scattered Kate Space accessories in this rainy day wishlist?, you were right to be confused - but not now.

I have been practical when selecting the tote however, see how weather resistant it looks! And the jewellery, well that may not be all that weather resistant, but then again I would hope my wrists would not be on show - or at least covered by my trust bow-adorned umbrella!

Do you have any current Rainy Day Wants? Perhaps I should have added a blanket and selection of movies to this one!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Collections to Covet: GiGi New York

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So you know how I said I wanted to bring my new found loves, wants and I just can't live withouts to you guys, well here's round two. After my first post went down so well (see it here, featuring Olive Cooper), I couldn't help but get the next one out right away - but I had no idea I'd jump right from one handbag designer to the next. 

What can I say, when a girl loves bags, a girl loves bags! And we all know how much of an accessories fiend am I, so here it is... Introducing GiGi New York

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Stone Parker Satchel // Gold Ivory Madison Cross Body

You may already be a fan and apologies if you are, but I hope you'll still appreciate this anyway (because, let's face it, any GiGi fan will!), but if you're not, you soon will be. 

There's nothing I love more than quality craftsmanship teamed with classic elements and modern styling and of course a monogramming option - note to all retails, a monogramming option is always a winner. Hence why I love GiGi New York. I've even made an attempt to bring to you my favourites from their current collection, but it was a toughie, as you may notice...

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Gold Wash Uber Clutch // Black Uber Clutch

The neutrals have always struck gold with me and in every shape and size imaginable, why wouldn't they! I have more recently become infatuated with their python print options and, you guessed it, preferably in the clutch option. Have you seen the little tassel zip - it completely had me at hello!

My all time favourite, definitely the cross body's. I can't quite decide if it's the Madison style that gets me the most or the python print, but even so - I just love the style!

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White Cross Body // Saddle Taylor Tote

And the tote, well - who doesn't love, want or need a tote? If you find her, send her my way - I'll soon change her mind. Everybody needs a tote in their life, whether they know it yet or not. 

So, what do you think - are you a new found fan of GiGi New York or are they an old favourite?

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Tory Burch Private Sale

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I know what you're thinking - Grace, two posts in one day - this is something new - and yes, it is but it's also completely necessary.

You see, Stripe on Stripe (have you seen it yet? If not, scroll down or click here) was the latest outfit ready to go live and I was quite ready to share it with you this morning. But then the lovely Michelle from MashElle let me in on a little secret that I just couldn't help but share.

If you've been following my ramblings this year, you'll know I have a thing for Tory Burch. Jewellery, handbags, shoes, fashion, I'm not fussy, I love it all and, seeing as you're reading this, I'm confident that you guys do too.

So, what is it I have to share I hear you ask... A Private Sale! Oh yes, that's right - a little sale from Tory Burch to you, but hurry and get your hands on these beauties quick. The sale is on from 25th - 27th October, so if you snooze, you really will loose! You can see which bits I've picked, but which are you going to go for?

Psst... if, like me, you're in the UK, make sure you click on the US site to view the sale if this link doesn't get you directly there!

Stripe on Stripe

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Lace Bomber: Coast. Stripe Blouse: ZARA (old). White Shirt: ASOS. Stripe Skirt: H&M. Heels: Topshop (sold out), other colours here, here and here. Clutch: ASOS (sold out). Watch: Daniel Wellington. Spike Bracelet: Sage K & Co

If there's one thing to know about me, it's that I love a stripe. Usually horizontal, but in all sizes and pretty much all colours, I'd quite happily sport a stripe for the rest of my life. I'd be even happier if I could arrange them, stripe on stripe, just like I've done today.

As a major component standard prepster uniform, it's no surprise that I feel this way and teamed with a crisp white collar and killer heels, I've styled it up my way. But with the clutch in tow, perhaps I should rename this one - stipe on stripe on stripe!

But you could be surprised to find that my most favourite addition to this look, isn't what you'd first think. The Coast Lace Bomber. Oh she's a beauty! Lace I love but a bomber? A bomber isn't always the first jacket to jump to mind for me; with it's sporting slash casual air, you can see why - until now.

I've become obsessed. The style is just so easy to wear; throw it over your shoulders or sport it with a little more, well, sporty and your good to go. And with it being the lace that I love, I'm sure to be sporting this one with everything from the LBD to tailored shorts and statement separates.

What do you think, isn't the lace bomber just the perfect addition?

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