Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Style Star: Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale gets the Style Star this week wearing a knockout dress by Michael Kors!
Letting the dress do the talking, Kate kept her jewellery to a minimum and completed the look with a nude pair of Brian Atwood pumps. So simple, yet stunning!

 I'm a little bit obsessed with her luscious loose waves too!


Monday, 30 January 2012

Ad Love...

Karlie Kloss is definitely the model of the moment! Having already appeared as the face of Dior Beauty and Elie Saab this Spring, here she is fronting the latest Oscar de la Renta campaign. I love the vibrancy of the colours in these shots, especially against the black and white graphic background. And how gorgeous are these retro turquoise sunglasses?!

Images via FGR

Friday, 27 January 2012

Friday's Fancies: Blog Swap!

Hi all! 
This week's Friday's Fancies is very exciting as it's a blog swap!
I'm delighted to welcome Deacon & McClean from Deacon Does DC to guest post on Style Notes today....

Deacon & McLean are so excited to partner with such a stylista for the Friday's Fancies blog swap! We have been coveting this luxe Vince fur cardi since we first saw it earlier this fall, and it reminds us how much we love cosy clothing on cold winter days. Of course, being in a Winter Wonderland doesn't mean sacrificing high fashion, so we've paired it with vintage earrings, great basic over the knee boots and warm-toned cranberry pants for a pop of color. We're mixing blacks and muted browns with this outfit - it's not super traditional, but we think the combo works for a look that's wintery but not too blah. The vintage earrings and simple classic bag tie the look together. We hope Laura could wear this out shopping with friends! Thanks so much for letting us share Friday's Fancies with you! Love, McLean & Deacon.

Bag: Prada
Cardigan: Vince
Earings: Olivia Collings Antique Jewelry
Jeans: J Brand
Boots: Jimmy Choo

Thanks to McLean and Deacon for putting together such a gorgeous outfit - I love it! Be sure to stop by Long Distance Loving to see what all the other blog swap partners have come up with!

Happy Friday!

Denim Delights!

When I hear denim, I automatically think 'jeans'. So this season I've decided to broaden my mind and incorporate the blues into my outfits in other forms! A denim shirt is at the top of my 'to-buy' list but I'd happily add any of the below pieces to my wardrobe!


Bag: Chloe
Shirt: Madewell
Jacket: Rag & Bone

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Working Wardrobe

When it comes to my work wardrobe, I like to team well cut tailored classics with pretty feminine pieces. Sticking to a neutral palette makes it easy to mix and match but I love to add a splash of colour at times too! When I'm in need of a work wardrobe update, Zara is always my first port of call - especially for their blazers and accessories. Other great stores for the essentials are Reiss, Mango and Warehouse.  And if I had the cash to splash, I'd definitely be investing in this gorgeous Mulberry top below - a stunning piece that would effortlessly take any outfit from day to night!


Blue Blazer: Warehouse
Pencil Skirt: Reiss
Blush Top: Oasis
Peplum Top: Mulberry
Bag: Zara
Trousers: Reiss
Orange Blazer: Mango
Heels: Zara
Ballet Pumps: Zara

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Couture Love: Elie Saab Spring 2012

It wouldn't be Couture week without some Elie Saab showstoppers! As always, the collection was elegant, feminine and fit for a princess. I can't wait to see some of these pastel perfect gowns on the red carpet!



Images Via

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Style Star: Olivia Palermo

Fashion week is just as much about the celebrities, as it is about the clothes on the catwalk. I love getting a glimpse into who's sitting on the front row and more importantly, what they're wearing!
Olivia Palermo is always a regular on the scene and she never fails to impress! Here she is at Dior yesterday, looking as effortlessly chic as ever. I love her statement accessories!


Monday, 23 January 2012

Looks to Love

J'adore Dior!

From the new season nail colours, to the elegant Pre-Fall collection and the stunning Spring Couture dresses, I'm obsessed with all things Dior at the moment!

I fell in love with the Pre-Fall collection when I caught a glimpse of these images last week. The colours, fabrics and lady-like silhouettes are all gorgeous...

Paris Couture week kicked off today and Dior delivered some show-stopping gowns. I love the layers and ruffles!

Here's how I'll be getting my Dior fix this Spring :)


Images via style.com

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Weekend Style...

My pink skinny jeans got their first outing today and I was delighted to bring a little Spring into my outfit with this floral pussy-bow blouse! Although it was sunny, there was still a chill in the air so I added another layer with a cosy knit from Topshop!


A-Wear Jeans, Topshop Knit, Penneys Blouse, Michael Kors Watch, Louis Vuitton Bag, New Look Shoes

Friday, 20 January 2012

Friday's Fancies: Outfit Inspiration

Happy Friday all!

One piece that has really caught my eye across the blogosphere and pinterest over the past few months, is the sequin skirt. I especially love how some bloggers, like Jessica from Tuula, have taken a casual approach when it comes to styling. I'd never have thought of pairing a knitted sweater with sequins - thank you pinterest for opening my eyes!

Inspired by Jessica's gorgeous outfit, here's my take on the casual glam look. I've based it around blush tones for a fresh take on sequins for Spring! I'm especially loving these gorgeous ASOS heels!
Silk Blouse: Equipment
Sweater: The Row
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Asos

Head over to Long Distance Loving for some more gorgeous outfit inspiration!
Have a great weekend :)


Thursday, 19 January 2012

Bright Lights

I'm so glad that bright colours are back on the chart again for Spring/Summer as it means I can pull out some of favourite buys from last year! This Zara blazer was a great find - I wore it with everything from jeans to a little white dress and I love the vibrant pink shade. The Dune wedges are so comfy and in one of my favourite summer hues, coral. My Penneys clutch is the perfect accessory to make any outfit pop - I might even give it a wear this weekend to add a little early Spring colour to my wardrobe :)


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

On Point

My favourite shape of shoe has always been a round toe, platform pump but this season I'm all about the point! Here's where I've been getting my inspiration from...

 A pointy toe teamed with skinny trousers looks instantly chic and polished. Loving these statement studded Valentinos!

Pointy toes have got the Olivia stamp of approval...

Ladylike elegance at Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012

Pointy toes look equally cute on flat pumps...

And some of my current favourites from ASOS in candy colours for Spring!


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Prints Charming

One designer who has really caught my eye over the past few seasons at London Fashion week, is Mary Katrantzou. Since launching her label in 2008, Katrantzou has dazzled the fashion world with her digital prints and highly structured creations! The Greek born designer has also amassed a loyal celebrity following, with the likes of Alexa Chung, Keira Knightly and Anna Dello Russo all championing her designs on the red carpet. She is without a doubt one of London's biggest emerging talents and a definite one to watch!

I adore the S/S collection which is full of bright, vivid, almost 3D-like prints that nearly jump off the fabric! Equally stunning is her latest collaboration with Longchamp. Inspired by an 'East meets West' concept, these totes would be the perfect poolside companion at any resort this summer.....


Monday, 16 January 2012

Style Star: Jessica Alba

This week's Style Star has to be dedicated to The Golden Globes! 
It was hard to choose from such a fabulous lineup of leading ladies but Jessica Alba wins it for me!
She shone on the red carpet in a beautifully embellished Gucci gown and looked equally dazzling in another Gucci number at the after party. Her subtle accessories coupled with her gorgeous golden glow add the perfect finishing touch to both outfits!

Who was your favourite?


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Weekend Style...

Taking inspiration from my own Colour Crush post last Friday, I decided to shop my closet this weekend to incorporate something blue into my Sunday outfit! I got this swing coat in a local boutique a couple of years ago and it's such an easy piece to wear. I just added my new pair of Mary Jane heels, Sunglasses and a ruffle bag from Topshop to finish it off!


Friday, 13 January 2012

Friday's Fancies: January Blues

I've got the January blues...but in a good way!
 The Spring Summer catwalks were awash with vibrant shades of blue and I'm dying to incorporate it into my new season wardrobe! I'd happily take any of these pieces below - especially those Gucci heels!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


1. Topshop Dress
2. Mango Scarf
3. Oasis Top
4. Gucci Shoes
5. Miu Miu Bag
6. Paul Smith Blazer

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Ad Love...

Elie Saab is one of my favourite designers for show-stopping gowns and red carpet glamour - if only I had the money to afford one of his stunning creations! For now I'll just admire the gorgeous Spring/Summer ad campaign...


Karlie Kloss for Elie Saab, photographed by C├ędric Buchet

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

New Additions...

'Out with the old and in with the new' - that was my motto last weekend as I gave my wardrobe a good Spring clean! Here are some of my favourite new additions...

 I've been admiring coloured denims for the past few months and I can't wait to wear my new hot pink skinnies. (Forgive the lighting in the above photo for making them look red!) I'm also looking forward to embracing the chunky heel trend with my black patent Mary Janes! The clutch bag is not technically new - I bought it last year but totally forgot I had it! I'll be making sure to incorporate it into my wardrobe this season alongside a sugary sweet palette of pastels. 


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Editorial Love...When Fashion Meets Disney

I'm loving this fun editorial in the January edition of Elle France, combining two of my favourite things - fashion and Disney!


Images vis FGR