I have been loving this look for quite a while and invested in a flat pair last year. Now, I'm on the lookout for the perfect heeled version. I think they look gorgeous styled with long tunic knits and capes!
As a bargain buy, the Penneys grey pair are fab at only €24! The Sam Edelman's over at Shopbop are also high on my lust list. I'm a sucker for suede!
So today I thought I'd pull together a few ways to style them for this season. As I've mentioned before, oversized knitwear teamed with leather look trousers is my absolute favourite way to wear this look. It's incredibly luxe and adds instant glamour to an otherwise simple outfit.
Aside from being warm and cosy, these super soft styles are guaranteed to make any outfit look polished and luxe.
I love the idea of mixing fabrics and think the Warehouse number above would be fabulous with a pair of faux leather trousers. I'd throw the pale pink one over a sparkly dress for instant glamour and team the snow leopard with black skinny jeans for a cool off duty look.
Day or night, these coats will certainly make a statement!
Over the weekend I made it my mission to tackle my wardrobe and switch over to full on new season mode. I packed away all of my summer bits and was ruthless in editing the autumn stash!
Things that I hadn't worn in forever, or pieces that didn't fit quite right, were cast to one side leaving me with plenty of room to see the pieces I love. Pulling my favourites out onto a rail keeps me inspired and pushes me to think of new and creative ways to restyle them.
Of course, I'll be making a few new additions too :) So to help me get started, I've compiled this list of staple items that will work hard throughout the entire season and beyond..
1) A denim shirt with a fun twist. I love the embellishment on this one
2) Shift dresses are my go to lately and this print is gorgeous
3) I am obsessed with oversized cardigans and this one is the perfect neutral colour
4) A simple black sweater is a must for work or weekend. This can be styled in multiple ways
5) A classic white shirt, ideal for layering and adding a smart edge to any outfit
Today we're talking ankle boots, as I desperately need a new season update. I wore my beloved Zara wedge booties to death last year and I'm currently on the lookout for a replacement. Whilst browsing, I came across some fabulous styles for a range of different occasions.
Boots play such a key role throughout autumn |winter and I wear mine with everything from dresses and skinny jeans to skirts and playsuits. So, it's important to choose right!
Have you found any amazing boots worth checking out? Do tell me in the comments below!
I had a blog post in mind for today, and then this beauty landed in my inbox. Coast, you have outdone yourselves with this showstopper of a skirt - my inner Carrie Bradshaw is jumping up and down with glee!
The beautiful dipped hem adds a modern edge to the midi design and that bow on the back? Divine!
All I need is somewhere to wear it...
Dublin ladies can pick the Alisa skirt up exclusively in Coast Dundrum and it's available online too. It's an investment piece at €200 but if you love it, be quick - it's sure to sell out in a flash.
Following on from yesterday's post, here's my take on blanket scarves for autumn. This one is from Zara and it is so cozy! I'm looking forward to layering it up with chunky knits and coats over the coming weeks.
My jeans and flats are also from Zara and the top is Penneys.
Autumn is well and truly in the air and I'm so excited to get layering!
Capes and blanket scarves were my cosy comforts last year so I'm thrilled to see both trending strong again for AW14! Top of my wishlist is this beautiful cape from Warehouse. I love the muted grey tones and check design. Here's a little styling inspiration...
Going on a late holiday makes it difficult to shop for swimwear, especially if you tend to leave things to the last minute like me! September rolled around and there was not a bikini or swimsuit to be seen in the shops. Just when I was about to panic, an e-mail from 'South Beach' popped into my inbox!
I had never heard of the website before, so I was giddy with excitement to log on and uncover a world of swimwear, beachwear and accessories in every shape, size and colour! The lovely people at South Beach kindly gifted me a couple of styles to review, arriving just in time for my trip to Malta.
I'm always drawn to brights, so the Faye Nectarine Parrot Jewel Bandeau was my first choice. It comes with a detachable halter strap, which I chose not to wear (great for avoiding pesky tan lines!)
I love that all of the tops and bottoms are sold separately, meaning you can mix and match. Select different colours and different types of briefs or team block colours with printed styles - the choice is yours. This also allows you to order different sizes on top and bottom, which is a major plus in my book! I chose the Flick Nectarine Gathered Side Bikini brief to complete my look.
I also received the Neon Pink Crochet Fringe Kaftan. I absolutely loved the colour and dramatic fringing on this and it was the perfect cover up for going to and from the pool.
I've pulled together a few more of my favourite pieces available on South Beach now. And the good news is that there's a great Sale running too! So, if you have a winter sun trip coming up or if want to get a head start on next year, click right here...
September turned out to be a bit of a whirlwind with fashion month madness, meaning this little space got neglected for a few weeks!
I've also enjoyed a relaxing break on the beautiful island of Malta. It was just what I needed to recharge and re-energise and now that I'm back, I'm excited to embrace the new season!
I thought I would start with a quick recap of my Maltese adventure! The island itself is tiny and I loved it. Nowhere was far away and we got to explore so much in just one week. Highlights included the sister islands of Gozo & Comino with stunning views of the Azure Window and the Blue Lagoon.
Malta is a popular tourist destination but unlike other places I've been, it has retained its own identity without becoming too commercialised. The capital city of Valletta has an olde world feel with it's narrow cobbled streets and exquisite buildings. Someone described it to me as 'the land that time forgot' which is so true in a very charming way.
I would go back to Malta in a heartbeat and recommend it as a destination if you ever get the chance to visit.