Thursday, 12 September 2013

A Casual Transition

Today I truly felt it! Autumn is here- THANK GOD! I can’t stand the awkward transition of seasons; I never know what to wear as I’m either excessively hot or too cold in what I choose. Gosh what trials and tribulations I go through in everyday life!
I bought this fabulous biker jacket the other day from Zara; it’s just thick enough for the now-cooler climate to keep you warm. I absolutely love the shoulder detail which for me, categorically, makes the jacket stand out from all the other biker versions I’ve seen so far. Smashing stuff!
Boots: Miss Guided, Jeans: Gap, Shirt: Marks & Spencer, Bag: Calvin Klein, Scarf: T K Maxx
IMG_3076Jacket: Zara, Necklace: Marks & Spencer
Charlotte x

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

S is for Skirt

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Autumn Winter 13-14 has an innovative emphasis on the fresh femininity of the skirt- there is a shared theme with the design which gracefully skims around the womanly figure with longer hem lines.
I found this leather style skirt in the Armani Exchange which just called out to me and my mother, the soft fabric and unusual zip down the side made the purchase decision easy.
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Crop sleeved top: River Island, Skirt: Armani Exchange, Shoes: Kurt Geiger, Necklace: Tiffany & Co
Earrings: Swarovski
Now I know I’m no beauty blogger but I just had to share with you my two favourite make-up weapons recently- great autumn colours for the season transition!
Lipstick: MAC- Brave, Eye shadow: Chanel- 73 LE BRONZE 
Charlotte x

Monday, 2 September 2013

Check out those trousers

Trousers: Marks & Spencer- Limited Collection, Shoes: Topshop, T-shirt: Topshop, Jacket: United Colours of Benetton, Clutch: Vintage
Checks, Squares & Tartan are this Autumn/Winter’s leading print trend. As soon as I saw these trousers it was just necessary for me to purchase them- fabulous for casual and smart attire. I would wear a pair of black brogues or black leather loathers for day wear and a pair of simple understated black courts for smart. The black detail down the sides are great for slimming down legs and may I add the trousers are a marvellous fit for a perky bum Winking smile!
Charlotte x

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Prep Day

A day occupied with packing, researching, shopping & organising for my busy weekend ahead in London.
Shirt: Gap, Jeans: All Saints, Necklace: Zara, Wedges: Carvela
Charlotte x

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Just one of those days

Today I’m wearing;
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T-shirt: Topshop, Shorts: Vintage Levi, Belt: Vintage, Socks: ASOS
Brogues: HOBBS London (these cuties are handmade, I’m totally in love with them- great investment piece)
Charlotte x

Monday, 19 August 2013

The Womanly Abundance

The Versace show for Autumn/Winter 2013-14 showed more of an elusive sexiness than what we are used to from Donatella.
There were seductive, skin-tight silhouettes to show off the sophisticated womanly figure, creating an almost dominating suggestive persona.
I felt a sense of rock ‘n’ roll when lusting over this collection, there was a continuation of lace in the garments and thick chains worn around the models necks.
After perusing over this collection with wide eyes I immediately went searching for my black pencil skirt…
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Top: Marks & Spencer, Skirt: River Island, Belt: Whistles, Shoes: Zara
Lion bracelet: ASOS, Gold leaf necklace: ASOS, Chain bracelet: Marks & Spencer
Charlotte x

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Glad Rags Glamour

The film, The Great Gatsby, has inspired us all to be taken back to the twenties overindulgence for pearls, feathers, headdresses and heavy embellishment.
Instead of overloading on the twenties flapper-style, go for details like heavy beaded and embellished dresses and Art Deco-inspired jewellery.
I know we would all love to buy a Jenny Packham gown to enhance our inspired expression, but for me that isn’t going to transpire- unless someone is offering…?
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Today I wore;
IMG_1956Top: Topshop, Shoes & Skirt: Zara
IMG_2018Watch: Guess, Necklace: Topshop, Ring: Dyrberg/Kern
Charlotte x

Friday, 26 July 2013

Summer Blush

A wave of blushed hues has hit the catwalks for the upcoming Autumn Winter 13/14 trend, so I thought why not start early. As the summer continues (temperatures are varying) I wanted to add an instantaneous burst of femininity to my evening outfit. Although, last year’s successful trend was the pleated skirt, this has been proven to continue throughout the year.
Last night I wore a combination of sheer fabrics, inspired by Erdem SS13, and I flung on my cute new pleated skirt. Luxurious fabrics, quiet details and simple lines were what I was trying to achieve. I felt so girly and it was a great outfit to keep cool on a warm summer evening.
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IMG_1806Skirt: Armani Exchange, Top: Marks & Spencer
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Charlotte x

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

When One Door Closes, Another Opens

Well this is an embarrassingly overdue blog post, apologies! What a busy last few months I have had, I just don’t know where to start.
I won’t bore you with my habit of telling every detail of every part of stories, but what I will tell you is this:
I have finally finished my BA Honours Fashion degree which came out with the classification of a First! I really worked my arse off on my final collection and I was selected to showcase on the catwalk of Graduate Fashion Week in London. This was one of my proudest moments for me and it gave me the opportunity to rub shoulders with industry and have a small taste of what the future holds for when I finally venture out into the job world (the thought gives me a mini heart attack).
My collection focus point was using the materials of fur and leather; I explored different ways working with fur… I will bore you with that in another post.
Starting September I will be moving on from my University to another to embark on a Masters in Fashion, I’m so excited and I can’t wait to explore my specialism in fur and leather even further.
Anyway; I tried to be brief as possible, here’s a quick simple outfit post.
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Dress Zara, Bag Episode, Earrings Zara.
Charlotte x

Friday, 5 April 2013

Creating A Statement

Today I thought I would show you some of my new mouth-watering neck candy! I love accessorizing outfits with a big chunky statement necklace- its stress-free way to power dressing or a quick and easy tactic to take an outfit from casual to fancy schmansey by just adding a little ornamental twist.
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A Girls gotta Love her sparkle!
Charlotte x