Deadbeat Groupie

January 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

Honor Clement-Hayes wearing The SON band tshirt

Red patent Office bow shoes - Honor Clement-Hayes

Sparkly Rings and nail varnish

The Dark Ballet

December 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Studded platform plimsolls

This outfit made me feel like a ballet dancer, hence the excellent turn out you can see in this photo. I’m clearly also very proud of my DIY studded platform plimsolls…

DIY studded shoes

Review: Little Black Dress by Even & Odd at Zalando.co.uk

November 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve written about Zalando before, for HOWL. Revisiting them a year later, I can only say that their GINORMOUS clothing and accessories range has grown. I mean, we’re talking THOUSANDS of pairs of shoes here.

Lovely Zalando gave me a lovely voucher, and I set to work (yup, shopping is work if you have to write about it) trawling through about a zillion items to find the one I really REALLY wanted. I actually did so quite quickly, but unfortunately what I really REALLY wanted was a pair of Jeffrey Campbell wedge trainers

Jeffrey Campbell Iversion wedge trainers at Zalando

Now y’all know I don’t even LIKE Jeffrey Campbell but I have to say, these are something else. Zalando have a huge range of Jeffrey Campbell, including designs I’ve not seen elsewhere. Such as the lush pair THAT I WANT DESPERATELY and sat looking at for longer than necessary. And set as my desktop background. And had a dream about.

Anyway – brushing away my tears, I finally settled on a ‘sexy’ little black dress with minimal detailing but great shape. Sexy is in inverted commas here because I would not suppose to present the idea of me wearing a dress as a sexy thing – that is both subjective and debatable. I also found a ring I had a sneaking suspicion would be absolutely crazy lush at the last minute and impulse bought that too (you can see it on HOWL).

The Little Black Dress

Little black dress from Zalando.co.ukIt’s simple. It’s black. It’s flattering. It has gold on it. What’s not to like? It’s possibly a TAD too grown up for me, but it definitely fills a grown-up shaped hole in my wardrobe.

I wore it to a posh party with my favey diamanté-sprinkled blazer, sparkly black wedge smoking slippers, and my new black faux fur stole. I felt very svelte in it (not an experience I’m used to by any means) so that was definitely a huge tick in the satisfaction box!

This dress feels like it will be a good ol’ faithful for years to come, because it’s so easy to dress up and it’s very stretchy (not clingy) and forgiving. I’d give it a 10 for wearability, an 8 for style and a 9 for quality.

I’ve written about another amazing Zalando item I ordered recently on HOWL, take a peek if you like leopard print… I even named Zalando.co.uk our Boutique of the Week, so go check them out!

Why I Dress the Way I Dress

October 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

My column on HOWL this week is about loving clothes but hating fashion. Yeah, that sounds like another way of saying ‘I’m just so UNIQUE, I don’t follow fashion, I’m just DIFFERENT’ but bear with me. Go read it. If you think I’m a lame-o hipster pretending to be original, feel free to let me know!

Daily outfit blogYou can follow what I wear on Chictopia, or check out the HOWL Wears… Pinterest board.

Bye Bye Summer

August 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve given up on trying to predict the weather and I’ve given up on optimism. Who needs the heat anyway? The trouble with summer is that you can’t wear so many clothes. And I really like clothes, so I want to wear as many awesome things as possible all at once. My column on HOWL this week is concerned with looking forward to the tingly-nosed excitement of the A/W collections and FINALLY shoving my Fair Isle knit-clad feet into cowboy boots every day.

Go peek – and don’t forget you can see what insane sartorial concoction I come up with each day on the HOWL Wears… Pinterest board. See you there!

Loblan cowboy boots

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