Monday, 31 October 2016

Last Month

Last Month
If I had to summarise October in one word, I'd say that it was a fun month. I finally had a chance to attend Stylist Live which was AMAZING. 

I won a ticket to the festival last year but sadly couldn't use it due to other commitments. So as soon as early bird tickets for this year's festival went on sale a few months ago, I grabbed one and made sure that nothing stopped me from attending. 

The highlight of the event was the Stylist catwalk supported by Swarovski where we could see the hottest AW trends: Spice World, Navy Coat, Velvet Goldamin, Sportwear and Intergalactic.  

I also attended a fabulous coding masterclass run by the CEO of Code First: Girls, Amali de Alwis. During her talk, she demystified the coding jargon and taught everyone how to get started with the basic. 

As I've wanted to learn how to code ever since I launched my blog 2 years ago, I was excited when I found out that Code First: Girls offers 'Intro to web development' courses for women. I've already booked my place on the next one starting in January. This is a birthday present to myself. 

How was your October? Did you do anything exciting?

P.S. I can't wait for November to start tomorrow. It's my birthday month so I hope it will be a great one! 

Stylist Live 2016

Stylist Live 2016

How to style a cape

Bell sleeve dress

Pussy bow dress

Stylist Live 2016

Collarless blush coat

Chanel-esque coatigan

Oversized coat

How to make cardigan look chic
blue coat for autumn

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Blanket Wrap as a Vest

How to style a blanket wrap as a cardigan
If you've been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I'm a huge fan of blanket wraps (here, here or here). They have been part of my winter survival kit for years as I love the idea of being able to wrap myself in a cosy blanket when chill creeps in.

I usually drape my blanket scarves over my shoulders as capes but today I decided to add a belt to try something slightly different. I have to say that I quite like this makeshift vest which is really cosy despite looking a bit sloppy. 

What do you think of today's look? 

How to style a blanket scarf as a cardigan
blanket wrap as a cardigan
How to style a blanket wrap as a cardigan
Blanket wrap - Old // Jumper - F&F // Jeans - Marks & Spencer // Boots - Deichmann

How to style a blanket wrap

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Tale of a Printed Blouse

How I styled a printed blouse
I've always loved wearing blouses and they make up a large proportion of my wardrobe. They are not only an essential part of my workwear but they also come in handy on days when I want to look polished without making much effort. I just tuck one in my jeans and I'm ready to go. 

This year most clothing brands have seriously stepped up their game when it comes to stocking pretty blouses. From embroidered pieces to ruffled tops, there is plenty to choose from. 

The F&F blouse I'm wearing today has been on my wish list ever since I spotted it featured in one of the fashion magazines. It was a real mission to track it down as it wasn't available online or in my local store. I visited Tesco's website every 3 hours in the hope that it will magically appear in the Tops section. And then when I was ready to give up my search, I spotted the blouse hanging in my store. I literally made a happy dance when I put it into my basket. Other shoppers must have thought I was weird but who cares. I finally got what I wanted!

printed F&F blouse
printed F&F blouse

Blouse - F&F
Jeans - Next
Coat - It's quite old 

Monday, 17 October 2016

Blue Coat for Autumn

How to wear airy blue coat in autumn
Earlier this year Airy Blue has been named as one of the pantone colours for Autumn/Winter 2016/17. I have to admit that I was oblivious to this fact until lovely Jalisa from The Style Countour shared with her readers a few ideas about how we can wear baby blue this season. 

Inspired by her post, today I wanted to show you my new winter coat from New Look. My Mum originally ordered it for herself but when she tried it on, she wasn't convinced it suited her. I was more than happy to take it. After all who says no to free clothes! 

Airy blue gives a nod to Spring's Serenity and evokes feelings of lightness and freedom. I think that it suits all skin tones and looks great with a pop of colour. 

What do you think of today's look? Are you wearing blue this season?  

How to wear airy blue coat in autumn
How to style blue coat
Coat - New Look // Top - F&F // Trousers - River Island // Shoes - New Look

Link up: #iwillwearwhatilike

Friday, 14 October 2016

Bell Sleeve Dress

Bell sleeve dress
How often do you organise your wardrobe? I certainly don't do it often enough. But when it finally happens, I end up finding clothes that I've forgotten about. 

One of the hidden gems I recently discovered was a bell sleeve dress from today's post. I must have got it about 5 or 6 years ago when I was slightly chubbier. Back then I wore it pretty much non-stop with boots, a leather jacket and giant scarf. At some point I thought it would fall apart. 

Now the dress has a looser fit as I've managed to lose some weight over the past few years.  However, I think it still makes a perfect autumnal outfit especially now when bell sleeved tops and dresses are a major fashion hit. 

Bell sleeve dress
A dress for autumn
Bell sleeve dress

A dress for autumn
Bell sleeve dress
Dress - Next
Boots -

Linkup: Fancy Friday

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Pussybow Midi Dress

Pussybow midi dress
You've probably noticed how much I love F&F. They may be a supermarket brand but their clothes  don't differ much from what is available on the high street. I bet most people wouldn't have guessed that I buy my clothes in the supermarket if I hadn't admitted to doing so. 

This year F&F has gone above and beyond. Their Autumn/Winter 2016 collection is fabulous! You may have seen the Chanel-esque coatigan on the blog last week. It's a truly timeless piece that I will definitely wear from season to season. 

The midi red dress from today's post is another great item that I picked during one of my weekly grocery shopping trips. Don't blame me! It's not my fault that the clothes section is so close to the store's entrance. 

Sadly my photos don't do the dress much justice. For some strange reasons, I couldn't capture its beautiful vibrant scarlet colour no matter how many times I tried. I almost threw a tantrum in the park. 

The dress has a pretty fit and flare silhouette that will flatter most body types. It also features the pussybow tie at the neck which is on trend and makes the dress look so much more expensive. 

Do you buy your clothes in supermarkets? 

F&F Pussybow midi dress
Pussybow midi dress
F&F Pussybow midi dress
Pussybow midi dress
Pussybow midi dress
Dress - F&F // Shoes - Marks & Spencer 

Linkups : Thursday Moda // Thursday Fashion File   

Friday, 7 October 2016

Chanel-esque Look

Chanel-esque look
Yves Saint Laurent once said that 'fashions fades but style is eternal.' I completely agree with this statement as over the years I've learnt that it's pointless to blindly chase trends. They aren't for everyone as some look silly while others are totally unflattering. 

Having said that, I'm not going to pretend that I'm not interested in knowing what's trending in any given season. I read fashion magazines and other blogs but I choose to wear only those clothes that suit my personal style and taste. I also try and buy things that will work well with what I already have in my wardrobe. 

When I spotted this black and white coatingan during one of my shopping trip to Tesco a couple of weeks ago, I instantly knew it would see me through the next few seasons. It also reminded me of a similar navy and cream tile print coat from Zara that gained many fans including  Olivia Palermo. While this F&F version doesn't have an Instagram account (yes, Zara's coat has its own page!), it looks super chic regardless of whether I team it with black trousers and bow tie blouse or trainers and jeans. 

Chanel-esque look
bow tie blouse
Chanel inspired look
black and white printed coatigan
black heels
Coatigan - F&F (similar; other no F&F options are linked below) // Blouse - Asos  // Trousers - Next  //  Shoes - Marks & Spencer  //  Bracelet - IZPROJECT

P.S Have you entered my anniversary giveaway? It ends on Sunday.  

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Look of the Day: Collarless Blush Coat

Retro inspired look
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a fabulous week. I'm dedicating mine to coats as we are already in the second week of October and it's pretty impossible to leave the house in the morning without an extra layer of protection against the chill. 

You may have seen this collarless blush H&M number on my blog the other week (here) when I showed you some additions to my autumnal wardrobe. While H&M can be a bit of a hit and miss for me, I think they really upped their game this season. Their coat collection is amazing and there is plenty to choose for everyone. 

I don't know if you agree with me but I think this particular coat exudes real classical vibes. It's transeasonal and will never go out of style thanks to the perfect fit and subtle powder beige hues. 

H&M blush collarless coat
Collarless coat
powder beige collarless coat
Mary Jane shoes
vintage bag
Coat - H&M
Top - H&M
Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Shoes - F&F
Bag - My Mum's old bag 

P.S. Have you entered my blog anniversary giveaway yet? It ends on Sunday. 


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