Thursday, 18 September 2014

WINTER WARDROBE OVERHAUL // COAT EDIT

It's September! And that means nippier weather, a new apartment and a new start at uni - cue dissertation depression. All in all, it signifies a fresh start: a warmer wardrobe, a new attitude to professional organisation and maybe even a new haircut. But, for now at least, it marks the beginning of an outerwear love affair so I'm saying goodbye to my tasselled gladiators and flimsy lace crop tops in favour of a far more practical approach.

I trawled the high street treasure trove Primark for a crop of this season's hottest coats and came home with 3 bland-busting pieces that'll make my wardrobe work overtime. I'll be working The Teddy with cosy polo necks and ripped jeans, The Mac with chunky ankle boots and The Maxi Cardi with simple black leggings and a snood and all at a bargain. I could get used to Autumn/Winter.




Fluid Mac, £20
Teddy Coat, £25
Maxi Cardigan, £16
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

#WCW THE SWEDISH FASH PACK

Sugar, spice and everything nice. There was surely something extra thrown into the mix in the making of Swedish fashionistas or 'Scandi Girls' as Company Magazine aptly named them. Whether it be their easy waves - flawlessly balancing glossy and tousled textures - undemanding dress sense or handsome features, there is something covetable about their insouciant charm. If you're looking for someone to spend your coffee break trawling over, it should probably be a Scandinavian blogger. They'll have you fawning over their boyish silhouettes and penchant for modern minimalism. Check out Victoria Tรถrnegren for edgy monochrome magic, Fanny Lyckman for a lesson in IDGAF dressing or Angelica Strom for a perfectly grown out ombre. For an all round hit of Swedish style, head to Carolines Mode - the street style section is currently full of little gems from Stockholm Fashion Week!


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

WEEKLY WISHLIST // QUAY EYEWARE


For the Instagram aficionados among us, a new account to follow is as good as an early birthday present. So, the discovery of @quayaustralia's envy inducing social collage has sparked the beginning of a new smartphone obsession for me. With the coolest customers (they count MUA @Chrisspy, model Shay Mitchell and Jessie J as loyal consumers), cutting edge designs and affordable prices - they appeal to the sunglasses hoarder in me. You can snap up a pair on Asos or directly from their website but, if you're biding your time before payday, have an insta-stalk instead!

And for those of you with only a minute browse, here are my top picks!



Monday, 15 September 2014

Kale: Blender, Beauty & Beyond

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you will have heard of the Health & Beauty world's favourite super green. Not that it hasn't been around for long before that - in fact, it's been a firm favourite since before the Middle Ages - but the leafy vegetable has catapulted to cult status in modern times, hailed as one of the healthiest foods in the world. Type the #cleaneating hashtag into Instagram and you'll likely find a green smoothie or sumptuous salad laden with the "Queen of Greens" polished off with the balmy Valencia filter. But why? In one 33 calorie cup of kale you'll find 9% of your daily calcium intake, 206% of Vitamin A, 134% of Vitamin C and (drum roll, please) 684% of your Vitamin K. Throw in minerals, potassium, iron and more and there is little more justification needed to hit the shopping aisles pronto. But, what's more, it's not only the kitchen that you should be keeping well stocked. Kale is making a much embraced transition into beauty cabinets nationwide and the new season is as better time as any to take wardrobe inspiration from its rich green hue. So, here's a head start. Wholefoods carts at the ready!

CLEAN DRINKING:


BEAUTY BAR:
Nails Inc, Nail Kale

GO GREEN:

Go Green
Coat, Next
Shift Dress, Dorothy Perkins
Sunglasses, Henry Holland
Fedora, Ted Baker at Selfridges
Bag, Michael Kors
Shoes, Steve Madden at Nasty Gal