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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Pared - down Chic ...

Pared-down: to be reduced to a very simple form
Chic: casual and understated style
 
The saying less is more is key and it doesn’t only apply to the actual amount of clothes you put on your body, but also keep it minimal when it comes to colours and cuts.
 
 
The minimal trend has become one of my favourite trends this season. Here are some of my top tips to effortlessly pull it off!
 
- Stick to the same colour palettes but experiment with fabrics
 
- Don't be tempted to overdo the accessories!!!
 
- Calvin Klein & Jil Sander's collections are simplicity perfected so check out their lookbooks
 
- You simply can't go wrong with Acne or COS
 
- Wear it with a smile and perhaps an interesting shoe...

Image from Stylecaster.com
 

Backless black body - My little sisters wardrobe
'Scuba' cut-out grid skirt - Topshop
Black Strappy Sandals - Primark
Transparent clutch - Topshop
Gold spiked bracelet - Freedom for Topshop
Nails - H&M Berry Red
 
 
Thanks for reading :)
Charlotte
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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

South Beach Blogger Event


 
I was invited back into the blogging world last week by the team at South Beach Swimwear. The event was held at Lola's Cocktail Lounge in Manchester's Northern Quarter.
 
 
And what better way to cure my Marbella blues, with a mojito in one hand and THAT CAKE from Manchester's own 'Home Sweet home' in the other, I was having a greaaat time! It was of course also a great opportunity to catch up with fellow bloggers and to get to view the Summer collection of swim & beachwear. 
 
The gorgeous Ashleigh from Pretty Girl Rich



Yes you may may think swimwear and cake?!? but it was a match made in heaven! What a lovely bunch of girls having a good time with the only dilemma being what colour to get our nails painted, courtesy of Skin health spa.
 
 
 My top pick from the collection that night was this lovely cover up for the beach, available in black or white! You can view this and all of South Beach's full collection on their website, here
 
 
Thanks for a fab night girls !!

 

Monday, 28 April 2014

Opposites Attract ..

 
 
I am a big fan of romantic lace and delicate embroidered items so I went weak at the knees for this floral threaded beauty in H&M at the weekend! What's also great is leather and lace is one of those clashing combo's that works so well together, naughty and nice, cue my faithful leather culottes.
 
 I painted my lips & nails letter box red and grabbed my patent strappy sandals to complete my look.
 
 
 
 
Embroidered top - H&M
Leather culottes - Zara
Box Clutch - Vintage
Strappy sandals - Primark
Embroidered mesh triangle bra - Asos


This trend is truly one you will want to embrace this Spring!
 
Thanks for reading
 
Charlotte
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Friday, 25 April 2014

Pretty Pastels ...


 
The Blossom tree in the middle of my Mum's garden is the prettiest tree in the world! The blossom dropped like confetti this week so I thought it would make the perfect back drop to shoot my latest purchase, this pretty pastel top...
 
 
 
 
 
Pastel blue cropped t-shirt - Topshop
(available in a variety of pastel shades, black & white)
Midi skirt - Topshop
Silver oversized clutch - Primark
White patent court shoes - H&M
 
Not only is this the 1st blue item to enter my wardrobe since I rebelled once with a blue polo shirt as opposed to white one day at school, it is also the cheapest at the 'practically stealing' retail price of £8, available in a large range of colours too. 
 
I thought I would take a fresh take on the SS14 trend, by adding some tailoring and keeping it simple. 
 
What's your favourite pastel shade for spring?
 
Charlotte
x
 
 
 


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Spring Leopard ...


Spring has arrived, so in my eyes that means time to ditch the faithful 60 denier opaques because it is acceptable to bare your legs, even if they are slightly casper-esq.
 
So I stumbled across some sales on the high street this weekend and bagged a couple of bargains to spring forward my wardrobe. I love matching floaty numbers with leather, especially this sassy blushed pink dress from H&M, I'm sure we are in agreement that leopard is the only print worth rocking this season.
 
 
 
Dress - H&M
Jacket - Primark
Bag - Primark
Shoes - Next
Lips - Tom Ford
Ring - Primark
Necklace - Vintage
 
 
 
 
 

 Thanks for stopping by!
 
Charlotte
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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Marks & Sparks ...

Did anyone else's parents or Grandparents call it Marks & Sparks? 
 
 I remember my visits to M&S with my Grandad to get his St Michael's egg custards (they were the best after all)... I was surrounded by aisles of unflattering bootleg trousers in every shade of beige followed by Per Una (the 'trendy' range) everything was floral with extravagant corsages and tassels. I thought to myself who would actually buy their clothes from here ?!
 
Well, M&S has been given one hell of a style makeover and even made their debut at this years London Fashion Week.
 
These are my top picks from their championed 'Limited Collection' range and if you aren't already tempted wait till you check the price tag. Amen.
 
These are my top picks that I am taking straight to the checkout this weekend!
 

 
M&S #bestofbritish
 
 


Saturday, 22 February 2014

Geometry Class...



Geometry in Mathematics means little to me. In fashion, it is a lot more exciting and one of the 5 key trends for this season as showcased by two of my favourite designers Christopher Kane & Jonathan Saunders, who both championed the geometric trend at the recent LFW.
 

SS14 is all about the print craze, mixing all arrays of shapes, patterns and textures and making a statement.





Pairing mixed geometrics can look incredibly chic, the trick is getting the balance right. I have taken a modern twist on the mod look today for lunch with friends.
 



Embossed black jumper - H&M
Geo diamond print trousers - H&M
Ankle strap pumps - Primark
 
 
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Charlotte
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