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Monday, 20 October 2014

The Boiler Suit ...

 
 Never did I imagine I would be writing that the boiler suit is trending for AW14!
 
A move on from the popular jumpsuit trend, the boiler suit has gone from mechanics overalls to a staple item on the designer catwalks. But there are a few do's and don'ts to consider!
 
* Unless you actually want to look like Phil Mitchell, I recommend you dress it up with some killer heels.
 
* The only form of clothes you should be wearing underneath it is called lingerie
 
 
Above: Stella McCartney
 
 
Grey Boiler Suit - H&M - selling on depop ID: charlgood
Watch - Olivia Burton
Clutch - Whistles
Courts - Primark
 
Thanks for reading
 
Charlotte
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Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Turtleneck ...

 
I used to fear the turtleneck, thinking they made people look frumpy, neckless and that they would itch like hell.. but all of this turtleneck negativity was forgotten when I stumbled across this oversized number in Zara, I learnt that they are really not all that bad and actually extremely comfy, like a publically acceptable slanket, you know, those blankets with sleeves.
 
I teamed mine with my trusty black leather pants from H&M, my ankle strap court shoes from Next and my 'Sophie Hulme' lookalike bag , which is from Primark, to continue my Monochrome obsession for another season :)

 

 
 
 

 
Thanks for reading!
 
Charlotte
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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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