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Archive for November, 2008

20% off at Faith

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Faith ShoesGood news shoe fans, highstreet favourites Faith have 20% off today, online and instore, and there are some definite bargains to be had.

Here are three of my favourites, and what better excuse to treat yourself to a new pair of shoes than money off? First up on the left are these ‘Simint’ ankle boots. A staple for your foot wardrobe this season, these boots are comfortable and capture the biker trend perfectly with the buckle detail. They’re perfect for everyday wear, and, with the 20% off, are only £48. Next up, in the middle, also £48, are ‘Cyla’ the perfect party heels. These patent, mock-croc sky scraper heels with work perfectly with any evening outfit, and are perfect for wearing a statement dress with. And finally, on the right, for when you’re all partied out, slip into these ‘Rafa’ sheepskin boots. Wearable inside and out, the sheepskin lining with keep your feet toasty and completely comfortable. They cost £108.

Head over to Faith now to take advantage of this one day only offer!

Designer v Highstreet: The Cross Over Platform

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Cross Over PlatformsPlatforms are really popular right now and I especially love these ruched patent shoes from Net-a-porter by Burberry. Slick and glossy these are real eye catchers, and looked great when showcased at Burberry’s A/W 08 catwalk earlier this year. The cross over detailing falls just below the ankle, which in turn gives the impression of elongating the leg and totally avoids the awful ‘cankle’ syndrome ankle straps so often bring!

The cone shape heel and peep toe details really set the shoes off and combine really well the mix of hard and soft and gritty and feminine in one hit, which is so popular right now.

At £350 they are a little pricey so the highstreet version from ASOS makes a cheaper alternative. At just £30 they come in black or purple and these strappy satin stilettos feature a similar cross over detail as well as zip back fastening and concealed platform.

Cute Necklace

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Mesh Bow PendantI really like this little necklace from ASOS. Whilst I am not at all into the whole bowtie craze I could defiantly appreciate the sweetness of a little bow necklace.

I always like to choose unusual pieces of jewellery and this one has a real sense of vintage heritage chic whilst being glam enough to team with a LBD for quirky appeal.

It would be great for layering too with blouses and cardies for the heritage trend or simply slung over a graphic tee to bring a little playfulness to some for the more edgy trends.

If you like this too you can grab yourself one for £8 from ASOS.

The Backless Body Con

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

ASOS Body Con DressIf you are after a show stopping dress this season and don’t mind flashing a little flesh then this could be the dress for you! Reminiscent of the much talked about All Saints dress big brother contestant Stephanie wore on her entry to the house earlier this year, this is a figure hugging body con dress with serious sex appeal.

Backless and with blatant naughtiness, it features a saucy little zip at the rear, stretch fabric cross over straps and on the front; zip pockets and a sweetheart neckline.

This dress won’t be forgotten in a hurry and is a real statement piece and at just £55 by Firetrap is a bit of a bargain too. If you have a back worth showing off and the confidence to strut your stuff, you can pick this up from ASOS today.

The Sequin Dress: My Top Picks

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Sequin DressesFor the ultimate party dress you want to be stepping out this festive season top to toe in sequins. There are a huge number of such items on the both the highstreet and in designer stores to choose from, so here’s my top picks; from the high end pricey to the mid range to the down right bargain.

If you’ve got the cash to flash and are a fan of Stella McCartney then you can’t go wrong with her silk sequin sprayed shift style dress (dress on left). In a beautiful mink colour, this is sure to dazzle the crowds, yet the simple slash neck shape will keep you covered and understated. At £1,695 it’s an investment piece and should you wish to invest you can pick one up from Net-a-porter.

Mid-range is this beautiful number from Rachel Gibson (dress in centre). At £515 from Net-a-porter it’s less than half the price of my top range pick and is in my opinion every bit as beautiful. The spray on sequins in chevron stripes give a fresh and wild feel and the cut out detailing on the back give this a softer edge.

Lastly we have the bargain from the highstreet, a red asymmetric one shoulder sequin dress from Dorothy Perkins (dress on right). At just £25 this is an affordable option for buying into a trend on a one off. With one of the key colours this season this dress along with the other options would make fabulous festive frocks!

Feminine Basic Jumper

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Scoop Neck Button Detail JumperI love this basic pullover from ASOS – it’s hard to get simple jumpers which don’t overly swamp the body and have a little interest to them, and this one ticks those boxes nicely.

The long multi button detailing and the fitted rib features along the arms are really chic and the longline style and deep scoop neck keeps what is essentially a basic jumper, feminine and flirtatious.

Wear as you like, or take a leaf out of Stella McCartney’s A/W 07 collection last year and wear brazen and braless.

Available in mink, black red or cornflower, this soft cotton mix pullover costs just £25 and can be picked up from ASOS.

Wardrobe Staple – the LBD

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

ASOS Pencil DressIf you are looking to invest in a new party dress that will last you for years to come and you’d like to keep to a reasonable price then this may be the little black dress for you!

This simple black satin pencil dress with a sweetheart neckline is a classic shape that will not date and you could get tons of wear out of over the coming years. The best bit is the price tag, at £38 it is far less than most of the party dresses I’ve seen this season and is a great wardrobe staple too.

It also comes in a jewel red colour and both versions would look great with a chunky leather belt worn under the bust line and some killer heals.

The dress also features a boned front and panel detailing as well as a chic concealed zip at the back. You can pick one up from ASOS online.

Fancy some Luxury?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Falke.jpgLooking for the perfect pair of luxury tights? Well look no further, Falke Elegance Ribbed Tights are ideal for this winter. If you are bored of wearing trousers to work every day then these tights are the perfect alternative, they keep you warm and look great.

They are available in a variety of 5 autumnal colours, dark navy, black, rioja, anthracite and chocolate. They even have a precious yarn combination that includes cashmere! These tights are a great way to treat yourself and have such great quality that we are sure your trousers will be quickly replaced this season.

Leopard Print Peep Toes

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Animal Print ShoesIf you’re looking to update your partywear without spending too many pennies over the festive season, then you may be wise to simply update your shoe collection rather than go to the expense of buying a brand new dress!

Leopard print is still a popular staple style this season, especially when applied to accessories, and these peep toes from Tesco are just £10 and a real bargain.

What’s more they are glam enough for a night out but also provide a staple item for daywear too, so unlike most party pieces you’ll get lots more wear from this investment than just the one night.

M&S Pom Pom Socks

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

M&S Pom Pom SocksIf you’ve seen the new Christmas M&S advert, you may like me, rather fancy the look of the cute knitted pom pom socks which Noemie Lenoir sports towards the end of the ad (whilst flitting down the stairs, icecream tub in hand).

I am already planning what I’ll be wearing on Christmas Day and as comfort is top of my list I’ll be sure to bag a pair of these babies!

These knee high socks look super soft and will be perfect for keeping toes warm cosy all day.

What’s more I’ll get loads of wear out of them besides – apart from nesting in the home they’ll look great tucked into wellies too. You can pick up yours from M&S for just £8!