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If Only: Outfit Of The Day 36#

Just how pretty is this dress? I’m a sucker for big, girly skirts and waterfall hemlines, and so of course I was going to fall in love with this one the second I saw it… I may have to make this a real-life ootd… the dress, anyway.

15-sep

1. ASOS Skater Dress with Full Dipped Hem in Petrol. £48. Available here.

2. River Island Tan Chunky Cleated Sole T-Bar Shoes. £35 £20. Available here.

3. Topshop Saffiano Colour-Block Satchel. £30. Available here.

4. Reut Seagel Long Statement Necklace. £51.43. Available here.

5. Topshop Assorted Bangle Pack. £16.50. Available here.

6. River Island Eclectic Ring Pack. £8. Available here.

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If Only: Outfit Of The Day 34#

Is there anything more English than a flat cap? Besides… a Union Jack-printed flat cap, perhaps, but luckily I don’t think such a things exist (except for perhaps in the deepest depths of an Ebay store warehouse in China). I’ll admit, one of the things that I have found to be tricky since cutting my hair, is finding a hat that suits a pixie cut.  I know that hats and short hair can work – plenty of men look amazing in hats, after all, but I definitely find myself much more limited for choice than I am used to. A flat cap, however, works even better with short hair, in my opinion, than long. It’s a hat designed for a pixie cut… and, like I said, I find it weirdly patriotic. However, lets throw in some jewellery, a cute bag, a pop of red lipstick and these beautiful blue floral heels to stop the look from becoming completely androgynous. I’m just not in the mood for going entirely androgynous today.

13-sep

1. Frame Denim Le High Flared High-Rise Jeans in Dark Denim. £235. Available here.

2. The Row Sabeen Jersey T-Shirt. £210. Available here.

3. Chalayan Stretch-Twill Blazer. £655. Available here.

4. J Crew Floral-Print Twill Pumps. £285. Available here.

5. Chloe Baylee Medium Two-Tone Leather Tote. £1235. Available here.

6. Max Mara Velo Flat Cap. £108. Available here.

7. Topshop Large Purple Stone Ring. £10. Available here.

8. Topshop Bead and Tassel Bracelets. £14.50. Available here.

9. Forever 21 Cylinder Bar Necklace. £2.50. Available here.

10. Mac Makeup Lipstick in Cockney. £15.50. Available here.

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If Only: Outfit of the Day 33#

Maybe it’s because it’s September, maybe because it’s school season, and I suddenly find myself once again wondering whether I am invisible to anyone under the age of sixteen as children leave school on their scooters, ramming the front wheel into my ankle, running their bikes over my toes, headbutting me in the thigh, their screeches of laughter and shouts to each other ringing through my ears, disturbing what was just a week ago a very peaceful route through the quiet residential streets of my neighbourhood. Maybe it’s the first crisp, falling leaves of autumn, but there is definitely an element of back-to-school chic intertwined with an autumnal colour scheme for today’s look. Slightly-clashing patterns, block colours, lashings of accessories and a hit of grown up lace lingerie peaking through a shirt… yes.. I like this one very much.

12-sep

1. Isabel Marant Eddie Striped Cotton Shirt. £185. Available here.

2. Malene Birger Linah Felt Midi Skirt. £210. Available here.

3. Stella McCartney Georgia Bodysuit. £125. Available here.

4. Christian Louboutin Fred Metallic Leather Brogues. £495. Available here.

5. Valentino Rivet Colour-Block Leather Shoulder Bag. £1550. Available here.

6. Karl Lagerfeld Nadine Leather and Cotton Bow Tie. £95. Available here.

7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Obi Leather Belt. £265. Available here.

8. Finds Shore Projects Watch. £115. Available here.

9. Aurelie Bidermann Postiano Bangle. £300. Available here.

10. Valentino Cash & Rocket Studded Leather Wrap Bracelet. £170. Available here.

11. Finds Petite Grand Bracelet. £120. Available here.

12. Maria Black Set of Three Midi Rings. £115. Available here.

13. Maria Black Lilac Gold-Plated Ring. £65. Available here.

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If Only: Outfit of the Day 32#

Today is all about Grandad trousers… or, more specifically, Grandad culottes! Or maybe that should be ‘Grandma raiding Grandad’s wardrobe with the sewing box’ culottes? I don’t know anymore… I do know one thing, however, and that is that between this garish outfit and my bad hair day (it’s cowlicks galore on the crown of my head this morning!!), this look would be a guaranteed way to send every man in London running and cowering in fear at the very sight of me… perhaps it’s best that this is just an ‘if only’ series!

11-sep

1. Pedro del Hierro Madrid Plaid Stretch-Wool Culottes. £390. Available here.

2. Issa Ruth Silk-Georgette Blouse. £395. Available here.

3. Christian Louboutin Intern Studded Striped Canvas Slippers. £645. Available here.

4. Michael Michael Kors Hamilton Large Textured-Leather Tote. £310. Available here.

5. Fleur Designz Turquoise Statement Necklace £116.86. Available here.

6. Chloé Daria Gold Bracelet. £260. Available here.

7. Arme De L’Amour Gold-Plated Ear Cuff. £55. Available here.

8. Jennifer Fisher Mini Peak Set Gold Rings. £270. Available here.

9. ASOS Wool Beret. £12. Available here.

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If Only: Outfit of the Day 31#

Honestly, Topshop is, in my opinion, one of those brands that shouldn’t be able to pull off a runway show. I was twelve when they made their fashion week debut, and so I’m pretty much always known Topshop as being a ‘runway brand’ since the age when I really became interested in fashion, and yet still, while child actors Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Victoria Beckham – an ex spice girl – have all been bale to establish themselves as, first and foremost, fashion designers, in our minds, Topshop for me is still just a high street store that sells edgy, sometimes questionable, generally affordable and sometimes overpriced items that we all wear. Nevertheless, Topshop’s more ‘high-end’ line: Topshop Unique, is definitely one of the darlings of LFW year after year. I don’t know quite how they do it, but I sure as hell love them even more for it. Therefore, today’s look revolves around a Topshop Unique skirt… roll on SS15’s collection!

10-sep

1. Oasis Betty Plain Shirt in Green. £38. Available here.

2. Topshop Unique Printed Silk-Georgette Skirt. £95. Available here.

3. See by Chloé Medium Leather Bag. £325. Available here.

4. Nicholas Kirkwood Eye-Embroidered Velvet Slippers. £430. Available here.

5. Wallis Bright Statement Flower Collar Necklace. £18.50 £12.95. Available here.

6. Robert Lee Morris Gold Cuff. £394.99. Available here.

7. Forever 21. Twisted Ring Set. £3.50. Available here.

8. Mykita Taulant Round Sunglasses. £310. Available here.

9. ASOS Lace Trim Ankle Socks. £3.50. Available here.

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If Only: Outfit of the Day 30#

My own take on traditional English style today, a perfect autumnal look for chilly English mornings… but not quite chilly enough to warrant tights. I have a (fairly meagre) summer tan to show off for a few more weeks yet, thank you very much. Simplicity, minimal accessories, berry tones… yes, I’m definitely happy with this one.

9-sep

1. Warehouse Green High Neck Slinky Dress. £70. Available here.

2. River Island Dark Red Check Oversized Jersey Jacket. £40. Available here.

3. Kurt Geiger Tunic8 by Nine West Boots. £125. Available here.

4. Joanie Two Tone Tote Bag. £28. Available here.

5. Topshop Opaque Green Stone Ring. £6.50. Available here.

6. Halycon Days 18ct Gold Bangle. £98. Available here.

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If Only: Outfit of the Day 29#

Is this a going out outfit? A day wear outfit? I’m not quite sure yet, but I know that I love it, and I would happily wear it day-in, day-out… it just looks so comfy, and yet, throw on a pair of amazing heels, and it’s perfect for a night of dancing wildly… even if replacing slippers with heels does make it a bit of a contradictory statement…

8-sep

1. Toga Satin-Trimmed Crepe Jumpsuit. £340. Available here.

2. NastyGal Runs Deep Crop Top. £23.38 £6.98. Available here.

3. River Island Beige Bow Front Leopard Toe Cap Slipper Shoes. £25. Available here.

4. Diesel Likke U S Fur Shoulder Bag. £470. Available here.

5. Wallis Gold Cut Out Cuff. £12.50 £8.75. Available here.

6. Chloé Triple Stone Ring. £250. Available here.

7. ASOS Snake Chain Necklace. £15. Available here.

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