It’s the colour trend this season: white! A simple, but effective colour. It adds something very sophisticated to ever outfit. Selfridges has chosen the white colour trend as its first seasonal commandment, and so have I. Why not wear head-to-toe white when you can? I’ve chosen two outfits. The first one is a white maxi dress combined with a cardie by H&M, a white pearl necklace and leather bracelet, my Chanel bag and light pink heels. For the second outfit, I’ve changed the dress to a shorter one in which I look a bit like a snowflake. I’ve also chosen white tights to go with that dress, and with the pink shoes I think the outfit looks really great. You can get the whole look at Selfridges.
Get the look at Selfridges with this amazing Satya maxi dress by Acne:
All items you see here were shopped during sales over the last few years. I got the dress for less at Topshop last October in London. The coat was bought in Camden in 2011 and was 50% off the original price. The Chanel bracelet was on sale in Paris where I got it in 2011 and the Lulu Guinness ‘Life Is A Bed of Roses’ necklace was on sale almost 3 years ago in London. Sales are the best thing ever, and after Christmas until early February almost everything’s on sale everywhere – it makes January so much better! The Topshop dress is such a treasure and I was so happy when I found it. I really love to (top)shop the sale!
I’m one of those people who think you can never wear too many ‘anything’. Replace the ‘anything’ with whatever you like. You can never wear too many hats, necklaces, bracelets, hair bows and so on. It of course doesn’t really work with just anything. You can’t wear more than two shoes (though you can wear a shoe charm on your bracelet, like the one in this post, additionally to your shoes). What I want to say is that most of the time I can’t decide what to wear so I just wear a lot of stuff at once, especially if it’s jewellery. Which is the reason why I think charm bracelets are one of the best inventions ever. I got this Thomas Sabo charm bracelet and the three charms for my birthday and I can’t wait to add more charms to it. I’d like to have charm bracelets from all kind of brands and designers. For example I would love a Lulu Guinness charm bracelet with lots of little lips and rose basket charms.
2 months ago, in October, Becky of lifestyleflash.com tweeted about the Chanel Little Black Jacket exhibition and asked fellow bloggers to join her for a day of fun at the gallery and a little blogger get-together. So on Saturday 27th, I met with Becky and Kristabel to see the Chanel exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. One of many exhibitions I visited in October (Tim Walker Storyteller, V&A Hollywood Costume..).
I didn’t know that one piece of clothing can be worn with and create so many different styles. The little black jacket is as versatile, chic and classy as its creator Coco Chanel. Timeless and iconic. The photos were all taken by Karl Lagerfeld and feature well-known faces (Sarah Jessica Parker, Lily Allen, Elle Fanning, Clémence Poésy and Alexa Chung, to name a few) as well as well-known backs (yes, Anna Wintour has got be the one of the only women in the world almost everyone can recognise from behind; it’s the hair!). Unfortunately the exhibition closed earlier this month, but I took a few pictures for you to look at and enjoy.
Well, it’s autumn. And what does autumn mean? More rain than usually, snotty noses and layering up. My policy for autumn is to wear at least 3 layers. Petticoat, dress, jacket, coat. Sometimes without the petticoat. Autumn’s all about coats. I’ve already shown you one of my favourites in the last posts. As it’s getting colder now, I need to rummage around in my wardrobe to get my autumn/winter clothes out.
This post could as well be called “sponsored by H&M”. Dress and coat are both from H&M, and I think the scarf is as well (by the way, have you seen the new Maison Martin Margiela x H&M collection?). Shoes are from Kurt Geiger, the clock necklace is from my grandma and the adorable little strawberry pendant in the last photo was made by my friend Lisa.
When I heard about the new Orla Kiely x Uniqlo collection I got so excited! It’s already the 2nd collection Kiely has created for Uniqlo. Orla Kiely is a brand which, as soon as I first discovered it, quickly became one of my favourites. I’m still saving for one of those lovely vintage-style dresses (psst, my favourite is the Tiny Dragonfly Print Silk Organza Dress in gold, so if you want to get me something for Christmas..*wink*), and I didn’t know I’d own one so soon! Orla Kiely’s first collection for Uniqlo was mainly T-shirts, but this one also includes scarves, blouses and dresses! I got this pink dress. The colour looks great and I heart the colour!
Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel Cruise 2012/13 in the garden of the Château de Versailles. He knows how to combine modern design and classic chic like no one else, and he’s probably the only person who can dress a model in a skirt and trainers and get away with it. We saw cute chiffon dresses as well as jeans, shorts and the famous tweed jackets. Most of the dresses looked like 18th century rococo chic.