Wednesday, 19 March 2014

mother's day gift guide.

Mother's Day is slowly but surely creeping up on us, and is it just me, or are there reminders EVERYWHERE this year? I dunno...

For those of us who have a little more money to splurge on our wonderful mother's, or for those of us whose mothers have incredibly expensive taste (me!), I thought I'd compile a little gift guide that could help some of you.

I think accessories are probably the easiest thing to drift towards when looking for a gift, so depending on your mum's taste, maybe jewellery is her thing...

Or perhaps she's more into her bags and purses...
ASOS leather bag - £75 / DKNY purse - £60 / Zara bag - £79.99 / Fiorelli purse - £32

Or is she possibly more into her shoes?
New Look court shoes - £19.99 / Office loafers - £58 / Zara heels - £59.99 / Russell & Bromley flats - £99.50

Whatever you choose to get your mum this Mother's Day, make it something that you know she'll love and appreciate...hopefully we'll get the same love on our next birthday!

What are you planning to get your mum?

I love my mama, jayj x.

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Monday, 17 March 2014

fashion week aw14 trends: shoes.

Carrying on with the trends...

Shoes are just as important as any item of clothing in our outfit, and for some of us, we like to make our statement through our shoes.

Fashion week saw footwear creating a trend of its own this coming Autumn/Winter. With a mixture of different textures, pops of colour to complement a darker colour palette and an aray of embellishments,  we saw classic styles with a difference. There was a twist on classic boot styles, monochromatic flats and cut-outs unimaginable.

Ashish / Chanel / Devastee
 Barbara Bui / Stella Jean / Yohji Yamamoto
 Christopher Kane / DSquared2 / Valentino
MSGM / Fausto Puglisi / Tracy Reese

As a tall girl I'm not mad on heels, but I am a lover of trainers, boots and a statement flat, so I will most certainly take these as inspiration when making future footwear purchases.

What do you think of shoes as a trend on it's own?

always step in style, jayj x.

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check out my post on colours & prints as a trend!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

fashion week aw14 trends: colours & prints.

After attending LFW a few weeks back and catching up on all of the fashion shows from New York, Milan and Paris, there are a few trends that have really stuck out to me. 
Over the next week or so, you will see a few posts from me highlighting these trends. So if you missed out on the fashion week festivities, be sure to check out these posts as I'll be sharing images from loads of designers including all the greats.

First up...colours and prints.

In Autumn/Winter we always expect a darker colour palette and nothing too out of the ordinary. People tend to focus on layering to prepare for the cold weather ahead and make their statements through accessories, but we can definitely expect the opposite for 2014. Expect splashes of colour on simple silhouettes, thick and unusual textures and unexpected colour blocking.

Chanel / Xiao Li
 Louis Vuitton / Valentino
 Alexander McQueen / ChloĆ©
Paul & Joe / Burberry Prorsum

As someone who is always in dark colours, this coming AW14 will definitely give me the opportunity to explore new areas in fashion without it looking too out of the ordinary.

What do you think of colours and prints in Autumn/Winter?

Be sure to come back for more aw14 trends!

I will stop living in black and grey clothes, jayj x.

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