The Style Post

Trend Alert: Copper

Copper seems to be everywhere, especially when it comes to homewares. Every time I log on to Pinterest there’s more metal inspiration for me to swoon over. From copper kitchen piping being used as a feature instead of hidden away, to home decorative items, this bronze coloured metal is definitely one of the major interior looks of 2014 – and is set to get even bigger in 2015.

At first I thought copper should only really be teamed with warmer tones and whites, but then when I saw the greys and stainless steel coffee table below with a copper top, I realised it works with pretty much most things. If you want to get this trend in your home I’ve done a little collage of my favourite items below.

Take a look at some of my copper inspiration pictures too and let me know if this is something you’d try and style into your home.
Dodecagon Mirror M&S

This simple and stylish dodecagon mirror is ideal for placing in a hallway or bedroom.

Copper Wire Recipe StandOliver Bonas
This on trend copper wire recipe stand is the perfect way to follow recipes when cooking. The stand will provide hands free recipe reading with an angled tilt and ledge for keeping your book in place, whilst adding a interesting touch to your kitchen.

Copper and Glass Portrait FrameOliver Bonas
This copper and glass portrait frame is dainty and delicate and would look lovely on a dressing table or hanging on the wall.

Copper Alphabet LetterOliver Bonas

Fun and sophisticated handcrafted alphabet letters and ‘&’ sign with an on trend copper finish. You can select letters for personalised home styling, or create bespoke and thoughtful housewarming, wedding and engagement gifts.

Mirror Base Jewellery BoxOliver Bonas

This beautiful, vintage inspired, glass jewellery box, features a mirror base, separate sections and is outlined with copper strips creating an antique feel. This is my personal favourite of the bunch and think it would look particularly lovely on a dressing table to house all of your fancy bits go jewellery.

Photo Mobile in CopperUrban Outfitters

This unique photo mobile can house 10 snaps using hanging crocodile clips.

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Whistles Winter Wonderland

This year I’ve been lusting after most of the Whistles winter collection, the chunky knits, the dainty cami tops and the beautiful christmas clutch bags. But the pieces that have made it into my collection this year are simply never going to leave!

I’ve never been a jumper dress kind or girl, but these two effortless styles are definitely here for the long haul. With temperatures only just starting to drop in the UK, these are perfect teamed with tights, a pair of boots and a big fluffy scarf!

This Rib Front Cashmere Mix Dress in Pale Grey is the perfect piece to jazz up your winter wardrobe, it’s supersoft and a luxurious blend of wool and cashmere with a lovely ribbed front panel. The style has a round neck, long sleeves and a stepped hem. Team with a pair of boots, a fluffy scarf and a simple tailored coat. Gorgeous.

The other dress I’ve been loving for the past few weeks is the Ava Padded Neck Tunic Dress in Dark Grey – if you want to opt for style, comfort and warmth then this is the dress for you. An effortless, super soft knit, simply style with an oversized scarf and a pair of boots for an easy go-to daytime look. The unusual modern padded neck adds a little somethin’ extra to this dress making it perfect for the office or for a day out.

This Small Cracked Clutch in Navy is perfect for the festive party season! Add an injection of this metallic blue hue to you outfit – this premium leather clutch bag is crafted from a subtle textured cracked leather, to add depth and interest to any outfit. Featuring a zip opening, ideal to use for a small clutch in the evening, large enough to fit all your essentials.

Speaking of the party season, Whistles are totally on point with their party wear! Just look at this Cecil Sparkle Textured Cami in black – this classic cami style, with adjustable straps is reinterpreted with texture. Pair with slim, sleek tuxedo trouser or black skinny jeans for an enigmatic look. A matching skirt is also available for a full textured sparkle look!

I absolutely adore this Chay Lace Cropped Shirt in Electric Blue – Feminine and elegant, this cropped shirt is the ideal day to night piece. With exposed lace sleeves, and a subtle body underlay this is perfect for the party season too! Team with a pair of high waisted jeans and heels for ultimate glamour.

If I were a rich girl, I’d have this gorgeous Clean Longline Leather Biker in my collection, with intricate details, asymmetrical silver zips, off centre fastening and clean lines, this sophisticated take on the traditional biker is just perfect. I’ve been waiting for a long time to find a longline leather jacket, too bad it’s not within price range, for anyone! If you’re luck enough to have a similar piece in you collection then team this collarless style with a crisp white shirt and dark denim for a monochrome daytime look.

Are there any items you’ve had your eyes on for winter?

Holiday Wardrobe Staples

Ever wanted to know what someone’s holiday staples are? Well here are mine…

Lace ShortsH&M – £14.99 – These gorgeous lace shorts have an elasticated waist and are incredibly flattering. The natural white colour compliments a tan brilliantly and they go with almost anything!

Trailing Flower ShortsTopshop – £35 – These tangerine embroidered shorts are a perfect statement piece to add to your holiday wardrobe – much like the previous shorts, this colour compliments a tan and will look fabulous for any occasion.

MOTO Hallie Denim HotpantsTopshop – £30 – These have fast become a blogger staple. And let me tell you… they’re worth the hype! Super comfy and stretchy, great thrown on with anything, and best of all… no bum cheeks in sight!

Black Lattice Ring BikiniTopshop – £34 – The perfect bikini. The top is a beautiful design, with latticed sides which is really flattering… and best of all.. it doesn’t squeeze you in all the wrong places!

Ruche Stripe Bandeau BikiniTopshop – £32 – This navy and white stripe bandeau bikini is super flattering and chic. The pattern is effortless, whilst still looking polished. Perfect from poolside to beach!

Rafiela T Cardinal Red Foldover BikiniReiss – This bikini is gorgeous! Just look at the colour! It’s firecracker red and is gorgeous against a tan. A statement bikini is a real must have for any holiday, it adds a little somethin’ somethin’ to your poolside arsenal.

White Twisted Knot Front TunicTopshop – £30 – This lightweight twisted beach tunic is gorgeous and light, which is perfect for the hot weather. It offers the right amount of coverage for slipping on over a bikini to grab lunch, whilst still being sheer and flattering. A definite staple for any hot holiday destination.

Cut-out Crinkle Overlay SundressTopshop – £34 – Everyone needs a sun-dress when they’re on holiday, and this one is a perfect wardrobe staple that will look fabulous paired up with heeled sandals and a kimono or paired down with flats.

Cheesecloth NightshirtTopshop – £32 – Now, I don’t strictly use this as a nightshirt, because I think it’s far too nice! It’s 100% cotton, so it’s nice and airy for the humid summer nights abroad. It can be worn buttoned up as a dress, or undone as a kimono. I even think this would work as a beach cover up.

Maxi DressH&M – £12.99 – This dress is perfect for the summer – with a long jersey racer back maxi nothing can go wrong. You’ll never be caught out with the whole “what do I wear” scenario because this is great for any occasion! And it’s cheap too!

High Neck Animal CamiTopshop – £12 – This is my ‘dressy’ evening staple. A silky patterned cami that adds a bit of glamour to anything you pair with it. Perfecto! Just try the normal plain cami’s for an everyday outfit look!

Frill Hem SuntopTopshop – £26 – This is gorgeous! So flattering and dainty. It looks great paired with denim shorts or dressed up with a body con skirt.

Lulu Guinness Four-Wheeled Lips Suitcase 69cm – And of course you need something to pack everything into.. which is where this b-e-a-utiful case comes in. Don’t be fooled by the quirky exterior of this four-wheel case – it’s built to last. Designed with signature lip-shaped mouldings, this large case will not only glide through an airport with fashionable ease but will also survive the many trials of a luggage hold! This is the perfect choice for the travelling fashionista.

So… pack your bags! And don’t forget to let me know where you’re going…!

Wimbledon Wears

Im heading off to Wimbledon on Saturday night with the boy to join ‘The Queue’ for the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament tickets, and I’m so excited.

The 2014 Wimbledon Championships is a tennis tournament that is played on outdoor grass courts, it is the 128th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and the third Grand Slam event of the year. The boy is an avid tennis fan, and goes to Wimbledon nearly every year, so this time I can’t wait to join in with the fun and embrace the british tradition that is Wimbledon.

True to form, I’ve even planned my outfits for the two days.

Saturday night – Arrive late and set up camp!

Sunday –  Spend the day in ‘The Queue’ queuing  for tickets…

This calls for comfort, in the form of a LBD – this ASOS Skater dress with Wrap front is made from a lightweight stretch fabric and was a bargain at £25, great for the warmer weather we’ve been having, but also good for if it turns a bit cold. Paired with my & Other Stories Sunglasses and ASOS leather flat sandals this is a perfect lounge around outfit in fitting with the occasion.

To jazz this up a bit, I’ll be opting for an orangey peach lip courtesy of NARS Satin Lipstick in Casablanca.

Monday – Spend the day watching tennis and eating strawberries…

This is the day of the tennis we’ve queued up to get tickets for. Now I know many people will go a bit more casual, but my fashion sense is kind of far from casual. I like to dress up, and look sophisticated… so I’ll be opting for this T-Shirt Dress with Sheer Sleeve and Tuck Detail from ASOS teamed with my ZARA Long Blazer, ASOS Red Leather Flat Shoes, & Other Stopes glasses and the NARS lipstick again. Keeping the accessories simple.

I’m really looking forward to going to Wimbledon as it’s my first time attending the tournament, and experiencing ‘the queue‘ – pictures to follow!

What To Wear?

As my 20th birthday is coming up this weekend Mum clubbed together with the rest of my family to organise a little Birthday BBQ get together in celebration. I’m really looking forward to it! Even though the majority of my family lives quite close, I don’t always get to see a lot of them. So this Sunday we’re all getting together to have a good ol’ catch up and I can’t wait!

Everybody loves a good birthday bash, and I more than anyone, love to dress up nicely for the occasion. Which is where you all come in… Here’s a compilation of 4 outfit options for this ‘british summer’ we’ve having at the moment, what do you think?

OUTFIT 1
Topshop Black Strappy V-Neck Cami – £18; Zara Printed Pajama Style Trousers – £39.99; ASOS Footloose Leather Flat Sandals – £18

I particularly like the trousers with this outfit. It’s not often I stray from my Topshop black Leigh Jeans but these caught my eye one day whilst browsing the ZARA site and I’ve never looked back – they’re relaxed and understated whilst being cool and comfortable for when the weather warms up. Paired with a staple black cami from topshop (which really are staples in my wardrobe, please don’t tell any one I have 6 colours!) which when tucked in makes the outfit look a bit more dressy which I like! I struggled to pick shoes for this one, but thought to play it safe with these black sandals from ASOS which were a bargain and go with absolutely everything!

OUTFIT 2
ZARA Double Layer Strappy Top in Off-White – £29.99; Topshop MOTO Black Low Rise Leigh Jeans – £38; ZARA Leather Sandal with Block Heel and Wide Straps – £79.99

Just look at those shoes! I’ve lusted after these Zara leather sandals for too long, and they’re everything I imagined and more – comfortable, stylish and leg lengthening. This fairly simple outfit is amped up with the addition of these heeled sandals and a beautiful double layered cami from Zara which is just gorgeous for the ‘warmer’ weather.

OUTFIT 3
ZARA Linen Top with Back Buttons – £29.99; ZARA Mid Rise Denim Jeans – £25.99; ZARA Leather Sandals with Studs – £39.99

A slightly more casual outfit than the rest, but worthy of consideration none-the-less. After all, this is a family BBQ. These jeans are the comfiest things I’ve ever worn and look great paired with just about anything. This top from Zara has me written al over it! It’s lightweight and relaxed, but remains elegant with buttons all down the back, a perfect way to add a light summer fabric into the mix.

Please note: These shoes. Oh. My. Gosh. I love them! And I’ve never been more shocked. I’m not a ‘gurney’ girl. I’m well and truly girly and proud, but these leather sandals with studs captured my heart, they toughen up an otherwise relaxed outfit and look gorgeous too!

OUTFIT 4

ZARA Printed Blouse – £25.99; Topshop MOTO White Leigh Jeans – £38; ASH Jalouse Taupe Suede Ankle Boots – £77.50

I love this one. This to me is the ultimate summer outfit. Light, bright and feminine. This zara top is an absolute favourite of mine, it’s sheer and delicate and has a buttoned up back. The print and colour is on point too. Paired with those white leigh jeans the outfit looks summer ready. But don’t be fooled, I’ve added the ASH boots to bring it back to within my comfort zone.

So what do you think? Which one’s your favourite?

Expect a similar sort of make-up focused post tomorrow. Watch out.. It’s a good’un. If I do say so myself!