Tartan Coat – Urban Outfitters
Alternative Men’s Striped Shirt – Next
Jacquard Embossed Slim Trousers – Topshop
Shoes – ASOS (Sold Out)
I loved the colour play in this outfit so much! Literally skulked around Oxford Street/Bond Street/God knows where for over an hour and a half before I came across this stylish woman. The first thing I noticed about her were her shoes, it’s odd but you can really tell a lot about a person through their choice of footwear – after seeing those contrast coloured heeled shoes however, I just knew that I had to take her photo!
Rain or shine, Tartan will always be in it’s prime. (I’m a poet at heart guys). Needless to say I adored the calf length tartan coat – been looking for one similar to it for months now myself! And the straight leg red trousers + her boyfriend’s striped shirt certainly complemented the overall outfit. How amazing is her hair by the way? I’ve always, always had a thing for afro’s! Could have had one if my mother didn’t relax my hair so much as a child (I was constantly breaking hair brushes in it). This woman also told me that she’s a blogger herself, not surprising at all because of her great style!
I was in a real rush and wasn’t able to talk to her much if at all – which I do feel guilty about – I just hope I didn’t come off rude! But hopefully she’ll be able to find my blog and we can reconnect 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!
Bjs Nailah **
Oversized White Shirt – Miss Selfridge
Black Bowler Derby Hat – Ebay (A steal at £3.39!)
Clare Lace up Boots – Sold Out on the BANK site! But alternatives at Newlook!
Animal Print Rimmed Glasses – Ebay
Gold Choker – Parfois
Faux Fur Coat – M&S (Sold Out)
I don’t really know how I put this look together (I’m in a bit of a sleep deprived haze at the moment – 27 hours and counting) but I think it started off with me finding the floral playsuit. I’ve had it for years and never really worn it but felt that I should and then I started questioning why playsuits/jumpsuits disappeared around the winter time. The answer is obvious enough but I sought out a solution and thus coupled it with the shirt. which I thought worked quite well. Then I added the accessories (not even going to mention the leggings because in this weather, they’re basically a necessity – unless you’re one of the brave ones). I won the geek glasses off an Ebay bidding war (told you guys I was starting to get addicted to them!) and I do adore them. Although my mother did tell me straight off that I looked like Ugly Betty as soon as she saw them on me. Harsh eh?
I just threw on the hat as an afterthought but thought it worked well too and then added my faux fur lover to the mix for some vintage glam. The boots were added to the ensemble because well, they’re gorgeous and super comfortable and I honestly cannot bare to part with them!
I’m not a fan of these pictures (you can see how much my eyes are crying out for sweet rest) but wanted to share the OOTD with you all 🙂
Hope everyone hasn’t had as terrible a case of Monday Blues as I have xo
So on Monday, work sent me to cover the first Omani fashion show in London which was held at the Montcalm hotel in Marble Arch.
Guys, I gotta say I was pretty disappointed with the amount of pieces available at the show. It seems that the ‘Omani fashion show’ was really a ruse to increase promotion for Omani tourism. I spent an hour waiting for the show to start (it was meant to start at 3 but didn’t – big surprise) and then had to sit through a short video on Oman and it’s deliciously rich culture which the video exploited in order to create interest in it as a tourism hotspot. When the show did finally start, it was over in about ten minutes flat with about eight (if not less than that) different ensembles showcased. Safe to say I left as soon as the show ended (now I think of it I wish I had stayed for the food. Omani food is amazing!)
Overall the selection of items in the show were poor but the craftsmanship and individuality of the dresses and suits on show were definitely appeasing. The collection by the Omani designer Alaa Al Siyabi, who is better known for creating a unique eleven meter long and three meter wide traditional Omani dress for Muscat’s Royal Opera House Fashion Show, was regal in its form and there was no expense spared for the best of quality materials and embroidery.
I’d feel like a queen in one of these dress suits. I really would.
Unfortunately all the other pictures I had taken at the show came out too blurry for my liking so you only get to see two/eight of the designs but I’m sure you guys can get a clear vision of the rest of the collection from these images. There was a red two piece that had pointed shoulder pads as well as a yellow and red flamenco like train – very jaffar from Aladdin – or so I thought any way ~
Oh and in other news, I have finally joined Bloglovin – an amazing app that helps to keep you up to date with latest posts from all your favourite blogs on your phone 🙂
Have a great weekend every one! xx
Cropped black sweater – Asos
Velvet Leggings – Boohoo.com
ASOS shoes – Out of Stock
First off, how striking is this woman? I love the colour of her hair so much, the platinum blonde sheen instantly reminded me of Khaleesi from Game of Thrones (I’ve recently started watching the series and it’s safe to say I am completely hooked!)
Most of the pieces she was wearing were vintage and so finding close enough alternatives for some of them was pretty hard but I did my best. Recently I’ve been on Ebay a lot (losing at bidding wars mostly) and have noticed how much great stuff there is on it – especially vintage clothing sold abroad from America! (Fingers crossed I win on my most recent bidding war for an amazing pair of printed palazzo pants from the late 70’s!)
Also I thought I’d share a look that I styled recently for a concert with you all 🙂
Vogue Beanie – Choies
Kikita Greek Print T-shirt Dress – Missguided
Ribbon Long Line Biker Jacket – BANK Fashion (On sale now for £25!!!)
Wet look faux leather leggings – Ebay
Clare Lace Up Boots (my faves!) – BANK Fashion (Out of Stock)
This look was 100% inspired by Abel Tesfaye’s music (The Weeknd<3). I put it together in the hope of standing out from the rest of the crowd and maybe catching his eye when he peered out at the masses of fans at the O2 Arena the Tuesday before last. I’m pretty sure the only reason I failed to do so was because the guy closest to the barriers I was behind was too tall and blocked me from view half of the time. But I’m sure that he did see me and we shared a few smiles and wonderful moments, that Tuesday I also realised I was more of an avid fan girl that I originally thought (oops)
I did love my whole outfit though, it was edgier that most of what I usually wear and I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmingly confident and hood worthy in it all. That day I felt that I had undeniable (dare I say it? Yes I do) ‘swag’.
Hope everyone has a good week