Thursday, 29 November 2012

All I Want For Christmas...

Chandelier Earrings- Accessorize
Pumps- Topshop
Bag- Topshop
Purse- Accessorize
Jeans- Topshop
I have to admit that I am not in a christmassy mood yet seeing as it isn't even December quite yet but I am sure Santa likes to be organised.
How's your week going?
Love Jade xxx

Monday, 26 November 2012

Velvet Obsession

Jumper- Zara / Skirt- Topshop / Shoes- BHS / Sunglasses- Fenwicks
 I have a complete obsession with velvet at the moment so when I saw this skirt in Topshop I had to get it even with Christmas round the corner. It is such a lovely shape emphasising the waste and skimming the hips.
This is another outfit inspired by Audrey Hepburn which is why I tried out a bouffant and sunglasses. I finally got round to watching Breakfast at Tiffany's on Saturday night and it was such a beautiful film. I loved the elegance of it and of course how beautiful Audrey Hepburn looked throughout.
Hope you had lovely weekends
Love Jade x

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Leaves, Leather and Long Skirts...

 Leather Jacket- Miss Selfridge / Skirt- Topshop / Top- Topshop / Scarf- Charity Shop originally John Lewis / Ankle Boots- New Look / Bag- Black Cactus / Bracelet- Accessorize / Belt- Vintage
 My weekends have been so busy recently from working on Saturdays, babysitting on Sundays and having a ton of homework to catch up on, I haven't found the chance to go and take some outside photos. So today when I didn't have to babysit my sister and I went out for some autumny shots. I love this last photo my sister took and throwing leaves about truly made me feel like I was six again. 
I decided to go for quite a glamorous look today by mixing up this floaty maxi skirt with leather and fake fur. This skirt used to be my mums dress but it was a strange length and rather large on me so I tucked in the straps and belted it with my dad's old scout belt. Due to being quite petite I added heels to create a longer silhouette and balance out the different layers.
Finally I just wanted to mention my clutch bag. It is from Black Cactus and I brought it at a fair on sale for just £10 but they have some beautiful designs on their website at the moment. The fabrics are all hand printed and the bags are constructed in their South London studio. I love the gold and purple fabric they currently have which are perfect for christmas! (Can't believe its only 36 days away!)
Have a lovely week
Love Jade xxx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Throwing on clothes...

Coat- Debenhams / Jumper- Primark / Skirt- Topshop / Belt and Earrings- Primark / Shoes- New Look
Happy Thursday!!!
Putting outfits together rather quickly at 7:15 in the morning is becoming a daily occurance as I can never find the time to lay my clothes out the night before. Instead I end up throwing on the first outfit I think of and hoping that it looks ok when I have woken up properly. This is what I ended up throwing on today, I always try to look a little bit different from everyone else but not too different that people point and laugh in the corridors. I decided to wear this skirt today which can be quite formal but with a knitted striped jumper and wedged ankle boots is more casual. Finally I belted the jumper under my swing coat to define my waist.
I have had this coat for many years and as I grew in this time I added on the fur cuffs to make the sleeves longer. It was a super simple process and great for just reinventing an old item.
Love Jade xxx

Monday, 12 November 2012

Biba and Beyond

Yesterday having Sunday off, I headed down to Brighton to the Biba and Beyond exhibition at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. I am so glad I made it down there. The exhibition told the story of the iconic Biba brand and the life of its iconic designer Barbara Hulanicki. It was really fascinating how she built up the brand from a single shop in Brighton to a huge department store in London.
As well as being really successful she is a hugely talented lady, her illustrations are beautiful- I wouldn't mind the Audrey Hepburn illustration myself! Her designs showed how fashion has renewed- I would love to get my hands on most of her creations- and how many trends can be seen again now.
Finally what I loved most about her designs is how wearable they were and are, they are unique and quirky yet I could imagine wearing them and feeling stylish but comfortable.
I really recommend heading down to it if you get the chance!
Love Jade xxx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Tweed and Tee's

T-Shirt- River Island / Skirt- Topshop / Bag- Yumi / Belt- New Look / Shoes- Accessorize
I have to say I am not usually one to wear T-Shirts but I felt it was time to style one up in my kind of style. I chose to style up this River Island tee which I bought a little while ago. I paired it with a smart pastel tweed skirt to add some glamour and a feminine touch. Finally I finished with flat pointed pumps and a small quilted bag. I think I am transformed- on the look out for more tees now!
As the clocks went back it has been dark whenever I get home from school making it hard to take photos outside so I had to make do with our living room curtains as a backdrop- hope the pictures are okay!
Love Jade xxx

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Soft and Tough

Jumper- H&M / Skirt- H&M / Boots- Primark / Lipstick- The Body Shop
Sorry I haven't posted much recently I have had a lot of school work to do and just not enough time to fit everything in. I have recently started sixth form and topics are starting to get more and more difficult which they always warn us about but it always comes as quite a shock. But I will definately be trying to post more!
This is an outfit I wore last week wearing my H&M leather panelled skirt with an oversized cable knit jumper to create a soft and tough contrast in materials and colours.
Jade xxx