Having their moment… Party bags

No I don’t mean the ones you get at a five year olds birthday party, I mean the bags that complete any outfit, whether you are going to the work office party or for Christmas dinner with your old school friends that you haven’t seen in years. 

If you want to stand out from the crowd, don’t just pull our your plain leather clutch or your boring chained suede bag. Mix it up with frills, embellishment, velvet, shapes and prints! High streets are jumping on board and are bringing out amazing bags at bargain prices! I will definitely be getting the embellished floral bag from asos as pictured below!

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Having their moment… Zara christmas

Zara is always my fave, what’s not to love about on trend picks amongst beautifully made garments, adding a bit of luxury to a bargain hunters shopping bag. 

Zara always seems to get it bang on, using ruffles, embroidery and lace in their garments teamed with metallics and unusual textures. 

Here are my top seven from this weeks collection (one for every day of the week):

How to: Christmas jumpers

The time of year is nearly upon us, where the tedious task of buying a suitable Christmas jumper commences. Novelty jumpers are everywhere, and I mean everywhere!! However, nobody wants to mistaken for an extra in a Bridget Jones film. 

Thankfully, I am here to point you all in the right direction of the best jumpers out there right now. Whether you hate the thought of a tacky tradition, or are someone who loves wearing them at every opportunity, here are my top picks from lowest to highest on the Christmas scale:

For people who are anti Christmas jumpers:

1. River island cream fluffy cable knit, £38. 2. Boohoo Hollie, reindeers and snowflake jumper, £21. 3. River island gold and cream tinsel knit, £61. 4. John Lewis cashmere grey tree jumper, £134. 

For people who are partial to take part, without going overboard:

1. Dickinson & Jones cracker knit, £34. 2. Warehouse holly Christmas jumper, £36. 3. Warehouse bauble grey knit, £36. 4. Coast black embellished jumper, £49. 5. Warehouse grey mistletoe jumper, £36. 

For people who are not afraid to embrace all things Christmas: 

1. Topshop sequin gingerbread man jumper, £54. 2. Topshop black sequin bauble jumper, £100. 3. Boohoo red reindeer knit, £21. 4. Markus Lupfer black sequin reindeer jumper, £315. 5. Boohoo navy reindeer fairisle jumper, £21. 6. Topshop mistletoe kisses jumper, £36. 

Which one will you be buying?

Pleats updated

Finally a new take on the traditional pleat has arrived. Plisse! 

This is a form of pleat, where the fabric is puckered or crinkled permanently to give a beautiful effect. The shops are completely saturated with this fabric in every way possible. Whether its evening gowns, culottes or simple tshirts, there are a million ways to add a piece of plisse to your wardrobe. Better still, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, what are you waiting for?

River Island Design Forum X Sibling

It’s finally here, another high street and designer collaboration for you to feast your eyes on! 

  
It’s usually the likes of H&M that are the culprits that showcase designers joining high street stores, but this time River Island surprise at this low priced collection with top designer brand Sibling. Priced between £15-£55 you can get your hands on a little piece of luxury. Past collaborators with River Island Design Forum include Zoe Jordan, Christopher Shannon, Katie Eary and Eudon Choi. Sibling’s 2016 spring collection collaboration focuses on Girly gingham and luxe knitwear to create simple shapes that ooze Sibling’s statement style.   

 Shop online now or check out in store tomorrow, below are my fave picks of the bunch! First is the cute take on the denim jacket.. It’s pink and gingham! What more could you want? Priced at £55. Perfect for spring and will surely brighten up any wardrobe. And don’t forget accessories with this sweet fluoro pink transparent clutch with additions Pom poms, for only £18!   

 See the promo video here:  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KnoVoCJuMFo

Be Black Friday ready

…with monochrome.

Yes we all know that Black Friday is only a couple of days away and in honour of this bargain filled event, here’s my best pics of the monochrome trend.

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I’ll be buying the black cape from H&M at an incredible £50, perfect for being on trend this winter. I also love the check skirt, which would be ideal with knee high boots and a chunky cable knit, £20 from New Look. Finally, if you are looking for something more daring and want to make a statement this Christmas, go for the tulle ballet skirt from Net-a-Porter, £140.

Monochrome is going nowhere so make sure you stock up!

The best of the bobbles

They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and fabrications, bobble hats are back with a vengeance.

Ive already got mine but I will definitely be stocking up on a few more, there’s nothing like being cold in the height of winter. Below are my pick of the high street: I really love the twist on the classic with two bobbles, £22 from Accessorize, mix it up with a true multicoloured Pom Pom, £12 from Joy or go one step further with a pearl bobble, £120 from Undercover at Selfridges. 

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Have you found your perfect bobble hat yet?

November must have.. The leopard boot!

Definitely on my wish list this year is a leopard print boot!

They are eye catching and daring but will transform any outfit, especially chunky winter knitwear.

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  1. H&M, £25. 2. Saint Laurant, £915. 3. French Connection, £98. 4. Topshop, £92. 5. Charlotte Russe, £28. 6. Sam Edelman, £105.

Which will you choose?

Elegant Magazine editorial

We made the cover!

Elegant Magazine invites new designers and collaborations to show and express their work. Yet again seeing my collection in print is unreal, as is the photography and styling of this shoot. I love the blue hues which compliment my collection and the doll like poses displayed by the model. They are really inspiring and pure which have a sense of calm and peacefulness.

Heres a sneak peek of the tear sheets however go to http://www.elegantmag.com to purchase the full magazine.

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Photographer: Norbert Pietraszek: http://norbertpietraszek.prosite.com/

Stylist: Georgina O:https://fashionstylistgeorgina.carbonmade.com/
Model: Freddie @ Alan Sharman Agency: http://www.alansharmanagency.com/view.php?id=2380
Hair/Mua: Zaneta Swiatlowska: https://www.facebook.com/zanett.