Craving Corduroy

Yes I did just say Corduroy, the once outdated, strange texture that doesn’t make any garment look good.. Until now.

I’ve seen a few people brave the cord when I’ve been out and about which has peaked my interest somewhat. Now the day has finally come as Topshop are first to catch onto the trend spanning from dresses to jeans. However this new take on cord is fresh and appealing! Hurrah!

Here are my favourites from Topshop’s new collection…

image1. A-line buttoned skirt £30, a new take on suede and perfect for sunny days or thrown on with tights for the arrival of Autumn. 2. Burgundy skinny jeans £42, coloured jeans are also making their mark on the high street so this tackles both trends in one. 3. Patterned cord crop top £42, is this even cord? Yes! If your not convinced on cord then this is perfect for you. 4. Tan pinafore dress £50, I love the school dress nod in this cute dress, perfect for festivals or layering. 5. Printed 70’s mini skirt £42, again it doesn’t even look like cord, the autumnal colours are perfect for any occasion. 6. Black bomber jacket £48, I love this jacket! It’s cool and would compliment any outfit, ideal to throw on!

It’s not only the high street that’s catching on, recently Miley Cyrus was seen in Free People cord dungarees whilst she was out and about. One for the boys too, Nick Jonas was spotted wearing a cord suit during a recent shoot. Keep your eyes peeled and I’m sure in a few months you too will be sporting something cord.

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Do you think cord is fashion genius or fashion faux pas?

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Splurge v Steal Sophia Webster

I have just spotted these and had to share them with you.

If you haven’t heard of Sophia Webster, she designs absolutely beautiful shoes that you wouldn’t dare leave the house in. She also has amazing bags and accessories for every occasion!

However I have just seen an ASOS copycat version of her conversational speech bubble shoes. They aren’t as fabulous as the real deal but for a fraction of the price I would definitely purchase the ASOS ones.

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ASOS £16

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Sophia Webster £295

Grab them before they’re gone!

AW15 Self Portrait

You may have heard of this incredible brand but if you haven’t, you have now!

Full of interesting lace and macrame, this designer brand really knows how to bring elegance and quirkiness to simple silhouettes. I love the uniqueness of the designs and the transparent sections that create illusions. The colours are vibrant and exciting and offer something unique to the market. The price points aren’t cheap but it really is worth those hard earned pennies.
My all time favourite piece is the Liliana Dress. With a cute collar and see through sections, this midi dress with little lace sleeves is a must have that you can’t find anywhere else, not even a knock off copycat version!image

The new AW15 collection is already online to preorder so get your name on the list before it’s too late. Here the cream of the crop, find them at http://www.self-portrait-studio.com

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Which will you be saving up for?

Payday wish list


I’ve had a weekend lusting over these new items from high street and high end (in my dreams). Loving the muted tones with pops of vibrant limes and corals, especially this H&M skirt which has a designer feel about it but is only £40! Perfect to glam up any existing drab winter wardrobe. Whilst the weather is still deciding whether it is winter or summer, these staple classics will combat any outfit dilemmas.

From left to right: Sleeveless dust coat, Topshop £42. Grey asymmetrical tee, Whistles £45. Black D ring tapered trousers, Topshop £42. Statement necklace, Lipsy £22. Perspex sunglasses, Valentino £246. Silver clutch, Lulu Guinness £95. White sandals, Office £25. Lime skirt, H&M £40.