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Ruffled blouses and floral skirts ooze femininity. A touch of frill or some ditsy florals pep up any plain office ensemble. Frills and flowers have been a big trend during the warmer, lighter days, but do you want to extend the wear of your flower power…? Here’s how to transition summer’s floaty tops and skirts into the greyer months… 

Ruffled Black Blouse: Chloe
Floral skirt: Simone Rocha
Burgundy Bag: Chloe
Burgundy Tights: Macy’s http://www.macy’s.com
Black Ankle Boots: Gucci
Burgundy and yellow Gryffindor Scarf: Etsy

Swap bright backdrops for black, navy, burgundy and dark plums.  Pastels and tropical prints have had their summer holiday, so look for not-so-busy prints that incorporate classic colours like pillarbox red.

Biker jackets toughen up an overly girly outfit to create a look of rocker chic.  
Black Biker Jacket: Acne Studios
Olive ruffled blouse: Faith Connexion
Floral skirt: Preen
Black Ankle Boots: Steve Madden
Leather tote bag: Fendi

Black. Classic, timeless, and goes with anything and everything! 
Black long sleeved blouse: Isabel Marant 
Black long skirt with orange floral print: Peter Pilotto
Top handle orange bag: Gucci
Black court shoes: Gianvitto Rossi


Red lace, check! Jacquard effect and floral print, check! Faux fur clutch, check! Metallic heels, check! Voila, instant evening glamour for those impromptu ‘dos during the festive season.
Fringed Biker Jacket: Maje
Red Lace top with plunging neckline: Topshop 
A-line jacquard and floral skirt: Dolce & Gabbana
Burgundy faux fur clutch with stud detail: Prada
Gold strappy heels: Prada

Bold and beautiful! Offset ditsy florals with contrasting block colours…
Red Biker Jacket: Christopher Kane
Blue layered sleeve top: Wallis
Ditsy floral detail mini skirt: MSGM
Navy blue top handle bag: Fendi 
Red shoes: Alexander McQueen 

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Bye Bye Summer! Hello Autumn 2017

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Time to say bye bye to those floaty summer dresses and dig out all of your deep night shade colours once again. Corals and pinks are no match for the shades of the city after a rainfall, so swapping those bright nail polishes for some galaxy inspired black diamond and dark berry hues is the best way to transition your beauty regimen into Autumn 2017. Where has this year gone!

So swap ensembles like this …

For looks like this!

Black satin slip cami dress: Wolf And Badger http://www.wolfandbadger.com

Faux fur coat: Stella McCartney

Gold Bag: Gucci

Tights: Cette at http://www.navabi.co.uk

Leopard print and gem detail Boots: Casadei at Farfetch http://www.farfetch.com

Black is a timeless classic, and an LBD for evening beholds a bottomless pit of possibilities! Leopard print boots and faux fur jackets are big news this autumn too!

Blue satin sash back slip dress: Galvan at Style Bop http://www.stylebop.com

Black leather and faux fur biker jacket: Noir Kei at Net-a-Porter http://www.net-a-porter.com

Blue Satin shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker at Saks Fifth Avenue http://www.saksfifthavenue.com

Quilted bag: Chanel

Satin dresses are the latest evening look and look absolutely rockin’ teamed with a biker jacket and a sultry, smoky eye and a deep glossy mani.

Swap this…

passion fruit corals won’t cut it in the winter, so go over to the dark side!

For this!

Nail Paint in Black Diamond, £3.99, Barry M. http://www.barrym.com

Metallics for nails and make-up are this Autumn’s key beauty trend, and Barry M has plenty of goodies to help you get your glimmer on!

Meteor Storm is an eyeshadow palette packed wth metallic duochrome shades, all of which are autumnal warm neutrals that look amazingly wearable for any eye colour. It’s just landed in Superdrug for £9.99. The packaging alone is heavenly!

Sneak Peek Sunday!

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Over the past couple of years, rose gold everything has graced the market – from smartphones and homewares to the most Instagrammable jewellery pieces and watches, millions of us can’t get enough of this beautiful hue. Rose gold continues to trend thick and fast, and its no surprise the world of beauty has been following suit.

If you love the budget friendly brand Make-Up Revolution, you won’t be able to hide your excitement at what magic it’s sister brand I Heart Make-Up has up their sleeve! I Heart Make-Up are well known for their heart shaped blush powders and chocolate palettes (almost identical to their Too Faced counterparts!). The next launch to join their collection of sell-out palettes is a chocolate and rose gold eyeshadow palette…

I Heart Make-Up have previously released nine other chocolate bar palettes, very much inspired by our favourite salted caramels, Milky Bars and popping candies. With these gorgeous palettes, you can enjoy a guilty Galaxy moment without the calories. Each of the palettes has a collection of matte, shimmer and frosty glitter shades and boasts a mirror that stretches the whole of the inside lid. I Heart Chocolate and Peaches has previously been reviewed on #FASHALIA101, it’s a very fitting dupe to the peach palette Too Faced came out with, with identical shades.

I Heart Make Up I Heart Chocolate & Rose Gold Palette, which launches in ten days!

The tenth edition to the chocolate bar collection is a dark chocolate bar with the most eye catching rose gold chocolate squares. It opens up to reveal a vibrant variety of matte neutral shades, rustic tones, coppery metallics and a unique hot pink shade. The colours in I Heart Make Up I Heart Chocolate and Rose Gold are not dissimilar to the Rose Gold Edition Palette by Huda Beauty, which retails for £56.

Rest assured, the I Heart Make Up version, which launches in ten days time, will cost a fraction of the price!

Mix n’ Match Monday…

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As Summer 2017 slowly begins to transition into Autumn 2017, you are more than likely to be thinking about re-introducing those winter warmers back into your closet. But transitioning seasons is tricky, what does one wear when it’s too cool for frilly summer dresses and too warm for thick knits? Luckily, some of the top trends of late will see you through the last dregs of Summer and the beginning of early Autumn. Denim dresses are big news, and floral printed jackets have made an unexpected appearance, so forget covering up with that old jumper! Flats and heels in jewel tones and velvet bags add pops of colour and compliment these simple, jean hued dresses in the most beautiful way…

LBD: Balmain

Black & floral jacket: Moschino

Embroidered bag: Loeffer Randall

Purple embroidered mules: Gianvito Rossi

Lapis cocktail ring: Anne Sisteron

Pale denim dress with lace front: Balmain

Bomber style multicoloured patterned jacket: Alice + Olivia

Velvet bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Lapis cross shape ring: Van Cleef & Arpels

Mid-heel electric blue mules: Alexander Wang

Bold horizontal stripe dress: Carolina Herrera

Bright floral jacket: Diane Von Furstenberg

Metallic & transparent heels: Miu Miu

Gold cross body bag: Gucci

Lapis Rings: Monier Freres & Saks Fifth Avenue

Gold & Lapis Necklace: Aurelie Bidermann

White buttoned denim dress: Balmain

Floral blazer: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Cross body velvet bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Tortoiseshell butterfly heels: Sophia Webster

Denim button front v-neck dress: Balmain

Multicolour velvet bag: Tory Burch

Mustard velvet heels with gem detail: No21

Coloured & gold choker: Monier Freres

Cut out denim shift dress: Courreges

Maroon velvet bag: Off White

Burgundy Rockstud flat shoes: Valentino

Moon Lapis necklace: Andrea Fohrman

Multi row gold bracelet: Pippa Small

Zip front mini dress: See by Chloe

Coral velvet shoulder bag: Off White

Electric blue mid heel mules: Alexander Wang

Gold and Lapis cut out bangle: Ippolita

Circle earrings: Jade Jagger

Pale button down denim dress: Stella McCartney

Dusky pink box bag: Stella McCartney

Pale Rockstud flats: Valentino

3 stone gold ring: Ippolita

Pale blue and gold drop earrings: Judy Geib at Barneys New York http://www.barneys.com

Mix n’ Match Midweek…

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Late summer casuals are all about jeans with raw hemlines and fringing, sheer, off the shoulder tops and camisoles and enviable arm candy with plenty of chain details and embellishments!

Off the shoulder and halter style pastel top: Ganni

Raw hem jeans: Rag & Bone

Pastel coloured box bag with chain detailing: Stella McCartney

Silver and orange strappy sandals; Jimmy Choo

Be bold… clash your florals! Don't go for flower power from head to toe, pick out one or two pieces and keep the rest of your outfit plain and unobtrusive, florals are a big trend, but you don't want to turn into a walking hanging basket!

Floral Top: YSL and black vest underneath: Trouva

Jeans: Vetements x Levi's

Floral box bag: Dolce & Gabbana

Flip Flops: Valentino

Blue and white are a classic summer combo. Raw hemmed and straight cut jeans have made a big comeback. Worn with this summer's strappy tops, they just scream off duty cool!


White cami top: Christopher Esber

Jeans: Rag & Bone

Box Bag: Elie Saab

Studded flip flops: Fendi

Sheer blouse: Givenchy

Black vest: Trouva

Embroidered bag: Dolce & Gabbana

Jeans: Komo at Matches Fashion

Embellished sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti

Star print sheer blouse: Red Valentino

Fringed hem jeans: 7 For All Mankind

Chain strap, tattoo print box bag: Valentino

Gold strappy sandals: Toga at Farfetch – http://www.farfetch.com

Yellow sheer off the shoulder top: Alice & Olivia

Jagged hem jeans: Shelter at Intermix Online

Fur detail flip flops: Fendi

Floral bag: Dolce & Gabbana

Heels… on wheels!

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YSL have completely overhauled the definition of risqué footwear with their all new… heels on wheels!

Did we hear right? Really? Yes, heels, with added wheels.

The latest vertiginous pumps have a rather quirky detail; little roller skate wheels, and this isn't the first time the design house has given a gorgeous pair of shoes a set of wheels. They previously hit accelerate on a pair of sneakers by adding a set of four of these little wheels to each shoe.

While they probably won't be helpful in getting you from A to B, they'll definitely jumpstart some conversations.

Heels on wheels. No, this isn't a dream! Something tells me the sneaker option looks a tad safer than these speedy stilettos, if you are preparing to brave this trend. Probably not a good idea for the accident prone, or if you find walking in heels a chore as it is. Just book your hospital beds in advance girls!

Wednesday Trendsday: Go Graphic!

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Bold logo, graphic print and slogan tees are big news right now.
They absolutely rock worn with skinny jeans and sneakers, or, if you prefer to put together a look a little different, they work unexpectedly well with this year's pleated skirts!

Cropped New York Knicks T-shirt and Ripped Skinny Jeans: both Topshop
Orange Handbag: Sophie Hulme
Rose Gold sneakers: Coliac at Luisaviaroma – http://www.luisaviaroma.com

Face Print T-shirt: Vivienne Westwood
White skinny jeans: Burberry
Graphics printed backpack: Betsey Johnson
Snake print sneakers: Gucci
Striped watch: Kate Spade

Dog graphic t-shirt: Versace
Metallic gold pleated midi skirt: Isabel Marant
Mini peach backpack: Chloe
Rose Gold sneakers: Steve Madden

T-shirt: Versace Versus
Skirt: Gucci
Backpack: Prada
Hand Print sneakers: Gucci
Watch: Tissot

MTV T-shirt: Marc Jacobs
Black leather pleat midi skirt: Red Valentino
Backpack: Fendi
Black sneakers: Moschino