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

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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

Mix n’ Match Monday

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Striped dresses are majorly trending right now. Paired with saddle shaped handbags and a pair of wedge heels, an up to the minute look for day or night can be pulled off very easily this SS17.

Vertical stripes are magic, if you're not very tall, they streamline your figure by drawing the eye downwards, thus creating this magical optical illusion of looking taller and slimmer!

Striped Dress: Finery London
Saddle style tiger print bag: Furla
Bright orange wedge heels: Elie Saab
Bead and evil eye bracelet: Melissa Obadash

Striped Mini Dress: Apiece Apart at Net-a-Porter
Floral detail Saddle bag: Marc Jacobs
Tan Platform style shoes: Tila March
Cat-eye Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Rising Sun necklace: Aurelie Bidermann at Net-a-Porter

Striped Dress: Missoni
Saddle Bag: Alutzarra
Wedge style Sandals: Jimmy Choo
Bangle: Michael Kors
Ring: Monica Vinader
Necklace: London Road at John Lewis

Monochrome Dress: Madewell at Net-a-Porter
Saddle Bag; See by Chloe
Wedge Sandals: Saint Laurent
Turquoise Lariat Necklace: Kate Spade
Turquoise Faced Watch: Gucci
Bangles: Brooke Gregson at Net-a-Porter (top) and Gas Bijoux at Nordstrom (below)


Yellow, white & Black stripe dress: Fendi
Black Saddle bag: Chloe
Yellow flower detail wedges: Anne Klein
Black choker: Kenneth Jay Lane
Gold necklace with circle medallion: Givenchy

Striped Dress: Solace London
Saddle Bag with Chain Detail: Miu Miu
Wedge Sandals: Sergio Rossi
Earrings: Sylvia Toledano
Ring: Jacquie Aiche

SS17 Accessory Alert…

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Soulful, easy wearing turquoise and other semi-precious gemstone jewels will add major boho chic to any look!

Watch: Versus
Necklace: Jennifer Meyer
Bracelet: Lola Rose
Bangle: Melissa Joy
Ring: Ippolita

Miniature backpacks that pack plenty of flower appliqué, block studs and even pom-poms are big news this SS17. Fendi have made full use of summer brights, chain straps and floral appliqué for their irresistible arm candies!

Personalise your smartphone with the prettiest tropical phone cases around, thanks to cool cover designers Casetify. Roses, cactus, beach and ocean print are proving popular designs for this season.

Multicolour temptations will brighten up any unwanted cloudy days this summer, they may even generate serious accessory envy!

Backpack: Moschino
Gradient Aviator Sunglasses: Saint Laurent
Bangle: Ippolita

Tuesday… Hues-day!

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I can’t be the only one who only has to look at something deep sea blue on scorching days like this to instantly think of refreshing, cooling treats.

Some of my favourite Summertime Blues: Victoria’s Secret Aqua Kiss, Mavala Cyclades Blue, Nails Inc Special Effects in Fitzroy Square, Barry M Molten Metals, Mavala Blue Curucao and Maui Moisture Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist

Curucao, an ocean inspired blue shade inspired by its namesake Caribbean island, is the type of summer blue that goes swimmingly well with poolside afternoons well spent at your favourite holiday destination.

Essie’s Beach Bum Blu, a pale metallic teal, is one of those nail colours that always evokes memories of Mediterranean adventures to Spanish and Greek Islands.

Mavala’s Curucao Blue is similar. It’s a stunning aqua blue with slight a shimmer finish. Whether you’re rocking out at an electric festival or chilling by the sea, this bold teal is just ideal for summer, so is the similar Cyclades Blue, which is more of a Santorini inspired, dreamy blue.


Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mists have been getting a lot of use this Summer; Aqua Kiss has to be my favourite. It’s the most refreshing blend of Rain Kissed Freesia and Daisy that instantly revitalises.

Maui Moisture, the next big thing in eco-friendly, beautifully packaged haircare, boasts one of the lightest, hair hydrators around. Made with 100% pure aloe juice, coconut milk, mango butter and guava oil, one spritz of this paraben free formula will quench thirsty strands without weighing hair down.

Mix n’ Match Monday 

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Lace Jumpsuits, Embroidered Denim Jackets, Summer Espadrilles and the prettiest Floral Phone Cases make for the most feminine, playful July you’ve ever had!

Jumpsuit: Diane Von Furstenburg

Embroidered Denim Jacket: Alexander McQueen 

Popping Pink Tote: D&G

Espadrilles with Fluoro stripes: Sophia Webster 

Bright phone case: Casetify

Perfume: Marc Jacobs Oh Lola!


Roses & Sequins on this ultra glam Ashish jacket, the chic simplicity of an Ayton Gasson play suit and edgy Gucci block heels and a Vivienne Westwood envelope clutch make for the ultimate summer evening ensemble. Red, black and denim… classic colours with a twist!


The lace is on with this floaty Self Portrait jumpsuit. Keep it casual and playful for day with metallic espadrilles like these shiny ones from Saint Laurent. A classic quilted bag, like a Chanel 2.55 re-issue adds a touch of luxury with a vintage vibe, while a floriental fragrance like Gucci’s Bamboo, a velvet matte lip and a nude mani will tick all the beauty trend boxes without you looking too “done.”


After that explosive splash of colour from this jumpsuit and rather fun looking bag, you’re gonna need to calm it all down with a pair of Ugg wedges and a black biker from Saint Laurent. This too, will offset the eccentricity of such a bright ensemble, toning it down slightly, but not too much.
Playsuit: Topshop 

Jacket: Saint Laurent 

Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo 

Wedges: Ugg Australia 

Phone Case: Ted Baker


Hot pink Chloe sandals and Chloe’s signature Drew crossbody bag in a similar pink hue will make this season’s pastel power pop!
Playsuit: Boohoo

Jacket: IRO at Intermix Online

Sandals & Bag: Chloe

Phone Case: Vera Bradley

Make-up Monday 

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Ever since the internet went crazy for the phenomenal Prism Highlighter, handmade by Etsy seller BitterLaceBeauty, any make-up company worth their salt has launched their own version of the rainbow highlighter. Whether they boast 5 or 6 colours, pastel or vivid, their mythical spectrum appeal makes them extremely pleasing on the eye. If the thought of sweeping a rainbow across your cheekbones is making you vision ending up with a clown face, don’t be fooled by the bold appearance of your very own compact rainbow; when applied with a powder or fan brush, the colours have an unexpected way of merging to create a light, iridescent glow. You will look refreshed and lit from within, you won’t look like you’re going to a rave!

Make-up Revolution Rainbow Highlighter, £4 at Superdrug 

Make-up Revolution’s Rainbow Highlighter boasts 5 pastel shimmer shades in a generously sized, iridescent compact, and it’s under a fiver!


I Heart Make-Up Unicorn’s Heart, £5, Superdrug and http://www.tambeauty.com

Revolution’s sister brand I Heart Make-up have also embraced all things fairy dust and fantasy with their heart shaped rainbow highlighter, appropriately named Unicorn’s Heart.


Tarte’s Make Believe in Yourself Eye and Cheek palette is a candy shop array of jewel toned, metallic eye shadows accompanied by an opalescent cheekbone highlighter in the centre.


An artfully designed deco printed compact opens to reveal the vibrant colour wheel of coloured smoky eyes and cut crease eye contouring possibilities.


Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette, £22, http://www.tartecosmetics.com

Beyond Paradise by Estée Lauder has been around for a number of years. The eye catching, multicoloured gradient bottle is the main attraction, and it captures the whimsical fantasy aura of this tangy floral fragrance in the most beautiful way.  

Estée Lauder Beyond Paradise, £50 for 50ml at Boots