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Farewell My Summer Love, Farewell

5 Sep

September is here, the time of year when our lazy love affair with sandals and sunglasses fades and we begin to feverishly eye-up the new season knitwear and boots. Ice-cream and long days at the beach become a distant memory and will soon be replaced by hot chocolate and cosy coffee shop sofas.

When I step out into the morning and feel the fresh snap at my skin & smell the cold dew on the grass I know that autumn is just around the corner, this thought fills me with renewed vigor and a change of focus for my ever increasing wardrobe.

This year I have decided that its high time we ditched the cocoon coats, mannish military cover-ups and no-effort parkas and actually displayed those waists we worked so hard for in Spring. Just because we have the possibility of hiding our extra pounds in the colder months under more forgiving clothing, it doesnt mean that we should. If we keep ourselves in check throughout Autumn/Winter we wont even need to do the big summer body re-haul next spring.

So with the waistline in mind and as the key focus for the new season I will be looking to Audrey Hepburn as one of my main style influences. Any female with an eye for style will almost certainly see Audrey Hepburn as an icon. The belted trench she wears in that scene from Breakfast At Tiffanys, you know the one with the rain, the cat and the kissing, is a truly inspiring Autumn look.

audrey hepburnI will be looking online and on the high street to capture this timeless look, here are my favourite classic trench coats of the current season.

mac trench coat asos

ASOS Classic Mac £60

h&m trenchcoat mac

H&M Trenchcoat £34.99

Hobbs London Saskia Trenchcoat mac tranch

Hobbs London Saskia Trench £189

zara trenchcoat trench mac

Zara Trench Coat with Detachable Lining £79.99

mango mac trench trenchcoat

Mango Leather Collar Belted Mac £99.99

The bare legged, demure heeled look is beautiful with a belted mac but I am a big fan of pairing this ladylike wardrobe staple with something a little less clean and tidy like a slick pair of boots. I’m lusting after these beauties from Kurt Geiger.

Swap Mid Heel Ankle Boots £160 Stomp Low Heel Chelsea Boots £150

Swap Mid Heel Ankle Boots £160
Stomp Low Heel Chelsea Boots £150

Love H x

The Season of the Coat

3 Sep

I like summer when it’s really warm and walking around with bare arms and legs leaves everybody feeling just that little bit more relaxed, you know you’re only on your lunch hour but a patch of grass and a lolly-ice seems completely rational.

As much as I love summer, here in Great Britain the summer isn’t really that great and most days the patch of grass is wet and a bowl of soup seems like a better idea than frozen treats. I think that is why I have an undying affection for the first chill of autumn and the wonderfully bitter few months when I get to wear my favorite wardrobe item…the coat.

A good coat has the ability to make an outfit, it is not a tool only for warmth but just another way to conquer whatever look it is you want to achieve. There are expensive investment coats that are so classic and stylish they will last your whole life then there are fast-fashion high-street coats that are inexpensive and always bang on trend so this coming autumn/winter there really is no need to be left out in the cold.

Here is my lust have list.

Lisa Wool + Cashmere-Blend Felt Coat (Joseph) £545

Valence Coat Navy (Hobbs) £329

Mohair Boyfriend Coat (Topshop) £89

Velvet Fur Coat (Pins & Needles for Urban Outfitters) £125

Hooded Wool-Felt Jacket (Marni) £720

Coat with Appliques on the Sleeve (Zara) £129

Fantasy Fabric Coat (Zara) £99.99

Wrap up in something gorgeous this winter!

Love

Heather x

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Arrivals at Hobbs

26 Aug

Plaid for Autumn/Winter? Oh yes please! If like me you just can’t resist a bit of Scottish warmth in Winter then you will be thrilled with some of the new arrivals at Hobbs. Wonderful little preppy collars and patent leather accessories are just what the fashion doctor ordered and to name a dress after an Italian artist it has to be impressive! Here is my hit list for Hobbs.

NW3 Elm Top £89

NW3 Oscar Ankle Boot £149

Drew Belt £45

Gaby Brogue £159

NW3 Birch Scallop Blouse £79

Caravaggio Dress £199

Love

Heather x