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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

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Seventies Spring

2 Jan

Christmas was wonderful as ever but as the over-indulgence starts getting everyone down and the only talk in the office circulates around points, sins, macrobiotic this and fat-free that I always get an over-whelming urge to skip a couple months to rejuvenating spring time.

Now is the time to look ahead and whilst we may still be wearing our winter coats there is nothing wrong with a little Sun kissed escapism of the mind.

Seventies styling seems to have been flitting about the imaginations of designers as they created their spring/summer and resort 2013 collections. This stunning double-breasted, flared, brilliant white trouser suit at Celine has me dreaming of strolling along the banks of the French Riviera.

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These diaphanous wide legged trousers at Chloe teamed with the crochet knit delicate sweater seem so modern day Little House on the Prairie, I am in love with this laid-back, glamorous hippy-vibe.

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Gucci had their very own blend of glamorously grown up seventies flair with low cut, floor length dresses and the most beautifully cut camel trousers.
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I can barely wait till spring to start wearing this look so I’ll be sporting a colour palette of nudes and minks whilst lounging in plush cocktail bars waiting for the rain to subside. Here are some high-street items to get groovy in.
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Blouse, River Island
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Trousers, Mango
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Jumper, Topshop
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Sandals, Topshop

Bring on the sunshine, New buds and baby chicks… I am so over winter
Love H x