This week’s wants are hugely influenced by my current temperature: freezing! Autumn is definitely here, isn’t it? So I’m packing my virtual baskets with weight and fluff. Here’s just a few of the cold weather combatants I’m coveting..
SHOP: 1. Cos Roll-Neck Knit Dress in Blue, £79 2. UGG Dakota Slippers, £80 3. John Lewis Bear Onesie, £29 4. French Connection at ASOS Faux Fur Mittens, £25 5. Atterley Road Monochrome Scarf, £120 6. Atterley Road Imperial Wool Wrap Coat, £195 7. Miss Selfridge Floppy Hat, £30.
I tend to spend more on AW14 fashion, mostly because it’s my favourite season but partly because wool, leather, cashmere and sheepskin just are more expensive and I’ll be wearing this stuff for more than half of the year. Sad but true (love you really England!). If you’re on the hunt for a new coat this year and aren’t sold on the bright colours all the glossies are championing, allow me to introduce you to the camel wool coat. Versatile and classy, she’ll go with everything and work season to season. I love the wrap style of this Atterley Road style and the faux fur trim is a nice touch. And as for under the coat I’ll be living in jumper dresses as always – Cos have a brilliant range, and wrapping up with cream mittens and a statement stole – again Atterley Road reign supreme with their cool monochrome offering.
As for the onesie, I already have too many but I know I won’t be able to resist this fluffy one from John Lewis. And the UGG Australia slippers? I probably won’t be able to justify £80 for slippers but Dad, if you’re reading this, I’d like some for Christmas. Thanks :)
What’s on your AW14 wishlist?
Turns out you lot are GEMA Jewellery’s best customers! THANKS! Day in, day out this here blog is the biggest referral for traffic to my little jewellery website and you lovely lot buy the most statement jewellery once you’re there. Isn’t that great? I’d hate for such loyalty to go unrewarded ;)
So this week I’m giving DWP readers £5 off any statement necklace of your choice. Since prices start at just £16, that’s quite the saving and of course delivery is still FREE. The code will only take £5 off one necklace at a time but if you’ve got your eye on a couple simply place a second order and use the code again. There’s no limit on how many times you use it, just get your use out of it before 12th October when the code expires.
The code? Oh yes, you’ll be needing that. It’s WELOVEDWP5
SHOP, left to right from the top: Patrizia, DWP Price: £11; Simona, DWP Price: £13; Palermo, DWP Price: £13; Frances, DWP Price: £11; Valentina, DWP Price: £19; Laila, DWP Price: £15; Aprilla, DWP Price: £15; Margarita, DWP Price: £11; Zaira, DWP Price: £17; Marisa, DWP Price: £13; Violetta, DWP Price: £19; Grace, DWP Price: £13.
Head over to GEMAJewellery.com here and fill your boots! And thanks, again. Your support means the world to me.
Yep. Just £12. You don’t get much for that these days, do ya!? But thanks to ASOS you can have a pair of lovely black suede-y pointed flat shoes OR a pair of shiny patent pointed flat shoes in nude, for just that. £12.
SHOP: ASOS LIFE STORY Ballet Flats in Black, £12
And I’ve tried and tested the black ones for you. I wore them for an interview with black tights, a black flippy dress and a red blazer – I have great interview game. I’ve also teamed them with jeans and peg leg trousers several times – they look incredibly chic against bare skin. Oh and I paired a navy midi dress, pashmina and cardi combo with them just yesterday and even got a compliment from the security guard at Sainsbury’s. Yes, I did.
The outfit options are endless with these lovely black pointed pumps and they’re great quality too, considering they’re so bloody cheap. They wipe clean (I recommend letting them dry completely and then brushing off any marks) and don’t sag or bend. My only advice is to go careful on the stairs as the point is quite large and winkle-picker-y and thus quite easily caught. I’ve nearly had several serious injuries but it hurts to be beautiful, eh?
SHOP: ASOS LIFE STORY Ballet Flats in Nude, £12
The nude version are in my ASOS basket currently and I reckon they’ll be just as versatile and if anything even chic-er. Plus they’ll be better as it gets a bit wetter with their patent finish and we all know how slimming a fleshy shade can be. God knows my ankles need it.
So go forth and buy these bargainous ASOS shoes!
From work to drinks, day out to dance floor this is a versatile little number. Team it with one of the matching skirts (available here and here) or opt for black trousers and pointy pumps or jeans and heels. And it’s just £45! If you’re hitting the shops this week head to Monsoon. Or stay inside where it’s warm and order it online here, though stock is limited at the moment.
SHOP: Monsoon Galaxy Print Jacquard Top, £45
Isn’t it gorgeous? I love how it’s quite jazzy with the iridescent, jacquard print but still just a simple (yet smart enough for the office) box style. And it covers your upper arms, which is always nice. I think this could work really well with a (short-sleeved – so it doesn’t poke out of the arms) white collared shirt underneath too.
How would you style it?
Buy yours here now.
It’s payday, we’re all feeling a bit decadent, which is why you’ll find lashings of luxe leopard print, Christmas party (yep, I’m getting ready) dress styles and the YSL make-up items worth splurging on. Enjoy and happy spending..
SHOP: 1. Topshop Leopard Print Heels, £48 2. Little Black Dress Audrey Dress, £120 3. Topshop Green Smock Dress, £32 4. ASOS Scallop Clutch, £12 5. YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foudnation, £30.50 6. YSL Touche Eclat Wild Edition in Original 1, £25 7. GEMA Jewellery Eden Earrings, £10.
Nothing says glam like a little black dress and a leopard print stiletto, not in my book anyway and with fabulous ostrich feathers thrown in for good measure you won’t need anything else for your AW14 special occasions. But if accessories are your thing you can go from day (I’m thinking this green Toppshop smock dress, 80 deniers and Chelsea boots) to night with this bargainous ASOS clucth with cute scallop detail and my favourite Eden earrings from GemaJewellery.com.
Now you might think that circa £50 is a bit much for two beauty items and it is. But if you’ve ever sampled something from the Yves Saint Laurent make-up counter you’ll know it’s worth the splurge. I’ve been wearing their Touche Eclat foundation for a week now and my god is it good. Usually I’m a bit foundation-shy and opt for a BB cream instead but this is light enough for me while still providing brilliant (see: the best) coverage. And I don’t even need to tell you how amazing the under-eye pen is. With a leopard print case of course it’s even better!
What are you putting your payday pennies towards this month? Are you a YSL fan?
Zara is pretty high up on my cool-o-meter. BUT Stradivarius, her sister brand is even cooler with slick leather jacket, faux fur gilets, minimalist shirts and over-the-knee boots featuring highly on my want list after a quick browse of the brand’s website. And everything is so cheap! Think H&M prices for Zara-meets-Mango style. If you’re more of a reach-out-and-touch-it shopper you’ll pleased to know Stradivarius our opening their first UK store at Westfield Stratford very soon too!
Until then here’s a little (see: large because I got carried away) snipped of what they’ve got to offer..
Shop denim shirt dress, £25.99 (also, if anyone can find the jacket please point me in the right direction!)
Shop leather jacket, £25.99
Shop coat, £59.99
Shop faux fur waistcoat, £29.99
Shop dip-hem shirt, £17.99
Shop bow collar shirt, £19.99
Shop Breton off-the-shoulder top, £7.99
Shop jeggings, £19.99
Shop print skirt, £15.99
Shop faux fur bag, £15.99
Shop over-the-knee boots, £45.99
Shop ankle boots, £35.99
What do you think of Stradivarius’ offering? Will you be visiting the new store?