Wednesday Wishlist: Red and beige, an unlikely colour combo for AW14

I’m finding myself unusually drawn to beige at the moment. Cream, stone, light brown, whatever you want to call it, I bloody love it. And way down at the other end of the spectrum, I’ve been stocking up on pillar box red, a bit of coral and the odd pop of pink. The perfect colour combo for AW14 methinks..

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SHOP: 1. Wallis Floral Shirt Dress, Was £65 Now £52 2. Wallis Red Shirt Dress, Was £65 Now £52 3. Accessorize Cross-Body Clock Bag, £25 4. Topshop Blanket Poncho, £22 5. ASOS Suede Ankle Boots, £40 6. GEMA Eden Earrings, £10 7. GEMA Marisa Necklace, £18 8. GEMA Octavia in Pink Necklace, Was £24 Now £11.50.

For those ‘I just don’t know what to wear’ mornings, which this time of year seems to throw up more of, you can’t go wrong with a shirt dress, especially if it’s post box red. Throw yours on with beige flat ankle boots likes these super-slouchy suede ones from ol’ faithful, ASOS or add a belt and a statement necklace – oh would you look at that, there are oodles to choose from at GEMA Jewellery!

What do you think of this week’s picks? What are you in the market for come payday?

AW14 jewellery has arrived!

We’ve just launched the new season collection at GEMA Jewellery and I couldn’t wait to share some of my favourite pieces.

This collection is a little bit more grown-up and a bit more glam (well, Christmas is on the horizon!)  and many of the pieces are made-to-order, so they can take a *little* bit longer to arrive (usually only 10 days) but I promise you it’s worth the wait.

Fit-to-bursting with rich purples and navys, pops of pink, grey and a little fresh mint this silver and gold range of statement necklaces and statement earrings will not disappoint. Oh and as always at GEMA Jewellery, the prices have been kept as low as possible, the packaging is pretty lovely and delivery is free. Happy shopping!

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SHOP: Florence, £18; Bridget, £14; Eden, £10; Dana, £24; Lia, £12; Italia, £14; Margarita, £16; Eva, £26.

AND before you go, be sure to copy and paste my exclusive £5 off discount code! Get a fab fiver off of the new collection by typing SHOPAW14 in to to the promo box at checkout.

Take a look at the rest of the collection here and if you have any questions, pop the team an e-mail: gemajewellery@gmail.com.

What do you think of the new collection? Which is your favourite piece?

Shoes, glorious shoes at Boden

Boden is my go-to for subtle retro styling; think cute but not-so-knicker-flashing shifts, tea dresses, colour-pop coats and kitsch prints and you’ll probably think of Boden too. But I’ve never really noticed the shoe department – until now! At AW14 press day these jewel-clad pointed pumps were by far the most ooed and ahhed over, not to mention the most tweeted and Instragram-ed, shoes on display. My only problem with them? I can’t decided which colour I want!

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Pointed shoes are going to be huge for the colder season and I’m thrilled as I find wearing heels all the time tricky and there’s nothing like a little toe-point to instantly smarten up an outfit. Of course teamed with Dolce and Gabbanna-esque crystal detailing Boden’s sparkly shoes are not for the faint of fashion heart but by god will they make you feel special whatever the occasion.

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SHOP: Boden Jewelled Pump, £129 each (available in gold, black and navy).

A little more expensive than the high street brand’s usual offering, I think it’s fair to see why you’ll need to part with a bit more cash to secure these bejewelled beauties and I dare you to not add more than one colour-way to your basket (I’ve got gold and navy in there at the moment but black is winking at me!).

In the market for something a little less sparkly? I’ve had a good rummage through Boden’s virtual shoe rack and found some absolute corkers, which as usual with Boden are all available in a multitude of shades and textures:

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SHOP: 1. Vintage Suede Boot, £179 2. Chic Ankle Boot, £119 3. Mary Jane, £119 4. Ballerina, £49 5. Fashion Pointed Pump, £99 6. Stretch Heeled Boot, £99.

Are you a Boden fan? What do you think of my shoe choices?

 

If you buy one thing this week: Warehouse Quilted Top

I’m a sucker for a touchy-feely fabric and this marl grey quilted top from Warehouse is the perfect tactile contender. Great teamed with a slick leather skirt or tailored trousers this soft but smart t-shirt is a fab mix of casual and corporate should you be looking for a new office addition. And it’s under £40.

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SHOP: Warehouse Embellished Necklace Quilted Tee, £35.

The fit is a big draw for me. It’s a bit malleable and pull-able; you can have a bit of a fat day and still get in to it and it’s not going to constrict your assets or make you feel stuffy while you sit at your desk all day. And should you be heading elsewhere after a day at the grind there’s no need for accessories as you’ve got a lovely little necklace-type-thing attached already. Usually I abhor clothing with jewellery attached – I don’t like the option to go without or go with something different being taken away from me, but this sharp little perspex detail is quite collar-like and unoffensive.

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What do you think? How would you style Warehouse’s textured tee?

The knitted peplum top

I’ve been eyeing up this Ted Baker peplum sweater for a while now (in cream, since you asked, though blue and coral are lovely also), but at £109 I’ve resisted.  While there’s no doubt Ted Baker clothes are beautifully made and do last, more than £100 on a jumper is a bit mad IMHO. Not that that has deterred me from bookmarking the ladylike knit and checking back every couple of days, dreaming up potential outfits with it at the centre.

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SHOP: Ted Baker Peplum Jumper in Cream; Bright Blue; Coral, £109 each.

Well, until I discovered this ASOS beauty in the prettiest shade of pink and with a touch more ruffle (I love a ruffle!) for a mere £35. I’m not really in to the matching skirt but if you’re a co-ord fan you’ve got the option (it’s £28 here), I think it will look fab with a really dark wash skinny jean and either pumps or soft slip-ons like these. It’s quite a grown-up, sophisticated look too, which is hard to find in knit form so it makes for the perfect wet weather day-to-night dress, with a quick switch to heels and a slick of fuchsia lip gloss come night time.

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SHOP: ASOS Co-ord Aran Jumper with Ruffle Hem, £35.

I think the high neck is a really cute detail too and definitely warrants a little glitz from a statement necklace. And she’s an all-rounder when it comes flattering figures big and small, slim and curvaceous – the peplum is the ultimate waist-cincher, which the long sleeves will make you look longer, leaner and keep bingo wings at bay. What’s not to love?

What do you think of ASOS’ pink peplum knit?