All posts filed under: Things to wear Autumn/Winter

#Weeklyfashionedit | Cream coat & cashmere jumper

#weekly fashion edit

After fighting a sore throat and the beginning of a flu, I’m finally on the mend and off to Hossegor for a few days to see Mila who is taking part in the bodyboard French championships. Quite a big thing since she has only recently starting bodyboarding. A part of me is super proud and the other part is a bit freaked out. Last time she took part in a competition (her first), she came 4th which was fantastic but the waves were 1.5m high and the ocean was pretty agitated and this week looks like it’s gonna be the same if not worse so will see. Anyway…I had started my board with this navy coat which is very similar to the one I’m wearing here but then, I came across this beautiful cream coat (2) currently in the Mango sale. Cream coats always look very chic and this one is perfect to wear over a pair of freyed jeans or a wool trousers if you want to go for the cream on cream look. Given the weather …

#weekly fashion edit: leopard print coat + leather trousers

#weekly fashion edit

Every fall season, I lust after something in leopard print like this Clare V. clutch … Here I wear a pair of leopard heels from Isabel Marant which I grabbed in the sale two Summers ago and I also own a pair of leopard ankle boots from L.K. Bennett bought years ago, which haven’t aged. So my point is that whatever you invest in this season, leopard print is something that will come back EVERY season. This season, I bet on this beautiful leopard print coat (1) from Hush, which you can wear over a pair of skinny jeans, pleated skirt or leather trousers (5) It’s a total matter of personal choice (and age) but when it comes to wear leopard print, I try not to mix it with leather + high heels + red lipstick. For some reasons, I have this vision of Peggy Mitchell from Eastenders in my head, which will probably means nothing to those outside the UK but I’m very conscious of not looking like that when I wear leopard print. There is a …

#Weeklyfashionedit | A gorgeous fitted dress inspired by the movie The Dressmaker

#weekly fashion edit

I’ve recently watched The Dressmaker on Netflix which was one of the best movies I had seen in a long time. Have you seen it !? Beside Kate Winslet’s acting which is always fantastic (I think!) and the few tears I shed, I was mesmerised by all the beautiful dresses in the movie, designed by Award-winning costume designer Margot Wilson. The fifties are not my favourite area (I’m more of a feel-good 70’s disco & 80’s pop kind of girl ;-) but I have to say when Winslet’s character Tilly stepped out at a local rugby match wearing a black dress similar to the iconic dress Rita Hayworth wore in Gilda, I was like “wow”. The dresses went on to get better and better. As the heroine studied with the best of the best fashion Designers in Europe, her clothes in the movie reflect the influences of mentors like Balenciaga and Dior, which is really pleasing to the eyes. Added to the great acting of the whole cast: Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Judy Davis, and up-and-comer Sarah Snook, The Dressmaker …

15 chunky knits for a cosy fall

15 chunky knits for a cosy fall

Come September when temperatures drop down and it starts raining a bit too much for my liking, I often find myself reaching out for big chunky knitwear. The kind that makes you feel warm, cosy and safe somehow and the bigger the better… The one above, modelled by Sabrina Loffreda and featured in Vogue Ukraine in January 2016, is from the Acne Studios AW 2016 collection. Sadly, it’s no longer available but I love this picture so much that I had to share with it.. Saying that, I have rounded up 15 chunky knits and style outfits I love, to give you an idea on how to achieve the look. Enjoy!1. Mango Cashmere sweater2. ASOS chunky jumper with volume sleeve 3. Chunky jumper with roll neck 4. Acne oversized turtleneck sweater 5. Mango grey cashmere sweater The great thing about chunky knitwear is that not only it keeps your warm but it’s pretty versatile as you can wear it over skinny jeans or this fab metallic pleated skirt. The one below is from an old collection by …

#weekly fashion edit

#weekly fashion edit

Before the start of the Summer, I packed all my Autumn/Winter clothes into several suitcases and stored them in a cupboard. Last week, I started unpacking them to re-organise my wardrobe for the new season… Having empty drawers to fill in, helped I think, as it felt like working with a blank canvas. I wasn’t in the mood to clutter my cupboard again and therefore, it was easy to part from some items that I couldn’t see myself wearing again and others (regardless of the price, brand) that I wanted to keep. Point in case, this sequin sweatshirt from H&M, grabbed in the sale at 2 euros,  is a keeper! “70% staple pieces, 30% on-trend pieces is the ratio I’m aiming for, in my wardrobe this year” Always aiming to be as minimalist as I can (and I have a long way to go…), this year I really want to streamline my wardrobe and have staple pieces with a few on-trend items to complete the look. I want pieces that will last me for a few …

#weekly fashion edit: Chelsea boots

#weekly fashion edit

I discovered Cecilie Copenhagen last year on Instagram and bought this gorgeous Topanga top in black which is unbelievably sexy and stylish. As the new A/W17 collection has the just hit the stores, I spotted this beautiful Beat round neck cotton dress (1) which would be really easy to wear through several seasons. “Iconic since the 60s, Chelsea boots are a great staple for Autumn & Winter” Rather than pairing it with a pair of flat pumps, I would break the mould and wear them with a pair of classic Chelsea boots (5). I really like the feeling of wearing strong, solid boots especially when the rest of my outfit is feminine and I’m still in love with the Chelsea boots I got last year in Paris, from Anthology Paris . There is also a few sizes left on Smallable. Unfortunately they are khaki but sometimes when a colour is dark enough, you can get away with applying dark/black shoe cream. Church’s has also some fantastic brogues and boots for a masculine look. Regardless of where you get yours from, if you …

#weekly fashion edit 21 08 2017

#weekly fashion edit

I love fashion… I enjoy shopping once in a while. I clear my wardrobe and cupboards regularly (you can read my 15 practical, helpful tips to declutter your home) but last year I had a real overdose of consumerism just before Xmas. I know it sounds like a complete cliché and the kind of words of wisdom we find on Pinterest but after the difficult year that 2016 was, I wanted to focus on collecting moments rather than things. The ongoing“buy, buy, buy” message coming from TV ads, e-news, magazines and blogs made me angry, frustrated and unhappy. I was a real Grinch :-) I could not rejoice into the pre-Xmas frenzy and the underlying message that happiness was to be found in the latest iPhone or a new it-bag. Have you ever felt like this?? As such my weekly fashion feature “5 Things I Want Right Now!” that many of you loved, started rubbing me the wrong way so I just stopped doing it. It took me 10 months, a blog revamp and some of you telling me you used …

Leather trousers I outfit perfection

There was a very good (and rare) interview of Emmanuelle Alt in Stella magazine recently and this photo where she looked amazing, wearing leather trousers.As I bought myself a pair, I’ve put together a list of the 10 coolest leather trousers out there just for you. 1/ I’m loving these Oak with zip details leather sweat pants from Liberty. Sadly I know they wouldn’t suit my figure, however they would be perfect for my friend Catherine who is tall and wear leather trousers and red lipstick like a fashion icon.2/ These from Mango, have a similar cut and are a lot more affordable.2/ The ones I really want are these Liv leather leggings, which are made of soft stretch leather and would look very chic with any of my linen t-shirts from Zara.3/ If you’re slim, these Acne black skinny leather trousers are the way to go.4/ If you are super slim, try these J.Brand super skinny leather trousers.5/ More into style and comfort, check out the Aldrige leather trousers from Baukjen (30% OFF)6/ Go wild and make a statement with these …