Tuesday, 23 September 2014

LFW Day 5: Dressing Down and Dioralop

By Day 5 of Fashion Week I was rather tired, so went for a dressed down look that was relatively comfortable. I say relatively because these shoes are anything but comfortable. Wearing a dress over jeans is a great way to be wearing a jean and tee style look without it actually being so simple. I had a couple of shows on Tuesday, and my train wasn't until 8 so it felt like a rather long day! The show Laura and I saw in the morning was Dioralop, which was amaaaazinggg!!!! 

Dioralop SS15

Honestly one of my favourite shows, clompy shoes with socks, super cool trousers... yes please to all!! So many items I wanted to just wear there and then. I am seriously into the whole socks and shoes vibe, and definitely want to to give it a go myself while the weather permits - watch this space!!

These are the Tall version, which is perfect for me, but they are also available in regular length here.
I am sooo in love with the boot version, here. And this pair of brogues from Monki are gorgeous! 

Monday, 22 September 2014

LFW Day 4: Statement Coat

 After a really good night's sleep and a wholesome breakfast at my Premier Inn, I was up bright and early to meet the lovely Laura from A Forte of Fashion. It was so lovely to meet another Leeds lady! My day started with the RewardStyle brunch, which was such a good event as there were so many lovely bloggers there (and macaroons, so it was always destined for great things). From there I headed to the Burberry shop in Regent St to watch the screening of their show, which was incredible. It (as so many other shows of the season) was heavily focused on textures, featuring denim, mesh, giant sequins. And of course the iconic Burberry trench! 

This outfit definitely felt the least 'me' out of everything I wore. I bought this coat in New York from the new H&M Studio collection, and I loveeee it. However, I would normally add my skinny jeans and a knit with something like this. As it was LFW I decided to be bold and go for a LBD and some statement boots. I got a lot of compliments on the boots which was lovely, but even so, I would lying if I felt like I was being completely true to my own style with this look. 
What do you guys think?? 

I also headed for some lunch with the gorgeous Hannah, who kindly did some streetstyle snaps for me (I love this picture of my boots!!), before heading off to the Le Photographe presentation with Laura. Perfect day! 

Le Photographe SS15 

The Le Photographe collection was very impressive. The details and embroidery were incredible, every single piece was full of so much craftwork, even what looked like the plain white item was full of detailed embroidery. Although the pieces weren't something I would typically wear, I loved how these simple items were updated by the detail. As I have said before, dressing in a minimal style often means the details and make a look! 

Theory have a similar one here, this one looks even fluffier, and I loveee the collar on this one!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

LFW Day 3: Fashion Faux Pas and TOGA SS15

So you may or may not notice the fashion faux pas going on here... but I am wearing the skirt you saw in yesterdays post! I am sure that must be some huge Fashion Week no no (hopefully they will let me come back!!) On Sunday we had a quiet day, so I wanted to be comfortable and laid back (Read: wear jeans and flats). I decided to keep my jeans a little more interesting by layering my Zara skirt over the jeans, with a long coat over that. 

I also bumped into some lovely ladies who I know of through Instagram, I obviously took the chance to take a snap (this one here), and check out this action shot Harry got. In in the Insta-moment. 

 Sunday was a quiet day, so I really got to spend some time with Harry before he left that evening. I only went to one show, which was the TOGA presentation. It was held at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, which was a lovely location. We were greeting with some cocktails and live music, as the models stood around the room. I loved the collection, there was so many pieces with a focus on different textures and volumes. 

 My favourite item of the presentation was definitely this amazing coat!!! I love this so so much, just imagine how great it would look over a really chunky knit. I think it is a great update on a black coat, that is a statement that can be worn season after season! 

So that was my Sunday at London Fashion Week! I was sad to say bye to Harry, but was very happy to switch hotels. I had done two night at the Britannia Hampstead on Primrose Hill (which I wouldn't recommend), and in Sunday switched to the Premier Inn at Waterloo. I got so settled there that I didn't actually leave all evening!! It was so lovely and relaxing to catch up on the blog world, drink lots of tea and relax on a super comfy bed.. but more of that tomorrow! 

I am also loving this pair with the zip on the leg, yes please!! 
This ASOS duster coat is very similar indeed.
I am loving this ASOS pair as an alternative.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

LFW Day 2: Outfit Change!

 SO here is my second look of the second day of London Fashion Week. I had honestly packed enough clothes to move down there forever, which despite being a pain to drag around the city, was a good plan! After meeting Harry on Saturday, we rushed back to the hotel to drop off his bags. I took this opportunity to freshen up and get changed, and this is what I chose. I am loving this skirt so much at the moment, and threw on a big jumper and new fave shoes

Similar version here, and this one I loveeee! 
Similar here and here
Similar budget version here.

Friday, 19 September 2014

LFW Day 2: Outfit and Shows

Hey guys! So a bit of a medley post today, I want to share with you my LFW Day 2 outfit and my show highlights. First up the shows: I went to a few shows on Saturday, but my favourite were two presentations. Overall, I enjoyed the presentations more than the shows, as you have more chance to see the clothes up close!

First up was the Orla Keily presentation, the cutest thing ever! 

Sorry the pictures aren't the best quality, but I wanted to show you all some photos I took as opposed to the official press release ones. Although the clothes presented were not my style at all, I loved the presentation. The two girls in white overalls in the background were painting flowers on the glass throughout, as the models walked around the flowerpots each planting a flower as they went! It was a creative yet simple presentation, which didn't take the focus off the clothes, but had a little more going on than models stood on podiums and walking in turn. 

The second show I saw was Hemyca, which was one of my favourites! 

 The Hemyca clothes were much more to my taste! Presented in an amazing room which was full of projected videos of cityscapes, the models all stood on the surrounding balcony and then walked down to the level we were all stood in turn. It was soooo super busy to really had to get pictures when they came down, but I managed to get a couple of them up on the balcony! The clothes were focused on soft pastels with tailoring. SO many amazing pairs of trousers it was all too much excitment for me! 

My outfit for the day was another take on my whole navy look I wore a few weeks ago. I was a rubbish blogger and forgot to take any outfit photos, but thankfully the lovely Abbie from Fashion Tatt and Lindsey from Ropes of Holland have rescued me and let me use their streetstyle snaps! Thank you guys!

The best part of Saturday was definitely getting to meet loads of bloggers who blogs I love reading! In the morning I met Abbie for a coffee and a chin wag, and she was the lovliest ever. And then the gorgeous Luisa from A Stylish Something and Lindsey appeared! I was in fashion heaven with the most amazing company! Things got even better later on when Harry arrived for the weekend, so I have another outfit to from Saturday to share with you tomorrow. 

This black Joseph pair are on my wishlist, and this Stella McCartney pair are very similar indeed. This ASOS pair are a perfect budget option too.