Saturday, 27 September 2014

Fall Fashion Guide: Save or Splurge

Fall Fashion Style and Social

Coats: Ted Baker // Topshop
Skirt: Carven // Topshop
Boots: Miu Miu // Zara
Sunglasses: Prada // Le Specs 
Bags: Stella McCartney // Boohoo

One of the most exciting things about fall is the transition from warm weathers to crisp cold mornings. This involves every aspect of clothing being shifted into the cozy layers and stylish boots, and with the colder months approaching there's always space for shopping for new statement pieces! I only like to splurge on items when I think they're really worth it, and when you'll know you'll get a lot of good use out of it. If their a good make and will last you a couple of years, I think it's better to invest and be satisfied rather than save but end up having to buy something similar within a few months.

Jackets: One thing I love about the colder months is cosying up in big jackets and keeping warm. I love both these jackets and the 'wrap-around' style but the winner for me here is the save! It's a piece by Topshop that I think looks so perfect and cosy. Pairing this coat with a pair of leggings and knee high boots and you're good to go!

Skirt: I think spending a lot of money on designer clothes can be worth it, but for a skirt I'd always go for the cheaper alternative because it's not something I'm going to get a terrible amount of use out off. Also, I think spending a lot of money for one single fashion item (not including bags / shoes!) when it's not out of the ordinary is sometimes just not worth it. The save is a winner in my eyes in this one, and how beautiful is the Topshop skirt anyway!?

Boots: When it comes to shoes I don't mind splurging a little because they're long lasting and can be so versatile. However these shoes are so similar in style - the pointed toe, the open back & the shape in general! I absolutely love this style of boot too - it's extremely classic and I feel like they'll be really popular this fall. You can't beat a pair of Zara shoes and the price is amazing for the value! For the price I'm slightly leaning towards save on this one but I think I would be willing to invest in the Miu Miu's too.

Sunglasses: I'm always on the fence when it comes to sunglasses because I wear them almost daily so I don't mind spending a bit more on them. I actually love both these pairs - the Prada and the Le Specs. I recently discovered Les Specs (available exclusively here) and they do amazing styles of sunglasses. I think it's going to have to be a tie one this one! What do you think?

Clutch: Bags are my weakness so if you know me you'll know what my pick for this choice would be. I love the style of both these clutches - very minimalistic and classic. I would prefer to go for the higher option here and pick the Stella McCartney clutch but this one from Boohoo is amazingly similar and about 1/10th of the price!

Whats your fall favourites? Would you choose save or splurge?
Thanks for reading!
Xx A


Sunday, 14 September 2014

September Lust List

September Lust List

With the transition from summer to fall well under way, I thought I'd share some things that are on my lust list for this month. I'm really loving warm and neutral colours for fall but I've also been a bit obsessed with accesorizing with bold statement pieces.

I know almost everyone has are these type of sandals heels but I've never found the right pair. I tried on these Steve Madden pair recently and love how they fit and flatter your legs. The thin straps makes  your legs appear longer and slimmer and they look really elegant. I love how this nude colour would match almost anything and can be worn both casually and when you feel like dressing up. I love candles in the colder months and thought this Diptyque candle would be the perfect gift to myself as it's a bit of splurge. I've also been really into decorative accessories and came across this Jonathan Adler jewellery tray and fell in love! I love the gold print and think it would look great on any surface to put some jewellery or even business cards. On the topic of golds, I recently discovered Bauble Bar which is the most amazing jewellery website! They have the most unique designs I've seen and their super affordable. I came across this gold bangle and it's exactly like one I've been looking for.

Transitioning into the fall and colder months always means a switch-up in beauty and skincare regimes. I've heard a lot about the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate and think I want to give it a go. You apply it at night on any problem areas and it soothes and recovers your skin - what more would you want?! I also heard about this new foundation by Dior - Diorskin Star Studio Foundation - and if you've read my post about Filming Make Up you'll know how much I want to try this! There are some mixed reviews but I hope it works out, especially as its described for studio / camera make up. Rounding up the beauty lusts are the Nars Gift Set which I think is an incredible value - £37 for this trio of products including a lipgloss, lipstick and nail polish. There's also this Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush which I want to try as the colours look so gorgeous. I wasn't super impressed with the Ambient Lighting powder so I'm hoping these are worth a go!

What's on your September lust list? Do you like any of these products? Xo A

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