Thursday, 19 March 2015

Outfit | Camel Boilersuit

Coat // Missguided
Jumpsuit // Topshop
Top // Asos
Trainers // Schuh
Bag // Rokit Vintage
Sunglasses // Rayban
Watch // Daniel Wellington*

So last week I was attempting to re-decorate in my overalls and this week I'm here to fix your boiler.. who said fashion wasn't all glamour?
The strangest of uniforms funnily enough work out to be the most comfortable (there was probably a logic behind that right!); they require minimal thought process which will make the boiler-suit a sure option for those of you that find putting together a whole outfit bewildering or frankly plain too much effort on those early mornings! The same with jumpsuits, playsuits, dunagrees.. I find boilersuits are most flattering on fuller figures as they elongate, and providing its the right one will hug you high at the smallest part of your waist whilst concealing legs or arms (if those are your unforgiving areas) yet allowing you to flaunt a little cleavage as you are mostly conservatively covered elsewhere. If you are petite playsuits are the ideal option to show off more leg, and I find you have more leverage to go shorter and have the legs appear longer because technically they aren't short-shorts y'know?.. there's something more put together and refined about an all-in-one.

For the evening this jumpsuit is chic simply worn alone with a pointed heel however here I've broken my own style rules and gone with flats! I'm not particularly tall (5'5) however I do have longer legs and a short torso so I kind of took that into consideration and mainly threw facts out the window because I love this camel outfit and sometimes you should just wear what you want! But of course, I'd probably feel even more confident if it came in a shorts version, perhaps I should consider altering it... learning to iron wouldn't go a miss either!


Monday, 16 March 2015

Monday Must Have | Lace up Sandals

Dreaming of warmer weather and getting my summer shoe wish list in order before all the good stuff sells out! Lace up sandals be them heeled or flat gladiator style are everywhere already at the moment so I've rounded up my top picks of whats available on the market so we're well prepared for when the sun comes back out.

Shop Flats:

Shop Heels:

Friday, 13 March 2015

Outfit | Forest green with envy

Coat // Primark
Jumper // & Other Stories
Joggers // Zara
Bag // Mulberry Mini Lily
Trainers // Puma

Here's that "another green item" I gave you the heads up about a couple of weeks back! I won't bore you with more talk on my sudden love affair with forest green, but know this coat has rarely left my shoulders. I've been keeping things really casual and minimal but by just adding this trench I feel that the outfit is instantly updated and on-point! Once again minimal effort required, simples!


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Outfit | Lilac & Gingham

Lilac is a colour that suits my skin tone, much like pink and luckily both are key colours for Spring Summer'15 even though I don't immediately gravitate towards them in fear of looking too girly, is that odd?! I think as a child you wear so much of these bright and feminine colours that some of us tend to rebel as we get to an age where we can start making our own choices about our style. However, as a Stylist and the many colour analysis' I have carried out I know (as some of you probably do too), which shades perk up my complexion and those that wash me out! So trends aside we all want to look our best and so If that key item comes in alternative colours maybe think about trying a few and it'll just be a bonus if it so happens to be in this seasons palette.

Coat // Glamorous*
Jumper // Primark
Shirt // H&M Mens
Trousers // Glamorous*
Boots // Missguided*
Bag // Primark
Watch // Daniel Wellington*

Gingham was a print I was surprised to see relived once again on some of the SS15 Catwalks, a second year on the trot! However I'm not complaining because I can get my wears out of these Glamorous skinny trousers I got last year and give them a new lease of life styled alongside pastels channeling Oscar De La Renta.

Recently I have been really favouring a skinny silhouette on bottom with oversized pieces up top, think Olsen! As much as I love all the wide leg 70's inspired trousers around at the moment this really suits my body shape more and accentuates my best bits whilst disguising my ahem not so blossoming areas which is all the more important when dressing for confidence I find. I surprisingly got the perfect fit for an oversized shirt from H&M menswear as its a little longer in length that way and as its fitted it is still slim-line and not ill-fitting on the arm seams (like stealing your boyfriends shirt minus the drama). It's always a good idea to try things on in a number of sizes within each brand as I always find things can look so different slightly bigger or smaller than you would usually assume to go for your 'general' sizing. Although I know this can be particularly tricky when in a rush or shopping online, however I've been using this new app recently that may just be the answer to our "one size doesn't actually fit all' dilemma".

If you have a similar figure to me or want to find your body double to make life easier when shopping each of your favourite brands, Fitbay allows you to easily set up a profile with your measurements and follow other users with similar body types to you ranked on percentage. Once matched up you can see how other people have bought, styled and uploaded items for you to see the fit on them before you even need to take it to check out, saving all the hassle of having to buy in multiple sizes to then lug back to the post office for return (we've all been there!). You can follow me @veeveevogue and see what items are on my want list from my favourite brands and the outfits I've recently uploaded for your guidance. Get involved ladies!

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Outfit | London Fashion Week Day Two

I regret I wasn't able to get my LFW outfit from day one shot however it's over on my instagram 'here' if you'd like to take a peek! Today I'm bringing you my Utility inspired look from day two. Military this season isn't about the obvious, it's nodding to uniform in my favourite kind of way clean and effortless, no heavy duty armour necessary!

Bomber Jacket // H&M Trend
Shirt // Zara
Dungarees // Missguided
Sunglasses // Asos
Hair cuff // H&M
Watch // Daniel Wellington*
Cuff // Mango
Heels // New Look
Bag // Mulberry
Lip // Mac Chilli

Ph. Ella H Photography

Dungarees have reared their child-fit head again and I've been on the hunt for a pair that don't make me look 23 going on 12, a scenario I struggle with on a daily basis being 'blessed' with a baby-face! I figured going more tailored with a structured fabric and in classic black would give me more sophistication and here's hoping, maturity? But I do love the laid-back vibe a denim dungaree gives. If you're in a similar predicament I've rounded up the best in Overalls 'here'.

Peached fabrics are another thing I'm loving this season, they give a softer luxe finish to some of the more autumnal colours we're still seeing for Spring. I originally got this khaki shirt last year from Zara after being drawn to the 'touch me' texture and I'm already seeing a wide range hitting the highstreet in dreamy Spring shades - shop Missguided below:

P.S // You can get 15% off a Daniel Wellington Watch with code 'afluenza' until the 13th March!


Monday, 2 March 2015

Monday Must Have | Dungarees

photo credits: Pinterest

Nope I'm not ready to embark on a spot of redecorating, I'm taking my overalls street-side and my inner child couldn't be happier about it! Whether for work or play I've rounded up my top 10 Dungarees below and if these outfits are anything to go by simply add a simple white tee and you're stylish in an instance..


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Outfit | Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.. really does ring true for this outfit.

- Old yet classic navy Jeager coat, proving that quality really does see me through every winter
- New Zara side split jumper I've practically been living in as it goes with so much and is super soft!
- Second-hand may as well be 'borrowed' and in this case these vintage Levi highwaisted 501 jeans were once someone's 'Mom's.
- There are a range of blue's in this outfit, a popular trend among many recently and a key colour this season.. so pile them high, the skies the limit!

Coat // Jeager
Biker Jacket // Primark
Knitwear // Zara
Jeans // Levi
Trainers // Puma
Sunglasses // Rayban
Watch // Daniel Wellington*
Necklace // Mango
Ring // Great Frog London

*Get 15% off Daniel Wellington Watches with code 'afluenza' until mid March!
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