Thursday, 27 October 2016

Boohoo Dress of the Month?

If you know me personally / read my bio anywhere or my previous post on Becoming a Fashion Stylist, you'll know I'm a Stylist, or I was.. if you can ever just drop the title and suddenly go to not being able to style some body?! Either way, when Boohoo contacted me as a "Blogger" to style their 'Dress of the month' the stylist in me dusted off her safety pins and went to work!
The concept is what caught my attention, each blogger is given the same dress (in a choice of three colour ways) to style the way that suits them best. Now, I'm not a fan of wearing things I wouldn't necessarily purchase myself so I was apprehensive knowing the dress would be a surprise however being a stylist has taught me to break boundaries, get out of your boring comfort zone and try something new! Often you'll be amazed at the results, and if not, you haven't lost anything. I'm a true believer that fashion should be fun, experimental and sometimes we just need to break the damn rules!
So with that in mind, when the dress arrived I knew I was going to style it any way but in it's dress form.

The shirt dress in it's true form, is on trend in a khaki green satin finish however is a little more formal than I would usually wear everyday, especially in length. Therefore I took to my trusty denim to casualize the look, layering a black cami underneath for a flash of lace beneath the wrap front. Thanks to the silky finish the length easily tucked into my jeans and I clenched it at the waist with a belt. Finishing the outfit off with my favourite ankle boots from last AW in another, once again key trend for this season, burgundy!

*Disclaimer, I was having a no makeup day and ain't nobody ready to see that face in 1000px

How would you style yours?


Friday, 14 October 2016

All Black Everything.

Hat - Primark
Top - Paige*
Jeans - Paige*
Heels - 4th & Reckless*

For those days when you wake up late / don't want to wake up at all; many of us opt for a head to toe black ensemble (minus these pretty pink mules!). If you see me in all black you'll know I haven't had time to pre-plan an outfit the night before and the only thing on my mind come morning is 1) comfort and 2) blend-in (i.e don't look at my no-makeup face) hence the fedora too for that third day hair saviour!
But black doesn't have to mean boring.. I've updated my skinny jeans for this cropped kick flare style that's so new season worn with a lattice detail body for all the support I'll need today, and silver hardware to accessorise. Simple has saved the day! Now someone please fetch the coffee.


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Coffee Run with AWP.

Last month I had the pleasure of collaborating with two talented individuals and the duo behind A Weathered Penny, a contemporary, minimalistic jewellery brand that has just launched in Topshop. The British born brand founded by Kayleigh, sells simple yet stunning pieces in both gold and silver finishes. Joe, the man behind the lens and Creative Director got in touch with me to work on an interview article for their blog Beneath AWP. It's a great creative concept of a "Coffee run" featuring bloggers styling their favourite pieces from the AWP collection. So naturally I selected multiple rings to stack alongside a geometric lariat necklace that made a strong impact against my cool-tone grey, basic sweatshirt. I added some movement with a lace midi skirt and pointed ankle boots, for a perfect mid-season outfit.

The shoot took place at the Barbican Centre; a location I've wanted to shoot at for quite some time, and we couldn't have been more fortunate with the weather! The theme for the shoot was grey-toned and minimal, and I would say the results are very Bauhaus!
I'm really pleased to finally be able to share these images with you, especially after balancing mid-air, 50 feet up, in 6 inch heels to get "the shot!" - totally worth it!

Be sure to check out my interview on Beaneath AWP where I share my tips for newbie bloggers and how I intend on staying ahead of the game..

Photographer: Joseph Alexander Carter

Sweatshirt - Brandy Melville. // Skirt - Zara. // Boots - Zara. // Hat - hm. // Jewellery - A Weathered Penny.

Get the look:

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The Pleated Midi Skirt, your Autumn essential.

Today I bring you a two-in-one trend that ticks both the pleated midi skirt and metallic box, perfect for Autumn.
The midi skirt is your ideal transitional piece for those days when you leave the house in low temperatures, going granny-chic with an oversized knit. For the sun to then show it's devious face around lunch time when you can strip off to reveal a more airy ensemble.
Pleats are the style being rocked by all the go-to's for inspo and when I came across this metallic (not to mention pink!) number on the Misspap website, it had to be mine!
Metallic's are a major trend for AW16; go subtle with shoes and accessories or all out in a slinky metallic slip dress or skirt like I have that you can style from day to night.

Get this look:

I've linked more of my favourite pleated skirts for this season:

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Key Season Satin feat. Missy Empire

The Bomber Jacket craze just won't quit. We've seen 90's replica comebacks, luxe finishes like embroidery and velvet and now satin floods the highstreet in an array of colour. So naturally, I added this Missy Empire quilted grey bomber to my unnecessarily, necessary collection. Layered with more muted tones and offset with this burnt rose; (*I just made that up but I like it!) skirt.

*You can get 20% off at Missy Empire with my discount code: VICTORIALAUREN20

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