Sparkly, striking and practical? A string of words that are rarely strung together, especially when it comes to footwear. Yet when I came across these super sparkly kicks by Red Valentino, that's exactly what I thought. Gold sparkles by day, gold sparkles by night, what's not to love about these?
As much as I've been pining for a beach holiday, one of the best things about cooler temperatures is a great coat. There are so many different types to wear and so much fun to be had by completely transforming your outfit with a great coat. My favourites in my wardrobe are by snuggly grey coat with an enormous hood, my bright purple coat which is great for a pop of colour, my leopard print coat which I love more than expected and of course, anything with a huge fur collar.
Here are a few of my favourites spotted on pinterest.
My love affair with rings has been well documented and for the most part, for my tiny fingers, the more delicate, the better. Get one of these beauties for your self, make it a sparkly birthday, surprise her with a sparkly push present, make it a dazzling anniversary, whatever the occasion, there's a ring for that! Here are a few of my favourite more unusual rings that I've come across recently and hop on over to pinterest to peep more of my picks.
One of the many things I love so much about nail polish, is the ability to add a pop of colour to your outfit. Such a small yet important detail, I have a shelf full of mostly Essie polishes (they have the best consistency). This blogger just did a quick round-up of her favourite polish colours and while I tend to rotate between lilac, pinks and orange, I'm in all types of love with these.
What colours are you excited to try this Spring?
As much as I love a great pair of 4 inch heels, most often by day, I reach for something a little more comfortable. It's taken a bit of time for these lounge style slippers to grow on me but after finally trying on a pair at the weekend, it was love at first slip. The front of your foot is a bit more covered up that with ballerinas which is perfect as there's still a chill in the air in SF. With so many fantastic pairs to choose from, there is no need to sacrifice style for comfort.
A basic button down shirt is one of those fantastically versatile pieces that's easy to dress up or dress down. Go for a solid colour, go for bold colour blocking or go for a quirky print. There's always something that's just so right for whatever the occasion. I have a great love of a great shirt and here are a few of my favourites around right now.
Tonight marked the beginning of a new award season. The dresses were quite a mixed bag and I saw more cutouts and bared midriff than I care to see for evening gowns, something about mid section exposure, unless it's your back, just doesn't work for me with evening wear. Without further ado, here are my top picks for best dressed this year.
Shades of red are great choices to knock it out in the style stakes and here are my favourites.
Jennifer Lawrence was my best dressed of the night. That red Dior dress, that metal belt that whittled her waist to waspy proportions. Poise, elegance and mad sexy too.
Next Jessica Alba, who coincidentally also wore Dior. I love the softer more coral shade and the simple shape with mermaid detail accentuated her bod in the best way possible.
Marion Cotillard went for a little unpredictability in this hi-lo dress but I love it. The colour, the shape, the belt and would you look at that? It's Dior.
Hayden Panetierre wore Roberto Cavalli and she wore it well. Her loose hair makes it a little more relaxed and less bridal but again, that hourglass emphasis just wins every time.
Michelle Dockery (hello Lady Mary), looks amazing in her white Alexandre Vauthier dress with gold capelet detailing. Away from her stiff Downtown Abbey costumes, its great to see her in such a different and beautiful light.
Isla Fisher in a sparkly Reem Accra. Simple, sparkly and the hair and bold red lip create a sophisticated look.
Lucy Liu wore a pale blue floral print Carolina Herrera dress. Maybe it's the full skirted silhouette, maybe it's the pale blue, maybe it's the floral print, or maybe it's just because Lucy Liu is all types of badass. She's definitely coming up roses in this one.
Nicole Richie, the blue eyeshadow with the blue dress works! Not that I'd recommend trying that at home. The fit, the print and the colour of her Naeem Khan dress all work together perfectly.
Only a few days to go till Christmas which is easily one of my favourite times of year. Here's a round up of lovely things I would love to see as a wrapped gift underneath the Christmas tree. But seriously, with my family with us in San Francisco this Christmas, I already have everything I need and everything I want.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Cuyana Leather Bag $180. It's definitely a nod to the double C's but I'm absolutely in love with this petite, classic little black bag. And I don't really do black bags.
Diane Kordas Rose Gold Ring. I might have slowed my roll a little but I'm still as ring obsessed as ever and this sparkly wonder ticks all my boxes. Delicate, rose gold and teeny tiny diamonds.
Valentino Boots $1195 now $596. Beautiful brown boots are another great love of mine and the pale colour of these and superb shape would make them a pair I'd love forever.
Artisan Diamond Bangle. The distinctly antique aesthetic combined with the mix of gold and oxidised gold with old miner's cut diamond is right up my street.
Anthropologie Felt Hat $58. Not sure if it was the colour or the shape that caught my eye first, either way, I'm in all types of love with this topper.
Fortnum & Mason Royal Tea £12.50. To know me is to know how much I love my tea and aside from the fact I'd buy this for the packaging alone, it really is the best. Flying out of Heathrow? Stock up in Duty Free.
Zara Home Rococo Tea Set $79.90. I normally drink my tea from the biggest mug I can hold in two hands but this tea set is so pretty I would definitely make an exception on a regular basis.
Restoration Hardware Classic Scrabble Set $199. Words with Friends is brilliant but there's still something super-special about a finely crafted old school Scrabble board.
Jonathan Adler Pouf $225. I love the bold pop of colour, the comfort of resting your feet on it after a long day and the versatility to be an extra seat when you're entertaining.
Roberts Radio £165. Since NPR is my new jam, I might as well get the old lady looking radio to match.
Asos Tiger Jumper $53. Love this, fun, cheeky and very easy to wear on a regular basis.
Liberty Hera Silk/Cashmere Scarf £125. A classic Liberty print soft and cosy enough to wrap you up in stylish warmth.
Liberty Wash Bags (£50, £40, £25) Small, Medium and Large for all your pretty girl needs.
We're in the full swing of the festive season and the invites are coming through thick and fast. Figuring out what to wear to each fete can be quite a mind boggling affair so outfits that are versatile enough to go from the office party, to a cocktail party, to that really cool start-up's holiday party, are worth their weight in gold. The Little Black Dress is a style staple that can be dressed up in so many different ways. I love the lace detail, fitted shape and high neckline of this dress and the electric blue heels and bold pink outsize clutch keep it looking anything but ordinary.
A great gold watch is a classic timepiece that will never go out of style. I didn't really wear a watch until my 21st birthday when I was given one by my Mum that I absolutely love. It's a two tone timepiece and with time, I've found myself drawn to the classic gold with a bracelet strap. Style meets function in a great watch and with so many classy options it's hard to choose just one. Diver's, chronograph, digital or a very simple old school style watch, here are a few of my favorites.
1. Anne Klein Round Face $65
2. Rotary Savannah $495
3. Urban Outfitters Two Face $34
4. Invicta Women's Angel Quartz $215 now $99
5. Invicta Men's Grand Diver Automatic $315 now 146
6. Invicta Quartz Chronograph $200 now 98
7. Nixon Monopoly $225
8. Michael Kors $250
9. Kate Spade Gramercy $225