Fondant Fancy

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Feeling a bit like a Fondant Fancy in my lasting pink obsession, but I don’t really mind! It’s keeping me going at the moment as the dark mornings are continuing. I would say I’m pretty ready for spring now…!

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IMG_3410Topshop Knit .:. Lavish Alice Leather Look Pencil Skirt (similar here) .:. Office Boots .:.Β Topshop Necklace .:. Mulberry Effie Satchel .:. Topshop Floppy Hat

Saturday saw the boyfriend and I take a stroll along Hammersmith river with only a few runners and a bit of a chilly wind to keep us company… so much so, that I had to keep hold of my hat pretty tight!

After our morning around Hammersmith, we drove up to see my parents for the afternoon before meeting up with two of my lovely friends and their boys for a Chinese meal. I haven’t been out for a meal back home for a good year or two so it was nice to catch up in our home town!

I wanted to wear something that could transition from day to night… so a knit with a leather look pencil skirt was the best option. The necklace is pretty big and sparkly, but who doesn’t like a bit of sparkle? ;-)

How do you transition from day to night?

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Stripes

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My first outfit post of 2014 was actually taken a few weeks ago but due to a busy Christmas and a week in the snow, I’m only getting round to sharing it now!

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IMG_3128Topshop Striped Tunic (similar here) .:. Topshop Leggings .:. Topshop Necklace .:. Primark Fedora .:. Topshop Cardigan (similar here) .:. Topshop Cut Out Boots

I like a simple tunic over leggings, it’s an easy outfit for the lazy! I wore this outfit a few weeks back on a chilled out weekend with the boy. We went for a walk around Chiswick, checked out some shops and grabbed a coffee.

I find stripes quite classic and they don’t seem to go out of fashion. This tunic is a simple tshirt dress shape, easy to style with minimal accessories (but of course a signature necklace!).

I’ve worn this tunic quite a lot since I bought it and I think this is an all year round sort of outfit (minus the boots and cardi…).

What do you think?

Hope you’re all having a good (first) week back!

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Weekend Walks

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Last weekend, before our Christmas at Kew evening, the boyfriend and I grabbed a coffee and went for a little walk around Kew Bridge and the river.

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IMG_2857Topshop Boyfriend Coat .:. Topshop Jumper (similar here) .:. Topshop Leather Look Trousers .:. Topshop Cut Out Boots .:. New Look Necklace

Knowing we would be outside all evening, I made sure I wrapped up warm with this grey knitted jumper and my leather look trousers from Topshop, which I have worn a lot since I bought them a little while ago.

On a weekend I do like to keep it simple, so a knit with these trousers is quite a trendy, comfortable option. I feel that a statement necklace is also a must to complete the look. I am loving my pink coat too, which I can’t stop wearing! (I promise I do have other coats but this one is just taking centre stage right now!)

What’s your weekend outfit of choice?

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The Leather Pencil Skirt

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A little while ago I was lusting over a leather (or faux leather) pencil skirt, which I blogged about here. I finally found one!

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IMG_2817Lavish Alice Faux Leather Pencil Skirt (similar here) .:. Stripe Top .:. Pull And Bear Cardigan .:. New Look Necklace .:. Office Cut Out BootsΒ .:. Primark Fedora Hat

I love how many ways you can wear a leather look pencil skirt… Dressing it up for a night out or wearing a casual piece to dress it down for day time. On this occasion for a day with family, I dressed it down with a plain striped tee and a cardigan and added my statement necklace and my Fedora hat. The tights and boots are also necessary in this weather!

The skirt is a perfect piece for the Christmas season, which is nearly upon us as you can do the day to night look pretty easily! I will keep you posted on a more dressy look involving this leather look beauty!

Have you caved in to the leather pencil skirt? How do you style it?

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The Pink Coat

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As you must have seen already, the pink coat is the must have for this season.

The lover of pastels that I am, I wasn’t expecting to take to a pastel pink winter coat, but it became an integral part of my AW13 wish list (which you can check outΒ here) and I just had to have one!

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IMG_2526.: Topshop Fluffy Swing Boyfriend Coat :.

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and my lovely parentals got this beaut for me! After checking out a few different pink coats, I settled on this one. I liked the colour, the cut and the length… it’s perfect even when I’m wearing a skirt or dress!

What do you think to the pink coat trend? Did you cave in and get one too?

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Meet Buddy

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This is Buddy… he’s a Springer Spaniel and he’s the new addition to my friend Claire and her husband’s little family! They recently got married (you might have seen my outfit post from their wedding here) and within a couple of weeks, they have added this little puppy dog to their married life!

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IMG_2727Wearing: Jack Wills Waxed Jacket (similar here) .:. Topshop Snood .:. Accessorize Hand Warmers .:. Topshop Matt Leather Look Leggings .:. Hunter Wellies

The boy and I went to visit them last weekend just outside London for a day in the ‘country’… (I couldn’t help getting the wax jacket and wellies out… perfect excuse!). We took Buddy on a walk where he met a little doggy friend who wore him out so he was asleep for pretty much the rest of the night, letting us chat and eat dinner!

Buddy seemed to like my outfit… especially my jumper, which he found particularly tasty! ;-)

It has made me want a Pug puppy even more, although it does sound like hard work!

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Cropped

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Another busy week down…! Very happy it’s Friday, although I can’t look forward to a lie in tomorrow as I have a pretty busy weekend ahead seeing friends and family! Talking of weekends, last week the boy and I went on a little walk around Syon Park and managed to get a couple of shots of my outfit where the wind wasn’t blowing hair in my face! ;-)

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IMG_2492Topshop Cropped Jumper .:. Topshop Dip Hem Top (old) .:. River Island Shiny Leggings .:. Topshop Cut Out Boots

I’ve had this fluffy cropped jumper for a while and I wanted to find a bit of a different way to wear it other than with a high waisted skirt/shorts/jeans… Not that there’s anything wrong with any of those options, and I’ve been wearing it with said items too… but I wanted to get a bit more wear out of it as I love the colour and the fluffy texture!

I decided to try it with one of my favourite tops, one that seems to save me on those days when no outfit seems right! (I’m sure I’m not the only one!?) It’s a dip hem silk-like number, which I usually wear on it’s own or with a cardi, so pairing it with a jumper was a new one, but in my opinion it works! It felt quite effortless and casual and for a weekend day out (as well as work as I can wear whatever to the office), it felt like a good choice! It’s definitely saved as one of my go to outfits from now on!

What are your thoughts on cropped jumpers? What do you think to this combination?

Have a lovely weekend guys! :)

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