Last Minute Gift Ideas

If you are someone who is working right up until the Friday before Christmas this year, you may have not had the time or thought to buy your gifts yet. However, if this is you, just to confirm there are no more weekends to pop out and get anything- you will need to get savvy with the internet and pay for next day deliveries right now!

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Velvet Crush

I recently went on a trip to Abu Dhabi and stayed at the Rosewood; it’s one of the most luxurious hotels I’ve ever stayed in and truly gave me an amazing break with the best service 24/7.

One of the perks of the trip was the access to The Manor Club Lounge, which was a chic James Bond-esque lounge that made you feel on top of the world every time you entered. The first thing I noticed was the impeccably dressed bartender, always sporting a beautifully tailored burgundy velvet tuxedo jackets reminiscent of Tom Ford.

From then on I was drawn to velvet and left after my holiday pining for one myself, but in a more relaxed casual cut. I saw the most perfect one at Balmain below but a little out of my price budget…

Balmain Velvet Blazer

Just when I had forgotten about my velvet crush, when I was in Bruges this weekend I unexpectedly came across this one at Sissy Boy (my new favourite store and I will be blogging about it later this week). It is the perfect mix of high low dressing, a super casual yet elegant cut and in a beautiful navy/grey colour that is perfect for dressing up denim on an evening.

Some more inspiration of this AW16 trend is above for the best ways to wear yours this season. The perfect option from Desk to Dinner for christmas parties and if you really want to up your game, why not go head to toe in a velvet suit!

Ganni’s ‘It’ Sweater

I am not a pink fan and never have been….if I do own anything Pink it has to be on a different colour spectrum of Pink or I convince myself it is!

However, of late, I have been drawn to pink (Hot Pink/Lipstick Pink) in sweaters because with a great pair of denim I think it looks so fresh and seriously fun compared to the normal grey cream and camel you get at this time of year.

Now Ganni is a firm favourite of mine and being Danish it has the whole minimal Nordic vibe going on each season. This Fall there has been one standout piece which all the fashion bloggers have been going crazy for… The Pink Brooks Rollneck. Or if you are Alexa Chung the Brooks Cardigan.

As you can see the Brooks sweater does all the talking and works with any denim; frayed, acid wash, boyfriend, high waisted. All you need to add is a great accessories to take it from casual to elevated chic.

P.S. Don’t fear, even though it is sold out everywhere in Pink, there is a trusty grey option too which will be a wardrobe staple for years to come!

Other Pink cable knits which fit the bill:

Ralph Lauren- Nili Lotan $995

Isabel Marant- Nillsen £96

River Island- Cold Shoulder £36

Steven Alan SS17

Steven Alan SS17

I’m currently sat in a hot climate, yes in November. I am in Abu Dhabi taking a few days relaxation at the Rosewood hotel and so far has certainly lived up to all expectations!

Now with this in mind, coupled with my time to do some much needed Spring 17 catch up, I have come across my favourite collection this season…for now! Steven Alan; a household name in New York best known for his iconic “Reverse Seam” shirt and celebrity following such as Natalie Portman and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

His Spring 17 line is what I would call simple and clean, but with a western twist- for me this is a dream being a secret country music fan and of course a Scandi fashion lover. His line is full of easy to wear pieces, all beautifully tailored and with a twist good enough to make even those addicted to block colours, pine.

My favourites from the look book are above and hope that these get you excited for Spring weather in the midst of a cold winter ahead!

Photos via Vogue Runway.

 

October Pinings

An overdue post at 2 months- it has honestly flown by.

I have had a busy 4 weeks. I was off work for my Wedding and Honeymoon, which have truly been the best days of my life and I am so incredibly lucky and blessed to have had such an amazing time and such an amazing husband.

In light of getting back into the swing of things, I decided to share some of my current obsessions and things post-wedding (no more planning means lots of brain space!). I already have my Nike trainers which I have been wearing every weekend and with a recent iPhone upgrade I do now also have a marble phone case!

Slowly I am sure these will all make it into my orbit, but at the weekend I saw the most amazing Camel Wool Coat that won’t evade my memory… so I feel this might be on my next agenda. If I splurge I will be sure to share some pictures very soon; let’s face it, Fall is in full swing and the air is cold so I think it is a necessity to buy!