I would say that I’m not really one to follow trends or have a specific style role model that I copy, I just tend to do my own thing. However there is one ‘trend’ that I have spotted constantly on Pinterest over the last while and I’m loving it!
If there is two pieces of clothing that I just love its a good coat and of course a beloved pair of trainers. Of course put them together: ultimate dream team! There is just something ever so cool about pairing a sophisticated long camel coat with a pair of sneakers. I have been loving this combo and my daily go-to is always my beloved New Look camel coat with my even more beloved maroon Adidas Gazelles.
However when you get caught up in this trend-loving it has only went and increased my wardrobe wishlist further. I now have my eye on a couple other pairs of trainers namely black and white Nike Roche Runs and a pair of black and white Adidas Gazelles (yes I do like my monochrome!). Its a weird smart-casual combo but I’m loving it and maybe the addition of a camel trench coat can take this look right into Spring!
Image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Coat and Sneakers look?
There is no denying I love a bit of homeware stuff. The best bit being of course the fact I still live at home with my parents and only have my own little square of space to fix up. I have had such a surge of home ideas recently to change my bedroom decor around and I mostly blame Pinterest and blogs (ghostparties!). If there is one decor shop that I keep hearing about for affordable yet stylish home pieces its of course H&M. I sadly don’t have a H&M home store near me but I ventured online and ended up with a few items that I totally love.
Cest La Vie Cushion Cover – You can probably tell from the image above I like a bit of monochrome. This cushion cover is so adorable and I love anything french or paris inspired so this fits ever so nicely on my bed.
Striped Cushion Cover – Another monochromatic cushion cover except with a stripe design going on. This was the ultimate bargain at £1.99! I really love a good black and white striped design so I had to pick this up! The only thing is that this cover is slightly bigger than the other at 50×50 so I do need a bigger cushion but other than that the two cushions look so pretty together!
Marble plate – Probably my favourite of them all. I have been totally loving marble recently and I’ve been looking around for a few marble decor pieces for jewelery and vanity purposes. I found this cute little plate at £2.99 (I think) which is a complete bargain and I now store a few of jewelery bits on it. Sadly this is sold out just now 😦
I am totally in love with all my pieces from H&M and I already have my eye on another few bits from the website; namely one of the copper baskets and more marble-ness!
Have you purchased from H&M home before?
Fashion Week is finally over. It does feel like such a long time with so many shows over the four cities. Before we say goodbye though it is time to look at one last show from Paris Fashion Week. This time it is in the form of Valentino a show that I always look forward to seeing. I really took to Valentino over the past while, they just seem to create such simplistic but beautiful clothing. This collection followed the same concept.
Now this show was a major talking point and you may be familiar with it already. It wasn’t about the fashion this time, eyes were focused on the appearance of two familiar faces at the end of the show. Zoolander actors Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller made an appearance in the show in full Zoolander character as they announced a sequel to the original film. The reception of the audience was incredible and definitely added a bit of fun into fashion week.
Nevertheless, this collection has other memorable factors that made this show a winner. There was a strong classic monochromatic style running through the show particularly at the start with black and white checkered and striped pieces as well as plain over-sized pieces. Knits and fur also made their way onto the runway as well as lace and leather details. Things started to get a bit brighter midway and towards the end with multi-colored prints featuring butterflies and flowers as well as the odd dragon (why not?). The show featured many beautiful embellished details and simplistic structured silhouettes. Another great collection for Valentino. *loud applause* Check out the rest of the collection here.
image sources: Style.com
What did you think of this show? What was your favourite show from Fashion Week?
There is no denying that I could spend hours upon hours looking at Pinterest. It always gets me so inspired to change something whether it be decor, hair or style and lately I’ve been hooked on looking at home decor pins. I can’t be the only one who looks at these pins and basically plans some sort of crazy master plan to change the decor of my room. If only I had my own home *sad face*. I wanted to share some of my favourite home decor pins that get me feeling all inspired, motivated and jealous!
1. The Monochrome wardrobe – Oh how heavenly this is! If I had to live with a wardrobe filled with black and white clothes I would be totally happy. I just love the whole minimalist and clean look of this, everything is so neat and organized. It gets me so inspired to clean my entire wardrobe, a girl can dream right!? (source)
2. The Pink sofa – I may not own my own home so when it comes to living area decors these have to take a backseat for the time being. However its just so pretty. Again a very clean and minimalist theme and then in goes this ever so cute pink sofa to create such a nice contrast. (source)
3. The cozy home – How can you not love this! This is the winter dream, wrapping up in a blanket next to this cozy fireplace with a hot chocolate, dreamy right!? Again I love the neutral colour palette and how it still has such a ‘home’ vibe to it. (source)
4. The Monochrome desk – This is were the inspiration really kicks in! Having just got a new white desk I have been forever searching Pinterest on decor ideas and this one is perfect. I’m sure you can tell already I am a huge fan of the minimalist look and I just love how clean and crisp looking this is. I also love the cute fairy lights hanging from the shelf and the collection of frames, ooo I better get to it! (source)
So mentioning Pinterest, if you are an avid fan like myself then follow me here where you can check out my other decor faves!
Are you a crazy Pinterest user?
This months pick of the month is this cute White Grid Print Backpack from New look. Backpacks have been a huge trend recently and even though I haven’t quite yet jumped on the bandwagon I now have a reason to with this cute bag. The monochrome print is also huge for next season so this bag is perfect for autumn and is great for out in the day whether its shopping, university or just a stroll and it’s a nice fashionable addition to any outfit. The bag is valued at £22.99 and definitely worth it. Are you a fan of the backpack trend?
Credit to New Look for image.
Taking a break from Fashion Week, This months pick of the month is this cute Diamond wrap white skort from Topshop. The skort is becoming ever so popular recently and with spring fast approaching its the perfect addition to your wardrobe. At a price of £40/$80 this skort is a must have and can be worn for a casual daytime look or can even be dressed up for a night out. Teamed with black for a monochromatic look which is a key trend for spring this season is the right way to wear this white skort to stay on trend for Spring. Are you a fan of the skort?
Credit to Topshop for image.