Over the knee boots have been huge for the past few years and they’re not going anywhere for AW15. Leg lengthening and frankly quite warming… they are the perfect boot for Winter. Rule of thumb… the shorter the skirt, the longer the boot. Thigh high boots are super sexy and this season Stuart Weitzman, Isabel Marant and Gucci are all leading the way. On the highstreet head to highstreet hero Zara for near identical takes on the catwalk pieces, then Aldo, Dune and Kurt Geiger are fantastic for elegant looking designs without the hefty price tag.

The most important thing to wear yours with this season – confidence!

Style wise, select heels or flat versions, I keep my heels for the evenings and flats for every day run arounds… then wearing over jeans is a subtle way to edge into the trend, or with tights and a pair of shorts for the tomboy looks and a big loose jumper dress for that cosy but sexy look.  For the brave, bare legs and a short skirt looks fantastic paired with a baggy top, a loose t-shirt or heavy knit. Here’s my pick of the best boot inspo…. 

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Images courtesy of Pinterest.

Love,

Vx

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Date night – something I cringe at hearing but oh so important for my husband and I. We have always cherished date night, even before having a child, it’s an event in the week/month… year even, that provides the perfect excuse to dress up and make an effort! We actually try to do it once a month, we like it to ship our baby away for the night so we can enjoy a lazy morning too. Helps with the hangover!

I have a penchant for small lacy pieces of underwear and in the spirit of oversharing I wanted to let you know my top picks for underwear shopping and give you some racy inspo… these beauties are also perfect to be spotted peeping out from a casual t-shirt or unbuttoned shirt. All of the below can be bought right now at Free People and For Love and Lemons, find the links at the bottom…

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http://www.forloveandlemons.com

http://www.freepeople.com

Happy shopping and enjoy those date nights!

Love,

Vx

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It’s September!

I don’t quite want to admit that Summer is nearly over as I am a through and through Summer girl at heart, I just love being able to run out the house in slides, a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and not have to worry about layering up. But… I have already started working on my AW15 wardrobe, including two beautiful Bella Freud jumpers, several Zara buys, and some very special boots by Chloe.

AW15 is looking like another season of relaxed boho and rock chick classics, my favourite combination! So in a bid to cheer myself up, and you I hope, I have compiled my Autumn inspiration here… making me seriously excited to hit the highstreet again, in fact I have tomorrow pencilled in for some shopping time!


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Any AW15 high-street tips let me know!!! Thanks guys…

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Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of French Vogue and my style crush for at least six years.

Why?

Because she nails that effortless chic rock n roll Parisian style. She has an I don’t care attitude towards her dressing (when obviously she does care – very much) but she wears next to no make-up, her hair is hassle free, she sticks to a uniform dress code and she looks so good… to women and men.

Knowing what you like and what looks good on your body is the key to nonchalant dressing, not going with every trend the highstreet adopts from the seasons catwalks and creating a wardrobe of key pieces you can call on year on year. If you love something, find it really beautiful, then you know come the following Winter/Summer you will want to wear it again. It’s not a trend its beautiful. And if it makes you feel beautiful chances are you look beautiful in it as really it all boils down to self confidence and that is something Emmanuelle Alt has in bucket loads!!!

As Summer is getting ready to say farewell (trying to ignore the cold) I am taking style inspiration from this amazing woman in planning my AW15 wardrobe. Here are some of my favourite looks….

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Any tips from your style icons? Love to hear whose style you admire so I can style stalk them too!

Thanks & love,

Vx

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Happy Friday! Seeing as it’s the end of the week I thought what better excuse is there for taking some time out to indulge in the world of celebrity. And my favourite type of celebrity indulgence is street style. Getting to see how people with all that access to designer clothes, make up artists and stylists dress on their down-days, their days spent with their own children doing (relatively) normal activities we all do, the park, shopping, hailing a cab! These celeb mums all work the slightly messy, try to look like you haven’t tried, rocky style that I just love. Plenty of flat ankle boots, big sunglasses, skimpy sandals, ripped denim, statement scarves, cool hats, top knots and half knots… and the humble t-shirt. I hope this gives you some style inspiration for your weekend ahead… I never knew the power of a hat, time to add a couple to my wardrobe.

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Love to hear what you think, do you have any celebrity mum style crushes?

Thank you,

Vx

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