Whilst Winter is all about throwing on a chunky knit and keeping warm whose to say you can’t still play around with a little lace. There is something so alluring and strangely acceptable about a little black lace peeping out of your sweater. In those Summer months lace underwear can look a little too OTT but paired with oversized knits, boyfriend jeans and even trainers, it takes on a new personality and brings the whole scruffy but sexy look together. I have ordered a super cute teddie from Missguided which I put on my Instagram but there are plenty of tops that have lace built into them on the highstreet now. I have put three of my favourites below as well as my usual inspo shots.

H&M vest top

Zara lace dress

Kooples lace vest top

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I love it when you stumble across something that you just love! When you dash into a cafe to get out of the rain and find a new favourite coffee spot, it’s that unexpected rush of joy. I had that when I discovered The Cult & Classic and have to share this gem of a store with you.

My style is definitely a mix of cult and classic, I love those statement pieces that are so easily recognisable, the Bella Freud sweaters, Marc Jacobs sneakers, that Eugenie Kim brimmed hat that was everywhere! And to mix these with classic pieces, Current/Elliot jeans perfectly cut, luxurious Olivia Von Halle pyjamas – heaven.

So whilst I put together my own personal wishlist of luxury take a look at these amazing finds that are quite literally the perfect Christmas gifts!

Bella Freud 1970 sweater £280 

 

This beauty is a dream present, it’s a cult sweater that can transform a pair of jeans from every-day to wow. Firmly on my wishlist.

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Proenza Schouler tie front pumps £395 

Wear these with a pencil skirt for a sophisticated style or ripped boyfriend jeans and a loose striped shirt for that casual off-duty look.

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Bella Freud mini votives £75

These super cute mini votives make a great luxury gift for the home of a fashionista.

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Soru Jewellery bracelet £85

There’s only one of these stunning bracelets left on the site, will race you!

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Olivia Von Halle coco silk pjs £330

If they’re good enough for Poppy Delevingne… pure luxury.

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Skivvies Penelope Bra £80

The ultimate pretty lace bra that would look great peaking out of a boyfriend shirt.

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Joseph cashmere scarf £295

Timeless and elegant, a cashmere scarf will be a forever scarf.

Happy shopping! Love to know what you think of the store and if you buy anything…

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Who doesn’t love a breton stripe? Blue, black, red… a breton stripe top is an essential wardrobe staple, it is so easy to wear dressed down or styled up. It is also a piece that’s definitely worth investing in as a good cut and a heavy fabric make all the difference. Saying that my wardrobe consists of high-end and budget, including a new Zara t-shirt material version you can get here. But my absolute favourite is an old Gant heavy cotton version that rolls at the sleeves ‘just-so’. This is their current version here and the Jcrew versions were amazing but sold out here maybe you can find one on eBay – but this version here is gorgeous too. Boden also does a great version here but I would definitely by a size or two up to get the oversized look and roll up those sleeves.

I love to wear mine with leopard print, there’s something about the two prints clashing that gives the stripes more of an edge. Mix with leather, khaki or a bright blue denim to really rock the look! Hope the inspo images below will help with the styling…

 

 

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Winter boots are an essential for a working wardrobe, flats, heels, cuban, over the knee, over the thigh etc etc… and black boots will take you through from the first autumn leaves to the spring sunshine. The more classic a style you choose, and the better you look after them each year, the longer they’ll last. My favourite pair are an old Pied e Terre pair which have been reheeled countless times, and resoled twice, costing more than I probably ever paid in the first place but the older they get the better they look. And those that follow my IG might know I splashed out on the Chloe Susannah boots this year. These will be well loved and looked after… at the moment I am struggling not to wear them every day, have to remind myself I do have other shoes. I have found it hard not buying any other flat boots this year (I have banned myself post Chloe splurge), there are so many gorgeous designs on the highstreet right now, so I thought I would indulge in some virtual shopping and I have included my favourite classic style black Winter boots below… and don’t forget Selfridges have their 20% off with the code … it’s ending today…

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Dune Padston boots

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Dune Palla Boots

 

 

 

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Carvela Saddle Boots

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Ugg Joey boots

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Carvela Splash Boot

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Dune Preslee boot

And here’s my usual dollop of inspo….

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Love to hear from you – seen any gorgeous boots on the highstreet this season?

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Vx

 

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My wardrobe is a complete mix-up of designer and highstreet and I am not ashamed to admit… a healthy dollop of Primark can also be found lurking in the shadows. I think managing to pair your favourite designer investments with cheaper highstreet buys is the key in nailing the latest look whilst not breaking the bank.

Isabel Marant is copied season after season and although I may have indulged in a few pieces over the seasons I can’t justify over £400 on a sweater that is a trend piece… so when I saw Primarks latest offering hidden away on the bottom shelf in the far corner of my local branch I almost yelped with delight!!! Seriously! It is an amazing looky-likey of the beautiful Charley sweater, complete with silver eyelet lace-up detailing, chunky stitching around the waist, neckline and wrists, and in a beautifully soft wool…. ok maybe acrylic but who can tell right? And best of all it is just £14.

Buy the real deal here.. Charley lace-up wool-blend sweater or quickly run to Primark to pick-up their version before they all sell-out!

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Know of anymore amazing lookey-likeys? Let me know and love to hear your thoughts… I know designer copies aren’t everyones cup of tea.

Love,

Vx

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