My Three Essentials for a London Christmas trip for Fashion Lovers

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  1. Visit an art exhibition: London is full of some really great art galleries with exhibitions constantly changing, but the exhibitions are very popular so its worth doing your research early on finding which one you like and booking it. I love the V&A because it combines my three favourite things fashion, textiles and history. While down in London I visited the ‘You Say you want a Revolution’ 60s and 70s exhibition at the V&A. It was a truly amazing exhibition, like stepping back into a time machine! It was set out into sections going through the different influential areas fashion, history, protest, pop culture, festivals. Before going to the exhibition I thought I knew quite a lot about the 60s and 70s, although being a 90s baby I had been told a lot about it by different people.But by seeing it all together it was like a jigsaw puzzle had been put together and suddenly I felt like I could see the whole picture, all the little things I had been told before suddenly made sense and I felt like someone had literally put me in their shoes. I could feel and understand how they felt and why the young were so eager for change! So I would recommend this exhibition to anyone who loves art and history. I couldn’t resist picking up one of these super cool psychedelic postcards and ‘Colour outside the Lines’ pencil. The V&A is a really amazing place to pick up unique quirky gifts for any art enthusiast!

2. Window Shopping and Visiting the Christmas Windows at Bonds Street

3. A Visit to Libertys Haberdashery: A beautiful pick mix of colourful fabrics and buttons, the paradise of all sewers and makers is a must!

Have a Fabulously Fashionable Christmas! x

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Coffee&Chill

I love discovering new and interesting little coffee shops, you get the same feeling as when you find that perfect dress. My perfect coffee shop is one that is cosy with comfy furniture, like a home away from home, plenty of magazines to keep up to date on all the latest fashion trends and quirky, arty decor to obsess over. For me coffee shops are great for getting work done, where you won’t be distratced by the temptations of home like tv, somewhere to people watch and stalk peoples outfits or to meet friends and chat over everything you’ve missed since you last saw them (the size of the coffee cup depending on how much you have to catch up on!)

While Visiting a friend in York this weekend I found this little gem of a cafe complete with mint and purple decor, cute fairy fairylights, golden mirrors, leafy plants and three floors all fitted with mismatch cosy furniture, what more could you want!..And it matched my top 😀 leaving me feeling like a camelion

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Im wearing:

  • Black velvet pinafor dress-Urban Outfitters
  • Mint lace top-H&M

 

Autumn Fashion Essentials

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I love Autumn, crisp blue sky, golden leaves, the perfect time for a long dog walk with my favourite little pup! Autumn means a new fashion season, my favourite layering, lots and lots of layering, different textures, colours, materials and patterns. After previous years picking out the loudest, brightest coats for autumn I wanted to invest in a staple black coat which I could wear over and over again and would look different every time depending on what it was styled with. I tried various different styles but decided on the cape because I feel it is chic and can be dressed up or down, the winter version of a little black dress. I wanted a good quality coat as it was essential that it would last, yet I don’t have a massive budget so after looking around trying to find what felt like the impossible, I stumbled across the idea of TK Maxx. And in TK Maxx I found many beautiful coats by designer labels such as Kate Spade many discounted by more than 50%. The cape I chose had big pockets (always useful), a belt emphasising your waist and had splits in the arms allowing your jumper underneath to be exposed meaning it will look different every time you wear it and can be slammed up for evening with long gloves.

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Cape-Diana Von Furstenberg (at TK max)

Jumper- Ted Baker

Black Jeans-Armani

Wellies-Hunter

Fringe bag-H&M

 

10 ways to wear a skater skirt

I recently saw a picture of Rihanna wearing a skater skirt that was styled to perfection. It got me thinking how versatile the skirt really is  here are a few of my favourite skater skirt looks:

Rihanna style

Rihanna style

skater skirt straight off the catwalk

skater skirt straight off the catwalk

floral skater skirt

floral skater skirt

neon skater skirt

neon skater skirt

polka dots skater skirt

polka dots skater skirt

metallic skater skirt

metallic skater skirt

tartan skater skirt

tartan skater skirt

taylor swift style

taylor swift style

winter skater skirt

winter skater skirt

pair with funky tights

pair with funky tights

Majorca here I come

Off to Majorca for 2 weeks adrenalin rushing hoping to find some blogging content of course some top tanning will be well needed. No promises but will search high and low for wifi and free internet cafe’s, so be prepared for some unplanned random timing blog postes, but hopefully with some juicey content. Wish me luck!

 

by Nina Winn