Thursday, September 19, 2013

Red Robe

Jacket - Shutterbug Vintage// Fedora - Zara// T-shirt - All Saints//Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs//
Boots - Schuh

You can always trust a faithful jacket to add that somethin' somethin' to an outfit. 
That little lift that takes an ensemble from typical and generally uninteresting to something more, well, interesting!
I'm a self-professed die-hard jacket girl, so much so, I've a full wardrobe section and a free standing rail dedicated to just jackets and coats alone!

This outfit is typical of a jacket doing absolute justice to an otherwise, boring and abysmal jeans and t-shirt situation. This gem is in fact a man's dress robe, a French vintage dress robe at that, which I absolutely adore! I picked up this baby on a recent vintage buying expedition to Paris, and have worshipped it ever since.
Topped off with a fedora and some gold accented jewellery, it transformed a dull rainy-day outfit into something just a little more! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Leather Accents

If I was to choose my favourite time of year, I would have to say September, hands down.
As much as I love summer, what I love more is the balmy transition to a cooler climate, the addition of a knit sweater while still baring legs in the crisp sun. 
September marks newness, a time to reflect and embark on new experiences and revive old promises.

It is also a time whereby we need to assess the fashion season ahead and envision the style we want to portray. Embark on new trends, pursue the addition of key pieces, and put our individual signature on our style sets.

The past couple of weeks I've been playing around with ideas for autumn dressing, and subconsciously I found what I want to endorse this season. Leather pieces have become staple in my wardrobe as of late and my goodness do I love them! From my beloved biker jacket to a colour array of leather mini skirts, and my vintage leather pinafore to my trusty PU leather pants - they're practically basics!

I'm so excited to embrace autumn dressing knowing that leather essentials will provide the foundation for my look. To look put together without trying too hard, feeling a little more glamorous than you do in trusty boyfriend jeans, and loving that chic appeal that leather lends to, I'm already planning my outfits for the season ahead!