Monday, 12 August 2013

Street Style 7



Hello there! Hope your week has got off to a good start and you're having a good Monday! I have more street style for you today. I took this photo about a month back now on a really gorgeously sunny day and it's taking me right back. I loved the simplicity of it and how it looked very natural, sort of thrown on quickly in the morning but being stunning for exactly that reason. Plus I love a monochrome palette for summer as well. A note on shoes: Although I love looking at a beautiful heeled shoes, I'm not really a huge wearer of them and prefer flats, a low wedge or a small block heel. Don't be afraid of choosing a lower shoe, yes it brings down the 'glamour factor' of an outfit but that means you can go all out on other items you're wearing. A mini skirt looks much more elegant with a flat shoe (especially a brogue) than towering heels. Plus they are comfy and better for your feet, trust me, your knees will thank you when you're 45.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Corrine



As you may know, my name's Corrine. It's not that popular a name and I've only ever met one or two Corrine's in my life and one was a boy (spell Korin). Most people have trouble pronouncing it even after I tell them 'It's like 'Coronation Street' without the nation or the street' (I'm hilarious!). And the sad thing, when you're younger is that when you go on school trips or museums etc, the pens, mugs, bookmarks, padded headbands with the 3D squidgy writing (remember them?) with your name on never ever have Corrine. Not even when I went to Paris in Year 7 and I thought I'd be well in. Sometimes it would be spelled Corinne but never with two r's instead. So when I was scrolling through the latest goods for AW at Matches I was absolutely delighted - and may have made a high pitched squeak - when I saw these Stella McCartney beauties. I'd already opened them into a new tab (along with about 20 other things) because I thought they were gorgeous and totally the kind of thing I like (just a bit ugly-pretty, slightly androgynous, low block heel and a little leopard print). But when I saw the name of the shoe I was so happy! They'd be a pair to save up for for sure, but I can ease my guilt by saying it must be a sign right? They are better than a million headbands put together!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Helen Moore



I know, it's still summer but I'm getting really excited about winter already. And it's never too early to start planning your AW wardrobe. Especially after discovering Helen Moore - click here to visit her website. I showed these to my house mate but she said that even looking at them made her feel too warm. My favourite are the cuffs, the easiest and not too expensive way (it's £25 for two!) to update last years coat making it instantly nod to the 'fallen heroin' trend as seen by Louis Vuitton and Prada this AW13. Plus it's practical (warm!), chic and adds a touch of glamour. You could add these even to a Parka or a denim jacket. Or the tops of boots, or even the ankles of jeans. I love the scarves as well. I would have killed for one of the Mui Mui scarves with the large printed flowers from last AW but this fox-like or midnight blue (or both) wrap will keep me warm without leaving me eating baked beans for the next six months.