Monday, November 11, 2013


"WHITE HOT at NET-A-DRESSER" by net-a-dresser on Polyvore

  • Isabel Marant : Autumn/Winter 2013

  • Stella McCartney : Autumn/Winter 2013

  • Celine : Autumn/Winter 2013

Celine had to be one of my favourite collections this season. Completely wearable, beautiful simplistic clothes in luxurious fabrics

  • Valentino : Autumn/Winter 2013

Wouldn't this make the perfect winter wedding dress...........?

  • Nina Ricci : Autumn/Winter 2013

Supreme elegance, and just because I cannot live without black in my wardrobe..........

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Get the look for less................


Image 1 of MERMAID SKIRT from Zara

I am loving the new midi length..........Shades of pale Zara nearly white mermaid skirt £39.99. 

Image 3 of CROP STUDIO JACKET from Zara

Image 8 of CROP STUDIO JACKET from Zara

A dash of cool, simple statement dressing....Zara ecru cropped studio jacket £129

Image 2 of DOUBLE-BREASTED COAT from Zara

White is for life (not just for snow at Xmas!).....Zara double breasted off white coat £69.99

 Barely there make-up. Urban Decay Naked eyes palette £20.


Perfect for parties, wear hair in a sleek chignon, to embrace the ladylike look........H&M  natural white lace dress £24.99.

 Work or play in the crispest of ivory hues......... H&M's  sleek knee length winter white dress £29.99

GIORGIO ARMANI Nail lacquer varnish (102 nude

Paint the town red and keep nails pale.......Giorgio Armani  "nude" nail polish, the ultimate barely there shade.


Sleek and chic, bright white......River Island  oversized coat £90

It's cocktail hour...... in River Island's cream pearl embellished pencil skirt £60

MAC Stroke of midnight lip bag in nude £32


If wedges are still going strong for the Marant girls then at this price it's worth grabbing a pair
Carvela wedge trainers were £110 Now £39.

 Not quite in the same league I know? But you could jump around in the puddles with the kids in these!

Now the real McCoy.......
Isabel Marant 

Isabel Marant leather and calf hair boots £815.........Ahh, dream on!


Get the sleek modernist look in this Topshop Boutique ecru mohair coat £200

Classic pale takes a new direction.....Topshop nude stiletto pistol boots £125

Texture was all over the catwalks for AW13.....Topshop cream cable jacquard tube skirt £36

The perfect cream slouchy jumper to cosy up in. Hand knitted in wool, and alpaca, it is definitely going on the top of my Xmas list!..........From Topshop Unique £250.


Faux Shearling Drape Jacket

Faux Shearling Drape Jacket

Oasis  ecru faux shearling jacket £80.

Isabel Marant Clayne Jacket in Beige (ecru) - Lyst

So you didn't manage to nab the Isabel Marant   one at £2284?........Try this Ice cool Oasis look alike!

Disc Collar Necklace

White hot metal.......Oasis necklace £25

Cloverlly Leather Cross Body Clutch Bag

Minimal addition for a maximum look.....Oasis Cloverlly leather cross body clutch in natural £40.





Valentino silk and wool blend jumpsuit £1685

"Net-A-Dressers Star Buy" by net-a-dresser on Polyvore

Warehouse Tuxedo jumpsuit £70


Good to go......H&M Jacket £29.99.

I bought this in the black version, a few weeks ago, and the quality is absolutely superb. It feels like a really luxurious fabric, even though its man made! I went up "two" sizes, which gives it a more masculine, current edge..... I am now waiting (very impatiently) for my size in the ivory to come back in store.  If you are passing by H&M pop in and give it a go. I don't think you will be disappointed!



Sunday, November 3, 2013

CHECK IT OUT. MULBERRY, DAKS, MOSCHINO AND CHANEL..........Get the look for less!

"The Grid" by helenmoorearthur-1 on Polyvore

Checks in every form were on the catwalks for AW13, from the tailoring at Marc by Marc Jacobs...........

Marc by Marc Jacobs : Autumn/Winter 2013

To the true patriotism shown at British heritage brands........ Mulberry and Daks.

Mulberry : Autumn/Winter 2013

Can I tell you a story?

When I first started out in the fashion industry, I worked in one of the few boutiques outside of London, that sold "Designer" wear.

The shop was owned by a very special lady called June Daybell. In those days it was the sort of boutique that had people queuing at the door for new stock arriving! Mulberry was one of the labels stocked there, and Roger Saul founder of Mulberry used to pull up outside and drop the stock off!

I got my job as a sales assistant when I walked into her shop one day as a slightly embarrassed seventeen year old who loved clothes. In my spare time I used to scour every fashion magazine under the sun, I never had money to spare, and just longed to buy the beautiful clothes in her shop!

I had just been to Chelsea Girl, the precursor to River Island, and bought a natural leather satchel, which looked pretty cool to me, and decided to use it straight away! So when I walked into "June Daybell's" boutique wearing it, I was unprepared for the adoration of my Chelsea Girl bag "Oh" what a fabulous bag, where did you get it? Who is the designer? Now in those days it really wasn't very "neat" to be "street".....In other words, I thought those beautifully groomed assistants in their French designer wear would look down on me if I uttered the words Chelsea Girl, but I really had no choice as one of the staff spotted that I hadn't taken the label off and there for all to see was my proof of purchase! It turned out they were all really impressed with my bag, so much so June said to me...."If you ever want a job in here we would love to have you." Needless to say I jacked in my job in a flash, and I've never looked back!

 June was, and still is my inspiration every day. She sadly died at a very young age, but I thank you my angel for giving me a chance, and one that I have never regretted! xxx

Daks : Autumn/Winter 2013

The theme continued and was seen at a number of shows including Moschino, Chanel and Celine.
Moschino : Autumn/Winter 2013

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Chanel : Autumn/Winter 2013


 Get the look for less.........

Collarless Check Wool Jacket

Mulberry looks at high street prices....
Topshop collarless check wool jacket £85

Moschino eat your heart out..........Topshop tartan dress £35

It's hip to be square........Warehouse check cape £70

Check tote bag

Got the dress, now get the bag. Mango tartan check tote £39.99

Race to the finishing line.......Warehouse grid print dress £55

Image 1 of Mango Tartan Heeled Shoes

 Do the "highland" fling in Asos  tartan heeled shoes £47

Buy Paisie Double Breasted Tartan Jacket, Multi Online at

The perfect winter warmer John Lewis  Paisie double breasted coat £100

Always check out the small print.......Pull and Bear   red and black print loafers £25.99

Forever 21  curb chain check bracelet £4.24
Buy Warehouse Trimmed Kilt, Dark Grey Online at

"Chanel......esque" looks from Warehouse trimmed kilt £45

Image 1 of ASOS Leather And Check Oversized Clutch Bag

Don't let go of this one........ 
Asos leather and plaid oversized clutch £45

Dorothy Perkins grey tartan midi dress £25.99

To the tip of you toes use this Mac tartan tale nail polish £35


Squares in my eyes.............Ray Ban  square pattern wayfarer sunglasses Were £140 Now £70

Get a Marc Jacobs vibe going on in this River Island boyfriend check coat....... Was £75 Now £40

Sparkle and shine in Topshop sequinned check skirt £45

Chiffon Check Shirt

Big up the boy.......... George  chiffon print plaid shirt £12

And finally, a dress that I love, it's simplicity speaks for itself.
 Is it Helmut Lang or Donna Karan? No it's H&M at it's very best...........Get one now!

"This weeks star buy at NET-A-DRESSER" by helenmoorearthur-1 on Polyvore
Turn yours into the designer version version,
 with the finest of tee's underneath.........


American Vintage Massachusetts long sleeve t-shirt £45. 

I love this brand and have many of their tee's, vest's and long sleeve tops in my wardrobe. Treat them gently, i.e........."Wash very carefully" and you will get a lot of love back from them!



DONNA KARAN dress £1835

Donna Karan 

A total saving of


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