Thursday, 11 October 2012

designer spotlight #6

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - by Carvela at House of Fraser
I've always loved winter fashion, mainly due to the boots. Every year I look forward to browsing the latest trends and picking out the perfect pair to grace my feet throughout the chilly winter months, carrying me comfortably and sturdily into spring. For this Designer Spotlight post I have chosen to focus on Carvela - the luxurious high end shoe brand that stock a down right delectable selection of boots. 
Without a doubt, one of my favourite styles is the chelsea boot (read this post to see my latest pair). They're stylish, slightly masculine and very Millie Mackintosh-meets-Alexa Chung - three characteristics that make for a great shoe! I love the black and burgundy 'Sloane' styles pictured above, but the buckled 'Sadie' boots with the slight heel are the absolute winners for me. They look slightly biker yet still tick the chelsea boot box; so worth the £160 price tag if you're willing to save. As for the scarily high 'Satin' boots - I don't stand a chance of being able to walk in them but they're just so lovely I had to include them!

What do you think of Carvela? Do you also love getting that new pair of winter boots?

xoxo

Monday, 8 October 2012

triple threat

JACKET - OASAP*/BLOUSE - BLANCO/SKIRT - RIVER ISLAND/BELT - FOREVER 21/WATCH - CASIO (VIA AMAZON)/CREEPERS - OFFICE
I'm literally sitting here panting as I write this - I just got back from a circuit training class at the gym and feel like I just ran the London Marathon twice! Operation-Get-A-Six-Pack is well under way! (Only joking...). 
This is just what I wore to sixth form today - I showed a few photos of my 'leather' jacket in this post, but here it is in action. I absolutely love the stud detailing on the collar, and would seriously love a reworked vintage one with crazy pyramid studs on the shoulders next a la The Ragged Priest (a girl can dream). Thanks again to Oasap for sending it to me! If you fancy purchasing anything from the site, use code 'FASHJUNKIE' for a cheeky 20% off.

Lastly, I just got Tumblr so feel free to follow me here! Leave your Tumblr links in the comments and I will happily check them all out!

Hope you all have a lovely week.

xoxo

Friday, 5 October 2012

i heart river island

TROUSERS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
CAMO JACKET/SKIRT/RUCKSACK/BOOTS
I've never been the biggest fan of this particular high street store, but River Island's recent additions have been right up my street; I especially love the selection of flattering high-waisted trousers (hi autumnal burgundy velvet and AA duplicates), and the vast array of separates featuring just the right amount of studs, pleather and tartan to make a nineties kid like me get all excited. 

What are your thoughts on River Island this season?

xoxo