Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Time for tartan..

I bought this blazer cape almost a month ago, and I was (not so) patiently waiting for it to arrive in time for me to be able to bring it to Cambridge with me. It did arrive in time, but after all the drama I made, I ended up not bringing it -typical me haha!
I saw this on This Morning and I instantly went online to buy it; I had seen these capes about, but I didn't really like the plain colours that much, or felt that they suited me, so when I seen one of them in this print, I fell in love.
There is nothing else more perfect, in my eyes, to have in your wardrobe than a white shirt - it is something so classic that will never go out of fashion and can always be dressed up or dressed down. This look for me is in between casual and dressy, I wouldn't wear it down the town for coffee, but I wouldn't wear it on a night out either- perfect for a dinner date, I think. 
When I spotted this necklace, I knew I had to have it - it's so bling and over the top- everything I love in a statement necklace! I'm glad I didn't wear this before I got the necklace, because to me it doesn't look the same without it.
I am obsessed with wearing my hair in a bun these days- so simple and quick to do, but looks classy and effortless at the same time. I think when you have detail around your collarbone area, it's nice to show it off- and one way of doing so is by pinning your hair back to see it properly, so it doesn't take away from it. 
My shoes and jeans are my favourites, of course, but there is a beautiful pair of red pointy toe heels in River Island calling my name that would go perfectly with this look, so if I get them I might just need to convince him into that dinner date and I can wear it again! Thanks for reading, love Emma xx

Blazer Cape- Boohoo
Shirt- New Look
Necklace- Lucy's Boutique
Jeans- Vera Moda
Shoes- Primark


Friday, 21 November 2014

Winter warmers..

I only just managed to capture this look before the heavens opened and I had to race to the car, hence the lack of photos. And yes- I am still obsessing over these boots! 
On the day I took these photos, or lack of photos, it was absolutely freezing outside, but this was the perfect excuse to wear this beautiful outfit to keep me warm- I was so snug! I love being warm when out and about in the winter, who doesn't? but there's nothing as annoying as being wrapped up in a huge, stuffy coat where you can hardly move or breathe. With this outfit, I can move around as much as I want, but still manage to be super comfortable and warm. 
This knitted dress is exactly what I was looking for; I am loving cowl neck knitwear at the moment, and the fact that this is long enough to wear as a dress is a bonus- it really does keep you as warm as it looks, without having to add numerous layers which leave you wrapped up and unable move! I can't wait to wear this about the house around Christmas time and when I find time to go shopping and visiting. It comes in a various range of different colours, but I thought this was the one which suited me best. The best part of this gorgeous dress is the unbelievable price tag that comes with it - only £14.99? A-maz-inggg! Give me all the colours! 
Capes are also a massive trend this winter, especially with the likes of Cara and Kate wearing them at London Fashion Week - they have really took off. (This one is from New Look not Burberry!!- Sob) You can find nearly any colour or print imaginable in these, but I knew the moment I spotted this one it would go perfect with my dress. I love the tassels at the ends, I feel they add a more wintery vibe to it, and that there are a lot of my favourite colours within it, burgundy especially- as well as the black, so I could tie it altogether with my boots! :) 
I am going to the Christmas Market in Belfast soon, and this is what I'll be wearing. It is so perfect to keep warm, keep comfortable but not look like an Eskimo at the same time! 
Thanks for reading, love Emma xx

Knitted dress- H&M
Cape- New Look
Boots- New Look

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Check mate..

These boots were made for walking! Aghh I'm so excited to FINALLY get my hands on such a perfect pair of knee high boots! Being very tall and having skinny legs is usually a plus right? but not when you're looking for boots like these; they usually don't cover my knees at all, or make my legs look like twigs in them, but these fit perfectly- over the knee and fit around my legs! Super duper happy that I found these, New Look have such a great selection of boots this year and the best part is they won't cost you a bomb either - these ones where just £44.99.
This shirt dress is fab, the greens and blues work so well together to create the perfect print - for me, I think this goes hand in hand with the boots. The dipped hem at the back gives you a little bit more coverage around your bum, so that you can wear it like I have without the tights. The belt around the waist is what finishes it off for me, it gives your body shape rather than it just hanging on you.
I added the fur collar just to add something different. In my opinion I think its a little bit more warmer looking, throw on a leather jacket and you've got the perfect Christmas shopping outfit :) 
Thanks for reading, love Emma xx

Shirt dress- River Island 
Boots- New Look 
Fur Collar- New Look


Saturday, 15 November 2014

Pastel Pink..

Cowl neck knitwear seems to be in every shop I step into, or on every Instagram post I see lately! But is it any wonder? They are so fab! Perfect for this time of year, especially this piece I think, comfortable, cosy, but not too heavy and such a great colour! It's so light to wear, so it doesn't weigh you down, but still keeps you warm, and the best part is it doesn't itch! Nothing is worse than a piece of clothing that you love- but once you put it on you have to take it off again straight away! It is quite sheer, so I put a little white vest underneath it :) 
I have seen these clutch bags about for a while now, but I hadn't seen one that I truly loved, that I could get my hands on, so when I spied this beauty I simply couldn't go past it- I knew it would work perfectly with this outfit! 
The trousers are also super comfortable, surprisingly, as any other similar pair I've tried on has always felt restricting in one way or another, especially at the ankles. I think the little cut out at the ankle helps prevent this. The pattern is what I first noticed, pastel colours are my favourite, as you know, and blue is one of the most popular colours this season- the pinks and nudes within the trousers mean they will carry into spring, which is even better so I can wear them with a cami when it gets slightly warmer! 
Instead of teaming this up with a smart shirt or the usual cami and blazer, I thought this jumper went so well with it- something different which suits this time of year. The shoes don't need a reason to come out, they are amazing on their own, but with this outfit I thought they were fab. To add the full stop to the end of this outfit, my nails complemented it perfectly, I cannot wait to head out for dinner wearing this! 
Thanks for reading, love Emma xx

Jumper- River Island 
White vest- River Island 
Trousers- River island 
Shoes- Next 
Bag- Miss Selfridge
Nails - The Beauty Room Ballycastle 


Monday, 10 November 2014

Mac is the new black..

I haven't put a post up in a few days, but I have just been so busy that I haven't had a chance. I was staying in Cambridge this weekend visiting a friend, and we took the opportunity when we were free on Saturday to visit Essex. It's somewhere I have always wanted to visit and see for myself, as I love the TV show The Only Way Is Essex. We arrived in the afternoon, after catching a train from London (which is one of the most beautiful cities ever) and made our way up the cobble streets in search of fashion, and to try and catch a quick selfie with some of the stars. 
As I knew I would be walking all day, I decided to wear these beauties from MissGuided, which are the perfect colour, as I had wanted to wear my Mulberry scarf- and they complimented each other perfectly, perfect for Essex! 
This is the coat I bought for Belfast Fashion Week, from River Island (where else?) and I think it is one of the best purchases I have made in a long while - it's the perfect item to keep in your wardrobe to throw over any outfit to make it instantly more fashionable- what could be more fashionable than a classic camel coloured mac?
There is so much detail on this coat; the gold buttons down the front, the waist tightening belt with a buckle, the slit up the back- this coat has it all! And to make it even better, it actually keeps you warm, perfect for these chilly winter months ahead! 

Thanks for reading, love Emma xx

Coat- River Island 
Shoes- MissGuided 
Scarf- Mulberry
Bag- Mulberry
Jeans- Vera Moda 

White cami- River Island 
White Blazer- River Island

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Winter Brights..


There is no guessing where this whole outfit is from, my absolute favourite- River Island. They just seem to get it so perfect, every single time I am looking for something. 
Knitwear at this time of the year is so appealing and so perfect to grab when you need something to wrap up in and keep warm, but still look fashionable at the same time. I love the statement colour block, with the yellow/lime colour stripe in the middle, it breaks it up and adds something unique, rather than just black and greys, whilst adding a splash of colour to this cold season - and the button detailing down the sides adds to making it more than your everyday jumper. These new shoes are to die for, the peep toe is definitely a favourite in River Island and numerous other shops this season. But team it up with the chunky block heel and zip detailing and you've a match made in heaven! I decided to wear my basic black skinnies for this look to keep it more subtle and keep the focus on the jumper, but if you're looking for something slightly more "out there" or edgier, then swap them over for grey skinnies and it works perfectly. 
Thanks for reading, love Emma xx

Knitwear- River Island 
Jeans- River Island 
Shoes- River Island

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