It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure - Coco Chanel

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Ringing in the changes

Today I bought this ring from Jigsaw.  Its made of horn with brass detailing and has filled a gap in my collection of dress rings.  I've been looking for a cream coloured ring for ages and hate the plastic rings you can buy.
Jigsaw have an excellent range of jewellery on the whole but it is their knitwear that I really love.  Last year I bought this cardigan which I wear with boots and a belt as a dress.

It features a double-layered front giving the impression of a cardigan over a dress and it made of a very fine knit.  I adore it and wear it loads!

I also bought a thin red belt today (from John Lewis) and will probably wear it with this cardigan and maybe some red tights - lovely!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Can't Get Enough ..... Denim

So happy that denim is having a revival this Spring - my much-loved FCUK denim jacket has been brought out from the back on the wardrobe in anticipation.

I've been busy at Firetrap recently, they have some great denim pieces such as this fitted denim shirt ...

with cute little details such as this mismatched button thread ...

and I adore this cute shirt dress with its retro 80s feel ...

I have replaced the denim tie belt for a Tommy Hilfiger leather studded belt and wear with these Russell and Bromley clogs ...

On the catwalk we are shown a more tailored and elegant approach to denim using finer fabrics and sharp tailoring.  At Derek Lam the cut is precise and the overall effect is smart and polished.  The classic combination of denim with a white shirt in my opinion can never go wrong.

(photo courtesy of
Derek Lamb - Spring 2011

(photo courtesy of
Elie Tahari Spring 2011
Love it or loath it but the high waist seems to be here to stay, make it easier to wear by adding heels and keeping the trousers long enough to cover the entire heel.