Ok guys as I’m currently on holiday I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to create a ‘Holiday Edit’ post. Hopefully you’re all enjoying my own holiday wardrobe if you’re following along on Instagram and Snapchat but there are currently so many amazing buys out there which are perfect for those sunny getaways.
Just an extra note guys: If ordering anything from any of the China based sites I would allow 4 weeks for delivery, items can arrive quicker than that but I’ve had a few deliveries which have taken longer.
Today I’m kicking off those heels and going casual! This doesn’t happen often but I found the most incredible lace up flats(also available in black and red suede) in Topshop a few weeks back, as some of you may have seen on my Instagram, and I just can’t take them off. I think you’re all aware that I am obsessed with the Aquazzura trend of lace up pointed toe flats and there was a period where I literally found a new dupe every day. Once I found these I stopped looking for more, they are utter perfection. I’ve doubled up on the snake print with this shirt and added a denim skirt to keep the look as casual as poss. The addition of the black blazer makes me feel less ‘going to the beach’ and more ‘I’ve got business to do’. Now on to the bag which for me is a lifesaver! It’s by Aspinal of London and comes with a built in phone charger….errrrr hello awesomeness! What’s even better is that the handles are interchangeable so I can swap these black ones for a brighter colour in the summer months *cue round of applause*.
I thought I’d start off the week with a little wish list. I’m getting feedback from you all across all my platforms that you are all enjoying my 70’s finds and designer dupes, so with that in mind I’ve added a few of those to this weeks wish list; The Chloe ‘Drew’ dupe and the Dior dupe sunglasses…both under £20! To shop it’s easy, simply hover your mouse over the wish list and then click on the square icons which appear next to each item. I hope you enjoy this weeks wish list and I’m not encouraging too much damage to those bank balances 😉
I’m on holiday this week guys so if you want to keep up to speed with what I get up, and more importantly…what I’m wearing then follow me on Instagram (@emmahill) and I’m also now on Snapchat (@ejstyle).
It may be Spring but that doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned my love of all things black. I’m switching it up today and ditching the 70’s casual looks I’ve been loving recently, and this is just a reflection of how my style varies from day to day depending on how I’m feeling. But by no means does this all black ensemble mean that I’ve slipped into ‘doom mode’! When it comes to styling my looks my method can vary, sometimes I have an idea for a whole outfit in my head and in other instances I start with one key piece and build the outfit around that, experimenting as I’m putting it together. This is exactly what happened with today’s look, I picked up this fringed skirt without thinking about what I would wear it with, it was impulsive but that’s part of the fun of styling an outfit, a challenge and playing sesh. I recently created a board on Pinterest of all-black looks and using that as my inspo I raided my wardrobe for black pieces. I tried basic tees, shirts and blazers but I wasn’t ‘feeling’ the looks as a whole. I got this fabulous Acne-style jumper a few weeks back and as soon as I put it on, the look was complete. Just add in some killer black ankle boots and this incredible Saint Laurent clutch (nabbed from my friend Claire, who has the most insane handbag collection everrrrrr!) and this rather simplistic, mainly high street look in a winner!
There’s no competition this season, Chloe wins hands down! I’m not sure about you guys but I know I certainly can’t afford most of the collection, and to be quite honest I don’t want to be paying those prices for clothing & accessories when we have a whole world of high street stores which are offering us Chloe-style for a fraction of the price. If there’s one thing I always wanted my blog to stand for it would be, looking good for less; making high street look expensive and that’s why I love hunting around finding pieces to share with you guys. So I’ve compiled another one of my fave shopping posts and today’s edit is all about getting that Chloe style for prices us normal folk can afford. Don’t worry I’m not about to turn all Ed Milliband on you and start ‘rich-hating’, I’d love to have money for designer pieces but there are currently more important ‘life’ things that I want to spend it on. Not everything on the list is a ‘dupe’ (Although get a load of that ‘Faye’ style bag!), there are some pieces on there which are just great for getting those Chloe vibes. All items with prices are listed below, simply click on the link for the relevant item.
As a massive lover of denim I’m thrilled that it’s coming at us in every single form this season; dungarees, shirts, dresses, bags, skirts! It’s a freakin denim-fest and I’m lovin’ it (da da da da daaaaaa). I spotted this skirt in Zara about a week ago and fell in love with it instantly, anything with pockets is always a winner for me! However after wearing it a few times I came across an almost identical version online, and for half the price (here)….godammit! There’s no denying the 70s vibes that come with this skirt so I amped that up with this retro striped shirt (also from Zara but again I found a similar one here) and this tan suedette and gold chain belt which I bought in Primark a couple of years ago for about £2 and never wore. I knew I bought that belt for a reason because I’ve not taken it off this week! I kept accessories neutral with this beige tote bag and nude heels. I think this skirt can work in so many ways and it’ll definitely be coming away on holiday with me next week!