The Gladiators

EJSTYLE - The Gladiator Sandal edit

There’s no denying the Gladiator sandal is king when it comes to trends this season!  Chloe, Valentino, Tibi, Boss and Erdem (& many more besides) all incorporated these Grecian statement flats in their Spring/Summer 15′ collections.  I say flats but Chloe added a slight wedge to this pair making them the must-have shoe amongst the fash-pack.  As always I’ve done my very best to compile a little edit of my top picks and no matter what your budget, there’s something here for everyone, from Primark to Valentino and everything in between!

1. White leather – Aldo.     2. Tan leather lace up – Carvela by Kurt Geiger.     3. Black leather caged – Carvela By Kurt Geiger.     4. Black leather lace up – Topshop.     5. Beige snake effect leather – Stuart Weitzman @ Selfridges.     6. Metalic leather – Charlotte Olympia @ Selfridges.     7. Tan suede tie up – Miu Miu @ Net-a-Porter.     8. Light Tan – Dorothy Perkins (Not yet released).     9. Black Leather – Aldo.     10. Black suedette wedge lace up – Primark (Available in stores from May).     11. Tan leather strappy – Valentino @ Net-a-Porter.     12. Black suede lace up – Free People @ Bloomingdales.     13. Beige lace up – ASOS (Not yet released).     14. Black studded – New Look (Not yet released).     15. Nude leather lace up – Topshop.

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Heels vs Flats

EJSTYLE - Emma Hill, River Island white skinny jeans, Topshop denim shirt, Turquoise brown leather belt, Celine mini luggage nude, Sante shoes brown platform sandals

Today I’m re-visiting the age old (ok, maybe not) debate of flats vs. heels.  I’m very much pro-heels, I’ve always been a heel wearer and I love the how a pair of heels can instantly transform a look.  On the flip side, flats clearly have their pros…comfort and practicality being their main selling points.  So in today’s look we have a pair of Valentino butterfly espadrilles (perfect for summer, and soooo pretty!) vs. these brown leather platform sandals (the epitome of 70’s style) by Sante.  I’d love to know your thoughts on heels vs. flats and which look you prefer?

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Shirt – Zara (Similar here)
Jeans – c/o River Island
Bag – Celine (Similar here)
Belt – New Look (Similar here)
Sunglasses – c/o Boohoo
Espadrilles – Valentino c/o Harvey Nichols
Sandals – c/o Sante

Colour on Nails – OPI in ‘Bubble Bath’
Colour on Toes – Barry M Speed Dry in ‘Pit Stop’


The Palm

EJSTYLE - Emma Hill, Ganni Palm wrap dress, Boohoo cat eye sunglasses, Zara dark wash denim flares, Sante Shoes tan lace up heels, Balenciaga city bag black, spring style, OOTD, dress over trousers

Well this past week of glorious weather has been nothing short of immense, that said it has caught us all off guard.  One minute it’s freezing, next minute it’s 18 degrees!  This leaves us all very unprepared in the wardrobe stakes.  After a couple of days of this ‘heat wave’ I rummaged through the summer section of my wardrobe to see what I could find and I came across this Ganni wrap dress which I wore just short of a year ago on holiday.  I knew instantly that I was going 70’s-the-shiz out of this dress so I layered it over a pair of flares and there we have the perfect 70’s silhouette.

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Dress – Ganni c/o MyWardrobe (Last Summer’s collection)
Jeans – Zara (Similar here)
Watch – c/o Guess
Necklace – c/o Astrid & Miyu
Knot Ring – River Island
Triangle Midi Ring – Forever 21
Shoes – c/o Sante
Sunglasses – c/o Boohoo
Bag – Balenciaga

Colour on Nails – OPI in ‘Bubble Bath’


Weekly Wish List


Time to check out my weekly ‘Wish List’.  With spring now in full flow and summer fast approaching my wish list is growing rapidly with all kinds of new season goodies.  Each week I’m going to share with you a few of my favourite items and this week I’ve created a £50 and under edit, score!
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Crisp & Sleek

EJSTYLE - Emma Hill, Forever 21 white blazer, River Island ankle grazer skinny jeans, Sante shoes leopard lace up sandals, River Island Black saddle tassle bag, basic white t shirt, OOTD

This white blazer has quickly turned into one of my favourite pieces, it’s so versatile but turns even the most casual of outfits into a more crisp and sleek look.  In today’s outfit I’ve worn it over a basic white tee from ASOS (from the ‘Forever’ range – FYI: the best basics around at an affordable price!) and paired with these busted knee skinnies (seen earlier this week here).  You might have seen my collection of new shoes from Sante which I posted on Instagram and this is one of the pairs I received from them.  The leopard lace up design gives them a very Senso-esque vibe wouldn’t you agree?  The heel, mid-height and blocked in shape is going to make the perfect go-to sandal for summer!

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Blazer – c/o Forever 21
T-Shirt – ASOS
Jeans – c/o River Island
Sunglasses – c/o Storm
Bag – c/o River Island
Shoes c/o Sante Shoes

Colour on Nails – Barry M Speed Dry in ‘Pit Stop’


The Classics

EJSTYLE - Emma Hill, Aquazzura flats dupes, Balenciaga city bag black, Ripped boyfriend jeans, breton stripe top, Superdry muse navy blazer, mirrored sunglasses, OOTD, casual weekend outfit

Today I’m off to shoot with John Lewis for an ‘all white’ edit they’re putting together, which will be perfect for Spring/Summer.  And over the last few days I joined Snapchat and I’m just starting to get the hang of it so why don’t you come and join me (username: ejstyle) for a little insight into my daily life and of course…lots of random crap ;)
Today’s casual look combines some of my favourite go-to pieces; a Breton stripe tee, blazer, pointed flats and boyfriend jeans.  It’s a look which you can’t go wrong with.  Last week you might have seen my post on Aquazzura dupes, well these ones didn’t make the edit but they certainly are a front runner at only £10!

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Blazer – c/o Superdry
Top – Forever 21 (Similar here)
Jeans – Zara (Similar here)
Watch – c/o Daniel Wellington
Bag – Balenciaga
Sunglasses – c/o Storm
Shoes – Primark (Similar here)

Colour on Nails – Barry M Speed Dry in ‘Pit Stop’

 


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