OOTD: It Feels Like Autumn

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The brown leaves are starting to appear and it is beginning to feel a lot like Autumn. I love how cool this season is, and the layering trend is the best! You should all know how I feel about the autumn (or fall season, depending on where you are) season by now, and if you don’t, say hello to my favourite season of the year.

I am so looking forward to getting my blazers and jackets out. This leather waterfall jacket is one of my favoruite jackets at the moment. I love the colour and the design, and the fact that it is faux leather. I got this piece a few months ago but I have only worn it once so I am looking forward to styling it a few times this season.

I wore this outfit to a meeting with a client over the weekend, and it worked brilliantly. I like that fact that is a chic and smart look; not too professional, and not too dressed up; just perfect.

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The white cutout pencil dress is a new wardrobe addition. I got it in the summer sale some weeks back and I like it. It is a fabulous dress for formal and informal events. It can take you from the office to the bar easily. And it is super easy to style up or down. I adore multi-tasking pieces like this white beauty.

I hardly wear white, I used to think it was a money down the drain. But I am glad to announce I no longer think that. I do like white, and I think it looks good on me so I will be adding more white to my wardrobe, but I won’t be going overboard shopping white.

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What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of the autumn season?

 

WHAT I WORE

White Dress – Dorothy Perkins

Brown Leather Jacket – Jane Norman

Black Sandals and Bag – Michael Kors

Black Sunnies – Marc Jacobs

 

 

 

Fashion Must Have Pieces for Autumn

Autumn – my favourite season is now here, and that means we can start layering. I love the autumn season because the weather is nice and cool, not too hot, not too cold and not too wet, just perfect. I also love Autumn fashion because I can still get away with wearing some of my favourite summer pieces in stylish layers. And I get to grab some new stylish key pieces in stores as well.

Here are some of must have pieces for Autumn:

 

Dorothy Perkins Berry Split Back Cardigan £24

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Berry is the colour of Autumn and I so love it. This long split back cardigan will be great for layering. It is stylish and practical at the same time. I love the length ans the gold buttons. I can picture myself rocking this beautiful piece with a dress and knee-length boots. It would look amazing. I love the light price tag too.

 

MDV Active Black Fitted Hoody £22.99

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You guys know how much I love my sportswear, so this black slim fitted hoody is definitely a must have gym wear for me. It would be great for jogging in the evenings with the weather getting cooler. It will also be useful in the Winter months, so I am can definitely see myself grabbing this as soon as I can. This womens gym wear is a stylish addition to have this Autumn.

 

MDV Active Shape Waist Legging – Grey Marl £22.99

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I really like this shape waist leggings by MDV Active. It will look amazing paired with the black fitted hoody above and it would be fab for toning those leg muscles. I also love the fact that it is grey and black. This is definitely a must have for any gym lover out there.

 

Zara Embroidered Reversible Bomber Jacket £149

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I really like this Zara Bomber Jacket. It is all I need in my life right now. I love the colours and the reversible design. I don’t have a bomber jacket in my wardrobe at the moment, so this is actually a fashion necessity, lol. It is the perfect bomber jacket.

 

Missguided Oversized V-Neck Grey Dress £20

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I have nothing from Missguided in my wardrobe and I think I need to change that. I have fallen in love with a few of the brand’s pieces online and this oversized V-Neck Grey Dress is at the top of my Missguided list. I love how casual and chic it looks. It would look amazing paired with ankle boots and tights.

 

So these are some of my fashion must haves this autumn? Did any piece catch your eye? What do you think of Autumn fashion?

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

Finding the Perfect Jeans & How to Care for Them

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I know it is summer and the heat wave is still on, I am literally melting away in the heat, and cannot remember the last time I had on a pair of jeans. I am currently surviving in shorts, dresses and skirt. I can’t dare put on a pair of jeans, but once the weather cools down, I know I shall have a good old pair of jeans on. It is a wardrobe necessity for most of us, and I know the struggle most women face shopping for the right pair of jeans because I have faced it too.

Finding the perfect jeans is hard, trust me I know..It could be a while to discover the styles that suit me best, and how to style the pairs that don’t suit me as much. It also took me a long time to discover the stores that stock jeans that look good on me. As a petite woman, I can’t just wear any pair, it is always an issue or the other. Either it is too long, too short, too tight, too baggy, the list of issues goes on and on. But not anymore. I have cracked the code of finding the perfect jeans, and I am going to share a few tips with you.

Try it On

First thing first, I know I am an advocate of online shopping but I won’t advise you to buy your jeans online, only if you have bought a similar pair from the same store before. It is always better to try it in store because sizes always differ from store to store. For example I am a size 10 when shopping for jeans in Dorothy Perkins or Next, but a size 12 in River Island and Topshop. So try it on in store to be sure you have the right size and you are happy with the fit. Also make sure you try your jeans with a pair of heels similar to those you plan on wearing with the jeans, so you get the right length.

 

Go for Added Stretch

Go for jeans with added stretch. Once I tried on a pair of jeans with added stretch, I never looked back. I also got rid of all my other pairs without extrra stretch. A pair of jeans with a bit of added stretch will help slim your tummy area, and flatter your hips/bum area. They always look go and have a amazing fit.

 

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Buy in Pairs

If you find the perfect jeans, pair 2, if you can afford to. I did. I got them in various shades, just incase they are discontinued.

 

Think of the Footwear

When shopping for your jeans, think of what footwear you plan to style it with. The reason being, some jeans do not look good paired with certain footwears. For example, a skinny jeans would look on good tucked into boots, but a flared or slouchy jeans would not.

 

Go for Quality

The more expensive a pair of jeans is, the better the quality. This is a fact. And I had to learn this the hard way. Most of my jeans now start from £40 upwards and they are top quality. Unlike the £20 pairs I used to buy, only for them to lose their fit, and fall apart after a few washes. The best thing to do is to shop for your quality jeans in the sales, so you don’t spend as much.

 

Wash in Cold Water & Dry Indoors

To preserve the colour and lifespan of your jeans, wash inside out in cold water, with a little detergent, only when it is absolutely necessary. And dry indoors so they don’t fade in the sun. Iron inside out.

 

So these are my tips for finding the perfect jeans & how to care for them. Have you found the perfect jeans or are you still in the pursuit of it?