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September Fashion Wishlist 2016

It is that time of the month when a fashion wish list is due on Fashion and Style Police, and I am super excited to showcase some new season fashion pieces and accessories I am currently crushing over. So without further ado, here are a few items I am currently crazy in love with –

 

Phase Eight Adrianna Chunky Poncho £99 £79

 

 

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I love ponchos. I find them very comfortable and flattering. I have a few in my autumn/winter wardrobe, but I think I would be needing at least 1 new piece. This Phase Eight grey poncho ticks all the boxes. I love the colour, it is perfect for the season, and it looks quality too. I like the fact that Love the Sales has this piece on sale. I can see myself grabbing this beauty real soon.

 

Topshop Petite Stockholm Motif Sweatshirt £26

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I always find sweatshirts so handy to have around, so I like to have a few in my wardrobe. They are useful for days when you are after a casual look or can’t be bothered to dress up. I love a sweatshirt on a pair of jeggings or skinny jeans. It is an effortless chic look. I have my eye on this Topshop piece at the moment. I love the light price tag of £26.

 

Hugo Boss Nadalia Shopper Bag £350 £175

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You all know I love my handbags, and I like them to be QUALITY! This Hugo Boss Shopper bag has my name written all over it. I love the crafted from textured calfskin leather, and the spacious main compartment. It is a really chic bag. And I am happy to find the Hugo Boss sale on Love the Sales website. I can’t believe it is half price, what a bargain!

 

Stella McCartney Tri-tone Knitted Trainers £315

 

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I am a huge of Stella McCartney’s designs. I wish I could afford every piece but since I am unable to, I can happy to lust after them. This new Tri-tone Knitted Trainers by Stella McCartney is a true sporty beauty. I love the fact that it has 3 colours – navy blue, black and blush.

 

Jimmy Choo Leather Trimmed Denim Espadrilles £325

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A lady can never have too many pairs of Espadrilles. They are the bridge between comfort and style, and they are so practical. This Jimmy Choo is a fashion necessity right now. I love the denim design. I have styled this shoe candy in my head already.

 

What do you think of these pieces? Sound off in the comment section below. Thanks for reading.

 

*via lovethesales.

 

 

 

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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?

 

 

 

Bella Hadid Covers ELLE UK July 2016 Issue

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The model; Bella Hadid is looking very fierce on the cover of ELLE UK July 2016 issue. I am loving this cover so much. The pose, denim shirt, light makeup and messy hair looks amazing. I knew little or nothing about Bella Hadid, never heard of her until this cover, so I was very curious to read more about her. I guessed she was related to the famous Gigi Hadid, they are actually sisters, but that is all I knew, her face didn’t ring a bell.

However, after reading her interview with ELLE, I know quite a bit about her now. Her full name is Isabella “Bella” Khair Hadid. She is an American fashion model, signed to IMG Models. She was born in California in 1996 to Yolanda Hadid and Mohamed Hadid. She has a fantastic modelling career, and has recently appeared on the campaigns of Balmain x H&M, Marc Jacobs, and Topshop. Her mother Yolanda is actually a ‘Real Housewife’ on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and that is how the family got into the limelight.

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When asked how she copes in the demanding world of modelling:

My mom always taught me to think about something happy when I’m working, because it kind of shows through your face. I used to think about my horses. But now I think about other things. I wonder what was going through her head during the shot when she was stand- ing outside in the freezing rain, wearing just a high-cut red swimsuit and leather jacket? Well, that’s more of an aggressive look. It depends on what the vibe is. I was probably thinking, “Get me the hell out of this bathing suit.’”

I love her sense of humour. A woman with a good sense of humour can survive anything. What are your thoughts on Bella Hadid? Have you heard of her?