Low Classic

It’s always great to discover a “new to me” label that I really like. The Korean brand Low Classic is my latest find. Comparable to COS in terms of line, structure and price,  it’s been around for a few years but seems to be a Korean treasure that has so far stayed at home.  It reads like they are about to branch out and sell overseas but when I tried to register I couldn’t get it to work (the language barrier didn’t help!).  Hopefully it will be available for us to buy online soon.  In the meantime,  the website is a wealth of creativity and inspiration….

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Handbag inspiration…. I LOVE the aesthetics of this bag. Not sure about how safe it would be!!

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Dress Inspiration…

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Fresh, clean and edgy, I love it….. Read what Susie Bubble has to say about it here

New Season Robert Clergerie

This season’s collection from Robert Clergerie ticks so many boxes.  Subtle, beautifully designed shoes that are trans-seasonal (love that word) and trans-occasional (made that one up!). Investment shoes that would revive any tired wardrobe. Below are some of my favourites.  Check out the full collection here.
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& Other Stories

The Swedish fashion house & Other Stories owned by H & M is a great one stop shop for fashion staples.  If you like COS (from H&M too) then you’ll love & Other stories.  It has that wonderful minimalistic architectural vibe to its clothing, brilliant jewellery and accessories, a really cool shoe collection…. and all on a high street price tag.  I love their Regent Street London store, but if that’s not on your radar, it’s available to buy here online. 

I thought this a-line skirt could be a very cute addition to any (my ☺)  Winter wardrobe…

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Maybe with this clever, comfortable platform…

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And a pretty flower hair clip…

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Or these very sweet earings…

0176736001_4_100012It’s high street that translates easily into any wardrobe.  I’m thinking black a-line skirt, opaque tights, cream leather loafers or lace up brogues, a pretty lace/silk top, a girly cardigan (sparkle would be good!!) and maybe an androgynous coat with a vintage (old!) tote bag. I’m also thinking that I wish I had the artistic talent or computer skills required to put this together visually…. but that’s another story….

Pinterest

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I love Pinterest, my online scrapbook. It’s so clever and completely addictive. I press my “pin it” button constantly for fear that I might forget about something great and marvel in the knowledge that my web finds are safely stored for easy recall. I know it’s brilliant because I wonder how on earth I ever kept track of my online life and loves before.

My only complaint is that as time passes, my boards are getting a bit chaotic (story of my life!) and I would love to be able to group and archive some older ones. So……. while I’m waiting for Pinterest to catch up with me ☺ ……. I’m not, what you might call, “with plan” and seem to have evolved into pinning by item rather than by month. Check out Dresses, Shoes and Coats for some recent updates.

Until the next time……… xx

More Marni

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Top Shoes from Topshop

When it comes to shoes, I am weak and all sense goes out the window. I forget how painful walking in 5 inch heels is after the first 30 seconds and the innate guilt that works hard to keep my finances in check is uncerimoniously blindsided. Sooooo….. there is nobody more excited than me when the high street gets it bang on and I can abandon myself to those wonderful shoe feelings without the scary price tag.  Topshop is, in my opinion, failsafe for designer inspired high street feet treats. There are so many.  Here are some of my favourites, click the image for details.

From Robert Clergerie-esque sandals …..

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Heels….

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Loafers…

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J.CREW

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How great is it that J.Crew are coming to London!  There are certain stores that I check out every season, looking  for inspiration on how I might apply current trends to my personal taste and J.Crew is right up there for interesting shapes, quirky prints and the use of beautiful natural fabrics.  Internet shopping is always an option(Jcrew.com, The Outnet, Net-a-Porter) but I love that, from November, it will be a little easier to touch their beautiful clothes in their Regent Street store.  Glamour.com have put together a post on “Genius J.Crew outfit ideas” from their AW13 collection, click here to take a look and be inspired.

It warms my heart to see that under the heading “Garments for Good”, J.Crew have a custom collection where 100% net profits go to the Friends of the Highline NYC.  What a great gift to all lovers of  the “Park in the Sky.  Thank you J.Crew from one of them xx