Winter Warmer

Chunky Knit - Zara // Jeans - Topshop // Boots - Zara // Bag - Asos

Chunky oversized knits seem to be everywhere you look at the moment, you can't walk in to a shop without big knits in various colours and prints jumping out at you, and I couldn't be happier. As the days get shorter and we find ourselves waking up to go to work in the dark (depressing huh), there's nothing better than having an extra 10 minutes in your warm cosy bed before realising you're really late and grabbing the nearest knit and jeans for that 'just got out of bed meets stealing your boyfriends clothes' kinda look.

This Zara number ticks all the boxes for me; thick, cosy and roll neck- another big trend for AW14. Whenever I wear it I feel like I should be sat in front of a log fire with a hot chocolate in hand just counting down the days til Christmas. I initially bought this in grey but loved it so much I went straight back for the cream too, and i'm sure i'll be back for more. We also need to talk about these amazing boots. Having already bought lots of black boots this year, this burgundy pair caught my eye. They're so comfy and at just £30 an absolute bargain I think. I know i'm going to get lots of wear out of them.

What are your tips for winter dressing? Do you prefer to get up, throw anything on and go in the morning?

Laura x



Transitional Dressing

Dress - Missguided // Coat - H&M // Boots - Boohoo // Bag - Asos

Another London Fashion Week has been and gone and I have been completely glued to my phone for the past few days. I absolutely love fashion week, even though i've never actually been there in person, I always make sure I catch up with the shows online and on Twitter/Instagram. As much as I enjoy finding out what we'll be wearing next season which seems crazy as we're barely into this season, a massive part for me is the street style. There is so much inspiration around and I love keeping up with what all my fave bloggers have been wearing. I desperately want to be at the next fashion week in Feb, i've watched from behind a screen for far too long and am desperate to experience the atmosphere in person so i'm definitely going to be applying and keeping my fingers crossed.

So, this outfit for me is ideal for this funny weather period we're having. Hot one minute, cold the next. It's freezing in the morning but by lunchtime when I go out for my daily browse around the shops, it's so warm that I wish i'd worn less layers. These days I tend to try to only buy things that I know will be quite versatile and i'll get a lot of wear out of. Long gone are the days where I would buy a new outfit for every night out, there's always a way that you can incorporate old pieces with new. This coat is going to be a wardrobe staple this A/W, I can already tell. Casual, dressed up, jeans, dresses.... you name it, it goes with it. I'll be pairing the dress with tights throughout winter and then again with bare legs into next season, and the boots with some ripped jeans and a cosy knit - something i've already bought far too many of recently (thanks Zara).

What have you been buying so far this season?

Laura x



The Blanket Cape

Cape - New Look // Top - Topshop // Jeans - Topshop // Boots - Topshop // Bag - Asos

If there's one thing you should buy for this A/W, the cape blanket is it. We first got a glimpse of the cape on the Burberry catwalks, and I instantly fell in love with them. If like me, you don't have the budget of the likes of Olivia Palermo and can't afford the real deal *sob* the good old high street has some amazing alternatives. Asos, Topshop and of course New Look have fantastic ranges of capes in at the moment, in lots of different prints there is something for everyone. Now as with most trends that may seem a little strange to the non-fashion following folk, be prepared for some stares/questions. When I wore this to work last week, I was asked where I was going on my picnic at lunch (ha ha) and also 'where's Robin?' - Aparently I looked like Batman, i'll take that. These comments were made by men so what do they know!? The blanket/cape is so easy to wear, throw it on over jeans, a skirt or whatever else, it keeps you warm and looks good too. I've already got my beady eyes on a Topshop one that seemed to go out of stock the moment I clicked add to basket.

Now I also have to talk about the shoes. I can't believe that up until last year, I had never owned a pair of boots! Seriously, what was I wearing?! It's safe to say that I have made up for that madness recently as I have bought SO.MANY.PAIRS! My slider obsession has officially been replaced. I spotted this pair in Topshop and snapped them up. Perfect for this kind of on/off weather, i've actually worn them so much before I got round to posting them so they've definitely been worth the money. Plus, i'll need another pair when the weather gets colder so the perfect excuse for another pair of boots i'd say!

Have you been stocking up on boots for winter? See you in my next post.

Laura xx


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