Ask Estelle // Cora’s Concern…

Cora asked: Estelle, I am forever doomed to struggle with finding a good pair of summery shoes (not sandals) – I want some cool, comfy shoes that I can wear in the day and night (no heels please). Can you help me?

Cora look I mean walk no further until your feet are firmly in these beauties…

Oh and did I mention they’re on sale!

These understated classic’s with their simple gold detailing are a perfect transitional day to night staple.

Want something a bit more racy? Then show some toe in these…

Or how about the peep toe? A happy balance between sandal and shoe. These laser cut, white beauts, hit two trends in one…

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Hannah’s Tulle Troubles // Ask Estelle

“Estelle! Please help! I have seen the most amazingly beautiful Tulle Skirt in this weeks copy of LOOK magazine. However, they give no mention as to where it is from or where I might be able to get my hands on my very own version of it.
I have a feeling they are going to be all the rage come spring and would love to be prepared for that first warm-enough day to wear one. The one I’ve seen is nude, to the knee with plenty of layers.
Instantly I thought of you … hope you can help?”

Of course I can help!

I saw it too and loved it, for those of you who haven’t here it is…

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Very Parisian chic.

Valentino have a great range however if, like me, Valentino’s a little outside your price rang …how about this one from Coast?

Too much bling for your buck? Then try Vintage shops, markets or Ebay, I found some great bargains…

For those of you that love the look but want less fullness, then what about this sweeter than candyfloss skirt from Windsor?

And for those who, in contrast, want larger than life fullness simply add a slip…

Ask Estelle // Emma’s Winter Wardrobe Worries

“I’m having trouble finding a winter coat that’s suitable for the office and wearing to meetings, but one that also suits my style and I can wear out in the evenings. I really like the oversize suit jacket look, and am pretty tall so still want to get away with this look outside of my workplace. I don’t even know where to start… Any suggestions?”

So a smart but sassy coat, for work and play…

Single breasted, oversized coats are currently the hottest trend in outerwear.

Try checks…

With regards to your height, the taller the better! When it comes to this seasons’ mannish long coats, height is your accomplice…go for a camel/nude tone for a more elegant touch.

But sticking strictly to the brief what about this?

Poser Estelle // Paris problème de Amy

Amy asked Estelle:

“I’m going on a weekend break to Paris soon and I need your help! I’m after an outfit which is stylish, yet practical – obviously Paris is the fashion capital of the world but it’s also pretty cold at this time of year!

Must be suitable for walking around the city (skirts will need to be windproof for climbing the Eiffel Tower…)

Any suggestions?”

Bonjour Amy,

So you need something stylish yet substantial – well how about this outfit for Parisian chic…

Now you might think a Breton stripe top is too predictable but how about a skirt? Make it a pencil skirt like this one from Jaeger to avoid a Marilyn Monroe moment at the top of the Eiffel Tower…

Add thick tights for warmth and combine with a cropped jumper, try pale pink …

Or what about this one? Think French lace…oh la la

French dressing is all about being prim and polished, these shoes will finish the look off perfectly, accessories with red lips and nails…

Ayez un grand week-end Amy!