Bringing Sexy Back

Last season it was all about the shoulders, this S/S it’s all about the back.

I’m sure my good friend Rosie will agree, there’s something incredibly sexy yet understated about showing off a bit of back. Zara are also championing this idea as the bulk of their new Trf collection is full of seductively low cut backs in V’s, square’s and scoops.

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*All photo’s have been taken from the Zara website

 

 

The Polo Neck

Ah the humble polo neck, normally associated with thin, arty, Andy Warhol types and feared by large bosomed women. But you don’t have to lead a visual art movement, or indeed become a pioneer of the personal computer revolution (aka Steve Jobs) in order to wear a polo neck. Buxom beauties needn’t fear either, the ample chested Marilyn Monroe could certainly pull off a polo neck with ease…

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However AW13’s polo neck or if you like ‘high neck’, isn’t the slouchy relaxed polo of the past, it’s an all together more subtle affair. There’s no roll neck involved, instead it sits neatly in the middle, the perfect equidistance between collar-bone and chin…

Still not sure? (..Really?!) Well take a look at these beauties…

Seaside Style

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This weekend I ventured to Mersea (near Colchester) to join my parents who are holidaying at Monkey Cottage there.

Mersea is a picturesque fishing village, famous for its Oysters. Sadly I’m not sophisticated enough for such delicacies (the thought of them makes me want to gag)…I stuck to the classic fish and chips instead.

Talking of seaside classics… queue the Breton stripes.

Wouldn’t this top just be perfect for a late summer’s afternoon stroll along the beach…

Dreaming of an Oasis…

The Oasis autumn collection dropped into my email box today so I couldn’t resist taking a little peak, after working for the Aurora group for a staggering 6 years I feel a special connection with the brand. Since I have left Aurora the collections seem even more appealing to me, I think it has something to do with the fact that I no longer have to put them in size order…

Here are some new season items that I will be wearing for old times sakes:

Ready, Set, Go

As you have probably noticed I’m a massive fan of accessories but in the early hours of the morning sometimes I simply don’t have time/can barely coordinate myself to pick out the right earrings or necklace to go with my outfit. Resulting in feeling incomplete without those sparkling finishing touches for the rest of the day, but guys don’t worry I’ve found a solution to my ‘first world’ problem…

No need for a necklace with these tops…

Miss Selfridge £15

Miss Selfridge £15

Saint Tropez £47.95 (available at Nelly.com)

Saint Tropez £47.95 (available at Nelly.com)

Or who needs bracelets when you’re wearing this (as seen on Lucy of Made in Chelsea fame)

Zara £25.99

Zara £25.99

This one even comes with an inbuilt belt…sorted!

ASOS £32

ASOS £32

Freyja shows us just how it’s done in her Topshop jumper…

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See I just added 5 minutes onto your lie in…

Wishful Thinking…

As a self-confessed bookworm, for me one of life’s great pleasure’s is getting completely immersed in a book. Bean lent me ‘The Island’ by Victoria Hislop (wife of Ian) and I can’t put it down! A beautiful tale of a daughter’s quest to find out about her mother’s secretive past. Set on the Greek island of Crete, I am so lost in this book that I have found myself day dreaming about the outfits I’d wear if I were to accompany the characters in their adventures. Sadly with the current climate the way it is, my potential holiday fund will be used to subsidise a couple of weeks unpaid work experience. But hey, when that work experience has paid off and I get the job of my dreams this is what I’ll wear on my holidays…

YMC Rainbow Bead Top available from Ideology Boutique £250

YMC Rainbow Bead Top available from Ideology Boutique £250

  

Tassle Kaftan, Dancing Leopard, £48.50

Tassle Kaftan, Dancing Leopard, £48.50

Monoscarf Print Maxi, Warehouse, £42

Monoscarf Print Maxi, Warehouse, £42

Vintage cream and lilac silk scarf, Club Vintage,  £16

Vintage cream and lilac silk scarf,
Club Vintage, £16