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Friday, 31 October 2014

The Friday Face #11

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Boot

Last week I gave you the essential coat for Autumn/Winter and this week I give you... the boot.

Coat and boots - it may sound cliché, predictable, unoriginal... But, for me, it is what gets me through 6 months of the year. That and my ear muffs of course - mustn't forget them.

Considering boots are such a staple item in most people's winter wardrobe, it can be difficult to find the right pair. However, after searching through every retailer that you can think of, I always seem to come back to the same brand - Dune. 

I have a pair of boots from Dune that I bought 2 years ago and I still wear them all the time. I will find it very difficult to part with them when the time finally does come...

However, when that does happen, I will (hopefully) still have my most recent purchase from Dune. Although a little more pricey than what you would expect to pay in a lot of high street stores, Dune shoes are always made from such good quality and long lasting materials and fit amazingly. 

These particular boots are called the Pyramidd boots and tick so many boxes for me. This is why they are the perfect boots:

1. The heel is the perfect size - big enough to give you everything that your sumer heels gave you but small enough that that they are comfortable to wear and you can easily run in them

2. The are taller that regular ankle boots, meaning I can easily tuck my jeans/trousers in

3. They are lined with a soft, almost furry lining

4. Subtle pointed toe - I am a sucker for pointy shoes as I think it instantly dresses up an outfit and makes you look that bit more sophisticated and in control of your life (you may be the least organised person ever but shoes with a pointed toe will do all the talking for you) 

5. Gold detailing - I am obsessed with gold embellishments, but only if its added as a finishing touch and is not too in your face. I think plain black boots can sometimes look a little boring and like I was saying at the beginning of this post, a little unoriginal, so the gold buckle and stud give the boots the perfect edgy feel

I am looking forward to many happy years together with these boots... 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Wish Upon A... #5 - ALEXANDERWANGxHM

This months dream pay day wish list is actually a little more affordable than usual and (shock) is from the high street. However - I say high street - it definitely has the designer influence as I am talking about the Alexander Wang for H&M collection.

H&M collaborations with designers are always waited on with such anticipation and excitement and this particular collab with Wang is definitely, in my opinion, the most talked about and hyped up of all their designer and celebrity partnerships.

I think this is mainly down to Wang himself and the association with Wang. He is one of the most talked about and in demand people in fashion right now... and H&M got him at exactly the right time. 

With predessesors including Karl Lagerfeld, Versace, Marni and Isabel Marant, this collection is the first of its kind as it is with an American designer. 

The collection is instantly recognisable as being Alexander Wang and has his name written all over it (both literally and metaphorically). I love the sports luxe vibe that Wang is the master of and the colour palette is a dream. What more could I ask for - black, white and a range of grey tones - perfection. 

Although I am not a massive fan of sports clothing, I feel the luxe, structured feel to the pieces give it an edge and make it more wearable for both everyday use and even the office. 

What blew me away though and totally sold the collection to me was the catwalk show in New York. I may not have actually been at the show but even watching it through a screen, I could feel that the atmosphere in that room was electric! The anticipation and excitement to see the collection was built up so high and when it finally came, it did not disappoint. And the genius that Alexander Wang is, even got Missy Elliot to perform - WOW. His status, along with H&M's, just multiplied. Check out the catwalk show in the video at the end of this post. 

The collection is available to preview online from the 30th of October and is available to buy online from the 6th of November... And I have a feeling that this will be only day its available... So be ready to pounce on your laptop at 9am on the 6th - you've been warned. 

Below is my selection of the pieces from the collection that I am hoping to get my hands on... So fingers crossed and wish me luck! 

Crop top, £24.99

Crop top, £27.99

Crop top, £27.99

Crop top, £29.99

Leggings, £34.99

Sweatshirt, £34.99

Trousers, £34.99

Mesh jumper, £79.99

Heeled boot, £149.99

Leather trousers, £179.99

Which pieces from the Alexander Wang for H&M collection are you determined to get your hands on?

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Autumn/Winter Essential Pieces

In fashion terms, my priorities change during the colder months of autumn and winter. It's no longer just about looking good and not worrying about comfort and warmth (although I have to admit, looking good is still pretty high on my agenda when getting dressed in the morning), I now have to plan everything around the weather and making sure I ultimately do not freeze to death when I leave the house.

So, I have a few key pieces which I consider essential to my looks throughout autumn/winter and form the foundation to most outfits during this time. 

They are:
1. The polo neck
2. The long sleeve dress
3. The scarf
4. The coat
5. The boot

Check out my video below and find out which specific pieces are seeing me through the arctic conditions of the next few months!  

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Saturday, 25 October 2014



Top - & Other Stories
Trousers - Zara
Shoes - Zara
Bag - & Other Stories

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Friday Face #10

Welcome to the tenth instalment of The Friday Face. 

Tweet/Instagram me photos of your Friday Face and the make-up items used to create your look! Remember to include the hashtag #GRNTFridayFace so I can retweet and share the best ones! 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Coat

Ahh the perfect autumn/winter coat... it only took two months to find. But as they say: good things come to those who wait. And I really like this coat so I definitely think it was worth the endless nights of trawling the internet.

Usually with coats and jackets I see too many that I like and have a hard time choosing which one to buy. However, this time round, I really struggled to find the right coat. I think this was probably because I had a very clear image in my head of the exact kind of coat I was looking for. 

Originally I was looking for a beige mac/duster coat as I thought this would be perfect for Autumn. However, nothing suited and as time went on, it got colder and much more wintery so I felt I need something warmer... And that's when I eventually stumbled across this one from Mango.

It really is the perfect coat as it is warmer than a mac but the relaxed feel with the oversized lapels and tie allows it to be worn open which is how I have been wearing it on more autumnal, rather than wintery, days.

In the past week, it has been much colder and I have been tying the coat, showing how versatile it is. 

I was also drawn to the light grey colour, as it is a bit brighter than black and dark grey but can still be worn with both casual and formal outfits.

A warm coat is a staple for the colder months so it pays to take time and find the right one, but hint hint - Mango are doing some amazing styles that are practical, chic and super cosy.

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