Thursday, 26 September 2013

Texture X Print

There's nothing that brings me as much happiness as mixing textures and prints together. That's a bit sad really isn't it? Well I'm not taking it back! I just can't get enough of this oversized sweatshirt complete with leather, embroidery, knit, quilting and a sheer panel thrown in for good measure. I'm glad I snapped this up at the start of the summer because this trend is going away anytime soon. 3D appliqu├ęs and mixed textures were seen al aver the S/S 2014 collection at London Fashion week recently. Burberry Prorsum knocked it out of the park as did one of my personal favourites Erdem. The man is a genius, and don't you forget it! The clash of print on the midi skirt just screams 'Look at me!' and I love the tropical print although sadly, summer has officially left us now. The cut-out boots just top it all off and make it (a little?) more Autumn appropriate. Im really looking forward to buying a few more Autumn/ Winter pieces soon. I'm especially on the lookout for cropped fluffy jumpers, check prints, and more leather. More is more in this case. And yes I do need more.
Oversized sweater-Zara, Tropical print midi skirt-Topshop, Cut-out boots-New Look, Cord Necklace- Topshop, Midi rings- River Island
Ciara x

Friday, 13 September 2013

And we danced all night

I wore this beautiful outfit for my 18th birthday party a few weeks ago (which was an unreal night!), and I would challenge anyone to not feel great in it. It's an attention grabbing outfit for sure. It has the perfect mix of comfort, glamour and edge, and was even easy to dance in which is very importatnt to me! Anyone who knows about my sense of style knows I cannot resist textured pieces. EVER.
The contrast between the jewel-toned embellishments and the deicate silk, backless top mesmerises me. If I'm standing in front of my wardrobe in the morning thinking "What the hell am I going to wear?!" I always fall back on the idea of mixing contrasting fabrics. It always looks like you put a lot of thought into your outfit, and elevates it to the next level without much effort.

Now can anyone take a guess as to wear this gorgeous outfit is from? Zara of course, where else?! I swear I have a serious problem with wanting to buy everything in Zara. The attention to detail and quality of their garments are just amazing for the price. Since I've been earning money from my summer job, half of my wardrobe now consists of Zara pieces! No exaggeration. I'm not going to lie though, I wouldn't be complaining if someday I collected enough to open up my own shop. A girl can dream.

Ciara x