Embellished Textures.

When I was little, I used to love those pop-up books that had various different textures in them. I would always graze my hands over them and obsess over different feelings beneath my hands. That same desire to graze my hand over varying textures is still with me today, and has moved on from books and onto clothing. There’s nothing quite like an unexpected texture on an item of clothing that mixes the whole thing up beautifully. Anyway, todays pick have that extra textured something that makes them POP – kind of like those books from my childhood.

ADAM LIPPES

Adam Lippes     Adam Lippes  front    Adam Lippes  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Current/Elliott     Fendi     Mulberry 

MILLY

Milly     Milly  front    Milly  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Dion Lee     J.Crew     Gucci 

TAMARA MELLON

Tamara Mellon     Tamara Mellon     Tamara Mellon  outfit

Styling Suggestion

ALICE by Temperley     Gianvito Rossi     Stella McCartney 

MARC JACOBS

Marc Jacobs     Marc Jacobs  front    Marc Jacobs  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Stella McCartney     Current/Elliott     Burberry Shoes & Accessories 

See what else is new this week on net-a-porter.

alice

xo

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Taking Myself To Church.

Fashion’s been a little bit slow on the blog lately, but I think it’s just because I’ve been obscenely and unnecessarily picky recently. However, to make up for all of that, I have the perfect thing below…

CHURCH’S

I know it’s a little hot these days, so definitely not the right time to be talking about the coming autumn/winter months, but these boots are worth that little bit of distraction. For the past few years I’ve been so fascinated by the riding boot that I’ve had my eye out for the perfect yet AFFORDABLE pair. But while these only tick one of the above box (in case you didn’t know £520 is a little out of my price range), I couldn’t resist adding them to my wish list, so at least if I can’t have them in person, I can have them in spirit.

Church's     Church's     Church's 

Styling Suggestion

Helmut Lang     Jil Sander     Saint Laurent     Burberry Shoes & Accessories     Chloé 

Or if there’s anyone out there who wouldn’t mind splashing out on these for me, I’ll take them in a 40.5. You know where to find me 😉 Happy Friday!

alice

xo

I Want That, That and That…

You know those times when you see things and you know in your heart that you just HAVE TO HAVE them (or in my case you know that you just have to add them to you wish list basket)? Well that happened last night when I was going through the latest from net-a-porter. It’s been a long time since such incredible pieces jumped out at me like these beauties did.

DOLCE & GABBANA

This jacket is EVERYTHING. I love the print and the fact that it’s small and so awesome looking. I think everyone needs something like this on call for when they feel like being fabulous.

Dolce & Gabbana     Dolce & Gabbana 

Styling Suggestion

Frame Denim     Kain     Gianvito Rossi     Charlotte Olympia 

BALMAIN

Balmain really hit the spot with his hot pink silk mini skirt – that’s actually MINI. This is so up my street I don’t think there’s a phrase I can use to describe my love and admiration for it. As always, Balmain leaves me stunned and in awe of such a fine and wonderful creation.

Balmain     Balmain 

Styling Suggestion

Calvin Klein Underwear     Oscar de la Renta     Jimmy Choo     Bottega Veneta 

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Silk is back with a vengeance this week and I am love-love-loving it! These silk baby bubblegum pink cropped pants are IT. I want to buy them and wear them everywhere, even just to walk down to the kitchen for a bowl of cereal, I don’t care where I wear them, I just know that I will.

Haider Ackermann     Haider Ackermann 

Styling Suggestion

Giambattista Valli     Giuseppe Zanotti     Burberry Shoes & Accessories 

NINA RICCI

Hmmm, this cape may raise a few eyebrows, in fact it did raise mine but I didn’t care, I added it to my wish list anyway. There’s something so sleek, chic and fantastical about this cape that makes it such a desirable and high fashion piece, even though to simply look at it, you wouldn’t get that immediate feeling. But I feel it, I get it, I have the eye, so I know what Nina was up to with this one.

Nina Ricci     Nina Ricci 

Styling Suggestion

Theory     Equipment     Jimmy Choo     Bottega Veneta 

SAINT LAURENT

Because this bag is so small and cute, and while I’m all about the big massive totes, every once in a while, a tiny cute thing like this breaks my heart and makes me squeal with happiness and delight 🙂

Saint Laurent     Saint Laurent 

Styling Suggestion

Victoria Beckham Denim     Stella McCartney     Repetto 

I am in heeeeeeeeeeeevan!

alice

xo

Wednesday’s are the Best.

Wednesday’s really are the best, well at this Wednesday seems to be on net-a-porter. I don’t think I’ve fallen in love with so many amazing pieces in such a long time.

GIANVITO ROSSI

Gianvito just keeps getting better and better. Nothing beats a simple suede nude heel. Perfect for day and night.

Gianvito Rossi     Gianvito Rossi 

Styling Suggestion

Saint Laurent     J Brand     Miu Miu 

SAINT LAURENT

I’m getting sunglass fever again! These shades are just PERFECT and would make a beautiful addition to my sunglasses family.

Saint Laurent     Saint Laurent 

Styling Suggestion

Splendid     Repetto     Victoria Beckham 

GIANVITO ROSSI

You won’t go ignored in these red heels. The heels give just enough height for those who want to wear heels, but don’t feel like looking too dressed up and formal.

Gianvito Rossi     Gianvito Rossi 

Styling Suggestion

The Row     Burberry Brit     Alaïa 

THEORY

Theory has become my second favourite brand when it comes to luxury shirts (I’m sorry, but you’ll have to try something different if you knock Equipment from the top of that fantasy list). The shirts are of simple design which is something that I look for more than anything when it comes to fashion and style; and this shirt does NOT disappoint. And the colour is just peachy.

Theory     Theory 

Styling Suggestion

J Brand     Repetto     See by Chloé 

SAINT LAURENT

Saint Laurent has been killing it in the bag stakes recently. Their simple designs are similar to that of Hermès and Longchamp, and I wish more than anything that I could get my hands on a few of them. This convenient reversible bag really hits the spot, though I think I’d only carry it with the full grey facing out.

Saint Laurent     Saint Laurent 

Styling Suggestion

Madeleine Thompson     Repetto     Linda Farrow 

THEORY

Another reason why I love Theory. This is something that I could definitely wear to work and would be great for going out after work as well because it’s black, looks sleek and is simply effortless.

Theory     Theory 

Styling Suggestion

Gucci     Repetto     Burberry Shoes & Accessories 

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

A classic stiletto that every girl needs to own. I can’t wait to get mine.

Christian Louboutin     Christian Louboutin 

Styling Suggestion

Dagmar     Burberry Brit     Christian Louboutin 

TEMPERLEY LONDON

This top has just enough glitz to make it stand out from your ordinary black blouse, but not too much that’ll make a simple girl like me run for the hills. Again, this is something that I could see wearing to work, as well as for meeting up with friends. The colour makes it perfect for evening wear too!

Temperley London     Temperley London 

Styling Suggestion

Gucci     Charlotte Olympia     Jil Sander 

MARCHESA

WOW. Somebody get me invited to a mega ball ASAP.

Marchesa     Marchesa 

Styling Suggestion

Jimmy Choo     Bottega Veneta     Loree Rodkin 

Check out net-a-porter and let me know what you think. Hope you’re having a good day.

alice

xo

Monday Again.

Yes it’s Monday again and the novelty of being home and not having assignments to complete has worn off, so I’m keeping myself busy with the blog and writing. Another way I’ve been occupying my mind is by browsing through the latest on net-a-porter. Here are my favourites.

ETRO

I love cardigans like this because it means you don’t have to bother about buttons or doing it up; you simply throw it on top of anything to complete the look. This fuzzy warm red patterned cardigan from Etro reminds me of my travels in America and in spite of the Aztec designs embellishing it; it still manages to look simple.

Etro     Etro 

Styling Suggestion

Chloé     Gucci     Tory Burch     Victoria Beckham 

RED VALENTINO

Cardigans appear to be making the round today, but I’m not complaining. This Red Valentino is quite a departure from Etro, with its more classic and ladylike appeal, making it perfect for evenings out with friends, thrown on top of a casual look to make it appear more dressed up.

RED Valentino     RED Valentino 

Styling Suggestion

J Brand     Tibi     Jimmy Choo     Saint Laurent 

SAINT LAURENT

I’m a sucker for a pair of shades, and thank god for the summer because it means it’s the season of sunglasses! While I usually go for thin rimmed sunnies, I am ALL OVER these thick rimmed ones and wish I could get my hands on them.

Saint Laurent     Saint Laurent 

Styling Suggestion

DELPOZO     J Brand     Repetto     Christian Louboutin 

BURBERRY SHOES & ACCESSORIES

This bag isn’t one that I’d usually go for, but there was something about that I really liked it. I can’t wait to own something like this in the future!

Burberry Shoes & Accessories     Burberry Shoes & Accessories 

Styling Suggestion

Theory     J Brand     Miu Miu 

Check out net-a-porter to see what else is new and don’t forget to check back soon.

alice

xo

Getting Ready for the Fall.

All of these are from yesterdays ‘What’s New’ on net-a-porter, and I feel they’re all getting ready for the Fall in one way or another.

MULBERRY

This is the kind of thing I am all over! It’s the perfect thing to throw over leggings and a tank for lazing around the house in, or dressing up with a mini dress for a calm night out. Other things I love about this: the large shape (it reminds me of oversized cardigans), the pattern and just the general easiness of the wrap.

Mulberry     Mulberry 

Styling Suggestion:

Michael van der Ham     CLU     Burberry Shoes & Accessories     Chloé 

JOSEPH

This sweater reminds me of some I’ve seen from Carven and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, but I feel this sweater has its own individual stamp too. The alpaca and mohair blend makes the garment soft and perfect for pairing with a simple pair of blue jeans (no matter the cut), and jazzing up with heels, or riding low with flats. Did I also mention it’s a sweater? So of course I’m already sold.

Joseph     Joseph 

Styling Suggestion:

Citizens of Humanity     Chloé     Versus 

VALENTINO

If I were a high fashion or luxury magazine editor, I’d lean towards something like this for events, shows and parties. I love the girliness of the dress; from the cinched in waist, to the luminous skirt and puffed shoulders.

Valentino     Valentino 

Styling Suggestion:

Nicholas Kirkwood     Marni 

RED VALENTINO

I’m not usually one for frills and ruffles, but I’m sure I could make an exception for THIS. There is little to not love about this antique rose organza dress with contrasting black velvet belt. The length is perfect, as is the neckline and the ruffled detailing.

RED Valentino     RED Valentino 

Styling Suggestion:

Christian Louboutin     Christian Louboutin 

 

I don’t really have much of a plan for the rest of my day, although I know there’s lots that needs doing, I’m really in no kind of rush to get started. I’m definitely feeling an easy day of writing, reading A Place of Yes, tumbling and perhaps I’ll even treat myself to a yoga session. Let me know what you think. Happy Tuesday!

alice

xo

ps. I know I’m not American but I feel that ‘the Fall’ has more of a ring to it than Autumn. What do you think?