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.
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How weird that it’s almost the end of the week (my weekend always starts on a Friday)? Before I know it, I’ll be packing up for Christmas at home – my, what a semester it’s been. But anyway, before I go off on a tangent down memory lane, here are my picks from net-a-porter today.
I had to do a double take when I saw this sweater. At first I wasn’t too sure, but after close inspection and several minutes analysing the stitching (I can’t help that I’m a knitting freak), I figured that I didn’t have much to lose in falling in love with this sheer sweater. Throw on over a pair of black leggings and thick woolly socks, or slink over a nice pair of jeans and boots.
I think we all remember my summer’s obsession with these boots, and I think we also remember me getting cold feet and not actually buying them. Anyway, I’m a firm believer in putting the past in the past (…) so I’m going to overlook that mishap and turn my attention to THESE. These darker boots are PERFECT and would go even better with a pair of dark jeans for the Christmas and following January season.
How could I not pick these platforms? I know that they’ll be making the rounds in my styling suggestions, so keep an eye out for them in the future. While I’m sure they’d look amazing in jeans or a dress, I’d wear with a mini dress to get my dance on in.
There’s something about putting diamonds on here that I just love… okay so it’s probably because diamonds are in the title of the blog, but still! These round sparklers are sure to make anyone’s day and to put a nice smile on your face. Now imagine getting these in your stocking? Two words. I DIE.
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I don’t know what’s happening to me, but I’m slowing beginning to develop more confidence in my cloth choices. I used to love plain dark clothes, and while they’ll always remain close to my heart, I have welcomed this new me who dares to wear bright colours and print *gasp* – although, somewhat ironically, this post only features one item that would be classed as not plain (baby steps Alice, baby steps). I guess that’s what growing up is all about.
Still feeling a little high from Wednesday’s Valentino sunglasses fest, I wasn’t expecting to stumble across another pair of ‘to die’ shades any time soon. Well boy was I wrong?! Net-a-porter has a funny way of ALWAYS keeping me on my toes – and that’s partly the reason why I wait for Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s with baited breath. So anyway, (like always) Victoria Beckham leaves me speechless with her remarkable Audrey square-frame sunglasses. They may not be D-framed (my latest sunglass obsession) but that doesn’t make them any less fabulous. Perfect for shielding your eyes from the flashing cameras and sun this summer, these are definitely a must-have and are at the top of my list. They also come in a black designer stamped case – talk about chic!
3.1 PHILLIP LIM
What I love most about these crepe pants is that despite the stone coloured print, they still manage to look simple and oh so chic. I would wear with a white top and oversized bag or clutch, then switch from flats to heels for day and night.
RAG & BONE JEAN
I haven’t worn white jeans since I was about thirteen/fourteen years old – two words: GRASS STAINS – I don’t think I need to say anymore. Until quite recently I haven’t been a big fan of jeans that aren’t a VERY dark shade of blue, so I’m happy to say. I would wear with a loose white tee tucked in, a white or navy blazer and a pair of flats.
Why doesn’t love sleeping? And what better way to sleep in style than with these Gisele stretch-jersey pyjamas. The shorts and short sleeves keep sleeping fun whilst making sure you don’t get too hot during the night. Perfect for a slumber party and are also available in navy blue.
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Net-a-porter had a good selection of pieces today and here are a pick of my favourites.
I can remember when Dion Lee first burst onto the net-a-porter scene in 2008 with his kaleidoscope and Rorschach print skirts, jackets and tops. I fell head over heels in love with him, and almost four years on that love has not waned. His vermillion brushed stretch-wool blazer may be a slight departure from his print heyday, but that does not make it any less spectacular. The traditional and structured tailoring allows for a sophisticated look and dresses up any outfit. I’d wear with white or pale cropped pants, a loose tee, and heels or a pair of casual TOMS.
By now you would most definitely know about my undying love for the king of the red sole: Christian Louboutin. This year he celebrates twenty years in the fashion industry (he sold his first shoe in 1992 – the same year I was born, what a coincidence), and I know there are hundreds of women out there who will be celebrating with him (myself included). What better way to celebrate twenty years as a woman’s best friend than by a debut for these red and black painted SIX AND A HALF INCH python boots? I’d wear with an all-black ensemble and an oversized Birkin Hermès bag.
AUBIN & WILLS
I always think of Aubin & Wills as the comfortable yet effortless cool older sister of Jack Wills. The simple boat design on the Melksham intarsia sweater and the striped Fermore sweater, are chic and by pairing with black cropped trousers and boat shoes or TOMS, gives it an easy weekend feel that’ll have you ready to brave the summer’s temperamental weather.
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