Lots of Stripes.

Is there any pattern easier to wear than stripes? Whether it be vertical or horizontal, I’m a sucker for a bit of stripe action. There’s something really laidback and casual (which is definitely my style) about them, yet they never look lazy or messy. I also think stripes help add a bit of dimension to not only the clothes, but to the wearer as well.

T BY ALEXANDER WANG

      

J.CREW

      

T BY ALEXANDER WANG

      

MAGGIE MARILYN

      

While I do love me some stripes, do not be fooled: not all stripes are created equal, as the classic navy-white combination will always reign supreme (but that’s a post for another day).

alice

xo

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Winter Warmers.

It feels like only yesterday we were suffering from a sweltering summer and sleeping on top of the sheets because it was just too hot, and even wearing a thin tee was too much in the heat. Somehow, winter has snuck up on us again and it’s that time of year when we start looking for last winter’s thick knitted jumpers and cosy scarves. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve added a few winter perfect pieces to my net-a-porter wish list, and with winter well and truly upon us, now seems like the perfect time for me to start looking for cheaper alternatives. Check out some of my favourites below.

J.CREW

        

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THE ELDER STATESMAN

        

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MADELEINE THOMPSON

        

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ADAM LIPPES

        

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BOTTEGA VENETA

        

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TOMAS MAIER

        

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HELMUT LANG

        

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A.P.C. ATELIER DE PRODUÇTION ET DE CRÉATION

        

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You can also see what’s new this week on net-a-porter, here.

alice

xo

Vlada.

I saw these chunky boots on net-a-porter yesterday morning, and I haven’t been able to get them out of my head since. Made from a structured leather that will “only get better with age” these are the kind of boots that last for years and years, and that will always look great no matter the season or outfit. And even though they look a bit weird, they have that SOMETHING that has me head-over-heels in love with them.

Tibi  outfit    Tibi  front

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Victoria Beckham Denim    J.Crew     Jérôme Dreyfuss  front

Definitely a good investment and if I had a spare £610 you can be sure that I would have snapped these up in a heartbeat.

alice

xo

J.Crew Summer 2014.

I’ve been a huge fan of J.Crew since secondary school. I love how simple, casual, borderline sporty, but always effortlessly cool and chic the pieces are. On the Tuesday that I jetted off to the Balearic Islands, I received J.Crew’s summer campaign magazine. Flicking through it, I saw a few items that I really liked, but considering the price tag on a few of the pieces, I may have to just make do with the magazine… which also just so happened to have two pretty covers.

J.Crew Summer 2014

J.Crew Summer 2014

alice

xo

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

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Current/Elliott     Fendi     Mulberry 

MILLY

Milly     Milly  front    Milly  outfit

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Dion Lee     J.Crew     Gucci 

TAMARA MELLON

Tamara Mellon     Tamara Mellon     Tamara Mellon  outfit

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ALICE by Temperley     Gianvito Rossi     Stella McCartney 

MARC JACOBS

Marc Jacobs     Marc Jacobs  front    Marc Jacobs  outfit

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Stella McCartney     Current/Elliott     Burberry Shoes & Accessories 

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

alice

xo

Weekend Checklist.

Oversized sunnies? Check. Comfy boyfriend jeans? Check. Red lips? Check. Yep, even though the weekend’s just passed, I’d say we’ve got everything we need for next weekend. Thanks Bee! Mwah.

alice

xo

 

pictures from Atlantic – Pacific

C’s Boyfriend Jeans.

If there’s anything blogging has taught me over the years, it’s that personal style and taste evolves, and pieces that I once had no desire to ever own, are now pieces that I covet. Case in point: the boyfriend jean. Carolina rocks them so effortlessly and has encouraged me to start the agonising search for the perfect pair. But I guess in the mean time I’ll just to make do with staring at hers.

carolina

carolina engman

chilly fall days via fashionsquad

alice

xo

 

 

pictures from Fashion Squad.