Simple Pleasures.

Today’s picks are so simple yet manage to arouse a happiness and joy from deep (deep, DEEP) in my heart. You’ll probably also notice that the styling is such as simple as the pieces I’ve chosen. We start with Stella (who I’ll now deem the queen of sweaters, especially of the oversized variety) and her metallic sweater that makes me crave cold winters just so that I can cosy up inside one of these babies, and sit by the fire. Mr Louboutin does not disappoint with his spikey heeled ‘Kate’ pump that is the most beautiful shoe I’ve seen all week. Nothing warms my heart like a diamond or two… (I mean this blog is called DIAMONDS and pebbles – emphasis on the diamonds) and Ileana rounds off the pack with this simple thread ring that I need to own ASAP!

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Helmut Lang     Robert Clergerie     Bottega Veneta 

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Christian Louboutin     Christian Louboutin     Christian Louboutin 

Styling Suggestion

Donna Karan Sleepwear     J Brand     Victoria Beckham 

ILEANA MAKRI

Ileana Makri     Ileana Makri     Ileana Makri 

Styling Suggestion

J.Crew     Rag & bone     Repetto 

See what else is new here.

alice

xo

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Pink.

I’m sure we’re all more than aware that glitter is my favourite colour. However, whenever those really annoying people continue to press me about a “real” favourite colour, I always go with pink – I mean after all, who could hate the colour? Anyway, as you can probably guess, yesterday net-a-porter offered a beautiful assortment of pink picks and here they are. Stella McCartney wowed me twice with her matching coat and dress pink set (FLOTUS perfect or what? I’m thinking Jackie), that could really only be worn with each other unless you have an equally chic pink extra to wear them with. Then RED Valentino (who for today should probably be referred to as PINK Valentino) impressed me with such a cute pink mini dress that I’m looking for a cheaper alternative as we speak I type. Tory Burch rounds off the group with (what I think is my favourite of the lot) a silk jacket, great worn with jeans or a mini skirt, depending on the occasion.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Giuseppe Zanotti     Kotur     Oscar de la Renta 

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Emilia Wickstead     Christian Louboutin     Alexander McQueen 

RED VALENTINO

RED Valentino     RED Valentino     RED Valentino  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Saint Laurent     Bottega Veneta     Rosantica 

TORY BURCH

Tory Burch     Tory Burch     Tory Burch  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Hervé Léger     Christian Louboutin     Charlotte Olympia 

See what else is new here.

alice

xo

Candy Pieces.

Today’s picks look as though they could easily have come from Dylan’s Candy Bar, and leaves me craving a little sugar for my sweet tooth. Victoria Beckham’s classic leather shopper (which I think definitely has the power to surpass the infamous Birkin given time) appears twice, once in cream and a second time in luminous orange; while her equally stylish tennis dress also makes an appearance in dusty pink. Fendi’s metallic leather flats remind me of a pair I had as a little girl that I really hated at the time, but now looking back I kind of miss them. It’s been a while since a sweater graced the blog, and what better way to reintroduce my coveted wardrobe favourite than with Theory’s super snuggly cashmere offering – I’m in sweater heaven with this baby! Oscar de la Renta, the king of ballroom call never disappoints whenever I’m looking for some candy, and he really didn’t let me down with this cutesy cropped baby jacket that I’d wear over something really simple like a pair of blue jeans and a white tank. Finally we have Gianvito Rossi rounding up the pack with his nude colour pumps, ideal for practically any occasion.

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Victoria Beckham     Victoria Beckham     

Styling Suggestion

DKNY     Victoria Beckham     Karl Donoghue     Robert Clergerie 

FENDI

Fendi     Fendi     Fendi 

Styling Suggestion

The Elder Statesman     J Brand     Mulberry     Givenchy 

THEORY

Theory     Theory     Theory  outfit

Styling Suggestion

J Brand     Christian Louboutin     Charlotte Olympia 

VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM

Victoria, Victoria Beckham     Victoria, Victoria Beckham     Victoria, Victoria Beckham  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Isabel Marant     Giuseppe Zanotti     Bottega Veneta 

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Victoria Beckham     Victoria Beckham     Victoria Beckham 

Styling Suggestion

Victoria Beckham     One Vintage     Alaïa 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Oscar de la Renta     Oscar de la Renta     Oscar de la Renta  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Banjo & Matilda     J Brand     Dolce & Gabbana     3.1 Phillip Lim 

GIANVITO ROSSI

Gianvito Rossi     Gianvito Rossi     Gianvito Rossi 

Styling Suggestion

Biyan     J Brand     Stella McCartney 

See what else is new here.

alice

xo

Embellished Distractions.

After a long day spent thinking about American conspiracy theories (JFK to be more precise) and about how women in American politics are represented on television shows, there’s nothing quite like immersing myself in luxury fashion – at least for the moment before I dive back to work anyway. Those helping take my mind of uni work are: Rosantica’s BEAUTIFUL headband that I wouldn’t mind rocking; Tory Burch’s embellished knit sweater that would look divine tucked in a black wool mini and flat knee high boots; SUPER short and super cute black shorts a la Givenchy, worn with a roll-neck; a mini embellished Stella bag that would look perfect with just about anything; and finally Chloé’s fabulous sweater dress, which I’m sure will come in handy soon! Check it out.

ROSANTICA

Rosantica     Rosantica     Rosantica 

Styling Suggestion

Biyan     Christian Louboutin     Moschino 

TORY BURCH

Tory Burch     Tory Burch     Tory Burch 

Styling Suggestion

Miu Miu     Robert Clergerie     Christian Louboutin 

GIVENCHY

Givenchy     Givenchy     Givenchy 

Styling Suggestion

The Row     Fendi     Givenchy 

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney 

Styling Suggestion

T by Alexander Wang     KENZO     J.Crew     Repetto 

CHLOÉ

Chloé     Chloé     Chloé 

Styling Suggestion

Gianvito Rossi     Christian Louboutin 

I guess this means it’s back to work for me now. See what else is new here. Happy Monday!

alice

xo

Red, White and Black.

Who doesn’t need a new pair of ultra-stylish Loubies, or a chic and noa calf trimmed blazer by Helmut Lang? I know it’s been a long while since I posted anything sweater-related, but I think that Stella’s luxe oversized offering more than make up for that absence. And what about the “It” Pashli bag? While I wasn’t such a big fan at first, I’ve grown to really love it and I’m dreaming of the day when I’ll be able to own one. See styling suggestions below and check out net-a-porter to see what else is new today.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Christian Louboutin     Christian Louboutin  front    Christian Louboutin  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Christopher Kane     Gucci     Saint Laurent     Miu Miu 

HELMUT LANG

Helmut Lang     Helmut Lang  front    Helmut Lang  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Anna Sui     Jimmy Choo     Dolce & Gabbana 

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney  front    Stella McCartney  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Skaist-Taylor     Mulberry     Miu Miu 

3.1 PHILLIP LIM

3.1 Phillip Lim     3.1 Phillip Lim     3.1 Phillip Lim  outfit

Styling Suggestion

Vanessa Bruno     Current/Elliott     Karl Donoghue     Christian Louboutin 

Not a bad start to the week if I do say so myself. Happy Monday.

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

Monday’s Are Good For Something.

I didn’t get round to sharing this yesterday, so here it is now: my favourites from net-a-porter to kick off the week.

VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM

I wasn’t one hundred per cent on this mini dress as I felt it had too much going on and looked more like a playsuit than a dress. However, I was sold on the rich colours and silky texture.

Victoria, Victoria  Beckham     Victoria, Victoria  Beckham 

Styling Suggestion

Lanvin     Jimmy Choo     Chloé 

ROCHAS

Can you say Olivia Pope any louder? Haha I know you probably didn’t think you’d hear see me say write that, well boy were you wrong! Just because Scandal has finished for now, doesn’t mean I’m not constantly thinking about it. Anyway, I could definitely see Olivia wearing this coat; in fact I’m pretty sure I’ve seen her wear something very similar. Oh and what a shame that it’s no longer available…

Rochas     Rochas 

Styling Suggestion

Kain     J Brand     Gianvito Rossi 

STELLA MCCARTNEY

It’s been a while since Stella has done the honours of gracing the blog and I daresay that I’ve missed her sartorial contributions. I don’t think I could think of a better comeback than by debuting an ultra luxe jumper that I’ll be lusting over until I see something else I like.

Stella McCartney     Stella McCartney 

Styling Suggestion

Gucci     Christian Louboutin     Valentino 

ALEXANDER WANG

The ‘Rocco’ will always make it on the blog because it holds a special place in my heart. Most probably because I first fell in love with this leather beauty a few years ago when it first came out, and I can rather sentimental when it comes to certain luxury pieces. One day, this baby will be mine.

Alexander Wang     Alexander Wang 

Styling Suggestion

Theory     Rag & bone JEAN     Christian Louboutin 

It’s been another tiring day, but these pieces have done their bit in perking me up a bit. Hope you’ve had a great day.

alice

xo