Cardigans for Fall.

We may be in the throes of summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to the coming season when temperatures will drop and we’ll be in need of something a little warmer. After my weekly roundup of the latest from net-a-porter, I saw a trend of thick knit cardigans (and jumpers) with various designs that’d look great come September when it’s cooler outside. There was one brand in particular that really stood out to me, Alanui, a newcomer to the site whose cardigans look especially warm and cosy, and would look especially comfy with jeans and sneakers.

     

Check out more from Alanui here.

alice

xo

The Alix Leather Clutch.

I was going to write a full post about the latest stuff I was fawning over on net-a-ports, but then I saw this clutch and it was GAME OVER. Okay so where do I start? For one the structure of this clutch is UH-MAZ-ZING! I love the oversized safety pin-esque detail, I love the peachy colour, and most of all I love the size. In recent months I’ve grown overly fond of the oversized clutch and the micro mini bag, and it’s been a while since I’ve paid attention to a normal size clutch that’s not only perfect for a night/day out, but that’ll only fit your essentials. This clutch would go with just about any outfit and would work well for any time of day. Heading out to lunch with friends? It’s perfect. Dinner and a movie? Even better. And guess what? It also has a strap that can be tucked away when most convenient, so if you do find yourself changing your mind about having to carry it, you can always drape the bag across your shoulders! Just perfect.

     

I mean, is this clutch perfect or what? And don’t even get me started on the name…

alice

xo

Jewels & Dresses.

Oooh, two net-a-port posts in two days… can you tell I’m procrastinating? Just kidding I’m not, I’ve just hit a wall. Anyway, while I try to get over this mental block, I thought a little browse on net-a-porter would do the trick. Today’s picks are jewels and dresses (everything a girl needs in life) that can all be styled with these awesome platform Eytys sneakers. While I’m usually not a fan of the flatform sneaker, I’ve had my eyes on these particular ones for a few months now and I wish soooo badly that I could own them. To show my love for the sneaker (and to mix things up a bit) I’ll be featuring these sneakers in every Styling Suggestion, to bring a laid back and casual feel to my favourite pieces. I hope you like it.

STEPHEN WEBSTER

        

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SOPHIE BILLE BRAHE

        

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DOLCE & GABBANA

        

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MARKUS LUPFER

        

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SACAI

        

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REPOSSI

        

I’ve really missed writing posts like these, and what do you know? My mental is cleared so it’s back to work for me. Check out net-a-porter to see what else is new today!

alice

xo

Specs Appeal.

We all know that I’m a massive of sunglasses – the bigger the better in my opinion – so it’s no surprise that I’m in love with these shades below. The lenses are big enough to cover half of ones face, and the frames are thick and chic enough to make one feel like the coolest girl in the world.

THIERRY LASRY

        

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THIERRY LASRY

        

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THIERRY LASRY

        

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DOLCE & GABBANA

        

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Who says that sunglasses are strictly for summer? I’d rock these rain or shine.

alice

xo

Pallas.

So I think I may have stumbled on something great… Actually no, scratch that, I’m SURE I’ve stumbled upon something great; and that is Parisian brand Pallas.

      

What makes Pallas so great? Well for starters there’s the fact that despite me not being the biggest tuxedo fan for women, I have a sudden urge to own all of their beautifully tailored pieces. I want to wear them with skinny jeans, tees and sneakers for a laid back day look (then swap the sneakers for heels at night); I want to wear them with skin-tight bodycon dresses; I want to wear them with just about anything because I KNOW they would pair so well with everything.

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Anyway, crazy-psycho-Alice rambling aside, this is a really cool brand, inspired by Le Smoking (think Yves Saint Laurent), and designed by Daniel Pallas and Veronique Bousquet, who have been featured in Vogue; and they have already inspired me to mix up my look a bit.

      

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Super massive gold star to these guys! And you can check out more here.

alice

xo

Mule, Heel, Boot.

As usual I’ve got a list as long as my arm, leg and foot (COMBINED) to do and I have no idea where to start. Do I paint my nails first? Or maybe start on another essay? Oh, how about that application I’ve been unintentionally putting off, and that the last date of submission is TODAY?! I just don’t know – see what I’m struggling with today? – And these are just the tip of the iceberg. Instead I guess I’ll start by sharing three of my favourite shoes I found on net-a-porter this morning. We have a mule, a crazy heel that I’d never usually consider, and a luxe pair of fringed boots that I need ASAP.

GIANVITO ROSSI

        

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BRIAN ATWOOD

        

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VALENTINO

        

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Knowing me I’ll probably end up staring into space for a good portion of the day before I actually kick myself into gear. Oh well, that’s just my life I guess… anyways, see what else is new here. Happy Friday.

alice

xo

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