Posts Tagged ‘Chloe’
I remember when the only perfumed shower gels you could get were the likes of Fengal and Boots Royal Jelly. Thankfully, this vastly underrated section of the fragrance market appears to be getting a premium upgrade with a lot more of the big fragrance houses now offering body washes and shower gels as well as the standard fragranced body lotion.
Perfect for spring days when you want your scent to be light and even better for layering your fragrance up for evening (you’ll also use less of your eau de parfum making it last longer too).
Chloe Shower Gel
Clinique Aromatics Elixir Body Wash
Marc Jacobs Daisy Shower Gel
OK, You want to update your tired black/grey/navy Winter wardrobe ready for Spring but haven’t got an unlimited budget? Let’s face it, not many of us have. The secret is to carefully select key items to integrate in to the rest of your wardrobe and hunt down good high street versions. I’ve put together a little collection of my top 10 runway inspired pieces to bring you bang up to date without leaving you penniless. Not all of them are classics I know – a couple are pure indulgence pieces (Leather shorts spring to mind) but they should all see you through the summer and even to mix them with your Autumn clothes come October. Some may even last years and become your new favourites, who knows…
The party dress – Go all out innocent in ‘I’m so sweet’ Candy Cane pastels and ruffles galore. Where to buy on the high street: French Connection, Miss Selfridge
The bra top – I know, I know it seems ridiculous for adults. More boudoir than madonna though. Wear under a sheer blouse of the same colour. Where to buy on the high street: Urban Outfitters, Topshop
Day dress -Denim Pinafore – Parisian chic made easy when teamed with Stripes and flats. Where to buy on the high street: French Connection, Secondhand stores
Utility trousers – this is how to do military for 2010. Keep it casual but clean and wear with Tan leather accessories. Where to but on the high street: Gap, Warehouse
Leather shorts – Short, black, acres of sun-kissed leg. Enough said, Where to buy on the high street: Zara, Asos
Nude Shoes – make your clothes the main event with a nude shoe. Adds a sophisticated touch to the simplest of outfits: Office, LK Bennett
The Satchel – Been coming around for a couple of seasons now but always a classic. Goes with everything as it’s professional enough to hold your netbook for work yet looks great with jeans at the weekend. Where to buy on the high street: Urban Outfitters, Clarks
Dotty Top – If you fancy a change from the Breton stripe maybe it’s time to go spotty. Where to buy on the high street: Dorothy Perkins, Next
The suit everyone Jean
Where to buy on the high street: Gap, Levi
A flippy skirt – this is wear you can easily be bold with colour and pattern without looking over the top. Just tone down with neutrals or a simple white vest. Where to buy on the high street: Reiss, American Apparel
I hope you’ve enjoyed and it’s given you some inspiration…
I’m currently on the hunt for a suitable dress for my sister’s wedding party in April. Shouldn’t be too difficult given the runways were awash with whites, nudes, pastels – or a pop of coral at Stella McCartney – all in deluxe knots, ruffles and drapes.
My budget will push me to make my purchase from the high street, but I can’t decide on my favourite from these for inspiration. I wonder what my sis would have to say if I turned up in something like the Viktor & Rolf illusion?
Hope you have seen and taken part in the ‘Double Denim’ Poll
I’m reserving judgement on this one for now as I have yet to encounter any real life person who has successfully pulled it off this time around. I fear that unless you happen to look like a lithe, honey maned Ralph Lauren model that you may be actually mistaken for someone who is still sporting dual denim from the eighties. Someone who’s friends has ever had the guts to tell you to buy new clothes.
That said, denim has always been part of my casual attire and it would only be a small step to throw on that denim shirt with a pair of skinnies. Dress down day at my office on Friday – I shall approach with caution. Could go terribly wrong…