Suited and Booted: My Top Three Reasons for Purchasing a Suit (and my first video clip)

Hello, everyone.  It has been a long time coming and I have finally succumbed.  Please see below my first video clip on this blog where I talk about the top three reasons why next time you go shopping for work clothes; consider buying a suit.  Now I confess that I was nervous, but I was equally determined to try this week.  So without further ado –  here I am.

I am currently loving the monochrome suits (see Zara) I have seen on the high street.  Single colour suits, in bright colours, would make a perfect blank canvas outfit to accessorize, or not, as you wish.  A great feature of suits is that you can buy the blazer and the bottom separately; perfect for people who are not proportional and need a different size for the top and bottom such as me.

I love the classic check on this suit and I am ecstatic that I bought it for £65 total in the sale. I have lookbooked it with a variety of tops, shoes and handbags to demonstrate its versatility.  I hope you enjoy the video – I know the content may be simplistic but I am hoping to build on this start with better content in future attempts.

Have a fabulous rest of the week and thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Clothes and Accessories:

Striped Jumper – ARKET

Trousers – Massimo Dutti

Jacket – Massimo Dutti

Red Handbag – Prada

Black handbag – Longchamp

 

Fabulous Flats: It’s Almost Time for Shoes Without Socks

Beautiful, elegant and easy on your feet – what’s there not to love about flats! ‘Flats’ can mean a variety of shoe types but I am referring to close-fronted flat shoes that can be worn with or without footsies (those tiny invisible socks). My eyes are instantly drawn to a fabulous pair of flats. Personally, I find an outfit styled with statement flats the epitome of everyday sophistication. I always feel that there is refined confidence exuded by a woman who looks fabulous and does not need a pair of heels to lift the outfit. I do love heels as much as the next person but given a finite amount of money and asked to choose between a gorgeous pair of flats and a gorgeous pair of heels – I would put my money on the flats every time! I have written about my take on building a great ‘flats’ collection in an earlier blog post – The ‘Fabulous Flats’ Series: My Take on Building a Great ‘Flats’ Shoe Collection.

Flats exhibit great versatility in terms of looking great at work and on the weekend, and can actually be worn to and from work without ‘under the desk’ shoe changes. In colder countries such as England, there is a defined window of time that flats can be worn in perfect sync with the weather.  For me, ‘flats time’ is the period between spring and ‘proper summer’ (when we have one) paving the way for summer sandals. Therefore, while the weather outside may seem very cold to think sockless shoes, it will soon be time for flats.  So dust off your flats, plan some outfits around them and if you need some new ones  – Easter holidays would be a great time to shop! I have linked some great ones on sale below.

I hope you enjoyed this lookbook and as always, thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Clothes and Accessories:

Jumper – Warehouse (similar Whistles)

Trousers – Massimo Dutti (similar Zara)

Flat Shoes – Massimo Dutti (Other flats in the shops that I am loving at the moment – Massimo Dutti, Zara, Dune)

Coat – COS

Handbag – Doone and Bourke