Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Boho chic

70's poncho
Continuing on the 1970's theme from last week, this outfit is fringe heaven!

1970's poncho
I've never been a fan of ponchos, but when I saw this poncho inspired oversized scarf with an Aztec print from Matalan, I just had to have it!
I've been a lot more adventurous with my choices of outfits lately, and I'm now more open to trying new styles.

aztec print scarf
It just screams 70's boho chic, don't you think?
But naturally, as with every style, you can't just mix and match such a specific item with anything, but I felt that the rest of my outfit had to be in line with the theme.

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The colours of this poncho-like scarf are just gorgeous.
Very autumnal and earthy hues that go well with my complexion.

swedish glass art jewellery
I've paired my 70's boho inspired outfit with glass jewellery made by Swedish glass artist Gunne Brandstedt. Glassworks and mouth-blown glass is an old tradition in Sweden, and all the pieces of jewellery in the GB collection are therefore unique in colour and pattern.

70's outfit
I didn't go quite as far as flared jeans for my 70's outfit though... I thought this pair of medium blue wash jeans with scuffs and rips suited the style very well.

tan fringe boots
But when it came to the shoes I went all out!
Hello lovely tan ankle boots with fringes!
Love at first sight!
These, just like the scarf and jeans, are from the AW15 collection at Matalan.

1970's style
What do you think of the overall look of this outfit?
Do you like the 70's trend which has come back massively in the last couple of years?

glass jewellery
My necklace is also part of the GB glass art jewellery collection, and goes well with my bracelet.
See what I mean with the colours and patterns though? All unique, but still matching each other.

boho chic
And no 70's boho style would be complete without a few flicks and a middle(ish) parting! The slight ombre kind of adds to the look as well.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

A 70's inspired co-ord set, Pocahontas style

The 70’s style is extremely popular this season, and you’ll recognise it from all the fringe details, earthy colours, suede material, and flares – flared jeans and flared sleeves. And don’t forget the sloppy lace-up style and native indian influences with feathers, leather and metal accessories.

This two piece co-ord set in a tan faux suede just screams 1970’s retro style with its cut, colour and material. It’s the Charisse Suede Crop Scallop Two Piece from Luxemme, and to be honest with you I felt like a blonde Pocahontas the first time I tried it on.

I decided to play on the Pocahontas inspiration, and have gone for a bit of native indian influences to match this crop top and high waisted shorts. The Disney princess herself accessorised her tan suede co-ord set with an earthy red tattoo and a dark turquoise necklace, and these are the colours I've opted for to complement my Luxemme outfit.

Why stick to one ring when you can wear one on each finger? 
Since turquoise is my favourite colour when it comes to jewellery I've got multiple rings in this hue that all go with each other in a mix-match sort of way.
The zigzag style ring on my middle finger is actually from the 70's and is a hand-me-down from my mum.

These beige suede wedge sandals from Deichmann have been my best friends this summer! They're extremely comfortable, and they go with basically anything - especially this two piece set. Bingo!

A loose braid and some reddish lipgloss to emphasise the style...

...and the turquise necklace is of course a must when Pocahontas is your source of inspiration!

I've even added some quirky handmade silver earrings with cracked turquise stones. These were bought at a market in Dubrovnik a few years ago, and I absolutely love how unique they are!

A dark turquise handbag from Accessorize finishes off my native indian 70's look.

You obviously don't have to wear these pieces as a set, but I'm thinking the top would look good with a high waisted skirt and a cardigan now when the autumn has arrived. The shorts can easily be transformed into a more wintery item by pairing them with thick tights and knee high boots.

What are your thoughts on co-ord sets and 70's inspired fashion? 
How would you wear it?

Monday, 21 September 2015

An extravagant designer fashion show at Room 7

Just over a week ago I was invited to attend a designer fashion show in a VIP store event arranged by luxury designer boutique Room 7. It was their first ever store event, and it just screamed extravagance.

I was welcomed with a glass of prosecco and some lovely canapés, and had a browse around and a bit of a mingle before the fashion show started.

Three drop-dead gorgeous models rocked the catwalk in exquisite designer pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Victoria Beckham and plenty of other top designer brands. I felt like I was just sitting with my mouth open in awe throughout the whole show – every piece was simply stunning!

Room 7 had put the outfits together themselves and mixed and matched the different brands – something you don’t see on the big fashion week catwalks. I really like this concept though, as this is likely how you will be wearing your outfits. Not many people would leave the house wearing solely Armani, right?
By doing this, Room 7 also highlighted that they offer style advice. They sell the shopping experience rather than specific brands – something that is very appreciated by their customers. But just because something is in fashion doesn’t mean Room 7 will offer it. They handpick their designer pieces to make sure that all styles are wearable in real life, and not just on the catwalk.

It was a fabulous evening, and I fell in love with so many of the pieces that the models were showcasing. A huge thank you to Room 7 to inviting me to this VIP event! It was truly inspirational, and I felt like I was being treated like a queen.

Below are some of my favourite outfits from the show. Have a look, and enjoy!