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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Layering

Jeans: Frame Denim c/o Similar | Jumper: Reiss Mens Similar | Coat: Three Floor Similar | Bag: Jimmy Choo Borrowed | Boots: Russell & Bromley 

Ols and I are headed to New York next week and I am beside myself with excitement. I asked one of my good friends - a native New Yorker - what the weather would be like when we head over, and apparently it is pretty similar to the UK right now. I think this makes packing easier?!

I've said it before, but a camel coat is one of my favourite items for Autumn/Winter. The hue is so flattering + timelessly chic. My short sleeved coat is from Three Floor last season, however Mango have an awesome selection of camel coats. Have a peep.
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Do you guys have any tips on where to go/what to see/what to do in New York?! I am ALL ears.

Have an awesome day all!

Love, 

MB x 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Dress Code: Black Tie

Dress: Ted Baker 'Nelum' | Bag: Alice + Olivia 'Clee' Old but Love This Fluffy Evening Option | Lip Colour: Topshop Lip Polish 'Gallery' | Earrings: Next Old but Similar | Heels: Reiss Old but Super Cute Alternative Here 

So, what to do when the invitation states Dress Code: Black Tie . . . ?! First: do a celebratory dance. Immediately. I mean, how often is black tie required nowadays?! This is EXCITING. And two: google Blair Waldorf. Nobody gives better gown game than Blair. Fact. 

I have had my fair share of black tie occasions this year, from a ball, to the opera, to a handful of weddings, I have been spoilt with occasions to indulge my Gossip Girl fantasies. There  is something throughly magical about wearing a gown and jewels, and if you don't already have an invitation requiring black tie, I'm going to help you out. More on that later. 

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This beautiful china print Nelum dress from Ted Baker had my heart quickening a pace on first glance. The white felt unseasonably fresh for an Autumn ball, and I adore a touch of cobalt blue in whatever guise. I wore this look for the Next Charity Gala I attended recently, which raised money in aid of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. It was a stunning occasion; Venetian themed, complete with masks, gondoliers, acrobats, fireworks (indoors!) and a heaving dance floor. It was truly a 'pinch me' evening. 

Read on for my roundup of the black tie occasions every one can attend, and the best evening dresses for every body shape . . . 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

OTK Boots + Sea NY

Dress: Sea NY PF14 Similar Here | Jacket: Karen Millen New Season Here | OTK Boots: Russell & Bromley Similar Here | Clutch: Karen Millen 

Ciao bellissimas! Can we talk about these boots?! Stuart Weitzman at Russell & Bromley over the knee deliciousness to be specific. These babes are so popular, apparently they're like gold dust, and sell out almost every time they're re-stocked. Get them on your Christmas list now, and pray that Santa gets there in time. 

Over the knee boots are definitely an item which have gained popularity over the past few seasons. The designs have developed and OTK boots are now easier to style than ever. 

Here are three of my favourite ways to do so: 

1: Cape + Knee Length Dress  (like I'm wearing) + OTK boots


2: Skinny jeans + oversized knitwear + OTK boots 



3: Cocktail dress + shoulder-robed jacket + OTK boots 



Oh and I've got to tell you about SEA - a brand which is new to me - but one which I KNOW you'll love to. New York based SEA is one of those brands which makes you want everything on first look. Feminine, just the right amount of edgy, and pieces which feel both timeless and unique. Love, love love. I recently attended the SEA SS15 press day, and I can't even tell you how much better it gets next season. Almost all of the girls in the PR office were wearing the brand (they look after many other designers too) and they all looked ace. Like 'I really need to stop that girl and ask where she got that from' ace. I've got my sights set on this perfect trans-seasonal jersey. The price point of SEA hits mid-high, but I can absolutely attest to the quality, and know that the pieces are ones you'd wear for years!
How do you guys feel about over the knee boots? Do you have a pair already, or are you considering the investment this year?! 

In unrelated news: I'm going pumpkin carving tonight! So. excited. 

Have an awesome day all!

Love, 

MB x

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Classic Sunglasses | The Investment


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Heyyy mid-week! Ols and I are headed to NYC at the beginning of November and I am BESIDES myself with excitement. In NYC I am going with shopping in mind. And specifically I am shopping for sunglasses. I have browsed the sunglasses halls of Liberty and Selfridges in London for months - trying on, taking off, all without the commitment. But peeps, I'm READY. And NYC is where it's at. 

I am on the hunt for a classic pair, most likely in black, tortoiseshell or a dark hue - perhaps khaki?! Celine, and Karen Walker do the blog rounds - and they look ace - so are definitely on the short list, but I love Stella McCartney for a great cats eye too. 

I've rounded up some of the sunglasses taking my fancy right now and would LOVE your take on which ones have your heart beating faster . . .


Quality sunglasses - like handbags, shoes and haircuts - complete an outfit. I am SUPER excited. 

Have you guys found your perfect pair of sunglasses? Are there any designer frames you would recommend above others? I need help on this one guys! All opinions so very very appreciated. 

Have an awesome day all!

Love, 

MB x 
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