Thursday, 21 August 2014


As much as I'm enjoying the summer and holidays, a new term and autumn is just round the corner.  Soon it will be time to trade in strappy cami's, sandals and shorts for more warming jumpers and jeans.  But for now there are some great transitional trends to wear before you layer up the thermals!

A trend that has been in and around shops recently and is set to continue for A/W 14, is hair accessories.  Particularly Headscarves.  There are a multitude of ways to wear headscarves and with my top picks from ASOS, I hope this gives you some ideas on how to wear the trend!

For a simple way to embellish a dull ponytail, tie a headscarf into a draping bow around the hair band. Great for giving the illusion of voluminous hair!

Turbans are a dramatic addition to an evening outfit and look perfect worn with a kimono.  Metallic colours, satin fabric and bohemian hair is a must!

For a casual vibe or to give an edge to an outfit, bandannas are an onset trend you'll easily find in the shops.  Wear with a messy updo for a laid back look.

Bow Scarf |

I love this sheer scarf which looks so dainty tied into a bow! Wear like an Alice band with a pretty tea dress or smock, for a very cute and feminine look .

It's not just your hair which can wear this trend! Add some chic to a plain bag with a scarf of your choice - a great way to match your accessories with your outfit.

Which is your favourite look? I'm totally going to be wearing headscarves more this A/W!

Kat xxx

Sunday, 17 August 2014


These low waisted dresses first came to Fashion's attention when Victoria Beckham sported an oversized grey number earlier this year.  I've come to love this style for its laid back take on the skater dress and I find it an effortless and light piece to wear in the hot sun. I recently bought this navy dress from Primark, which I can really experiment with using various accessories.

My favourite way to style this dress is with a leopard print scarf and a pair of Birkenstocks.  Adding a small shoulder strap bag and some sunnies, it made the perfect outfit for a Sunday lunch out!

Also to note, there are some sweet pop hem dresses designed for dressy occasions, with bold embellishments and prints.  I'm loving this tailored Jacquard Pep hem from ASOS in mint.

What's your Pick of the Week?

Kat xxx

Sunday, 10 August 2014


Continuing with combining modern trends and traditional Sicilian themes, Dolce and Gabbana adorned their models with golden coins for accessories, combined with prints of ancient crumbling columns or delicate floral work. The flowing and flared outfits reflect a style D&G have channeled for several seasons, yet decorated with historic currencies, it has fast become a key trend of S/S 14.

Not that I have yet seen anyone wear a large coin in the form of a belt, D & G also displayed coins as prints on clothing, hair pieces and on decadent hoop earrings.  Which, the high street has translated coins also into dainty necklaces and bracelets, allowing us to create our own little treasure box of coins.

| Designer Inspiration || Dolce & Gabbana |

Styling up an outfit with a statement coin piece or choosing smaller, delicate pieces, the High Street has plenty of trinkets to choose from!

BIG MONEY || bold features

Tiger Coin Necklace - ASOS |
| Voyager Coin Necklace - Forever 21 |
| Freedom Found Necklace - TopShop |

Wear simply with a plain top and shorts, teamed with strappy sandals.  Or wear with an evening maxi dress for a glamorous feel.

STACKED COINS || layered items

| Cuff Bracelet - ASOS |
| Traveler Necklace - Forever 21 |
| Drop Earrings - ASOS |

For Festival style fashion; kimono, boots, lace top, stacked bracelets.

A PRECIOUS COIN || simple, delicate pieces
| Mini Choker - TopShop |
| Engraved Coin - TopShop |

Either wear with a flowing tea dress for a girly touch or toughen up with a crop top and ripped jeans.

Kat xxx