ON MY OCTOBER WISHLIST...

Saturday, October 17, 2015

FARFETCH: STYLE REINVENTION


Shopping from the menswear section is probably something that you would never consider doing but it can actually be a great opportunity to reinvent your look. 

I personally love experimenting with menswear inspired looks, so when the online fashion site FARFETCH, home to over 300 fashion boutiques, challenged me to style a feminine outfit using only clothing items from their MENSWEAR category, I couldn't resist, especially when I could potentially win a £250 voucher to spend on Farfetch.com!

To say I "fell in love" with this ribbed panel turtleneck sweater by J.W Anderson would be an understatement, the mixture of fabric textures in this sweater had my attention straight away, I thought it would look great layered over the pleated shorts by Givenchy which I envision to have an oversized look on a woman. The classic bomber jacket has had its own reinvention by Dsquared with this sick zipper detail and is the perfect piece to complement this tomboyish look.

I couldn't decide between the Givenchy clutch bag or Saint Laurent backpack. I was drawn to the gold numbering print on the clutch and theres that zipper detail again on the backpack that would look so good with the bomber jacket. Its so hard to choose! I pick both, its a wishlist after all! 
Accessories are always a must and us women can rock a bold face watch and a pair of mirrored sunglasses just as well, if not better than, any man! I'm obsessed with this fluffy bag charm too and I think by now, from my blog, that you guys know no look is complete without a wide brim hat!

I was allowed to pick one clothing item from the womenswear section to complete the look, well I chose these amazing patchwork thigh high boots by Burberry, to be worn under the shorts to inject some vibrant colour into the outfits monochromatic palette and put the sexy back! - hell-to-the-yeah!

Menswear doesn't have to be exclusive just to men, challenge yourself and reinvent your style. Why should men get all the fun?! 

Seriously wish this outfit existed in my wardrobe, its "me" all over! Let me know what you think!

Lavinya x





All images taken from farfetch.com
Collage and words by me.


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Monday, October 12, 2015

A U T U M N A L


PRIMARK SCARF, FEDORA (SIMILAR) AND TURTLENECK (SIMILAR)


Theres something about dressing for autumn/winter weather that is so appealing. Yes it may get cold, yes it may rain but when I'm not curled under my duvet watching Narcos (must watch TV!)  I love to layer up and experiment with my style, an opportunity that is quite rare to do in the summertime.

I was drawn to the earthy colours of the scarf, they compliment the dark berry tone of my fedora and my beloved turtleneck. The brown lip liner in chocolate from Barry M has found its way permanently into my make up bag, its a nice change to red, although red lipstick will always be #1. To finish, I added my darkwash jeans, super comfy heels and my lightweight trench to tie in all the colours and keep it light. Autumn doesn't have to mean dreary! All I need now is some shades to tackle the sun, which surprisingly is still here! 

I've received so many compliments on this scarf and people can hardly believe that its from Primark and cost only £5. In defence of Primark their quality has gone up a notch and I can honestly tell you this scarf not only looks the part it plays the part too, its super warm, cosy and soft everything you could ever want. I'm a firm believer of its not what you wear, but how you wear it. What a bargain.

You can find more autumnal style inspiration on my pinterest>>>HERE

Let me know how you feel about this outfit!

Lavinya x

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Thursday, October 08, 2015

HAPPINESS BOUTIQUE


I am extremely fond of a bold statement necklace as you would remember from a past post >>>here.

I was kindly offered by Happiness Boutique, an online store based in Berlin, to style one of their statement necklaces. There's over 300 necklaces curated on their site, so theres no way you couldn't find one to suit your style and taste. I couldn't believe the amount of choice they have, it was hard not to want all of them!!, but this stunning Silver Toned Statement Necklace with its beautiful embossed design and distinguished punky spikes is my winner!
It arrived packaged in a black pouch delicately placed in a white box, padded for extra protection. All the little touches make all the difference to your bog standard delivery and make great gifts! 
There is nothing better than an accessory stealing the show, so I kept it simple with a white V-neck sweater, paired with ripped jeans and silver hardware studded heels to keep in line with the necklace's edgy vibe.
If necklaces are not your thing Happiness Boutique also stock earrings, bracelets, rings and much more! I'm so pleased with the quality and price point for this necklace that I've got my eyes on a few more their products!:




It was super fun styling this necklace, its a keeper for sure! I've already worn it with a little black dress for a night out and my striped shirt for a daytime work look. Did I mention their Customer Reward Programme that credits you with points to spend towards future purchases - See for yourself and bring some happiness to your life :) >>>HERE! 


Hope you enjoyed this post!

Lavinya - x








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