OOTD – Transitioning a Summer Dress Into Autumn 🍂

Hi, my beauty’s hope all is well. It’s officially autumn and the heatwave of summer is all but a distant memory so what do you do when you’re still not ready to part with your summer dress. The answer is don’t just yet, transition it into this season by wearing layers, the right footwear and accessories.

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Outfit Details

Layers

The essential to transitional dressing is layers. Hey if it’s good enough for Balenciaga and Joey then its good enough for us right. Who Wore It better??

With the unpredictably that is British weather, you need twenty layers to get out of bed on the cold frosty mornings but come dinner your sweating your tits off so to survive the ever-changing weather the trick is to wear layers. Coats, jumpers, & cardigans all make great transitional wardrobe pieces. I personally love the turtleneck ribbed knitted jumpers from Primark a bargain at only £6 and come in a range of colours and are a staple in Autumn dressing. Wear under summer dresses like I have in this OOTD or under pinafore dresses.

  1. Missguided Black Shaggy Cropped Cardigan 2. New Look Mustard Rib Roll Neck Top 3. Pimkie faux Leather Biker jacket

Footwear

My favourite thing about the weather getting colder is that it’s no longer Sandal season and is now Boot season not that I ever really stopped wearing mine. Ankle boots look great paired with dresses and add that bit of extra warmth to your feet because there’s there’s nothing worse than cold and wet feet.

  1. New Look Snake Print Boots 2. Boohoo Stud & Buckle Boots 3. Miss Selfridge Patent Buckle Red Boots

Socks and sandals are now not just for tourists but have made a comeback seen on the catwalks and the street style stars. So if your feeling brave and not ready to say bye to your summer sandals just yet maybe you could try this.

Miu Miu - Socks and Sandals 2018
Miu Miu

Accessories

It’s time to dust the dust off your beanies as Autumn is officially beanie season. Accessories such as hats. gloves and scarfs are not also great for helping you to keep warm and for layering but can also make an outfit really pop. I think the beret I’m wearing in this OOTD really makes my outfit stand out more.

  1. Asos Design Red Wool Beret 2. Asos Design Leather Look Gloves with Pearls & Studs 3. Pimkie Tartan Reversible Scarf 

Thanks for Reading

Nicolle 💋

September Favourites

Hi, my Beauties hope all is well. September went by in a blink of an eye. I can’t believe we’re in October already. September for me was the month I tried my best to get my shit together, sometimes failing but overall I think I did a pretty good job. September so me return to work after having the summer holidays off and I also added a few new items of clothing to my wardrobe which I can’t wait to share with you all. How was your September and what were your favourites ??

Beauty

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner – Lionfish

These days I rarely reach for Black eyeliner and instead have been reaching for a brown eyeliner as it makes my eyes look bigger. This eyeliner is high pigmented with a brown metallic shimmer shade. It’s also waterproof and you don’t have to ever sharpen it as its a twist up pencil.

Baltiste dry shampoo

Last month I used dry shampoo a lot more than usual I mean I’ve used it in the past, but not for its sole purpose of refreshing hair between washes. I normally use it when my hair needs a bit of extra volume. I’ve gotta say it’s been a life changer and got me a few extra days of not washing because let’s face it washing your hair is such a boring chore. Baltiste is the best dry shampoo on the market as it leaves hair smelling fresh and doesn’t have that powdery residue like some other dry shampoos have plus it’s not gonna break the bank. My top tip is to apply the night before, then in the morning, you will wake up with hair that feels clean and not greasy.

Fashion

Leopard Print

One print I’m loving this season is leopard print. Leopard print is everywhere at the moment all over social media, on the high street, and on the tv. It’s also made its way into my wardrobe last month I added a dress, top and trousers. After all leopard print is a neutral right?

Checks

Another print I’ve been loving this season is check print. Another print that’s everywhere at the moment is checks, I’ve added a coat, numerous skirts and accessories in the print to my wardrobe. I love how you can style checks you can either dress it up as 90’s grunge or 90’s Clueless or go sophisticated in a classic Prince of Wales check. I love both ways of styling checks.

Lifestyle

Glade volcanic Coconut Spray – coconut water sea salt minerals

I’ve used this air freshener over the summer and as summer came to a close sadly so did the sale of this limited edition spray (cue my sad face) My house smelt like I was on holiday over the summer thanks to this spray with notes of coconut water and sea salt minerals it definitely had a smell of the seaside but mixed with the smell of a pina colada what was not to love.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches

I binge watched this series in a couple days (don’t judge me). If you liked pimp my ride back in the day then you will love this as its a more sophisticated version. The series follows a crew at Gotham Garage who take a variety of vintage rare cars (scrap metal) and complete overhaul them into one of the cars to trade up for a showstopper to earn the big money.

The Seven Steps to Closure – Donna Joy Usher

I couldn’t put this book down it was so entertaining and had me literally laughing out loud in points. There’s some points in the book that most of us can relate to. If you like sex and the city then give this book a read. It follows Tara, a 30-year-old divorcee who still cannot get over her ex-husband (read wanker) leaving her for her cousin (read homewrecker). She then sets out to get over her ex by following a magazines article named 7 steps to closure, with nothing to lose and the support of her loved ones she sets out to complete the seven steps with the goal of closure.

If you guys have any book recommendations please leave me a comment.

Thanks for Reading

Nicolle 💋

Five AW18/19 Trends That I Love

Hi my lovelies, hope all is well?? Today’s post is about the five AW18/19 trends that I’m loving and can’t wait to wear. What are your favourite trends this season??

1. Animal Instincts

This season designers went wild for animal print and everyone from Tom Ford, Balenciaga, D&G and Max Mara sent models down the catwalks wearing Animal Print in a range of different prints everything from leopard, tiger, snake, zebra, and crocodile was seen, in a range of different colours and texture. The designer way to wear this trend was to wear a print head to toe. If however your not quite ready to unleash your inner animal, the easiest way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe is by adding animal print accessories or shoes or a jacket. Another way to wear this trend is buy wearing a printed skirt and teaming with a slogan tee and boots or trainers and a biker jacket. A printed dress is also simple to wear as you can dress it up for day or night by simply changing your shoes and jacket. So however you choose to wear animal print this season, embrace your inner animal and take a walk on the wild side.

My Top Picks From The High Street

  1. New Look Ankle Boot – Snake Print 2. New Look Animal Print Dress – Red 3. Stradvarius Leopard Print Coat 4. Wednesday’s Girl Dalmatian Print Dress 5. Miss Selfridge Kick flare Leopard Print Trousers 6. Bershka Snake Print Midi Skirt 7. ASOS Design Cropped Snake Print Shirt

OOTD – Feline Fine

2. Check Please

This Season designers went Plaid crazy and Everything from plaids, prince of wales heritage, tweed and tartan all were seen on the catwalks. A classic look was seen at Fendi with the prince of Wales check two-piece outfit, whereas Versace was inspired by the classic that is the 90’s film Clueless. The easiest way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe is by wearing a statement checked coat. Another way to channel this trend is by wearing a classic two-piece suit in either tartan, tweed or prince of Wales check. Another simple way to wear this trend is either by wearing a checked skirt or shorts with a turtleneck top and knee-high boots. However, you choose to wear this season’s biggest trend people will be checking you out.

My Top Picks From The High Street

  1. Stradivarius Check Baker Boy Cap 2. ALDO Grey Plaid Mini Tote Bag   3. RI Check Print Heeled Sandals   4. George Black Check Formal Longline Coat 5.George Button Check Print A-line Mini Skirt 6. Quiz TOWIE Grey Check Paperbag Waist Trousers 7. ASOS Design High Waisted Check Shorts 8. Bershka Mustard Checked Strap Dress 9. One Above Split Mixed Tartan Crop Top and Mini Skirt

OOTD – Check Mate !!

3. Brown Is the New Black

This seasons it colour is Brown in all its variations think camel, caramel, chocolate, toffee, tan and rust. Designers from Rochas, Fendi, Chloe and Kenzo sent models down the catwalk wearing shades of brown, head to toe in a range of different textures. The easiest way to incorporate this look into your wardrobe is shoes and accessories and a jacket. Don’t be afraid to wear shades of brown together in different textures.

1. River Island Faux Leather Paper-bag Trousers In Tan 2. Zara Flared Corduroy Trousers 3. Zara Knit Dress With Buttons 4. Nasty gal Satin Slip Dress 5. Missguided Tan Oversized Borg Teddy Jacket 6. Nasty Gal Brown Faux Fur Coat 7. Asos Design Milestone Loafer Flat Shoes 8. New Look Croc High Leg Heeled Boots 9. Asos Design Frame Bag with Statement Chain

OOTD – That 70’s Show.

4. Winter Florals

Not ready to say goodbye to your floral dresses yet well don’t worry as florals were seen all over the catwalks, but instead of been bright this season florals have gone over to the dark side. Designers such as Christian Dior and Etro sent models down wearing dark moody florals, while Oscar Da La Renta and Zimmerman sent models down the catwalk wearing contrasting florals. The easiest way to wear this trend is by wearing a floral dress, paired with boots, a waist belt and a baker boy hat for Christian Dior vibes. If dresses aren’t for you then wear a floral blouse with jeans or trousers and heels. Either way you will look blooming lovely. 😊

My Top Picks From The High Street 

1. Missguided Green High Neck floral Mini Dress (Petite) 2. Nasty Gal Floral Maxi Dress 3. Nasty Gal florals In Autumn Mini Dress 4. Monki High Neck Floral print Midi Dress 5. Missguided Black Frill front Wrap Bodysuit 6. Asos Design Ruffle Front Lace Up Top In Ditsy Print

OOTD – Summer In Autumn 🍂  OOTD – Time for Tapestry 

5. A Western Romance

Get ready to buckle up for the western trend. Cowboy boots were everywhere on the catwalk as well as fringing, leather, embroidery and prairie dresses. The simplistic way to wear this trend is with western accessories such as bags, belt and hats. Another simple way to wear this trend is by wearing a statement jacket like these below or rock a pair of cowboy boots.

My Top Picks from The High Street

1. Asos Design Studded Pu Jacket 2. Asos Western Blocked Studded Leather Look Jacket 3. Sacred Hawk Faux Suede Cowboy Jacket 4. Asos Design Embroidered floral Mini Skirt with Fringing Detail 5. Asos Design leather Look Mini Skirt with Studded Pocket Detail 6. Zara Snakeskin Print Leather Cowboy Ankle Boots 7. Sacred Hawk wide Faux Suede Western Belt

OOTD – We Are The Weirdo’s Mister 

For more trend inspiration follow my Pinterest board here.

Thanks for Reading

Nicolle 💋