Fashion From Afar

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This post is my contribution to Fashion from Afar, an initiative from Smartling to get fashion bloggers involved in their new travel and translation app. I thought I would imagine my dream outfit for my dream night out abroad, and here’s what I came up with!

 

 

 

 

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#82 Jennifer Lawrence

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I don’t think I could love Jennifer Lawrence any more. She is so relatable, inspiring, talented, beautiful AMAZING. I adored this snap of her in a gorgeous lace dress from a fashion shoot. Here are my top six 3/4 sleeve lace dresses inspired by this icon. They are fab for any formal occasion and flattering for all shapes and sizes. Style them up with statement accessories or let the colour pop lace speak for itself. What’s not to love?

1. Topshop 2. Bonprix, 3. Debenhams, 4. Topshop, 5. Fashion Union, 6. Nelly

#81 Textured Lace

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Summer may be far behind us (and long to come, cry), but I think nude lace is really seasonably versatile, as well as being a never-date classic on the catwalks all year round. I find it works particularly well with fur and suede, as I love to add more than 1 texture to a look. The neutral tones but interesting shape and feel to this outfit will really make it stand out this winter.

Dress: Debenhams, Bag: Vintage, Boots: Steve Madden. Coat: H&M, Earrings: M&Co

#80 Poppy Day

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11/11 11am every year we have two minutes of silence in remembrance of those that have fought and died in every conflict around the world. We wear the striking red poppy, be it pinned to a jacket or work with pride on a t-shirt; what matters is the effort to show our respect and help fundraise for the poppy appeal. Why not channel this deserving cause into your wardrobe, using poppy prints and brushes of red? This gorgeous shift dress works perfectly with pointy courts and a mini satchel –  great for an easy office-to-party look.

Dress: Dorothy Perkins, Bag: New Look, Shoes: Zara,

#78 Fireworks Night

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It’s that time of year again! Yeah, where we all forget that bonfire night is a few days after Halloween and we’re just not ready 🙂 I love autumn; so many excuses to party ,eat and drink too much , dress up all sparkly and all of the above. This look compiles my undeniable lust for sequins and glitter but I think it’s wearable and not too OTT. Literally every piece is on my current want-list. I mean, check out those glitter soled velvet cut out Topshop boot for crying out loud! It’d be a a waste of money NOT to get them. It’s an investment. Oh god, goodbye savings…

Top: Coast, Boots: Topshop, Ring set: New Look, Nail Varnish: Boots, Skirt: Alice & Olivia, Bag: C Wonder

#77 Nikki McWilliams

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As I moved to Edinburgh I discovered Nikki McWilliams, a designer, and now well-known brand, who created the wonderful concept of cushions, along with other interior products from wrapping paper to iPhone cases, adorned with biscuits and sweet wrappers we all know and love. My personal favourite is the custard cream, but she is famous for the Tunnocks Caramel range; I spoke to the great-granddaughter of Tunnocks’ founder and she had nothing but praise for the talented Nikki! Check out her instagram (@nikkimcwilliams)  too for endless creative posts, and be sure to give her online shop a look to see a whole range of incredible designs. This look embodies those fab biscuits: red dress with gold for the Caramel Wafer, Digestive-coloured shoes, and a pale yellow bag for Custard Creams! I always think that nude/neutral accessories pair perfectly with red, to really emphasize the bright colour and also keep it ladylike.

Dress: Glamorous, Shoes: Zara, Necklace: Love, Ring: Forever 21, Bag: Oasis

#72 Girl’s Night

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There is not much better than a night in with your favourite girls , plenty of alcohol and dips. It was really refreshing not to have to think about boys and impressing people, but it’s still nice to make the effort I think and a classic LBD always does the trick for a more chilled out vibe. Shift dresses are huge for A/W and they are so flattering to all shapes so you won’t feel too body conscious. This leather one is a great twist, and worn with a cosy cardi and these gorgeous tights from Bebaroque (an Edinburgh brand don’t you know!) it ticks all the right style boxes; black and blue is a classic winter combination, and co-ordinates very well with red wine I find.

Dress: Topshop, Necklace: Target, Cardigan: Oasis, Boots: H&M, Tights: Bebaroque