Style Post – Dubrovnik – Outfit Inspo

Dubrovnik is a magnificent city which boasts majestic buildings in stunning surroundings but with still a very relaxed feel. Most people dress stylish but chilled, as there is so much walking to be done in high temperatures, comfort is key. These were my favourite looks from Dubrovnik, full Travel Inspo to follow!

Mermaid Vibes

I felt like trying something new with this look and dress down these bold mermaid trousers. Although this isn’t something I would normally wear I am loved this look and definitely will try something like this again. Its also always amazing to go out in trainers and not have to worry about uncomfortable shoes


Yellow Mermaid Trousers – Zara – These are no longer available but I grabbed them in the sale for £19.99. These PLT and Topshop are the perfect alternative and under £25.

Black Bardot Crop – River Island – I love this River Island for a more glam look and this Topshop number for a more casual look like mine.

Shoes – Old School Vans – Schuh – £55.00

Bag – Saint Laurent Tassel Bag

Tassels for days

I loved this Zara dress when I saw it online, tassels and pom poms have been every where this summer and I loved the boho feel to this look. I teamed this dress with some bold tassel earrings and lace up sandals.


Dress – Zara – £39.99

Shoes – ON SALE – – H&M – £11.99

Earrings – ASOS – £10.00

Skater Girl

Feeling very early 2000’s Avril Levigne in this look but it was girly with an edge so perfect for me. This dress has been a regular in my suitcase, perfect to dress up or dress down but warning, Marilyn Monroe moments are a regular with a strong breeze in this dress!


Dress – Miss Selfridge – although the red is no longer available this black version is super cute and perfect for this trans seasonal weather

Shoes – Old School Vans – £55.00

Sunglasses – Vans via ASOS – £18.00 – these don’t seem to be available anhy more but I have found these fabulous extra ones that I love!

Khaleesi/ Bend the Knee feels

I love this dress, the mixed floral patterns and the corset back just made me fall in love. I also am in love with this new updo that is so easy to do in your own hair, I added a gold crown like accessory for some Khaleesi realness.

Dress  – £59.99 Topshop – This Zara dress is new in for the season and a perfect alternative¬

Shoes – ON SALE – – H&M – £11.99

Rose Hair Accessory – Zara – I bought mine some time ago but this ASOS two pack is perfect.

Travel inspo post to follow! Follow my blog and Instagram for more travel inspo and outfit inspo! 

Love Lottie xoxo

 

Style Post – Milan – Outfit Inspo

Milan is one of the most stylish cities in the world, recently I headed to Milan before a relaxing break in Lake Como. Check out my looks from my Milan city break and where to shop them.

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Gingham has been everywhere this summer and this Gingham co-ord has been my favourite Gingham number so far. Feeling super Gucci with embroidered floral detail and slip off loafers with my nude pink Gucci Marmont.

Top Shop Gingham Suit – ON SALE – £61

Slip on Loafers – mine are Topshop but the best Gucci inspired sip on’s I have seen this season are – Here , at Ego Official.

Gucci Marmont – Medium – £795

Bring the sunshine 

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Yellow is not just for the beach, these yellow Zara trousers have been a staple for both my work and play wardrobe this summer. Perfect for city strolling I teamed this with a bardot, trumpet sleeved top and some open toe slip on’s.

Zara High Waisted Trousers – ON SALE – £12.99

My top was from Zara too and came in a range of colours but is no longer available. This one is a great alternative. Also on sale and just £12.99 you could get the whole look for under £30!!

Peep Toe Mules – H&M – £12.99 (again!)

Sunglasses – Dolce and Gabbana -£162

Peachy frills 

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I went on a hunt for these trousers after seeing them online but they had sold out. This full satin feel outfit was the perfect mix between feeling amazing but not looking too over dressed. Will definitely wear these again dressed up with some heels and a crop!

Satin Wide Leg Trousers – £34.99 – these are sold out again in peach but available in Khaki which will be perfect for the end of summer/early Autumn.

Satin Cami – this is also no longer available but I love this lace alternative. £19.99

Saint Laurent – WOC – £1050

Sunset Stripes

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This Asymmetric skirt was a great way to add a splash of colour to my evening look. The asymmetric hem is not something i would usually go for but looked great and moved perfectly as a wandered through the streets of Milan.

Skirt – Topshop – the red stripe is no longer in stock but this monochrome version is amazing and currently trending too! – £36

Bardot Body – BooHoo.Com – £15

Mules – these slip on mules were a Primark find at just £12. These shoes are every where at the minute but these Steve Madden are reduced from £80 to just £32 in Selfridges!

My Travel Guide and Outfit Inspo from Lake Como will be up in the next couple of weeks! Follow my Instagram too for current looks and destinations!

Love Lottie xoxo

 

Fierce Festival Style

Might Hoopla definitely made it onto the list of my Summer highlights!!! A full day of fabulous campy popness! From Spice Girl tributes, All Saints, Bongo’s Bingo and the beyond amazing Years and Years closing the show. I loved it!

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As soon as my friend asked me to go I started planning my outfit. As I was flicking through Instagram stumbled across a picture of Ferne McCann in a pair of star print flares and fell in love! I clicked through and found Willows Call.

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Willows Call is an independent fashion label that takes inspiration from models, musicians and their groupies from past decades and injects it with the attitude of today. I found this Cosmic Jumpsuit and HAD TO HAVE IT!!!!

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All day i was stopped and asked where I got my outfit and was living my Cher crossed with Britney crossed with 70’s fabulousness fantasy! I cannot wait to order my next piece although I’m praying the star flares or jumpsuit come back into stock. All of the pieces are reasonably priced with my jumpsuit priced at £65.  You will need to order in advance, orders can take 2 weeks to arrive so order early to avoid disappointment.

 

I just wish I had gone all the way with glitter highlight, hair glitter and teddy bear buns, maybe next time!

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Love Lottie xoxo

Monaco – Style Post

Monaco screams fabulous! It is the city of decadence, wealth and beauty. Recently I visited Monaco for an exciting business trip and packed my own South of France glam!

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Airport Vibes

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Claudia Schiffer T Shirt – Zara (no longer available but they do have a great range of slogan tops in at the minute!)

Frilled Trousers- ASOS/Miss Selfridge – £30

Trumpet Arm Jacket – Zara – £29.99

Pointed toe sling back – Zara – £19.99

Dinner and Drinks

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Asymmetric Body Suit – Zara – £25.99

Shorts – H&M – £19.99

Mules – H&M – £19.99

Sunnies – Sienna Alexander  – £130

Business Lunch

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Tweed Feather Skirt – Zara – £29.99

High Neck Blouse – Zara – £25.99

Mules – H&M – £19.99

Tote – Chanel Grand Shopper Tote – Handbag Clinic

Sunnies – Sienna Alexander  – £130

Morning Sunshine

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Dress – H&M – £34.99

Slide on’s – £12.99

Tote – Chanel Grand Shopper Tote – Handbag Clinic

Sunnies – Sienna Alexander  – £130

Homeward bound 

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High Waisted Jeggings Jeans – Zara – £22.99

Poplin Top with Frilled Sleeves – £25.99

Necklace – Louis Vuitton Essential V – £230

Tote – Chanel Grand Shopper Tote – Handbag Clinic

Sunnies – Sienna Alexander  – £130

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I loves my quick visit to Monaco and cannot wait to announce exciting Handbag Clinic news following my meetings!

Love Lottie xoxo

Celebrating The Life Of An Icon – Happy Birthday Co Co Chanel

Today is the birthday of my favourite designer Co Co Chanel, she was sassy, fierce and in general a bad ass bitch. She made some fabulous clothes, timeless accessories and was all about girl power!

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Last year i visited the Saatchi Gallery to see their exhibition all about Chanel and her life’s work titled Mademoiselle Privee. It was beautiful, insightful and only made me love her more. She is a true inspiration and achieved so much while remaining true to her vision and who she was every step of the way.

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After starting as a hat designer she went on to change the fashion industry for the better and always looked to empower women with her fragrance’s, clothes and accessories. Today her bags remain my favourite and the day I wear a Classic Chanel Jacket with a Medium Double Flap 2.55 my life will be complete.

Here are some facts about the amazing Co Co Chanel in honour of her birthday.

 

  • She was born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel on August 19, 1883 in Saumur, France. CoCo regularly claimed she was actually born 10 years after that date.
  • Co Co Chanel’s life did not start out glamorous, after her mother’s death she was placed in an orphanage by her farther and raised by Nun’s who taught her to sew. This time in her life is part of the inspiration behind the iconic 2.55.
  • Chanel was a singer for a brief amount of time in Cafe’s. It is claimed her nick name was given to her by the soldiers she sang for because of two of the songs she regularly sang. Chanel claims that her nick name CoCo comes from a shortened version of “cocotte”, the French word for kept woman.
  •  Although CoCo Chanel regularly had a man by her side she never married and was a fierce independent woman claiming “I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.” After meeting the duke of Westminster aboard his yacht around 1923, the two started a relationship that would last ten years. But in response to his marriage proposal, she is rumoured to have said “Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel!”
  •  She loved to see women succeed in business and it is claimed she designed the famous ‘Chanel suit’ for women to encourage women to pursue their professional goals in style. In 1938 she retired from the fashion business with a string of success behind her. However, 16 years later she made a determined comeback. It is claimed she did this as she was “fed up” at seeing French fashion becoming dominated by men.
  • Not only did she create the ultimate women’s suit she also was the creator of the LBD in 1926, changing women’s fashion for ever.

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Happy Birthday to this amazing woman!!!

Love Lottie xxx

 

5 Must Have Looks for Autumn 2016

Winter is coming…and with it a whole new range to shop in every store! These are some of my favourite looks from the likes of Balenciaga, Prada, Celine and Gucci that are certain to be huge hits on the High Street and hopefully my wardrobe too!

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Velvet Everything

A/W 2016 velvet will be huge! If like me you have had a velvet choker super glued to you for most of 2016 then Autumn will not disappoint. Whether its velvet and jewelled choker, a cute work pinafore or a flowing gown you need some velvet in your life next season.

Sparkles

Alexander McQueen has set the standard for the barely there sparkle dress but I’m sure the High Street will be quick to develop their own little gems. Nude, Black and Sparkle’s that resemble the Milky Way will be everything…and I cannot wait!

(Yes that is an actual unicorn in the middle!)

A Sweet Heart Neckline

The most adorable of all the necklines will be back with a bang but not always on pretty a line dresses as you would expect. Sweet Hearts will be given an edge and layered with knitwear and outerwear. This Dior combo (left) is my personal favourite but Kenzo  were a close second with this look below…maybe minus the boots.

 

Luxe Sportswear

Even Balenciaga have joined in with this trend showing puffer jackets and wide collared sports coats. With this surge of Luxe Sportswear hitting the run way , Top Shop recently announcing their collaboration with Addidas and of course Beyoncé’s Ivy Park range; Will it soon be perfectly acceptable to go everywhere in leggings, a hoody and trainers? Pobably not, but I cetrtaintly will be making maximum use of this look when possible!

 

The Statement Mac

I don’t mean your average cream, beige or black mac, next season will all be about Mac’s in colours, textures and even animal print. River Island are already a head of the game with this Leopard Print Over Coat and I think the rest of the High Street Stores will be soon to follow.

 

Who else is kind of excited for the return of wearing black (even more), boots, jumpers and sparkles!!!??

Love Lottie xxx