Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Style 369 Wants

I'm not sure if I'm behind the times, but Arcadia have recently brought out Style 369. I think it's kind of their fight back to Asos Curve, as a plus size line. Because that's done so well I suppose, the Arcadia group, who brought us DP, Evans and Toppers, have upped their game.

I've chosen a couple of my favourite things from the website for you to
have a little look at. If I could afford them I would SO buy them, but I can't so fml. haha

The first pick, is this beautiful aviator jacket. I already have a brown one as you've seen in the last post, and they do have another great tan aviator jacket for £75.00. If you can afford it and don't have a brown one, it's definitely my favourite plus size aviator jacket alternative.

But I do think this jacket is great. Its got the cute shearling collar, but at the same time it'
s got a rock edge that I think is really on trend. It will go over everything, and I mean everything. It's £59.50. And as if it wasn't perfect enough, I just read that the collar is detachable "for a completely different look".

Next is this maxi skirt. And there we all were thinking the maxi dress/skirt was only for summer, here's the winter alternative. The crushed black velvet make it so seasonal, and I think it would look great with the aviator jacket above.

Paired with some pixie boots or chunky heels I think it would look great. I'm a big fan of black on black, and not just for slimming reasons, very gothic. For £27.00 I think this would be a great addition for the winter wardrobe.

This jumpsuit by Ruby Rocks for £50.00 is pretty pricey but is great for winter nights out. Dressed up with again chunky boots I think it's lovely for a night in the bar with friends. Add a top knot, and its very quirky.

I think if I buy one thing, let me rephrase that, if I can afford to
buy one thing off this website it will probably be this. It looks really comfy, but I won't know until I get it, so yeah if you could just purchase that for me that would be grrrrrrrrrreat :)

The last item I'll be lusting after are these black wedge boots. At £35.00 I think they're a right steal. The boots look like a great height wedge and have that lovely rubber sole detail at the front.

I'm a big fan of the lace detail and think they can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the outfit choice.
At the moment the website choice isn't that big, but I think it will get better and have a lot more choice.
As for my top picks, if anyone else would like to buy me them, I'd be really happy.

Have you seen the website, and have you got any faves on there?

Thanks btw for following me I really appreciate it, and leaving comments. I'm happy to look and follow anyone else's blog too.


Saturday, 16 October 2010

OOTD - Shearling

Ok I'm a naughty blogger, not updating, but I'm back on the ball now and have got a cracker for ya.

I'm back at university now, and I am really enjoying myself. Third year, and its going swell, I'm on track to be a big Tv exec! Not really but at least I'll be well dressed when I fail. As well as that I have my little car still, I managed to bagsy myself some Glasto tickets, I'm getting more hours at my part time job at Schuh so I'm really happy at the moment!

As well as that, being back in Liverpool means I get to shop in some of the best shops everrrrr, 'cos Liverpool is a great city to shop in and work in. It's got L1 and Bold Street which is great for Charity shops and Vintage buys.

Anyway on with the OOTD - The shearling jacket is EVERYWHERE!! It's great for winter, it's cool, it goes with practically everything, and every shop has their own design so you and your friends can all have different designs. There is the classic aviator leather jackets, but there are also different types, such as the Denim shearling jacket, and the Parka shearling jacket. The cuff can be lined with fur and sheepskin or whatever furry material you like!

My particular jacket is a one-off from Oxfam for £20! It doesn't fit perfectly but I love it! It's so warm and I can really wear it with anything. Here for your entertainmentI've paired it with a laid back outfit.

As you can see I went with the Aviator style, choosing the large collar, and turned up cuffs. The buckle detail is also really great and adds more dimension to the jacket. I put on some cheap style tan brogues from Primark and some ripped, torn jeans. This outfit is really comfy and I felt confident wearing it all day, as well as pretty damn on trend if I do say so myself.
Like I say you can wear it with everything, I've seen it being specifically styled alot with tartan skirts so if that's something you like go for it!

Anyway I promise I've got more outfits coming including Velvet, Khaki, and Masculine trends.

What are you wearing this winter? Are you liking the shearling jacket or just sticking with your winter coat?

Jacket - Oxfam
Jeans - Levi's
T-shirt - Asos Curve
Necklace - Muse (Manchester )
Brogues - Primark