fashion

The basic

Chelsea boot,

The plain, the simple, the easy.

I have currently been travelling around Europe and swore by my beloved Asos Chelsea boots with oxford detailing. But, sadly…..they did not withstand the constant walking around, resulting in retirement.

This post is an ode to these beautiful boots that have inspired me to possible purchases more expensive ones in the future ( several shopping carts on several online stores have been filled).  I am possibly in the near future investing in a basic staple of the R&M Williams boot, but don’t want to look like a farmer or we could go big with a really quality purchases. WHO KNOWS, more online shopping to progress.

However, I am still overcoming wearing Chelsea boots with shorts, as they make anyone on the smaller side legs look slightly larger. That been said when paired with denim the Chelsea will elongate your legs.

I will never forget the first time I wore head to toe black with them, i.e. black skinny jeans ( the Chelsea boots best friend ) and black tee. Someone told me I looked like I was in a band, lame I know….but it made me  feel great.

You will be missed and I will always love you.

 

 

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Suede all Mighty

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Suede you magical leather. So lush and so delicate. The softer sister to leather. Worn by cool rockers and retro Queens. Now your on our door step telling us its time. Its suede time !

I keep having the reoccurring dream. In it , I am wearing the most devein hot pants ever seen in the history or not just hot pants but, pants. They are like most hot pants , amazing , but high waisted . But the hot pants of my dreams have ironically a dream like attitude for they are suede. But !!! it gets better not only are this gems a tan suede , but they are covered in fringes. And I wear this marvels of man kind with pride and a cashmere turtle neck , of course. I pretend I am a brown haired Stevie Nicks. And just have an all around wonderful time.

Now, dreams in some cultures are seen as proficies. And , it was to my pure joy , when I discovered and welcomed with wide open arm this glories trend of suede. When one is covered in suede you can be a hard core rocker or a peace love hippy , you can pick both if that your cup of tea.

So when your bring and phasing the suede , its all about picking the pieces that are you .You have to speak to the suede d, listen to it love it and it will in turn love you and let you land a hipster rocker with  Anna bun and full beard  Or me , its the mini and due to my obsession as reflected in my dream , anything with fringes. Why, have you ever danced in a fringed skirt, well let me tell you cause your clearly deprived of a truly wonderful moment , its amazing and you too look amazing more than normal.And ! they are a great time kill.

You could take the easy road to suede down aha boot route , but don’t be boring , pick a blouse, like the one from Zara here. If you want to slowly work into the club try this new topshop denim andudede finishing set, its to die for .You can also for our my experienced and devoted companies  do suede on suede, I myself can’t wait to do this, but need to source the right collection of suede. Never doubt seeded , that’s what I love about it. The softness of the fabrics and the way its drapes the body, I personal would love to see it come over to evening wear, I would buy it, I hope Chloe brings some out. ! Please Chloe please !

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Back to the Future

Zara you little darling , you time traveling black hole, my one true love , my husband , my all , my everything. I don’t think you guys actually understand it , but Zara is a time traveling machine. Want to look like Marisa Brady ??? Well who doesn’t come one , why be a Jan when you can be Marisa and don’t say you don’t know who she is. Zara has this amazing quality of making me think I am in fact part of the Bardy bunch expect I am not blonde ( minor issues , I can fix that, Pantene dahhh)

Want to feel like your a 70s groupies, but in fact your too in love with air con and Intsagram …don’t sweat it literally. Zara has a the right mini skirts to  set you on a path of weed infused fun. Why be hipster when you can actually just be a 70s groupie, guys come one its so much better.

Finial , let’s just recap the most beautiful thing ever ! the new shoe , gone are the days of those ugly things that people wear and back to the dainty way off life. Thank you my husband…. thank you , dinners on the table

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Gardening the Chanel way

Chanel will never fail with endless transformations each season. This spring/summer couture provides us with of what Karl must wear on Sunday afternoon slipping lemonade taming roses. It was a truly dream like collection so soft and whimsical , wit light flowing fabric. However, like Dior primary colours are coming in strong this season and we expect many more to come, taking nod to the colours of many bloggers childhoods. There was something I just adored about the use of just strong blue tones, soft innocent blush  and  more harsh reds that work  in such harming with the normal staple black.

Although with many low wasit skirts , bearing full bottom belly does this mean goodbye to my beloved high waisted piece. Please be kind Karl we don’t have Gisele body

Good work Karl and I must say I love your garden, his very nice he can fix my garden any day.

Here are some of my most adored looks below, all images are sourced from vogue uk.

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The GoGo Girls of Dior

Its Couture week everyone and my favourite Raf has done it again , he will successful break by budget , as I hunt to find a pair of orange high kneed boots. Honestly with his Spring/Summer 2015 Couture collection, what’s not to love the use of bold 60/70s inspired pallet shows the theme of stepping back into the time of Twig and I am ready for it. I do love my organs and my green !

He still keep the crisp clean shapes that are ironically Dior ! Honestly its hard to pick a favourite ! The tight dropped waist silhouette still seems to be a strong mark and I am assuming will be become very popular soon!

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Something to look forward too

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Get excited!

Roses are red violets are blue we love fashion as much as you.

Presenting Alexandria Rose

I have been very busy lately trying to create something so wonderful so beautiful and that I just couldn’t wait for all

of you to see. I am starting up a small clothing company that in time will be filled with cashmere joys ! Its in early stages , but I can not wait to do something that I have dreamed of for so long and I know this is the first of many more to come.

So check it out and I would love to here some feed back

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Kind regards,

If It Isn’t cashmere

For when you are not wearing Cashmere

For those of you who don’t know, I live in a lovely little place in the world that right now is like living in an over worked oven owned by Martha Stuart. So for myself right now , I only have  a cashmere blanket to keep me cosy while my air con stay at a cool crisp 18 degrees. Needles to say maybe that’s why I haven’t posted in a while. I am so sorry, so deeply sorry that if I had the money everyone would get matching cashmere scarf and glove pack ( in their own colour of choice )

Back to the post shall we, so needles to say while y’all be freezing where ever you are in the world, I have been in search for the prefect summer looks and can I said it very very hard. As, one would assume this weather is not layering weather , it when the one item you are wearing must stand strong ( and not show your sweat marks , its realllly hooooooot) And for sun safe lovely also give you protection. Now , as we all know Fifty Shades of Grey is coming out and I truly love Dakota , maybe its cause we actually look the same and it great. But, I also love the way she dress. One of my favourite looks is what she wore to the Verve Clicquot Polo classi  a while back, I know it old news but the dress is timeless.

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She paired a lovely Diane von Furstenberg dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. I must say I really love the hat!  This type of dress can be layer and loved for ever just add a button down to the look to dress it down or keep it as is.

Hatispiration  below a Christy Reggie Panama Hat, found at Asos

And how could we forget to protect  our eyes, the window to the soul. Johnson has the answer her sunglasses !this retort inspired sunglasses really fit most faces I can tell you that cause I have them and they are amazing.

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Sunglasses like Johnson; found at J crew

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Hopeful this helps to inspire you when Mr Grey comes to town

Confession from the weekend rave

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I like to go out , its fun! I get to drink, I get to mingle , I get to pretend I am French to get free drinks its great ! And most of all I get to dress up! However , this one particular night , I encountered one of the most interesting remarks from a drunken person. It was interesting to say the least.

Let me paint a picture, I was wearing my trusty fun as tweed hot pants from forever 21. They are amazing , I love hot pants, comfortable and they make your legs look amazing. Matched with a loose Zara stripped cotton tank and leather patterned oxfords, I was comfortable and personal thought I looked amazing, for a number of reason. Firstly, I looks pretty good just the right balance of riskaay, flirty and polished, just the right amount of spark to get me a free drink . I wasn’t dressed slutty, the outfit was a typical Claire outfit and from fellow friends , I received many complements on how I was nicely dressed. And secondly, I knew if I was a unique outfit, that was a bandage dress or something tacky that I would attracted decent people, its a none science.

Enter, some random drunken guy. Yes, he was cute. Yes, he was well dressed , I did like his watch , I would wear that.Conversation was okish, going along nicely until he says to me . ” your really hot, you know you would get more guys if you dressed cuter’

Now , let that soak in. My firstly response was , Yes ! I am now a successful man repeller and secondly, what a dick head. But, his comments made me think, does it all come down to the clothes or lack of clothing on my body ,are guys going to more  attracted to me if I wear the same thing as the girl next to me ?  Its seemed that bandage dress and a  life as sheep is the way to win some dick head heart. Now, I know I can’t change some party boys mind, cause to a degree he is very correct. And its sad that to be notified people think they must camouflage into the crowd. I say wear what you want , but first and for most wear it for yourself, never anyone but yourself and trust me you will be surprised by the result

The morning after

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We all know the feeling the morning after a really good night out, one that you may have over stepped your judgement on what ever it may have been , but ooooh was it worth it ! However no morning after can compare to the Tuesday after cyber Monday. You have had a full on 5 days my friend, starting it of with thanksgiving ,followed by black Friday and then the whole weekend just rolled into buying everything in site, off and online.

Some of us my be buried m physical and mentally, are finger my be swore and we may still be fragile ,that is why you must rest, in your Egyptian  cotton sheets that where 30% offfff ! SCORE ! and rest it all off, maybe Piperlime will miss read your addressed and that shift dress you ordered will never arrive….. we can only dream Now, you may be left with some items that you are thinking ….” why the hell did I get this , I don’t even like purple” or ” what was in my Starbucks pumpkin latte that possessed me to buy these mint ear warmers, I live in Florida ! “. Its time to stop, rethink and evaluate if you actually won anything of value. Just because the lady in the Juicy sweat pants wanted that heavily discounted bad Marc Jacobs look alike bag for her 12 year daughter, doesn’t mean your going to like it. So listen here friends, this is what we are going to do ,

1. Keep all cashmere items , you will always wear them

2. Try everything you brought on , if some thing that may match, play around with things in your wardrobe. Now , if it doesn’t go with anything and its got you thinking, I should buy that cute Zara skirt it will go with it . DON’T ! You are poor now until Grandma gives you a Christmas coupon

3. Make a pile two piles, re gift and EBay . Use each wisely

4.Although  you may have made money on eBay ,do not go shopping until boxing day, give yourself and your credit cards a rest

Internationl Treat Yo Self Day

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Thanks giving is over guys, who cares what Uncle Mike was thankful for , he should be thankful for weight watches.

Personal I would just like to say what I am thankful for, and that is Black Friday .WOOH WOOOOH , hear that …..that’s the sound of bargains and the sound of cashmere on special !!!!!! the best kind of sale!  Black Friday , is no know as international treat yo self day, as 95% of us buying things will be for ourselves. Cause let’s be honesty , the next month ain’t going to be all that merry.

Firstly, I would like to start with Zara and there 30% of store wide ! Thank you Zara. For I need everything at your store more than I ever wanted before! Such as ever time in your shoe section. I have found footwear very easy to justify , as you actually need them, cause no one wants to see your ugly ass feet. And beside , guys as the Christmas carol states ” Baby , its cold outside” , you need a new coat and boots….. just saying

Omg is that Burberry …..well it could be from a distance in a shown Strom , thanks Zara.

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Secondly , Unqiol , I am thankful for your cotton cashmere sweaters ! they are just beautiful and I now have one in almost every colour. Queue the fun hand clapping emjio , cause at this price you can buy 10. One to wear to all the different Christmas themed dinner your Aunt Jean has.

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A big thank you to my pals, Macy , Pipeline, Nordstrom and basically ever single place that graces my inbox with a lovely little message tell me to ” treat yo self”