Monday, 16 September 2013

Tartan Army

(Image via Asos, look by Emma Hill at EJ Style)

The grunge look has been showing its face now for a few seasons but it feels as though it is really going to hit home this season. Now I was 11 when grunge started to form. I loved Nirvana, I lived in DMs and plaid shirts.

But I think there is definitely something to the theory that you should not revisit trends that you loved when they first came out.

And I was going to stick to that until I saw this dress in Zara. It is tartan and florals, which is a combination I love, but it also gives a nod to the nightwear trend. I think it is lovely. I might have to go there.

What about you? Tempted to go grunge? 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Back to School

There is definitely a little schoolgirl flavour to the Chloe autumn/winter collection. But my, what a grown up school girl she is. This girl isn't smoking a fag round the back of the bike sheds and breaking the school dress code with a tip-ex manicure, holey tights and a crotch skimming skirt (none of which I ever did at school, obviously. Ahem!) she is sitting at the front of the class, getting her homework done on time and going to a very good university, thank you very much.

I have to admit I absolutely love it. Grown up, elegant, classy but with a whisper of youth about it so it doesn't all get a bit fusty.

I think I will be scoping out pieces to mirror this look. I am particularly won over by the thought of a navy, black and white colour palate. Yum, yum, yum!

(Images by Filippo Flor via