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Winter Colour Block – Mixing Textures and Colours Autumn 17

October 12, 2017

The afternoons are getting shorter and the evenings are getting longer, which means winter is here. I am easing my way into my winter wardrobe by mixing textures, colours. I am leaving towards comfortable looks which are still feminine, flirty and casual. As I get older my tolerance for the cold gets less and less. I can feel it in my bones more (basically I’m getting old lol).

Introducing you to my winter wardrobe

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I brought back my pink fluffy jumper I got from H&M last winter, which I bought 2 sizes bigger, so it has that sung feel and drops on me like a hanger. I colour block this jumper with a satin finish rouge red A-line skirt, also from H&M. I love the clash of red and pink, it is a strong combination and really stands out, but also fits with the winter feel because of the clash of textures.

Adding some sass to this look I wore gold River Island heels that I have had for years that look identical to Aquazzara but are not lol. What I love about this look is, you can easily switch the heels with trainers and wear a pair of Stan Smiths and still look just as good.

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So as I start to pull out my winter favourites, let me know what you would like to see and what your winter comfort go too’s?

Winter Colour Block

SkirtH&M

JumperH&M (similar)

HeelsRiver Island (similar pair from Asos)

PhotographyBurchadtlens

Olivia Gold x

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Spring Double Denim

April 10, 2017

Double Denim in spring is the perfect outfit to commence the sunny days. Without doing too much too soon! As I’m delving into my spring/summer wardrobe and moving away from jumpers. Denim is a great transitional look to go for when having a busy day out with friends and family. I love this combo from Next SS17 collection. The two tone denim is so pretty and seasonal have fun with this summer!

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Keeping up or staying True to you? Let’s discuss!

A conversation that me and my friends have been having as of lately has been about style. Today so many trends are popping up, as fast fashion is getting faster, it’s like playing catch-up. But then don’t you think sometimes that you start to lose your sense of personal style! To be honest I think that’s what happened to me at the end of 2016. I was trying looks that I actually wouldn’t wear and it was difficult to put certain looks together.  Now I am taking it back to basics and working with what naturally is my core style and inspirational sources and iconic fashion brands that I love!

For example, Farfetch have a style guide segment on their site which talks about various different style habits and trends that refers back to adapting to your personal style. A big one for me that I have got inspiration from is ‘What To Wear With White Jeans. I LOVE wearing white. It is clean, classic and goes so well with everything. A style guide on this is a great go to help for me to style my white jeans with various looks.

Fashion is always evolving and you may not have the time or money to be trying to keep up with. This is where style comes in and using what you have to re-create amazing looks that embodies what your style is. Not what’s just hot for now!

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I speak to myself here and you too, let’s bring it back to basics and build out style, so that when we look back. We will be telling our kids, look child I was so hot in my twenties, I know about fashion take a look here! That is going to be such a funny time In many years to come!

Spring Double Denim

Jeans – Next

Top – Next

Shoes – Jimmy Choo

Photography – Vinn

Olivia Gold x

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Net tights, Net bodies and Net Lace! The Fashion Style Accessory For SS17

February 22, 2017

The phenomenon style accessory for SS17, Net Fashion Tights and Bodies. It is an affordable accessory that is edgy and adds a personal sassy touch to an outfit. Before we get to the stage of being sick of every everyone it. Let’s appreciate it for a minute lol becuase I love it!

You can imagine how excited I was to receive this amazing Net Lace from Wolford. Made from Polyamid and nylon the varying net looks ensure that the feminine silhouette is put in its best light. The minimalist finish is created through fashionable three-quarter sleeve. And in a thong briefing style for a sexy finish!

The Net Lace Body Is one of my favourite pieces from the Wolford’s ss17 trend collection. From what we know of the brand, luxury basics and classic staple pieces that are timeless additions to your wardrobe. With this particular body it adds a innovative flare to the selection of trend options. The sexy, stylish top also attracts a younger demographic to the brand (like me).

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Relaxing at the Dorsett Hotel, Luxury Suite. The modern and minimal decor was a great juxtaposition atmosphere to capture my outfit. Keeping it cosy but feminine I wore boyfriend fit white jeans, (to be honest I wished the trousers had abit more baggy FYI) along with my caged BCBG Maxazria heels. I mixed patterns to capture the fun details of the top with what would be my go to pickings, heels and trousers lol.

Retailing at £200.00 the Net Lace String Body is a pricey for a body but with the quality and the versatile style, it is something you will wear more time than you know. If it’s a staple piece my opinion is to purchase it.

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Top – Wolford

Jeans – Asos

Heels – BCBG Maxazria

Photography – Vinn

Hotel: Dorsett Hotel London

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Double Up With Flare Denim

January 15, 2017

One of my newest purchases is a paire of denim flares. I am currently loving denim especially flared denim! It is a sassy upgrade to regular pair of jeans, adding some variety. I saw these jeans on Miss Guided and I instantly gravitated towards the flared detail at the bottom. And I also bought a fringe shoulder jumper from Zara. I thought it was a perfect outfit combo to put together that works well. Simple sexy and sassy. (I didn’t mean to rhyme here lol)

I want to really enjoy the process of evolving whether it is on trend or not and build key staple piece that will last forever in my wardrobe. This explains my first style post of 2017 that I want to share with you and hope it inspires you to get back to your core style essence and just enjoy building your core wardrobe!

Personal Style – For me personally this year I want to not compromise my style and just be me. I think sometimes as a blogger you feel to follow trends. Sometimes it doesn’t always fit well with your individual style. And that is OK!

For example flare trousers may not work for you but you can take some inspiration by the colour palette of the look. Or perhaps switch the flare for baggy jeans or a skinny fit. Nothing never has to be taken as identical but if there is an aspect of my style that you gravitate too, then I am doing something right here LOL.

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I also want to share my health and fitness journey with you guys too!

I started the gym at the end of 2016 and it is something I have been really enjoying and plan on weaving into my life for good!

Jeans – Miss Guided

Top – Zara (similar)

Heels – Christian Louboutin

Photography – Vinn

Olivia Gold x

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Fall Shimmer – Keeping chic and sassy during winter!

November 3, 2016

Carrying on with my comfortable style winter looks, I came across this stunning shimmer, glittery jumper dress from Zara. It is such a beautiful one piece that you can throw on and feel glam.  I did wear this out with ripped jeans and it looked very chic. For you guys I wanted to style it with velvet boots.

I don’t usually wear much glitter and shimmer dressy looks but I had to, when I saw this jumper dress. Pairing the dress with a diamond look choker, it really adds sass and chic styling to the overall look. Of course ankle boots are a huge trend this winter and I am really into chunky comfortable heels, so it was an easy decision to purchase these boots!

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Keeping it simple and comfortable for the winter adding a bit of shimmer, glitz and glam can sass up any everyday outfit.

Last winter I actually put together a cool casual look here too.

I actually have a few favourite winter looks from last year, so I am going to share with you another few of my top 2015 winter style post:

Starting with Black 101, as its states an all-black casual look wearing my favourite Nike high top air forces. Thirdly an all grey look featuring Schuch knew high boots which I still wear today!

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Dress – Zara

Boots – Public Desire

Photography – Vinn

Olivia Gold x

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Manhattan Living

September 21, 2016

The yearly trip to New York was a world wind of networking, fashion, friends and having a good time. For those who follow me on Instagram and on Snap Chat for 2 weeks I was in the US for a number of fun festivities. First I headed to Philadelphia for two days for Made in America Festival, which consisted of seeing the likes of Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, Cold Play and many more of my favourite music artists. Then I headed back to New York for Fashion Week events, parties and of course to catch-up with old and new friends.

New York is such a fast pace city, with so much going for young creatives and most importantly the opportunity to collaborate. When I was out there I really saw young, smart women come together and work on projects and just bring one another in on opportunities which was so empowering to witness. It is something I want to embrace here in the UK, we have amazing black girls killing it within their creative area’s of expertise and it is important that we stand together and create amazing moments. Especially when the opportunities are not being handed to us, we have to stand and create them together!

I got to shoot some of my New York style looks starting with these with the dope visual creator Pierre!

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Trousers – Asos

Top – Berksha

Shoes – YSL

Photgraphy – Pierre

Olivia Gold x

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Everyday Getup

August 24, 2016

This is basically my everyday get up and go attire when I have 5 minutes to figure out what I am going to wear. To be honest that is exactly what happened when I was getting ready to shoot this and I just grabbed what I wore a few days before to basically show you LOL!

Evolving personal style is such a close personal experience and I hate that sometimes as a blogger you may feel a little pressured to look like you’re on a runway living fabulous. When in reality life is not like that, sometimes it’s all about a pair of jeans, a cute T and heels and then you run out the door to conquer the day.

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Jeans – Zara

Top – Zara (similar vibes)

Shoes – Stuart Weitzman

Photography – Vinn

Olivia Gold x