The classic flare is a piece that I have been buying and wearing more and more. It really helped me get through 2017 winter and this continued crappy cold weather here.
Recently I purchased his red turtleneck from H&M. A classic bright rouge red that is a great fit and works with any bottom paired. Most importantly it was only £5.00. I paired it with these PJ style wide length pants from Missguided and faced the windy weather in style.
Is my wardrobe ageing before my time?
This weekend it was planned for me and the girls to head out to a few events, as it was a few friends birthday celebrations and I was looking for an outfit to wear, and I realised that didn’t have any party wear. Which is crazy to me, I have always been a girl that enjoys going out and had the outfits, the freakum’s dresses, the sexy playsuits. BUT NOW, I open my wardrobe and it’s like all I have is day outfits. Cute outfits to wear to brunch, weddings and church attire. All my sexy outfits have got lost in the mix ‘growing up and maturing my wardrobe’ I have lost my touch to maintain the sexy essence that I like to wear when going out.
So next missing is bringing the sexy back. Of course, I will need to have actual plans for date night moments, more clubbing and girls night out dinner dates. To be honest this will definitely encourage me to live my best life, be sexy and enjoy look my best whether it is being chic or sexy. So stay tuned for the ultimate sexy glo up!
Missguided – Trousers
Shoes – Stuart Weitzman
Top – H&M
Photography – Michal
Olivia Gold X
How To Style Wide Leg Pants – 2018 looks! Chic, casual & cool
On my Instagram, I shared my 2018 style muse is kahlana Barfield Brown. She is the queen of layering and wearing wide leg detailed trousers. I fell in love with her style have added her vibe to my mood board.
I haven’t done much shopping this new year sale as I didn’t really see anything that I wanted to add to my wardrobe. Which is unfortunate as a shopping geek. But what caught my eye, were these Zara stripe trousers that were completely giving me Khalana vibes. So I had to purchase. Continuing with my casual, chic comfort theme, layering has been a really cool way to play with colours, patterns, and my personal style.
Being a curvy girl (slim thick) you can get caught up trying to dress for your shape, making sure you hug the right places. But after a while, that can get a bit boring and played out. I think the Fashionva girls have got that covered (no shade, as I genuinely love my curves and showing them). But this is why I was so drawn to kahlana, she plays with bigger shape trousers, oversized t-shirts or jumper and kills it with a killer heel. It is the perfect balance of casual cool for a girly girl.
So I’m starting to purchase wide length bottoms that have detail, such as the stripe in these. I hope to find more and will document this journey on my Instagram, so make sure that you are following me. keeping it simple, I paired these with an oversized shirt and a leather jacket. I was even thinking if I wanted to add more ‘spice’ to this look, it would be super chic if I put on a beige/taupe waistcoat.
How To Style Wide Leg Pants? Now you guys know my vibe for 2018!!!
Trousers – Zara (similar style)
Top – Asos
Shoes – Stuart Weitzman
Photography – Michal Burchdt
Olivia Gold x
How to wear bright colours in the winter? Well, we have 10 days to go until it is 2018. So there are many end of year dinner parties, social meet-ups, and gatherings that require you to look your best. The weather is still gloomy and cold. And for some of us, we are still recovering from a recent cold. Well, I have actually. But nevertheless, looking chic and sassy is always at the forefront of our mind, if you love playing with your style and having fun with fashion, like me!
Bright Colours – I feel like naturally at this time of year we tend to shy away from the hues of yellow, pink, green and many other bright colours that come to mind. It seems like it is a safe, trendy option to wear grey, black or navy tones. But I love that I am seeing girls go bold confidently with colour this season, which I have seen on Instagram, blogs and just around the city in general. Girls are killing it playing with colour, rocking it like it is the new black.
On the runway, the Autumn must have colour has been red. A staple shade that was a consistent theme from YSL, Gucci, Prada to our favourite high street stores such as, Zara and H&M. Being bold this season, when I was sent this two-piece set from lotd.com I knew it was the perfect outfit to wear on a date night with my partner. I also threw it on again to wear to my girlfriends birthday party.
I warmed to this whole look because of the yellow mustard tone, which blends perfectly with my black faux fur coat. I have lived through this winter in this coat, it is warm, chic, and a classic statement outerwear that will never go out of style.
How t0 wear bright colours in the winter?
When wearing a bright colour, to balance it out I recommend to pair it with a classic outerwear, whether that is a blazer, long line coat or classic fur (depending on the occasion you are dressing for)
Co-ord – LOTD
Faux Fur Coat – LOTD
Shoes – Stuart Weitzman
Photography – Michal
We are the in the thick of the festive season of Christmas and seasonal looks are in demand. Whether it is your work Christmas party, catching up with friends or heading out to dinner parties. There is a lot going on! It really is a fun and loving season. And of course, you need to be looking on point.
Seasonal Looks – The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed Denim
In my last few posts, I have talked about ‘dressing casual’ cool and I still have kept that vibe when dressing up during this time of year. Jeans is always a winner and I recently purchased new denim jeans from ASOS, which are so chic and luxe with the pearl detail that sits right underneath the front pockets, which are the perfect kind of denim to wear on a night out. I paired this up with an emerald wrap top from Nasty Gal, which I love as it an all rounder top to style up or down!
As you can also see, I have changed up my hair and doubled the length of my hair. I love it, I’ve always wanted ‘Naomi Campbell’ look and now I think I’ve achieved the look lol.
This time of year I definitely spend time reflecting on how the year has been. I am truly thankful because it has been a GREAT year. I always go back to my journal and re-read what I wanted to accomplish and see what I stuck too, what I missed and use this time to meditate and strategize going forward into the new year with new goals and wisdom from the lessons I have learned so far. I hope you too use this time to relax and not be so hard on yourself for what didn’t work out, as everything will happen in its own good time. Always focus on maintaining a mindset of gratitude because the best is yet to come!
Jeans – Asos
Top – Nasty Gal
Heels – Stuart Weitzman
Photographer – Mike
That time of year has come round again, Christmas!!! The year has flown by and it’s come to that time when you have to think about buying gifts for your loved ones. I have started my shopping and thought I will share a where I will be purchasing and offering ideas of what to get with Christmas gift sets!
Christmas Gift Sets – My Jack Wills Favourites
- A guaranteed family favourite is Pyjama’s and Jack Wills have a lovely striped set in navy and pink, which would be perfect for a secret Santa gift or for your sister, girly girl that loves to chill in snug PJs!
- If you are participating in a work secret Santa or one with your friends, then I think I can recommend something that would be a great gift. for £20.00 you can get a 3 make-up set or for £10.00 Jack Wills body spray. Small and compact to fit in your bag.
- A personal favourite of Jack will gift set that I love and wuld think you guys will like, is the manicure set. For me, when you get a gift that you haven’t asked for or don’t know what it could be and its beauty treats, I am a happy girl. You can never have too many nail polish shades, as it is always fun to change your nail colour and have options!!!
Christmas is a great time to give and spend with loved ones, make it fun and memorable. Especially as there are so many deals out there, if you’re organized, find out what deals are on so you get the best prices. I have just started my Christmas shopping, which you can keep up with via my Instagram!! Its Black Friday this weekend, I will be also sharing the deals and codes and what will be the best places to shop, so make sure you follow me on Instagram to be the first to know, where to shop.
Olivia Gold x
My new favourite go-to for the winter season, wide length pants. For a night out or a dinner party, I have been drawn towards a fancy trouser that is sung and cozy to tackle the wind of the winter weather.
I recently have been expanding where I shop, and I popped into H&M and checked out their trend collection. FYI – It is one of the best high street offerings in the market. It really has runway trends as high street pieces, which isn’t as known to all general customers, unless you are fashion, fashion girl (in my opinion)! I fell in love with these wide length pants as it is a solid material which holds the shape of the trousers. The warm dirty orange is the perfect autumn colourway for this season.
I paired it up with a satin top with a cut of shoulder and frill end sleeve. I love the mix and match of the two tones paired together.
Lately, I have been so busy settling into a new job role that I have been very excited to be doing and immersing myself into that. So apologies for the delayed post! As you know I work in marketing and that is a separate journey from blogging that I enjoy. I definitely will be sharing more, but into the new year.
For me having more than one stream of income is SO important, as we get older we should be thinking about how you want to live your life. So I focusing on setting up my streams of income using my skills and gifts to be purposeful. So as there are high and lows in the social media world, be mindful to build a life that is lucrative off of it.
Trousers – H&M (similar)
Top – Asos
Shoes – River Island
Photography – Burchardtlens
Olivia Gold x