New Look – Suki Waterhouse is the new face of the brand.

Suki Waterhouse is one of the most iconic models working today. She has the sort of looks – doe eyed, long blonde hair and beestung lips, that bring to mind Jean Shrimpton at the height of the 1960s. She is also famous for her relationship with Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, and now she has been chosen as the face of New Look’s Autumn/Winter fashion campaign for 2016/7.

Suki looks amazing in the ad campaign, and has also chosen an edit of her favourites from the current collection. The collection cleverly combines pieces that will work throughout Autumn/Winter as every day pieces, the boyfriend coat in this season’s very popular khaki shade, a range of trousers and skinny jeans, plaid shirts that bring to mind the very best of early 90s grunge fashion, and feminine tops and blouses with frills that will team well with both jeans, or fitted skirts for a casual, or more dressy look.

There are also dressier pieces that will work in the run up to Christmas (yes it is that time of year again, although we are promised a bit of an Indian Summer and a heatwave this week.) The dark green leather look mini skirt and the rust sateen cami top are really great wardrobe pieces that will be so hard working in your wardrobe – imagine that cami under a tuxedo style jacket and cigarette pants for a YSL Le Smoking inspired look. Or team the leather look skirt with a sleeveless black polo neck for a 60s inspired look – all smokey eyes and bouffant hair.

The great thing is that the pieces are so affordable – the sateen top, which is on my hit list, is just £9.99, and the fabulous khaki coat is another steal at less than £40. I think New Look have come up trumps once again with this collection. No wonder it has Suki’s approval.

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Suki’s looks and key picks

White Ruffle Trim Long Sleeve Top £12.99 Click to visit New Look

White Ruffle Trim Long Sleeve Top
£12.99 Click to visit New Look

Dark Green Leather-Look Seam Trim Mini Skirt £17.99 Click to visit New Look

Dark Green Leather-Look Seam Trim Mini Skirt
£17.99 Click to visit New Look

Khaki Boyfriend Coat £34.99 Click to visit New Look

Khaki Boyfriend Coat £34.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Tartan Check Double Pocket Long Sleeve Shirt £14.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Tartan Check Double Pocket Long Sleeve Shirt £14.99 Click to visit New Look

Rust Sateen V Neck Cami £9.99 Click to visit New Look

Rust Sateen V Neck Cami £9.99 Click to visit New Look

Red Crepe Zip Front A-Line Skirt £14.99 Click to visit New Look

Red Crepe Zip Front A-Line Skirt £14.99
Click to visit New Look

Dark Grey Belted Trousers £24.99 Click to visit New Look

Dark Grey Belted Trousers £24.99 Click to visit New Look

Cream Ruffle Trim T-Shirt £17.99 Click to visit New Look

Cream Ruffle Trim T-Shirt £17.99 Click to visit New Look

To view the complete Suki Edit, click here.

 

Outfit post – January looks.

I generally hate January, it is a dull, miserable, cold and dark month that is such a disappointment after the bright lights and fun of Christmas. And, for me, this January has been no exception to this rule, made even more depressing due to a worrying health scare I have been living with, one now made a little easier due to some pretty drastic tests last week. Thankfully it seems that my worst fear won’t be realised, although I will still need some more tests and appointments in the coming months.

But January hasn’t been all doom and gloom. I have hit the sales with some avengence, picking out some great bargain buys for my wardrobe that I have been super pleased with. I’ve had the chance to review some great shows, including Strictly Live, and have had fun taking part in a cocktail masterclass that will be on the blog this week. I have also become a proverbial footie mom, with a woolly hat and scarf fully in place (not quite got an anorak yet, but the Uggs have made an appearance.

Here are the best of the looks that I have been wearing out and about in January. Where possible, I have added a link to the same, or a very similar piece, but as many have been picked up in the sales, or when shopping my wardrobe, this is not always possible.

Happy February folks.

Joe’s football training

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Shirt C/O Next (Shown below)

Mid Blue Denim Shirt £26 Click to visit Next

Mid Blue Denim Shirt £26 Click to visit Next

Trousers Primark

Boots New Look (Featured here)

 

Nando’s Date

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Jacket Primark

Top BHS (via Charity Shop)

Jeans Primark

Boots New Look

Scarf Marisota (See here)

Bag Cath Kidston

 

Football at the Hawthorns

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Hat and Scarf – Official WBA merchandise

Jeans C/O Marisota

Boots C/O Marisota (pictured below)

Coat Primark

Sole Diva High Leg Boots Standard Calf Extra Wide EEE Fit now £42 Click to visit Marisota

Sole Diva High Leg Boots Standard Calf Extra Wide EEE Fit now £42 Click to visit Marisota

Sunday Lunch at my parents house

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Cardigan New Look

Top underneath DKNY

Skirt Hobbs (charity shop find)

Necklace Asda George

Boots Clarks

At the theatre for The Snowman

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Top Billie and Blossom at Dorothy Perkins (the same in blue below)

Skirt Tu at Sainsburys

Shoes Bally vintage (Charity Shop find)

**Billie & Blossom Cobalt Embellished Blouse Was £26.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Billie & Blossom Cobalt Embellished Blouse
Was £26.00
Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Strictly Come Dancing Live

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Top c/o ASOS

Skirt Dorothy Perkins

Necklace Primark

Beefeater Review

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Dress Select ( Twitter competition win – See below)

Boots New Look

 DOUBLE CHECK SHIRT DRESS Code: #S042/0406/012_RED now £11.99 Click to visit Select

DOUBLE CHECK SHIRT DRESS
                          
                             now £11.99 Click to visit Select

More Football training

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Top Dorothy Perkins sale

Boots Ugg (see below)

Jeans New Look

Necklace Primark

Women's Michelle £170 Click to visit Ugg Australia

Women’s Michelle £170 Click to visit Ugg Australia

Birthday Party

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Top Clements Ribeiro

Skirt M&S

Necklace  C/O Zara Taylor London (shown below in detail)

Shoes c/o Shoezone

Fairy Cameo Long Chain Pendant £22 Click to visit Zara Taylor London

Fairy Cameo Long Chain Pendant £22 Click to visit Zara Taylor London

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Jumper Michael Kors

Coated Jeans Dorothy Perkins (pictured below)

Boots and necklace Primark

Bag Scotsburn Croft (reviewed here)

Black Coated Bailey jeans Was £25.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Coated Bailey jeans Was £25.00
Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cocktail masterclass at Bar Opus

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Blouse and Jeans Dorothy Perkins (Similar blouse below in black and white)

Shoes Debenhams

Necklace Topshop

Black Spot Bell Sleeve Top Was £25.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Spot Bell Sleeve Top
Was £25.00
Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

What have you been up to in January?

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Focus – Ankle Boots

In my humble opinion, a good pair of ankle boots, especially one with some sort of heel, is the most versatile footwear in your wardrobe, and one you should not be without when putting together any sort of capsule wardrobe. They can be worn as an everyday staple under jeans and trousers, and, if you opt for leather, they will also be all weather proof. Choose a stylish suede pair, with either a kitten or stiletto heel are perfect with a bodycon or shift dress and add an edge to any outfit.

I don’t mind admitting that, when Winter really sets in, I live in ankle boots. Currently my hero pair are from Clarks. They have a square heel, are black leather and are durable and hard wearing. I’m reaching for them every single day as they are the sort of boots that would keep you upright on an ice rink.  For evenings or more dressy occasions I am wearing a black suede pair with studs and a more spiky heel – more of a shoe boot style, and find that these are still glamorous enough to wear with a dress. (You can see those boots in this post here).

Now is a great time to invest in a new pair of ankle boots as there are some really good sales on, and many boots have got some good savings. This is great has we have at least two months of needing boots due to the weather, and most of us still remain faithful through the Spring too. (Unless of course we get a scorcher, in which case the sandals appear – and, of course, by a scorcher I mean firing the barbecue up when it reaches 14degrees…)

Kate Moss is the Queen of Ankle boots for day or night

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I have rounded up some of the designs that have caught my eye, many of which, indeed, have good savings.

Gabor Pricilla Ankle Boots Heeled Ankle Boots now $45 click to visit Jones Bootmakers

Gabor Pricilla Ankle Boots Heeled Ankle Boots click to visit Jones Bootmakers

Jones Bootmaker Nicolette Ankle Boots Heeled Ankle Boots now £29 Click to visit Jones Bootmakers

Jones Bootmaker Nicolette Ankle Boots Heeled Ankle Boots Click to visit Jones Bootmakers

Jones Bootmaker Nikki Ankle Boots Heeled Ankle Boots now £33 Click to visit Jones Bootmakers

Jones Bootmaker Nikki Ankle Boots Heeled Ankle Boots

Arista Flirt £55 click to visit Clarks

Arista Flirt £55 click to visit Clarks

Dalhart Salsa now £40 Click to visit Clarks

Clarks Dalhart Salsa

Kadri Alexa now £30 Click to visit Clarks

Clarks Kadri Alexa 

Womens Buckle Wedge Ankle Boots £24.00 Click to visit Peacocks

Womens Buckle Wedge Ankle Boots
£24.00
Click to visit Peacocks

Wide Fit Black Zip Front Heeled Boots Now £17.99 Click to visit New Look

Wide Fit Black Zip Front Heeled Boots
Now £17.99
Click to visit New Look

Tan Suedette Tassel Side Block Heel Ankle Boots Now £17.99 Click to visit New Look

Tan Suedette Tassel Side Block Heel Ankle Boots
Now £17.99
Click to visit New Look

Grey Buckle Strap Block Heel Ankle Boots £29.99 Click to visit New Look

Grey Buckle Strap Block Heel Ankle Boots
£29.99
Click to visit New Look

Do you have a favourite pair of ankle boots that you wear all the time?