For my birthday this year I went on a girls trip to Manchester. As I was celebrating I wanted to wear something that was fun yet still a little understated and so I opted for this tuxedo style dress from Missguided’s diffusion line Peace + Love. The Tuxedo dress has been a huge hit this year as it strikes a good balance between masculine and feminine tailoring. You can shop my exact dress below with a few of my other favourite takes on the style.
“Launched in Spring 2014, Ellie Lines is a British luxury dress label which focuses on 100% silk in Ellie’s exclusive prints and is manufactured in London where she is based.
Working for many years as a fashion stylist with various international publications, designers and people within the film and music industry, Ellie Lines nurtured her love of beautiful pieces and used this as the inspiration behind her collections. Inspired by the jet-set era of the 60’s and 70’s encapsulated by the photography of Slim Aarons in his book Poolside, Ellie has created dresses that are luxurious, stylish and above all fun, each piece designed with a friend in mind, capturing their spirit and personality to create stunning dresses that real people will enjoy.
Gracing an array of glossy magazine covers and charted by Grazia as ‘Label To Watch’, the brand has a loyal following from the likes of Style Queens Claudia Schiffer, Fearne Cotton, Emilia Fox, Melissa Hemsley, Sarah-Jane Mee and Holly Willoughby to name a few.
The latest collection see’s the introduction of separates to the brand. Continuing to design with friends in mind, they are true classics that you can always rely upon to take you from the office to the party. Pulling together her knowledge of how a really great pieces work with themes from the past, Ellie has created a timeless collection that will always be your friend.
We used Ellies pieces to create a luxurious, nostalgic feel for AW17. Featuring the Dora Scarlett Lines Skirt, Maddie Silk Jacquard Blouse and Tessa Deia Dress, view more of Eliies collection below.
To view more of Ellies collection or to book a private appointment at the London showroom please visit http://www.ellielines.co.uk
I recently attended the launch of Brasserie Abode in Manchester and wore this pretty pink dress from Foxiedox.
I predicted earlier in the year that pink was going to be the colour of the season as we saw a lot of it on the SS17 runways and in true fashion form those looks have filtered down to the high street.
Peonie, blush and pastel colours combined with the structured texture of lace create a look that is feminine and pretty and perfect for summer parties and occasions. Its also a great look for a date night as its much softer than its red counterpart (unless that is you're wanting to go all out vixen...in which case go for head to toe scarlett!).
I particularly love the combination of black and pink as its a great alternative to classic monochrome and creates a nostalgic look as it harks back to the elegant yet fun fashions of the 1960's. Who can forget Jackie Kennedy's love affair with pink!
In keeping with this theme I accessorised my dress with delicate black heels from Sophia Webster and my classic black satin clutch from Lanvin. To finish the look I wore my hair half up in a messy, slightly backcombed topknot with volumous loose curls and finished with winged eyeliner and lashes to pay homage to the classic 60's look.
Shop my exact outfit below along with some of my favourite alternatives available online and instore.
Not quite ready to slip into your little summer dress just yet? Then these gorgeous floral trousers from Dorothy Perkins are the perfect alternative. Teamed with a hot pink vest top and baby blue shoes I wore this British summertime friendly ensemble for presenting on This Morning. Ultra comfortable yet super stylish they're a must have for an on the go lifestyle.
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Wether you're dressing up, doing the school run or heading to the office, the wrap dress is a style staple that has stood the test of time. From the house dresses of 1940's women to the effortless seventies style of Diane Von Furstenberg, this versatile little number is more popular than ever in the 21st century.
I wore this Dorothy Perkins version on a recent business trip to London. I teamed it with tan accessories for a relaxed summer look although the dress can equally be styled with black patent mary janes and a a black belt to create a vintage inspired office ensemble . Shop the dress below along with my other favourite pieces available on the high street and online now.
Florals have been a strong trend for the last few seasons however SS17 sees a more romantic approach to the theme. Ruffles, midi lengths and lightweight fabrics create a more relaxed, bohemian look which is perfect for the vacation season. Twin with rose gold 50's style shades and espadrills for a ladylike take on the trend or go full out festival chic with aviators and gladiator sandals.
Natalie wears the Aster dress from Topshop Unique whilst in Tuscany. Shop it along with our other favourite florals available online and in store now.
Soften your spring wardrobe with a hint of pink and move effortlessly into the new season. As seen on the runway at Chanel, Balmain and Christian Dior its the prettiest colour of the year and can be found in everything from dresses to trousers, jackets and accessories. Work lady like chic with park avenue princess shades and beautiful blush bags for an elegant take on the trend.
We've picked our favourite pieces available to shop now online or in store.
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Spending a weekend in the Lake District can present certain style challenges when you consider the unpredictable nature of the dramatic landscape and its weather. Of course you could just settle for layers of luxurious knitwear teamed with your favourite jeans and boots combo if you plan on cozying up in a country pub for the most part of your stay, however if you're after venturing out and exploring the magnificent terrain then a simple jumper just won't cut it if you have to battle, wind, rain and on occasion snow. You need to be prepared with decent outerwear that will keep you warm in all weathers. However if this conjures up terrifying visions of 1980's style plastic cagoules and unsightly girl guide walking boots then fear not as Berghaus' latest range of womenswear features on trend puffa jackets, weather proof parkas and super cosy fleeces in figure hugging shapes that are sure to keep you super stylish whilst you channel your inner explorer.
Keeping a tonal colour palette of navy, burgundy and khaki these versatile pieces are interchanged and accessorised with classic staples such as the skinny jean, over knee boot and checked shirt, creating a capsule wardrobe to take you from the great outdoors to the warmth of the pub. Shop the Weekend Wardrobe now!
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Im such a huge fan of monochrome, for me it evokes a feeling of timeless elegance inhabited by the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Diane Keaton, Gabrielle Chanel and modern day muse Victoria Beckham. Whether it be for the office, a party or a grand occasion, the combination of black and white creates a look that is clean and sophisticated.
I've worn a number of monochrome outfits whilst presenting items on This Morning with one of my favourites being this white pussybow blouse from Asos teamed with my favourite cropped, ruffle hem black trousers from Zara. I kept my look classic, by pulling my hair into a low ponytail and finishing off with lace up black stilettos and a dark statement lip to add a little drama.
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