Olivia P: Splurge or Save?

Olivia P

Two years on and I’m still in love with Olivia P; her grace, style and beautiful manners… what’s not to love?!!

Here I’m stealing Olivia P’s style, looking at the way Olivia has teamed a stripe clutch with jeans and a sweater. A box clutch is usually reserved for formal outfits and show stopping evening wear, so seeing Olivia mix a formal clutch with casual jeans is great. I’ve selected a Lulu Guinness clutch and a ASOS clutch for those with more dash than cash (like me!).

Image from Olivia Palermo.

Stripe Me Happy…

Stripe Trend

Stripes are springing up on Pinterest…. street-style, bloggers and celebs all getting their stripe on.

Olivia Palermo takes a coffee break, layering a monochrome top with a chunky crystal, statement necklace. Blogger and lifestyle guru Natalya of Five Five Fabulous rocks off-duty stripes at Fashion Week in Paris. Grazia snapped this stripy goddess at New York Fashion Week, working the stripe trend from head to toe. I’ve already bought the shoes and skirt in this edit, so just the necklace, top and bag to go then!

Stripe Skirt, Next, £20. Shoes, Next, £35. Top, Next, £4.50. Necklace, ASOS, £15. Lulu Guinness, Katie Bag, £245.

Olivia Palermo: Steal her Style

Olivia Palermo sauntered through London Fashion Week in her usual faultless style. Maybe I’m a little biased because I have a rather huge (and well documented) style crush on Olivia P.  Elegant and super stylish, Olivia mixes simple pieces with statement accessories to create a classic but contemporary look. If you’re going to steal, it may as well be from the best….

Olivia at Preen.

Olivia Palermo1. Whistles clutch, £80, ASOS. 2. River Island leather jacket, £60, ASOS. 3. Leather skirt, £60, ASOS. 4. Sam Edelman shoes, £73, Matches Fashion.

Olivia at Anya Hindmarch.

Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 19.50.301. Bathhurst Bag, £1295, Anya Hindmarch. 2. Maxmara scarf, £68, Matches Fashion. 3. Isabel Marant jumper, £205, Matches Fashion. 4. Each x Other, £304, Matches Fashion. 5. Jewelled Brooch, £7.50, ASOS. 6. Blank NYC jeans, £20, ASOS. 7. New Look shoes, £15.99, ASOS. Sunglasses,

Fashion Sucks at Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia Halloween Clutch

Charlotte Olympia works her own brand of magic, injecting a selection of her cult classics with a dose of ghoulish spirit to celebrate Halloween. Kitty flats have real bite with devilishly red eyes.

Charlotte OlympiaThere’s a pumpkin clutch perfect for stashing candy in and red satin pumps complete with razor-sharp fangs…. all the better to bite you with! The limited edition collection will be available to buy in-store in the US but also exclusively online at Charlotte Olympia & Net-A-Porter. I think this could be a collection to die for….

(Images from WWD.com).

Five faves……weekly news round-up

Top five fashion stories from last week…..

Nails Inc introduce another manicure trend ‘Bling it on Feathers’, embellish your nails with delicate, feather like shiny particles- you heard it here first! Nails Inc.

The rumor mill is in over drive right now- will Christopher Kane be joining team Balenciaga? The jury’s still out…. The Telegraph.

Black Friday is over, if you missed out tomorrow is Cyber Monday- this means substantial online sales….happy shopping. Style.com

Miranda Kerr takes over from Kate Moss at Mango, those are some big shoes to fill. Grazia.

Alexander McQueen unveils their very first limited edition Christmas clutch- beautiful to behold. Vogue.