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,

Will Olivia Palermo wear Elie Saab on her wedding day?

Olivia Palermo my total style crush recently announced her engagement and I have a sneaky suspicion the blushing bride might just be wearing Elie Saab on her big day.

Olivia is a regular on the Elie Saab front row and princess Claire of Luxembourg looked phenomenal in her white Elie Saab wedding dress last September. Yesterday Elie Saab debuted his Spring/Summer 2014 Couture Collection and there were quite a few options Olivia could glide down the aisle wearing.

Elie Saab Haute Couture

The perfect English rose look, classic and very well suited to Olivia’s slender shape or a simple and chic strapless number with decorative side panels.

Elie Saab

A full on lace number with long sleeves and sheer lace panels, an iconic romantic bridal look. Or possibly a break with tradition with a regal, blush satin gown.

Elie Saab

Finally a full on antique lace appliqué gown, drama and breath-taking style combined- I wonder if Elie had Olivia in mind when he designed this?

(All images from Elie Saab Pinterest.)

Saturday Fashion News Catch Up

Mulberry 2014

A match made is fashion heaven… model of the moment Cara Delevingne and Mulberry team up for Spring/Summer 2014. And did I mention Dusty the pony….?!! Mulberry.

Business of Fashion breaks down the best of 2013. BoF.

2014 digital media trend predictions… you heard it here first. Filemobile.

Olivia Palermo and her beau are tying the knot, just imagine the wedding dress! Coco’s Tea Party.

With weather like this, it’s time to invest in a new pair of cosy pyjamas. Who What Wear.

Summer Trend…. Looking for the light


Getting my Thursday night fix of The Good Wife is pure indulgence. Aside from the super cute Cary, fiendishly handsome Will and the phenomenal wardrobe of razor-sharp power suits worn by Alicia; I occasionally find a spark of inspiration for a post.

This weeks series finale focuses on the truth in all its variable shades. In essence, on some level I believe we are all looking for the light, where ever we may find it. Whether it’s the people who make us smile or things that have the feel good factor. Seemingly we seek out the light like a plant in a dark room.

This summer, yet again the sun has failed to really shine out ( a couple of warm days does not a long-hot summer make). Instead there seems to be a trend of adding sunshine to your wardrobe in an attempt to starve off the summer blues. Louis Vuitton kicked off this zingy trend back in Spring- yellow stripes and checks cascaded down the catwalk.

Olivia Palermo

Not quite convinced I’ve steered clear of this trend so far. Mustard I can manage but bright yellow is a different ball game altogether. Enter my style crush Olivia Palermo, looking radiant in yellow and I’m eating my words. But this is Olivia P and she would look stylish in a hessian sack. On Tuesdays’ episode of This Morning the lovely Holly Willoughby emerged wearing a sweet yellow tea dress from Savannah. Holly represents the curvy girl and looks amazing in this trend so now I’m convinced I need to add a little sunshine to my wardrobe. Have you noticed any extra bright pieces sneaking into your wardrobe?

Edit from ASOS.

5 Faves….Saturday Warm-Up


Alexa Chung makes us jealous with her Chanel collection. Handbag.com.

Whistles announce they will be showing at London Fashion Week, high street takes on high-end. Telegraph.

I have a new style crush on former Russian Harper’s Bazaar editor Miroslava Duma, giving the lovely Olivia P a run for her money in the fashion stakes. Minnie Mac.

Oscar De La Renta welcomes disgraced designer John Galliano back into the fashion fold. Grazia Daily.

Vintage moves online, meaning we no longer have to trudge through over-priced trash to find vintage gems (yay!!). BOF.


5 Fav Posts…..Sunday catch up

Rainy Sundays are perfect for catching up on the weeks news…..

Selfridges Christmas window displays are something of a festive institution. Here’s Anya Hindmarchs’ display in the making…..All I’ve ever wanted. Youtube.

Russell & Bromley launch Ms Palermo inspired clutch….what’s not to like?!! Instyle.

Jessie J gets her glitter on……sparkly inspiration for all. Handbag.com

Grazia Bloggers masterclass- essential reading/listening for all bloggers. Grazia.

A little Christmas prezzie for you…..Refinery 29 to launch in the UK in December. Fashion Monitor.


Olivia Palermo Instyle October Cover = Style Crush

Magazine covers don’t usually warrant a dedicated post, only the exceptionally fabulous or those featuring someone exceptionally fabulous hold my undivided attention. So I bring you Olivia Palermos’ Instyle October cover because Olivia Palermo has exceptionally fabulous style (seriously, I swear I’ve never seen a bad photo of her- ever!) Being fabulous and fashion forward usually means teetering on the edge of good taste. Most of us, including myself, get it wrong from time to time and incur those cringe worthy ‘what was I thinking moments’. But this girl seems to have a sixth sense when it comes to style and spotting new trends. In this feature; if you can pull your attention away from the beautiful images and focus on the text, Olivia says “I like walking out of the house feeling fully pulled together. It doesn’t matter if there’s someone standing outside my apartment or not”. Dressing for yourself and wearing what makes you happy is a message I can fully endorse. I suppose it’s pretty obvious but yes, I have a major girl style crush on Olivia Palermo.

Check out the behind-the-scenes coverage of Olivia’s cover shoot. Instyle.