Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Key Pieces or Statement Pieces?




Do you ever find yourself torn? Like some days I am all wanna be girly, with blush pinks and would buy everything from the Gucci Floral collection, then the next day I am in Docs, denim and leather.
There seems to be no happy medium but I think I may have found the perfect equation to solve this problem.

Statement pieces + statement accessories + key basics = the perfect look every time. 

Statement pieces & Accessories : Shoes, bags, accessories, blouse or jackets. Whatever it may be, you can add them to the most simple look and they will look take it from basic to classic. My floral Gucci does this to any look and already I have got so much wear out of it, so it's definitely worth the investment. However, you don't need to invest in all designer pieces. These Dorothy Perkins heels are on sale for £30 and they look great with high waisted skinnies or ripped boyfriend jeans & a white tee. Along with the blush satin bomber, I threw this on in London for a wonder around Regent street with my Levis and white tee and it looked perfect together. 

Key Basics: This is my favourite part, buy the good well fitted basics, you can do them all together for work or weekend but when you feel like it, add those statement pieces and accessories in. I live my day to day life in black skinnies, especially in Autumn Winter in Glasgow, because it rains so much. A loose blouse works well to make them more feminine and then add a statement bomber or leather and it gives it that edge. 

High waisted skinnies and a chic bomber is definitely going to be my AW16 silhouette - for day I'm adding my lace up docs and night, definitely these amazing heels above. I don't know what it is about Dorothy Perkins heels but for the price I can't get enough of them lately. 

What are your style hero's or silhouette for AW16? Let me know by tweeting me @florals_corals or on instagram @lucyflorals! 

Enjoy the rest of your week and stay tuned for some exciting LFW posts coming soon!



All Images - Chris Allan.



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Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Hero Piece




Firstly, I Apologise in advance for the short and delayed post, things have been hectic lately as I have so many trips and exciting projects coming up. I leave for LFW tomorrow morning so follow me on instagram, insta stories & Snapchat as I have too many exciting things going on - you won't want to miss it! Then i'm off to Paris for something just as exciting ... but more on that later.

On to this look, well just now i'm all about investing in those strong accessories that carry you through the seasons - these Dr Marten boots that i've had forever, and the balenciaga bag that makes my hectic life that little bit more chic. However, even more importantly are those pieces you need to add in with your investment pieces, these are your High street hero's. This silk shirt from M&S and Zara skirt are mine currently. You can wear them with anything and everything.

So for now, I really have to run but please if you haven't already - buy this £30 Mini, it is definitely my high street hero this season!


Have a great weekend & speak soon! 



All Images - Chris Allan

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Monday, 5 September 2016

Best of Basics








Lets be honest it's pretty much Autumn weather for most of the year in Glasgow - it's mostly wet, windy and chilly but that doesn't stop me from transitional dressing and just now I'm all about the basic. As I've been drawn to all the basics in my search for Fashion week looks, I thought I'd share my top 3 absolute favourites basics that you need to invest in now.

Levi's (Vintage or New) - nothing beats the classic shape, whatever the wash Levi's are classics for a reason, they don't just make any look work, they make it better.

The White Tee - go for quality over quantity on this one, trust me the more you invest in your basics the better the shape and fit will be, and that is exactly what you want.

The Ankle Boot - As much as I love them all year round,  Autumn Winter is the ankle boot saviour. Weather appropriate and chic with denim, leather and all the other basics.


What are your favourite basics? Let me know by tweeting me @florals_corals or snap me @lucyflorals. 

Happy Monday! 


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Saturday, 3 September 2016

THE SEPTEMBER EDIT




Some Saturday morning inspiration for you all as I sit trailing the internet trying to figure out what I want to wear to LFW and attempt to pull some looks together. 


Enjoy your weekend & let me know what you think/have seen any great pieces that you could point me in the direction of! 

Speak soon x



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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

TOP 5 PICKS FOR TRANSITIONING INTO AW16



I don't know how many times I've talked about the struggle of transitioning into a different season. The weather is off, it's freezing in the mornings but warm in the afternoons and you genuinely have no idea of what to wear.

For the past few weeks i've been compiling all my inspiration on Pinterest and decided to pull together my top picks of pieces for the next few months.

  1. Leather - whether it be a jacket, shorts, or skirt, you can still wear with your legs out like I have above, but keep warm and autumnal looking. Swaying away from summery floatly materials, a structured leather piece will carry you through the transitional season. 
  2. Denim - An oversized denim jacket or those classic levi's will be your best friend at this time of year. Add a chunky sweater to your denim skirt or that oversized jacket on top of a dress, it instantly adds warmth and takes away from the look being too mid-summer. 
  3. Statement Blazers - Again you can add one over any simple and classic look, Levis and a white tee with a statement blush blazer is the perfect look to take you from Summer into September. if you're heading out for the night, add a strappy barely there sandal and you are good to go.
  4. Combat Boots - There's nothing I love more than a pair of chunky boots with a mini skirt or dress. A pair of Docs is the perfect way to add an autumnal edge to your girly floral dress. Also try them with a mini skirt and cropped chunky knit - the perfect combo. 
  5. Chunky Knits, Sweatshirts & Cardi's. Ever since I was introduced to Isabel Marant many years ago, i've been a fan of the sweatshirt. Take a look at Urban outfitters renewal section for the perfect blush pink colour sweatshirt, I can't wait to pick some up. Another way to feel fall ready is a long sleeve cardi worn with nothing underneath and buttoned down. It gives off  a chic look without feeling too old and outdated. 

What are your favourite picks for transitioning into the colder weather? I always love to see new inspirations so tweet me or link me your pinterest boards & let me know what you think. 


Have a great week!

All Images - Chris Allan.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Monthly Beauty Favourites : How To Keep Your Summer Glow For AW16






It's no secret that I am an avid fake tan user. However even with my summer spray tanning sessions nothing really compares to that sunshine glow. So how do we keep it through autumn and winter, because with the cold, rain, wind and everything else that those seasons bring, the last thing you want is to be pale. I've rounded up some of my recent favourite products and some tips on how I keep my tan throughout those darker months.

Face 

My newest obsession has got to be the Anastasia Beverley Hills Glow Kit, I bought this in the US a few months ago, and it has quickly become my saviour. 
A recent re-discovery is the Chanel Soleil Tan Bronzer Universal, not only does it give the perfect tan base and slight contour, it's so light and airy it almost feels like you have nothing on your face, making it that little bit more natural feeling. It's also my go to for touching up my tan on my neck/arms if I need to. 
In terms of foundation, even though I said I wanted to try and find alternatives to my Designer foundations, I still think that for me, they will always suit best. I did find that, however, both the L'Oreal infallible foundations are great for mixing in and adding an extra bit of colour, as well as just for wearing on your off days because for £10 and under, you can't beat them. 


Brows

I've been getting my HD brows done at Salon Above for over 4 years now, I went every month religiously because I became addicted to how good I felt after having them done. It shaped my face, and made me feel instantly better. Hence, why I'm so obsessed with using their products. 
A well shaped dark brow is the perfect addition to any bronzed glow on your face, and the best products from the HD line in my opinion, would have to be the Browtec and the Brow colour fix. It's the working girls best friend, quick and easy but leaves you with perfect brows. 

PS - they come in the most amazing colours!


Lips

On my hunt for designer dupes I came across the NYX Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks. A supposed dupe for the Kylie Lip Kits, they have quickly become my new go to over my beloved MAC velvet teddy. 
My favourite nude tones will always look great with a tan and compliment it perfectly. So I would suggest trying a lighter one and building it up to a darker shade, depending on your colouring. 


Let me know what tips and tricks you use to keep your holiday and summer glow into the Autumn months. Also please let me know what you think of my new monthly beauty favourites series. I will continue to try new products with the aim of finding inexpensive dupes, as well as adding to my long list of products that are worth the money. Look out for Septembers beauty favourites to see how I get on.


Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!


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Monday, 15 August 2016

Saturday Night




How to dress for a night out when your not really a 'night out' person? Probably my longest lived clothing dilemma, mostly as i've always found it difficult to wear a fully fancy outfit. I can do heels and a barely there top, but i'd have to be in jeans or I could wear a skirt with my legs out, but it would always be paired with a simple t-shirt & trainers or flats.

Somehow I just never feel fully comfortable in a dressy look, i've said for years that if I ever get married I would wear a suit or a two-piece. 

Yet sometimes, occasions pop up that you have to dress up for - so how can you still be yourself whilst in a dress and heels?


  1. Firstly I'd say pick a dress you love, when I came across this 8th sign dress, I fell for the deep V cut and the mess panels. It's fancy but is so edgy at the same time, and of course that's what I was looking for. They have some beautiful and different occasion wear, the only thing I would say if you are buying, double check the sizing. I found this ultra tight across my chest even though it fit well in other places. If you have a funny shape, check the measurements to be safe. 
  2. Add your own accessories! Be it a belt, shoes, bag, jewellery - choose what you like and make the look your own with some individuality.  
  3. Throw on a leather jacket or something similar and it will make your look that little more cool and relaxed. 

How do you make different looks your own? And what's your favourite type of outfit to wear at the weekend? Tweet me or leave me a comment on instagram @lucyflorals. 

Have a wonderful week!


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