Shearling Wonderland

This season designers have gone gaga over the shearling and fluffy coats in all forms and shapes.

To me, shearling is the autumn’s equivalent of the leather jacket so it has indeed become my winter wardrobe staple. Shearling permeates every major trend this season: oversized, folk ’70s, utilitarian, you name it. So I guess, the question is not if you are going to be wearing shearling, but how you will be wearing shearling this season. Luckily, the answer is – any way you want! If you, like me – love being warm and fashionable at the same time (and it is not always easy) you will most likely be the proud owner of at least a few of these beauties in different colours and shapes.
However, there is always the possibility that the idea of a shearling coat simply does not appeal to you or is just too much for you you. No need to fret, you can always acknowledge the trend via accessories, shearling-lined buckled boots, shearling tote, shearling scarf, everything goes!
In my shearling extravaganza, I went for this gorgeous Karl Donoghue Belted shearling-trimmed leather coat I picked up from theOutnet.
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 Karl Donoghue is one of many talented British designers who started his label in 1995, creating super soft and tactile ready-to-wear and accessories from the finest shearling and leather. Inspired by natural skins and their unique qualities, his cozy-chic collection of shearling leather and sumptuous fur has me fallen head over heels for his designs.
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This shearling coat has been handcrafted in England. The soft beige and gray hues make it go with everything from denim to tailored trousers. I love the sumptous shearling collar, buckled waist belt and asymmetric zip through front. The sheared shearling interior makes it even more desirable!
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Mary Katrantzou – best known for her breakthrough prints – is one of my favorite Birish designers. This Athens-born Wunderkind, launched her eponymous label in 2008, showcasing a perfect balance of flawless tailoring, structured shapes, intelligent use of digital patterns and daring kaleidoscopic prints.
Her creations are truly works of art and this Black MVK Small Verde handbag is no exception.
Rendered in rich tri-tone leather, this small bag is perfect for holding all your essentials and a high-style choice for teaming up with printed separates. Made in neutral earthy tones of nougat, black and ivory leather, it features a square body, front flap close with two internal compartments and a detachable strap so can be used as a clutch. I love the structured design and ultra chic look that oozes sophistication! One of my favourite bags to date! I am slowly collecting her treasured designs in my wardrobe so brace yourself for more of her hyper-real prints and daring designs!
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I slipped on this Modern Vintage Jameson suede ankle bootie in a beautiful taupe colour to add composure and class to my ensemble. The rubber platform is accompanied by a 4 1/2 inch heel height that gives your legs a flattering lift you are looking for.
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Ready to venture out!

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The Coat Season

So we are well and truly into the coat season. As much as I dislike the cold, it is immensely comforting to know that I will be blissfully warm just by throwing a shearling coat on.

Not only are the shearling coats incredibly cozy and practical but they also exude a certain level of timeless luxury and style.
I must admit, I love shopping out of season. You can certainly get more for your money, especially, when like me – you love luxury brands!

I have chosen to go with this gorgeous Just Cavalli green coat I bought from theOutnet some time ago.

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Showcasing the fabulous trademark of Roberto Cavalli, sister line Just Cavalli is a riot of vibrant color, print and ceaseless glamour. Dark green has become one of my favourtite colours and I love the way it is juxtaposed with the black lamb shearling collar and cuffs.

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One of the unusual features are the hinged fastenings at the front, a funky alternative to buttons, zips or clip-ons.

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When in need of turning up the cool-factor of fashion-forward winter looks, put on those super soft dark green ankle boots from Chloé featuring almond toe and block heel.

I love everything about them, the super sleek look, dark shade of green and how comfortable are they!
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I colour blocked with this amazing Alexander Wang Rocketeer glossed-leather satchel I picked up on theOutnet.

There is something so mesmerising about the handbag, I could not stop looking at it when I first got it, admiring the beauty of the design, superb leather quality and the complicated curved lines that very much remind me of the forgotten shape of an accordion.

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The bag features one open central section and two tab-fastening side compartments. The satchel is undoubtedly in the list of my top 10 favourite bags to date.

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Taking a more sophisticated approach to the classic black leather glove, I accessorised with these beautifully crafted JEAGER pony skin leather gloves that complement the coat and Ted Baker black wool scarf.

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I would love to hear your comments!

Aggie

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Catching the last rays! Boutique by Jaeger Layla daisy silk print playsuit


I can’t believe how fabulous weather we have been having here in London in September. As I have not put my summer wardrobe away just yet, here is my most likely, last glimpse into a proper summer outfit you would wear on a sunny day out with friends or to an evening party.

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If you are planning to do a floral print, make sure it is ditsy and make sure it is daisy – this gorgeous and girly Boutique by Jaeger Layla daisy silk print playsuit ticks all the boxes, clean and contemporary lines combined with the playful print will get you stand out from the crowd.

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Boutique by JAEGER is the edgy and cool sister of the British heritage brand Jaeger. I love JAEGER’s timeless cuts and smart tailoring for the office but if you are after an offbeat yet classic look with an eclectic edge Boutique by JAEGER is the brand to go to.

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I styled the playsuit with this cute waist-accentuating L.K. Bennett Selina taupe belt and pin-perfecting Zara combined suede ankle sandals with golden metallic stiletto heel. I must say, the gold heel tone plates bring about a certain je ne sais quoi!

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They are both eternally cool and stylish. This season, I am very much in love with the ankle strap heels, from my favourite Alexander Wang to Stuart Weitzman to Guiseppe Zanotti and to ZARA, there is something liberating and ultra chic about them. Create a tousled hair look and off you go!

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I accessorised my ensemble with the MALLARINO Mercedes gold-plated filigree earrings. These intricate drop earrings by the Paris based label are hand made using the ancient technique of filigree where each piece is hand sawn from gold plated metal into a multitude of embellished shapes!

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Only these funky Fendi Havana tortoiseshell oversized shades to put on and I am ready to catch the rays!

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Boutique by Jaeger Leopard print trousers

Dreary weather inevitably dampens my spirits – particularly when the downpour unleashes itself onto my newly blown dry hair – but instead of following the suit and dressing in black and grey, combat the gloom by adding a splash of colour to your outfit.
P1010480On my Paris weekend getaway I took a walk on the wild side of Boutique by Jaeger by wearing these fierce multi-coloured 60-ties inspired Leopard print trousers, still available at Jaeger website at a very reasonable price of £29.
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Injecting the colour might not make the sun come out but sporting a fun hue certainly keeps things playful and is the coolest way to combat rainy blues.
P1010500I wore them with a monochrome bow T-shirt from Topshop I bought some time ago. This very simple yet striking top always goes a long way when I just don’t want to try too hard. While, the bow makes it cute and girly, matched with these fabulous trousers it unchains fun and fierce look.
P1010499_2My shoe choice was L.K. Bennett – these Selina Mock Croc high heeled courts are simply gorgeous redefining glamour.
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P1010498The utterly modern silhouette is complemented by the fresh interpretation of the classic bow design that just dazzles.

What do you think?

Summer Party Dress Edit # 5

On to discussing a more subtle party dress, here is a super cute sleeveless sailor dress from Boutique by Jaeger – a classic shift shape falling to the knee, this dress has nautical detailing at the collar and a nipped waist which gives it that sporty twist. If you are lucky enough to pull off a drop-waist, this could be your perfect summer dress. There is something exuberantly elegant about this sailor dress, somehow it manages to be modern with that touch of vintage, don’t you just love it!