Summer Staples

My last look in collaboration with George at Asda is just a laid back, everyday summer outfit.  It’s very simple but the printed culottes speak for themselves and add some detail to the look.  Culottes have been the ultimate summer staple this season and the good news is they’re hear to stay for AW14 too.  Obviously if you’re not much of a heels-wearer then you could substitute those for some flat sandals but you know me and my heels!  I hope I’ve opened your eyes to the world of George this week as there are some great pieces in their collections and next season looks equally as promising.
Shoes – Next (Similar here)
Bag – F&F*
Colour on Nails & toes – LA Colors in ‘Lucsious Wine’
Items marked with * have been gifted
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White On White

Happy Friday!  I spent the day yesterday filming some beauty looks with my all time fave Barry M!  Their amazing make-up ambassador and MUA Adam Burrell created some gorgeous day to night looks using some new products which will be available in September and the ‘how to’ videos which we filmed yesterday will be on the Barry M YouTube channel and here on the blog for you to watch also in September.

Shirt – Primark (mens)
Shirt (Around waist) – Zara (Similar here)
Necklace – Primark* (or similar here)
Watch – Storm*
Bag – Balenciaga
Items marked with * have been gifted
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Ahead Of Time

I‘ve already begun collecting my new AW14 wardrobe and in a slightly eager attempt to jump ahead to next season, I wore a jumper (Topshop) in 30 degrees.  It wasn’t smart and it wasn’t funny.  The trousers on the other hand (another AW14 purchase from Topshop) are perfect for this weather, the wide leg allows, errrrrrr, air circulation? Mmmm, yes, air cirulation!  They are my favourite culotte-esque length and they could well be a runner for a Fashion Week ensamble (Who knows!).  Now me mustn’t forget these monochrome shoes because they are might fine for a price tag of only £39!  Well done Miss Selfridge, well done!

Bag – Chanel
Rings – H&M
Items marked with * have been gifted
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Lace Love

Sorry for the lateness of today’s post but I was out shooting it in Knightsbridge this afternoon, yet again in the blistering London heat…hence the iced Starbucks in hand!  This lace bralet from Topshop had a lot of love on Instagram so I thought I’d use it in a post to show you how I would style it.  I do have a few other outfit ideas in mind with it and hopefully i’ll be able to don those before the summer is out!

Trousers – Zara (Similar here)
Bag – Chanel
Earcuff – Claires (Katy Perry Prism collection out this autumn)*
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Floral Grid

I‘ve always had a thing about stripes and florals.  Every time I wear something floral I instantly find myself search for a striped piece to fit into the ensemble somehow.  I got these floral check dungarees from Missguided last week and have been waiting for a slightly cooler day to wear them.  They are a lightweight fabric but with this heat I need to be wearing the bare minimum amount of fabric.

Jumper – Primark (Similar here)
Bag – Chanel
Shoes – Zara (Similar here)
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Day ‘n’ Night

The maxi dress, a great summer staple and also a great day to night piece!  I was sent this gorgeous snake print maxi from Missguided to style as day to night.  I used to think maxi dresses were a bit of a ‘cheat’ when it comes to fashion because there’s not much to do with them, they are in themselves an outfit.  However over time my thoughts have changed and playing around with the styling during this post I came up with so many options.  For my ‘day’ look I chose this Missguided washed out black denim jacket and threw a basic white tee on over the dress (to hide that low v!) and knotted it at the side of the waist to give some shape.  I’m not much of a flats girl so I have heeled chelsea boots on but you could add some kind of biker boot or even a flat sandal or gladiator as a flat option.  My ‘night’ look is simple; the dress, killer heels and a leather jacket thrown over my shoulders.  In this case, the dress, and that neckline can do all the talking!

T-Shirt – Primark
Necklace – Forever 21*
Boots – Bershka
Bag – Chanel

Jacket – Forever 21 (Similar here)
Items marked with * have been gifted

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River Island Christmas 14 – My Alternative Lookbook

Kind of like the alternative Christmas message, this is my alternative Christmas Lookbook for River Island.  I was invited by the River Island press team to spend the day in a studio whilst they shot their Christmas 14′ Lookbook, the twist being that I was going to shoot my own version.  As we all know, Christmas just seems to sneak up on us so talking about this in July isn’t all that ridiculous really.  So what’s in store for us this Christmas from our fave high street store I hear you ask?  Well, faux fur is an absolute definite, bling in ample quantities and lets not forget that knitwear.  It may sound like a textbook Christmas collection but you really need to see it to appreciate it in all it’s glory!  Today I’m off to the official press day so catch my updates and constant over-excitement by following me on Instagram (@emmhill).

Bag + Scarf….straight on that wish list!

 

The skirt is THE dream…no really, it is!

White Russian anyone?

‘Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got (or don’t got), I’m still Emma from the block’

Now THAT is a knuckle-duster!

Yeh ok, she might look better than I do, but she’s got a damn hat on.  Yeh that must be it…mmmm

Did someone say parrrrrrtay?!