Integrate

Today I’m integrating one of my favourite George pieces (Biker jacket) with my existing wardrobe.  I think a biker jacket is an absolute must for anyone’s wardrobe and it’s certainly staple for me (as you may have noticed!).  I’ve teamed it with my new Victoria Beckham boyfriend jeans (Thanks Coggles!) and a simple Topshop knit with the occasional accessory.  It’s an easy casual outfit so I added some black suede courts just to give ‘umph’ to the look although for running around the city I’d probably swap those for my Nike Free Runs or Converse.

Bag – Chanel
Shoes – Zara (Similar here)
Colour on Nails – LA Colors in ‘Luscious Wine’
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Summer In The City

I don’t think I’ll be the only Londoner to be moaning about the heat right now.  Friday was an absolute sweaty wash-out for me.  I went to Shoreditch to the Ace Hotel for an awards brunch with Asos Fashion Finder and Urban Outfitters.  The temperature got up to something crazy like 34 degrees, and normally I’d be enjoying the heat, but when your in London it’s not so enjoyable, especially when it comes to our public transport (always crammed under someone’s sweaty armpit…vom!).  I wore this cute new season coord from New Look as I knew it would keep me as cool as I could get because of the lightweight fabric.  It’s fair to say I lost the jacket half way through the day as the heat was just too much.  In the evening I was treated (By Claires Accessories) to an amazing open air concert to watch Sam Smith perform in the courtyard at Somerset House.  Again this was the perfect casual outfit for a gig!

T-Shirt – Primark (Similar here)
Bag – Chanel
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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?!

In The Fringe

Who says you need to be festival bound to wear a cocktail of crochet and fringing?!  I spotted this incredible top on a member of Topshop staff in the Oxford Street branch last week and dragged my friend Charlotte off in search of it.  It’s pretty pricey (£65) for something that is essentially made of holes but it does have leather patches all over it which have clearly bumped up the price.  It’s got great movement in the long fringe trim and is light enough for hot summer days so all round a perfect summer staple!

Jeans – Zara (Similar here)
Bag – Hemmingford Grey*
Necklace – Forever 21
Sunglasses – Primark (Similar here)
Shoes – Zara (Similar here)
Items marked with * have been gifted

So Fancy

I have some amazing news today!  I was nominated for an ASOS Fashion Finder Award a few weeks back and yesterday I found out that I won!!!  The award I was up for was for ‘Working the Trends’ and I’m so honored to be selected as the winner as I do love my trends 🙂  Check out the other award winners and runners-up here on the Fashion Finder website.  This is my first award as a blogger and after almost 6 years of blogging it really is a pleasure to receive.  I’m not all about awards, I love to see tweets, emails, comments etc from you  guys hearing that you enjoy my blog and that makes all the hard work worth while…but this is a welcome treat for me 🙂

Jumper – Forever 21 (Similar here)
Bag – Chanel
Necklace – Primark
Items marked with * have been gifted
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21st Century Marilyn

Hello Monday, I’m glad to see you, I’ve had a pretty action packed weekend!  On Saturday I was sent to the East Coat Live Festival in Ipswich courtesy of F+F Clothing and BlinkBox Music.  Some of you might have seen the odd picture on Instagram but I wasn’t able to upload as much as I wanted because there was zero 4G signal there.  Why is that when you go to a big event like that, and even at Fashion Week, the main area becomes a huge mobile signal black hole?!  Tres annoying!  Anyway I’ll be doing a full post on all those shenanigans tomorrow.  In the mean time I’ll leave you with today’s outfit which is exactly what the titles says, a 21st century Marilyn.

Shoes – Zara (Similar here)
Bag – Chanel
Items marked with * have been gifted

Vertical

I‘ve always been a lover of a wide-leg trouser, there’s just something slightly casual-but-not about them.  These bold striped numbers are from Zara (£19.99) and are made from a pretty lightweight imitation silk fabric, rendering them perfect for summer.  Be warned though if you’re, ummmm….vertically challenged, as they are inhumanly long!  I’m not sure what height people Zara cater for, but clearly it’s on the giant variety (And I’m tall but not that tall!).  You could also try these H&M alternatives for £14.99 (well known for a shorter leg length!).

T-Shirt – H&M
Bag – Chanel
Watch – Rolex
Items marked with * have been gifted
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