The London Bus

What I Wore: Leather Jacket – c/o All Saints, Top – c/o Reiss, Jeans – ASOS, Shoes – New Look

Afternoon tea on a vintage London bus, whilst touring the highlights of London with friends? Well, that’s kind of the perfect afternoon! A few weeks ago I did just that thanks to Virgin Experience Days, trying out the wonderful savoury and sweet treats of BB Bakery while gliding through the most scenic route of London; I don’t think it gets more British than that!

While I’m not one to overdose on sparkles and glitter, I spotted this subtle black top by Reiss that I know I can wear quite easily with a lot of my wardrobe. I’m also pretty sure my All Saints leather jacket is the smoothest thing I own, and even though it’s certainly coat-with-hood-and-twenty-scarves weather these days, I’m doing my best to work it in to my winter wardrobe because I’ve finally found the perfect leather jacket, all hail! *praising hands emoji* x

Ladylike Embellishment

What I Wore: Dress – c/o Free People, Coat – c/o Reiss, Shoes – c/o Reiss, Bag – ASOS 

Excuse the photo-heavy post tonight, I wanted to show just how pretty this Free People dress is, but I doubt a million photos of me wearing it would do it justice! When the lovely Amy (new to Take 10!) got in touch asking if us ladies wouldn’t mind styling up a party dress from Free People I stopped what I was doing and headed straight to their website. If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know I’m a big fan of Free People so I was more than happy to take on the party look style challenge! The top half of the dress is made from the most intricate embellishment detail, while the bottom is a swoosh-around velvet skirt. With buttons that do up at the back, it’s the perfect Victorian-meets-party that I love.

And of course, what with us being in December- and England generally being very cold or wet, or both, for all of it- the worst that could happen is getting dressed to the nines and stepping out in a blistering wind that seems to take your make-up off better than face wipes (speaking from experience). Equally important for me is the perfect winter coat to go with it, and not only does this Reiss number match the nude detailing in the dress, it also happens to be made of the softest and warmest material I’ve ever seen in a coat- I’d sleep in it if I wasn’t so precious about keeping it spotless. Finishing with not-sky-high heels with a beautiful scalloped edge (that I can actually walk in), I felt pretty sparkly swish in my party look get up… I hope you agree! x

Check out how the other Take10 ladies styled up their Free People item:

 

Colour Block Camel

What I Wore: Coat – c/o River Island, Sweater – Zara, Trousers – c/o River Island, Boots – Zara, Bag – ASOS 

I’m a huge fan of wearing one colour all over but it isn’t often I go through with it myself, for fear of looking on the bad side of silly (or like I rolled around in one colour in my floordrobe and this is the result). Having said that, it’s always good to step out of your comfort zone every now and again, and that’s what I did with this outfit; wearing mostly-camel-everything! River Island this season seems to be getting a LOT right, and none more so than their selection of coats; I’ve been after a wool midi in camel for a while and had to keep still for fear of over-exciting myself when I spotted this one.

And in the most beautiful red leafy background I teamed my coat with camel trousers, a loose beige top and black boots to tone down all of the camel. To me, this is the kind of colour block that I’d happily wear, even if it isn’t strictly colour-blocking ; ). Is one colour for a whole outfit a little too much? I’d love to know what you think! x