Shell jewellery is the perfect trend to grace your Summer outfits this year. Dainty necklaces, earrings and bracelets which can all be layered with other items to add a touch of boho coastal charm to frilly frocks and loose linens. In golden and pearly tones here is a collection of my favourite pieces right now.
Zara Pearl & Cowrie Shell Charm Earrings £12.99– Zara’s jewellery game is on point this season, with far too many wonderful earrings to choose from. These however, are one of my favourite pairs, just the right drop height and not too heavy, with a lovely touch of colour with the red coral.
Chan Luu Shell & Multi-Stone Necklace at Net-a-Porter £111– Gold plated with pearls, moonstone and turquoise, this necklace is a beautiful piece and has an anklet to match. Chan Luu originally from Nha Trang on the coast of Vitetnam, started her jewellery brand from her little garage in L.A many years after moving. Visit her website for a whole collection of wonderful coastal inspired pieces. www.chanluu.com
Your wardrobe isn’t truly complete without a Breton top. Worn traditionally by the French Navy but made famous by no other than Coco Chanel, this simple top will never go out of style. I’m a bit of a sucker for collecting Breton’s and as soon as the sun starts shining they all come out, from classic navy or red to updated with ruffles and bows- chic and versatile.
Here are seven Breton stripe tops your wardrobe needs right now so you can Chan(n)el your Parisian cool.
Zara Puffed SleeveTop £19.99– Puffed sleeves tops are everywhere this season and this one is great with the lovely gold button detailing and fitted style- pair with high waisted jeans or an a-line skirt.
Spring is finally in swing, my winter wardrobe has been officially packed away and I think I’m possibly ready to attempt a bare leg, even if it’s only for an hour or two. A wonderful array of ditsy floral dresses have emerged in the last month…having always been a wardrobe staple for me I now have far too many to choose from. From from tea parties to al fresco lunches or weekend getaways to wedding guest ready- here is a selection of my favourite dresses out at the moment. Happy Spring!
Snake prints are having their moment of glory and still going strong in the New Year having been seen on many a runway for S/S19. Leopard print has always been a wardrobe staple for me and admittedly when the snake print came sliding in and taking some of the limelight, I wasn’t so sure it was for me. However, I was quickly convinced otherwise, having found that it is a wonderfully versatile print and I have found some pieces that I love. Whether you’re looking for bold, bright, neon’s or more subtle pastel tones, there is something to suit everyone. If you’re still undecided, maybe I can help- here is a collection of my favourite snake print pieces.
Karen Millen Yellow Wrap Dress £199– I can’t get enough of wrap dresses at the moment, they are so flattering and suit all figures, this yellow dress is a perfect for a day to evening look
Alexa Chung Maxi Dress £435 £174– Sleek and fitted at over 50% off. This is a great dress to transition from Winter into Spring- whether it’s with a chunky knit and boots or a pair of strappy barely there sandals
Topshop Satin Cutout Midi Dress £49– A perfect dress for the evening in an amazing colour. The balloon sleeves and the high rising split at the front will be sure to turn heads.
H&M Pleated Midi Skirt £39.99– The pleated midi never gets old and can be worn through all seasons. I’ve lost count of how many I have now, but this is definitely another one to add to the list. I love the sage green colour – match with another tonal green or cream chunky knit.
New Look Midi Skirt in Lilac & Neon Yellow, Both £22.99– Both of these skirts are fabulous and on point with key season colour trends, not mention the great price tags.
Whistles Crepe Trousers £119 £79– These are wide-legged, super comfortable to wear and end just above the ankle. I’m a huge fan of wide-legged trousers and they are so versatile in how they can be worn
Y.A.S Belted Maxi Dress £80– Another key colour trend for this year is brown and beige hues. This shade of terracotta brown is warm and rich and has lovely detailing with the tie belt and front pockets
Bershka Shirt £17.99 £5.99– This Raspberry Red buttoned shirt is an absolute steal, the fabric is lovely and soft and will give you a bold statement look with any outfit. Pair with some high waisted mom fit jeans!
Topshop Shirt £35– If you prefer a more subtle colour this powder pink shirt is a great alternative
Mango Snake Print Round Bag £29.99– I’m a huge fan of the round bag, this one in particular with the gold handles and chain and it’s big enough to fit all of your essentials
Zara Reversible Tote Bag £19.99– This bargain reversible Zara tote bag comes around every season in different colours and prints. I love the deep burgundy shade and it’s the ideal size for all your daily needs – work, gym, shopping, hoarding?
Zara Cross Body bag with Suede Flap £49.99– Another wonderful bag from Zara that is snake print chic, love the cream suede flap and gold chain detailing, it has a detachable longer shoulder strap so you can choose how you wear it!
‘Tis officially Big Jumper season in all its chunky, cosy, oversized and festive glory! The temperature has noticeably dropped this week and I have moved all of my favourite jumpers to the front of my wardrobe and of course made room for a few more additions. Here is my style guide for all of the amazing knitwear we need in our life right now. Oh and HappyBlack Friday, there is currently 20-25% off most items until Sunday! ✨
H&M Mohair Jumper £49.99– A classic wardrobe staple in an amazing sage green colour
Zara Sequin Jumper £49.99– Festive Jumper perfection- the colourful sequins stand out beautifully against the grey in this jumper, I ordered mine yesterday, I have a feeling this will sell out pretty quickly so grab yours while you can!
Maje Printed Floral Wool Jumper £209– Whether its Winter or Summer floral prints are always needed and this one will definitely brighten up the gloomiest of winter days
& Other Stories Beaded Floral Jumper £89– One my favourite jumpers! Brown hues and neutral tones have been seen everywhere this season and I love the beaded embellishment ✨(use code FRIDAYNOIR for 20% off)
Alexa Chung Oversized Sweater from Net-a-Porter £270– Don’t you feel happy just looking at this Jumper? Now think how much happier you could be if you were wearing it?!
Zara Bow Jewel Jumper £49.99– Simple & Chic, I only wish I could transfer the jewel bow from jumper to jumper
Uterque Chevron Knit £120– Another sparkly statement jumper with a wonderful colour combination and is also incredibly cosy
H&M Houndstooth Jumper £69.99– Roll neck, slouchy fit and great bold print…to hide all of the cheese, wine and mince pies soon to be consumed!
& Other Stories Floral Cableknit £69– I’ve lost count of how many cream jumpers I own, but there’s always room for one more and this one is so pretty!
Victoria Beckham Wool Blend Turtleneck £450– ….and this cream jumper too with a wonderful diamond weave design
Jigsaw Beaded Mohair Jumper £180– A combination of alpaca, merino and mohair to keep you super toasty with beautiful pops of colour from the beaded embellishment
River Island Leopard Print Wide Sleeve Jumper £38– Be sure to stand out in this eye catching knit in leopard print, you can’t escape it this season!
Marc Jacobs Tie Back Cashmere Sweater at Net-a-Porter £375– Probably the most vibrant cashmere jumper I have come across. Could this wonderful piece of knitwear convince you to swap you classic cashmere colours for glitter and stripes?!
I adore pastel colours with a particular penchant for pink, lucky for me pastel pink knits are in plentiful supply this year…
J Crew Tucker Cable Knit Cotton Blend Sweater £205– Another one of my favourites, bubblegum pink and a great weave pattern
Cos Jumper £89- Scandi Salmon Pink which also has a wonderful woven design
Whistles Sophia Mohair Sweater £139– A relaxed fit with balloon sleeves and delightfully comfortable
& Other Stories Eyelet Jumper £69– baby pink and so soft it’s like a never-ending hug (use code FRIDAYNOIR for 20% off)
Reserved Roll Neck Jumper £24.99– lastly a jumper from a brand that is fairly new to the London scene having opened on Oxford Street just over a year ago and available to shop online too. This purple jumper will add a wonderful pop of colour to any outfit and has a great price tag!
This season is all about sequins! There are so many amazing sequin, sparkly, glittering, dazzling and delightful show stopping dresses to be had, Whether you are looking for understated and classic or a bold statement piece, I think this collection of dresses has something to suit everyone. If you could only pick one, which one would you have?!
Zara Black & Gold Sequin Tassel Dress, £39.99 – this dress is incredibly light and comfortable to wear, shift style and classic wardrobe staple. Zara had a very similar dress in the same style and cut last year too!
& Other Stories Ombré Sequin Midi Dress, £85– So much love for this dress, the plunge neckline and clinching in at the waist makes it incredibly flattering
Zara Velvet & Sequin Wrap Dress, £79.99– Combining two of this seasons best trends into one amazing statment, in a beautiful sumptuous teal colour
Karen Millen Sequin Belted Midi Dress, £250 -There is currently 25% off everything at KM for Black Friday so you can actually nab this dress for £187.50 this week!
Needle & Thread at Net-a-Porter, Tulle-trimmed Sequin Chiffon Dress, £300
Warehouse Velvet Sequin High Neck Dress, £59– Available in four colours but this one in Bronze is the best!
RIXO Daisy Two Stripe Dress, £395– After careful consideration, I think this is my favourite, two tone sequin colours, gorgeous open back with a black velvet tie and dazzlingly chic. RIXO is a British Brand born in London and I just love them!
Zara Silver Sequin Dress, £29.99– Be the Silver Disco Dancing Queen until the early hours of the morning in this fabulous mini dress, at a great price tag too
LK Bennett Lazia Sequin Dress Forest Green, £550 – Amazingly festive and elegant – who has a Christmas event they can wear this to? Also available in Gold and there is 25% off everything in LK Bennett with Grazia at the moment!
Phase Eight Belda Big Sequin Dress, £79 – Big Bold Sequins!
H&M Sequin Mesh Wrapover Dress, £69.99– Kimono style knee length dress, lightweight and shimmery black, a wardrobe staple that you can keep on wearing
Moonsoon Sonique Rainbow Dress, £190– Statement rainbow pieces have been everywhere this season and this great dress definitely part of that list, it makes me happy just looking at it!
Zara Leopard Print Sequin Dress £39.99 – The fourth Zara dress in this edit, too much? This is another dress that combines two key trends this season-leopard print and sequins in one, it’s bold and fun, perfect for any upcoming festivities!
After much procrastination and deliberation I have finally entered the world of Blogging (eak)! Style & Glow will bring you a curated style and skincare guide in the hopes of making life a little bit easier! With so much on offer in both of these categories it can be difficult to pick out what it is that you really want and for many – hard work trawling through shops and endless websites for that perfect item. Lucky for you, I actually love doing this and have decided it is time to share!
So, who am I? Just your average 30-something-Londoner who loves all things related to fashion and style, oh and I’m a GP who loves Dermatology and Skincare. So I thought, why not combine the two things that make up such a huge part of what I spend my time on. As a person who has always been slightly introverted, I have always used my sense of style to express myself and boost my confidence. After many years of my friends and family telling me I should explore my options in the world of fashion (not so easily done during 12 years of medical training), I finally have the time do it, funnily enough life as a doctor doesn’t really give you great networking contacts in the fashion industry, however, we all have to start somewhere and I’ll start with this!
I see so many patients with different skin care complaints, particularly with regards to Acne and whilst I can offer help with prescribable treatments, I always get asked what other products I would recommend that can be bought to try. There are literally thousands of magic potions and lotions available and picking the right one can often be very confusing. Your skin is as unique as everything else is about you, something that works for one person may not work for another and so there is an element of trial and error involved. I hope that I can be your guide to buying the right products for your skin and I welcome any questions that you have!