Bargain Buy: Zara Burgundy A-line Woven Skirt

I don’t know about you, but I think a nice, rigid A-line skirt is a staple for any women’s wardrobe. There’s so many things you can pair such a piece with, so when there’s an affordable option floating around, you should do nothing else than snap it right up – even if it sits at the back of your wardrobe for a month or two. You’ll find a use for it at some point or another, believe me!

This burgundy woven A-line skirt, at just £35.99, is a brilliantly affordable purchase. Mix-and-matching this skirt with an array of tops and blouses is one of the easiest things you can do, and you’re almost guaranteed to look fantastic every time. It’s the perfect “I’m late for work!” piece, which we all need!

Burgundy A-line Woven Skirt by Zara

Burgundy A-line Woven Skirt by Zara, £35.99. zara.com

Images courtesy of Zara

For Women: Cedric Charlier Single Breasted Coat

I’m a bit of a fool for a simple coat, and when that admiration is combined with evenings spent flicking through Farfetch, the inevitable happens. This blue cotton blend Cedric Charlier Single Breasted Coat is a fantastic staple to throw on over an array of ensembles when there’s a bit of a chill outside.

In the summer, opt for a slightly more care-free look by rolling up the sleeves and wearing the coat open with a floaty white blouse and cropped trousers underneath. Pair that with a chunky necklace and some simple black or matching strap heels, and you have, without doubt, got yourself an elegant, versatile look.

Perfect for the office or lunch with the girls!

Cedric Charlier Single Breasted Coat

Single Breasted Coat by Cedric Charlier, £504.73. farfetch.com

Images courtesy of Farfetch

Colour me edgy: Kirsty Ward Spring/Summer 2015

I recently took a bit of a break from blogging, however I’m back! And I’m glad to be back, because it means I get to resume highlighting superb talent, including the lovely Kirsty Ward.

I’m thrilled to say that Kirsty is seemingly on the edge of the “emerging” and “made it!” barrier, as her work is getting quite a lot of attention these days, and it’s easy to see why.

For Spring/Summer 2015 (I know I should be highlighting Autumn/Winter 2015 collections right about now, but give it time…), Kirsty produced another sublime collection with an effortless mix of simplicity, femininity in the form of beautiful overlaying and top notch accessories, and lots of edge. And yes, I mean that heads-turning-as-she-walks-into-the-room kinda edge. Kirsty’s jewellery is as loud and chunky as ever, but that’s the way we like it. Not to mention her fantastic collaboration with Williams Handmade, who’s bags are nothing but marvellous.

Kirsty Ward SS15

Kirsty Ward SS15

Kirsty Ward SS15

Kirsty Ward SS15

Kirsty Ward SS15

Kirsty Ward SS15

Kirsty Ward SS15

Keep posted with Kirsty’s fantastic work on her website, where you can also view the full collection.

Photographer: Alexander Jordan
Model: Isis Samassa at Storm
Stylist: Sarah Barlow
Make up: Alexis Day
Hair: Valerie Benavides

Images courtesy of Kirsty Ward

Love This: Warehouse ’80s Floral Midi Dress

I’m a huge advocate of midi dresses – perhaps because of their elegance in comparison to shorter dresses. A printed midi dress is a wardrobe staple for summer, and this one from Warehouse is a particular favourite of mine. Styled on its own with some black heels, or even some matching statement heels if you’re feeling daring, provides an effortless look for both day and night.

Give it a go!

Warehouse '80s Floral Midi Dress

’80s Floral Midi Dress by Warehouse, £42.00. asos.com

Images courtesy of ASOS

For Women: 3.1 Phillip Lim Jacquard Mini Skirt

What can I say? I’d be crazy not to adore this Phillip Lim skirt – it’s floral AND metallic! Two things I can’t get enough off this summer. Pair this with a white blouse (tucked in, of course) and some sandals, and you have yourself a beautiful, slightly edgy summer ensemble. Perfect if you demand effortless style when popping out for a spot of lunch with the girls!

3.1 Phillip Lim Jacquard Mini Skirt

Jacquard Mini Skirt by 3.1 Phillip Lim, £310.00. farfetch.com

Images courtesy of Farfetch

For Women: Rosa Bryndis “Mosaic” Dress

Rosa Bryndis is a Copenhagen, Denmark-based brand founded in 2010 by designer Rosa Winther Denison and architect Bryndis Thorsteinsdottir.

This 100% silk dress is one of my favourite pieces, mainly because of the contrasting patch detail. The dress falls beautifully and stops just above the knee, giving it complete versatility. So whether you’re after something for a party, work, or even just day-to-day wear, this is a beautiful option!

Rosa Bryndis "Mosaic" Dress

“Mosaic” Dress by Rosa Bryndis, €200.00. rosabryndis.com

Images courtesy of Rosa Bryndis

For Women: Zara Cardigan with Patch Pockets

Zara is doing pastels really well this season – I can’t get enough of this pastel yellow cardigan! With patch pockets to add a little detail to an otherwise simple piece, it’s the ideal second layer to throw on when the warm summer afternoon turns to evening.

Zara Cardigan with Patch Pockets

Cardigan with Patch Pockets by Zara, £49.99. zara.com

Images courtesy of Zara

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015

For Spring/Summer 2015, Y-3 present a somewhat predictable collection. Black ensembles sit alongside strong, white shirts and dresses, as well as pretty floral prints. Hints of metallic are something I’m happy to see for Spring/Summer 2015, as I love a bit of metallic. However, other than that, nothing’s that new.

Despite that, I really like the versatility of this collection – enabling you to purchase key pieces and style them in a variety of ways – so it still gets a thumbs up from me!

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015

Images courtesy of Vogue UK