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Balmain jacket - Balmain blazer - velvet Balmain jacket - gold button

Balmain jacket - Balmain blazer - velvet Balmain jacket - gold button

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Balmain jacket - Balmain blazer - velvet Balmain jacket - gold button

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I was wearing
Jacket, Balmain and here
Jeans, River Island
Shoes, Christian Louboutin
Top, Balmain here & here

Doubling up on buttons. The bigger the bolder the better. I love this style. Military is such a cool look. The combination of velvet and torn denim is also a fave of my. Glam-ing up my day look is so much fun. I love that you can wear this jacket with anything. It’s a master piece .. it makes everything and you look amazing.

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Belt up

Miu miu Devore belt as seen on the as16 catwalk show- Miu miu aw16 collection - Miu miu belt- from the catwalk Miu miu belt- coat belted- waist belt- velvet belt- designer belt- Miu miu belts- how to wear your coat- how to wear a belt- London street style-camel coat- belted coats-blonde women- stylish women - Welsh blogger Dawn- blogger uk- best uk bloggers - London blogger - style blogger - heels- cropped jeans

Miu miu Devore belt as seen on the as16 catwalk show- Miu miu aw16 collection - Miu miu belt- from the catwalk Miu miu belt- coat belted- waist belt- velvet belt- designer belt- Miu miu belts- how to wear your coat- how to wear a belt- London street style-camel coat- belted coats-blonde women- stylish women - Welsh blogger Dawn- blogger uk- best uk bloggers - London blogger - style blogger - heels- cropped jeans

Miu miu Devore belt as seen on the as16 catwalk show- Miu miu aw16 collection - Miu miu belt- from the catwalk Miu miu belt- coat belted- waist belt- velvet belt- designer belt- Miu miu belts- how to wear your coat- how to wear a belt- London street style-camel coat- belted coats-blonde women- stylish women - Welsh blogger Dawn- blogger uk- best uk bloggers - London blogger - style blogger - heels- cropped jeans

Miu miu Devore belt as seen on the as16 catwalk show- Miu miu aw16 collection - Miu miu belt- from the catwalk Miu miu belt- coat belted- waist belt- velvet belt- designer belt- Miu miu belts- how to wear your coat- how to wear a belt- London street style-camel coat- belted coats-blonde women- stylish women - Welsh blogger Dawn- blogger uk- best uk bloggers - London blogger - style blogger - heels- cropped jeans

Miu miu Devore belt as seen on the as16 catwalk show- Miu miu aw16 collection - Miu miu belt- from the catwalk Miu miu belt- coat belted- waist belt- velvet belt- designer belt- Miu miu belts- how to wear your coat- how to wear a belt- London street style-camel coat- belted coats-blonde women- stylish women - Welsh blogger Dawn- blogger uk- best uk bloggers - London blogger - style blogger - heels- cropped jeans

Miu miu Devore belt as seen on the as16 catwalk show- Miu miu aw16 collection - Miu miu belt- from the catwalk Miu miu belt- coat belted- waist belt- velvet belt- designer belt- Miu miu belts- how to wear your coat- how to wear a belt- London street style-camel coat- belted coats-blonde women- stylish women - Welsh blogger Dawn- blogger uk- best uk bloggers - London blogger - style blogger - heels- cropped jeans

I was wearing
Belt, Miu Miu here & here
Coat, Similar here
Shoes, Banana Republic
Handbag, YSL
Jeans,here and here

The classic camel coat. The fail safe winter staple. Pretty much goes with anything and everything. Chic,comfortable and easy to wear. I love these coats and they last for years and years. It’s definitely worth investing in a good winter coat.This neutral shade is great for long lasting wear and you can always add a belt like I have here. Or even a pop of colour to compliment the soft shade.

Going with a pair of these cropped flared jeans is a great option for Autumn too. Great for showing off boots. As this year there are so many beautiful pairs with amazing details you need a hemline to compliment them. I’ve gone for a pair of sandals here as I was enjoying the last few weeks of freedom for the feet. I do try and resist winter for as long as possible.

Have a great weekend xx Dawn

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Velvet

Velvet bodysuit- Zara ballet top- blonde woman - marylin Monroe - earrings- ballet flats Miu miu- aw16 Miu miu shoes- river island jeans- YSL handbag- ootd- style for Sunday- green eyes- make up- ripped jeans- silver ballet flats- what to wear out- you magazine - celine sunglasses

Velvet bodysuit- Zara ballet top- blonde woman - marylin Monroe - earrings- ballet flats Miu miu- aw16 Miu miu shoes- river island jeans- YSL handbag- ootd- style for Sunday- green eyes- make up- ripped jeans- silver ballet flats- what to wear out- you magazine - celine sunglasses

Velvet bodysuit- Zara ballet top- blonde woman - marylin Monroe - earrings- ballet flats Miu miu- aw16 Miu miu shoes- river island jeans- YSL handbag- ootd- style for Sunday- green eyes- make up- ripped jeans- silver ballet flats- what to wear out- you magazine - celine sunglasses

Velvet bodysuit- Zara ballet top- blonde woman - marylin Monroe - earrings- ballet flats Miu miu- aw16 Miu miu shoes- river island jeans- YSL handbag- ootd- style for Sunday- green eyes- make up- ripped jeans- silver ballet flats- what to wear out- you magazine - celine sunglasses

Velvet bodysuit- Zara ballet top- blonde woman - marylin Monroe - earrings- ballet flats Miu miu- aw16 Miu miu shoes- river island jeans- YSL handbag- ootd- style for Sunday- green eyes- make up- ripped jeans- silver ballet flats- what to wear out- you magazine - celine sunglasses

Velvet bodysuit- Zara ballet top- blonde woman - marylin Monroe - earrings- ballet flats Miu miu- aw16 Miu miu shoes- river island jeans- YSL handbag- ootd- style for Sunday- green eyes- make up- ripped jeans- silver ballet flats- what to wear out- you magazine - celine sunglasses

Velvet bodysuit- Zara ballet top- blonde woman - marylin Monroe - earrings- ballet flats Miu miu- aw16 Miu miu shoes- river island jeans- YSL handbag- ootd- style for Sunday- green eyes- make up- ripped jeans- silver ballet flats- what to wear out- you magazine - celine sunglasses

Ballet Pumps, Miu Miu
Jeans, River Island
Top, similar here & here
Glasses, Celine

I’m so happy that velvet is in abundance this year. From jackets to bags and  shoes..the crush on velvet is in full flow. I love the richness it brings to an outfit. It has always been a fave of mine. It can look extravagant and expensive.It’s beautiful in pretty much every colour too. Striking and luxurious comes to mind when I see velvet. I love the tops, the ballet pumps, heels and pants in this lushus texture. I can’t say I’m overly pleased at the fact it’s Autumn but if I get to indulge in these gorgeous things then I can’t complain too much…. well no just yet!! But wait till it’s freezing cold and raining everyday then you might here me moan pretty much constantly … ha ha

xx Dawn

shop the velvet trend here

My looks

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Catwalk to Closet

Topshop aw17 catwalk show- ss17 catwalk to closet Topshop - Topshop unique blouse from the catwalk- Audrey blouse Topshop unique - formal blouse- shop the runway- lfw ss17- Topshop unique - womens dressing- outfits- Valentino handbag- Miu miu ballet flats- silver ballet shoes- Levi's shorts- dressing up - blonde women- London- USA

Topshop aw17 catwalk show- ss17 catwalk to closet Topshop - Topshop unique blouse from the catwalk- Audrey blouse Topshop unique - formal blouse- shop the runway- lfw ss17- Topshop unique - womens dressing- outfits- Valentino handbag- Miu miu ballet flats- silver ballet shoes- Levi's shorts- dressing up - blonde women- London- USA

Topshop aw17 catwalk show- ss17 catwalk to closet Topshop - Topshop unique blouse from the catwalk- Audrey blouse Topshop unique - formal blouse- shop the runway- lfw ss17- Topshop unique - womens dressing- outfits- Valentino handbag- Miu miu ballet flats- silver ballet shoes- Levi's shorts- dressing up - blonde women- London- USA

Topshop aw17 catwalk show- ss17 catwalk to closet Topshop - Topshop unique blouse from the catwalk- Audrey blouse Topshop unique - formal blouse- shop the runway- lfw ss17- Topshop unique - womens dressing- outfits- Valentino handbag- Miu miu ballet flats- silver ballet shoes- Levi's shorts- dressing up - blonde women- London- USA

Topshop aw17 catwalk show- ss17 catwalk to closet Topshop - Topshop unique blouse from the catwalk- Audrey blouse Topshop unique - formal blouse- shop the runway- lfw ss17- Topshop unique - womens dressing- outfits- Valentino handbag- Miu miu ballet flats- silver ballet shoes- Levi's shorts- dressing up - blonde women- London- USA

Catwalk-to-closet-topshop-unique- lfw- Topshop unique Audrey blouse- floral blouse

I was wearing
New season TopShop Unique Blouse here & here
Shorts, Levi
Ballet Shoes, Miu Miu
Handbag, Valentino
Sunglasses, Celine

Catwalk to closet is here!! It happened at Burberry and Topshop unique at London fashion week. Within 24 hours of it being seen on the runways they were on the rails. Obtainable instantly with a click of a button. I really like the concept and I guess it’s a way of getting the buyer to buy the item when they see it rather then it going from their minds and the brands trying to capture your interest again several months later. There’s no time to wait and fashion is moving fast. The competition is mounting and to be able to get people to buy it the moment they see and lust it is the key !!

I fell in love with this floral blouse. The colours and vintage feel captured me and the novelty of being able to wear something that literally was just on the runway took hold and I pressed the buy button. Glad I did as its such a pretty piece and one I can just wear with jeans or shorts.

It’s always nice to have a blouse at hand. It’s a wardrobe staple and one you can reuse. Dress them up or down they are a piece in themselves. My kind of dressing if I’m honest. Something that looks nice but with minimum effort.

Happy Sunday xx Dawn

 

 

 

 

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Military

Military trend London fashion week aw16 - London fashion week ss17- street style- front row- London- lfw-stylish- women-blonde- lace skirt - belted waist - ootd- ankle boots- YSL handbag- Miu miu catwalk belt- velvet belt Miu miu- celine sunglasses-Chloe neck silk scarf

Military trend London fashion week aw16 - London fashion week ss17- street style- front row- London- lfw-stylish- women-blonde- lace skirt - belted waist - ootd- ankle boots- YSL handbag- Miu miu catwalk belt- velvet belt Miu miu- celine sunglasses-Chloe neck silk scarf

Military trend London fashion week aw16 - London fashion week ss17- street style- front row- London- lfw-stylish- women-blonde- lace skirt - belted waist - ootd- ankle boots- YSL handbag- Miu miu catwalk belt- velvet belt Miu miu- celine sunglasses-Chloe neck silk scarf

Military trend London fashion week aw16 - London fashion week ss17- street style- front row- London- lfw-stylish- women-blonde- lace skirt - belted waist - ootd- ankle boots- YSL handbag- Miu miu catwalk belt- velvet belt Miu miu- celine sunglasses-Chloe neck silk scarf

Military trend London fashion week aw16 - London fashion week ss17- street style- front row- London- lfw-stylish- women-blonde- lace skirt - belted waist - ootd- ankle boots- YSL handbag- Miu miu catwalk belt- velvet belt Miu miu- celine sunglasses-Chloe neck silk scarf

Military trend London fashion week aw16 - London fashion week ss17- street style- front row- London- lfw-stylish- women-blonde- lace skirt - belted waist - ootd- ankle boots- YSL handbag- Miu miu catwalk belt- velvet belt Miu miu- celine sunglasses-Chloe neck silk scarf

Military trend London fashion week aw16 - London fashion week ss17- street style- front row- London- lfw-stylish- women-blonde- lace skirt - belted waist - ootd- ankle boots- YSL handbag- Miu miu catwalk belt- velvet belt Miu miu- celine sunglasses-Chloe neck silk scarf

Jacket, River Island

Scarf,Chloe

Skirt, Zara

Boots, similar here

Belt,Miu Miu

Sunglasses, Celine

Handbag,YSL

Vest,Topshop

Military can sometimes be a little hard so I’ve softened the look with a few feminine touches of lace, tapestry and I’ve clinched in my waist with a wide velvet belt. Wide belts are top of my lust list at the moment. It’s probably one of my favourite ways to style up a look. Over jackets, cardigans or dresses. I’m sure it’s not the last time you’ll see me wearing a waist clincher like this one.

It was a pretty wet start to the day but it was brightened up with a lovely lunch and a handful of beautiful shows.
Prior to leaving the everyday juggling of family affairs occurred. That’s a military operation in itself. It can be a bit of a drama at times. But I guess it’s worth it when you get to enjoy a lovely day. Going to fashion week was always my goal when I first started my blog. I never stray to far away from my purpose. So I’m always happy to sit there and watch the front row antics and catwalk fashions. It’s a dream come true for me. A special day out that I really appreciate.

As a mother I often feel pulled in every direction especially when there’s so much to do and my family to consider. I sometimes feel I’m way to hard on myself. I love to achieve and do well in my work but I also love to be there everyday for my children. I sometimes need to be in four places at once. It’s a tough call at times and I often miss out on great opportunities so I can be there for my kids instead. That doesn’t make me sad but it can often feel frustrating. I guess I just want to be doing a good job all round for everyone. It’s a lot to take on at times. Women are doing so much these days. We fit into so many roles.I know men your do your thing too ( I praise you too). But the role of being a women has definitely changed and become a much bigger one. We are pretty super human in my opinion and I respect all that are doing their very best on a day to day basis. It’s not easy, so take five and be kind to yourself. Your doing a great job just being you.So on that note have a great week. Wear what you love and enjoy your life. xx Dawn

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