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How we 'sway to grey' on a cold Winters day!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Here we are on another crisp October morning, we're absolutely loving the fact that this cold weather is being balanced with such a beautiful degree of sunshine! It's all about warm layers, chunky knits and scrumptious accessories all finished off with a fabulous pair of shades! We've been busy out and about personal shopping and sourcing some lovely bits for people's wardrobes. Katherine was back at QVC and then we managed to end the week perfectly going to see a friend in Essex and enjoying some great food, a bit of retail therapy and a few glasses of wine with great company!

We love Essex and especially love the fact that Essex Ladies (and the lads!) always seem to take care of their appearance and boy do they know how to shop! We had a fab 24 hours visiting our friend and also ran into a lovely QVC viewer called June who came up to say 'Hi!' It's always lovely to meet new people who share our passion for making the best of yourself and she looked fabulous. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to take a pic, but June, if you're out there, we loved your look and thank you so much for coming up to say hello! X Last week we were talking about Jumpers and boots and getting inspired by Autumn Winter fashion, today we want to talk about our recent love affair with Grey. As many of you may be aware Katherine is a Beige's and Black's girl, that's her individual style and she only strays every so often for the right look! Jane is much more of an earrings and lipstick lady and 'whatever she fancies' when it comes to clothing... but we always go back to black and although we've added a few black basics today there will be a 'sway to grey!' We're big fans of 'tonal' outfits, wearing the same colour in different shades and mixing it up with different textures. It's a very easy way to look chic and styled but without too much effort, so perfect for dark, cold mornings when the main thing you want to concentrate on is layers, to keep you warm! Brrrr...ing on the layers we say and if you're dressing down with jumpers and chunky knits balance them with some gorgeous footwear and jewellery. Once your hair's done and you've got your make up on you'll be ready to start having fun with your layering and as we've mentioned one of the easiest ways to nail the layered look is to stay tonal so today we've kept it 'monochrome tone'... this week on our day off 'the only way was Essex' to see friends but today 'the only way is Grey!'

Jane loves the idea of layering with lots of different textures and always like to keep things looking glam with fab jewellery. The monochrome look we've been inspired by below is based on keeping a 'column of black' as your base layer, black top, trousers and boots, then adding in the texture with layers, accessories and jewels. Click on underlined links in description below for more information.

 

1Gray & Willow Ana Waterfall Blanket Throw On £49.00 www.housefraser.com One size, one very versatile piece for Winter 2Coast Helsinki Faux Fur Gilet £95.00 www.houseoffraser.com You'll never get 'Chillay in a Gilet!' ;) 3 - Phase Eight Poppy Earrings £25.00 www.houseoffraser.com Subtle sparkle to add a hint of glam! 4 - Grey Brushed Duster Coat £39.00 www.missselfridge.com This jacket is so easy to dress up with black trousers or dress down at the weekend with Jeans and Katherines chunky Zara scarf below! 5Black Suedette Lace Up Boots £29.99 www.newlook.com Want to give the impression you're wearing heels but not go through as much of the pain of wearing them all day?! The built in platform in the front of these boots makes them 'almost' as comfortable as a flat but gives the illusion of a high heel, winner! 6Butterme Women Winter Warm Faux Fur Knitted Short Boot Cuff Cover £5.99 www.amazon.co.uk Jane loves wearing these as a cuff on a boot or as sleeve cuffs on a coat to completely change up her look 7Wide Fit Black Suedette Zip Side Block Heel Boots £24.99 www.newlook.com Perfect for ladies who need a wider fitting boot, plenty of room for a warm insole as winter gets colder too!

 

 

Katherine loves an easy over-sized jumper and generous scarf with skinny jeans and over the knee boots or court shoes to dress up the casualness of the knits. She mixes these up with some gorgeous jewellery and creates simple but understated easy Winter wardrobe looks, see her inspiration below. Click on underlined links in description below for more information.

 1 - Joan Vass Grey Batwing jumper £19.99 www.tkmaxx.com such a simple jumper but the ribbed knit and wide neckline make this chic and easy for Autumn, Katherine loves this combined with the super soft Zara scarf (5) 2 - Blythe Bracelet in Light Labradorite £85.00 www.lolarose.co.uk You will love the way this semi precious stone naturally warms to your body temperature, but not quite as much as you will love the compliments you'll receive when wearing it! Labradorite is stunning and tones in with all your Autumn/Winter wardrobe 3 - Grey 'Kassandra' Boots £49.00 www.dorothyperkins.com This seasons must have 'over the knee' boot, in a beautiful slate grey suedette, you'll be sipping snowballs in snowtime! ;) 4Charcoal Premium 'Bailey' Ultra-Stretch Skinny Jeans £24.00 www.dorothyperkins.com The Bailey fit at DP fits us 'curvy' girls well, it's a soft denim with a comfortable amount of stretch and a perfect change to your indigo jeans 5 - Super Soft Plain Scarf £19.99 www.zara.com Katherines new best friend, it's on her wishlist in every colour purely for the softness and super size! 6L.K. Bennett Florete Patent Leather Point Toe Court £175.00 www.houseoffraser.com if grey's your sway, these are ready to play! Perfect day to night court shoe! 7 - Bassa Hook earrings £60.00 www.lolarose.co.uk Beautiful labradorite does it again with this simple chic earring perfect for daytime or evening 8Pilgrim Silicone Curb Link Bracelet £25.00 www.qvcuk.com Katherine modelled this on QVC and fell in love with the modern chunkiness and attitude of this cuff that is balanced by the soft grey and gold tone, definitely something that people with comment on! 9 - Chanel Le Vernis in Monochrome £18.00 www.houseoffraser.com We couldn't resist, a lady always needs another nail polish! 

 

We hope you enjoyed our 'Sway to Grey' and we'll be back soon! Have a great week! X

 

 

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