Thursday, 24 July 2014

Outfit Of The Day | Floral Two Piece

Here are some more photos that I'm really excited to share. They were taken by the talented Rachel (who also took these photos) on 35mm - I love film photography! I also really love this floral two piece; I like that the bottom half is trousers rather than shorts, and the print is so English summer country garden. I've also worn both pieces separately, so top marks for versatility. A loud outfit like this really doesn't need much accessorising, so I simply paired it with my favourite ugly-but-cute sandals from My1stWish. What do you think?

PS: I'm giving away a  Wildfox t-shirt on my Instagram, head over there to find out how to enter.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Outfit Of The Day | French Connection AW14

Autumn/Winter? It's 26 degrees! Nevertheless, it's definitely time to start thinking about Autumn/Winter wardrobe, and as I generally prefer winter dressing I'm very excited to be wearing this look from the French Connection Pre-Fall 2014 collection, and blogging it on the day of the launch of their stunning AW14 collection. I had a tough time choosing which pieces to wear from such a strong collection, but I went for this gorgeous blue grey trench coat and super cute ribbed knitted dress. Both of these pieces are going to be great for awkward trans-seasonal dressing; the dress is knitted but also quite short so will be great for late summer and early autumn evenings, and the very luxe looking trench will be amazing over pretty much anything. If you're a follower of Millie Mackintosh of Made In Chelsea fame you might have already seen these two items paired together and styled with some gorgeous French Connection shoes on her style diary, great minds huh!
I also really love these faux snakeskin Missguided boots, they're a great silhouette and again look great with summery boho outfits now, and will work with jeans and knits when it gets colder. 

What do you have your eye on for the upcoming season? Will you be picking up anything from the French Connection AW14 collection?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Outfit Of The Day | Maxi Everything

Who else is loving this hot weather?! I keep complaining about the heat but I am really glad we're having an actual summer, and I get to wear all these summery outfits. A black maxi dress might not seem summery, but this one from Manchester brand AKA Clothing is chiffon and backless so I've been waiting for a nice warm day to wear it. I decided to go all out and pair the maxi dress with a maxi kimono too: this amazing 'Egyptian' printed one from LilyLulu, another Manchester boutique!
With the maxi ensemble, I'm wearing an oversized fringed bag from Primark (which Em thought was from All Saints when I saw her last week!), really cool black leopard print sliders from Plantas, and some gorgeous jewellery. The sun & star necklace I'm wearing is from Bloody Mary Metal's new Luna Tribe collection which launches on Friday; all their pieces are stunning, hand-crafted silver or gold - perfect for a more unique special present for yourself or someone else, I really love this brand! Plus you can get 20% off Bloody Mary Metal from Friday 25th for a month with code BMMXHANNAHL.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Giveaway! Win holiday goodies.

I think it's about time for another giveaway, and this is a good one! You can win a whole stack of holiday goodies from Matalan, including vouchers and a Kindle! You might have seen the above photo on my Instagram - these are the holiday pieces I chose, perhaps these will give you some inspo if you're the lucky winner.  Matalan also has a swimwear buying guide to help you choose the best swimwear for you from their great selection! 

So, to win all these prizes - 
- simply enter using the form below. Don't forget to leave a comment on this post letting me know your favourite piece of Matalan swimwear! 

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**unfortunately this giveaway is open to UK readers only**

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Outfit Of The Day | Slouchy Stripes

Shirt - Motel | Trousers - Topshop | Shoes - ASOS | Bag - Missguided* | Sunglasses - Matalan*

Following quite nicely from my last post about my spa day and afternoon tea, here's the outfit I wore. I chose something very relaxed and loose fitting, which also was cool enough for the super hot weather. I actually really love how this outfit turned out! My shirt is from Motel - a bit of an impulse sale purchase but at only £12 I couldn't resist. Don't forget you can get 20% off full price Motel with my discount code 'hannahlouisef'! I paired it with an old favourite in these Topshop Boutique silk joggers from a couple of years ago, and a new favourite in these ASOS flats. I also love the most recent addition to my bag collection, this slouchy-ish white drawstring bag from Missguided, and a new pair of sunglasses from Matalan!