Date: October 2014 (3 posts)
Two-Piece
Skirts & Sweaters Season!

For a simple transitional combo this Autumn team a soft sweatshirt with a textured skirt.  The balance of a warm top but bare legs and skate pumps is perfect for that downtime vibe.

I love to vary my look; from city chic...to beach babe....to country girl.  But today's look.....Sports Style.  The sun was still shining but the temperature slightly chilly........perfect for a skirt/sweatshirt combo!  

Love matching pieces?  For me it depends on the pieces or the print!  I love matching tailored separates.... especially cute short suits. But I was instantly drawn to this landscape print casual two piece!
Sweatshirt:   Pull & Bear
Skirt:  Pull & Bear
Skate Pumps:  Stradivarius
Necklace:  Michael Kors
Nautical
Sail away with nautical inspired pieces......

One of my favourite colours has to be navy.  A classic, sophisticated and smart shade that is more forgiving than black and I think suits pretty much everyone.  A key colour for a nautical vibe and a trend that never goes out of season, here are some of my nautical ideas for whatever the weather:

Spring/Summer:
  • Stripe sundress
  • Navy/white shorts & stripe tee
  • Stripe skirt & plain tee
  • Stripe espadrilles/white pumps
Autumn/Winter:
  • Navy blazer, stripe tee and chino's
  • Tailored navy trousers, stripe blouse and pumps
  • Stripe scarf or bag
As day two's adventures included the old town and Barcelona's marina (Port Vell) a soft, thin stripe tee, navy high waisted shorts and flats seemed appropriate!  Plus the weather was amazing and I wanted to make the most of being able to wear shorts! 

Tee:  Stradivarius
Shorts:  Zara
Bag:  Parfois
Flats:  Next
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban
Leather Look

"Sometimes I feel like I'm in Barcelona.................."!

 

A place that has always been on my bucket list.  My friend Leigh and I spent 3 days in this stunning, medieval Spanish city.  From the shopping... to lunch... to the architecture....I was simply amazed!!

 

In true tourist style I had my camera, guide book, sunnies and with lots of walking in order...........my new black/silver toe-cap skate pumps! (My favs at the mo!)

 

Sports luxe has been a key trend for SS14 and since it was still going to be hot weather I made sure to pack pieces that I could adapt easily from day to night.  A super cute, leather-look miniskirt with zip front and pocket detailing combined with my skater flats instantly worked this sporty appeal.  Complete with a pair of clubmaster Ray Bans and a city print Parfois bag........ I was ready for day uno in Barcelona!


For a night edit....add a pair of heels, fitted blouse and dainty jewellery.

Day one - Camp Nou (Barcelona FC), Park Güell - one of Gaudi's creations and Plaça de Catalunya.


Vest:
 Anti Blue, The Sting
Leather Skirt:  Zara 'Trf'
Skate Pumps:  Stradivarius
Bag:  Parfois
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban