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Things have been feeling particularly autumninal recently. The nights are drawing in, the wind has a definite bite to it and my feet are never far from a good thermal sock.

Unless I am very much mistaken, it’s time to whip out the Winter Warmers.

I’m the first to admit I’m a continually cold person, all of the time, cold, which is why the news that faux furs, knits chunkier than a pregnant Mariah Carey and fluffy ear muffs are vogue this year is something I am getting straight on!

The deer stalker is a staple for this season and the options are endless. River Island have a delectable selection of faux fur, knitted, pom poms and those with fluffy bits on. With one of these cuddly beasts on my head, my ears will definately be staying safe from frostbite this year!

My personal favourite is an offering from ASOS, for £25 you can get this adorable hat and never be cold again!

Are you wearing yours yet?

Deer Stalking Season is Open...
Image credit 1, 2, 3, 4


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Lots of leggings

Yes, printed leggings. Stay with me….

Now you might, as I intially did, already be thinking, “No, too busy, leggings are black and that’s the way it’s always been” but slow down there sister! Here’s an interesting concept for you to try on for size: they don’t have to be black!

I’ll let you sit on that one for a while….

Yep, it’s happening. You’re going to have to get on this bandwagon and here’s why:

  • Black leggings are boring
  • They’re really dull
  • I’ve fallen asleep

I’m thinking of going all out, neons, leopard prints, aztecs, the possibilites are all there!

Patterned Leggings


River Island printed legging, 22
River Island legging, 22
TopShop rainbow legging, $40
Miss Selfridge floral legging, 20
Leopard legging, $40

Where do you sit on the black legging vs. patterned legging debate?

Image Credit: 1,2,3,4,5

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Recently you haven’t been able to see any sort of celebrity event without at least one of these dresses making an appearance.

D&G kicked it off with their A/W show where the catwalk was littered with stars (as well as Victoria’s Secret models)

Following this the same print has been in attendance at premieres, award ceremonies and it’s even made the cover of at least three magazine including the September issue of Marie Claire on Anne Hathaway. There is no question that celestial inspired clothing is definately the print du jour.

And it looks as if the same print will be taking over our high streets before much longer too. Topshop and River Island particularly have been hot on the trend, with jewellery and tops adorned with the print.

My personal favourite look from this collection is on Evan Rachel Wood at the Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8 premiere. Her quiff-ed hair and leather jacket make her stand out amongst the other dresses which have been wore identically to the catwalk.

My prediction is that we’ll definately be seeing lots more of this print on the high street before much longer.

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It may be mid way through July, but Autumn/Winter is already peeping it’s head out from behind the maxi skirts and delicate crochets to make it’s way into your wardrobe. And judging by the weather of late it doesn’t feel that out of place!

Lots of the shops have already started dropping in Autumn pieces following the seemingly never ending end of Summer sales and River Island is definately at the forefront.

Heavy knits, snoods and quilted jackets are all sitting in the ‘New In’ department ready to seduce you into parting with your £30, so here are my Top 5 A/W pieces which have me throwing my bikini in the bin and dribbling with excitement at the thought of wearing a chunky knit jumper!

River Island A/W 2011

River Island hosiery
£8 – riverisland.com

River Island beige boots
£60 – riverisland.com

River Island
£28 – riverisland.com

River Island
£20 – riverisland.com


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1.H! by Henry Holland Cherry print dress £40 Debenhams

2. Mikey Apple stud earrings £13 House of Fraser

3. Banana Crop Vest £18 Asos

4. Banana drop earrings £6.50 Topshop

5. Black Fruit Belt Dress £45 Wallis

6. Black Banana Runner Shorts £12 Topshop

7. White 85 Fruit Print Boxy T-shirt £14.99 River Island

8. Pineapple gold chain necklace £7.50 Topshop

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Clockwise starting in the top left: McHappy Heimer by Vassana M. on Lookbook.nu, American Apparel knee high socks £8, American Apparel thigh high socks £13, New Look Preppy Cricket jumper £19.99, New Look Preppy Knit Cardigan £22.99, River Island Pink Long Sleeve Varsity style cardigan £34.99, Sweetheart by Agnes R. on Lookbook.nu, BaronJon Converse “All Star” High Top Trainers £36.99, Topshop Baseball Bomber Jacket £40, Next Navy Sweat Varsity Jacket £28, Aritzia Varsity Cardigan $85

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At Paris fashion week Chanel’s show had a very ice-queen slash native-American slash arctic feel to it. He went all out, even importing a 265 foot iceburg from Scandanavia and I’m sure I saw a photo of an actual Yeti… Think knee high fluffy boots, heavy fur coats and toasty tights with delicate dresses underneath and your Winter Wonderland is complete. Here’s a few of my favourite pieces from the high street that go with this look.

As a side note, I’d sell my own mother for that fur trimmed cape dress or those feather boots. Literally, I would…

Faux Fur Earmuffs, Monsoon £16

Greta Square Toe Mary Janes, Topshop £60

Fur Trim Cape Dress, Topshop £80

Diamantee Pears and Feathers Hairband, Accessorize £40

Mesh Tube Dress, Rare £49

Curve Sequin Shift Dress, Topshop £120

Ivory Faux Fur Coat, Wallis, £85

Feather Cowl Back Jumpsuit, Topshop, £60

Scene Feather Boot, Kurt Geiger £390

Ivory Sweetheart bag, Debenhams, £30

Silver Look Diamante Cluster Ring, River Island £7.99

Stone Bird Studs, Topshop £8

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