Currently Craving Wish List: January

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 As it’s the new year and we have already made our new years resolutions and created our wish lists for 2017, I thought it was a good idea to leave this wish list post until the end of the month so that my cravings are very much cemented in. I did vow to be good this year with my spending, as most of us do every single year, but that almost seems impossible with the amount of cute and gorgeous pieces coming out right now! There’s three designer bags that I want to buy this year, which I’m limiting myself to for the entire year.  In no particular order, the first one being the Balenciaga Mini City in Brown Suede, which would go with everything! Second is the Louis Vuitton LockMe Backpack, how cute is that? Then lastly, a Valentino Lock Bag which I have wanted for almost a year, from Farfetch, with a possible hint of a Celine Box Bag in there towards the end of the year. While saving up for these beautiful bags though, it never stops me wanting other pieces, especially when it comes to denim and clothing in general. I can never get enough of the new season trends and am always excited to put together new outfits to share with you all here on my fashion blog. I don’t even need to tell you how bad the weather has been here in the UK lately, but with the constant layering up…

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How To Keep Warm & Stylish During Winter

Winter is the season that I often dread. The only high point is Christmas because I love the festive lights, but the weather here in England? I can’t stand it. It gets dark around 3pm and the whole day has been dull and grey, the rain is constant, and the temperatures are often below 0 degrees. It’s not something I welcome. With all that having been consistent every single year, I’ve finally found tips and tricks that help me get through those bitter days without feeling numb and falling into a semi hibernation state. I’m sure most of you know that with my illness (I have M.E), I really don’t do well with temperature changes and the freezing cold is one that makes me extremely ill and causes my body to shut down (almost like hibernation and loss of movement), but since I’ve learned how to keep myself warm at all times while still allowing myself to have different, stylish outfits as I’m a fashion blogger, I thought I would share these tips with you in case you suffer the same. Wear Faux Fur One of my main things that I learned last year and this year is to invest in faux fur. I found out that faux fur coats really don’t let any of your body heat out and no cold air in as there’s no room for air circulation, meaning you stay warm. I’ve bought a few different faux fur coats so that I have a choice for this Winter, but they definitely work! The thicker ones actually make me hot, which I never thought possible when it’s…

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I Love The Velvet Trend For Autumn

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 When it comes to velvet, I have been obsessed with the fabric since I was a little girl. When I was young, I used to have a couple of velvet pieces of clothing and they were extremely precious to me, so it’s a fabric I have held close to my heart for so long. I can safely say that whenever I see anything in velvet, I’m always drawn to it because it feels so luxurious and fancy. If there’s one item and it comes in an array of fabrics and velvet is an option, I will buy it in velvet. That’s how much I love it! I have noticed that velvet has been getting a lot more popular with designers as the years have gone on, especially the last couple of years, but this year it’s exploded. It started when I got my Chanel Small Boy Bag in Bordeaux Velvet and since then, everyone has been releasing velvet bags, shoes, and clothing, that we just can’t get enough of! Those Chloe Susanna Boots in the top left (number 1) I was able to purchase and I think they are the most beautiful shoes I have ever seen in the entire universe, that’s how much I love them. They arrived yesterday and I can’t wait to share them with you soon! I wanted to do a roundup of the most gorgeous velvet pieces which are available to buy right now, from designers to high street, so there’s something…

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Welcoming Autumn + Shopping Inspiration

It’s officially Autumn in a few days time, which means we are entering my favourite season of the year! The crisp air, the beautiful hues of the leaves, the cooler weather to layer with, and most importantly… the fashion! Yep, the Autumn is my favourite time of year to shop because I just love the browns, burgundys, yellows, and neutrals. To welcome my beloved season, I’ve put together an Autumn inspired wish list (as well as my Currently Craving Wish List) to bring you what I love and adore at the moment, and can’t wait to own, if I’m lucky enough. I’ve included quite a few various brands as well, to mix it up and really get into it. I love every single piece here and am just imagining the countless outfits that could be put together with these items. I’m always all about coats, knitwear, leather jackets, and boots, so you can understand why this season makes me excited. These wonderful pieces above are from Esprit and I fell in love with them. Who doesn’t love knitted coats, suede skirts, and funky ankle boots, all in shades of brown and taupe? I can’t get enough of them and think they would make perfect staple pieces throughout Autumn, but even take you into Winter too. The first item is a knitted coat (here), which I think would be amazing layered over this suede skirt (here) with a crisp white shirt and those ankle boots (here). If you prefer the other coat though with the waist tie (here), that would look chic as well. This amazing Louis Vuitton LockMe Backpack has…

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Currently Craving: September

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 I didn’t do a Currently Craving wish list for August as I had other posts planned instead, but as September has just arrived, I thought it would make sense to include some more items in this wish list and start getting ready for the Autumn! There’s so many items that I’ve added to my wish list and a few of them are actually in my possession right now, but before I do outfits with them, I wanted to share them with you first. So, what have I bought? From the collage above, I recently purchased the Topshop off the shoulder top (6) and the burgundy bomber jacket (2), as well as the MOTHER skinny jeans (10). I’m in love with all three of these pieces and I’m planning an outfit with the jeans and top this coming weekend, then once it gets cooler, I can’t wait to wear the jacket. It fits amazingly! I recently got back from London and when I was there, I fell in love with the Valentino Rockstud bag (1) so that’s something I am going to be saving up for now as well! Naturally I still love the BVLGARI LVCEA watch (3) that I share with you now and again, which I hope to one day get in the future. Finally, those Jimmy Choo boots (7) and the Saint Laurent bag (4) are pieces I would also love to own! I think I’m going to get the Citizens of Humanity jeans (5) this month too! Which do you love? Burberry…

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All Saints Plait Balfern Biker Jacket in Nude

All Saints Plait Balfern Biker Jacket in Nude Pink Suede I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am to finally have this jacket! I know most of you saw on Snapchat and my Instagram (LornaRaindrops) about my love for this beauty as soon as I saw it in the All Saints store, but it was quite pricey at £328 and I wasn’t sure on the goat leather. After a couple of weeks of debating whether or not I wanted to get this jacket, it had already completely sold out and as I frantically searched online for countless days and spoke to customer services, I knew my obsession with it wasn’t going to go away until I found it in my size in stock somewhere and I was right. I finally found one in my size left on John Lewis and I bought it instantly. I couldn’t be more in love with a jacket if I tried! I am besotted with it and it’s my new favourite leather jacket that I own, so here’s my review on it. The Sizing: The sizing on this All Saints Plait Balfern Biker Jacket seems to be quite true to size for All Saints to me and very similar to the All Saints Balfern Biker Leather Jacket in Sahara that I have. I would say they are almost identical in fit, however the Plait Balfern is more comfortable and easier to move in due to the fabric being a lot softer and more supple. I’m generally a size UK 6 in the brand and this fits absolutely perfectly everywhere and isn’t too big or…

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London Fashion Week Street Style Inspired Outfit

Skirt | Knitwear | Skirt | Boots | Pendant | Ring | Jacket | Coat | Bag | Hat | Sunglasses | Earrings | Ring | Necklace In honour of London Fashion Week, I wanted to do a street style and fashion bloggers inspired outfit which suits the Fashion Month perfectly. You might remember last year when I created a look for each Fashion Week city, but this time it’s more exciting. I teamed up with Quidco, one of the best websites for cashback when you shop, especially for fashion, to create a London Fashion Week inspired outfit for them on their blog and explain what the outfit is all about. I chose something that I would wear myself and of course have worn (in an almost identical way) which I will share with you soon. You can check out my blog post on Quidco by clicking here and do let me know what you think of it! Now getting to this outfit here that I created, I wanted to do something extremely stylish and put together which works for all of the cities at the same time. The little tutu skirt with the cream sweater tucked in, layered with the taupe knee boots and the coat over the top, finished with the sunglasses, hat, jewellery collar and bag is ideal for New York and Paris, but if you exchange the coat for the leather jacket and wear the brown suede skirt and burgundy knee boots instead, with the more tougher and quirky jewellery pieces, it’s more suited to London and Milan. I was inspired to create this outfit based…

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Allsaints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket Review

Allsaints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket Review I know it wasn’t long ago that I got my very first leather jacket (the Allsaints Papin), but it probably doesn’t come as a shock to you to know that I ended up getting a second. Since I only really had black leather style jackets and not a brown, when I saw the Allsaints Balfern in Sahara, I knew I had to get it. Luckily I managed to while they had the 20% discount going on, so that was a bonus too. It’s turned out to be absolutely gorgeous and perfect in every way and a brown leather jacket is just what I needed. You can read my review on it below! The Sizing: The sizing on the Balfern Leather Biker Jacket seems to be quite true to size for Allsaints to me. I’m generally a size UK 6 in their coats and most of their other items (apart from the Kit Jersey Biker Jacket and the Papin Biker Leather Jacket) and the 6 is what I took in this one. It fits absolutely perfectly everywhere and isn’t too big or too small in any areas as you can see. Since I’ve been a UK 4 in their other leather jackets before, I decided to take the 6 in this one as the leather looked stiffer and not as supple, so I was definitely right in making that decision. If of course you would love to wear thicker knitwear underneath this jacket though, definitely size up one for a more comfortable fit. The Fit: The fit of the Balfern is absolutely amazing. It’s got…

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