Saturday, 29 December 2012

What to Wear When Travelling - Cold Climate to Hot

I hope everyone is by now fully recovered from a fruitful Christmas and preparing for the New Year! A quick little post here for anyone hoping to catch some winter sun and escape the dreary winter weather!

I always struggle when deciding what to wear travelling with the comfort vs. style dilemma constantly at the forefront of my mind. When a flight or journey is short term (say a couple of hours) this is not so much of an issue, existing in slight discomfort in the name of fashion can be done. However, when a 9 hour flight is awaiting you after an already longish 1 and a half hour drive to the airport, a onesie is the only thing that I want to wear! However tempting this may be, it is not an option! There is, however, a meeting place between comfort and style in which neither is compromised and that allows you to reach your destination without looking a hot mess!

After doing my usual troll online for solutions (and with a little help from some very helpful polyvorers!) The below outfit worked a treat as a presentable but extremely comfortable travelling outfit. Here are a few travel friendly tips when dressing for flights or long journeys:

  • Layers are your friend! Looking remotely presentable leaving London on a not so sunny day in December for an extremely humid evening in Barbados was totally dependent on layering. I noticed that many people did not utilise this incredibly useful fact and ended up in 27ºC evening heat in boots, jeans and shirts. Not comfortable and not a good look! A simple tank under a shirt of blouse can add warmth in the cold while being your basis for your warm weather outfit. Alternatively if it is not to cold you may be able to get away with just a t-shirt/blouse under a thick jumper, easy to remove and very comfortable.
  • Footwear can often be a tricky choice when changing climates (as described above!) which is why I tend to go for ballet pumps with a pair of sandals in my hand luggage. In the cold, teaming the pumps with black socks, or tights if you are wearing a skirt or dress, keeps your feet toasty and comfortable without looking too outlandish. Then a quick switch before landing ensures that you are totally comfortable and your feet are not on fire once your land!
  • Accessories are everything, but just make sure that you don't overload on the metal! Nothing is more annoying than having to strip of all your metal items at security and then having the re-dress yourself afterwards. It's just long! This time I avoided the hassle by wearing wooden earrings and putting on my statement necklaces before landing as I was wearing a scarf on the journey. Also jeggings over jeans are both more comfortable and avoid the belt issue at security...[UPDATE: maxi skirts/dresses with tights or leggings underneath are also a good alternative!]
Here's an interpretation of what I wore...
From London to Barbados...
Items: Wooly jumper (I got a similar one from Primark) , scarf, body warm/vest/gillet, pumps, tote bag, jeggings, blouse/top, statement necklace, earrings, nail varnish (for the toesies!), sandals/flip flops.

Do you have any travel outfit tips? What do you usually wear when travelling? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas from The Fashion Meteorologist!

I just wanted to send seasons greetings and wish all of you out there a very Merry Christmas!!!! It's not actually Christmas here yet (about 3 and a half hours to go...) but thought I would go with Greenwich mean time!!!! Hope all your Christmas wishes come true and you have a fab day of love and happiness!


Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

p.s. A heads up for all the shopaholics out there! Many retailers have already started their sales so now is the time to grab some bargains! River Island have lots of fab goodies, many for under a tenner so make sure to check it out!!!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Sunshine and Rain - Dressing for Tropical Climates.

So, since I didn't get to do a post before I left, I thought I would at least do a quick post here from sunny Barbados! Although the climate is a drastic improvement from the grey skies and bitter winds of London, many similar fashion dilemmas still arise, and it is not as easy to predict the weather here, particularly as it varies so much from place to place! Despite the fact that Barbados is so tiny, it is very common for it to be raining on one part of the island and for another part (sometimes just down the road) to be perfectly dry with sunny skies. This creates obvious problems when deciding what to wear as you really cannot tell exactly how the weather will be where you are.

It is for this reason that when here, there are certain adjustments that I make to my fashion decisions which are slightly out of character for me. For example, I am very very particular when in London to plan my footwear based on whether it is going to rain or be cold. No such planning can be done here and in a way it doesn't need to. A shower in Barbados is what in London would probably be called heavy rain, the only difference is that it is short lived. This means that whatever shoes you have on, your feet will get wet regardless as the likelihood of wearing wellies is...unlikely. So, closed toe or open toe, it really depends on your preference, I don't mind having wet feet so usually I opt for open.

The biggest challenge that I face dressing for Barbados weather is in fact man made. With daytime temperatures averaging 28ºc at this time of the year, there is no escaping my most hated device - the dreaded air-conditioning! As a naturally cold person, air conditioning makes my life hell, particularly those set to unnaturally cold temperatures. Constantly going from super hot to extremely cold means that it is hard to maintain a stable body temperature, making colds almost inevitable. Carrying a cardigan or shirt to throw over if inside for long periods of time is the best bet, however if going in and out regularly (like when shopping) means most of the time I just have to suck it up and deal with it...

Yesterday was a hot day but had several heavy showers. Here is a replica of what I wore...

Sunshine and Rain...


How do you dress in unpredictable weather? Any advice? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Capsule Wardrobe 101: 3 Week Beach Holiday

So, in approximately 6 days time (not that I am counting or anything!) I am off to sunny Barbados for 3 weeks! Considering the minus temperatures that London has been experiencing this week, I can't deny that the warmer climate (generally 28º - 32ºc!) is very inviting right now. But, as with any trip, the dilemma of what to pack had me stumped, particularly because after several short trips this year, 3 weeks seems like a life time! However, after spending hours trolling through probably every packing guide/blog post available online as well as capsule wardrobe advice, I came up with the following list...

2 shirts - 1 denim and one black. These can either be warn as they are or over tops/t-shirts like a jacket
4 t-shirts - each in different colours
2 vest tops - including a black one (always essential!)
2 blouses/ dressy tops - these should be able to be worn casually too
2 casual shorts - if your not a shorts person, you can add an extra pair of jeans or skirt
1 maxi dress - as I am tall, maxi dresses tend to be really heavy but if your not then add more!
1 normal dress - this should be able to be worn casual and dressy
1 jumpsuit/playsuit - strapless ones are great for the beach
1 beach dress/cover up - another item that should be versatile
1 maxi skirt - I'm going for a black one but any colour is good really
2 mini skirts - maybe in different styles, I picked a high-low skirt to change it up
1 pair of trousers/jeans/jeggings/chinos - preferably in a neutral colour
1 cardigan - not black as the black shirt serves this purpose
2 bikinis/swimsuits - I'm not really one for bringing lots of bikinis, I just want one to wear when the other is wet!
1 pair of flip flops - for obvious reasons
1 pair of wedges - comfortable and dressy (but also casual :-) )
1 pair of flat sandals - for those days when flip flops won't do
1 pair of trainers/closed-toe shoes - for those rainy days or days when considerable walking is required
1 beach bag - can be doubled up as your travel bag (which is what I am doing)
1 clutch bag - nights out, dinner etc.
1 sun hat - sun and hair...
2 sunglasses - 2 different styles maybe on more fancy?
Tons of accessories - a mixture of gold and silver, versatile things that can be dressed up or down

Minus the accessories and swimwear, below is the above materialised! It should cover activities such as beach time, shopping, lunches/dinners, bars etc. Most of the items I actually own and will be packing...

Winter Sun...


Do you think this will be enough for 3 weeks? Any capsule wardrobe tips? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Monday, 10 December 2012

Dress for Success - Interview Outfits for the Cold

Hi guys! Apologies that it has been a little while since my last post but I am back!

So, today I had an interview for an internship with a fantastic music organisation and really wanted to make a good impression. I was totally thrown however when I check the weather and much to my horror, the 'feels like' temperature was showing 1°! I roughly knew what I wanted to wear as a while ago I purchased a bunch of peplum tops in different colours from New Look specifically for this type of occasion, but definitely found that I had to weather-proof for the hour journey there and back.

Weather proofing strategies...
The stretchiness of the top and the fact I was wearing a blazer on top meant that I was able to conceal an ultra-warm black long sleeve top underneath. To eliminate the draft from my 3/4 length sleeves under my coat, my trusty arm warmers came into play. Finally to avoid looking like I was wearing leggings with my super cosy Primark tights, I went for the weather technology ones which are slightly lighter but still very warm (sadly these got caught on my boot zip on the way home and laddered!!! :-( ).   I was particular undecided about footwear as it had originally planned to wear low-heeled black pumps.  But a combination of not being bothered to carry flats and wanting to keep my feet warm led to me trying out my new ankle boots from Dorothy Perkins. They worked a treat and definitely didn't detract from the professional look I was going for.

Results...
The final result was definitely a winner! A professional outfit which kept me super warm and GOT ME THE INTERNSHIP!!! Although I did feel very overdressed compared to the other candidates, it does show that it pays to dress for success. See what I wore below, a few items are old but some still available to buy...

Got the job...


Bag - Ollie and Nic (old) | Earrings - JCPenny (old) | Peplum top - New Look - £8.99 | Belt - Forever 21 -£2.40 (mine actually came off an old dress) | Skirt - New Look - £15 (I got mine from Forever 21 for £2.99 in the summer sales!) | Blazer - H&M - £15 (I bought mine a few years ago) | Boots - Dorothy Perkins - £32

Speaking of dressing for success, Dress For Success is a great charity which helps women who are not as fortunately as many of us to be able to dress for job success. They accept donations of "high quality work-appropriate clothes in all sizes," so do spare a thought for them next time you do a wardrobe clear out :-)

Have you had a job interview recently? What did you wear? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Bargains In Unexpected Places...£1 Earrings

I was so excited by my purchases today that I had to come home and post straight away! But first I must make a confession to you...I am a earring-a-holic! I am totally obsessed with earrings, the stranger looking the better. I have no idea how many I have but since I have been wearing earrings since I was 2 months old (I am now 22!) I think I have accrued quite an extensive collection.

Recently, however, I have been trying to stop buying more as I barely have time to wear the ones I have, let alone any new additions. But I just couldn't resist today when my boyfriend and I went into Burton on a belt hunt and stumbled across their accessories/jewellery section. Now first of all, call me ignorant, but I was completely unaware that they sell sets of earrings for guys! They are pretty much identical to the ones they sell for ladies and ironically the designs are quite similar too. What really got me however, was just how cheap they had gone down too - the original prices were £6 but they had been discounted to £1!

Obviously I got them (or really I got my boyfriend to get them for me lol) and even picked up a £1 ring at the same time! RESULT!!!! The moral of the story is truly that bargains really are found in the most unexpected places, especially when you are not looking for them. Check out my purchases below...

These are perfect for top holes
(I have 2.) 
       
          Not exactly the most 
          masculine ring ever right?
Love these quirky kinds
 of earrings

Have you got any stories of unexpected places you have found bargains? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Monday, 3 December 2012

What's In My Bag?... My Tools for Weather Survival

As my ultimate weather-navigating accessory, my handbag holds the essential items needed for me to avoid any mishaps when out and about. With a few exceptions which come and go from my staples  (such as pens, painkillers etc.),  I largely carry around the same things daily. So, I thought I would do a 'what's in my bag' post today to show you what lies in a fashion meteorologist's hangbag...


1. Umbrella - no explanation needed! / 2. Purse - This one is by Michael Kors and has endless compartments so that everything is in order /  3. Hand Cream - I have super dry hands and cannot leave the house without it! / 4. Make-up Bag - I keep all the little cosmetics items in this so they don't get lost / 5. Travel Perfume Atomiser - So that I can carry my fav scent wherever I go! / 6. Comb and Brush - For those windy moments / 7. Hand Sanitiser - Bacteria is not your friend... / 8. Vaseline - All purpose essential / 9. Carmex - Dry lips caused by hot or cold is not an option / 10. Nail kit - For those nail emergencies / 11. Tissues - Cold, hayfever, nosebleed...need I say more / 12. Hand wipes - For those sticky moments / 13. Keys - Gotta get in, right? / 14. Diary - I'd pick paper over electronic anyway / 15. Oyster Card + Holder - For getting around / 16. Handbag Hook - Who wants to put their handbag on the floor? / 17. Glasses - Blind without them! / 18. Spare Phone Battery - Smartphone batteries have notoriously short lives.

A bag organiser holds all of my handbag items making it super easy for me to change handbags at will. It can actually fit into a pretty small bag (think iPad/tablet sized) so is very useful! This one was from Primark and cost around £3.


What do you carry in your handbag? Do you have any weather-busting essentials? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Friday, 30 November 2012

Dorothy Perkins Pop Up Sale

Just a quick post today to let all of you who didn't already know, that Dorothy Perkins has a pop up sale!!! Everything, both online and in-store, is discounted up to 30% so make sure to have a look, there are loads of goodies available! UPDATE: Discount code - INTDP15 - will get you an extra 15% off!


Have you managed to grab any bargains? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

All Weathers Item of the Week - Fashion Union Turtle Neck Jersey Maxi Dress

After hearing practically everywhere about the Fashion Union £5 party dresses, I thought I would take a look on their website and see what else they had to offer. In all honesty, I had never heard of Fashion Union so didn't really know what to expect. But to my pleasant surprise there are lots of fab, inexpensive goodies on their website in addition to their £5 dresses. Exhibit 1: Turtle Neck Maxi Dress.

£10 - Fashion Union
Firstly, despite the name of this dress, it is more a midi dress than a maxi dress. The pictures on their website show the dressing coming to about mid shin, though if you are tall (like me!) then it comfortably covers the knees. It comes in a variety of colours (red, navy, grey, purple and of course teal!) and the best part is that its only a tenner! And if you use the code 15NOV12 at the checkout you get 15% off and free delivery!!!!! A total bargain right? The really soft, stretchy jersey material makes it comfortable to wear adding to its versatility. Perfect winter wear with a long sleeve underneath, tights and boots but it works just as perfectly for warmer weather when teamed with sandals! See below for 3 different casual ways to wear, all items are currently available online!

The Teal Turtle...

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Soaked and windswept - How NOT to prepare for freak weather

Today was another one of those days where I have failed to follow my own fashion weather advice and have heavily paid the price! But let this be a lesson to myself for ignoring rule no.1 of dressing for the weather: Always check the weather forecast before going out.

In all fairness, since finishing studying I barely venture out unless it is truly necessary. So today's venture, which I underestimated as being quite straight-forward, was somewhat of an aversion to the recent enjoyment of watching bad weather from the comfort of my room which I have been getting used to of late. Let me tell you, getting soaked by heavy showers TWICE before getting lost when your phone decides it doesn't want to give you any internet signal (i.e. no google maps) and battling high winds with your umbrella in one hand, soggy (non-responsive) smart phone in the other is just not cool!  20 minutes late and looking like you've been hit by a giant wave, I've have definitely learned my lesson and WILL NOT be leaving the house in future clueless to the impending the weather conditions.

Let this be warning to you all of the fashion dangers of not preparing for the weather! Here's what not to wear on a day like this...

Pearly Queen of the Rain...

Everything but the coat, cardigan, scarf and earrings are exactly what I had on today. They are all pretty old stuff (so no longer available online) but here are the retailers (and links where available) of where I got my stuff from anyway:
Scarf: DKNY                Earrings: Primark              Bag: Accessorize, 
Collar: New Look       Top: New Look                 Cardigan: Primark
Skirt: H&M                  Tights: Primark                 Coat: New Look 

How did you fair in the weather today? Did it rain where you are? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Monday, 19 November 2012

Website of the Week: DailyDressMe.com

Happy Monday everyone! Below is something that will help ensure that you week gets off to a fab start!

So I was browsing the internet, as you do, and I came across a fab website that will surely be of use to us all! Daily Dress Me literally "tells you what to wear based on the weather."With straight-forward pictures of outfit ideas for each day based on the temperature and weather conditions, this is the essential tool for beginning to plan your outfits! You can pick your location and whether you want temperatures in celsius or fahrenheit, making it super accessible.

I will definitely be using this website as a starting point when deciding what to wear for the day. Obviously, they are merely suggestions and don't have to be stuck to, but on days when your creative fashion juices have dried up, why not use Daily Dress Me as a stimulus and model your own outfit of their suggestion?
OMG! This is website of my dreams! 
Screenshot from DailyDressMe.com

Have you tried Daily Dress Me before? Will you be using it now? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx


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Friday, 16 November 2012

Dressing for the Weather 101: 10°c and under

Apologies that I have been M.I.A. on the posting for a while but have been super busy! But I am back with some sound, tried and tested fashionable weather advice for you guys!

It is currently, if it hasn't already, approaching winter in London. With temperatures generally moving up and down around the 10°c degrees mark, it can be tricky to judge how much wrapping up is really necessary. For example, Wednesday was visibly a beautiful day. Sun shining, not a cloud in the sky but  with temperatures just about reaching 10°c. As a paranoid weather dresser, I was prepared for this and dressed for the temperature over anything else, which definitely did the trick! Below are a few of my hints and tips for outsmarting the somewhat deceptive current climate...

Perfect example of Winter Sun in London!
  • Do not be deceived by the sun! With the evenings drawing in earlier, any heat generated by the sun (which in all honesty is not much!) during winter will ultimately disappear once it starts to go down. If you are going to be out and about after sunlight but begin during daylight bring extra layers such as hats and gloves for when it starts to get dark. You will appreciate them! For ideas on some cute hats, see here...
  • Although 10°c is chilly, it is not freezing, so save your hardcore winter clothes for colder temperatures. Lack of sun and excessive cloud can definitely make is seem colder than it is (and of course, the opposite warmer) so check the weather forecast for the 'feels like' temperature too before making those all important fashion decisions. Don't forget to factor in the wind which can also make a considerable difference both physically and fashionably. Above 15mph is generally breezy (check out this fantastic yahoo answer breakdown of wind speeds!)  Dressing for what it feels like definitely trumps dressing for what it actually is and is a much smarter choice!
  • Weather apps are your friend! I cannot literally not leave the house, let alone plan an outfit without consulting both The Met Office and The Weather Channel phone apps first. Both display 'feels like' temperatures and also break up the weather by hours/time periods so its easy to plan your outfit for the whole day. Very useful for avoiding deceptive sunny times, particularly if rain is forecasted later in the day...this has often saved my shoes more than anything else!
  • Everyone's body reacts to temperatures differently so its important to know your own personal temperature limits. For me, 10° is too cold for pumps without socks or tights but definitely not UGG boot weather (I save those until at least under 5°!). I do however revert to the winter jacket as it is a bit chilly for the cape, especially after dark. Test different amounts of layering for short trips out to see what your temperature limits are, it definitely makes planning outfits a lot easier once you know...
H&M and Primark are totally my go-to shops for weather accessories to have during these kind of temperatures. See below for a few of items which are on sale right now on H&M's website!
Protection from the Winter Sun!
£1.99
Matching scarf!
£4.99

Do you have any particular weather habits you stick to? Let me know!!!

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Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

All Weathers Item of the Week - Primark Zebra Jumper

As a self-confession budget bargain-hunter, it gives me nothing but joy to make a cut-price purchase! So when I popped into Primark today with the intention of getting a pair of smart black trouser (which I  subsequently didn't get!) and was greeted with so many steals, I just couldn't help myself!

Of the stuff I unintentionally walked out the shop with, my favourite has to be the most adorable zebra wooly jumper which came to a grand total of £5! I have been slightly obsessed with zebras and zebra print since the summer so when I spotted it, there was no question that I would have to have it. The price just made the deal sweater!

Its the perfect jumper to throw on during this chilly period and is versatile enough to be warn with both trousers/jeans and skirts/dresses. I can imagine when it really gets cold, teaming it with a cute skirt or dress, some coloured tights and a warm pair of boots...I cannot wait to start wearing it!!!

Picture from The Daily Magnolias

What do you think of it? Have you grabbed any bargains recently? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Who wears short shorts?!...

Apologies that it's been a few days since my last post but I am back with a fabulous selection of items for you to view! With the winter coming in, today I wanted to highlight one of my favourite items of clothing - shorts! - which can be brought from your summer wardrobe into your winter one with a few adjustments.

Now, there are several reasons why I truly believe that shorts are one of the best and most versatile items of clothing a person can own. Here are just a few:
1. They can be easily dressed up with a sexy pair of heels or down with a pair of trainers
2. They are suitable for any weather! Tan building with bare legs in the summer or with a cute pair of tights in keep your pins toasty in the winter, shorts really do easily cross all weathers.
3. They come in so many styles and shapes there is a pair of shorts out there for any lady regardless of their height, weight, shape etc.

Since 3 is my lucky number I will stop there (!) but there are so many other reasons that a great pair of versatile shorts should definitely make it into your wardrobe essentials. See below for my 4 top picks for this season.
Glamorous shorts
Bank - £28




These denim studded shorts are so cute and will look as great with  a tank top in warmer weather as they will with a wooly jumper and some boots in the winter.






Forever 21 - £12.75


I have these very shorts and they are just perfect! Dressing these shorts up is a dream, a pair of heels and a sexy blouse and you are good to go! If your in the mood for a bit of a cute day time look, team with a screen tee and some converse or vans trainers for super cool casual.






Shorts



These hot pants are ultra glam and perfect for the upcoming Christmas party period. They are so effortlessly glam that simplicity is really the way to go with clothing and accessories. Its all about the shorts with these one!





H&M - £7.99


Another pair of shorts currently in my wardrobe (but in black), I love the burgundy/oxblood colour of these classy high-waisted shorts. Although they may not look it, they are actually made from quite a stretchy material making them extra comfy for any occasion from work to dinner. The belt add a really cute touch too! 
(See fatandfancy for a great post with some amazing H&M discount codes!)






What do you think of the selection of shorts? Are you a lover of shorts??? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Monday, 29 October 2012

'Frankenstorm': The Attack of Hurricane Sandy

It's a well know fact that us British love to moan about the weather. It could be the most beautiful summer's day with 28°C and a warm breeze and you can guarantee that somewhere out there a British person is pursing their lips and complaining that it is to hot!!!

But let's spare a thought for those American's who, far from complaining, embrace their often freak weather and who are approaching this Halloween with the threat of the ultimate 'Frankenstorm'. In particular, the dedicated weather reporters who brave the wind and rain to bring everyone the latest weather updates definitely deserve some serious kudos right now. Check out Styleite's homage to their practical meteorological fashion in their feature 10 Most Extreme Outfits Worn By Weather Reporters.


For those of you braving the storm The Week have published a really helpful fact sheet of 7 tips to stay safe which is a definite must to read. For those of us who fortunately out of harms way, this just put into perspective how frankly pleasant (in comparison) our current weather is and I'll definitely be thinking twice next time I have a weather-related rant (though to be fair it is inevitable that I cannot avoid them all together!).

Lets hope that the majority of people manage to keep safe and that it doesn't do too much damage. Below is the Weather Channel's live feed for the storm.


 Do you know anyone who might be affected? Let's all send our prayers and best wishes...
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Farewell Jacket Weather from Nelson Mandela and I...

Today was absolutely freezing!!! Autumn seems to have come out of nowhere and winter is fast approaching. It seems that in a week the leaves on the trees have turned from green to yellow, the temperature has drastically dropped and the seasons have completely changed!

For me, this sadly means that it is time to say goodbye to my leather jacket, my trusty accomplice for the last few months of dodgy and unpredictable weather. But fear not, for my other trusty goto - the cape! - has come out to play. Perfect for days like today when its not cold enough for the winter coat (I'll probably wait for it to get to 10°c or less) but is definitely not jacket weather (which to me is 15°c or above); a woollen cape is a total Godsend for days like today!

Today, a simple misunderstanding (on my part)! had me standing in the middle of Parliament Square for over half an hour in the wind, rain and cold! As much as I enjoyed the company of Nelson Mandela, had I been stood next to the correct Nelson Mandela statue (warmly located INSIDE of the Southbank Centre) then I would not have had to unnecessarily endure 11°c without shelter! Needless to say the cape saved the day again, and I live to tell the tale...


Here's what I what I had on...
Chilly chilly...
The tights I had on are from Primark, they have a great deal of a 3-pack (one black, one teal and one burgundy) for £3. The best things is that they use heat technology that adjust with the heat - so they warm you up when it's cold and keep you cool when it is hot! Definitely my top pick weather bargain!

What are you wearing right now? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Skyfall...007 High Street Style

I have to admit, I am soooooo excited about the pending release of the new James Bond film Skyfall! Bond, Bond girls, glitz, glamour, danger and action, what's not to love! To celebrate tonight's UK premiere and in homage to the two latest additions to the long, historical list of Bond girls - Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe - I've put together a highstreet-friendly translation of two at a recent photo call in New York.

Naomi goes with a sexy, sophisticated LBD, perfect for practically any event in any climate. Whereas Berenice shows us how HOT a coat and boot look can be, giving us all hope as winter creeps in!

Skyfall Inspired...








Which look do you prefer? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx