Monday, 13 May 2013

Temporary Goodbye from the Fashion Meteorologist...

Hey guys!

It is with great sadness that I bid farewell to The Fashion Meteorologist...for now... It's been a very hectic few months and I've barely had time to sleep let alone post. So I've come to the decision that for now, it is probably best for me to focus on other things. I will still hopefully be able to create the occasional Polyvore set or two but for the time being I won't be producing any new posts on the blog. I hope that you will still use the site as a resource for when you have those little weather dilemmas and who knows, once things settle down, maybe I'll be back!!!

Thanks to everyone who has read/followed/tweeted/commented on the blog and if this your first visit, take a look around, there are lots of (hopefully!) helpful bits for you to read!

Signing off for now!

Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Monday, 15 April 2013

What to Wear for your Body Shape: Guest Post - Allie May Redmond from Triactol

Apologies! It has been a very, very long time since I've dropped a post on your guys! Life has been completely crazy lately and sadly it probably not going to change much in the near future. But to make up for my recent lameness, I have a fab guest post for you from blogger Allie May Redmond. Allie is a fashion and beauty blogger who writes for Triactol and is Boyish! Enjoy...

What to Wear for Your Shape
This is a great infographic from Triactol.com which deciphers all of the tricky decisions that us girls have to make about what clothes to wear. The old “does my bum look big in this?” is so far away from the factors that influence what we should wear.

Ladies, first of all think about what you feel comfortable in, if you don’t feel like yourself in any of the garments that are suggested for your shape then don’t worry! If you’re stuck in a clothes rut and don’t know how to make the best of your assets then this is the perfect guide for you.

Let this easy flowchart tell you what style of clothes you should be wearing in order to flatter your favourite bits and hide the bits that you don’t like as much. All you have to do is answer some quick questions about measurements and the clothes sizes that you are currently wearing and then find out what shape you are. The rest is done for you!

This chart can tell you what neckline is the best for flattering your chest, what length your skirt should be in order to show off those great legs and what dress style you should be wearing to make you look and feel great!

Are you an apple, a pear, curvy, full-busted or boyish? Whatever your shape and size there is the perfect style for you.

Infographic from Triactol.com
For further info on the infographic and more, check out www.triactol.com

I'll definitely be checking Triactol! What do you think of the infographic? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Website of the Week: Monki

As a dedicated bargain hunter, I am always on the lookout for new websites, particularly those selling unusual items for low prices! So, I was more than enthused when, while looking for fur mittens for my last post, I stumbled across Monki. Monki, who describe their stores as being "walk-in closets filled with treasures!" is a quirky little site with lots of fab (and most importantly affordable) items for sale. They have stores all over the world (including Denmark, Germany, and China to name a few) and for all the lucky Londoners out there (myself included!), currently their only UK store is in Carnaby Street.

After having a browse of their website, here's my wishlist of goodies my heart desires!...

My Monki Wishlist

1. Dotte Skirt - £12 / 2. Monika Scarf - £5 / 3. Blair Skirt - £5 / 4. Ella Dress - £8 / Karin Tee - £12 / 6. Alana Belt - £3

I, for one, will be hot-footing it down to their store ASAP! 
Have you ever shopped at Monki? What do you think? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

From Catwalk to High Street: Alexander Wang Fall 2013

     
Images from Style.com

One thing about fashion that I always find confusing is how to connect fashion seasons to weather seasons. As lovely as it would be to wear some of the fab items that graced the catwalks of spring/summer 2013 catwalks last year (many of which are beginning to trickle into the shops), right now it’s just not practical! Of course you can layer up and adapt the outfits to the current climate but why do that when you can just pick a fashion season, which matches the weather?

Yesterday, designer-of-the-moment Alexander Wang revealed his ready to wear Fall 2013 line in New York. His designs were full of lush furs (loving the mittens!), comfy wools, zip-embellished leather and oversized outerwear - all things totally weather appropriate for now. I literally could imagine wearing his collection everywhere; it was so practical and yet so chic! So, inspired by Mr Wang’s fabulous set, I’ve put together a wearable high-street interpretation for you! Enjoy!


Inspired by Wang...

What do you thing of Alexander Wang's collection? Do you think you could you wear it now? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

All Weather Item of the Week - Mango Elephant Necklace

My sincerest apologies for my severe lack of posting lately, things have been soooo crazy with me starting my internship and stuff. But I am back with my item of the week, a fab little necklace I got for a bargain in the Mango sale!

In line with my New Year Style resolution of keeping my accessories bold, this steal is definitely that and yet it is subtle at the same time. 2013 has not killed my obsession with all things animal and adding a new little friend to my already blossoming zoo was definitely a joyful occasion! Versatile enough to rock with a wooly jumper for a cute winter look for glam it up with in a black and gold cocktail combination, this little guy will definitely become your new best friend!

Mango - £5.99
(Sold out online but may still be available in store) 
Mango currently have quite a few quirky animal necklaces in the sale so its definitely worth taking a look! 

Are you into animal inspired statement jewellery? Get any steals in the sales? Let me know!!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

What To Wear To...A Winter Graduation

My sincerest apologies for my recent absence from the blogsphere! Life has been totally hectic since my return from holiday. I started my internship this week after 3 months of working from home (largely in my pjs!!) so am struggling to get back into the swing of things.

Anyway, yesterday marked an important milestone in my life (and one which if I'm honest, I didn't think I would reach!) - my Master's Graduation! After what was quite possibly the hardest and most miserable year of my academic life, I somehow managed to pass and live to tell the tale! I knew that this graduation would differ quite a bit from my undergrad graduation in many ways but as usual, my main concern was with the weather. Dressing for a summer graduation is definitely a piece of cake in comparison to dressing for winter, particular one which has for the last couple of weeks been referred to a the big freeze! It took my half an hour yesterday morning to dig the car out of the inches of 'light snow,' I dread to thing how bad it must have been for those coming from outside of London. But like true troopers, everyone managed to beat the weather, looked lovely and it was a fab day overall! See below for what I wore...

Winter Graduation...

My top tips for dressing for a winter graduation:
  • Tights are a must, even nude ones. It is just not practical to be walking around outside in -1Âșc temperatures without tights! (...at least not anymore :-D!)
  • A good pair of ankle boots or shoe boots keep the feet warm while still looking professional. I lost count of the amount of ankle boots I saw yesterday!
  • If you follow the above tips then with dresses/skirts, anything goes. You might not want to go for sleeveless if you get cold however, it is important to remember that it can get pretty heated under the gowns so if your a naturally hot person go for comfort. I am a naturally cold person so a 3/4 length cottony dress (above) was the perfect amount of coverage for me. It was also a bargain at only £15 from Dorothy Perkins in the sales!
  • This is really a minor but don't forget to consider the colour of your gown when picking your colours. Our gowns were green and black so I went for teal to complement it.
Have you got any tips for professional winter attire? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Friday, 4 January 2013

From Catwalk to High Street: Black and White

Happy Friday everyone! Today I've got a fab trend alert for you! After a warm-coloured winter of oxbloods and purples, black and white is officially back as a trend for Spring 2013 (not that it really went away!). Seen on the catwalks of designers such as Mark Jacobs, Jill Sander and Ralph Lauren, this spring's monochrome look is all about stark contrast - less polka dot and more colour block (though of course polka dots are not to be ignore!). Black and white is definitely one of my favourite combinations, although in writing this, it has come to my attention that I have seriously been neglecting it recently. So what better a reason to riffle through the wardrobes for your favourite black and white items and accessories and play them of each other in stark opposition!
Michael Kors
Narciso Rodriquez
Marc Jacobs
(Images: Style.com)
Black and white combinations are literally endless! Stripes, colour blocking, prints, spots - anything can be used to create a stunning monochrome look. For a simple but eye catching look, why not try teaming a plain black top with plain white bottoms (skirt, trousers whatever!) or visa versa. With black and white being wardrobe staples for most, this is definitely one of the easier trends to try out this spring! But if you do fancy adding a few extra items to your black and white collection, see below for some fab bargains!


Attack of the Black...and White















What do you think of the black and white trend? Will you be trying it out? Let me know!!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

My New Year's Style Resolution - Bold Accessories

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope you had a fab time celebrating the end of 2012 and the start of 2013! I am soooo excited about the New Year; graduation is in a couple of weeks, I start my new internship shortly and I've got a few christening and a wedding to look forward later in the year. Although there are lots of exciting things to look forward to, my favourite part of entering a New Year has still got to be New Year Resolutions. As someone who is obsessed with self-reflection and self-assessment, the New Year is the perfect time to self-assess and reflect, work on what you could have done better and continue to do things which were successful.

This kind of self-assessment can totally be applied to your wardrobe too and there is no better time than the start of a New Year with a wardrobe re-assessment and clear out! What worked for you last year? What didn't look so good or didn't suit you? Do you have a look you would like to try out? All these questions (and many more) can really help to mould your personal style while keeping the emphasis on you and not only on trends. It can definitely be difficult to avoid jumping on every trend that comes out regardless of whether or not they are suited to your look, personality, body shape etc...There are always ways to adapt trends to your personal style and a good wardrobe self-assessment can definitely put you in the right mind set to be able to do this. 

Although I won't be able to do a full wardrobe assessment until I get home, I have set myself one cost-effective and much needed New Year's style resolution for 2013: Focus on accessories. In particularly jewellery (minus earrings, of which I already have too many!) which can totally change the mood and styling of an outfit in a minute. I am seriously lacking in necklaces and bracelets, especially coloured ones (I have loads of gold and silver) and will focus my attention on building up a more versatile collection. Any trends that I feel particularly enthusiastic about, I will try to integrate them into my wardrobe through accessories and hopefully save myself much needed money and wardrobe space!

Here are a few things I have my eye on...

Into 2013...

What are your New Year's style resolutions? Let me know!!!
Ciao for now ;-) HMLDN xx