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I hated wearing uniform at school, these days my closet is rammed full of white shirts and black trousers. It’s usually my fall back outfit when I am stuck for what to wear as it seems to fit with every occasion.

I waited 18 years to get out of my school uniform. Who’d have thought a decade on i’d be voluntarily wearing similar outfits?

I wonder if Mrs Lane would approve of this backless number?

This top is only £14! Link to shop below.

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Crisp Shirt Days

Although I appreciate the polished and understated look carried out by plentiful style icons past and present, such as Grace Kelly and Victoria Beckham, I love it when something classic has unexpected and unconventional added elements.

I’m a creative soul, so I rarely colour within the lines when it comes to style and prefer quirky details over polished tailoring.

So in consequence, here I am wearing a poplin crisp shirt with ruffle sleeves, a bunny brooch and a neck tie.

And since we don’t all live on the runway, where there is a party at the top, you’ll want to balance it out with something simpler down below to make it a little more wearable in the office.

So, I am pairing this Russian blouse with my trusty Marc by Marc leathers and colour-block Chloe boots.

My full look can be shopped below.

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This season’s holiday trend has got to be the off shoulder ruffle sleeve shirt and you can bet your bottom dollar there is one packed in every bloggers suitcase this summer.

The feminine silhouette of a ruffle sleeve adds softness to tailoring making it the perfect smart/casual to transition from day to the night on holiday.

The question is, now that it’s September and the holidays are over; is it appropriate for the office?

It’s a poplin shirt right? So technically we wouldn’t be breaking any rules per say…

Well in my opinion, on a Monday, No. On a Friday? Si! Accessorise it with a hip flask loaded with your favourite concoction ready for 5:30 sharp.

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I’ve been busy doing the the press day rounds this week as it’s that time of year again. London has been surprisingly dry upon until now so I’ve spent most of October walking from one end of London to the other to get from meeting to meeting, it also explains why I am dressed so Summery for Autumn.

There are some wonderful things coming soon for SS16 and once again I have managed to get you all a sneaky snapshot, I am loving the oversized Spring coats and plan on sporting one of those bad boys with a pair of Adidas sneakers next season, what do you think?

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The shirt I am wearing is from Equipment, the shorts are from Dolce & Gabbana and the sandals are from Michael Korrs.

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Today I’m supporting home grown British fashion by sporting a white Victoria Beckham shirt with a skirt from Topshop’s current season.

There are so many great designers here in the UK and what I love about them is that they don’t steer too far away from traditional British tailoring. Stella McCartney and Jonathan Saunders are possibly my two favourites.

I enjoy dressing up as much as the next person, but my growing interest in fashion all began from playing with textures and so for me, that is where the detail matters.

You can’t go wrong with a crisp, white shirt either; you don’t need to own many but it’s that one item you should have in your closet so invest in a good one. I’ve grown fond of Victoria Beckham’s collections because it’s minimalistic, understated and pretty timeless. It’s a safe buy.

If you love shopping then you’ll quickly discover that the biggest and easiest fashion mistake to make is spending a lot of money on a loud catwalk piece – fast forward 12 months and you’ll not only see how irrelevant it is but you’ll also wonder why you ever picked something so ghastly.

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The skirt is a co-ord and comes as a set with a jacket, which you may have seen in my previous post. You can purchase either of these by clicking HERE.

White shirtI had lunch at Top 1 forever in East London with my sister, it’s a pretty location right by the Thames with a view of the O2 arena. Here is the sea bass with chorizo salad and pea purre. Yum!

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Today is also my last day with Alfie before I return him, he’s been so popular with you all on the blog so here’s one last photo for the road. Bye Alfie!
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