Monday, 18 September 2017

Snuggly Knits

So today I wore an extra snuggly knit for the first time this season and it felt really good!  It was partly due to the changeable weather and topsy turvy temperatures - warm one minute and cold the next, and partly due to feeling a bit fragile following an evening with friends...a cosy sweater was just the tonic, without the gin, definitely without the gin! 

The jumper I wore today was from La Redoute last year but they are doing a similar one this season, plus there's 25% off at the moment with code 25OFF. Oh, and size up for a slouchier fit - I bought mine in a size 16 (i'm usually an 8/10) primarily because that was the only size in stock, but it works.  Slouchy is good. I always wear a soft long sleeve tee under mine too to avoid any this Boden one.

Let's start with the usual Pinterest inspo...

Then onto my Edit...I confess I have already bought the River Island Grey cardigan..looking forward to wearing it with a white tee and jeans, and possibly a dress or two - not quite sure if it will make me look fab or frumpy worn with a dress..I'll let you know.

Here's my snuggly edit (click to shop)

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Trend Watch Autumn/Winter '17 - Polka Dots

Polka dots are a wardrobe classic and whilst they never go out of fashion they sometimes do take a back seat.  
However this year were truly resurrected, taking a main role on the Autumn/Winter catwalks where they were paired with intricate pleats and ruffles and made super-sized in monochrome. 
They are now seen scattered throughout the High Street, my edit of which follows after the usual Pinterest inspiration...

Before moving onto my edit of all things Polka Dot, check out this top and this dress  both from H&M and whilst this gap dress isn't actually polka dot it is well worth a look!

Enjoy my Polka Dot Edit (Scroll down to view)
Sue xx

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Trend Watch - Autumn/Winter '17 - Red

Marks and Spencer Trainers £29.50

One of the biggest trends for Autumn/Winter 17 is the colour red.

Red is not a great shade for me when it's worn next to my face but, never say never, and in the meantime I'll defintely be trying it out in accessories - shoes, bags, jewellery, embellishments..  

I recently dipped my toe into the trend with a bargain pair of red culottes which are really easy to wear with trainers and a tee (see post here), and a cut price pair of sandals which are great to wear with pale blue denim (see post here) whilst the temperatures are still a little warmer.

Don't forget lipstick and nail varnish too for a quick, more affordable nod to the trend - try this Bobbi Brown lipstick , one of my favourites, and the Chanel nail varnish in Gitane  Both have 10% off in Debenhams over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Let's press on with some inspiration - from Pinterest of course - where else?!

And here are a few of my favourite red High Street finds to add a pop of colour to your day to day wardrobe.

Zara Red Sock Boot £59.99
Hobbs Thea Sweater now £39

H&M Cotton Wrap Top £19.99

Zara Velvet Earrings £9.99

Mango Faux Fur Coat £119.99

Zara Bucket Bag with Hoop £19.99

Click the pic to shop

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Edit - Midi and Maxi Dresses

I've had a mega browsing session and found some beautiful midi and maxi dresses to share with you.  I've recently been a dress convert as I realised that they are not just useful for going "out out" but can just as well be used for relaxed weekends or weekdays with sandals, boots (knee-high or ankle) or trainers.

Let's start with some Pinterest inspiration..

And here's my edit for you, many of which are in the sale... I would love to have every single one of these beauties but have highlighted my favourites for you below.
Midi and Maxi Dress Edit
1. Karen Millen Batwing Dress now £95 I love, love, love this one but have similar so will leave for you to buy instead!
2.Other Stories Petals Maxi Dress £65
3.New Look Apricot Floral Maxi Dress £35
4.Other Stories Maxi Dress Out of Stock Similar here
5. Sportmax Code Amour Dress now £115 Another favourite of mine.
6. Ghost Christy Dress now £78.40
7.Red Floral Wrap Front Dress £29.99
8. Khaki Button Front Midi £24.99
9. Yumi Black Midi now £22
10.New Look Floral Midi Dress £29.99
11.TopShop Boutique Stripe Dress now £90
12.TopShop Floral Print Skater Dress £32
13.Studio by Preen Floral Print Dress £69
14. Mango Check Floral Dress £49.99
15.Flower Print Dress now£29.99
16.Somerset by Alice Temperley Fireflower Dress now £99 Yes Please!
17. LK Bennett Ally Dress now £140 Divine!
18. Sugarhill Boutique Noor Dress £65
19.Somerset By Alice Temperley Embroidered Dress £199
20. Phase Eight Leonora Dress now £99
21.Ghost Floral Tara Dress now £58
22.French Connection Bluhm Botero Dress now £91
23.LK Bennett Arlen Dress now £130
24. Baum and Pferdgarten Aicha Dress now £74.50
Watch out for more dress posts on Highstreetedited as the Autumn/Winter stock continues to arrive.

Back soon,

Sue xx

Friday, 4 August 2017

Summer Holiday Time!

I'm off on my Summer Holidays!

I'll be back soon with a look at the Autumn/Winter season, outfit inspiration and high street edits.

Don't forget to check back mid-August for new posts, or why not subscribe to the blog so you receive updates direct to your inbox? Or follow Highstreetedited on Instagram here for regular insta pics and a heads up on new blog posts.
Image via Pinterest
Image via Pinterest
Enjoy your Summer, wherever you may be..

Sue xx