Gant Skinny Leather Belt*

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When it comes to accessorizing, I’m surprisingly low maintenance. A nice pair of shoes, a decent bag, and I’m good to go; but recently I’ve been feeling a little blah. I’m not sure if it’s the run up to Christmas or if it’s just I’ve been wearing basically the same outfits since I was 16, but when I’m wearing jeans and an oxford, this little pop of tan leather with golden accents has just made me feel way more pulled together! The belt is made of super soft tan leather, and rather than your regular buckle, it passes through two gold bars with a teeny gold stud. It’s adorable, and just unusual enough to get attention without feeling too showy. I can’t wait to wear this with white in the spring and summer – it just feels so chic!

You can find Gant’s belts here

Brora Cashmere Long Fingerless Gloves*

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So this morning we saw the first snow of the year. It transformed from big, damp flakes on my windshield to an almost complete whiteout in the space of a workout, so the drive home felt more than a little perilous. So, now that I feel we’re in the midst of real winter, I thought it would be a great excuse to share one of my favourite finds – Brora’s stunning Cashmere Long Fingerless Gloves.

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The gloves are made of the softest two-ply Scottish cashmere, and they dreamy soft! On cold, wet days like today, they are just what your want to pull on to feel as snug as possible.

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The fact that they’re fingerless is absolutely perfect for me! It’s a pretty widely known fact among my friends that I’m a bit of a klutz, so not having to whip the gloves off every time I need to send a text or an email feels like an absolute godsend!

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The cashmere is just the softest you can imagine, and they are so warm and cosy, they are just a dream to wear! The long arm length is super flattering (not to mention cozy) too! Since I tend to rotate through a wardrobe of neutrals, the pop of colour feels super fun, and I like to wear them slouched down over my wrists under blazers and coats.

Brora’s Cashmere Long Fingerless Gloves are priced at £59 and are available here

 

Brora Mohair Icelandic Jumper

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Now that we’re finally in November, I feel like I’m squarely in ‘sweater weather,’ and to be honest, I’m pretty happy about it! When the weather is as pretty as it is right now, getting to spend days outside in golden sunshine feels pretty wonderful! Since autumn is usually pretty short lived up in Scotland, I’ve decided to make the most out of every second of it!

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My sweater of choice on these sunny, but still rather cold days has been Brora’s stunning Mohair Icelandic Jumper. It’s not like anything else in my wardrobe, and it feels just perfect to wear right now. I’ve been wearing it mostly over my J. Crew keeper shirt and jeans for a cosy outfit which still looks pulled together!

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I’m just obsessed with the colours in the sweater – the soft, icy grey with the touches of sky blue just look so perfect against the increasingly wintery skies, and I can’t even begin to tell you how cosy it is! Made out of a super kid mohair blend, the jumper is the perfect mix of comfy, cute and I absolutely adore the hint of fluff it has!

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The Mohair Icelandic Jumper is such a work-horse of a sweater, I have absolutely fallen in love with it! I can’t even tell you how many compliments I’ve received wearing it!

Brora’s Mohair Icelandic Jumper is priced at £119 and it is available here

Thank you so much Brora for lending me the jumper!

Harvey Nichols – The Art of Style*

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If you’re from Edinburgh, you’ll know how glorious Tuesday was. It was the perfect Autumn evening – all golden light and cool breezes, and it was an absolute joy to walk down George Street to Harvey Nichols to attend their Art of Style Trend Presentation.

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Nestled in the middle of all of this season’s most beautiful clothes, I got to attend the most fabulous panel discussion which focused on the links between art and fashion (i.e. my main two loves)! As an Art History major, I can seriously geek out over the tiniest brushstroke or fabric pattern, so the evening was a must for me!

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Designed as the pinnacle of Harvey Nichols’ The Art of Style calendar, the panel of speakers was really something special – the iconic Molly Parkin, Harvey Nichols’ Buying Partner Darren Skey, Project Director of Fashion at Edinburgh College of Art Mal Burkinshaw along with Anne Lyden the Curator of Photography at National Galleries of Scotland.

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Discussions ranged from Molly Parkins’ rather unorthodox childhood in a Welsh mining town to the technicalities faced by fashion buyers, as well as the on-going David Bailey exhibition currently showing at the National Portrait Gallery not to mention the burgeoning number of students currently flooding fashion schools. We even got a glimpse of Molly’s technicolor do!

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The conversation flowed freely for over an hour, and the chance to ask such a distinguished panel questions was a real thrill! I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I could have easily sat listening to everyone chat for hours, and once the panel had concluded, there was a chance to chat to everyone, resulting in the most interesting discussions which were wonderfully plied by the free flowing prosecco (Harvey Nichols’ own is absolutely delicious I have to say!) Chatting with both Molly and Anne was really incredible, and I’ve already arranged a trip with friends to visit the David Bailey Stardust exhibition next week (it’s on until the 18th of October).

Thank you so much to Harvey Nichols for inviting me to this event.

My Very First Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to share my first giveaway which I’m hosting on LuxeList! The lovely people at Patricia Eve have been kind enough to provide a stunning Miraclesuit for one of you lovely readers. It’s super easy to win – all you have to do is like and comment on this post (include your email) or like, follow and retweet me on Twitter (I’m @laurendall) and you can win this stunning suit.

Made with an exclusive Miratex® fabric that boasts three times the holding power of average swimsuit material, Miraclesuit Swim’s one-piece costumes promise to transform and smooth the body in an instant without the use of control linings or conventional girdles. Simply engineered like no other swimsuit in the world.

I’ve got a review of my own Miraclesuit coming up super soon, so get involved to get one for yourself!

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