Outfit: Briefly Autumn

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Wearing: Vivienne Westwood Red Label Tux jacket, Phillip Lim top, Marni H&M trousers, Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Animal toe Court shoes

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Wearing: Comme des Garcons H&M top, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania skirt, Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Bondage boots

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Wearing: Vivienne Westwood Red Label blouse & velvet shorts, Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Animal toe Court shoes

 

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Wearing: Stella McCartney blouse & coat, Topshop jeans, Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Animal toe Court shoes

Since October is my birthday month and Halloween I always enjoy it, there are flashing ghosts and pumpkins in my windows already! I’ve packed away the summer clothes and have been rediscovering warmer clothes, coats and boots. Here are a few things I’ve been wearing whilst the weather changes but I don’t think we will get to enjoy autumn for all that long, its getting colder far to fast. You might notice here that I’ve had the little tribal tattoo on my foot covered up by a larger piece – will post about that soon.

Outfits: Last of the Summery Ones!

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Wearing: Halston Heritage dress, Ann Demeulemeester boots, Wendy Brandes necklace

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Wearing: River Island top and shorts, Vivienne Westwood shoes, Azendi Pineapple necklace

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Wearing: Abandon ship aparel tshirt, River Island shorts, Converse

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Wearing: The Bearhug co tshirt, vintage skirt, Converse

Aww bye-bye summer!!

Winter Converse

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After musing over a winter update for my beloved Cons last post I decided to go for this pair. They are the Converse All Star Hiker in black leather with bright blue laces and I have to admit it was the laces that really sold them to me! The Hiker style is also available in brown leather with red laces. The eyelet style loops add an extra update to the classic All Star. As you can see here I got them just in time for the rotten weather, I was really grateful to have them yesterday in the torrential rain. I gave them a quick spray with leather protector and they kept my feet dry and ankles warm.  They felt a bit tighter than regular canvas Cons when I first put them on, but I wore them with thick socks and soon felt the leather giving throughout the day, I am sure they will be just as comfy as my old ones. I just have the job now of digging out all my winter jumpers, coats, boots and scarves now winter is well on its way.

Comfy Cons

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I’ve become utterly attached to my Cons this summer – before this pair I hadn’t worn any since I was a teenager and had forgotten my affection for them. As autumn draws in I’m sad they will have to be put away from the cold and rain that will surely come soon. There is hope however as Converse have introduced many new styles in darker colours, leather and harder wearing all terrain boots. If they are as comfy as the classic All Stars then they have me sold! Will let you know which ones I opt for but the leather Hiker are a firm favorite along with the Star Player. Let me know if you have tried the new styles and what you think of them?

Get Dressed for A/W

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The leaves are on the ground and their is definitely a chill in the air – autumn is well and truly on its way. On the plus side this means we can dig out our A/W favourites and update with fabulous new pieces. My first move is always getting out the black tights, either patterned or opaque just adding these to your summer dresses is a simple transition. With chunky knits, ankle boots and a snug scarf to see you through the early autumn months before winter really sets in. I think Alexa Chung nails trans-seasonal style, its not often she covers up those mile long legs but when she does its the black tights she reaches for. I have a short red, printed A-line dress which is years old but its my autumn staple. I’d really like something similar this season my key trends are deep burgundy and navy, bold tartans and as always leopard print – its practically a neutral! This stunning selection of perfect Autumn mini dresses are all George, and all under £20 so kind to your pocket too. I think any of these dresses would be gorgeous with either a flat ankle boot, velvet slipper or killer wedges, so versatile. The best thing about dresses is that they are great for day t0 evening wear, I keep a pair of heels at work then all you need is a slick of lippie and you are good to go.

With your basics nailed you can then start to look at the high fashion trends and work them into your look for a quick style update that packs a punch. Designers felt that 60s Mod vibe so your mini dress ticks that box, along with the allure of ‘norm core’ or just dressing normal to you and me – that means you can slouch around in your baggy old cardi and call it Haute. It has never been easier than this season to rock a runway look.

Leopard Print Adidas Wow!

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Everyone knows I am a bit obsessed with leopard print, I really don’t think you can go wrong with it! So you can imagine how excited I was to find these leopard print Adidas trainers.

I am so made up with them, super comfy and in a really great style of classic 3 stripes. Since its getting a bit colder as we get into autumn I’d had my eye out for something that would withstand a bit of rain better than my cream Converse and these were just the ticket. Remember, leopard print is practically a neutral!

Little Lemon Necklace – Azendi Jewellery

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If you follow my Instagram (@SuperElevated) you might have noticed I have been wearing this gorgeous little lemon necklace which was kindly sent to me for review by Azendi Jewellery. – Because when life gives you lemons, you can make a G&T! It looks perfect alone or stacked up with other thin chains, here are some close ups so you can really see all the tiny details. You can check out the Gold Vermeil Lemon pendant online as which is from the Forbidden Fruits collection. The collection also features cherry’s, strawberries and apples – the apples are very Snow White if you ask me!

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 Azendi have some stunning pieces and really creative collections. My other personal favourites are the ‘Swallows and Amazons’ and the ‘Shakespere’ collections. Each piece is crafted to the highest standard from quality materials with stunning attention to detail. The rose gold locket pictured below from the Shakespere collection reads ‘If music be the food of love, play on’ which is from comedy the Twelfth Night – I adore this one and it was a hard choice between this and the lemon I eventually chose. In the end I went with the lemon as it just makes me smile and reminds me that there isn’t anything a good G&T can’t fix.

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If you aren’t familiar with Azendi do take a look, I am really happy to be able to recommend them and check my Instagram and Twitter to see how I styled up the necklace!