Sunday, 30 December 2012

My First Givenchy Bag

I've been lusting over Givenchy for some time now and I can finally say I own a bag whoo hoo! The Antigona clutch is a favourite of mine and I can't say I'm disapointed, the leather smells divine and is smooth as silk. Now I just need to save my pennies for the Top Handle. For its first outing a chose this oversize Knit which I actually purchased last year from H&M Trend and forgot about. My necklace was a Christmas gift from my Dad from Bcharmd.

Knit - H&M Trend, Trousers - H&M, Heels - Zara, Clutch - Givenchy, Necklace - Bcharmd

Saturday, 22 December 2012

A Very Early Christmas Day

This year I get to have two Christmas days because unfortunately it is my other half's turn to spend Christmas day with his family while I drive home to Newcastle to spend it with mine. I say unfortunately, but secretly I'm pleased because it means two days of festive fun and food. And on a bigger plus it also means two days of presents. I have been lusting after the Givenchy pouches for some time now and after dropping hints like no other my lovely Boyfriend got me this gorgeous black version and I'm certainly not disappointed. He purchased it from and I have to mention their gift option is outstanding. I was about to give my Boyfriend the credit for such lovely wrapping when he admitted that the Marc Jacobs wrapping paper & heart had been sent by the company and all he had to do was not mess up the sellotape. I can't believe I didn't already own the Sex and the City box set and my favourite present has to be my 90's CD. I love to have a physical copy of things so I'm fighting the digital age till the bitter end. My drive home to Newcastle is going to be a much better one once I stick this in the old CD player. I chose a chunky knit for my outfit today and I added some Sapphire Chandelier earrings to get in the festive mood. Hope you have a lovey Christmas Msstreep x

Knit, Trousers & Earrings - H&M,  Heels - Office

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Festive Dressing

If you read my blog "As An Adult Are Festive Knits Ever OK?" you may have been left thinking that you would never wear such a silly jumper even if it is Christmas time. So if you want to get involved with the Christmas spirit without having a Christmas Pud on your sweater, keeping to a Festive colour palette may be more for you. I wore this outfit for a couples Christmas meal and although there's not a snowflake or snowman in sight I had Festive colours in mind when I picked it out. My lipstick is from the Kate Moss for Rimmel collection and this berry colour goes perfectly with this outfit, and with the addition of my Bcharmd necklace I think there's just enough detail to keep this outfit interesting.

Knitwear & Trousers - Primark, Clutch - American Apparel, Necklace - Bcharmd

Saturday, 8 December 2012

As An Adult Are Festive Knits Ever OK???

Santa is definitely on his way and I am very excited. Have you ever noticed that at this time of year somebody always turns up to the Christmas party wearing a themed Festive knit? I always find it odd because it's always the person most void of personality! It's like they think one item of knit wear can make up for 364 days of horrific banter. This year one of my friends suggested we go for a meal wearing said Christmas clothing crime and at first I was a Doubting Thomas. Not wanting to be the meal Grinch I thought I'd best get involved and do so with a smile on my face. After looking at a few full on themed knits, you know the ones Reindeer's, Christmas Puds and Snowmen I decided to go for the fair isle route. I found this to be the most subtle but suitably festive choice and to avoid that standing at the bar solo without looking like a 9 year old I went for tone on tone. I know, I know I'm pretty boring and not really showing good Christmas spirit but I'm a blogger with a reputation to uphold thank you very much! Merry Christmas Everyone x

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Visit to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

My outfit for my visit to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire today to talk about the Duchess of Cambridge, you can listen to the full interview here

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Fashion Fit For A Princess

She may have dated Prince William since 2002 but can anyone actually remember Kate Middleton when she was just plain old Kate Middleton? No me neither, and now? Well today is a very different story. 

November 16th 2012 a national treasure was born, the press called it a fairy tale but for me she was the perfect choice. It's hardly a rags to riches story, after all she met the young prince whilst studying at the University of St. Andrews. The press like to drag up her mining community connections but those roots are far gone and with her parents company said to be worth around £30 million I'd hardly put her in the working class category. If your a cynic you could say she was conveniently the savour of the Royal Family, after all the general public had lost interest in the Royals. The gap between the masses and the prestigious had left us feeling little in common, so step forward Miss Middleton. Her distant background makes her easy to portray as the girl next door and a figure that could finally get the Royals back in the heart of the public.

So why have we warmed to her so much and seemingly looked past her Public school background? For me it's her personal style, Ok she's been coiffed and glamed considerably but who in the public eye hasn't? And to be fair she's been styled just to the right amount. As perfect as she is they haven't took away that girl next door quality and so remained relatable.

Kate's style is very classic and very British. In hard times most savvy shoppers know to invest in key pieces that carry across the seasons and ultimately last for along time. Kate's look is all about those key pieces and wearing them right. She may have a model figure but every woman no matter their body type will benefit from tailoring and getting the fit of your clothes right. Tailoring can have as much of an impact as out there trends. I'm sure that most women would agree that Kate looks great and that it may be safe but her style always has impact. Kate doesn't follow trends and to be honest most average women don't either, and that's why she's so relatable she wears comfortable clothes, pieces that any woman can feel comfortable in, take the wrap dress that she sports so frequently, get your underwear right and this is a dress that flatters every shape.

The key to getting Kate's look is to invest in key pieces for your own wardrobe. A bright coloured mac may seem like a good choice on a whim but can you wear it day in day out? If you choose the right pieces you can use accessories to alternate your look on a daily basis. A capsule wardrobe should include a very British trench, a wool blend coat, a fitted blazer, a well fitting shirt, a good fitting pair of jeans and to top it off a pair of court shoes (heel height personal preference). I would advise picking up the more expensive pieces in the sale. My top sale tip is Reiss. Colours are vital for these pieces as you want to be able to wear them with a multitude of things so stick to blacks, greys, navy and creams its hard to go wrong.

For me the thing that takes Kate's style to the next level is her use of accessories, personally I'm a total magpie but Kate keeps its simple, her jewellery is non fussy but she understands the impact of a scarf or a hat. Most woman avoid hats for everyday use so I'd advise using scarfs to get maximum impact out of your outfits. 

But to be honest Kate's best accessory is her smile and that's because she feels confident. If your body conscious taking tips from Kate is a great way to go and luckily for the average woman the high street now is faultless. Gone are the days that high street means a lack of quality of ill fitting garments. Kate herself is a massive fan of the high street and can be frequently seen wearing items from Zara ( my personal favourite), French connection and Reiss.

 Kate wearing Zara

 If your on a budget stores such as M&S, H&M, Warehouse and Dorothy Perkins have all upped their game when it comes to quality and fit. I  think the high street has realised that women are more Savvy with their purchases and that women as a whole are more conscious of dressing to suit their shape, thank you Trinny, Susannah and Gok.

I think it's a positive thing that girls have a role model and a female figure to look up to that does keep it classy, it's great for young girls to see that a woman can look amazing without showing flesh or being provocative. There's a few young ladies out there that should take a leaf out of Kate's book and cover up a little bit.

If you're a fan of Kate's look see below for my favourites from the high street so whether you're wanting to invest or add a little bit of Kate to you're Wardrobe there's a choice for most women.


Patent Court - £19.99

Tote Bag - £39.99

Scarf - £39.99

Blazer - £79.99

Dress (other colours available) - £35.99

Denim - £25.99

L.K Bennett

Wool Coat - £425

Patent Court - £175

Trench - £245

Bag - £395


Wool Blend Coat - £59.99

Fitted shirt (other colours available) - £12.99

Peplum Blazer - £29.99

Wool Blend Tweed Coat - £49.99

Dorothy Perkins

 Navy Blazer - £40

Ponte Dress - £35


Wool Coat - £375

Wool Coat (Sale) - £122

Fitted Blouse - £110

Dress (other colours available) - £179

Cashmere Scarf - £45

Marks & Spencer

Dress - £39.50

Lace Overlay Dress - £49.50

Cashmere Jumper - £69.99

Nude Court (as worn by Kate) - £19.99

Lauren by Ralph Lauren

Silk Scarf (John Lewis) - £79

7 For All Mankind

Straight Leg Denim (John Lewis) - £170

Betty Barclay

Silk Scarf (John Lewis) - £35


Wool Blend Coat - £120


Leather Gloves - £15

Dents Leather Gloves - £58