Outfit: Repertoire Fashion

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 Wearing: Day Birger jumper*, M&S jeans, Guess shoes, Vivienne Westwood handbag

 Jeans and jumpers are pretty much my work wear staple at the moment. With this impossibly cold and changeable weather simple yet classic items are key, then you have the option to dress them up or down. This Day Birger jumper from Repertoire Fashion is the perfect neutral base item, it goes just as well with jeans as it does skirts. It is a great balance to these patched jeans and leopard print shoes, taming the prints clash. I especially like the longer back and side split, which is not only a flattering cut but adds interest. You really can’t beat an Aran knit sweater for winter. If you’d like the chance to win a fabulous new winter knit check out the Repertoire Twitter giveaway too.

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Shoes: Velvet Cons

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I love velvet, in fact I’d happily live in a world filled with the stuff its perfect for chairs, sofas, cushions, bedding you name it. Where it gets a bad rep is when its used in fashion you soon get visions of Blossom’s floppy hat, Gothic long black Frock coats or bad stretch trousers from your Gran. But when its used well – think Christopher Kane, it can be one of the most striking fabrics plus everyone will want to hug you… that could go either way I guess. Anyway my point is that it shouldn’t work on a pair of Converse but it does, really, really well! I’m utterly obsessed with these and when they match the décor of your local pub that’s even better right? RIGHT? I’ve been eyeing up the Con’s in the sale and am tempted with the leopard print ones, you know I can’t resist an animal print!

What Pearl Wore 2014

Since starting this blog I have started off each new year with a round up of my favourite outfits. I wasn’t sure if to do so this year due to the evolution of the blog, but then again I think its interesting to be able to look back over my fashion journey.  Sadly the blog is still suffering from the recent hacker incident and some of the images aren’t showing, it is disheartening to say the least. It will take time to rebuild so please bear with me.  Here are the links to my previous 5 years in fashion and a rather sparse year 6:

What Pearl Wore 2009, 20102011,

(sorry but posts for these years aren’t back up yet from the hacking, its taking a long, long time to restore 2012, 2013)

 

 What Pearl Wore 2014

Full on Westwood

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 My Carrie Bradshaw moment – the skirt is a version of her wedding dress in the Sex and The City movie! All Vivienne Westwood couture

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Squiggle, squiggle, squiggle!

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One of my favourite Gold Label gowns, its got a train what more can I say.

 

 

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My favourite Worlds End piece and favourite dress in the world, the Shirtwaister.

Evening wear

Once upon a time I would have said there was no distinction between by day to night wear, these days my workwear has to be really toned down which has influenced by style all round. These are two cheap High St outfits the black is River Island and Zara, the floral is Select but I really like the cuts on them both – with crazy shoes by Chanel and Agent Provocatuer though, you can’t take the girl that far out of the city!

 

 

 

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Winter

Best thing about winter? Its the coats and this is my favourite coat by a mile, 90’s Westwood at its finest. You can’t keep a coat like this locked away for best, worn here with River Island jumper, M&S jeans, ASH boots.

 

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Can’t beat a vintage aran knit and a VW kilt with some killer boots.

 

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Summer

As much as I like coats and boots I am much more of a summer girl, if only for the easy of getting ready in the morning. Dress + shoes = done!

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60’s influence in a dress from my beloved Mooch vintage in Sheffield, Fendi B belt, VW shoes

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If you aren’t sick of seeing this dress on the blog by now then you are doing well!

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Little pin-up/sailor inspired outfit. top River Island everything else VW

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Cute little Topshop find with staple Converse, wish we had more days hot enough for this!

Outfit: Current Favourites

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Wearing: Markus Lupfer Saint tshirt, M&S jeans, TK Maxx gold glitter boots, nails Chanel Malice

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Wearing: vintage Hoola girls shirt from Mooch Sheffield, M&S jeans, Vivienne Westwood red Sunny shoes

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Wearing: Vivienne Westwood Anglomainia coat & socks, Ash Jalouse distressed boots, Tibi paisley printed dress

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Wearing: shirt & pencil skirt set from Select, Vivienne Westwood argyle shoes

 

Just a couple of Instagram snaps of my favorite outfits lately – I do have some none iPhone photos to post soon and thanks again for bearing with me through this whole hacking nightmare. The blog will be back with a bang in the new year.

Home: French Bedroom Company

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 The French Bedroom Company is the brainchild of Georgia Metcalfe, a girl with a passion for French style who wanted to bring quintessential chicness to the UK. If you are lucky enough to be in West Sussex you can drop by the luscious boutique, or you can delve inside Georgia’s world online. As you know I have an eye for anything luxurious and quirky so The French Bedroom Co is a homewear mecca for me. I could honestly kit out my entire home with their wonderful offerings, but until then here is a little corner dedicated to their wares. What better way to brighten up an empty nook in the hallway than this handsome ceramic moose – he is dressed to impress for Christmas with his baubles.

 Lighting the way is this urban metal work arrow lamp, it runs on batteries so no need to scramble for a wall socket. When we move this will light the way to the shoe room, but for now it signals the way across the hall. Completing the trio is the My Deer candlestick, it is incredible detailed with a row of stags surrounded by little acorns and foliage.

All in all I have to say this has brightened up the hallway in more ways than one. Should you be looking for some beautiful homeware from chaises to chairs, a classic throw or an edge piece of wall art, even a gift for someone special, with something for all budgets you should take a look at The French bedroom Co.

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Outfit: Ash Jalouse Boots

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I know I joke about ‘blogger items’, you’ve all seen it, the same items which keep cropping up on everyone’s blog. These Ash Jalouse boots are one of them, I can’t tell you how many outfit posts, reviews and posts raving about them I’ve seen. I was looking for an easy to wear pair of black boots to wear this winter and kept coming back to the Jalouse. They came, I wore them and I basically haven’t stopped wearing them for two months straight! Now I can clearly see why so many people rave about them, they really are perfect. Perfect heel height, impossibly comfy, go with everything. What more can I say? I am obsessed with them, so obsessed I’m currently plotting getting a back-up pair for when these wear out. They come in a few different colour ways, these are the distressed black suede. I have mostly been wearing them with jeans and jumpers but they look amazing with dresses and even dungarees. As they are quite low cut I think they would work well as summer boots too – yeah totally trying to justify that second pair…

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We’re Back in Business!!!!!

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Hello!!!!!!!! For those of you following on Social Media you will know that sadly I’ve been unable to blog recently due to the servers being hacked. This has been an absolute nightmare, especially at the point where we thought over 6 years of blog posts were lost forever. Luckily we have been able to get back online and fingers very tightly crossed the problem is well and truly over. We are currently running on a version of Beta so please bear with us whilst we iron out the last few glitches. Thanks you so much to everyone for sticking with us through all of this, your support really has kept me going. We are back and will soon be better than ever :)

Lots of love,

Pearl xxx

New Birthday Shoes – Customised Converse

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It’s my birthday and because I am super spoilt I got these amazing customised leopard print Converse from my beloved. Since moving to Sheffield and all its hilly glouriousness I rediscovered by appreciation of a good pair of Cons. I don’t think I will ever get over my leopard print obsession and since I know some of you will be lusting after this pair I went searching for other cool leopard print trainers. This lace-less pair of KEDS Champions are really gorgeous and my top pick.

 

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.