Friday, 15 August 2014

Samantha's 'Everything's Better With a Bit of Black Leather' LookBook

Elizabeth And James // Black Dress Mayleigh Silk

Free People // Jeans High Rise Roller Crop in Black

Casadei // Black Leather Boots

Alexander McQueen // Studded Padlock Small Satchel Bag Black

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The 'Samantha just started a new job, and is a bit pushed for time' so LOOK AT PRETTY THINGS post!

Saint Laurent // Khaki Sunglasses

I am super pressed for time this week due to starting a new job yesterday (Tuesday 12th) and so please forgive me as I throw pretty gorgeousness at you with LookBook style posts for the rest of the week. We will be back to normal next week - promise x

I love all of the pieces in this post. So good.

Alexander McQueen // Black Studded Leather Ankle Boots

Frye // Black Veronica Studded Biker Boot

Elizabeth And James // Black Maryse Embellishment Dress

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Alexander McQueen Black Swarovski Crystal Embellished Patent Leather Sandals

I accept, of course, that this may be wholly my own fault. You may recall last Friday's post where I fawned over the gorgeous silver Alexander McQueen heels, and somewhere in the back of my head I remember thinking "Well, they are not going to top those shoes for a while". How very wrong I was...

Just look at these... No really - look...

Alexander McQueen's elegant black sandals feature texture contrast between soft velvet and suede with patent-leather. The ankle ties are threaded through swarovski crystal encrusted loops that catch the light as you walk. They sport a pin thin towering 120mm/ 5 inch heel with a 10mm/ 0.5 inches platform.

I am not sure they can ever be improved upon. There is finally a better shoe that the classic Louboutin Vampanodo. There I said it!

And it had to be McQueen. Of course.

They can be yours for £650 at Net-a-Porter right now, available in both full and half sizes and they fit true to size. If you buy them just know that you are indeed a very lucky girl.

Go head to toe McQueen for a timeless evening look with this gorgeous little wool and velvet shift.

Alexander McQueen
Black Velvet Trimmed Wool Blend Dress

Monday, 11 August 2014

Shop My Style - ASOS WHITE WALK THE LINE Shoe Boots // The ASOS WHITE range

I could probably bore you all for days (yes, literally) about just how much I am in love with the ASOS WHITE range. It's clean and clever, mixing luxe fabrics and easy to wear cuts with soft acidic citrus shades and my all time favourite - grey. I could happily buy every single piece in the range and live in it day to day. I'm a little hooked! However, and somewhat curiously for a shoe blogger, I had somehow fallen in love with the clothing and overlooked the shoes.

The little Walk The Line shoe boots in tan finally gave me the need to redress that. They do come in black also if that's more your thing, however the gorgeous retro stack heel of the tan just won me over. They remind me of a pair of fur lined tan leather boots that my Mum had as a very young girl, back when I was still in the formative stages of learning to balance in someone else's heels!

These are just gorgeous, and come in at a very reasonable £85 price point too. You could probably get something similar at a lower price if you are on a really tight budget, however I'd suggest that the wearability would suffer - the key to heels this high is always going to be a good quality leather upper.

Directional, exciting and diverse, the ASOS WHITE Collection makes and breaks the fashion rules. Scouring the globe for inspiration, their London based Design Team is inspired by fashion’s most covetable trends; providing you with a cutting edge wardrobe season upon season.

The collection is so easy to use as your true go-to capsule wardrobe for an effortless chic working wardrobe. I especially love these pieces:


ASOS WHITE Silk Pull on Tapered Trouser

ASOS WHITE Silk Mix V-Neck T-Shirt