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I Wanna Be a Chloe Girl

Every time The Outnet get a new drop of Chloe, I’m drooling over it quicker than you can say, well, Chloe.

For me Chloe has that whole whimsical, bohemian, watch-me float-around-in-a-field vibe nailed.

I’m talking sheer lace dresses, voluminous hareem-style pants, halter tops made from lengths of scarf, a strong 70s colour palette and wedges (hello) with buckled straps up to the ankles.

They caught me hook, line and sinker.

These three items are definitely on my wish list:

Silk-Trimmed Lace Dress, £897.75

Medallion Crepe-Paneled Plisse Silk-Blend Jacquard Top, £630

Matte-Leather Wedge Sandals, £278

I imagine running through a field of buttercups in this ensemble.

Check out the full collection on The Outnet, here.

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My Self-Imposed Coat Ban Vs Chloé and Finds

I’m on a self-inflicted coat ban but that hasn’t stopped me from saving two links on my phone and constantly looking at them, daydreaming. The culprits, Chloé and Finds.
I couldn’t have picked the cheap ones, that would have made it too risky. Instead, I went super luxe, super drool worthy and super expensive. Sometimes it’s the only way.

They both have something in common, a delicious baby blue colour, which is refreshing against a sea of black and navy.

I’d like to start with the bang on-trend Chloé Alpaca-Blend Blanket Cape.

Just look at the folds and layers, the way it hangs, the draping around the neck. I am obsessed with this cocoon-like coat.

It looks super cosy and soft and has beautiful white woven piping running along all the edges. It’s dreamy. At £2,445 it’s beyond pricey and well out of anything I could ever afford, but I still find myself checking it out daily.

The other coat just so happens to be from a brand I hadn’t heard of before, Finds.

Central Saint Martins graduate Rejina Pyo is the brains behind this Two Tone Faux Fur Coat, focusing on tailoring and graphic patterns.

Now, I own a lot of coats but I what I don’t own is a faux-fur number. This one fits the bill nicely. I like how it’s in sky blue and not the typical black, cream or mink. I like how heavy and thick this look and how it falls to the knee. This coat means business and I’m down with that. What I’m not down with is £1,350. Damn.

That won’t stop me daydreaming…

What coats have you got your eye on?

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DKNY Straight Outta The Closet Den

Last Sunday morning saw
me nursing a hangover and looking like death – this is not an
exaggeration. Honestly, slapping on the make up could not even fix this
look.
I had to drag my sorry little butt out of bed and into Camden’s Proud Galleries for The Closet Den’s pop up shop for a spot of shopping, all in the name of chariddddy.
The Closet Den raises money by selling pre-owned and donated goods with all money going through a charity called MyIsrael, which finds small charitable projects that directly help real people, and raises money for them. This year all money raised goes to The Forgotten People Fund project.

Fashion
recruitment company Henry Fox sponsored the event and were the lovely
team who invited me along to join them in the scramble for new, well,
semi-new clothes.

I can only compare the inside
to that of a meat market. Imagine rails of clothes (Primark style ready
to be rumbled through) down the middle, surrounded by counters filled
with beauty products and accessories, narrowly topped off with booths
crammed with heels that I can only dream about. All you needed were a few
designer items, knock-down prices and a bundle of girls ready to splash
their cash. Enter us! 
I found some amazing
blue shoes fellow blogger, Man Repeller, had donated but
unfortunately they weren’t my size.

I did have one major success, this fall 11 DKNY dress. 
It’s
a little on the large side so definitely needs a belt to pull it all
together but it has the swoosh factor that I love. And the ability to cheer
you up with its bold colours, meaning I won’t go unnoticed. 
 
The
one thing I can’t work out is does this dress do me any favours? I’m
not sure but I do know I feel extremely feminine when I wear it. 
Swoooooooossssssh. There I go again. 

Thanks Henry Fox and thanks Sophie, above on the right.
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Wedding Fever…How white is too white?

The weather’s starting to heat up and so is wedding fever. I have two this year and then about a million next year. I can’t believe how many of my (bestest) friends will be saying ‘I do’ so soon.

This leads me on to the classic dilemma of what to wear. There are so many rules when wedding dressing. You can’t outshine the bride, you can’t wear the same colour as the bridesmaids, god forbid you even think about wearing white.

But how white is white?

If money grew on trees I would be wearing one of the following for my friends wedding next weekend…

Chloe Pleated Silk Dress, £711

Nicole Farhi Printed Crinkled Silk-Gauze Dress, £194

Hervé Léger Printed Bandage Dress, £699.75

 Lanvin Satin Camisole Dress, £470.25

 


I would absolutely kill to be rocking the Lanvin number. I love the cami straps, beautiful flowing satin and the unusual colour.
I’ll start saving now