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5 Reasons We Should Be Embellishing Our Tights, Dolce and Gabbana Style

I will typically wear my thick black tights the whole year round, pausing for a break somewhere in the midst of summer where my pasty, reptile-like pins get a brief glimpse of sun. I’ve written before about why I love tights so much, and I really do, but while I love their practical nature, I also love embellishment and a bit of sparkle. Which is why I believe we should all be embellishing our tights, Dolce and Gabbana style.

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Want it on Wednesday: I Wanna Be a Nasty Gal in Sequins

Ever since I read Sophia Amoruso’s book, #GIRLBOSS, I’ve been meaning to check out the Nasty Gal line. I’m now hooked having found this badass, sequin-covered tee.

I’m ready to get my shine on with this Funny Business Sequin Top, featuring gold, white, green and blue sequins on the front. The boxy fit would work perfectly when slightly tucked into my leather shorts, or paired with my metallic turquoise midi skirt. As for the ‘HA’ in black sequins, love it.

I’d pile my hair up into a messy topknot and give it heaps of attitude.

This top has officially made my day.

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The Sandal Edit

It’s about this time every year that I realise I’ve worn any sandals that I do own to absolute death, meaning I have nothing remotely sandal-like to grace my feet when the sun comes out. This can only mean it’s time for the sandal edit, which is basically just an excuse for a spot of online shopping.

There are five categories of sandals that float my boat…

The Tough and Chunky

I’ll happily admit that I’m obsessed with Finery. For me they’re not only killing florals, but their shoes are perfect for lovers of chunky heels, block colours and a masculine feel, which is me all over. Finery describe these Leander Leather Ankle Strap Sandals as a ‘shandal’, the love child of a shoe and a sandal. They’re tough and bold, with their thick platform and hefty leather detail around the ankle. Throw them on with a pretty sundress to show them off properly.

The Classic Sliders

These ASOS Fendall Footbed Leather Sliders the pair that I can imagine reaching for the most this summer. Classic, comfortable and can be worn with absolutely anything. I have my eye on a pair of printed trousers that they’d work particularly well with. Also, Al and I have a holiday booked for September and you can’t beat a slider by the pool. Look out for that Instagram photo.

The All-Out Glitz

The magpie in me has shown my love for all things beaded, glitzy and technicoloured in these Park Lane Jewel Sliders. With metallic straps covered in a dreamy mix of sequins, jewels and beads all on top of a cork sole, I feel like my life is complete. These are all the glitz and more that I’ve been looking for.

The Tan Fringe

You can never go wrong with a spot of fringing, especially if it’s tan. If your going for the ’70s vibe this summer, than these Fringed Flat Leather Sandals are the pair for you. No question. No doubt. All you need are some crochet and fares and you’re ready.

The Wild Card

This post just wouldn’t feel right if there was no hint of animal print whatsoever. So here it is, in the form of ASOS Flick Leather Sliders. I like the way the leather straps crossover meaning not too much toe is exposed. I’m not really a toe fan and much prefer mine to be slightly more covered if possible. These are simple, sophisticated and not too garish, not sure I’ve ever written that sentence before.

There’s a definite slider theme going on this year.

Which ones would you pick?

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Victoria Beckham is My Workwear Hero

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the colder months. I like wrapping up in layer upon layer, oversize jumpers and thick woollen trousers, that’s my jam. Which is why Victoria Beckham and her Resort 2016 collection is my hero.

I have three words for you, red ribbon tweed. Just look at how beautifully cut the straight-legged trousers are, finishing just above the ankle. Look at the way the oversized coat hangs perfectly, just hitting the knee. If it’s good enough for VB to wear at the airport then it’s more than good enough for me.

There are sequins too, in the form of a fitted shirt or blazer, depending how you look at it. Pair the sequins with tailored black cigarette pants that again end at the ankles, and VB’s just spoiling me now.

As for my love of oversized jumpers, well, she’s obviously ticked that box.

Look at the voluminous sleeves and the way the heavy knit is tucked into that delicious cream asymmetrical skirt. This makes me very excited for autumn to roll round. I’m totally ready for it.

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