Wednesday, 26 February 2014

My space

In case it wasn't obvious with the amount of posts I've thrown out there in the past 48 hours, I've had a couple of days off of work and it was great to be able to get my teeth into the blog without any interruptions.
It was a productive couple of days if not a little bit dangerous.
The productive part included, entering The Watch Gallery competition for the chance to win £100 asos vouchers (check out my Chanel J12 post), starting correspondence with one of my current favourite jewellery designers at the moment, Groove Lines and being asked to photograph some amazing upholstered fabric designs by Donna Louise (check her out here).
The dangerous part, however, involved me drumming up a massive wish list after searching for trend reports and being sent my daily fashion newsletters (payday always feels like a moving target when your waiting for it!!)

Just thought I would conclude what's been happening as I'm about to get ready to get back to work again... all good things come to an end!


I woke up this morning to my Topshop newsletter telling me that fashion is taking on a boho mood this spring... it was as though it was a personal memo after my shout out to fringing only a few hours before, so you can imagine how excited I am to start seeing this look in the shops.
Of course though, Topshop is straight on the bandwagon and my wishlist is packed already.

I shortlisted five of my favourites here.

All are so wearable and I am head over heels in love with the macrame vest. 
A flawless look for spring/summer paired with some cleated heel sandals but can effortlessly be carried over to autumn/winter with a pair of chunky ankle boots and over the knee socks.
An item so versatile is an absolute steal at £40.00!

The catwalk have been hitting hard with the fringing as well. If there is one thing I love more than folklore fringing it's folklore fringing with a Peruvian twist and Valentino has got this bang on.
Going to be an exciting spring/summer for my wardrobe!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Fanatic about Fringing

Suede fringe bag - Gucci
Fringed leather skirt - Tamara Mellon
Chevron fringed jacket - Tim Ryan

Hi, I'm Emily and I'm addicted to fringing!
Just had my daily feed from and was insanely hyped to see the appearance of fringed items!!
I haven't mentioned it yet but I am mad for fringing.
Shoes, bags, belts, jackets, skirts, waistcoats, you name it I love it even more if it's fringed!

Check out the feed here for other current shopping and trend reports.

The Face of the Blog

So, the face of The Cloth Blog is an illustration I drew a few years ago and I thought it would be cool to get it onto a t-shirt. With a sharpie pen and some rubbing alcohol being my choice of weapons, I attacked the tee and this was how it ended!
It's pretty awesome wearing your own creations even if they are as simply made as this.
This has also reminded me that I said I was going to do some shoots to showcase the collections I made that I re-discovered in the garage [note to self made!]

Soft Tailoring

So, the pre-determined trend reports of fall include my classic favourite - sharp tailoring and the catwalks have been showcasing some killer looks. I particularly like the white Michael Kors suit with its structured blazor yet relaxed bottoms - incredible! And the utterly effortless oversized look from Lanvin.

Angelina Jolie was rocking a Saint Laurent suit on the red carpet this week, I adore the skinny suit bottoms that make a formal ensemble look extremely wearable and Next have a stunning slim fit blazer and trouser combo that replicate this beautifully.

Isn't it great when you discover a catwalk look you love on the high-street! 

Chanel J12

1926 – Black is officially in.
Echoing the simplicity and elegance of Coco Chanel’s ‘little black dress’ this stunningly crafted Chanel sports watch I found on The Watch Gallery, Chanel J12 in black, stands by its designers principle that black is always fashionable.
Ever since the dawn of the LBD, long gowns were worn for formal occasions and the simple black dress was worn for everything else Рand where Chanel has the Premi̬re for its long gown, the J12 is that watch for the everything else.
Perfect for the everyday apparels that require sophisticated practicality.
The sapphire crystals embedded into the dial are so subtle that on those days where elegance isn’t always a requirement, they are a comfort for those who live by the fact that elegance is a necessity.
So whether it is worn for your daily workout or for those lazy days where tracksuit is on and make up is off, the Chanel J12 stands as bold and essential as the LBD.
Simple, understated elegance. 

Friday, 21 February 2014

Black Out


Feather earring - Primark
Black lace dress - eBay
Faux leather leggings - eBay
Burgundy heels - River Island
Faux leather biker jacket - h&m
Chain and tassel bag - Bessie

So, following on from my previous post of reviving lost items in my wardrobe I reunited myself with this gorgeous lace dress I bought on eBay a couple of years ago. It's so versatile and is one of those items that can be worn so many different ways to suit so many different occasions. [note to self - Black dress, 3 ways' post] I've gone for the more bold option here but with a shirt over the top the dress becomes an awesome maxi skirt or worn over jeans it morphs an edgy midnight look into a more quirky daytime apparel.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Just Another Day

White sleeveless shirt - eBay
Knitted jumper - Mango
Chain necklace - gift
Faux leather and suede miniskirt - h&m
Red suede clutch - antique store
Black heels - eBay

Like so many things in my wardrobe I let myself forget about this gorgeous black miniskirt.
It's so easy to go through phases of favourite outfits that you go through a cycle of ignoring previously loved ensembles so I have now vowed to myself that I will start to through a bit more love into my wardrobe and revive some forgotten items!
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Doing It Anyway

Black hat - h&m
Maxi dress - Topshop
Grey box cut top - Limited Edition Topshop
Black shoes - Topshop
Bag - Vintage shop

Friday, 14 February 2014

Relaxed Weekend

Biker jacket - h&m
Sheer black shirt - h&m
Boyfriend jeans - h&m
Black lace up boots - Topshop 
Bag - Antiques shop
Beanie - Primark

Visited my Dad in the countryside this weekend and it was so nice to literally relax the outfits! I hardly ever stray away from my skinny jeans so it was nice to style myself a new look for a weekend just with some baggys!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Awaiting Spring

Black hat - h&m
Crochet dress - h&m
Black batwing cardigan - hand-me-down
Red suede clutch - antique shop
Black tassel and chain heels - Topshop