Tuesday, January 5, 2016

As It Breaks, The Summer Will Warm

I'm excited to present to you my first blog post of 2016, it's fitting that it's also my first outfit post using my new Canon 700D camera. I'm still getting used to all of the settings and having fun playing around with it and taking photos of my family over Christmas. I'm just so happy to finally have great quality photos back on my blog after almost 2 years of using a camera that was so frustrating to take a photo with. 

I based the entire outfit around my new Ona Rex Faux Fur Scarf. I blogged about my friend Ashley's clothing and accessories brand a few weeks ago and I finally got around to styling this stunning scarf I ordered from her before Christmas. I was blown away by the quality of the scarf when I finally saw it in person. It's so big and warm and versatile. I've worn it both casually over my coat and more dressed up as you can see below. Despite the party season being over I decided to dress up the scarf with my idea of a Winter party look. 


Top- ASOS Crop Top in Textured Rib (similar here and here)
Skirt- Missguided Metallic Midi Skirt (via ASOS)
Shoes- Marks and Spencer Limited Edition Crossover Block Heel Sandals
Faux Fur Scarf- Ona Rex
Brooch- Ona Rex
Earrings- H&M (similar herehere and here)
Ring- Vintage (from my Granny)
Lipstick- Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red
Fingernails- Essie Bahama Mama
Toenails- Essie On A Silver Platter

One of my absolute favourite things about Winter clothing is wearing different textures and it's something that I really wanted to play up with this outfit. I feel like the ribbed top, metallic skirt, faux fur scarf and velvet heels create such a fun combination.

You might remember I wore this crop top to the races earlier this year and I was looking forward to styling it again. I love how it makes what could be a classic evening look a bit more modern. I adore these tassel earrings, they were a very thoughtful Christmas gift from my boyfriend who remembered I said I loved them when we were browsing in H&M one day.

The heels were one of my two sales purchases this Christmas (the other was also a pair of shoes). I fell in love with these sandals when I saw them in a magazine a few months ago. I've had them on my wishlist since then and so when I saw them in the sale I bought them straight away. They're surprisingly comfortable considering I rarely wear heels and the ankle strap makes you feel really secure wearing them.

The finishing touches to the outfit were of course, a red lipstick, the stunning Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red Matte Revolution lipstick which is the most amazing matte formula I think I've ever tried.   I then used my Instyler to curl my hair, I love how quick and easy it is to use and it gives more volume than any curling iron I've ever used. I definitely recommend it if you like to curl your hair but hate how long it takes.

Let me know what you think if my party look! Happy New Year, I hope you're all enjoying 2016 so far!

Emma x


  1. Happy new year to you, Emma! I love the clear, sharp, colorful images your new camera is achieving for you. That is an awesome Faux Fur Scarf and you have built a smart looking ensemble around it.

    You're looking better than ever and I wish you all the best in 2016, dear friend Emma!

    1. Thank you Tom, I hope you've had a great start to the new year!

  2. Gorgeous look Emma, love the full skirt and sandals. Cant wait to wear proper clothes again :D.


    1. Thank you Andreea! Hope everything is going well with the pregnancy so far!!

  3. You look absolutely gorgeous Emma can you do a full post on your makeup? Happy new year by the way!

    1. Happy new year to you too Yav! I'll definitely do a post on my make up asap!!

  4. Love the look. And congrats on the new camera. The quality of your pics is great!

    1. Thank you Emma, I just need to learn how to use it properly now!

  5. Happy New Year! Love this look, especially those M&S block heels.. swoon!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    1. Thanks Becca! They're one of my favourite recent purchases, quite comfortable too!


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