Style File: Romance

Romance Style File

Love hearts, lips, flowers and cupid arrows… what more does a girl want on Valentine’s weekend? ♡

With that in mind, this was the inspiration for my outfit – and I thought what a perfect way to kick-start my first blog for 2015 – styled and uploaded with love, I’m so excited to be back!

Fashion: ‘Kiss Print Shirt’; Oliver Bonas, floral trousers; French Connection (buy similar here), ‘Maple Slender Strap Pumps’ shoes; Jimmy Choo (buy similar here)

Jewels: Double initial personalised necklace in sterling silver; MinettaJewellery on Etsy UK, and my pearl ‘Charm Club’ bracelet; Thomas Sabo

Beauty: LipsRouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour’ in Arthur; Chanel, Lashes ‘Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara’ in Black; Yves Saint Laurent, Smoky Poppy range by The Body Shop and Queen Cleopatra’s Secret Eco Soya Candle; VilleDeFleurs on Etsy UK

Romance frontRomance backRomance side

The outfit
I absolutely love this super cute blouse from Oliver Bonas, so silky and soft, and very flattering too (I tend to struggle with shirts and blouses for the mischievous ‘popping buttons’, but this one fits a dream).

I teamed it with trousers I bought from French Connection last year, which have fast become my favourite floral go-to’s. They look amazing with everything, from blouses to polo necks, and simple tees. I recommend a good, solid pair of floral trousers for every woman 🙂

The shoes
Well then. HOW gorgeous are these? And so is my completely gorgeous friend who surprised me with my first ever pair of Jimmy Choo’s (it was a true Cinderella moment).

They remind me of delicious humbugs. The shape and style of the shoe is just stunning – I love the monochrome detail – and I cannot wait to rock these out this spring.

Romance shoes

The necklace
Cupid arrow and an “S’ for Sarah… Question is, who will Cupid target!? 😉

I recently attended the Etsy Fashion Showcase (post coming soon!) and the wonderfully talented lady behind MinettaJewellery was there, personalising jewellery for guests. I even watched it being made… It’s so delicate and beautiful, I love it. Check out more of her amazing pieces >>

Cupid arrow S necklace

The dressing table
I adore a candle at the best of times, but I am now completely obsessed with the VilleDeFleurs Queen Cleopatra’s Secret Eco Soya Candle – again from Etsy UK – where the sweet smells of black pomegranate, violet leaf and rose, take me to a seriously magical place.

Leading onto… the new Smoky Poppy range from The Body Shop. Laced with the rich scent of hand-picked poppy petals, this collection is sensual and incredibly inviting (and I just love the sexy, yet mysterious, black and red packaging too).

Dressing table love

HELLO, Arthur

Romance make upMy Valentine’s date was officially with ‘Arthur’.

Arthur as in the new Rouge Coco lipstick by Chanel.

Chanel is launching their new Rouge Coco lipstick collection on 2nd March (date for your diaries ladies!); a revamped version of it’s predecessor, introducing a new hydrating formula to leave lips feeling moisturised, radiant and bursting with colour. Sounds good to me.. and all 29 shades are named after Coco Chanel’s friends, artists and lovers who inspired her. Gorgeous.

We ♡ Chanel.

I picked up a little taster palette from my local Chanel counter. Admittedly, the shade of Arthur stole my heart at first sight – and he’s a keeper, my lips felt beautifully nourished all day, and I LOVE the colour – but I am planning to try all these out on my Style Files (so watch this space!)

I heart ChanelLip colours L-R: Adrienne, Coco, Roussy, Arthur, Emilienne

Photography credit
A huge thank you to my lovely friend and amazing photographer, Christine Newman, for contributing to this post. Discover more of her fabulous photography on her blog here >> (the robin gets me, every time).

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