Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Autumn Warmers

There's no denying the sudden chill in the air. I've had to take out my jackets and abandon my sandals, and am now thinking about all the dresses I didn't get the chance to wear this summer. What I do like about AW fashion is the integration of cute knitted pieces.

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Top - Boohoo
Jeans - H&M
Shoes - Timberlands

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I think wearing chunky knits is one of the only redeeming factors for the colder weather. I love snuggling up in a warm knitted piece and they're so much fun to wrap around in. This Boohoo one is perfect. I love the blue-ish colour, but also love the zip detailing at the font - definitely makes it more unique! It's great for an autumn's day.

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Now that it is actually permanently cold, it's warmth over style. Lucky for me, both the Timberland shoes and Boohoo jumper are very cool, keeping me warm and looking good (I like to think) at the same time.

What are your Autumn essentials?

Sherin xx

Monday, 29 September 2014

Take 10 Challenge 35: Clarks Shoes

By some freak reason, we had incredible weather on Sunday. After weeks of just cold and rain, it was nice to see the sun out and relax outside, with bare legs, even if just for a few hours.

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Dress - Boohoo
Shoes - Clarks
Sunglasses - Ray Bans

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This Take 10 was sponsored by Clarks and features their amazing new AW collection. Clarks, it now seems, are getting more and more stylish every season. I am in love with these heels so much. The tan colour is just lovely, while the heel length is perfect. I cut down on heel length in the winter, due to icy roads etc, but I reckon, paired with a pair of jeans, these shoes will see my well into next year. I'm still hoping for a few more warmer days though.

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How was everyone's weekends? Mine was mainly spent sampling this season's new TV picks. Tyrant and The Leftover's are clear highlights right now, but I'm eagerly waiting for Gotham and The Flash, not to mention the new season of American Horror Story. 

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Sherin xx

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Fashion Week Cocktails

Fashion + cocktails = greatest combination ever. After a really REALLY long day on Wednesday, I grabbed Cat and we headed over to One Aldwych for some fashion inspired cocktails and it was such a treat.

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We went to The Lobby at One Aldwych and it has such a cool vibe - perfect for a few post work drinks. They've created a four bespoke fashion inspired cocktails, alongside Tanqueray Gin, and the drinks are all pretty special to coincide with fashion month.

There is a cocktail to match each of the big four Fashion Weeks: Calvin Klein (NY); Alice Temperley (London), Moschino (Milan) and Chanel (Paris).

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We started off with La Dolce Vita - inspired by Moschino - and English Rose - inspired by Alice Temperley, and we were in love. Both were absolutely delicious and I particularly loved the cat glass that served La Dolce Vita. English Rose is essentially everything you want out of a cocktail - floral and delicate - while La Dolce Vita was a lot of fun to drink and was my perfect amount of sweetness.

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We moved on to New York, New York - Calvin Klein - and Blanc et Noir - which were perfect ways to end the evening. New York, New York is refreshing and sophisticated, with a hint of bitterness, while Blanc et Noir was the clear highlight. It was absolutely delicious, with the perfect hint of lemon.

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Here are the full ingredients:

New York, New York
Tanqueray No. 10, rhubarb liqueur, Martini Bianco, fresh pomegranate seeds and lemon bitters. Served in a chilled coupette glass
English Rose
Tanqueray London Dry, rose liqueur, homemade jasmine syrup and lemon juice. Topped with bergamot foam. Served in a chilled Martini glass
Blanc et Noir
Tanqueray London Dry, lemon juice, Chartreuse, elderflower cordial and citrus bitters. Topped with lemongrass foam. Served in a black glass over ice
La Dolce Vita
Tanqueray London Dry, Martini Rosato, homemade wild berry syrup and cranberry juice. Topped with Champagne. Served in a cat glass with Sauvignon Blanc and mango mousse.

These cocktails are definitely worth a try so check them out if you're in the area!
Each cocktail is £13, and they're available the end of Paris Fashion Week - 2nd October.

Sherin xx

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