Today’s post is more of an evening look (I would never wear heels in the day!) and the main element of it, is this gorgeous blue print Zara cross-over blouse which I got in the sale for a bargain of £12.99- Oh yes! Due to the blouse being quite baggy and oversized, I have styled it with my grey marl trousers from La Redoute which are my favourite trousers as they match with everything and they are skinny but not clingy on the leg! For accessories I have added my silver paisley long chain necklace from Mango as I feel it works well with the deep v-neck of the blouse therefore extending the torso. I have also stacked on 2 silver rings which say “Dance” and “Sing” on them and they are from Tempest Jewelry. To make the outfit more of an evening look, I have added my black chunky heels from Red Herring but if it was for day I would add some black ankle boots to complete the look. Hope you like- Enjoy!
Today’s post is a OOTD staring my mum’s lovely green and navy tartan blazer from Banana Republic and my H&M pleather mini skirt. Then I added my vintage silk blouse (as always), a vintage navy felt trilby hat, Urban Outfitter’s brouges and Fossil tan clutch bag. I feel this look gives off a preppy school girl vibe but the pleather mini gives it that extra something. In addition, the rich tan shades I think really off-set the overall dark coloured look. Hope you like!- Enjoy!
When I first took a glimpse at Elie Saab’s Spring Couture Collection 2014 I felt as if I had been transported into a Fairy Tale, standing alongside Cinderella who beamed in her magical pastel blue gown. I don’t think I have ever seen a collection where I have adored every single piece so much since Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer collection 2012. Moreover, Elie Saab is one of my favourite designers and he continues to produce jaw-dropping collections from season to season like this one. My favourite piece from this collection has got to be the look with midi skirt with matching jacket both heavily embellished with cream pearls and beads, paired with sheer floral top. This look is my favourite as it is truly chic and the beading work is breath-taking!
This collection focuses on 8 colours with a few dresses in each- first is blush pink, then a very bright white, muted red, golden mustard yellow, ice blue (reminds me of Elsa’s dress in movie Frozen), purple, multi-coloured and black. The majority of the outfits are belted at the waist creating a gorgeous silhouette additionally contributing to the beauty of the dresses. If I ever had the chance to try on one of these dresses I don’t think I would be able to contain my excitement and giddiness- these dresses are a dream!- Hope you like!- Enjoy!
I have recently rekindled my love for Pinterest and I love finding inspirational images which make me feel warm and fuzzy inside! I would love it if you could follow me on Pinterest, you can either search Anna Lucia Mattei under Pinners or CLICK HERE to follow me! If you choose to follow me expect to see a lot of my style icons, from Audrey Hepburn to Alexa Chung, my favourite fashion bloggers, fashion quotes, gorgeous hairstyle inspirations, China Print crockery and many more. Also, I have a board on Pinterest called Vintage Vicar where I put images from my blog!-Happy pinning!
Hey guys! Today’s post is an OOTD featuring my trusty Zara oversized coat which I also wore in my last outfit post. I got ready really quickly this morning so that I could take some photos whilst the sun was rising and luckily I was just in time! With my tan coat I chose to wear my Topshop short-sleeved silky t-shirt with a check and floral half and half pattern and I clashed it with my Topshop burgundy velvet floral shorts. Then I added Zara caramel thin belt, M&S thick grey tights and Clarks black shoes. I completed the look with a plaited hair-do which is a fab solution for a bad hair day and if any one wants to see a tutorial on how to create this hairstyle just comment saying so! It’s been a lovely sunny day today and it has been a refreshing change to the horrible raining weather we’ve been having recently. I hope everyone’s having a nice weekend!-Hope you like- Enjoy!
Happy New Year to everyone! This post is to celebrate the year of 2013 as I thought I’d scroll through the outfit posts that I did in 2013 and make collages showing the different looks that I put together- not only do I look quite different, transitioning from January to December, but you can probably notice where the image quality improves when I got my DSLR for my birthday in March! I love doing OOTD’s, they are one of my favourite posts to do and with 20 looks in 2013, look forward to seeing more creations in 2014. My New Years Resolution this year is to cut down on the chocolate however I’m not sure how successful it’s going to be- What’s yours?- Enjoy!
The looks go from my most recent OOTD in December to my first outfit of 2013 in January:
A couple of weeks ago, I made a trip to the Christmas Market in the beautiful city of Bath. Bath’s Christmas market took inspiration from the traditional German Christmas markets, each store having their own little wooden shed, all in which were intricately decorated with festivity. The store’s sold a variety of gifts, ranging from Christmas pudding hats to Russian dolls and although it was extremely busy, the Christmas market had a warm atmosphere. Santa was patrolling the streets all day long and the rest of Bath’s centre was also packed with Christmas cheer, with the sound of Christmas carols sung by a large choir. My trip to Bath was a very enjoyable and I think a day out to a Christmas market is one of the best ways to get into the festive mood!- Enjoy!