Scandi Style Month at The Dressing Room

This month is Scandi Style Month over at Twentymumthing favourite The Dressing Room. This is exactly what it sounds like; a celebration of Scandinavian Style, showcasing the fabulous brands the DR stock such as Becksondergaard, Twist&Tango and Tokyo Jane. You can read more about everything they have going on over on their blog but on to my involvement… Those lovely Dressing Room folk got in touch to ask me to review some pieces by Rosemunde. This Danish brand design luxurious wardrobe staples in a silk blend which slip seamlessly into your existing wardrobe. Need proof? Ok then…

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Outfit:

Vest – Rosemunde (similar)
Top – Rosemunde
Jeans – Paige
Boots – Ash
Scarf – Becksondergaard

These tops work so well layered together as part of an everyday outfit. I love the tonal look acheived by layering the two shades of grey. Boyfriend jeans and a pretty bird scarf by another Scandi brand, Becksondergaard, make this a perfect casual look.

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Outfit:

Vest – Rosemunde
Jeans – Twist & Tango
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bag – Jimmy Choo

If you saw yesterday’s post you’ll have seen the outfit I put together for an anniversary meal with my husband, and this is a variation on a theme. While these tops are great for layering, they are fabulous worn simply with skinnies too. The delicate lace is the perfect foil to the pointy stilettos and zip detail on the jeans.

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Outfit:

Vest – Rosemunde (similar)
Cardigan – Rosemunde
Skirt – T by Alexander Wang
Shoes – Jemima Vine

Here I’ve put together a look which I think works really well for the office. I’m wearing a twin-set but (hopefully) don’t look like I’m missing my set of pearls and sensible court shoes. The colours palette is very simple, but the lace detail at the front (and back, check out the link) of the cardigan adds interest. And these tops would work just as well with jeans and boots too – I do like a multi-tasker.

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Outfit:

Grey Vest – Rosemunde (similar)
Purple Vest – Rosemunde
Jacket – American Vintage (similar)
Jeans – Goldsign
Boots – Ash

How beautiful is this aubergine colour? I love purple for Autumn/Winter, and this top looks so gorgeous layered with the pale grey. I can’t find this vest on the website, but if you give the lovely ladies at the Dressing Room a call, I’m sure they can sort you out. I haven’t mentioned just how delicious these tops feel against the skin. The high silk content means they are super soft, and they’re suprisingly warm too – perfect for layering up on chilly days. The other great thing about them is that although they’re quite figure hugging, they don’t ride up (the bane of my life with long vests!)

So, now you’ve seen how easily these great basics slot into my wardrobe, maybe you fancy some in yours? Well, your luck is in! From today unti midnight tomorrow (Tues 10 Sept) The Dressing Room are offering an extra 10% off all full priced items with code AUTUMN10. What better way to kickstart your A/W wardrobe? Do let me know what you’re buying or dreaming of buying – I love shopping vicariously!

DISCLAIMER: I received the grey vest shown in the pictures as a thank you for doing this review, but, as ever, all views are very much my own. The rest of the tops are winging their way back to St Albans (though having seen how lovely the slate grey long-sleeved top looks with my vest, I’m seriously considering breaking my ban!)

And yes, I know my patio needs weeding.

C150 – Day 22 – 27

Heartfelt apologies, dear readers, for my lack of commitment. I have had a crazy couple of weeks, but I think I’ve got my shit together now. We’ll see. Anyway, you don’t want to hear about all that bobbins, you want to know what I’ve been wearing!

Day 22

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Outfit:

Top – DVF
Trousers – Gap
Shoes – Michael Kors

This top was a sample sale bargain and I just love it. I don’t wear it often enough really – must make more effort to give it the airing it deserves. The shoes are Michael Kors ‘Flex’ pumps and are just the comfiest ever. They pop up every season in different colours and frequently appear on the Outnet at great prices – highly recommend them!

Day 23

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Outfit:

Shirt – Equipment
Skirt – Gerard Darel
Shoes – Boden

You remember the saga of this shirt, don’t you? Well worth a very painful trip to acquire it with my newly operated on hand (you can expect the return of the grubby bandage soon as it needs redoing), as it makes me smile every time I catch sight of it!

Day 24

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Outfit:

Dress – LK Bennett
Shoes – Vince Camuto

A rare glimpse of business-appropriate Amber here – I very rarely do the ‘corporate’ thing, but I had a meeting where I needed to make an impact today, so it was required. I spent the whole day feeling like I was playing dress up, but the meeting had exactly the desired outcome, so it was worth it!

Day 25

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Outfit:

Scarf – Becksondergaard
T-shirt – Uniqlo
Jeans – Goldsign
Boots – Ash
Watch – Olivia Burton

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice a couple of new acquisitions here! More on those in a separate post, but I promise I haven’t broken the terms of my ban.

Day 26

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Outfit:

T-shirt – Gap
Jeans – Goldsign
Boots – Ash
Watch – Olivia Burton

Variations on a theme here – I’ve fallen back in love with my Ash Jalouse during the slightly cooler weather. They are so comfy and have that casual-cool thing going on. Another highly recommended footwear purchase if you’re in the market.

Day 27

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Outfit:

Shirt – Uniqlo
Jeans – J Brand
Boots – Boden
Watch – Olivia Burton

This was probably my favourite outfit of the week. I love a flannel shirt and this monochrome check one looks fab with my precious pink boots!

Back later with today’s outfit, and that handbag post I owe you…

A few of my favourite things (and not a raindrop or kitten in sight!)

Happy weekend everyone! I’m looking forward to two days in the company of my family, and a nice meal out with Mr TMT later.

First though, I’m out running some tedious errands – in fact, I’m coming to you live from Wimbledon sorting office. The. Glamour.

Today I’m debuting the Next jersey biker I blogged about here. I really, really love it! Very cosy and a great shape. If you’re fancy it do size down though – I got the 8, and I can never shoehorn my ample bosom into a size 8 jacket so this is definitely a generous fit!

I also dug out an old pair of skinny flares from c.2008 and I’m actually liking the look (though I can’t quite believe how low the rise is!) They work well with my wedge trainers and make a nice change from skinnies.

So, something old, something new, how about something new and blue? Well the beanie is a gorgeously soft chunky Scottish cashmere knit bought from eBay, which arrived today. I’m really pleased with it!

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Outfit:
Jacket – Next
T-shirt – Cos
Jeans – Miss Selfridge
Wedge Trainers – Ash
Hat – Ebay
Necklace – Etsy
Bag – Alexander Wang Rocco

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My fabulous new Saint Laurent Arty ring. I’ve wanted one of these for absolutely ages and I love it!

Monday Morning Lust List – Kurt Geiger

One for all you shoe lovers out there! I’m feeling a bit blue this morning after a long Valentine’s weekend with my husband, so what better way to restore that loving feeling than with a spot of shoe porn.

Kurt Geiger is like the Playboy Mansion when it comes to shoes; super tempting, with something to tickle everyone’s fancy. Here are a few of my favourites (just click on any of the images to take you directly to the site):

Kurt Geiger London Ella

Kurt Geiger London Ella, £195

I really like the silver mock croc toe and sturdy heel on this pair. They also come in black and white if you don’t want to make quite such a statement! I’d wear these with a black leather midi skirt and a grey marl sweatshirt and let the shoes take centre stage.

Anais Kurt Geiger London, £150

Anais Kurt Geiger London, £150

I’ve been looking for a pair of low heeled black shoes for work, and these might just be the ones. They’d look great with a pair of cropped, slim-fit trousers.

Liquorice KG Kurt Geiger, £39

Liquorice KG Kurt Geiger, £39

Then again, how fierce would these look with the same cropped trousers? And with a discount this good, I’d be rude not to, wouldn’t I..?

Sloane Carvela Kurt Geiger, £150

I’ve been smitten by these since I was first tipped off about them by a friend who works in the fashion industry. A more affordable version of these, they’ll go with everything from skirts to skinnies. The gorgeous oxblood colour is on sale too!

Shannon Carvela Kurt Geiger, £60

Shannon Carvela Kurt Geiger, £60

Oh, I love these. I know they are ridiculously impractical for a woman who spends her off-duty days kicking round a muddy park, but how amazing would they look with indigo skinnies and a simple grey tee. For the practical among you, they also come in black (though they are not as heavily reduced – can’t imagine why!)

Senorita Carvela Kurt Geiger, £70

Senorita Carvela Kurt Geiger, £70

I’m a sucker for a cowboy boot, and these are like a cheaper version of my Cobra Society pair. These would add a bit of edge to a flirty sundress on a summer day.

Funky Ash, £190

Funky Ash, £190

Now it wouldn’t be a shoe post from me if I didn’t include a pair of wedge trainers! I love this pair, not least because they remind me of the Buffalos I had back in 1997 when the Spice Girls ruled the world. Not everyone’s cup of tea, I know, but I’d be very surprised if these didn’t find their way into my shoe closet.

Star Acne, £400

For those of you with serious money to spend, the Acne Star boot. I have loved these since I first laid eyes on them, but last week I saw a girl in the lift at work wearing a grey pair (and carrying a PS1!), and love became obsession. Of course they are sold out in the grey everywhere. Sigh.

KG have been running their “Everything but the dress” campaign for a few seasons now, so it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t finish with a gorgeous accessory:

Jessie Brocade Clutch KG Kurt Geiger, £70

Jessie Brocade Clutch KG Kurt Geiger, £70

Jessie Brocade Clutch KG Kurt Geiger, £70

I love this Jessie Brocade clutch in both colours, perfect for dressing up a simple outfit. I can see this clutch looking fab with white jeans on a summer night out.

And if that wasn’t temptation enough, you can get 25% off all full-priced merchandise from the following brands: Kurt Geiger London, KG Kurt Geiger, Carvela Kurt Geiger, Mr KG and Miss KG, using discount code VOGUE25 until 5 July 2013! Don’t say I never give you anything…