Look Du Jour: Sass it Up

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What: Style Stalker tank top (click here to buy), Baukjen leather pencil skirt (new season update here, similar here & here), DSquared2 sunglasses, Mulberry Willow tote (click here to buy) Agent Provocateur Connie bra (click here to buy) (all c/o) & Whistles sandals (similar here) with Dior Bonheur mani pedi.

Where: Afternoon cocktails at The London EDITION

Personal style is a funny thing. I’m the first to admit that a lot of the pieces in my wardrobe look a lot like each other. There are certain styles, brands, colours and details I gravitate to. Rarely does a week go by without someone telling me that they saw something and just knew I’d love it… and inevitably I do. Try as I might, I just can’t shake my affinity for anything pink, polkadot, preppy and that could have conceivably been purchased at Bonpoint. But predictable though my tastes may often be – aren’t everyone’s? – now and again there are few things more enjoyable than shaking it up. That’s why I love working with brand like Diesel who somehow manage to persuade me to trade in my usual Blair Waldorf (season one, duh) inspired fare for say, a bodycon leather minidress. Since that particular project I’ve been pushing my sartorial boundaries without being prompted by an Italian under brand a little more frequently. Last week’s silver slip top for instance. What with those slinky straps and it’s potential for nipple free-wheelage, I think it’s safe to say it had sass. Perhaps not quite as much sass as this outfit however. Divine though this wear-forever ballerina leather pencil skirt is, I feared that paired with a blouse it may age me beyond my years. As opposed to making me resemble an overgrown nursery school child which apparently is a look I’m fine with. On this occasion I was about to embark on a weekend of over indulgence at the fabulously debauched London EDITION Hotel (more on that soon) so I didn’t want to look like I just took a wrong turn en route to a ladies luncheon or the first day of kindergarten. So how to sass up a luxuriously sensible pencil skirt? I ummmed and ahhhhed and tried on umpteen options and then it hit me; a Beyonce inspired ‘beater and Agent Provocateur underwearObviously.

sass stylestalker la petite anglaise ella catliff

sass stylestalker ella catliff la petite anglaise

sass stylestalker ella catliff la petite anglaise

sass stylestalker ella catliff la petite anglaise

sass stylestalker ella catliff la petite anglaise

sass stylestalker ella catliff la petite anglaise

sass stylestalker ella catliff la petite anglaise

What do you reckon, did I sass up my pencil skirt successfully?

Love Ella. X

Images by Michaela Peker

7 Thoughts on Look Du Jour: Sass it Up

  1. […] you might remember, I decided that sassing up a leather pencil skirt with my new fave StyleStalker tank top would be the perfect ensemble for a spot of afternoon […]

  2. M says:

    Can we just talk about those sunglasses for a second? Because daaaaamn, I need those in my life. Some bloggers have this blank, vapid stare, and you have a playfulness that really suits your style.


  3. Eliza says:

    This is my favorite outfit of the whole blog haha–probably because I am not as much into color/patterns. Love the look of a ladylike skirt/shoes/bag with the punchy tank.

    • Ella Catliff says:

      Ahhh well I’m trying to mix it up a bit with a few less colour popping looks so hopefully you’ll like them xx

  4. Holly says:

    The outfit looks amazing! Love it x
    Holly x


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