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Monthly Must Haves: March 2014

Once again, I must start this post with an apology. Despite having swapped those time consuming and financially perilous weekly wish lists (lengthy browsing, inevitable spending) for monthly must haves I’ve still failed to churn one out every four weeks. I’m a bad blogger. In my defense February was fashion month and, rather inconveniently, uni deadline madness so things have been a bit of a scramble. BUT at long last, here are my March loves and I suspect you’re going to love them too…

Monthly Must Haves March

1) Carven Floral Print Sweatshirt, £160, click here to buy
2) Paige Tyler Distressed Boyfriend Jeans, £225, click here to buy
3) Proenza Schouler PS11 Classic Mirrored Leather Bag, £1545, click here to buy
4) Monica Vinader Atlantis Rose Gold Plated Lapis Lazuli Earrings, £250, click here to buy
5) Miu Miu Noir Sunglasses, 205, click here to buy
6) Kate Spade New York Kaslow Coat, $1296, click here to buy or locate a UK store
7) Kate Spade New York Sedgewick Place Tweed Bag, $428, click here to buy or locate a UK store
8) Valentino Rockstud Neon Patent Leather Pumps, 600, click here to buy
9) Topshop Crepe Cigarette Trousers, £40, click here to buy
10) J.Crew Embellished Cotton Shirt, £110, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

Ps) Between concocting and posting these must haves I’ve managed to buy two of them myself! Can you guess which?

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Monthly Must Haves: January 2014

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1) Roksanda Ilincic Lisson Peplum Top, 455, click here to buy
2) MaxMara Nave Trousers, 225, click here to buy
3) Sophia Webster Nicole Sandals, 375, click here to buy
4) Johnny Loves Rosie Two Piece Drop Earring, 16, click here to buy
5) Prism Capri Sunglasses, 265, click here to buy
6) Chloe Convertible Leather Trench Coat, 5735, click here to buy
7) Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini Leather Shoulder Bag, 1160, click here to buy
8) REDValentino Monochrome Glittered Loafers, 315, click here to buy
9) Topshop Check Boucle Pelmet Skirt, 40, click here to buy
10) Topshop Betty Boucle Scallop Jacket, 68, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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Werk It

For all my banging on about forgoing New Year’s resolutions in favour of the far more enjoyable, fasholutions, I have kind of made one. Not so much a specific, check list style promise. More a decision to rebalance my life a little and generally be healthier. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of the whole work-hard-play-hard thing but somewhere in between all the working and the playing, and the playing that’s technically working but not really, you’ve got to look after your mind and body too. Sorry, that sounds hideously new age and preachy and whenever someone says something like this to me I feel an overwhelming urge to inflict violence on them but if this post has proven anything, it’s that I can on occasion be a bit of a hypocrite. Anyway my, oh go on then, let’s call it a “resolution”, wont involve anything too major. I won’t be going gluten free, juicing green things or spending every weekend on a yoga retreat. What I will be doing is spending more time with friends and family, indulging in activities of a non-fashion variety, actually cooking occasionally instead of just relying on itsu/M&S/late night Reese’s Pieces and last but certainly not least, doing a bit of exercise from time to time. Aside from toning, boosting endorphins, general wellbeing etc etc, the benefit of deciding to invest in a gym membership is that it provides the perfect excuse to buy a whole lot of work out gear. Currently lusting after these lycra lovelies…

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1) GapFit Colour Block Half Zip Running Hoodie, £34.50, click here to buy
2) GapFit gFast leggings, £24.95, click here to buy
3) Nike Air Pegasus 30 iD Running Shoe, 120, click here to buy
4) T by Alexander Wang Rainbow Cotton Terry Shorts, £140, click here to buy
5) GapFit High Impact Sports Bra, £24.95, click here to buy
6) Orlebar Brown Hampton Bikini Top, £125, click here to buy
7) Orlebar Brown Hampton Bikini Bottoms, £100, click here to buy
8) Sweaty Betty Perfomance Run Sock, £15, click here to buy
9) Sweaty Betty 1.5kg Dumbells, £25, click here to buy
10) Zoe Karssen Bat Print Track Pants, £110, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

Ps) In case you were wondering about the post title it’s purely because I’m a Britney obsessive and listen to Werk Bitch on repeat every time I go to the gym. What’s on your work (or rather “werk”) out playlist?

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Monthly Must Haves: December 2013

I know, I know, Christmas is just around the corner… All the more reason to treat yourself to a present from you to you!

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1) Sophie Hulme Bi-Colour Wool Jumper, £350, click here to buy
2) J Brand 624 Photo Ready Skinny Jeans, £215, click here to buy
3) Sophia Webster Lola Neon Patent Leather Pumps, £195, click here to buy
4) ASOS Pastel Bobble Hat, £10, click here to buy
5) J.Crew Collection Embellished Wool Blend Coat, £1350, click here to buy
6) Maison Michel Paris Maelis Cat Headbank, £355, click here to buy
7) L’Agent by L’Agent Provocateur Monica Lace Bra, £40, click here to buy
8) L’Agent by L’Agent Provocateur Monica Lace Briefs, £20, click here to buy
9) Whistles Small Calf Hair Clutch, £55, click here to buy
10) Topshop 60s Crop Floral Jacquard Dress, £65, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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Monthly Must Haves: November 2013

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1) Carven Turtle Neck Wool Sweater, £410, click here to buy
2) Whistles Katie Circle Skater Skirt, £95, click here to buy
3) Whistles Canter High Jodphur Boots, £185, click here to buy
4) Topshop Traditional Check Scarf, £14, click here to buy
5) Elizabeth and James Cotton Mohair Coat, £610, click here to buy
6) Johnstons Fairisle Gloves, £29, click here to buy
7) Anya Hindmarch Duke Backgammon Clutch, £995, click here to buy
8) Tory Burch Vesper Bead-Embellished Woven Silk Top, £340, click here to buy
8) Max Mara Pegno Trousers, £238, click here to buy
9) KG Kurt Geiger Livvy Leopard Flats, £95, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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