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LPA Loves: McQ Swallow Sweatshirt

My latest Look Du Jour has officially sent me new season cray. Much as I love not having to wear six layers while squelching around in the pissing rain, I’ve kind of had enough of Summer clothes now. To be honest all I really want is a couple of crisp days to wear my beloved McQ Pre Fall swallow sweatshirt, then it can get nice and hot again… Is that seriously too much to ask?

McQ Swallow Sweatshirt

McQ Alexander McQueen Swallow Sweatshirt, £205, click here to buy

I don’t need to tell you that sweatshirts have been the “it” thing for some time now. Evidently this is no flash in the pan fad and AW13 has brought a whole new array of low key luxe lovelies to lounge in. So if you bought into the trend last season, well done for investing wisely. If, like me, you didn’t then hop to it and snap up some high fash jersey. McQ’s swallow print number has made the transition from wish list to wardrobe but as everyone knows, you can never have too much of a good thing so here are a few more stylish sweatshirts I’m eyeing up for autumn…

McQ swallow sweatshirt

1) Zoe Karssen Good Girls Love Bad Boys Cotton Blend Sweatshirt, £95, click here to buy
2) Preen for Matches Colour-Block Multi-Print Sweatshirt, £485, click here to buy
3) Kenzo for Liberty Logo Sweatshirt, £145, click here to buy
4) Whistles Libby Sculpted Sweat, £85, click here to buy
5) 3.1 Phillip Lim Neoprene Zip Detail Sweatshirt, £470, click here to buy
6) French Connection Jacqui Dazzler Sweatshirt, £80, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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Weekly Wish List: 27/07/2013

wish list

1) Boutique by Jaeger Racer Back Pleat Dress, £199, click here to buy
2) Charlotte Olympia Hollywood Platform Sandals, £795, click here to buy
3) Burberry Little Crush Heart Print Bag, £875, click here to buy
4) Markus Lupfer Key To My Heart Sequin Sweater, £290, click here to buy
5) Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses, £180, click here to buy
6) Valentino The Rockstud Patent Leather Clutch, £995, click here to buy
7) Diane Von Furstenberg Pink Shadow Print iPhone 5 case, £29, click here to buy
8) Nicholas Kirkwood Suede, Grosgrain & Elaphe Pumps, £490, click here to buy
9) Reiss Paris Slim Trousers, £89, click here to buy
10) Erdem Amanie Floral Print Fish Scale Sequin Blouse, £1000, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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Weekly Wish List: THEN AND NOW Edition

It’s been a while since my last special edition weekly wish list so I’m extremely excited to be introducing you to a seriously awesome e-boutique, THEN AND NOW. Apologies if you already know/shop it and are basically on first name terms with the customer service team. As per usual, when I say “new” I really mean new to me. I found out about the site a few months back and fell for it within seconds. Just to give you a bit of background, THEN AND NOW was launched by former Morgan Stanley City Banker, Lian Michelson with a view to provide fashion loving females with schedules too manic to hit the shops the chance to restock their wardrobes at the click of a mouse. But before you think THEN AND NOW is just another wannabe Net-a-Porter, it’s not, there’s a clue in the name. Besides offering the cream of the current sartorial crop, this site also stocks a selection of must-haves from previous seasons often with up to 75% off the original price. So whether you’re in the market for the very latest in trend driven designs, classic pieces, or sell-out-in-second looks you missed out on the first time around, THEN AND NOW has got you covered. Here are my current faves from the site…

THEN AND NOW

1)Pinghe Red Leather & Silk Top, £226, click here to buy
2) NOKNOK Skino Black Leather Effect Jeans, £185, click here to buy
3) Florian London City Saffiano Tote, £275, click here to buy
4) Milly Cut Out Floral Mini Dress, £370, click here to buy
5) Cutler and Gross Deep Blue & Dark Blue Sunglasses, £310, click here to buy
6) Meli Melo Anaconda Grey Envelope Bag, £219, click here to buy
7) Lara Bohinc Kinetic Manifesto Shoe, £250, click here to buy
8) Chelsea Pairs Sand and Tan Boho Flats, £136.50, click here to buy
9) American Retro Coral Lace Shorts, £133, click here to buy
10) The Lost Travel T-Shirt Company Marrakesh Cropped Tee, £55, click here to buy

Or check out the lot at www.thenandnowshop.com

Love Ella. X

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Summer Holiday Wish List

I know, I know, Summer’s essentially “over” according to the fashion calendar and I should have really compiled this wish list some time back in April. But then again, I’m not actually going on a Summer holiday until tomorrow and I’m betting many of you lot won’t be sunning yourself on a beach for another few weeks. Despite the fact I repeatedly tell anyone who’ll listen that shopping for bikinis in July is basically criminal and they won’t have a hope in hell of finding a damn thing, that’s not necessarily the case. Just check out these poolside delights…

summer holiday

1) T by Alexander Wang Stripe T Shirt, £104, click here to buy
2) Frame Denim “Le Cutoff” shorts, were £159, now £79, click here to buy
3) K Jaques St Tropez Buffon Leather Sandals, £215, click here to buy
4) Sensi Studio Maxi Straw Tote, £198, click here to buy
5) Raggianti Turquoise Bikini, £80 at Beach Flamingo, click here to buy
6) Whistles Mia Oversized Sunglasses, £50, click here to buy
7) Anne Bowes Jewellery Vintage Pineapple Necklace, £130, click here to buy
8) Diane Von Furstenberg Flirty Miniadure Clutch, £244, click here to buy
9) Jimmy Choo Lance Neon Patent Sandals, £495, click here to buy
10) Reiss Otto Printed Cotton Dress, £139, click here to buy

Happy holidays!

Love Ella. X

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Weekly Wish List: 14/06/2013

wish list

1) Erdem Cecilia Kabuki-sky Degrade Print Shirt (Matches exclusive) £540, click here to buy
2) Erdem Esmerelda Kabuki-sky Degrade Print Trousers £560, click here to buy
3) Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroidered Woven Cotton Slippers, £545, click here to buy
4) Anne Bowes Jewellery Vintage Pineapple Gold Necklace, £180, click here to buy
5) Karl Lagerfeld Paris Oversized Round Sunglasses, £158, click here to buy
6) Topshop Tangerine Rose Bikini Top, £16, click here to buy
7) Topshop Tangerine Rose Bikini Bottoms, £10, click here to buy
8) Mulberry Cecily Flower Clasp Bag, £950, click here to buy
9) Sophia Webster Rio Sunset Print Sandals, £340, click here to buy
10) Reiss Lemine Floral Embroidered Dress, £189, click here to buy

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