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LPA Loves: Trans-seasonal Leather

Is it just me or is leather THE ultimate trans-seasonal fabric? Even in London it’s occasionally to sweaty to wear it in Summer and during the cold Winter months leather isn’t as insulating as one might think because it’s exceedingly difficult to layer. Despite my penchant for all things preppy and floral-related, I’m extremely partial to a bit of leather and the fact that it’s been a perma-trend for about six seasons now makes me very happy indeed. So far I’m the proud owner of a leather skirt, shorts, one leather collared top, a leather jacket and about a zillion leather handbags and pairs of boots. This season I’m hoping to branch out into tees, dresses and trousers, ideally in unusual colours! Here are a few of the pieces I’m eyeing up at the moment…

leather

1) Whistles Navy Peplum Top, £250, click here to buy
2) Cedric Charlier Pink Skirt, £190, click here to buy
3) Miu Miu Cut-Out Collar Red Dress, £1740, click here to buy
4) Theory Green Biker Jacket, £770, click here to buy
5) L’Agence French Trousers, £855, click here to buy

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Weekly Wish List: 11/01/2013

wish list

1) Boutique by Jaeger Daisy striped sweater, £99, click here to buy
2) MiH Paris mid rise skinny jeans, £133, click here to buy
3) Penelope Chilvers woven red Dandy slippers, £290, click here to buy
4) Chloé  Aurore bowler bag, £1162, click here to buy
5) Cutler and Gross acetate sunglasses, £240, click here to buy
6) Rag & Bone Cambridge floral print and leather bomber jacket, £670, click here to buy
7) Mulberry glossy goat Lily bag, £695, click here to buy
8) Anya Hindmarch new season Joss wallet, £295, click here to buy
9) McQ Alexander McQueen studded leather pumps, £265, click here to buy
10) Whistles Mathilde fluoro tweed dress, £195, click here to buy.

Love Ella. X

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LPA Loves: Lucy Choi London

Like a lot of girls, I’m a sucker for a good pair of stilettos. My footwear policy tends to be “no pain, no gain” although this particular brand actually prides itself on making comfortable heels. And yes, such a thing does exist. I know because I’ve tried on a fair few pairs of Lucy Choi London stillies and as soon as payday (or student loan day) comes around I’ll be taking several home. Despite only having been going a couple of seasons, Lucy Choi London has already bagged itself two of THE most coveted stockists around – Matches and My Wardrobe – and been featured numerous times in Vogue, Grazia and Tatler to name but a few. Then again, given that Lucy Choi is in fact the niece of high heel legend Jimmy Choo it’s no great surprise that she’s a dab hand at creating seriously lust worthy shoes.

Lucy Choi London

1) Snake Print Aster Shoes, £195, click here to buy
2) Glitter Rose Pumps, £195, click here to buy
3) Colour Block Wysteria Sandals, £235, click here to buy
4) Black Arkose Peep-Toe Boots, £270, click here to buy

Snakeprint and glitter and bows, OH MY! Admittedly if you’re a trainer wearing kinda gal Lucy Choi London probably wont be your cup of tea but I’m not so looking at her collection is like high heel heaven for me. I adore the elegance of Lucy’s delicate designs with their ladylike pointed toes and slender heels. And the fact they’re not stupidly expensive is just the icing on the cake!

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Weekly Wish List: 04/01/2013

First weekly wish list of 2013!

weekly wish list

1) Marc by Marc Jacobs Uma cable knit merino wool sweater, £235, click here to buy
2) Acne lambskin leather trousers, £989, click here to buy
3) Alexander Wang Alla croc effect leather wedges, £625, click here to buy
4) 3.1 Phillip Lim The Pashli shark effect leather trapeze tote, £805, click here to buy
5) Burberry mid length trench coat, £1195, click here to buy
6) J.Crew Tinsley lady boucle jacket, £500, click here to buy
7) Marc by Marc Jacobs Deco dot rabbit scarf, £345, click here to buy
8) Sophie Hulme lizard panel envelope bag, £305, click here to buy
9) Charlotte Olympia Serene crepe de chine platform sandals, £595, click here to buy
10) Roksanda Ilincic Sadler laminated dress, £910, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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Weekly Wish List: Boxing Day Sales Edit

My one rule for sale shopping is buy classics. Think timeless, qood quality pieces not last seasons’ uber trends. I know this sounds like a no brainer but on more than one occasion I’ve given in to the attraction of FINALLY being able to afford that seasonal statement piece I’d lusted after since August and regretted it later. I’m a totally militant shopper, something to which many of my friends (and several post-shopping trip ex friends) can attest. But determined and single minded though my retail habits may be, I have never braved the Boxing Day sales. By the time Christmas is over I usually find myself lolling around in a state of bloated, pickled laziness and the idea of queueing outside Selfridges and then entering a scrum so hectic I’ll most likely leave with something utterly bizarre just doesn’t appeal. No, when it comes to the end of season sales online shopping is where it’s at. With this in mind I’ve spent the morning browsing the best Matches, Net-a-Porter, My-Wardrobe and Avenue 32 have to offer to bring you my own personal edit of the Boxing Day bonanza… Happy shopping!

Boxing Day Sales

1) J.W Anderson Waffle Knit Sweater, was £496 now £249, click here to buy
2) J Brand Denim 811 Coated Skinny Jeans, were £260 now £182, click here to buy
3) Church’s Burwood Studded Brogues, were £350 now £245, click here to buy
4) Mulberry Snake Effect Bayswater Bag, was £1100 now £770, click here to buy
5) Christopher Kane Cashmere Leopard Print Scarf, was £650 now £325, click here to buy
6) Smythson Leather Heart Keyring, was £50 now £35, click here to buy
7) Theory Yaisa Leather Sleeve Jacket, was £360 now £252, click here to buy
8) Burberry Wool & Cashmere Blend Beanie, was £150 now £105, click here to buy
9) Diane Von Furstenberg Large Tonda Clutch, was £293 now £146, click here to buy
10) Carven Bow Detail Suede Pumps, were £320 now £160, click here to buy
11) Yigal Azrouel Evergreen Leather Skirt, was £555 now £389, click here to buy
12) Equipment Brett Silk Shirt, was £211 now £105, click here to buy

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