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WIN Whistles Resort 2014

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Yup, you heard me right. The fabulous folk at Whistles who I stalk mercilessly (sorry guys) have decided to give away an entire, top-to-toe look from their Resort 2014 collection as part of their annual Advent Calendar Competition. This time last year I teamed up with them to offer you a sneaky peeky at the personalised varsity jacket one lucky so and so would be receiving in time for Christmas. I’m sure you’ll agree it was a pretty bloody brilliant prize but, dare I say it, this year’s is even more spectacular. And not just because it involves more stuff, although that is obviously awesome. What really sets this treat apart is the calibre of Whistles’ Resort 2014 collection.

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Pastel hues, A-line skirts and ice white accessories provide a tantalising teaser of what Spring has in store while razor sharp cuts, mannish outerwear and androgynous attitude stop things from erring on the side of saccharine. Even I, someone who has no problem with styles so sickly sweet they should come with a health warning find this Céline-meets-Carven chic impossibly compelling. I want to be the messy haired, devil may care girl who rocks bubblegum pink knits and printed leather dungaree dresses with equal nonchalance. But this post isn’t about me, for once, it’s about YOU lovely lot and how to get your hands on the aforementioned ensemble.

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To recap, the prize is the WHOLE outfit from Whistles’ Resort 2014 collection pictured directly above; powder pink coat, tailored trews, monochrome heels, the lot. And all you have to do to enter is “like” the picture on Facebook here. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not. Good luck…

Love Ella. X

Ps) If you don’t get lucky this time around, no sweat, there are 19 more chances to win some Whistles online here

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Look Du Jour: Paisley Pants

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What: Paisley pants by Topshop, Shirt by Whistles, Bag by Angel Jackson (c/o), Shoes by Kurt Geiger (c/o), Necklace by J.Crew (c/o) & Coat by Sandro

Where: Meetings in London

As you may have gathered, I’m rather partial to paisley. Now I know technically speaking it was AW12′s “it” print but given the fact this motif has been been beloved by Western culture since they pinched it from Persia in the 18th century I don’t think carrying it over from one winter to the next could exactly be considered a crime.These bad boys entered my wardrobe as one half of a Topshop trouser suit I simply couldn’t resist last Autumn. I gave the look its first outing during London Fashion Week SS13 where it proved one of the most street style snapped ensembles I wore all month! I was then presented with the problem of how to ever donning the pieces again without it being ridiculously obvious that I was re-wearing. After all, a paisley trouser suit isn’t exactly shy and retiring now is it? I’m proud (I think?) to tell you that I’ve managed to give both components a couple more outings since then. The jacket, I whipped out in the midst of blizzard nemo during New York Fashion Week in February. I teamed it with ankle boots, a burgundy corduroy skirt, denim shirt and black bow neck detail (click here for a reminder). This whole denim shirt/paisley print thing obviously struck a chord because when I decided to unearth the suit’s bottom half some nine months later, I turned to my trust Whistles number yet again. Paired with pointy metallic shoes (this season’s “party flats” dontcha know), camel coat, statement necklace and patchwork satchel I thought it all looked pretty snazzy. Admittedly my feet where very cold but I never bloody learn, do I?

Love Ella. X

Images by Lea Salomone

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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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Look Du Jour: Greens And Blacks

Greens And Blacks

Greens and Blacks

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What: Skirt by J.Crew, Blouse by Whistles, Shoes by Kurt Geiger (c/o), Clutch by L.K.Bennett (c/o) & Rings by Monica Vinader

Where: Chloé Attitudes Launch Party

I am unashamedly, wholeheartedly in love with this outfit. High waisted skirt and Peter Pan collar incarnated in greens and blacks with a generous helping of sparkle. You no doubt remember this Whistles blouse from previous Look Du Jour posts. I’ve had it for ages and getting to dig it out cheers me up no end as the nights draw in and the temperature begins to drop. The skirt is a rather more recent acquisition, picked up in New York before fashion week. When I decided to give myself a few days free in the Big Apple before the shows began I was full of well intentioned plans and by that I mean barefaced lies involving museum and gallery visits. In reality I spent my time visiting every single J.Crew and Kate Spade store in the city and thoroughly enjoyed every second of it! The second I laid eyes on this gorgeous green jacquard number I just knew it had to be mine and have been waiting for a suitably fabulous occasion for it’s first outing ever since. The occasion finally came courtesy of Chloé who hosted a stylish soirée at The Serpentine Gallery, stay tuned for all the juicy details from the night itself.

Love Ella. X

Images by Holly McGlynn

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Introducing: Monthly Must Haves

After what seems like an absolute lifetime since my last weekly wish list I’m very happy to announce that I will once again be scouring the net for sartorial gems to tempt us both with! But, as you might have gathered from the title of this post, it won’t be a weekly thing. This isn’t due to any lack of covetable clothing. Hell, I could probably make a daily wish list and I suspect it’s this sheer abundance of stuff I want that means it takes literally hours for me to narrow it down to a top ten. With final year of uni pressure on and less time for browsing (sob!) I’ve decided to swap my Weekly Wish Lists for Monthly Must Haves but don’t worry, these picks will be extra awesome, just you wait…

Introducing Monthly Must Haves

1) Chinti and Parker Aran Knit Wool Sweater, £350, click here to buy
2) Topshop Orange Wool Checked Skirt, £38, click here to buy
3) Chloe Buckled Leather Ankle Boots, £810, click here to buy
4) Sophie Hulme Mini Envelope Clutch, £290, click here to buy
5) Whistles Leopard Leather Gloves, £65, click here to buy
6) Missoni Dogtooth Fur Collar Coat, £2938, click here to buy
7) Nicholas Kirkwood Printed Suede & Leather Pumps, £680, click here to buy
8) ASOS Marabou Clutch, £45, click here to buy
9) No.21 Cropped Wool Trousers, £400, click here to buy
10) Carven Cornelis Lace Top, £510, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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