Knitwear Know-How with M&S

October 12, 2015

My Life in Pink teamed up with Marks & Spencer to deliver one of the key trends this Autumn: Head-to-toe knitwear. For my readers in the Southern hemisphere going into Spring and still expericening some chilly morning and evenings, these trends can totally apply to you too, because who doesn’t love wooly textures and oversized layering.

Here are five ways to rock the old knitwear trend with a new and refreshing spin.

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THE NEW SPORTY:

Add a sporty spin to your knitwear by playing around with chunky socks and tying an additional knit around your waist or shoulders. Adding that extra knit as an accessory instantly updates your outfit with a cool edge and when the sun sets and things get cooler, layer on up.

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JERSEY DRESSES:

Last season we saw countless oversize, chunky knit designs stealing the limelight during fashion week. This season the latest knitwear essential is the jersey dress as seen at Céline, Chloe and Stella McCartney. Play it cool with a pair of simple sneakers or dress it up with a waist belt to accentuate your waistline and a pair of ankle boots. Don’t be afraid to play with layers either.

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THE TWINSET: 

Do you ever wake up in the morning and struggle to decide what to wear? From the Wimbledon courts to a high street must, the twinset  makes getting ready in the morning a whole lot easier. The addition of a skirt slit and bell sleeves adds a modern seventies touch to your everyday twinset. An outfit that is easy to take from day to night with the addition of a pair of heels and a red lip.

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COLLEGIATE COOL:

One way to face the coming Winter months head on is with the good old classics: knitted beanies and scarves, as seen at Gucci and Anna Sui. There’s no denying that the key to Winter dressing is to layer, layer and layer again. Team your jersey dress with a pair of tights and thigh high boots for extra warmth.

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JUST OUT OF BED:

One way to mimic the latest laid back look, “just-out-of-bed”, is with a Seattle neo-grunge vibe. Think alternative sweatpants, long-line cardigans and cut off gloves. Play around with different textures and silhouettes when layering your knits. Think 90’s cool kids.

 

You can shop all my knitwear outfits online at Marks & Spenser here
Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and an even better week ahead.

xxx
EJ

Rain Maker

September 30, 2014

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A truly remarkable women once said “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” and I couldn’t agree more.

Owning classic, simple pieces is a must for any women’s wardrobe. Such as the white button down shirt or a black leather jacket, but the number one classic item every women should own is a pair of perfectly fitted jeans.

Recently I have fallen in love with J Brands amazing jeans collection. They have every colour and style you can image. I found this pair at a sample sale in NY and literally wore them everyday during my fashion week castings.

For this look post I paired my JB denims with an oversized knit from Mango, things were starting to get a little chilly just before I left New York, and a pair of classic patent pumps and Audrey sunnies. Everyone was hiding in their apartments and it felt rather cinematic to be alone down on the piers having my morning flat white and croissant as the steam rose from the Manhattan skyline.

xxx
EJ

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Top: Mango
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: H&M
Sunglasses: Topshop
Clutch: Colette Hayman
Rings: Catbird

Photos by Justin Polkey

Reflection

August 8, 2014

“May your memories linger long after your footprints in the sand have gone” 

Today’s look post is a little bit of a throwback, we shot this just before I left South Africa in July, it’s from our holiday in Yzerfontein.

Whenever I spend time down by the seaside I find myself in a state of reflection and day dreaming. I reflect my past and daydream my future as I listen and watch the waves crashing onto the shore.

I received a really beautiful message from someone very dear to me, it was too beautiful not to share:

“Life is a story that we manage with our thoughts. It’s really easy to loose confidence if those thoughts attack us and don’t support us. Thoughts are the most powerful tool we have! Trusting ONESELF can get lost very easily- but when we look back on what we have already overcome, we are often even a bit impressed with how strong we are.”

The above is so true, we do often loose track of what we have already achieved in life. It’s important to take moments in our busy lives to breathe and reflect on our achievements. Otherwise we’ll just end up going crazy.

So this weekend, find a place you feel relaxed in and take a moment to reflect. Think it, speak it or write it down, whatever works for you… but do it. It’s the perfect way to start a new week on a positive note.

xxx EJ

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Top: Woolworths
Jeans: Zara
Shoes: Mr Price
Sunglasses: Ray-ban from Sunglasses Hut
Necklace: Little kiosk at the V&A Waterfront
Rings: Family heirlooms

Photos by Justin Polkey

Moody Blooms

July 10, 2014

Greetings from New York City! I can’t even begin to explain what an amazing place this city is. Within two hours of arriving I had fallen in love.

Hence the reason for being so quiet on the blog the past couple of days. I’ve been walking the streets like crazy taking every little inch in. I’ve been tracking my walking and it’s sitting on 25-30km a day!

Got so much travel stories and tips to share with you all, can’t wait. But for now here’s a look post we shot before we left South Africa.

Cape Town looks like it’s been freezing and one of the best things to wear when it’s cold is a chunky knit. I suggest Country Road, they have a rather large knitwear collection that I am absolutely gaga for. I can’t walk into CR without buying a new knit.

Instead of wearing a beanie this Winter try teaming your outfit with a veldt hat like below.

xxx EJ
Enjoy

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Jumper: Country Road
Leggings: Mango
Hat: Woolworths
Clutch: Colette Hayman
Boots: Aldo
Flowers: Woolworths

Photos by Justin Polkey

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