ThirtyNine Plus One

A personal Style Blog

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Leopard Love!

Who doesn't love leopard print, or zebra print or any animal print, and lets be honest these prints go with everything, they're basically neutral right?

Animal prints are going to be massive for autumn winter and I for one could not be happier about it.


Ive picked a few of my high street favourites, starting with this beauty from Zara











Will you be indulging in leopard print for the coming season?

Thanks for reading

Sara





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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Midi, Maxi, Mini. Lets talk skirts.



Skirts....now that that summer has finally arrived, I can wear one of my favourite summer items. A skirt!

I love a good summer skirt, midi, maxi, pleated, pencil (I draw the line a mini) I love them. They're such a versatile piece to dress up or down.

Pleated skirts give shape to rectangle figures creating curves and a waist. A pleated skirt will also emphasise an hourglass shape beautifully.

Brightly coloured skirts will bring balance to an inverted triangle figure especially when worn with a darker coloured top.

I wear my skirts with t-shirts and a denim or leather biker jacket, this will also help to create a waist line for rectangle figures and further emphasis an hourglass.  To smarten up your skirt add a blazer, perfect for inverted triangle figures. 

Team your skirt with trainers, sandals, ankle boots or heels the choice is yours.

There are lots of lovely skirts on the high street at the moment, here a few of my favourites.



The perfect summer skirt




Wear with trainers and a cool slogan t-shirt 




This beautiful skirt come with a matching top and would be perfect for a wedding. Then wear with a black or white t-shirt and flat sandals for a more dressed down look.




Who doesn't love broderie anglaise for summer?



This would be amazing on holiday to take you from beach to bar.




This Topshop midi length skirt is on trend with a print clash.




Warehouse do a classic floral skirt so well.




Finally a real statement, stand out from the crowd skirt, this yellow leather skirt is stunning.

A few outfit ideas.


All images via pinterest 

Are skirts a summer staple for you? Id love to hear your thoughts

Thanks for reading.

Sara




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Monday, 9 April 2018

Jump, Jump, Jump Around


Jumpsuits, one of the most versatile and flattering items you can have in your wardrobe.

They suit all body shapes, and are one of the best items of clothing for flattering your tummy. 

They can be dressed up or down and work through all seasons. 

To dress up a jumpsuit  wear bright heels and statement jewellery.

Wear with trainers or flat sandals and add a denim jacket to dress down in spring or summer.

For cooler months layer with blouses, t-shirts or lightweight knits, ankle boots and a biker jacket.

Here are a few of my favourite high street picks.



This jump-suit from Wallis is perfect for flattering your tummy.  Buy Here



This statement jumpsuit will make you stand out from the crowd. Buy Here


This Warehouse jumpsuit would be so versatile, classic Navy and so easy to dress up or down.  A definite wardrobe staple. Buy Here


                            

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Both of these Warehouse jumpsuits are perfect for summer, they would be lovely for summer weddings, a day at the races or sightseeing on holiday.

Are you a fan of a jumpsuit? 

As always Thank You for reading.

Sara



 




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Monday, 26 March 2018

Hello Spring...




Its looking like Spring has finally sprung, (I hope I haven't spoken too soon). 

Around this time of year I like to switch around my wardrobe, giving it a good sort out whilst I'm at it.

Now is a good time to pack away all those thick, chunky knits, jumper dresses and heavy winter coats to make way for lightweight jumpers, blouses, t-shirts, dresses and general spring/summer items.

I try to follow a few rules when sorting my wardrobe.

Get everything out of your wardrobes and drawers and place it all on your bed. This works in a few ways. You can see everything you have and you have to complete the task otherwise you have nowhere to sleep!

Work through the pile making 4 smaller piles as you go along. 

Pile 1.  This will be all the items you love, wear regularly and want to keep. 

Pile 2.  Will be items that you no longer love or simply don't fit, you can either list them on eBay, Depop, Vinted or any other pre-loved website. Alternatively donate to your local charity shop.

The third pile, any item of clothing that are damaged beyond repair, stained, ripped etc, these clothes can be recycled. Did you know almost 100% of textiles can be recycled?

Be ruthless, if you haven't worn something in the past year, will you wear it again?
This is where the fourth and final pile comes in, its for any items of clothing that you no longer wear but carry a sentimental value, these items should be placed in a vacuum seal bag and placed in storage either in your loft or under the bed.

The same process applies to shoes and bags.

Now you should be starting to see some kind of order, lets get your wardrobe organised. 


There are different ways to do this and it’s down to personal preference. I like to group my clothes together according to what they are, for example, all blazers together, all blouses together etc. An alternative is to group clothes together by colour or by occasion, work-wear, going out, casual and so on.






Tips I find useful:

  •  Give yourself 2-3 hours so you don't feel rushed.
  •  Unsure if something suits you? Ask a trusted and honest friend their opinion. 
  •  Jeans are better folded in a drawer where they will take up much less room and are easy to see. 
  •   Knitwear should always be folded.
  •  Use good quality hangers, I like the wooden ones, you can pick them up for a reasonable price in Ikea or Primark.
  •  If you have an item of clothing you love, but aren't sure how to wear, take it with you on your next shopping trip. 
  •  Have an item of clothing you love but no longer fits? Can it be altered so it does fit?

I hope this helps you get started on your wardrobe detox, next week how to layer for Spring weather.

As always Thank You for reading and if you have any tips of your own I'd love to hear them.


Sara

*All images via Pinterest


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Monday, 19 March 2018

When in doubt...throw on a blazer!


Who doesn't love a good blazer? I know I do! Thankfully blazers are still having a fashion moment so there is lots of choice on the highstreet right now. 

Blazers should be a staple item in every woman's wardrobe. They are so versatile, a stylish choice over maxi dresses and midi skirts, a way to smarter up a multitude of different outfits, but my favourite way to wear one is with a simple t-shirt, great jeans and heels, a classic and foolproof look.


I've picked out a few of my high street favourites.

Lets start with classics

The white blazer, this one is ideal for warm summer months. Buy Here


Simple, Coduroy, Perfect. Buy Here


Double breasted blazers are timeless. Buy Here and in white Here



This very Chanel-esque blazer would look gorgeous with a lace cami underneath. 


A timeless classic that will see you though all seasons. Buy Here

This is a great take on a classic check & a beautiful colour for Spring. Buy Here



The Statement Blazer 
This is quite oversized so you may need to size down. Buy Here




Another gorgeous statement blazer, perfect for Spring weather. Buy Here

A real statement jacket, available with matching trousers too. Buy Here


The Sports Luxe Blazer

I absolutely adore this blazer. Buy Here



 This Zara blazer is a little different with a detachable hood. Buy Here


Topshop, River Island, Zara & H&M all have a great selection of blazers in lots of different colours and styles.


 

Images via Pinterest 



Do You love a blazer? As always I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading.

Sara 
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