Dani’s Little Book of Fashion: a little quirk

outfit_quirky_somanylovelythings - 20I started this outfit with the shoes. There. I said it. I fell in love with these lovely boy-ish brogues in silver leather and cow’s hair (yes, how amazing is that?) from Office and had to style it.

Coords are another little obsession of mine and I am finding quite hard to find AW ones; but this Zara number fit the bill ok.

outfit_quirky_somanylovelythings - 23The fabric is thicker and slightly textured; the trousers are super wearable. Although the sleeves are shorter than 3/4, it looks great under a little jacket! Also, I love the little buttoned up details on the back and the small roll neck.

Plus, it makes decent office wear, just add heels and voilá: it’s business proof!

outfit_quirky_somanylovelythings - 7Bag wise, as I went for another little bit of quirk, I opted for my gorgeous Lulu Guinness Lips clutch, in black. I’ve wanted a LG lips clutch for forever, so I am glad I got one to call my own!

outfit_quirky_somanylovelythings - 12For the colder days, a fur coat, which is another obsession of mine. This one is short, from H&M, a discreet black ombré, with purple-burgundy “roots”.

Since I wore black lips for LFW, I’ve been dying to wear again. Admittedly, it is not a look that you can insert anywhere in your life, but I am trying to make some space for it.

That shift to striking lip colour really made me think more about different shades and purple was always something I wanted to wear. So I got my NYX Face Art Purple Blaze eyeliner and filled it in.

To amp it up, I added MAC’s impossibly bright Nicki Minaj Viva Glam pink in the middle, to create a subtle ombré.

Eyes were simple, with MAC’s Vex across the lid and brow bone and a little bit of MAC’s Iris, a fabulous lilac perfect for bringing out brown eyes (and lifting them when you are tired!) on the crease.

They were lined in a super flick with Urban Decay Ink for Eyes in Perversion and I added my super fave Eylure Fleur Loves lashes for a discreet flutter.

A comfortable, simple outfit with a few quirky twists; a very easy way to incorporate a different touch to you neutral daily outfits – a bag, a funky lip, striking shoes. Only one will make your outfit pop!

And I am still on the lookout for winter coords! Send them my way if you spot any!

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Styling and posing: Dani Dutra

Photography: Andy Edwards

Location: Stratford’s Gerry raffles square

Dani’s Little Book of Fashion: We are going on a holiday!

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Ooooh, to go on holidays… Going on holidays for me is more than just relaxing; I like to soak in the culture, the people and especially the food (a lot of it). If it is sunny and there’s a pool or even better, a beach, it’s my heaven.

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What I’ve been wearing: 05/06/15

While we wait for the summer (seriously, what is going on? Was yesterday summer, and that’s it?!), I am trying to mix and match my potential spring wardrobe with some much needed warmth. Tights, capes and even coats are still making an appearance…

I like posting outfits as I usually seek inspiration and ideas from people out there – obviously, we all have our own individual style, but it it lovely to see how different people adapt, transform and create trends, so I keep sharing my ideas with you!

My style is quite fluid – I mix a lot of stuff and seek inspiration in various eras; some days I am super girly and the other, boyish. And that’s they beauty of style – we can be whatever we want.

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Loving the co-ords, still! Louisa cream floral print wrap top and cigarette trousers co-ord from Pretty Little Thing, black court shoes from Christian Louboutin (Pigalle), rings from H&M, Forever 21, Primark.

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Trends: what I’ll be wearing for spring/summer 2015

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The sun is teasing us – it is actually making appearances but the super chill in the air means my body is still in a wintery mood.

However, my mind is saying GO! to spring!

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What I’ve been wearing – 18/02/15

I know, it has been soooo long since I posted an outfit entry. It is not that I’ve been walking around naked or been wearing track suit bottoms day in and day out – it’s more like a mix of lack of time to photograph and boredom with the winter wardrobe!

But now… winds are (I hope they are) changing…. and I feel excited about wardrobes again! Here is my latest selection:

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Tomato red backless top from Boohoo, black pencil skirt from H&M, black court shoes from Christian Louboutin (Pigalle), belt and necklace from Primark, rings from Sobral, Primark and H&M. Bracelet tattoo from Paperself.

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What I’ve been wearing – 12/12/2014

I am feeling very festive but also very cold… so been a bit lazy with my outfits in the past week or so – not a lot to show!

Here is my latest selection of outfits:

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Amazing Autumn Blossom dress from Eucalyptus Clothing (LOVE), belt from Primark. I wore it with black court shoes (not shown) from Christian Louboutin. I will publish a review on this dress alone with more details, as it is soooooo lovely!

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What I’ve been wearing – 25/11/14

I love dressing up, but as the weather becomes colder, I tend to move on to warm and comfy stuff… until I get a little bit used to it and start dressing up again!

I even have an old friend making an appearance again! Here is my pick of what I’ve been wearing lately:

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Black jumpsuit from Miss Selfridge, black spiked stiletto from Christian Louboutin (Zappa), necklace and bracelet from H&M, rings from New Look and H&M.

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What I’ve been wearing – 04/11/14

With the new season truly upon us, I’m having to really control myself not to buy everything I see in the shops – so many exciting clothes out there…

With some old and some new, here is my latest pick of outfits I’ve been wearing around London:

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Flowery box crop top and skater skirt from H&M, black court shoes from Christian Louboutin, necklace from New Look, rings from Forever 21, Topshop and H&M.

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What I’ve been wearing 30/08/14

It does look like the weather is changing in the UK. So sad to say this in August still…

I do however, still have a few outfits to remind me of summer!

Here are my latest:

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Flowery skirt and bralet coordinate from Forever 21, white jacket from H&M, beige peep-toes from Jimmy Choo, white bag from New Look.

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