Anyone who knows me particularly well will know I have a huge soft spot (or slightly large obsession) with Marc Jacobs – he is one of my favourite designers after all.

As we're approaching the Autumn/Winter '14 season, I've started looking around to see what's in store for the coming months – hoping to feel inspired since I'm much more of a summer gal (despite having a birthday in January).

Marc Jacob's Marc by Marc Jacobs collection in particular is spot on and I love some of the eye-catching pieces I've noticed already.

Here are 6 of my chosen great trans-seasonal pieces already available to purchase which will take you right the way through to the party season:

Brand Lust-Haves: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Brand Lust-Haves: Marc by Marc Jacobs by krystal-scanlon

 

Metallics are very in this coming season, as are animal prints and winter florals.

I've been looking around for a metallic skirt in recent months but until now hadn't found one in the particular shape or length I liked. And who doesn't love a bit of a glam with a two-tone nail colour? I can already hear my inner-mermaid calling.

Leopard print has always been one of my animal prints of choice and the creeping cold calls for a scarf.

A skinny belt does wonders for most outfits, and a gold tone is great to give your look a luxury finish – so simply.

I'm not quite sure yet if I'm even in the market for a new purse – however I couldn't resist this latest print on these fabulous zip around wallets. I'm still undecided about which colour-way I prefer, so I figured for now, why choose?

As for the heart shaped crossbody bag – well it truly was love at first sight. I'm a huge fan of crossbody bags – particularly for holidays and events when I'm not required to carry my entire life at my side, but with this quirky shape and quilted cow leather finish, I was sold from the get go.

Credits:

  1. Metallic leather mini skirt
  2. Heart to heart crossbody
  3. Sasha leopard print scarf
  4. Sophisticato Aki floral slim zip around
  5. Metallic 2cm belt in oro
  6. Enamel nail glaze in blue velvet blue

All products are available from Marc Jacobs website.

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Happy Friday to everyone – the Bank Holiday weekend is upon us! Well, some of us – I’ve got the pleasure of working all weekend instead, boo!

In light of the start of May, the official start of our Spring/Summer weather including a warm and potentially sunny weekend, Topshop have really made a statement with their latest floral footwear.

GLORY Floral Print High Shoes in pink, £58

GLORY Floral Print High Shoes in pink, £58

GLORY Floral Print High Shoes in blue, £58

GLORY Floral Print High Shoes in blue, £58

These floral heels in pastel blue and pink will make a bold statement on any outfit. Alternatively a pair of flats might just do the trick and give your look a casual edge.
FANG Chunky Sandals, £48

FANG Chunky Sandals, £48

Either clash with prints or go for subtle class by teaming with simple block colours.
All are currently new in at Topshop.

 

Spring is here *hoorah* and the sun is shining (well, sometimes). We’re all feeling a lot warmer inside and out. But with those fresh nights still upon us, you’ll need a funky jacket to keep off the chill.

Here’s my 6 top statement bomber jackets – so you’ll make an entrance in any room:

Statement Bomber Jackets

Credits:

  1. LIMITED EDITION Stork print bomber jacket, £59, Marks & Spencer
  2. Sequin bomber jacket, £75, Next
  3. LIMITED EDITION Floral bomber jacket, £55, Marks & Spencer
  4. **Roses and Chains bomber by Jaded London, £65, Topshop
  5. **Miracle bomber by Ragged Priest, £70, Topshop
  6. Orange floral bomber jacket, £32, Next

So January is almost over and while we haven’t had any snow this winter (YET – I’m still comfortably waiting for its arrival with my Canada Goose parka on standby) the new Spring/Summer ’14 season is slowly appearing on the high street.

Now I’m not usually too fond of flatforms – partly because some look like the sort of shoes you’d give to someone who needed height rather than for style. HOWEVER, for 2014 that might have all changed.

New designer on the block and latest winner of the Emerging Talent Award – Accessories at the British Fashion Awards 2013 – Sophia Webster has (for want of a better expression) nailed it with these gorgeous black suede and black, silver and lemon woven flatforms.

Named SUKI and priced at £295, they’ll definitely be an investment piece for vacations, holidays and summer days to come.

So Valentines Day (or V Day for short) is looming. Some of us are in couples. Some of us not. There are some people who are BEYOND excited for this ONE romantic day – and others who dread it. For each and every girl (and even guy) around the world, we all fall into one of those categories.

I’m a firm believer that if you’re in a relationship, you shouldn’t just show adoration to the person you love for one day out of 365 – but I also believe that those who are single shouldn’t have to sit indoors moping and sorrowful with a tub of ice cream and several bottles of Rosé – alone.

Whether you’re loved up or love yourself, V Day should be a day you enjoy! Here’s some ideas (even for those single gals) of things to treat yourself to this forthcoming February. And why not? Every girl deserves a treat!

Whether you want to indulge in some chocolate, pamper yourself with a manicure or dress up for a night out, this Valentine’s Day is all about YOU!

Treat Yourself for Valentines Day

Credits (L-R)

Limited Collection rose print lingerie set, bra £17.30 and knickers £7.50, Marks & Spencer

Simple Pump Kid 85, £395, Christian Louboutin

Oh, Lola! Eau de Parfum 100ml, £62.50, Marc Jacobs

Medium size falling floral notebook in pink, £15, Lola Rose

Nail polish in “It’s Haute in Here”, £9, Ciaté

Valentine’s Day large make-up bag, £20, Victoria’s Secret

Lipstick red snakeskin lips clutch, £325, Lulu Guinness

Heart shaped chocolates, from £10, Godiva

Return to Tiffany™ Mini Heart Tag Earrings, £105, Tiffany & Co

Fresh Cut Roses large jar candle, £19.99 Yankee Candle