Victorian Frills

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Ok, confession. I am in love with all of these gorgeous Victorian-style frills that keep popping up on runways & street-style photos. I also love the way they can add shape to your figure – I have narrow-ish shoulders which tend to make my hips look much bigger. By wearing this top with it’s exaggerated shoulder frills, it balances out my proportions a lot more. A jacket over the shoulders gives off the same illusion of more of a hourglass shape than a pear shape. To keep this very feminine look going, I added these gorgeous sparkly heels. Funny story about these heels – over summer somehow I always¬†“forget” to wear them & pull them out on one last ditch attempt when it’s really too cold for open-toed shoes. That’s definitely going to change this year, I’m going to wear them far more often!

{Jacket: ASOS, Shirt: H&M (similar), Jeans: Zoe Karssen, Heels: Kate Spade, Clutch: Kate Spade (similar), Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs, Watch: Kate Spade, Lipstick: Nars ‘Barbara’, Nail polish: OPI ‘Mod About You’ & ‘Funny Bunny’}

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WHY YOU NEED A LIGHT LINEN JACKET

This is the kind of jacket you will get so much wear out of in those trick-to-dress-for transeasonal times. When it’s too cool for just a shirt or tee but too warm for a sweater or heavier jacket. Linen is one of those fabrics that will always look stylish. It takes you back to those classic eras of style & makes me think of deliciously chic women flitting about Park Avenue in Spring in the 1960’s. Go for either a modern or classic cut – the fabric will make it timeless. You can also veer away from tradition colours like black, white or navy. Try it in a bright bold hue or even in a gorgeous, sweet blush like mine!

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