StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Jimmy Choo

Pink Jimmy Choos Styleonthecouch William Williams Photography

Jimmy Choo pink heels styleonthecouch William Williams Photography

Jimmy choo court shoes in pink styleonthecouch William Williams Photography

Styleonthecouch wears Jimmy Choo heels William Williams Photography

StyleOnTheCouch Gucci sunglasses William Williams Photography“I believe in pink.  I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.  I believe in being strong when everything goes wrong. I believe that the happiest girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

Undoubtedly my new Jimmy Choo pumps would get a big thumbs up from Audrey.  They certainly make me feel happy! I get lots of questions about these shoes when I wear them (along with raised eyebrows of surprise I am stepping out, quite literally, in colour.)

I love to style them with my favourite black pieces and have the eye drawn to my feet; here I’m wearing my Helmut Lang leather jacket (are you tired of seeing this yet? No? Good, me neither!) Gap skinnies and simple tee from ASOS.  Sunglasses are once again stolen from American Boyfriend because let’s be honest, Jimmy Choo plus Gucci is a pretty feel good factor all round :)

These Anouk pumps from Choo are beautifully curved with a 4.8 inch heel height.  For those of you stiletto geeks it is a truly well proportioned shoe, something Choo must know well as the style is available in many different colours. I’m a huge fan of the silver pump in metallic leather and the jade green snakeskin effect pair.  If you can’t stretch to Choo prices then check out LKBennett for similar styles – my friend Anna of South Molton St Style models a fabulous pair of their green pumps HERE.

Photos: William Williams

Wearing: Jimmy Choo pumps, Helmut Lang leather jacket, Gap jeans, ASOS tee.

Classic Clothing Series: The White Shirt

The white shirt is one of those ‘wardrobe essentials’ I find very difficult to get right.  Not only do I find it difficult to find the perfect classic white shirt, I find it hard to obtain a white shirt with a twist, something a little different but still in the essentials vein.

These photos were taken in Austin, Texas just before I left America.  I love this oversized shirt shape, how the sleeves fall long and the feeling of being cocooned.  I don’t think there is anything sexier than a simple style like this – a white shirt being a wardrobe staple for work wear or worn with jeans on lazy weekends.

So here we are. A shortlist of my current favourite white (cream and off white) shirts for this post:

With a twist:

Reiss Astra Volume Sleeve Shirt

Diesel Cropped Back Shirt from ASOS.

Classics:

J Crew Blythe Blouse

Whistles Iris Blouse

And one for the boys:

I found this shirt in white in McQueen in NYC and loved it.  Although expensive (!) it’s a stunning shirt for the boys: Harness Shirt (yes, yes I know but isn’t it great)!

I’m wearing: white shirt from Marks & Spencer.  Jeans, Legging Jean from GAP.  Skull clutch from my friend Nicole Rosano – see her Etsy shop here.

With thanks to Steve Wampler Photography and Alex Suarez for the images.

London Style and European Travel…

I’m at the end of my London visit *sob*.  Next I’m flying over to Turkey to see one of my close friends get married in what sounds like an amazing beach ceremony.  I’m staying on in Turkey for a holiday so I’ll be taking a short blog break too.  I’m hoping to have some fabulous images of the places I’m visiting along the south-west coast of Turkey for you when I get back to NYC, Blog Reader.

As I wave goodbye to London and all the amazing Jubilee preparations I’m reminded that I have a little piece of the city in New York with this skyline top by Emma Louise London.  Part of Emma’s spring summer collection 2012, a wonderful tribute to London, this pale mint tunic top with red print is also available in shift dress style.

One thing I noticed in London this visit was the amount of colour around.  Sure, Londoners do black as well as the chic-est of New Yorkers, but there is more of a uniform in Manhattan and more room, it seems, for eclecticism and mixing trends, colour and print, in London.

These Zara heels have been firmly packed in my luggage for this trip. I am amazed Zara haven’t run out yet, I’ve seen so many people wearing them.  And for good reason, they are a beautiful sandal shape and comfortable too.  I’d keep your eye on Zara bags & shoes over the next few months, Blog Reader – they are already ahead of the game with the metallic trend for autumn / winter, I spied this ankle strap sandal in gold which seems like the perfect way to get some shimmer into your wardrobe…

Don’t miss me too much, Blog Reader *wink*

I may not have my regular internet access for tweeting but you can catch up with my adventures on Twitter or tune into my Travel Tumblr for a few pictures over the next week or so.  See you again soon and as always thank you for reading and following* StyleOnTheCouch xo

Wearing: Gap legging jean; Zara sandals; Tunic top, Emma Louise London; Cuff, Fleet Ilya; Airplay bodysuit, just seen, by Between The Sheets.  Photos by the very talented Lydia Hudgens.

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