StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Temperley London (Temperley for Filofax)

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Alice Temperley boutique in Notting Hill and take part in a style challenge with other bloggers (South Molton St Style, It’s A LDN Thing and Miss Drifted Snow White).  Our mission was to select pieces from Alice Temperley’s Cruise collection and style them around the violet Filofax Alice designed in collaboration with the brand.  I have an image of Filofax as stuffy and old-fashioned – Temperley has brought them right up to date with this smart leather number with a touch of vintage glam.

The Temperley store is a wonderful symbol of all things great in British fashion.  Slightly distracted from the challenge at times with all the wonderful clothes in store (I tried on an amazing lace jumpsuit, you may have seen Kate Middleton with the dress version recently) I finally left the challenge with the Dita pencil skirt and the Judy blouse to style:

You can find my looks here and here on the Filofax Facebook page.  Please like my looks! You can also view the other bloggers’ styles here.

Thank you to South Molton St Style for the photos and do, Blog Reader, be sure to check out some of the amazing designs Temperley has in store right now – the Vivienne is the perfect little black dress and if you are on the look out for leather – check out Hazel.

My Nine West x Pose Style Challenge

This Wednesday sees the start of my Nine West x Pose ’Style Challenge’, Blog Reader!

Each Wednesday for nine weeks I will be creating a different outfit around the same pair of shoes – the MsFabulous sandal.  You can check out my outfits on the Nine West Pose page (be sure to sign up and follow!) where I will be competing against another ‘poser’ each week.

Click on the image below to link to Pose (also available as an app for Iphone and Android). Pose is a platform to discover fashion, where posers can upload outfits and tag items in their ensemble (a category of clothing or a brand) and share their style within the community.  (I’m a little bit addicted, I confess…)

You can vote for your favourite style (all votes pour moi will be very much appreciated if you should like my outfit!) and this action automatically enters you into a competition for a chance of winning the shoes for yourself.

For my first outfit I chose a style I am quite comfortable with (and I am sure you all are familiar with this now, Blog Reader, ‘the dress’.)  A short while ago I introduced you to Three Floor Fashion and this Hidden Gems Midi Dress is a true diamond from their current summer collection. I think the shoes compliment the pleats and nude/lace front panel perfectly.

My Bordelle Leather ‘O’ Bracelet completes the outfit.  Let the challenge commence!

Wearing: Leather ‘O’ bracelet from Bordelle; Hidden Gems Dress from Three Floor Fashion and MsFabulous heels from Nine West.

Special thank you for the wonderful Lydia Hudgens for the photography.

Nine West approached me to take part in this challenge and are sponsoring my stylish efforts.  I decided to take on this challenge as I am a fan of Nine West, having purchased several of their styles in the past. You’ve likely seen me wearing Nine West before, for example here and here.  For this challenge however Nine West supplied me with these shoes free of charge and I’m sharing this with you because it’s a little different to my usual features.  And so now, let the styling fun commence!

PS Please note my deep red nails on this shoot.  My very first manicure after years of nail biting (Merci Anne who treated me!) Or at least: Mum please note my deep red nails on this shoot – yes I am finally all grown up :-)