STYLE wishlist

January Pick-Me-Up Style Wishlist

09:47Alice Grace

january 2017 style wishlist gucci belt quiz dresses all saints boots varley activewear bell sleeve jumper ted baker bomber jacket missguided duster coat

In January, the weather is miserable and we're in this weird limbo between the festive period and the start of spring/summer, so we all need a little pick-me-up. To brighten my mood and make myself feel a bit less like there's nothing to look forward to, I thought I'd do some online shopping. Here's what I'm currently eyeing-up!

january 2017 style wishlist gucci belt ted baker bomber jacket topshop gold pearl bangle

I'm going to be that girl. The girl who has to lust after the belt that everyone and their mother has been coveting for the last six months. The Gucci Belt. I can't help it. This baby has been sold out in certain sizes foreverrrrr, but that only drives up the demand even further! Why is it that you always want what you can't have? Although it may be the 'it' item of the moment, a belt is such a classic item and will last a lifetime. Even though it's a designer piece, it won't be a wasteful purchase.

The Ted Baker Geo Lace Bomber Jacket may not be quite warm enough for the current climate, but I'm thinking ahead with this one. It's the most gorgeous jacket I've seen in a while and it'll be perfect for spring. Day to day, I like to look pretty and polished, but I'm more of a jeans and tee girl. A detailed bomber jacket like this one, helps to add a feminine touch to my outfits and makes them a bit more interesting.

One of my New Year's resolutions was to accessorize more and add little details to my outfits, with jewellery. I'm not one for really bold pieces, so this simple Topshop Pearl Clean Bangle is just what I'm looking for. I'm loving pearls at the moment and have a pair of stud earrings, so this bracelet will match them well. I love that the bangle is gold over silver, too, as it suits my skin-tone better.

january 2017 style wishlist quiz dresses boohoo bell sleeve jumper

I've got a couple of weddings coming up soon, one in February and one in the midst of spring. Of course, I've been scouting out some dresses for the special occasions. I recently came across Quiz Clothing, which was a total blast from the past. I remember loving their clothes when I was younger and had no idea that they had such a gorgeous collection of dresses for such an affordable price. Being totally predictable, I fell in love with this navy and pink Floral Applique Dress. Florals for spring - groundbreaking! I also love this Bardot Dip Hem Mesh Dress, which I think looks so demure and chic in the nude and black colour-way. I know black isn't a traditional colour for a wedding and I usually steer clear of such dark dresses, but I think it's wedding-appropriate whilst we're still technically in winter.

Bell sleeves are all the rage, at the moment. I'm not one for following every trend that trickles down from the catwalks in to the shops, but this one I can get on board with. I love how chic and flattering the style is and the Boohoo Funnel Neck Wide Sleeve Jumper is my favourite piece of those I've seen so far.

january 2017 style wishlist varley activewear all saints boots missguided duster coat

It's a fact - wearing fancy new activewear whilst working out helps you perform to your maximum potential in the gym! I'm not going to lie, my motivation is starting to wane slightly now that the enthusiasm of New Year is fading. What can remedy this? Some swanky leggings and the matching top. The best brand for gorgeous and high-quality designs, is Varley. Their Barry Nightstalker Leggings and Bandini Nightstalker Bra are so swoon-worthy. I know their pieces are verging on extortionate, but I always find that more expensive workout clothes last for much longer.

Boots are an appropriate choice of footwear all year round when you live in the UK! They're definitely my most-worn type of shoe, whether paired with jeans and tights in winter, or dresses and skirts in summer. Buckled boots have been another huge trend over the past few months, but so many designs are too busy and bold for my taste. The All Saints Lulu Suede Boots are much simpler, with the three straps and plain grey suede. They have a heel, but it's small enough that the boots should be comfortable to wear all day.

I'm a total wimp when it comes to the cold, so I always need to wrap up warm. Clearly, I'm still not over the whole duster coat thing, as I fell in love with this Missguided Oversized Waterfall Duster Coat. The lighter camel colour and thinner material is a nice change from the thick, fur-lined (faux) coats I've been wearing lately. It'll make a nice transitional piece between now and springtime, too.

What have you got on your current wishlist?


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  1. This whole wishlist is now my wishlist haha. I love the boots and the belt!

    Gemma x

  2. The matching crop top and leggings duo for activewear is SO perfect - totally agree with you about investing in quality clothes for workouts, by the way!

    1. They are super pricey, but I always find that more expensive pieces last so much longer and never lose their shape. So glad you agree and I'm not the only one that thinks spending a bit more is worth it! x

  3. I've seen that belt everywhere and it is so pretty!! Wish I could justify buying it, haha

    1. It's so popular, at the moment, as is everything from Gucci! To be fair, a belt will last forever if you look after it, so it can be a great investment piece x

  4. I totally agree with you when it comes to the Gucci belt! At first I wasn't that bothered about it but the more I see it & can't get hold of it just makes me NEED it!

  5. Amazing wishlist :)

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  6. You've picked out some lovely things! I love the belt and bangle! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

  7. That Ted Baker jacket is just gorgeous!! You've made me want to shop but and my bank account is saying No!

  8. The matching sports top and legging set looks sooo cute!

    Lauren x Huggled

    1. The pattern is gorgeous, isn't it? Varley have the best prints! x

  9. The floral appliqué dress is my favorite, even though it is not exactly my color. But the pattern is too pretty.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. So glad you love it! I think they may possibly have it in other colourways, if the pink/navy isn't to your taste :) x

  10. I really like the workout outfit and both dresses. They're right up my alley :D but how do you not wear black to weddings? (I mean we do haha) black is ultimate classy color appropriate for everything. just go for these dresses, they look fabulous!

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