Another Huw Roman piece coming at you today! (click here incase you missed the first piece!) Envision a unique, upscaled upgrade to the everyday shirtdress, and you’ve got this gorgeous lightweight beauty!
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This is the Raglan Shirt Dress, made from a beautiful material called ‘oxijewel’ developed by one of Japan’s most reputable fabric makers, Toray. It’s extremely lightweight which makes it super comfortable alongside being super practical because a) loads of room to move within, and b) pockets!!
It’s also got a bit of a ballooning bulge if you will (in a good way!) which gives it this voluminous elegance as you walk. Super intentional lol as the bulge falls vertically rather than out from the side in order to provide that depth effect!
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Absolutely in love with the sleeves on this; the bulge effect carries into the sleeves a tad, tapering down into a thickish cuff which is beaut!

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Mama took the cake for the number of opinions she had on this look [“what bone did you break?” “you look like a mummy” “I don’t like your shoes” “why are you wearing a bandage” etc etc etc!] but I kinda sorta loved it! I’ve been wanting to sport an overlay piece on top of a button down for a while but felt super weird and meh whenever I tried them on, not to mention uncomfortable and too layer-ish lol but woke up one morning and said meh. Just do it #nike #notsponsored . Tried an alternate turban look for this one, and totally felt uncomfortable and a tad weird at first [because of the overlay not the turban lol] but promise I embraced it! Thought I’d share and inspire even one of y’all to not give a rats bum and try something that might be outside of your comfort zone because life’s too short to not try new things isn’t it?!

 

Shirt: H&M

Overlay: Zara

Skirt: Zara

Flats: Zara

Earrings: H&M

Bag: Chloe

How beautiful is this marbled liliaiya piece?! I’ve been in love with their designs for ages and have kinda sorta rinsed a piece from a previous collection, so was super excited when this came through the post! It’s one of those pieces which exude a unique chicness and can be dressed both up or down; I’m thinking skinny denim, red trousers, even a foil print skirt?! Definitely check them out here and find them on instagram (@liliaiyastudio)  Thank you lovelies! xoxo

If you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably noticed that this skirt has made more than its fair share of debuts on my page alongside a number of other bloggers/instagrammers sporting the metallic trend (is it still trending?!) so I thought it might be helpful to share some potential styling ideas for those who wanted to give it a go and make it a little less daunting of an experience! (because lets be honest its a tad intimidating wearing something so shiny!)

I had been on the hunt for a metallic, particularly silver, mid-length skirt, with pleats of course, but it fared super difficult to find one the perfect length for me tall self that wasn’t too short and I didn’t want a maxi. I had picked up this gold pleated material from the souk last year with plans of making it into something but never got around to it; finally got a chance to see a tailor this year, figured lets skirt it, and voila! the perfect length and a cute skirt was achieved alhamdulillah!

  1. Solid knit/jumper

If you’re opting for a low-key, testing the waters kinda look, pairing your skirt with a complimentary solid knit gets the job done. Either a cropped knit or a super oversized one which can hang below your waist line (not recommended if you’re shorter). If you’ve got a mid length knit, tuck one side into your waist band and fluff the rest out to achieve this effortless ‘oh my jumper accidentally got tucked into me pants’ look which I kinda sorta love! I’ve paired mine with a light knit from American Eagle (Don’t Ask Why collection) and a pair of Keds on me feet to keep it casual!

2. Jacket

A leather or bomber jacket paired over a solid tee would also work with this look. I opted for a camo just because I liked how the print contrasted with the gold and silver and wanted a bit of a grungy look if you will! Jacket is Topshop and trainers are Zara.

3. Metallic on Metallic

er can you say overkill! but I’m so in love with it! We had our winter concert at school last week and I was ‘Mister Sun’ in one of the acts; I clearly chose the more glam side to sun dearest but I would totally wear this look again to an event or night out perhaps. Maybe I just think it works because it’s the holidays and anything (most things) obnoxiously shiny and glittery can work this time of year if you pair them correctly, but I definitely recommend you give it a go! (tag me if you do!!) The jumper and earrings are from H&M, and flats are by Vincci.

[4. Mix&Match]

I feel like this could be counted as that question at the end of an exam which you don’t have to do, but you get bonus marks if you do…yea that one! I fell in love with this jumper as soon as I saw it partly because of its odd-ness and as a challenge to put together a super cool look using it. Happened to come across a silver skirt whilst we were in Istanbul and kinda sorta knew the two were meant to be! If you’re up for mixing and matching prints and textures, play around with some colors and see what looks good or contrasts/compliments nicely and you may be pleasantly surprised! xo.