Friday, 10 February 2017

More Monochrome, More Statement Sleeves Plus Your Chance to Win Shoes!

In my last-but-one blog post, I shared a monochrome outfit, featuring statement sleeves and a pair of rather fabulous hounds-tooth check leather shoe boots. Well, here is another monochrome outfit featuring statement sleeves and the same gorgeous shoes...but in this blog post you an win a pair. I'm totally honest in everything I do, so I'll tell you why this has come about. Lotus Shoes (from where the shoes came), is one of my favourite footwear brands and one I've worked with on several occasions since Autumn. Every pair of  Lotus shoes or boots I own is a size 8, (yet I'm a 40/41 or 7 elsewhere), so of course, I expected to need a size 8 in these too. When they came however, they were too big, so the lovely team sent me the smaller size and said I could keep the originals for a giveaway which I would say fit more like a UK 7.5.
(I'm using Rafflecopter to host the competition, the details of which are at the bottom of the post, but in summary, this is an app that will pick a winner at random on the designated date. I will then email the lucky winner to get the postal address and send the shoes on their merry way).

So back to this outfit...

As I said in the aforementioned post, statement sleeves are a huge trend this year. Take this top for example. Without the sleeve in the reverse stripe, it would be just another breton top. I have countless and they form part of my staple wardrobe, especially throughout spring. A well-cut, well-fitting striped top can take one to any number of occasions and I really can't fault them, but sometimes, a simple classic needs a little reworking to make it fresh and to let it hold its own; take a leading role rather than a supporting one. A breton will of course be forever associated with Coco Chanel and with the French sailors who first sported them so it seemed appropriate to team this top with my wide-legged sailor-inspired trousers from last season. I'm pleased to report that similar trousers will be very prevalent throughout AW'17 so I'm expecting to wear these over and over.

Monochrome striped top with fluted sleeves, wide-legged sailor trousers and hounds tooth leather shoe boots

Monochrome striped top with fluted sleeves, wide-legged sailor trousers and hounds tooth leather shoe boots

Monochrome striped top with fluted sleeves, wide-legged sailor trousers and hounds tooth leather shoe boots

The grey pendant is one of the new additions to my online accessories boutique, Lizzy O and when researching jewellery trends for the new lines, natural stone, (like agate or mineral stone) was seen over and over again. This long tassled geometric pendant (£15) has a nod to that and I like the clean lines it affords.

Monochrome striped top with fluted sleeves, wide-legged sailor trousers and hounds tooth leather shoe boots

Monochrome striped top with fluted sleeves, wide-legged sailor trousers and hounds tooth leather shoe boots

Monochrome striped top with fluted sleeves, wide-legged sailor trousers and hounds tooth leather shoe boots

Monochrome striped top with fluted sleeves, wide-legged sailor trousers and hounds tooth leather shoe boots

And how gorgeous is the combination of grey leather and rose-gold in my new watch from The Camden Watch Company? 


So here in close-up are the shoes. As you can see, they're a striking hounds-tooth pattern, (leather), with patent leather heels and toes and a functional side zip. They are incredibly comfortable and well-made and are real head-turners. I can think of numerous ways of styling them including with skinny jeans or trousers, a tunic dress, a skater dress, a mid skirt and perhaps even a mini. They're very, very versatile. And I like that a lot.

Monochrome striped top with fluted sleeves, wide-legged sailor trousers and hounds tooth leather shoe boots

Monochrome striped top with fluted sleeves, wide-legged sailor trousers and hounds tooth leather shoe boots

So to win these shoes in a UK size 8 please follow the steps below. You don't need to do all of the steps, but the more you do, the more entries you receive into the competition. The competition closes at midnight on 17th February and the Rafflecopter app will select a winner at random. Good luck and thank you very much for entering.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Love Lizzy x

I'm wearing:
Black and white striped top with fluted sleeves, Lost Ink, past season
*Wide-legged trousers, Marks and Spencer, past season
*No27 in grey and rose gold, £108, The Camden Watch Company
Grey pendant, £12.50, Lizzy O
*Hana black and white leather shoe boots, £79.99, Lotus Shoes

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23 comments

  1. I love this outfit on you. The top looks great with the wide legged trousers and, of course, the lovely boots peeping out! I have entered your competition - there are some benefits to having rather large feet!x

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    1. Thank you so much Bee and good luck! They're beautiful boots! Have a lovely weekend xxxxx

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  2. I am in love with that striped top and flute sleeves! I know it is last season. Any idea where I could find similar this season to buy online? Natasha (from Canada)

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    1. Thank you so much Natasha. I'll have a look online and see if I can find anything similar that could be shipped to Canada! xxxx

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  3. Lovely outfit, it all looks so great together, inspiring too! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Ah, thank you so much Jacqui. I really enjoyed wearing it actually! xxxxx

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  4. Gahhhhh I love that top Liz!! The whole monochrome thing is gorgeous - this is one of my favourite silhouettes on you. Plus what's with the stunning lighting, you look like you've been lit for an old Hollywood movie...!! Love!

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

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    1. Thank you my lovely. I finally got some studio lights, mainly for photographing my jewellery but we experimented with them for this shoot. It's sooooo hard to get photo outdoors at this time of year isn't it xxxx

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  5. Man I wish I had bigger feet lol!!
    You look gorgeous, Lizzy <3
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  6. Lovely outfit, chic and relaxed. I wish I could win the shoes but my feet are a different size.
    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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    1. Thank you so much Gail! I do wish I had a pair in every size ✨✨✨xxxxx

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  7. fab outfit ! and wonderful giveaway thankyou xx

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    1. Thank you very much Debbie. Good luck! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much. They're lovely aren't they? xxx

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  9. Darn these tiny feet of mine! I'm sure whoever wins will be delighted with the shoes, they are so chic! You look, as always, stunning Liz and your smile gets bigger and more beautiful every day!
    Michelle xx
    http://www.thebarefacedchic.co.uk

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    1. I know! You have teeeeeny feet!!!! Thank you- I'm very very happy (as I think you know!!!) Xxxx

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  10. I love the sleeves on your Breton top, I'm a big fan of striped tops. The shoes are fabulous - this is one occasion I'm glad I've got big feet ;-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you Emma. Yes, I love striped tops too and have sooo many. This one is just that little bit more special though because of the sleeves. Good luck in the giveaway and thank you very much for entering xxx

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  11. love your top! so stylish and fashionable!
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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    1. Thank you so much Irene. So lovely of you to say so xxxxx

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  12. So elegantly chic. Thanks for linking up lovely x

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