Thursday, 26 September 2013

How To Wear A Laundry Bag..

Tartan, Picnic Blanket, Laundry Bag? 
Call it what you will, but I have some serious lovin' for the newest dress added to my collection.

Recently dozens of bloggers have inspired me massively, featuring different styles, prints and takes on the tartan trend. And I have to admit, I've been serching for the perfect tartan dress for a few weeks and just haven't been able to find it. Until I was walking through a local market and saw this. Given this isn't actually tartan (more of a Grannie's laundry bag as my so-called friends have called it) it's the exact style and fit I was after, it's perfect to wear for work and I'm looking forward to dressing it up for a possible night out!

I wore this to work today and simply teamed it with my trusty Toppers leggings, new Primark thick knit cardi, and my favourite Office boots.

And if you're not a fan of this, then take a look at Phoebe Philo's Paris collection..

What tartan pieces have you been buying recently? I'd love to see!

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Climate Shock!

So I am in the midst of a complete, and utter climate shock. I've been back in England for 5 days now, and I still cannot climatize back to the rubbish weather we're so used to having here!
All I keep thinking is this time 5 days ago I was boiling my bum off in 90+ degree heat, dipping in the pool.. And now, well now I'm freezing my bum off, getting soaked and walking into work looking rather windswept!

One thing that is making the transition back to the horrible cold wind and rain a little easier, is my new jumper. I picked this up from Forever 21 over in America, and I've wanted to wear it every single day since I've been home.
It's not made of your typical jumper fabric, it's a lovely thick cotton, which I love because there's nothing worse than a jumper that keeps you warm, but has you itching like you have some sort of disease.
Jumper - Sold Out at Forever 21 similar here and here
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Office
Leather Jacket - Topshop
Bag - Michael Kors
        I think this style of jumper will look great layered over a shirt or little shift dress, so I'm looking    forward to styling it with a few things I already have.
A big staple of my wardrobe this A/W!
And lastly.. Here's my new addition to the family! I picked her up in America, it worked out at such a bargain, the hardest part was choosing which colour to get, but I'm happy with my choice.. Navy is always big for Autumn and I know it's going to be the perfect bag to accompany any outfit! 

I'm off A/W shopping today, let's see if this gives me the kick up the bum I need to stop my holiday blues..

Bye for now lovelies! 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Hollie Does Fashion Feature - LOOK MAGAZINE!

I'm back from the most amazing holiday ever! And what made my holiday even better?
This little feature in Look Magazine! Even in a different country it got back to me..

This is so cool to me, there are regular girls who feature week after week, and it's a normality to them, but this is a first for me! It was such a shock, but it definitely put a big smile on my face! 

The feature reads..
"We flagged up the cow-print trend a couple of weeks back and it looks like Hollie Van Eker has taken note! The 20-year-old sales assistant from Liverpool has got her hands on these Topshop trousers and seamlessly styled them with an on-trend sweater and sleek black courts, taking this lighthearted print to a chic new level!"