Winter Pastels

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Hi Everyone,

I can’t believe as I’m writing this, that this time next week it will be Christmas Day! Where on earth is the time going?!

This was such a different look for me to try, but I found this skirt which is so glittery in the best rainbow way (annoyingly hard to see in the photographs) and I wanted to style it up! Pastels in winter work so well and I thought this would be quite a fun day to evening look by adding in this sequin handbag.

Obviously you could team this skirt with bare legs but frankly it’s too cold and I hate my legs, so I opted for tights instead! I’m just going to call it granny chic 😉

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Jumper – Primark
Skirt – Primark
Tights – Primark
Boots – New Look
Bag – Primark
Christmas Rings – H&M

Much Love,

AW16 Trend Series – Sports Luxe

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Hi Everyone,

So for the final part of my trend series, I wanted to look at Sports Luxe which was a huge AW16 trend at Louis Vuitton, Vetements and Anya Hindmarch.

 

There are so many ways to wear this look as you can see above and I decided to create a more relaxed outfit, (I don’t think I could’ve pulled off the oversized puffer jacket..!!) combining the wet look leggings and metallic accessories to add the luxe element.

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Top – Zara
Jacket – River Island (similar here)
Leggings – Matalan (similar here)
Sunglasses – ASOS
Bag – Stradivarius
Trainers – Primark

Some other alternatives in the shops right now;

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I hope that you have enjoyed this series on just  a couple of the autumn and winter trends. Let me know if you have and I can do something similar for each new season of fashion in the future!

Much Love,

AW16 Trend Series – Grunge Spirit

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Hi Everyone!

This is the second part of my AW16 trend series and this time I’m talking you through ‘Grunge Spirit’. I had so much fun styling this look; I think it’s partly due to me reverting back to my emo days 😉

This trend incorporates everything 90’s, chokers, tartan, leopard print, brooches and layering. I wanted to give a girly edge to my look but you could also style it with ripped jeans, a rock band tee and leather jacket. I have linked some other alternatives below. My inspiration off the catwalk for this trend was from Burberry, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham and Prada.

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Hat – H&M
Jacket – New Look (sold out alternative here)
T-Shirt – Old River Island
Dress – Boohoo
Boots – New Look
Fishnet Tights – Asos
Bag – Primark
Choker – River Island

Some other alternatives for you;

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Much Love,

AW16 Trend Series – Granny’s Attic

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Hi Everyone!

I think it’s safe to say that it’s 100% autumn now! The leaves are turning orange and I can see my breath in the mornings so I wanted to take a look at 3 of the fashion trends that are going to be pretty big this Autumn/Winter. Obviously this is a trend series so it’ll be based on the looks that were on the designer catwalks, but I always believe in styling yourself how you want to and this is just a rough guide of how I would wear some of the pieces from each trend. Of course you can always just pick one or two items and mix it with your own style to create a fresh new season look.

The trend I’m going to look at today is ‘Granny’s Attic’, it’s basically a mix of textures and colours to create a vintage twist on a modern outfit. Lots of the textures include ruffles, velvet, embroidery and sequins and this trend was spotted on the catwalks of Gucci, Miu Miu and Christopher Kane.

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I loved styling this look as I do like to wear some unusual and eclectic pieces. Like I said earlier rather than wearing a lot of the pieces together like I have to give you a feel of the trend, you could take the boots, bag or the top etc and add it alongside some of the items you already have in your wardrobe and it’ll give it an AW16 fashion boost!

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Jacket – New Look
Top – Zara
Jeggings – Matalan
Boots – New Look
Sunglasses – Asos
Ruffle Choker – Asos
Pearls – Vintage
Bag – New Look (out of stock online but check in store)

If that wasn’t enough… I’ve found lots of other items that would work for this trend too!

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Let me know what you think to this trend and how you would style it?!

Much Love,

The Tweety Pie Bag

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Hi Everyone,

I am such a fan of statement accessories and there is nothing more statement than this handbag! I spotted it online and had to get it straight away. I know it’s quite a bright colour and I wasn’t sure how to style it, but I felt that I wanted a basic outfit in black and this incredible bomber jacket with all the patches to pull it together.

The bag is pretty huge, it fits so much in it and it’s so soft. There’s also a black version which I’ll link below, that might be more appropriate if you don’t like bright colours as much as me!

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Bag – Zara (Yellow here and Black here)
Jacket – Primark
Top – Old Zara (similar here)
Leggings – New Look
Boots – New Look

A Year as FashionBelle

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Hi Everyone!

So my blog hit one year old on 23rd September and I can’t believe it, it’s gone so quickly!

When I started my blog, I wanted to inspire both disabled and able bodied people to be who they want to be and to style themselves in anyway they want. I had never let my disability get in the way of my love of fashion and beauty and I wanted to show other disabled people that their disability didn’t need to stop them from standing out in their own unique way.

Honestly a year down the line, when I look back, I thought I’d have more than a thousand instagram followers and hundreds of views on my blog each day; but it doesn’t work like that.. I’ve learnt that I will get nowhere without hard work and determination and that if I continue to do this, then it will pay off eventually!

I enjoy what I do so much, I love writing my blog even though some days after work I just want to chill and do nothing! But my passion is fashion and beauty and I’m so pleased that I have this platform to share it with everyone!

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I’ve got so much planned for the future of FashionBelle, but if there are any posts etc that you’d love to see, products you’d like me to review etc, then please let me know in the comments and I would really appreciate it!

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Dress- New Look
Hat – Primark
Boots – New Look

Thank you to everyone for all of your support so far and here’s to another year!

Much Love,

Ring The Bell

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Hi Everyone,

The bell sleeve trend is everywhere right now and I wasn’t sure how accessible it would be to someone in a wheelchair and if it was even worth it because the effect might be lost as I’m always sitting down. I stumbled across this top on instagram and I knew I had to try it when I found out it was less than £10.00!!

It’s a lovely pleat material, so really comfortable and easy to wear and I love the sleeves so much! I think they still stand out even though I’m sitting down and they’re not too annoying either.

This look is quite minimal for me, but I was just having one of those days where I didn’t want to add to much jewellery-wise and I think the top speaks for itself and I didn’t want to distract away from the beautiful high neckline.

Of course I did add a bit of fun when it came to the jacket and shoes as I can’t be too sensible ;). I felt the camo bomber jacket and trainers gave it an edge and stopped it from being too overly feminine.

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Top – H&M sold out online but check in store (alternative here)
Leggings – old Matalan (alternative here)
Trainers – old Next (alternative here)
Jacket – Primark
Sunglasses – Primark

Have you tried the bell sleeve trend? What did you think?

Much Love,