Thursday, 7 January 2016

The Re-(cap)-create of 2015

Happy new year!

Now 2016 is well on the way, the SS16 trends are coming into our stores and I'm still looking for that next love-to-be fur coat to get me through these last cold months, it's time to make room for the new year (with personal life and my wardrobe, obviously!)

Looking back at last year, I wasn't has hands on with customization I normally am. With the hectic lifestyle of university, LFW, events and working it's hard to juggle some time together and get hands on with some own personal statement pieces.
However, one I had to make huge time for is my self stitched, badge motif jeans. MY DREAM PAIR OF JEANS.

Re-capping back last year, I was over the moon once I head Ragged Priest & Lazy Oaf were coming together for a crazy collab. With two brands I have grown with and watched from their early days, this was one of my fashion highlights of the year. However, being a student on a budget and how much I lusted for a pair of the original motif jeans, it wasn't possible to own something of the collection (sob).
I'm guessing this was a level Ragged & Loaf understood with their consumers, With the collection filled with funky tshirts, tiger motifs, bright vibrant colours and a whole lot of rebellion, they also threw in a badge pack available, pushing their audience to get inspired and personalize themselves.
At a price of £7.00, I was able to grab a pack of the motif badges from the online Lazy Oaf store, minutes before it sold out. With ideas of jazzing up my leather jackets, or even cracking cute little patchwork tee's, I decided to make my ownership of the PATCH JEANS a (affordable) reality.

PATCH WORK JEANS FOR RAGGED X LAZY OAF 
Reusing a old pair of boyfriend fit jeans from Urban Outfitters, I decided to give them a second life. Working with the colour patches allowed me to iron on, stitch and create within minutes. Only purchasing one pack gave me 6 badges, with also additional packs available online. With the simple technique, this is possible for anyone on a budget, especially when you're trying to create something more personal and customized to your own style.






Total cost? £30 (including jeans & badges)
Full style post will be available soon!

x



Monday, 4 January 2016

Portfolio is Under Maintenance

Hello & Happy New Year!

With a New Year ahead of us, it's time for a quick clean up on my Portfolio (chazabella.squarespace.com)

Due to this, my website will me now under maintenance until the 11th of January so check back then!

Have a lovely day!
x

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Glitter from the roots

Working alongside with beauty blogger Alex Howe, we touched down on the one of the biggest beauty trends at the moment, which is perfect for those Christmas parties to come this month.

Think 90s meeting your sci-fi girl, this look is perfect way to mix your simple hair styles up with vibrant colour. While putting together this hair style look for Platform magazine, I took advantage to put together a glitter-ball outfiit.
It's been said culottes is the new skirt for this Christmas season. Easy to pair with a small jacket and pair of boots, they are the easy essential for your winter wardobe. I finished the look with a mix of textures, while also including my new purchase, high neck glitter tee from Urban Outfitters, an absolute steal for £22!

Overall this outfit, minus or with the hair is a comfortable choice for those Chritmas outings, or even just to feel festive in the day. This season is all about glitters, so it's time to re-vamp your wardrobe.

Find the hair tutorial here!





Jacket / Topshop / £55
Glitter Top / Urban Outfitters / £22
Culotte trousers / Topshop / £36
Boots / Dr Martens / £140





Wednesday, 18 November 2015

It's Neck Season

I guess the title gives it away. Autumn is now in full swing and the keeping warm trends are thriving. This season, it's about dressing up your neck, from heavy knitted turtle necks, to even knotted chokers. Being a big fan of high necks and choker jewellery I was way ahead into purchasing a blouse to fit in perfectly with my autumn wardrobe. With low cut front and attachable ribbon to drape around your neck, this is the perfect top to layer with a heavy coat and some warm, hot heavy boots.

Aim of this season is to bring the 70's S/S trend further into the winter warm wardrobe, and owning either a jumper or blouse, box shape and heavy with full design and detailing around your neck, you are well on your way.

Whole outfit is available now instore at Topshop online & instore.











Crombie Coat / Topshop / £59
Blouse / Topshop / £38
Jeans / Topshop / £36
Thigh high Boots / Public Desire / £39.99
Faux Fur Clutch / Topshop / £32




Friday, 13 November 2015

The fur you need this season

This is by far my most favourite winter season in a while. MOVE ASIDE GLITTER FOR CHRISTMAS, it's now more fur the better. From you long length 1940 luxury styles, to the innovative colour blocking colour, there is now a fur coat to cater any style.

My current wishlist is every style of fur to fit with every outfit. From Topshop to Whistles, this is where you need to be looking for your extra layer this winter.

From left to right;
thedesignstudio / Hawarden
Topshop
Whistles
Urban Outfitters

Fur-Real AW15 Edit


Coat
whistles.com


Coat
topshop.com


Jacket
urbanoutfitters.com





Way to wear these? Simple. The 70's trend stormed the high street and catwalk this year over the spring and summer months. Pair the fur with some flares, or just a more casual look of skinny jeans and a tee.

Let's hope this trend takes us right til spring, until then, I'm off to buy my wishlist.

Check out my last fur-coat post FUR-REAL

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Fur-Real

So I finally got it. After a few weeks, of 'out-of-stock' haunting my every visit to ASOS, I finally got the beloved coat. With the street style trend of clashing textures, colours, and heavy fur it was a must-have purchase!
 If you're lucky enough to find your size you can purchase it here!

I styled the coat to work with the digital-70's girl look. With Ragged Priest storming the high street (especially with the Lazy Oaf collab), I brought this cute tee from the new store URSA MINOR APPAREL in Hockley, Nottingham. Finished with the S/S 15 Topshop knitted flares, Ironically warm for the cold season ahead.








Coat / ASOS / £95 - grab it here!
Ragged Priest Tiger Tee / URSA MINOR / £28 - grab it here!
Flares / Topshop / SALE £22 
Boots / Dr Martens / £140






Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Oakland 20/10/15

Autumn is around the corner, so the jumpers, neutral toned florals and my dr martens are creeping back into my wardrobe. Topshop this season has blown be away with their Winter Garden AW15 trend. With the warm tones, and earthly colours, this has to be your one stop this season. 

Recently, I've been breaking into my monochrome/greyscale obsession, lifting my outfits with toned down colours. This floral skirt is the perfect wind-down to simple pair of boots, leather jacket and a plain black/white/grey top. With the discrete pattern, it's not too overwhelming to layer up an add to motif tee's and even detailed textures. 




Skirt / Topshop / £36 
Jumper / Topshop / £26 - grab it here!
Boots / Dr Martens / £140
Leather Jacket / Topshop / £55
Clutch bag / Topshop / £32
Sunglasses / Topshop / £16