Saturday, 14 January 2012

2012 Style Crush

A new year, a new(ish) style crush. Edna readers will already know my love for Claudia Winkleman. That love remains unabated. I will always adore a thick fringe, kohled eyes and a loose black dress. Alexa Chung is in the style crush pot too, as are the Olsen twins and Rachel Bilson.

A new addition is Solange Knowles.

The accessories lift this simple outfit.

I love a dressed down leopard print

I know every time I blog about a celebrity, I give the ‘Edna is not supposed to be about celebrities’ spiel. I will spare you this time...maybe I just trot it out to make myself feel a bit better about being immersed in celebrity culture along with everyone else! Instead I will give you the visual fashion delight that is Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s (in my opinion far more stylish!) sister.

I always love a collar...even if these shorts would be a little beyond me!

She loves colour and print and mixes them all up together in fabulous outfits. Nothing is too tight and tacky, or safe and staid. I know some people are very cautious about clashing prints and colours not ‘going together’. Solange Knowles shows that you just have to have confidence in yourself.

Clashing prints still look chic

Again accessories are key in transforming this simple outfit,even down to the way she knots her belt!

I admit I do struggle to imagine myself wearing some of these outfits on a cold, grey, miserable day in my neighbourhood in south London. But on days when I’m feeling a bit more fashionably chipper, I love this whole vibe.

Solange Knowles is the polar opposite of Claudia Winkleman, who rarely ventures far from her black ensembles. But I love both and feel there’s room for both influences in my wardrobe. And maybe for 2012, a year when every news outlet predicts economic doom and gloom at every turn, it’s a good time to cheer myself up with a few more Solange Knowles influenced outfits!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year from Edna

Happy New Year Edna readers...if there are many of you left after my blog neglect in 2011. I'm hoping 2012 will mark the renaissance of Edna...though it may be a modest renaissance given I'll be combining motherhood with a return to work later in the year!

I wish you all a wonderful, happy, exciting...and stylish 2012.

My year has started on a more stylish note given I had a few fashion hits over the festive season.

Mr W bought me my beloved dalmatian print ballet pumps from Topshop for Christmas. I also bought myself the same pair of shoes in leopard print just before Christmas, much to Mr W's horror. I slammed down the phone mid-call with him when I saw the Topshop sale had started, screaming 'the shoes, the shoes'. Thankfully I didn't ruin Christmas as the dalmatian print had already sold out and I had to content myself with the leopard print.

And, finally, I'm now the proud owner of the Sophie Hulme for Asos sequined jumper, again bought in the sale.

So the sales were kind to me and my wardrobe has started 2012 with a much needed lift!

Have you had any sales successes?
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