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The Pat Butcher-esque obsession continues…

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*This post contains a video that’s a paid for advertorial from Bourjois 

You know that I’m not one for anything too wild in the style and beauty departments, but this weekend I found myself rocking a red lip, a breton stripe top and leopard print boots. Two patterns and a red lip? I bloomin’ loved it. It had a touch of Parisian flavour, which is what I aim for basically every day that I’m not wearing loungewear or leggings (so that’s two days out of the week then). ‘What would Emmanuelle Alt do?’ is the question that I ask myself as I try to decide whether to wear black, black or black each morning.

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This little outfit combination is one that I’ve been cracking out a lot recently in different forms. The ZARA Jeans are a comfortable stretch-material (I’m afraid I can’t find the exact link, but I got them in-store recently), that are just the right wash to feel casual, yet dressy enough if needed. I wore them a load in Barcelona as the fabric was a bit lighter than the other pair that I brought along with me, but I love them best with this Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Top. I’ve been eyeing this up in Our Daily Edit for yonks, but I finally did the deed and I’m so happy I did. It was a bit pricey for a jersey, but it’s one of those investment pieces, that reviews online say gets better with age. It loosens a little and the thick fabric gets a bit more give in it. I have to say that so far it’s washed well and I foresee this becoming a bit of a wardrobe staple for the cooler months.

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Speaking of investment pieces, I feel like this outfit is just asking for my CHANEL Wallet on a Chain to be pulled out. It just pairs with the whole thing really nicely and I’m still as in love with it as I was the day I purchased it. Any future daughter of mine will physically have to prise it out of my hands. Belt-wise I only actually have one and it’s the & Other Stories Croco Leather Belt in Black which does the job of being chunky enough, whilst not looking like a WWE belt.

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The leopard print flavour gets added to the outfit in two forms. Firstly by my Dick Moby CPT Sunglasses in White Havana, which give a tortoiseshell nod. Then by my Whistles Belmont Leopard Print Chelsea Boots which are my favourite purchase of recent times. They make me feel a bit like Russell Brand and after one extremely painful day of wear I was ready to toss them out of the window. But thankfully, one day is all it took and now they’re like putting on little furry gloves for my feet. I have been wearing them with anything and everything. Thank gawd for a fully-monochrome wardrobe, eh?

Now for the red lip. For all the info on that and the other makeup I’m wearing, plus a mini bit of hair advice, have a watch of the video below which I partnered with Bourjois on. If you’re in the market for a red lip product, this will sort you out…


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  • marblebeauty

    Loved this! Stripes are my favourite, and paired with a red lip it feels really chic! Such beautiful photos, can’t wait to watch the video now xxx
    http://www.marblebeauty.wordpress.com

  • theblackblush blog

    Love how stripes looked with the red lipstick! And the fun touch of leopard, so nice!
    xx

    The Black Blush

  • Gorgeous outfit Anna – I love breton stripes, I literally live in them all the time! The leopard is gorgeous too 🙂
    – Ambar x
    http://www.herlittleloves.co.uk

  • Nadia Sabrina

    Seriously loving the entire ensemble! Oh, and that beautiful orangey red lip too!

    Love from Indonesia,
    nnsabrina.blogspot.com

  • I LOVE this outfit! So, so classic. I really like it when you do style related videos/blog posts Anna, they’re so relatable & useful!

    http://www.sartorialscot.com

  • I love your style! I could wear this every single day, on the days I’m not wearing black that is 🙂

  • Love this looks so much! The Chanel is such a classic! x

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  • This is a gorgeous and timeless look! Leopard print boots are a great way to add a pop of colour to an outfit, and so is red lipstick. I really need to get myself a good quality breton top, Armor Lux is great, I like Petit Bateau too. You rock this look Anna!

    Julia x
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  • This style really suits you, I am in love with the boots so gorgeous.
    Zeynab x

    The Beauty Load

  • Love this outfit Anna!

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  • Becca

    Love this look! It’s a nice subtle pattern clash that works so well for everyday. Lovely photos xx

    http://www.girlglobalising.com

  • Loving your new leopard print boots!!!

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

  • I love this look. It’s simple and basic but there are nice touches to make it stand out. That’s pretty much what I go for on a daily. I’m drawn to basics like this and I just try to add little pops. Love that top so much!!

  • I love to see how you can make such a simple outfit look so chic and elegant. I wish I could do that x

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  • What a fab outfit Anna! And I absolutely adore the leopard print boots, glad they didn’t take too long to break in!

    Gemma x
    The Gem Agenda – A UK Lifestyle Blog

  • I finally googled Pat Butcher (to see who she was)… and wasn’t disappointed ! Sometimes I don’t get the British references, and this was one of them, but I’m glad you mentioned it again in this post and that it made me look into it because… That hot pink and leopard print though. And that hair… I might have to Watch some EastEnders now, to complete the reference catch up !
    Love Armor Lux and their ‘marinières’ as we call these striped jumpers 🙂 Saint James also do great quality ones. It looks great on you and I love how you styled it !
    Lots of love, Anais
    xxx

  • I like the striped top. And yes to the red lip on you, it looks nice! You’re right, it feels very Parisian 🙂

  • Gorgeous outfit, Anna! You can’t go wrong with the stripes and that rouge your body is stunning!

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Rebecca Rebecca

    Simple outfit, stunning look!
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  • I love this outfit, it really does have a Parisian vibe to it! striped tops are always a winner with me and the chanel bag is definitely the icing on the cake, you may say your future daughter, if any will have to prise it out of your hand but I think she’s gonna love it when you hand it down!
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  • LOVE this look!! So chic and Parisian!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

  • Loving your Parisian look. Stripes are a favorite of mine as well!

    Alina
    http://www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

  • love the look Anna

    Mel x

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  • Briana

    I’ve never been a fan of the half-tuck shirt, especially on me but, I love that you are rocking something new and making it your thing! You look great!