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The Clothing Sale Continues…..

Jo Jo Dress, mid length sleeve, navy

At Kerry O’Brine Womens Wear we have been in sale for a week with up to 35% discount off prices. We do still have some items left. The sale prices are a great opportunity to get your hands on some British made designer pieces.

My Top Four Fashion Sale Picks Are:

1. Jo Jo Dress: We have this dress in a medium (size 10-12) in navy. Navy is a great universally flattering colour and better than black for maturing skin tones!

The perfect mid-length sleeve and flattering high cowl neck; we are not sure why this is still left!! Was £300 Now £210

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Lana Dress, Large, Navy, Long Sleeved

2. Lana Dress: This large size (14-16) dress is perfect for a curvy lady! The wrap dress style is flattering for most figures and the double layered neck line is designed for higher coverage. The long sleeves will take you through to Autumn. Just add 60 denier black tights and black court shoes for a great Autumnal transformation.

Grace Blouse in Ivory

3. Grace Blouse: This very popular silk blouse is such a versatile piece. Great worn with trousers or a skirt for a smart work outfit OR pair with some skinny jeans or casual skirt for laid-back luxury!

We have two left in the classic ivory colour – small and large!

Rosa blouse in blue

4. Rosa Blouse: Rosa is a slimmer cut version of the Grace blouse style with mid-length sleeves and turn back cuffs.  I love this blue color. I think it looks like a Mediterranean sky blue but others think it has a greeny hue about it. Either way, it’s perfect for the summer. We only have one medium left in the sale!

 

Don’t forget we still have free delivery and returns on all orders over £100.

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Jo Jo gets around Paris!

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In one day we did a lot of tourist picture taking in my black Jo Jo dress! The brogues proved themselves to be a good footwear for a day of walking. There was a lot of jacket on jacket off action and the choice of a short sleeve dress under the jacket worked well.

Here I am outside the Louvre:The Louvre
and here I am in front of the Arc de Triumphe du Carousel:The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

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This is a smaller version of the Arc de Triumphe, was put up at the same time and is located opposite The Louvre.
On a night time walk later in the week we went past The Louvre again:

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Tour Eiffel et Jo Jo

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The Jo Jo dress in black worked out well for our day of sight seeing in Paris. Dressed it casually with leather jacket, brogues and leopard scarf. The weather was warm but not warm enough to leave the flat without a jacket –  still a chilly breeze sometimes!

I guess this is what you could call tourist fashion but is basically how we have to dress in London most of the time – layering up for any weather eventuality!

Starting at the Trocadero Esplanade you see the Tour Eiffel in the distance. Eiffel stretch armsEiffel 4

Walking down you look back at the Palais de Chaillot:TrocaderoWall
and down the long garden towards the Tour Eiffel: The long view
Continue walking towards the Tour Eiffel. Spot the lovely Carousel and take a ride:Carosel Paris
I took a little de-tour down a lovely avenue of trees to the right!

Arch of treesHere I am crossing the Pont d’Iena walking towards the Eiffel Tower!On the bridge

Getting closer……

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Morning tea – Grey and black

It’s a little early in the morning for pictures. You can see how thrilled I looked! Morning cup of tea to get the grey cells going and my studio assistant has already got the camera out!! But here I am dressed in my black Missy dress, accessorised with a grey lace jacket. The jacket looks good flying loose but I have added a grey belt to nip in at the waist. The volume of the jacket works well over the fitted dress.

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I’ve also pic 2added one key accessory – the grey/silver bracelet.

Black and grey are a great work combination. Have a go at mixing your work wardrobe up – you might have a grey suit jacket that would look great over a black dress?

Try these out:

monochrome refilia tweed jacket by IRO

compact textured wool double breasted jacket by Neil Barrett

Like the jacket I am wearing, this cardigan has a waterfall effect at the front. You could wear it loose or add a belt:

heather grey voltage rib draped front jersey jacket by HELMUT

pursue jondi tweed peplum jacket by Theory


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Black dress plus Red

Today I’m wearing my black JoJo dress styled with a red belt and black shoes.

MagazinesThis dress seemed perfect working with a PR agent on a warm day like today!IMG_9485

Using a wide coloured belt is a great way of nipping you in at the waist. It’s an easy way to add personality to an outfit but keeping it work appropriate.

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Try here for more colour styling ideas for black.

If your looking for a red belt to try, these are a couple of great belts I have found:

Genevra Printed Leather Skinny Belt

Jaegar Red suede and leather inlaid belt

I would definitely add a nice big red bag to brighten up a black outfit. One of these would look good:

Browns fashion & designer clothes & clothingKatie Printed Leather Small Tote L K Bennett


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Styling a black dress for work with brown and leopard print

If you’ve been reading my styling posts, you’ll probably have noticed that I try to keep my styling simple! Today I styled my black JoJo dress a little bit retro with a lovely leopard scarf and some black sunnies!

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I’m wearing some brown kitten heel sling back shoes which are great for a little bit of a lift but also comfy! Brown shoes work with this black dress because they pick out the brown in the leopard scarf.

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I was enjoying some icecream in The Parlour at Fortnums. A great way to get the creative juices flowing on a hot day!!

You could try any of the following with a black dress; Tie the outfit together with a scarf or belt that mixes brown and black with some brown shoes.

NEW Kenzo Clouded Leopard Print Silk ScarfLauren by Ralph Lauren Christina Tiger Print Square Scarf, Red Online at johnlewis.com

AZZEDINE ALAÏA | Leather and Ponyskin Belt | Browns fashion & designer clothes & clothing

Jaeger Spring Leopard Print Scarf, Multi Online at johnlewis.com

I would suggest for work outfits to keep the look more professional you select scarves that are slim, silky and not too long. A bigger bulkier scarf can look really good in a casual look but could be too dominant for work.

Hobbs Macy Leather Slingback Sandals Online at johnlewis.com

L.K. Bennett Florete Chisel Toe Court Shoes Online at johnlewis.com


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Take One Great Dress – A New Years Resolution!

For New Years I don’t think people should just start resolutions willy nilly. If you don’t feel motivated and willing to put the effort in there simply is no point. I believe you can start resolutions any time during the year; you don’t need to wait for the New Year. Saying that, I have decided on a resolution for myself; have a big clear up of my clothes and organise my wardrobe more efficiently. I hope that this will not take me the whole of 2013 to achieve but will make 2013 a more organised year!

I’m hoping that by re-organising my wardrobe it will through up any gaps that need to be purchased, as well as things that can be given to charity.

My plan is this:

  • Go through my wardrobe and select key pieces I wear a lot, are useful and I’m keeping, such as-

Black dress, pencil skirt, white blouse, well fitting smart trousers

  • Then I will go through my wardrobe and try and find all the combinations of clothing and accessories that will go with the items I selected; this could be turning it into a coffee with friends look, turning it into a meeting outfit, a meal out combination or a smart work look.
  • I’m thinking of photographing the new outfit ideas so I can plan my week and daily outfits with them.

Below is an example of how I hope to make it work.

  • You have the casual brown look with slouchy bag and fab over knee boots.
  • Then there is the evening look with touches of gold, a statement ring and killer heels.
  • A smart day time look with Mary Janes and sophisticated bag, downplayed for casual with knitted hat and leather jacket.
  • Finally a work look with a smart cardigan, a great Jill Sander bag, flat pumps and a cute bow belt to finish it off.

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