Thursday, 25 November 2010

This one's for you Sarah....

Denim Skirts

Denim skirts are the holy grail of the modern jewish girl.  Show me a girl without some denim in her wardrobe and I will show you a girl who needs some serious style advice.  Denim is the most versatile material and looks good with virtually anything.  You can dress it up or dress it down; it always looks current.  The only thing to be aware of once you find the right piece - you won’t be able to stop wearing it...
Below you will find some denim skirts at reasonable high street prices; they are available in shops and online in the UK right now.

Boden dark denim skirt - £49 – available in regular or longer length

Boden stitch detail dark denim skirt - £45 – available in regular or longer length

Image 1 of Reiss Danni A Line Button Skirt
Reiss Danni A Line Button Skirt £89.00
    A-line button through skirt by Reiss with large front pockets, belt detail and gold buttons.  Model wears a UK 8 and her height is 177.5cm / 5'10"
(Available on asos)

Image 1 of Whistles Savannah A-Line Denim Skirt
Whistles Savannah A-Line Denim Skirt
       A line denim skirt by Whistles. Featuring button through closure, pockets to the front, and reverse, and classic wash.
Model wears a UK 8 and her height is 177.5cm/5'10"

Image 1 of McQ By Alexander McQueen Denim Pencil Skirt

SAVE £83.00 (50%)
RRP £165.00
         Denim skirt from McQ by Alexander McQueen
        Exposed zip and embroidered design to sides
        Classic pencil styling with contrast stitching


39.99 GBP

39.99 GBP

29.99 GBP

29.99 GBP

Cotton Rich Panelled Denim Skirt

Marks & Spencer
Cotton Rich Panelled Denim Skirt


Miss Selfridge

Mid Wash Denim Pencil Skirt

       Was £35.00
    Now £10.00

Camilla Norrback
High Waist Zip Front Organic Denim Skirt
£ 135.00

15% off all full price items with the following code:


Blue/Black Authentic A Line Denim Skirt

Length 24"/61cm.



YOOX PRICE £ 175.00



Kew Knee Length Denim Skirt, Blue £49.95

Kaliko A-Line Denim Skirt, Dark blue Was £49 Now £34.30

White Stuff Live To Tell Denim Skirt, Navy £45

White Stuff Havana Harbour Denim Skirt, Navy £45

Button Through Skirt
Layered Hem Washed Denim Skirt

Raw Edge Washed Denim Skirt

To be continued....
xoxo Bracha

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The stuff of fairytales....

This dress is a stunning example of how to get it sooo is simple, flattering, stylish and elegant, at the same time as speaking volumes about her future role and  showing that she takes her responsibilities seriously.  The colour alone is clearly a calculated choice, with the regal navy reflecting her status as a future member of the Royal Family.  Kate Middleton, I am a huge fan!

(The dress is designed by Issa, costs around £395, and is available at Harrods, Matches, Harvey Nichols & Net-A-Porter.  Budget priced high street versions are available too.  The whole nation has been inspired!)

xoxo Bracha

Monday, 22 November 2010

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Guilty Pleasures...

Love Love Love online shopping (when I have the money...)  Often I prefer it to trawling round the shops; if you are looking for a particular key item it's much easier to have it all there in front of you....

Marks and Spencer -

Topshop -

Mango -

and, extremely dangerous to all those with limited funds, these 4 new to the UK:

Zara -

H&M -

Gap -

Forever 21 -

Until next time.... xoxo

Friday, 19 November 2010

The Basics

I'm a big believer in acquiring, possessing and regularly using the elements necessary for a capsule wardrobe.  Once you have all the key pieces you need you can mix and match in endless variations and get continued inspiration from displays, magazines and the street.  I have found for the past few years that I really do have everything I need already in my wardrobe; every time I look around the shops I just find new ways to put these pieces together.

The basic essentials upon which to build are:

a black leather jacket

leather boots - in black, brown or tan.  These are the one item that would be ideal to have in several pairs as they really make such a difference to any outfit.  Flat boots are great for the daytime, and a kitten heel or stack heel fab for the evening or a special occasion.

a sweater dress in a neutral colour, eg grey, black or brown.  Polo or v-neck.  With a contrasting belt!  I love tan with grey...

a collection of white & black jersey tops - to layer under cardigans or on their own for a simple statement.

white and black vests - to layer under dresses or t-shirts with a lower neckline - I searched high and low for these for years and found the perfect vest in gap body!  Bought loads so I always have one ready to go - I probably wear one every day!


white skirt (depending on season...) - white is my absolute favourite colour ; I think a white knee-length straight skirt or a white maxi skirt are v useful...

denim skirt - I have a few of these, the best style is a straight, knee length in a dark denim - this is prob the most useful item for a girl who doesn't wear jeans!

black skirt - black can be boring but also useful I have to admit... I have a knee length ra-ra style which I wear a lot, and a knee length straight black denim one

leggings - good to layer under knee length skirt with trainers, flip flops or ballet flats....


cardigans - I am a big fan of cardigans, especially with the english autumn/winter we get here!  I love to belt them and layer them....

parka for the rainy weather - I like one that has a bit of waist definition so you don't get too swamped.  A bit of (fake) fur round the hood adds some glamour!


maxi dress/skirt - I wasn't such a big fan of these at first as I am not that tall, but I guess i changed my mind...

flared knee length / circle skirt - not sure how to describe this style adequately but all I know is that this is a new look for me but I've been wearing a light chambray denim one all summer as an alternative to the straight denim skirt - def much cooler in the heat!

wrap dresses - I fell in love with these when I was first pregnant a few years can't beat them!  They are so wearable and flattering and are the perfect fall back whenever you are stuck.  Plain black is a great essential, then you could look out for different patterns and colours.  They look great with boots and can be accessorised with belts and jewellery for a different look each time.

More to come next time! ... xoxo