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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Basics with a twist

It's officially time for another Heart of Haute feature! One of the most fantastic retro reproduction companies on the planet, run by the sweetest people and creators of all the core items in my wardrobe. This month I'm featuring some new funky fabrics and two of my all time favourite styles from the range.

The Marilyn top was one of the first styles I ever reviewed and has been worn to death ever since. Made from a stretchy cotton lycra this top hugs your curves and is super comfortable. In an XL the Marilyn is a perfect fit and I absolutely adore the houndstooth fabric. This style pairs wonderfully with jeans, shorts and skirts and can be worn tucked or out. 

I love pairing these tops with black skinny jeans and heels or even wearing them to work under a blazer with pencil skirt. My personal preference is to wear this top tucked in with a high waist but as you will see below you can style it either way. 

Leopard  Marilyn Top - $39.99

The same style again but this time in a new leopard print style! Now I'm usually not a huge fan of leopard print but this fabric is brilliant. While most leopard print tops are usually just blotchy and patchy this style is unique and looks like actual individual hairs. The end result is an almost 3D print!

As mentioned earlier these styles can work un-tucked as well and the length is perfect for pants and shorts. The long length is great for layering in the cooler months and I can't wait to style this when we hit autumn and winter with my HOH boleros and cardigans. I love the off the shoulder neckline of the Marilyn and need more tops and dresses in this style for summer!

Love the leopard fabric but want a bit more coverage? Then the Tara top is for you! I'm absolutely smitten with this 3/4 sleeve top of awesomeness. I own the black and white stripe version of the Tara and I've been wanting another version for a while now.

I adore the bold black cuff and edging on the scoop neck as it adds a little more shape and contrast to the leopard print. When paired with a black skirt and belt it almost looks like my dream dress. Hmm this gives me designing ideas!

I'm so sold on this top that I have the polka dot and houndstooth version on my current lust list. I've never been able to find a wide selection of tops that suit my waist and bust but Heart of Haute have all styles and colours covered! Button ups for work,

Ok I think I've found heaven, well my version of heaven and it's Shoe Me Gorgeous! When shooting so much leopard print I had to get the perfect shoes to compliment my outfit yes? Well the Tiki carved platform heels from Pinup Couture are PERFECT!  I've had my eye on these babies ever since Pinup Girl Clothing and Pleaser teamed up to create the Pinup Couture shoe range. 

A super comfy mule of medium height - 4 inches with a 3/4 platform. Featuring a stunning leopard print pony hair front and brilliant carved tiki heels.  

These mules are absolutely amazing and a dream to wear. A walking work of art for your feet and an accessory that will turn heads. I wear a size 11US in all Pleaser styles and that works out to be an Australian size 10. It think it's obvious now that I need to get another few pairs of the Teeze style heels that I featured in my last hell bunny shoot and one more pair of these. I think the black version of this shoe would be perfect for our super hot summers. 

My love for the Estelle Blouse actually bloomed from my addiction to the super cute Ella top. I'm a sucker for any button ups featuring bow ties or pussy bows and the Estelle is my absolute favourite top in the Heart of Haute Range. While most button up shirts fit you in the waist but not the bust or the visa versa the Estelle fits you perfectly in all the right places. 

With a cute cap sleeve and bow tie this top is a must have for any pinup wardrobe. I love how this top fits both my bust and waist without forgetting about my hourglass shape. The bow tie is my stand out favourite feature and I love layering this top with cardigans and jackets.

I actually own this style in the super funky Adele Floral print but I needed a solid black version for both work and play. Currently there are colours/prints so you will be sure to find the perfect version no matter what your taste might be. I may or may have my eye on the Mini Daisy print as it's so darn cute! 

Many moons ago when I first reviewed Heart of Haute (back then it was Heartbreaker Clothing) I fell hard for a brilliant little Mod number in a warm soft cotton knit. It's simple yet figure hugging design makes me feel like Joan from Mad Men! There is a reason this has been HOH's best selling dress since 2005 and it's obvious once you wear it. The fabric is effortless and hugs your curves and the sleeve length/skirt length are perfect for both work and play. 

Now this dress is stretchy and I absolutely forgot when I ordered this that I would need to size down as it has a lot of give and room in the waist. But this was easily fixed with my wonder accessory - the waist belt. The Super Spy is to put it simply effortlessly chic. I can't wait till next winter when I can pair this with back seemed stockings, long leather gloves and berets! 

Finally I need to share a few new items that I'm lusting after and can't help but include in this post. In multiple shoots I've featured the Sweet Sweater as it is PERFECT! I wear mine everywhere! I have both a black and red version of this sweater and it pairs perfectly with everything in my wardrobe. There are a few new fabrics available and I need both of these in my wardrobe stat! 

Many thanks to the ever so awesome Michael from Robin Elk for shooting these styles with me. It's so fun to create with you! 

1 comment:

  1. Great post you look amazing! I'm loving the houndstooth and leopard print tops!