Issa Zebra Print Wrap Dress, Diane Von Furstenberg Yellow Studded Tonda Box Clutch and Sergio Rossi Snakeskin Platform Pumps

Issa Zebra Print Wrap Dress Issa Zebra Print Wrap Dress

This look is a very smart day wear look, suited to wedding, garden party or business presentation at an important conference. Whilst the look is smart, it embodies your feminity, creating a sexy and powerful silhouette that you will love to recreate again and again.

Issa Zebra Print Wrap Dress

Issa have brought out a pretty blue, yellow, black and white zebra print wrap dress for the new season. Made from a viscose jersey fabric, it features a flattering faux wrap front with a plunging v neckline and gathering to the side of the waist. The dress fastens with a hidden zip at the side.

This exotically printed dress is ideal for the new season look. Yellow is a colour you will be seeing everywhere and this dress lets you enjoy the trend without being overwhelmed by it. Of course, this wrap style dress is very flattering to the figure, especially for girls with a larger bust, and a dress like this could be a wardrobe staple, also seamlessly making the transition to evening wear.

The dress falls to about knee length on a woman of average height.

Diane Von Furstenberg Yellow Studded Tonda Box Clutch Diane Von Furstenberg Yellow Studded Tonda Box Clutch

Diane Von Furstenberg Yellow Studded Tonda Box Clutch

Each year, Diane Von Furstenberg reintroduces her iconic Tonda clutch in a new or different incarnation and this season is no exception.

In line with the yellow trend, this pretty yellow leather clutch (the colour is called citrine by the brand) is embellished all over with a lattice of silver studs. It also has a silver coloured frame and silver clasp inset with black enamel and branded DVF.

Inside, the bag is lined in grosgrain and  has a single gusseted compartment, slip pocket and DVF plaque. The bag also has a removable snake link chain shoulder strap for multiple carry options.

Like the dress, this clutch would also be ideal for evening use too. Studs will also be a continuing theme over the new season and this clutch nods to this trend too, the yellow colour combining with tough girl chic to create an appealing look.

Sergio Rossi Snakeskin Platform Pump Sergio Rossi Snakeskin Platform Pump

Sergio Rossi Snakeskin Platform Pumps in Gold

Every now and again I see a pair of shoes that make me say WOW! and these gorgeous snakeskin platform pumps from Sergio Rossi fall into that category. Ultra glamorous and totally covetable, these shoes have a slim, 14.5 cm stiletto heel and a 3.5cm exposed platform. Both the heel and the platform are covered in the same snakeskin as the upper of the shoe.

At the front of the shoe, there is a small cut out – not big enough to be a peep toe, but big enough to provide a glimpse of toe nevertheless.

You would think that these shoes would be classed as evening shoes and you would probably be right – especially with the golden snakeskin covering; however, they do look fabulous when teamed with the outfit about and they make your legs go on forever.

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Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress, Anya Hindmarch Faithful Hobo and Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress

Here we have the colour coveted by a majority of women – an all black look. The dress and bag are suited to both day and evening wear; the fabulous shoes are probably just an evening wear shoe, but if you wanted to wear the outfit during the day, you could trade them for a neat pair of black ankle boots or courts.

Alice by Temperley Alexander Leather Dress

I like this dress because it combines the sexiness of a leather top together with the demureness of a pleated skirt to yield a classically lady like look – with an edge. Ideal for princesses, this dress is perfect to wear during the day and through to the night – and that neckline is begging for some jewelled adornment, perhaps in the form of an Anton Heunis necklace.

The top part of this lovely Alice by Temperley dress is made from leather, but the skirt is a swathe of pleated georgette, which is demi sheer, and lined with a black lining.

The dress has short sleeves and a low scoop neck at the front and fastens with a hidden zip at the back.

Anya Hindmarch Faithful Leather Hobo Anya Hindmarch Faithful Leather Hobo

Anya Hindmarch Faithful Hobo

I like Hobo bags. I like the way they have a single, unfussy shoulder strap that’s not too long, so it’s easy to just sling the bag over your shoulder and be on your way.

Of course, this bag is no ordinary hobo bag – it’s the stunning Faithful by Anya Hindmarch and is made from grained leather. The bag has golden hardware throughout, including the zip top fastening, and is embellished on the front with a riveted brand plaque. The zip full features a characteristic oversized tassel and the bag also comes with a removable cross body strap. There is an external zip pocket on the reverse of the bag.

The inside of the bag is truly a delight – there are several pockets which are  labelled as to suggestions for their contents; eg “Bits and Bobs”, “Phone” and “Lipstick”. There is also a pen pocket and a press stud attaching key fob – so no need to rummage on the door step any more!

This bag would also make a lovely posh day bag for work and play.

Gina Ava Platform Shoes Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Gina Ava Platform Shoes

Gina Shoes are up there with Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Yves Saint Laurent as shoes to the stars, and these shoes are completely irrestible.

With a snakeprint velvet upper (lined in leather), a concealed platform sole, super high black jewel embellished heel and peep toe, these shoes are ultra comfortable considering the number of inches they add to your legs. They fasten with an adjustable strap and the buckle is branded “Gina”.

In addition to going well with the dress and bag above, they would complete any cocktail outfit and be the envy of all the other girls in the room.

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Joseph Black Lace Dress, Black Lace Frame Clutch and Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress

This is an elegant and extravagant party look, with one eye on the look – and one eye on the budget. If you want to look totally glamorous and sexy you can’t afford to skimp on the dress, and with this in mind I have chosen the awesome Joseph Black Lace Dress,  style name Jeorge, pictured left.

However, for the bag and shoes I have chosen a matching black lace covered satin frame clutch from Accessorize and a pair of towering Chinese Laundry gold platforms, both of which come in at just under £100.

Complete the look simply with a gold cuff bracelet and a pair of gold earrings.

Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress

This Joseph Dress has a lace overlay, but features demi sheer detail to the neckline and arms. Falling to about knee length, with three quarter sleeves and a round neck, the dress succeeds in being both demure and sexy and it has a built in scoop back lining.

Lace always equates with glamour and this dress is a classic style that will last season after season. It’s finished off with a back zip fastening and a split in the skirt at the back for ease of movement. It’s perfect for any evening occasion.

Black Lace Frame Clutch Black Lace Frame Clutch

Accessorize Black Lace Frame Clutch

The clutch on the right by Accessorize is made from black satin with a black lace overlay. The clutch has a polished gold tone frame for a touch of glamour and it fastens at the top with a gold tone clasp.

Inside, it is lined in black satin and features and interior zip fastening pocket.

Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

As a fashion blogger I get to see a lot of shoes, and there are not that many that still have the capacity to make me say WOW! However, these shoes definitely have the Wow Factor. The slim high heel, teamed with the enviably wide platform, not only make your legs look long but they are actually reasonably comfortable – considering the heel is an astonishing 5″ high.

The upper is made from a golden metallic fabric, which also covers the platform sole and the heel, and there is a buckle fastening ankle strap around the heel. My only criticism – and it’s a small one – is that the buckle is silver tone when I think it would look better gold tone – but it’s a small point and unlikely to influence your buying decision.

The style is called Takecare and the strappy styling across the toes, teamed with the T-bar down the middle, credit the shoes with a classic look that you can enjoy year after year.

In addition to wearing the shoes with the dress and bag pictured, they would also look good with black skinny leather trousers and even the sparkly jeans that are so popular this season.

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