Scared to go (super) flared

by Kayla Kluver


I've can't stop thinking about this black and white number from Zara. The first time I viewed it in store I thought "I love it I love it I love it"  but then I convinced myself it would look terrible on and kept walking. But over the weekend I dragged it to the fitting room for a test-run and to my surprise I thought, "I love it I love it I love it!." But I still walked away. Why? Well, because I'm scared of the flare! The trousers fit like a glove; hugging in just the right places and with enough length to allow for a big heel. But I just couldn't kick the feeling I looked like I was playing dress up (think Disco Barbie) or getting a jump start on my Halloween costume. I need something to wear to a friends wedding in Spain - preferably not another dress - but I'm not sure this is appropriate. I just can't get the outfit out of my head! What do you think, could this be casual-summer-wedding appropriate? KKxx 


Swing & Stud

by Kayla Kluver


I wear very little jewelry and own a ton of it. Most of my rings and necklaces, dangly earrings and bracelets sit knotted and forgotten at the bottom of my jewelry box. I actually feel a bit guilty about it. Does jewelry know it's not wanted? Hope not. Anyway, I'm quite taken with the 'Swing & Stud' earrings I'm seeing around. Quirky and seemingly wearable for work and play. I think they're just the thing to ease me back into the world of accessories. I like the options below from Zara and Asos. Cheap and cheerful. Winner winner. KKxx

Zara £12.99

Zara £12.99

Asos £8.00

Asos £8.00

Asos £6.00

Asos £6.00

Zara £12.99

Zara £12.99


Gloves galore

by Kayla Kluver


We are over a month into glove-wearing-season and I still don't have a pair - well, I have a pair of cheap fingerless gloves from Primark that are over two years old (and make me feel like a badass), but these really should be retired. I'm looking for a lady-like pair of leather or suede gloves - which are everywhere at the moment - that will transition well from day to night. Although each shop has a take on the trend, it's rather difficult to find the right pair.  A lot of gloves in this style are made one-size to fit all, which is really rather silly, so the fingers are often too long or too wide.  Below are the ones I've found that have fit my long lanky fingers perfectly. 

The top pair, from & Other Stories, are a suede/leather combo lined with a soft, delicate fabric. They fit, well, like a glove. Perfect. The fingers weren't too long and they fit snugly, no un-wanted bagginess. In fact, & Other Stories had a fantastic range of leather gloves all in quality material and an elegant cut.

Then there are the orange suede gloves from H&M. They feel amazing and the burnt hue is beautiful. They run midway up my forearm so would look killer peaking out from under a black or camel cape.

The bottom pair, which are more casual and lined with wool, were the warmest of the three. Probably best for day to day wear in cold, rainy London.  

I think leather or suede gloves are a tricky purchase to make online - you really need to get in store and try them on. All of my picks were under £40 - a worthwhile spend for something that will get so much use. What style gloves are you rocking this year? KKxx 

& Other Stories £39.99

& Other Stories £39.99

Mango £34.99

Mango £34.99

H&M £29.99

H&M £29.99



Party Planning

by Kayla Kluver


I've been thinking ahead to the various holiday parties - friends, work and family - and hoping I could find one hero piece to get me through most, if not all, the celebrations. I was inspired by two recent red carpet looks; Emma Watson in Balenciaga and Jessica Chastain in a chic Marios Schwab jumpsuit. 

Photo: Frazer Harrison

Photo: Frazer Harrison

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

I love the drama of a bare neck and shoulders and you can't beat the simplicity and long lines of a jumpsuit - so I was tickled pink when I found all this goodness rolled into one piece. Warehouse's off the shoulder, belted black jumpsuit - £70 - is perfect for all my party-rockin needs. For the office Christmas party I'll style it with strappy black heels, a high ponytail and drop earrings and for a cocktail soiree with friends I'll swap in an all black leather belt, classic black brogues and a gold watch. I swear the outfit planning is almost as fun as the actual parties! KKxx

Warehouse - £70

Warehouse - £70