All That Glitters...


Style Theory: As the weather turns a little warmer and the sun shows it's face my love of gold grows..I love a splash of a gold accessory in the Spring and Summer months, it feels indulgent, super luxe and adds a little sparkle to my day to day looks..

The easiest way to add gold to your outfit is with accessories, gold can be classed as a neutral when building a look so anything goes. A gold bag or shoes look fab with a completely dressed down outfit, a breton and boyfriend jeans, add a gold pair of shoes and suddenly your look is elevated to something special.

Here are the best gold buys on the high street now..
Asos Leather Shopping Bag £32
This is a fab price for real leather, although unlined it still looks gorgeous. It would make a fab bag for slinging all the kids gear in or carrying a spare of shoes (I always carry a pair of heels if I am going to a meeting as I always wear trainers to walk anywhere!) 
Aldo @Asos Brogues £55
Love love these shoes, they are reminiscent of the Chanel gold loafers I was obsessing about last year. Gorgeous with ankle length jeans and a grey sweater, keep the rest of your outfit casual let the shoes do the talking.

Superga £55
The trainer of the summer, these rose gold Supergas are a slightly toned down gold and look super luxe with sunkissed legs, add a pair of denim shorts and a denim shirts with rose gold fine jewellery for a cool look.
Topshop £59
The shoe of the season, the 'glove' or 'granny' shoe is an acquired taste but do look fabulous on. Wear with ankle length jeans a stripe shirt for a grown up fashion twist on your 'going out' look.

Editsecondhand Michael Kors bag £70
Cute, butter soft leather pre-love Michael Kors bag from Editsecondhand, unused and with labels, perfect for an evening out.

Now for a few gold pieces of clothing on the high street..
Hush Sequin Top £150
Expensive but in the flesh so beautiful, Wear now under a cream cardigan with jeans and a pair of Stan Smith trainers, for evening dress up with a jacket, boyfriend jeans and leopard print heels.
Boden Glitter Spot Breton £34.50
Love, love this top, a beautiful twist on a breton, the gold spots add a fab extra dimension, pair with this seasons's must have, cargos (yes they are back) and a pair of leopard print heels for a laid back Spring going out look. Just add trainers for a daytime outfit.
Zara £69.99
Gorgeous muted pink bomber with gold embroidery, the perfect Spring bomber jacket.
M&S £49.50
This skirt does look fabulous on, it is fairly slim on the hips and flares out beautifully. Wear with a grey marl t-shirt and black/metallic green heels.

The Luxe Purchase..
Gucci Marmont Loafers £540
I bought these in the lower heel version, a truly extravagant purchase (birthday money and vouchers and a little bit of credit card..oops) but I just fell in love with them, practical no, beautiful yes! Not for everyone but I just love love them!!
Dress Self Portrait £245

Dress ME & Em old (similar here)
I will be wearing the shoes with dungarees for evenings out and at any given opportunity!

Are you a fan of gold, have you got many gold items lurking in your wardrobe kept for 'best' only, if so wear them this spring to add some luxe to your look! As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xxx 


  1. I feel the same about silver! I love silver shoes or bags for this time of year. They just lighten everything up a little.

    Those Gucci shoes are really divine. I look forward to seeing you wearing them again. Gorgeous.

    1. Completely agree Tanya, metallics do brighten up everything! xx

  2. The Gucci's look amazing on you, love, love them! You can't beat a bit of metallic for spring/summer whether it's gold or silver....I'm just getting my head around mixing them together! xx

    1. Thanks Michelle I do kinda love them!!! I do love a bit of gold and silver mixed together, makes it all so much easier! xx

  3. Omg those Guccis! I got the budget H&M version but am super jealous of your splurge.

    1. Love the H&M version too, they look fab! Probably a wise choice as they are not classics but I couldn't resist! xxxxx

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