Sunday, 28 November 2021

Ready For Dinner, Dressed For Bed: Why The Pyjama Trend Is The Perfect One

Outfit: Pyjamas - Custom / Heels - Tony Bianco / Bag - Aldo

If there's a style for me that will never die out, that will be in my wardrobe forever, it would be the pyjama trend. There's something utterly comforting about being able to wear fancy silk pyjamas out of my house. 

If you've been following me for a while, you will know that comfort is key for me and what's more comfortable than pyjamas? Nothing. What's more, the pyjamas I'm talking about are those classic piped ones. The epitome of boujee pyjamas are silk piped ones and over the years they have become more than a statement for the bedroom, but for the streets too. 

I don't believe its possible to class up any other style of pyjama enough that you could wear it for dinner. I mean you could, but it wouldn't be as effortless as doing so with silk pyjamas.

This particular style is one that I have been wearing for years and I've never shied away from. Recently, I've decided to tailor more of these sets for my wardrobe in various colours because if there's anything I strive for in my clothing, it's comfort. I would rather be utterly comfortable than be restricted and anxious the whole time I'm wearing an outfit. 

Pyjamas for me are one of those easy outfits for when I'm feeling either my best or worst. I could wear them casual with sneakers or dress them up with heels. For me, there's nothing more too it than that because you have an outfit put together so easily. 

Yesterday when Mum decided she wanted to take us for a surprise dinner, it took less than a minute to decide what to wear - I instantly was going for a pyjama set. They feel wonderful to be in and still look elegant. 

I wore this chocolate brown pair with a light pink trim, which I hadn't worn yet but since we had them made I've been dying to find an occasion for them. Paired with my classic Tony Bianco mules and Aldo bag, it was the easiest outfit that made me feel good. 

With Christmas round the corner, I think pyjamas are the perfect choice for any smart-casual event. Wearing a festive coloured piped pyjama this season is not only fun and comfortable, but for some reason feels utterly fitting for this time of year. 

So will you be wearing your pyjamas out this Christmas and beyond?

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Hoping you're all staying safe and well! Lots of love, 

Emily xx

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Monday, 1 November 2021

Why is Green The Colour of The Moment?

Outfit: Overcoat & Shirt - Custom / Shorts - Old / Shoes - Tony Bianco

Colours always get their centre stage moment, dominating the fashion world from top to tail. There are definitely a few colours making the rounds right now, but there's one that I feel is catching my eye more than ever; green. 

I have been seeing a lot more green across the aspects of the wardrobe and it got me thinking about how powerful this colour can be. 

Green is related to many things: nature, neutrality, tranquility, energy, money, luck, envy, jealousy and so on. It definitely goes across the spectrum of emotive response but for me, and possibly for others right now, it's a colour that emotes positivity especially in the form of luck. 

When we think of luck, one of the things we think of is a four leaf clover. There are alternative options for lucky charms that are individual to everyone, but green definitely does make itself present there. Green is also linked to money and I think it makes perfect sense because there's an opulence with the colour; especially when you see rich greens, such as emerald. 

Emeralds represent spiritual awareness, protection, love and wisdom. Peridots signify compassion, harmony, peace, similar to green sapphire and jade which are linked with tranquility. These colours, or more so their stones, definitely generate positive energy and making it understandable as to why these colours are used in high fashion jewellery and clothing. 

The reason why I believe this colour is having a moment in the fashion sphere is because we're all looking to embrace the bold but also to feel through what we wear. As colours have strong meanings, I believe that we subconsciously attract ourselves to certain colours to cultivate a mood and feel. 

With green being so linked to luck, money and peace, it makes complete sense why we are leaning towards it more. Something I have realised lately, especially in my close circle, is that everyone is working on themselves; making the decisions, moulding the path to lead to their dream lives and making their energy strong and self-serving. I love that energy and I need more of it for myself. Working on your own energy is so important and I feel that having a colour like green around you or on you regularly works as an extra boost.

Personally I think the best way to have a colour you feel you connect to with you constantly is through jewellery, especially timeless forever pieces. I also think that having green pieces in your wardrobe in rich fabrics is also a beautiful way of bring this energy into your life. I'm talking opulent stones, silks and satins. I've shared below a few green centric pieces for you to shop if you're looking to add more green into your life. Click the images to shop. 

    
    
 

What do you think of green as the colour of the moment? Is it for you or is there another colour that you have gravitated towards lately? I definitely think I have about three colours I'm drawn to right now including green, so I'd love to know how you're feeling right now! Let me know in the comments below. 

I hope you're all staying safe and well. 

Lots of Love, 

Emily xx

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Friday, 1 October 2021

Happy 7 Years, Seventeen James! A Life Recap & Plans for the Future

Outfit: Shirt - Custom (similar here) / Skirt - H&M (old, similar here) / Shoes - Tony Bianco

Today marks the 7 year anniversary of this blog. It was seven years ago that this blog came to life, when I was encouraged at university to start one as a place to constantly write and share my passions. Since then, I've been running this blog (not as consistently as I would like) and have loved opening up about fashion, beauty and lifestyle. If anything, this space has brought me closer to fashion, not in just what I wear, but to the world of fashion. I love discussing fashion weeks, designers, trends and so on. For me this space is such an incredible creative output for that. 

I'll be honest with you, I thought I would be in a different place with this blog by now, but as they say "life gets in the way". A lot has happened in the last 7 years; most importantly finishing my Undergrad in Journalism in 2017, and now just a week ago, I finished my Masters in Media & Communications. I haven't graduated yet, but all my coursework and dissertation are complete. I'm genuinely quite proud of myself, especially completing a degree during this pandemic. 

 

Moreover, I've been back and forth between London and Colombo, and then just as I was about to return to London, COVID hit. So yeah, definitely things happened. We all spent countless days in lockdown over the last 18 months, or even more now, so life hasn't been smooth sailing. 

That being said, creating content has definitely been such a wonderful output for me to not only enjoy my passions but to unwind... which is ironic since it's work in a way. I've been utterly grateful to have this blog for 7 years and only hope to have it for another 7 or more. I know I haven't had the trajectory that other bloggers or content creators have had, but I'm happy to continuously learn and grow, finding who I am and the kind of content I want to make as I go along. 

I definitely think in recent months I have figured out where I want this to go and hopefully I can take it there. So I hope you continue on this journey with me as I learn and create more.I have such incredible plans and hope to make loads of different updates and in the near future, but in that time I'll continue to write and create. So follow along here, on my Instagram and my YouTube!

Thank you for sticking with me over these 7 years. I'm grateful for all of you who continue to support, read my words or admire my content. I wouldn't be here without you. 

Here's to the future of Seventeen James. 

Lots of love, 

Emily

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