a medley of monochrome

Shirt: H&M  Blazer: H&M
Leggings: Topshop  Cardigan: River Island
Lipstick: Mac Russian Red

You will rarely catch me wearing black. I am a magpie to colourful clothes, especially during these dull dreary winter months. Monochrome however is another tale. I love a monochrome palette; so simple, chic and easy to wear. AW11 trends sees the stores studded with dalmatian and dog-tooth prints, as well as block patterns of black and white. I think these hues are really flattering and I love wearing a bright red lip as an playful juxtaposition to the outfit.

The blazer and the shirt are both quite recent purchases from H&M. I had been after a boyfriend-style blazer for a while and my search was finally satiated after a quick visit to H&M on my lunch break. The shirt is a lovely silky material and is just long enough to uphold my modesty when wearing leggings. And it has pockets – what more could you ask for!

The oversized chunky cardigan from River Island was an item recently sent to me to feature. I love the patchwork pockets, and the soft grey tones against the cream. It is so big and snug, it is the perfect cardigan to wrap yourself up in whilst sipping hot chocolate and dreaming of a warmer times.
If you fancy winning River Island’s new AW collection, the Style Tribe range, which includes this cardigan, then simply play their Facebook game here. Find the nine hidden items and you will be entered into the competition. Good luck.

Have you immersed yourself in monochrome this season?

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  1. 8th November 2011 / 7:22 pm

    Love this look! Your hair and lipstick are gorgeous x

  2. 8th November 2011 / 7:23 pm

    Really love a red lip with black n white outfit – so classic. Also, hot cardi!


  3. 8th November 2011 / 7:25 pm

    Wow, the red lips with the black and white look fab! Lovely outfits.

    Holli x

  4. 8th November 2011 / 7:26 pm

    Love the cardigan and the blouse and that lipstick is lovely on you!x


  5. 8th November 2011 / 7:26 pm

    Love the shirt blazer combo, looks really clean and elegant. There's maybe even a hint of Madonna going on.

  6. 8th November 2011 / 7:26 pm

    I love this look, the cardigan looks so cosy! x

  7. 8th November 2011 / 7:49 pm

    My fave look is deff with the blazer! Lovin the contrasrt between the white&black minimal clothing and then the bold lips xx

  8. 8th November 2011 / 7:53 pm

    love this outfit, so chic – your hair is lovely!x

  9. 8th November 2011 / 8:22 pm

    You look fab, i need to go visit H&M! πŸ™‚

  10. 8th November 2011 / 8:40 pm

    I really like the cardigan it looks so warm and snuggly. Love your hair and lipstick in the last picture looks lovely X

  11. 8th November 2011 / 9:02 pm

    cardigan is fantastic! may have to pay a visit to River Island..
    good outfit x


  12. 8th November 2011 / 9:06 pm

    What an amazing red lipstick you are pulling off ! Love the top as well πŸ˜€

  13. 8th November 2011 / 9:13 pm

    All great outfits. And Russian Red looks lovely on you!

  14. 8th November 2011 / 9:15 pm

    I love your top so much! It is gorgeous and exactly what i was looking for πŸ™‚ xx

  15. 8th November 2011 / 9:17 pm

    H&M are so great for this type of look, it looks so sophisticated and yet quite relaxed at the same time. I love the gold turn up sleeves too, great to get a bit of gold in there somewhere! You look gorgeous πŸ™‚

    xo fifi


  16. 8th November 2011 / 9:29 pm

    ADORE the cardie, ADORE the shirt πŸ™‚
    Love it!
    I have come out of my black looks a lot recently, I think some part of it wil always look smart but at the same time it's a bit boring when there are so many gorgeous colours & patterns out there.
    I love that you're wearing your hair curly so much, so pretty xx

  17. 8th November 2011 / 9:32 pm

    I love the monochrome look, your hair looks really nice too πŸ™‚ xx

  18. 8th November 2011 / 9:41 pm

    I'm so into monochrome at the moment, I love that cardigan x

  19. 8th November 2011 / 10:28 pm

    i love that shirt, and the cardigan is gorgeous! your hair is so pretty. xx

  20. 8th November 2011 / 11:02 pm

    loving the monochrome look! really sets your hair off aswell, looking fab!

  21. 8th November 2011 / 11:05 pm

    I have this shirt and love it, love the cardi!! xx

  22. 8th November 2011 / 11:18 pm

    The blazer and shirt are indeed chic and cool. Your red lip sets off the outdits perfectly.

    I wanted to say that I really appreciate your regular, interesting, quality posts. Congratulations again on your achievements with the Cosmo awards.

    All the best for continued success.


  23. 8th November 2011 / 11:36 pm

    Love that lippy and of course the monochrome looks great x


  24. 8th November 2011 / 11:38 pm

    Lovely looks Millie πŸ™‚ you look gorgeous as per! X

  25. 9th November 2011 / 2:29 am

    love these looks especially the cardigan and red lipstick and you have amazing hair x

  26. 9th November 2011 / 9:43 am

    The RI cardigan is gorgeous! πŸ™‚

    ug-lily.blogspot.com x

  27. 9th November 2011 / 3:54 pm

    These outfits are mega chic, got to love monochrome! Loving what you have done with your hair! loves devine xx :o)

  28. 9th November 2011 / 4:17 pm

    wow..these are lovely and ur stunning as always πŸ™‚ …im finding im big into the black and white/cream look lately..so timeless.. xo

  29. 9th November 2011 / 7:53 pm

    I love that shirt! x