From top: Soru earrings (worn with Zara top – sold out but similar here) | Solace London top | We Are Leone kaftan | MSGM dress | Self-Portrait dress (worn with H&M jacket.)
I often develop major crushes on labels. And when I do I go back to them again and again because they are in line with my style and feel very “me.” Here are five labels that I am totally in love with at the moment:
Soru – the name comes from the Sicilian word for sisters and was launched in 2013 by two Sicilian/British sisters Francesca and Marianna. I only recently came across this brand and it was literally love at first sight. I don’t often wear statement pieces when it comes to jewellery but I would buy everything from this brand (AND its very reasonably priced!) They combine natural semi-precious stones with Swarovski crystals, and each piece is unique and has its own natural energy!
Solace London – I had come across this brand before, but only paid attention when it recently launched on Net-a-Porter. The one-shoulder top I wore is elegant but a bit funky at the same time and worked perfectly with my bump. Some people prefer to wear very fitted styles during their pregnancy but I find that voluminous tops (paired with some super skinny jeans) can be just as flattering. What I really can’t wait to wear are their jumpsuits but sadly these don’t work with a bump so it will be a few more weeks until I fit into one of those!
We Are Leone – I wore my first ever We Are Leone piece last summer on my mini moon in Lake Como with a white swimsuit It was such a statement piece that it needed nothing else! But what I really love about the brand is that it is SO versatile. You can just as easily wear their long maxi-cardigans on the beach as you can in the city with a pair of jeans. They are made from a light-weight Italian silk so you can pack them very easily and they remain pretty much crease-free. And they have been amazing during pregnancy – they only come in one size but truly fit all!
MSGM – Off the shoulder AND with ribbons? That’s two things I adore rolled into one. I found this MSGM dress on www.matchesfashion.com and instantly clicked “add to bag.” The brand is actually known for its bold vibrant prints but this season they have quite a few more neutral bits and I love the one-shoulder tops in blue and white!
Self-Portrait – I’ve been buying Self-Portrait dresses for a while but every season they come out with more and more amazing pieces and I still think the prices are beyond reasonable. One of my favourite dresses so far this year has been the pleated gown I wrote about last month, and last week I bought this ruffled lace mini dress which fortunately I can still wear with my bump. The pieces are so timeless, and I really can’t wait to re-wear some of the dresses I bought last year as soon as I fit back into them post pregnancy.
Below are some of my favourite pieces out now from each of the brands – click on the links to buy. Also I have now launched a new Instagram for my clothes sale called ‘@thefashionbugblogclothessale.’ Just to clarify I am selling a few of the items I have recently shot but mostly older pieces which I love but need to get rid of to make some space for new clothes! If you are interested in anything then please pop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. All prices are written below the pieces, I’ll be using paypal to take payment, items are non-refundable and non-returnable and postage will be on top of the price stated! But I have some lovely pieces at very reasonable prices so happy shopping!
From top left:
Soru rings, earrings and bracelet – shop all the jewellery here
Solace London clothing – shop the pieces here
MSGM – shop the pieces here
We Are Leone – shop the pieces here
Self Portrait – shop all styles here. My pleated maxi dress was a Net-a-Porter exclusive and you can shop it here.