What I wore: New trainers

What I wore: New Balance trainers | www.angelinthenorth.com

My great day in Manchester last week might have been a lot less enjoyable if I hadn't had these bouncy, comfy, sweet things on my feet. At the beginning of the year, I told myself 2014 would be the year I bought a good pair of (fashion) trainers. I knew I wanted New Balance or Nike ...

What I wore: green lace skirt

What I wore: Zara green lace skirt, denim shirt and pastel statement necklace | www.angelinthenorth.com

This skirt was one of those pieces you see on a rail in a shop, you grab, try on, buy and love. It instantly made me think of those beautiful Burberry looks unveiled at the SS14 show at Kensington Gardens, all dreamy pastel and lace. That said, it's a fairly bright shade of green but I've tended ...

Outfit of the week: festival fashion #2

Outfit of the week: festival fashion | www.angelinthenorth.com

A little while ago, I shared what I wore at Grassington Festival. What I wore to Galtres Festival was - out of necessity - a fair bit different. Unfortunately I had to get out wellies, a warm coatigan and a waterproof jacket. It was a day, at least most of the time, for practicalities and warmth - but ...

Outfit of the week: bright ballerinas

Neon yellow laser-cut ballerina pumps from Gap | www.angelinthenorth.com

These photos don't really show just how bright these ballerina pumps are. They're neon yellow. Practically illuminous. You need sunglasses. I love them. I got them from Gap in the sale recently. Because they are so bright I tend to wear them with fairly muted tones - they look great with denim, navy, black - but ...

What we are wearing: cobalt blue

angel in the north blog - high street fashion - wearing cobalt blue

This outfit with cobalt blue accents was a fitting one for a day of cocktails in Leeds, when blue skies finally broke through the clouds and we could actually sit outside a canalside bar. I'd been on the lookout for a bouclé jacket for some time when I spotted this one in the Mango January sale. ...

What we are wearing: patterned trousers

angel in the north blog. fashion. patterned trousers

Glamour magazine editor Jo Elvin recently tweeted this picture and comment: "Think I am one comedy pair of trousers away from divorce so I bought these." Seemingly like Jo's other half, my husband too has looked at me peculiarly when I've proudly paraded my new patterned trousers. In men's eyes, patterned trousers are akin to Ugg boots. They just don't ...

What we are wearing: striped jumper, statement necklace

outfit of the day. striped jumper, statement necklace, maxi, studs

This jumper had been languishing at the back of my wardrobe for some time. Then I saw this in Grazia magazine. This is why I love jewellery and have an ever-expanding collection. It can completely transform and update a look. Add a statement necklace to an old, unloved jumper and voilà - a favourite winter outfit. jumper ...

What we are wearing: winter parka

ted baker parka | Yorkshire UK lifestyle blog

One item of clothing my busting wardrobe has been sadly missing for a while is a good old classic parka. Every winter I’ve lusted over one, seen them on other people and thought they looked ultra cool, but have struggled to find the right one for me. Probably because I’m quite little, many styles have swamped me ...

What we are wearing: oxblood and print

Oxblood shirt and printed trousers

In case you've been living under a fashion-starved rock for several months, I'm here to tell you that this deep red is the colour for the autumn and winter seasons. That is not in doubt. The only thing that is in question is what it should be called. I've seen it variously described as wine, berry and oxblood. Whatever, ...

What we are wearing: printed maxi dress and a DIY necklace

As summer drew one of its last breaths, my friends and I enjoyed a rare full afternoon together, where we lingered outside over Pimms, Prosecco and cake. It was bliss. I wore this new printed maxi dress from River Island and a necklace I made myself ~ but more on that tomorrow! It's really a holiday buy ...