24 July 2016

a gorgeous bit of nooki ;0)

How stunning is this Nooki cape! This is a fab brand that is stocked by the independant boutique, The Dressing Room. Elle from The Dressing Room contacted me to see how I would style one of these gorgeous pieces and as it turned out we were on the same page as to how we would wear it, so she kindly offered to send me one, along with all the trimmings to try on....I jumped at the opportunity to play dress-up and do a little mini fashion shoot! It was such a great chance to get a feel for the other brands that The Dressing Room stocks.

A bit more info on Nooki....they are design duo Cat Scourfield and Thuy Laurie Tang who started up in 2011 after struggling to find the cool and quirky accessories they wanted to use, with 15 years of experience in fashion it's not surprising that they branched out into clothing too! The Dressing Room have been stocking Nooki for a few years now and because of the designers close relationship with the Deryane, the owner of The Dressing Room the birds of paradise design above is an exclusive collaboration with The Dressing Room. The birds of paradise print has been fused with The Dressing Rooms branded print using digitally printed graphics. It's made from 100% hammered silk, comes in one size to fit all and I can tell you it's a dream to waft around in.....the perfect cover-up for the balmy evenings we've enjoyed this past week! These beautiful capes are one of Nooki's signature pieces, they are so versatile as they can be worn in a multitude of ways! There are also 3 other designs see here, here and here and for the rest of the Nooki range available at The Dressing Room see here

Off the top of my head the first thing I knew I would style this with was a plain white tee, boyfriends and gladiator sandals, just like this......

After having a try-on session I now totally understand why it makes sense to invest in some great quality basics like t-shirts and denim. I love the American Vintage tee.....you can execute the perfect *tuck* into your jeans for that laid back look. These Current Elliott jeans are just amazing on.....I am smitten and these are definitely going down on my A/W16 wishlist! I've never tried any Sam Edelman footwear before but I am completely won over by this brand.....more about that later! ;0)

Even the jewellery from Tribe & Fable is spot on with this look.....love the bit of festival-style fluoro! Here's a shot of the the necklaces up close. Don't they make a stunning statement!

The second outfit has more of a rock chick vibe about it! I knew the cape would look fab with skinnies and boots and that an all black outfit would make the colours in the cape really pop! 

You can see how versatile this cape can be..... a proper wardrobe winner! The Great Plains top would be another brilliant staple, the little touch of lace at the shoulders and on the hem means it's a fab little top that will take you through from day to evening! Once again with these higher end J Brand jeans....I could be totally converted to investing in better denim, you absolutely get what you pay for, these fit like a glove and are so comfortable! And so onto the boots....I cannot speak highly enough of these! All I can say is that I had to buy them! They look awesome with the skinnies but will look just as amazing with a skirt or a dress! In love, what more can I say.....quick close-up!

Another close-up of the gorgeous lace detail on this Great Plains top and the rather lovely Pernille Corydon necklaces.

Of course there are so many other ways to wear the beautiful Nooki cape.....I think it would be fab over a LBD like this Kamali Kulture dress also available from The Dressing Room.......

......paired with these Lola Cruz killer heels!

There are so many ways you could wear the Nooki cape, for holidays it will look great over your denim cut-off's or even over your swimsuit! I can see me getting tons of wear out of mine! So if you are thinking of purchasing it or anything above has whet your whistle there are a couple of things you should know.......delivery is free and you can bag yourself 10% off your first purchase by signing up to their newsletter! Happy days!

Right! That's it from me. I hope you enjoyed this little departure from my normal style of post! It's been lovely to do something different and I've loved joining forces with this fab independent boutique and road test some of the gorgeous brands they stock. The most pleasurable thing about blogging for me is to be able to share my fashion findings! 

I shall be back again in a few days!

***The Dressing Room very kindly gifted me the beautiful Nooki cape, all other items were on loan for the purpose of the pictures for this post.....although as I mentioned I have snapped up a pair of the Sam Edelman boots and I fear there will more purchases once the bank balance allows! ;0) All words and opinions are my own. Michelle xx***


  1. The cape is styled exactly how I would wear it in your first pic - with the tee and jeans. And I have to say, I'm another one who is an American Vintage tee fan - they have just the right amount of drape and the v neck is pitched just so, so there's not too much on show but just enough. And all those lovely clothes to try on - you must have had fun!

    1. It's the perfect thing to throw over a outfit made up of basics isn't it Sue! I must admit I've been playing around with the cape today and it looks fab over khaki and I want to wear mine to travel in when I'm off on my hols! I'm thinking of wearing with tencel joggers or some boyfriend shorts....depends what the weather is like when we leave the UK! It's scorchio in the south of France so the cape will be perfect to throw over your shoulders of an evening!
      Those American Vintage tee's are perfect! I love how they are quite fitted through top but skim the mum tum area! ;0)
      Oh, I love a good try on so doing this post and something a little different has been great. Shopping in independent boutiques is something I aim to do more of! They always offer something a little different than the High Street and the customer service is always in a different league! xx