While some of us relate to Carrie Bradshaw‘s more-is-more approach to shoe shopping,
others get easily overwhelmed at the prospect of purchasing new footwear each season.
Striking a balance between runway inspiration and real life can be tough,
we zeroed in on the five key styles you need to be on-trend this spring.
I’m always trying out cool new ways to style my basics, and what better way to spruce up my winter wardrobe.
More recently I’ve been wearing a lot of camel and grey staples.
Not sure if it’s trendy gaining in my world.
If you’re like us and you like to keep your wardrobe looking new and inspired yet stylish enough to wear at the office,
check out these comfy jumpers and pencil skirt looks…
Don’t forget the heels 🙂
Yes, ladies… I think jumpers can be cosy and sexy….
Even in winter! Check out some of our flesh-flashing knits we’ve put together for you.
Rihanna’s style always hit the headlines.
She has gone from pop party princess into style maven and inspiration behind Dior.
Ankle boots are everywhere and it seems to a staple in most of our wardrobes.
I quite like the look of leopard, but shy away from it, always! But I’ve decided to do an edit on our leopard pieces.
If like me,you’re on a budget and want to update your
work wear wardrobe for the winter, look no further!
The Fashion Set
Recently I’ve started to like The Biker Boots.
It’s the boot that mixes style, comfort and the tough-girl chic – suggesting they can be an essential addition to your autumn footwear arsenal.
The Square-toe-Pump is making a come-back this autumn. They are so retro! But they have been updated to with a modern angle. If you want to stand out from the crowed this season, these will definitely help you make a statement. Wear them with an A-line skirt or this seasons trendy cropped trousers. You can’t be timid if you want the wear these 🙂
It’s time to get ready for autumn, and what better way to do it than to invest in a few key pieces for your wardrobe. When deciding on what staple pieces you need this season, it is important to think about what particular looks suit you, and how to get the best value for your money by buying pieces that can be interchanged with each other to make a whole host of different outfits. Miss Williams Fashion have a huge variety of gorgeous clothes to choose from – the key is to have fun with your outfits and enjoy what you’re wearing.
So to make it a bit easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of some items that should be seen in every stylish woman’s wardrobe this autumn.
Summer has arrived! Finally! And it brought with it Wimbledon, holidays, evening entertaining and a general buzz. Along. This must be our hottest and June/July on record.
This summer Miss Williams will be launching a rail at the fabulous south spa and beauty salon; Style Essence, 3 Sandhurst Road, SE6. We also be rebranding and showcasing some new fun summer / autumn styles not found on the high street!
Launch date will be announce over the next few day…
Leading up the launch we are offering customers 20% off items. So get shopping! 🙂
Miss Williams is welcoming some changes to our look. This summer we will be unveiling our new logo and we are renaming too. We want to thank everyone of our followers and supporters over the last couple years. To celebrate this milestone; we have decided to launch our first ever rail at Style Essence, 3 Sandhurst Road, SE6 in August, Hoorah!
JULY 2015 – DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
2-12th of July – For all you Audrey Hepburn admirers and fanatics out there, you will definitely want to take a trip to the National Portrait Gallery in Leicester Square. The twentieth century most enduring style icon will be displayed on the screen, as part of the summer show charts! If you’re lucky, you can view some personal and rare snaps -plus some juicy behind-the-scenes shots! Ends in October… so no rush!
17-23rd –“Camden Beach” on the terrace at the Roundhouse, which consist of: 150 tonnes of sand; deck chairs; ping pong and most importantly… a FULLY stocked bar! Get your towel and grab the lotion… time to hit the beach! Unfortunately, there isn’t a seaweed infested harbour, but at least you can eat your grub without a sea-gull attack!
Saturday 25th of July – Do you want your children to engage in their creative side? Allow them to run wild, while you find yourself a nice pub? Then get yourself and the kids over to the Archkids website and discover the different locations of this fun festival! Some of the most iconic buildings in the city are opening to provide workshops and activities that will encourage children to explore aspects of design and construction! Sounds like fun right?
We will be showcasing the very best of the Miss Williams range, we’ve got everything you need for spring and summer, from cute vintage skirts and day dresses, to killer wedges and statement bags and accessories. Dates coming soon!
It’s time to get ready for winter, and what better way to do it than to invest in a few key pieces for your new winter wardrobe. When deciding on what staple pieces you need this season, it is important to think about what particular looks suit you, and how to get the best value for your money by buying pieces that can be interchanged with each other to make a whole host of different outfits. High-quality online retailers such as Miss Williams have a huge variety of gorgeous clothes to choose from – the key is to have fun with your outfits and enjoy what you’re wearing.
So to make it a bit easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of some staple items that should be seen in every girl’s wardrobe this winter.
Jane Mallory Birkin, OBE (born 14 December 1946) is an English actress and singer based in France.
She is perhaps best known for her relationship with Serge Gainsbourgin the 1970s and being the namesake of the popular Hermes Birkin bag.
Hermès Ostrich Birkin Bag
It came about in 1981, Hermès when the chief executive, at the time, Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to Jane Birkin on a flight from Paris to London. Birkin placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the floor, leaving her scrambling to collect the contents. She explained to Dumas how difficult it is to find a leather weekend bag she liked. In 1984, he created a black supple leather bag for her: the Birkin bag,based on a 1982 design. She used the bag for herself for quite some time until developing tendinitis, switching to other types at that point.
How amazing it would be to have something that timeless named after you or created for you.
I say this week go out there and be an inspiration and create!
Bonjour! We do hope that you’re having a wonderful day.
It’s been an exciting week for Miss Williams Petites, as we’ve opened second pop up at The Artworks!
Showcasing the very best of the Miss Williams Petities range, we’ve got everything you need for the autumn winter season. Come down and check out our array of unique winter jackets, dresses, trousers, jumpers, sweaters, killer wedges and much more! Continue reading
“Remember that always dressing in understated good taste is the same as playing dead.”– Susan Catherine
Knock-’em-dead Evening dress:
You just need one.
Dressing a petite figure can be challenging. Many shorter women find it difficult to find fashionable clothes that really compliment their height. Miss Williams is an online boutique that specialises in selling petite ladies clothing. Every garment is hand-picked by the Miss Williams especially. The creator of the company is an avid blogger who regularly writes about petite fashion and really knows her stuff when it comes to dressing well as a shorter lady.
“Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.” — Epictetus
Happy Monday everyone!
Today I wanted to share three clever fashion tips to add a few inches
to create a tall look (if you want)
1. Go Full-length
Yes, petite ladies can wear floor-kissing skirts and dresses.
Makes us look taller!
2. Go Short
If you’re petite —when it comes to skirts and dresses—you should either go floor length,
or super-short (try to calf-length and knee-lengths).
Mini-skirts creates the illusion of a longer leg.
3. Go Flare
Fitted jeans with a flare at the bottom create the illusion of longer legs. You want the hem hitting top of your shoes (heels, of course!).
Top tip: keep the fit of the jean super-slim through the leg, and waistband hits your natural waist.
I know, none of us ever imagined that this would actually happened, but alas it has. Mattel have teamed with Karl Lagerfeld and release last month this barbie made in the great designers own image. On released day Net-a-Porter is said to have sold $200k worth of the dolls!
I wonder if he’s designed one in petite size 🙂
Bonjour Petites Mesdemoiselles!
It sure feels like autumn, huh? I have gradually started packing away my summer apparels and said Au revoir été 😦
Never mind, autumn brings with it some wonderful and fashionable looks.
Follow us on Twitter from our website and 2 lucky ladies will win a printed long-sleeve top worth £30 ^_^!
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”— Leonardo Da Vinci
It’s mysterious, understated, seductive and chic. It gives you the never-ending elegant look. It’s the dress that all make you stand out and flatter your look. It’s time less and slimming!
“Blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity“–Yves Saint Laurent
Denim gives a girl the aura of instant style!
There are times (few and far between) when a girls got to give up her high heels for practical reasons: driving, mad dashes airports, shopping and running after the kids.
“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” — Bette Midler
We think that one can never have too many high heels 🙂 Nah uh! When someone tries to tell us differently, we just smile and politely strut away.
Having a great pair of heels can be a pretty powerful thing – it changes your posture, your attitude and mood. It can bring instantaneous fabulousness to a very drab outfit, and it makes your legs look better. Now that’s power, huh?
Respect the shoe and start your dressing process with the shoe in mind and let your inspiration flow for the rest of the look!
Some quick tips: wear your size; get pedicures; don’t go too high (you will not be able to walk); watch your proportions
A beautiful thing is not perfect —Anonymous
Tailor your trousers
and skirts so they fit snugly on your natural waist or hip bones
Shirts tend to come untucked or billow up because the waistband on your skirts or trousers are too loose, which allows for a shirt to come untucked because a) there’s a large gap and/or b) because the waistband of your skirt or trousers is sliding up and down.
If that’s the case, get yourself a good tailor. Seriously, it’s one of the best things you can do for your appearance. Your skirts will stay put if you tailor them to cinch at your natural waist and graduate out towards your hips; rectangular or tubed-shaped skirts will simply ride up and down.
Trousers and jeans you’ll want to tailor at your natural waist (if they’re high-waisted) or your hips (if they are mid/low) — a belt will keep them extra snug.
It’s always supercool when you find petite women who are movers and shakers in fashion and business.
This week we’ve picked our two fashionable petite women who dress to impress.
“Those who do not want to imitate anything produce nothing” – Salvador Dalí
Get the Look – Here
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We could see ourselves wearing each and every featured outfit… Quels est votre préféré?
Bon weekend tout le monde!
Yellow always makes us smile. It symbolises the sun. I know, florals and whites are also VERY summer.
Here’s our summer yellows…get them whilst stock last!
The Panel Skirt – Buy it Here
Colour block – Buy it Here
The Fashionista – Buy it Here
The Loafers – Buy it Here
Mixed Blessings – Buy it Here
The Tux – Buy it Here
Our one of a kind summer dresses are going fast. The weather has been so amazing this season we think these dress are brill. Get yours
“Be yourself, no matter what they say” – Sting
The Floor Length – Buy it here
Summer Ruffles – Buy it here
The Puff Sleeve – Buy it Here
Embroidery Dress – Buy it here
This month we are offering 50% off all dress use code: R6LL3I7QA12B
The week-end is here! another opportunity to reflect on the past week and look back at what I’ve set out to accomplished and what I’ve failed to accomplished. New week around the corner… new goals and successes. Stay motivated and edify yourselves at every opportunity.
Miss Williams Petites
You have to always be in two minds.Today as I was making these sets I had no idea what i wanted to put together, I just went ahead and created something anyway. My mantra is ‘just do it’! Yep even if you don’t feel like it and in two minds about something… just do something…
Whatever you do today… Do it with love ❤ XO ❤
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The days are getting shorter and shorter. Winter is approaching in what it seems as lightening speed! Morning arrives but without the sunshine glow that summer gave it.
This very morning I wanted summer back, but wait, awesome autumn is in play. The trees will bring beautiful yellows, green, orange, browns, reds and purple. The crisp air and most importantly my son’s 10th birthday. And for those who celebrate it, (kids?) Halloween…
Have a happy day and look a the positives xx
Today it’s rainy and a little dark in London. But it’s the beginning of Awesome Autumn. The trees are changing colours and the leaves are falling… It gives me a sense of renewal and change. I’m spending the day with my two favourite people… I feel so lucky
I hope each of you are doing something amazing and fulfilling… I think if you do one thing each day that makes us feel accomplished it’s an achievement. Whether it’s spending ten minutes with your child playing, giving up your seat for someone who needs it. Or not being mad if someone cuts you off whilst driving… C’est la vie!
Have a fab weekend x
So I’ve started my BA (Hons) in Business Studies + French. Not sure what possessed me to do such a thing, but I like to keep learning and I think a brain that is not stretched to it’s limit will be dead. Use it or lose it, eh…
You can always learn something new. I don’t have a degree and it’s something I thought would be handy to have. Since my son is growing up and would need me less and less, I thought what better thing to do than go get a professional qualification in business. Bonus is that it comes with learning French, and I’ve always wanted to take up French again… En Français s’il vous plaît!
When I was in high school it was compulsory to learn French for 3 years. I hated it… the ‘r’ use to be mon plus difficile letter to pronounce. Then there was the writing of the words! C’est fin!
Now I am older I would like to challenge myself. Oui it is going to be a challenge. But I love a challenge and I will but great effort into learning about business and speaking French.
Wish me luck!
In an attempt to perk up this early start, I’ve decided to put this ensemble of clothing together. I love the cotton denim skirt with this yellow sunshine tuxedo blouse. Makes me feel beautifully happy… all I need right now is a date with my beaux this evening 🙂
Anyway, back to work, and I hope everyone had a super week and is looking forward to an amazing weekend. Remember to enjoy your family and friends whenever you have the opportunity.
So I decided to post some pictures of me dressed for the day. Sometimes I find it awkward posting pictures of myself, but this blog a like my fashion diary.
London’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 is here. From Friday September 13 until Tuesday September 17.
If you live in South London there is Forest Hill Fashion Week taking place at the Horniman Museum. It is a mini version of LFW taking place that will promote local talent through a series of shows and pop-up shops. Miss Williams Petites have been invited to take part in the pop-shop event. So, if you live in South London come check it Fri 20 – 26 September.
I sometimes think to myself, how old am I? We remember the milestones birthdays – 10, 18, 21, 30, 40…How much has changed? As the saying goes “we are only as old as we feel”. Some of us act younger that our years and some behave much older. Which is better? Is it better to stay lost in the bewilderment of never growing older? Life is what you make it… it really is.
I sometimes realise that I am getting older; as now I deal with situations and with people in a more mature manner. I most definitely dress very differently I deal with situations differently. There are signs that society will probably not auspicate getting older. But really, age is just a number and a state of mind too and people alway act and look they way they feel! X
Today I have a meeting with my bank manager. These meetings are always slightly nerving, but they are very very necessary. See, when it comes to money, you must always, always know what you can afford to do. What I do monetarily with my company affects my private life in such a way.
So our meeting is discuss where my business is heading and how to deal with my marketing and sales et al. It all sounds rather boring to be honest. I’d rather be meeting with my wholesalers selecting the next batch of clothing and shoes etc.
Anyway, this MUST be done. I decided to put together a little outfit to help my state of mind. I love this understated black dress, the Bilboa bag and the simple court shoes. The outfit is not outlandish by any means it just says ” Fashion talks…”
Awesome Autumn / Fall is upon us. It is my favourite season. I love so much the brilliant colours that arrive with Autumn. I absolutely love the maroons, yellow, oranges, blue, deep forest greens. The smell of burning wood, the massive amounts of leaves that in the park. The late autumn the acorns fall and my son starts to collect them,. That’s when we know that Wicked Winter is just around the corner!
I pay homage to the my this time of year by wearing these colours.
I’m ready for awesome autumn 🙂
I came across this young lady yesterday as I was going to collect my son from school. I thought her attire was very elegant and very stylish. Long black dress, with silver waist band to break up the colour. The necklace was an absolute charmer for the dress. Her hair was up in a messy, wind-swept bun. I really like her style… pretty 🙂 It goes to show that petite ladies can look lovely in long dresses too!
I’ve always admired african patterns and prints, and this year I have seen them popped up in loads of magazines and even runway shows. Lots of people like myself are falling in love with these African-inspired motif. You do have to get the hang of knowing how to rock one print with another print. I personal will be looking to add some more prints into my wardrobe this autumn season.
This colour combination is amazing. Hauté indeed.
Great outfit, from head to toe. We love Solange’s retro style
I love the television series Scandal. It’s very dramatic with lots of slick camera noises :-). The plot is good and I always eagerly wait Thursday nights. I’m armed with a glass of wine and maybe some popcorn – just like Olivia! No seriously, I do sit and watch it with a glass of wine. I’ve even managed to get my boyfriend hooked.
I’ve been hearing that they will be making a clothing line based on Olivia Pope’s wardrobe. That would be very cool. I love the coats she wears but I doubt they will make any petite ones 🙂
As the days getting shorter and the temperature gets cooler; we know that summer is coming to and end. Make the most of your summer dresses/ styles.
I had a very good summer. Travelling to New York and spending time with my family and friends was the highlight for sure. I hope may of you got a chance to make some memories that you will cherish until next summer!
Adieu to summer!
How do you look stylish at the office?
You can always rely on classics: elegant jackets, pencil skirts, tailored pants. However, you don’t have to stay away from color and prints if they are well balanced. Add unique accessories to give an edge to a conservative look: original jewelry, an oversized handbag, an interesting scarf.
Looking forward is a great thing. When you look forward you remain positive. And when you remain positive you achieve more than you think you can. I know that this has been rehashed before… But I use this way of thinking when I get dress every morning. I look forward to what I will wear today. I don’t dwell on it but I look forward to getting dressed, putting my shoes etc etc..accomplishing my tasks at work and for my business.
So today my encouragement is to look forward. No matter what it is. Big or small; look forward to it and it will be a more enjoyable experience.
Have a great Tuesday!
Miss Williams x
So… I’m back in London after my american journey. What an experience! I absolutely love New York city. There was family, fun, fashion, food and fascination. I encourage everyone to take gratitude in today and enjoy every minute. Dream the impossible. For when we are ready to launch our dreams into the world, talking about them with our family and friends are great first steps. Since the goals are fully formed, the occasional negative response should not have any effect on its creation.
Everyday of my working life I deal with people who wants things yesterday… But it definitely keeps things interesting. My home in London is, I think, beautifully quirky, reflecting my personal taste. My friends always tell how quirky I dress… I don’t particularly follow current fashion, but I always look fashionable.
My Life. My Style.
Happy Monday X
How do we know when we are successful at something? So far whenever I feel successful in the things I set out to do, I take the following steps:
1. I Work Hard – nothing comes easy
2. I am Well-Presented – always dress the part
3. I Don’t Use Sexuality – you will be judged
4. I Try To Be Happy – live like it’s your last day. Be humble, make light of tricky situations. Be generous.
5. I Prepare Myself – fail to prepare and prepare to fail
6. I am Gracious – in triumph and defeat
7. I Believe In Myself – develop a thick skin. Don’t knock success, and surround myself with good.
8. I Don’t believe the hype – not everyone will love or hate me.
So for me success is individually marked. We have been successful at something…How do you mark your successes? X
It’s funny as when we see people do something simple or dress without fuss, we adore it! We admire it and think it’s avant-garde…but really it isn’t.
We over-think what we want to wear each day, for we have forgotten how to keep it simple. Try to remember a time when you had over-think what you wanted to put on that day. I can bet your last penny, you overdid it. Wore too much or too little, dawned on more make-up or jewellery than normal. Then you leave the house feeling not so confident and unsure of what you are wearing.
The days when you don’t over think it are the days when you feel most confident.
So don’t over think it and feel like you have wear every single haute couture someone suggests.
Today keep it simple. Always, keep it simple and do YOU. X
Today it’s super hot day in London. It’s been ages since we’ve had weather like this. Everyone is enjoying the sunshine. People seem so happy when the sun’s is out.
So what do you wear when the weather is super hot? Wear what you feel most comfortable in. I find light floaty materials that does not stick to the skin is the best way to go. You stay cool and fell less weighed down by materials.
So get out and enjoy this beautiful weather! Happy Monday X
We choose what we want to wear each day, independently. We choose what we want to eat, and who we want to hang out with today.
I always try to choose independently, wisely and and try not to hurt people with my choices. So today celebrate Independence by choosing something that makes you feel happy and that is good.
Happy 4th July!
Today it’s raining in London. But for me that doesn’t matter much. Today I will answer this dreary weather by wearing something that cheers me up; make my world a little bit bright, sunny and beautiful.
What do you do when you feel that dark rain cloud looming over your life? I say focus on happier things or times. Get out and do something fun… force yourself! And it does work. You find a way to work through the darkness and create positive vibes for yourself.
So today, if you are feeling down, whatever it may be… wear something that lifts your spirits, that make you smile and make your world a little bit more beautiful!
Keep smiling X
July always seem to be the month when people seem the happiest. Is it because the weather has gotten warmer… well that does play a big part in our mental state.
I think it’s because people feel freer. The kids are off school for summer, parents get to be off work for some of that time to spend time with their children. Vacations, holidays, sun, sand, beach. It all starts to happen in July!
So with that said, I would like to wish everyone a very happy JULY! Make the most of the summer wherever you are and whatever you are doing…
Stay happy X
As Friday begins we start to think of our weekend plans with great anticipation. Whatever you get up to make it fun, make it memorable, enjoy it and be happy. Maybe do something you’ve always wanted to do – something new and different.
Live Love Laugh x
Style is classic, iconic, you never forget it, it doesn’t go stale. So wear something with Style today – make a splash, take me away, picture perfect, dreamy, summer sizzle, whatever you feel.
But stay true to you. Always x
Do you remember that dress you had which was your favourite and you wanted to wear it ALL the time?
I remember mine vividly… though it was not white, it was a soft baby yellow. Princess style, full skirt and flowers! I wore them with white girly Mary-Jane shoes. Now all grown up and I don’t think I would wear that same combo, but I still like to feel like a princess.
So remember today everyone” The light you possess is brighter than any star, any sun, any moon. You will find your place in the world beyond the one you are in.”
Be yourself always X
Everyday when you wake up; are you grateful for what you have or do you think of what you don’t have and fret. Sometimes I do, but then I catch myself going down that path and I’m jolted into giving up that train of thought.
I am grateful today because I am healthy, my son is healthy and strong and we live beautifully… We are not wealthy but we are rich. We are rich because we love…we love each other and we always make each other laugh. We have the ability and mind set to follow our dreams! And I am grateful for that.
What will you be grateful for today?
This week is about sticking to goals and accomplishing one thing at a time.
Good luck with all you set out to accomplish this week. X
Walk this way…. I’ve decided put on my shoes black heel sandal and spring it up with my favourite pair of socks.
I’m just sharing a couple of looks this week I wore this week for work. It’s all about the socks…