I’ve always wanted to publish the kind of fashion photographs that ‘real’ bloggers post on their immaculate Pinterest pages (ie not those with Impostor Syndrome!).

You know the ones: tall, leggy brunette with long hair flowing in the wind, striding across a crowded New York street, yellow taxis slightly blurred in the background. Or petite twenty-something with cute pixie cut sitting on townhouse steps wistfully sipping a skinny flat white.

Sadly I don’t usually have the legs. And if I did, I’d be much too embarrassed to pose in the middle of Oxford Circus.

Fortunately, my lovely stylist friend Esther introduced me to her lovely photographer friend Bhav, and so an idea for a fashion shoot collaboration was born. They promised to take me somewhere quiet, where we wouldn’t have to stop any traffic. All I had to do was wash my hair, slap on a bit of makeup and find some clothes to wear. Which meant I either had to go begging for samples, or go shopping.

Hope Fashion – who I’ve written about many times, lent me some trousers, the hubster bought me a Mulberry purse for our anniversary (which I exchanged for a bag) and I searched the high street for a few other late summer sale items to create these looks.

Top: Zara
Necklace: Stella and Dot
Trousers: Ted Baker
Bag: Mulberry
Shoes: Carvela at Kurt Geiger
Sunglasses: Ralph at Vision Express

Affordable style from the late summer sales

Affordable style from the late summer sales

Affordable style from the late summer sales

Top: Marks & Spencer Collection
Trousers: Hope Fashion
Shoes: Jones Bootmaker
Necklace: stylist’s own
Bag: Mulberry
Sunglasses: Ralph at Vision Express

Affordable style from the late summer sales

Affordable style from the late summer sales

I’m so grateful to the very talented Bhav Sonigra for so many beautiful photographs to choose from. We’ve got steps, we’ve got hair blowing in the wind. It’s all there. Esther was also on hand to style the shots – and to make sure I didn’t have spinach in my teeth.

I loved feeling like a real fashion blogger for the day. And now I can create a beautiful Pinterest board of my own.

With love Vx

Photographer: www.bhavsonigra.com or follow Bhav on Instagram.
Stylist: www.estherzimmer.com or follow Esther on Pinterest  and Facebook.

[Disclosure: No sponsorship but I use affilate links, which means I receive a few pennies in commission if you purchase through some of these links. Thanks to Hope for lending me the trousers. All other clothes and accessories were the model’s own. Huge thanks to Bhav and Esther for your time, patience and the wonderful results shown here.]

Affordable style from the late summer sales
Affordable style from the late summer sales
Affordable style from the late summer sales
Affordable style from the late summer sales
Affordable style from the late summer sales