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hr perfect skirt to wear for an autumn wedding

We all love receiving that wedding guest invite and planning the outfit for the day can be so much fun

This hand beaded navy midi skirt by Stella Nova is perfect for a late summer and Autumn wedding.  Them it with a silky top tucked in and some heals, finish off the look with a skinny belt and a clutch bag perhaps in pink.

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Steal Her Style

We love a style icon at Kakao this month we are loving Alexa Chung’s style, every month we really do. Chung is loved for her fashion sense and therefore frequently appears on best-dressed lists, so not a bad one to take your fashion cues from.

She never gets it wrong, she certainly got it right with this shirt dress.

We have found a way to get Chung’s cool look with this stripy shirt dress team it with a tan belt and some cool boots. Style with trainers for an off duty day.

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Spring CoverUps

Spring has finally arrived! well, kind off. The arrival of the much needed sun means fashionistas will be on the search for what we in the fashion world like to refer to as transitional pieces. Basically it means it is starting to feel warm but there is still a little chill in the air.

A lightweight cover up not only looks great but it will help you stave off any light breezes.  The trick is to stay seasonal and pick up  a statement print or a light and bright shade.

We are here to help you navigate this transitional time in style with our edit of light cover ups for Spring

Gestuz pink light knit top is the perfect way to get rid of the winter jumpers and inject a little colour into you wardrobe. Team with slouchy trousers for a relaxed look or white jeans for a more polished and crisp style.  Gestuz  Pink Top £79

There is no reason why a Spring cover up can not have a little sparkle. This  soft grey top by InWear £89 is covered in subtle little sequins which will reflect nicely in the Spring sun.

Pastels are perfect for spring,  make it a little playful by adding this printed shirt underneath by Gestuz £90. The mint green top £59 is super comfy, slightly oversized and a little longer at the back and just looks great with the neon yellow necklace £25

We love a bit of yellow or a lot of it! This yellow raincoat £130 by Petit Bateau is a real life safer in the Spring Rain. As Yellow raincoats go this is definitely as perfect as it gets, with its nautical stripy blue and white  lining and adjustable hood.  Team with navy chinos, pink stripy top £59 and a necklace £25 and you will be ready for spring.

Enjoy Spring!

Easter Break Wardrobe

When some of us will have to settle for tucking into our Easter eggs over the holiday others will be jetting of for a city break in Europe or a bit of sun. I am sure that for those of  you lucky enough to be spending it in warmer climate  you will be starting to think of what to pack. We have put together the ideal travel wardrobe for both city breaks and holiday in the sun, it is all about  looking chic and stylish.

We believe you should always have a pair of white jeans in your Spring wardrobe like this perfect pair of skinnies by Gestuz. When you pop white jeans on you instantly feel spring is here. They are ideal for your Easter break in the sun as you can easily style them with a tunic for travelling or sightseeing  and when it comes to evening style team them with heels, a top and some statement jewellery.

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City breaks are all about begin comfortable but not loosing your style and city chic. In these skinny capri trousers by Danish Minimum you are sure to cut a bit of style, they look fab worn with a casual t-shirt, light jumpers or a blazer. Team with flats during the day and heels at night.

Hotel Missoni Fashion Show

I think we are still recovering from our fabulously stylish Spring Fashion Show “High Tea Meets High Fashion” at Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh.

It was an amazing day, afternoon tea in the chic surroundings of Hotel Missoni and fashion by Kakao by K you will struggle to find a better paring. I will have to book in for the afternoon at Hotel Missoni simply because it includes a delicious piña colada ice lollie,  Chef Mathia really is a genius!

The show had some very strong looks for Spring one of our favourite styles was this coral top teamed with a print skirt and set off with an orange and pastel blue and lilac necklace.

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Finish the look with this statement necklace

Necklace £35

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Our favourite Oscar 2014 dresses

The Oscars really is THE red carpet event of the year when it comes to fabulous dresses.

We have picked our best dresses actresses on the night.

(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Lupita Nyong’o stole the show with her Cinderella like movements on the red carpet wearing a light blue Prada dress and  head band.

Kate Hudson just looked stunning in the long Versace dress. Every thing about it was just right for her, the colour and cut was just perfect.  Charlize Theron showed that black is just right. The figure hugging structure and Charlize fabulous shape makes sure that she outshines them all in the Dior LBD. The delicately embellished Giorgio Armani worn by Cate Blancett is the kind of glamour  you only see on the red carpet of the Oscars.

Spring Pastel Watchs by Olivia Burton

We are in LOVE with sherbet colours today

The new spring watches by Olivia Burton have just arrived in our online shop and our boutique in Edinburgh. We are finding it difficult to pick our favourite, we are basically in love with them all!

Jemma and Lesa the founders of Olivia Burton in 2012 have really surpassed themselves this time. The pastel straps are perfect for finishing of a spring summer outfit. I often find large face watches very masculine but the big dials By Olivia Burton are feminine And make a fabulous statement pieces.

And of course their spring summer collection have their signature stamp of just the right mix of vintage and contemporary and not to forget their beautifully illustrated hummingbirds, butterflies and owls.

Olivia Burton you have created the perfect Spring Summer watches!

Big Dial Mother Of Pearl Hummingbird Watch £82

Big Dial Rose Gold and Pastel Blue Watch £72

Big Dial Pastel Pink Moth Watch £72

Owl Illustrated Pastel Green Watch £72

Mini Gold and Mink Watch £55

Pink Mini Gold Face Watch £55

Mini Face Lilac Butterfly Watch £58

The Kakao by K team are sure you have fallen in love by now too.

Ganni Sping Campaign

Ganni Ganni Ganni = Love Love Love!!!

Danish women’s wear label Ganni has released their Spring 2014 collection. This is a Scandinavian designer who plays a little outside the rules of contemporary Scandinavian style. The range is playful yet feminine with an aesthetic that sees traditional silhouettes with a modern update.

The Spring collection have just landed in Kakao by K the Pink wool coat is a must have this season it has been featured in numerous fashion features including  Times Magazine.

Malene Birger HQ

One of the design philosophies behind Scandinavian fashion is that it needs to look beautiful but be functional and of high quality. When it comes to design and fashion the Scandinavians have a love for clean minimalist lines and a neutral pallet which makes their pieces timeless.

Look at this elegant corridor at the By Malene Birger Head Office on Frederiksberg in Denmark, wonderfully clean lines with attention to detail,  which is mirrored in her collections too.

Scandinavian design and fashion is a way of life