Monday, 28 July 2014

Seeing... Green?

H&M top
F&F CLOTHING sandals*
NAILS INC. 'Regents Place' nail polish*

Since when do I like green so much? I can barely even remember the last time I didn't wear something green in an outfit post. Where has this obsession come from? I have no idea.

Khaki obsession aside, can we take a moment to appreciate these adorable little sandals from none other than Tesco's own clothing brand, F&F? So cute. They're the perfect everyday sandal for times when a Birkenstock just won't cut it. They have a teensy little block heel which gives you a nice little boost but without being uncomfortable. Oh and they're only £16 - bargain.

I'm currently in the stages of preparing for my 10 day backpacking adventure in Scandinavia (I leave on Friday, eek!) So if anyone has any recommendations for things to see, eat, and do in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Lund or Malmo then please do throw them my way!


PS. I recently styled up a similar outfit for Ash Footwear as I was there blogger of the week, take a look here!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Luxury Wishlist!

Unaffordable Wishlist

Sometimes I think (internet)window shopping can be even better than actual shopping. Lusting over beautiful items from the comfort of your sofa but not actually spending any of your hard earned pennies. It's fun! At the moment I can sense a bit of a pastel theme emerging, which is unusual for me. I'm really enjoying the white on white trend this season and I'm probably one of the only people in the world who's still not over rose gold yet. I spotted the white tortoiseshell sunglasses on Whistle's Twitter page recently and fell in love, but I couldn't choose between them and the classic round Miu Mius for the post, so I've included both. If only it was that simple in reality.

What are you lusting after at the moment? 


Friday, 18 July 2014

Tropicool with Missguided

MISGUIDED playsuit* jacket* and boots*
ASOS sunglasses
PRIMARK clutch
RI watch
NEW LOOK cuff*

I think it's safe to say the tropical print trend has well and truly taken over the high street this summer. Pineapples, palm trees and big green leaves are all over the place at the moment from dresses and playsuits to bags and phone cases - there's just no getting away from it. I for one have decided to embrace the exotic, first with my bold leaf Topshop dress, and now with this tropicool playsuit from Missguided

I jazzed up the romper with this awesome faux-suede jacket with tassles all along the bottom and some classic black croc ankle boots. There's a subtle hint of pink running through the green leaves on the playsuit which I co-ordinated with my studded Primark clutch bag. I think this fun little outfit would be perfect for a festival! 

Have you bought into the tropical print this summer? 



Monday, 14 July 2014

Highlights from Haute Couture Week 2014

Today I thought I'd share a quick look at some of the highlights from Haute Couture Week for Autumn / Winter 2014. An extravagant and glamorous event held in the heart of Paris, it's always over the top and very exciting. I don't pretend to know a great deal about high fashion but I have put together just a few of my favourite catwalk looks featuring the big guns; Giorgio Armani, Versace and Elie Saab.

The black, white and red colour palette from Giorgio Armani was full of drama and extravagance. The beautiful black net head piece embellished with playful little red pom poms was one of my favourite things about the collection. Two words - show stopping. 

I absolutely adored the Versace collection, with the highlight being the stunning black and pink ball gown. The colour is classic and girly but the modern shape and the edgy accessories creates a fierce overall look, which is heightened by the model's strong contoured cheekbones and slicked back hair. The rest of the Versace show was just as beautiful, with a lot of deep royal blues and purples giving a sophisticated and luxurious vibe to the collection, as you might expect.
Elie Saab is always a firm favourite of mine at catwalk shows.The embellishment, oh the embellishment. I just love the glamorous jeweled textures her signature dresses possess, but accompanied with simple shapes and classic colours. Let's just say if I were getting married then I'd definitely be seeking out an Elie Saab wedding dress. For sure. 

Finally, I just couldn't write a post about Haute Couture Week and not include the Dior show space as a highlight. The breathtaking decor envisioned by Raf Simons to beautifully frame the show was one of the most talked about moments from the whole week, and rightly so. Covered with millions of beautiful white flowers, the space was the epitome of extravagance and pure beauty.


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

How to Style: White Jeans

I used to own a pair of white skinny jeans back in the day when I was a teenager. I vividly remember pairing them with a bright turquoise jacket and a T shirt with a giant apple on it. Believe it or not, it was probably one of my finer fashion moments as a teen. 

White jeans are back with a vengeance this summer though and I'm finding myself lusting after a pair again. This time I think I'll ditch the novelty tees and opt for a more sophisticated look instead. I'm thinking casual shirts, ankle boots, muted colour palettes and a mixture of textures for a city chic vibe. I think they'd look equally good with a pair of Birkenstocks and a Breton tee for relaxed days, or a sleek pair of nude heels and a cropped white shirt for an easy take on this summer's white on white trend. 

Have you bought into the white jeans trend this year? How do you style yours?


PS. Images all found on Pinterest.

Friday, 4 July 2014

100% Polyester

TOPSHOP top & shorts
NEXT mules
PRIMARK necklace
SHOP DIXI knuckle ring
ASOS sunglasses
Wearing an outfit made of almost 100% polyester in twenty-something degree heat was probably not the smartest idea I've ever had, but I couldn't help myself. I'm really digging the sports luxe vibe from the pleather shorts and chic accessories, plus I think the way my pink nails clash with the khaki top looks pretty damn cool. (Just me?)

I wore this out last night for some celebratory cocktails and Mexican food as I got some good news yesterday - I will officially be graduating university with a 2:1 in English Literature! All the hard work, stress and endless deadlines have finally paid off. Now I have graduation and grad ball to look forward to - plus an exciting little adventure that's in the works for next month.

A massive congratulations to the class of '14 for making it through to the end. I hope everyone got the results they wanted - but we should all be feeling pretty damn proud of ourselves right now! 

PS. Yes my arm is sunburnt. :(


Friday, 27 June 2014

Working the Summer Skirt

H&M top
RI watch
ESSIE 'Splash of Grenadine' nails

Summer dressing has never really been my forte - I'm too much of a jeans, leather jackets and ankle boots kinda gal. When the weather starts heating up my brain loses the ability to put interesting outfits together and I end up wearing loose over-sized tees with little denim cut offs everyday. A good look, but can get a little boring.

This year I need not worry because Topshop have definitely got my back. From my new favourite tropical leaf print dress to this totally snazzy aztec skirt, they are pulling it out the bag for easy to wear, throw on pieces that jazz up a plain old vest top. Sorted.

Tonight I'm wearing the skirt out for a dinner date paired with my new oh-so-Alexander-Wang mules and a slightly less creased top, but I will also be rocking this A-line number with my ugly faux-Birkenstocks during the daytime, or maybe even a pair of ankle boots and a fluffy cropped jumper on cooler days. 

What are some of your favourite summer fashion staples?


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