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Friday, 24 April 2015

A Lesson in Man-Repelling: the Double Denim Edition

ASOS 'Ridley' jeans
NEW LOOK shirt & sunglasses
TOPSHOP faux Birkenstocks

The art of man-repelling is a task that comes very naturally to me. I am aware that others sometimes struggle in this area though, so I've decided to take it upon myself to share my wisdom in the hopes that one day, you too can repel men as easily as I.

First of all, let's take to the original Man Repeller for the correct definition of the term.

man·re·pell·er1  [mahn-ree-peller]

she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.

The first step in the 'double denim edition' is to take inspiration from Britney and Justin circa 2001 and kit yourself out in an outfit made entirely of the fabric. It may have been considered a fashion faux-pas in the past but it's a huge trend this season. The shades of denim don't have to match, but if they do then you get extra points for nailing the trend as well as a higher chance of scaring eligible men away.

Next up, Birkenstocks. Men despise Birkenstocks. I found out last year when my boyfriend of the time refused to be seen in public with me wearing said shoe. They're comfortable, they promise to keep men at least 5 feet away from you at all times, and the trend is definitely here to stay this summer. So, if you haven't already, you should get yourself a pair sharpish. 

At this point you could also add a novelty bag or some colourful faux fur for optimum man-repelling. I chose to keep the look pretty minimal this time and accessorised simply with a beautiful suede bowling bag from Paul's Boutique and a classic black leather watch. Note: unfortunately I did end up speaking to a boy at some point today so I won't make that mistake again.

I hope this helped some of you. Let me know your favourite ways to repel the opposite sex with weird and wonderful fashion.

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Topshop New-In SS15

I seem to have been subconsciously partaking in a bit of a Topshop hiatus recently. I think it's been a combo of not being particularly captivated by any of their stuff and also I may have been a bit distracted utilising my VIP membership it ASOS. 

However, I popped in to my local Topshop store today and was pleasantly surprised by their latest collection. I will probably be adding a couple of bits to my wardrobe over the next couple of months but I thought I'd share some of my absolute favourite pieces with you on here too.  

Let's get the seventies bits out of the way first, shall we? Burnt orange, flared jeans, tassels and fringing, you know the drill by now. I dig it.

What's making me most excited though is seeing all the tropical prints coming back in to stores. Tropical leaves, pineapples, palm trees, it can mean one thing and one thing only: summer is officially on its way.

Have you been shopping in Topshop lately? Tell me what's top of your wish list.


Friday, 17 April 2015

70s Vibes Wish Lyst*

You probably know by now how much I'm loving all things seventies this season. Flares, suede, fringing, fedoras, just give me errrrything seventies please!

My Dad was my age during that era (hopefully he won't mind me telling you that) and we've had several conversations about how the clothes I'm coveting now were in his wardrobe back in the day. Including a pair of purple flares... I'll say no more. My Dad was clearly a trendy young man back in the day - maybe that's where I get my fashion flare from? (Get it...? Flare?)  

To help curb my fashion cravings I created a wish lyst (don't worry - I spelled 'list' wrong on purpose) featuring loads of gorgeous 70s goodies both from the high street and high end. I'm really digging the daisy print jumpsuit as well as all the crotchet and tassels on pretty much everything. So many summery festival vibes going on! 

In a nutshell, Lyst is a website where you can browse and shop wish lists created by all your favourite shops, designers, brands and friends! It's full to the brim with fashion inspo, it's super easy to use and it's also just a bit of fun. It's a little addictive though, I've already started making my second wish lyst... 

Let me know what you're coveting at the moment and if you've also created a wish lyst please leave me a link as I'd love to see it.        


*Thanks to Lyst for sponsoring this blog post. Read my full disclaimer here.


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March Style Crush: Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse has a very sixties-inspired with a rock'n'roll edge vibe going on with her style which I'm totally digging. It parallels her laid back, totally cool personality perfectly. Basically, I want to be her. 

Well, I did want to be her, until she supposedly broke up with mega babe Bradley Cooper last month. Why, Suki? Why?

Anyway, back to the fashion. Suki can go from tailored power suit to cute sixties polka dot dress to laid back double denim and always look flawless. She has loads of fun with her style and doesn't take herself too seriously which I abso love about her. 

On a totally seperate note I now, like, totally, need a Vespa. 

Who's style have you been loving lately?


Monday, 23 March 2015

Styling Skirts 101

ASOS t shirt
RI skirt
H&M bag

I'm trying really hard to incorporate more skirts into my wardrobe at the moment. I'm a die-hard trouser / jeans / jumpsuit fan and so styling skirts and dresses just doesn't come as naturally to me. That being said, I've got a couple of super cute numbers in my wardrobe that I think I'll be getting quite a bit of wear out of this season, including this faux-leather khaki mini from River Island and a beautiful burgundy suede A-line from ASOS (i've worn it on my Instagram if you want a sneak peek). 

Slogan tees and pointy ankle boots have been my go-to styling solution so far, but I think I need to broaden my horizons a little. I'm still on the hunt for a perfect bell-sleeve top to pair with the suede for a cute 70s look, and I'm sure I can think of a way to amp up the utility-style for this mini. Perfect way to tackle two of SS15's hottest trends!

If you're an avid skirt lover - please help a girl out and let me in on your top styling tips...


Friday, 13 March 2015

Casual Tailoring

ZARA shirt
H&M trews
NIKE roshe runs

I've never really been a trainer kinda girl. I like pretty shoes. I wear heels as often as I possibly can, bad-ass boots in the winter and chic sandals in the summer. I haven't worn a pair of trainers (other than to the gym) since I was 14 and going through my Converse All Stars phase. So, when trainers arrived back on the fashion scene and I liked them I was slightly confused. The only thing I didn't like about the new trend was the price tag of a pair of Nike or Adidas kicks. Up to and beyond £100 for a pair of trainers?! It's against my programming to spend that much on a pair of... sensible shoes.

After a lot of lusting and debating over Roshe Run, Air Max and Stan Smith I discovered a loophole in the system. The children's section. Now, I don't have tiny feet by any means. But - to my surprise - Nike stock trainers in the kids' section up to a size 5.5. What?! At literally half the price of the adult's and almost identical designs, I snapped up a pair in a matter of seconds. 

Since they arrived on my doorstep I've worn them countless times. With black skinny jeans and a leather jacket for running errands, with tailored trousers and a crisp shirt (like this outfit) for a relaxed take on smart tailoring, and I even wore them to fashion week with a sharp burgundy suit. Oh I do love a versatile shoe. And the best part? They're freakin' comfortable.

Are you sold on the trainers-as-fashion-statement trend? Tell me how you style yours.


Pictures by Voxical Photography

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

ASOS Spring 2015 Wishlist

I have been spending a lot of time on the ASOS website lately. It's actually getting a bit out of hand. But, with the mornings and evenings getting lighter and lighter it's difficult not to get excited about Spring and warmer weather... and with a change in season, of course, comes a change in wardrobe. 

I'm really into blue at the moment. The polka-dot culotte jumpsuit and the floral playsuit with the bell sleeves are definitely at the top of my wishlist. I think they're just so pretty and so versatile. I'm also really digging denim this season and if ever there was a time to be rocking double denim, it's now. I love the laid back denim shirt and think it would look amazing with a pair of flares for that 70s vibe, or even some ripped up mom jeans for a very casual-cool look.

What are you all lusting after at the moment?


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