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I would go out tonight but I haven’t got a stitch to wear..

12 Sep

The weekend arrives and all around the world girls stand in front of their wardrobes with a look of panic and despair as there is not one SINGLE item of clothing that will do for their night out. I have personally looked through every piece at least 3 times before running back to an old reliable… Back in the pre-recession days I would regularly buy new dresses and they are now over-worn and I am left underwhelmed. It’s time for action and these are a few dresses that are inexpensive enough for a pay-day purchase.

This first dress from Reiss combines lace AND metallic a clear winner!I also love this black long-sleeved dress with leather panel from Oasis which would look insanely good with either black shoe-boots or a colour block heel. Warehouse have gone sophisticated chic with simple navy and white but beading detail on the cuff and I could not leave out this blue number from lipsy such a great shade!(hint hint https://theglitterpost.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/true-blue/).

ASOS overall for me is THE  place to find your perfect night out dress just a ridiculous amount of choice. A few other picks in there, a little something for the party girl with statement sequins, girly girl and a casual night out so NO EXCUSES next weekend.

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Big in Japan

10 Aug

Ki-mo-no

noun, plural -nos.

1.a loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with awide sash, characteristic of Japanese
costume.
2.a woman’s loose dressing gown.

(via dictionary.com)
The kimono is elegant, chic and comfortable. It can dress up any plain top and jeans or be thrown over a dress at night. I’m particularly fond of the sheer nude, pinks and navy versions with decorative birds, flowers or simple beading.  Such an easy way to improve a simple outfit! This blue embroidered version from River Island is gorgeous and could be used as an alternative to a short jacket or blazer. There is an extensive choice online from both Topshop and ASOS, as well as E-bay and vintage online stores.Of course the authentic Japanese kimonos would be the most coveted in luxurious silk brocade but the high street has more than enough to choose from if you can’t make it to Tokyo anytime soon!
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True Blue

7 Aug

Rich blue shades like the dress worn by Blake Lively to the MTV movie awards are now being seen in shirts, bags, jeans and dresses everywhere on the high street. I adore this colour it’s so bright and cheerful and is great for colour-blocking! This ASOS clutch would give a huge pop of colour to a plain LBD or LWD (little white dress) as would these leggings from romwe.com. I’ve also chosen this parka in royal blue it’s a lot more interesting than the typical beige or khaki parkas worn over floral dresses for festivals! Blue stones in bracelets and these blue feather earrings by Miss Selfridge really make a statement as do these amazing shoes from Office. (links below!)

Note: Avoid pairing more than one or two blue items together as people will think you are a promo girl for the smurfs movie.

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Links: ASOS skinny jeans :http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Cobalt-Blue-Skinny-Jeans/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1608518&SearchQuery=blue&Rf-700=1000&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Richblue

ASOS laptop case (/oversized clutch!) : http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Envelope-Laptop-Case-In-Faux-Croc-Effect/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1637667&SearchQuery=blue&Rf-700=1000&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Cobalt

ASOS parka: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Double-Zip-Parka/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1538434&SearchQuery=blue&Rf-700=1000&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Blue

River Island shirt: http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/tops/blouses–shirts/blue-back-dip-hem-blouse-607008

Miss Selfridge feather earrings: http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33055&storeId=12554&productId=2468745&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=blue&pageSize=200

Forever 21 bracelet: http://www.forever21.com/EU/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=whatsnew_acc&ProductID=1000026617&VariantID=

Romwe triangle leggings: http://www.romwe.com/triangles-voile-dark-blue-leggings-p-7948.html

Romwe batwing sleeve black detail shirt: http://www.romwe.com/batwing-sleeves-white-blue-montage-shirt-p-7318.html

Office blue suede shoes: http://www.office.co.uk/womens/office/awake_the_neighbours/37/10435/27836/1?fs=10435

Urban outfitters shorts: http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/silence-+-noise-animal-silky-pleat-shorts/invt/5126426866500/&bklist=&bklist=&bklist=&layout=page&temp=productdetail_new2

Urban outfitters cropped tank: http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/silence-+-noise-cropped-bra-tank/invt/5747423195012/&bklist=&bklist=&bklist=&layout=page&temp=productdetail_new2

Zara tulip dress: http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/ie/en/zara-W2011/118142/445035/TULIP%2BDRESS