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The Holiday Shop

22 Apr

Although it’s still only April and the weather has been beyond awful with showers, hail stones etc.. the high street is awash with colour. The Aztec, Tribal and Pastel trends luckily lend themselves perfectly to a holiday wardrobe! I always think its best to buy a few things as soon as the summer clothes come in even if you aren’t lucky enough to be seeing the sun for a few months! One of my absolute favourites is this coral skirt from Zara, I wasn’t totally sold on the half skirt half sheer initially, but it’s a summer holiday must! The holiday staple has to be these denim shorts from H&M with the tribal detailing on the pockets and waistband which gives them a little edge. I had to include a printed pant in the holiday shop as they are the current high-street trend splitting opinion! Are they really wearable for every size and style? There are loud and muted options available but the best place to try out this new trend is on holiday…why not try these tropical printed trousers from Oasis? Pair with a plain tank or shirt and really make the trousers the centerpiece! H&M and Forever 21 make up the majority of this holiday haul, they are so affordable and have options for every style and size. Save your spending on wardrobe staples and winter essentials!

Now comes the tough part…how to get this all into one carry-on bag?!

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Get Bright Get Right!

22 Jan

The new looks this season are BRIGHT! We can’t seem to let go of the colour-blocking trend which we saw sweeping the catwalk and high street last year! The great thing about brights is that you don’t need a lot to really liven up your outfit just a touch here or there will give you that spring feeling a little early! I’m loving this coral shade so pretty (actually I had to re-do this post to edit out some of the many many coral/orange items I had chosen!). If your workplace is relaxed on colour I would highly advise these high-waisted trousers from Forever 21 paired with a crisp white shirt would be so refreshing for Spring! Another great option for a quick work to night out look would be to pair this hot pink peplum top (Awear) with a pencil skirt, it’s feminine but well-cut for a working wardrobe. I have of course thrown in many casual items like these pink skinny jeans from River Island, a bright blue top from Forever 21 and coral boat shoes also from River Island easy to mix and match with tamer shades!

My favourite item here has to be the illuminous yellow laptop case from ASOS the perfect injection of BRIGHT!!

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Belt up Look sharp

13 Sep

Belt up to look sharp using a thin belt that cinches in the waist giving a great silhouette. The high street has gone head-first into this trend of belting dresses and many of these beauties are featuring thin tan belts that seem to suit EVERY colour imaginable! As well as taking a few inches off the waist these belts give a casual touch to dresses like this red lace number from ASOS and black dotted dress from Forever 21. It’s such a simple and cheap way of updating a dress and I’ve found some great thin tan, studded and coloured belts from Primark/Penneys for as little as £2/euros,  a seriously affordable look for autumn/winter as many of these dresses could easily be paired with tights and boots!

Any trend that takes inches away from the waist is a godsend. Embrace it!

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Friday Finds -September

2 Sep

Friday Finds….. it’s the first friday of the month so here are the items I’ve found while doing other posts that I liked but didn’t quite fit…the underdogs if you will! I had a thought to ‘theme‘ the friday finds so it wouldn’t look like a charity shop display but since starting a new job I’ve had much less time to be ‘theme-ing’ and whatnot! So here you are the first friday finds of September. It’s a little bag-centric but this is the time everyone goes back to school,college, work (after holiday) so a new bag is a little luxury purchase heading into the autumn/winter months! I just found this stunning little orange suede number from River Island (there is also a deep purple version!) a great size, colour and little bit of glamour in the gold accents (*see yesterdays post). These blue earrings are another Etsy find…just great for jewellery and amazing prices for such original pieces!

The floral open cardi from forever 21 is a nice transitional piece and the open cardigan seems to be having a moment along with kimonos!This little black and white bomber jacker from Zara is fab, this shop is my number one stop these days so much choice!!

A few other choice bags including ASOS featuring Mischa Barton ‘s bag line which is surprisingly wearable and cool yet affordable..will definitely be posting more of these! Also since working in an office I’m going to start adding items to my desk and would really enjoy these ‘facebook-like/dislike’ stamps from Urban Outfitters!

Hope you enjoy this Fridays finds…must remind myself to theme for October!!

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Print My Pant

22 Aug

Printed pants/trousers/leggings/harems are the new black… no, not exactly but they are a big trend moving from summer floral prints to Aztec and snake print for autumn/winter! These Aztec leggings from River Island and Urban Outfitters would look amazing with simple long tee’s, shirts or knits. Although I like these snake print options on jeans I still haven’t let go of my leopard accessories just yet! My fave printed jeans I’ve seen so far are these burnt orange horse print jeans from ASOS, love the colour and print! Printed pants can be a little overwhelming at first but there are smaller print options such as these polka dot trousers with belt from Forever 21. I prefer simple colours and styles making the print the focus of the outfit but with the right look and a whole lot of confidence clashing prints can work!

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Scarves, Snoods and Shawls OH MY!

16 Aug

Being an absolute scarf and snood fiend I thought it was only right that I showed a few of my fave pics of the season available online and on the high street. Scarfs, snoods and shawls are one of the most versatile items in my wardrobe they can dress up any old t-shirt, coat or act as an alternative to wearing one at all (shawls!). I like to have huge black scarf/shawl with me while travelling on trains or planes for when it gets cold which it usually does! River Island have actually come up with the goods this season where you’ll see many of choices are from including this galaxy print scarf which I’m already in love with and will be bought very very soon!Miss Selfridge have a great grey and white skull print scarf a nod to Alexander McQueen no doubt. I also adore this red snood from Topshop it looks so warm and cozy. However as it’s only August there are jersey alternatives which are lightweight but still handy on cold evenings to throw in your bag!

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I know many people still are yet to get on board with the snoods but they’re unbelievably comfortable and save you struggling with the right way to tie your scarf…I couldn’t recommend them more!

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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.

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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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