Sunday, 29 August 2010

bag a bargain

Just another sale alert here. This is a Marc B bag from Topshop that was £35.00 and is now £17.00. I love this bag because even though their not, as popular anymore, quilted bags are still good for everyday or evening wear and I think everyone should have one in their wardrobe. I have this exact bag in cream and it's useful because it goes with a practically everything and gives most outfits a bit of edge.

This bag is called The Little Venice by Marc B** and is on


p.s. Sorry if I'm not blogging as much. I started my first job on Friday and I have a very busy few weeks ahead of me so will try to post as often as possible.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


Zara has become one of my latest weaknesses. I never used to go in the store because I thought it was too expensive, but it really isn't. You just pay for what you get, quality. Unlike Topshop, the clothing in Zara is worth the money you pay. I cannot wait until I get my first pay day so I can give Zara a visit.

Here are some of  my favourate outfits from Zara's new lookbook.


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

perfect outfits: topshop

The first outfit is adorable. It's so summery and perfect for everyday casual wear. The jersey like tee is simply amazing! It's then worn with a denim dungaree to give it a retro 70s look. Personally I love it and if I could pull this outfit off I would buy it right now. I also love the sunglasses with this outfit, they add more edge. I then love the tan bag. Tan accessories will bring this outfit together and give it a modern mix. I adore this outfit!!

 This is my favourate outfit of the three. The lace pink leotard goes amazing with the high waist shorts and the colours are bold and bright. Then to calm and complement the leotard and shorts, there is this ditsy fall down cardi. With a neutral off white colour and a gorgeous print, this calms the outfit down a bit and gives it a pretty and sweet look. Then again with tan accessories. It's this seasons favourate colour for them so go all out. Shoes, bags and bracelets are a good start. Add a trilby hat and this outfit is flawless!

So this is a more simple outfit. I love the military shirt, the sleeves are amazing. Their really long and they look like their just flowing. The off White colour is also stunning. Here it is buttoned to the top and tucked into some city shorts. Here an oversized bag is added and this will make your waistline look smaller. Add some tan shoes to complete the look.


Monday, 23 August 2010


"I'm looking for a maxi dress that isn't to expensive, can you help me find one please?"

I love maxi dresses! Their so comfortable and easy to wear, their so easy to dress up or down too.
Another great thing about them is that the style's and prints vary so much. There are romantic, vintage-y cotton and lace maxi dresses, stream lined jersey numbers, flowing floral maxis, relaxed silk versions and a scattering of bold, graphic prints in there too. 

Here are a few reasonably priced ones that I found. My favourate ones are the first and last dresses. The print's are gorgeous and summery, yet their still wearable for the autumn. 
Then my next favourate one is the plain white one. It can be worn with a blazer, denim jacket, a little cardi - with heels, flats, boots - you can do so much with this one dress.
Then my third favourate the black one. I would wear this going out because it's more for evening wear than everyday/casual. The neck chain detail is so, so pretty and this dress would be very easy to accessorize.

Rachel Flower Print Maxi Dress - Boohoo - £15.00
Black Chain Maxi Dress - Dorothy Perkins - £10.00
Floral Printed Maxi Dress - Miss Selfridge - £10.00
White Maxi Dress - Dorothy Perkins - £12.00
Tribal Print Maxi - - £18.00


Sunday, 22 August 2010

my desires - part two

This month is a little different to last months. Last month everything was pretty, this month has gone a tad bit edgier with the studded heels and the D&G tee.

So first up is the ring. As soon as I saw this I knew it would be up on my next desires post, so here it is. I think it's gorgeous, would go with anything and is so romantic.

The bag. Ah the bag. I want it. A lot! I love a lot of Chloe bags, most of them are sensational, but this one stood out to me. Why? The vintage satchel look of course. Like the previous item this bag would basically go with anything in your closet. It's just stunning.

I'm not the biggest fan of D&G clothing, or the bags actually, but this tee stood out to me. I really like it. The bad thing is though is that it reminds me of the Exposure collection at Topshop. Not that it's copied it (it's probably the opposite), but maybe if I was wearing this people may think that I got it for twenty quid there when really it's very expensive. So if £115.00 for a tee was pocket change for me, then I would buy it, but I don't think it's worth splurging out on.

I like the fact that nerdy things are in right now, being a math geek it makes me feel slightly cooler... I really like these nerdy glasses. Mostly because of the colour. The brown effect is really sweet and gives the glasses a girly edge. Most people that I know who wears glasses like these wear the 3D glasses and just pop the lenses out, but I hate them without the lenses in. It looks weird. But these, I loveeee!

This necklace really stood out to me. The ditsy pendant isn't something I've seen before, so it's nice to see something different. I also like the yellow gold, it'd once again a bit different. This is a very sweet necklace.

Last but not least, the shoes! Mmmmmmm. I love them. Their the sort of shoes that I love to look at, but would have no here to wear them. I love the girly colour mixed with grungy/gothic studs. It's a good mix. 

The item I want most out of all is the love bird ring, it's so, so sweet!

Alex Monroe Love Bird Ring - Benna - £145.00
Chloe Darla Shoulder Bag  - - £1,065.00
D&G Betty Page Tee - Harvey Nichols - £115.00
Super Tortoisheshell Glasses - Goodhood - £134.00
Vintage Channel Gold Necklace - ASOS - £1,220.00
Court Stud Platforms - Kurt Geiger - £180.00


sale alert

Here is a random combination of some items on sale that I found this morning. I love them all but my favourate item is the breeze shoes. Their gorgeous! 


Ballerina Shoes - French Connection - £9.00 - Originally £50.00
Vintage Look Bangle - Miss Selfridge - £3.00 - Originally £12.00
Suede Breeze Shoe - All Saints - £37.50 -  Originally £125.00
Print Shopper - Diane Von Furstenberg - £98.00 - Originally £215.00
Gold Watch Bangle - Miss Selfridge - £5.00 - Originally £25.00
Artisan Trompe Loeil Tee - Oasis - £5.00 - Originally £28.00
Tall Mid Blue Boyfriend Jeans - Dorothy Perkins - £15.00 - Orginally £25.00


Saturday, 21 August 2010

alexa chung

If I see Alexa Chung's name anywhere, I immediately think... Fashion! Flawless fashion. What I would give to have her closet.... 

So summer is slowly coming to an end, which means so are all the festivals. I seriously hope festival trends don't go out though! This is one of my favourate festival outfits. 

I'm a little disappointed that I couldn't find a shirt like the one Alexa has on because I love it, but if anybody has found one, please give me the link!  
So my alternatives aren't even similar to the shirt in the picture but they still give the same style of outfit. 

The shortsss! Gah! I love them! They have the whole pocket's sticking out thing and that I am obsessed with at the moment. The shade of the shorts are a perfect match to the white shirt and have a vintage look to them. The shorts that I have provided are two different shades and one is a hotpant and one is longer than the usual short, if your not comfortable on showing your bum. Personally I prefer the hotpant because I like the shape and structure of them.

The shoes Alexa is wearing are incredibly cute, but obviously if your going to Reading or Leeds festival next weekend, I suggest wellies. Comfortable and rainproof, (and they won't get ruined by the mud).
The alternatives I provided for the shoes are quite similar, and I gave a high wedge, low wedge and flats. My favourate are the high wedges, they have a really grungy look and would give any outfit a gothic edge.

I haven't given an alternative for the bag because, well, frankly I dislike it. But that's my personal taste. I'm sure if you want to find a leopard print bag it should be easy enough.  

Cream/Purple Check Shirt - Dorothy Perkins - £25.00
Navy Stripe Roll Sleeve Shirt - River Island - £24.99
Light Wash Ripped Denim Short - Miss Selfridge - £28.00
Vintage Hotpants - Topshop - £25.00
RANDAL Buckle Wedge Shoes - ASOS - £40.00
Joanie Flat - All Saints - £42.50 (Originally £85.00)
Suedette Buckle Wedge - New Look Teens - £16.99


Friday, 20 August 2010


"I'm looking for a Cardigan to go back to school and one to wear everyday. My uniform code is black. Could you help please?"
 So I thought I would do the everyday cardigans first. The ones I have chosen are wooly and nice and warm, as well as being able to go with a variety of different outfits. 

So the first cardigan is as you can tell very wooly and looks so warm and comfortable, as well as stylish and on trend. The ginger red colour is really pretty but it could be a problem because it may not go with a lot of things.
The second cardigan looks much better on a close up photo, so I suggest going on the website to look at this cardi because it really is stunning. The best thing about this one is that it should go with just about anything in your wardrobe as it is an off white colour and I love the detail of the shoulders.
The third is a very thick wooly cardi with cute wooden buttons. This would once again go with practically anything.
The last one is very cute and ditsy. I chose this because I love the skirt detail at the bottom, and I love the colour. If you have a lot of creams in your wardrobe then this would go lovely with them and it would also go lush with some light denim jeans.

My favourate cardigan is probably the third one. I love the old granny look to it and the black bits mixed with the taupe. Also the wooden buttons are gorgeous and gives the cardi a vintage and expensive look.

Knitted Diamond Stitch Cardi - Topshop - £42.00
Crochet Doiley Cardi - Miss Selfridge - £40.00
Knitted Textured Slouch Cardi - Topshop - £40.00
Mink Spot Hem Cardi - Miss Selfridge - £35.00

 Here are the cardigans that I picked for back to school. I tried not to pick boring or plain ones because you can get them easily from stores like new look or if your on a tight budget, Tesco or Asda because I've seen some cute ones there recently for amazing prices. For really nice plain ones though I recommend Zara. That's where I have always got my plain cardi's from (In my school, were not allowed anything on our jumpers or cardi's).

The first cardi is really unique, I've never seen feathers like this on the high street and it gives it a designer edge. So the cardi is quite simple but with the shoulder detail it makes it a bit special and I think if you had this cardi, you would have people asking you where it's from and how much they like it.
Second is a simple yet different cardi. I really like this and it looks so good on the model on the website, so just click on the link and take a look at how good it looks on. This could easily be worn for casual wear as well as school uniform.
Next is a cardi that I have seen on a person at my school and it looked really good with the school polo shirt underneath. It looks white plain but the "waterfall" detail is flawless and falls nicely, which makes your waist look tiny.
Last is the military style cardi, if you want to add a bit of edge to your school uniform then I suggest this. The tassel detail is really cute and like the first cardi, I haven't seen this much on cardi's on the high street.

My favourate cardi is the second one with the white trim. I really love looking at this on the model and how well it goes with casual clothes as well as uniform. Also when you look below you will see how amazing the price is which is another reason to buy it right now! 

Feather Shoulder Cardi - Oasis - £50.00
Amber Contrast Trim Jersey Cardigan - Boohoo - £8.00
Cropped Waterfall Cardi - Topshop - £25.00
Trudy Stud and Tassle Cardigan - Boohoo - £15.00


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

bargain of the week

I have decided to do a bargain of the week post, so here it goes.
This week it is an animal print playsuit with a military twist. Animal print is set to be massive this Autumn/ Winter and with a budget-friendly price tag, this has to be the ultimate bargain for the new season.
This playsuit is £13.00 and from Primark. Happy shopping.


vintage jewellery

I'm obsessed with vintage look jewellery. Anything brassy or a dusty gold is a must have for me. 

One place where I always buy my jewellery is Accessorize, which is where all these pieces are from. My favourate piece is the shield bracelet, it's gorgeous! Then my second favourate piece is the key necklace.  It's got such an old look to it and it's so quirky. Third is the gold cuff. I love the flower center and the detail on the actual cuff.
All of this jewellery can be a little expensive, especially from Accessorize, so if you want to find some antique jewellery for cheap, I suggest thrift shops or charity shops. I bought a gorgeous dusty gold cuff from one the other day for £3.00 and I can't stop wearing it.

Another place that I buy my jewellery is Topshop, but with Topshop jewellery, the gold colour fades really fast, so unless their really cheap I won't buy jewellery from there anymore.


Thursday, 12 August 2010

get the look: river island

You gotta love River Island. Their getting better and better by the day. I have to admit, I found this outfit on their "get a look" page and I couldn't resist but to put it on here because it is so amazing. They have gone so vintage! I remember when they were full of neon colours and tacky clothes, but now, I want to own the whole store. 

So this blouse is my favourate item. I want it so bad! The "tea bag" colour is amazing and I love the lace and button detail. It gives it a vintage/victorian look. But then it's paired with some high waisted shorts which are gorgeous and also keep it up to date and trendy. Wear with sunglasses and a pair of ankle boots and your set. 

One problem is that the prices are slightly high, but you can always look around for alternatives. You could get a pair of denim shorts from Primark, I have a pair of ankle boots from New Look and they were only £20.00 and I love them (and their a fraction of the River Island price). The blouse I think you would have to get from river Island, unless you did some thrifting to try and find a vintage one.

Lace and Button Blouse - £29.99
High Waisted Shorts - £29.99
Oversized Sunglasses - £12.99
Faux Fur Cuff Ankle boots - £74.99


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

trilby hats

I am a big fan of trilby hats. They seem to be the only hats that look good on me. I love that for one hat, there are so many different styles and types. Different colours, different ribbons accessorizing it and some with bows, feathers or corsages.

I own one similar to the hat in the bottom left corner. It had black ribbon when I bought it but I then got different coloured ribbons so I can swap them when I feel like it so it could go with a range of outfits. Just a small tip there.

One thing I'm wondering is are they still on trend for the autumn/winter season? I hope so. Topshop are regularly having new ones in stock so that means that they haven't gone out yet. Always a good thing.

Above is a few hats that are my personal favourate finds. My favourate one is the one top middle one (even though it's a man's hat).

Mixed Dark Straw Trilby - New Look - £8.00
Multi Coloured Trilby Hat - Red Herring - £14.00
Nude Linen Trilby - Miss Selfridge - £18.00
Cream Trilby - Miss Selfridge - £15.00
Feather Trilby - Topshop - £25.00
Straw Trilby - French connection - £30.00


Tuesday, 10 August 2010

alexander wang

Alexander Wang is one of my favourate designers. His clothes are absolutely amazing and unlike some designers, their wearable.Here are a few outfits from his spring/summer collection.

My favourate ever outfit of his is the one in the first photo. The high waisted shorts are flawless and make the models waist look tiny. The polo top is amazing. The colours are stunning and goes so well with denim blues. I love how he has mixed vertical lines on the shorts with horizontal lines on the tee.  I really want to find an outfit like this on the high street, it's so cute! 

The second outfit is also gorgeous. I love the tan leather shorts with the oversized tee. It has knee high gray socks like the first outfit, which gives it a sweet, ditsy look. 

The third outfit is very different to the other two and it's what I would call a daring outfit. I just love the edgyness of this outfit and the fact that it's grungy yet worn by a very pretty model. It's very different and I think that's why I love it!


shopping list: topshop

Topshop have always been my favourite high street store. They offer a wide range of cutting edge clothes at amazing prices, and one piece has the ability to transform a wardrobe forever.

Here, I've selected a few of my favourite things they have in store at the moment, just to show off how stunning it really is.  My favourate piece is the tattoo print dress. Its absolutely stunning. If you can't see the print properly then go on, search it and zoom in on the dress because the print is amazing! Second, I love the jeans. I'm not a jeans person at all, I actually turned all of my jeans into shorts so I have none, but these jeans I would love to own, (maybe as soon as I get a job). Then third, the shoe boots. How stunning are they?! As soon as I have places to wear heels, I will have to get these. 

The tee, bag and jewellery are also some of my other favourate pieces. I own the heart studs and their gorgeous and go with everything and have a vintage look about them. I may consider getting the bag for school. My school uniform is all black so it will brighten it up a bit.

Tattoo Print Babydoll Dress - £45.00
ALLY Shoe Boots - £80.00
Tapestry Box Bag - £30.00
I Love NY Tee by Realitee - £25.00
Ornate Flower Clamp - £20.00
Heart Flower Studs - £6.00
Extreame Ripped Tapered Jeans - £45.00


Friday, 6 August 2010

style stealer: pixie lott

Pixie Lott has come a long way since her career took off last summer, and has been one of the top people in the limelight ever since. And there’s no wonder why she’s in the fashion mags almost every week; her style is pretty great.

So I was asked on formspring  to find an outfit that is similar to Pixie Lott and her boho/festival side. I then found this image of her and realized how badly I want this outfit, so this is what I came up with...

I tried to get it practically identical, sadly I couldn't find any metallic shorts that weren't stupidly expensive, so I thought white would be a good alternative.

Rib Over Knee Socks - Topshop - £6.00
Ruch Front Bandeau Body - Topshop - £12.00
White Destroy Hotpants - Topshop - £15.00 (in sale)
Hunter  Red Wellies - - £60.00
Aviator Sunglasses - River Island - £12.99
Friendship Bands - Topman - £6.00
Mini Sweat Bands - Topman - £5.00

The prices really aren't too bad, the wellies sort of ruin it but you could just get a green pair from your local camping shop for a low price. You could even try cropped wellies, I love them.


trend spotter: iridescents

I have been on the lookout for something new, most of the fashion for autumn is really similar to what is in now, but I finally found something that is different. think that the tropical/rainbow theme is going to be a big hit, and so do I. It's something bold and it upstages all the calm neutrals and pastels that everyone has been wearing this summer.

The items featured are a Dior watch, which is my favourate of all the pieces but a price has not yet been released, the shoes are Christian Louboutin and cost $3,135.00, the snake skin purse is $950.00 and is by Nancy Gonzalez and then the eye shadow is by MAC and is $19.50.

P.S I tried not to post anything today because I have been non-stop blogging but I couldn't resist.


Thursday, 5 August 2010


"Hi. I'm looking for denim shorts that aren't to pricey. Could you find me some please?"

Ah you couldn't have asked at a better time! All these shorts featured, went on sale this morning in Topshop. They are all £15!

If you like a pair I suggest buying them now because their selling fast. My favourate ones are the two in the middle. The peach ones and the bleached denim ones.

Their all on :)


Wednesday, 4 August 2010


Just made a formspring account. Basically, if you have any fashion questions like, "What do I wear to a wedding?" or anything to do with fashion, literally, then ask them on there, I will answer to the best of my ability and I will then post them on my blog. Just click on the link and start asking. :)

calling all make up lovers

Today, I discovered an amazing website! Basically it has all your basic make up and more for unbelievable prices. I literally couldn't believe some of the prices on there. Also, the delivery price is only £1.50. Yaaaay! Finally, reasonably delivery prices.
This shop is perfect for me because I'm not picky with what brand of make up I wear, as long as I don't look like a tangerine, I'm good.

So the brands on the website I've never really heard of before, so for all I know they may be terrible, but it's worth trying them out for the price anyway. I'm going to buy something from there soon, so I will post my review of the service and quality of the products as soon as possible.

The items that I have featured in this post are the most popular on the website, it's not on what I would wear. I wouldn't buy the foundation because I don't wear foundation but I need a waterproof mascara so I will most probably buy that tomorrow (especially for that price!).

The nail polish, foundation and lip stick shown comes in a variety of different colours or shades.

Technic Moonlit Jade Nail Polish - £1.25
Body Collection Classic Waterproof Mascara - £1.49
Technic Whipped Foundation Mousse - £3.99
Body Collection Classic Lipstick - £1.49


get the look: naturals

I just found this really cute outfit, once again on River Island. For anyone who is obsessed with nudes and natural coloured clothing, I suggest you getting this.

I found the tunic which I absolutely love and thought automatically, nude brogues would go with them perfectly. If the outfit was just that then it would be quite boring, so I thought these pull up's would look gorgeous with them and would make the outfit a little more quirky.
I then stumbled upon this bag which has a snake skin affect and I love the big bold buckle. For jewellery I would suggest the rose necklace I featured in a previous post, and maybe a gold vintage bracelet. I love these gold earrings and they go amazingly with this look because of the pearls.

1*Cream Swing Tunic - £29.99
2*Over The Knee Bow Socks - £4.99
3*Lace Up Brogue - £26.99
4*Cream Cross Body Bag - £24.99
5*Pearl Flower Studs - £4.99

The total cost for this outfit is £91.95 which isn't bad considering most of the things featured you could easily wear with other things. For example the brogues will go with practically anything, the pull up's are perfect for autumn/winter, the bag is cream so will once again go with a lot and could easily be your everyday bag.


shopping list: river island

River Island has always been one of my favourate stores. I don't buy enough from there.

Here are a few things that caught my eye from their summer collection. Everything featured is bright, bubbly and perfect for the summer, wearing any of these items will make a statement! Also something that's strange for River Island is that the prices aren't actually that bad. I even have the necklace featured in the picture.

My favourate item is the sandals. Their not the usual style of shoes that I would wear but I love the chains mixed with the bright colours. My second favourate is the parrot vest which is so, so cute. My third favourate is a draw between the bracelets and the earrings. Their both sweet and ditsy.

1*Grey Parrot Vest - £19.99
2*Beige Cross Body Satchel - £36.99
3*Flower Ring - £7.99
4*Cluster Diamante Studs - £5.99
5*Ditsy Print Bracelets - £7.99
6*Multi Chain T-bar Sandals - £26.99
7*Flower Pendant Necklace - £5.99


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

marc jacobs fall 2010 collection

Times like these I wish I was rich, seriously!
Marc Jacobs' new collection is fab! I was looking at all his bags and there were only two that I didn't like (they had fur on them, which In my opinion looks terrible on bags). The rest were really beautiful and these were my favourate.

If I could I would get the dark brown leather satchel (middle on the bottom). It would go with practically anything and it is utterly gorgeous. It's got a vintage look to it as well which makes me love it even more.
The classic black quilted bag is my second favourate and then my third is gray bag (top right corner). It's a cute casual bag and the pocket detail is rather funky.

The majority of the bags that have been released are oversized which I'm very pleased with. This means oversized bags are still on trend. Yay! Their great for so many reasons. For example they make you look slimmer and they have room for all your stuff. Genius.

If you have the money, I seriously advise you to purchase one of these bags.


Monday, 2 August 2010

shopping list: nudes

Nude is my favourate colour for clothes and accessories, ever! It's sweet and it's vintage.
All of the pieces here are my favourate from the high street, I literally want them all!

The bag that is featured is a bag that I own, and it goes everywhere with me! I have a few looks with it so if you want to see some more photos of it then I suggest checking out my lookbook.
My two favourate things on here which I am hopefully going to buy are the brogues and the sleeveless shirt. Their both absolutely gorgeous! Also I have been looking for a nude pair of brogues for so long, I have finally found these!

The heels in this are absolutely adorable. Shoes like these make me want to wear heels everyday, if only I had places to wear them. Something else I absolutely love is the wrist bag which is in the top left corner. It would be brilliant for a festival!

The skirt featured is in my opinion, a perfect "work" skirt. Put a white shirt with it and a killer pair of heels and your set. The sunglasses are pretty and the colour is really unique.

The embellished headband is so, so, so stunning. I wish I could pull them off! Sadly I cannot.

1*Wrist Purse - Topshop - £10.00
2*Bow Button Mini Skirt - Topshop - £32.00
3*Ruche Top Soft Bag - Topshop - £36.00
4*Lace Detail Long Line Shirt - Miss Selfridge - £30.00
5*Sunglasses - Topshop - £18.00
6*Lace Up Brogue - New Look - £16.99
7*V-Front Trim Blouse -Topshop - £32.00
8*Nude Multi Lace Shoe - Miss Selfridge - £35.00
*Beaded Knot Headband - Topshop - £25.00
10*Seashell Hair Clip - Oasis - £12.00


owl obsession

My friend has an absolute obsession with owl's, so she asked me if I could do a little research and find the best owl products out right now. I wasn't fussed on "owly" things before, but the things I have found I really like, their a bit scary (the eyes creep me out!) but their still cute. Also an advantage is that all the jewelery on here will basically go with anything.

1*These earrings are gorgeous. I like them because they have a vintage feel to them and the print on there is really cool. They are only £3.50 and are from Miss Selfridge.

2*The owl kirbies are adorable! They are £4.00 from Topshop and in my opinion a great buy.

3*I actually think I may buy this vest. It's once again got a vintage/unique look to it and I love that! It's £16.00 and from Topshop.

*This necklace is really pretty. There are also matching earrings next to it. Their articulated and I love the burnished look. The necklace is £7.50 and the earrings are £8.50 and their both once again from Topshop.

5*This ring is my least favourate item, only because the eyes are super creepy! I do like the pearl in the middle though. The ring is £7.50 and from Dorothy Perkins.