There was an error in this gadget

Sunday, 24 June 2012

#26

casual peplum




Jack Wills vintage hoody, $80
Dorothy Perkins blue shirt, $17
White shirt, £28
Matthew Williamson cropped pants, $625
Miss Selfridge short skirt, $46
Dorothy Perkins shorts, $44
Strappy sandals, $50
ASOS ballet shoes, $41
Oxford shoes, 5 AUD
Anya Hindmarch leather handbag, $1,481
Beach bag, £245
Zip bag, $19


I've had a little fun with this post and simply thrown together a mixture of both totally affordable and totally never-in-a-million-years pieces. On top of that, you'll notice the American currency (sorry) the website I used for this little visual seemed to be working in dollars so that's what we're stuck with! Although the currencies are easily converted and I believe almost (if not all) the brands featured are actually British, or at least operating here.
My inspiration for this mood board was the fact that I LOVE the peplum trend, I think it's classy, womanly and something really fresh. However, when it comes to designs such as the peplum, we see them on the catwalk, we see them on celebrities and we see them in magazines, but how on earth do you wear something so 'statement' without it actually being a, well...statement? The only 'statement' you want to be making is 'I am stylish' and you certainly don't want to spend money on something that will only venture forth from your wardrobe on rare occasion. So I used my limited imagination to put together these outfits. The aim of this post is to inspire both myself and you, the reader. I'd recommend staying away from the Anya Hindmarch handbag (your bank balance may not approve) but maybe you'll be able to find something cheaper to replace it?
Either way, I hope to be making more of these visuals soon as they're great fun and very useful inspiration!
 Ciao!  

Friday, 22 June 2012

#25

Today is a very happy day, and not just because it's Friday! This afternoon I took a physics exam (that's not why it's a good day either!). It's a very happy day because it was my last GCSE exam ever. I now officially have no school work or educational obligations until September, I can hardly get my head around my new found freedom! The only thing left now is Prom, which I cannot wait for because I've been dying to show you my outfits for months and now it's only a week away! Time flies when you're...doing exams?
Anyway tonight my lovely mother is cooking celebratory steak-frites and serving Prosecco to drink (don't mind if I do) so I thought despite my urges, I should opt for something a little nicer than joggers and a hoodie. So I've gone in between with my slightly fancier jeans, my cobalt shirt and my favourite (as you may have guessed if you come here often) Topshop knitwear garment. Dressing it up a teensy bit more with my rocking-horse gold chain. I apologise in advance for how I look in these photos, lets just blame the camera quality and an un-photogenic face for now...





Recently (and by recently I mean over the last few weeks) I've become increasingly concious of the fact I wear rather a lot of grey/black and everything in between. After spending probably far too much time trying to psychically analyse myself to discover why, I couldn't come up with a satisfactory answer. Perhaps it's a consequence of the drab weather Britain is experiencing this summer, who knows. Anyway the point is, I'm going to try and step out of my comfort zone and wear more colour, starting with the bodycon dress-YES BODYCON I KNOW I CAN'T BELIEVE I BOUGHT IT EITHER-shorts and bag I snapped up in yesterdays wonderful online Topshop sale with items down from the £30's to the £10's (I feel sorry for anyone who missed out on the bargains). Photos to come shortly.

Allllssssoooo (elongated that word on complete impulse, sorry) I now have a lot of free time over the next few weeks which I'm very much looking forward to spending. Hopefully it means I'll be writing a little more regularly and actually getting the things I say I'm going to do, done.

Since it is the wonderfully irregular 'Funny Friday' I'm simply going to post a link to a new favourite programme of mine on 4OD but then again the quality of my sense of humour is debatable. Nevertheless, give it a watch!
Happy Friday 
x

Saturday, 16 June 2012

#24

So this is only my second 'today I am wearing post' as they tend to take quite a lot of preparation and time. On top of that, I've become far too comfortable with uploading a poor quality photo of what I'm wearing to my instagram, so I thought it was about time I did a proper post on what I actually wear rather than what I wish I could wear!

So my outfit today is not what you would call 'summery' but then neither is England right now (despite it being the middle of June!) so I guess that's okay. It's pretty basic and verrrry comfy, which is always a bonus when choosing your outfit. I have to say though, getting these leather panelled leggings on really needs to be an Olympic sport! Thank god they're worth the violent struggle!













Leave a comment if you want to know where anything I'm wearing is from by the way (that goes for all posts!). So over the next two weeks or so I'm hoping to do a post on a couple of certain celebrities that I'm admiring at the moment annnnd (if the weather gets better) I will hopefully be bringing a post to you all about my tie dye experience!
Enjoy your weekend
x

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

#23

"I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right" goes the Paolo Nuntini hit which has been spinning non stop in my head for the last hour since the postman delivered my new midi heels to my door. With a ridiculously daunting maths exam going surprisingly okay, and a school schedule that meant I was home by 11.30, I was already in what you could call, a decent mood and this just topped it off. I ordered these beauties only a few days ago and having had previous scenarios of waiting for over a week for items ordered online, was very proud of my go-to store (ASOS) for getting them to me so quickly!



When I wrote a post a while back about how I'd fallen in love with midi dresses, I hadn't even considered trying out a midi heel, especially as they are so close to 'kitten heel' height (and no one likes a kitten heel!). However, the actual design of the heel is very different. I love the little bit of almost unnoticeable height it adds to your figure (something I could do with) and the nude colour means they'll go with pretty much anything. On top of that, I feel the little strap adds a ladylike, 'cute' look to the shoe while the metallic heel keeps it modern and brave. I'm proud that I've finally built up the courage to buy a pair of shoes I adore despite the fact I haven't seen the style on anyone else yet, as well as the design perhaps being slightly controversial!





Monday, 11 June 2012

#22

Urban: Get The Look


1)













2)




















3)



















Sunday, 10 June 2012

#21

Finally, I am back! You would think with it being half term I would have had more time but I've had a super busy week! The first half consisted of attempted revision and the hosting of a party (yay!) and the second half I spent in Eastbourne with my family. If you follow me on instagram, you'll have seen a couple of pictures from the time I spent there, mainly consisting of things I wore and/or bought. However, the quality is pretty terrible and before I went, I took some snaps of a few things I packed (wardrobe wise) to show you:













I spent my time in Eastbourne walking on the beach, dining out, and exploring the local shops amongst other things. The most memorable moment for me was probably visiting 'Beachy head' a notorious suicide spot due to its clean drop and extreme height. It was very windy and quite cloudy the day we went there which added to the eery atmosphere surrounding the cliff. On top of that, as we walked along we saw at least 6 crosses that had been put into the earth with peoples names on (to honour their memory). It was very strange to think that these people had once been stood in the same spot as you about to end their life. The visit proved to be a cultural and thought provoking experience!



On a cheerier note, I made quite a few purchases on my holiday! And, I am proud to say I managed to spend my money on smaller things (something I seem to have a phobia of!) meaning I was able to get things I'd wanted for a long time but had always put off buying in the hope of finding something bigger and in my eyes, better. However in this case, good things really do come in small packages!
















earrings/Dorothy Perkins
hair accessory/Dorothy Perkins
nail varnish/RIMMEL at boots