preppy posts

Pipe-dreamin’: Alice + Olivia Pre-Fall 2014 Line.

December 13, 2013

Right, I don’t usually post about anything high fashion because, as a rule, I couldn’t even afford half a McQueen scarf, or the discarded handle of a Mulberry Alexa – but whatcha gonna do? Anyway, whilst doing what I do best – wasting my life on Twitter – I stumbled across high-end brand, alice + olivia’s tweet revealing their new Pre-Fall line: it was lust at first sight. If anyone knows me away from the computer screen, preppy almost school-girl chic is a big part of my wardrobe, so this collection has got me baaaad. I don’t really need to say much more, I’ll let this endless divinity speak for itself (though I may post a high-street lookalikes post soon, for us poor folk):

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Dahlia’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Lookbook.

October 1, 2012

I am a Dahlia fanatic – we all know this, despite the fact that I’ve never actually had enough spare cash to buy anything from them yet (soon to change and, by soon, I mean in the next hour – love you, student loan). Anyway, they emailed me the other day with some beautiful images of their Autumn/Winter lookbook so I thought I’d write a post about my favourite looks of the season. The company, ran by sisters Tracey and Leigh, never fails to create gorgeous preppy but sophisticated looks – including delights like pinafores and vintage fabrics.

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Gossip Girl Outfit Breakdown #1: Blair’s Preppy High School Look.

September 11, 2012

As mentioned very vaguely a few days ago on the blog, I’m now going to be a doing a Gossip Girl Outfit Breakdown every single day until the première of  Gossip Girl Season 6 on October 8th. Each post will contain information about where you can find similar items of clothing to replicate the styles of your favourite GG characters, without breaking the bank. If I start posting too much Blair, shout at me – her style is just amazing. Please feel free to leave me an outfit request from your favourite look (of any episode in any season!) and I’ll put it in the queue for the next few days and put you a post up!

It’s hard to believe that it was 5 years ago when Blair Waldorf first popped up on our TV screens across the world. Since then, with the help of Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman, she has been causing serious wardrobe envy – especially for me! I was then and will probably be forever in love with Blair’s high school fashion, and it’s always nice to realise how easily (and incredibly inexpensively) you can recreate some of the looks…

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Dahlia ‘New-In’ Clothes Crush.

September 4, 2012

I have been fashion-perving on Dahlia’s beautiful clothes for a couple of  years now and, sadly, still cannot afford to purchase anything. Their gorgeously girly, yet still tailored and very Alexa Chung lines have attracted the attention of many a celebrity stylist – with the likes of ever on-trend Caroline Flack being papped in their clothes. Their New In collection does not disappoint, especially given the A/W styles coming in (my favourite time of the fashion calendar) and leather, baroque-styling and floaty blouses taking over floral dresses and sandals, finally.

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