2012 posts

Leeds Haul and the Evils of Travelling.

October 2, 2012

Today I went to Leeds to grab a Nando’s with a friend and pick up my laptop (nearly a month after I left it in @whenflowersfall‘s car boot after London Fashion Week). It’s been a lovely day, I managed to switch my studded iPhone clutch from Urban Outfitters, which I really wouldn’t recommend that you purchase, for the following reasons: when I went to buy the first one in London, the cashier recommended that I picked a different one as the studs looked like they were about to fall off – which I did and secondly, to add salt to it, the one I actually bought shed two studs within 3 days of taking it home – then my boyfriend dropped one of them under the floorboards trying to fix it, bless him. Yeah, steer clear of it anyway – it looks very cool but unless you don’t fancy taking your manicured paws off it for one whole second, I’d leave it on the shelf. Sorry Urbies…

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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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Passion For Fashion – Moneysupermarket.com Competition Entry Part 3.

September 24, 2012

If you’re not sure what this post is all about, check out this amazing competition – explained in full in Part 1 of my competition entry. This next look is one that I was really looking forward to creating – Party! I’m kind of renowned for wearing casual clothes and jazzing them up with accessories, so I thought I’d pick an outfit this time that actually is properly worthy of the dance floor – I hope you like it!

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Passion For Fashion – Moneysupermarket.com Competition Entry Part 1.

September 19, 2012

Like most fashion/beauty bloggers, I spend my mornings trawling through Twitter looking for something that catches my eye – be that the latest RT and follow competition, more recently gorgeous Instagram snaps from LFW or big competitions: like this amazing Moneysupermarket.com addition! To enter the competition, you must write a blog post containing 5 hypothetical outfits under £200 for 5 scenarios (party, casual, outdoor, first date and officewear), outlining why you would buy them and also incorporating a bit of Moneysupermarket by looking for ways to get things “on the cheap”. Everyone loves a good deal, right? Now, let me tell you the prizes: 5 winners will win one of their chosen outfits and one lucky blogger will win £1000 to buy all of their chosen outfits – and an iPad 3, just in case you weren’t content with that… Wowzers. So here’s my entry:

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DIY Fashion: Vintage Renewal Levi’s Shorts (w/Suspender Straps)

September 18, 2012

Cheeky Model of the Finished Product.

About two months ago, I decided to sniff around on eBay to try and pick up some bargain Levi’s jeans to customise into shorts and sell back off again (or keep them myself if I fell in love) – so I ended up with three pairs of these jeans in their packaging until yesterday morning when I got a bout of inspiration (fuelled by the boredom of currently being laptop-less) and decided to get cracking on a pair. Have a gander at my design/creation process and, if you love them as much as I do, you can buy them on eBay from the finished picture links.

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Beauty Look of the Day – MUA Cosmetics.

September 10, 2012

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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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Topshop’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Collections: Sensationalist.

August 9, 2012

Topshop always have been and always will be the high-street store to get bang on-trend outfits from – and this coming season is no different. All of the collections are available for purchase now, so you can stock up ahead of the trend and even incorporate some of the pieces into your wardrobe now – if you want to look really fashion-forward.

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Next A/W 2012 Collection: Hot Office-Wear.

July 31, 2012

I’ve got to admit it – Next is seldom my first choice for any kind of wear but next season, this might just be changing. Next have launched their A/W 2012 collection and it is pretty scorching. If you’re looking for something to spruce up your work wardrobe and make the coming weekdays seem that little bit more exciting, you may want to invest in at least a couple of these pieces.

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Quirky Ways To Show Your Olympic Support, Without Breaking The Bank.

July 26, 2012

Incorporate a little ‘Olympic Oomph’ into your wardrobe.

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Marketing Manager who likes to mouth off on here about stuff she cares about. Expect mental health, Borderline Personality Disorder, and reviews - from restaurants, to books, to fashion. Talks to cats more than people, but seemingly has a lot to say.
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