Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Years Eve Dresses...

Sorry its a little girlees but maybe your still deciding? I'm spending my New Years at home, in my pajamas, with my family, watching a movie! But I'm sure you spending your New Years in maybe something H&M...

Or maybe a bit of Mango...

Happy New Years everyone! What are your resolutions? Please share!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christmas & Sales Talk!

Hey everyone! Christmas over already? I have to say, I've really enjoyed this Christmas - did you? I got lots of lovely pressies: Tigi leave-in-conditioner, Tigi Foxy Curls spray, Topshop cardi, Gilly Hicks body spray, L.A Colour nail varnish, earrings, Soap&Glory thermal scrub, Ted Baker purse filled with goodies, socks (wouldn't be  Christmas without a new pair of socks!), Topshop voucher and finally (have a breather) money! Hope you guys got lots of nice things too, share in the comments box below!

Now today, because Boxing Day shopping is just too busy, I went bargain hunting! And you'll never guess what I snapped up?! A stunning Jack Wills cardigan, the original price was £119 and I got it for £59! So pleased, here it is...

Isn't it gorgeous? If you want to take a look yourself, here's the link: . Unfortunately though, they don't seem to have it online anymore. Hope everybody has a great New Year's, I'll do a few posts on that too, following a few more Spring stuff - bye lovelies!


Saturday, 24 December 2011

Topshop: First Look for SS12

Out with the old, in with the new -spring is nearly here! Preview the trends that Topshop are coveting for the season ahead and start writing your new season wish list. I dare you not to fall in love...

 Sporty in shape, silky to the touch and bursting with exuberant prints, our favourites take us back to the 90s in all its excessive glory. If there's ever been a time to team jewel tones with yellow gold, mix florals with animal prints, and make sure that every item you're wearing clashes, its now!


 The trick to working this sorbet-sweet trend is to get your palette spot on. Sweetie shades - think lemon peach and watermelon - have a hint of neon, yet also appeared to have been left out in the Sun and faded. Yes, even for SS12 your clothes should look sun-kissed. I say, wear delectable shades and call everyone you know 'Sweetie'!

 Nothing quite says hello like a cutout! I think they're a perfect way to embrace Spring. Apart from showing a glimpse of sun-kissed skin, my favourite new way to channel the flirty cutout is to layer one peek-a-boo piece right over another. Think of it as fashions very own hide and seek!

 Make a bold splash - 'maximum' and 'impact' should be on your buzzwords! And while your already looking exuberant in plants that sound like they're from the shores of Hawaii, why not throw some animal print into the mix? Leopard, zebra, tiger or snake - the choice is yours!

 Live your life in technicolor! Eye-popping colours and high-drama prints create a sensory overload. There's a little riddle that comes with these prints - the more kaleidoscopic the pattern the better (say it over and over again, memorize it and you can't go wrong!); Its all about picking out prints you fancy and wearing them all at once!

 With sheer fabrics and futuristic silhouettes dazzling the catwalk, calling yourself a technophobe is no option - or an excuse! The space-age ensemble is here to stay and mastering the art of layering light-as-a-feather;  Iridescent pieces is your surest fast track to fashion's future.

 Oh-so-girly skirts have been given a flirty take with graduated hemlines - I'm a huge fan of the skirt mullet: short in the front and long at the back - while dresses in simple, sport shapes wow their asymmetric finish. However you want to phrase it - angular, stepped, skewed - all you need you need to remember that you need at least one hem that isn't straight.

Flouncy fabrics in rose, topaz, azure and aqua are strewn with pearls and encrusted with beads, shining like scales and shells. So if, like me, once dreamed of living under the sea, SS12 is your chance to release your inner sea goddess. The time has come to hail the mermaid!

Hope you enjoyed this post. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year everyone - thank you so much to all my readers, I love waking up and seeing my stats rising higher and higher! Thank you for reading :)

Friday, 23 December 2011

Photo Inspiration for Christmas...

Wow, first ever post on the iPad (got a bit bored in Costa Coffee!) and thought hey, why not? I also thought maybe I'd start off with something a bit more easy, picture inspiration anyone?

  •  Just a little shout-out to my sister Jessica who is 17 today!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Outfit Put-Together: New Years Eve Party!

 Clutch and heels - both River Island, skirt - ASOS, top and blazer -  both Topshop
Jeans - Warehouse, cami and heels - both Topshop.
Playsuit - Urban Outfitters, shoes - River Island, clutch - Mango.
Dress, shoes and earrings - all River Island.
Polar neck - Zara, shoes, skirt and clutch - all Topshop.

Find Your Style!

Everyone knows that fashion is the best form of self-expression so pin-pointing personality is a great shortcut to show the world what you're made of! Want to find your fashion personality? Take my quiz!

1. How would you describe yourself?
A) Modern and laid-back.
B) Glamorous and high-end.
C) Fun and bubbly.
D) Edgy and cool.

2. Your wardrobe is mostly filled with:
A) Bright colours and prints.
B) Body-con dresses and statement heels.
C) On-trend pieces.
D) Leather jackets and jersey tops.

3. What colours are you usually drawn to?
A) Navy with hits of bright colours
B) Black, red and metallics.
C) Neutrals with hits of colour.
D) Blues, blacks and white.

4. Your idea of the perfect weekend consists of:
A) Hanging out with friends over a long brunch.
B) Heading to the hottest clubs with your highest heels.
C) Visiting your favourite store for fashion research.
D) A concert and then a late meal at your favourite café.

If you answered mostly A's: You don't take life too seriously so you're likely to be inspired by Sonia Rykiel, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior. Fun, colourful but smart and sophisticated.

If you answered mostly B's: It's all about slinky dresses, high heels and high-shine glamour. Chances are that the Italians are what you aspire to -  Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Versace. 

If you answered mostly C's: You appreciate the simpler things in life and that's how fashion works with you, too. Modern minimalism from Thomas Tait, Céline and Margaret Howell appeal to your arty eye.

If you answered mostly D's: You live for that downtown cool vibe. You go wild for Alexander Wang, Acne, Diesel, and Rag & Bone - it's all about having just enough edge without trying to hard.

Psssssst! I'm mostly C, what are you? Leave comments...


Monday, 19 December 2011

My Favourite Looks From Topshop's Lookbook

From Midnight Angel to Deco Grunge, from Bavaria to Glam Rockette - I was flicking through Topshop's lookbook and I came across some rather amazing outfits...

My favourite category is Deco Grunge/Glam Rockette. Deco Grunge was inspired by the free-spirited flapper girls of the roaring twenties, getting dressed up is the real deal. On the other hand, Glam Rockette is an all-out star-spangled tribute to rock stars, its all about sparkle, sparkle, and even more sparkle! If your interested, Bavaria is  a sumptuous and luxurious take on keeping warm for winter, It is an opulent collection that draws inspiration from folk art. Midnight Angel is all about the soft and the hard collide. Diaphanous silks and chiffons are mixed with leather and patent, while ethereal ruffles, delicate appliqué and cutwork are given a touch of tough when contrasted with zips, chains and harnesses. These outfits are definitely an alternative for party season to the usual red prom dress...

(Far left: My favourite look, love the leather leggings!)


Friday, 16 December 2011

I Love Switzerland!

Hope everybody has had a wonderful weekend, the next will be Christmas! I'll hope to keep you guys posted, don't forget to share your comments below!

Zurich, Switzerland, Winter 2009

Pictures from Winter 2009

Montreux, Switzerland, Summer 2005

^^ Inside a cheese factory, there was a chocolate one too!

Zermatt, Switzerland, continuously since 2003-2012 in the Summer and sometimes Winter

Interlaken, Switzerland, Winter 2005 & 2006

(Yes, we go to Switzerland alot!) Thanks for reading, guys bye!


Sunday, 11 December 2011

Outfit Put-Together: Christmas Party!

Skirt and shoes - Topshop, shirt - New Look.

Dress - H&M, Cardigan - New Look, Shoes - New Look

Skirt - ASOS, boots - New Look, jumper - Topshop

Blazer, leggings and top - Topshop, shoes - River Island