Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Summer Wish List...

Shorts, top and playsuit - all Zara, sandals - H&M, concealer/foundation/powder stick - Benefit, gradual tanner - St. Tropez, Glimmer shine spray - MorrocanOil , Finding Mr. Bright brightening kit - Benefit
Summer is on our doorstep everyone (well, about a month and a bit for me, here in London) and I'm really getting into the mood for it...bring on short shorts and sandals! I have a lot lined for Summer 2012, so I have to look my best, right? Yep. I will if I get everything on my list :)

What's on your Summer wishlist? Hope everyone has a had a happy Wednesday, don't forget to come back for Thursday Must-Have tommorow!


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Tuesday Ten: Hot Summer Nail Colours

The unexpected accessory - nail varnish! I'm having a bit of colour craze suddenly; luckily Summer and even Spring is all about lots and lots of colour what a better way to wear that than on your nails?! It's the instant colour pop, and a great way to start for if your colour shy. I picked the top 5 most popular nail varnish brands (Essie, Revlon, Jessica, O.P.I and Topshop) to show in the picture. So, here are Summer's must-have colours...
  1. Pale Blue (Essie - Bikini So Teeny - £7.99)
  2. Beach Bronze (Essie - All Tied Up - £7.99)
  3. Flushes of Coral (Revlon  -  Mad About Mango - £6.49)
  4. Electric Blue (Jessica - Blue Blast - £9.75)
  5. Nude/Taupe (Topshop - Cafe Au Lait - £5.0
  6. Snow White (Jessica - Snow Cone - £9.75)
  7. Lime (O.P.I - Did It On 'Em - £8.99)
  8. Glittery (Essie - Set In Stones - £7.99)
  9. Shades of Grey (O.P.I - Give me the moon! - £8.99)
  10. Orange Crush (Essie - Fear Or Desire - £7.99) 
What's your favourite colour from above? I love the names of nail varnishes - like Essie's 'Bikini So Teeny' - they make me laugh! Have a good week...


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Street Style: Spring Polkadots

Pictures courtesy of

How are you wearing polkadots? Speak soon...


Saturday, 26 May 2012

Summer Trend #6: Beautiful Brights

The sun is shining - so should you be! As seen at Fashion Week, colour rules for SS12! Make like the style set and inject your wardrobe with bold rainbow hues. Here I've made 3 pairings on how to style beautiful brights like a pro...
clutch - Anya Hindmarch, heels - Christian Louboutin, dress - Topshop, earrings - Marc by Marc Jacobs

Shoes - H&M, top and shorts - both Topshop, necklace and bracelet - both Alexander McQueen

Sweater - Clu and Net-A-Porter, shoes - SEE By Chloe, skirt, necklace and sunglasses - all Topshop

Other Summer Trend posts...


Friday, 25 May 2012

Something To Get You In the Mood For Summer...

Oh, how pretty this pictures all look - I can't wait for Summer to arrive on my doorstep! Have a nice weekend...


Thursday, 24 May 2012

How To: The Rope Twist Bun...

It's almost Summer which means you'll need lots of ways to keep your hair off your neck. Here's one! It's a classic bun, but braided and twisted - like a rope. It's simple, quick, easy and totally chic. Here's how its done...

  1. Tie your hair up in a ponytail (with a thick elastic! Not a thin one, you'll see later) If your hair is short-medium length, I recommend a ponytail at the middle of your head, if your hair is long you can have it high or low, your call.
  2. Split your ponytail into three sections, one should be thin, the next slightly thicker and the third really thick.
  3. Braid the first section...
  4. ...then the second and third and secure with clear elastics. (I lost all of mine so I had to use ordinary hairbands in the pictures, sorry guys!)
  5. Twist the first braid round the elastic in an anti-clockwise direction (it doesn't really matter which way you twist).
  6. Bobby pin it in place.
  7. Twist the second braid in the opposite direction (over the top of the other braid) and pin it in place.
  8. Then the final braid in the original direction and pin.
  9. Spritz some hairspray and voila!

Have you tried it yet? Let me know how you found it and if you like it, I'd love to hear what you think of it!


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Tuesday Ten: Bad Hair Day Fixers!

You've just got out out of bed, got dressed and then you saw your hair - which was frizzy, static, big and curly in some parts and straight in others . WHAT DO YOU DO? Use my bad hair day fixers, that's what :) I usually just do a boring o' ponytail which is just as bad really because it all flicks out then my baby hair comes through. I should really take my own advice. Here are 10 easy peasy lemon squeezy (and quick!) bad hair day fixers...

  1. Straighten/curl your hair 
  2. Doughnut bun a la stewardess style (if you don't own one, check out here to get similar effect) 
  3. Rope twist bun (come back later for a tutorial on how to do one, it's so easy!) 
  4. Blow dry it, with cool heat - salon style! 
  5. Pin the sides back (I use these clips) 
  6. Half-up half-down  
  7. An updo of your choice (I like this one, my hair is short-medium length)
  8. If your hair is frizzy, add some extra oil or shine spray and brush (wide tooth!)
  9. Add accessories - headbands, clips and pins but no more than two at a time
  10. If its raining, use a deep conditioning mask the night before, and then wrap into Princess Leia buns. When you  wake up, brush your hair then style as normal and then spritz with some hairspray can just simply wash your hair again! But of course, we don't always have that kind of time. I think I'll try the rope twist bun - its great for its raining or windy and for really all occasions. Plus it looks intricate when its not! A tutorial from me on that later.

What will you be trying? I hope you all had a nice day, it was boiling hot today here in London - I think Summer's on its way finally!


Monday, 21 May 2012

Currently In Love With:

I want just everything above, even though each item is over £30! Looking at everything, it all seems quite Autumnal, well colours from Autumn (like orange, browns, blacks) are kind-of like my comfort colours. They are easy to wear, match well with other things and Its not as if I have an amazing Summer anyway here in London. My favourite from above? Probably that trench. Just imagine it in your wardrobe. Ahh.
  1. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel red satin blouse
  2. Burberry London leather sleeved trench coat
  3. Chloe peach camisole
  4. Burberry Brit orange heavy knit sweater
  5. Topshop green shorts
  6. Free People ankle boots
  7. Topshop blue cross drop earrings
  8. Nasty Gal ombre oversized sunglasses
  9. Hoorsenbuhs by Robert Keith ring
What are you currently in love with? Remember come back tommorow for Tuesday Ten!


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Street Style: What To Wear With Peplums

Pictures courtesy of
 How are you wearing your peplums this season? Please share!


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tuesday Ten: Summer Swimsuit Favourites!

Now that we are all getting in tip top shape with Summer on our doorstep, it's time to start shopping for that perfect one-piece or bikini. But before you shop, check out my favourites below, hopefully, it will give you a good indication about what you really want. Once you've pinpointed the one that works for you, get shopping! Some of them are purse-friendly high street swimsuits, some are designer. Let's get to it!

  1. Topshop beach ball red bikini
  2. Yves Saint Laurent poppy print red bikini
  3. Topshop blue stripe frilly bikini
  4. H&M green frilly swimsuit
  5. H&M blue swimsuit
  6. Melissa Obadash red square-neck swimsuit
  7. Zara blue and white polkadot bikini
  8. Emilio Pucci printed bikini  
  9. Yves Saint Laurent high-waisted bandeau bikini
  10. Herve Leger halterneck bandage blue swimsuit 
What are your favourite swimsuits? Please share in the comments box below with a link, I'd love to know, and also let me know if you like any of my choices. Next's week's Tuesday Ten will be my favourite Summer beach cover-ups!


Sunday, 13 May 2012

Summer Trend #5: Chasing the Sun

This picture was actually taken on holiday in Florida, isn't it beautiful? Wish we had that here in rainy'old London! Anyway, the Sun has inspired many designers this season:  From Elie Saab and Jill Stuart to Peter Som, Nanette Lepore, Charlotte Ronson and Diane von Furstenburg - orange was the statement colour of the season too. While I love this bright punchy shade, I have to admit it is not the easiest color to pull off. Especially head-to-toe. So I've don it all for you, here they are:
shoes - Miu Miu, top and skirt - both Topshop, scarf - Yves Saint Laurent
Dress and shoes - both Topshop, jacket - Theory, earrings - Eddie Borgo

Bracelet - Oscar De La Renta, blouse - Vionnet, jeans - Topshop, earrings and shoes - both River Island