Thursday, 18 September 2014

August/September 2014 Fashion Haul


ASOS

Watch - £22
Silver Leaf Ring - £14
Choker - £3
Mesh skirt - £17
Cardigan - £14
Sunglasses - £6.50

Primark 

Bag - £10

New Look

Scarf – £14.99
Jeans - £22.99

H&M

Crop Top - £6.99
Grey top - £12.99
Paris top - £12.99
Wool hat - £14.99

Dorothy Perkins

Culottes - £28

Footasylum

Nike Air Force 1 - £46.99

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Blossoming Autumn


HAT - H&M / TOP - H&M (similar here) / TROUSERS - H&M / SHOES - RIVER ISLAND (similar here) / WATCH - ASOS

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Weekday Wishlist

   Yesterday I was unwillingly stuck in central London for a few hours and, naughtily, I decided that I'd just have a look around the shops to get some ideas for my A/W wardrobe. I decided that, as I'd worn way too much black during the Summer months (and now my winter paleness cannot cope with that amount of severity) I'd pick out some clothes that emanated the gorgeous Autumn colours that I'm seeing everywhere.

   Lo and behold, I ended up buying three items of clothing, all of which were black.

   So even when I'm consciously making an effort to buy colourful clothes, my subconscious is obviously telling me that I could never EVER look good in that beautiful mustard jumper, or that smart pair of cobalt trousers.

   With that realisation, I've concluded that, the next time I go shopping, I shall buy items that still retain an element of black, but that also feature a little pop of colour - like the items below, for example...

1. Floral Scuba Midi Skirt by Dorothy Perkins - £25
2. Teardrop Stone Choker by Topshop - £8.50
3. Printed T-shirt by Mango - £27.99
4. Tatiana2 Heels by Nine West at Kurt Geiger - £69
5. Paisly Longline Kimono by River Island - £45
6. Embroidered T-shirt by Stradivarius - £17.99
7. Longsleeve Knitted Pullover by Vero Moda - £27.84
8. Lace Hem Midi Skirt by Topshop Unique at Net-a-Porter - £155
9. Timble Weave Bag by Clarks - £89.99

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Moda In Pelle Debuts at LFW


   Opening day at London Fashion Week saw high street retailer, Moda In Pelle, collaborate with cutting-edge London design house, PPQ, with a capsule collection featuring high-shine boots, courts and sandals in stunning white monochrome.

   Although, from a design perspective, Moda In Pelle haven't been my 'go to' brand for party heels, a turn towards a more futuristic, edgy look has really caught my eye. I think a collab with an innovative brand such as PPQ has kicked their design process up a notch; Amy Molyneaux, designer at PPQ, stated, "The collection we are showing at LFW is a clean and beautiful version of the PPQ girl with fresh shades, high shine and lots of reflection throughout. Accessories are futuristic and modern and the Moda in Pelle collection finishes off the designs perfectly", hinting at the fact that we should keep an eye out for new designs from the high street footwear brand.

    The mingling of faux snakeskin, holographic fabric and full-on embellishment in the aptly titled 'Space Safari' show, has made this capsule collection one which I would definitely consider purchasing myself. The shoes will be part of Moda In Pelle's SS15 collection, available from next week.

Photographs by Ben Pruchníe

Friday, 12 September 2014

You're Shining Like a 5th Avenue Diamond



TOP - BURTON / SUNGLASSES - DOROTHY PERKINS / BRACELET - NOWSEEN* / JEANS - PULL & BEAR / SHOES - RIVER ISLAND (similar here)

* Items were gifted

Meeting a Boa Constrictor


   Shopping in my local town centre, I cam across a group of people marveling at what appeared to be two people holding large snakes. At a closer look, the couple worked at a newly opened reptile specialist, and they were promoting their new business with the help of two rather nonchalant looking boa constrictors.

   I'd never held a snake before, but these seemed perfectly happy to be handled, so after snapping a few photos of these stunning creatures, I decided to tick a box off my bucket list and hold one myself. 

   It was such an amazing experience! The boa was quite heavy, and kept slipping off my shoulders, but it appeared quite content with the fact that I was holding it. Its skin felt like bumpy leather, but it was a beautiful brown-gold shade with a gorgeous pattern!

   If you're thinking about keeping a boa constrictor as a pet, there are many things you'll need to consider about their maintenance - as they are an exotic animal! Find out more info on The Urban Python or ask at a specialist reptile shop.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

6 Ways to Wear Leather Joggers

Jenelle Witty - Basket Ball

1. Juliett from Maffashion glams up casj by wearing her leather joggers with pointed metallic flats, a mesh vest and a shoulder bag.

2. Jenelle from Inspiring Wit works sports luxe by rolling up the hems on her joggers, and teaming the look with a pair of white Converse trainers, a sports jersey and a versatile bucket bag.

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3. Vanessa from The Vogue Word unites the long lost siblings of leather and denim, by pairing her jogger with a cool denim jacket, alongside accents on pure white.

4. Lucita from Lucitisima radiates Parisian chic as she classes up her leather joggers with a Breton tee, a black boater and Birkenstocks.

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5. Lola from Te Cuento Mis Trucos  shows us how Winterwear is done by cosying up her joggers with texture and tartan - extra points for the patent heels to match!

6. Rebecca from Chic does laid-back style with a thick-striped blazer, a trusty white tee and black accessories.