Wednesday, 22 May 2013
I mentioned the brand Milly the other day, and just wanted to share with you yet another designer label that I love but can't afford, (yet). In a nutshell, the Markus Lupfer brand is super cool! Through use of innovative prints, "humorously subversive knitwear" and graphic embellishments, Lupfer's designs are feminine and fun with a funky, boyish twist.
I love the flattering silhouettes of the dresses and the matching pieces, like the top, hoody and dress in the same print, are so stylish! I've recently started checking The Outnet for discount designer pieces, so hopefully I'll snap up a bargain soon. I really should stop myself from searching the web for beautiful, designer clothing now or I'll be dreaming about Red Valentino and Stella McCartney dresses all night!
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
When I was 16-years-old my eyesight started to deteriorate and I've spent pretty much everyday since hiding behind rather large spectacles. My glasses have become a security blanket, as well as my statement look of course, which allow me to fake confidence and hide my tired eyes from the judgmental stares of strangers. I really do feel naked without them.
I have thought about laser eye surgery in the past, I love my glasses but let's face it, it's a nuisance needing to wear something bulky on your face all of the time. I find it particularly annoying during summer when I wish I could just pop on a pair of sunglasses, or when I want to lie down and watch a film but can't without plastic frames digging into the side of my head.... there are many reasons why laser treatment would be beneficial, but despite these I just don't feel ready to let go of my favourite fashion accessory yet. Maybe one day!
JEWEL PRINT TEE: DAHLIA
FLUFFY SKIRT: TOPSHOP
ANKLE SOCKS: TOPSHOP
BUCKLE SHOES: KURT GEIGER
Monday, 20 May 2013
Okay, so let's first all just take a moment to appreciate how long my hair is getting; I can now tie it up in a high bun! I'm actually getting it cut next week because where it's grown out from a pixie chop it's all different lengths and I want it evened out. What should I do with my fringe - keep it full or grow it out for the summer?
Last week I was sent a pair of these fun unicorn shorts by Lashes of London. At first I was a little stumped as to what I should wear them with, as they're quite light in comparison to the darker shades of my wardrobe, but I think they look pretty cool thrown in with this slightly sporty mix!? I love the flashes of acid adding to the sports luxe feel!
Speaking of sports, I've got trainers on the brain again! I haven't worn these glittery Carvela Kurt Geiger running shoes half as much as I thought I would, I think this is due to the fact that I really want a pair of Nikes! It used to be such a struggle to find stylish ladies trainers but since the sporty, street look has become fashionable, there's too much choice! Nike have some gorgeous, feminine designs and I love their collaboration with Liberty. I may have to take the plunge soon and buy a pair! (I was also contemplating getting some Converse shoes for slouchy, day wear with jeans, but they still remind me of my fourteen-year-old self, it's too soon!)
GREY SWEATER: TOPSHOP
TRAINERS: KURT GEIGER
I'm not going to pretend that I know a lot about beauty products, cos I really don't, but a nail polish brand called Jacava was recently brought to my attention. Not only do they have a beautiful selection of luxurious shades to choose from, but their products don't contain any animal ingredients, nor do they test on animals; you can find out more about their brand ethics on their website.
I tried out "Candy Floss" and absolutely love it! The polish went on really easily, dried quickly, and I recieved lots of compliments from friends on the colour, I would definitely recommend it at just £14.50!
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Over the past few weeks I've slowly but surely been clearing out my wardrobe, I tend to do this every time we have a change in season, I hate hoarding. I'm trying to edit it down so that it's filled only with garments that I love - it's tricky enough having to pick outfits each morning without rummaging through loads of crap I don't even wear first. I've also been trying to prepare for spring, bringing the lighter bits to the front and pushing the heavier knitwear and black skinnies to the back awaiting Autumn.
Whilst undergoing this tedious exercise I came to the realisation that not only am I lacking items suitable for summer, but I don't "love" many of my clothes either - I want a wardrobe filled with beautiful things that make me feel fabulous! In an ideal world where I had no limitations, I would most certainly be wearing 'Milly', I wish I could dress like this everyday.
The contrast between the boyish sweatshirts and the more feminine skirts creates such a cool, effortless look. For me, this AW13 collection is the epitome of style! I'm currently on the lookout for similar statement pieces to update my wardrobe, so please let me know if you come across anything, and if you wanted to check out Milly's current spring summer range then you can find a great selection on Jules B; I particularly like this white peplum dress.
IMAGERY TAKEN FROM STYLE.COM
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Just a quick post to show you what I wore to work today! Yesterday I received this gorgeous cloud print skater dress in the post, sent by one of my all time favourite online shops, MeeMee. It's a little too tight up the top for my liking, I seem to be going through a phase of wearing lots of baggy clothes, but the print is absolutely gorgeous and at just £17.00 it's an absolute steal! Be sure to check out their sale to, I'm about to have a quick scan myself... naughty.
GREY SWEATSHIRT: TOPSHOP
BLACK GLITTER BROGUES: TOPSHOP
GLASSES: SWAG & STARE