Monday, 5 August 2013

Pink Colour Trend AW13

The new season is awash with a sea of pink. The colour was pretty prominent in the London shows back in February with the likes of Mulberry, Moschino Cheap&Chic and Simone Rocha catching my eye with a scrummy mixture of powdery and sour shades. All of which  compelled me to confront my fears and embrace pink, subsequently starting a hot affair that I just can't get enough of. 
Pink is a daunting choice at first, but by taking inspiration from the androgynous trends lurking around it doesn't seem oh so scary after all. For example, bright pink pieces fit right in with the 90s grunge attack whilst dusky tones put a feminine spin on the Mod street mood. Of course, the colour focus still hails pure femininity with sweet sherbet and candies nodding to the suburban 50s.

Topshop Unique AW13
If you do want to try out a bit of pink as the new AW13 season approaches head to wonderful Toppers for some great picks. After clearly taking inspiration from their high fashion sister Topshop Unique,  I feel the British highstreet saviours have served up a beautiful array of choice.
Clockwise from top right; crop cami £15 knitted crotchet top £28 round sunnies £16 fluffy tee £24 earrings £8.50 slip dress £38 block shell top £30 pleated skirt £35 satchel £28 ruffle shell top £34
The fluffy tee has to be my ultimate buy of the season though, as not only does it look insanely comfortable but it also ticks off the texture craze flooding the fashion world at the moment. Gorgeous. 
Which of the ten picks is your favourite? Are you a converted pink lady?



Friday, 5 July 2013

Old Summer

Now I'm home for the Summer many of my evenings are spent down by the river basking in the sun and getting all nostalgic about the yesteryears. Here I'm wearing one of those very generic H&M Summer dresses; super light, super cute, super cheap. I have a fair few of these hanging about, ready for those days where you just want to throw something on without thinking too much about the outfit. Perfect for hot, sunny days lounging about in a park. 
dress H&M coat charity shop shoes New Look garland old watch bootfair thrift sunglasses Erica Raybans
The old floral garland really got me in the mood for the festivals I'm hitting up this Summer; it really does just make any outfit festival ready. This one is really old, but I'm hoping to spruce it up with a trip to the haberdashery however if you are on the look out for some sweet head wear definitely check out Topshop's variety.


Saturday, 15 June 2013

90s Child

 For my birthday my mum hunted down some Levi's for me so that I could cut them down for Summer, but after trying on her wonderful bargain find of only £5 I kinda didn't want to cut them up any more. They are pretty darn cute for this season's 90s vibes and will look freat with a pair of heels as well as a pair of white plimsolls for chilly Summer strolls.
jumper charity shop tshirt New Look jeans Levis via charity shop boots New Look belt boyfriend's bracelet Forever21 watch Casio via Urban Outfitters nailvarnish Barry M
ALL of my family are such bargain hunters and this Plimoth vintage jumper was a find of my sisters, but of course I've temporarily stolen it as it's a great addition to my handbag for the last minute layering we've been experiencing with the British weather. 
This outfit needed some jazzing up so I added the fluoro accents, the Barry M nail varnish really packs a punch. I'm so sorry that I can't remember the exact colour, but it looks like a dirty limey colour in the bottle but over a layer of white nail varnish looks amazing!

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Friday, 7 June 2013

Let's Play Catch Up #3

It is about time I caught you up with a few snaps from the last month or so, from scoffing my faces with delicious food to celebrating with friends, this post is very photo heavy. You have been warned.
really scrummy summer breakfasts / fab lollies are second best to twisters
  berry pop tarts on my fav plate / couldn't resist this Kate Moss Vogue cover
  childhood tea time nostalgia / tulips cheering up the living room
 night out to celebrate first year / pb + oreo = best recommendation ever 
 
 very floral girls night / overdue cup of tea at Nan's
 going a bit crazy in Topshop Oxford Circus / seeing my 21st in with style
 
 Topshop photo booth fun / the cutest plate I ever did see from H&M home
my first ever Topshop lipstick in Macaroon / birthday celebrations
being showered with presents / public display of affection 
  randoms birthday cake / writing some pieces for myfashionshop
so many chocolate goodies / snazzy new shower cap  
Marc Jacobs perfume smells amazing / vintage silver ring from my parents
perfect bath situation / very own shiny new website for portfolio work
packing up and moving out for the Summer / the macaroons at LauderĂ©e are delicious  
 new tiger tee from H&M roar / classic 99er as Summer's finally here
queuing to watch Russell Howard record Good News / thrown together desserts

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