Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Trendin' Style Steals.

Maybe not a super recent trend but I've not seen anyone on the streets in one of these babies yet. I am in love with ASOS's version especially since it's only £48 (plus, student discount, woo!) and I really love that Erin Wasson has been photographed in one (as has Kendall Jenner). If you're not so sure on the style of the jumpsuit on the right, type 'denim jumpsuit' in the ASOS search engine and a million different options will pop up. 

 I will always back fishnets. I think they're fabulous. I wouldn't have been sure of the above ASOS pair however if I hadn't seen Blanco Miro's Celine/YSL/fishnet Instagram pic. She rocks them effortlessly. Wear with a mini skirt/ripped jeans/culottes.

Wondering how to wear these ZARA beauties? Look no further than the photo on the right. Feathered midi skirts, indigo flares, black skinnies, suede dress... anything!! Literally... anything. 

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Sale Picks - Highstreet and Designer

Sales - where do you start?? There are so many websites to cover and so little time. I'm constantly checking up on the usuals like Topshop, ZARA and ASOS and designer hubs like FarFetch, Matches and Avenue 32 for some serious bargains so I took the liberty of searching out a few of the best bargains I could find for you! NOTE : They are selling out fast so if you like 'em, don't wait around!

DESIGNER : I find Selfridges and Avenue32 winter sales are better than everywhere else but you must act fast!! Harvey Nics isn't bad either, especially if you go in store for your sale shopping. (I just got myself an amazing pair of Charlotte Olympia boots which I would have put below but they are completely gone!!) Below, all the pieces are in the sale at under £200 and some are stupidly good deals you actually won't believe it. I just spent about 2 hours hunting all these down and picking the ones with plenty sizes left (although that Charlotte Simone scarf is low in stock!). I hope you find something you like! 

Designer Sale Picks (all under £200)

(L to R, top to bottom)

Anya Hindmarch Clutch : £198 (down from £395)
Alexander Wang LBD : £186 (down from £620)
Toga Pulla boots : £145 (down from £290)
Charlotte Simone Candy Striped Cuff : £45 (down from £150)

Joshua Saunders orange hat : £51 (down from £170)
Shrimps 'Jerry' key chain : £35 (down from £70)
Stella McCartney leather belt : £84 (down from £280)

Alexa Chung for AG Jeans top : £48 (down from £120)
Alexa Chung for AG Jeans skirt : £70 (down from £175)

Moschino iPhone 5 case : £5 (down from £45)
Anna K Crystal Dress : £158 (down from £395)
Isabel Marant leopard booties : £158 (down from £395)
Stella McCartney flares : £178 (down from £255)

HIGHSTREET : Now here are some of my absolute favourites from this year's high street winter sales!! Again, I picked pieces that were still available in a range of sizes but I would act fast! Never say you'll 'wait a few days' to buy a sale item because, from personal experience, it will only end in disappointment.

SALE picks

The left column of this mood board is ZARA, middle two pics are American Apparel pieces, top right section is Topshop and bottom right corner is ASOS. 

ZARA (top to bottom) :

Combined Dress. £25.99.
High Heel Boots. £39.99.
Shiny Gold Booties. £39.99.
Paisley Blouse. £17.99.

American Apparel (top to bottom) :

Velvet Off The Shoulder Top. £22.
Juilliard Top in Grey. £16.

Topshop :

Faux Fur Hooded Coat by Kendall and Kylie. £65.
Biker Gloves. £7.
Super-Soft Glitter Tights. £3.

ASOS (right to left) :

Stone Cold Fox romper. : £153.
Snake Print Wedges. £17.50.
For Love and Lemons SKIVVIES velvet bra. £69.50.

Happy shopping! ;)




The American Apparel Julliard top : a favourite for a reason.. Just keep an eye on your boobs. 

A very faint glimpse at a super cheap body chain from ASOS that can make any outfit that little bit cooler.
I use MAC's 'Soft and Gentle' highlighter and I must admit it looks pretty damn good in this pic.
Top : American Apparel. Coat : Fluffy the Label. Flares : French Connection. Rings : The Great Frog (1 & 2).  Body Chain : ASOS. Necklace : Tiffany & Co. Shoes are Jeffrey Campbell taupe Lita's.. the only ones that were high enough to stop me tripping ;)

2016 will be the year of the flare for me. Wanna know a fun fact? I have worn a pair of flares every day in 2016 ( far ;) ). I brought in the New Year with a pair of pink sequin beauties courtesy of French Connection and spent the 1st in my favourite super flared ZARA Studio pair. I'm still in Shetland so New Years Eve was spent partying in a place called Nesting with the majority of my boyfriend's family and their friends and New Years Day involved a big meal with the family in Lerwick, the main town.

NYE, like Christmas, is usually laden with sequins and glitter lurex and layers of false eyelashes and so I felt no shame in going completely OTT in a 70’s pink pimp ensemble. Why not wear your huge pink fur coat with your pink sequin flares?? Also, they received heaps of compliments and are now half price in the sale (you're welcome). I hope you all enjoyed your New Years Eve, whether it was a quiet one or a messy one. 

NY -

Double buckle belts are great but super hard to find. I just pre-ordered B-Low the Belt's 'Bri Bri' model which is double buckle but not at all cheap. It will be worth it however as I wear this one all the time.

Yes I know this is a shockingly bad picture but it shows the neat fabric off well. Pretty much the same stuff your school trousers were made out of.

Top : American Apparel. Flares : ZARA Studio (no longer available :( but they have great regular black flares too). Belt : ASOS (similar here). Jewellery : same as before.

I took all but one of the above photos myself so I apologise for the quality. Does anyone else ever decide in the New Year that they’re going to be well dressed(/poised/mannered) every day of the year? I do. And it never happens. I’m even sitting in a pair of salt n pepper jersey flares and a stupidly large t-shirt looking like I desperately need a shower. Oh well.. 

Have a great 2016!