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My Fashion Mecca


I can’t walk past H&M recently without going inside, they have some lovely, simple summer bits which I am craving to buy! There is currently a mid-season sale on too, which adds fuel to the fire. I have all my holiday shopping to do soon and H&M is my first target (then probably Topshop much to the detriment of my bank card).

Anyway, here are a few of my favourite bits from online H&M (Don’t you find what they have in stores is always different to what is online?! CRAZY.)

I love this pink dress, one of my friends owns it and I’m very jealous I didn’t get in there first. It is so simple to wear, throw on a necklace and some pumps and you’re sorted. The flower detail makes the dress so minimal effort is involved when glamming it up! It’s also only £15 which upsets me further that is does not belong to me!!

This bright, bold red is very in right now, can be dressed up as easily as the first dress so very suitable for nights out, or just casually worn during the day. Block colours are a huge favourite this season, and H&M have got it spot on with this dress.

This floral number is perfect for summer, pair it with a denim jacket or a cardigan. You could add a waistbelt or just a neckalce. Simple! It’s also a very affordable price of just £7.99

I’ve decided, as I can’t have the dress in the first picture, I’m going to have to have this bolero, which would go very well with the floral dress above. Sneaky…

Yum.

 

I’ve fancied a black playsuit for a while now, and the slouch detail to this one is gorgeous and it’s an affordable price of £19.99

This big clutch bag is a season must-have. That’s all. Oh no wait, it’s also only £7.99

That’s it for my favourite finds. Time to shop,

 

Go Go Go!

Please let me know if you’ve found any brilliant bargains or perfect summer items (I don’t want to be left out). What do you think of the items on my wish list?!

 

All pictures courtesy of: http://www.hm.com/gb/

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21st Century Girl


Image courtesy of www.checkswag.com

Willow Smith

So this is what a 21st century girl is, according to 10 year old Willow Smith. The young singer has had heads whipping to and fro, and not for her record selling number one single, but more because of her bold and vivacious fashion sense, and ever changing hairstyles!

Willow has started to mix up her naturally boyish style with her outfits ranging from shell suits to 8in Louis Vuitton platforms and Versace sunglasses. It’s not only her courageous outfits that are causing a buzz, her ever-changing hairstyles come and go quicker than the seasons, I’m surprised she still has any ideas left.

From Mohawk to neon braids, she’s had white, orange yellow and a whole variety of different colours in her hair, along with previously shaving it, braiding it and plaiting it. It’s tiring work just trying to keep up!

Photo courtesy of Eroteme

Coloured Hair

I’d like to say she’s building her way up in the world, but she’s already there. No need for her to social climb when you’re part of the Smiths, it just a step, no a shuffle in the right direction and you’re sorted.

Willow and mother, Jada both sat front row at Dolce and Gabbana and Armani at Milan’s fashion week, with the likes of Kylie Minogue and Naomi Campbell.

Not only that but she’s living every teenage girls dream by supporting Justin Bieber on tour. Bet she’s feeling smug.

What’s your opinion on this independent girl? The next Rhianna? Fashion icon?


London Street Style


It’s been a busy day, had to take a quick (it actually took ages, there was nothing quick about it) trip to our country’s capital.

It was the perfect opportunity to grab some street snaps of (some of) the fashionable people of London. However, as my day was so busy I kept forgetting, so only managed to snap a few girls in the bustle of my busy day.

I also got to go to Dolce and Gabbana’s Dress Me Up London event, but only for about half an hour because I had to get my train so alas I didn’t get to see the end result. I did however get to see the biggest names in the blogging industry start dressing up manikins whilst drinking champagne. Ugh, jealous.

Anyway, on with the show:

Love this top!

Sucks that I didn’t have a DSLR for these pictures, you can’t see the fringe detail on the top. Great outfit though, love the shoes.

Huge fan of these colours at the moment.

Lace shoes!! Really like this outfit, and her hair.

This whole outfit works really well.

Love the jacket with fur detail. Also, really jealous of her hair…

Adore these shorts. Seriously in love with them.

 

So what’s your opinion on these outfits? Do you think London is Englands fashion capital? Or have I got it all completely wrong?


Smoking…


Is it cool to smoke again?

With the government fighting to discourage the younger population, and reduce the number of people smoking altogether, the fashion world is doing exactly the opposite.

Throwing celebrities such as Lady Gaga and previous runway model Kate Moss on the catwalk with fag in tow, to pay homage to such a controversial topic has had columnists in tangles over whether it is completely outrageous (see Jan Moir ), or fashionable.

Personally that eye-watering, breath hindering smell of cigarettes is not one I’m going to be substituting my Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume for any time soon.

The fact that when Kate Moss did it, the press went mad, she’s a ‘bad role model’, she should know its ‘bad for your skin’, its like they had just caught her doing a line of coke all over again, yet when Lady Gaga does it, everyone looks away- if it’s not made of meat they’re not interested in her poor attention seeking attempts.

 

Kate Moss Smoking

Lady Gaga smoking

Even designer Kurt Geiger has started ‘Le Smoking’ trend, with the ‘cigarette heel’ in smokey hues. Now I’m all for this kind of smokin’ hot style, especially when it comes to shoes (that I more than likely can’t walk in) I’m all over it like a rash. Particularly sky scraper (Carvela)  heels which ooze pizzazz:

 

Le Smoking heels


High Street Buys


With London Fashion Week having just come to an end, a key feature on the catwalks for this season have been sky-high wedges.

Now personally, I’m not a big fan however, when browsing I could help but gush at some of these beauties:

1. These beautiful suede espadrille wedges from Giuseppe Zanotti are my absolute favourites! It jsut really pains me that they are £469

2. Who other than Kurt Geiger could produce some bright orange, suede wedges and still make me love them (despite the fact they would clash horribly with my ginger hair). for £190 you can get them in purple, black and tan too.

3. The metallic violet espadrille wedge, for £239 by House of Harlow 1960 were also an eye catcher because of the gorgeous nude scale-effect leather.

4. These Trish linen wedge peep-toe heels (£255) have to be my second favourites to the Zanotti pair, the minimalistic, grey suede has me pairing them with outfits in my mind. You could shove them (maybe not shove but rather put on with great care) with any outfit to add a little extra class.

Now, it’s probably just me, but I’m not very fond of the espadrille style wedge, which seem to be gracing the shelves of all our highstreet stores at them moment, but I selected a few that if I had to choose the espadrille style wedge, one of these would probably be it:

High street wedges

1. The black shelly espadrille wedge, for £35 can be foudn at http://www.awear.com

2. I’m afraid these are my least favourite of them all, however, they are the Castaner knot, mid covered espadrille wedges which for £96 (really?!) can be found at http://www.my-wardrobe.com

3. These aren’t so bad, leather Netti espadrille wedges from River Island for £64.99

4. Barry bargain, reduced from £95 down to £66.50, these leather peep toe wedges are from French Connection.

 

For me, summer is all about wearing flip flops and pumps, so I’ve already seen one of each that I fully intend to buy.

These delicious, bright coloured jelly sandals by Carvela, from Kurt Geiger.

 

These cream crochet ballet pumps from Topshop.

 

‘Cause that’s what student loans are for… right?


Student Awareness


Emma Watson, famous for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter franchise, is renowned for being an environmentally friendly student, and just as brainy off screen as she is on screen.

Having worked with People Tree over the last year trying to push ethical fashion into the lime light, Watson also took a trip to Bangladesh to fully immerse herself in the project and see exactly what goes on behind the scenes of the production line.

“It was an incredible and life-changing experience. I wish everyone had the chance to see the difference Fairtrade makes”.

Emma’s latest eco-friendly project is working alongside designer Alberta Feretti, using only environmentally friendly materials.

Watson and Ferretti

The intentions are all very good, and it is all for a good cause, however if any of you can afford to fork out between £300- £1,100 for a skirt, pair of shorts, or a dress then I envy you.

I forget that, despite her being a student, she does have a few bob in the bank, along with a lovely six figure Lancome deal on the way. Sigh.


Off the High Street


It’s still pretty cold, especially for the southerners up north, however with a glimpse of summer poking out from behind the clouds, the shops are chucking the coats onto that sale rails and cracking out the summer gear. Bliss.

ith summer comes effortless fashion, minimal style and effort, sun-kissed tans (or in my case burns and peeling skin, yum.) and festivals!

So with two holidays booked (yay!) I can’t steer clear of the shops, and all the tempting summer wear is drawing me in. Luckily so far it’s all been window shopping, but it’s just a matter of time and I’ll be buying some of these delicious pieces:

Topshop shorts

  

Yum.

After seeing Jennifer Aniston’s latest film, Just Go With It (which I must admit had me cackling throughout like a banshee), I couldn’t get over the gorgeous crochet style dress she was wearing on holiday. So after ages of scouring the web for this dress I eventually found it…. all the way out there, out of reach and out of my price range, but never out of mind. Bad times.

Just Go With It

 

This GORGEOUS dress by Anna Kosturova (will kost-u-ova £200) is what I am trying to find a similar style to all over the web.

Not to make it sound like I am obsessed with Topshop, but I found a crochet style dress on their online website that I am willing to settle for, and at a lovely, affordable price:

I have come to accept that at some point between now and my holiday, I will give in and probably max my student loan on summer wear…I can’t help but be tempted by Kurt Geiger‘s latest summer heels either. Slippery, slippery slope…