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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/


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?


Dolce and Gabbana Acquitted


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Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

Italy’s top designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are no longer being tried for dodging up to $ 1bn (£880m) in tax.

Judge Simone Huerti from Milan cleared the two designers of all accusations of tax evasion on lack of evidence earlier this week at the preliminary hearing.

All senior members of the company were accused of avoiding paying taxes, however all denied the charges since the case went under investigation three years ago.

The accusations came to face after Dolce and Gabbana sold two of their brands Dolce and Gabbana and D&G to a Luxembourg based company called Gado in 2004 and 2005. It was believed that by giving Gado control over these two brands they could avoid paying Italian taxes and could have faced up to a three year sentence.

Dolce and Gabbana have stores in over 33 countries and a huge celebrity clientele such as Madonna, Naomi Campbell and Kylie Minogue.  Stefano Gabbana took to Twitter after being acquitted to thank people for their support:

‘Thanks to all for the great support!!!! Love :-)))) Stefano’

 

So, What do you all think?


ASOS Sale


I’ve just spent the last hour browsing the ASOS sale, their site has got SO big that I end up having about twenty different pages open at once in attempt to not lose my place and not forget what items had caught my eye.

So anyway, here are the few bits I quite fancy:

Yumi Lace Bib Dress

Summer fever, this dress is perfectly romantic and bang on trend this season, pair it with pumps for an easy daytime look or throw on some heels for the night-time.

Vila Vintage Slim Jeans

Every girl needs a good pair of jeans, these slim jeans aren’t skin-tight skinny jeans, but comfortable so you can pair them with both pumps and heels to add a little glamour.

Selected Femme Jersey Dress

I’m a sucker for coral and peach coloured tops, this casual top can easily be thrown over jeans, shorts or leggings.

Amplified Rolling Stones Terrifying Slash Neck Top

My cupboards are full of easy-wear, throw on tops and jumpers for around the house, or simply for when I can’t be bothered to make much effort (this happens more often than not).

Fabris Lane Sophia Round Sunglasses

Finally, I spotted these lovely sunglasses by Fabris Lane which have been hugely reduced. There is no excuse really.

Can you find anything better? Spot anything I’ve missed? Get shopping and let me know!

All pictures courtesy of  http://www.asos.com/


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?


Wish List…


 

Picture courtesy of www.nudejewellery.co.uk

Black Amore bangle from Nude

1. I really want this gorgeous, intricately detailed bangle from Nude. The different colours of the semi-precious stones makes this bangle suitable for almost any outfit. Someone please buy this for me….

Picture courtesy of www.murujewellery.com

Muru London Monaco ring

2. This stainless steel, hammered, turquoise ring from Muru London! I love Muru London and all their cute charms and pendants, so naturally I couldn’t resist their latest Monaco collection.

 

 

Picture courtesy of www.sonyarenee.com

Piece Of My Heart by Sonya Renee

3. Stumbled upon this cute bracelet on Kabiri when I was browsing earlier today. I love simple, understated jewellery I can wear everyday and never get sick of, and with this Piece Of My Heart bracelet you can disguise it underneath other bracelets.

 

 


Street Style


Chinos, chinos, chinos! Is usually the chants heard along London Road in Sheffield at ridiculous O’clock in the morning. This time however, I am not referring to the students favourite kebab shop.

I’ve decided to take to the streets in pursuit of fashionable male students. It’s a lot harder than it sounds with most boys wandering around in hooded jumpers and tracksuit bottoms.

However more and more men are yielding to the increasingly popular, easy to wear, chino trend. With most of them going for the casual stone washed colour, I am starting to prefer the darker hues such as navy, or khaki, or if you’re feeling brave enough then the red/ rust colour works too.

Whether they’re rolled up, cropped or full-length, they are easy fashion and perfect for summer. Not too hot, not over the top, pair it with a plain T-shirt and plimsolls and you’ve nailed it effortlessly.

So I took to the student-filled streets of Sheffield to find a few guys who were already out and about in the latest fashion.

I’m not too keen on the drop crotch trend and think chinos are much better suited to a pair of plimsolls or casual shoes or even smart shoes rather than tucked into a pair of boots. Low crotch and boots do nothing but make your legs look really short.

If you want to look smart then buy the smarter style chinos, but the casual, slightly more baggy style that’s filling our stores this season, give off a very strong ‘less is more’ message. Even the manikins are keeping it simple.

Isn’t that the perfect thing about summer? Hassle free, minimal outfits. No need to layer up to keep warm, just chuck on the simple stuff and away you go. Sorted.

For affordable chinos check out:

Topman:

River Island

H&M

 

What are your thoughts on the latest chino trend among boys?