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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/

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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.

 

 


Memoirs of a Chalet Girl


I’ve decided to do something totally different in this post after watching the new film Chalet Girl.

Doing a season is something I’ve wanted to do since the very first time I went skiing about 6 years ago, so when I finished my A-levels I had already planned and saved to go to Courchevel and work in a hotel.

The gorgeous French Alps

So when everyone went to start their first year at uni. I hopped on a plane with a load of people I didn’t know, some who had done this before, others who were new to it. I was sitting on the plane, next to a girl who was absolutely smashed “been drinking in the airport for the last twelve hours” she told me. Christ, here we go.

There was another girl as well who was beside herself, distraught and hiccupping for breath as the plane took off. As overdramatic as I thought this was, this girl turned out to be one of my best friends on my season, and a fellow chalet girl.

So, my season. Yes it is as messy as everyone hears it is, yes you do have to work some savage hours (starting at 4am once a week), no not everyone sleeps around as much as people assume you do, but yes, there are the select few who do.

I came across everything on my season, from people having threesomes, walking in on people getting it on, people getting naked and crowd surfing, people skiing naked, people skiing down mountains drunk, in the dark (I’m sorry but I have to put my hands up to this one). A lot of this took place in the seasonal Valley Rally, which meant a lot of drinking, a lot of nakedness and a lot of gruesome tasks within a time limit.

The most lethal drink that ever touched our lips, which wasn’t a consumable version of petrol, was Mutzig.  ‘Mutzig- Forget Everything’ was the slogan, and what a poster advert the seasonaires were for it.

Mutzig!

There were nights such as Power Hour, where four-pint jugs of mutzig were only 8euros for two, that’s right two. If you could still stand by the end of your second jug then you were probably pouring your beer away in the toilet. It was lethal, but it was how every seasonaire let their hair down, the night before their day off.

Of course, every Power hour night meant serious repercussions. If you were silly/ drunk enough to shit on your own doorstep then you had to face the consequences, usually at 6am the next morning, still slightly drunk.

It was also these nights where those who came out with partners at home, became unfaithful. In all honesty, not one person who had a partner back home remained faithful; that is the vicious truth.

However there were the select few who couldn’t resist the romance of the Alps, and settled down into relationships, most of which are still together now, even back in ‘the real world’. This is where I blush and admit to being one of those people…

I met some of the most amazing people on my season, made some unlikely friends and awesome memories. It was one of the most upsetting moments in my life having to say goodbye the people who had become my best friends, and family. Everyone was going on to something different, summer seasons, university or some were putting their wild sides behind them to get a “real” job.

Getting home was incredibly exciting at first, but within a week of catching up with everyone who I’d missed for months I was ready to jump back on a plane to France.

I had so many stories to tell, people I wish everyone back home new about, yet they didn’t and they struggled to relate. However it means whenever I meet up with people from my season, and a year on I still see them, we can spend many nostalgic hours reminiscing over the ravaged antics of our season and the best moments of our lives.

We spent five months, skiing, drinking, laughing, working and never having to hear the sound of a police car or ambulance, we were almost shut off from reality with our lack of internet and television.

Yet being able to go for walks through the snow-capped trees, eat at some of the most gorgeous restaurants dotted around the mountains, go sledging through the trees or paraglide of the mountain in the sunshine, made my season perfect.

I didn’t care for the amount of weight I put on, or the lack of sleep I had. I quickly got over changing soiled sheets and cleaning toilets with a toothbrush. It was only a small price to pay for the best months of my life. If I could, I would drop everything in a second and do it all over again. Even for only £70 a week. Easy.

Any offers?

For other brilliant articles on chalet girls see:

Chalet girl: the life of a seasonaire

Chalet girl: the real story


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.


This Weeks Street Style


Street style: 8/3/2011

In every store, on every catwalk, on anyone who is up to date with fashion, camel, beige and nude colours are everywhere right now. Whether it be fur, corduroy or suede, the colour is hot and very, very in right now.

The great thing about camel coats are that they are timeless. They add a bit of glamour and sophistication to any outfit in a minimalistic manner.

The same goes for trousers. Different hues of camel and beige are being worn by everyone, and were not over looked at London Fashion Week.

 

Definitely cracking my denim jacket out this summer.