Sunday, 29 August 2010

My New Season must-haves are...!!!

This is where you finish the sentence with two or three of your Autumn/ Winter staple items.

My New Season Must-haves are... a quirky duffle coat with toggles. (Both from Dorothy Perkins)


A chunky knit (neutral/ camel coloured) cardigan or jumper. (Middle cardi -Top Shop, Outer two - Dorothy Perkins)


A leather satchel bag. Brown, Navy or Ruby red preferably. (All from Topshop) 

These are Three of my New Season Must-Haves.

Let me know what yours are and what you think of mine?!

Thanks for reading :) 

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Your Autumn/Winter wardrobe.

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I am so excited for Autumn. I love summer, I do, but the thought of going into the next season and wearing different colours and styles makes me quite excited. The expense of it doesn't as much but I try to forget about that part. I have already started buying into my Autumn wardrobe (the days are drawing closer!!). Yesterday I purchased a deep ribena purple creased dress, the colour is so Autumnal as is the material and now, I am dying to wear it. I also bought some brogues. A beautiful beige suede. September is looking up.

The trends that are in this coming Autumn are easy enough to wear and follow. Even though, yes, I do try to keep up with current fashion, I believe that you should also wear what you feel comfortable in. If they say one season ditch your cream for white then I will still wear my cream as well as white, why? Because I love it.

5 simple style trends

Trend 1

Buttons are out. D & G to Vivienne Westwood are using alternate methods to fastening cardigans and coats. Safety pins, badges and medals(?!) have all been used. An easy trend.

Trend 2

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Back combed and big hair are in for A/W this year. Its an easy look to style and a harder look to wash out. From Chanel to Mulberry models have all been seen wearing frizzy, big hair down the catwalk.

Trend 3

We've seen the tangerine trend this summer. And thank god its lasting throughout A/W. Asos described it as adding a 'ZING' to your style, so whether its a tangerine bag, nail polish or pair of shoes - give it a go.

Trend 4

One word. Tassel's. Add it to your outfit, bag or shoes. Simple.

Trend 5

Cinch in your chunky knits with a skinny belt. This instantly shows of your shape and adds texture to your outfit.

Next seasons colours

1. Caramel, mushroom, beige and mink. Mix up the textures in any of these colours

2. A burst of berries. Lilac, blackcurrant, blueberry, plum and raspberry. Bright, fun and wearable. Gives our Autumn wardrobe a juicy touch.

3. Dark hues. Charcoal, platinum, navy, and black. Once again mix up the textures and cuts of these colours for instant style.

Autumn Make up

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Lips should be Berry, Cherry soda, 80's and full.
Eyes should shout Strong, powerful, full of attitude, smokey and smudged.
Keep it simple with pink, playfully youthful cheeks and nutty/grey eyes.
Get frosty, give the ice cold, glistening snow queen effect. Keep it magical. Silver, grey, even pale blues (and I mean pale).
Keep brows natural. Shaped but not over kept.
Keep all the looks well textured and but not mixed. Can I state that im not suggesting all of these at once, heavy eyes, lips and cheeks is a bad combo unless your going for a clown-inspired look?


Lace meets tailored. Wear your lace top with tailored trousers, or a lace dress with a military styled jacket.

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Leather. Go big collared, fur lined, brown/ black leather jackets, trousers, shoes, bags and even dresses. If it's leather it's in.

Wear your coat as a cape. If its cold, wear a jumper or cardi underneath for warmth and drape your coat over your shoulders.

The Maxi is still in. Thank goodness. Just opt for more Autumnal colours and we're set.

Grunge glamour. We've seen grunge before. But this season is less dark (which is odd) and more delicate natural tones (which is great). Slouchy cream jumpers, camel coloured skinnies, beige over sized knitted cardigans and earthy coloured coats.

Let me know what you think of the A/W trends? Or have you got more to add to my post?

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

My Vintage Finds!!!

This is a post about vintage items :) One of those things that like most in fashion you will LOVE or HATE. I hope if you are a hater then my take on it can turn you to the dark side, so please read on and let me know what you think.

I'm sitting here casually listening to MGMT (currently a favourite band) and suddenly I start thinking about vintage clothes. I love vintage. I don't wear it too much because I rarely find things I like enough to spend my money on. I always hear that somebody has found their amazing dress/bag/coat/hat/shoes in a charity shop or in reclaimed vintage. So off I go to my local charity shops and more often than not I come away disappointed. A few months back however I was flicking through my Vogue when I read that Eastbourne (a local town of mine) was one of the best places to find vintage. The next I caught the bus into Eastbourne with a friend and (shockingly) found so many amazing things. My favourite item was a 1940's War style tea dress. It is navy with white, grey and red flowers on. It cinches in at the waist and had (yes had) long puffball sleeves. I wore it like that a few times but then decided to customise it. It is still in this process
but I have included in this post anyway. When it is finished I will
re-post it to show you what I have done to it. This is it to the right.


The next item I found was a pair of indie boots. I had been looking for brown ones everywhere and unfortunately these were black (off black) but also only £3 in comparison with £40 at Topshop. They are comfy, cool looking and practical - what more could you ask for in a shoe?

I then also found an amazingly cool red and black dog tooth jacket. It sadly, didn't come out as beautiful in my photos as it looks in really life. Looks a bit frumpy and orange-like. Oh well. It has cute little gold and black vintage buttons, is a lovely material and makes me feel slightly like Emily Gilmore from The Gilmore Girls but all in all - I love it. It cost me £4!! And I thank the stylish granny who decided it wasn't for her anymore.

These are my vintage items. I am planning to do a feature on my latest reclaimed vintage maybe every month of two? I can't imagine me finding stuff worth buying too often! So get out on the street. Look in your charity shops because you might find something stunning or even designer (it has been known). No harm in looking and if it's not for you then that's fine but give it a try.

So, Please let me know what you think of this post and my items above. If you hate them, let me know! If you love them then I would love to hear why. 

Thursday, 12 August 2010


I don't know if you know about ASOS.COM?? If you do, then I'm sure you will share my passion/obssesion with it and if you don't then prepare to be blown away!! It is a quirky online shop that provides and show cases current fashion. The prices vary but the quality is worth every penny. The best thing about it, is that it caters to everybody. Not only does it do the normal 8-16 sizes, but has recently brought in a plus-size range, maternity and petite, menswear, kids and reclaimed vinatge!

The accessories and the shoes are amazing. But the I love the fact that it does outlets of designer fashion. Although these items are way too expensive for me at the moment, I love looking through them and thinking about what I will buy one day. It also delievers internationally and the prices are reasonable. I spend the majorty of my internet time surfing ASOS.COM and love the Curvy Range! I have brought a black and gold, gladiator style maxi for £55, a brown hand bag £35 and a chanel style white quilted bag £15.

My favourite item I have found so far is this Lace trilby hat for £18.00

They also do a brilliant FREE magazine. Sign up and enjoy!!

Whether you are a lover, a hater or newbe - please let me know what you think of this website, anything I have said in my post and if you think ASOS should start using me to promote their website lol (this isn't me officially trying to promote them, I just love them...).