Jul 24 2014

My Style: Festival-Inspired Floral Love Affair

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What is your go-to festival look?

Mine would probably be skinny jeans/denim shorts, a vintage rock tee, a bold floral kimono, some wellies and a few statement pieces of jewellery that I would probably have picked up from Primark. For this season, with the weather being a little warmer, I thought I would channel my girlie side and opt for a fun and flirty dress, pops of colour, of course sensible but cool footwear, and a statement headpiece, well it wouldn’t be a festival without wearing something silly now would it.

What I love about this look, other than how happy this tropical print shirtdress makes me from Gap, even when it starts to rain, has to be how comfortable I am not wearing wellington boots. I have a problem with not being able to find wellies that fit me well, they are always too big around the ankle, I seem to not be able to walk properly and they make my feet ache, maybe it is because I haven’t invested in quality, but I was so pleased to try out Sorel’s Slimshortie style. They are kind of part cowboy, part biker, with their full-grain waterproof leather they can take on any challenges of a festival, plus they will look great in winter as well.

To tie my boots into my look I added a tan belt, which really nips in this cute dress, and then to add a summer pop I went for this fun pompom headpiece from Asos, which is currently in the sale so snap it up quick, I just thought it looked perfect with my new specs from Kite, the yellow Shore Projects watch and my Rebecca Minkoff bag.

What do you think – would you wear this to a festival? Also have you tried out Sorel’s Slimshortie boots?

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My Style: Floral dress, Gap // Sorel Slimshortie boots, Sorel (c/o) // Pompom headband, Asos // Yellow watch, Shore Projects (c/o) // Bracelet stack, Accessorize // Blue framed glasses, Kite Glasses (c/o) // Belt, New Look // Yellow Bag, Rebecca Minkoff //

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Jul 23 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy: Zoe Saldana In Louis Vuitton

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Who: Zoe Saldana

Where: At the world premiere of her new flick Marvel’s space adventure ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Wearing: A black and white semi-sheer Louis Vuitton dress from the Resort 2015 collection, teamed with Jimmy Choo ‘Kamelia’ heels

Verdict: Well I think it is safe to say that pregnancy isn’t going to stop Zoe Saldana making edgy fashion choices and I am so pleased as I think she looks insane in this sexy-chic Louis Vuitton outfit.

I love how this look is edgy, with the flash of her white bralet and accented with that harness-like belt detailing, but it also has a elegance with the long sleeves and jagged edge lace to the skirt, as well as a sexiness with the semi-sheer nature of the dress.

Add those feathered Jimmy Choo heels and that gorgeous side swept faux bob and for me this is one amazing look, but I wonder what it would have looked like without the belt.

Are you a fan of Zoe Saldana’s latest red carpet look?

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Jul 22 2014

Introducing: Shore Projects Watches

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I am fast becoming a little bit of a watch hoarder, collector, wearer **delete as appropriate**, I blame my fiancé, watches really are his thing. My obsession started as a way to frame my bracelet stacks, to add a splash of colour to an outfit, or a touch of bling. Basically I couldn’t find one watch to do the job, which apparently is weird, well according to one of my friends who insists that you only need one watch, as it just tells the time!!! Which got me thinking is there really one watch out there that could work for any occasion, any look, any mood?

Well strangely I think I might have actually found a watch to coordinate with nearly any outfit, excluding a black-tie ball of course, a cool new British watch brand, Shore Projects, which has created a gorgeous and fun collection of timepieces inspired by the seaside.

What is so great about this brand, other than the fact they are British, is that they have created four classic watch faces, all named after seaside resorts, which can easily be transformed with a quick swap of the watch strap. So one day you could wear vibrant yellow, the next girlie pink, then the fun and flirty mint green and then another day could be the gorgeous blue pastel hue. You will never get bored of this brand.

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I think the reason this brand works is the classic design of the watch face, I do love large round faces, especially in brushed silver, it really is timeless. My favourite, seen above, is Poole, brushed silver with a white face, Whitstable is the same silver finish but with a black face, and then there are two brushed gold options, Portland with the white and St Ives with the charcoal face.

It is the quick and easy strap mechanism, trust me it takes seconds to change, which makes it easy to do a daily swap on the straps that makes this a brand to watch. I have always loved an element of customisation to my look without actually doing much in the way of DIY and Shore Projects gets that with the eight classic colours to choose from, and then the added bonus of regular additions, I am loving the summer polka dot collection, and I am hoping for some metallic hues for day-to-night vibes in future collections.

Shore Projects watches, which come with one strap cost £85 each, additional straps cost £15 each from the classic collection, and £20 for the polka dot line. I already have my eye on adding the Ocean Blue Polka Dot and the classic Orange straps, I will soon have one for every day of the week!!!

Have you discovered Shore Projects watches? What do you think of changing your watch straps every day?

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**Shore Projects gifted me the watch and straps, but I chose the colours, and as always I wouldn’t rave about something I didn’t like**

 

Jul 21 2014

Beauty Bytes: Benefit Dream Screen

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I have only just discovered Benefit’s incredible skincare range, I use their make-up and I even own a number of their fragrances, but when I was last in the Carnaby store I had to ask myself where they had been hiding this skincare line.

So if like me and you have been living in a beauty-free hole and are on the look out for great sun protection for your face that doesn’t make you too shiny, doesn’t leave that horrible sticky residue, and actually plays well with your foundation, then you need to give Benefit’s Dream Screen a go.

OK, so it is a little pricey, £25 for 45ml bottle, but trust me you will love this lightweight, oil free SPF 45, as not only does it go onto your skin like a dream, sorry couldn’t resist, I also loved how it both mattified and moisturised my skin. Even though it is small, a little really does go and a long way, and I love that it is kind of like a primer, which in my eyes is always a bonus, plus the small bottle makes it perfect to pop into your handbag.

If it wasn’t enough that it feels good on the skin – I really do just love pretty packaging and the mint green bottle complete with a cork lid is adorable!!!

Have you tried Benefit Dream Screen? What did you think?

Jul 18 2014

My Style: Pretty Floral Skirt

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No matter how hot is out there, even the hottest day of the year so far, it seems that I still can’t help wearing black and chunky boots, it seems that my wardrobe and style is all about winter. Don’t get me wrong I have pretty dresses in summer hues, I get them out on occasions, it is just I prefer black. So my compromise, with myself to wear more summery clothes, is this adorable dark floral skirt.

I don’t have many floral prints in my wardrobe but this one appealed due to the darker vibe as well as the neon pink kick, plus it is in my favourite flattering skater skirt silhouette. I was going to pair this Primark beauty with a neon pink boyfriend T-shirt, but I just couldn’t find it, but my trusty black one was easy to find, I have like 10 of them!!!

But you know what, I think the print and bare legs make this look summery enough, I hope, but I do think a brighter or even white top would have made it pop even more in the sunshine. I think the extra sparkle of this gorgeous Next necklace and Citizen Eco-Drive watch helps though – they both really catch the light perfectly.

Are you a lover of wearing black even on the hottest of days?

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My Style: Floral skirt, Primark // Boyfriend T-shirt, Primark // Citizen Eco-Drive watch, Citizen (c/o) // Necklace, Next (c/o) // Boots, Topshop // Ruffle socks, Topshop // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o Specsavers) //

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After a little giggle? Check out this hilarious gif of me trying to get the perfect outfit pic – as you can see I am not very good at this style blogger lark!!!

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**Thanks to Alex from Alex Loves and Fashercise for snapping my look**

 

 

Jul 17 2014

Coming Soon: Karl Lagerfeld Barbie

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So Barbie has immortalised many celebrities, even works of art, and has worked with most of the top fashion houses over the years, but this has to be her most stylish makeover, my favourite doll is getting the Karl Lagerfeld treatment.

This is no ordinary doll, Barbie will be channelling the fashion designer’s complete look, from his trademark white ponytail to his signature tailored black jacket and even his fingerless gloves. I am also loving the fat necktie and dark sunglasses as her accessories, so stylish and so Lagerfeld.

Set to be released in the autumn in the States this is going to be one popular doll, no word on the actual date, or how much, but I think it will be similar to the Herve Leger and The Blonds Barbie’s that were $150.

I have to be honest I am sold and can’t wait to add Barbie Lagerfeld to my collection.

My only wonder is will there also be a mini Choupette?

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Jul 15 2014

Shoe Loving: Which Charlotte Olympia Kitty Are You? 

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I’m a lover of Charlotte Olympia, so much so I joined the gang recently with my first purchase – some gorgeous green beauties, but I think my heart will also belong to her Kitty flats.

Before you just had to choose a colour, I have the classic black on my wishlist, but now you can choose your personality with the new Kitty & Co capsule collection.

So are you feeling Clever, Pretty or in a Party mood? Or how about showing off your fun side in the Cheeky or Pouty Kitty flats. Or are you madly in Love, acting a little Hippy, or a totally Superstar? I love how each Kitty really does portray the personality perfectly.

There are eight in the collection, each of course in a luxurious velvet finish, and just look at those gorgeous colours, I think I want them all. Priced at £465 each I think you realistic have to choose one, but I have been told from lots of trusted sources that the Kitty flats are super comfortable, so you will definitely wear them all the time.

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Charlotte Olympia Clever Kitty

I love the Pouty, because they are fun and so Charlotte Olympia, as well as the Love Kitty just because of the gorgeous hue, but I think my favourite has to be Clever as a girl who wears glasses what’s not to love!!!

So which Kitty best represents you?

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Charlotte Olympia Love Kitty

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Charlotte Olympia Superstar Kitty, Hippy Kitty, Pouty Kitty, & Party Kitty

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