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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Polka Dot Dress

Ok, yes.  I know I'm not a child.  Yes, I'm well aware this sort of thing was designed for children.  But I have a confession to make, and that's that Horrible Histories (Barmy Britain to be exact) was possibly the best performance I've ever seen.  Sod high brow stuff - this was much, much better.

I wore this polka dot dress from Blanco.  Perfectly summery, it can also be worn for a night out.  Please excuse the flip flops - I was trying to save my feet from blisters.


Dress: Blanco:
Flip Flops: Accessorize
Sunglasses: H&M

London Calling

With Olympic fever, I just had to spend some of my time off in London, experiencing the great city like a tourist. 

We fret so much about what to wear in Winter weather, but I've never known indecisiveness like in the Summer - especially when temperatures sore higher and higher.  The problem is that at least with Winter you can layer and add detail and interest to your clothing that way.  But with Summer, that can't happen, especially since all you want to do is wear a pair of comfy shorts.

Now, I'm not wearing shorts but I did choose to go for a denim skirt.  I bought this from Blanco and teamed it with this River Island t-shirt.  I think it adds a bit of a twist to a very basic outfit.

My day out lead me to the Tower of London...
Obsessed with history, this was the perfect day out for me. 

And just across the road, my eyes caught on to the magnificent Olympic sign on Tower Bridge.  The streets of London are absolutely rammed with tourists anticipating the kick off.

Top: River Island
Skirt: Blanco
Bag: Topshop
Shoes: M&S
Sunglasses: H&M

Maximising Life in the Country

I've never worn a maxi dress before, so as soon as the sunshine greeted us this week, I decided to bring mine out on an adventure.  I've only ever bought one - a colourful and floaty dress from River Island which hasn't made its way out of my wardrobe in about a year.
My boyfriend and I couldn't have chosen a better week off work, so on Monday we knew we had to do something we couldn't do day to day.  So, my maxi dress and I found ourselves down in Barcombe for a pub lunch and a ride down the river Ouse.

I don't think I've ever felt so out of place.  A dress which would go unnoticed in London, seemed to attract a lot of attention from the East Sussex residents.  I didn't take it negatively though - The Anchor Inn was a lovely pub surrounded by fields with cows.  If I were a resident, I'd think a girl walking around in jewelled sandals and a colourful maxi dress was insane too.

Casual pose along the river bank looking at the cows.  The scenery was spectacular.

Maxi dresses aren't the most convenient of garments when getting in and out of a boat.  I came close to falling in several times.

Maxi Dress: River Island
Sandals: M&S
Bracelets: Blanco
Handbag: Fiorelli
Sunglasses: H&M

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Pick of the Week - Zara

You know that feeling you get when you enter a shop and you want everything?  So overwhelmed by all the pretty things, you simply don't know where to start.  Well, that's how I feel about Zara.  In one corner you see creams and ivories that you think are perfect for the office.  In another, golden colours and bright reds.  One by one the clothes are piled atop your arm and you walk to the till satisfied thinking 'Now this was a shopping trip'.  Bliss.

If you want choice out of shopping, Zara is the place for you.  No where else on the high street would you find clothes that look like they're Chanel and at the same time find something that's party perfect. 

The latest collection is eye-catching.  You'll find dresses and accessories of all different colours that capture attention.  This dress is my absolute favourite for the Summer, and the accessories are great buys as they can be worn with so many different things.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Must-have Lipsticks

As many of you might be aware (because I don't bang on about it enough!), I'm a complete lipstick fiend.  Here are just some of my favourites.  Colours are gorgeous and worth having in your make-up bag.

Laura Mercier Lipgloss in Raspberry Sorbet

Nars lipstick in Honolulu Honey

Bobbi Brown lipstick in Pink Bikini

MAC lipstick in Up the Amp

Paul & Joe lipstick in Uptown Girl

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Aventure

Yves Saint Laurent lipstick in Coral Sun

MAC lipstick in Fabby

MAC lipstick in Plink!

MAC lipstick in Ravishing

Pick of the Week - Next

Pure and simply, NEXT are my pick of the week.  I love their current collection - from casual to office wear, Next really is the place to find exactly what you're looking for. 

I love these!!!

These items will never go out of style.  The military shirt is amazing.  It shows off your figure brilliantly and can be worn as smart or casual.

Next have a fantastic selection of denim.  I'm really into bootcuts at the moment, which is why I chose these. 

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Summer: Lipstick Queen & Ralph Lauren Big Pony Collection for Women

The must haves for the ultimate Summer look!

Ralph Lauren Floral Radiance Perfume
Lipstick Queen Chinatown in Genre
Nars Cream Eyeshadow in Cosmic Girl
Benefit Bronzer in Hoola
Kiko Eye Pencil

With my June obsession with the Clinique chubby sticks blossoming rather rapidly, I started to see lipstick in a whole new light.  Whilst usually perusing cosmetic counters in a desperate search of a new colour, I rarely opt for the 'crayon' look lipstick.  But now it's in my sights, I can't seem to want anything else.


I decided to try Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Genre.  This vibrant orange pop colour in ideal for Summer.  Bold and bright, once applied, this look is instantly confident. 

To make lips the focus point, go for a nude glittery eyeshadow like Nars Cream eyeshadow in Cosmic Girl, then gently sweep Hoola by Benefit all over the face for a bronzed look.

The best perfume introduction this Summer has got to be Ralph Lauren's Big Pony Collection for women.  This much awaited range contains everything you would have anticipated - from dreamy scents to sleek, shelf friendly bottles.  Each one designed to reflect different moods and personalities.

Number 1 is the Sporty Fragrance, ideal confident and fearless women. The sweet infusion with a hint of citrus features grapefruit and blue lotus.

Number 2 is the Sensual Fragrance, representing seductiveness and spontaneity. Centred around a gorgeous scent of summer fruits , the fragrance features cranberry and Tonka mousse.

Number 3 is the Free-Spirited Fragrance, for the girls out there who are rebellious and independent. With a captivating floral scent, the main ingredients are pear and mimosa.

Number 4 is the Stylish Fragrance, for daring and dynamic women. With wild cherries and purple amber, this is a gorgeous oriental floral fragrance.

My first choice was Number 3.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Pick of the Week -

I've been a fan of for a long time.  A few years ago when I was a penniless first year university student, was my one stop shop.  With its bang on trend fashions, it never fails to satisfy the crave of a shopaholic.

It's the current clothes that make my pick of the week.  Whether it's urban safari, totally tropical or Aztec, has it all.  My particular favourite is the sundae girl range.  Beautiful, pastel colours all about frills and fancy.  The perfect dresses for the 'good girl' look.

Sheena Pleated Skirt Dress
Darcy Ostrich Effect Grab Bag
Lara Charm Detail Metal Bracelet
Rhea Coral Suedette Wedges

Monday, 2 July 2012

Benefit Ultra Plush Lipglosses

I've always been a fan of the Benefit blushers, ever since I got my first one, Dandelion, at the age of 14.  Ever since then, Benefit has always been one of my favourite make-up brands.  You can only imagine just how excited I was when I walked into the Benefit Boutique at Covent Garden and saw a brand new display of these little gems.  My heart skipped a beat.

And just like the amazing blushers, these ultra plush lipglosses do not let you down.  With the feel of a lip balm, they glide on smoothly with no stickiness.  With an amazing range of colours, you're bound to find your favourite.

I instantly bought Coralista, which I've been taking with me everywhere. 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Pick of the Week - River Island

I have become a little bit obsessed with skirts.  Well, with a certain type of skirt...a dip hem maxi, or as I've grown accustomed to call them, mixi skirts. 

Being the mullet of skirts, I wasn't too enthusiastic when I first heard about these, but now having seen the different styles that are out there, I'm hooked!  Ideal summer wear, these floaty styles are everywhere.

And the place that seems to have the best ones is definitely River Island.  The mixi skirts range from short flirty styles, to long elegant lengths, and then dresses.

I really adore this red and white one (also available in blue).  The dipped hem is incredibly flattering as it gradually gets longer, rather then a direct straight cut.  I like teaming skirts with edgy t-shirts, and River Island has some amazing ones at the moment.

This outfit is ruled by River Island.  This Aztec style skull sleeveless t-shirt is one of my favourites and I've worn it with this amazing mixi skirt. 

 Top: River Island
Mixi Skirt: River Island
Bracelets: Blanco
Sandals: M&S

And some other Mixi Skirts you're bound to love!

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