Thursday, 25 April 2013

Hit me with your best SHORTS

I am currently on a gym mission to be summer clothing ready, which is extremely hard to stay dedicated to when there is no warm weather in Brighton at all.

Seeing other bloggers with posts filled of spring florals, shorter hems and thin fabrics is hard to bare when it's only hitting 10-ish degrees and the option of me wearing shorts will make me look beyond eager!

But, I can of course shop.. Que new obsession.. SHORTS.

For work practicality and flashing reasons, I'm favoring these for the day-time over skirts (that is obviously in no way suggesting that I'm giving up skirts & dresses, for the record!)
Image 6 of PATTERNED SHORTS from Zara
This first pair are top of my pay-day list, they caught my attention as soon as I walked into Zara, the picture does not do them justice at all so please check them out here and admire their gorgeous embellishment. I'm thinking about keeping this look within the mono trend and pairing them with a white t, a black blazer and some amazing sandals. For night, I'll be sticking to black with a black slouchy vest to let the shorts do the talking and glamming up with a red lip.
Citizens of Humanity
Now this second pair is definitely on my wish-list because they're £175 from Citizens of Humanity. I am totally in agreement that this is a horrendous price for denim shorts (especially living in a barely hot country) but the colour on these are blinding, have a look at them here on net-a-porter with the whole outfit to see what I mean! *now desperately searching for the best look a likes*

I'll be honest I'm so into monochrome at the moment because it's so incredibly easy, I'm tending to stick to black with white accents as I'm a little apprehensive about all white but check out my fave white shorts that I'll definitely be trying this summer..

Missguided's Premium Embellished Shorts

ASOS's Pretty Scallop Hem Shorts

Are you favoring shorts as well?
.. Show me your best pairs!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Pay less to be best dressed

I for one am a sucker for shoes, classic shoes that can be worn over and over a million times and with 99% of your wardrobe, to me, are worth spending a little more, quality definitely comes above quantity when you can wear a pair so much.

But, when it comes to shoes that aren't so versatile and ones that I know will forever be lost in my wardrobe after one wear, shopping around for lookalikes is a perfectly acceptable way of adding to your collections.

Here are my closest finds so far..

These two black and purspex patterned heels are pretty much the same shoe! The first pair are from the heavenly Kurt Geiger and are £140, but the second pair are from and are £29.99! A saving of that much is surely a good enough reason to sacrifice the hearts for flowers, no!?

The right pair of snake skins with the little gold padlock made me squeal when I first laid eyes on them, to die for! They are from the genius that is Tom Ford but of course, come in at Tom Ford prices. The left pair however are available from Kurt Geiger and are a steal at £29.00 reduced from £110.

You can find amazing copies from all websites like boohoo, nelly and missguided etc. But always be on the look out for big reductions, Kurt Geiger may be pricey but if you wait a while you can usually find your fave pairs in the sale, they currently have one on and their prices have dropped by over £100 on some pairs, check it out ASAP here!


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Wednesday wishlist

Okay, admittedly this isn't just a Wednesday thing, I have a permanent list of things I want (need!) but today I spent particularly long browsing the 'new ins' and have found some beautys..

Alexander Wang

First up is this absolutely amazing mono dress by Wang, seen on Khloe Kardashian and Alesha Dixon at the BGT auditions, this dress has stolen my heart! Personally, I favour a skater style dress as it suits my body shape and this is so on trend it hurts. You can lust over this here!

Topshop Boutique

These cropped Topshop Boutique jeans with zipped knees are second on my list. You can wear the zips open or closed and I think they'll look perfect with a lose fit white T and a bright clutch, paired with nude sandals and aviators this is a go-to outfit for summer. Snap these up quickly and before I do here.


And what kind of a wishlist would it be without Zara accessories!? This nude bag with gold detailing is all you need for daytime because it can be worn with anything (I'm thinking especially with those jeans above) to give them a feminine flair.

Not only is the second bag monochrome, it's such a fun statement bag and will give a kick to the simplest of outfits. All black with a red lip.. I'm SOLD.

I hope I've given you enough excuses to buy if you like these as much as I do, if not then I've done a fab job persuading myself!
Let me know your wish-list must-haves for this month

Friday, 12 April 2013

This month I'd love to steal the wardrobe of..

Kourtney Kardash!

All opinions of the Kardashian/Jenner family aside, I am lusting over Kourtney's recent outfits.

Her bold colours and prints completely grab my attention and she looks so flawless, yet these looks are so accessible be it designer or high street.

So sleek but casual

I love seeing a fabulous outfit on a celeb, being able to translate it into my own wardrobe and wear it comfortably without feeling like I'm way over dressed!

This is definitely a go-to outfit, all of the basics (jeans, a white T and pumps) can be found absolutely anywhere. I would probably throw on a black blazer with this for a little mono edge but a bright blazer is perfect for spring and looks so fresh. With a simple jacket change you have two different outfits.

Mono with colour
Kourtney is great at standing out and taking risks with her outfits and talking of accessible, this statement dress is from ASOS! The pumps however are YSL, but channel your inner Charlotte Olympia and try these New Look heels for a great alternative. Little accessorising is needed with this impact outfit, so throw it on and go!

This final outfit is a hands down spring winner in my book. I adore a statement jacket to pull an outfit together and this pink one is perfect. The structuring makes me stand to attention and need the whole look! The tribal inspired shorts and matching pink tones make the outfit work beautifully together and you can't go wrong with a black pointed pump and matching clutch. I can't wait to put together something similar when the UK finally gets some sunshine.. wishful thinking!

What are your fave celeb outfits this month?


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Welcome and thankyou for visiting.
I've taken the leap of fashion faith and entered the blogosphere universe!
Being addicted to and quite frankly a fashion, beauty and fitness blog stalker of some of my faves out there, I caught the blogging bug and couldn't help but want to share my style and life loves with all of you, so here I am, enjoy!