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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Orange is the New Black - Outfit Post

Tee - Dorothy Perkins (Red version here)
Shorts - Matalan 
Clutch - Peacocks

I am well and truly in love with orange. I own so many bright orange pieces and this tee was one of my first zesty purchases! It has such a gorgeous bold floral design and works really well with an all black outfit as the real statement piece. Its been given an update for AW14 and now come sin a lovely deep red colour which is also lush.
I'm also loving these strapped platform boots from Fashion union - are they a boot? Are they a shoe?? Who knows but I love the pointed toe and that they give height but without the usual achy feet. I reckon they are chunky enough to last through Autumn too and would look really cool with patterned tights or socks under.
Sorry for the lack of outfits posts recently work has been so busy. I've had two shows open back to back so my hours have been 9am till 10pm most days. But back to normal next week so hopefully normal blogging can resume. I've missed it so much. I haven't even found time to tweet!!! Sometimes life just gets in the way I guess. but thank you to all those readers who keep coming back and tweeting and commenting on my posts, it really does mean the world to me,

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Printed and Shorts - Outfit Post

Shorts - Primark (Similar here)
Sandals - Ravel (Similar here)
Handbag - Primark
Cuff - H&M
Bracelets - Primark

A quick outfit post today of what I wore to head into London a few weeks back for the River Island and Next AW14 Press Days. I'm so sad I didn't buy the matching shorts to this top and sadly only found out they existed after they sold out :-((
My long necklace with the disc is from the River Island press day where they had an engraver who etched your chosen initial on a necklace you chose from a tree, so cool! Their Press Day was lovely and some amazing pieces to come. Hope to share the photos later this week.
Sadly the weather has turned too cold for these shorts now but I love the tailored feel to them and the fact they were £5 in the sale. Bargain!!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Pastel Blazer & Ripped Jeans - Outfit Post

Pastel Blue blazer - Matalan (Similar here)
Jeans - Zara (Similar here)
Clutch - Mary Portas
Necklace - Primark (Similar here)
Cuff - H&M

I loved this colour the first time I saw it in store and knew I had to buy this blazer from Matalan. It is the softest blue with a  slight tone of lilac and goes beautifully with this pretty bird cami from Peacocks. I got the little clutch for Christmas from my brother and his wife and its perfect for at the moment when slogan clutches are everywhere. This is the kind of outfit I wish I could wear every day, really simple and really pretty.
However the weather has been more suited to Autumn Winter colours than summer pastels which is such a shame. This Summer seems to have come and gone so quickly. I haven't been to one barbecue or one festival this year and already its August and its tipping it down with rain. However I have caught the sun, as you can tell by my feet! I have very brown tops of my foot and white toes - clearly I was wearing pumps all summer!
I am off to Back To The Future Secret Cinema in a couple of weeks which I can't wait for and although I probably can't get photos of the actual event I most definitely will post what I wear as you have to dress to fit in with your 1955 assigned character!! So so cool I can't wait.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

NEXT AW 14 Womenswear and Home Collections

There are certainly some exciting pieces to wait for in Next's new AW14 Collections. At their AW14 Press Day they showcased several down the catwalk in a great show featuring some fairly high profile models and some seriously enviable Autumn and Winter looks. Sadly I captured no shots of the catwalk itself but many of the pieces were on display in their showroom upstairs so I've posted a selection of my favoutites above.
Top pieces for me were this stunningly vibrant dress with autumnal red print. I loved this dress, so much so that I waited ages to get a shot of it without someone in the way!! This colour is amazing and I really like the simple shift shape it too.
I've also earmarked the black beaded jacket and this sequin tee for party season. I reckon both would look amazing with ripped jeans and killer heels.
There were also some gorgeous pastel shades on display too including a really pretty pink tote bag and dove grey heeled ankle boots.
As always Next's homewares were on point, especially their Christmas pieces. I loved the red fair isle style range and the gorgeous tweed style reindeer's!! And of course they had a great selection of Christmas style jumpers which I'm sure will be huge again this year.
Plus I really liked the gold and silver ranges including the cutest tea light holders with a vintage style key motif on the front.
All these Winter items gets me really excited for Christmas and its only August, so I'm off to sit in the sun and have an ice lolly and hold on to the last bit of Summer.
Let me know what items catch your eye??

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