Monday, 30 July 2012

Red Blazer

Blazer: Next (old)
Jeans: Topshop, £38
Pointy shoes: Aldo (old)
Watch: Casio
Photography: Ellen Lai

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Printed Trousers

Love these daisy print trousers with ombre effect at the top <3. Photography Ellen Lai.

Trousers: H and M: £30
Sunglasses: Asos, £12
Heels: Next, £42

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Cropped Jacket

As per my earlier post on Jackets I managed to get my hands on this cropped, cream H and M number. The last one at my local store AND in my size. Fate! I am forever on their website finding bits that I want to purchase but most of the time the delivery date is weeks in advance and in store the higher end items seem to sell out so quickly.

The photos are courtesy of my very talented friend Ellen who took me round the back streets of covent garden for an urbanised photoshoot. Have a look at her impressive work: Ellen Lai photography.

Jacket: H and M, £29.99
Skinny Jeans: Topshop, £38
Mustard heels: Next, £42
Sunglasses: Asos, £12

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Mustard maxi

Bring back the sun so I can wear my fave summer maxi skirt!

Vest top: Topshop (old)
Maxi skirt: Primark (£12)
Bag: Topshop (old)

Chanel style boucle jackets

Out with the ill fitting blazers, and in with the cropped and tailored boucle jackets. Years on the original offerings from Coco Chanel are scarce and only available in the vintage variety but if like me you'll settle for high street there are plenty of styles to chose from...
Lipsy for Next, £50
A classic black and white checkered style. I love this Lipsy piece and you may have seen it worn by a handful of celebrities.

Mango, £69.99
A biker style with the option of matching tweed shorts.

Mango, £69.99
  This pale yellow is perfect for a S/S look, finished off with a frayed trimming.

Asos, £60
 Pretty in pink with a patterned finish.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Heeled strap sandals

Asos, £25
Colour blocking is still in.

Mango, £74.99
 The silver offering of Mango's fetish sandals.
Zara, £39.99
My personal fave of the bunch. Love the chunky metallic heel.

Ankle strapped sandals are huge. Whether with a chunky or stiletto heel they scream summer chic.

Summer Glam

Hat: H and M, £8
Beach dress: Primark (old)
Sandals: Asos, £18
Bag: H and M, £10
An oversized hat and sunnies are the perfect way to complete the summer glam look. If anyone dares to call you vain just explain the functionalities......! This H and M hat was actually the perfect weapon against the sun when trying to read my book on hol. In terms of sunglasses, I am currently a fan of the cat's eyes trend and have a post with some ideas: Cat's eyes post.

High street stalk: Jackets

My online shopping has recently taken a back seat as I have been saving for various holidays but a few pieces have caught my eye:
H and M: £29.99
I love this mock suede biker jacket in camel. I am so fussy when it comes to bikers and have lost count of the amount of times I have purchased one I thought was perfect, only to return it the next day. Picturing this over a little dress at a festival with ankle boots.

H and M: £29.99
Another offering from H and M that I am slightly obsessing over. I love cropped jackets at the moment, they are very versatile in that they complete the smart/casual look perfectly with jeans and wedges or can be worn with tapered trousers for work.

Topshop: £48
The army/combat look is huge at the moment. I don't think the above picture does this jacket justice but I have tried it on in store and it looks gorge. It is lightweight enough that it can be worn in summer and I love khaki at the moment. I have a fur trim parka that I purchased from a vintage shop last year so I am pleased to see some additions on the high street this year!