Friday, 30 August 2013

Those who don't believe in magic will never find it...

(Tee-Topshop  Skirt-Rat&Boa  Shirt-Topshop  Shoes-River Island) 

I live about 15 minutes from Liverpool so yesterday me and my mum decided to go for a wander round the docks and have a little coffee - it's such a nice place to have a stroll when the suns out and if your a history geek like me some amazing museums to go see, sometimes when things are on your doorstep you forget about them and don't spend time appreciating them!

While we were there I thought I would do a blog post with a change of scenery, if you read my blog you'll know I am a big fan of crochet so finding ways to wear it in the colder months is always good. All this stuff I have had for a while now and it's a pretty lazy outfit but sometimes I don't think you can beat a black/white/red colour palette. 

At the moment my hair is spending the majority of it's time in either two french plaits or pigtails as I am very lazy and hate washing it so anything that requires minimal effort is a winner in my book. 

Since this was a mini day out I thought I would post a cheesy photo of me and my mum who is a star and has the patience of a saint as she puts up with me pestering her to take blog photo's constantly, mwah x

Hope everybody has a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, 28 August 2013

You will keep me safe...

(Sunflower dress-C/O Illustrated People  Kimono-River Island  Hat-Missguided  Boots-Topshop)

Sunflowers are by far and away my favourite flower, just looking at them can instantly cheer you up so a sunflower print dress is just spiffy! Fitted dresses aren't necessarily my first choice as I think they require a certain element of 'sexy' - a word I do not associate with myself, so for me I have to wear them more casually, hence the kimono! 

I love the long sleeves on the dress and it's still a modest length for me which can sometimes be tricky at 5'10, in fact I love all of the gear from Illustrated People especially the leopard sleeve sweater! 

As always with Missguided this hat was a major bargain, I love fedora hats and this one with the studs was perfect, especially since I had the worst hair day and had no choice but to hide the tragedy underneath. 

I lusted over these Topshop boots for a good few weeks which is not like me (impulsive I see it I like it I buy it kind of shopper) but I finally succumbed and I am so so glad as I just adore the 60's vibe, the suede and the higher ankle fit.

Happy hump day


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Fit for a lady...

2. Annelise Michelson ear cuff
3. Pamela Love pentagram cuff
4. Estelle Dévé ring set
5. Lena Erziak box bag

The summer wedding season is nearly over which is sad because I do love a good wedding gathering, although apart from my Dad I'm not sure I've met anybody that doesn't? Luckily next week I have my last wedding of the summer to attend and well it doesn't do any harm to dress dream. 

I have loved Temperley for a crazy long time, in fact when I won some dosh on Deal or No Deal way back when (I cringe when I think about it!!) I blew some of my winnings on my first designer dress from Cricket Boutique in Liverpool, which was a gorgeous white and tiered floaty number. So my love for the brand still remains strong, I adore this pretty dress that I found on Avenue32's site, I am currently obsessed with Downtown Abbey (late on the bandwagon) and it reminded me of one of the gorgeous outfits the ladies would wear. 

I also stumbled across the most amazing jewellery on the site with a whole load of designers I have never heard of but I am left lusting over their fabulous pieces, the gold accessories above were just a handful of my favourites, the pentagram cuff I have fallen head over heels with and would look dreamy in a pair. The tortoiseshell box bag... need I say more??


Thursday, 15 August 2013

Shut the door to the moon...

                           (Dress-Urban Outfitters  Cardigan-Rat and Boa  Shoes-River Island)

I am in complete dread about checking my bank statement this month - it has been a heavy month for the credit card due to holiday funding and one thing and another, I certainly didn't help matters when I ended up splurging £400 quid in Urban Outfitters as I was just passing by the other day, I wouldn't mind if I actually bought substantial items but the majority of it went on unicorns, hip flasks, cute cards and make up bags. I am a complete sucker for gimmicks and novelty items, anything that adds a bit of sparkle or tackiness to my bedroom and I'm game! 

Whilst on my novelty spree I did manage to pick up this adorable little dress, during the week I don't like to have to do too much thinking about what to wear, so I'm a big fan of dresses, practical ones at that, maxi or midi are perfect. You get a little chilly you can throw a jumper on and wear it like a skirt, simple dressing is sometimes the best. I guess an outfit wouldn't be complete without a hint of crochet, I wear this flimsy cardigan so much more than I ever imagined I would, it seems to go with nearly all my dresses and I love it as I do all of Rat and Boa's items. 

The shoes - I saw them on the internet and wanted them loads and loads but they only had them in stock in white - as gorgeous as they were I wanted something that I could practically throw on with everything, so basic black.. after searching 3 River Island stores I nearly gave up on these bad boys but the store in Liverpool came through for me which I'm so glad about because they are a perfect sandal going into Autumn. 

Also... check out River Island Jewellery at the moment, some of the most amazing pieces, this necklace in my post has little moons and stars dangling off and I stocked up on a whole load of other really amazing neck pieces.. seriously impressed! 

I'm off to Ibiza in the morning so being completely uncharacteristically organised I am packed and ready to roll so tonight I plan to have my first glass of sangria and get in the holiday spirit...OLAY! 


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Wild for wildfox...

I want this skirt so much I have decided to dedicate a whole blog post to it's amazingness.

 I'm a massive Wildfox fan and have been for over two years now after I spotted the white and red seeing stars jumper on Miley Cyrus and blew my whole months wages so I could own it, to this day I still worship it even though it's been slightly killed by cheap replica's on the market. 

I tend to buy two or three items a year as we all know this stuff does not come cheap, but for me I don't think the pieces ever date - they're fun and happy and everything clothing should be. I love when they do the odd the piece that isn't obvious Wildfox like this dreamy skirt, the candy floss colours, the super long length, it is just a little slice of heaven that should be in my wardrobe!! So if any of you lovelies stumble across one in a size S please inform me as I would be willing to sell my soul to the devil (extreme!) to own it! 

One of my favourite buys this summer is this little beauty which is packed and ready to take to the isle of Ibiza with me so it's not all doom and gloom... 

Thanks to Wildfox for being such a babe... I can't wait to get back to LA next May and restock on some fab pieces for nearly half the price... god bless America!