Saturday, 30 July 2011

Childhood Dreams

My latest purchase, a silver painted jumper from H&M, which I'll wear paired with a pale pink net midi skirt (also from H&M). Excuse me while I go and relive my childhood dreams of being a ballet dancer. 

Thursday, 28 July 2011


I'm wearing more and more silver jewellery and slowly moving away from gold. My Marc by Marc Jacobs watch goes with absolutely everything, as does my Claddagh ring, which once belonged to my grandmother. The necklace is a recent purchase from Urban Outfitters and the two rings are from JWLRY. I'm definitely getting some more of those rings, especially as they're an adjustable size, so they actually stay on my fingers.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

What I Wore: Black Milk Leggings

Lots of people (including me) have been obsessing over galaxy prints recently. My Black Milk Clothing galaxy leggings are my favourite thing to wear at the moment. They're so complex and detailed that I like to wear them with really simple things, otherwise everything is overloaded and distracting.
 I'm wearing my blue galaxy leggings with an American Apparel t-shirt, Ray Ban sunglasses, Topshop jacket and Dr Martens boots. 

Monday, 25 July 2011

3-Step Colour Blocking

There are three different ways to do the colour blocking trend, which has always seemed a bit strange to me, it's like wearing contrasting colours, by using clothes, accessories or make-up (like eyeliner or nail polish).
I seem to have inadvertently managed to colour block my bag, skirt and nail polish.

Having let the trend seemingly pass me by, I actually do like all the bright colours around at the moment. I'm wearing the Whistles Carrie skirt with an ancient Topshop bag and Barry M nail polish No134.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Black Milk

About three months ago, I became obsessed with owning a pair of galaxy print leggings. I saw a girl wearing them on Carnaby Street and couldn't get them off my mind. I look at Christopher Kane (purveyor of all prints galaxy), but I couldn't justify the price on my budget.
 My friend then pointed me in the direction of Black Milk Clothing, and there were the exact leggings I had been looking for.
The leggings - blue galaxy leggings - arrived in two weeks (pretty quick seeing as they come from Australia) and fit like a dream. They're really comfortable, easy to wash, and look great dressed up with heels and an blazer, but I really like wearing them with my Dr Martens and an oversized t-shirt. 
Now if only I had an reason to order the red galaxy swimsuit as well. 

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Friday, 22 July 2011

Queensgate Terrace

Queensgate Terrace 011 by Nails Inc is my nail polish of the summer. Blue polish is neutral enough to go with everything but still adds a hint of colour to an outfit.  
(Painting my nails by the pool in Switzerland).

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Reading Material

I asked my father to pick me up i-D magazine and Elle Collections when he went to London yesterday, as they're both rather hard to find in rural Kent. He came back with (from left to right): Grazia, Harpers Bazaar, Elle Collections, i-D, Vogue UK, Vogue US, Elle and Teen Vogue, just as I was running out of things to read. 

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Carrie

Whistles' Carrie skirt has been one of the most popular high street pieces this season - Grazia had an entire feature celebrating it.  I broke my budgeting rules and bought one (once I'd tried it on, I just had to have it). I wore it for a day out in London for my friend's birthday, with lace up espadrilles and a denim jacket. 
I have been wondering how I'm going to continue wearing it when the weather gets cooler - the midi-skirt trend is showing no signs of abating, but I never think of pink as a winter colour. But Whistles has solved my dilemma, by releasing the Carrie skirt in red. 

Isn't it gorgeous? If I had a spare £125 lying around, I'd snap it up in an instant. But I'm an unemployed student, so if you have the money, get it while you can.

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Sunday, 17 July 2011

What I Wore To: Switzerland

For a country famed for it's mountains and snow, Switzerland is surprisingly warm. I could only take a carry-on case (thanks Easy Jet!), but I managed to get enough clothes for eight days into one tiny suitcase. Other than the clothes in these photos, I took one more skirt, top and dress with me, as well as some ballet pumps and Converse and that was it. I made sure that everything I bought with me went with at least two other items, so that I always had an outfit to wear. 
I'm wearing: Topshop t-shirt, Whistles skirt, Office sandals, Ray Ban sunglasses (I caved and bought some at the airport!).
Grace is wearing H&M jumper and jeans with Clarks Originals sandals.
Topshop t-shirt, American Apparel shorts, Office sandals and Ray Ban sunglasses.
H&M dress, Zara belt, Office sandals, Topshop bag and Ray Ban sunglasses.
I'm wearing: H&M shirt and skirt, Ray Ban sunglasses and Liberty headscarf (just seen). 
Grace is wearing a vintage shirt and American Apparel shirts (we have the same pair).

Saturday, 16 July 2011


I spent the last nine days with my friend in Switzerland. I had a wonderful time - the country itself is beautiful, the people are lovely and the food is delicious. Of course, I took a disposable camera with me. 

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


I am absolutely desperate for a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers. 
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Monday, 4 July 2011

What I Wore To: Pack

I'm going to Switzerland for 8 days tomorrow, so I've spent most of the day rushing around, getting last minute things I need. 
The weather was lovely, a proper summer's day (finally! nice weather when I'm not a work), so this afternoon I took the dogs for a walk. I'm wearing a Topshop t-shirt (that used to be a size 8 but my mother has washed it and it has stretched beyond all recognition), American Apparel shorts and with a Marc By Marc Jacobs watch and Topshop sunglasses.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

What I Wore To: The Zoo

I say zoo, it's more of a glorified farm that for some inexplicable reason features tigers and penguins. Although these pictures aren't very clear, I'm wearing a Topshop biker jacket, H&M t-shirt and trousers with Office sandals. Although it was sunny, there was a breeze, so my trousers, jacket and sunglasses were needed. I wish the weather would just settle on something so that I don't have to continually dress for three seasons in one outfit. 
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