Friday, 7 December 2012

Out of this World...

Yesterday I did a mini photo shoot for my Final Major Project research proposal with the theme of galactic prints. There was a lot of space-themed pieces on the catwalks and inevitably it has trickled down to the high street. They provide great impact so I teamed the pieces with simple, white peplums to add structure and balance out the outfits. What do you think...?

All clothes from Topshop. Shoes from New Look.

Monday, 22 October 2012

The Next Step

As I am now in my final year at university, I have taken it upon myself to think to the future and start applying for graduate jobs. Scary stuff right? But the silver lining to this is that it opens up a whole new potential to my wardrobe; workwear! I can't say university has called for sharp suits and shift dresses so I am looking forward to being able to read the workwear sections of magazines and actually pick up tips! A high street store that has always been synonymous in my mind with great workwear is Next and this season they did not let me down.
I love this jacket and it's possibilities for creating outfits! The flashes of purple and blue will make it a great match with coloured trousers or it will bring any suit trousers and white shirt bang up to date.

This suit has a real sixties feel to it and paired with the pussy bow top adds a great feminine touch.

This printed dress has taken inspiration from the geometric prints seen on the runway at Marc Jacobs and Prada and comes in this seasons must-have colour; purple. I'd team it with a thin, brightly coloured (possibly yellow) belt to really make the purple stand out!

Now all I need is a job....

Friday, 28 September 2012

Sleep Tight

Your bed is arguably the most important piece of furniture in your house. You spend 7-8 hours (even more if you're lucky/a student) in it everyday and it's the focus of your bedroom. With all this importance resting on it's metaphorical shoulders, it's down to you to do it with justice with the array of bed linens and accessories out there. I love buying new duvet covers as my uni room has cream walls and plain furniture so my bed acts as a blank canvas for the whole room.
When I make the decision to buy a new duvet, my first point of call is Next. They always have a great selection and are not too pricey considering how good quality the fabrics always are. 
My favourite set in store right now is this Coral Roses Print Bed Set. I love a bold floral print and this one is also reversible so you get 2 for the price of 1!

As anyone who has ever been in my room will tell you, I also have a big thing for cushions. Big, small, square, round, fluffy, embroidered; you name it I've got it/lusted after it. Next also make some beautiful cushions and I have got my sights set on this embroidered one to add to my collection.

This cute set of his and hers pillowcases also caught my eye...

Sweet dreams :)

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Last Night

Last night was my first night out for about three weeks and the mark the oh-so-special occasion a new outfit was in order! It's sale time on the high street at the moment and I managed to pick up a total bargain in the form of a black peplum top from New Look for a steal at £8! It is great quality and a good fit for such a cheap price tag and can definitely see myself wearing it on more than one more occasion! It could be smartened up for job interviews or the office with some tapered trousers but for last night I decided on a simple black skirt from Miss Selfridge and a light pink, cameo necklace from Accessorize.

I am also planning on teaming it with these fantastic leather side panel leggings from online store The Fashion Bible. I have wanted a pair like this for ages and at £13.99 they will create an extremely inexpensive outfit, perfect for my student bank balance!
Remi Leather Side Panel Leggings - The Fashion Bible

Here are a couple of pictures from my night...

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Emmy Awards 2012

The stars of the small screen flocked to the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A on Sunday for The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. As always, the competition for the best dressed was on!
Yellow proved a popular choice with Julianne Moore wearing Christian Dior Couture, Modern Family star Julie Bowen wearing Monique Lhuillier, Clare Danes wearing Lanvin and New Girl actress Hannah Simone in a custom-made Emilio Pucci, all braving to step out in the colour of Spring/Summer 2013 (if the latest catwalks are anything to go by). 

Nicole Kidman, not one to be out-shone, wore a floor-length, sequin detail Antonio Beradi gown straight off the LFW catwalk just a couple of days before the ceremony itself!

Nicole takes my award for Best Dressed. I love the aqua colours and the intricacy of the detailing. 

Dresses with a fishtail silhouette also seemed to be a red carpet trend this year.

And not forgetting the men of course....

Homeland picked up several awards on the night, including Best Male Lead and Best Female Lead as well as Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

London Fashion Weekend 2012

Today, my friend and I descended on Somerset House for London Fashion Weekend. The weather was great, if not a little bit chilly, and although I'm too poor to even pick up some of the amazing bargains they were offering, I had a great time! Here are some of my photo's from the day...

(that's me btw)

Anyone else go to LFW?

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Back to Basics

I recently purchased myself a grey, oversized jersey top from good old Topshop; well, technically, I exchanged something I didn't want but that's not quite as concise, and have been re-introduced to the beauty of the basic. Every high street store, and high end designer for that matter, has some form of 'basic', whether it's simple t-shirts, plain dresses or classic coats. They may seem boring on the hanger but they provide a blank canvas for creating an infinite number of outfits and, in most cases, they are a total bargain!

For example, above is the jersey top I have and am in fact wearing right now! It is just as good for lazy days around the house as it is for a girly shopping trip and all it takes is some great accessories!

Dinosaur Necklace - Tatty Devine

This amazing necklace from quirky jewellery brand, Tatty Devine, is perfect for layering onto any kind of basic as it will definitely get all the attention!

Jersey dresses are also a great way to get a new outfit for a night out without breaking the bank! You can style it up with accessories you already own to give them a new lease of life and still get that great feeling of wearing new clothes!

By far the kings and queens of basics, American Apparel have made their name by offering cuts and colours of every basic you could possibly think of!

I rest my case.

They may not be the most exciting things you buy this autumn but you can't deny their flexibility, versatility and price tag is all rather appealing....

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