Monday, 24 August 2015


Everyone knows that black shoes are everything and everywhere.
Black goes with each and every ensemble meaning it is important that your shoe closet has an extensive range of gorgeous shoes in this divine colour. Whilst bold and vibrant shades, patterns and extravagant colour clashes are all too tempting they are limited in their appearances.
It's time the black classic shoe takes over your wardrobe and ensures that your on trend style is the talk of the city.

                                                                                              Whats the point in perfecting your workwear wardrobe if your shoes are anything but fabulous? The perfect everyday footwear isn't a desire but a necessity. Every working woman should own a pair of plain black stilettos that can be worn on an every day basis. Not too high, not too low but most of all bearable. Fabulous shoes aren't fabulous if you struggle to walk by the end of the day!

                                                                                         There is nothing I love more than a pair of chic black pointed courts. Not only do they instantly add formality to your ensemble but you can always experiment with the many variations and styles our favourite fashion retailers have to offer. I adore my black and gold points. Whilst they are perfect, and appropriate, for the office they also have a little personality with a gold tip on both the point and heel. This can act as a touch of accessorising if your ensemble is lacking a little glam.
Whilst heels are my favourite it is simply impossible to wear them everyday. Sometimes a pair of flats is extremely welcome in your life. Flats are my favourite for when it's time to dress down, whether you are going to the movies, shopping or just simply flaunting your amazing off duty style. A pair of black flats are a wardrobe staple and for the obvious reason ... there is no denying they are comfortable and co-ordinate with everything.

                                                                       These are my favourite type of shoes. This is where your investment should lie by buying a divine pair of black heels. I opted for the So Kate black Louboutins that I only wear on occasion. These are what I define as a power wardrobe staple as they change the way you act, provide you with confidence and of course make your feet look amazing. This is where I believe height matters but once again as long as you can walk. These are the type of shoes you would wear to a wedding, a corporate business meeting or a high society event. They can transform an ensemble and more importantly the way you feel.

                                                                                     Any fashionista will agree that a classic shoe is a platform black stiletto. Platforms with block heels that are sky high are sexy, sleek and completely sassy. A block heel makes them easier to walk in and the extra height adds length to your flawless pins. Not to mention these are a date night go to.

Just because your heels are black does not mean you cannot have the opportunity to experiment. Whilst courts are a go to, especially for daywear, when it comes to evening we desire something that little bit sassier. Why not experiment with different fastenings, heel heights and skin exposure. These are the shoes that have every one surrounding you staring in admiration.

                                                                                  When it comes to Christmas, birthdays you name it, it is important your feet are looking extra fabulous. Instead of going out and buying a new pair of shoes to go with each new ensemble stick with one signature pair. I bought a pair of Miss Selfridge platforms nearly three years ago and to this day they only make an appearance during the festive season, but I never tire of them.
Black boots are a wardrobe item that I buy every single year. I wear them that often that the heel will last no longer. Whilst I always opt for a heeled pair of boots, with black being my go to colour, it is also important to own some flats. Whilst these are of course perfect for going casual they also come in useful when we suffer from those rainy Autumn days (i'm from England!) and therefore can also be worn for work! All in all your wardrobe will suffer if you are missing a pair (I wear them that often!).
Do you agree darlings?
Black shoes are necessary and timeless.
Take this classic idea and transform it into 21st century trend.
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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

In need of a Vacation

Sometimes you need to get away ... so I did just that.
No work, no writing and not much of anything for a entire week.
It's important to relax and recharge every so often, even if you find yourself working endlessly.
A little sun, sea and sand never goes a miss and this year I found paradise in Turkey.

Explore, escape, enjoy your Summer darlings.
Watch as I document mine, after all fashion week is around the corner.

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Lulu lust

Lulu Guinness as a brand can only be described as luxurious. The rich colours, quirky designs and delightful statement making presence is everything we could ask for. New to AW15, Lulu has ventured from the iconic white, black and reds that we are so use to and adore. Instead she used her vision of sassy style to add something a little more flirtatious and fun (did we even think this would be possible?) and once again she succeeds.

One of my very favourite pieces from her entire AW15 collection is this lilac wallet.
The compact design with a lip clasp is both chic and practical. Storing your cash and cards has never looked so good and been so easy. The monochrome striped interior provides yet another dynamic and divine aspect to an exquisite creation. Seeing lilac in an AW15 collection only provides me with hope that we will continue to see this transfer into styling.

Shop the entire Lulu Guinness collection 
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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Greece: The Final Edit



Oia & Thira, Santorini
Heraklion, Crete
Look 1
Top, Skirt, Sandals: River Island
Glam: Laurens Way tan and Mac Viva Glam Miley

Look 2
Sunglasses: Topshop
Glam: YSL Pur Couture Rouge lipstick

Look 3
Shorts: River Island
Glam: Barry M Lychee Gelly Polish

Look 4
Playsuit and bangle: River Island
Glam: Laurens Way tan and Tanya Burr individual lashes

Look 5
Dress and Sandals: River Island

Look 6
Co-ordinates: AX Paris
Sunglasses: River Island
Glam: Barry M Prickly Pear Gelly polish and Charlotte Tilbury 
Glastonberry lipstick

Look 7
Dress: River Island
Glam: Laurens Way tan

Look 8
Dress: River Island
Glam: Barry M Prickly Pear Gelly polish 
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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Paint the town red



Colour palette-
What's sleek, sexy, sassy and sweet?
Or pretty,regal, ravishing and radiant?

Red in a Louboutin world is simply iconic. 
Christian Louboutin, during his Parisian days, once pulled a bottle of red polish from the hands of a receptionist and painted the sole of his design- the birth of the the Louboutin red.
Years later his mark on the fashion industry is momentous and magical. There is something about wearing a red sole that is powerful and dominant coinciding with it's primary aim to leave a little touch of that sole everywhere one walks. 

In 2014 the Louboutin manicure arose, an idea that stemmed from the roots of this darling fashion house. Louboutin polish is like no other. With a lid the length of a classic Louboutin heel this rich lacquer is complimentary in all the best ways.

On July 7th 2015 I graduated wearing a pair of So Kate Louboutins (which I bought myself), Louboutin Rogue nails (a present) and a red lace shift dress. Achieving my degree was my biggest achievement to date. If Louboutins mark power, domination, success and confidence would you wear anything less?

Feel powerful.
Empower those around you.
Paint the town round
and leave your mark. 
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Saturday, 11 July 2015



This week marked one of the most important achievements of my life so far. On Tuesday I received a Bachelor of Arts, upper second class honours degree in Politics and Sociology, from Newcastle University, standing in the very same spot Martin Luther King received his Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law in 1967.

During my three years of student life I have worked extensively to prove people wrong. Whilst Ooohlalaa it's fashion was founded in the latter half of my first year I found many doubting my intentions and capabilities both at the thought of a fashion blog and the fact that I was studying the difficult subject of Politics. Whilst my University career has of course had many ups and downs, I never quit.
I only believe in success, even if obstacles obscure its reach. 

I got there whilst experiencing the many occurring problems of adult life and juggling working on three different levels. Every second of every day was spent dipped in some aspect of hectic city life and the chance to breathe was limited at all times. 
Was it worth it?

Ooohlalaa it's fashion is about inspiring, influencing and contributing to change.
If you can take these objectives and apply them to all aspects of your life you will find positivity and peace with yourself. 

Does success mean successful?
Yes, but does successful ever find itself in connotation with the word easy?
Does successful mean the end?
What is the main contributor to success?

We're not done here.

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Friday, 3 July 2015

Santorini dreaming

You know year after year I holiday in Ibiza, my favourite white isle. However this Summer it was time to try something just that little bit different. Whilst Ibiza is sassy, outrageous and the centre of European partying it was time to take things a little further afield. 


Remember that time Serena Van Der Woodsen drank too much Ouzo and married Carter Baizen? I can now see why.

Whilst it is all fine saying Santorini is one of those places to see before you die, actually visiting it is a whole different experience. It is magical and mesmerising. 
The crisp white buildings with vibrant blue tops, the cobbled streets and a cliff side view of the finest buildings only partially epitomise it's iconic beauty.

Darlings, you know what to do.
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