Thursday, 30 May 2013

What kind of girl are you? Holiday evening looks


So I have already posted about how to look fabulous during the day whilst on holiday. Now it is time to address how to look in the evening and there are so many different features to take into consideration what country are you going to? What will you be doing? What is appropriate? The great thing about evening looks is that it is your time to experiment especially when you are abroad. Have a neon pink dress? you wear that dress (by the way neon is in this season so take note)! It is time to get out of your comfort zone, you maybe in a strange place but you will never see these people again so say hello to experimentation and confidence. Your outfits should coincide with your activity are you having a romantic candlelit dinner? or going to a show? or clubbing? maybe you are just relaxing with a few drinks? There is an outfit for every occasion and you will be sure to impress. Here is a mixture of designer and high street pieces, remember you can mix and match and also substitute.
I personally would say I am more of a Venice girl outfit but I love the Santorini and Monte Carlo! 

What kind of girl are you? 


Dominican Republic, Caribbean: Effortless and simplistic
 

 
Dress: River Island, £40
Ring: Links of London, £350
Clutch: Miss Selfridge, £18
Sandal: New Look, £20
Earrings: River Island, £12

Santorini, Greece : Chic and glamourous



















Necklace: Herve Vander, £685
Jumpsuit: Zara, £40
Ring: Monsoon, £14 
Clutch: Accessorise, £25
Shoes: Office, £65

Venice, Italy: Romantic and fancy

 

Shoes: Jimmy Choo, £435
Dress: Miss Selfridge, £39
Ring: Miss Selfridge, £25
Clutch: River Island, £35
Earrings: Warehouse, £8

Los Angeles, US: Adorable and adventurous



 


 Shorts: Mango, £18
Top: Topshop, £38
Clutch: Accessorise, £25
Shoes: Ted Baker, £135
Earrings: Orelia, £15
Ring: Orelia, £10

Monte Carlo, Monaco: Daring and sophisticated




Dress: Vionett, £2333
Shoes: Louboutin, £1850
Clutch: Alexander McQueen, £1425
Earrings: Dolce and Gabbana, £425
Cuff: Saint Laurent, £770

Marrakech, Morocco: Elegant and graceful


Dress: Matthew Williamson, £1,495
Bangle: Next, £12
Earrings: TallulaTu, £16 
Clutch: Matthew Williamson, £895
Sandal: Next, £36

San Antonio, Ibiza: Sweet and sassy




















Handbag: Ted Baker, £48
Dress: Lipsy, £45
Slingbacks: Next, £35
Bracelet: Accessorise,£15
Earrings: Accessorise, £6

Barcelona, Spain: Gorgeous and bold



Top: Vintage Havana, £38
Skirt: Next, £25
Shoes: Dune, £63
Earrings: Flash trash, £15
Clutch: Next, £25

You are prepared for wherever you go darlings, keep chic and stay fabulous ...

Saturday, 25 May 2013

A fashion fundamental; designer is not always the way

Wouldn't we all love to wear designer every second of the day?! At least I would.
However, realistically the chances of this happening, unless you are flourishing in finance, are little. I like anyone, admire catwalk fashion, the hottest seasons trends from the world renown designers but that does not mean they jump straight into my wardrobe.

We would all love to be like Carrie Bradshaw

The Key: As I always say in my blog posts you will find an alternative to designer clothes on the high street with a similar design, pattern or shape; this is no word of a lie. I love to dress up as much as anyone, nothing makes you feel better than looking glamourous and feeling fabulous which I usually find in a perfect ensemble paired with the hottest heels. Personally I invest in quality outfits and spend the money rather than going directly to the cheapest stores on the high streets. There is nothing more satisfying than looking at photos from a night out and seeing how good you really look (although no one likes to brag about it)!

Here are some of my favourite looks from nights out and every single outfit is from a high street store (above).
Red dress: Topshop
Coral Playsuit: Topshop
Cream blouse: Warehouse & Black shorts: Topshop
Red ditsy print playsuit: River Island
Monochrome dress: TFNC 
Jacquard navy playsuit: Topshop
Navy blazer: New Look & block coloured shift dress: Miss Selfridge 
Pink ruffled dress: River Island
All of these outfits ranged between £40 and £65 and each of these stores have won an high street fashion award

Coco Chanel said:

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” 

Who said classy and fabulous was solely in designer ensembles?

As long as you feel good about yourself you will dazzle. Affordable fashion that you have taken the time to pick out is worth more than something you would wear because of the designer label. 
A great value wardrobe is a quality wardrobe. 

What is most important: Do not degrade yourself just because you do not think you can afford to look fabulous. If you invest in signature pieces that you'll love from the very moment they catch your eye you know they are worth it. With outfits like this you can also re wear them, if you looked chic the first time round you will look just as good, if not better the second time round! 
Outfit repeating is not a sin, it is better than wearing clothes that lack character, sophistication and quality.

Maybe one day we'll all be able to have wardrobes overflowing with designer outfits but for now this is the key to looking your best! 

Take the time, experiment & invest

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Holiday daytime looks

If you are as excited as me about your holidays you will be in full swing with holiday shopping! The perfect outfits are a necessity whether you are being touristy, hitting the beach or having mid day cocktails. Of course everyone loves to get dressed up at night but why wait til night time to look your very best, make sure you work the streets of your exotic (or not so exotic) destination. The key to holiday day looks are they require minimal effort! With a bikini usually underneath you don't need to wear a ball gown to look glamourous. I have put together some hot beach looks as inspiration on day dressing. As per usual they are a mixture of designer and high street ensembles but you can always mix and match and also substitute, enjoy ...

'I own this place'- show stopping
   
                




Dress: Miss Selfridge, £45
 Flip flops: Gap, £16 
Bikini: J Crew, £37
 Hat: J Crew, £26
 Sunglasses: River Island, £13

Just another day at the beach- 'I look this good everyday'





 







Bikini: Next, (top) £18 and (bottoms), £10
Earrings: Monsoon, £12
Cover up: Next, £22
Sandals: Office, £25
Ahoy!- Nautical


                                   












Bikini: Miu Miu, £145
Bag: Zara, £19.99
Pinafore: BA&SH, £205
Wedges: Christian Louboutin, £345
Dress: Topshop, £65

Neon femstatic- outrageous meets girly, hello bright! 


  
Bikini: Next, (top) £14 and (bottom) £10
Cover up: Accessorise, £27
Bag: Louboutin, £895
Sunglasses: Prada, £275
Shorts: New Look, £16.99
Sandals: Zara, £29.99

St Tropez sleek- oh darlingggg!
  





Sandals: Next, £28
Dress: Love 21 at Forever 21, £19.75
Bikini: Zimmerman, £192
Hat: Eric Jatvis, £207
Bracelet: New Look, £2.99

Boho girl; patterns, prints and colour

 
Bracelet: Accessorise, £12
Wedges: Carvela, £120
One piece: Mango, £64.99
Sunglasses: Ray Ban, £96
Cover up: Ted Baker, £79

Summer goddess, fabulous forever


                          



Playsuit: Marc by Marc Jacobs, £121
Wedges: Stella McCartney, £385
Hat: Fat face, £20
Beach bag: Victoria's Secret, £45
Bikini: Victoria's Secret, £27
Sunglasses: Warehouse, £16

Holiday ready ...





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