Month: March 2013

Something’s Bugging me…..

For my birthday my lovely sister gifted me this beautiful beetle/bug silver and green jem stone necklace from Ted Baker. I’ve been looking for jewelery with bugs on for ages but never quite found what I was looking for! She got it from an Outlet Village called Bicester Village where she works at Ralph Lauren. I absolutely adore this necklace as it gives a quirky yet elegant touch to an outfit and it is a very simple, classic piece on this long silver chain. It also came in this gorgeous Ted Baker duster bag which is a great way to keep it protected. I have put it with a couple of pieces here. The first is from a previous post with a Topshop shirt and the second it is paired with a floral Zara Blouse! I hope you like!- Enjoy!

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Zara Floral Blouse- In 2 ways

About a month ago, I bought this gorgeous Zara Printed Floral blouse. If you read my blog regularly you will most definitely be aware with my obsession for shirts/blouses and this particular one is fabulous. The large majority of my ever-expanding collection of shirts/blouses are plain and I was just thinking the other day that I really do need some more patterned, colourful ones. This one was in the sale for only £9.99 and I personally think it looks very expensive! It’s a very smooth and silky, most probably imitation silk blouse and its coated in this elegant, vibrant floral pattern and also has blue and burgundy sections along the sides. Here I have styled it in a 2 ways and I did this post with the help of my close friend Olivia! The first look is the more dressy of the two and I have simply paired it with my La Redoute burgundy pleather midi skirt, UO Brougues, pearl earrings, Fossil brown leather clutch and wavy hair. The second look is more casual and would also work well with blue skinny jeans. Olivia is wearing Topshop black leggings, my vintage pearl necklace, pearl earrings, Fossil clutch bag, pinky/purply lippy and I did her hair using a donut and wrapping a thick plait around it. These looks can be easily re-created and changed from dressy to casual from swapping a skirt for jeans/leggings, and all you need is a staple printed blouse/shirt.

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16th Birthday Outfit- Baroque Asos Skater Dress

A few weeks ago it was my 16th Birthday Party and I had a small party with some close friends! The theme of my party was baroque/prints so I wore my Asos Baroque print skater dress which I adore! I love it because it’s a very flattering and versatile piece and can definitely be dressed up and down. In my opinion I also think it was very reasonable at just £25! Soon, I think I will style it in a look book and create day and night looks- comment if you would like this! Here, I have kept it very simple with a high bun and pearl earrings. The dress also has a very gorgeous low back which I think is a very elegant area to show off! I hope you like!- Plus I have also put a couple cheeky pics showing my face in this one so you can see the hair and makeup!- Enjoy!

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OOTD- Day out in London

Last weekend, I went to London with my family to celebrate my 16th birthday. We went out for lunch and the spicy calamari was delish! Shortly after we visited the Valentino Master of Couture Exhibition at Somerset house!- The exhibition was marvelous with endless rows of Valentino’s show-stoppers released over the years, my favourite’s being mainly from the 60’s! In addition, there was also one of this wedding dresses made for a bride at a high status wedding- the work put into the dress was exceptional with infinite types of lace and embellishment delicately hand sewn all over. As I strolled through the exhibition I then came across many tutorial videos demonstrating how to create some of the dazzling embellishments and decorative techniques used on some of his garments. The exhibition for me successfully presented the talent of Valentino and he should be strongly admired for this work over the years. On this fantastic day I wore, a Topshop white short-sleeved blouse, Topshop camel skater skirt, grey tights, La Redoute duffel coat, my Coco Marie scarf, Accessorize pearl earrings and a Ted Baker beetle jem necklace!- Hope you like! Also I hope you’ll all be noticing a difference in my picture quality as I got a new camera for my b-day!

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Covent Garden Love

At the weekend I went to London and in Covent garden they had lots of these red cages spelling out “LOVE” and also a big heart at the back! The public were allowed to write a small message onto these metal hearts to their lovers and I caught an image with my new Nikon DSLR camera that I got for my 16th birthday and I thought this was a great idea to celebrate Valentine’s day which was a few weeks ago! Thought I’d share and hope you like it!- Enjoy!

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