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3 Looks- London Travels

Hey guys! Today’s blog post features 3 outfits that I wore when I stayed with my sister in London last week. I had such a fun time and did lots of shopping and fun activities. Hope you like- Enjoy!

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Look 1- Florals and Denim

Here I am standing in front of the Monki store on Carnaby Street. My floral blouse is from Monki and I’ve worn it to death since I purchased it last summer and I usually pair it with my denim skirt from Asos which always rides up- it’s not always this short- urgh! I’m wearing my tan sandals from Office, Cambridge Satchel (worn throughout) and Olivia Burton watch.

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  • Monki Pink Floral Swing Blouse
  • Asos A-line denim mini skirt
  • Office Tan Leather Sandals
  • Cambridge Satchel Navy and Blush Bag
  • Olivia Burton Black Leather Strap Watch

Look 2- Fifties Glamour

I wore this outfit for a job interview at Canary Wharf and most of the items are my sister’s since I forgot to pack smart clothes. I love my sister’s patterned midi skirt from Stradivarius as it creates the perfect fifties hourglass silhouette. Into the skirt, I tucked in a navy v-neck blouse with lace on the sleeves (again my sister’s) from Banana Republic. Since this blouse has quite a low neckline it looks good with a small dainty necklace on a short chain and mine is from Accessorise. I wore the same shoes and bag as my last look.

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  • Stradivarius Patterned Neoprene Full Midi Skirt
  • Banana Republic Navy V-neck Blouse
  • Accessorize Dainty Silver Necklace
  • Sandals and Bag (Same as above)

Look 3- Patterned Culottes

I purchased these amazing scarf print culottes from Zara about a month ago and I am still obsessed with them! I wore them out to dinner and a walk along the South Bank and styled them with this turquoise ribbed top from Topshop. I then slipped on my rose gold Ipanema sandals and opted for my favourite necklace from & Other Stories which seems to look great with everything!

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  • Zara Scarf Print Culottes
  • Topshop Turquoise Ribbed Sleeveless Top
  • Ipanema Rose Gold Sandals
  • & Other Stories Long Pendant Stone Necklace
  • Bag (Same as above)
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OOTD- High-Waisted Denim and Tie-up Shirt

Here’s a little OOTD featuring High-Waisted Denim Shorts and a Britney Spears-esque blue floral tie-up shirt. I got these shorts from Monki and they are such a summer must-have! I’m pretty sure I’ve worn them over 20 times this summer. This blue floral shirt is my mum’s and it’s from Boden. I feel like it adds a preppy edge to the look and I adore the pastel blue colours. I have finished off the look with my Fossil tan leather clutch which emphasises the cowgirl vibe of the outfit. For shoes if I had them, I would add some cowgirl style tan leather ankle boots, which would further offset the overall look. I hope you like this background of my shed, I thought it would help to portray the look more successfully.- Enjoy!

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Top 10 Summer Essentials and Haul 2013

Hey! Today’s Post is going to be a summer haul of all the goodies I have purchased, over the last couple of months and the items that I have bought are also my summer essentials, which are my must-haves for this season!

Top 10 Summer Essentials and Haul

1. Playsuit– Playsuits are perfect for summer, they are so easy to chuck on and also work as great cover-ups over your bikini on holiday. Mine is a recent purchase from Warehouse and is in this lovely silky blue paisley material, you can see it styled in my last post here: https://vintagevicar22.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/ottd-paisley-jumpsuit-and-floppy-hat/

2. Maxi Dress– Maxi dresses are a fab knock out piece for the summer and suit many body shapes. They can also act as cover-ups over your bikini on holiday and are feminine beautiful garments. I bought mine from Vero Moda, which I got it in the Sale through Asos.com and I adore the khaki tribal print, floaty material and gorgeous neckline.

3. Bright Coloured Bag– Bright coloured bags can make a great statement and mimic the bright and happy atmosphere in the summer. If you’re brave you could combine them with other brightly coloured items, to create a bold look. Mine was a present from my sister when she visited Tenerife and it’s by David Jones. The bright turquoise colour is very eye-catching and I also really like the cut out details.

4. Bikini– Bikini’s are absolute essentials for summer and on holiday, even if you’re not planning to go in the water, they are always a must-have to soak up those summer rays. I purchased mine from Asos.com and I have never found such an amazing bikini, that really flatters my body shape. It’s a bright floral 50’s style halter-neck top with matching bottoms. The great thing about Asos is that you can buy bikini’s in seperates, because I don’t know about you, but hardly any women are the exact same size on the top and bottom, so I would recommend checking Asos for that reason.

5. Bright Nail Polishes– Bright nail polishes are a fun way of giving a colour boost to your nails. The summer season allows us to experiment with a variety of bright and bold shades and many nail colours are also intensified by a summer glow. The two I have recently purchased are Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Papaya and Rimmel Salon Pro with Lycra in Hip Hop. Both are fabulous summer shades and are also both very affordable.

6. Shorts– Shorts are such must-haves for the summer and enable your legs to breath in the hotter months. Denim shorts are definitely an essential and also go with so many things. I recently bought these high-waisted blue denim shorts from Monki and they are a very flattering cut and not too short, as many on the market are. I also recently bought these gorgeous blue and white floral patterned shorts from H&M for an absolute steal of £9.99 and I am sure I will be getting a lot of use out of these babies during the summer!

7. Short-Sleeved Shirt– Short-sleeved shirts are perfect for the summer as they keep you cool and are also very stylish. I bought mine from Topshop and it’s a slightly cropped white short-sleeved shirt with this really cool sheer floral pattern on it and if you want to see it styled you can use this link here: https://vintagevicar22.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/a-glorious-sunny-day-out-in-windsor/.

8.Sunglasses– Sunglasses are truly stylish and add a sense of class to any outfit. In addition they are also very important to protect your eyes from the sun. I found these blue ones recently and are a vintage find of my mothers.

9. A Good Book– a good book is an absolute essential for on holiday, to read whilst sunbathing on the beach. I have recently started reading Micheal McIntyre’s Autobiography and I’m loving it, he is my favourite comedian and his book really gives me the giggles. So if you are going on holiday, I would really recommend getting a good book to read.

10. Bracelets– Cute colourful bracelets are perfect to build up on your wrist for the summer and why not try out lots of different colours, styles and embellishments. About a month ago I got this funky turquoise jem one from Asos.com, I love it!

Here are lots of pictures which I took of my summer essentials:

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1. Playsuit

1. Playsuit

2. Maxi Dress

2. Maxi Dress

3. Bright Coloured Bag

3. Bright Coloured Bag

4. Bikini

4. Bikini

5. Bright Nail Polishes

5. Bright Nail Polishes

6. Shorts

6. Shorts

7. Short-Sleeved Shirt

7. Short-Sleeved Shirt

8. Sunglasses

8. Sunglasses

10. Bracelets

10. Bracelets

Summer Wishlist 2013

I have just made this Summer Wishlist collage, compiling some of the clothing items and accessories which I’m really lusting over at the moment, for the summer season! These items include these gorgeous light wash Monki shorts, Asos circular white sunnies, H&M two tone pink bikini top, this gorgeous statement bubblegum pink beaded necklace from Baublebar, Zara China print blue and white trousers, Zara textured orange shorts and these lovely Kurt Geiger simple caramel leather sandals! I hope you like these items and I just may have to go shopping for these soon!- Enjoy!

Links for all items:

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Geo-Print Midi Skirt- OOTD

Yesterday, it was one of my best friend Rachel’s 16th birthday!! To celebrate we went firstly to Pizza Express for dinner and then went to see John Bishop the comedian perform in Birmingham!! The show was fantastic and so funny and I thought I’d show you what I was wearing and also my friends’ outfits!! I’m wearing a Monki teal pleated blouse, vintage cream cardi, Asos Geo-print midi skirt, Clothes Show live bag, UO pumps/ UO brogues ( I changed my shoes later), Zara caramel belt and Topshop marl grey pork pie hat!!- Enjoy!!

Before Josh Bishop: From left- Tosti, Rachel and Me

London OOTD

Yesterday, I went shopping in London and made a trip to Carnaby Street to go into the new Monki shop which I have been waiting almost a year to experience!! The shop’s interior design is incredibly done and you can see why they have won awards for it!! I tried on lots of things and could have bought lots of things but settled for a lovely teal pleated blouse which will be in some up-coming looks!! I also went to Oxord street/Regents street and bought an amazing grey marl pork pie hat in Topshop which you will also be seeing soon!! I really enjoyed my day out and I hope your weekend has been just as good!! I’m wearing my vintage silk white blouse, Asos collar tips, Topshop boucle biker jacket, Topshop camel pleated skirt and UO Brogues!! Hope you like!!

High Street Autumn/Winter Lusts

These gorgeous pieces are my Autumn/Winter Lusts, all in which will be added to my Wishlist!! These items are from either Topshop, River Island, Monki, Pull and Bear, Miss Selfridge or Zara!! The styles featured include: Houndstooth, metallics, check, pork pie hats, pleather, lace, maxi, fringing and many more!! I love each piece so much as each would add so much to my winter wardrobe!! If you want to know where an individual item is from, from the collage I have made just message me below and I’ll tell you!!- Enjoy!!