Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Skeleton Shoes!!!

Forget your normal, bog-standard, boring heel and take a look at this fascinating beauty!

These particular shoes are by DSQUARED2 and are extremely popular at the moment. Just take a look at, home of successful blogger Steph. If you love heels in any way, you'll love her blog. It's full of towering shoes, chunky platforms and unique heels.

Image from Steph's site

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Animal Print Lust Haves

Just a couple of pieces inspired (mostly) by leopard print... (Obviously not to be worn all at once!!)

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Mixed Animal Print Vest Top - New Look £9.99
River Island Animal Print Chiffon Halter Maxi Dress - River Island £35.00
Layers Paris Leopard Stripe Jumper - New Look £19.99 £11.99
 Limited Edition Perspex Animal Cross Earrings - ASOS £10.00
Frilled Leopard Print Scarf - New Look £6.99
Nail Rock Animal Print Designer Nail Wraps - ASOS £6.70

Monday, 27 February 2012

Inspire Me Monday Shoes

Today I've got some pretty strange (for me but nonetheless inspiring) shoe choices and one typical me choice! I can think up plenty of outfits to go with these shoes. Comment below if you want to see some ideas!

Scalloped Edge Leather Cut-Out Shoes - New Look £24.99

Beige Snake Skin Print Chain Loafers - River Island £30.00

Exclusive Peep Toe Shoe Boots - New Look £29.99

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Pastel Outfit

This outfit is partly inspired by the lovely Coury from Fancytreehouse and her obsession with collars and who I featured in my last post, and partly by the Spring 2012 trend of pastels. I hope you'll find the time to check out her blog (which you can find here) and my post on the pastel trend (which you can find here). I hope you've had a great weekend! :)

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Green Stripe Sequin Jumper - River Island £35.00
Cream Sleeveless Shirt - River Island £20.00
Gold Tone Owl Face Ring - River Island £4.00
Dark Beige Neon Trim Messenger Bag - River Island £25.00
Light Pink Skinny Trousers- River Island £30.00 £20.00
Gold Tone Heart Shaped Rings - River Island £5.00
Dark Beige Chain Loafers - River Island £30.00

I've also included subtle hints of leopard print (on the ring) and neon (on the bag) which are both top trends too!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Favourites from Chictopia Today

Coury from fancytreehouse
She has a blog here and has her own shop here selling vintage-y clothes (mostly dresses)

Megan from meggstatus has a blog here

Daniela from daniellagandra has a blog here

Hanna from hannaantido has a blog here

and Melanie from melaniemyl has a blog here

Thursday, 23 February 2012

New Favourite Outfit!

I was look on Chictopia today and spotted this gorgeous outfit using a gold, velvet dress. The story behind it is such a lovely story, so go and have a look at, Maria Elyse's blog, if you want to find out more. So here is the outfit I wanted to share with you, I hope you enjoy it...

(All pictures are from Maria Elyse's blog which is linked at the beginning of this post)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

London Fashion Week: Corrie Nielson

It was the London Fashion Week weekend from 17th-21st February and I've just been looking on their website at the catwalk report pages. (I'm only up to day one, I've got a long way to go!). One collection that caught my eye was by Corrie Nielson, a Florida-born designer who lives in London. If you want to know more about her, read on. If not, just skip the next paragraph! :)

As you will see in the pictures after this paragraph, she is very inspired by tartan prints and the Scottish style so I was surprised to see she is American. However, as I read more about her, I discovered her great, great, great grandfather was Scottish and that he is part of her inspiration for her AW12 collection. Her designs are described as "a witty take on traditional men’s tailoring" and her evening wear "makes a truly original statement for gala events". You can say that again! Take a look at some of her designs...

I always look out for those little things the designers keep the same in each collection, whether it be the hairstyle, shoes, nails or, in this case, a tartan tattoo covering one side of the models' faces! I think those little details are so important and I really loved this particular one.

You can see that some of her designs are 'peplum' inspired which is one of the trends for Spring 2012 (although I know this is an AW 2012 collection). If you haven't seen my post on the peplum trend, check it out! :)

Random Fact: Kelly Rowland wore a Corrie Nielson top for one of the X-Factor shows

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Celebrating Ten Years of NewGen

NewGen (New Generation) is a project run by Topshop supporting young, British designers. It's been 10 years since they began this project and are celebrating their acheivement by asking 20 of the past NewGen designers to design limited edition t-shirts. Even more impressive is the fact that £7 from each item sold goes to a homeless charity called Centrepoint. Here are a few of my favourite designs...

Squirrel Heart Print Tee by Peter Jensen - Topshop £30.00

Deer Print Tee by Emma Cook - Topshop £30.00

Foil Print Tee by Craig Lawrence - Topshop £30.00

Monday, 20 February 2012

Blue Monday

Today was the first day back to college after the week long break so I've dedicated this post the sad occasion...

Blue Chiffon Side Dress - River Island £50.00

Blue Leather Metallic Vest - River Island £70.00

Light Wash Denim Shacket - River Island £40.00

Navy Stripe Sequin Jumper - River Island £35.00

Navy Lace Mini Skater Skirt - River Island £16.00

Blue High Waisted Leggings - River Island £10.00

Bright Blue Chinos - River Island £30.00

Bright Blue Platform Court Shoes - River Island £65.00

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sunday Shoes

I love these shoes!

Light Brown Side Zip Ankle Boots - River Island £60.00

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Aztec Trend for Spring 2012

I honestly can't believe I missed Aztec print off my Spring 2012 trends series! This print is so popular (for this Spring and previous seasons) and I can't wait to share the hugely varied patterns and colours inspired by the aztec print., for one, has a massive amount of aztec inspired clothes from leggings to skirts to denim jackets...

Denim Aztec Print Sleeveless Denim Jacket - River Island £35.00

Black Aztec Print Leggings - River Island £22.00

Black Aztec Print Fringe Maxi Dress - River Island £32.00

Green Aztec Print Playsuit - River Island £16.99

Red Aztec Print Parka - River Island £50.00

White Aztec Print Shopper Bag - River Island £25.00

Black Aztec Print Scarf - River Island £10.00

Red Aztec Print Hooded Jacket - River Island £60.00

Beige Aztec Print Woven Back Vest Top - River Island £14.00

Blue Aztec Print Stripe Tote Bag - River Island £25.00

Friday, 17 February 2012

Friday Shoes

Now this isn't the type of shoe I usually go for but something about it caugh my eye (maybe the bright red colour!!). I've seen a lot of these type of heel around lately (although they've always been in fashion) and I thought I would have a look myself. Surprisingly, I found I actually like some of the shoes in this style although I do think they look slightly uncomfortable :).

The heel is slightly unusual too, which is what made me look at this one...

Elliot Shoe (Red) - Kurt Geiger £195.00