Saturday, 22 March 2014

SPRING 2014 WISHLIST


1. H&M FLOPPY HAT - £14.99 - Since my beloved bowler hat (also from H&M) died a tragic death last month (RIP, gone but not forgotten) I've had my eye out for a replacement. Before I bought my bowler hat last year I would never have described myself as a "hat person", but I actually think it suited me reasonably well and so now I feel ready for a bigger one! I feel the wider, floppier brim of this hat would be great for spring/summer (both style-wise and for practical purposes), and I think this style looks so chic and pulls together almost any outfit. They've just opened up a new H&M in Oxford recently so I think it's fate!
2. ZARA PASTEL PINK T BAR COURT SHOES - £59.99 - I spotted these shoes a few weeks ago whilst browsing the Oxford ZARA and I fell in love! These shoes just embody everything I love about this years spring/summer trends (the pastel colours, pointed toe, T-bar...) and I think they're absolutely perfect. If only I could justify buying them! 

3. and 4. TOPSHOP STRAPPY BLACK CROP TOP - £8 layered with TOPSHOP SKINNY RIB CROP TOP - £8 - If you've seen my Clueless inspired style blog post you'll understand the inspiration for this particular combination! There's a scene in the film in which Cher wears this exact combination for her P.E class and I absolutely love it! It's a really easy and affordable way to create an on-trend 90s look, and what's even better is that it's two separate pieces, meaning you can wear them together or separately to create a multitude of different looks. 

5. TOPSHOP PASTEL BLUE CIGARETTE TROUSERS - £30  - I've had my eye on these trousers for months! The colour and fit are just perfect and ever since I bought my first pair of cigarette trousers a few months ago I've been obsessed with them. It's just so hard to justify buying them when I already have a pastel pink pair..

6. URBAN OUTFITTERS STARING AT STARS GAUZY COLD SHOULDER TOP - $49 - This is a bit of a random one, but I'm beginning to absolutely love this style of top. I can't quite put my finger on what it is I love about it so much and I've only seen them in a couple of stores, but I really do think this trend is one to watch for summer. There's something quite ethereal and fairy-tale about it that I love.

7. TOPSHOP CLEAR PLASTIC MAC - £40 - I need this for festivals! I'm going to T in the Park this summer (the line up is amazing - let me know if you're going too!) and so I figured this would be a great way to stay dry but also to look stylish too. It's great because you can see your outfit under the Mac, and there's a nod to both the kitsch and PVC trend there, too.

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Monday, 17 March 2014

STYLE INSPIRATION: CLUELESS


PASTEL BLUE CASHMERE JUMPER: GAP
WHITE FAUX LEATHER SKIRT: RIVER ISLAND
MONOCHROME MID HEEL SHOES: ASOS



No film embodies the 90s quite like the Cult classic Clueless, and with the release of Iggy Azalea's new Clueless themed music video, it seems this style is truly back with a vengeance. I adore the 90s look, both the grunge and kitsch side of it, and so after watching the film I just had to create my own Cher Horowitz inspired look (and had great fun with my friend shooting it!) Last year it seemed that the more grunge side of the 90s made a comeback with dungarees and baggy jeans, but this year it's more about the preppy look. Spaghetti straps, crop tops, pastel colours, plaid... the list goes on. To make our search easier I've found some pieces online that I think would work together to make a perfectly Clueless wardrobe (and Missguided seem to have got this look down to a tee!)



Do you love or hate this trend?
Elly xxx

Friday, 27 December 2013

BLUE VELVET




I have been meaning to blog about this dress for ages! I bought it last month from Missguided (£24.99) to wear for my boyfriend's birthday, and I'm absolutely in love with it. I seem to be obsessed with dark blues at the moment, and you can't get more luxuriant than blue velvet. I love the cut of this dress - it's very baggy and oversized but yet still cuts me at the right part of my leg. I think this is a great alternative to velvet skater and bodycon dresses as I feel that it's a slightly more unique style. I've paired it here with my black t-bar suede heels (Missguided) and a 20s inspired sequinned fringe bag of my mother's for an evening look, but this dress also looks great when worn under a black jumper with tights and flats for a more daytime appropriate feel. As always I'm wearing my gold chain necklace from H&M which I feel adds to the opulence of the blue velvet.

What did you wear on Christmas Eve?
Elly xxx

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Monday, 23 December 2013

JUMPSUIT


Yesterday I posted a haul in which I bought this beautiful navy floral jumpsuit from Topshop for £38 in the sale, and I just couldn't wait to write an outfit post in which I styled it! I've been looking for a jumpsuit for ages and it's been such a struggle to find one that fits me. Admittedly my mother did have to do couple of minor alterations to the straps on this one (everything seems to be made for ladies with huge chests nowadays!), but aside from that it seems to fit perfectly. The design is absolutely timeless and I've honestly never worn something so comfortable. Here I've paired it with my beloved holographic court shoes from Forever 21, my DIY matching bag and an H&M gold chain. I think this look is perfect for the Christmas party season, especially if you're going for something a little more classy, and I'm thinking of wearing it out at some point in the next couple of weeks. What's great about this particular jumpsuit is that I will be able to wear it all year round for a multitude of different occasions without feeling uncomfortable or overdressed. 



What are you wearing this Christmas party season?
Elly xxx



Sunday, 22 December 2013

HAUL



Hello everyone! I apologise for being AWOL for the past three months - I've just started university and it's been so difficult to keep on top of blogging. I'm currently home for Christmas so I thought it was about time that I updated you all on my recent purchases. Due to recently becoming a student I haven't really had that much money to spare, however I have picked up a few items that I'd like to share with you.


1. Black Crop Fluffy Jumper - New Look £17.99
I've hardly been out of this since I bought it! I love this texture and find that it's really versatile and works well with most things. I like to pair it with a gold chain necklace.

2. Pale Pink Trousers - Primark £12
I've always wanted to be a "trouser person" but have never had the guts to buy and wear any! I finally took the plunge with this inexpensive pale pink pair and I'm so glad I did. They look good dressed up or down and I'm tempted to buy them in more colours.

3. Colbalt Blue "Leary" Velvet Trapeze Dress - Missguided £24.99
This dress is just beautiful! I love velvet and own a lot of velvet pieces but I find the cut of this dress to be truly unique. I'm saving it for special occasions but it can also be paired with a black jumper thrown over the top to make it into a more casual piece.

4. Navy Floral Jacquard Strap Jumpsuit - Topshop £38 (In the Sale)
I've been on the look out for a jumpsuit for a long time (ever since I saw one on Florence Welch a few years ago) and I finally found the perfect fit! I think this particular design is great because I can wear it on so many different occasions and I wouldn't feel overdressed in it day to day.

5. Navy Blue High Shine Leggings - Warehouse £15 (In the Sale)
I never bought into the disco pant trend when it was at its peak but I couldn't resist these for a mere £15! They're going to replace a pair of worn out jeans as I feel the colour isn't too dressy. They're great quality from Warehouse and so I could hardly resist - I love the skin tight fit, too.

6. SCENARIO Monochrome heels - ASOS £26.50 (In the Sale)
I've been wearing these almost constantly since I bought them! They're so different to anything I've seen before and I've always liked to accessorize with interesting shoes. I've always wanted white shoes! The heel height is great for daytime and I've received so many compliments on them.




I absolutely love everything I've bought recently and I think all of the pieces are perfect for the Christmas party season as well as being wearable for more casual occasions. I'm a big advocate of being sensible with my money and trying to buy versatile clothes! I'm especially excited to wear my new jumpsuit  - expect plenty of outfit photos in the weeks to come!

What have you purchased recently? 
Elly xxx

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

MALDIVES

This year I was lucky enough to take a holiday to the Maldives with my mum. It's such a beautiful place and the way of life is so relaxed - I really didn't want to leave! If you've read my previous blog posts, you'll know that I used to detest all bikinis with a passion (I really am not a fan of stomachs hanging out!) However, I invested in a more acceptable high waisted one from Topshop last month, and it served me very well on holiday this year. In the Maldives you don't really need to bring very many clothes (hence the lack of outfit photos), as you're pretty much permanently on the beach. I paired this bikini with my white hexagonal sunglasses (also from Topshop) as I thought they worked really well together to create a chic and almost Lana Del Rey - esque look. Tropical prints are really in at the moment, as are matching sets, and I wanted to incorporate all of that into my beach look.










Have you been anywhere exotic recently?

Elly xxx

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Sunday, 8 September 2013

WEEK IN OUTFITS

Many apologies for the lack of posts in recent weeks - I've been in the process of moving to Oxford to study an Art Foundation course so everything has been rather hectic lately! However, I've been here a week now and I'm just about settled in, so I thought I'd better start blogging again. Last month I took a holiday to Northumberland with my family and best friend Lauren, and the weather was great so it gave me a chance to get some great outfit photos. I haven't done a "week in outfits" type post before so I thought I'd give it a go. I'm rubbish at packing so putting together decent outfits whilst away was a bit of a challenge but I hope you like them anyway!

Outfit One:


White Crop Top - Topshop
Floral Skirt - H&M
Jelly Shoes - JuJu Jelly @ Urban Outfitters
Bowler Hat - H&M
Bag - Primark
Round Sunglasses - Topshop

Outfit Two:



Shirt - Topshop
Joni Jeans - Topshop
Brogues - Clarks
Bowler Hat - H&M
Bag - Primark
Round Sunglasses - Topshop
Outfit Three:
Bowie Top - Primark
Dungarees - Primark
Jelly Shoes - JuJu Jelly @ Urban Outfitters
Bowler Hat - H&M
Bag - Primark
Round Sunglasses - Topshop

Grey T Shirt Dress- Topshop
Gold Chain Necklace - H&M
Jelly Shoes - JuJu Jelly @ Urban Outfitters
Bowler Hat - H&M
Bag - Primark
Round Sunglasses - Topshop

 Outfit Four:
Checkerboard Top - H&M
Jeans - ASOS
Jelly Shoes - JuJu Jelly @ Urban Outfitters
Bowler Hat - H&M
Bag - Primark
Round Sunglasses - Topshop

How do you find living out of a suitcase?
Elly xxx