Summer Staples

My last look in collaboration with George at Asda is just a laid back, everyday summer outfit.  It’s very simple but the printed culottes speak for themselves and add some detail to the look.  Culottes have been the ultimate summer staple this season and the good news is they’re hear to stay for AW14 too.  Obviously if you’re not much of a heels-wearer then you could substitute those for some flat sandals but you know me and my heels!  I hope I’ve opened your eyes to the world of George this week as there are some great pieces in their collections and next season looks equally as promising.
Shoes – Next (Similar here)
Bag – F&F*
Colour on Nails & toes – LA Colors in ‘Lucsious Wine’
Items marked with * have been gifted
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Ahead Of Time

I‘ve already begun collecting my new AW14 wardrobe and in a slightly eager attempt to jump ahead to next season, I wore a jumper (Topshop) in 30 degrees.  It wasn’t smart and it wasn’t funny.  The trousers on the other hand (another AW14 purchase from Topshop) are perfect for this weather, the wide leg allows, errrrrrr, air circulation? Mmmm, yes, air cirulation!  They are my favourite culotte-esque length and they could well be a runner for a Fashion Week ensamble (Who knows!).  Now me mustn’t forget these monochrome shoes because they are might fine for a price tag of only £39!  Well done Miss Selfridge, well done!

Bag – Chanel
Rings – H&M
Items marked with * have been gifted
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Lace Love

Sorry for the lateness of today’s post but I was out shooting it in Knightsbridge this afternoon, yet again in the blistering London heat…hence the iced Starbucks in hand!  This lace bralet from Topshop had a lot of love on Instagram so I thought I’d use it in a post to show you how I would style it.  I do have a few other outfit ideas in mind with it and hopefully i’ll be able to don those before the summer is out!

Trousers – Zara (Similar here)
Bag – Chanel
Earcuff – Claires (Katy Perry Prism collection out this autumn)*
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Floral Grid

I‘ve always had a thing about stripes and florals.  Every time I wear something floral I instantly find myself search for a striped piece to fit into the ensemble somehow.  I got these floral check dungarees from Missguided last week and have been waiting for a slightly cooler day to wear them.  They are a lightweight fabric but with this heat I need to be wearing the bare minimum amount of fabric.

Jumper – Primark (Similar here)
Bag – Chanel
Shoes – Zara (Similar here)
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Lace On Leather

I feel another bout on monochrome-itis coming on!  Don’t get me wrong, I love colour, but there’s something so easy, perhaps even lazy about black and white.  It’s effortless, chic and is easy to shop for.  I am somewhat of a reverse magpie when it comes to shopping, I’m instantly drawn to monochrome pieces, but hey, it worked for Chanel.  I’ve added some texture in today’s otherwise rather simple look.  These textured faux leather shorts from ASOS are slightly nappy-esque in fit but I do love a good old paper-bag waist line and they do the trick here.  Taking a tip from Britney Spears circa 2008 and her hit (hmmm?) ‘Lace and Leather’ (no, it’s not just you, no one remembers it), I paired said shorts with this beautiful longline lace jacket sent to me from Quiz.  Voila!  Another two-tonal outfit is born. 

T-Shirt – Primark (Similar here)
Shoes – Linzi (Similar here)
Items marked with * have been gifted
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July Wish List

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I don’t normally post ‘Wish Lists’ but there is literally so much that I have my eye on right now that I feel the need to share with you all!
So first off we have this amazing Givenchy ‘Lucrezia’ bag which has just gone into the Net-a-Porter sale at 30% off.  It’s still a lot of dosh to blow on a bag (but hey, this is a ‘Wish List’) but I’ve been obsessing over this style for ages now and it’s quite a classic shape and colour-way, versatile and chic.

A stark contrast in price but the next item is this illusion sheer, lace dress from Sheinside which is an absolute steal at just over £22!  It’s oozes sex appeal and I have no idea where I would wear it but nonetheless, I still want it.
I’m still obsessing over culottes, aren’t we all?!  These white ones from Boohoo are just gorgeous and for £20…They. Must. Be Mine.  They do look like a slightly longer version compared to the just-below-the-knee versions so many of my fave high street stores have in right now, but that’s what draws me to them.  They have a real designer look to them and they would be wearable until at least October (British weather depending!).
I have quite the collection of ear cuffs now but what’s the harm in adding a few more?  This pack of 2, rather simple gold ear cuffs from New Look are so inexpensive, £2.99 to be exact and I love how they can add a bit of ‘edge’ to an outfit.
I spotted these floral trousers from MissGuided the other day when browsing through their ‘New In’ section and they literally jumped off the page, out of the computer, up my stairs and into my wardrobe.  Yes, that’s how much the trousers want to come and live with me…the feeling is mutual.
When you become a blogger, you become obsessed with photography, it’s a natural path.  I’ve always been a Nikon girl (currently using a Nikon D7100) but now as I’ve started to make my way down the path of YouTube I feel like I need a camera more equipt for smooth video making.  Everyone knows that Canons are the much more superior camera when it comes to video.  I’ve got my eye on this serious camera-porn that is the Canon EOS 5D mark III (*shudders*).  It’s the creme-de-la-creme…and I want it!  They are much cheaper to buy from direct from Asia where they’re manufactured and I have sourced one on ebay here for just under £2000.
I’m a huge fan of a block heel when it comes to shoes, they’re just easier to walk in and I just love that style.  These white modern looking sandals from Miss Selfridge would sure get a run for their money with me.
I’m finding it difficult to stop shopping the newest AW14 stock that’s hitting stores.  Every time I see a hint of faux fur I’m all over it like a tramp to a bin.  That said there are still some really cute summer pieces still floating around there on the inter-web and lets face it, we do still have 2 months left of hopeful sun so this adorable dolphin printed dress makes my wish list because it’s only £11.
These ASOS Boots are not just a new autumn/winter purchase, I love nothing more than to rock a cute floral dress with a pair of black ankle boots so hey presto…a multi-seasonal boot. Totally justified.
This River Island sweatshirt is actually already mine, but it was firmly on my Wish List until I received it in the post sent from the amazing PR team at RI as a surprise the other day.  It does save having to state my profession to random strangers when shooting on the streets of London.
These Valentino Rockstud style heels are not actually the real deal but are just over £15 from Milanoo.  After my mis-hap in the airport last month which some of you may have read about on Twitter, where my boyfriend offered to buy me a pair of genuine Rockstuds for no reason and I said no (why the hell why?! No idea!)…this turn of events still haunts me.  But hurrah for cheaper copies which I can actually afford!
I first stumbled upon Yoox.com when I was about 17 and then kind of forgot about it over the years.  I’m not sure how many of you know about it but it’s like an online TK Maxx and similar to The Outnet.  It’s basically a giant online store full of past season designer stock.  I found these jeweled (very Prada-esque) Kenzo heels on there the other day and thought I’d chuck them on the old wish list because they’re just so darn jazzy.
A new Yankee Candle that smells of something I want to eat. Self explanatory.  Everyone loves a Yankee Candle!
And the final item on my list is this cute make-up bag which bares the slogan ‘Respect Your Selfie’.  Genius Selfridges, genius!
You can shop all the items in my wish list by clicking on them, but don’t buy the last one or I’ll be miffed 😉

Floral Re-Mix

Exciting day today as I’m heading off to go and shoot my alternative version of the Christmas Lookbook with River Island.  It does feel slightly odd that I’ll be donning faux fur, sequins and all number of Autumn/Winter outfits when it’s 30 degrees outside, but hey, it’s Christmas in July as we bloggers know it.  
Today’s outfit is yet another from the floral Lookbook that I’ve shot and just demonstrates how much I love mixing prints.  Florals and animal print do actually compliment each other and obviously (despite the temperature) I will always add a touch of leather!


Bag – Chanel
Boots – Zara (Similar here)
Chain Watch – Freedom at Topshop* (Similar here)
Arrow Bracelet – Primark
Silver Bead Bracelet – Primark
Rings – H&M
Items marked with * have been gifted
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