Thursday, 31 December 2009

31 12 09

Now that Christmas is just about over, and the new year is literally hours away, it's time to think about what's going to happen next. For me, its my birthday! The bad news is I'm only 19 days away from turning 22 - urgh! But the good news (without sounding too much like a spoiled brat) is that I get more presents!
I had been looking at these shoes from Miss Selfridge:

I tried on a size 7 which were massive, and then the 6 came up so tiny that it pinched my toes. I guess unfortunately it's not meant to be, which is a shame because they are gorgeous! So I sent them back, and hopefully I might be able to find a similar pair somewhere else.

Also, my wardrobe situation is DIRE. At the moment I'm sharing (yes, sharing!) a tiny corner cupboard with my boyfriend. I have such a small amount of space I have about 4 bin bags of clothes in my loft because I just do not have the room for it all! Plus I have to keep my coats in my mum's wardrobe and my shoes in a big box under the bed! This is what I'm dealing with:

Horrific! Maybe one day I will have a beautiful walk in boudoir/wardrobe room, but for now I'll have to make other arrangements! Thankfully we have decided to get one of those all-in-one Ikea wardrobe units with the built-in draws etc. like this but with sliding doors on the front:

Currently in my teeny tiny wardrobe I have managed to squeeze in:
10 blouses/shirts
4 t-shirts
7 vests
5 other tops
6 bodies
11 cardigans
9 jumpers/sweaters
4 blazers
12 skirts
3 pairs of shorts
1 pair of trousers
3 pairs of leggings
2 playsuits and
31 dresses

Which comes to a grand total of 108 items of clothing!!!! In that tiny space!
So once our brand new wardrobe arrives, I can organise everything into neat sections, and I might even sell a few things that I haven't worn in a while because after sorting through everything I have in my wardrobe it's quite obvious that it has gone way past an addiction! Not that I want to stop hoarding, I'm just making room for more!!

PS: Happy New Year to you all!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

17 12 09

Todays outfit:

Thursday, 3 December 2009

3 12 09

Oh dear it's been a while since I've posted anything, sorry! I'm a bad blogger! How is everyone? All looking forward to Christmas I hope?!
Well, over the last few days I've been making a list of all the things I would like for Christmas, one of them being this amazing pair of boots by Office:

They are a copy of these boots by Chloe:

And here they are in red worn by Sienna Miller:

They're a very good copy I might add! Plus a lot cheaper - the original Chloe pair are about £750 but the pair from Office are much less expensive at £100.
They arrived at my house this morning, and I love love love them, the only problem is I have to wait until Christmas to wear them! Booo!

What have you put on your Christmas list?

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

21 10 09

I did a bit of shopping today to try to find a black fake fur coat. I didn't find one I liked in the end, but I did buy a cute black dress from H&M and the most awesome pair of boots ever!!! They are identical to the ones from Miss Selfridge that I have been lusting after for ages (but are £70!!)

So I got these babies from Peacocks for £30! Woop woop!

There are only minute differences, like, the hardware is not such high quality metal, and the leather isn't as shiny but other than that you can hardly tell that they are £40 cheaper! Today was a good day :-)

Thursday, 8 October 2009

8 10 09

I'm quite liking this leather jacket from TopShop - especially the studs on the collar. Although, I'm not really too sure that I like what's going on with the pockets.


Please someone buy this for me? :'(

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

29 9 09

Just because the weather is getting colder, it doesn't mean that your style has to go into hibernation! After having a skim through the fall 2009 rtw runway shows, I found two looks that will liven up your winter wardrobe - plus, I have re-created the looks using items from the high street (because not all of us can afford to spend £800 on one dress!!)


-Graphic houndstooth adds a lighter touch to winter's black palettes
-Oversized checks, ass seen at Preen, give the look a contemporary cool element


Dress £35 from Debenhams
Fur Coat from H&M
Boots £95 from Miss Selfridge


-Razor-sharp cutting skims curves with super-fine accuracy
-Black and charcoal grey make for a dramatic, graphic palette

Elie Saab

Dress from Warehouse
Shoes £100 from TopShop
Gloves £18 from Asos
Tights £5 from Dorothy Perkins

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

16 9 09

I am absolutely in love with everything velvet at the moment! The item that I want the most is this gorgeous biker jacket by Christopher Kane (but it is £848!!!!!!! ouch!!) it is so so so so perfect! Damn I wish I was rich! :'(

There are, however, some more affordable items on the high street. I found these two in TopShop:

Dress £35

Shrug £30

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

8 9 09

I recently purchased this awesome leopard print body from TopShop, and I've got one or two things to wear with it, but I'm looking for other items to buy that can go with it. I made up two outfits (one using items from TopShop, and the other using items from Miss Selfridge) and I think now I need to start saving up so I can buy everything!!

TopShop outfit: Skirt £38, Shoes £75, Bag £85.

Miss Selfridge outfit: Leggings £35, Shoes £25, Belt £18, Bag £25, Earrings £6.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

2 9 08

I'm back! I survived Reading (just) but I've almost totally lost my voice :-( boooo!
Anyway I was having a flick through the weekend newspaper supplements when I got back home and came across a very handy list of designer/high street collaborations! Yay! Put these dates in your diaries ladies:

Preen and PPQ at - available from September 7th

Matthew Williamson at Debenhams - available from September 21st

Giles at New Look - available mid-November

Jimmy Choo at H&M - available from November 14th

Louise Gray, Poltock & Walsh, Scott Wilson and many more at - available from late September

Adam for Mango - available from mid-October

Ashish, Peter Jensen, Emma Cook and Preen shoes at TopShop - available from September 21st

Pierre Hardy at Gap - available from September 30th

Thursday, 27 August 2009

27 8 09

I have not abandoned this blog! Things have just been quite busy as of late. Am off to bed now; my coach for Reading Festival leaves at 10am tomorrow! Woooop! xx

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

4 8 09

Some current trends, and their high street versions:

Big Shoulders (jackets)

Rick Owens jacket £1,085

Miss Selfridge blazer £45

Topshop coat £85

Big Shoulders (dresses)

Topshop dress £38

Acne dress £125

Warehouse dress £20


Warehouse dress £50

Topshop dress £45

Miss Selfridge dress £28


Dorothy Perkins dress £40

Miss Selfridge dress £28

Topshop dress £35

Runway images:
Collages by me!

Monday, 3 August 2009

3 8 09

I recently re-watched The Grifters, a film about con-artists starring John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening. I haven't read the book, but I have read another book by Jim Thompson called The Killer Inside Me which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I will probably get the book and read that too. My favourite character is Myra (played by Annette Bening) because she has the coolest outfits throughout the movie.

My favourite item has to be the leopard print biker jacket! Apologies for the poor quality photographs, I had to take them on my phone from the screen. Why is it that you can't take screen-shots whilst the DVD player is open on Mac computers?!! Rubbish! Anyways, here's the trailer:

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

28 7 09


run dmc vest from forever21 £9

rose print corset top from topshop £35

polkadot crop top from topshop £14

lace tunic from topshop £18

stripe body from topshop £18

stud skirt from oasis £75

wolf t-shirt from asos £20

sonia rykiel t-shirt from asos £80

denim dress from asos £35

black lace dress from asos £37.50

chain waist dress from miso £29.99

floral dress from miso £22.99