Monday, 24 January 2011

A week is a long time....

This week has been b-e-a-utiful. I visited my lovely boyfriend in Canterbury for four days and I also had a chance to catch up with some of my best friends as it was my best friend Rosanna's 22nd Birthday. Although I love living at home, I do really miss my friends and boyfriend.

I was showered with gifts from wee Andrew who visited NYC in December. I am now the proud owner of a stunning Tiffany bracelet which I have yet to take off- I never expected to own anything from it was quite a shock!!

In terms of what I have been buying lately, there is not much news to report! Sorry to be boring! I am incredibly broke until pay day this Friday..but I have lots that I want to buy as always. That said, I have bought one thing in the last couple of weeks. Check it out.

This polka dot blouse was £21.99 from New Look about a week and a half ago. It looks great with jean shorts, jeans and black cropped trousers. I have also found some leather shorts on ebay which I think this lil number will also look fabulous with.

AND THATS IT! told you I was broke....roll on Friday.

On a more exciting note...this is what I am looking to buy in the up and coming weeks=)

Possibly one of my favourite tops EVER ( everyone who I will work with will know how much I rant on about this beauty) - costing £38 from Topshop- soon you will be mine!!

Another Topshop beauty. This floaty cape blouse costs £33 and I intend to purchase this one as part of my Topshop uniform next week.

Although I dont really wear a lot of dusky pink, I really am in love with this Victoriana Bell Sleeve tunic from River Island costing £34.99

Thats all for now folks!

lar =)

Monday, 17 January 2011

Cottons got style

I am sure I am not the only one who admires Ferne Cotton. She is beautiful, successful and as if that wasn't enough, she now has her own clothing range that boasts luxurious clothing at high street prices. Teaming up with VERY, Ferne has created an exclusive range of spring and summer looks that are accessible to all.
Interestingly, a few of Ferne's pieces are reminiscent of Kate Moss' Topshop collection but at much more affordable prices.

For more information:

Also take a look at Ferne's blog for advice on fashion and much more

A few of my favourties.....

Pansy Print Wrap Dress £59
Floral Print Culottes £25
Velvet Maxi Dress SALE £29

Lace Trim Shrug £35

Friday, 14 January 2011


I am loving Peter Pan blouses at the moment. Although it is a trend that has been around for a few months- I am often behind when it comes to identifying how I really feel about a trend- there are dozens of pieces to be found at affordable prices on the high street. Whether its a tiered, lace or trimmed blouse you are after, this look is one which I think will be around for quite a while. Timeless, classic and bold the Peter Pan blouse brings a look of innocence as well as sophistication and professionalism to an outfit. Although at first I was skeptical about how it should be worn, it turns out the Peter Pan blouse looks great with leggings, shorts, skirts and jeans-pretty much anything you have in your wardrobe really. The only thing I would say, as the detail tends to be fairly heavy on the top, it would probably be better to under play what you wear on the bottom. Black plain cropped trousers or dark denim jeans provide an understated combination. I managed to find a Peter Pan trimmed dress in New Look a week ago for just £16- a very similar dress is available in Topshop for double the price. Great success! Here are some of the best blouses I've found on the high street this week....

New Look £16

Primemark £15

Topshop £36

River Island £26

Urban Outfitters £45

She Died of Perfection

As seen worn by Rihanna a few weeks ago, this 'She Died of Perfection' T shirt, a collection designed by supermodel Erin O’Connor, is available online costing £40 in sizes extra small to extra large. The 'She Died of Beauty' collection is made up of a variety of organic t shirts and organic bags. Slogans available include, 'She Died of Kisses' and 'She Died of Individuality'.
Launched in September 2010, the 'She Died of Beauty' collection is unique, empowering and versatile. Definitely worth a look ladies...

Monday, 3 January 2011


I am selling two pairs of these brand new Topshop Boutiques heels. Their RRP is £120. I am looking to sell them for £30-£40.
I have two size 5's in their original box ready and waiting to sell......
The shoes have also been listed on eBay...take a look if your interested:
or email me on for more info......

Sunday, 2 January 2011


All in all it’s been a pretty amazing year and Christmas 2010 was no exception. I was spoilt rotten! My lovely boyfriend, who is currently in NYC and will never be forgiven for not taking me, bought my a Polaroid camera, Lauren Conrad's book 'Style' ( a must read by the way, I have already got ¾’s of the way through- although I appreciate it is mostly pictures) and my favourite present- the entire works of Shakespeare in a vintage little case. Love. it.
My parents spoilt me also with a big bottle of Miss Dior Cherie, a new camera, clothes, a collection of new pillows( my newest obsession by the way),  jewellery, make-up, pj's, underwear....the list is endless! I am a very lucky gal. My sister also bought me some Sarah Jessica Parker perfume a book on Audrey Hepburn and a book on Twiggy- her life in photo's which is also worth a look. This Christmas felt magical, my grandparents came to spend the day with us and we all sat down to watch Inception ( although not all of us understood it hey mother?!) 

2010 has seen me turn twenty one, move in with my best friends and then move home, graduate from University ( with a 2:1 wooo), have three different jobs and perhaps most importantly, discover my love for Sex and the City - watching it every day since. This time last year my friends and I were seeing the new year in in Paris- an eventful yet magical trip that saw us trekking the entire length of Paris, partly because we got lost and partly because we wanted to see as much of the city as possible!  
Unfortunately although I wish I wasn’t, I am the sort of person who makes New Years resolutions and then breaks them. However having said this, last year my resolution was to take more pictures…anyone who knows me will agree that I have definitely achieved this one. Last year I took over 3,000 photos and those are just the ones uploaded on facebook! This year my resolution is to pass my driving test and to save up for a car. Even if this doesn’t happen until next December, I think I have set myself a reasonable and achievable goal. I have started saving, and for anyone who knows me once again, this is also quite an achievement!

HOWEVER before I reside myself to an ‘exciting’ year of saving, saving and more saving, I have managed to find the time to purchase a few things in the January sales....naturally...

I have FINALLY found my fur coat! This beauty was a chance find that I discovered whilst taking a trip to Debenhams during my lunch hour. It is Red Herring, size 8 and was reduced from £70 to £50. Although I am slightly unconvinced about the gems on the front of the coat ( these cant be seen in the photo above), I plan to do a bit of DIY, replacing them with some tanned vintage buttons. When I find the time of course! I love that I can wear this coat dressed up with heels and my satchel or I can wear it to work with a pair of skinnies and brogues. It is very versatile- money well spent.


You may recognise these beauties from my MUST HAVE list a few weeks ago.Working with shoes everyday, I have plenty of time to plan what ones I want and when I am going to buy them. I have wanted a pair of loafers for a while now, so you can imagine my joy when these went down to just £25 from £50 in Topshop. Bargain! They look great with leggings, skinny jeans and pretty dresses. Being real leather, they are a lot harder than normal shoes and are taking quite a lot of time to wear in, however I am sure you would agree that they are worth the pain!
I have always loved a good pair of brogues, and last Christmas my Gran bought me a pair from office for £65. I have worn these shoes and had them re-heeled more times than I could possibly keep track of. Having found a style, shape and type of shoe that I am comfortable with, I have since bought a million pair of brogues as I now know I will get my moneys worth out of them. These brogues were an unplanned purchase, however my justification comes from the fact that my tanned brogues are beginning to wear out, sob =(. Also Topshop were kind enough to give each employee who worked on boxing day a £20 gift card and because these shoes were in the sale at £30, I only paid £10 for them. Absolute bargain! I am also lucky enough to be a size 3, a size that always seems to be available in the sales.
This was my NYE - eve dress costing just £25 from Topshop, size 8. I didn’t go out on NYE this year, instead I opted for a quiet night in with my parents. We started off the evening going out for dinner at Tiger Bills and then in true new year tradition after returning home, my mum made us walk out the back door and in the front (supposedly this way you are literally going out with the old and in with the new..). Lovely. My best friend and I went for cocktails the night before. Goodness knows how many Port lemonades and Vodka Cranberries were consumed- needless to say a diet coke was needed the morning after! Gooood times. I also plan to wear this dress seeing my boyfriend and best friend in the South East of the country at the end of January.

To accompany a new dress a girl needs a new clutch bag correct? Well I have had my eye on this beauty for quite some time and when it went down to just £12 instead of £20 at Topshop- I had to have it. Enough said.

Last but not least, I recently bought this jumper from Topshop ( no surprise there then) for £45. I was very lucky as I found the jumper in the Buy it Now section in my size. A very 70's styled piece, this jumper looks great with leggings jeans and skirts. Be warned however- the wool makes your hair very static. Not a good look.

hmmmm Anyone else notice that all my clothes are the same shade?!

Happy new year to you all! Get buying in those sales...a whole world of splendor awaits!

Lauryn :)