Sunday, 20 February 2011

vintage floral

As summer is edging it's way closer, comfortable floaty fabrics and vintage patters are on the up, whilst the presence of blacks and grey's are definitely diminishing (worrying- as this is all I seem to wear). A breath of fresh air and effortlessly chic, these fabrics have been seen sported by the likes of Nicole Richie and Rihanna. What's more, it seems that vintage floral is not only popular in fashion but it is also becoming increasingly popular in interior design and art. This is a fabric that is incredibly flattering and fun to wear-
no matter your age, size or look vintage floral is something that looks good on everyone, particularly in the approaching summer months. Whether you choose to go all out and wear a vintage floral dress, or keep it simple and invest in a vintage floral shirt or skirt, this trend can be personalised and adapted...enjoy.

Take a look at some of the best pieces I have found on the high street...

New Look blouse £22.99

Floral hanky blouse also from New Look £19.99
( New Look actually has a wide range of vintage floral pieces
 ...check it out)
O&O Antique collar dress from Urban Outfitters £48

 H&M £14.99
American Apparel £66

Spring meadow print dress Topshop £46
( free online delivery until the 22nd people!)

Friday, 18 February 2011

style diary

So after much consideration, as well as seeking advice from a number of friends, I have decided to start posting my own looks onto my blog. My photos are mainly to personalise my blogging space as well as to get feedback from fellow bloggers and friends. Here are a few of my outfits this week...hope you like.

                                          Monday 14th February

floral blouse topshop £38
leather shorts ebay £20
chelsea boots primark £5

Wednesday 16th February


scarf urban outfitters £25
blouse newlook £21
brogues topshop £30
name necklace ebay £20

Thursday 17th February

blouse urban outfitters £45
satchel flea market £20
shorts new look £21
loafers topshop £25
feather earrings £2 topshop

                                                Friday 18th February

shirt £36 topshop
bag urban outfitters £25
watch urban outfitters £18

Friday, 4 February 2011

balletic grace

For anyone who has seen it, the Black Swan is undeniably a stunning film that successfully combines grace with couture fashion. Although I definitely didn't see it coming, it would appear that this film has had direct impact upon the world of fashion particularly on the catwalk. Soft pastel colours, romantic shades, ultra feminine frills and sugar pinks are all things intrinsically linked to ballet and all feature in recent fashion trends. A look that is effortless and elegant, this new balletic style is a stark contrast to baggy 'sweats', block colour and masculine chic, previous trends we have seen over the past couple of months. Ballet flats in particular are set to be a key piece in the up and coming months, as well as the classic high bun that combines style and sophistication. Visually pleasing and fashion forward, definitely a must see film and a trend to embrace.

Sugar Pink Tunic Urban Outfitters £9.99

Stunning. High Bun on the Catwalk

Ballet Inspired Pumps. Topshop £18

Crocheted Sleeves. Zara £79.99