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Item of the Week: Dress the 50s Way.

11 May

French Connection Floral 50’s DressASOS: £125.00

I don’t know if you know, but I have a massive soft spot for florals. It drives my other half nuts. He claims the bedding is too ‘grandma-ish’, but I think it is simply beautiful. Some men just don’t appreciate a stunning pattern when it covers them every night.

Anyway. I love this dress. It is amazing, and I want it pretty bad. Unfortunately, it is against my moral code to spend that much on an item of clothing. Especially while I am a poor teacher who is saving to travel the world. There would be no place for this fancy frock on a trek around Asia. (Well, I’m pretty sure I would find a way, but it’s just not practical!) I pride myself on the fact that most of my outfits are put together on £50 or less. But for those of you who have a bit of spare cash flying about and are drooling over this dress as much as I am, more good news! ASOS have free international shipping. No minimum order. Can you believe that? I may or may not have already placed a few orders of some more modestly priced items… ahem. Happy Friday everyone!

A Bargain of a Sweet Summer Dress…

30 Jun

Summer Dress with Twist BustASOS– NOW £17.00

A Gorgeous summer dress in a delightful mix of red and mink that would be perfect for a hot evening spent with your sweetheart or your girls!

Oh My Darling.

23 Jun

Yellow, Darling! DressModCloth– $54.99

This is such a sweet and stylish gingham frock that is perfect for a summer afternoon. It’s perfect with some leather flats if you want to reminisce of the original style, or some wedges if you want to make it your own.

Domestic Goddess.

4 Jun

Utensil-houette Napkin HolderModCloth– $12.99

I don’t know when I started getting obsessed with household items over new dresses. Maybe I am showing my age. Maybe I should quit my fashion blog and make ‘home decor’s a stranger’. Maybe I will. But probably not.

It’s My Birthday And I Can Make A Wish If I Want To.

27 May

Hello all. Tomorrow is my 22nd Birthday, as you may already know ’cause I’ve been blabbing on about it all week! I will do a Birthday post, probably on Sunday, as I don’t know what tomorrow has in store for me (but my boyfriend better have planned something good!). I thought I’d do a little Birthday wish list today. I feel super awkward asking for things from people (I genuinely think this might have come from a realization that I acted a bit like a spoiled brat when I was younger… *embarrassed face*), but I am NOT asking for any of these items (really, friends and family!) just letting you beautiful blog readers know what I’m drooling over at the moment!

Nails in Pie in the Sky– £5- Topshop

If you know me, you’ll know that I am soooo lazy, particularly when it comes to removing nail polish! I swear, there was one time recently I had the remnants of a red polish on my tips for over a month. I love this playful blue colour, it’s so cute and quirky. Definitely a winner.

Just My Typewriter Necklace– $29.99- ModCloth

Not sure if it’s my love of all things old fashioned, or my degree in English. Or even my love of slightly ‘tackily’ designed jewelery that turn out to be divine, but man, this necklace is so cute!

Long Studio Dress– £119- Zara

I would quite like the models figure here too. I love maxi dresses, but to be honest I’m a bit too short for them. I can’t wear heels really since I found out I need surgery on my ankle, I have been braving some wedges recently but my ankle always swells up when I do. I love this beige colour and the silhouette is just so elegant. Gorgeous.

A Diana Camera- image found here

I love this simplicity of this camera, to me, it’s exactly how a camera should work. To be honest, I am a total technophobe and cannot even work my little Canon, so the click and go, along with the aged effect that the Diana adds would be just perfect!

YSL Colouring Book– £5.99- Topshop

Maybe it’s because I’m getting a bit older and am resisting it, but we’re going on a trip next week, and I cannot think of anything better to do on the plane than colour in some Yves Saint Laurent illustrations, I’d feel like a designer myself!

Gimme Classic Glamour Shoulder Bag– $49.99- ModCloth

Because, well you know, everyone needs a cute new handbag now and again.

Afternoon Sweets Dress– $149.99- ModCloth

Florals make me feel at home. Florals are where I started when I began my love affair with fashion. I will never leave my florals behind.

So, there you have it. In reality, I know I have received some serious home comforts, which are just as good as any of the items above! A few boxes arrived from friends and family back in England or the States, and on the front they said ‘Candy’ or ‘Crisps’- (or potato chips depending on where you’re from!). I’m so excited to indulge! And my boyfriend slipped out of the apartment to do some ‘last minute shopping’ this morning. That is last minute. Haha. Happy Friday everyone. What do you want for your Birthday?

Austin Show Top- ModCloth

28 Apr

Austin Show TopModCloth– $44.99

How cute is this little crop top? From the V-line neck, to the cute button ups to the bold print. It seems like the perfect item for a summers evening, strolling along the beach, hitting a party or enjoying a casual meal. I would team this beauty with a ‘vest’ (or ‘tank’ depending on where you come from!) some skinny jeans and flip flips. Let the top do the talking.

The Handbag of your Dreams- Zara.

15 Apr

ROUND HANDBAGZara– £79.99

This is the perfect handbag. I love the round shape and the toggles inside to make sure nothing slips out. It would make any outfit look classy. I often skimp on quality of items, but now I’m getting older I’m starting to think maybe some well-made items are integral to a girl’s wardrobe. I have so much tat, so many cute canvas bags, little back packs, clutches. Maybe a real grown-up handbag is exactly what I need…