23 April, 2014

S P O T L I G H T | Sassy World


Brand new, online vintage shop, Sassy World, is the vibrant and expressive creation of Southsea based blogger babe, Helena of Bell's Fashion. Ever since Helena stepped onto the blogging scene I've been envious of her effortless flair to pull off the most colourful and extravagant items. She has the most enviable ability to style lairy, vivid colours and bold, abstract prints into the most wonderful 90's inspired combinations. Imagine True Romance meets Ghost World crossed with Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion with a bit of Clueless sprinkled on top. Dreamy, right?

When she announced she was launching her own online vintage website with pieces hand-picked that reflect her own style I knew it was bound to be something magical. An array of rainbow platform shoes, neon faux furs, rose tinted glasses and a never ending amount of glitter! Also, just how incredible are these shoe pom poms? There tends to be an association of vintage with old lady tea dresses and shoulder pads, lots of unwearable shoulder pads! However, Helena's careful selection shows just how fun and colourful vintage can be!

In Sassy World's mission statement she proclaims that she wanted to 'create a highly visual online presence (a very Sassy one) where girls can escape into a vibrant, girl power fuelled world, where they can feel inspired to have more fun with fashion' and that it is her aim to 'not only encourage females to wear more sustainable, unique items of clothing, but to also empower them and give them the confidence to wear whatever they want'. I cannot agree more with how much I agree with her concept and it is truly inspiring. After all, why should fashion being so regimented. Sassy World is pushing the boundaries and making fashion more fun!


21 April, 2014

W I S H L I S T | Chicwish NEW IN


There's just so much over in Chicwish's 'New Arrivals' section that I couldn't just compose one wishlist, but had to make two! There's a whole feast of delicious treats for pretty darn good prices over on their website. I found it hard to wittle it down to just these few choices in fact. If you hadn't gathered I'm a bit taken by the colour white at the moment.

Who said a white, lace dress was just for your wedding day?! Definitely not in my opinion. If you're after a cheaper option that similar to Free People or Spell & Gypsy's floaty, bohemian dresses then Chicwish should be your first stop. They definitely cater for any free-spirited, festival damsel.


19 April, 2014

O U T F I T | I'm With Dreamy

T-Shirt & Tote Bag*: c/o Wildfox Couture
Crochet Cardigan: Charity Shop, £4
Shorts: ASOS (available here)
Boots*: c/o DUO Boots (available here)
Sunglasses: Primark
Watch: Michael Kors (similar here)

This month I was asked to take part in a style competition called 'From Day To Night' set by online boot retailer,
DUO Boots who have a vast selection of incredible foot candy (is that even a term?! Well it is now!). Basically if I win I get a £250 voucher to spend on their website. DREAM COME TRUE. The challenge was to style up a pair of boots or shoes from their website for a daytime and an evening look. I've wanted a pair of knee-high, tan, suede boots for quite a while so without any hesitation I picked these beautiful Anata boots. For my daytime look I teamed them with this amazing t-shirt from Wildfox Couture. Now I've got to admit I may have had a little fangirl moment when I heard Wildfox wanted to work with me! I've been a fan of the brand for so long and now they've finally launched in the UK. Hurrah for no more import charges! This has become my new favourite t-shirt but I can't help but think the arrow should be pointing upwards rather than to my left.

Now these aren't the most flattering shorts for a girl with a pear-shaped figure like myself, but I couldn't help but buy them because they're just so dreamy! They're still available here on ASOS for just £17.50 in the sale! How do you like my rainbow co-ordination to my sunglasses too? I must admit this get-up had me feeling a bit like a unicorn and that's not a bad thing to feel! What do you think of my daytime look with DUO boots?