28 July, 2014

O U T F I T | Star Drop Dress

Dress*: c/o Darccy
Hat: H&M
Boots: Vagabond via Urban Outfitters

Sometimes on that rare occassion you find a dress that makes you feel a million dollars (or pounds as I'm typing this from London!) and this Darccy 3-D embroidered dress is definitely one of those dresses. Now peach isn't a colour that I would usually go for as it's a bit delicate and girly for my taste, but there was something that drew me to this dress. Whilst the 3-D embroidery makes it look a lot more expensive than it actually is, the shift shape has the right amount of room to be flattering without swamping you entirely. If you look carefully you'll see it features quaint little stars that hang from all over the dress and move as you move. Darccy have a number of absolutely beautiful vintage-inspired dresses like this one which are perfect for date nights or cocktail parties!


24 July, 2014

O U T F I T | Lady Sunshine

Kimono*: c/o Lilylulu
Top: Vintage via ETTE Clothing
Shorts: Urban Outfitters (old)
Hat: H&M (old)
Boots: Vagabond via Urban Outfitters

It may have become apparent now but I have a penchant for kimonos. Lace, chiffon, fringed, maxi, printed or vintage. Any and every single kimono. I just love them. I'm building up quite a collection of throw over kimonos and in fact soon I'm sure I'll have to dedicate a whole rail to them! This incredible, maxi, bohemian inspired kimono is one of the most recent to my collection that is from Lilylulu. They have a delicious array of of kimonos to choose from but this patchwork one was just calling out to me.

The Indian, embroidered, mirrored top is a cheeky purchase from one of my top vintage treasure troves ETTE Clothing. They seem to have a knack for choosing some of the best vintage garms out there. This three-way pattern clash works in a 'so wrong, but right' kind-of-way, don't you think? Either that or I could just be trying to make excuses for my eclectic style choices. More than likely!


21 July, 2014

O U T F I T | If Everything Else Fails I'll Be A Unicorn

Dress*: c/o Sugarhill Boutique
Sunglasses*: London Retro c/o Glasses Direct
Necklace: Primark
Boots: Vagabond via Urban Outfitters

Sugarhill Boutique, could you have done any better?! Seriously? A dress with unicorns on it?! What more could a girl ask for really? This chiffon babydoll dress features uniquely, hand-drawn paired unicorns all over and is a perfect transitional piece as I'll be pairing it with opaque black tights and tan ankle boots in the autumn too. I must admit I felt a little like I was in a fairytale running around the cobbled streets of the historic Southampton Walls trail whilst covered in unicorns.

The vintage-inspired frames are by London Retro from Glasses Direct. London Retro are only a recent discovery, but I'm already a fan of their frames and this is my second pair! This particular set are a multi-coloured tortoise shell effect with cat eye lens for a little retro Hollywood glamour. They work perfect against a matte red lipstick, such as Mac Viva Glam, which I'm wearing here.

I start my first internship since graduating today, which is rather exciting. There's only so much you can do sitting around in your room unemployed. I think I was ready to return to work again after I had finished my Orange Is The New Black binge, which is fair, no?