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?


18 July, 2014

O U T F I T | Key Lime Pie

Jacket*: c/o iKrush
Two-Piece*: c/o Desire Clothing
Shoes*: c/o Missguided
Hat: H&M

Never in a million years would I have opted for the luminous colour lime. Maybe it's my pale skin tone and fear of attracting an army of wasps to me, but never have I picked up a lime piece of clothing and thought "I NEED IT!" That was until I spotted this lime, pom-pom trimmed two-piece from Desire Clothing. Initially I was going to opt for the safety of the pastel version, but it had sold out so I took the plunge and went for the lime version. I've got to admit I'm so glad I did as I absolutely love it and it doesn't wash out my pale skin tone as much as I thought it would!

It also happens to sit perfectly with this white, crochet lace jacket from iKrush, who are quickly becoming one of the top hotspots for affordable, on trend pieces. This sixties inspired jacket is so versatile and will also see me through the start of autumn as well as summer!

These photos were shot next to the most incredible pine cone tree we spotted whilst in Southampton. James managed to snatch down this green, mid-grown pine cone which smelt delicious and reminded me of some kind of exotic fruit. Maybe I'm a little uneducated but I had never seen or known pine cones to be green before and found it fascinating!