Sunday, 31 March 2013

Super stripes

Happy Easter!

Hands up if you have eaten way too much chocolate today? Ha, I have been scoffing all day (someone move the chocolates away from me!) but to be fair I did give up chocolate for lent, yes really!! so that meant 40 days with out my fave treat and I wont lie it was sooo hard!!!

So according to my calendar today is supposed to be the first day of Summer, but today was as cold as ice! I wore this outfit to Easter Sunday dinner with the fam. I love mixing things up a bit and having fun with fashion. I find eye- popping colours such as this pink blazer and cute accessories such as this skull head band can add the fun factor to just about any outfit.

Stripes are really in the spotlight this season! The high street is dripping with stripes on pretty much everything  I have a love-hate relationship with this striped maxi dress (from as I do feel sometimes that stripes can make me look a little 'hippy'. What I do love about this dress is that it is very versatile. I would easily throw a leather jacket or denim jacket over it .As I am only 5ft 3, the dress is a little long but that's why god invented heels.

Maxi dress-
Glasses- Vintage
Blazer- Vanessa Bruno
Faux fur- Topshop

Monday, 25 March 2013

Get your click on

I forgot I had taken these pics. These were taken a few weeks ago by my lovely photographer friend; Pete Fallan. I am in love with all the items that I am wearing in these photos. The jacket  is a Primark purchase, gorge don't you think? although as it is so damn cold I have not worn it since this day. Seriously Spring 2013 where the heck are you??? The cute dress is from one of my fave brands; China doll boutique and the bag is from ethical brand; Beara Beara.

I must apologise for the 3rd shot or not. I do look like I am sleeping but I promise I am not, I think I was just trying to firm the cold lol!

If you haven't already, check out both of these brands as they really do sell lots of lust worthy products!!

Get clicking.

Wake up!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Cheers to the frickin' weekend.

This week has been one of those weeks so I am VERY happy that it's the weekend!!

I came across this quote by my ultimate, fictional girl crush Carrie Bradshaw and I am going to plaster it on my head so that I remember it lol!

This such a great quote, don' t you think??! What are some of your favourite quotes?

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Just call me Shoe-na


         "Men I may not know, but shoes, shoes I know.” – Carrie Bradshaw

Happy Sunday. xx

Back in the big city

I' m backkkkk!!

Hey Shoena-nistas

How are you all??

I just wanted to write a quick post to let you all know that I am back after a truly UH-MAZING time in Thailand. I had the best time ever; the wedding was beautiful!! the bride looked stunning, the groom looked super cool in his tartan blazer, I ate way too much though but the food in Thailand is just too yummy!

I have lots of things to write about. So keep your eyes firmly peeled as I will be writing some juicy posts over the next few days.

But for now I will leave you with a picture of my view in Thailand, (sigh). Man oh man do I miss this view.

Hope you are all having a fab weekend! xx

Friday, 1 March 2013

Special announcement

So I have an announcement; after many, many hours I am pleased to announce that I have FINALLY finished packing, hooray!!

In a few hours I will be heading to the airport as I fly out to Thailand for one of my best friends beach wedding. I am super excited as I haven't seen the bride in the flesh for umm 2 years. Obviously emailing, texting is fab but it will be uhhhh-mazing to see my friend in the flesh if only to give her one of my hugs and annoying pinches.

I am also looking forward to catching some rays as god knows I need some vitamin D lol!

You should see my bridesmaid dress, ahhhh I love it!! oh and did I mention I am doing a speech, GULP!!

I should mention that I am the worst packer ever! I struggle as I want to take my whole room which is impossible but that's because I love to have options. Then there is the footwear dilemma, I will tell you I spent  hours reviewing  footwear options ( yes really), I know this might sounds crazy but well my nick name is Shoe-na.  In the end I narrowed my shoe count to 6 (including flip flops which is pretty impressive don't you think?

I then took my sister's advice and I set my self a challenge of really outfit planning to avoid my usual packing fluster and it worked, yay!

I will be taking pics for the blog and I might see if I can fit in a cheeky blog post whilst i'm out there. I will be back to blogging when I get back in 10 days time but for now I will leave you with this image.


An evening with China doll boutique

Last Thursday I jumped on a train (from South West London baby) and headed to East London for a exciting bloggers event, that was being held by one of my fave on-line boutiques; China doll boutique.

I first became aware of China doll boutique back in June last year (June 16th to be exact; my birthday) at a bloggers event called TOWIB (The only way is blogging) which I blogged about here. Since then I have to admit that I have become HOOKED so you can imagine my delight when I received an invited for this event at the Box park in Shoreditch.

The night was so much fun! it was packed with lots of cool bloggers (obvs), lots of yummy snacks, cocktails and uber- fabulous china doll products. As soon as I walked in I noticed the HOTTEST neon dress that I knew I HAD to have!!! I do not have a picture of the dress but fear not I will be wearing it very soon so look out for a post on here to see how I will style it up; hmmm i'm thinking a black chunky boot with a nice pink pout!

I then bumped into a faux fur gilet which was shouting at me to buy and as I am a sucker for all things faux fur lets just say it didn't take much convincing.

China doll boutique founder Nhuc (who is one cool-ass chick) was on hand to ensure everyone was happy and was wearing the sexiest pair of studlicious boots.I  also met the awesome Bunni punch who is cool as chips.

All in all it was such a great evening and I found myself on a high from my shopping fix, sugar hit, and the whole fabulousness of the night.

If you haven't already checked out china doll boutique  then I suggest you head over to the site or head down to the pop up shop at the box park (unit 33) immediately! A word of warning- you WILL spend some serious cash!!

Thanks Nhuc for the invite!  :)