Thursday, 25 April 2013

Double Denim chic

Faded, ripped, bleached, chambray, this season double denim is having it's fashion moment! If  you haven't already noticed, the 90's  is back this season baby (which I am super pleased about!), so rocking DD (double denim) is an obvious choice.

Don't be fooled though as you can work this trend and still look chic. Cool- ass chicas such as the uber-stylish Solange Knowles, Miranda Kerr and Ri Ri all wave the DD chic flag (below).

On the last House of Shoena shoot, I styled one of the models in a DD ensemble. The shirt sold out straight away but the shorts are still available to buy. Those that follow me on twitter and instragram will know that last weekend the new site for HOS went LIVE. Have a look here.

Are you a fan of double denim??

Saturday, 20 April 2013

My bargain of the week

Back by popular demand, 'my bargain of the week' is back! :) (although to be fair it was never gone away permanently).

So today I did a bit of thrifting. I felt like the cat got cream as I had discovered a few vintage gems all for ridiculously great prices! I'm talking prices that costed me less than a pret sandwich! Now do you feel me? I tell you as I handed over my card to pay for my bits, I was seriously smiling from ear to ear. See that's the great thing about thrifting; stumbling upon items that make you want want to jump for joy and also knowing that you won't suffer a case of ' post shopping guilt'!

So let me introduce you to two of my new additions: a white bag and a red mohair jumper that in total costed me a jaw dropping £2.

Are you a fan of thrifting?

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Purple popping pout!

I wore this outfit last week to an over due catch up lunch with a group of friends. On this day the sun was shining hard and like many Londoners desperate for some warm weather, I was fooled by the sun shining hard against my window. So much so I stepped out of the house wearing only my gilet over a metallic top and jumper. I regretted my choice the second I stepped one heel out of the door and I mean seconds! I quickly woke up and ran back home to get my bumble bee aka one my warmest faux fur coats, that was definitely the best decision I made that day.

Although seriously when are we going to have some real spring weather? Answers on a postcard please. Spring is definitely taking its sweet time BUT if we allow ourselves to trust the weather man, word is that we are due to get some spring weather this weekend, Yay!

Anyway no more weather talk. Lets focus on more important things like my lippy. I have had this purple lipstick for ummm, about 2 months, I recently rediscovered it and I have been wearing it a lot! It is from Sleek MakeUp and costs only £4.99. I do love to wear a bright lip as it just adds a bit of fun to any outfit.

Bright lips are a key beauty trend for SS13 but I guess not for the faint hearted. The trick is to find the right shade for your skin tone and then you are sorted.

I will confess that I do own a ridiculously bright shade of orange that I am saving for the right occasion and I guess the right outfit, AND I am sure I also own a blue-purple shade but lets save that for another blog post.

What do you think of my purple popping pout? would you rock purple lipstick?

Outfit: Hat: H&M,  Sunglasses: Vintage, Top: Topshop, Necklace: Primark, Leggings: ASOS
Gilet: China doll boutique. Lipstick: Exxxagerate by Sleek MakeUP.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

... And it was all Yellow

So I have realised I have been a little quiet on the blog front * slaps wrists* but boy have I been busy trying to make it happen!! As my sister always says "no one said chasing your dream would be easy" and she is right. For those that do not follow me on twitter etc I am currently on the job hunt as well as working on HOS, freelancing and socialising (work hard, play hard?!), I have been a busy bee!! BUT I am back and be warned, I have LOTS to write about :).

The 'tough' thing about job hunting is that it REALLY does take a lot long time, it’s actually like job BUT it has to be done and I am positive that I will find the right permanent job soon!! :)

How was your weekend most importantly, how lovely was it that the sun decided to come out to play. Good timing too as on Saturday it was (one of) my BF's engagement party. The venue was AHH-MAZING!! It was in a castle in SW London, yes really!

The Castle
The evening was just soo much fun, since I have known my friend since we were 3 years old, some of the guests in attendance were from back in the day. I also was asked to say a few words, so I did and boy was I nervous lol! But I think I pulled it off.

I had been dying to wear my neon beauty from China doll since I got it last month at the event I blogged about here and as the sun was shining I thought why not.  Funnily enough my friend wore a yellow (well more of mustard) lace dress and at one point her husband-to-be was rocking a yellow jumper. Ha- yellow was definitely the colour of the day. I teamed my dress with a pair of cobalt blue studded heels that I 'found' in my shoe cupboard and a pink popping pout. As it was still a little chilly, my fave faux fur coat aka the 'bumble bee' added a chic approach to my look.

What do you think of my outfit?

Outfit: Shoes: Miss Selfridge, Dress: China doll boutique, Coat: Roksanda Ilincic,  Glasses:Primark. Bag:Topshop.