Thursday, 30 September 2010

Get the look...

This blog post is straight to the point! Whether you're a bookworm, feel like unleashing your wild side, or want to channel your inner gypsy, here are a few ideas to get you on your way :)

*apologies for the tiny pic* (clockwise) Boohoo Josie pleated shirt £12; Asos khaki cropped cardigan £18; New Look mini satchel £8; New Look cord cross over bag £15; Asos two tone lace up brogues £30; Marks & Spencer Modal rich knee high pelerine socks £4; Asos colour block keyhole glasses £10; Miss Selfridge petites dogtooth skirt £30
(left top to bottom, then chronological order) New Look bow detail beret £7.99; Accessorize bow detail black wool beret £12; Missguided Laurel brogue shoes in black patent £18.99; Topshop short sleeved crew neck tee £8; Missguided Lexie blazer jacket in black £28.99; Miss Selfridge black braces short £29; Quiz Clothing black and grey argyle print socks £3.99

(chronological order) Republic Crafted tassel waistcoat £19.99; New Look dotty fingerless gloves £3.99; Boohoo Greta heeled shoe boot with lace up and strap over lock £20; Missguided Brisa studded cargo trousers in black £28.99; Asos felt boater £22; Topshop polaroid rock tee £22
(chronological order) Boohoo Bea stud detail leggings £6; Topshop Rock N Roll tee £18; Boohoo Keira black denim waistcoat £18; Asos felt trilby £18; Next leather two finger glove £18; Boohoo Alexis black zip front shoe boots £25

(clockwise) Missguided Vianne tribal wedges in beige £35.99; New Look gypsy bangle set £6; Boohoo Clara satchel handbag £10; Topshop leather pouch necklace £16.50; Boohoo Kyra crochet trimmed brushed knit floral dress £15

(each column, top to bottom) Boohoo Lorna cropped faux fur tie front gilet £10; Topshop printed beads on thong necklace £10; Asos Oasis tan leather detail wooden bangle £8 on sale; Asos Mango plait tassel flap-over across body bag £16.25 on sale; Republic Soul Cal stud sandals £24.99; Missguided Joella floral patterned playsuit £18.99

(left top to bottom, centre, then right top to bottom) Asos Bengaline tab front pencil skirt £22gathered sleeve blouse £26gathered sleeve blouse £21 on sale; Topshop net and pearl necklace £16; Asos Oasis heritage pearl and and diamante necklace £6.75 on sale; New Look satin bow platform £12.99 on sale; lace court heel £15 on sale


(clockwise from top left, then centre) Boohoo Abi military jacket £25Angelina gold trim military jacket £25; New Look military short jacket £24.99 on sale; Asos military braid cardigan £25.60 on sale; military detail cardigan £25.60; Missguided Lucia military jacket in khaki £34.99; Republic Crafted military jumper £29.99; Miss Selfridge military high waisted short £30; New Look military mittens £5.99biker military trouser £24.99oversized square sunglasses £2.50 on sale; canvas buckle bag £8; (centre) Miss Selfridge navy military jacket £45
(clockwise) Missguided Iliana military style buttoned dress in red £26.99; Matalan khaki military coat £30 on sale; Be Beau military shirt dress £22; Miss Selfridge military dress by Rare £39military pinafore by Love £34; Matalan Be Beau military dress £22

(clockwise from top left, then centre) Boohoo Catherine strip pleat front nautical skirt £6; New Look Connected Generation striped dress £28; Asos Vero Moda nautical stripe shift dress £22 on sale; Missguided Magda nautical blazer in black £24.99; River Island pink striped long line ribbest vest £6.99; Topshop anchor rope crop tee by Your Eyes Lie £25; Boohoo Erin nautical beach bag £6; Asos Oasis nautical jersey scarf £10 on sale; River Island blue and red stripe nautical scarf £9.99; Miss Selfridge sailor knot headband £6; Boohoo Hilda nautical bow hairband £2; River Island navy braces full skirt £24.99; (centre) River Island silver look nautical medallion bagde £3.99

Missguided Carlene nautical dress in cream £13.99 on sale; Topshop nautical jersey dress by Annie Greenabelle £29; Missguided Jasmine nautical zip front dress £9.99 on sale
(clockwise) New Look striped bow top £83pk nautical socks £4; Republic Miso nautical stripe socks £3.99; Miss Selfridge anchor necklace £8anchor drop earrings £4; Diamond in the Sky silver anchor and flower necklace £7

(top to bottom in chronological order) Asos Nail Rock animal print designer nail wraps £6.50set of 6 skinny chiffon animal print bangles £6; Next animal print clutch bag £15; Boohoo Alexa lace jacket £25Sara animal print sheer shirt £15; Missguided Tammy pleated waist hareems £19.99; Asos PHOENIX zip front shoe £36
(first half clockwise, then second half clockwise) Miss Selfridge grey animal print playsuit £40; Marks and Spencer lightweight knitted legwarmers £8tuck stitch slouch legwarmers with mohair £6; Republic Miso lace fringe scarf £16.99; Topshop animal print umbrella £15; (second half) Missguided Lasca biker waistcoat (in black) Nelly studded shoe boots (in grey) £27.99; Asos Mango animal print bangle £7 on sale

(clockwise) New Look animal heart studs £2.99Tiger oval disc earrings £3.99; Peacocks animal print dress £14; Topshop animal print bandeau tunic £25 (now only available online in size 14); Miss Selfridge natural animal print bandeau £16
(clockwise) New Look animal tiered skirt £19.99; Topshop leopard bodycon skirt £22animal print cord skirt £32; Matalan animal print cardigan £12; Boohoo Billie wide animal bangle £10; Asos Mango animal print bangle £7 on sale; Miss Selfridge animal print snood £14; Matalan animal print scarf £4

(top to bottom, in chronological order) Republic Miso short hair fur jacket £54.99; Asos faux shearling bowler £28; Topshop faux fur clip frame purse £12; Boohoo Clara faux fur gilet £30Amber bear faux fur jacket £45; Miss Selfridge grey faux fur pumpkin bag £28; Asos Theola platform shoeboot £38; Missguided Hadley jumpsuit in mocha £16.99

(clockwise) Topshop faux fur bolero by Rare £35; Bank Iska one button faux fur jacket £39.99; River Island red snake effect peep toe heel boots £34.99; New Look fold down lace boot £29.99; Bank Yumi small faux fur bag £14.99Yumi large faux fur bag £49.99

(clockwise from top left, then centre) Asos panelled lace leggings £20; Bank Lipsy layer moondust top £37.99; Boohoo Jenny all over lace crop jacket £10 on sale; Miss Selfridge grey lace bead bracelet £12; Missguided Aimee cropped lace top (in camel) £16.99; River Island beige lace trilby hat £16.99; Miss Selfridge beige lace bow clips £4; Republic Miso lace embroidered scarf £12.99; Miss Selfridge cream lace fringe scarf £16; Boohoo Casey lace frilled hem skirt £8 on sale; River Island cream lace corset shorts £15 on sale; Republic  Miso floral lace crop top £22.99; (centre) Miss Selfridge cream lace Victoriana blouse £35

(clockwise) Boohoo Morgan lace body top £8 on sale; Julie printed lace body top £8 on sale; River Island black all over lace body with medal detailing £16.99; Missguided Dulce lace hareem pants £15.99

(clockwise) Miss Selfridge mink lace jacket £38; Topshop pleated lace tunic £32lace bow stretch headband £8.50

(clockwise) River Island black lace plimsoll with satin laces £14.99; Missguided Yaritza panel lace leggings (in black) £12.99; Topshop knitted lace jumper £35; Republic Miso lace shorts £19.99

(left top to bottom, centre, right top to bottom) New Look check western shirt £15.99; Miss Selfridge petites smart chino trouser £38; Boohoo Sasha stand pocket jogger pant £18; Asos square buckle skinny boyfriend belt £8; Miss Selfridge mink viscose twill trousers £35
(clockwise) Topshop pleat front cupro shorts £32check PU trim shorts £32; Asos washed cotton longline shirt £18 on sale; New Look tailored button short £17.99
(left top to bottom, then right top to bottom) Asos Vila embroidery trim shirt £21; Missguided Makenna patent heeled brogue shoes £24.99; New Look leather lace up shoe £24.99lace up brogue £16.99; Missguided Laurel brogue shoes in black patent £18.99

(Psst! Asos are offering 15% off until midnight 29th Oct with code ASOSMUSIC- excludes sales items, delivery charges, gift vouchers and subscription to ASOS Premier. Also, Miss Selfridge are giving you a 20% student discount with a valid NUS card- offer ends Monday so hurry! What's more, Motel Rocks have now launched FREE DELIVERY AND RETURNS- enjoy!!)

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

*goodnight* gorgeous girls!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

*Arm Candy*

Bags. Every girl needs one. Pretty storage to keep all your girly essentials and whatnot. With the cold season finally here, you'll also need somewhere to keep your umbrella, gloves, scarf etc. So with that in mind, I decided to blog about some of the cutest, funkiest, most fun bags around at the moment :)

(clockwise) Boohoo Joanna studded bucket shoulder bag £12; Boohoo Jasmin stud front shoulder bag £14; New Look lattice stud shopper £6 on sale; New Look pleated stud clutch £14.99; Asos Max C London studded cross body bag £20; New Look embellished bow bag £6 on sale
(clockwise) Asos Fiorelli metallic flap studded clutch bag £27 on sale; Secret Handbag black studded bow bag £21; Secret Handbag Jimmy Choo inspired tan hobo £28 on sale; Boohoo Anais studded clutch bag £20; Asos Pieces studded party bag £18 on sale; Matalan studded pouch bag £12

(clockwise) Missguided Colly large studded bag in black £25.99; Miss Selfridge super stud holdall £28 on sale; Missguided Winnie large studded bag with star detail £25.99; Miss Selfridge star and stud flapover bag £13 on sale

(left top to bottom then right top to bottom) Peacocks ladies studded bag £10 on sale; Topshop multi stud pyramid clutch bag £30; River Island purple quilt stud purse £14.99 (not a bag but I thought it looked really cute so had to include it!); River Island black studded tote bag £39.99; River Island black studded sausage bag £39.99

New Look Ruby stud satchel £45

Queenly Quilts

(left top to bottom, then right top top bottom) Missguided Mila quilted flower detail bag (in grey) £25.99; Missguided Charley quilted chain bag in mocha £25.99; Topshop the Paris pearl bag by Marc B £39; Topshop the Paris by Marc B £35; Debenhams Star by Julien MacDonald red quilted birkin bag £36 on sale

Dreamy Duffles
(clockwise) Boohoo Karen studded front bucket bag £12; New Look Ruby military duffle £55; New Look tapestry mini duffle bag £10; New Look Ruby strap duffle bag £55; Asos pouchy canvas mix duffle bag £16 on sale; Debenhams Ruby London tan multi strap duffle bag £55

Sweet Sequins
(left top to bottom, then right top to bottom) Boohoo Alex sequin clutch bag £20; Topshop two way sequin box bag £28; Peacocks sequin heart bag £12; Boohoo violet heart-shaped clutch bag £18; New Look lace heart box clutch £15

(left top to bottom, then right top to bottom) Miss Selfridge floral sequin clutch £25; Asos premium flower sequin bag £23 on sale; Secret Handbag black box clutch bag £17; New Look sequin bead clutch £18.99; Boohoo Dawn square sequin clutch bag £15
(left top to bottom, then right top to bottom) Matalan sequin animal bag £8; Missguided Pariss sequin & stud handbag in silver £13.99 on sale; Asos Max C London sequin bag £20; River Island gold metallic sequin clutch bag £34.99; New Look gypsy floral box clutch £20

(chronological order, then bottom right) Boohoo Suzy chain trim satchel bag £12; Boohoo Catya patent quilted effect satchel bag £12; Asos Oasis casual satchel £60; Asos tuck lock satchel £12; Asos tab detail satchel £25; Asos leather rectangle lock satchel £36; Asos canvas mix satchel £28; Asos Warehouse navato crossbody £40; Miss Selfridge tapestry satchel £25; Miss Selfridge floral glitter satchel £22; Miss Selfridge leather coin festival satchel £20 on sale; Miss Selfridge corsage fringe leather satchel £28; (bottom right) Miss Selfridge tan leather satchel bag £22

(chronological order, then bottom right) Debenhams Betty Jackson. Black black leather small satchel bag £40; New Look strap satchel £12; New Look Ruby military satchel £45; New Look pocket stitch satchel £14; Debenhams Redherring tan across body cut out satchel £20; New Look buckle saddle bag £12; Debenhams Betty Jackson. Black natural canvas satchel £65; New Look cord cross over bag £15; (bottom right) New Look rangel satchel £19.99
(clockwise) Next floral satchel £36; Next grey flannel satchel bag £30; Next chocolate masculine satchel bag £30; Peacocks Pearl Lowe satchel bag £5 on sale; Next animal print fabric satchel £25; Next chocolate plait satchel bag £24

Vintage Velvet
(clockwise) Next grey velvet jewel underarm bag £20; Miss Selfridge blue leopard plate clutch bag £18; River Island black velvet frame bag £39.99; Miss Selfridge velvet stud clutch bag £22

Rosy Ruffles
(chronological order, then bottom right) Boohoo Carrie ruffle detail shoulder bag £25Rebecca ruffle front evening clutch bag £12Isobel ruffle detail clutch bag £6; Coast ruffle bag £35; Asos corsage ruffle across body bag £13 on sale; New Look ruffle chain shopper £22.99frill ruffle bag £30velvet ruffle bag £15rosette heart box clutch £15ruffle corsage bag £12.99ruffle cupcake bag £3 on sale; ruffle rose bag £7.99; (bottom right) Debenhams red jewelled top ruffle bag £19.60 on sale

(in chronological order) French Connection sequin reeds clutch £55; House of Fraser Fiorelli Eden, frame across body bag £45; USC Mischa Barton ruffle bag £39; Asos Suzy Smith Odella ruffle clutch bag £20; Marks and Spencer Per Una ruffle shoulder bag £25Per Una double handle ruffle bowler bag with wool £29.50; Topshop ruffle front clutch bag (in grey) £32 (also available in  midnight blue, burnt red and taupe)

Wonderful Weaves
(clockwise) Miss Selfridge chocolate weave bag £10 on sale; House of Fraser Fiorelli Carolina medium pu cross body bag £31.50 on sale; Asos Oasis Lois lattice weave duffle bag £40; Miss Selfridge black woven tassel bag £29 on sale; Marks and Spencer Grosgrain chain shoulder bag £29.50; Asos Warehouse weave front across body bag £30

(left top to bottom, then right top to bottom) Debenhams principles by Ben de Lisi light green westie square weave shoulder bag £36 on sale; white weave detail tote bag £36 on sale; Jane Shilton black 'Heather' weave detail hobo bag £24.50 on sale; (right) Next black chain weave across body bag £60; Wallis mink weave shopper bag £25 on sale

So whether you're after some pretty patent bags, some sweet satchelsluscious leatheroutgoing oversize wonders, a cute quilted feel, a bag dotted with super studs or maybe remarkable ruffle detail, there's an overwhelming range available for you. Casual, sexy, cute- I think every girl needs a bag to fit each of those categories so you have my blessing to shop to your heart's content! And make sure you do so with style ;)

(Psst! For a limited time onlyMiss Selfridge are offering FREE standard delivery on all orders over £40. Enter code MSTREAT at the checkout. Also, Debenhams' half-price sale started today, check it out! What's more, you can get 10% off AND free delivery when you spend £30 or more online at Peacocks!)

"My Zen teacher also said the only way to true happiness is to live in the moment and not be worried about the future."