Tuesday, 25 May 2010

High street lust #51.

A few weeks ago, I passed by Peacocks and saw a lovely dress in the window. It was the ladies 50s inspired button dress (£18) but the only one left was on the mannequin.

When I saw it, the Grand National (horse derby) was coming up. It would have been pretty and not too OTT when worn with strappy high heels (£22), a sparkly oversized purse bag (£12) and a demure pair of long leather gloves (£6, was £12). Instead of a foofy hat, a butterfly clip (£1) could be fastened to a sweeping up do. Since the English weather is unpredictable, a boyfriend cardigan (£7, was £14) would be a useful backup.

Then after the races, wear the dress with some strappy wedge sandals (£14), some jangly bangles (£7) and some snazzy cut out sunglasses (£5) as you bask in the summer sun.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

High street lust #50.

Boho chic is one of those recurring trends this year and with that comes leather and fringe. I was never a fan of fringe but it's really grown on me, which is why I'm lusting after the fringed flap xbody bag (£55) from Warehouse. Looks like a useful bag for holidays, right?

Sticking with the summer boho theme, the bag would look great with the mixed jungle print maxi dress (£85), a pair of stud and whipstitch (£25) and two tone catseye sunglasses (£16). You could do something 'different' but totally expected and wear the dress with a leather biker jacket (£140) or you could wear a vintage western denim jacket (£45) instead. Of course you need to finish off the boho look with a bunch of jewellery such as a cluster and balls necklace (£14) and a whole load of bangles for £10 (this, this or this).

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Some day you will find me caught beneath the landslide.

*** ♥♥ HIATUS ♥♥ ~

I said I would be blogging less due to exams but now I've decided to go on hiatus until they're over (end of June). In April I made a bunch of 'high street lust' lists and there are three left to "go live" so you won't notice my absence until after that. This blog's one year anniversary will happen during my hiatus and I'll do a giveaway or something when I come back. Until then, you can still reach me here:

E-mail - I'll do my best to reply asap!
Poupee Girl - I'm too addicted to stop playing :(
Twitter - I don't tweet much but I like following others, especially now I have internet on my phone. If you add me, just drop me a line so I can follow you back.

Do you like my brother's boots? Although they are too big for me, I thought they looked good with the outfit. Don't worry, I wore my own shoes when I went out. The items in the top photo are a few of my favourite things at the moment ♥

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

High street lust #49.

If you couldn't tell from the name of this blog, I quite like rabbits! So it was no surprise to me when I saw the bunny print crotchet neck dress (£20) on BooHoo.com, I was really really tempted to hit the order button.

The outfit I conjured up was a vague Alice x couture mishmash. The oversized chain sunglasses (£10), plain heel court shoes (£20), square faced cuff watch (£5) and quilted bag (£18) are the glamorous elements. On the other hand, the denim bow hairband (£6), gold button cardi (£15) and elora bird earrings (£6) make up the more whimsical and relaxed elements. How would you wear this dress?

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Tell me what you saw, I'll tell you what to do.

T-shirt - Gap
Tutu skirt - Lipsy
Socks - Topshop
Shoes - Candish
Coat - Liz Lisa
Tiara - SZ

The weather has become all dreary again, so I took that chance to wear my Liz Lisa coat yesterday. I bought it in Japan and I love it but I'm afraid of ruining it because it's white! It's got lovely lace detailing all over it, pretty gold buttons, a sweet bow on the back (that has come loose on one side), gorgeous floral lining and a detachable white fur collar.

To complete my himegyaru look, I pouffed up my hair using bump-its (I still don't get how they stay in your hair) and added a tiara. Since I was only popping out for errands, I didn't do the full on curled hair and 'ageha' make up. I was surprised at how much I liked this outfit. Despite the fact my socks kept falling down. My stumpy legs must have loosened the elastic.

Whilst taking these photos, a fox ran by near me! I was surprised to see him (her?) during daylight.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

High street lust #48.

Around Christmas time, I put the Albert fringe lace up boots (£68) on my wishlist (albeit in a different colour) and I'm quite happy they are still in stock. Yet, I cannot decide whether I deserve to buy them or not.

During the warmer months, I could wear them with a bleached denim shirt (£30), perhaps cropped, and turn up city shorts (£30) with bare legs. A polka dot corsage headband (£8) and a 2 layer ring (£12) give a touch of femininity. I also love the ribbon chain rope necklace (£20), the pink tones give it a nice summer feeling. In winter, I could don a pair of cute heart button knee socks (£7) and a linen trilby (£22). Grab a square leather satchel (£60) and I have the archaelogist look down perfectly.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Stolen moments with you.

I haven't posted any fashion inspiration photos for a while, but I couldn't help sharing the A/W 10 collection by the Thai designer, Sretsis. The cool blues, pinks and greys mesh beautifully with the 'pretty vintage' styles. If I had the money, I'd snap up this whole collection in a heartbeat. I'd also buy the wigs in the first photo. The colours are perfect!