Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Mid Week Wishing

Welcome to Wednesday everyone (not long til the weekend now) and in turn to the Wednesday Wish List. I can honestly say that it was hard to narrow down the 'candidates' for this week's list as there were so many covetable items that I came across but I feel I've chosen the best pieces and hope you agree. Enjoy!

1. A bright necklace may seem like a difficult item to wear but it is the perfect point of interest for a white or black t-shirt, a block colour dress or denim pieces. Clash with bright make-up: bold lips, fluoro nails or a peachy blush and neutral eye makeup. Dorothy Perkins, £12.50.

2. Fruit print isn't going anywhere (thanks Prada) and these pumps are a fresh and wearable take on the look. Swap them for your black ballet pumps for a casual Spring look. Topshop, £18.

3. Boohoo have had a massive drop of lovely summer pieces online this week and whilst it was hard to choose a favourite I eventually did, in the form of this floral longline kimono. The fresh turquoise colour makes it stand out in a sea of kimonos; it would look great with light wash denim shorts and a vest on a warm day. Boohoo, £30.

4. I was very glad to see this gorgeous River Island bag FINALLY in store and I urge you to snap it up asap as it looks set to be a sellout. Very Prada-esque, the perfect day bag for a sports-luxe outfit. River Island, £39.99.

5. Last up this week is a trusty pair of tan sandals, with a difference. These Office flats are comfortable, reliable and stylish to boot with the unusual tassel detail. Tan goes with everything making them an excellent warm weather investment. Office, £48.


Saturday, 7 May 2011

All Aboard the Orient Express

Carolina Herrera SS11

Oriental prints are big news this season and are fast becoming one of my favourite looks. A kimono here, a pair of silky shorts there, the look is highly wearable and can be found very easily on the high street, best places including River Island, Topshop and Zara, the latter where I got this gorgeous kimono top (below) from for £29.99.

I've found my favourite oriental pieces on the high street for under £100. Wear with sleek hair, glossy red lips and bold black eyes for a classic look.

(Clockwise from top left)

Kimono, Topshop, £50
Obi belt, ASOS, £15
Shorts, Topshop, £36
Top, Zara, £29.99
Heels, Office, £75
Printed trousers, Topshop Boutique, £90
Scarf, Zara, £19.99
Earrings, ASOS, £8
Bag, ASOS, £35


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

First Wednesday Wish of May

Hello all and welcome to the first Wednesday Wish List of May. Hope you all enjoyed the Royal Wedding last weekend and haven't found it too painful to be back at work! If so then the lovely new clothes dropping into store must surely make this more bearable. Enjoy!

1. To start us off this week I bring you these tasty apple earrings from Urban Outfitters. A great high street alternative to those Miu Miu earrings, these will add fun to any outfit. A mere £6, you could get yourself some real fruit with the change from a tenner...

2. The bold florals on this t-shirt caught my attention when browsing in Zara this week; reminding me of the Jil Sander SS11 show, this t-shirt could just as easily be worn with a colour block maxi skirt or a pair of jeans for a casual look. Zara, £17.99.

3. My third pick this week is from a brand called Love, available at selected Topshop stores and on their website here. They stock a fabulous range of floaty chiffon separates and dresses for reasonable prices and this bird print skirt for £30 is a current favourite of mine.

4. The fashion world has fallen in love with tangerine this season and this stunning A|Wear midi dress is a great tangerine purchase. It has the potential to be a casual Summer dress by day worn with sandals or a bold evening outfit with platforms and a colour block accessory. The midi length is modestly flattering and very on trend, get yours now for £40.

5. Last up is another bright item, these pink and orange colour block shorts from ASOS's SS11 White range. Perfect for that illusive Summers day in the city or a beachside holiday, would look best worn with white or nude shades. ASOS, £40.