Thursday, 19 January 2012

Shoes and bags: Things I need in my life

Far too many lovely new season shoes and bags around at the moment that keep catching my eye. I sometimes find that a new bag or pair of shoes make for a more exciting purchase than items of clothing, especially if you find something that you can work into your everyday outfit. Whilst the below selection are far from safe and boring, they can easily be worked into a wardrobe of light wash denims and sporty tees... basically all I plan on wearing this Spring!


You don't actually have to be sporty to wear this trend (luckily for me!) -just sling on a metallic gym bag and some platform trainers and you're good to go. Wear with luxe-joggers and a silky vest for maximum impact. Trainers, Topshop, £26, gym bag, American Apparel at, £28


SS12 is the season to wear pastels and neon together in a big way - try a simple white shift dress with these beauties for a clean, modern look. Brogues, Topshop, £60, satchel bag, River Island, £35.


Now I will be the first to admit that I'm not a girly girl but there's no escaping the colour pink this season. Keep the rosy-hues to your accessories and team with prints and neutrals to keep it toned down. Blush wedges, Bertie, £75, pink lady bag, Accessorize, £75.


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

January: Things I need in my life

It's the 3rd of January and I am very excited about what the year will bring fashion-wise. After arriving home from a New Years trip to Germany I had a browse online and found so many items that I can't wait to buy once pay-day arrives. I have narrowed it down to a few key pieces to set you up for the new season:

(Clockwise from top left)
Lilac skinny jeans, ASOS, £32
Coral saddle bag, Accessorize, £22
Yellow print midi dress, ASOS, £28
Grey studded toe boots, Topshop, £36
Yellow cut out bodycon dress, Nasty Gal, £43.87*
Pink metallic tee, Boohoo, £15
Mint ballet pumps, Topshop, £16

Perhaps a bit too early to start wearing some of these pieces together (have you SEEN the weather today?!?!) but certain items can be worked in with your winter wardrobes - swap your plain skinny jeans for the pastel pair and wear the metallic Boohoo tee under a thick knitted cardi.

*I LOVE this yellow cut-out dress from Nasty Gal; a great US based site with a love of gravity-defying heels, bold prints, brights and bodycon. Definitely worth a browse -


Monday, 2 January 2012

Hello 2012, goodbye 2011

Earrings, ASOS 
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
Hat and faux fur stole, Accessorize 
Cotton candy semi-permanent hair dye, 
WAH nails 'Glitter fade'
Reindeer headband, Paperchase
Black cut-out back shirt, New Look
Faux fur headband, Urban Outfitters
Dress, Topshop

Just a few pictures from December, Christmas and a New Year trip to Frankfurt.

Happy new year to all RinP readers. Happy 2012 is an amazing year for you.