Sunday, 16 October 2011

leather and red

My outfit post is slightly more dressy today as I went out for a friend's birthday. I was lucky enough to find my playsuit in the 'Last Chance' section of Topshop. It was the only one left and was my size! I love the cute double layer collar and floral print. I teamed it with my leather biker jacket and heeled ankle boots to add edge. :)

Friday, 14 October 2011

trend report: collars

Yellow shift dress, $47
Zara silk top, $80
Shell top, £45
Lace top, $60
Romper jumpsuit, $100
Asos Airtex Leather Shirt Collar, $26
Beaded Collar Green, £18

The rise of the classic collar shows no sign of stopping! Despite having been around for a while now, this is one trend that is set to continue. A collar is such a small but effective detail which can completely change the look of any outfit - I'm a huge fan! Sweet Peter Pan collars instantly add a whimsical 60s vibe, whereas a bold studded collar can add edge to s simple outfit. Detachable collars are great for updating any outfit. has some lovely ones or there are many DIY blogs for the more creative!

:) LC

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

patterned jumper/diy collar

Another college outfit. I love this patterned crop jumper! I added a lace collar, which I made myself! I sewed a length of black ribbon to a piece of lace, cut to size. I was quite pleased with how it ended up. The shorts are high waisted and I love the buttons. The colours in this look reflect the seasonal change to autumn!

Jumper - H&M
Shorts - Primark
Collar - DIY

:) x

Saturday, 8 October 2011


i went to london today for the first time in aaages! we went to camden first and found some great bargains (don't be afraid to haggle! :P) i got a floral satchel for college and a leopard print cardi which will be useful as it's starting to get a lot colder! after camden we went straight to oxford street, and, of course, topshop! i love oxford street, i think it's one of the best places for style inspiration. Urban Outfitters and Topshop are my two favourite shops on the street.

Cardigan: Soul Cal Deluxe
Sheer blouse: Primark
Shorts: Levi

:) x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

butchart gardens

hello! this photo was taken in butchart gardens, vancouver island, canada. The

The gardens were truly breathtaking! It is an amazing place :)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

autumn/winter 2011: Leopard Print Love

Hello! It's been a while but finally the A/W 11 collections on the High Street are re-emerging! Cosy knits, cute coats and smart boots have all been making their appearances in the past few weeks. I love A/W dressing,especially layering and chunky knitwear! A/W is my favourite season to dress!
One of my favourite prints at the moment is leopard print! It's strange because I never used to like it but all of a sudden I have fallen in love with it! Small splashes of leopard print can easily add a beautiful vintage edge to any outfit.Teamed with red lipstick, leopard print can be amazing in any outfit. Small features of an outfit such as a bag or scarf in leopard print can bring the whole look together. If you want to test the trend, I recommend leopard print shoes! Flats such as the Topshop booties and the ballet pumps are surprisingly versatile while the chunky heels are perfecr for evening outfits!


Layered dress
$50 -

Studded boots
$75 -

George leopard print booties
$120 -

Leather high heels
$124 -

Christian Louboutin flat shoes
£635 -

Halogen leopard print flat shoes
$100 -

Saturday, 4 June 2011

love! so beautiful!

Friday, 3 June 2011

want! Dorothy Perkins

Hello again! It's been a while, so there have been quite a few changes in the summer stock on the high street. Recently, I've been surprised with Dorothy Perkins. I never really go in much but after getting my prom shoes in there, I've noticed some really lovely things I'll be going back for! 


mmm by ellesee featuring a lemon dress

Dorothy Perkins lemon dress
40 GBP -

Dorothy Perkins short sleeve cotton dress
26 GBP -

Dorothy Perkins coral top
28 GBP -

Dorothy Perkins ruffle top
24 GBP -

Dorothy Perkins navy top
20 GBP -

Dorothy Perkins cami top
20 GBP -

Dorothy Perkins wooden handbag
35 GBP -

Sunday, 15 May 2011

hey, i put some new shoes on

I really wish I could be posting more! I cannot wait for summer, I will be posting more regularly then :)
I recently purchased some boat (or deck?) style shoes from Topshop and I love them! They're so comfy and really versatile. I am looking out for a red or navy pair too :). You can (kind of) see them in my latest look on : 

thank you!

Friday, 18 March 2011

summery hair!

It's only just getting to Spring here in the UK, but I'm loving beachy, summery hair at the moment!  This braided look (which I found on Lookbook is amazing, I'm really tempted to try it soon. And I love Sky Ferreira's long beachy waves. I love this look because it's so relaxed and carefree. It's quite easy for anyone to do and will get you in the summer mood. :)

Sunday, 13 March 2011

trend report: mustard


mustard by ellesee featuring a polka dot dress
I've seen a lot of mustard yellow in the shops recently, especially Topshop. I've always been a bit wary of this colour and to be honest, I'm not sure why!  Recently, I've fallen in love with it! It gives you a chance to stand out and also to ease into summer colours from the darker colours that are associated with winter. I love the way that you can mix it easily with tobacco, plum and dark green colours for an eye catching look.   I especially love this Topshop dress (far right) with beautiful vintage look embroidery and pleated skirt.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

peter pan collars

TopShop cream dress
32 GBP -

Peter pan collar dress
$53 -

Long sleeve tunic top
$60 -

I Miusa stripe tee
$32 -

Pins and Needles knit top
$38 -

ASOS short sleeve blouse
$54 -

ASOS crop top
$45 -

Celli girl
$42 -

$55 -

Peter Pan collars are a cute addition to any spring wardrobe and give off a 60's mod vibe :)

70's summer

I'm loving the 70's look that the high street chains are chanelling for summer. There are wedge sandals bright prints and floaty dresses. I love it! The nudes trend that has been popular for the last few seasons remains, but for summer, it's time to fall back in love with beautiful, virbrant prints. Prints are really versatile and can be dressed up or down easily. Hang onto last year's denim jacket to pair with floral smock dresses and wedge sandals. Add a floppy hat and sunglasses and you have a perfect look for summer 2011. It is still REALLY cold here, but I cannot wait for summer fashion!
Dress - Topshop

Sunday, 6 March 2011

marina and the diamonds

lookbook today

It's still frrrrreezing cold here so I have many layers on! I bought these lace up ankle boots from Jones the Bootmaker and I love them! They have a small heel so add height without being uncomfortable. My duffel coat is from Monsoon Fusion and my hat is from H&M. I'm looking forward to being able to wear more spring/summer outfits as the weather improves. 

Saturday, 5 March 2011


Another music related post today about a band called Warpaint. I found them randomly on youtube and fell in love! Their music is classed as  Melodramatic Popular Song / Psychedelic which is quite a good way to describe it I think. It's quite different to anything I've heard before and I definitely recommend giving them a listen! Their first song, Undertow has been stuck in my head!

Friday, 4 March 2011

The Like

I love this band! Their songs are really catchy, but most of all I LOVE their style. They have a great sixties/mod look


spring/summer! :)

It's been a long time since the shops have been filled with bright colours and pretty florals. Winter 2010/11 seems to have gone on for so long and it's a relief to see dresses and sandals in the place of chunky knitwear and boots. The high street chains are bringing in lots of new and fresh designs for the new season, even though the temperature is not quite into double degrees yet!  My favourite picks for the Spring/Summer season are:
H&M Heeled Sandals, £29.99. They come in tan, coral and green. I think the tan pair are the most versatile and will be perfect to pair with summer dresses. The chunky platform heel adds height, but doesn't mean that the shoes can't be worn in the daytime. I also love this scenic print dress from New Look. It has a beautiful vintage look and would look great with light denim.

Thank you for reading :)