Sunday 29 June 2014

I Don't Play Nice

'Attitude is everything'
- Diane von Furstenberg

Today I decided to dress up my usually casual ensemble. I teamed up a long-line white blazer and perspex white heels with grey skinny jeans and a slogan printed t-shirt. I finished off the look with big gold hoops and complementary gold wrist candy.

Sunglasses - Moschino
Blazer - Forever 21 (see here)
T-shirt - Forever 21 (see here)
Jeans - Topshop (old)
Heels - (sold out)
Bag - Zara (sold out)

If you like my look show some love and vote for my look on the TODAY I'M WEARING website (link).

Photography - Emmy Daniel 
Hair - The Hair Shack
Styling - Rita Okpuru


Thursday 26 June 2014

Work Smart Floral

'Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind... a mirror of the time in which we live, a translation of the future, and should never be static.'
- Oleg Cassini

Today I decided to brighten up my work attire, office wear needn't be dull and boring... and it's surprising how much a little bit of colour can change your mood. In a recent post I told you about my amazing buys in Primark (have a read here) and here's the top. I decided to go for the full works, teaming a bold floral top with a cobalt blue wrap skirt. I kept my jewellery to a minimum wearing a single ring that flattered the hues in my top, a elegant watch a gold studs. I finished the look with black ankle straps sandals and a smart black tote. 

Sunglasses - Moschino (old)
Top - Primark (in store)
Skirt - Forever 21 (see here)
Shoes - Forever 21 (sold out, red available here)
Bag - Michael Kors (see here)
Watch - DKNY (old)

Photography - Emmy Daniel
Hair - The Hair Shack
Styling - Rita Okpuru


Tuesday 24 June 2014

Pretty Floral

'People will stare. Make it worth their while.
- Harry Winston

Today I decided to rock another of my lovely felt floppy hats, I've got a thing for them if you haven't already noticed from my previous posts. I worked it with my bargain buy bold floral print midi length skirt and a simple black boob tube top. I finished off the look with black chunky wedges, a pink clutch bag and some gold wrist candy.

Hat - Primark (old)
Top - H&M (old)
Skirt - Primark (in store)
Belt - Primark (in store)
Shoes - unbranded (old)
Bag - eBay
Watch - Michael Kors (see here)
Bangle - Michael Kors (see here)
Bracelet - Michael Kors (see here)

Check out my other looks mentioned on my discussed in my post 'Bold Floral: The Top, Skirt and Sort

Coming soon. 

Photography - Emmy Daniel
Hair - The Hair Shack
Styling - Rita Okpuru


Sunday 22 June 2014

Bold Floral: The Top, Skirt and Skort

I absolutely love floral, regardless of whether it's a subtle or bold print - I don't discriminate. Though I must admit I definitely love bight striking colours, so when I spotted a fitted top incorporating all these things I knew I had to get it. I'd seen quite a few things on the high street and online but nothing as striking as this top. Where was I... Primark, yes you better believe it!!!

Walking around the store with the lovely £12 top I spotted a midi full skirt and also a skort (cross between a skirt and shorts) in the same striking print. For those who know me personally, I get easily excited when shopping... and this definitely got me smiling. At a mere £12 each I picked up all three (and a yellow midi tube skirt) and headed to the till. 

 On the weekend I finally took some outfit photos of all three pieces... they'll be up within the next few days, promise. I was impressed with the way the print worked with so many different hues; I teamed it with black, cobalt blue and yellow. I also decided to paint my nails metallic deep purple, which looked great with the predominantly blue and purple print.

Instead of just show you each outfit, I thought it best that I tell you a bit out each item before showing you how I teamed them up with other things to make bold summer ensembles; for formal and casual events. 

The top is a fitted t-shirt style, that nips in nicely at the waist. It has a round neckline, short sleeves and sits just below the waist. Great for petite ladies, I'd advise busty ladies try it on before they buy as your normal size may feel a little tight on the chest, despite to top containing Elastane. I teamed my top with a cobalt skirt and black ankle strap sandals - for a Summer office look. The top also looks great with black skinny jeans and bold wedge sandals.

The skirt is a midi length high waisted full skirt. I have quite a small waist and usually go for a size 8 in full skirts, especially if I want to wear them high waisted, but with this skirt the size 10 fit perfectly. I recently wore the skirt to a family BBQ with a black boob-tube top, black floppy hat and chunky black wedged sandals. For a more laid back look, the skirt also looks great with a t-shirt/vest and flat sandals. 

Lastly, the skort. Shorts to the rear and a wrap skirt at the front. It sits quite high on the waist, if you get your normal size. I wanted it to sit low so went a size up, this is also advisable if you have quite full thighs like me. I teamed up my skort with a black bralet on a unusually hot day in London, covering up with a short yellow blazer later in the day.

Barry M nail polish

Visit your local Primark store to get your hands on any of these items, I doubt they'll be on the rails for long!!!

So there you go a little intro into the 3 post coming up in the next week, keep an eye out and leave a comment to let me know your thoughts. As usual I'll be posting my looks on the Today I'm Wearing website, so don't forget to vote for me. Ta. x


Monday 16 June 2014

PRODUCT REVIEW: Zara Gold Heeled Sandals

I'm always having a look on the Zara website for my next purchase, it's one of my favourite stores. On a recent shopping trip I spotted these gold sandals (in the Bond Street store), they looked comfortable, trendy and versatile. As with most of my purchases, I bought them knowing that they'd go with a whole heap of things in my wardrobe. It's been a little while now and I've finally worn them out for an entire day, so as customary, here's my review of the gold heeled sandals from Zara.

The high shine gold of the sandal in addition to the wooden base and sole, make these perfect for both casual and occasional wear - though I myself prefer to wear them more casually. They look great with both trousers and skirt, whilst adding the perfect tough to a pair of shorts. I love wearing them with my dark blue skinny jeans and cream top, the gold really stands out amongst these colours.

Zara shoes tend to be true to size, I think only once before I've ever had to go down a size and that was a few years back when I bought a pair of suede over the knee boots. These shoes are true to size, so fear not, when they finally appear on the website order your normal size and take comfort in the fact that they'll actually fit. If you're a half size, I'd suggest going for the size up - seeing toes or the heel of a foot hanging over the body of a sandal makes me cringe and having just a little extra space can prove to be beneficial in the hot summer heat.

The front strap of the sandal is neither narrow or wide in width, I'd say it's pretty much regular. So if you have narrow feet you may wish to try them on before buying, though a little bit of space shouldn't effect the comfort or allow your feet to slip forwards in the shoe - as there is a ankle strap to help avoid this. If however you have wide feet, I definitely recommend trying on the sandals first  - as the strap may rub against your feet potentially causing marks or even blisters.

As previously mentioned, the sandal has a ankle strap which is pretty thin in thickness. It has 5 holes, so can be adjusted to fit around your ankle comfortably. Though I have relatively small ankles I prefer to keep the strap quite loose to avoid marks that come with wearing tight ankle straps.

The chunky wooden-effect heel (roughly 2.5") is the perfect height for casual wear, not flat and just enough to give you a little height. I've been able to wear these for an entire day, walking around non stop and it was just as comfortable as wearing ordinary flat sandals. Due to the metallic material used the sandals are easy to keep clean. Just give them  a wipe with a damp cloth and bobs your uncle, back to looking brand new.

The sandals (as at 14 June 2014) aren't currently available online in the United Kingdom, however you can get them in store - I bought mine from the store near Bond Street station (London) and have since spotted them in the Oxford Street store. They're well worth the £29.99!

Other available colour

Not ideal for wide feet

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