The sun has finally been shining this weekend and today to I’ve been a little over-optimistic and started looking into bralets to wear with a pair of high waisted jeans. The four below that I found in Topshop are amazing and reasonably priced. Plus I’m loving the floral print and the range of styles for both day and night
This season as I’m sure you already know, it’s all about pastels.
I think it’s quite difficult to dress “dressy” in pastels, so heres a few gorgeous sequinned tops that will definitely add a little glamour to any outfit.
My personal favourites are the green (top right) and white (bottom right).
These are all from Topshop (of course, where else?!).
This week I’ve become a little bit obsessed with accessories! I have a real adversity to gold so I literally have to hunt around to find good accessories in silver. I won’t even buy a bag that has gold detailing so this can be quite a challenge.
There are two reasons I don’t like wearing gold…
1. I have a platinum wedding band so I like to make sure all the metal I’m wearing is the same colour
2. I’m reeeeeeeeeeally pale and gold just makes that even more glaringly obvious than it already is
I found these last night
Topshop Leather Side Zip Satchel – £85.00
ASOS Fine Cross Bracelet – £6.00
Lipsy Apple Stud Earrings (also from ASOS) – £8.00 (I know these look gold but they are definitely silver!)
These pearl flower earrings are by far my favourite, they’re from Oasis and can also be purchased via ASOS. They come in a pack of 3 (other earrings are shown) – £8.00 for all three.
Have you found any cute silver accessories recently? If so please let me know so I don’t have to hunt around as much
I can’t sleep so decided to have a little look online via my iPad to see if I could find a cream cardigan to my friends wedding (I know, weird).
I decided to look at the Gilly Hicks (The cheeky cousin of Abercrombie and Fitch apparently) website and what did I see but a note that said they would be opening a brand new Flagship store on Regent Street – excellent more choice and stock availability.
And then I saw it… They’re opening a store right where I live in the Bentall Centre, Kingston! I hope I read this right because I literally cannot contain my excitement right now. It’s my favourite place to by undies and they have some cool hoodies to relax around the house in/ wear to the gym along with some quite pretty tops.
I went to the Bentall Centre last weekend though and I didn’t spot any hoardings up (unusual as I’m quite observant) so I might have to have a little look around this weekend to find out if it’s true and if so where abouts the store will be.
If anyone’s heard a store definitely is coming to Bentalls please let me know!
It’s another cloudy, rainy day here in London and the colour of my clothing reflects the damp dark weather, I’ve gone for all black.
I actually love wearing black, it’s my favourite colour to wear I must admit.
I recently bought a retro Casio watch which I’m wearing today (I vaguely remember my dad having a similar one when I was a child) on Amazon for £17.15 (model number LA-670WA-1UW). The same watch is being sold for upward of £30 on ASOS and in American Apparel at the moment so I think I managed to find myself a bargain.
I’m really happy with this watch for one main reason which is I have unbelievably tiny wrists (added to my all over gangly/lanky appearance) and it doesn’t look totally ridiculous. I started of really wanting a TOY watch but unfortunately they were far too big for me, the watch case was actually wider than my wrist!
I’ve also added a splash of colour by painting my nails with this amazing lilac coloured nail varnish (called Parma Violet, £5 from Topshop)
Do you use painting your nails a bright colour to brighten up an outfit too?
Wow this year’s going by so fast, 1st of May already!
This morning I felt like I needed a little colour in my life so this morning I opted for an electric blue oversized jumper from Mango £22.99. Teamed with black super soft Leigh jeans, £40 from Topshop (they really are super soft and super comfy, also available in Tall). And my favourite pair of wedge heels, Lenny, £65 & also from Topshop.
And of course, my new little friend…
They’ve sold out of almost all Lenny wedges but there’s a fab alternative at Dune which you can see here. The image they have used doesn’t really do them justice, they’re also just as lovely!
When I woke up this morning the sun was shining! I was quite excited but this happened last week too and by the time I got into the office it was already raining!
So I decided to be conservative, going for some off-white peep toe leather shoes from Topshop – £35 (I have boots under my desk at work, just in case), Topshop’s black heavy weight leggings – £18 (from the Tall section, of course but now only available in regular length) and an oversized black jumper from Topshop – £36 (and from the tall section again!).
As I said before, it’s all about Topshop.
Anyway, I purchased the jumper in December and unfortunately they don’t sell it anymore. They currently have it available in Ice Blue (but it’s selling out fast) or here’s one from Mango that’s pretty similar and it’s only £22.99.
I’ve also put my hair up in a messy bun so all in all I feel like a ballerina who’s put on a comfy sweater to leave a class. But I also feel quite feminine which is important to me as I wear quite a lot of black so I try to find a balance.
Today I woke up and the shine was shining here in London which for those of you who also live here, you’ll know has been very rare recently!
Anyway, this put me in a good mood and I decided to wear my electric blue jeans that I bought from Topshop last summer into the office along with some little sandals, by the time I got to the office it was raining again but hey ho!
As I said, the jeans were £40 from Topshop, unfortunately no longer being sold but they have some lovely other blues available which you can see here.
My boyfriend blazer is £19.99 from H&M, available here. It also comes in Beige, Dark Grey and Pink.
And my MTV Music sleeveless tee is from Amazon believe it or not! You see, I have a habit of imagining clothes and then trying to find what I want, rather than just going shopping to see if I like anything. So I googled MTV top for women and this place came up. The top is true to size, I’m usually an 8, I ordered that size and it fits perfectly.
I hope you like it! Do you have any brightly coloured denim? How do you wear it?
I’ve known how amazing Topshop is for a long time now but recently one of the worlds most famous girls has discovered just how fab their clothing is.
Yes Rihanna has been spotted in numerous Topshop items recently and here’s just a few:
This dress is gorgeous so I tried to go online and purchase it. This image of her wearing their white shirt dress only hit the press a few hours ago and it’s already sold out in all sizes other than UK 16! The dress was on sale for £38.
She wore this PEACE bralet at Coachella 2012 and it’s now completely sold out! I can’t even find it on Topshop’s website anymore.
And recently she spent a massive 5 hours in their Flagship store on Oxford Street – I thought the 2 hours I spent last week was long!
These are just a few recent pieces that I’ve noticed her wearing but if you google “Rihanna Topshop” there are multiple sites documenting when she wears it and I can tell you, she wears it an awful lot!
Check out this one. The Cleopatra jumper you can see her wearing fast became their best-selling item.
But there’s something I have noticed about that particular jumper, it’s hideous. And most probably wasn’t selling at all until she wore it. If you aren’t British and you’re reading this, please don’t judge this amazing UK fashion brand by THAT jumper.
If you’ve just got a Topshop near you (e.g. if you live in Vegas) I would really recommend you make a visit, and open your mind to the eclectic British style it’s become so iconic for.
I’ve written a few articles before about being tall and the challenges this presents when buying clothes.
Usually if I can’t find anything elsewhere I’ll resort to buying from Long Tall Sally. And this is a very last resort. The reason being is I find it, well… quite boring and sometimes down right dowdy.
Surely there’s a higher population of younger tall girls (whenever I’m in the queue at my local post office, I’m reminded just how gigantic I am next to the older ladies who are collecting their pension etc.) so why are LTS not catering for them?
Here’s a selection of Long Tall Sally clothing:
Yes, that is a denim maxi skirt which, any respectable art teacher over the age of 50 owns and yes that is a maxi cardigan. The print on the skirt is also just so dull. Honestly all their clothes just seem to be about covering up! Tall girls should be proud of their long legs, not being offered a selection of “cover up” options.
Now I’m not saying all girls with long legs should be parading around in hot pants but they definitely should not be wearing denim skirts or maxi cardigans.
Long Tall Sally does have some good points however which are, they seem to be one of the only retailers that recognises Tall is not just over a certain height (usually around 5’8″). They recognise there’s a big difference between someone who is 5’8″ and someone who is 5’11″. If a dress is made for someone who’s 5’8″ it simply will not be long enough for someone who’s 5’11″ so they usually go towards the taller end of the scale so that people who are around 5’8″ can simply adjust the length by taking it up a bit. They also have trousers and jeans in various leg lengths from 34″ to 38″ so I usually buy trousers I plan to wear with heels from them.
I’m not asking for LTS to start stocking the colourful creations currently available at Topshop but I would personally love to see some more modern basics at reasonable prices on their site, just like my recent maxi dress find at Next which you can read about here.