Sunday 29 April 2012

Zoo Date!

Here's what I wore for my date at the zoo. It was the last day of sunshine before this rain madness hit London.

I absolutely love when separate pieces from different shops match perfectly with each other. It may look like I am wearing a blue shorts suit from one store, but were in fact bought individually. The blazer is from Zara and is one of my favourites (not just because Zooey Deschanel wears this exact one on New Girl). I then found these high waisted shorts in Monsoon in the sale a while ago. I wasn't even on the search for matching shorts. I just happened to find them and then realise they go together exactly!

It was such a great day, I mean, who doesn't love the Zoo! I even got a really good look at the Sloths which are my favourites!
 And here's a closer photo of the Sloth =]
I think if I ever got the chance to touch a Sloth, I would have a total breakdown just like Kristen Bell.

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Friday 27 April 2012

Dame Westwood for Diamond Jubilee

This is all very exciting. Dame Vivienne Westwood has designed a collection of dresses and even earrings influenced by Her Royal Highness herself. I have to say, from the few images I have seen, I have rather fallen in love! The collection is called The Red Carpet Capsule Collection. I can't wait to see who will be gracing these frocks at future star-studded events. The collection will be released at the end of May and here is a sneak preview.

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Thursday 26 April 2012

A Peek into my Wardrobe

Hello everyone! This post is just going to be an update of the recent looks I've posted onto LookBook and Chictopia.
First up is this outfit I wore the day I got to ride on the little ferry on the River Thames.

This was before the rain came to ruin our English Spring. The trousers are Primark and are so light and perfect for spring/summer. My shoes are vintage which I bought from Camden Market almost 2 years ago. A lot of my wardrobe is navy and nautical so these shoes go perfectly with almost everything I own!

This second outfit is what I wore for my lunch date with my two lovely Irish friends, Luke and Jenny.

I am very proud of managing to nab this bag for £1! Its from StylistPick, a website which specialises in shoes and handbags and create individual showrooms based on what you like. They were celebrating reaching 100,000 likes on facebook by offering the first 100 people an item for £1. So I quickly scoured the site and found this beautiful flower print bag. It has a detachable strap and features faux snake skin.

My third outfit is what I wore to the V&A Museum, which everyone should visit as its oh so beautiful!

The checked pleated skirt I got from a clothes swap at one of my friends house. Clothes swapping is great and lots of fun. Keep an eye on my blog for a future big clothes swap happening in Hoxton very very soon!

Coming in at number 4 is this ensemble I wore for Judy's Vintage Affordable Fair at Spitalfields a few weekends ago.

The navy and cream lace dress I got from EBay for an absolutely steal price of just 99p! I adore this dress as its so easy to wear and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The navy and green checked blazer I bought from a Salvation Army charity shop just off Regents Street. It's becoming one of my favourite shops as they have loads of vintage 60s dresses. I took another trip there recently so keep an eye on my blog for a very special dress soon. Now lets talk about the boots. These are still my absolute favourite, from Topshop in a rich navy blue velvet. They're so easy to just slip on and spice up any outfit.

And lastly, this is what I wore Easter Sunday for my cousins beer festival, they're called Brodie's Beers and with loads of different flavours, you're sure to find something you'll love!

Here I am showing the family support with my Brodie's tee. The skirt I bought years ago from a little boutique in Donegal, Ireland. I used the belt from the skirt as a bow in my hair. The navy cardigan with a lace collar is what I bought from Judy's Vintage fair the day before. The wonderful hat I am wearing actually belongs to the woman behind me in the photo. I thinks she made it herself. Its just beautiful!

So that's all the catching up done. I 'll be back either later tonight or tomorrow with a new post. Also a big thank you to everyone who voted/favourited my look for the Spring Bloom contest on Chictopia. Unfortunately I didn't win, but it's the taking part that counts =]

Thanks for reading/following/supporting <3

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Monday 23 April 2012

Chictopia's Spring Bloom Contest

Handed in my dissertation at uni today so it'll mean I'll have more free time to update. This is just a quick post to ask (well beg really) for some help in a contest I have entered on Chictopia. I've a very slim chance of winning but hopefully lots of votes will bring more people to my blog. I've also been using LookBook more too, so if you're on there just click the photo below. Clicking the dog will take you to my entry for the Chictopia Spring Bloom Contest which ends tonight so hurry!! Thanks guys. I'll be back soon =]

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Sunday 15 April 2012

All New People

For my birthday last December, I was bought tickets to see Zach Braff's West End play 'All New People'. Being a really big Zach fan, I wanted to look my best on the night and had saved my brand new Vero Moda dress for the special occasion.

The tights are also from Vero Moda and I paired it with my faux leather jacket and Chelsea Boots. I loved Zach's play and even got to meet the man himself afterwards (see below). I urge everyone to go see it before it finishes at the end of this month!

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Thursday 12 April 2012

Spitalfields Streets

Just a quick outfit post whilst having a break from uni work. Visited the antiques market at Spitalfields with new housemate Luke a few weeks ago. Here's what I wore:

It was a bit chilly so I decided to layer it up a bit. The black chiffon dress is from Forever 21 and you can just about see the white collar over the top of the navy jumper from New Look. I'm wearing my H&M burgundy blazer (again!). The heart print tights were a present from my Mum. They're perfect for adding a little something to a plain black dress. And finally my black Chelsea boots are vintage which I got from eBay a few years ago and still love to wear.

If anyone is on Chictopia please let me know, I would love to follow you. Uni is nearly all over with so I'll hopefully be back updating more =]

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Monday 2 April 2012

A day by the river

Last week I spent the day with my brother hanging out by the Thames and going on a general walkabout of central London. I decided to wear what is becoming my new favourite outfit. I love when you find pieces from different shops that fit together so perfectly!

The yellow skirt is from Forever 21, the top is by Henry Holland for Debenhams and the yellow brogues were £6 from Primark. I've finished the look with my anchor tights from New Look. They're really good quality as I still haven't managed to rip them yet, which is what usually happens to my patterned tights.

We also bumped into some funny looking characters by the river...

I have also entered this outfit into the Spring Bloom Contest at Chictopia and would love it if you could vote for me please. Thanks

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Sunday 1 April 2012

Oh Marilyn

Last week, I got invited to an exclusive preview evening of Marilyn Monroe photographs at Getty Images. The red code was glamorous. It gave me the chance to wear a new dress I had been given for Christmas from my Mum. My shoes are by Red or Dead from Schuh. They're surprisingly easy to walk in.

It was a lovely evening filled with free champagne, great music, rockabilly dancers and of course the beautiful and rare photographs of Marilyn. Here we are on the red carpet. Photo taken by Getty Images.

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Captain Charley: April 2012

Captain Charley