Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Carrie Bradshaw Skirt

Ever since I saw Carrie Bradshaw in her green layered tulle skirt when she went to Paris, I had to find my own wearable version. Thankfully, H&M answered my prayers last year with this dusky pink version. As soon as I saw it I knew I'd found my Carrie skirt and this one even echos the opening credits outfit too. Bonus.

Because of its colour this very much has a ballet feel to it and if I'm honest, I do feel a little bit Swan Lake when I wear it. Not in a bad way, I hasten to add. What I love about this skirt, is that it can be dressed in so many different ways. With heels and a strapless top this skirt instantly creates an extravagant dress but equally, worn with a t-shirt and flats and it's brought into casual territory.

This look definitely has a 50s style vibe to it and had I worn it with a halter neck top I wouldn't be far from fitting in as an extra in Grease. I like to take vintage looks but mixing in modern twists is what creates new looks. I bought the t-shirt from a grungy, alternative stall at a music festival and I doubt they would envisage such a look with one of their designs but I like the surprise of it.

Carrie Skirt - H&M
T-shirt - Entirety Clothing
Boat Shoes - ASOS
White Ankle Socks - Primark
Skull Necklace - Topshop
Oversized Gold Watch - Turkish Bazaar
Mulberry Alexa Bag
Wayfarer Sunglasses - Primark (Men's)
Lipstick - Infrared at Topshop

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Festival Fashion: Budget vs. Blowout

 My total outfit cost: About £60 vs. Amy's total outfit cost: About £280

 Festival season is truly upon us and finally the weather has followed suit. This is my little sister, Amy. Unlike her wise, older sister, Amy is partial to a pricy item or two and really doesn't bargain hunt quite like me. So we thought it would be a good idea to do some blog posts featuring similar looks, one that's cheap and the other more expensive.

Annoyingly, I didn't put a lot of thought into my festival outfit and far prefer Amy's outfit, thus defying my point a little bit. However, you can still see the basic similarities and idea that you can get the same look for less.

Hunter Wellies - £70 Jack Wills Socks - £12.50
Jack Wills Jacket - £100 Jack Wills Tartan Shirt - £60 Tommy Hilfiger Vintage Denim Shorts - £10
Primark Shirt - £10? Internacionale Shorts - £15?  Shoe Zone Wellies - £10 Primark Sunglasses - £2

Diana Mini Lomo Camera
Fake Ray-Bans (Real ones would be about £120) Topshop Head Band - £10

Amy showing up my hair. (Seriously, how are we related?)  

Miss Minty Nail Varnish by GOSH

Obligatory festival arm candy.

Followed by some pratting around...

Then we found this little guy!

It was such a nice day we stayed in the park until the shade arrived.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012


 My favourite thing about this look, surprisingly, is the white tee. Everyone needs one in their wardrobe and somehow I have got through life, until only very recently, without one.

The polka dot midi skirt I found some time ago in a charity shop, I'm um-ing and ah-ing about whether it needs taking up a little. What do you think? Too long?

I often find with my style that I dress very young and while 23 isn't old, I think there's no harm in getting a bit ladylike now and then. That said, my need for chunky hi tops isn't going anywhere. I didn't want to look too mumsy so I balanced it all out a little with clashing leopard print ballet pumps.

Plain White Tee - H&M
Polka Dot Midi Skirt - Thrifted
Leopard Print Ballet Flats - Peacocks
Blue Cardigan - Mum's Wardrobe
Belt - Primark
Metallic Bag - H&M
Watch - Turkey
Bike Necklace - Accessorize