Friday, 29 July 2011

"Let them eat cake!"

I've just spent a very lazy afternoon (no change from any other but hey! It's the holidays!) watching one of my favourite films, Marie Antoinette. I love everything about the film from the gorgeous fashion, beautiful French scenery, fabulous hair and yummy cakes to the amazing soundtrack. Kirsten Dunst plays the ill-fated queen brilliantly and I think Sofia Coppola's directing makes for a stunning film. It portrays the lavish, decadent and luxurious lifestyle that Marie Antoinette lead which ultimately lead to the demise of Versailles, but I find it hard not to like this sweet naive Queen! 

Monday, 25 July 2011

Wish I was here...

Ahhhh... How gorgeous is that?! Santorini in Greece is somewhere I would love to go. I love the stunning white, blue-domed-topped buildings and that amazing deep blue sea. Bliss.
Instead, I'm stuck in Yorkshire. Now don't get me wrong I love my home county, but when everyone else is jetting off to exotic and exciting places it does get kinda depressing being stuck at home. But hey, a girl can dream! So this is a bit of an 'escapist' post for me, the fashion I'd wear if I was a glamorous globetrotter! (I've also found a few high street items for budget not-so-glamorous me, sigh!).

I love the floppy hats that are everywhere at the moment (as seen big and bold on the Prada catwalk). I also like the idea of just casually throwing a light knit over a bikini, it looks very chic I think!

Gorgeous. I love the beautiful shade of blue used in the outfits above, and when combined with the white... Stunning!! (And dontcha think I'd coordinate with the landscape of Santorini?). Top the look off with gold cuffs and bangles and a pair of gold strappy sandals and voila! A glamorous chic holiday look. (FYI, the photos used were featured in Vogue Paris editorial 'Paradis Bleu' photographed by  Cedric Buchet). 

Diane Von Furstenberg's Resort 2011 collection had some great looks for a holiday. I love the retro feel of the stripy bikini teamed with dark denim shorts and the knotted shirt with patterned shorts. And I want need the abstract print shirt that is teamed with a gorgeous white swimsuit. Hot pink lips, beachy waves and highlights finish off the look.

Etro Spring 2011 Ready-To-Wear

Missoni Spring 2011 Ready-To-Wear

Some lovely prints from Etro and Missoni that would look gorgeous in the hot sun.

These photos from Elle Mexico's July's issue are beautiful! I love the bright colours used and the luxurious look of the outfits. The ethnic and tribal hints just make it all the more gorgeous! Love love love!!

And now for the high street pieces:

Enamel End Stretchbar Bracelet £12 French Connection

Ethnic Tassel Long Pendant Necklace £16 Accessorize

Gold Crossover Strap Sandals £10 Dorothy Perkins

Maxi Dress with Gold Bar Keyhole £45 Asos

Nars Matte Lipstick in Jungle £17.50
Vintage Round Sunglasses £1 New Look (bargain!!!)

Wide Brim Hat £10.65 Forever 21

Oh and going back to my dream holiday, fantasy Me is dating David Gandy (yes I know he's going out with Mollie from The Saturdays but don't ruin my dream!). So yeh, this is what I'm holidaying with.. (I wish!!).


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

please can i have one??

How adorable is that???? Blake Lively's Maltipoo has to be the cutest dog I've ever seen! The little ball of fluff (called Penny) seems to be quite the fashionista too as seen in the last picture, chilling in her chunky knit. And how jealous am I that she gets to hang out with Chace Crawford (jealous of a dog! - I need to get a grip ha!), I bet little Penny is the envy of all her Maltipoo friends!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

"I want to forgive you, and I want to forget you"

Classic LC quote there! I was a big fan of The Hills (yes, it may have lots of 'staged' scenes and what not but I love it!) and I really love Lauren Conrad's style. She may not wear the most daring of outfits but what she does wear always looks so put together and I think her style is great! Here's a few examples of her outfits:

I've noticed that a lot of what she wears are simple staple pieces most of us have in our wardrobes (e.g. white tee, black skirt, black courts, skinny jeans...) that she has teamed with more on-trend pieces and accessories.
For those of you who like her style as much as I do, I've found some lookalikes to the clothes shown in the pictures above. As I'm a student, I know first hand what it's like not to have huge amounts of cash to spend on clothes (but like I mentioned before, at lot of you may already have these items in your wardrobe already!), so I have tried to find the cheapest options... Anyway, have a browse through and see what you think, maybe this way we'll all be able to get a slice of LC's LA style!

Knot Detail Large Sunglasses £16

White Roll Sleeve Flecked Tee £15

Caviar Mini Skirt £16

Leather Slouch Lock Satchel £55

Miss KG Melba £35

Pretty Rose Gypsy Playsuit by Motel £48

Warehouse Kimono Shrug Natural £40

Khaki Silk Crepe Shirt £40

High Waisted Shorts £30

Take Me Serious Black Leather £50

Red Stripe Top £12.99

Jeans M5B Alice5 £29.90