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I Want it Wednesday – Mixed Up Prints

Topshop Printed Tops

Mixed Prints Outfits

1: Topshop Aztec Latino Suntop

2: Topshop Animal Border Vest

3: Topshop Bright Animal Cami

Outfits: see here for details of each item

Loving the whole Aztec/Navajo themes going on for SS12, especially the creative prints that we’re seeing as a result. It’s a bit brash, and a bit of an eye-ache, but it’s cool and fun and young. Mixing up prints is going to be big, so don’t be afraid, just play around with your prints and see what works for you. I’ve picked three great printed tees from Topshop to get started with (cause as usual they’re bang on trend and affordable)  and then made a print-crazy outfit with each – give it a go!

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Karlie Kloss for Free People

Karlie Kloss for Free People Jan 2012

Karlie Kloss for Free People Jan 12

Karlie Kloss for Free People Jan 2012Karlie Kloss for Free People Jan 12

Karlie Kloss for Free People Jan 12

Karlie Kloss for Free People Jan 12

Karlie Kloss for Free People Jan 2012

Karlie Kloss for Free People Jan 2012

source: http://www.fashionising.com/

It’s great to see Karlie doing something a bit more youthful after her Mario Testino shoot. These campaign shots are gorgeous, and the styling is so young and easy, it’s beautifully refreshing. Definite case of ‘I want every outfit’ here.

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I Want it Wednesday – Red Chanel Jacket

Red Chanel Jacket - Alessandra Codinha (Satorialist)

source: http://www.thesartorialist.com/

In love with this red Chanel jacket WWD reporter Alessandra Codinha is wearing. I love her teaming of it with tiny little shorts, as it’s one of those pieces that could style old (she said she stole it off her mum). It would smarten up any outfit without actually making it smart, if you know what I mean, so I’d wear it with a high-waisted leather skirt, loose-fitting crop top and little black ankle boots. Doubt I’ll be able to find this exact piece but I’ll be on the lookout for some similar jackets. There’s this McQ blazer, but it’s a little boring – I love the white and black lining on the Chanel jacket.

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Gold Sequin Sleeves and Palazzo Trousers

Tuula blog - gold sequin sleeves and palazzo trousers

Tuula blog - gold sequin sleeves and palazzo trousers

Tuula blog - gold sequin sleeves and palazzo trousers

source: http://tuulavintage.blogspot.com

Had to share this beautiful outfit from tuula with you guys (if you haven’t seen it already!) I usually don’t go for such a sophisticated, lady-like style but the gold sequin sleeves and hard, manish accessories give it a really cool, young edge. Perfect.

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New Year’s Resolutions For the Blog

Just a little post to say a) HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!, b) hope you had a lovely time over Christmas, and c) I’ve come up with a couple of New Year’s resolutions for the blog! Here they are:

  • More outfit posts – I always wanted this blog to be mainly a personal style one and very photography heavy. It’s been difficult to do as many outfit posts as I’ve wanted because it’s been getting dark so early, so when I’m back from work the light has gone already. Also, Callum’s been super busy with his MSc, so he hasn’t always been free to take pictures and edit them for me. This will be a difficult resolution to keep I think as I’ll be living apart from Callum most of next year, but we’ll try our best to work around this and make sure that there’s a lot of good outfit posts on the blog.
  • New look – Not the shop, but an actual new look for the blog. We’ve been working on this for the last few weeks, so hopefully it’s going to be launched soon. I’m really trying to give the blog a more distinct identity (to go along with the increased focus on outfit posts).

That’s it, but I’d love to hear from you guys what you’d like to see more (or less) of on the blog! And thanks so much everyone for a great few months at the tail-end of 2011, and here’s to an awesome 2012 🙂

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I Want it Wednesday – Rocket Dog Wedge Ankle Boots

Rocket Dog LEX boiled wool red

Rocket Dog LIFT OFF slicker patent black

Rocket Dog LIFT OFF classy cat natural

source: http://www.rocketdog.co.uk/

When I was 15 I used to work at a big high street shoe shop chain, and wow were Rocket Dogs popular back then. They were the crazy trainers with all sorts of colours and scribbles all over them, and coloured laces of course, and my 15 year old self was completely in love with them.

Well, I’ve grown up a bit since then, and thought I’d grown out of Rocket Dog as well, but then these beautiful boots came to my attention. As if I wasn’t in love with ankle boots enough! The gorgeous wedge shape and cool colours and patterns of these boots definitely make them worth the £49.99 price tag. And how awesome is the wool texture of the red Lex boots! It’s a really original design feature that stands them apart from the hordes of ankle boots lining store shelves.

I love all three, and even though the red Lex boots are my favourite design-wise, I think I’ll be going for the black patent Lift Offs. They’d go with pretty much anything in my wardrobe and are perfect for this season’s fetish trend.

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A. Y. Not Dead SS2012 Lookbook

A. Y. Not Dead SS2012

A. Y. Not Dead SS2012

A. Y. Not Dead SS2012

A. Y. Not Dead SS2012

A. Y. Not Dead SS2012

A. Y. Not Dead SS2012

source: http://www.fashionising.com/

Another designer that does casual boyish cool so well. I am in love with all these pieces in the above A.Y. Not Dead looks. How awesome are those two-toned red leather trousers, that white satiny jumpsuit, the silver jumper, that white leather jacket, the – no, I just love them all equally. And the shoes are excellent too. That’s some awesome H2T styling right there.

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Win – Illamasqua Lipstick Giveaway

Dear blog readers, it’s high time I thanked you for your wonderful support over these last few months. I’ve passed 50 followers and have had over 6,000 page views since I started this blog in September, and I’m so psyched about that. So I went out and bought a lovely lipstick from the wonderful Illamasqua range. The colour I chose was Corrupt, a beautiful, bright pink that will look lovely on all skin tones. (I was also just a little bit inspired by this). It’s got a matt finish, which I felt would be more versataile as you could always slick over some gloss if you wanted to deepen the colour or create a wet-look.

Illamasqua Lipstick - Corrupt

It’s really simple to enter:

1. Be a follower of my blog either by email (scroll to the bottom of the page) or on Bloglovin. This is a giveaway to say thanks to my followers so I’m sorry but you’ll have to be a follower to enter

2. Leave a comment on this post explaining what outfit you’d love to wear Corrupt with

3. Extra entries for those who are following me on Twitter, who tweet about the giveaway (make sure you @mention me so I can see the tweet, or mention it in your comment), or reblog this post

4. This competition closes at midnight on the 9th of December, so any entries made after then will not be counted. This competition is open internationally, so wherever you are you can enter

Good luck everyone 🙂 this is a beautiful shade for Christmas parties and anyone who has used Illamasqua will surely agree that they do fantastic lipsticks! And thanks once again to all my lovely followers who have made blogging so fun for me!

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I Want it Wednesday – Ear Cuffs

Ear Cuffs1. Urban Outfitters hanging chain ear cuff

2. Amazon ball and chain ear cuff

3. Amazon feather ear cuff

4. Topshop multichain ear cuff

They’re a quick fix to add a rocker edge to any outfit without losing femininity and elegance. I prefer silver chainy ones but feather ones are pretty cool too for a more bohemian spin. I’d wear them all only in one ear with a cool stud in the other.

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I Want it Wednesday – Fringe Boots

B Brian Atwood Pembra BootsSam Edelman Louie BootsChristian Louboutin Rom Boots

I’ve really got into fringing on clothes lately. I always thought it was a bit shabby looking and a danger hazard (those frayed ends could so get caught on stuff) but after getting this Nasty Gal top I’ve been turned around. So next on my fringe list are boots. They add a little cowboy edge to any outfit and are great for summer too with denim pieces.

I’m in love with the B Brian Atwood Pembra boots. The block heel is really cool and the almost purple-tinted colour is just beautiful. The Sam Edelman Louie boots are also a great piece as they’re so versatile and the low heel makes them super wearable. Plus, they’re a great price – unlike the Christian Louboutin Rom boots, which are way out of my monetary league. But they’re so gorgeous and I love their boho charm, so maybe they’re one to save up for. It’ll only take a few years after all …

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