This week I had the amazing opportunity to attend the opening of Urban Outfitters in Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre. When I visited the Nottingham opening a few months ago, it was really fun. Urban Outfitters always put on great events and this one was no different! There were muffins, for a start and we were able to take home a piece from the collection and get 30% off anything else that we bought on the day. I chose this lovely Pins & Needles Tartan Shirt and some black rip-knee Cheap Monday jeans.
The ‘Queen of Prints’ Orla Kiely is on for her second collaboration with classic British footwear brand and one of my personal favourites – Clarks. This capsule collection of six shoe styles for the Autumn Winter season is synonymous of the 60s and 70s, fueled by colour and chunky style and the attention to detail is absolutely amazing. The collection was previewed at London Fashion Week in February ’14 and is perfect for the vintage/retro lover going into the colder months. Here’s a snapshot of the whole capsule collection, all of the styles come in at least two different colour-ways.
New in this week on my feet are these beauties. I’ve been after some trainers to wear day to day for a while but I didn’t want Air Max, I find them too bulky and I’ve tried some on a few times and they aren’t very comfortable so when these came out I grab be my Glamour magazine 20% off code for ASOS and went for it. They haven’t left my feet since! I chose the black because I’ve been wearing a lot of simple stuff and they fit right in with my current grey Jamie Topshop jean obsession.
I’m absolutely loving pineapples at the moment, as is pretty much everyone and every brand around but I didn’t really know how I wanted to incorporate them into my wardrobe as I’m not one for trend let prints and won’t wear pineapple printed shorts or kimonos, that kind of thing! Then, these little pineapple shaped beauties popped through the letter box from Joy The Store and I knew how I’d get that fruity touch into my day to day style!
Here are a few pieces that I really want to get my hands on, not the most summery outfit but I’ve been wanting a pair of grey skinnies for a while and these Topshop Jamie ripped knees ones are just beautiful. I’ve also just bought these Dune Espadrilles, they crept their way into my wardrobe just before payday because they were too cute and too much of a bargain in the sale to resist. I normally despise Missguided but as I have to look on their site quite a lot for work sometimes I come across a piece that I actually like and it surprises me! I really like this slouchy bag, I think it’s lovely and simple. Paired with this grey top from Warehouse, which hopefully won’t make me look like a dental nurse, I think I’ve got a nice little outfit here. Excuse me while I go shopping…
I know, I know, it’s the middle of summer but my brain is already on AW14 and Clarks have just made this heat even more unbearable, I just want to wear these beautiful loafers every day! These are the latest addition to my shoe wardrobe and I am loving them so much. I’ve been after the perfect pair of black loafers for years and these have really hit the nail on the head. They’re chunky, without being overly Doc Marten about it, which isn’t my style and they’re boyish without looking like you’ve borrowed your dad’s shoes. They’re shiny and beautiful, sturdy and amazing quality. These are a surefire winner in my AW wardrobe, I just know it. I know they’ll look fab with trousers, jeans and also with little 60s style dresses and tights which is a favourite look of mine for the winter time. They also come in a tan leather and a patent green leather which are also gorgeous. Perfect, personified in loafers, that’s what these are. I just need to break them in.
The amazing ASOS sale is on again and I’m craving a midi skirt really badly. Here’s a few of my favourite from the sale at the moment. I’ve actually just bought the yellow Jacquard one! Hopefully I’ll be featuring it in an outfit post very soon!
It’s Friday. It’s Pay Day. This means that it’s shopping time, non?
Well the French Connection Sale is on and it’s full of lovely things and I wanted to share
some of the bits that I’ve had my eye on! Let me know what you think of my picks.
I’m definitely one for mentally bankrupting myself at least once a week, here’s my most recent wish list of goodies that I’m after for the coming months. If anyone’s used/reviewed any of these products then let me know if they’re any good!
First up are some beauty bits that I want to get my hands on for the coming sunshine. I read a review on Anna’s blog House of Bargain the other night about the Illamasqua Matte Veil Primer and it looks amazing, if anything’s going to control my shiny face, I want to get my hands on it. Her review was really good so go and check it out, it’s definitely convinced me that I want to buy it! Just waiting for another ASOS 25% off code to go wild on pretty much all of this stuff in this wish list! To go with the primer, I really want to try the NARS Sheer Matte foundation for slightly less coverage in the warmer months, I know loads of bloggers absolutely love the NARS Sheer Glow but I think the matte version will be better suited to my skin. Last but not least in the beauty wish list is the Bobbi Brown bronzer in Medium. I’ve wanted this for ages and I think I might treat myself soon!
Just like the boyfriend jeans, pool slides were one trend that I wasn’t 100% sure about. I still feel that loads of them look quite ugly and I really don’t get the Nike & Adidas rubber ones worn by women, they just don’t look good to me, but that’s my opinion! Then again, whilst on the lookout for some new summer sandals, I came across these little babies from Next, for £25, real leather, metallic and a more feminine version of the pool slides that every fashion blogger on the scene has been sporting! I really like these as they’re leather, not black and rubbery and they have a strap at the back to help keep them on! I’m rubbish at backless sandals, unless they’re flip-flops because my feet just won’t seem to grip onto them!