Thursday, 31 January 2013

Happy Happy Happy

That is my exact mood right now. I' am so thrilled because I have JUST purchased the Canon 550D DSLR with its standard 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens! I've heard great things about this camera, from its stunning image quality to its really easy use for photography beginners, which I technically am! As its my 20th next month, mum bought me an early birthday present (eeeeek) so I can finally start shooting on my own, and get practising, and of course so I can also use it to take style images for this blog! Who wants to dance with me to celebrate?
No? No one?
Also, how amazing is the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture S/S 2013 collection? The wonderful silk and leather, thigh split and cuffed sandals...this is sexy and its defiantly not understated.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

This Is Getting Silly...

Top & Riding Pants: American Apparel, Mono shirt: Next, 
Boots: Yesstyle, iphone case: Urban Outfitters

So this is what its come to. Crappy selfie from instagram. I blame only myself...should have DEFIANTLY bought a camera...instead of goodness knows what I spend the money on! (most probably food) Yesterday I actually got the chance to get a few snaps whilst at Sams, but (through no fault of his own may I add) lets just say grainy is not even the word for the photos. It was so dark inside, don't know why I fooled myself into thinking it would work! But its okay, I suppose I'm being quite melodramatic, its not the be all and end all of not having amazing HD photos all the time...I'LL SURVIVE!
Anyway, I have a few exciting opportunities coming up, freelance work with a designer mainly...but fingers crossed it involves attending London Fashion Week! Which would be great (and only my 2nd time!) I'm thrilled with how the blog is progressing, of course still very brand new but I have a good feeling about something! Okok I shall stop rambling, this is the part where I talk about the outfit? Urm riding pants because its not like I don't already own about 2 million pairs of black trousers from American Apparel (sarcasm and slight exaggeration) Teamed with their button up shirt, and added this black and white graphic shirt on top just for good measure. Also, you can't see very well...but I'm wearing a 90's scrunchie.

That's right.
Its happening.

love and cuddles

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Latest From Instagram

Different types of tea!
Delicious Chinese and my new BOO iphone case!!! (Urban Outfitters)
Cheeky new wall poster by a great artist named Steve Wilson, check his website out: wilson2000
Party party party (and once more) PARTY time, that there is my pretty bestie Ella <3
Sight is getting worse, everything far away is hard to read and/or blurry :(

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Check Me Out

Shirt: Vintage, Trousers: H&M, Trench: Burberry Brit, Necklace: Forever 21

Excuse the lame title. I blame Sam (love you babe) Last night we took some snaps in the snow, in the very dark. Lets just say most of them came out very blurry/flashy but I managed to pull a few out to show you. Perhaps my pants are too bright, meh I love them! And I found that the red in my tartan shirt matched perfectly! My beloved trench also came out to play, perhaps just for the infamous Burberry check pattern peeking through at times...It's just so gloomy and yucky in London, and I'm so so ill again! Hope you're all doing better than I am :(

Friday, 18 January 2013

Déjà vu

This was my first ever outfit post...(which was only like two months ago...) But desperate times call for desperate measures! My cameraman is far far away and my friends say its too cold for pictures (what?! its NEVER too cold!) I had exciting thoughts about the snow making such a lovely backdrop to my tartan outfit, urm never thought I'd be saying that sentence...Anyway, here is two 'outakes' if you will from this previous post, possibly my favourite shoot so far! You would have thought I'd get better each time?!


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

I Miss Summer

Why can't it be Summer already? These cold days are giving me the horrible winter blues :( Found this image earlier on my laptop, me and Sam had a great day in Richmond, a picnic on a boat with hummus and wine (what else?) I wish my name was actually Claire...would make this image 10 times cooler, ha!

Monday, 14 January 2013


Awards season is here! As much as I can't wait to see the looks on the red carpet, it also made me think back to my favourite fashion from films. So it sparked this little picspam! From 70's flares & fringes to 90's dungarees & denim and everything in between, I love movies for not only engaging its audiences through great storytelling and dynamic performances but also for the inspiring fashion they present...These are only a FEW of my inspirations, I'm sure there's millions more and I'd love for you to share!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sales Done Good

Bomber: Topshop, Jumper & Scarf: H&M, Jeans: American Apparel, 
Boots: YesStyle, Lipstick: Mexican Wave (Topshop)

I lucked out in the January sales, this wonderful black bomber jacket was only around £20! And well don't think I have to mention how bombers are doing right now among bloggers...ha, but I just like it because its an alternative to my leather jacket on colder days. The bright green jumper was also bought in the sales...£5!!! How crazy is that? Although this Spring its all B&W, I think I'm still going to walk around in this bright baby. To prove I have possibly an actual shopping addiction, I was queuing to get the jumper and you know those evil little bits and bobs they have whilst you que? Well, I'm a sucker for them. I HAD to pick up this scarf, come on it goes so well with the jumper! ;) But really I need to stop spending money I don't have, the latest purchase I've made are these black boots from yesstyle, and I've promised myself they shall be the last thing I buy for a while! Although I love them, and they're super comfy, I'm gutted I've scratched them already! Next week hopefully I start working and with my first paycheck? 


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Pre-Fall Collections

Images from wwd, edited by me

These are just some of my favourite pieces from all the latest Pre-Fall '13 collections that have been released. Not that I've completely grasped WHEN you'd actually have time to wear the items and how you can even AFFORD to purchase Pre-Fall items and then start your A/W '13 collection...but a girl can still dream right? I've chosen these particular looks because they feel like statement pieces that you can wear all the way through to Autumn and Winter and basically your whole life, (slight exaggeration?) Black, whites and greys, all in turtleneck if possible. Oh and tailored to the max, kthnx. Not forgetting of course to include splashes of glossy, rich earthly colours.

Do you have any favourites? 

Monday, 7 January 2013


This is a weird bag of random inspiration I have for this week. But I shall try to give appropriate reasons for each...The first image just made me crave a nose piercing even more than I already did. Maybe not the 'bull ring' type like hers, but a little hoop in the corner...but realistically I don't think I will get one yet for many uncomplicated reasons...*sigh*. The Breakfast at Tiffany's screen capture just makes me glad I recently bought the lipstick 'Mexican Wave' by Louise Gray, orange is defiantly my new red at the moment. I cant stop thinking about denim on denim, and whilst browsing Hanneli's older posts, it just reminded me why it works so well. 

Urm. Does that image even need an explanation  A little girl is wearing a snakeskin leather dress with a Chanel bag by her side. What is my life? Also she kind of makes me want to get a  pair of trainers, never thought I'd say that as I'm defiantly not on this wedge-sneaker, Airmax or New Balance *insert any other popular trend* wave. Lastly Ashley Olsen proving why she's probably my preferred twin, as much as I appreciate Mary-Kate's boho vibe, Ashley is classier and more understated in my opinion. I feel to throw out my whole wardrobe and only buy black, white and grey. But of course I won't. Because I'm more broke than I care to think about.

Saturday, 5 January 2013


Glasses, Top & Coat: Vintage, Chinos: Urban Outfitters, 
Socks: American Apparel, Shoes: Shoe Embassy

Yesterday I went to the Tate Modern (state owned British art gallery) to see the updated exhibitions. That could be why I subconsciously decided to dress like an art student...or school teacher. These baggy beige chinos were brought from Urban Outfitters a few years ago, but there's a similar pair by Maison Scotch on sale right HERE! I like how the Breton stripes are a different colour to the usual navy and white ones you always see, it complimented the trousers don't ya think? The brogues are crafted with such amazing detail, plus they are so incredibly comfortable, the website for the Shoe Embassy is currently being worked on, but I urge you to check it out soon! After the gallery me and the boyfriend walked around to see that ol' chap...where is his head?! Hehe. 

Oh and I had delicious Spiced Latte, perfect!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Top: Vintage, Cardigan: Zara, Trousers & Boots: Topshop, Bag: Mulberry

An outfit from 2012 that just reminded me what I miss the most about Autumn...burgundy. That day I'd helped a friend shoot her A/W Lookbook and naturally my cameras battery gave out, so this was shot on an iphone. I teamed my go to smart trousers from Topshop with this colour-block cardi found in Zara a few years ago. And what outfit is complete without a Mulberry? Yes, I still sleep with it at night...sometimes.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy 2013!

Though I have only been blogging for two months, I feel like its the start of something great that will really flourish in 2013, and I hope to continue and commit a 100% to further posts. Hope everyone had great NYE celebrations and stayed safe and stylish! Here's to a successful 2013!