Friday, 30 July 2010

Boys Corner

Black Superman Belt

Channel your younger self with this Superman-emblazoned belt from Next, £16. There is always a good excuse for some comic-themed accessorising. Love, love, love.

Pick of the Day

Large Leather Clasp Purse
Getting ready for A/W isn't all about the right aviator jacket or skirt length. Try accessorising too! This Topshop purse has a cute vintage appeal to it, AND keeps all your change safe, for just £10. Perfect.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Boys Corner

Red Woven Plaid Checked Scarf

Boys, it's all about the accessorising. Get ready for next season with this Topman scarf, £12. I love the colour (very autumnal) and worn as shown it looks very French chic. You've got to love a bit of Parisian flair in a man!

Pick of the Day

Yes, it's expensive (£695 on, but the Mulberry Bayswater is a classic. And with the return of the "It" bag for A/W'10, why not go for the simple yet cult choice? Plus, in this bright tomato red, you'll be on-trend for The Colour of the season. It's time to snap it up now, and wear all winter long.

The New Summer Shoe


Espadrilles might not be your first choice when it comes to cool footwear, but trust me, these are perfect for summer! They've been seen on so many celebrities that they are well and truly a 2010 summer hit. This Pied a Terre pair, £75, are so cute, and are available in black too. The slingback and pale colour keep them extra-summery!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Peeping Toes

Armour Peep Lace-up Cuff Boots

If you need a shoe that will take you from S/S'10 to A/W'10, then look no further! Peep toe shoe-boots are huge for this spring-summer - simply team up with a girly dress and you're good to go - but they've also got staying power. These Topshop lovelies also pack a hot autumn-winter punch; the cone heel. Cone-shaped heels were huge in the collections for next season, and best of all they're ultra comfy! Buy them now for £80, and wear them right through to Christmas. Keep them feminine with the new 1950's silhouette (think Mad Men), or add a more masculine edge by teaming them up with The Coat of next season - the aviator (look for dark leather in brown or black, and thick sheepskin collars).

Boys Corner

F&F Wool Blend Jumper

F&F at Tesco are great for basics, and this £18 dark blue jumper is great for the upcoming A/W'10. I love the colour and the neck is very flattering - plus it's not a hoodie, so you don't have to risk looking like a teenage boy wearing it.

Pick of the Day

Rose Print Skirt

How cute is this Karen Millen skirt!? A-line is super-flattering as it gives a strong silhouette and a nipped-in waist. Plus, 1950's skirts and dresses are big for A/W'10, so this shape will take you through to 2011. Buy now for £80 and just team with some black tights and a long-sleeved top when it starts to cool off. Remember to keep everything else well-fitted to create an amazing shape.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Boys Corner

Lost Souls Brown Leather Mid Calf Boots

Perhaps not for the summer, but these Burton boots, £80, will be big for A/W'10. Buy now and wear when it cools down.

Pick of the Day

Autograph Firm Control Floral High Leg Knickers with Silk

So let's face it girls, none of us got that perfect bikini body in time! One of my favourites for a smooth silhouette are control pants - and Marks & Spencer have just added these floral lovelies, £14, to their ultra-hold range! Most pairs of practical undies are pretty boring, but M&S have jazzed theirs up, so you can stay streamlined and still feel good.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Boys Corner

Summer Bracelet Pack

Up the festival stakes with this bright and cheery bracelets. Wear individually or all together for instant summer cool - just team with a band Tee! Buy for £6 as a set from Asos.

Pick of the Day

Star Print Crook Handle Umbrella

You never know when you might be caught off-guard this summer, so this bag-friendly umbrella, £9.50, from Marks & Spencer means you're prepared for anything the British summer throws at you.

Bargain vs. Blow-out

Which do you love more?

Blow-out: Christian Louboutin Venus Orlato shoes, £880 on

Bargain: New Look lace up shoe boot, £30

Blow-out: Yves Saint Laurent scalloped stain shift dress, £1,015 on

Bargain: L.K. Bennett shimmer dress black, £125 (down from £195)

Blow-out: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Linda" bow-embellished leather clutch, £220 on

Bargain: Debenhams pink "Rosie" small flap over purse, £18

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Pick of the Day

Leather and Canvas Cross Body Bag

Mulberry are bag royalty, let's face it. After all, the Alexa satchel bag has a waiting list! But one of my favourites is the Leah. But, if you can't afford a Mulberry, how about this £30 Topshop lovely-a-like?

Monday, 5 July 2010

Flower Power

Floral Turn Up Short

You might be a really rock chick, or a tomboy, or even a flouro fiend, but whatever you like to wear there is one thing you simply can't escape in 2010. Flowers. Floral patterns are wherever you look - big and small, bright and pastel, flowers are printed on everything from Tees to shoes. So, if you feel like a garden bed in rose print, or are far too edgy to try ditsy, go with these denim floral turn-ups from Miss Selfridge, £28. Just enough flower power to keep you in with the 2010 crowd! Go on, you know you want to.

Proud Owner

After months of lusting after this year's Must Have Monsoon dress, I am finally the very proud and very happy owner of the Cosmic Parrot dress from Monsoon's Fusion range! You can buy it online and join this exclusive club for just £60. It begs to be adored.

Pick of the Day

Floral Halter Neck Playsuit

Fun, flirty and floral - everything you need from a playsuit. Playsuits and jumpsuits are still huge for this season, and the joy of playsuits is that there is one for every shape and size. This halter neck gives a twist to the traditional playsuit outline, and reminds me a bit of Whitney Eve's early collections (Whitney Port from The City's designs). You can find it for £50 at Topshop.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Sale Season

Sales are everywhere, and that four-letter word is like music to my ears. But it's so easy to get carried away! So, to survive the Sale Season, here are my top tips...
1. Go for key trends.
The trick with sales is to go in knowing what you're looking for. Staple wardrobe items are there year-round, and you may get a bit of a discount on them, but sales are much better for seasonal trends. This summer, go for lots of denim - shorts and shirts - and plenty of tassels. The joy of sales is to be able to buy on-trend pieces without the price tag (and therefore no guilt). Take a sneaky-peek at Topshop and Miss Selfridge for your cowboy fixes.
2. Know where to look.
Rushing into any old shop is never a good idea! Know where you're going and what you're looking for. For example, River Island's sale is perfect for fun skirts for nights out; think monochrome, tribal, floral or psychedelic.
3. Don't get sucked in.
Are you really honestly going to even wear that high-waisted, pleated, lime green skirt EVER? Probably not. Put. It. Down. Just because it's half price doesn't mean you have to buy it!
4. Avoid Saturdays.
We're all working 9-5. We're all exhausted after work and actually we'd rather have a cold glass of Pimms than trawl through shops whose air conditioning has broken. I understand this. But, evenings are great for shopping! Most shopping centres do have at least one night a week where they're open late. And if you can't bear the thought of that, try hauling yourself out of bed on a Sunday instead. Saturday shopping is the devil.
5. Get in early.
No, I don't mean hanging round the shutters at 5am. That's just annoying. What I really mean is, know when the sale starts and get there first. Most shops will advertise their sale online or on their Facebook page at least a day prior. And if not, they will make a big song and dance on the launch day. So keep your eyes peeled and make sure you don't end up arriving after the party's finished and getting the dregs of sale items (buying something from three seasons ago is not an investment).
Other than that, get shopping!

Boys Corner

"Peyote Skood" Jeans

What better way to kick off a new "Boys Corner" than to start it with hot new denim roll-ups from All Saints? So that's exactly what I've done! Get them now for £55. Wear with deck shoes and a Tee around town.

Pick of the Day

Naval Mid Length Coat
It might be high summer, but the fashion world is already looking to autumn/wintner 2010. Luckily, Topshop are already giving you the chance to pick up some key pieces! Buy this £75 naval coat now, and it will take you through A/W '10 without a hitch!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Gossip Girl Queen

Remember this dress that GG star Blake Lively wore for the Met Ball pre-party earlier this year? Well, now have done this amazing lookalike! From their Forever Unique range, it's going for £150.

The Return

From weeks away, I have returned with some hot fashion finds - here are my top 5 for your enjoyment!

Try this Marks & Spencer Indigo Collection Twin Compartment Bag for £25. Tan is a great accessory for any outfit, and this bag is the perfect size for shopping and lunch with the girls.

This Topshop Vintage Sports Dress is by Annie Greenabelle and is going for £44. Wear with flats and aviators for frisbee in the park!

So, they're £122 (down from £175), but these Quintessa Bejewelled Snake Platforms from are just too beautiful to resist! Faux snake skin? Check. Killer heels? Check.

These New Look Exeter Denim Hotpants are down from £20 to £16, and every girl should have a pair in their wardrobe for the summer. Roll-ups are a key look for this summer, and gain extra points for giving you slim-looking legs!

Add this Miss Selfridge Nude Textured Butterfly Vest to your denim hotpants for £20 and you've got your midsummer staple outfit.