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23.3.14

Daisy Dreams OOTD

(I seem to look a tad serious here..!)



A couple of weekends ago after a sunny day (weather which has long since evaporated) at a pub garden having enjoyed a nice tipple and a cavery, me and my boyfriend headed off down to a local park to enjoy a bit more rays.

As daisy print seems to have kicked off as a mini trend for SS14 I thought this daisy filled field and my much loved vintage pink daisy print shirt would be the best setting to snap this outfit.

I did plan to wrap this outfit up with a nice pink cardigan to tone down the sheer amount of black but the weather was too powerful for cardigans! I've mixed those 'always seen as a clash colours' black leggings and slip dress/top with my blue based daisy print shirt, my orange cateye sunnies and gold and cream hardware to bring out the speckles of reds in this outfit.

This has been one of those shirt in the depths of my wardrobe that hasn't seen much light in the last few years but since this outfit post I can't stop thinking what else to wear this with!


Michelle


What I wore
Blue daisy print shirt - Vintage

Orange cateye sunglasses - H&M
Gold spike necklace - ASOS
Black studded flats - Topshop
Skull ring - Topshop
Typography bracelet - Boutique
Swarovski white watch - Phosphor
Palm leaf print ring - Gogo Philip Malibu 1992

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(All Images taken by myself and edited via Instagram and Photoshop)

Mint and Nude OOTD



I managed to snap this outfit a few of moons ago just before going out for a spot of lunch and shopping, which was a chance to showoff my much loved scarf that I bought out in Marrakech on holiday recently which I mentioned in an earlier post.

As spring is slowly creeping around the corner I thought I'd match up this cream and brown motif channel scarf with this lightweight bright mint jumper, a white sheer shirt all offset with a darker red coat, leggings and tapestry print flats. I really love this outfit and I'm sure it'll come out more when it gets brighter in the capital.

What's your favourite item in your spring wardrobe?


Michelle


What I wore:
Sheer shirt - H&M

Mint jumper - H&M
Channel style scarf - Marrakech market
Red wax coat - Barbour
Tapestry flats - Newlook
Black cateye glasses - Givenchy

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(All Images taken by myself and edited via Photoshop)

16.3.14

A bloggers Christmas - The belated present post


Its been pretty hectic round my neck of the woods as of late and this is one of those posts I have been avoiding for so long but I'm now putting a stop to it, better late than never ey!
I decided to snap a small collection of presents around my little decopaged side table so you can get a feel of my gifts from this year.




I asked my brother and his girlfriend for a blue mascara as the 90's has returned with avengance recently, I expected to receive a more mid-range mascara as opposed to a high-end product like this so this was a nice surprise. This blue is quite a subtle electric blue and is only noticeable in direct light so it's perfect for daily use, but can be made brighter with a few applications so its brilliantly flexible!

This was my main present from my boyfriend last year and I'm sure you've seen it in all of my outfit posts and probably heard me go on and on over on instagram/twitter and all other social mediums I get involved in. This piece of MicroMagnetic based kit is all the way from California USA complete with swarovski crystals that have a light shining through them showing the time/second. I LOVE this present and was obsessed with it when I opened the boxed on christmas day, on top of the fact I get so many compliments and people commenting on it as its so orginal, great gift all round!

This was a little stocking filler from the the boyfriends parents which is a cute red polish holder. I would've never thought of buying a contraption like this but it's actually saved my skin a fair few times in the past 2 months. This half dome holder is actually cut three times at a slight angle on the reverse with three black dots pads (hence the name) meaning that when placed on a surface with the weighted polish inside its impossible to knock over*, a bit like the center of gravity coke can physics trick. *Obvious swiping of the object off the table doesn't count

With my mum knowing my love of Cath Kidston still remains strong she decided to buy me these little shakers as a stocking fillers and go with all my kitchy decor in my house, aren't they cute!

..With a slightly melting bottom in this image! Another little pressie from my brother and his girlfriend was this set of bath fizzers including; The Blackberry mini comforter bubble ball (which is extremely crumbly note Mrs .Frostys bottom) and a butterball bath ballistic in a vanilla scent. I love getting these kind of sets for Christmas as they always seem to brighten my mood with the excitement of not knowing what the product will be like (thats probably just the girlyness in me), plus they get me into the bath and relax which doesn't happen often enough.

One of my best friends also got me a set of egg shaped fizzes, perfect for the up and coming Easter break! So I can soak up the festive frenzy in sweet scented style! (Pun definitely intended).

Like many amateur kitchen users, I am fairly good at cooking and using my truly loved recipes over and over and perfecting them each time, but as my boyfriend will testify by the heat of my chilli con carne.. I cannot measure to save my life. So my mum got me these cute ditsy style measuring cups (which also match my decor) to make my boyfriends mouth a little cooler.

.. because pictures of loved ones always need a fashionable pair of geek specs! These were a little stocking filler from my boyfriends parents, still unused yet but I'm waiting on the perfect photograph.

As most people know from the sheer capacity that we ramble on about it.. we have a juicer. And we like juicing. So this will come in handy (also from my bfs parents). As much as I LOVE my carrot and apple juice which gets shot over on my instagram quite alot, it might be nice to switch things up a little.

And last but by no means least the westie calendar! I've always had this little fantasy in my head of prancing down a London street with a happy little ball of white fluff attached to a little red tartan collar since having a westie when I was young, although this dream has not yet happened a girl can dream.. And this calendar will help.

What were your Christmas faves?

Michelle 
 

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(All Images taken by myself and edited via Photoshop)

10.3.14

Vodafone's LFW














So my first experience of London Fashion Week was so much fun! Although I applied and didn't make it on to the official Fashion Week list, I decided to go to Vodafones London Fashion Weekend with one of my good friends Cassie.

It's was great to wonder round and get a feel of all the latest trends, new designers, take full benefit of the great discounts and meet some bloggers. My favourite up and coming trends out of everything were the chunky round sunglasses, flannel and heavy textured dresses and the bright graphic prints including the Markus Lupfer cat print dresses and tees as seen on a Miss Miley Cyrus, the amazing cosmic and kaleidoscope prints by textile federation and Charlotte Taylor's bug prints (of which I personally managed to nab the last tee), and as I was rocking my digital rose print leggings and graphic tee along the way so I felt bang on trend!

My fashion week weekend was a rip roaring success so I really hope to attend the real deal next year! 

What do you think of the latest trends?


Michelle



What I wore Gold spike necklace - ASOS
Graphic tee - H&M
Pleather jacket - Billabong
Digital rose print leggings - H&M
Leopard horse hair brothel creepers - Underground

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