Tuesday, 20 July 2010

We're going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo, How about you, you, you?

I know its been a long while since my last post, truth is I've been so busy working my socks off for this interview on Thursday that 'These Girls Turn Heads' has taken a back seat. Plus, its holiday time for me this Saturday- awuhu! But as soon as I'm back in London Town the blogging is being hit hardcore. For now though I've been wondering what to write in this entry and then looked down at my gigantic Monkey ring on my finger and finally found my inspiration... animals!

Those of you that know me well will know that I am a sucker for Accessories. Especially over the top, statement jewellery. I just love it. Infact I'd say my jewellery collection is a hundred times bigger than my clothes collection (had to believe I know) so I have been scouting my favourite websites to bring you some gorgeous animals pieces that I've had my eye on and recommend them to you guys. It doesn't just stop at jewellery I've also found a few gorgeous tees and tops to tickle your fancy.

Working at the Monsoon/Accessorize Press Office I glance the showroom everyday which is full of wonderful gems and can tell you that the animal trend is not going anywhere for A/W10. So make sure you start stocking up pronto!

First up these gorgeous bargains from ASOS. At only a fiver per set- whats not to love? The earrings are a pick and mix so you can wear different animals in each ear and for the ring set I suggest stacking them one on top of the other, the more the merrier. And dainty charms rings are all over the place at the moment. Last weeks Grazia featured a piece on ring stacking and I couldn't agree more. Layer these bad boys up!

Next up from Topshop is this beautiful Bug Print Tee. The perfect baggy crop top for the summer. I own many of these style tops from Topshop and they are perfect to sling on over a denim or gladiator dress in the Summer if you wanna hide those bingo wings ;)

Bug Print Tee. Topshop. £25

Also from 'Tee and Cake' at Topshop is this fabulous Eagle print tshirt. I've fallen a bit in love with 'Tee and Cake' ever since purchasing their Coco Chanel and Marilyn Monroe quote tshirts. These are such a gorgeous fit and are nice and baggy to wear during these hot summer days. Going with the tribal trend this little number is ticking all the boxes for me.

Dickie Bow Bird Tee by Tee and Cake. Topshop. £22

Now I know Summer isn't over, only just started infact but I couldn't resist sharing with you this amazing knitted tshirt from ASOS. It looks like something Grandma has made and is perfect for the chilly Summer evenings. I'm absolutely loving the Cat embellishment on this and think it will look beaut with a pair of denim shorts or rose print leggings. Give it a go!

Curve cat Knitted Tshirt. ASOS Curve. £32

Evans is never failing to amaze me recently and apparently all us plus size girls are in for a right treat with their A/W10 collection. I saw a beautiful picture of the gorgeous Sakina (Saks in the City) wearing an amazing sheepskin hooded Aviator jacket at the YFF conference and I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on that. But for now I shall just stick to this oh-so-on-trend Owl top. This is definately going in my basket next time I'm on the website.

Owl Studded Motif T-shirt. £29.50. Evans

Next up I bring you some of the jewellery that I drool over everyday at work. Accessorize has some real beauties coming into stores in the next few months but lucky for you guys all of these gems are available online now. Make like Alexa and pile up these pendants one by one- all you'll need is the Mulberry bag to accompany your look (also on my wish list- Birthday is two months away so a girl can dream) Accessorize is a one stop shop for all your animal inspired jewellery. Here are my top three:

Elephant Pendant. £6

Novelty Dog Pendant. £8

Gerry Giraffe Long Pendant. £9

So there we have it. My animal round up! I hope you've enjoyed reading girls and get stacking those rings and piling on those pendants!! I shall now leave you with one last gem. Seeing as I've haven't got the baby pink Mulberry laptop case, I will have to put this animal and rose printed one into my shopping bag from Accessorize. Because Macbooks need to travel around in style as well ;)

See you next time ladies xxx


Thursday, 1 July 2010


So, its nearly July and we all know what that means. The Summer Sales have finally started. I have managed to have a quick browse through the rails and have to say I haven't been to impressed. Most shops tend to look like jumble sales and that just puts you off looking, so once again, we resort to online shopping. One of my many loves and I've come across a few little gems to share with you all.

First off this gorgeous Peacock tshirt from ASOS.com. We are seeing Birds everywhere at the moment, and bird print is one of THE prints to be seen in this Summer. Miu Miu have perfected this down to a tee but I have to say I am absolutely loving this Peacock number. Cool and bright perfect for these gorgeous Summer days we've been having and only at £8 its a bargain.

Next up from ASOS we've got this lovely Oversized Drop Armhole Dress. I have been lusting after this dress for weeks and now its finally in clearance for only £15. It looks so light and comfortable. Team with some gold sandals for day or over the top heels and a blazer for night and its the perfect day-to-night dress.

Shoulder detail t-shirts are absolutely everywhere and a definate must have. This one from Dorothy Perkins is perfect if your going for the Nautical look as well as having the beautiful detail on the sleeves. Personally I think I'd wear it tucked into a high waisted skirt but you can go for a simple look with shorts or hareem pants. £12

Looking for the perfect Summer tea dress? Well, wait no more. This ditsy floral number, only £25 is perfect for those long Summer days drinking cider in the park or chilling in the garden with friends. Mix it up with a pair of Gladiator sandals and a satchel to give yourself that Festival feel ;)

I have definately saved the best till last and think I'll most certainly be purchasing these beauties for my upcoming holiday. These shorts from the New Look Inspire range are ticking all the right boxes for me. Not to short and plenty of room in the leg, they are the perfect holiday partner and at only £16, what are you waiting for?

I'm off to the checkouts girls! See you there... xx