Thursday, 30 June 2011

Bird? Plane? No.... It's the SUPERBRANDS!

I never really have the patience to trail through the rails of TKMaxx. I have a friend who ALWAYS finds some amazing pieces in there but whenever I go, I find nothing. However, the other week was a different story. I finally put some time aside on a rainy weekday morning so make the effort to go through the rails of my local TKMaxx store in Hammersmith and was left completely surprised.

On one side of the store the Gold label collection where my eyes were feast upon an array of beautiful dresses from Versace to Luella. And on the other the Superbrands collection. What with my upcoming holiday I went over and searched the rails for some summer clothing. The brands amongst the collection include Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Superdry, Roxy and many many more. As I was looking through all I could think in my head was "LA chic" - I don't normally wear brands like Roxy and Bench but I was loving some of the items and could definitely see myself wearing some of them during the day on holiday. Ok I'm going to Las Vegas, not L.A but it could still work!

The clothing comes direct from the designers straight to TKMaxx with up to 60% off - what's not to love? Be quick though, because what's there one day might not be there the next. I was lucky enough to be able to take some items away from store to style up and where better to do the shoot than Brighton beach with the recent heatwave!

Roxy Dress - £12

Henleys Dress - £16.99
Vans - Models own

Roxy Top - £7.99
Yellow Roxy Shorts - £9.99
Roxy Print Kaftan - £12.99

Bench Crop Top - £12.99
Shorts as before

This Bench crop top was my favourite piece. And also is available up to a size XXL - the key to mid cut t-shirts is wearing them that extra bit baggy. I have a few of these style tops which I'll sling on over a maxi or over a vest top with some hareems. This is definitely coming to Vegas with me in September.

Aftershock Top - £12.99
Absolutely love the Versace-esque feel of this top!

The Superbrands collection also includes more high-end designers such as Nicole Farhi. I really like the simplicity of the below t-shirt dress which can be worn as a beach dress or dressed up for a night on the town in the evenings. 

Nicole Farhi Dress - £19.99

All accessories featured are from Primark, Accessorize and H'n'M

I also managed to pick up a pair of Levi's and a really cute skirt from Tommy Hilfiger in the collection for under £25! You can view the Superbrands collection at or if you fancy looking through the treasure trove - head to your nearest store! It'll be worth it.

Big thanks to Jinny for assisting on the shoot and my beautiful friend Lydia for modelling.

Monday, 20 June 2011

And the winner is...

Hi guys

I know I was meant to announce the winner of my Bertie shoes competition on Saturday but my lovely little sister made a surprise visit down to London from Manchester for the weekend and as I don't get to see her much I was spending time with her.

But the lucky winner of those gorgeous Bertie clogs (as chosen by a random number generator) is the lovely Lauren Ding from Pocket Rocket who was the first person to comment on my post - CONGRATULATIONS! I'm rather excited to see how Lauren is going to style these up!

On another note I've developed a slight obsession at the moment with high top Converse trainers and maxi dresses/skirts (see previous post) so on Saturday evening I went to Clapham for my friends Birthday and teamed my new Primark maxi with said Converse. I like the way trainers can give a twist to an otherwise girly outfit - I'm not too sure it would work with any trainers but Converse are a definite win for me. (Sorry about the picture quality - it was taken just as we left the bar on my iphone)

Maxi dress - Primark
Kimono - River Island
Converse - Office
Oversize Clutch - Topshop

In other news I'm on my 7 day countdown to Glee Live at the O2 which is on Sunday (seriously so excited to see Puck in the flesh. I'm a loser I know but I absolutely LOVE Glee) and tomorrow night I'm off to the Aldo party at One Marylebone with Jinny which I'm majorly excited for - is anyone else going?

Friday, 17 June 2011

Before I go...

Just FYI my competition to win the Bertie clogs has now closed and I will be announcing the winner very soon.

Thought I'd share my outfit for tonight with you guys before I leave the house to meet my girls for some drinks. It's spitting with rain but I still refuse to wear a coat. I won't be making a mistake this time and wearing my suede loafers - instead I've opted for some trusty high-top Converse trainers. I think they work really well with this maxi skirt - what do you guys think?

Kimono - Primark
Horse t-shirt - H'n'M
Silver Glitter belt - GAP
Maxi Skirt - Primark
Tribal necklace - H'n'M 
Converse - Office

You can't really tell in these photos but I've been watching way to much Made In Chelsea recently and have 'done a Caggie' in painting my nails all different colours. So RAH darling!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Interview - Outfit Post

I need to start becoming a bit more confident in putting pictures of myself up on the blog. I get really paranoid about doing it - not really sure why but I do. I admire bloggers that do and it's something I need to start doing more of.

One of my favourite things about Twitter is looking at all the #todayimwearing tags. I mainly read through blogs to get some outfit inspiration but also reading these on Twitter helps too! On Thursday when I had my interview I told my followers what I was wearing and the lovely Laura from Fluorescent PR tweeted "think we need to see a pic" so I figured why not put it up on the blog?!

I hate going to job interviews looking to conservative. I think its important to try and not move away from your own personal style. I appreciate this may be easier to do for a job in fashion rather than an high end office job. I'm not a black skirt and shirt kinda gal - never have been! Apart from school uniform obviously *shudders*

So this is what I wore (apologies for looking a bit miserable in this pic - I went straight from my interview, back to my internship and had been up since 5am!)

 White Blazer - Marks & Spencer
Breton Tee - New Look
Blue Colour Block Maxi - Primark
Necklace - Vivienne Westwood
Purple Stone Ring - From a market in Alicante, Spain

Loafers - New Look

Blue Stone Ring - Topshop
Black Stone Ring - Dorothy Perkins
Tribal Cuff - Evans

What are your outfit choices for job interviews? 

Friday, 10 June 2011

These Girls First Giveaway

Now I've reached 50 followers I thought it might be nice to do my first giveaway on the blog. The lovely girls at Bertie were kind enough to donate a pair of Dana clogs (worth £95) for one of you lucky ladies to win! I must admit I spotted these at the Bertie Blogger's Event but then the Prespa wedges got in the way ;)

These are seen as more of a winter shoe but I think with the right styling they can be rocked for the summer season. Actually I say summer, I think I've witnessed every season there is today! What is up with this British weather? 

Personally I think I would wear these with a tied baggy t-shirt and denim shorts. And all you lovely lot have to do is leave a comment in the comment box on this post and also follow my blog via Google Connect to be in with a chance of winning. You can also tweet: RT @MissAmySimon to win a pair of Bertie clogs #bloggiveaway

Please note:
As this is my first giveaway the competition is only open to UK residents.
Shoes are a UK Size 7.
Competition closes on Friday 17th June at 6pm. Winner will be notified the following day.
Winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Tweets and comments all included.

Good luck :)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

The Big 50

Hi guys.

This is going to be a really short and simple post as I'm currently in the middle of going over notes for my interview tomorrow. I am so scared right now I can't even tell you! So please all keep your fingers and toes crossed for me. It's for a PR and Marketing Assistant job with a really well known brand that I love and I can't begin to tell you how important it is for me right now. Just to have a job and some steady cash flow would be amazing. Things get kinda mad after four months of no paid work. Don't get me wrong I've loved my internship that I'm currently at but it's time for me to put my years of interning (and the 7 months paid work I did get) to good use!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you guys that follow These Girls Turn Heads. I was delighted when I reached 10 followers - LOL - but now there's 50 of you! Amazing. It might seem a little silly but I really am grateful to those of you that take the time out to read it :)

I promise to try and blog more frequently after things have died down a bit.

Here's to the next 50!


Image from Google.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Er Cheryl who?!

I don't know about you guys but I seriously cannot bare to read anymore "Poor Cheryl Cole" headlines. Let's face it - the woman has millions of pounds in the bank and if she can bounce back from a public humiliation of another grimey footballer not being able to keep it in his pants then she can certainly bounce back from this. I have no doubt that in a month or so we will have all forgotten about the X-Factor scandal and the beautiful geordie will shine in our lives once again.

To be honest alot of people are slating the new X-Factor line up (Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh) but I'm looking forward to seeing what the feisty Miss Contostavlos will bring to our screens this year. She's young, not afraid to say what she thinks and is a fresh pair of eyes for the show.

As the first auditions kick off in Birmingham the N-Dubzlette has certainly not failed in the style ranks. Wearing a beautiful DKNY jumpsuit paired with some Kurt Geiger platform peep toes she certainly hasn't let me down. Sophisticated and chic, I can't wait to see what she'll be wearing in the upcoming weeks! Cheryl - 0 Tulisa - 1

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