Monday, 30 April 2012

BRB... Off to take a bite of the Big Apple

So after what seemed like the longest day ever, I'm FINALLY packed and ready for my plane ride at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning to New York City. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am for this trip with 2 of my best friends from Uni. We've rented an apartment for the week in Chelsea village so we're right next to the Meatpacking District and Soho. I have many things on my shopping list for when I'm in NY as well as lots of cocktail bars and touristy things to visit. The last time I visited was nearly 10 years ago so I'm eager to see how the city that never sleeps has changed.

I'll be sure to blog all outfits and New York findings when I'm back. But for now, see you on the other side. Oh, and a quick "Hello" to all my lovely new readers on TGTH. Can't believe how much my readership has grown over the past month. Amazing.


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Fros and Florals

These floral ASOS trousers have been everywhere at the moment. I first saw them on Jazmine (who by the way looked absolutely stunning) when she styled them up as part of her ASOS Style competition entry. I purchased them, they arrived, I tried them on and absolutely HATED them. They seemed way too short on my legs and no matter what I paired them with they didn't look right. The other day I was making some purchases on ASOS for my holiday to New York and noticed the trousers had gone down to £20 in the sale. Something was telling me to give them another go, so they made their way into my basket a second time. I tried them on this morning and I don't know whether it was because I was feeling pretty crappy when I tried them first time around but I fell in love with them. I'm still not 100% sure on the length, I'd really like them to be a bit longer but the fit is incredible. They are quite low rise, but with a baggy t-shirt, look absolutely fine. I'm really pleased with them and am so glad I FINALLY own a pair of floral trousers.

My twitter followers will know I went to the Barnes Mary's Living and Giving shop launch last week with Mary Portas. She's an incredible woman and I even managed to her a brief chat with her about my job and high street fashion. Mary also mentioned how much she loved my Accessorize statement necklace I was wearing at the time (Bravo Accessorize!). My Mum also attended as she manages one of the shops on Barnes High Street and she was having a right old chin wag with Mary. Whilst sipping on champers I spotted this beautiful Issey Miyake blazer hanging on the wall and only £25! I went into the changing room whilst the party was still going on to give it a try - I loved the length of it and was in desperate need of a smart black blazer. It really is my new baby and was a perfect match for the floral trousers.

Oh - and here's me with my fro out! Haha. My hair is one of my greatest annoyances and I rarely have it out but I need to start embracing this curly mop a bit more now as I do so much damage to my hair when I put it in a top knot ALL the time.

Blazer: Issey Miyake
Flora trousers: ASOS
T-shirt: BOY London
Necklace: Topshop
Trainers: Converse
Rings: Accessorize & Love, Hearts and Crosses

Saturday, 7 April 2012


Firstly; thank god for the long weekend. Secondly, this is what I wore out on Thursday evening. Quite a "grown up" outfit I feel for a casual night out with the girls and boys but it's always nice to make an effort, right? These Clements Ribeiro for Evans pyjama trousers do throw me off slightly. I've worn them only once before - quite dressed down for work with a pastel mint tshirt and gold converse but I'm just not 100%  sure how to pull them off. They are incredibly long too so I'm not sure whether I should get them taken up or not. Have to say though, I'm quite fond of this outfit and I think maybe dressing these up more than down are the way to go for me. You can see the gorgeous Bethany wearing them here too.

Blazer: Forever 21+
Trousers: Clements Ribeiro for Evans
Body top: ASOS Curve
Necklace: Marni for H'n'M
Clutch: Dune
Rings: Spitalfields Market
Earrings: Accessorize
Shoes: Vintage

Photos taken by Jinny King

Monday, 2 April 2012

Golden Elephants

I just had to share something rather special I found whilst visiting Battersea Car Boot sale yesterday. I met up with the lovely Jazmine in Battersea (who FYI is a charity shop/boot sale pro) and we walked down to the various charity shops and then onto the boot sale where we were later joined by Kristabel. I have to say, you need to require a large amount of patience to go through peoples piles and piles of belongings at Car Boots. You can see Jazmine has a good eye for spotting vintage pieces (she picked up a pair of Levi cut off shorts for a couple of quid!). I found a gorgeous silk kimono for £2 along with a beautiful emerald green clutch bag for £2.50 but it was these amazing shoes that were my true bargain of the day.

I'm a size 8/9 in shoes. To be honest, I don't actually find it that hard any more finding shoes, now that most high street retailers go up to a UK size 9 (apparently Paris Hilton is a UK 11 so that makes me feel slightly better!) but it's not often you find vintage shoes in a larger size. How AMAZING are these? The detail on the heel is what first caught my eye. They have little gold elephants around the heel as well as on the front. My iphone camera doesn't catch just how wonderful they are, but I'm hoping to do an outfit post with them tomorrow. And only a tenner - bargain!