Thursday, 23 August 2012

Neon Lace

I've had this skirt for ages and I can't believe it's taken me so long to do an outfit post in it. I've had SO many people stop me to ask where it's from. It was a huge bargain in the ASOS sale a while back and I ended up paying around £14 for it. It's the perfect length and I love the fact it's so bright. The stretch underskirt is almost the same length as the lace too (I hate it when the under layer is so much shorter than everything else). I've kept it simple with a plain black t-shirt and another slight pop of neon with my necklace.

You've obviously been living under a rock if you haven't noticed the camouflage trend cropping up on the streets of London. I purchased mine from ebay but the high street have got some cool versions (complete with studding - obviously). I'd recommend ebay though if you're trying to save the pennies.

I just have point out how amazing my crocodile ring is from Butler & Wilson. We all know how much of a ring fanatic I am! The snake print clutch with studs was a bargain from H'n'M too and is a recent purchase. 

Jacket: Ebay
T-Shirt: Gap
Skirt: ASOS
Trainers: Converse
Ring: Butler and Wilson
Clutch: H'n'M
Necklace: H'n'M.

The Louise Gray for Topshop collection launched today - sequin overload, just how I like it. I managed to snap up the smiley face t-shirt and am eagerly waiting for it's arrival! It's coming to Bestival with me fo'sho!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Printed trousers AGAIN.

As I've mentioned before, I'm having a bit of a love-in with printed trousers at the moment. God knows what I'm going to do when maxi skirts and printed trousers are no longer on trend!

If you haven't checked out Simply Be at the moment then you simply must (nice pun there). They have created a collection of catwalk inspired pieces for us plus size ladies and I have to say they are truly waving the flag for plus size retailers at the moment. I find myself clicking on their website along with ASOS Curve everyday for new pieces.

These floral trousers do come up quite small, although they do have an elasticated waist but I would still definitely size up. The floral print is beautiful and the longer length is just what I wanted in a pair of slim leg trousers as my ASOS ones are slightly too short in length. My only wish is that there was a matching blazer. Simply Be, if you're reading this then please make this happen!

Blazer: Forever 21
T-Shirt: Topshop
Trousers: Simply Be
Trainers: Converse
Necklace: Zara
Bag: Mulberry Alexa
Ear Cuff: House of Harlow by Nicole Richie available at
Rings: Ottoman Hands, Butler & Wilson, Accessorize.

Friday, 17 August 2012

House of Harlow from Nicole Richie

I have quite a few style icons. Ranging from The Olsens (who doesn't love them?), Olivia Palermo (yeah, an obvious one), Hilary Banks from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air (those pant suits - enough said), Rita Ora (a recent one), a random girl who works on South Molton Street next to my work whose style I really admire (without sounding like a stalker) and Nicole Richie. I was absolutely obsessed with The Simple Life and would rather enjoy seeing her and Paris' antics as they made their way across the States staying with different families. Fast forward to 2012 and Nicole has truly made her mark in the fashion industry. Cowboy boots and varsity hot pants aside (see below) her Boho Chic style has been admired in the world of fashion and celebrity.

Nicole's line House of Harlow made it's debut in Spring 2010 and now consists of jewellery, eyewear, handbags and footwear all with a touch of NR's bohemian vibes. Nicole says; "I've always loved the possibility of being able to transform yourself through the way of dress". This forms the basis of her House of Harlow line which allows women to dress for their frame of mind and play 'dress up' everyday.

"Nicole's love and influence of costume dressing are apparent in the collections, whether incorporated in a print or manifested through a unique addition to a fabric or style, they are the essence of the House of Harlow identity".

You can view the whole collection at I've chosen my top picks from the collection below. Look out for some of these beautiful gems in upcoming outfit posts!

 Bangle: £70.20 
 Ear Cuff: £58
 Pendant: £78
Ring: £57