Friday, 29 August 2014

Avoid twinning in a Twin set

Co-ord, twin set, two piece.. whatever you're calling it you were no doubt spotted wearing one at some point this summer, and if you wasn't what have you been waiting for?
Co-ordinates are the perfect hot weather essential with their minimal styling requirements, allowing for less outfit planning and more time out enjoying the sun! And as I proved in my recent Ibiza Challenge Style Diary they are a great transitional piece when travelling. In that post I featured a beautiful native print co-ord from Ark that really has that ethnic vibe thats been trending this summer; teamed with bindi and you're festival ready in an instant! With so many vivid prints to choose from your outfit really can be that simple and still give you major style points. The only trouble with twinsets can be exactly that, you may be caught twinning with someone else, and I'm talking head-to-toe outfits at a festival with so many trend-concious girls shopping at the same places (you know where I mean). So I went back to Ark and edited my top picks of their many unique co-ords available to give you a little more variety amongst the crowd.


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Outfit | Hipster

Hat // Primark
Jacket // Glamorous*
Top // Cheap Monday
Jeans // H&M
Bag // Daniel Footwear*
Boots // Asos

Photos: Jenny Law

Jeans and a jacket wasn't something I thought I'd be wearing come August, but with the UK weather taking a sudden turn for the worst its back to my staple black ripped knee skinnys. I'm not particularly complaining though as I've been dreaming up autumn outfits for weeks now and it means my new Asos pointed ankle boots get an earlier outing than I'd anticipated! Infact, whens the snow kicking in so I can whip out the faux fur?!...

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Monday, 25 August 2014

Monday Must Have | White ripped Jeans

I lived in black ripped jeans last autumn/winter (and still do) but this year its no surprise white is the colour to distress! After the all-white outfits that have been our new go-to head to toe look, black may be our usual for the colder months but its time to lighten up our staples and I'm starting with my denim.

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Swimwear365 Style Diary: 48 Hours in Ibiza

Looking to escape the mundane nine to five but used most of your holiday and thinking a long weekend in Cornwall just doesn’t cut it? Swimwear365 challenged me to blog about 48 hours in Ibiza; being branded the island that never sleeps there’s plenty to do in a short space of time, and relaxation isn’t what I have in mind!
So grab that Thursday evening flight and I’ll see you on the white Island!

With no time to waste it’s straight to the hotel to dump down our bags and head to Ushaia for Armin Van Buurens’ closing party. Being the hotel outdoor hotspot, boho style is essential for white bed lounging; I’m wearing this loose-fit co-ord that requires minimal styling perfect for the plane to party transition. Luckily trainers are mandatory in Ibiza as this is just the start to the night’s plans and once the sun goes down we swap our shades for lipstick to up the glam factor before the short walk over to Space to dance the night away to Richie Hawtin!

It’s Friday and you’re nobody if you’re not seen at Ocean Beach club with champagne in hand! If you want to be noticed here amongst the crowd of beautiful people make a statement in something eye catching yet practical for dipping in and out of the pool all day. So of course I’m wearing pool slides with a platform, a floral retro highwaisted bikini that harmonizes beautifully with the turquoise blue waters, teamed with the summer must have kimono and adding that gold plated touch with these Linda Farrow statement sunglasses; perfect for people watching as they reflect the glistening sun.

From here we’re detouring back to the hotel to quickly freshen up and head over to Ibiza Rocks to grab dinner before Route 94 hits the decks for W.A.R. I’ve reverted back to my trusty trainers, threw on a sheer tshirt dress over the bikini set and worked a 90’s theme complete with choker and bumbag. The fun doesn’t stop here though; midnight strikes and W.A.R was just a warm up before we party on into the early hours at Music On Amnesia.

We’re up early Saturday morning to hire scooters and do some sightseeing of the picturesque Old Town of Ibiza. First stop is the golden coastline of San Carlos Vicente where we sink our toes in the sand and catch some morning rays wearing an apt palm print swimsuit. No girl’s trip is complete without a spot of shopping and San Carlos’ hippy market is ideal for finding bargains and alternative Ibiza fashion that I fill my backpack with. We browse and hit vintage treasure trove Hola Hola until Siesta then drive to the Marina to feast on a traditional seafood paella lunch and glass of sangria at Blue Marlin to kick off the afternoons activities. Good job I’m wearing a swimwuit as that sangria has given us pluck courage to do some last minute thrill seeking and cliff jump with a group we met over lunch!

Zoo Project is first stop late afternoon, we pit stop back to the hotel and get creative with our animal inspired costumes. I slip on a leopard print bikini and an unbuttoned shirt dress that I’ll button up later if we decide to be care-free and hit Sankeys before the flight home tomorrow; in Ibiza the party doesn’t stop so you should always be prepared!
It’s Sunday morning and that decision to go to Sankeys worked out perfect for us catching the sun rise on Bora Beach before going back to the hotel to collect our bags. A great end to our weekend in Ibiza and as sad as we are to leave we‘re amazed at how much of the island we’ve seen in just 48 hours!

Sources: Instagram #Ibiza

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Outfit | Casualising.

Jacket // Primark
Tee // Zara
Necklace // Forever21
Skirt // George at Asda
Heels // Carvela
Bag // Zara

Photos: Jenny Law

It was my bestests annual Birthday BBQ last Sunday and so it was the perfect time for "Casualising". A word apparently branded by Solange Knowles to describe how she dresses down her glam style by employing a rule such as two parts dressy to one part casual. 
So whether that means swapping your heels for trainers with that new dress, or like me throwing on a loose tee to dress down my heels and oh so girly 50's midi; you will never be too overdone! Finally an in-between answer for that "will I be too over/under-dressed?" question, because frankly "it's always better to be over-dressed" just doesn't cut it in a media image judgmental society anymore! So thanks Solange for answering our practical prayers.



Monday, 18 August 2014

Monday Must Have| Statement Sunglasses.

photo credits: Pinterest

Sunglasses are a key necessity for fashion bloggers and although I already have a healthy collection that's seven frames deep its should be no surprise I've got my eyes on more. Whether its going oversized, patterned, mirrored or opting for one of the more abstruse shapes that have come straight off of the catwalk, this year the more of a statement you're making the better!

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Outfit | Sleep Walking.

Jacket // Glamorous*
Teddy jumper // Topshop
Slip dress // Topshop
Shoes // Zara
Bag // Zara
Sunglasses // &Other Stories

I may be wearing a nighty and teddy bear jumper, but I'm anything but ready for bed! Our bed-time cozzies are slowly making their way in to daytime comforts; with underwear as outerwear a formality nowadays that its cool again to flash your dainty, lace bra straps and highwaisted knickers not just something you spotted suspended from your nans washing line! The lines between leisure and day-wear are blurring, 'Sports Luxe' paved the way for this and soon comfort dressing won't just be that thing you do when hungover or on a "fat day". Trends are evolving further and now we can look presentable whilst still being comfortable thanks to plush shearling, lightweight silks and quilted textures- no I haven't just described your new Laura Ashley bed-set, pajamas just got a whole lot more stylish!

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