Wednesday, 29 July 2015

BooHoo: What's in my Beach Bag?

          A special twist on the traditional "What's in my Bag?" posts - introducing "What's in my Beach Bag" with BooHoo
          It's a summer essential to have a beach bag, they're convenient and look super cool. However, what's most important is what you place inside it...a pair of sunglasses is a good place to start. Make sure you pack yourself some stylish sunnies in your beach bag, they keep UV rays away from your eyes and look great. You also cannot forget a colourful garland and some sparkly tattoos to keep things interesting. Great for partying those summer nights away, or looking decorative laying in the sun!
          In addition to these goodies, what you wear is of up-most importance. My BooHoo Tiffany High Neck Strap Top is ideal for both during the day and at evenings. It would look great on its's own - a high neck which offers an introduction to a popular trend. At night-time I would pair with a bright sparkly necklace to add dimension and glamour to your outfit.
        Also, my Leanne Paisley Swing Dress is PERFECT for the summer. The material flows and is super cooling for hot days. The pattern is a nod to the popular 70's, boho vibes which have been floating around recently. Both items are from BooHoo's Summer Shop, which include many other items ideal for going away in. 


Saturday, 25 July 2015

Forever Unique Sax Blue Kaftan

Click Here for the Blue Kaftan

          Kaftans are such an iconic piece in swimwear. They're perfect for covering up whether it's by the pool or on the beach where you like to spend your time relaxing. On the market today there is such a variety of kaftans (like anything else really) - blingy ones, simple ones, cheap ones, multicoloured ones, and plain ones. If you're looking for a simple cover-up there's one out there for you, on the other hand if you're after something with a little more pizazz, Forever Unique has plenty to choose from. 
          Their Embellished Kaftans (CLICK HERE) are beautifully made and are of amazing quality. They're perfect if you're looking to stand out poolside on your holiday (in a good way of course). The embellishment itself isn't too heavy, yet looks eye-catching on the variety of colours in which their kaftans come in. The material the "flowy" part is made of is so flattering - the tie in waist really accentuates feminine curves, I felt like a fairy floating around in it! I can definitely picture something like this hot in the Ibiza scene or as part of a picturesque photo in Dubai.
          As part of their Beachwear 2015 collection, Forever Unique has really pushed the boat out in their designs and quality of the pieces. They are on the pricier side yet they are 100% worth it - in this case you really do get what you pay for. 

          "Sax Blue kaftan with plunge v neck with tie and embroidery embellishment detail. This Forever Unique kaftan has drawcord waist for adjustable fitting.

MAKE UP: Shell: 50% Polyester, 45% Rayon, 5% Elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Wash separately, Do not soak, Hand wash in cold water, Do not bleach, Do not tumble dry, Cool iron, Dry flat" (taken from Forever Unique website)


Monday, 20 July 2015

Top 10 Summer Picks

1) Off The Shoulder Top

New Look: Rust Crochet Panel Cold-Shoulder 3/4 Length Sleeve Top 

Add some dimension to your outfit with an "off the shoulder" piece. A great way to expose some skin without being too risqué. Perfect if it includes some detailing - such as the piece above - to really bump up your style. 

2) Swing Dress

Miss Guided: Strappy Cami Dress Cream Elephant 

Swing dresses are perfect for those hot summer nights and
come in a variety of cuts and patterns. You can go " Plain Jane" with a simple design and pair with a bold, statement necklace. Or, go for something like the Cami Dress above where the pattern does all of the talking.

3) Suede

New Look Tan Suedette Scallop Hem Cami

Faux Suede is great to add texture to your ensemble. It looks fun and is so comfortable to wear. New Look have some great faux suede options which can be paired with a variety of bottoms including skirts and shorts. Another item great for holiday.

4) Tassels 

Tassels are GREAT for nailing that 70's trend which is so hot for summer this year. If you're too scared to include it in your clothes why not use it in your accessories? A subtle hit of tassel can really transform your outfit into the era of disco and colour.

5) Lace Up

Topshop: Tie Front Top
Lace-up is also another trend red hot right now which so many companies have come out with their own interpretations of. One of my favourites is this lace up top from Topshop. It's not so lace down where it exposes too much but it still salutes to the trend. 

6) Chunky Heels

Kurt Geiger: HENNA Tan Suede

You can never go wrong with chunky heels. They're comfy and ever so stylish. These tan HENNA heels from Kurt Geiger have been around lots in the fashion blogger world and it's hardly surprising why. Pair with a white lace playsuit (see below) for the ultimate summer outfit.

7) Lace 

  Miss Guided: Lace Bardot Scallop Playsuit Ivory

I've always had a soft spot for lace, so when I knew it would be a popular material for summer I couldn't wait to see what pieces would come out. This playsuit from Miss Guided is one of my favourites - feminine and fun, it's great for summertime.

8) Cool Accessories

River Island: Black Faux Suede Floppy Hat

It's amazing how much accessories can transform your outfit. A simple outfit can be made to appear well put together just by what you pair it with. This hat from River Island is a prime example. A great way to add edginess to your clothes.  

9) Sunglasses

Topshop: Velvet Round Revo Sunglasses

They're not just useful for protecting your eyes against harmful UV rays - they also look super stylish! Sizes, colours and shapes - all variations in which sunglasses come in. There is definitely a pair out there to fit your personal taste.

10) Personal Touch


Don't forget to add your own personal touch to your outfit. No matter the trends, if you like something - wear it! 

****** Thank you to anyone who views my blog or leaves comments. Sorry I haven't posted in 10 days! Hopefully during the summer I'll have more posts up.


Friday, 10 July 2015

Zuhair Murad Fall 2015 Couture

          Since discovering this brand a handful of months ago I have kept a keen eye open for any of Murad's items that appear on social media - so when I saw their Fall 2015 Couture collection was out, I screamed a little bit inside. Traditional autumnal colours seeped through the pieces, with a gorgeous array of cranberries, creams, navy's and blacks. The amazing embellishment on all of the designs really capture the eye, reminding me of that all important Red Carpet Season we see in the early months of the year. 
         This brand really is the epitome of elegance and luxury - each design hold something new, special and different; making all of them truly unique. I love how nearly all of the outfits were paired with a crown - picking out the idea that these gowns are "fit for a princess."
          The collection was actually inspired after "Starry Nights" which was certainly delivered with a glittery array of celestial evening gowns parading down the catwalk. Silhouette wise, the designer offered a great selection - with long to midi as well as a few figure hugging jumpsuits. Definitely Red Carpet worthy. 

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