Saturday, 29 September 2012

Style on a budget

As we don't all have wealthy parents and/or a well-paid job (no offence to those who do) many of us have to hunt out the best bargains in order to be stylish. The high street are at such a high standard these days with their interpretations of the catwalk trends that you don't need to spend a fortune to look fabulous. Bargain basement Primark is currently good for velvet dresses, cardigans and casual dresses for work or the weekend.

although you have to spend a bit more, I find that Topshop and River Island sell the best and most comfortable high heels for us mere mortals to treat ourselves to. They are also the best shops if you're looking for something special for a night out.
Of course, shops like French Connection, Reiss and Whistles have gorgeous party outfits but we're talking reasonably priced here so save those treats from higher end shops for the sales.

Zara, in my opinion have the best workwear and jumpers by far. My camel jumper with brown elbow patches is my favourite. Very Lady of the Manor.
Everything looks more expensive than it is and most of their stuff is timeless.

Urban outfitters is great for the odd, funky item, even if it's only a piece of quirky jewellery or a unique scarf. H&M is also good for both smart and unusual pieces to mix up your look.

This Party season it's about brocade, metallic, velvet and sparkle so get dressed up and get ready to party!

You aint nothing but a houndstooth

I cannot stress how much I love these Primark dogtooth print trousers. They fit really well and are so comfortable. Along with the top and shoes they are part of a massive Primark haul which took place last Friday. I couldn't resist all the bargains!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Molten Metal

I have always been a fan of metallics. I love how they add a touch of glam to any outfit and shimmer when they catch the light. This outfit was perfect for Friday night drinks, although my legs were a bit chilly!

Top: Missguided, skirt: River Island (£25)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Holiday Snaps

Dress: Missguided, shoes: Topshop
Whilst in Spain I finally got the chance to squeeze some last minute wear out of my summer clothes because, let's face it we didn't have much of a summer this year in England. Here are my favourite photos from my holiday...
Top: H&M, Skirt: Topshop, sandals:

Top: Forever 21, skirt: Primark
Waistcoat: New Look

Top: Warehouse, shorts H&M

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Berry Bonkers

This season I will be mostly wearing... berry shades

Wine toned hues were all over the catwalk and are therefore, all over the high street so it's easy to get a piece of the action. 

This burgundy top was only £18 from Topshop and I've already worn it 3 times. The black skirt with faux leather panels was around £17 from Forever 21 and my jewelled pumps are from next

I'll be going to Spain in just over a week so in my first post when I'm back expect a confusing return to summer trends!