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Fast Fashion

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Three pieces. One great outfit.

This week, sport luxe meets feminine pastels.  Toughen up the girly clothes with these superb Hudson black ankle boots and a messy top knot. Throw over a leather or denim jacket for a real rock edge.

Unisex Cotton Drop-Shoulder Sweatshirt by American Apparel £42


Oyster Pink mesh and ribbon skirt by Lipsy £35

H by Hudson Alba Boots £170


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June 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Chateau De Gateau & My new found love of cake decorating

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Quick non fashion related post. I have recently started a Cake Decorating course and am now absolutely obsessed. I’ve always loved baking but wanted to learn how to make my cakes look and taste more professional and also get to grips with intricate decoration.

Chateau De Gateau – shows some of my creations so far.  Just the beginnings at the moment but hopefully I’ll be a piping wizard in no time.

Thanks for looking

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June 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Alexa Chung for Madewell

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I am aware this blog is becoming little more than a glorified Alexa Chung fan club. An outlet for my obsession if you will, however, do bear with me.  There is a point to it.

Alexa Chung’s first collection for Madewell hits the US in August.  Much to my despair we won’t be seeing any of the collection in UK stores.  I’ve done a little hunting though and US website deliver worldwide within 3 days and stock the Madewell label.  Lets hope they put some of this wonderful collection online….

Key pieces: Striped Dungaree dress, velvet shorts, extra long cardigans, peter pan collars and socks with everything.


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June 16, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Weddind Fever – Four Fabulous Wedding looks for all Budgets

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Are your Saturdays in July and August packed with weddings and no idea what to wear? Don’t fret.  Check out these hot wedding guest outfits for whatever you have to spend….

The Country Wedding:

This Laura Ashley Dress is perfect for an English Country Wedding. And it's on sale too - was £90.00 now £47.25

The Beach Wedding:

Unusual Print and on Trend Maxi. This Warehouse dress will take you from the beach to the Dancefloor. £70.00

The City Wedding:

All out Ruffles for a City do. From ASOS BLACK Range £120.00

The Fashionista Wedding:

Blow the Budget for a Fashionista Wedding. All eyes will be on this RM by Roland Mouret number. £950

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June 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Spot The Difference – Peacocks do Mulberry Alexa Bag

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They’ve done it again.  After much success with their sell-out copy of the Chloe ‘Louise’ satchel in March, Peacocks have now had a go at the Mulberry Alexa.  I have to say it’s not bad for £14.

Peacocks version of the Chloe sold out in 48 hours so better get your skates on. Out 1st July. 

Original Mulberry Alexa £695.00 Net-A-Porter

Peacocks take on the Alexa £14

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June 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Chanel Resort 2011 – St Tropez

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How beautiful are these Chanel dresses from the Chanel Resort 2011 Collection? Looks like the maxi is here to stay

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June 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

World Cup. No style please we’re English.

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Ah another World Cup. To me this means my Boyfriend will watch football day and night, in the house or at the pub. He will think, talk and live Football. This I have no issue with.  In fact I may even join in and get excited if England get through the first couple of rounds. Or at least it will mean an extra night out down the local or a couple of BBQ’s I can attend.

What I struggle to understand about Football is that our wonderful country seem determined to make ourselves look as ridiculous as possible. We decorate ourselves and our houses with complete……well tat, to be frank. I can’t be the only one who has noticed that countries such as Brazil are fully capable of excelling on the pitch while their fans look like normal sane people. English fans – We walk around with our white beer bellies out,  tuck our manmade fibre replica JD Sports England shirt in our Primark shorts and complete the look with a badly painted face. We put flags on our car and hang them out of our windows, some even paint there houses red and white. While supermarket shelves are bulging with 99p World Cup accessories that you of course need, like that Red and White comedy wig.

Stonewash jeans and blank expression complete the look

I can’t say much more in favour of the ladies either. I’ve seen some truly shocking pictures of girls in cheap red and white bikinis. My only hope is this years WAG efforts have evolved since 2006 and Victoria Beckham’s white shorts and vest combo. And that track suit Alex Curran inflicted on the world.

You may think I’m being a bit of a World Cup bore.  Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with getting in the spirit and supporting your country.  But please, can’t we just do it with a little style?? All the cringing is adding to my wrinkles.

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June 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm