Rediscovering An Old Favourite

We all go through stages where we change are favourites stores/brands but what happens when you forget about an old favourite? This happened to me with Zara – several years ago my staple dresses were all purchased in Zara but then I went through a little spell of not liking the stock and thought the pricing had increased rather rapidly. When visiting the stores I frequently wandered around, nothing catching my eye. It has been several years since I’ve bought anything from the Spanish company however since adoring their Christmas windows I’ve come back to liking the products.

On the website right now the latest trends are catered for as well as wardrobe staples.

£35.99

Peter pan collar AND a bird print = win win

£39.99

Gorgeous lemon lace skirt which I’d wear with a mint tshirt

£39.99

I ❤ this shirt, the collar is gorgeous

£79.99

This sequinned skirt reminds me of the infamous All Saints skirt that I lusted after

£29.99

Not embellished but more in my price range!

£39.99

I’d pair this with a hot pink blouse

£59.99

What a gorgeous print on this blazer

£29.99

The length of this pencil skirt is much easier to wear than a midi

£39.99

I want these but unfortunately they don’t have them in my size 😦

£39.99

As you can see I’m lusting after the dark florals BIG time

£49.99

These wedges would last a lifetime and go with practically all outfits

£79.99

This suede fringed bag is stunning!

What do you think of Zara? Have you recently rediscovered any of favourite stores?

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Lace Lovelies for Spring

No matter the latest trends are, I always feel lace feels fresh for Spring and with the sorbet shades being “IN” right now it’s about time to combine the two:

ASOS £45

Boohoo £20

Dorothy Perkins £30

Lilli London £24.95

Miso @ Republic £18

The conventional cream and nude shades are still popular though and personally my favourite

Boohoo £20

Chelsea Girl £30

Dorothy Perkins £26

Forever 21 £11.50

Matalan £12

Oasis £55

River Island £25

River Island £40

Urban Outfitters £40

What Spring/Summer trends are you excited about??

It’s been a while……

Topshop.

Am I the only person not overly enamoured with the brand? I think so.

As a teenager I used to live in their Moto jeans but the older I got the less I liked the products. Even now going into the store I feel I shouldn’t be there, their sizing is crazy so hardly anything fits me and I’ve never really dressed as one of the “cool kids”. It seems to me that Phillip Green has told the manufacturers to make sure no one over a C cup can fit into the clothing! Plus the fact there the brand almost seems over exposed now. You can’t pick up a magazine these days without it featuring at least half a dozen Topshop items or see celebs (usually Olivia Palermo) wearing their clothing.

The pricing seems a bit expensive for a high street brand where the pieces in some of the collections can reach up to £200.

I’m not denying that the brand is a high street staple and they sure are quick off the mark with designer lookalikeys (neon denim a la Christopher Kane for J Brand Jeans anyone???) but for me personally I feel quite alienated from the products due to my size. In a country where the average dress size for a woman is a 14/16 why should I spend my hard earned cash on their accessories if I can’t fit into their clothing?

Recently I’ve come to tolerate Topshop a bit more. Not their actual stores, heaven forbid if another snotty size 6 sales assistant sneers at me one more time for asking if they have a garment in a size 16, but their website always shows the nicer products. I, of course, realise that not all of the sales staff in the stores are like this but the ones I have encountered have given me such awful customer service that their shocking behaviour has tainted the brand to me.

So until I work up the courage and lose enough weight to shop in the actual stores I’ll stick to looking around but not ordering from the website.

Give me H&M anyday.

Etsy Pick Of The Week

Another darling jewellery selection found on Etsy courtesy of Crumpet Cake this week.

I pretty much want ALL of it.

Have a gander at the key pieces I’ve picked out.

£10.38

So sweet and would great with a vintage dress

£11.03

Amazing! You’d definately get a few comments wearing this cheeky little number

£13.62

Beautiful, I want this the most.

£15.57

Love this magnifying glass necklace

£7.79

Would dress up a plain outfit.

£9.73

Quirky and I LOVE it!

£12.81

Indulge your inner bad girl with this Law and Order necklace

And you lucky readers can order any of these amazing pieces and receive free P+P when you mention this blog!

Don’t say I’m not good to you lot 😉

*As usual this is NOT a sponsored post

Vomit Inducing Prints

Is it just me or is there a sudden influx of minging prints on clothing everywhere just now???

That cheap pattern of scarf prints on everything from tops to dresses to trousers. It seems to be a blatant rip off of the classic Versace print.

I have had a vintage Balmain scarf for years but am now reluctant to wear it while this fad is ongoing.

Boohoo

Lavish Alice

New Look

New Look

Republic

River Island

River Island

Topshop

Topshop

Am I the only person who vom’s a little in their mouth looking at these items of clothing???

Dressing On A Budget Part 1

Any regular readers will now that whilst I am a lover of all things pretty, due to my current financial state (major skint) I don’t have funds to go update my wardrobe very often much to my dismay. There are certain times though that demand a new outfit. The month of March is full of birthdays for me and I can’t very well keep rehashing the same outfit for various different celebrations. I’m sure I’m not the only person out there who is in the same boat so I thought I’d compile a variety of super cheap dresses which could easily be styled with existing pieces. Whilst Primark is cheap enough to pick up “trendy” pieces on a budget you do run the risk of bumping into someone else wearing the same outfit and that’s a fashion nightmare!

I’ve picked dresses because that’s all I tend to wear on nights out, I just don’t feel very dressed up in jeans/leggings. Below are my 20 dresses for £20 or under. Enjoy!

A|Wear £13.50

Perfect for the colour blocking trend

AX Paris £19.99

I’d prettify this lace dress with pastels

AX Paris £20

A simple silhouette allows for statement accessories

MissGuided £17.99

The material looks a little cheap but with a pair of tights and killer heels nobody would notice

Matalan £18

Not technically a dress but still super cute and dressy enough for a night out on the tiles

Forever21 £19.75

 Such a pretty colour, perfect for the up coming months of warmer nights and bare legs

Forever21 £14.75

I LOVE this dress! It just looks super easy to wear – throw on a pair of tan sandals and you’re pretty much done.

Dorothy Perkins £20

Polka dots always feel fun and this is a bit more exciting than a standard LBD

Cutie at House Of Fraser £15

This looks like it should cost waaaaaaaaay more than £15

Dorothy Perkins £18

Another bright dress, get those colour clash accessories ready

Wal G at House Of Fraser £19.50

The nautical feel of this dress will become a wardrobe staple

ASOS £20

Girly and sweet. The little keyhole under the bust is cute too

New Look £19.99

Tribal prints are hot, hot, hot

New Look £16.99

From work to bar, this dress will see you through

Joy £20

This has some beautiful beading on the back

H&M £14.99

Perfect for spring, reminds me of a raspberry ripple ice cream!

H&M £7.99

Yeah you read that right – £7.99 for this cute little day dress

Boohoo £20

A proper Minnie Mouse dress. Think this could be my next purchase

Boohoo £15

The colours may look a little garish but up close this dress is eye-catching

Boohoo £15

This striped skater style dress will add curves to a boyish figure

So there we go 20 dress for £20 and with some of these you’ll even get change to buy a cocktail!