Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Matalan has London Fever...

Everyone seems to have London fever lately. Whether it's because of the Queen's Jubilee (did you brave the Thames?!) or because of the Olympics in a few weeks time, the fashion world is London crazy and getting in on the action is high street giant Matalan.

How cool are these London sight seeing tees featuring famous landmarks such as St Pauls Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Big Ben? My two best friends are London crazy since our move to the Big City 8 months ago and these are a perfect wardrobe addition to feed our capital obsession - there's one each!

Big Ben Tee

Tower Bridge Tee

St Paul's Cathedral Tee

Are you letting London influence your style this season?

Happy Shopping

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Come and Explore as the Pixies Play Dress-Up....

Regular readers of my blog will know how much I adore a vintage find! Today's vintage find, however, is not about just one item that has been pulled from the world of yesteryear, but a capsule collection of one-off treasures from the lovely ladies via Pixies Play Dress-Up!

Just like every one of you trend-savvy individuals, these Pixies believe that when it comes to fashion it's about creating a look that is tailor-made to suit your individual style. So whether your longing to rock out in a 50's style swing dress, make a statement in 80's influenced silhouettes or brave it in 90's psychedelic patterns, these Pixies have it all. Sourcing pretty pieces from the boroughs of London through to the boutiques in Paris and the avenues in New York, the Pixies invite you to play dress up with them!

50's Florals
Summer may have decided to stay with us (although don't hold your breath just yet!) so what better way to get into the summer spirit than by purchasing one of these lovely vintage numbers? Team with your Hunter wellies for ultimate festival styling, with cute converse during an afternoon picnic with friends or just team with a knitted cardi for those cooler days! Florals are the perfect seasonal vintage buy...

Adorable vintage dress teamed with a lightweight
knit for those cooler moments this summer...

Get retro glam with a fitted denim pencil skirt and
cool converse...

Who likes short shorts? We do and so does
our vintage floral blouse!

80's Silhouette
Killer curves deserve to be shown off so why not channel the ultimate vintage era of the 1980's? Think cinched in waists, exaggerated shoulders and plunging necklines that just ooze sexiness!

Create killer curves with a cinched in waist...

Exaggerate those shoulders for ultimate 80's style!

90's Nostalgia
Over sized printed shirts paved the way in the style stakes during the 90's! The Pixies have been busy thrifting away and have found these two beauties on their vintage travels! The animal print blouse is my number one pick!

Vintage animal print blouse teamed over
leather skinny pants...

Gorgeous psychedelic pattern embellished with jewel
 coloured sequins...

Have you been tempted yet to play dress up with the Pixies? Which items are on your wish list?

Happy Vintage Shopping

Want to get in on the thrifting action with Pixies Play Dress-Up? Check them out at The Vintage Barboot

*All images courtesy of Pixies Play Dress-Up 

Monday, 11 June 2012

Dune Shoes Press Event AW 12...

If you have become a Summer 2012 cynic, like myself, then this post will have you longing for the winter to come quicker than it already seems to be! If your beach-ready sandals are gathering dust underneath your bed (let's face it, whose aren't?!) then you are in for a treat as I give you a sneaky glimpse at the upcoming Dune shoes AW12 collection. Why not get ahead of the fashion crowd and adapt some of the hot toe-trends to your shoe collection right now? Keep your eyes peeled for animal print, tassles, glitter and the ultimate stud embellishment!

All that glitters and shines:

You can't have a winter without adding a bit of glitz and glam to your shoe-drobe! Sprinkled like fairy dust over sleek ankle boots or adding a touch of elegance to a day time sneaker; if it doesn't sparkle, it doesn't count...

The glitter effect...
Dune, £99

Glitz, glam and comfort...
Dune, £65

Who's that STUD?

Embellished, emblazoned and engraved - don't even think about picking up a boot without attitude this AW! Keep it black with an array of gold and silver studs to create a statement that is bold, beautiful and so 2012!

Studded effect...
Dune, £110

Embellish me...
Dune, £195

Studded mirage...
Dune, from £110

I like my shoes RAWWR...

We all know that a person's shoes say so much about them so if you're planning on opting for the sensational animal print trend with Dune shoes this Autumn, then you're in luck! Whether your after a comfy chic trainer, a retro-style winkle picker or a good old winter boot to keep your tootsies warm this winter, Dune have it covered in animal! Grrrrr...!!
Kick it in print...
Dune, £80

Lady-like leopard...
Dune, from £75

Bertie, £119

Bertie, £119
Are you still lusting after the hope of a little bit more sunshine? Didn't think so! At least if this rain permits, our feet will be well and truly covered! Thank you Dune Shoes!

Happy Pre-Season Shopping!

All images are my own from the Dune Shoes AW12 Press Event
Big thank you to Amy Simons for the invitation to the event. x