My Fashion Sense

Saturday, 24 April 2010

H&M Style Guide

Add some punch to this simple playsuit with a bright blue necklace, strappy heels and big shades!

Friday, 23 April 2010

InStyle's Spring Accessories Trends 2010

InStyle created a list of must-haves all under $100!
Listed below are my favs but what are yours? Check out the full article here.
Aldo Sexy Stilettos $100 - Loving the color!
Chinese Laundry Lace Ups $90 - One of my favourite brands!

Aldo Peep-Toe Pumps $90 - Is it possible to have too many black heels? NO!

Steven by Steven Madden Leopard Wedges $100  - I have a peep-toe pair by Chinese Laundry! ;-)

Banana Republic Sunglasses $68 - The Aviators are back!

Kate Spade Earrings $65 - Flower Power!

Blu Bijoux Earrings $16 - Faux bling is almost as good as the real thing!

Forever 21 ring $6 - Perfect match for the "nudes" trend.

Harmony Lane scarf $19 - I like the polka dots.

Lands' End umbrella - A great way to enjoy the spring showers. :0)

Thanks InStyle!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

My Bag is HUGE!

Ok, don’t judge me but this is what’s in my bag… :0)

Seems like a lot but it’s all pretty essential. (1) A magazine so I can keep up on any interesting fashion articles. (2) A novel by one of my favourite authors (a pre-Twilight vampire series that’s a 100% better). (3) A blank notebook and pen. (4) London A-Z street map (because London is a massive city). (5) Nikon camera (I don’t always have it because it’s pretty large to carry around all day). (6) An umbrella (London weather is notoriously unpredictable). (7) Wallet. (8) Cell phone. (9) Keys. (10) Perfume. (11) Lotion. (12) Tissues (Springtime and my allergies are driving me crazy).  (13) Chapstick & lipgloss. (14) Fruit Pastilles (Addictive). (15) Mirror. (16) Shades.

Phew, that was a lot! What’s in your bag? =)

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Seasonal Essentials -> Finding the Perfect Summer White Tote!

Now we can’t all afford Prada, so here are some cute, budget friendly bags I found.

I’ll put a * next to my favourites.

From New Look 

Zip Pouch Shoulder Bag £20

 I wasn't crazy about the ruffle bits on the side.

Slouchy Tassle Bag £20

Overall I thought the New Look bags were cute but they felt really cheap and I was worried they wouldn’t last past the summer. Have you bought a bag from New Look and it’s stood the test of time?


Ruched Front Grab Bag £28*

I really liked the braiding in the straps, the “gold” buckle detailing and the polka dot lining. A very classy bag.

The Paris by Marc B £35

A chic Chanel mimic!

Mischa Barton Ivory Tote Bag £60*

I generally hate, out of principle, when actresses become “designers” but I must admit I’m loving Mischa’s bags!

From Jane Norman 

Quilted Shopper Bag £25


Chain Threaded Round Lock Bag £25

I LOVE Jane Norman bags because they are reasonably priced and feel very durable. However, I had the same problem with both of these bags, the shape! They are very square and just stuck out from my body too far. I could imagine me bumping people on the side walk and worst yet a crowded club with my square bag.

After much debate I choose this one! It's got that cool slouchy look and the "gold" detailing and label give it a designer feel without the price tag. Best of all its HUGE! 

 Me & my bag!
Happy Shopping Everyone!

LUST or LOATHE? - Versace Bag

Lust or Loathe? Seen in the pages of Tatler Magazine April 2010, this Versace bag definitely makes a statement. I just can't decide whether I like what it's saying. With a multitude of pattern, it's very eye catching and it's monochromatic color scheme keep it classy rather than tipping towards trashy. I'm leaning towards LUST and already thinking about the dresses I'd wear it with...if I could afford it of course. ;0)

So what do you think? LUST or LOATHE?

Friday, 16 April 2010

Outfit of the Day -> Best Foot Forward

 (Click to see full size)

First dates always make me a bit nervous so I like to be comfortable. This Jane Norman dress is perfect! The material of the skirt is clingy without being tight. I paired it with black tights and edgy ankle boots, taking this look from sweet to sexy! :0)

LUST Item -> "Wish Upon a Star" signet ring

Add a little whimsy to your day! =)

Thursday, 15 April 2010

From My Closet!

Pulling together pieces from my own closet! Click on the photo to see full size.

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Recreating A Look! -> Taylor Momsen

Giving the Girly a bit of Edge!

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The great thing about Taylor's style is the mixture of girly and edgy. Blend sweet cotton dresses with rugged denim, corsage tops with black leather and plaid with buckle platform heels!

Click on the link to see a detailed list of the items used to recreate this look. I used, one of my favorite US chains!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Celebrity Style -> Taylor Momsen

Whatever happened to little Jenny Humphrey?

Any Gossip Girl fans out there know exactly what I’m talking about. We’ve watched Taylor Momsen’s character, Jenny, transform from sweet ingénue to new edgy Queen B!  

Gone are the days of headbands and pinstripes. This Queen prefers Fishnets!

The character of Jenny was heavily influenced by Taylor’s own fashion sense and New Look for one can’t seem to get enough of her!

New Look Fashion Shoot

Taylor Momsen New Look Interview