Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oxblood + Leather | Zara

Zara-£35.99

Oxblood is the colour of the season and this top from Zara combines its bright, vampy tones with another hot winter trend, leather! It’s short cut off sleeves are sure to leave you shivering but layering it with more basic pieces will create a bold, statement look!

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Style Diaries | Retro Recycle

My mum was raiding her wardrobe the other day, sifting through her old clothing in hope of giving some to the local charity shop. She kept some things aside for me to look through, in case I wanted to keep one or two of them for myself.  One of the items she saved for me really caught my eye, it was a thick navy fisherman’s jumper that I can remember my mum buying as a child. I tried it on and absolutely loved it, its fit was perfect and I loved the sentimental value attached to it!

This little exchange got me thinking, all clothing has a history and a sentiment attached to it, maybe it’s the top you wore on that perfect summers day or the dress that made you feel like a princess on prom night, so why be selfish and keep these items for ourselves! Unwanted clothing can be given a new lease of life by someone, somewhere else. So give to charity shops and in turn hit the vintage shops, you never know what history you might encounter and what memories you might make!

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Find Your Inspiration | Jessica Alba

‘Classic, elegant and a little funky. Yeah, I’m kind of modest in my fashion choices: I’m not somebody who puts on push-up bras and mini-skirts. I’ve played those girls in movies but I’ve never been that girl.’

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Teen Vogue | Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is showing off a softer side in the latest issue of  Teen Vogue. Draped in flowing, floral pieces Demi is shedding her tougher image and embracing her girlie side! The styling focuses heavily on floral, feminine pieces and my favourite  has to be the long floral print dress. The block of blue paired with the bold orange print really complements each other and the cinched in waist creates a beautiful silhouette for Demi’s curves!

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Zara | Lace Skirt

Zara – £39.99

If you’ve followed my blog for a while now you will have seen a very subtle pattern emerge, I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with all things Zara! After spending some time surfing their site this afternoon I stumbled across my latest find, this lace plum skirt. This skirt from its shape to its lace detailing is pure elegance and would look great contrasted with a basic shirt or tee.

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Find Your Inspiration | Rita Ora

“No boundaries! I don’t have any boundaries. Like, today I’m wearing a suit with loafer shoes, and usually my band see me in beanies and Jordans”

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