Monthly Archives: April 2012

Peplum

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So I won a competition the other day, the prize was a peplum top. I’ve been meaning to write a post about the peplum trend for a while, so now I own a peplum top I thought I should finally write this!

Here’s the top I got (£12 from cindersfashion.co.uk)

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To be honest I’ve not been sure about the peplum trend and whether it is flattering but after getting this top I’ve found it cinches you in at the waist (also covers up the tummy bulge!) and flatters the hips nicely (well this particular top does anyway!) I wear mine with a black bodycon skirt and nude heels for a classic look.

 

I spotted this skirt in Look magazine for £29.99, Zara. Really cute colour for the summer, would look great with some floral wedges.

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I haven’t seen this dress in person but it looks pretty gorge to me. Will be adding it to my shopping basket shortly I think! £25, River Island

 

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Lipsy never fails to impress with their dresses, and this black peplum doesn’t disappoint with it’s lovely lace back detail, £55.

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This peplum jacket is really lovely and classy, and looks great paired with a white skirt. ASOS £50.

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Loving the colour of this Miss Selfridge v-neck peplum dress. £42 (obviously been popular as there are limited sizes)

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California-Cool!

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California-Cool!

Bit late with this post as we all probably know the whole laid-back california-cool club tropicana look is in this season but I’m feeling the need for a holiday, which inspired me to finally write it!

So here are some lovely things I’ve found which tie in with this trend.

This top from Lipsy is great for flinging over denim hotpants for a laid back look, £28.

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I pretty much love most of River Island’s tees but here are my two faves:

Pink LA t-shirt and white tank top, both £15.

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Couldn’t resist putting these shorts into the post! £20, River Island.

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Topshop has some fab pieces too like these palm tree print leggings, £20

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Think this cute hair tie would look great with a casual t-shirt and denim shorts, £8.

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Love these! Both £34 Topshop.

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This tropical vest dress is great for £11.99, Missguided.

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Sparkly things!

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So I got an email from A Wear today and there was a lovely embellished top which inspired me to write this post about pretty sparkly tops!

So here’s the top from AWear that caught my eye £50. So pretty and the scalloped edge is very on-trend.

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Topshop as usual also has some lovely embellished pieces:

Sequin tees (left, £50 right £48)

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And for those looking for more decadence how about this open-back sequin bodycon dress for £200.

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For more subtle embellishment this top from River Island is lovely (£22)

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imPRESS fake nails

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imPRESS fake nails


I got some imPRESS nails the other day and applied them last night ready for the weekend! The only other fake nails I’ve tried are the ones which come with nail glue and I’ve found that it gets really stuck on the nail once you’ve removed the fakes and damages the nail so these imPRESS nails looked a lot less damaging and easier to put on as they don’t use glue.

It’s a really simple process to apply them- takes less than 2 minutes! Just select the right size for each nail then just peel off the tabs and simply press them on really firmly and that’s it! They look really good and fit the natural nail really well. Available in lots of different colours and effects. Boots have them, priced at either £7.99 or £8.99 (see this link) http://www.boots.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/EndecaSearchListerViewstoreId=10052&langId=1&c atalogId=11051&stReq=1&searchTerm=impress&newDepSearch=&x=0&y=0#container

The nails are meant to last up to a week but I’m not sure how hardy they are once you’ve washed up/ washed your hair a few times etc. But at the moment they seem to be staying put quite well.

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Swimwear!

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Swimwear!

So as I have just been for a swim I thought I’d do a post about swimwear both for sport and holiday 🙂

First sporty swimwear:

This swimsuit is very similar to the one I have- I wanted a feminine suit with a splash (excuse the pun) of colour. And this Speedo suit is great for that and it has extra bust support to make you feel really secure and comfortable while swimming. It has a clipback and low-rise leg. £28 Available from figleaves.com or direct from Speedo at http://store.speedo.co.uk/c/women/swimsuits

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This Zoggs swimsuit looks good  and has an interesting back. £27 from Figleaves.

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Now swimsuits and bikinis for the beach or chilling by the pool on holiday (I’ve gone for a floral theme here):

I love this Ted Baker swimsuit from ASOS £69, think the print is really pretty. The suit has a removable halter strap and clasp at the back.  they also have a bikini in the same print (either in a padded plunge style or triangle).

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I’m always impressed with the range of swimwear Next has each year so here are a few of my favourite floral pieces they have:

This very feminine blue ditsy bandeau bikini and skirtini is really cute, I love the colour. Sold separately- £30 altogether.

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For those wanting to cover up more, a tankini is a good option, such as this turquoise floral one. Sold separately coming to £28 altogether. Also available as a bikini.

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I really like this other ditsy print bikini £26.

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And finally this is one of my favourites, the flamingo and floral print ties in really well with the Miami look which is a staple look for this season.

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Here’s a close-up of the pattern:

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Here’s three more before I get too carried away and end up buying a couple even though I haven’t even got a holiday booked yet!

This one is from Missguided (£16.99) which has a removable halter strap and a tie back.

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And finally another cute one from Missguided in a lovely bold turquoise £16.99

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HAPPY SHOPPING! 🙂