Friday, 27 June 2014

Neon Kimono + The Peplum Hem, Part 2: The Mini

It had been a year since my last kimono fix and I was fairly jonesing for a SS14 update... when I spied this neon wonder in Sainsbury's, of all places! Natch, it went straight into our basket of "essentials", even if we did only go in for lettuce... oops! The sharp blazer-esque cut combined with that eye-popping hue - O.M.G

Meanwhile, meteorological demands continue to compel me to purchase summer "essentials" in the form of as many cute little dresses/playsuits/white-and-or-pastel-coloured-garments as I can lay my hands on (well, I haven't had time to dig last year's out of storage yet, so needs must); one such dividend being this ridiculously cute pep-hem Primark shift (now reduced from an already measly £13 to a frankly crazy £5 in my local store!). A little bit '20s Chanel, a little bit '60s Twiggy and a little bit '80s party girl, this was a bit of a "what-the-hell" impulse buy for me, assuming as I did that, in all likelihood, the stretch fabric/drop-waist shift style/monster-frill medley would add up to a monster no-no for an hourglass figure/woman over 5, but, as it turned out, the combination seemed to make for a flatteringly chic recipe - my pick for wear-any-and-everywhere summer dress of the year so far!

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Kimono: Tu at Sainsbury's, Dress: Primark, Shoes: Dorothy Perkins

Anyone else gone nuts for neon, potty for peplums or, er, krazy for kimonos this season? 

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Monday, 23 June 2014

The Peplum Hem, Part 1: The Midi

The peplum has migrated south for the summer, with flared hems dropping left, right and centre, so when I saw this £12 Boohoo beauty on Lorraine (providence having woken me up uncharacteristically early), I snapped it up on the spot. And... I'm in love - even more glam than a standard pencil skirt but even easier to wear (bypassing any danger of hobbling enforced by glued-together knees). Amazingly, it's still available in all sizes, so I'd strongly advise you to snap one up while you can...

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Skirt and Shoes: Both Boohoo, Top: Quiz (Past Season)

Have you pepped up your hem yet? How are you styling it?

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Sunday, 22 June 2014

How to Wear Culottes - 2 Ways

Yep, having clocked Boohoo's amazing range of culottes, I've finally got my hands on *the* item of the season, and these pretty porcelain/butterfly print versions have definitely dispelled any Brownie-leader associations that may have been lingering in my mind! The high-waisted midi cut gives them a cute vintage vibe and makes them versatile enough to wear with anything from crop tops to shirts... Perfect teamed with clean-cut white separates for no-sweat summer styling, but, me being me, I couldn't resist trying out a double-china-print look too...

All White?

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Culottes: Boohoo, Top: Nicole x Missguided, Shoes: New Look

Porcelain Pile-Up

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Culottes: As Above, Shirt: George at ASDA, Shoes: Marks and Spencer

Have you got yours yet?

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Give Me Sunshine: £10 Sundress + '90s Mules

Yes, I am a sucker for all things labelled "must-haves" of the season, so I'd been keeping an eye out for a dress in "colour-of-the-season" yellow, and the "shoe-of-the-season" '90s mule (even if, a year or two ago, I would have looked back on my near-identical actual '90s versions in scorn and horror - is it just me, or is there something deliciously perverse about re-embracing this decade?!) for some time, and had to snap up this £10 layered lemon number from Primark, along with these fresh white New Look peep-toes. Perfect throw-on-and-go sunny-day-to-balmy-night outfit sorted, whilst the sun deigns to shine on our shores!

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Dress: Primark, Shoes: New Look

Anyone else mellow in yellow or mooching in mules this summer?

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