Sunday, 30 September 2012
As I said before, the bed tends to always be a main feature, and of tens the bedding is the only colour added to the room. This bedding I got from Ikea, it's extremely girly with its flower pattern and has a slight vintage feel. My Love cushions, are simply two pillows, the cases I picked up from Not on the HighStreet. The other cushion is a slight favourite, which I got from the H&M, Versace collaboration last year. Everybody always comments how fun it is.
here. The smaller two prints, I got from Pintrest. I simply saved the images, printed them, framed them. A real cheap and effective way of making prints.
A favourite event of mine which happens every year is the Rugby Varsity, Manchester Uni vs Manchester Met. Do to many alliances I obviously support Man Met. This year was extra special though. Not only is it my final year at uni, so therefore the last time I will most likely watch,but also my boyfriends last game for the team as captain, and many of my friends last Varsity game.
Spirits couldn't be dampened and post match celebrations carried on in style. I always get an outfit especially for this event, rather sad I know. This year I picked up a dress I had been eyeing up in the ASOS sale for a while. Though rather summery, I dressed it up with neon H&M heels to give it more of an evening feel. I plan next summer to dress it with flat sandals, for a more day to day wear. It's definitely a dress perfect for occasions, and being 100% silk was a sale bargain.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
I always love the H&M collabs, so well thought of and organised when you arrive at the store, and they never fail to excite me. And this one seems no different.For those who don`t know Anna Dello Russo is Vogue Japans Editor at Large, and is seen at every fashion week looking nothing but fabulous. Known for being at the for front of fashion and always being top of her game when it comes to accessorizing, its no wonder H&M have snapped her up.
The collaboration hits stores October 4th, which lucky for me is payday. The images which I have collected from Vogue seem to show a strong theme of Gold and Turquoise, which quite honestly looks beautiful. Every piece shows some part of Anna Dello Russo`s style, which what I feel makes the collection so great and lust worthy.
All though I`m not huge on jewellery, I plan to pick up a few pieces. I love the suitcase collection which includes a cute vanity bag, I think this may be a must for me. The earrings from this collection, are easy to wear and fit perfectly in with this seasons trends of chandelier earrings. I also have my eye on the clutch featured in the campaign image. Though I reckon this piece may be flying off the shelf. Finally, I think it would be wrong to not try get hold of a pair of sunglasses, with them being Annas signature style piece and absolutely gorgeous they are a perfect piece to show you`ve been a part of this collection. Looks like it will be another early start, and elbows at the ready come October 4th.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Since moving away from home I've learnt how important it is to have a nice room. Not only is it your space, but it makes studying so much easier, and you never feel away from home.
The first thing I always think about is bedding. The walls are usually plain white, so very bland and no colour. My advise is always go for something bright and patterned. Not only does it brighten up the room but it always looks fresh and inviting.
|Joules, English Garden Set £45|
|Debenhams Orange Floral set £45|
|Debenhams Trunks, seen in Red Magazine|
|Marks and Spencer's Jubilee Biscuit Tin £5|
Look for posters of your favourite bands, or brands. I was lucky enough to pick up a Christian Louboutin poster at the design museum earlier this year. Framed prints also look great, I always use pintrest as inspiration, even framing and printing my favourite pins from there.
|Christian Louboutin Poster.|
|Framing of carrier bags, a great cost effective way of brightening up a wall|
|A wall of favourite magazine articles or images, easy and effective|
|A pin board of pictures, perfect for all those photos you can't choose between to frame|
There is plenty more you can do to make your room homely. Cushions and throws are a favourite of mine, as well as desk pieces such as magazine holders and files. It's all about having fun. Use Pintrest for ideas and get stuck in. I would love to hear what you've done to make your perfect uni room.
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
After looking at all the online galleries, and reading the articles, it's clear this is a collaboration for everyone, with prices starting at 99p. It's clear this is Topshops biggest and best collaboration, already it's obvious the collection is full of signatures JW Anderson looks usually seen on the runway. Such as, mannish tailoring, paisley prints, and tartan which are all huge this season. Hot pieces of the season are included with Varsity jackets and cute pinafores. This collection really has something for everyone.
I've found the prices of designer collaborations going up of recent, but this collection really hits those sweet spending points. Let's just hope I have enough saved in the piggy bank. After all my student loan isn't due till the 17th!!
Half of the fun of these sorts of designer collaborations is the pre planning. We're lucky to see all these images before hand, which not only let's us have clear targets for elbowing and where to head come launch day, but also a shopping list. Here's a few of the pieces I'll be hoping to get my hands on:
It really is all about separates this season, so I'll be avoiding the dresses. However this little outfit is a must for me. Susie Lau of StyleBubble, posted this picture and I'm hoping I can look just as good in it.
|Suise Lau of Style Bubble|
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Reiss Pink Cashmere Jumper|Whistles Wisteria Print Trousers|ASOS White Brogues - The weather in London took a slightly darker turn which gave me a chance to try my new jumper. This is my way of being able to wear my favourite Wisteria Print in AW, what do you think?
Topshop Made In Britain Boucle Bomber Jacket|Oasis Navy Tee|Warehouse Denim Playsuit|Nike Liberty Print Air Force 1's - This outfit was basically dressed around the Nikes. A new purchase I'm not quite sure I should have made, or at least my bank balance isn't.
What I did this week:
Me @ London Bridge, yes I did ask a tourist to take this due to it being such a lovely day. Also was glad to see Stylist magazine back. - Louise Grey @ Topshop, I'm still craving the spotty polka dot sequin jacket. - A view of London city. - Finally me on the tube, something I won't miss about London.