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Sunday 30 June 2013

My Summer Look Book

 Hello summer!.....hello? summer? you're here I think?

Todays post is my summer look book! I've not done a look book/ how I style post or video for a few months now and thought this season is the opportune time to do it. Some of my outfits may not be "bang on trend" but they're easy pieces to style.

Outfit 1 variation 1..

I love this Primark bralet so much that I decided to style it in two ways. The first way is with a cream midi skirt which gives it a romantic feel and tan wedges to give it some height. I love these wedges, they're so easy to walk in!

Bralet- Primark
Skirt- thrifted 
Belt- Primark
Wedges- River Island 
Rings- Primarl & H&M
Sunnies- Primark
Bracelets- various origins

 Outfit 1 Variation 2...

This look is more of a casual day look. The denim skirt is high waisted, showing a tiny bit of mid-riff. Anymore and I'd look shocking. I do love the cropped look this season but I do like to pair it with high waisted things! The cardi and gladiators help give this look a laid back feel.

Cardigan- Primark
Skirt- Topshop
Sandals- ASOS
(all other items thesame as previous outfit above)

 Outfit 2

This outfit reminds me of festivals (which I love). I'm a sucker for these vintage Levi shorts, a great piece for many seasons and each year! The little bandeau I recently bought to tie in with the aztec theme for this summer but fancied something a bit different and not so typical of the pattern. The colours really make this outfit "pop". The sandals I picked up at a Parisian flea market years ago and they're still going strong!

Shorts- Vintage Levis
Bandeau- H&M
Sandals- flea market
Belt- Cow
Bracelets- homemade & H&M
Rings- vintage & eBay 
Sunnies- Ray Bans

Outfit 3

Again referencing the aztec theme for this summer and oh look another cropped number! The skirt is very stretchy and elasticated, lovely and comfy and also cool for a hot summers day. You can't go wrong with a maxi skirt for summer, they're effortless and I love them! The crop top was a steal too at £4.99! Bargain.

Jacket- AllSaints
Crop top- New Look
Maxi Skirt- New Look
Belt- New Look
Rings- Topshop & H&M
Aviators- Ray Bans
Sandals- Vivienne Westwood
Bracelets- H&M, home made and birthday present  

 Outfit 4

This outfit may not be on trend for this season so much but I fell in love with this dress a couple weeks back. It caught my eye in a charity shop front window! Of all the places! I just love the floral design, it reminds me of the American Apparel design. I do love a sun dress. Easy to chuck on and flattering all without really trying. I've paired it with a red cardi and I personally like that it's clashing. A pair of ballet flats to keep in with the girly theme and there you have it.

Sunnies- Primark
Dress- Charity shop
Ballet pumps- Topshop
Cardigan- Primark
Ring- Topshop
Bracelet- a present

 Outfit 5

Another sun dress... I know I know but it's a different pattern! Leopard print is easy to wear any season in my opinion. The leather jacket gives it a grunge feel which I love and the wedges make it versatile for a day or night occasion. I love the cut of this dress and the material is quite thin- great for a boiling hot day or for dancing your socks off!

Dress- H&M
Jacket- AllSaints
Wedges- River Island
Aviators- Ray Ban
Bracelets- home made & H&M
Ring- Topshop

So that's my summer look book! I hope you like it ^_^, let me know what you think and what pieces you're styling for this summer! If you want to see my look book come to life, check out my YouTube video below!

I'm so glad to be back in the swing of things with blogging, didn't realise quite how much I'd missed it!


Have you seen my recent HAUL?

Hi guys,

I hope you're enjoying the sunshine today! I finally feel like it's summer! Have you seen my recent haul video? I have lots and lots of items that have accumilated recently!

I would have done a blog post on the clothing but I've run out of time! The beauty products are in a recent post if you want to check that out!

I've done a couple of YouTube videos recently and will be doing blog posts to accompany them so keep an eye out! I'm currently editing a summer look book so stay tuned!

Anyway I hope you're all well ^_^.


Friday 21 June 2013

Ascot & Make your own fascinator!

Happy Friday people! Today's post is inspired by Ladies' Day at Ascot which I attended yesterday! Unfortunately I've come down with a horrendous stomach bug so I felt rough as a dog the entire day and didn't feel up to doing an outfit post -_- .... However the atmosphere was fantastic and it was wonderful to see people's beautiful outfits! 

I chose to wear this Karen Millen butterfly dress which I've had for a long long time but I still think it looks elegant and beautiful.

The butterfly detailing is just so gorgeous and a few weeks before I managed to pick up the matching bag on eBay! It's surprisingly roomy too for an evening/ occasion bag.

I then looked for a butterfly fascinator to match my dress and shoes but the ones I found and liked were between £50-£70! As beautiful as the were I didn't think they were worth the money, plus I was pretty confident I could make my own (being into crafts and all) so I went about buying all the bits I need from eBay.

To make this fascinator you will need:

A straw fascinator base

Some black veiling

Hat feathers

And some feather wire butterflies!

I purchased all these items for roughly £7.50 so a major saving considering what I could have spent! Unfortunately I didn't think at the time to take photos of my fascinator as I put it all together (silly Kat!) but I was pretty simple.

• First off I got the veiling and gathered it how I liked in the middle to make a bow-like shape and tied in the centre with some thread before sewing it onto the straw base. 

• Next I arranged the feathers into place around the veiling before poking the ends through the base and stapling on the bottom of the base and super gluing around the top of the base to secure in place.

• I then poked the wire of the butterflies through the base and roughly arranged them before cutting off the excess and stapling them into place on the bottom of the base.

• I then sewed two clips onto the bottom of the base which secured it to my hair and voila!

It was very simple to make and also pretty cheap! I've had lots of compliments on it too and it went so well with my outfit on the day. 

So there we have it. I'd definitely recommend making your own if you're feeling crafty and it's pretty cool to have your own custom made original fascinator! 

I hope you liked this post and if you have any questions please post below ^_^.


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