Splurge v Steal Sophia Webster

I have just spotted these and had to share them with you.

If you haven’t heard of Sophia Webster, she designs absolutely beautiful shoes that you wouldn’t dare leave the house in. She also has amazing bags and accessories for every occasion!

However I have just seen an ASOS copycat version of her conversational speech bubble shoes. They aren’t as fabulous as the real deal but for a fraction of the price I would definitely purchase the ASOS ones.

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ASOS £16

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Sophia Webster £295

Grab them before they’re gone!

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AW15 Self Portrait

You may have heard of this incredible brand but if you haven’t, you have now!

Full of interesting lace and macrame, this designer brand really knows how to bring elegance and quirkiness to simple silhouettes. I love the uniqueness of the designs and the transparent sections that create illusions. The colours are vibrant and exciting and offer something unique to the market. The price points aren’t cheap but it really is worth those hard earned pennies.
My all time favourite piece is the Liliana Dress. With a cute collar and see through sections, this midi dress with little lace sleeves is a must have that you can’t find anywhere else, not even a knock off copycat version!image

The new AW15 collection is already online to preorder so get your name on the list before it’s too late. Here the cream of the crop, find them at http://www.self-portrait-studio.com

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Which will you be saving up for?

The Gladiator Edit

Whether they’re short or long, buckles or lace ups, gladiator sandals are the shoe to buy this summer!

They come in all colours and shapes to suit every style and for every occasion. Personally I do think the long length versions may become tiresome and lose their novelty value but they do look great at a festival or on holiday, but just watch the tan lines! If your not sure either, go for a simple short style in a vibrant metallic or statement white. There’s even the option to combat cold winter nights with the shoe options.
Here are my top ten from the high street right now! Which are your favourite?

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1. Dorothy Perkins, £32.  2. Aldo, £39.  3. Aldo, £58.  4. New Look, £20.  5. Topshop, £39.

6. Steve Madden, £58.  7. Carvela, £130.  8. H&M, £20.  9. Topshop, £29.  10. Zara, £19.

Summer style

  

If you thought fruity fashion was so last year then think again. This year it’s back and it’s bigger than ever. From watermelons to lemons, high street to high end, sunglasses to skirts, printed fruit is everywhere you look so grab a must have whilst it’s hot. 

If your still not sure, there are plenty of low cost bargains to be found so grab a cheap and cheerful fashion find whilst they are still in stock.

Pom Pom Perfection 

It’s Friday and that means one thing.. Trying to resist going for a ‘browse’ in your nearest town tomorrow. One thing will lead to another and before you know it you’ll come back with bags full of impulse buys.

Plan ahead and bag one of these perfect Pom Pom shorts instead. 

FYI pom poms are here to stay!

  

Look out for my new blog coming soon on how to shop savvy!

Glastonbury glamour

Everyones talking about it and it’s right around the corner. So you either fall into one of two categories:

1. Your so lucky and currently envied as your packing and getting ready for a week of festival antics.

2. You are currently sulking because you didn’t manage to get the sought after tickets.

If you are going, I suggest channelling the bohemian look. Effortless pieces will compliment your unwashed hair after day three and any item would be perfect thrown on with a pair of ankle wellies.

Here’s my bohemian inspiration board to resolve your last minute packing dilemmas. There’s plenty of tassels and fringing on the high street for a cheap and cheerful fix.IMG_3070

But don’t worry, if your answer was number 2, there’s always a silver lining. With what you could have spent on a Glastonbury ticket, here are a few fantastic finds you could buy instead! For this reason they are totally justifiable! Plus, they are all on sale (if you didn’t already know end of season sale has started so be prepared to get your elbows at the ready).

These perfect picks will soon demolish any Glastonbury blues.

Il let you into a little secret too; if you buy them all you’ll have 7p left over from your non existent festival ticket. Now there’s something to smile about.

Shoulder Bag: Zara £49.99

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Playsuit: Topshop £25.00

Denim dress: Miss Selfridge £20.00

Heeled Sandal: Mango £69.99

Striped silk Dress: Uniqlo £29.95

Round Sunglasses: Whistles £30.00

What will you be wearing to Glastonbury?

Colourful culottes

  

It’s ever so nearly that time of year when there is guaranteed daily sunshine..I wish. But when your not sure what the weather is going to surprise you with, these colourful culottes will take you from day to night but also rain or shine. Teamed with sandals, loafers or heels and a plain white tee and you are sorted for any occasion. 

I’m lusting over topshop’s colourful tropical prints but on my ultimate wish list is Mango’s denim pair. These are unique and quirky and will leave you oozing classy and cool. I’m sure they will become more and more popular but for now, take that step and be your own fashion inspiration.

If your not brave enough to try the culotte, there’s always the summer palazzo pant or maxi skirt that will combat any wardrobe worries.

What’s your favourite pair on the high street?

 

Summer weddings sorted

The dreaded dilemma of what to wear for a summer wedding.

For a start, there’s no guarentee that the wet stuff won’t begin to fall and ruin your short and sleeveless summer tea dress and make you feel utterly ridiculous when your stiletto’s begin to sink into the wet grass. Whats more, is it normal to go more casual or is the prom queen-style dress still the preferential choice. What do you do to combat every situation in order to have a perfect day?

1. Above all, stay classy: A wedding is made up of sitting, walking, eating, drinking and dancing, therefore the number one rule is to be comfortable but try to remain looking effortless all day and night.

2. Shoes: Stiletto’s are just a no no, unless you are wonder woman and can survive 10 hours with your feet stuffed into uncomfortable 6″ heels. Instead, go for a statement chunky sandal to compliment a simple dress or a strappy nude block heel to prevent overpowering your outfit. If you still can’t hack the heels don’t be ashamed to pull out your flats when the dancefloor is calling. However there are some perfect printed courts on the high street recently so it’s worth a look.

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Top Row (left to right): Primark £12. Topshop £59. J.Crew £240. Asos £42.

Bottom Row (left to right): Asos £35. Office £60. Office £65. Asos £40.

3. Hair: a simple up-do will stay in place throughout the day and through a potential long journey to the reception venue. Plus, it will not be affected by any suprise gales that come your way. Whereas hair that is left down may begin to misbehave during the day without any notice leaving you in a sticky situation.

4. Dress: Here’s where it gets tough so I’ve picked out a few of my faves from the highstreet to make the decision a lot easier. Don’t forget to take a simple throw on jacket for the evenings.

5. Accessories: The saying ‘less is more’ is definitely true. Keep it simple and don’t overthink it.

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Left to right: Warehouse £80. Whistles £120. Topshop £55. Topshop £98. Oasis £65. Primark £15.

Payday wish list


I’ve had a weekend lusting over these new items from high street and high end (in my dreams). Loving the muted tones with pops of vibrant limes and corals, especially this H&M skirt which has a designer feel about it but is only £40! Perfect to glam up any existing drab winter wardrobe. Whilst the weather is still deciding whether it is winter or summer, these staple classics will combat any outfit dilemmas.

From left to right: Sleeveless dust coat, Topshop £42. Grey asymmetrical tee, Whistles £45. Black D ring tapered trousers, Topshop £42. Statement necklace, Lipsy £22. Perspex sunglasses, Valentino £246. Silver clutch, Lulu Guinness £95. White sandals, Office £25. Lime skirt, H&M £40.