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October 17, 2012 | 08:12 PM |
Fashion Find- Topshop’s Prairie2 boots
This time of year, I’m always on the look out for my ideal pair of footwear that’ll see me through the winter months. Topshop’s latest stunner, the Prairie2, comes in both black and burgundy (and each of the two shades would literally go with anything that your wardrobe could possibly through at it, great!). Not only that, but they’re multi-textured too! Now that’s what you call skills on wheels!
They are a bit pricey at £110, but seeing as they’re leather they should last a heck of a long time! Will have to check these ones out next time I hit the shops…

Fashion Find- Topshop’s Prairie2 boots

This time of year, I’m always on the look out for my ideal pair of footwear that’ll see me through the winter months. Topshop’s latest stunner, the Prairie2, comes in both black and burgundy (and each of the two shades would literally go with anything that your wardrobe could possibly through at it, great!). Not only that, but they’re multi-textured too! Now that’s what you call skills on wheels!

They are a bit pricey at £110, but seeing as they’re leather they should last a heck of a long time! Will have to check these ones out next time I hit the shops…

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October 15, 2012 | 11:24 AM |
My High St Finds- Whistles Colette Parka
As each alternate winter rolls around, I start hunting for a new coat. I always have problems, I’m one of the pickiest shoppers in the world and when it comes to shelling out for a winter warmer, I’m borderline terrible. In 2010 I bought a smart, double breasted coat from River Island which looked great, but was poorly made. The coat itself is fine, but each of the ten buttons had fallen off within three months and it pushed my patience to the limit. Last thing you want is your coat falling to pieces as you run for a bus, or whilst you’re shopping till you drop!
So this year I vowed to spend more, and choose wisely. River Island was going to be firmly off the agenda, and I was going to concentrate on quality. After shopping around John Lewis I found Whistles Colette parka and to tell you the truth, it was love at first sight! It’s the comfiest thing I’ve ever draped over my shoulders, it’s incredibly warm and it has beautiful detailing (including a leather trim up the zip, and the softest fur!). 

It retails for £150, but as it’ll serve as an investment piece in my wardrobe (I have no doubt it’ll last for years) it was definitely money well spent. I did strike lucky by using my John Lewis discount card on the last weekend I had it which made it thirty pounds cheaper, but I couldn’t recommend the coat enough. 
Do any of you have a winter coat you’ve fallen in love with? Let me know!

My High St Finds- Whistles Colette Parka

As each alternate winter rolls around, I start hunting for a new coat. I always have problems, I’m one of the pickiest shoppers in the world and when it comes to shelling out for a winter warmer, I’m borderline terrible. In 2010 I bought a smart, double breasted coat from River Island which looked great, but was poorly made. The coat itself is fine, but each of the ten buttons had fallen off within three months and it pushed my patience to the limit. Last thing you want is your coat falling to pieces as you run for a bus, or whilst you’re shopping till you drop!

So this year I vowed to spend more, and choose wisely. River Island was going to be firmly off the agenda, and I was going to concentrate on quality. After shopping around John Lewis I found Whistles Colette parka and to tell you the truth, it was love at first sight! It’s the comfiest thing I’ve ever draped over my shoulders, it’s incredibly warm and it has beautiful detailing (including a leather trim up the zip, and the softest fur!). 

It retails for £150, but as it’ll serve as an investment piece in my wardrobe (I have no doubt it’ll last for years) it was definitely money well spent. I did strike lucky by using my John Lewis discount card on the last weekend I had it which made it thirty pounds cheaper, but I couldn’t recommend the coat enough. 

Do any of you have a winter coat you’ve fallen in love with? Let me know!

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October 03, 2012 | 04:35 PM |
Fashion Find- Zara’s Leather Trench Coat
Now it’s hit October, it’s hard to know whether we’re coming or going weather wise. Will it rain? Will there be a speck of sunshine? God knows! That’s where the handy trench (especially the beauty above) becomes a girl’s best friend!
At £89.99 it is a little expensive, but with this sort of piece lies potential and true stay in power. This little baby wouldn’t go ‘out of fashion’ in a hurry, and the updated leather panel gives this classic trench a current update too. Zara, how can we ever repay you?

Fashion Find- Zara’s Leather Trench Coat

Now it’s hit October, it’s hard to know whether we’re coming or going weather wise. Will it rain? Will there be a speck of sunshine? God knows! That’s where the handy trench (especially the beauty above) becomes a girl’s best friend!

At £89.99 it is a little expensive, but with this sort of piece lies potential and true stay in power. This little baby wouldn’t go ‘out of fashion’ in a hurry, and the updated leather panel gives this classic trench a current update too. Zara, how can we ever repay you?

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June 27, 2012 | 02:35 PM | 2 notes
Fashion Find- New Look’s Flatforms
It’s the 27th of June and none of us seem to know whether we’re coming or going. This time last year the sun was blazing, everybody was swanning about in their summer dresses and the world was in it’s rightful place. This year however the weather has been far from predictable: one day it’s thundering down, the next it’s humid and sticky then the day after it’s horrendous windy and therefore, freezing. So, after some thinking/online shopping- it came to my attention that the humble ‘flatform’ may be the answer to all of our recent footwear horrors. They’re comfortable, add a few extra inches without the extra blisters and they’ll keep our feet away from the elements. Oh, and New Look’s new shoe comes in two different colours too, meaning they’re won’t be any of those ‘what will they go with?!’ scenarios.
Sounds like a good deal to me. (!)

Fashion Find- New Look’s Flatforms

It’s the 27th of June and none of us seem to know whether we’re coming or going. This time last year the sun was blazing, everybody was swanning about in their summer dresses and the world was in it’s rightful place. This year however the weather has been far from predictable: one day it’s thundering down, the next it’s humid and sticky then the day after it’s horrendous windy and therefore, freezing. So, after some thinking/online shopping- it came to my attention that the humble ‘flatform’ may be the answer to all of our recent footwear horrors. They’re comfortable, add a few extra inches without the extra blisters and they’ll keep our feet away from the elements. Oh, and New Look’s new shoe comes in two different colours too, meaning they’re won’t be any of those ‘what will they go with?!’ scenarios.

Sounds like a good deal to me. (!)

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May 29, 2012 | 04:12 PM | 1 note
Royal Fashion Find- Jubilee Weekend
On Tuesday the whole of the UK/world will be going wild as the Queen will be partying the day away to celebrate her 60 years on the throne. Considering that only one other ruler has succeeded in doing this within the boundaries of British history (ie- the legend that was Queen Victoria and her lengthy rule of 63 years and 7 months) it really is quite the event to celebrate!
Union Jack, this is your time to shine my friend! The above four pieces are all from the British high street, so you won’t be needing a royal budget for this one. Bring on the celebrations, that’s what I say!
From L-R: Top: AX Paris at nelly.com, Leggings: River Island, Wellies: Topshop, Bralet: Topshop, 

Royal Fashion Find- Jubilee Weekend

On Tuesday the whole of the UK/world will be going wild as the Queen will be partying the day away to celebrate her 60 years on the throne. Considering that only one other ruler has succeeded in doing this within the boundaries of British history (ie- the legend that was Queen Victoria and her lengthy rule of 63 years and 7 months) it really is quite the event to celebrate!

Union Jack, this is your time to shine my friend! The above four pieces are all from the British high street, so you won’t be needing a royal budget for this one. Bring on the celebrations, that’s what I say!

From L-R: Top: AX Paris at nelly.com, Leggings: River IslandWellies: TopshopBralet: Topshop

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May 18, 2012 | 03:26 PM | 2 notes
'Fashion Find'- River Island's Leopard Print Loafers
A good few years ago I bought myself a white pair of brogues in Topshop, and to cut a long story short they were an amazing hunk of a shoe and one of my favourite pairs, ever. They’re so versatile, and they practically go with everything within the Laura-drobe. Unfortunately they’re starting to look past their best now, so over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to find a worthy substitute and this is where these beauties come in!
Forgive my enthusiasm, but when I saw these little loafers on River Island's online store earlier today, I was smitten! Print's are big news this year, and when's white not 'in' over the Summer months? Really, these shoes are perfect. Let's hope we get some good weather over the next few weeks- I want to go out and restock my summer wear (and buy a new pair of white shoes, come to think of it…)
To have a closer look at River Island’s latest loafers, you can- here.

'Fashion Find'- River Island's Leopard Print Loafers

A good few years ago I bought myself a white pair of brogues in Topshop, and to cut a long story short they were an amazing hunk of a shoe and one of my favourite pairs, ever. They’re so versatile, and they practically go with everything within the Laura-drobe. Unfortunately they’re starting to look past their best now, so over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to find a worthy substitute and this is where these beauties come in!

Forgive my enthusiasm, but when I saw these little loafers on River Island's online store earlier today, I was smitten! Print's are big news this year, and when's white not 'in' over the Summer months? Really, these shoes are perfect. Let's hope we get some good weather over the next few weeks- I want to go out and restock my summer wear (and buy a new pair of white shoes, come to think of it…)

To have a closer look at River Island’s latest loafers, you can- here.

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May 15, 2012 | 10:11 AM | 5 notes
Fashion Find- Primark Summer ‘12
InStyle have treated their online readers to a sneak peek of Primark’s Summer collection, and as a true bona fide High Street raider I’ve picked out the best of the bunch for you.
I don’t think any of the above items look like they’re from Primark (which is really the aim of the game, right?) so frankly, I’m impressed. I reckon a trip to Primark is in order, asap!
Items L-R, High to Low: Bag: £6, Tie Dye top: £6, Sunglasses: £2, Sandals: £10, Rucksack: £9, Dress: £15

Fashion Find- Primark Summer ‘12

InStyle have treated their online readers to a sneak peek of Primark’s Summer collection, and as a true bona fide High Street raider I’ve picked out the best of the bunch for you.

I don’t think any of the above items look like they’re from Primark (which is really the aim of the game, right?) so frankly, I’m impressed. I reckon a trip to Primark is in order, asap!

Items L-R, High to Low: Bag: £6, Tie Dye top: £6, Sunglasses: £2, Sandals: £10, Rucksack: £9, Dress: £15

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May 10, 2012 | 10:00 AM | 2 notes
Fashion Find- Neon Jeans at New Look
The first step of dealing with an obsession is admitting it to all, right? Right. So here goes- I’m obsessed with neon. But to be honest you probably all know that, as most of my ‘Fashion Finds’ over the last few weeks have been centred around the stuff! Maybe it’s my way of expressing my extreme desire to escape from this god awful English weather? (Yeah, we’ll go with that one…)
The worst part about my latest obsession is I still (repeat: still) haven’t found my first neon purchase of the year. Maybe these New Look neon jeans could do the trick? Not only will they be perfect for festival season- as lets face it, it doesn’t look like the sun will be with us anytime soon, but they’re also a massive statement and something which will see you through to late Autumn ‘12. I’m gunning for the purple dyed affair on the far left, but what ones are your favourite? Will any of you be neon-ing it up with Summer?

Fashion Find- Neon Jeans at New Look

The first step of dealing with an obsession is admitting it to all, right? Right. So here goes- I’m obsessed with neon. But to be honest you probably all know that, as most of my ‘Fashion Finds’ over the last few weeks have been centred around the stuff! Maybe it’s my way of expressing my extreme desire to escape from this god awful English weather? (Yeah, we’ll go with that one…)

The worst part about my latest obsession is I still (repeat: still) haven’t found my first neon purchase of the year. Maybe these New Look neon jeans could do the trick? Not only will they be perfect for festival season- as lets face it, it doesn’t look like the sun will be with us anytime soon, but they’re also a massive statement and something which will see you through to late Autumn ‘12. I’m gunning for the purple dyed affair on the far left, but what ones are your favourite? Will any of you be neon-ing it up with Summer?

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May 01, 2012 | 04:21 PM |
Fashion Find- Topshop’s ‘Lassie’ Wedges
If the name of the latest Topshop high riser ‘Lassie’ is anything to go by, then you can trust that these wedges are going to be faithful, loyal subjects (to your ever so royal feet). Not only that, but you’ll be able to take them for walks, and they can be your new best friend! Who needs diamonds eh? Not sure they’ll be able to keep you warm at night though. Oops…
I’m going to be bold and say that the Lassie’s are a great investment. Why? Well firstly they’re ‘only’ £55 and they’re made of leather so you know you’re going to get bang for your buck, aka- they shouldn’t fall apart and/or itch your feet like a plague of locusts like some other shoes I’ve bought in the past. They’re neutral toned, which means you’ll be able to partner them with almost anything come the summer, and last but not least- they’re HIGH. 6 inches. And that my friends is what I want to see when I purchase a heel. Or wedge for that matter.
So the Lassie gets a thumbs up from me! Consider your latest Fashion Find, found. Will you be looking out for the Lassie around your local Topshop store?

Fashion Find- Topshop’s ‘Lassie’ Wedges

If the name of the latest Topshop high riser ‘Lassie’ is anything to go by, then you can trust that these wedges are going to be faithful, loyal subjects (to your ever so royal feet). Not only that, but you’ll be able to take them for walks, and they can be your new best friend! Who needs diamonds eh? Not sure they’ll be able to keep you warm at night though. Oops…

I’m going to be bold and say that the Lassie’s are a great investment. Why? Well firstly they’re ‘only’ £55 and they’re made of leather so you know you’re going to get bang for your buck, aka- they shouldn’t fall apart and/or itch your feet like a plague of locusts like some other shoes I’ve bought in the past. They’re neutral toned, which means you’ll be able to partner them with almost anything come the summer, and last but not least- they’re HIGH. 6 inches. And that my friends is what I want to see when I purchase a heel. Or wedge for that matter.

So the Lassie gets a thumbs up from me! Consider your latest Fashion Find, found. Will you be looking out for the Lassie around your local Topshop store?

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April 26, 2012 | 12:32 PM |
My High St Picks- (From) Primark
As of pre- 25th of April, I had been going through a bit of a ‘new clothes’ drought. I hadn’t bought anything for what felt like months, and after an unlucky set of shopping trips which reaped no gain, I was getting restless. Of course I relish retail therapy as much as the next person, but I enjoy it even more when I end up with achy wrists due to the sheer amount of  strength required to drag my bits and pieces home. That, my friends is when I know I’ve done well.
Now I won’t claim that I had the most successful shopping trip of all time yesterday, as my best friend and I only bought things in Primark, but we did manage to bag some gems. First things first the Primark I’m casually dropping into conversation just so happens to be the mother of all Primark’s (aka, Oxford Circus) which is literally the busiest shop on the planet. Within five seconds I felt overcome with sardine syndrome and making your way through crowds of clothes with a trillion others isn’t exactly a laugh a minute. But, what made the trip so worthwhile were these BEA-UTIFUL parrot leggings. Have you ever seen such a delight in your life?! Answer: no.

Apologies for the tiny photo, Photobucket decided to shite all over my dreams with this one.
I had to take a punt and buy the things as the queue for the changing room was beyond belief (picture: me, best friend attempting to find a vacant mirror, trying on tops over our tops to decide what to buy? Hilarous yet not so pretty sight) but they exceeded my expectations completely. 1) They’re not see through. No pant preview for you lot, I’m afraid. 2) The parrot is positioned on the leg SO expertly that you look like an actual walking talking zoo and 3) They’re so fun to wear. Like, seriously fun! 
As soon as Club Tropicana weather decides to overcome these dodgy April Showers then a ‘Today I’m Wearing’ post will be up here like a shot, you mark my words. Until then, an (equally) dodgy floor shot will unfortunately have to do. So, the dets. These leggings were £6- which is officially a big, fat bargain, and the teal men’s hoodie, which is so very, very soft was only £12. Score. 
So, my advice for today? Head to Primark, and get yourself your own aviary/zoo. These leggings will be whipped out all over the summer months for me, that’s for sure!

My High St Picks- (From) Primark

As of pre- 25th of April, I had been going through a bit of a ‘new clothes’ drought. I hadn’t bought anything for what felt like months, and after an unlucky set of shopping trips which reaped no gain, I was getting restless. Of course I relish retail therapy as much as the next person, but I enjoy it even more when I end up with achy wrists due to the sheer amount of  strength required to drag my bits and pieces home. That, my friends is when I know I’ve done well.

Now I won’t claim that I had the most successful shopping trip of all time yesterday, as my best friend and I only bought things in Primark, but we did manage to bag some gems. First things first the Primark I’m casually dropping into conversation just so happens to be the mother of all Primark’s (aka, Oxford Circus) which is literally the busiest shop on the planet. Within five seconds I felt overcome with sardine syndrome and making your way through crowds of clothes with a trillion others isn’t exactly a laugh a minute. But, what made the trip so worthwhile were these BEA-UTIFUL parrot leggings. Have you ever seen such a delight in your life?! Answer: no.

Apologies for the tiny photo, Photobucket decided to shite all over my dreams with this one.

I had to take a punt and buy the things as the queue for the changing room was beyond belief (picture: me, best friend attempting to find a vacant mirror, trying on tops over our tops to decide what to buy? Hilarous yet not so pretty sight) but they exceeded my expectations completely. 1) They’re not see through. No pant preview for you lot, I’m afraid. 2) The parrot is positioned on the leg SO expertly that you look like an actual walking talking zoo and 3) They’re so fun to wear. Like, seriously fun! 

As soon as Club Tropicana weather decides to overcome these dodgy April Showers then a ‘Today I’m Wearing’ post will be up here like a shot, you mark my words. Until then, an (equally) dodgy floor shot will unfortunately have to do. So, the dets. These leggings were £6- which is officially a big, fat bargain, and the teal men’s hoodie, which is so very, very soft was only £12. Score.

So, my advice for today? Head to Primark, and get yourself your own aviary/zoo. These leggings will be whipped out all over the summer months for me, that’s for sure!

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