28 Jun 2011

Inspire me!

Things that are inspiring me this week include: nautical inspired dresses (time to pull out my own, made just for me by a good friend), socks and sandals (stylish geek chic at it's very best), blush tones, chiffon midi-length skirts, slightly out of focus photographs of flowers, and classic leather strapped/gold linked watches, the more the merrier.

Images clockwise from top left: It girl rag doll, san francisco style x2, stylelike u sarah sophie flicker, la min ya net, via the flower girl

23 Jun 2011

Style Suduko

style suduko

Current inspiration: plain jersey, chinos, floaty skirts, denim overall dresses, two-tone satchels, flat sandals, gold watches and statement rings.

White jersey - Topshop Boutique, chiffon skirt - Topshop, gold watch - Michael Kors, brown sandals - Topshop, ring - Topshop, denim overall dress - APC, chinos - Topshop, grey jersey - Splendid, satchel - Topshop

Charlotte Ortholary

I can't get enough of Charlotte Ortholary's retro inspired photography. Pretty pastel shades, awesome use of light and shadows and exquisite framing. Lovely stuff.

Discovered via Cali vintage's rather excellent tumblr

Summer Sun

Daydreamin' of a humid summer spent exploring old towns, jumping off jetty's into the sea and writing postcards home in the shade. I need to book a holiday in the sun, who wants to come?

lemon blond, feelings for something lost, lemon blond, sophie olivia lily, feelings for something lost, sophie olivia lily

21 Jun 2011

Style Like U

The girl's featured on stylelikeu are true individuals when it comes to the way that they dress. More is definately more, with layers of long, languid dresses, socks and staggeringly high sandals, sequinned boleros and glistening jewelery. Why be boring?

scout willis, preetma singh, lizzie brandt, ashley jayne meyers, lindsey thornburg

18 Jun 2011

Street Style Stars

Currently inspired by bare legs, long skirts, stripes, muted colours with splashes of brights and chunky sandals.

natalie hartley wears, mr newton, natalie hartley wears, lucy laucht, mr newton, klover, the style scout, the sart, what i wore, raspberry and red

17 Jun 2011

Autumn's come early

I don't feel inspired to dress in flimsy summer dresses and bright colours whilst the weather is so dull and dismal. Instead, I am already looking to autumn. A colour palette of burnt orange, camel, forest green and black seems more appropriate. Long pleated skirts, silk blouses, long-sleeved dresses and oversized cardigans feel very now when braved with bare legs.

Clockwise from top left: fancy treehouse, anne bernecker, via so much to tell you, stockholm street style

Lucy in Disguise

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Harvey Nichols Manchester launch of Lucy in Disguise. Lily Allen and sister Sarah Owen were interviewed by Emma Doyle of Manchester Fashion Network; answering questions about the inspiration behind the collection, their personal style icons and the future of the brand. Delicious cocktails and delectable lollicakes were served to the audience, as Gramophone DJs played retro records and the stylish guests scrambled to get a closer look at the dresses.

Lily modelled the blue smock dress 'Haight-Ashbury' (named after the infamous San Francisco district) whilst Sarah smouldered in the 'Jitterbug' party dress.

15 Jun 2011

Celine Resort 2012

In love with the simple lines, clean-cut shapes, awesome colour palette and work-wear-worthy Celine Resort 2012 collection

14 Jun 2011

On My Mind Today

Images clockwise from top left - Fieldguided, The Sartorialist, Martijn Savenije, Lucy Williams shot by Vanessa Jackman

Colour Pop

Clockwise from top left - Celine, Tibi, Acne, Stella McCartney, Stella McCartney, Acne

The Resort collections are timed to perfection. Just as the temperatures begin to soar, we are treated to a fresh burst of inspiration for dressing in warmer weather. Whilst I am perfectly happy in my off-duty style of vintage summer dresses and an expanding collection of long pleated skirts, my summer workwear wardrobe leaves much to be inspired, and the Resort collections have given me food for thought.

Bursts of bright colours are sticking around for the significant future, evolving with a slight sixties Modish vibe. One or two colourful pieces teamed with crisp white and polished black create a strong Pop-art inspired colour palette. Long sleeved bold blouses neatly tucked into high-waisted pencil skirts create an office outfit with personality. Alternatively, flip the look ala Celine and roll up the sleeves of a starched white shirt; paired with belted trousers in hues of fuschia, aqua or tangerine.

11 Jun 2011

Daisy Chain


Daydreaming of picnics in the sunshine in fields filled with daisies.

White cropped tshirt - ALC, grey jersey jumper - APC, green pleated maxi skirt - Michael Kors, black clogs- Swedish Hasbeens, white sunglasses - Prada, wicker and chain bag - Modcloth, green ring - Forzieri, wide brimmed sun hat - Melissa Odabash

5 Jun 2011

Five Favourites- June

1. Interesting Colour Combinations

Colour is exciting at the moment. No matter how you wear it - bright pops against a muted background, clashing shades, head to toe hues - Colour is big news in the fashion world. The most initiative colour combinations are those that are daring and bold and defy the obvious. Red and peach. Sea-foam-green and orange. Baby blue and coral. Keep colour to three pieces maximum and pair with simple black, white or tan, to keep yourself from looking like you exploded out of a paint box. Keep hair and make-up simple, save for an eye-poppingly bright lip.

image via capture the castle via the corner shop blog

2. Tales of Endearment

Written by Natalie Joos, this charming blog follows a format which seems to be increasing in popularity - the author photographing her fashionable subjects in the comfort of their own homes and interviewing them in a relaxed manner. 'Tales of' is one of the leaders of it's genre, profiling a mix of America-aboding, uber cool girls in predominately vintage ensembles. Check it out.

3. Analogue holiday snaps

After shooting four rolls of film myself whilst visiting Berlin, I am now trawling the Blogosphere for other peoples holiday photographs. Hilary Boles' dreamy recent images from a vacation in Paris fit the bill perfectly. I am now planning further trips this year where I can further learn to use my camera.

4. Photographs of girls in galleries.

There's just something about a picture of someone looking at a picture that i adore.

Images by Little Miss Lime and Fieldguided

5. Emily Weiss' style

Not only does the girl edit and write a highly successful, pioneering beauty blog, she's also seriously stylish herself. The pale blue Equipment shirt, red ballet pumps, roomy tote bag and palest green nail polish are now all on my ever-expanding Wish List.

Image by The Coveteur for Vogue online