Fashion

5 Bikinis

Summer Time is coming and getting that ultimate bikini body seems to be as ever high on us ladies priorities list. *SPOILER ALERT* for this post – there are a few breasts and bottoms included but that is solely for the purpose of showing the bikini as not many sites displays bikinis these days without anyone in them.

My little collection of favourites spans from fitted to fitting for the occasion. Personally I prefer swimwear to fit me properly on the upper half as otherwise there is potential for disasters of epic proportions to happen. Freya and Fantasie generally fit the bill with a little Panache on the side so sit back, relax and check out these bad boys.

Oh and there is one little surprise in there that costs far too much but looks amazing! Can you see it!

1-4 bikinis

1. Betty Underwired Frill Bandeau Bikini Top £31 by Cleo for Panache at Figleaves

2. Betty Bikini £16 by Cleo at Figleaves (Also comes in Aquamarine)

3. ASOS CURVE Spot Bandeau Bikini Top £16 at ASOS

4. ASOS Curve Bikini Bottom In Spot Print £12 at ASOS

dion bikini selfridges

5. Dion Lee Filter spine-twist Bikini £385 at Selfridges 

flowers and dots

6. Dreamer Bikini with Tie Side bottom £59 (Both top & bottom) by Freya at Bravissimo

7. Coral and Cream Spot Bikini £34 at Topshop

Don’t you just love them!

Coming up soon – The Ultimate Juice!

27 Dresses

No, not the Katherine Heigl Movie although that is a pretty good chick flick!

This post is about 27 dresses (ok you got me on that one!) from Saturday night out on the town to Sunday morning brunch with the girls.

From high street to high-priced there is something for everyone, even the vintage lovers amongst us!

High Priced High Street

1. Burddy Colourful Canary Print Dress, £149 - Ted Baker

2. Jacquard Collared Dress, £250 – Karen Millen

3. Laura Dress, £135 - Coast

4. Beaded V Neck Dress, £169 – Biba

5. Vita Short Dress, £135 – Coast

High Street Haven

1. Eiffel Tower Print Sleeveless Dress, £24.99 – H&M

2. Chi Chi Mint Dress High Neck Lace Front Prom Dress, £49.99 – New Look

3. Blue Bird Print Border Puff Sleeve Dress, £19.99 – New Look

4. Voulez Vous Collar Daisy Chain Dress, £24 - George for Asda

5. Limited Edition Drop Waist Dress, £28 – Florence & Fred

A Touch of Vintage

1. Red Swan Print Day Dress, £35 - Lady Vintage London

2. Goa Print Button Back Dress, £60 - Love Ur Look

3. Vanilla Sky Day Dress, £35 - Lady Vintage London

4. Beautiful White Butterfly Tea Dress, £50 – Lady Vintage London

5. Green Birdcage Hepburn Dress, £50 – Lady Vintage London

It may seem that I have only looked at one store however they were my absolute favourites from a large selection. For more dresses check out Collectif, Love Ur Look (For more!), Tatyanna, Vivenne of Holloway – some of which I will be featuring in another post about dresses that I simply NEED in my life!

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

1. G21 St George’s Flag Lips Midi Dress, £10 – George for Asda

2. Spring Silhouette Jersey Dress, £55 – French Connection

3. Mint Long Maxi Dress, £14.99 at H&M

4. Sweatshirt Dress, £12.99 at H&M

5. Jersey Maxi Dress, £12.99 at H&M

Once again there seems to be a dominant brand in this little collection – this is partly due to H&M having amazingly comfortable lounge clothes!

Twinkle Twinkle

1. Caree Sheer Floral Dress, £299 - Ted Baker

2. Bandeau Waterfall Dress, £58 – Lipsy

3. Andrica Short Dress, £75.00 – Coast

4. Melanie Maxi Dress, £250 – Coast

5. Brompton Full Length Dress, £295 – Phase Eight

Personally for evening dresses Coast are the go to brand – I am sure there are plenty of others out there as you can see. However they know how to make a well-fitting garment and seem to get it right 99% of the time.

coast and lips faves

1. Fabia Embroidered Fit And Flare Dress, £160 – Phase Eight

2. Kardashian Halter Pencil Dress, £85 – Lipsy

If you had to pick one (Just one!) which one would it be?!

AW14 Coast

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the press day for Coast in central London. Not only was the sun shining and moods lifted but the clothes were absolutely spectacular. The displays were extremely aesthetically pleasing and there were even Elderflower coolers to sip whilst browsing the new collection. I have already pretty much bankrupted myself for AW with regards to the clothes you are about to see. As I said before SPECTACULAR. Check out a few of things that caught my eye.

wrapping up warm

all the leaves are brown

late bloomers

day and night

50shades of blue

This last set of pictures are my favourites – I love the different shades of blue as they all seem to compliment each other so well. My favourite being the deep electric blue skirt shown to me kindly by one of the girls at the day. She looked amazing and made me wish even more that my waist was a little less shapely! Despite only being in two rooms there were a lot of clothes on show and some of which I will definitely be hoping that I can afford!

Lastly before I leave you I would like to say a massive thank you to Coast for having me and Catherine and an even bigger thank you for our press pack and goody envelope.

10 Skirts

Payday Treat or In Budget?

Summer is coming and legs are being shaved, waxed and preened to high heaven to get ready for the days when a skirt and top are all you need for the day and night ahead. There are plenty of skirts out there on offer however there are some pretty big price differences. Being of the mind that affordable is better that all depends on your lifestyle, choices and of course bank balance. Below are a selection of  five skirts that I would consider buying with both high-end and high street prices. Check them out and let me know what you would buy!

Gingham

With regards to these skirts I have to say I prefer to call on my best friend and get a skirt that is fitted just for me – she is a whizz on the sewing machine and doesn’t claim to be the next Donatella but she has fashioned a few old sheets into some pretty cool outfits! (Catherine)

top50midiskirts_gl_may14_53Gingham Calf Midi Skirt, £48 at Topshop

Black and white gingham midi skirt £12.00

Black and White gingham midi skirt, £12 at Primark

P/Leather

Leather flippy skirt karen millen £350
Leather Flippy Skirt, £350 at Karen Millen
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Only Black Leather-Look Quilted Skater Skirt, £34.99 (ON SALE for £14) at New Look

Print

Palm tree print full skirt £99 karen millen
Palm Tree Print Full Skirt, £99 at Karen Millen
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Blue Miami Palm Print Sheer Midi Skirt, £19.99 at New Look

White

 

cozette skirt £85 coast

Cozette Skirt, £85 at Coast

ivory skirt £55Ivory Calf Vinyl Skirt, £55 at Topshop

Florals

Ted Baker Muirin Floral Print Skirt £139 ted baker

Muirin Floral Print Skirt, £139 at Ted Baker

white floral print pleated skater skirt new look £17.99

White Floral Print Pleated Skater Skirt, £17.99 at New Look

So there you have it ladies 10 Skirts at very different budget ends. Which would you buy if you had the choice? Are there any other items of clothing that you have your eye on but are finding it difficult to part with your hard-earned cash and hoping to find a cheaper alternative?