Sunday, 1 September 2013

DEVOTED TO DUNE

My four week internship has flown by - can't quite believe it is all over! After my time at The Dune Group I am 100% certain that fashion PR is the route I want to embark on once graduated next may!

I have learnt so much from all the daily tasks I had responsibility of,interacting with the amazing PR team and learning the ins and outs of how the public relations affects and evolves the brands!

The Press office team generously allowed me to choose anything from store as a 'thank you' present for the time spent there. Being sensible and thinking ahead, I decided on some winter boots as the chosen item! Despite the fact that I am typing this post whilst sitting in the sun on my balcony, I cannot WAIT to wear these beauties and team them with big chunky knits and fur accessories!

So, in homage to my AMAZING experience at The Dune Group press offices I want to share with you my new patent black boots and some of my favourite picks from Dunes A/W'13 collection:









(Pictures from: Dune.co.uk)

Saturday, 31 August 2013

SW4 OUTFIT ALERT


My bank holiday saturday consisted of facing the rain and enjoying impersonating a little drowned rat! That sounds terrible but I was actually at SW4 festival on Clapham Common! Despite the revolting English weather, I went prepared - Wellington boots, an oversized raincoat and an umbrella, which of course within minutes got dumped.

To my horror I woke up on saturday, now being used to the sunny summer days, to torrential rain! Well this brought an extreme sadness to my hours of outfit buying the previous day!!! 

Ok, so I sound like an absolute drama queen, but the rain had completely put a downer on things! My outfit now had to somehow co-ordinate with black wellies and a raincoat! Princess strop over, I tried to work the 'drenched girl' look. 

So, i went for a Forever 21 white and black checked shirt, a racy black leather bralet from Zara and some vintage Levis denim shorts I've had for a while! For accessories i went with a chunky worn gold 'penny' necklace from H&M, a vintage black Levis belt and my Karen Millen black and gold studded cross over bag. That sounds all well and good, huh?! I then had to chuck in a raincoat which i rolled the sleeves up on and some plain black wellies which shielded me from mud covered legs!

I now regret my tantrum as SW4 in the rain turned out to be one of my favourite days of the summer! And who can't deny that it is slightly liberating dancing in the rain, right?! 


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

FOREVER AND ALWAYS



well, not only am I doing a fancy internship with The Dune Group, it is positioned just off one of the biggest, most exciting shopping meccas in the world... Oxford Street!! Some may say I should revel in this and take it all in, but my bank account just can't take much more!!!!

When I attended the Fashion Retail Academy three years ago, I couldn't believe my luck that I was studying at a college just round the corner from the coveted Topshop flagship store and the infamous Selfridges but I soon learnt the lessons of restraint... Something I haven't picked up so quickly this time round!

So enough with sounding like a boring, penniless, struggling student, I want to show you my recent purchase (of course.. When have i ever not got a new purchase?!) from Forever 21, my second favourite fast fashion - I couldn't place anyone above Zara now, could i?!

Forever 21, originally from the US, currently has 7 stores here in the UK - I have only visited the Oxford Street one which dons an AMAZING accessories lounge fit for a Princess of bargain buying!!

I couldn't deny my wrists and fingers of this gorgeous black and gold studded cuff (which can be stretched smaller or bigger depending on your wrist size) and this cute dainty '&' sign gold ring! 

Let me know what you think..


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

THE BAD BLOGGER IS ME!


Aaaaannndd the Worst Blogger Ever Award goes to... MYSELF! Sorry sorry sorry! I have been so busy this last month that I have unfortunately neglected my blog!!

I do have a very good excuse though, I promise! So, I have had the amazing opportunity to intern with The Dune Group within their PR team! Lucky me!! As you can imagine, I have been non stop, commuting, and being a fully fledged fashion gal! Its extremely tiring but so rewarding, and of course trying to fit in a social life aroud my internship is a job in itself!

I am now going to ensure i do NOT make it nearly a MONTH (ahhh, makes me feel even worse typing that word!) where i haven't blogged!

Here are some pictures of recent outfits and places I have visited over the past 3 weeks..




Sunday, 28 July 2013

WISH ME A BONE

eBay... Where to start, you definitely either love it or you hate it! I'm slowly coming around to it again, with the aggressive bidding wars becoming a little to much for me I had some eBay time out!

So, as you can tell I'm a lover of jewellery (or as my Boyfriend puts it - a lover of spending money) but thankfully this little purchase was a bargain! An absolute one at that, HEL-LO £1.99 for a gorgeous gold wishbone necklace.

I obviously didn't have £50 lying around to splash out on the 'Dogeared' equivalent (wish must I add was out of stock on Asos even if I had wanted to!) so I headed to eBay. The resemblance is uncanny - the necklace even came with the small wishbone message!! I think this purchase is going to turn me into a serial eBay spender again... Uh oh!


Monday, 22 July 2013

VIOLET FEVER


My trip to H&M in my lunch breaks never bodes well for my empty bank balance, but i'm a sucker for a bargain - I mean, lets be honest, who isn't? When I see that red and white reduced sticker, my little fashion focused heart jumps! Ahhh I can't resist, but thankfully this time I left the store with only two new purchases - good going for me!

I decided on a cute violet and cream floral pair of trousers and a new pair of jeans. With this beautiful weather still looming I wanted some fresh and colourful trousers to brighten up my work outfits, and i'm still into my summer pastels so this was the perfect choice! Plus, they looked great with all my smart jackets!

The jeans - ahh! So, i'm a jeans kinda girl, in the winter I live in them, i like to dress them down with smart black riding boots or converse and then in the evening pair them with some court heels. I think jeans are the most versatile garment in a girls wardrobe - THE staple. From working at River Island throughout my teens, wearing jeans were our work uniform and I fell in love with their cut and the way they fit my figure. Because I wear them so often I start to form a very sad and embarrassing bond with them. 

After stupidly allowing my Boyfriend to teach me the correct technique of squats, whilst wearing my jeans.. I of course split them! It wasn't the fact that I had to pay for another pair it was the trauma of jean shopping and trying to find another perfect fit! I went straight to River Island and was devastated to find that all the skinny jeans were just not same cut at the top, as my previous pair. After getting my strop on many a times whilst shopping, I finally found the ones, and in H&M which I was extremely surprised at considering I always believed their denim jean sizing and shapes were always unflattering!! Well at £15 how could I go wrong?




Thursday, 18 July 2013

PICTURE PERFECT

So i'm one for documenting my life through pictures - it's not about boasting or fabricating events. It's all about showing people what makes you happy and expressing your personality through an art form - photography.


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

WIRELESS!

On saturday I went to Wireless festival with all my Uni girls. I had such a dilemma with my outfit - working full time meant I just didn't have time to plan an outfit or go shopping. I ended up running like Usain Bolt in and out of H&M and River Island. 

I managed to get a lime green silky camisole from River Island for only £10! I was happy my panic stricken 'try on EVERYTHING and hope for the best' philosophy had worked!

I teamed the lime green cami with some orange shorts from H&M and black accessories! The weather was so gorgeous which meant i managed to get away with my bright traffic like outfit! Well when else can you wear these colours together if its not at a festival in the sunshine?!

I wore black converse, my black chanel 2.55 (which killed my shoulder must I add!) and an Urban Outfitters black and gold 'peace' belt. I kept my jewellery really minimal with a chain bracelet and some skinny gold rings.

Here are some pictures of the day: