Friday, 29 April 2011

She Likes ... A Fascinator

After the Royal Wedding extravaganza there is one thing that stands out - seeing all the wedding guests in their amazing outfits! The best part (apart from the dress of course) is people watching to see who is there and what their wearing - and what they've got on their head!! Weddings are one of the only times other than graduation that we can walk around with something ridiculous on our heads and it seems normal!

The understated look - This is probably for the girl who is new to fascinators and needs something simple and classy. Love this John Lewis one as you dont need to worry about clips and hair slides!

The posh hat look - Its not quite a hat and its not quite a fascinator - but it looks fab and makes you stand out from the crowd! Love this one Zara Phillips is wearing below for Wills and Kate's wedding, she must have spotted this one from Accessorize and got her own just like it!

The floral look - The is perfect for everyone as every wedding outfit looks fab with some floral accessories! This one is for the slightly braver girl who is happy to balance  something a bit larger on her head but there are loads of smaller flower slides and clips as well! This one from Very is perfect in neutral colours! (and a bit of a bargain!)

Thursday, 28 April 2011

She Likes ... Painted Shoes

Love these paintings by Linda Boucher displayed along Brighton beach outside her shop! Perfect for any shoe or art lover! Just want them all!!

Monday, 25 April 2011

She Likes ... Brighton

A few snaps from a little bank holiday trip to Brighton! Such a lovely place full of little boutiques, sea side shops and cafes!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

She Likes ... Good Weather

With all this (unexpected) nice weather my wardrobe as been feeling a little unprepared and as ever I am left wondering - what did i wear last summer?? But with funds tight and any spare money being saved for holidays, days out and planning summer activities - an easy - money friendly hot weather wardrobe is needed! Luckily there are loads of lovely tops on the high street for affordable prices - and with a revival of last years denim shorts - I think I might have cracked it!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

She Likes ... Maxi Dresses

Its that time of year again when the shops are flooded with holiday shops, bikinis and maxi dresses - and after spending far too much time online wondering which to buy, i have compiled a little list of the best!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

She Likes ... Mulberry Pink

Looking for a new summer bag? Need something that will last more than a few wears? Look no further - Mulberry have some amazing pastel pink bags perfect for summer! Loving the Sofia Messenger bag with a drawstring and toggle but at £460 it doesn't come cheap! Save the pennies!

Monday, 18 April 2011

She Likes ... Curvy Style

Loving Adele's style atm, she's such a great ambassador for curvier ladies always looking great! Fab outfit below and a few pieces I found to recreate the look - especially love the ring from Daisy and Eve at Evans - perfect to glam up any outfit!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

She Likes ... Espadrilles (alot)

If you dont have a pair of these this summer you are missing out!!! Heres a few of the best!

Friday, 15 April 2011

She Likes ...Julien Macdonald

Loving this Julien Macdonald dress from his AW11 preview - the intricate embroidery and ruffles make this a dress to feel a million (trillion) dollars in!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

She Likes ... Kate Spade

A few more snaps from the AW preview - love love Kate Spade's new collection! Fab colours, a mix of pinks, reds, limes and sky blue make up a fresh look to brighten any wardrobe! 

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

She Likes ... Paris

A dream weekend destination deserves a dream outfit! All we need now is some cheese and wine! Love this Topshop skirt and Miss Selfridge top - perfect for day in the sun and a bit of sightseeing! The wedges are perhaps not the most practical footwear but I couldn't resist - who needs sensible shoes anyway!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

She Likes ... Shoes

Heres a few more snaps from the AW preview show!

Ermanno Scervino's collection of shoes are amazing! So many colours and amazing styles! Love these above with the contrast binding, splatter prints and a flash of yellow! Other key colours from the collection were: gold, black, cream, red, metallic teal and pink.

The Tucker shoes looked fab in pastel colours back with tan and cream. Love the ice cream pinks and yellows! Here they have used vintage inspired shapes and apply fresh colours and prints for up to date classic styles.

Kate Spade was all about the girly glam with glitter heels and satin bows - gold trims and party pinks were complimented by mirrored tiles, pearls and pretty dresses. The girly feel still had a hand made edge with tea cups, make up bagss and dishes is softer colours along side the key brights - love this range!

Friday, 8 April 2011

She Likes ... Tracey Neuls Shoes

Its always exiting discovering new shops but when they are right on your door step and sell amazing shoes - its worth shouting about! Tracey Neuls is a little boutique just up from Bond Street selling Tracey's collection TN_29. The interior of the shop is refreshingly spacious however there seems to be so much to look at - wooden tables and chairs were laid for a dinner of shoes and strawberries! The AW collection shows a new take on shape and texture with a mix of leather, wood and rubber in a range of styles including anckle boots and brogues - which are amazing! One of the first things you notice about the shoes is how comfortable they look - not sure whether its the soft leathers or the built in support but I'm sure these are shoes that will never rub or hurt after a day on your feet! Sign me up!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

She Likes ... Jonathan Saunders AW Preview

Today I was lucky enough to go along to the Starworks AW11 show and one of my absolute favorites was the pieces by Jonathan Saunders - the colours, as you can see below are fab - with a mix of neon brights and neutrals the collection has depth across range! The geo prints in brights sit back with jackets that use a mixture of brushed fabrics and wovens.

Monday, 4 April 2011

She Likes ... Shades

Confused about what sunglasses to buy this summer? Are you looking to splash the cash or scrimp and save? Are you unsure whether you'll be rocking  60s sweetheart or 70s siren? Are you bored of alliteration?  - hopefully this will help!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

She Likes ... Spring Shoes

Absolutely love these spring shoes from office! Big paintbrush florals are perfect for this summer and a nice change from all the ditsy florals on the high street at the moment! PPQ also have a fab range in Office at the mo, a mixture of sailor stripes and platforms - there are even a few styles in velvet if you want to go for the modern vintage look!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

She Likes ... Upper Street London is possibly every girls dream come true! From the comfort of your living room you can design you own shoes and have them delivered to your door. Note this is not as simple as just picking black ones with silver buckles - you are given the opportunity to create your ideal shoes whether you like suede, studs or straps its all there! Perfect for occasions it seems Upper Street is popular for wedding outfits too as alot of their press coverage has been on the bridal circuit, so brides and bridezillas - you can now match your bridesmaides dresses and shoes perfectly! Hurray!  Best of all if you are struggling to find exactly what you want on the highstreet you no longer have to compromise on choice and if anyone asks where they are from you can say 'just one of my own designs!'.

Here is some of my designs - whats your favorite? ...


Friday, 1 April 2011

She Likes ... Boux

Theres a new lingerie shop in town and its looking like some serious competition for the likes of La Senza and M+S! Theo Paphitis' Boux Avenue opened today after much anticipation and sneak peaks on their blog over the last few weeks - and the whole collection does not disappoint! With lovely satins, ruffles, lace and basics there is something for everyone! They even stock sleepwear and loungewear with the swimwear still to come - I cant wait to see what they will have for us for the summer! Flagship stores are opening from today and over the next week in Bluewater, Lakeside, St Davids, The Trafford Centre and Meadowhall but I'm sure it wont be long before we see a few more pop up!