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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

New blog!

Please will all followers check out my brand new blog! It's called The Vintage Voyager, and I'm very excited about it as a concept so please have a look and be my first follower!
Thanks x

Sunday, 27 June 2010

WARNING!!!

Despite the fact I was feeling extremely poorly, yesterday I attended the Clothes Show. So, this means several things:
1) I will probably be ill for a few months after doing that, which means that...
2) I'll have to have EVEN MORE time off school (after about 3 hours the novelty wears off and you MISS being at school)which means that...
3) There will be a veryyy long blog post explaining and describing every detail of my purchases in intense and unnecessary detail.

Well that's something for you all to look forward to! :)

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Maxi fever

Maybe it's because I'm having some serious thigh issues at the moment (or should that be serious cupcake issues? It's close to an addiction.), or the wide range of designs available, but I feel like it's time for me to buy a great summer maxi.


I can't see any disadvantage: they look effortlessly cool even without accessories, there's NO issues with flashing, and they flatter everyone!


Here are some of my favourite looks on celebrities:

I do love a bit of tie-dye, and these maxi dress looks cool and summery, and suits Lauren and Vanessa's petite frames. Simple, wavy hair and a pendant necklace emphasize the simplicity of the look.

Hayden Panettiere proves that maxi dresses can suit short girls! Plain gladiators make for a casual, relaxed outfit.


The paisley print and long sleeves make for a 70s style hippy dress, with a waist tie to add definition.


However us normal people can also get a piece of the action, for a fraction of the price:
I love the Hawaiian-style print on this dress from Topshop for a very reasonable £30!


This is a sleek, pretty design: I love the lace detail around the neckline. From Oasis at Asos, £50.


Another Oasis creation,with a 70s look similar to Nicole Richie's style. I love the bluey-purple colour scheme, so I will definitely be picking this up the second I have £80 to spare :o

Peace out!
x

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Vintaaaaage, darling

Following my last post about Vintage festival, I decided to share with you some of the gorgeous vintage websites I've found online, because there's a few.


Firstly, Rokit.
There's eeeeeverything on Rokit, from leather trousers to soda syphons!
My favourite category is the playsuits/jumpsuit... so many lovely vintage items.


From top to bottom, prices are £35, £50 and £60.


Next up, Love Miss Daisy: the best place to go for 50s dresses. Here are my three favourites:




The bottom dress is my favourite, but is actually Laura Ashley from the 80s!
From top to bottom, the prices are £85, £75, £69.
I've heard that they also do some pretty stunning wedding dresses, but being 15, under no circumstances have I lusted over them. *ahem*. No way.

Freudian Slips Vintage has THE MOST AMAZING hair accessory I've ever seen:
This 1930s garland is so pretty, it would be perfect for a festival.
I also love this schoolgirl-style gingham dress, £95.




Revival is the best place to go for floral dresses, my favourite being this 70s maxi:
And it's only £22!


I love the print on this 70s sundress, which is also incredibly good value at just £18! Wow!

Yessssss this one is my favourite, probably due to my immature inclination for all things pink. It's 80s and is again a cheap £30!

Well, I hope you all go out and support these fabby little websites! See you soon :)
xxx

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Vintage at Goodwood

I loooove festivals... the music, the fashion, the camping, the crappy food...
Unfortunately, I'm only going to be going to one festival.
BUT it looks like it's heading to be one of the best ones of the year!
The idea being that it not only celebrates vintage music, but also art, fashion, film and design! Hence me being extremely and childishly excited.
And me being me, I feel the need to purchase a whole new wardrobe for this long-weekend event.
Sooo step in Frock Me! (No, not the show which I salivated over, the vintage fair which is held at the Corn Exchange in Brighton) and I have been busy buying mostly 50s dresses to make me look like a vintage princess on 13-15 August. (Well, that's the idea. In reality I'll be under-makeuped, under-washed and under-slept) Items include this tutu from Beyond Retro, which I totally feel like a ballerina in :D


As I'm writing this, and looking at the Vintage website I'm getting more and more excited.... as well as The Noisettes, one of my aforementioned big girl crushes (see Frocking Brilliant), PALOMA FAITH is going to perform. This literally MAKES MY LIFE.


Well that's all for now, but I'm stuck at home at the moment so expect a FLURRY of posts over the next couple of weeks!
Love you all! xxx

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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Topshop make up

I'm no make up reviewer, but in my opinion the Topshop make up looks pretty impressive. Using the site's virtual makeover, I conclude that the foundation offers perfect coverage, and the skin glow is really quite magical! I love the nail colours, my favourite being the two featured here: Gypsy Night and Bees Knees, and the eyeshadow combos: the one here is Midnight in Paris. I will definitely be checking them out in real life as soon as possible! If anyone has personal experience, feel free to comment with your own review!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Frocking brilliant!

One of my new favourite shows on TV: Frock me! So brilliant, and not only because the fashion blogger  who judged a section of the show (Selina, from The Flying Saucer) was wearing my new item in my wardrobe, the lace biker jacket (on the far right)! 


 I love Alexa Chung, and Henry Holland (although the lack of animation in his voice is unbelievable!) and they always seem to interview either my girl crushes (Olivia Palermo, Paloma Faith) or the people I love to hate (Taylor "I don't like people copying me yet I will take money to front a campaign for New Look" Momsen)


So this week, the look the Frock Me team talked about was Americana. It's been creeping upon us in many forms: cowboy, sporty chic, double denim, crop tops.... you see my point? 


Topshop really seem to be commandeering these looks on the British high street, with some really gorgeous items:
My friend has just bought this jacket and I can see why: it combines two of the trends, sporty and denim. £45.
Topshop have also adapted the typical American sports team tops:
 
































The vest is £16, the jumper £25 and the crop top £18. My favourite is the jumper, due to my current obsession with that mint green colour!










OMFG how amazing are these shorts? I really am in love with them, they're the coolest shorts I've ever seen IN MY LIFE!£32.
Another trend is varsity jackets: I can smugly say that I got hold of one from a vintage fair loooong before the trend surfaced! :D If you're not as cool as me however, one of the best ones available is coincidentally by Henry Holland at Debenhams, for £45.


One of the things I love about this trend is that it really is completely wide open to interpretation: you could go full on sportswear, just hint at a homage to the wild west or even just go for a simple crop top and jeans combo, and I certainly will be trying all three, and more, possibilities!

See y'all around :) xx


Tuesday, 4 May 2010

DON'T JUDGE ME!

Due to a series of unfortunate events, this Sunday my friends and I went to see 'The Last Song'. I could go into it now as I'm still pretty mad at Odeon, but I'm sure it would be so utterly boring that halfway through the first sentence you would all exit this page and never return.
During the film, instead of listening to the dialogue and getting caught up in the story, as usual I spent most of the film thinking about Miley Cyrus's various outfits. And I approved.




So as I am a gift sent from God for you, I've been searching online for some items to help you get Miley's look.
Urban Outfitters, now £7.99
Topshop, £35

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Holidayee

Due to my ridiculous excitement about summer, I'm loving the tropical trend that has been picked up by every last one of the high street stores!



River Island, £9.99

Oasis, £25

Topshop, £28
Happy holidays everybody! :D xxx



Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Bells and whistles! (without the bells)

I am enamoured by Whistles new collection. If only I could afford any of it. They've brilliantly adapted all of the best catwalk trends for us plebs,however my favourite two are their sporty chic and nautical. Here's why:
I loooove the cut, and the pockets and it's just the kind of dress that would look good with everything! The zigzag stripes update it, and as you can see it looks cool with just plimsolls and tied back hair!

I would be guilty of visual abuse if I wore these shorts, but for the taller, slimmer people out there they're perfect!

I looove the simplicity of this jumper dress, and the contrast of the orange and grey is great! The thing about sporty trends is that I tend to feel a bit of a fraud, giving how I do approximately 5 minutes of sport every week, but this dress is just sporty enough, without looking like I'm actually about to exercise! This blue dress is also perfect, and is my favourite of the bunch which is really saying something. I don't even know whether it would count as sporty, but in my opinion it is: the zip, the elasticated waist and the loose material mean it definitely qualifies as sporty chic in my books. What do you think?

As well as these gorgeous, bang on-trend dresses, Whistles also do loads of other lovelies to tempt us all!

With the risk of sounding like the PR for Whistles, I urge you, if you have the money, BUY STUFF!
Okthanksbye.

Monday, 15 March 2010

iiiiiiii want candy

argh sorry, this blog has got a bit more sparse but I'm having a really busy few weeks, and I'm feeling quite ill so I rarely have any free time :(
Okay, moan over, and you know what cheered me up?
ICE CREEEEAM
and not the type with calories either!
I lurrrrve this jewellery trend for all things sweet at the moment. It's just so cute and kitsch! As always, I'll bring what, in my opinion, is the best of the bunch!
This ice cream necklace from Love Hearts and Crosses is sooo gorgeous and I love how realistic it looks! It's also available in strawberry, but I always prefer the classic vanilla. And it costs only £10. Simply perfection :)

 
Ohhhh I do so badly need these liquorice allsort earrings from Pennydog on etsy! I mean, sure I've been living fine without them all this time but now I've seen them, if I don't have them who knows what will happen?!?! The prices on Etsy are all in dollars, but it works out to around £12 which is a bargain for these unique pair!


 
This necklace brilliantly combines two obsessions of mine: sweets, and lockets! Oh and bows. And jewellery. Ok, so three obsessions of mine. (God, I have my fair share of obsessions don't I?!)It costs £18, but trust me if you look on Me and Zena, you'll end up spending a lot more as there are many pretty things!



Our second item on the agenda:
I need your help!
I've been spending wayyy to much money lately, money I don't really have, and I things I (I can hardly bring myself to say this) don't really need.
Recently I've bought two high-waisted skirts, and there's always a steady flow of shoe and necklace purchases.
So I've compiled a list of things I DO N0T NEED. Kind of like an anti-shopping list. And if I ever blog, or tweet (follow here) or mention anything about purchasing an item on this list, you must force me to take it back IMMEDIATELY. Then I will have lots of money saved up so I can buy *ahem* more clothes :P
1) Skirts. I have six high-waisted skirts. And I don't even wear them that much, I mostly just wear...
2) Dresses. I'm not even going to count how many dresses I have but some of the nicest ones I haven't even worn ONCE this year.
3) Jewellery. It pains me to say it, but I think I may have enough jewellery to last me at least this month a loooong time.
4) Tights... I have floral tights, lace tights, coloured tights yet I still just wear black opaques! From now on, my choice is boring black, or ones I already own.
5) Jeans (my two pairs do me just fine, and I hardly ever wear them so that's ENOUGH)

There's probably a lot more stuff I don't need any more of, so expect the list to grow over the next few days :)

Thank you for your help! :D xxx