Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wishlist #1 // Looking Ahead

Wishlist #1

1) Enzyme Check Smock Dress / Topshop / £36
2) Dark Floral Midi Skirt / Topshop / £36
3) Coltrane Cutout Boot / Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal / £120.99
4) Red Check Treggings / Topshop / £25
5) V Midi Ring / Topshop / £4
6) Rose Print Swing Cami / ASOS / £35

Now my holiday is over and I am officially starting my dissertation reading for next year, as far as I'm concerned, AW 13 is just around the corner! I know, I know, our summer has only just really started with the recent good weather, but I personally prefer dressing for winter and have already started lusting over pieces for later in the year.

Checks were big news in the AW 13 shows, and I love how they are reminiscent of both the English countryside and American grunge. I'd probably wear this smock dress (1) with a shirt underneath, tights andddd, if I could afford them, the ridiculously cool Coltrane boots (3). In fact, the Coltrane's would go with everything on this wishlist AND in my wardrobe! I've wanted a pair for ages but it'll take some saving up ha.

This skirt (2) caught my eye at work last week, and it has been in my head ever since! I think it is really versatile, easily dressed up with a tailored shirt or more casual with a band tee and converse, and the slits on the side make it a little less granny and a lot more edgy.

The ASOS dress has been in my saved items ever since it came on the website! I think I will purchase this eventually, and am after a long sleeved mesh top to wear under it (suggestions welcome!).

And finally, midi rings are becoming more and more popular, and are an edgier alternative to normal rings. I could spend a fortune on Topshop jewellery, but the geometric shape of this one (5) makes it my favourite.

What have you got your eye on recently? Are you also a winter dresser??

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Soph xx

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Neon Summer

Neon Summer

NIKE white shoes



Opi nail polish
$18 -

Quick Polyvore post today; a set of bright summer accessories inspired by the image of Nika Lauraitis for Grazia Italy. Had my eye on a pair of bright Nikes like these for ages. Hope you like it!

And for your listening pleasure...

Monday, 29 July 2013

Sunny Beach 2013

Hello everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the summer and the lovely weather we've been having.

It's been a while since I blogged; I was on holiday earlier this month, and took some time when I got back to catch up on the (literally) hundreds of blog posts I'd missed, as well as doing some work on my blog itself, including a new menu (see above!) where you can check out some of my previous posts by category. Let me know what you think!

Sooo I thought I'd start off again with a quick post on my holiday and a couple of snaps :)

This year was the second time I had gone to Bulgaria with my best friend Hayley to stay at her Dad's apartment just down the road from big tourist spots Sunny Beach and Nessebar. 

Here's the pool at our hotel...

A group of our school friends were staying in Sunny Beach at the time we were there, so we met up with them a few times for plenty of drinks, dancing, and some brilliant nights that became early mornings! Cue drunken photos...

Check out those cocktails!

It wasn't all drinking though; one day we took the bus down to the stunning Nessebar and took in the gorgeous beaches, sunshine, little stalls and amazing views.

It was an amazing holiday, the perfect week to get away from work and everything and just chill out. Shame it was over so quickly!

Have any of you been on holiday this year??

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Monday, 8 July 2013

See You Soon!

Just a really quick post to say I'm off on holiday to Sunny Beach in Bulgaria later today, so will be absent for the next week! I'll do a post on my hol when I get back.

In the meantime, have a fab week everyone!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Model Profile // Jade McSorley

Hello lovely people! Hope you are all well?

I also hope you have been liking the blog posts recently using Polyvore, an outfit and collage creating app that I am currently addicted to. It's basically a huge shop, with a ton of brands' products linked directly from the collage (or 'set', as they call it), as well as inspo images and magazine articles! Pretty much an amalgamation of like, everything I love.

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Today I thought I'd do a little post on a model I have loved for a looong time, ever since she appeared on Britain's Next Top Model in 2009, Jade McSorley. She was one of the show's strongest contestants, ended up coming third, and has had tonnes of success since. Best of all, she's a Middlesbrough lass like me! Up the Boro! (one for the locals there)

Jade caused some controversy on the show in that she has suffered from anorexia, but has since recovered, gained weight, and it hasn't stopped her success. She is now with top agency Models One (see her full portfolio here), and has featured in campaigns for Urban Outfitters, ASOS and Swatch, to name a few, as well as in the pages of Vogue

I love Jade's big, beautiful blue eyes, English-rose freckles and feline smile, and I'm sure she's got an amazing modelling career ahead of her!

Here's some more shots...

My favourite, those eyes!

Do you remember Jade from BNTM back in the day? There's currently a new season on Living too!

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(All images from either Models 1 or tumblr)