August 30, 2011

Mary Janes

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Clockwise from top right, asos, asos, topshop, marc jacobs

Is there a more beautiful name that Mary Jane? I don't think so, they're so...balanced.

A strip from 'Buster Brown' the Mary Jane is thought to be named after a character from this comic.


August 29, 2011

Alexa Chung for Madewell

Alexa Chung for Madewell

What a pretty ladylike collection, snuggly jumpers, soft colours, playful prints and one adorable red elfin hat!

Image sources: 1, 2 & 3


August 26, 2011

Who's been touching my skin?



I can't get enough Laura Marlings new track! I wasn't crazy about it the first listen but it's grown on me fast and I can't get it out of my head. I'm still not so keen on the country vibes halfway though but I love Laura's voice so much anyway it's hard not to love it.


This weeks best looking: 26/08/11

Louise Ebel
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Dress - zara; bag - topshop; shoes - alaïa; collar - asos


Top - charity shop; jeans - tophsop

Ashley M

Skirt - urban outfitters; bag - Chanel; shirt - zara; belt - vintage; sandals - prada

Rachel Marie

Dress - zara; scarf & belt - thrift; wedges - michael antonio

Sarah B

Jumper + skirt - asos; shorts + bag - topshop

Rachel Marie
Cape - zara; belt - topshop; tights - romwe; boots - thrift; dress - love


Bonnie B
Skirt - chicwish; top - romwe; necklace - stitched and adorned; heels - jeffrey campbell (shopakira)

Keiko Lynn

Blouse - thrift; jewellery - gifts; skirt - threadsence; heels - jeffrey campbell (century 21); glasses - ray ban; tote - foley + corinna

Ashley O

Blouse & slip - thrift; shoes & skirt - vintage


A Slice of Fashion: Charles Anastase

Charles Anastase spring summer 11

I think this might be the last spring summer 11 post I do, it's getting awfully autumnal now, it was dark when I came home from work yesterday. I'm not sad though, I'm so eager to start packing on the autumn layers!

Images courtesy of


August 25, 2011


I love these 'inspiration' shots from Louise Ebel of Pandora

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by Pauline Darley


August 23, 2011

Ooh La Lingerie


Lingerie from Nichole De Carle, Agent Provocateur & Lascivious

I am pining over gorgeous structural underwear like this, unfortunately I don't have the money to buy anything so pretty and I'm fairly limited with what I buy anyway because of my odd size!


August 20, 2011

It's 1950 at Basildon Park


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Top, necklace & shoes - topshop; bag - primark; tights & shorts - new look

Today I visited Basildon park and used my own national trust card for the first time! I am getting far too old. They are currently showing lots of 1950's dresses by Horrockses Fashions and they're so beautiful, I love the way that they sit on a woman's body, I wish girls would wear these now instead of trackies and trainers!
A year or so ago I went to Keddleston hall and saw lots Keira Knightley's dresses from The Duchess, they were exquisite, really stunning, if only I could walk around in a corseted-full skirted-full length dress now and not be stared at.

Thank you to the National Trust for the pictures.