Friday, 10 May 2013

Saint Laurent Girl

 The amazing punk-themed MET ball this week got me thinking about Saint Laurent's shock AW13 Paris show again, I adored every second of the catwalk. Not only was it full of attitude and all things grunge, but really spoke out to us 'normal' girls who can't afford a whole designer outfit without having to rob a bank. Hedi Slimane controversially pushed the 90s bar, which we have been seeing on the streets for a few seasons now, onto the catwalks of the fashion capital. The creative director seemed to be promoting our generation of style rather than his collection, quite literally stomping a statement. LOVE IT. It's actually possible to imitate some of the very looks with thrift and highstreet buys, as you can see I've already been having a play with my own wardrobe.
playsuit H&M shirt vintage shop,Paris belt boyfriend's socks Primark boots Jones via charity shop bag Accessorize via charity shop necklace New Look sunglasses Raybans

I'm so, so chuffed with this shirt I found in Paris back in January for only 5 euros! Yes, Saint Laurent gets me all excited about wearing this in the Autumn but I'm looking forward to Summer with this red beauty too. It's quite thick so doubles up as a jacket, will look great with some cut-offs and it really does add some oomph to an all-black outfit like so. I think it's also going to be my festival staple for a few messy weekends too. Shall I stop getting excited about a shirt now? It's a bit strange right.


Sunday, 5 May 2013

Polka Dots Never Fade

So the polka dot t-shirt is coming in very useful as it goes with practically any bottoms, the main culprits being the trusty Jonis from Topshop. However, with it being such a beautiful day on Friday I couldn't resist getting these hot pink, relaxed shorts out from River Island; finally starting to brave the world bare-legged again eek. The transition is always hard, never knowing when the perfect (and socially acceptable) time is to kick off the full blown Summer wardrobe, but with all this sunshine I took a risk.
tee Forever21 jacket Zara shorts River Island via charity shop bag Mango sunglasses Forever21 boots Forever21 socks Primark watch Urban Outfitters
 I bought the shorts in a charity shop last Summer and thought they may be a bit of a one hit wonder bargain, but with the sports luxe trend still sizzling on, and comfort being a key this season I'm happy to whip them back out. My chuffness continues regarding my recent haul, with this Forever21 tee proving to be great addition to my staples. Not only does it coincide with the Pop Art trend buzzing around thanks to Lichtenstein and co., but in my opinion polka dots never fall from fashion; there's always a hint of the quirky print in each seasons collections. So here's hoping this is something I can also pull out time and time again.

Hope you're enjoying the long May weekend, I'm trying to take advantage of these blue skies as much as possible.