Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Novelty Prints and how to wear them

We love solids, and we love patterns! Nothing is quite as dainty and feminine as a floral pattern, nothing says summer like gingham or winter like tartan and houndstooth, but there is a special place in our hearts for novelty prints. Each different novelty print tells a special story, so we picked our four favourite prints and styled them into spicy and sweet summer looks!


Skull Roses

First up is the Skull Roses, a deliciously dark print featuring, of course, skulls and roses. We kept to the main colour theme on the dress when choosing the accessories. This is perhaps the easiest way to style novelty or any other kind of multi-colour print.  Earrings from The Black Cat Jewellery Store.

For Treasure Hunt we went with simple monochrome accessories, but keeping with the nautical theme of the dress itself. A good complementary colour here would be blue, but we decided to keep it neutral. 



Next up is Sugar Skull, a beautiful and playful pattern on a charming sweetheart neckline dress. Since the dress itself is mostly black and nude/tan with just a few splashes of reds and blues, we chose the blue from the dress as a base for the colour of our accessories. 

Scary Tiki


Our last is the Scary Tiki Suki dress, with an unusual, horror-themed twist on the traditional tiki motifs. Here we chose to go with both the complementary colour- pink for the shoes and the hair flower, and to pick a colour off the dress (brown) for the accessories.

We’d love to hear your favourite ways to style outfits, so make sure you comment, and don’t forget you can get a closer look of the sets on our Polyvore

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Winning Style for Wimbledon

With the Tennis Tournament of the year underway, we have been enjoying the excitement and walking the streets in Wimbledon to catch a glimpse of the beautifully dressed ladies headed for centre court.   We haven't had time to book ourselves a ticket yet, but we did put together some must have dresses to wear over the upcoming weeks whether you are watching on Murray Mound, in the Player's Lounge or hosting a get together at home to watch with friends.

If  you are meeting up with your friends and family to enjoy the best of British weather and Wimbledon then this Blue Belinda Floral Mini Dress by Hell Bunny is super stylish and cute, pair with some white sandals and a summery hairclip for a great afternoon look.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Sail away with me!

There is just something about summer that begs for nautical themes and prints. Perhaps it is the idea of a seaside vacation, or new and exotic adventures, or the fact that the reds, whites and blues are all such fresh and cheerful colours. Bardot wore the now iconic Breton stripes in many of her summer photos, and the sailor theme has been a part of our summer attire since the 19th century, first for children, and later as a part of female fashion. 


But history lesson aside, we’re big fans of wearing nautical themed clothing in the summer, and we know that a lot of you are as well, so we prepared four sets to inspire you and your summer wardrobe.

We’re kicking it off with Sailor’s ruin, featuring a wiggle dress to die for, and a round nautical themed purse. We opted for a single piece of jewellery, keeping the look sleek and deadly!

Sailor's ruin



Next up is Anchors aweigh, a cute and playful set that is equally at home in the city as it is at the seaside. The classic capris and top combo is dressed up with onyx jewellery, a big red flower and a pair of wedges.
Anchors aweigh



Full sail is possibly the perfect vacation outfit. A short red nautical dress paired with boat shoes and dark blue jewellery is just the right combo for style and comfort! Pair it with a small round purse for evening cocktails!

Full Sail


And finally, Smooth Sailing.  This seemingly plain top has a beautifully detailed back, and we decided not to draw attention to the red bows by pairing it with a red skirt. The dark blue wedges bring a little spring in your step, and the minimalist jewellery and makeup serve to enhance the fresh, natural look so popular in the summer.

Smooth Sailing
What are your favourite summer outfits? Let us know in the comments!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Get the Look - Summer Style

With sunny skies upon us we have put together some stunning looks for work and play.  Affordable dresses that ooze style and sophistication.


Seduce in style with the elegant Tabby Black Wiggle Dress which shows off your neck with an off the shoulder sleeve.  Team with a bit of sparkle and Voila you are dressed to kill!

Need to step it up in the office, then get Executive Glam in minutes with the Lindy Bop Vanessa Wiggle Dress in the all powerful midnight blue.  Grab your laptop and your coffee and lead the way. 
If you have a summer wedding invitation on the cards then you need to indulge in a pretty pastel dress to complement the bride.  We are in love with this sheer Hell Bunny Maisy Dress with ribbon sash.  


If the annual neighbourhood BBQ garden get-together is at your place this year, then wow your guests with vintage ocean themed garden party.  Think bunting, shells, delicious cocktails, snacks and more.  Feel relaxed and fab in a navy nautical mini summer dress with halter straps. 

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