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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Things I love - July '14 edition

July seems to have come and gone very quickly with no real warning! There are so many things I want to show you this month. If you are in Glasgow get along to House of Fraser they have so many amazing designers in house for their #bringingfashionhome event, including Karen Mabon, Rebecca Torres and Georgina Wiseman! 

The top 5 things on my wishlist this month are...

Guns and Titties is possibly the best name for a print ever, this maxi dress from Obscure Couture is daring and completely amazing. 


Pink Lemonade is the perfect scent and the girls from A Pony Called Steve have managed to capture it and turn it into the most adorably wrapped soap! Handmade in Scotland and completely cruelty free!


All of Georgina Wiseman's jewellery is beautiful but this necklace is completely breathtaking, called venus it's in the shape of a honeycomb and studded with Swarovski crystals. 


Have you seen the tattoo flash collection from Abandon Ship Apparel yet? Well they've teamed up with DIY nails to create a flash sheet of decals! Tattoo's for your nails!

I do love a bit of tartan and having the commonwealth games in Glasgow has made all my patriotism bubble out. This dress from Abandon Ship Apparel is a great tartan update, plus the midi length is flattering on everyone. 

What are you obsessing over this month?

Monday, 28 July 2014

heart shaped box

A black silk shirt might not be the most sensible in this heat but I've been dying to wear it ever since I got it at the Glad Rags swap event. The shirt is from COS and is one of my new wardrobe favourites, the bat wing sleeves are so 80's goth!
To compensate for the over the top and incredibly hot shirt I went with my new Abandon Ship mandala shorts, which can be worn on the hips or high-waisted! Now that's a design I can get behind! My strappy sandals are from Daniel footwear and I've hardly had them off, don't let the toe post fool you, I don't even notice it's there. 

I hope your all enjoying the glorious weather! 

Shirt - Glad Rags
Sandals - Daniel Footwear

Friday, 25 July 2014

garden parties and rooftop fashion shows

Yesterday was one of those days. 
Busy yet completely amazing. 

It started off as a normal Thursday, but when I got to work instead of working I painted the Unicorn for my wedding (yes you heard me and I can't wait to show you guys!). Instead of lunch I went for some high tea on the green courtesy of John Lewis and instead of going home I went to Crave's underground art/fashion show.

 So lets start at the beginning.
My girls Betty, Bee and Lyndsay were whisked away to a Wimbledon worthy hideaway in the middle of Glasgow City, treated to sweet treats, adorable teapots and all the fake grass a girl could ask for. We were completely spoiled rotten! 

After our high tea it was time to get on a packed train to Edinburgh and make our way to the Crave show. Safe to say we were all very excited, an underground fashion show that was a perfect fusion of art and punk. 

Staged on the roof of a carpark in Leith the show had the energy of an illegal rave, models being styled as they stomped over the concrete floor, amist flashing cameras and blaring music. Drinks were free flowing and everyone was soon dancing the night away.
Whilst I LOVED the collections from Saunt and Sinner and Jacob Birge it was Obscure Couture that stole the show for me. Their whole collection just blew me away, who needs RTW when you can have couture darling?

Are you ready for this Sweetie Darling?

 Designers and models out in force 
 Jacob Birge - The tailoring in this collection is perfect, that camel dress would look amazing on anyone and the colour block coat is the perfect update for the timeless camel coat.
 Saunt and Sinner - I loved the use of chiffon with harsher fabrics like leather and wool. That blue coat is definitely on my Autumn/Winter wishlist!

Obscure Couture - A perfect combination of fabric and creative pattern cutting. As soon as I saw this skirt I fell in love, just look at the movement! *swoon*

The dress code for the night was racy so I opted for my Hayley Scanlan skirt and a sheer cami. The fog had descended on Edinburgh so we took full advantage of the rooftop location to get some snaps! 

Jacket - Miss Selfridges
Necklace - Tarina Tarantino
Bracelet - Links of London
Cami - Topshop
Under Skirt - The Trash Rack
Shoes - River Island

Thursday, 24 July 2014

5 wedding essentials

As most of you know I get married at the beginning of August (less than two weeks! EEK) and there are some things that I know I will need on my big day, so much so that I've already got all of them! Obviously I wanted to share them with you and if you have any suggestions please tell me! 

1. Flats! This might be a bit of an obvious one but an essential. I love to dance and I cannot last a whole day and night in heels. My flats of choice are converse from USC, they're perfect to dance the night away in. And don't forget about your bridesmaids, they'll need flats too! 

2. An amazing moisturiser. Shangri-la from Lush is a must have, I use it as a night cream and I swear it's saved my skin in the stress filled run up to the wedding. 

3. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. I've never been one for traditions but this is one I'm definitely sticking to and it's been fun to collect everything! So here's my list...
Something old - My mum's veil
Something new - My dress/shoes
Something borrowed - Bracelet from my Aunt
Something blue - My Garter made by Rene Walrus

4. Good underwear. I hate wedding underwear, it's all so boring! But help is at hand from the underwear gods Agent Provocateur. I am in love with this corset, it has detachable straps and also comes in black, the panels make it super flattering and the matching pants are adorable! Definitely on my wedding pants wishlist. 

5. Some time alone. If there's one thing I've been told by countless brides and friends it's to take some time alone. The run up to the wedding has gone so quickly and I imagine the day will be the same, so I'm going to spend all of the time I can with the most important person there <3

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

aloha bitches

This is possibly the best slogan ever printed on a dress. This is perfect for the weather at the moment AND it's slightly offensive....and pink! Perfect? I think so. 

I've always been a fan of Iron fist but their summer collection was to die for, there was a whole 'aloha bitches' range for crying out loud, an all over print of skulls, palm trees and the slogan. BEST EVER.

Dress - Iron Fist
Necklace - New Look
Trainers - Jeffrey Campbell