Saturday 23 February 2013

London Fashion Week A/W highlights

London Fashion Week officially came to a close this week. Whenever next season is showcased it can feel a little odd as usually the current weather conditions rarely match that of next season (we're meant to be entering into S/S for gawd's sake!) But as London has been so bitterly cold lately, seeing the A/W collections has been really inspirational about how to dress during the big freeze. These shows were my favourites:

Julien Macdonald

Julien's collection rendered me speechless. All the glitz satisfied my inner magpie. The mixture of textures kept his creations fresh, and the cut of his dresses... incredible - he really understands the female form and how to dress it.

Burberry Prosum

Burberry for me is always coat heaven. The sand coloured coat with the stud detailing to the lower skirt? I NEED IN MY LIFE. Fingers crossed, the likes of Topshop and Zara will come up with an affordable dupe!

Felder Felder

Their ox blood colour palette? SWOON. Never before would I have considered wet look trousers in this colour but now it's all I'm thinking about. Although admittedly I would pair this with black / white / grey rather than going out head-to-toe in it. Also coveting their knitwear, beautifully patterned dresses and long cape-like pieces full of movement.


My favourite pieces from the collection were adorned with gold embellishment. They had such an elegance on the catwalk and the matching cover up was the ultimate trophy jacket. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

Temperley London

Temperley can do no wrong in my eyes. Time and time again their collections are lady like, elegant and timeless. I am never disappointed. I can but dream of owning these four dresses:

Which was your favourite collection?

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Friday 15 February 2013

Last chance for 10% off at ASOS!

When I found out that ASOS were offering a discount code for a limited time only in collaboration with Valentine's Day, it was happy days. ASOS discount codes are increasingly rare these days so whenever I see one, I'm on it! Armed with some very generous ASOS vouchers I received for Christmas, the discount code was put to good use:

Swing dress in Baroque print - £28 - £25.20

I saw this amazing print and I was SOLD. Anything with Baroque print is fine by me. I'll be wearing this with my black blazer or layering to transform it into a mini skirt or to create a contrast sleeves look. It's just such a versatile piece - the possibilities are endless. I don't usually go for swing / smock dresses so fingers crossed this isn't a tent!

Skinny jeans with Baroque flocking - £15 (sale) - £13.50

Jeans wise, I usually go for normal blue denim or black. One of my best friends says I have colour issues. Apparently I need to step away from black and invest in some actual colour. I thought these jeans were a good start to introducing colour into my wardrobe. The flocked pattern is really interesting and reminds me of the trousers Zara sells - but at a fraction of the price. These beauts were already on sale but with an extra 10% off, I didn't think twice.

Thigh highs - £5 - £4.50

I live in thigh highs so thought it was worth investing in a couple more pairs!

 Photographic Galaxy print joggers - £30 - £27

Right now you're thinking: Lucy, why on earth did you order joggers?! I'm still a little baffled as to why. But I think it was the print that sold me. I'm not too keen on the waist band / draw string area so I'll cover these with an over-sized tee. Really want to get some Nike Liberty X hi-tops to tuck these bad boys into. It's sports luxe, dah-ling. 

Boyfriend cardigan - £40 - £36

Remember that time where everyone had or wanted a thick arran knit cream cardigan? I think stores like New Look did them in other colours too. I liked them, but couldn't jump on that bandwagon as I'm pale and cream / white washes me out. I love grey. I love salt and pepper speckle knits. So this ASOS cardigan was love in knitted form. 

New Look ankle strap court shoes - £24.99 - £22.50

I saw these heels featured in More magazine and I loved the elegance of the ankle strap paired with the edginess of the stud detailing. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can wear these with bare legs!

To get in on the action use the discount code: VALENTINE10 for 10% off at ASOS
Ends at 11:59pm tonight so get your skates on! :)

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Friday 8 February 2013

How you know if he's a keeper

A little while ago I posted about the subject of love. I'm all for relationships. I know the very thought of them - or any other form of commitment - horrifies some men and I honestly can't understand why. Guys like that need to get a grip. I love date nights. The thrill of dressing up and catching his admiring gaze. That naughty little smirk he gives you. How he takes your hand and puts his arm around you in public, not caring who sees. Gawd only knows when my next date night will be. Soon one hopes. If there's ever a remedy for a crappy week, it's a date night.

I thought I'd do a similar themed post ready in time for Valentine's Day. 
The theme this time being... how you know if he's a keeper:

Amusingly enough I know how this would work the other way round. If men were posed the question "how do you know if she's a keeper?" the answer would blatantly involve sex in some shape or form. *sigh* Or something along the lines of "she can cook a mean curry / chilli con carne / chicken katsu" [delete as appropriate]. And for the record, I can cook a mean chicken katsu.

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Monday 4 February 2013

Finding the perfect Valentine's Day card

As Valentine's Day is only a week and a bit away [insert look of horror or whoop of excitement here], I have quite a few Valentine's themed posts lined up. A couple of years ago I made my sentiments about Valentine's Day quite clearAnd last year, it seems I didn't post about Valentine's Day at all... which says a lot.

I feel like the day is taken far too seriously. It's just the same as any other day and if someone rocks your world, you should tell them this EVERY DAY - not just on one day of the year. To combat this seriousness, I have found some Valentine's Day cards which will (hopefully) make you crack up with laughter rather than feel nauseous:

Personally, I don't need anyone to spend their money on me. Although being sent flowers is always quite exciting... ;) Knowing that someone wants to spend time with you - and you alone - is a far lovelier thing.

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