Cotton Candy

Monday, January 26, 2015

COAT: c/o Missguided DRESS: c/o Coco Fennell SHOES: ASOS CLUTCH: c/o Klear Klutch (similar) SUNGLASSES: Amazon PHONE CASE: c/o With Lavender and Lace RING: c/o Now or Never Jewelry

So excited to share this outfit with you! Coco Fennell has been one of my favorite designers for years - so I was absolutely over the moon to be sent this dress for review! It's a gorgeous powder blue color with pink flamingos embroidered on the collar - and the fit and flare silhouette is perfection.

For accessories, I paired the dress with a darling candy swirl ring from Now Or Never (and if you sign up for their newsletter you get 20% off your purchase!) and how STUNNING is this floral iPhone case by With Lavender and Lace? It's clear, with gorgeous flowers encased inside. I love how you can see the gold phone through the case, but this time decorated with beautiful flowers!

And since it's still a bit chilly (SPRING WHERE ARE YOU!!), I also brought along this fluffy Missguided number - it's extremely warm but still super cute! I love the over sized color and the soft pink hue.

Until next time <3

Kiss Kiss

Thursday, January 22, 2015

SWEATER: c/o Emerging Thoughts BLOUSE: Forever 21 (similar) SKIRT: American Apparel
SOCKS: Forever 21 SHOES: Missguided PURSE: Gift from Marlena

How is 2015 treating you guys so far? I'm going to be honest, January hasn't been the kindest to me - it was really getting me down but I'm feeling more positive and determined to not let that derail me!

I'm combatting the dreary weather by dressing up in this bright, lip print sweater Lauren from Emerging Thoughts, one of my very favorite shops, sent me! I'm kind of picky when it comes to the fit of my sweaters - but this one fits beautifully and looks GORGEOUS on! Also, the thicker knit kept me warm (afraid I can't say the same thing about my legs... which were freezing haha!).

I paired the sweater with my matching lips bag that my blogging bff Marlena sent me and I picked up my shoes from Missguided in one of their sales. I've been hunting for a pair of t-bar flats for a while, and these are darling!

If you follow me on Instagram you will also note I've completely fallen for American Apparel's tennis skirts - the high-waist and pleated design GOT TO ME and I had to splurge. That said, I probably should have gone up a size, oh dear :|

Samantha Pleet Fall/Winter 2014

Friday, January 9, 2015

As the weather continues to be dreary and bitterly cold, I'm setting my sights on clothing with thicker fabrics and richer color schemes - clothing I can imagine myself exploring chilly moors wearing (or y'know, walking down the street without losing the feeling in my legs! *cough* I've read too many books by Bronte sisters...).

Enter Samantha Pleet's Fall/Winter 2014 collection: inspired by Joan of Arc, the collection includes pieces with gorgeous, intricate embroidery (featuring hearts, crowns, arrows, and moons), a dress with an attached cape (!!), and a beautiful blouse with an embroidered arrow on a heart pocket.

I had to share some photos of my favorites - as shot by the incredibly talented Amber Byrne Mahoney and worn by Nika De Carlo - a favorite model!

CLOTHING: Samantha Pleet
PHOTOS: Amber Byrne Mahoney
MODEL: Nika De Carlo

Soda Fountain

Sunday, January 4, 2015

FLUFFY SWEATER & SKIRT:Missguided VARISTY JACKET: Gift from Lauren PURSE: ASOS SOCKS: Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop (old; similar) SHOES: Kohls (old)

This matching fluffy sweater set from Missguided immediately reminded me of 1950s scarlets and malt shops - so I donned my vintage pink varsity jacket (a gift from my dear friend Lauren!) and headed to the nearest retro inspired diner!

It was also the perfect opportunity to whip out my darling milkshake clutch from ASOS! I do wish there was a bit more space in the clutch, but I'm able to fit a small wallet, my phone, and a lipstick - and for a design this cute I'm willing to make a couple sacrifices!

I didn't end up getting a real milkshake, but stuffed myself on breakfast food - my favoriteee *__* Hope you have a nice week!

Peppermint Rose

Thursday, January 1, 2015

DRESS: c/o Hello Holiday CLUTCH: c/o Luna on the Moon
SHOES: Forever 21 (old) FLOWER GARLAND:Beauxoxo

Happy New Year! Feeling incredibly optimistic looking towards 2015 - a blank slate was exactly what I needed! Feeling re-energized and busy making goals. I was also thinking about doing a 2014 highlights post - but apparently people don't like them? :C What do you think?

ANYHOO LEMME TALK ABOUT THIS GORGEOUS OUTFIT. Can we all just take a moment to gush over this stunning black with a sheer overlay number the babes at Hello Holiday sent me?!

This dress manages to incorporate so many of my favorite things - sheer elements, a Peter Pan collar, a fit and flare silhouette. The silhouette gives it a retro feel, but the use of sheer and wholly original take on the Peter Pan collar gives it a fresh spin! Truly a perfect dress, and you can take 20% off your order with the code "2015" on Hello Holiday now!

Moving onto accessories, I paired the dress with the cutest peppermint clutch! Handmade in London by Luna on the Moon, this clutch is completely covered in chunky glitter that seriously won't budge - beautifully made, appeals to my sweet tooth and it even arrived with pop rocks candy!

And finally, my darling flower garland was a gift from Georgie at Beauxoxo - I am lucky enough to own a couple pieces from Georgie's line and am forever impressed by the quality and sheer beauty! This one might just be my favorite, with delicate gold leaf and white roses - it looks so striking with my pink hair!

Hope you are having a good start to 2015 <3

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