I’m not usually one for ‘trends’ when it comes to fashion, to be honest. I use them to highlight certain things I might like, rather than dictate the entire contents of my wardrobe! That’s not to say I haven’t indulged in the recent trends of spikes & studs, ombre hair or nail art; I totally have. However, if the fashion gods that be suddenly broadcast that those things are ‘out’, I’ll be rockin’ ‘em for as long as I still like them.
Monochrome, is the latest trend that seems to be creeping into Spring / Summer 2013 and is something I can definitely get behind, despite black and white not really screaming ‘summer’ to me; I’m usually a big fan of colour, but a nice black & white background can really (dare I say it) make colours ‘pop’! It can suit a variety of shapes, sizes & ages and with it’s clean lines, it’s pretty timeless.
Shops make it pretty easy to shop certain trends and it’s even easier online! Boohoo.com have some lovely key pieces at the moment, at great prices. Here are some of my favs:
Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. I genuinely like boohoo.com and these clothes! Although boohoo.com did contact me and asked if I’d like to write a 2013 trend guide. For free! Or, they’d even write the content for me! For free! Imagine that; a brand not paying for my time and/or space. Pah.
Some people find the smell of Lush overpowering— those people are weird. If you struggle to walk into a branch of Lush, then yes; I’m afraid you too a weirdo, my friend— but I on the other hand, would happily frolic among the soaps, jellies and scrubs, if it were possible. And not frowned upon. It smells heavenly! It’s one of my favourite places for skincare throughout the year, but Christmas is the best time to pick up an extra special treat or two (or three, or four… or as many as your budget will allow!)
Magic Wand Bubble Bar; Party Popper; Sandy Santa Sugar Scrub; Snow Fairy; I Love Juicy; Crackersnap; Coalface; Butterball; Honey I Washed The Kids.
Lush is probably the only shop that someone could buy me anything from and I would like it, although my ultimate fav’s would have to be Coalface (cleanser), I Love Juicy (shampoo) and— even though I don’t always have time for a soak in the tub these days— the Butterball (bath ballistic.) I hope they don’t go the same way as the Babyface cleanser, anytime soon. RIP Babyface, you luscious, oily, amazing-at-removing-waterproof-eye-make-up lump of loveliness.
Brrr! Looking at the mist, fog and dull sky outside the window today, I think we can safely say that the British winter’s on it’s way. I think we’re going to completely bypass autumn, just like we did summer this year and head straight for torrential rain. Excellent. I, like many people, hate this time of year— it’s cold, wet, windy, your hair turns to a frizzy mess (or you suffer from Hat Hair) and everyone seems to get ill— plus the days are so short. Rubbish.
They are few and far between, and I have to look really hard for them, but one of the redeeming features of this season, is shopping for a winter coat. I like mine to be warm and cosy, functional with big pockets and cinch me in at the waist, but I haven’t found anything I’ve fallen in love with just yet. I like the pieces I’ve picked above, particularly #no2, but it doesn’t have a hood and I have a feeling that I’ll be needing one from now on, because as much as I feel like Supermum sometimes, I don’t think I can battle with wind, rain, baby, pram and umbrella all at once.
Have you chosen your winter coat yet? I’m genuinely interested to see what others have picked, so let me know what you’re going for this year!
Despite the fact my Met Office Weather app tells me that the next five days are full of sunshine, I’m coming to terms with the fact that we’ve had the suckiest summer for a hundred years, by getting excited about Autumn!
Yep, all those items (apart from the nail polish), are from New Look— & no, this post isn’t sponsored! It’s just my fail-safe, go-to place and I love it for affordable, high street fashion. (Plus, it’s the only clothes shop in my small & very local shopping centre, that isn’t M&S or a teeny Topshop!)
I’m not exactly a rebel or groundbreaker when it comes to my wardrobe, but I don’t usually stick to the ‘rules’ either (see: shorts with tights. WIN.) I think a lot of people see Autumn and Winter as the time to tone down your closet and wear neutral, muted colours. I, on the other hand, am quite happy to wear neon pink in the depths of winter and at the moment, I’m quite looking forward to mixing bright colours with khaki, burgundy and purple, as well as eyeing-up leather, studs and chunky knitwear!
I’ve got a new zest for clothes since giving birth. Pregnancy meant I was stuck in a rut of boring clothes and leggings, and perusing clothes sales was the worst, because I couldn’t buy any of it! There are so many things I’m coveting right now though, including: maxi skirts; maxi dresses; prints; wedges & bright colours.
With the post-pregnancy weight I’m still holding, I’m having to rethink my summer wardrobe a bit, to cover those lumps and bumps that weren’t so prominent before. I’ve found that maxi dresses are perfect (not to mention easy, effortless and cool when you’re whizzing around trying to do 580395 things at once, getting hot and bothered!)
Wedges are also an easy way to inject some glamour into your wardrobe, while still being comfortable and safe- I don’t fancy toppling over in heels while I’m carrying Byron!