Friday, 27 April 2012

Obsession of the Day

Hi everyone,

So sorry that I have been rubbish with new posts recently... it's that time of year where deadlines and revision are upon all us students so if you can bear with me for the next few weeks, I will then be free for 4 months! Cannot actually wait!

So recently I have been loving the tailored blazer, but have specifically been looking for my perfect white one... it has been a long hunt but I think I have finally found it...

This perfectly tailored piece comes courtesy of H&M. I'm a massive fan of H&M blazers and already own a tailored black one and a more loose-fitting peach one. This white one needs to be added to my collection. It is perfect for spring/summer thrown over a silky vest top and dark denim jeans with either sandals or nude heels. Even better is the bargain price... this beauty is only £24.99. For those of you who prefer a bit of colour it is also available in a nude/pink colour. It is part of the H&M Conscious Collection so you're even doing your bit for the environment! I'm sold and going to pick mine up now! You can get yours here!

Hope you've had a lovely week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend!

Frances x

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Asos Marketplace Pick of the Week

Hello everyone,

Asos Marketplace has not failed to impress me again this week and I have another amazing boutique seller to introduce you to...


This gorgeous bright floral print dress is absolutely bang on trend for this spring/summer with it's almost neon bright colours, it's midi length and it's pleated skirt. I am in love! This beautiful piece is one of many at the gorgeous and reasonable vintage boutique Kissing Cows. This particular dress is an absolute steal at only £19 and says it fits a size 14 but I think belted could fit a size or two smaller.

You can pick this up here!

Hope you've had a lovely weekend!

Frances x

Obsession of the Day

Hi everyone,

So for some reason at the moment I am obsessed with the jumper and shorts combination for a spring/summer look. There is something about a lightweight knit jumper with some denim shorts which is so effortless but chic at the same time. My find of the day is the cutest jumper to team with shorts for this kind of look...

Knitted Sequin Yarn Jumper

This stunning mint green Topshop jumper is so spring/summer appropriate. It is covered in sequins to give it a less casual feel but the loose way it hangs and its rolled sleeves mean that teamed with some denim shorts and sandals this will make for the perfect summer day look... particularly with British weather! This beauty is £38 and you can pick it up here!

Hope you're having a great weekend and I will be back with my Asos Marketplace pick later today!

Frances x

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Obsession of the Day

Hello everyone,
I am now back at uni, studying far too hard and even too hard to properly appreciate the fact that my student loan has now arrived and I have money at my disposal. Today I have taken a quick break away from the books to find my most perfect skirt ever!

Image 1 of ASOS Mini Skirt in Gingerbread Men Print

Image 3 of ASOS Mini Skirt in Gingerbread Men Print

This is the most amazing print ever... I feel almost faint at how brilliant it is! Just when I thought that couldn't find anymore quirky, cute prints they let this one out of the bag! I love the gingerbread men with all my heart! You could, as is done here, team with a band tee or a crisp white shirt to get different but equally cute, summery looks. If you like this (and why wouldn't you?) you can get yours for £28 here!

Hope you're having a lovely week and grabbing some gorgeous spring/summer clothes!

Frances x

Friday, 13 April 2012

Asos Marketplace Pick of the Week

Hi everyone,
So it's that time of week again! As you may have seen from my previous post are having a really amazing mid season sale and (very good news) this extends to Asos Marketplace too! Many of the sellers and boutiques have reduced their pieces to give an even more affordable way to shop vintage and unique!

I have searched through the sale and found hundreds of items I would quite happily buy but this is my particular sale favourite...


This gorgeous aztec print dress is from boutique The Pretty Junk which stocks amazing on trend vintage pieces. I love aztec prints and especially love how this shirt dress manages to make what can tend to be a black and grey dominated print vibrant with turquoise and purple. It is so beautifully 80's in style but could look so fashionable today paired with a pale denim jacket and chelsea boots and belted as is shown in the picture. This was originally £45 but has now been reduced to £33.75. It states that it is a size 14 but, belted could fit a smaller size. I am so in love! You can have a look, and get it here!

If you want to check out the rest of the Marketplace's sale you can do so here! Let me know if you order anything!

Frances x

Obsession Of The Day - Asos Sale

Hi everyone,

Just to let all you obsessive shoppers know, the Asos Mid-Season Sale is on and has some absolute bargains perfect for the upcoming summer season. Many of the pieces I have featured in previous posts are now in the sale, however here are a few which I haven't featured before but I love and need in my life...

Image 1 of ASOS Skater Dress in Rainbow Print

£40 down to £20 - get it here

Image 1 of ASOS T-Shirt Midi Dress

£35 down to £17.50 - get it here

Image 1 of ASOS Silk Shirt In Candy Colours

£45 down to £29 - get it here

Image 1 of ASOS Bandeau Dress With Embellished Trim

£38 down to £19 - get it here

These are just a few of the beautiful items they have at massively reduced prices so go and take a look here!

Frances x

Monday, 9 April 2012

Asos Marketplace Pick of the Week

Hi everyone,

So sorry this is late.. I've been enjoying the Easter festivities! Every week I am again shocked at the amount of absolute gems on the Marketplace site... it is definitely amongst my favourite places to browse, and as soon as I get some money, my favourite places to shop too!


This week's pick is this gorgeous collared dress from boutique Memoir. They have a fantastic range of reasonably priced vintage pieces but this dress is definitely a favourite of mine. I love the contrast between the peach and cream collars on the dress, the wrap-over effect which is extremely flattering, and the large floral print. It seems to be a perfect midi length and although this is apparently a size 14-16 I think that with the help of a belt (much like in the picture) it could be worn by anyone over a size 10. This wonderful dress is only £24.99 and can be found here.

I hope you've had a brilliant Easter!

Frances x

Friday, 6 April 2012

Obsession Of The Easter Weekend

Hello everyone,

Well last week I was laboriously searching through my usual websites trying desperately to find something I liked to post about. This week is a completely different story. I love everything. I cannot wait for my student loan to come through so that I can make a few cheeky purchases! And so, in celebration of the 3 remaining days of the long weekend, here are my three favourite items on the high street (or online) right now...

This blouse is amazing. As you may have gathered from previous posts I am partial to anything which happens to have an animal motif. This shirt features (in a way which you cannot tell in this picture) a gorgeous leopard pattern. Also, the collar and cuffs feature gold buttons which make this shirt look really expensive, far more than it's £29.99 price tag. Well done Zara! You can get it (and have a closer look at its detail here.

Marllena Cage Cut Out Dress

The second pick is this gorgeous mint (surprise, surprise) dress from; a brilliant website for a night-out-with-nothing-to-wear emergency! I, of course, love the pastel colour which makes what could be a very sexy dress more pretty and feminine. I love the cut out detail and think this is a dress which could see you through nights out all summer. It is £24.99 and can be bought here.

Image of Fern. Cage Ear Cuff

This next pick is a bit different for me! I recently have become really interested in ear cuffs... which have been fashionable for a while. This cage style silver cuff is from the jewellery online store Regal Rose which stocks amazing, unique pieces. This particular cuff is £12 and you can buy it here.

What do you think of these choices? What are you lusting over this Easter?

Frances x

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Obsession Of The Moment: River Island

Hi everyone,

Since I was an early teen I have always shopped in River Island. I remember the days when theirs were the only jeans I would buy, I had every colour of their vest tops etc. Whilst I look back fondly at those fashion faux pas I am increasingly aware that River Island has grown and developed its style so that, even today, its pieces are often amongst my most lusted after on the high street.

At the moment, I could pretty much buy the entire store, however, I have selected a few items which sum up my passion for River Island right now...

This mint green tea dress is so perfectly on trend right now, but would transcend the seasons and could be worn at any time, because of its classic shape. To me, this looks like a vintage treasure and is so versatile. I can imagine this with brogues or loafers, knee high socks and a long cardigan for a laid back day look, or equally with some nude heels and a matching nude blazer for a spring/summer christening/wedding. For the £30 price tag, that really isn't bad. You can get yours here.

Another mint green piece... think I'm obsessed. This top is so pretty it makes me want to cry. Firstly the polka dots make it a winner, but to add to that the lace hem is so delicate and gorgeous it would make any outfit look beautifully girly. Add to this the open back, which shows a classy amount of flesh and you have yourself one of the most perfect tops I have come across this Spring/Summer. It's £25 and you can get yours here.

This silver inscribed bangle looks like it costs far more than £6. At the moment I am really liking minimal, delicate jewellery and this certainly fits the bill. It's pretty and would look effortless with other silver jewellery for a finishing touch to an outfit. You can get yours here.

How do you feel about River Island's offerings at the moment? Have you picked up anything gorgeous from there for Spring/Summer?

Hope you're having a great week!

Frances x