Tag Archives: summer

A modern classic: Wearing vintage monochrome

I’ve always been cautious of monochrome. It can feel a bit ‘businessy’.

But it can also look really classy. Inspired by retro Chanel, I put this look together for a sophisticated afternoon tea in Paddington.

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My Princess Moment: Why I love tulle skirts

Ever since I saw Carrie Bradshaw sashay round the Upper East Side in a tulle ballerina skirt, I have been desperately searching for the perfect tutu.

Finally I found it. Read more…

Alice’s Edinburgh Fringe Picks 2016

It’s that time of year again, when the streets become Edinburgh’s biggest stage (and the Royal Mile becomes a flyer-filled battlefield).

Despite what the locals may say, the Edinburgh Fringe is an amazing accumulation of the world’s best talent. From one man shows, to cutting edge comedy and full-blown circus performances, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s my pick for the Fringe 2016. Read more…

Earn Your Fashion Badges: The high-end trend

There’s no way you can have missed the patches trend. From jackets to bags and even jewellery, this quirky kitsch look has hit the High Street by storm.

We have Gucci to thank for this. Ever since Alessandro Rochele reinvented the brand’s staple monogrammed bags, budget labels such as Topshop, Zara and New Look have been cashing in on the trend. Thank you, High Street, for letting me join in the fun! Read more…

Bohemian Dream: Petite summer style

There are so many looks I want to wear, but I feel won’t look right on me. I’m petite, but I’m not skinny; I’m in proportion but it’s easy for my legs to look stumpy.

So when I find the latest trends in petite styles, I definitely get excited. Read more…

The Accessories Edit: June

For anyone who reads my blog regularly, you’ll know that I’ve been trying to get into accessories more. The trouble? Once you start looking, the wishlist is never ending!

I may be El Skinto this month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t accessorise like a goddess on my behalf. Here’s my pick of summer’s top accessory trends and where to find them. Read more…

Colour Me In: A new palette for Spring dressing

With the weather being so bleak for so long, I’ve definitely found myself in a style rut- particularly when it comes to colours.

Black, camel, burgundy and khaki are my go-tos. Not that there’s anything wrong with that palette (they’re just so easy to piece together!), but for spring/summer I want to challenge myself to embrace a rainbow of colours instead of only safe options.

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Yeah, baby! Street Scenes and 70s Sass

It’s official, ladies- the 70s trend is not going anywhere.

I was hesitant to join on the retro bandwagon, but this is a style that has grown on me massively over the past year or so, especially retro jumpsuits. I searched EVERYWHERE to find a 70s-style denim jumpsuit- this flared number certainly didn’t disappoint. Read more…