Lookbook | Nasty Gal Festival Fashion

Nasty Gal Festival Lookbook 2014


TECHNICOLOUR SUMMER


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I cannot wait for summer. I repeat: I CANNOT WAIT FOR SUMMER.

I don’t about any of you fellow Brits, but this winter has just felt like the longest in history, the last six months a dull grey blur of rain and cold and wind. And to top it all off, we didn’t even have a summer last year! Not properly. There were a handful of nice days and then Mother Nature was all hehe, that’s enough for you kiddies, now how about some nice old rain? So this year I am bursting for some sunshine! Callum and I have booked 10 nights in Ibiza, hopefully with a few friends coming out to join us, and I am so excited I’ve already started buying bikinis. We’ve booked a car, and I can’t wait to explore the island, discovering all the beautiful little beaches and relaxing with a book on the sand.

Getting me even more in the summer mood is this amazingly retro and fun lookbook from Nasty Gal. Model Nadine Leopold and photographer Matt Jones have combined to make one of the most adorable, playful shoots I’ve ever seen, full of quirky accessories and rainbow colours and super cute prints. Looking at the photos makes me feel like little Tasha on holiday at Club Med with my parents again, stacking plastic-bead bracelets up my arm and playing with inflatables round the pool.

Ahhhh. Take me back! x


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Outfit | Motel Galaxy Trousers and Checked Shirt

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DAYTIME DISCO


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trousers: c/o Motel | shirt: Gilly Hicks | heels: Zara


Apologies for the slow posting  this last week – I’m still super ill with flu! You know when you’ve been sick so long you’ve forgotten what it feels like to be well? :( Yup, that’s me. I’ve barely been able to read or watch tv, I’ve felt so bad, so this is one very bored blogger right here. But enough doom and gloom. On to the fashion!

I love a simple, throw-on outfit that somehow makes you feel like the coolest girl in the world, and often a hot pair of skinny trousers and a laid-back shirt will do just that. When I received these super sexy Motel galaxy pants, the first thing I thought of was Olivia Newton-John getting sewn into her skin-tight trousers for Grease, and how if I got trapped in these I didn’t have a whole film crew to get me out of them. It would just be a lot of very unattractive rolling around on the bed trying to unstick the pants from my legs (of course I’ve never done this before with too-tight jeans *cough cough*). But what do you know, these are actually such an easy pair of trousers to wear. They might not be for everyone, but I definitely love them for those body-confident days when you just want to slink around town in some skinnies. Go for it girls! 

Btw, if any of you are free tomorrow afternoon, come join me and a few other lovely bloggers for luxe bag-brand Fiorelli and House of Fraser’s #LFWhang! We’ll be on Google Hangouts chatting all things fashion (or the other girls will. I’ll probably be mostly grunting and sneezing and sounding like a gremlin). It’s the perfect time to get the lowdown on the style news from London Fashion Week. Plus, Fiorelli’s Head of Design Lisa will also be there, so if you’re interested to hear more about accessories from a designer’s point of view, you should definitely come check it out. Find all the details here x

LFWHANG with Fiorelli, House of Fraser and bloggers


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Outfit + Giveaway | Selena Gomez for Adidas NEO

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STEAL SELENA’S STYLE


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featuring pieces from Selena Gomez X Adidas NEO collection


Happy Valentine’s Day loves! I hope you’re all having a lovely day and have some fun plans, whether it’s a special night with your partner, drinks with the girls or just ignoring the whole thing and celebrating the weekend instead! Unfortunately, I’ve come down with a totally gross cold/flu thing, so the only hot date tonight for me will be with tissues and Lemsip – crazy, I know. But in the spirit of spreading the love (not germs), I’ve got a super exciting giveaway for you guys. 

Adidas NEO invited me to showcase five key pieces from their new campaign, designed in collaboration with the beautiful Selena Gomez. It’s a great collection – urban, youthful and with touches of girliness, just as you’d expect from Selena. While I’d love to keep the pieces to myself, I thought it’d be nicer to hold a little giveaway and give you all a chance to swag the pieces for yourself. Please be aware that, as these items were sent to me to shoot for the blog, they’re all a UK size 8/10. Here is what’s up for grabs!

Selena Gomex X Adidas NEO key pieces SS14

To win these looks from the Selena Gomez X Adidas NEO collection, just complete follow the instructions below:

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Good luck sweeties! x


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Outfit | Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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BE MY VALENTINE


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cami and shorts set: c/o Autograph by Marks and Spencer | crystal necklace and friendship bracelet: c/o Swarovski | heart necklace: c/o Storm London | long necklace: Cinderela B | cuff bracelet: c/o Pandora via John Greed Jewellery


Love it or loathe it, you can’t ignore the fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. All those pink and red ads featuring flowers or ladies in their undies (or both)? Yup, this is what they’ve all been about! I have to admit I’m feeling the love this year. Whether you’re single or partnered up, Valentine’s Day is just a lovely opportunity to spread the love and treat those special people in your lives. You don’t need grand gestures or presents to make your loves smile – sometimes the simplest, smallest gestures are the ones that make the biggest impact.

That being said, we girls do love a cheeky present or two! Lingerie and jewellery might be cliched, but they’re staples for a reason. Both are super intimate and personal, and you can really pick something which will have a unique meaning to the lucky lady you’re giving it to (or lucky boy, of course – undies and jewellery work just as well for the boys!). I put together a little collection here of some of my favourite lingerie and jewellery brands as inspiration for those of you yet to get presents (or if you just fancied treating yourself to something cute!).

First up is this oh-so-gorgeous floral lace cami set from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s lingerie range for Autograph, M&S. Isn’t it dreamy? The thing about beautiful lingerie is it makes a girl feel so good about herself, and this little set – as well as all of Rosie’s collection actually, which is super girly and gorgeous – definitely does just that. And it feels like something actually designed with practicality in mind. As well as looking so lovely, these are the perfect sweet PJs for warm nights and summery mornings, and just add a cosy wrap or dressing gown for when it’s colder.

If you’re looking for a jewellery piece instead for your Valentine, you’ve got to check out these next brands. You’re probably aware of Swarovski already. I adore their simple crystal pendants like the one I’m wearing in these photos (it’s sold out, but there are plenty of similar ones here) as they’re perfect every day pieces which add a touch of elegance to any outfit, but they also have more intricate designs if you like something a little more detailed. Next up is Storm London, who are better known for their watches but also offer some gorgeous jewellery. I’m wearing their Heart Necklace here, just right for Valentine’s Day. Pandora are another brand with some super sweet loved-up designs – how adorable is the little cupids charm from their Valentine’s collection I’m wearing in these shots?

I am aware however that not all girls want something so obviously romantic, so if you’re looking for jewellery that’s a bit more unique, Cinderela B is the brand for you. All their pieces are handmade in their Spitalfields showroom by the loveliest team of jewellery-makers you’ll ever meet, and their designs are just so special. I love that their collections are based around nature but their designs still have that fashion-conscious element of edge and surprise. I’m actually wearing a custom-made piece in these photos, but they’ve got a few similar designs on their site. My favourite current collection of theirs is Amuleto - these pieces are perfect for Valentine’s as they’ve all got meaning behind them in the types of stones used and the bird, cage and sun imagery.

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day later this week sweeties whatever you’re doing! If you’ve got something excited planned, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear all about it! :) x


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Outfit | Yellow Drop Waist Dress

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(UN)MELLOW YELLOW


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dress: c/o Boohoo | coat: Sisley | heels: New Look | socks: Dorothy Perkins


What do you do when it’s grey and cold out, and you’ve forgotten what it feels like to have the sun on your skin and warmth in your veins? You put on the brightest yellow dress you can find, of course, and to hell with season-appropriateness. I think I blinded half the city walking around town in this dress, but hopefully it brought a little sunshine into their lives!

The dress is one of Boohoo’s new season key pieces with it’s on-trend drop waist shape. It’s a shape a lot of girls seem to be scared of, and I’d like to go on the record to say – don’t be! The drop waist is great for so many body shapes. It adds length to your figure, especially when teemed with heels, and is super playful and youthful. If you’re still a  bit scared, just add a boxy coat over the top like I’ve done here to really streamlines the whole look. I’m sure you’ll look rocking!

For more ideas on how to style your key drop waist piece – and other on-trend shapes for SS14 – check out Boohoo’s #ownit campaign page here. It’s full of great ideas on how to incorporate the new season styles into your wardrobe. Plus, Voucherbox have some great discount codes for Boohoo right now so you can treat yourself without feeling too guilty ;) happy shopping sweeties! x


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