Category Archives: Cheap Chic

Got Henry on my neck-a-lace

This girl loves customizaaang,
Me and my bestest went to Tower of London t’other week and due to having a shared love of the Tudors and the tyrant monarch Henry VIII, we decided we neeeeeded a Henry accessory. We were positively overwhelmed to find little pins with Henry’s face on (espesh ‘cos they were a mere 99p!) so I decided to pin mine to this badge necklace from Topshop. Looks pretty random I reck, and I want to find more badges to add to it.

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Turban Treat

Like most fashion trends, Sex and the City is always at the forefront of style.
Some of us may have ridiculed (others adored!) the turban Carrie Bradshaw wore in SATC2 that came out in May last year. I, however, was one of the people who loved the turban, what better way to achieve a desert chic look? Now the high street has caught on (about a year late I may add) and turbans are readily available for us fashionistas to work Carrie’s Abu Dhabi look.

I wore my turban a few weekends ago, it is a hair band inspired turban from ASOS but now after trying out the trend I reckon I want to go the whole hog and get a full turban. If you are going to try a similar look I recommend wearing your hair wavy and with extensions (if you don’t have natural long locks like yours truly!)

ASOS £12

This full turban from ASOS is in a striking blue colour that would look gorge on a summer holiday, perfect for sightseeing days or chilled out nights teamed with a black maxi.

BooHoo £5 (Was £10)

Or, if you are not ready for the turban trend, why not try testing it out with this knitted turban style headband from BooHoo. Great way of bringing the turban into winter while we wait for the more temperate months.

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Militant

Rocked a military inspired look last weekend on one of my, now very frequent, sight-seeing trips around London. This weekend it was Tower of London, Tower bridge, London Eye and a few pubs (well the latter isn’t really sight-seeing but it was the weekend after all). Coat is from Primark (my boyf says I need a new coat after wearing this too much – but it’s my favourite!), jeans Primark again for £9 (yikes double Primarking – that’s bargainlicious!) and my bag is River Island, it is super trusty and I really don’t go anywhere without it.

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Barry M Nail effects

Don't worry, I know my nails totes clash with my bag but that's just the kinda girl I am x

Meaning to blog about this for a while now so here goes – Barry M Nail Effects nail varnish is totally the best thing ever.
Being someone who has quite a low-key beauty routine (I’m hopeless at false nails, hair extensions – the whole shabang), I completely fell in love with Barry M’s easy to use Nail Effects. Simply apply a base coat, wait to dry obvs, and then put one coat of Nail Effects over the top. At first you think “what the frig have I done?” as it just looks like a big black blob on your previously perfectly manicured talons but a few moments later the nail varnish separates and creates a cracked effect. Perfect for leopard print or graffitti inspired manicures, I went for a red base to try out a Ladybird look and loved it! Next time I reck I am going to apply a bronze colour so I can have leopard print claws.
My advice is to apply a clear coat over the top as mine chipped quite quickly.

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NEON

Jill Sander SS11 Show

Wowzer, I am simply in love with this look.
Neon tones are going to be absolutely huge this season. I never used to be a massive fan of fluro, reminds me too much of a tacky rave with tackier plastic bead necklaces. However, I can stand to be corrected – teamed with crispy whites and muted tones this new neon, if you will, screams sophistication and is a great way of bringing summer into your wardrobe (even if it is a rainy catastrophe outside).
Here are my pick of some fabulous neon looks. Team with fierce heels and minimal accessories. Whites and blacks look fabulous with brights or go all out and colour block it up…my eye is on the ASOS boxy clutch, someone buy it me please?

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Someday or Today: Camel Dresses

Have been drooling over this Chloe leather dress for quite a wee bit at work. Bang on trend with the minimalistic look that Spring/ Summer is set for….however, let’s be honest if I had that amount of cash to splash on a dress I wouldn’t of just taken advantage of the 4 Pot Noodles for £2 offer at ASDA now would I? So to feed my lust for this dress I think I will have to buy this gorge camel dress from ASOS, only £45 and it would look amaze teamed with some sky scraper heels and a boxy clutch.

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Everyone is talking about: Kate Middleton’s engagement dress

Everyone is really excited about the upcoming nuptials of our future King and Queen but fashionistas everywhere cannot stop drooling over Kate Middleton’s gorge engagement dress.

The navy blue Issa dress looks amazing on our fashionable future queeny and it sold out within 24 hours of Kate wearing it.

 

However, fear not if you didn’t manage to snap the £385 Issa dress up as Tesco have now launched the ‘Kate Middleton’ dress inspired by the very same one she wore.

This dress is in my kind of price bracket too at only £16 – get it quick!

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