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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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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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4000 Hits on my blog – Thank you!!!

Wowzer! Have been informed my blog has had 4,000 hits…

really appreciate this! I know it may not sound like much but as it is a fairly new blog I am very grateful.

To celebrate I thought I would give you a Christmas gift list of the best things to buy any frugal fashionista this festive season! (feel free to buy me any of the below)

Number one: Purr by Katy Perry

In a cute pussycat bottle, Katy Perry’s debut fragrance Purr is a girly scent with top notes of peach nectar, forbidden apple and green bamboo. It is currently exclusively available at Selfridges but goes nationwide on the 20th November. Katy Perry is perfume obsessed and reportedly owns over 50 different bottles so let’s hope she has used this knowledge to make Purr a sell out scent.

Number two: Sparkly Shiny Sequiney Shoes!

As it is party season, any fashionista really can’t get through it without a pair of shoes that have the wow factor. I am a lover of sparkles and sequins so these shoes from Office are crazy yet cute and great for any xmas party. These shoes are now £58 (reduced from £88) so snap them up now online.

Number 3: The celebrity party dress

Cheapy high street store Peacocks + designer Pearl Lowe = Lots and lots of hot party frocks modelled by the gorge Daisy Lowe (and let’s face it, if Daisy was modelling a bin bag we would still go out and buy one)

Pearl Lowe’s range features snug winter coats and hoards of cute dresses.

My favourite is the pale pink party dress with embellished waistline and at £50 it is designer for less! Click here to buy!

Number 4: Pussybow blouse

Every celeb worth their salt is rocking a pussybow blouse.

Whether it is a tied loose or sharp around the collar a la Kourtney Kardashian, this look is sophisticated and smart – also, how haute are Kourtney’s Alexander McQueen shoes – Ferocious!

For a similar look, click on to ASOS for this £28 – team it with a leather pencil skirt and sky scraper heels. Click here to buy!

Or for a cheaper look try updating an existing white shirt with a length of black ribbon.

Number 5: Viva la Glam make-up from Mac

Mac make-up is a girl’s best friend so make sure a Viva La Glam lippie is on your chrimbo list.

Stars such as Dita Von Teese, Christina Aguilera and Fergie have been the face of Mac in the past and now Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper are working Viva La Glam colours.

My favourite lipsticks are the frosty pink Saint Germain and the hot pink Girl about Town.

 

What’s on your christmas list? Tweet me @FashionCrunch

 

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Voluptuous Velvet

Velvet is having a big moment in fashion this Winter (thank god I kept my trusty velvet leggings from last year).

From bandeau dresses to asymetrical dresses and even the odd maxi, velvet seems to be everywhere.

[photo via ASOS.com]

I simply adore this velvet maxi dress from ASOS for £65.00, it ticks the boxes for velvet and the short/ long trend that is very A/W2010. Also this dress seems to highlight curves in a Jessica Rabbit style.

[Photo via TFNC]

Another favourite of mine is this orange velvet TFNC dress for £45.00. The ruched detailing of this flatters curves and the colour makes it a very unique look. Team with some skyscraper chunky heels and you have the perfect party look to take you through Winter.

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Student fashionistas

Fabulous fashion news for all you academics: ASOS are now offering a discount of 10% for all NUS student card holders.

What better way to use your discount on this black maxi – perfect for working the massive long/short trend that is about to hit the high street.

Geeking up has never been so chic.

[Picture via ASOS.com]

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Cheryl looking fabulous for Vogue

Vogue have injected a bit of spring style into their October cover by featuring Cheryl Cole in pastel hues.

The recently divorced Ms Cole shows that despite the miserable weather we can still flaunt bright colours.

Wear it like Cheryl with this yellow ruffled blouse from Asos for £26.

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