Tag Archives: summer trends

EMBROIDERED BAGS OF FUN

Embroidery is EVERYWHERE this season – as already discussed in my previous post :). A great way to mix it into your wardrobe in a versatile fashion is in bags. Plus who doesn’t love an excuse for a new handbag?! Stick with a black background with bright and colourful embroidery to keep it chic and easy to wear with anything!

From intricate floral patterns to cheeky lipstick and emoji motifs, embroidery is the fun way to add interest to your look this autumn, so all aboard the embroidery train! While you’re waiting at the platform, have a browse some of my high street favourites…

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  1. Embroidered Clutch – £29.99 – Zara
  2. Reclaimed Vintage Embroidered Envelope Clutch Bag – £16 – ASOS
  3. Mix & Match Mini Crossbody Bag – £35.99 – Zara
  4. Black embroidered velvet clutch – £30 – River Island
  5. Quilted Patches Crossbody Bag – £45.99 – Zara
  6. Black Embroidered Floral Print Chain Shoulder Bag – £19.99 – New Look
  7. Embroidered Detail Crossbody Bag – £45.99 – Zara
  8. Reclaimed Vintage Embroidered Rose Cross Body Bag – £20 – ASOS

Alternatively, if you’ve got a favourite black bag you want to instantly make on trend, or you’re on a budget… Why not buy some embroidered patches to stitch on? Take a look at just a few available online, or pop into your local haberdashery where they will have countless others to choose from! Or take a look on Etsy for dozens of super cute, unique patches here.

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  1. Skinnydip x Coca Cola Patches – £12 – ASOS
  2. Evil Eye Iron on Patch – £1.89 – Etsy
  3. Ohh Deer Get Lost Patch – £4.95 – ASOS
  4. Embroidered sew on applique patch – £3.69 – Etsy
  5. Thunderbolt Iron-On Patch – £2.30 – Etsy
  6. Orelia Star Patch – £5
  7. Embroidered ‘FRIES BEFORE GUYS’ junk food patch – £4.99 – Etsy
  8. Skinnydip Wild Child Iron On Patches£10  £6 – ASOS

Happy patching pals!
Love,
love EJ xo

 

THE LIGHT AND DARK SIDES OF EMBROIDERY – SHOP THE TREND

There are so many ways to wear one of this summer’s hottest trends – embroidery. It’s colourful, folky and therefore perfect for the summer months! One way to make sure you’re always on trend with the look? Keep the base colour basic. I love embroidery on black and white. There are loads of other colours out there, reds and blues and baby pinks, but I think the timeless looks (and easiest to style) are those that sit on black and white backgrounds.

So which side do you belong to? The dark side – with bright pinks, teals and contrasting white embroidery? Or the light side – whites and creams with bold blues, reds and black embroidery? Maybe some of my favourite options below will help you make up your mind – or show you that you like a little bit of both!

embroidered darkCelebs on the dark side (L-R): Anna Kendrick, Beyoncé, Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo
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  1. Short skirt – £19.99 – H&M
  2. Reclaimed Vintage Embroidered Envelope Clutch Bag – £16 – ASOS
  3. Embroidered Shirred Dress by Nobody’s Child – £30 – Topshop
  4. Embroidered skirt – £24.99 – H&M
  5. Embroidered Mini Skirt – 29.99 – Zara
  6. Embroidered Dress – £49.99 – Zara
  7. Embroidered Bralet by Glamorous – £39 – Topshop
  8. Embroidered bucket bag – £29.99 – H&M
  9. Floral Embroidered Bomber Jacket by Glamorous – £68 – Topshop
  10. Embroidered Lace Pencil Skirt – £70 – Oasis

light celeb embCelebs on the light side (L-R): Kate Middleton, Lily Collins, Katie Holmes, Blake Lively
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  1. Embroidered Jacket – £89.99 – Zara
  2. Glamorous Petite Embroidered Sleeveless Top With Tassel Detail – £41 – ASOS
  3. Orange Tassel Embroidered Tote Bag£24.99  £11 – New Look
  4. Cream Embroidered Trim Fray Hem Cami – £19.99  £11 – New Look
  5. TALL Embroidered Bib Playsuit – £26 – Topshop
  6. White Embroidered Trim Strappy Dress – £29.99 – New Look
  7. Star Mela Placement Floral Embroidered Clutch with Tassel – £49 £22 – ASOS
  8. Embroidered Poplin Shirt – £29.99 – Zara
  9. Embroidered cotton blouse – £35.99 – Mango
  10. Embroidered Contrast Bomber Jacket by Glamorous – £45 – Topshop

And some final top tips? Go for floral and bold and bright for an all over pattern, but tribal, basic and subtle for an embroidered trim. Also try not to over-do your outfit by wearing a heavily embroidered piece with other bold patterns and bright colours – let your embroidered item stand out and do the talking to keep things super chic!

I hope you like the lovely items I’ve pulled together – let me know if you’ve got any great embroidered items this summer and where they’re from!

Love,
love EJ xo

SUMMER STYLE – LACE & LARGE

So, the bralet trend isn’t a new one, but it’s certainly one that I’m on board with!

As a larger busted lady, I can’t partake in this day-to-day, I need the support! However there’s nothing I love more than getting home after a long day at work and ditching the bra. For those of you blessed with the ability to go bra-less or to live without wires, the hottest trend by far at the moment is the lace bralet. Team your delicate and feminine bralet with the masculine staple of an over-sized shirt for an immediately chic look. Add in some faded, distressed denim for the ultimate cool.

When it comes to colours, the darker the better for the bralet – think black, navy and deep wine colours. And for the shirt, lighter is fresher, you can’t beat a crisp white shirt or a lovely light blue.

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So whether you’re looking for a casual but sexy evening look, or if you’re just on the look out for something a little more sexy and comfortable to slip into in the comfort of your own home, I’ve scoured the high street for the best out there…

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  1. Daisy Lace Non Wire Soft Bralet – £12 – Next
  2. Warehouse Relaxed Curved Hem Shirt – £29 – Warehouse
  3. Gilly Hicks Removable-Pads Lace Triangle Bralette – £14 – Hollister
  4. ASOS Soft Twill Oversized Shirt – £36.00 – ASOS
  5. Lace triangle bra – £19.99 – Mango
  6. Monki Oversized Shirt – £25.00 – ASOS
  7. Triangle lace bra – £19.99 – Mango
  8. Warehouse Oversized Shirt – £32 – Warehouse
  9. Aerie Lace Cross-Back Bralette – £18.00 – American Eagle
  10. Oversized cotton shirt – £29.99 – H&M
  11. Wavy Hem Scalloped Bralette – £7.69 – Etsy
  12. Long Sleeve Frill Back Shirt – £36.00 – Topshop
  13. Lace Detailed Bralet – £22.00 – Topshop
  14. Slim Boyfriend White Shirt with Pleat Detail Back – £25.00 – ASOS

Love,
love EJ xo

My favourite Spring/Summer Sandals so far…

As  a tall girl with slightly large, moderately wide feet (ok, so they’re huge), I find it super hard to find shoes – especially sandals – that fit.  I have already bought 3 pairs of sandals this season – despite it still being too cold for toes-out weather, and here are some more of my favourite sandals for Spring/Summer 15… Oh, and they’re all under £35!

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1, Wide Fit Pint White Cork Heeled Sandals – £24.99 – New Look.  2, Suede Asymmetric Strap Sandals – £25 – M&S.  3, Strappy Block Heel Wide Fit Sandals with Insolia® – £29.50 – M&S.  4, Preview Wide Fit Faux Ponyskin Heeled Sandals – £34.99 – New Look via ASOS.  5, Wide Fit Cream Contrast Cork Wedge Sandals – £19.99 – New Look.  6, Hearbeat Heeled Sandals – £28 – Topshop also available in black and tan.  7, Honey Wedge Sandals – £30 – Topshop.  8, Sporty Sandals – £25 – M&S.

Happy sandal shopping!

Love,

love EJ xo

We all scream for Ice Cream

During the warm months, what in the world is better than an ice-cream in the garden or on the beach?  How about wearing ice cream colours?  With all these gorgeous options why would you want to wear any other colours this season…

1. Pastel Turn Up Denim Leggings – £22.00 – Topshop.  2. Limited Two Tone Shirt – £24.99 – New Look.  3. ASOS Cap Sleeve Skater Dress – £20.00 – ASOS.  4. Warehouse Coloured Ultra Skinny Jean – £40.00 – ASOS.  5. Pyramid Metal Tip Clutch – £15.00 – ASOS.  6. Strappy Shoulder Mini Dress – £39.00 – Miss Selfridge.  7. Womens Wayfarer Sunglasses in pink and baby blue – £6.99 – eBay.  8. Square Suede Messenger Bag – £59.99 – Zara.  9. ASOS Bitten Leather Platform T Bar High Sandal – £75.00 – ASOS.  10. Yellow Chiffon Pleated Midi Skirt – £19.99 – New Look.  11. Sleeveless Chiffon Blouse – £14.99 – New Look.  12. Havaianas Slim Flip-Flop light rose pink – £19.99 – Office.  13. Parisian Pastel Denim Hotpants£16.99  £12.00 – New Look.  14. ASOS Pastel Jelly Watch – £18.00 – ASOS.  15. Cream Embellished Vest Top – £45.00 – Miss Selfridge.  16. Blake Fit and Flare Dress – £15.00 – Boohoo.

Happy shopping!
Love,

The best kind of wedgie

I know I just did a post about wedges, but it has come to my attention that the majority of them are all rather expensive.  Plus I had completely neglected to look at Missguided – foolish I now know – but maybe it’s a good thing as there are so many amazing wedges on there that I needed a whole post to display them.  The colours are gorgeous, if you’re not sure about the colours below, all of them come with other options, so have a browse!

1. Tarmela Cut Out Suede Platform Wedges – £33.99.  2.  Izani Suede T Bar Wedges – £29.99.  3. Russill Strappy Suede Platform Wedges – £36.99.  4. Hailey Strappy Super High Wedge – £34.99.  5. Cindy T Bar Super High Wedges – £35.99.  6. Gilis Suede Twisted Bow Wedges – £29.99.  7. Florida High Strappy Suede Look Wedges – £34.99.  8. Barishka Contrast Suede Platform Wedges – £33.99.  (All from Missguided).

Hopefully these give you some more options for the spring and summer seasons, wear with maxi dresses, mini dresses, palazo pants, high waisted shorts, anthing. They are perfect for daytime and evening.

Love,

What’s yours is mine…

This video proves that a man’s shirt always looks sexy on a girl.  No matter how she wears it.  I’m definitely going to try out some of these looks when the weather gets warmer.  Felt the need to share it with you all…

So how about trying your own styles and let me know what you think looks best.

Love,