Sunday, 9 February 2014

Wish List // Crushin' on Key Pieces




Spring trend wish list outfit topshop asos river island le specs craig x karl gingham pastels
Necklace ASOS // Dress TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE // Bag River Island // Sunglasses Le Specs Craig x Karl // Coat ASOS // IPhone Case ASOS // Jeans TOPSHOP // Holographic Boots Boohoo

An outfit inspired by this UHMAZING bag, I've been eagerly checking RI on a daily basis after seeing it originally on the e-campaign. I'm SO upset it's arrived after I've (stupidly) spent every penny I have, so if anyone's feeling generous... C'mon now don't be shy.

I'm so thrilled gingham has made it's way into spring trends, it's my absolute favourite print and I'm trying very hard not to covet every item it engulfs this season. (Tried and failing, I'll be a walking checkerboard soon). 

HOW HOW HOW incredible are these holographic boots?! #NEED They'll dress up any day time look and will serve there wear as any hard-working fashionista transitions to evening. Coupled with this perfect muted grey fluffy coat, no wearer will be cold again.

I figured this TOPSHOP Boutique dress could work well with a snuggly jumper underneath it for the day, thrown over a pair of jeans (TRENDING!). Equally dressed up for a night out with a simple crescent necklace and some holographic boots, you're all set to go.

What's your favourite piece and trend this season?

Hiya...

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Crushin' | Hair Talk

hair inspiration mood board tan talk blonde colour glitter suki waterhouse babes
All images are sourced from tumblr; and can be found here skinnerashleigh.tumblr.com

I'm in a hair rut with a million and one options swirling round my little head, I want blonde, I want colour, I want bleach and (sometimes) I want short. WHY O WHY can't I just do all of them, growing back a full head of hair the next time I decide to change my mind like a chameleon who's bitten off it's foot. 

One day I'm swaying towards white bleach (stockholm being the thought-provoking shade) where I can cast different hues onto it's white canvas, converting to a ladylike blonde (Suki you mega babe) and eventually, oh eventually I'd like to do this disco dance of sunkissed blonde in my pants on some tropical isle, throwing in some glitter for good measure.

Meanwhile, I might just have to settle for a pink bobbed wig a la Natalie Portman in Closer (major girl crush).

What do ya think? Do you have a thang for colour or blondes? Short or long?

Let's talk #GirlProblems below...

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Aquarium


Imogen Wilson I Love Fake magazine fashion photography styling ben sullivan


Imogen Wilson I Love Fake magazine fashion photography styling ben sullivan


Imogen Wilson I Love Fake magazine fashion photography styling ben sullivan

Imogen Wilson I Love Fake magazine fashion photography styling ben sullivan



Imogen Wilson I Love Fake magazine fashion photography styling ben sullivan
All images from imogenwilson.com

Today I fell in love with a photoshoot; Imogen Wilson x Ben Sullivan = pure aquatic goodness. Go pick up a copy of I Love Fake  and swoon over this editorial; you'll be equally as pleased by each and every page. Quirky models coupled with fresh styling and even edgier art direction. I'm sure this blue gingham suit will be one I dream of continuously until I find the perfect duplicate.

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Saturday, 7 December 2013

OOTD // Day to Night // Party Hopping

tan-talk ashleigh skinner ootd topshop leather christmas

tan-talk ashleigh skinner ootd topshop leather christmas

tan-talk ashleigh skinner ootd topshop leather christmas

tan-talk ashleigh skinner ootd topshop leather christmas
Leather Dress TOPSHOP  // Nike Foot Asylum // Heels New Look (Similar) // Bag ASOS (LOVE this)
selfie of tan talk face ear cuff h&m fashion
Ear Cuff  H&M (Similar)

All too often I have to prep a day to night look from a few basic items in my closet, the key to achieving these is not to think too hard and to keep things simple. Going from work to drinks to club, you really don't want to be fussing over accessories or having too much to carry. That's why a statement ear cuff and a hardworking fold over bag eases you from venue to venue.

Personally, I love mixing trainers with most outfits as they're comfortable, easy to run around in and add a street, not so try-hard feel. These could easily be swapped for tights and pumps if you would like to look more feminine. The simple singular strap sandals add a delicate/dainty feel to tough leather and are a hardworking key piece for venue-hopping and fit snugly in a bag.

Where will you be venue hopping this Christmas season? And what is your key (can't live without) piece?

Come say hello, below




Tuesday, 22 October 2013

OOTD // LFW // Last Minute Decisions





lfw london fashion week ootd all black everything antipodium

lfw london fashion week ootd all black everything antipodium
Black Applique Top ASOS // Sheer Maxi (Similar) // Boots River Island // Clutch BANK (Super old)

At around 8pm (still in work) I found out I would be attending Day Two of LFW and it would be the very first time I ever ever would have been (eek). Excitement and fear filled me. I'm not the sorta gal to be able to throw caution to the wind and head out on a spontaneous night, let alone go to the holy grail of fashion without a moments preparation. But unfortunately, that's exactly what I had to do.

In comes my extremely last minute ensemble, I stuck with black and went all out with a plum lippy to make it even more goth-esque. I had thought about wearing a checked shirt with a simple leather skirt, although fortunately I didn't as this was a look of choice for many girls. Teamed with my leather jacket and a fur gilet I was all set for my first taste of LFW.

Real excitement didn't hit me until I was on my way to Charing Cross, seeing a designers collection for the very first time was absolutely incredible (and overwhelming). I was so happy to be a part of the audience gathering at the Antipodium presentation and was completely wowed by Geoffrey's SS14 collection. Lots of gorgeous textures, in bright colours collaborated with iridescent sheer pleats. WOW. I'm already ticking off all the lovely pieces I want to buy for next year.

lfw london fashion week ootd all black everything somerset house bright print
With our lovely intern Dani at Somerset House, after the Antipodium Presentation.
Courtesy of Fashion Train

What do you think of my last minute fash ensemble?
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