Saturday, 31 August 2013

Missguided Kimono kraze

Kimonos have taken over this season, whether it's a kimono style top, chiffon jacket or cardigan - you can't deny the oriental style is creeping in. 
Autumn/winter last year I had Trend Forecasting as one of my units at uni. We were told to look at future events and movements that were going to happen and predict a trend for summer 2013. Back then, I didn't really believe that the increase in the Chinese stock market would actually create a trend, I just thought it sounded good in my work. But it actually has.  So for those of you who think trends just happen.. They are really well thought out, relevant processes. Who'd a thought? 
Anyway, one of my predicted trends was kimonos and look where we are now?
I really like this trend, it's so feminine and pretty and so easy to update any outfit. 
However, even in high street stores you're looking at £40-£50 which I didn't really want to pay for a quick trend. 
Therefore I turned to the web. And I found this beauty for £25! 
It comes with a belt but I have taken that off because it looks too nightwear for me. But I love it, I love kimonos with fringing and the slight colours of lime, orange and lilac. It goes with everything. The perfect item to update a safe, basic outfit. 

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Polka Dot Package of Happiness

Most of you will be familiar with those packages you get in the post that are white with black polka dots all over? Yes, Topshop! The best kind of packages if you ask me! 
Recently I had a late night spending splurge on Topshop and bought these latest additions to my wardrobe:

First is the lime skirt. I LOVE the colour and I like the fit of the skirts as I have a few now so thought it made sense to buy it? - any excuse! However, as it is so light I am worried about lumps and bumps showing up but I'm sure control pants can sort that out! 
I also bought this rose print tee. I thought it would go nice with the skirt and at £24 is alright for an everyday top with jeans. This is perhaps my favourite purchase out of the three. 
And finally, my fluro top. I really like that it is structured and the colour is beautiful, however, one thing about it is that it's slightly cropped so it sticks out at my hips. Think it would look better on a more boyish frame but I'm excited to wear it with jeans when I go for dinner or a catch up with the girls. It was only £25, which I thought was reasonable!