Friday, 8 March 2013

Passion For Fashion Spring/Summer

You may remember way back in September Money Supermarket held a fashion competition for bloggers (you can check out my entry here). I was delighted to receive an email informing me that they're holding another competition for Spring/Summer! The competition is simple, create three looks each under £200 for each style category. Casual, Beach/Holiday and Party. Each category can be interpreted however you wish to suit your individual style and any trends you're lusting after. There are three lovely judges, one for each category, the winners for each receive £200 towards their beautiful outfits. The super lucky overall winner receives £1,000 towards their dream wardrobe!!! 

Moon Dance T-Shirt Dress Finders Keeps £95 | Cat Ears Bowler Hat Miss Guided £14.99 | Scallop Trim Satchel Asos £22 | Penelope Nude Loafer Office £65

I first spied this incredible t-shirt dress on Pinterest and have been hunting it down ever since. It's such an effortless, laid back piece perfect for lounging around on summer days, popping into university or a casual day at the office. As it's so wonderful (and pretty pricey) it only needs a few accessorises. I've chosen some nude loafers that compliment the peachy tones and a traditional satchel, often associated with the more formal I find satchels a stylish, on hand piece for any look. Finished off with a twist on this seasons favourite bowler hat, cheekily spouting cat ears adding a flare of personality. 

Pastel Blue Embellished Bikini Top River Island £17 | High Waisted Marble Bikini Bottoms River Island £12 | Swallow Trim Sunglasses Topshop £20 | Denim Daze Backpack Nasty Gal £41.30 | Tie Dye Tunic Miss Guided £11.99 | Konnie Cage Shoes Topshop £42

How many times do we find a bikini and only like one half?! Pattern clashing is such a fun solution. As the tunic has cut outs, the high waisted bottoms will peak through, adding depth to the look and a hint of the global traveler trend. While on holiday I always want my hands free so I can explore and embark on local adventures, making a lightweight backpack a suitable companion. This acid wash piece pulls together the pastel tones and offers plenty of pockets to separate your camera and beach towel. 

 Clear Clear Box Clutch Nasty Gal £54.01 | Cosmic Lita Jeffrey Campbell £102.93| Whole Lotta Rosie Headband in Lilac Crown and Glory £20 |Rose Opal Spike Ring Topshop £2.50 Jersey Midi Dress Matalan £12

Release your inner Florence with this floaty midi dress teamed with long wavy hair and the incredible Lotta Rosie headband from Crown and Glory, reviving femininity through flower power, taking inspiration from the era of the hippies. Of course this look wouldn't be complete without a kick of modern day hipster, Jeffrey Campbell designs such awe inspiring shoes and the Cosmic Litas are no exception. I am ridiculously thrilled stores have started to once again stock this particular design. Clear clutches were all the range in past months, having previously appeared on the catwalk shows such as Dior and Chanel. Adding to the minimalistic side of the look, yet creating an intriguing take on utility.  

4 comments so far

  1. Love every look, esp the casual and the beach, I want each and every piece please ;)

    1. Haha thanks deary :) So do I, clothes are just so beautiful!!

  2. I love those looks, those galaxy shoes in the party one are just incredibly awesome!

    1. Thanks!

      Aren't they just?!! :D I've been craving them for over a year but with a price tag like that I just can't justify it haha


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