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December 5, 2012

The Sci-fi space mini trend. Although set to still be a hit in A/W extended from the summer of this year, but one that I personally think will never out run some of the other trends we’ll see this fall, it’s still a kooky little number for every cyberdog fan to sink their laser vision pupils into.
With Black Milk kicking off the star trek love affair this summer it’s now finally made its way subtly into this year’s shoe department of designer wear with vibrant greens and two-tone metallics being a key look for this trend. But don’t worry high street haulers CJG’s got you covered.
CJG aka Chloe Jade Green and Topshop’s top gal has returned with her new range of skyscraper shoes all with the now signature mint green louboutinesk heel, and this ones set to rival the designer devils as well as conquer the stud, snake and green tone trends to ensure you skip into 2013 on top.

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1) YSL Mirrored-heel metallic pumps: £765: YSL via Net-a-porter
2) CJG Stud Venom Courts: £130: CJG via Topshop

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October 25, 2012

Yes.. yes.. ok regular readers, I KNOW this week were meant to hopping on the pic & tunes bandwagon.. AND YES.. we do see ALOT of shoes on here, too many at times.. But because my shoe needs are a must on this section of the web these particular ones HAVE to be blogged about as they depict everything I’ve ever wanted (and trust me, you want) from a boot.. ever.. And, as fashionably sad as it is.. they’re so nice, they make me sick every time I look at them, and if you’re a guy reading this post.. the kind of illness one would have as a football follower standing in their home teams dressing room amongst all their favorite players.
My fashion brain and I have always longed for the days of skipping down the middle of a snow flurried christmas light infused Oxford Street in a dalmatian print coat, wet look leggings and a pair of boots only dreams were made of seen in all of my fantasies.. and when I say fantasies.. these boots are like ones never to have been made, the sort of stuff someone thinks up in their head and never talks about whilst swallowing a deeply buried desperation in the inevitable case that if hopes rises fashion feelings could get hurt. Well this dream, MY DREAM, happened. And I’m still wondering how I’ve never encountered these heart palpitators before.

1) Peplum ankle leather boots in tan: £554: Casadei
2) PARTON METALLIC TRIM BOOTS: £120: Topshop

The Casadei Peplum ankle boot combine a smooth round feminine toe, with the PERFECT amount of height from a chunky mary jane heel, black and almond pinky tone alongside one another in a vertical block print alongside a sophisticated chain detail to make any Chanel addict swoon towards this brand. These ladies, are a thing of true beauty, so beautiful that the expansion of the chain cup toe shoe now stretches across all the footwear styles.

But so long as my bank balance remains in the harsh state that it’s in and boots stay a much-needed item for this winter.. a £554 price tag is not going help me. So unfortunately these will have to stay well and truly scribbled down on my fashion hit list and this pair of similar style (but sadly not detail) Topshop black boots with gold edges and studs, although lovely, will have to do for the fore-sigh-able future. Talk about first world problems.

Oh and just on an out note, sorry for my not-so-weekly weekly postings to you all.. My second brain aka my boyfriend highlighted to me my lack of regular posting and booted me into completing my many drafts so you can thank him for this (another reason why I love him so -bleurgh-) Check back for another interesting blog article very soon!

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October 15, 2012

It’s that time again.. the weathers getting cold, your grabbing most of the day light whilst you can and those dark christmas palettes filled with beaming metallic’s are cropping up all over the high street to tempt you before you’ve even thought about what you’re doing for new years. So what better way to start the new season with A/W’s always highlighted trend.. embellishment.
Embellishment can make any outfit go from bland to brilliant and this ASOS jewel encrusted bag will do just that so you don’t have to think about your NY outfit just yet whilst bejeweling any night out ahead of all your fashion pals.. oh and did I mention its at just over 100th of this Jimmy Choo price tag?

1) Chunky Jewel Barrel Across Body Bag: £45: ASOS

2) Claire silver-tone brass and crystal clutch: £4,000: Jimmy Choo via Net-a-porter

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September 28, 2012

Net a porter is the bain of every girls life, and when it comes to those bashful baroque prints and coin crushing cherub dolce dresses (done beautifully by the lovely Kelly Osbourne on The Alan Carr show recently pictured above) it can leaving your wardrobe feeling drab, out of date and quite frankly bland.
But I’ve been gliding around the internet once again to find the perfect dress that does it best on a budget, and romwe have really gone to town on this trend. With a flattering but bright blue backing and a very feminine but equally as masculine floral and gold framed print its one to definitely make a statement, but will be perfect for all figures featuring a very high waist cinching empire line. Dragging in influences from that 50’s trend of the poodle skirt but also the UK love of shirts with a strong collar top makes this dress also perfect for blending to create 2 outfits just by adding a quick solid coloured jumper. So get that end of month pay check out, this is definitely my must have for the season.

1) Dolce and Gabbana Printed mini dress: £825: Net-A-Porter
2) Retro Printing Blue Dress: £25.51: Romwe

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September 11, 2012

A spiked, studded and all round Osbourne goth chic is a real vibe right now and a great way to accessorise your outfit with textures and pattern without having to majorly compromise the rest of your outfit. Bloggers everywhere have been jumping on this trend of mixing feminine floral’s with fiery spikes to create those ultimate contrasting looks.. and the best part about it is it can be snapped up on the simplest of budgets. One of my favourites has to be the statement making spiked headband, and below is my top 3 selection of affordable cranium crowns to jump headfirst into this trend with.

1) ASOS Spike Pearl & Crystal Headband: £12: ASOS
2) SPIKE SECTION ALICEBAND: £12.50: Topshop
3) Silver spike head-dress: £3.49: Ebay

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August 11, 2012

So it’s finally the weekend.. And the above post of skittles vodka is going to be one of my experiment this weekend for my night out soon! I’m not a huge drinker but since one of my good friends from Art College and my best mates are in our home town again I though I’d celebrate.. its been too long :( But now on to the post..

1) Gold-tone cameo ring: £185: Alexander McQueen via Net-A-Porter
2) Skull Sovereign Ring: £6: ASOS

I searched absolutely high and low for a copy cat to this Alexander McQueen cameo because it is to DIE for! I’ve always loved gun metal on gold and have the House Of Harlow Triquetra ring in my collection which I love as it’s the perfect tone of metals to add texture to any monochrome outfit and this McQ is another on trend example.
Now I know the ASOS version is nowhere near a dupe but I could not find a single decent version anywhere.. I partly think I was blinded by the beauty of the McQ so finding something better was a little difficult.. Well that’s what in going with anyway.

Enjoy the weekend!

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July 26, 2012

Ready to shine at that end of week friday night on the town? Get prepared with these Leather Bronx Glitter slippers in the ASOS sale at £45 a far cry from the £295 Jimmy Choo price tag!

1) Jimmy Choo Wheel glitter-finished leather loafers: £295: Jimmy Choo via Net-A-Porter
2) Bronx Glitter Slipper: £45: Bronx via ASOS

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July 4, 2012

Although we all love the craft, care and quality that goes into anything made by the folk at Alexander McQueen.. we don’t all have an expense large enough to fork out for the designer pieces on a regular basis. So thankfully the people at Boohoo have created a similar pair of those signature sequin skull slippers but at a high street expense much like the similar remake of the Charlotte Olympia kitty flats by Missguided which I’ve blogged about previously, saving you a good £352!

1) Black Sequin Skull Slippers; £370: Alexander McQueen
2) Alouissa Black Studded Skull Suedette Slipper Shoe; £18: BooHoo

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June 20, 2012

Jeffrey Campbell – Always there for when trends need setting
Chockers Shoes – Always there for when money needs saving

1) Jeffrey Campbell Night Spike Platform: £124.34; Nasty Gal
2) CARRY Wedge: £40; Chockers Shoes
3) Jeffrey Campbell Night Nail Platform: £111.59; Nasty Gal
4) RIHANNA Wedge: £39.99; Chockers Shoes

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