Thursday, 29 April 2010

music festivals

All the style pictures from Coachella make me super excited for a) summer b) more sun c) music festival season to arrive in England!!

From ray bans and funky hats/hairbands on the top, to floral jumpsuits, summer dresses, jean cutoffs, graphic t-s and mixing prints in the middle, to gladiators and ankle boots at the bottom. All about the accessories that make it. Throw in some fringe, tan-tone purses and tribal print...just the epitome of my favourite kind of easy, breezy boho chic style!

Some of my favs:
Kate Bosworth got it right all weekend long;;

Ahhh camping out fun- never been to a festival before- makes me want to buy my Creamsfield ticket RIGHT this second!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

april updates

After our Easter Euro trip it was back to Hull in Yorkshire with the Overvoorde family for the remainder of our break...had a very enjoyable time relaxing in the English countryside and fit in some day trips to York (where we went to Betty's for proper English tea and scones and did night time ghost walk/tour around the city) and Beverly.

Since being back in Manchester it's been very busy at uni! Just submitted my final marketing paper on Harrod's entry into Brazil: Strategies for entering into the emerging market- felt good to get it handed in. We finished classes last Thursday, so celebratory pints outside in the sun and shopping were rewarded!

Went to London over the weekend for a housewarming party. Made me realise how much I love central west London- we stayed in Shepherd's Bush and went to the surrounding areas of Holland Park and Notting Hill (beautiful Victorian townhouses and cute little shops/restaurants). Made us very excited to make the move down come September!

Now it's revision time...with my exam in a week from today. I'm also doing work experience as a fashion intern, helping with the brand directory and events for the only fashion-specific marketing and PR agency in Manchester. It's a great networking portal constantly expanding the Northern fashion scene...Check it out! They even have their own 'street style' section of trendy people walking around Manchester...

Then I'm looking forward to my ongoing visitors coming to Manchester (and a permanent summer one- my sister arrives in less than 2 weeks now!)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

sunny goodbye to madrid

top: urban outfitters, jean shorts: topshop, tights: primark, fringed purse: pull and bear, sunglasses: shop in marco island, FL, oxfords: the office

1. The Parque del Buen Retiro
2. Puerta del Sol Square
3. In front of the most beautiful post office @ Cibeles Square

At the airport back flying back to London, UK. 
THE END :( SUCH an amazing holiday!

nights in the capital city of spain

At the most expensive bar in all of Madrid, but SO cool and chic. Enjoying our 15 euro cocktails and living it up for the night!

Lucy's wearing nautical silk top: spanish ZARA, jean skirt: mine from mendocino, shoes: topshop

top and trousers: spanish ZARA (NEW purchases from barca), turquoise ring: street vendor, gaudi park, barcelona, shoes: river island

Lucy's wearing top: H & M, trousers: ZARA, shoes: topshop

 dress: shop in madrid (NEW)

maxi in madrid

 maxi dress: mendocino (s12), jean jacket: zara, gladiators: target

Madrid consisted of sipping wine in the sun, indulging in tapas, paella and sangria (not to mention our morning latte and chocolate croissant deal!), lots of squares, statues, shopping, parks, pretty buildings and walking around!

picture 1 & 2- in the streets of Madrid
picture 3- in a pretty square surrounded by flowers
picture 4, 5 & 6- by the royal palace of Madrid

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Day 1: The boardwalk, beach, gaudi park...Barcelona is beautiful!!!! Such a vibrant city, I want to go back already!

fringed purse: pull and bear, sunglasses: market in florence '08, tuxedo blazer: urban outfitters, necklace: primark, skirt: diane von furstenberg (DVF), fav heart tights: topshop, leather sandals: market in milano

Sunday, 18 April 2010

last day in italy

At the top of the Duomo, Milano.

my take on mixing patterns this season (floral with leopard print- why not? contrast is fun) sunglasses: shop in marco island, FL, top: F21, jean jacket: ZARA, skirt: mendocino, socks and flats: primark

Thursday, 15 April 2010

day to night

Day trip to LAKE COMO- where George Clooney has a house and I'm not surprised why...half an hr train ride from Milan and we're in paradise! I know, I know the backdrop behind me looks fake! But it's not. Cute Italian homes/restaurants on the water/shops/gelato cafes, lake, mountains, alps, peaceful, perfect weather...what more could you ask for?

blazer: zara, scarf: marc jacobs, side purse: coach, jumpsuit: urban outfitters, leggings: ?, sandals: italian leather (market in milan)

peace earrings and flowered ring: LA

Eating the most delicious banana and dark chocolate gelato! I'm just a little bit obsessed with Italian ice cream -so yummy!

Taking my sherbet jumpsuit to a night out in Milano: 
simply put the hair down, add a belt, a dressier purse and jacket and heels and voilĂ !

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

designer heaven

MORE Milan fashion district- show rooms, shoes and neutrals, pastels and platforms. From Pucci to Prada. Fendi to Miu Miu and Chanel! This is only a taste...

Monday, 12 April 2010

milano day 2

Our amazing shopping day! Lucy picked up a stunning Sportsmax dress and we both picked up some accessories from Marc Jacobs. Wishing we could afford to buy SO much more than that...

Outside the Duomo!
NEW terracotta blazer: H&M, scarf: H&M, top: Donna Karan (DKNY), jean skirt: mendocino, heart tights: topshop