So it took me aaaaaaaaages to find the right one but I finally picked one up from Cue on sale for $42. I'm quite the bargain hunter. Anyway, I've done the hard work for you and because I'm so super helpful, I've sorted them into price ranges. Go me.
Only in my dreams (yes, that is actually a category):
And my personal favourite (mostly because I just like winning things)...
I am positively certain that Lady Gaga would be super proud of my pun.
I suppose out of all the high heels, wedges, on the surface, appear to be the most sensible of all heels. They cover your whole foot which is probably good for...your posture? However, the type of wedges I am talking about in this post are not the usual black leather wedges with a Mary Jane strap that you would expect a deputy principal to wear BUT RATHER:
ie: amazingly mind blowing wedges. Wedges that won't make people think 'wow, what amazingly sensible shoes' and prompt them into a deep and peaceful sleep but wedges that are so unique looking that people will probably fall over in jealousy.
JUST KIDDING. Although carrots are rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, andminerals...which I suppose, is quite inspiring. Furthermore, according to the Stabilo website, the Stabilo Boss highlighter is the 'unchallenged market leader' and 'available in nine attractive colours'...which is also...inspirational.
Speaking of attractive, here is the inspiration that is actually relevant to fashion:
The Versace Spring 2012 Couture show was just jam-packed with fluorescent shades, without being reminiscent of a tacky rave party. As you know, I am colour mad and I could not be happier about this new trend!
According to Wiki, carrots get their bright orange colour from β-carotene, an organic compound which chemically is classified as a hydrocarbon ...SNOOZE.
Well, um, you can just get some bright orange colour from..the shops (but if you can get ahold of some B-carotene, then by all means, go crazy):
And my personal favourite...
Although it pains me a little that I got this dress full-price and it is now on sale, I have no regrets. It is a truly wonderful creature. No seriously, aside from the fantastic colour, it is made out of the nicest material. It is so soft and smooth! I wish there were some way I could convey the amazing material of the dress via internet! JUST GO TO YOUR NEAREST BARDOT AND TOUCH IT (WITHOUT BEING CREEPY)!
I also currently possess this bag (a present from my lovely sister)...
And possess these bags in my dreams...
Don't look so smug, fluorescent bags - it's almost my birthday...you'll be mine soon!
Obviously this trend has got me a little too excited.
PS. I know I said 'peace-out' but I was only saying that to sound cool and I wasn't really finished. I just wanted to tell you to buy organic carrots whenever possible because I was reading a copy of Good Health magazine while waiting in the dentist's waiting-room (they didn't have Vogue, okay?!) and normal carrots absorb pesticides or something. Anyhoo, it seemed important at the time - just be wary of those evil carrots!
Well, that was a very cryptic title. I AM TALKING ABOUT CAPPED TOE SHOES. Try saying that really fast - I keep saying capped shoe toes, which makes no sense at all.
I'm not really sure what the purpose of the capped toe is. Perhaps they make kicking someone just that little bit easier. Perhaps they are there to remind you that you do have toes, in the unfortunate incident that you forget you do. Pragmatism aside, they are very cute, as Eva Longoria, Rihanna and Rachel McAdams will show you! On a side note, does anyone know what Rihanna's surname is?
And now for a shopping trip:
There's something very lovely and lady-like about capped-toe shoes. Unless of course, you do go around kicking people. Please don't.
Capped-toe shoes have been about for quite some time but seem to be experiencing a revival! Coco Chanel designed a pair way back in 1957!
...that's what my friends and I will look like, provided I can talk them into wearing matching footwear.
So if anyone is going to buy a pair of Chanel capped-toe shoes, I am very VERY happy for you...
Oh the swinging sixties...the decade of The Beatles, hippies, miniskirts, war moratoriums and...SHIFT DRESSES! Fashionable ladies like first-lady Jackie Kennedy and model Jean Shrimpton popularized this cute silhouette:
I'm a little bit in love with Jackie Kennedy. And her wardrobe. But she was just such a cool lady! In case you are wondering, a shift dress is basically one that doesn't have a tightly structured waistline - it just kind of goes straight down. The definition changes a lot but generally they don't have sleeves either.
In 1965, Jean Shrimpton triggered a bit of a scandal when she wore this dress to the Melbourne Cup:
OH MY! I'M CLUTCHING MY PEARLS! WHAT A SCANDAL! NO GLOVES OR STOCKINGS! I'M SO SHOCKED THAT I COULD JUST ABOUT PASS OUT!
Oh, old people are funny. Anyhoo, whilst there is nothing particularly scandalous about Miss Shrimpton's dress now, it is still very, very cute. And apparently designers agree because there were about one million shift dresses during Spring Fashion Week in London and Milan:
And lookie here, it's FREIDA PINTO, MY FAVOURITE PERSON EVER:
And some other lovely celebrities too:
And of course, Victoria Beckham - queen of shift dresses:
And now, time to go shopping:
Shift dresses look really, really ridiculously cute with old-school flats, such as:
Well, well, well...aren't you just spoiled for choice?
I'm sure you all heard about the very tragic abduction of Daniel Morcombe back in 2003. It is just one of those things which make me feel so sad =(
You may already know that his wonderful parents are very actively involved in promoting child safety. Every year they organise a 'Day for Daniel', where everyone is encouraged to have a 'red-themed' day to raise awareness about child safety. This year it will be held on Friday the 28th of October.
Sounds fun! This is what I would do if I were you:
1) Give someone a red velvet cupcake because they are delicioso. I've heard Varsh's mother makes some yummy red velvet cupcakes (yes Varsh, that is a subtle hint that I am expecting cupcakes).
I had one the other day from Cupcakes on Pitt...best $2.50 I have ever spent.
2) Look at Rihanna...seriously, she's so purdeee...naww...
I'm a little sad that she's gotten rid of the red hair. Like Rihanna's music, the red really grew on me over time.
3) Read something red.
Oh wait, that kind of sounds like I'm encouraging you to read the Communist Manifesto, which isn't really what I had in mind.
This is more what I was thinking of:
4) Paint your nails red because it is one of the best colours ever:
5) Wear something red. Yes, this is actually a fashion-related post. I am actually capable of being relevant.
An online store that I only recently stumbled upon is Market HQ and they have some very cute red pieces from brands such as Mink Pink and Motel:
But you know what? Even if the only item of red clothing you own is you own is a Guadalajara poncho...
just wear it because this is a wonderful cause!
Remember the date - Friday the 28th of October!! DO NOT FORGET!!
To make sure you don't forget, I am going to write in an unreasonably large font.
28th. October. FRIDAY. FRIDAY. FRIDAY.
Hold on, I just want to really reeeeeeeeeally make sure you remember. Now, as far as I know, there is not song about the 28th of October...but I'm pretty sure there is a song about Friday.
So as well as having to wear red, you're going to have to remember to 'get down' and 'party'.
I'm not sure what I'll wear at this stage...I'll have to do a rumage through my wardrobe. What will you be wearing?
Much like Kate and William, a blazer and a good pair of jeans are a match made in heaven.
Seriously, it's casual but also extremely sophisticated. I think 'casual chic' is the fancy term I want to use to describe this trend.
And it's not just royalty getting in on this trend:
Wow...Emma Stone gets really dressed up to go grocery shopping. When I go grocery shopping, I am practically in my PJs (shh, don't tell anyone!). Seriously, it's not as if I have anyone taking photos of me while I'm choosing between pink ladies and granny smiths (I usually choose pink ladies). Oh the perks of not being famous.
I love this trend because the weather is still absolutely teeth-chatteringly freeeeeeeezing most days, so you can't really leave the house without a jacket of some sort anyway. You might as well wear a nice one - like one of these lovely numbers:
The blue blazer is now on sale for $50, which is pretty exciting. YAY I LOVE SALES!
Blazers like this pink FOREVER NEW one below are super-handy because they can also be worn with formal-style dresses:
AND HOW I LOVE THIS MILITARY-STYLE BLAZER FROM MARCS:
I want need this blazer. So excuse me while I go pawn everything-in-my-line-of-sight in an attempt to get this ASAP. Adios, lamp. Or is that a little drastic?
Team with a pair of skinny jeans and you are good to go! The thing I love about this trend is that is involves two staples, so you'll get plenty of use out of both pieces, even if you aren't wearing them together all year round.
Blazers make you look incredibly sophisticated - the least you can do is take care of them! Always place your blazer on a hanger when you aren't wearing it (obviously, you can't place it on the hanger when you are wearing it...) as this will make sure the shape of the shoulders stays intact. Aren't I just full of useful tips? =)
Yes the title is a reference to a song from the late 80's. Why? Because the 80's were fun times (I'm guessing).
Ladies and gentlemen (well, mostly just ladies)...coloured accessories are back! I know this sounds incredibly childish but YAY! There are three options when it comes to this trend and all of them look equally lovely in these NETAPORTER photographs.
Option 1) Teaming bright bags with simple white blouses or tees for a casual chic-ness.
Option 2) Matching the bright bag with colours already featured in the outfit
Option 3) Clashing the brightness of the bag with more crazy electric hues
I'm not even going to bother with the prices of those bags =( But here are some lovely but significantly less pricey options from ASOS (free shipping!!!):
And my personal favourite:
Is it just me, or is this bag too cool for any kind of proverbial school?
Excuse me while I wait (im)patiently for this to come on sale.
Throughout my life, i've never really liked things over the top. I'm talking about those extravagant, look-at-me kind of outfits that make you wonder why anyone would either buy the atrocious item of clothing or even make the atrocious item of clothing. Sequins, i will admit, have always been in my mind when i think of these atrocious outfits.
I have never been so in love with a sequinned piece of clothing.
Oh i am so so in love with these BUT it is incredibly important that they are dressed down. INCREDILY. Unless you're planning on dressing up as a disco ball or something.
Anyway, so I've seen some sequined cardis and blazers and jackets around on some very trendy celebrities...
Emma Roberts, looking gorgeous as usual:
Hills starlet Lauren Conrad:
Socialite Nicole Richie:
And even though Taylor Momsen has been receiving a bit of bad press lately (mostly from us), she is who inspired me in this sequined jacket phase.
See she can dress well when she wants to!!
Besides this $99 Dotti Jacket:
I've had a pretty hard time finding sequinned jackets in stores, however be sure to check out online sites for sequined clothing.
Zara's UK website feature this lovely cardi:
As do ASOS:
Ahhhh I guess we'll just have to keep dreaming then...