Friday, 7 December 2012

Friday Fashiolista: Last Minute Xmas Gifts

Another weekly round-up of my favourite Fashiolista finds. This week I've picked out some last minute  Christmas gifts, ideal for stocking fillers...
Galaxy Printed Hair Bow 
by BiancaParisTaylor on
Buy it here.

Reindeer Metallic Drop Back Top
by AX Paris
Buy it here.

May28th Floral Watch
Buy it here.

Remember to place all Christmas orders as soon as possible to guarantee delivery in time to get gifts wrapped and put under the tree!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Monday Lust-Have: meandyu

Moon & Stars T-shirt
Available here

Me&Yu specialise in hand-made and hand-printed clothing and accessories with really unique designs. I saw their advert in the back of Company magazine and are certainly worth checking out if you love unique tees and sweaters.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

My Month In Instagram: November

The month started in the way every month should: with a Killers gig. Amazing. I have waited so many years to see these guys and I was in no way disappointed. I felt pretty lucky to see them before Brandon lost his voice, such a shame for everyone who had to re-schedule. Barely any wardrobe purchases this month as I'm saving for Christmas, but was certainly lusting after this Marks & Spencer's parka! Hopefully it'll be in the sale soon, and I can tuck it away for next winter. November always means the re-stocking of the 'seasonal' aisle in Tesco, and was so excited to see Cadbury Wishes back in stock: these will forever remind me of my last year at university, sitting in the library late into the night writing my dissertation and munching on these. Finally, November brought with it my Christmas job at Paperchase which meant walking through Nottingham city centre every other day, unable to avoid the Christmas market and ever-tempting food stalls! I love Christmas and can't wait for all the Instagram photos December will bring...

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sunday Discount! 20% OFF!

Get 20% off Veuxdoo's entire 'modern' category for today only!
Enter code 'SUNDAY20' at the checkout!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Fashionlista Friday: Skirts

My weekly favourite finds from Fashionlista! 
This week I've picked out some cool skirts...

Kreepsville 666 Skeleton Pencil Skirt 
Available here at

Rebel Tube Skirt
Available here at

Hearts & Bows Navy Tyler Print Skater Skirt
Available here at

Monday, 12 November 2012

Monday Lust-Have

Davy Jones Cameo Necklace

A gorgeous cream on black skull cameo in an ornate vintage look setting. 

18" gold plated chain. Your very own legend of the sea. 

£10.00 from Cheap Frills

Find it here.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Motel Quiz: Which Trend Are You?

Take the quiz here!

Fashionlista Friday

So hopefully this will become a regular Friday feature! I've been a member of Fashionlista for ages, but have started to use it properly just recently! I love finding new things through it! Sadly, a lot of it is wayyyy out of my budget, but there are some pretty great finds from small and independent stores scattered throughout. Here are my favourite finds of this week...

Find it here at La Garconne

Arthur Shoes in Burgundy and Navy
Find them here at Then And Now

Mixology NYC Lone Star Steer Ring in Oxidised Silver
Find it here at Max&Chloe

Thursday, 8 November 2012

59p Downloads of the Week

All of these songs are available to download for only 59p on iTunes.
You know you loved Blazin' Squad back when they were on Top of the Pops, and that Alicia and Jack made the best Bond duet ever.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Castello by Paperchase

I've just started my Christmas job at quirky stationers Paperchase and couldn't resist making a mental wish-list of all the items in the Castello range. Perfectly on trend for cosy and colourful tartan prints and textures shown on the catwalks for A/W 2012. When my staff discount day comes around my first purchase will definitely be the hot water bottle for only £8.00!

See the full collection here.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Monday Lust-Have

Cross To Bare Boots by

Incredible spike out boots with stud cross detailing and chunky platform heel. Looks ultra bad paired with leopard skirts and 90s crops.

Find them here.

KUKEE Wishlist

My KUKEE basket is literally bursting at the seams waiting for payday! If you're wanting jewellery that's on trend, or maybe a little bit quirky, you'll find it here, with an amazingly good price-tag attached! Here's my pick from this cute online store...

Find them on Facebook and Twitter

Ruth x

Monday, 11 June 2012

Izzy In The Sky: Top Accessory Picks

After a recent twitter follow, I have discovered this adorable online accessory store, Izzy In The Sky. I am so tempted to buy almost everything! So instead I've listed my top 3 items to buy to keep on trend but still unique!

Knotted Tye Dye Headband

Once a hippy stereotype, tie-dye is a huge trend at the moment, and this is the perfect accessory to embrace it if you don't feel like going all-out with homemade t-shirts and leggings. As Izzy make them all by hand, every batch is different!

Knitted Glitter Sweetheart Dickie Bow Necklace

If this is not the most adorable thing I have ever seen, I don't know what is! So innovative, I've never seen this design before! Knit has come back into fashion in a big way recently, so why shouldn't the accessory market have a bite! This would look cute with a simple shift dress or a strapless sweetheart neckline.

Turquoise Cross Bead Necklace
(Available in gold and silver)

A small nod to the 'belief' styles popular this season, and a great mix of on-trend colours, gold and turquoise. All your friends will be asking where you got this from!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Bolero: Final Degree Collection

A few photographs of my final degree collection inspired by baroque and renaissance art and the drama of the spanish matador.

Photograph by Gary James

Photograph by Gary James

Photograph by Gary James

My workspace.

My lovely crit models.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Frock Stock Polyvore Challenge!

It's hard to go wrong with black and white, no matter your shape, height, skin colour or style, B&W will always be the most timeless colour combination. Whether it makes you think 50's Chanel or 60's Mod, both are ultimate vintage looks to accommodate in your wardrobe!

For this style challenge I'm going for a 50's Chanel inspired day to evening look.

For this challenge I must use the below cross-body bag.
Smoke and Mirrors Purse by Shiraleah

To create the desired 50's Chanel day-look, go for a simple, fitted, knee-length dress like this sweetheart  dress with on-trend peplum design.

Peplum Pudding Dress in Navy

Now, the weather isn't always on our side, so twin this dress with a Chanel inspired boucle and leather biker jacket, for a grungey yet sophisticated edge. 


Just throw the Smoke and Mirrors purse over your shoulder and you're ready to go!

If you're wanting to take the look through to the evening, loose the jacket and add some accessories:

Double Bow Belt

Rhinestone Chandelier Earrings


Twin white patent heels with a cute belt to emphasize your waist and drop earrings to elongate your neck. This is the perfect look for a night out dancing, or just cocktails with the girls. The Smoke and Mirrors bag is the perfect size for all your party essentials, but small enough not to get in the way on the dance floor!

For more great vintage inspired fashion go to and visit their blog!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Going GAGA for Mint Green

It's no surprise that after Lady GaGa herself predicted that mint green was going to be popular this Spring/Summer 2012 season, it is the colour to be seen in. Here's a few ways to incorporate mint green into your wardrobe, whatever your style may be!

Sports Luxe

For a look fit for the olympics, twin pastel mint jeans with a sporty union jack bralet and neon accessories to achieve a fun and fashion forward style.



Faceted Stretchy Bracelet

Tokyo Grunge

No need to go over the top with Hello Kitty to achieve a casual grunge look with a cute edge.



Floral Cross Charm Necklace

Pretty In Mint

A girly 50's look is bang on trend and pastel shades always bring out natural beauty.