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Lady In Red

15 Feb

Lady In Red- ASOS T-Shirt Dress

Dress: ASOS

Knee High Socks: Primark

Jewellery: Topshop

Hello again!!! I bet you weren’t expecting to hear from me so soon after my last post. Well here I am. I received a  bit of feedback from my last post and apparently you guys want photos. I hope you enjoy this post more than the last one!

Today I’m sharing with you my new love for heavy gold accessories and red clothing. Although I say red, I actually mean a deeper shade, for example burgundy or maroon. The dress above is actually an oversized T-shirt, I loved the colour so much, and decided that it would be fun to turn it into a dress, adding a belt to pull in your waist really shows off your figure. On top I added a vintage  blazer accentuated with gold cuffs; because the blazer is quite big it can be used a coat, which is really needed in this weather, especially. Another reason why I love blazers are the shoulder pads. I know that its a little 2009/10 but i do love the eighties and try get a little shoulder action going whenever its possible, it really makes an outfit more dramatic.

The jewellery- I don’t know if you have noticed but the gold chain isn’t actually hanging correctly, make sure you check that before you leave the house. I think chunky gold jewellery goes perfectly with maroon and burgundy. I think the colours look urban and sophisticated and again are a little eighties inspired.

Leather Trousers

Shirt: H&M

Leather Trousers: Dorothy Perkins

Heels: Missguided

This time I have added black leather trousers, to my ‘red’ shirt. I do love the leather trousers, as they make the entire outfit a little bit more rocking.  Obviously, you can use leather leggings with this as well. Leggings are lighter, however I have always found that the leather in the trousers looks more authentic. Again the same jewellery can be used here.

My favourite item has to be the heels. I call them The Beasts because they are 6″ and have a snake-skin design on the front. Although, they are slighty heavy and will get uncomfortable by the end of the night, these shoes are too gorgeous to pass up. Here is a closer look:

                                                               The Beasts

The heels are from Missguided, and are only £37.99, as soon as you put them on, you instantly feel like a diva.

Well we all know its fashion week and like most bloggers I’ve enjoyed looking at the designers newest creations.  The name that keeps popping up has to be Victoria Beckham. Whether it is really because of her clothes or because there are pictures of her husband’s semi-naked body plastered all over the place, whatever it is Victoria has to be given her props because what she has produced is truly fabulous. Beckham stuck with her smart and sexy vision, with touches of military inspiration. My favourite part of her vision is that none of it is over flashy or too eccentric but the beauty is much more demure and classy.  Other names such as Alexander McQueen, Alberta Ferretti didn’t disappoint in their production of beautiful pieces.

Alexander McQueen

Victoria Beckham

Fashion is freedom.

SFF xx

Lady in Red overview

“How not to try too hard…”

3 Nov

I’m back! Like everyone sometimes my worn out heels and faded jeans have to take a break from blogging and enjoy some free time as well as catching up on work that just keeps piling up. I apologise to anyone who has been yearning for post. However, whilst I was away I had a chance to pick up on some amazing fashion deals and tips that I thought I should share with, which will be coming in the upcoming weeks. I am really enjoying the input and definitely want to hear more, so make sure you keep in touch because the best part about doing this is receiving feedback and finding out what you have to say. Please follow @Obbiex on twitter because she is constantly tweeting about the blog.

Today’s theme is ‘How not to try too hard… ’ and I thought I’d share with you what I am wearing to college. Because college/ school/ work are just everyday affairs you don’t want to appear to be putting too much effort into your outfits, even though you actually are. The outfit I am wearing today shows you just how to do that. What is even better is that I was able to get this outfit without breaking the bank.

 

On my feet I am wearing some Henry Holland ankle boots, these are my all-time favourites, I love them so much because they are so comfortable and cheap, so I don’t feel guilty wearing them. I bought them for £45 but I reckon they are selling at £30.00 now. They freshen up an outfit and add a little bit of class with the brogue detailing.

I am wearing faded skinny jeans and you can get these amazing jeans that just elongate your legs and still make the outfit look extremely casual. It will be as if you just threw it on, rather than spend hours on it.  The Jeans are from Topshop, and are being sold at £40.00, Jamie High Waisted Ankle Grazer Skinny Jeans. The ankle grazer aspect of the jeans really makes you seem taller.

 

By adding a black bodysuit here, it really sucks in your stomach and makes it appear much flatter than it actually is.  You can pick this up from http://www.missguided.com for just £8.99. This is such a bargain because it’s one of those items which you will constantly be wearing.

 

 A leather jacket will definitely rock out the outfit, without going too overboard. This particular one is from Miss Selfridge for £55, however, leather jackets so en trend right now that they are selling them everywhere. So, if you are a little short on quality and are not two fussed about the cost you could probably get one from Primark for half the price.

 Jersey Sleeve Biker

Finally to get a bit of attention and keep your ears warm as it gets colder; add a faux fur head band.  This particular one from ASOS adds a little colour to the outfit and makes it seem a little more glamorous.  The best part about it is that it’s only £8.00. The probably the cheapest bit of glamour you will ever see.

 

So that’s it! A total of £142.00 spent on a whole outfit at the most, which is incredible! Please remember that you don’t have to go and buy exactly what you see. Use what’s in your wardrobe, allow accessories to really show who you are.  Make sure your personality comes through so that you don’t just copy an outfit it; but you take it and make it yours. Make it believable for you!

Fashion is Freedom.

SFFxx

New Beginnings: Dress for your size- Pear

31 Aug

It feels like i haven’t blogged for ages, with the bank holiday weekend and getting ready for college. Time just slipped away from me. Today is officially the last day of August, and therefore the end of the Prolong the Summer Series. Don’t worry, I really feel like we have prolonged it enough. But before we go head in to Autumn, I feel like some tips should be given out to ensure everything you wear looks superb.

At the beginning of the academic year everyone wants to make a change with their life and start again new, whether we actually go through is another matter 😉 I feel like we do the same with our fashion, I find myself buying new clothes in order for my look to be completely transformed along with my personality. However, no matter how much I try I continuously  stumble with certain aspects of my fashion because I don’t consider how certain clothes will fit with my body shape. I see so many people stumble with this aspect- their clothes are fantastic and really original, you can tell they have style. But unfortunately their clothes don’t fit their shape and either engulf them and completely swamp them out or they just look out of proportion. Dressing for your shape is essential in fashion in order to get clothes looking their best.

Now that I have explained the necessity I can explain the different shapes.

Today is Pear Shaped.

Pear Shaped: Think Beyonce or Nicki Minaj

Pear shaped women have curvaceous hips, thighs and bottoms with smaller bust and shoulders.

If you are pear shaped you should look out for; frills on tops, layering on top, light colours with darker bottoms, sleeves or shoulder pads. All these things will happen balance you out.

Just adding a simple blazer or jacket to an outfit will draw more attention to your top half and less to your bottom.

View Item Cream Tailored Cropped Blazer

This blazer from owntherunway.com is being sold at £33.99, which is such a bargain and would really help balance out a pear shaped body.

A perfect outfit would be this one below. The skirt isn’t tight but flowy and therefore doesn’t draw too much attention to this part of the body.

It’s hard to tell people they should avoid certain clothes but for pear shaped women this just doesn’t look too great. Jeans with too much detail on the bum, as it draws attention to this area. Also, skinny jeans in light colours also draws attention to this area.

Remember to keep with your style but keep an eye on your shape.

Fashion is freedom.

SFF xx

Prolong the Summer Series- Maxi Skirt Saver

26 Aug

If you read the last blog you would have read the start of the ‘Prolong the Summer Series’. This campaign is my basic attempt at persuading people to not just fall back into routine at the end of August just because autumn is coming. When in fact this is our last chance to go summer crazy. 

The Maxi Skirt Saver- 

Well, despite what I just said I also think people should save their money because when autumn does get here you’re going to need to buy a whole new wardrobe. My advice for this time of the year, is to wear what you already have, basically stop buying summer clothes. However, with the Maxi Skirt it can be a summery outfit but what is even better you can also wear it in autumn. Can’t see how? Let me show you how.

Image 1 of River Island Paperbag Waist Maxi Skirt

This gorgeous maxi skirt found on the ASOS website is brilliant. White is the perfect colour for summer, because it is so light and if it is sunny then the sun reflects, which gives off the most incredible glowing effect. A natural tan would take this to another level. Although I advise you to not buy any new clothes, this skirt is currently £20 on ASOS.com

To get the autumn look pair the skirt with much darker colours.  Or you could choice a darker coloured skirt and pair it with lighter colours; like white, for summer.

The Pleated Maxi Skirt is from Missguided.co.uk and is currently being sold for £21.99.

This Maxi Skirt Saver idea is a really good way to save money but also have an outfit for both summer and autumn. I love these skirts because they don’t necessarily need to be for tall people, with a pair of heels anyone could wear it, and it immediately elongates you and makes you look taller. Also, those of you like me, who are a little busty; this flowy skirt idea balances out your shape.

Keep with the summer guys 🙂

Fashion is freedom.

SFF xx

Prolong the Summer Series- Aztec Galore

24 Aug

As we can seethe summer is slowly drawing to a close. Those long, hot summer days that we cherish so much are disappearing.  At this point most people start to fall back into their usual routine; work, eat and sleep. But, with me, I feel like at this time of the year it’s about prolonging the summer. Making the most of it.

By this I mean rush it. Go to and throw a party every day. Wear every single summer outfit you have in your wardrobe. Wear sunglasses when it’s not that sunny – just because you can.

You may be wondering, why this is so important I decided to blog about it. Well, it’s because I spend my entire year listening to people bitch about the weather and their enormously heavy work load. Then i watch in amazement when it comes to summer and they don’t take full advantage of it. Particularly, with their wardrobe; I know some of you out there have still been wearing tights with your shorts. Seriously, all it takes is a bit of ‘Veet’! But before I get carried away…

Today’s outfit from the ‘Prolong the Summer Series’ is called Aztec Galore.

How does Aztec, prolong the summer? With, those bright colours and fun patterns. Aztec screams fun summer freedom. So wear it to a beach or festival. Aztec shorts and tops are where it is at this summer. Everyone is doing the festival look, as it is incredibly fun and filled with musical influences.

My shorts were from New Look, and were paired with a loose plain black top, I chose this top because I didn’t want to overdo the outfit and I wanted to make sure the shorts popped out. Add big sunglasses and a heavy cardigan for the perfect outfit.

Although, New Look is probably cheaper you can get this from Top Shop. Topshop Oversized Crochet Cardigan, Aztec Print Shorts, Rope And Metal Sandals, Fringe Bag And Round Sunglasses

Fashion is Freedom.

SFF xx