I said I was going to post more summery outfits and what can be more summery than a shorts and top print combo! In this photo I am in Spain so happy that I can wear these separates together. I wear the top all the time with jeans in all seasons and getting to don the shorts on holiday made me love the top again in a different way as it is a whole new look. This little number is from the Philippines, where we just where them like house lounge wear. I had bought many items like this in 2012 to sell on, I sold a few pairs of shorts and dresses but summer didn't really hit off that year and people weren't really interested in the sets. I started wearing some of them myself which was cool as I loved the look and would of bought them if another high street retailer sold them so thought it was a no brainer to just keep them. However now in 2014 it is all about Print SETS! I was a year too early it seemed, haha. However though my collection was limited to shorts and tops places like Topshop and ASOS have a variety of cropped tops, with trousers, shorts and skirts of all lengths which is great. Print is my thing, and when fashion decides it is only for hippies and safari goers again I will ignore them all and still dress like the little island girl I am. :) Are you off on holibobs soon? Have a look at some cool threads that are out at the moment...and a look at my sister too in the middle, coz she is a babe.
Photo-The Fashion Medley
My friend Elle posted this picture above of a Pillow Corner on Pinterest and as soon as I saw it I re-pinned that bad boy. Firstly, how cosy does that look? Crawl in there with a good book and if you are anything like me fall asleep after two pages, and have a nap. I am sure you would have a pretty nice nap. Secondly, on a personal level it reminded me of when I was a tiny bub and the really hot summers London used to get which has somewhat become a national myth; my parents used to lay out two double duvets, throw a couple of sheets and blankets on there and we would all play and hang out there for most of the day. My sisters and I would roll around, faux wrestle then pass out!
So with my past affiliation with floor comfiness, last year I came across this site Just Floor Cushions when having grand ideas of turning my room into a Pinterest dream, but didn't happen, haha. My room is a tip! So on the site I bought a 36in x 36in cushion with no cover as it was in the bargain corner, thinking I would make a cover for it as I had heaps of material left from when I was making clothes. It arrived in two days...then I just left it. It stayed in the corner unopened from the packaging for way over a year, until last Saturday that it! I was at home, clearing that section of my textile stock and thought, lets make this thing! I cut opened then plastic post bag it came in, and roughly cut some material, dusted off the sewing machine and viola! had an awesome cushion I was dreaming about for a year, within an hour!
It is quite a big boy, and super comfy. So comfy that I spotted my sister having a little rest on it the other day ^^^. This particular material used is also the same print but in red of a skirt I made which is quite Sound of Music of me. As I am impatient with a lot of things and just want to enjoy the finished product ASAP, I skipped on a lot of processes to make it a lot neater, as if I was going to give it as a present or sell it; but for myself, it's perfect. I may make one more so we can have two for the new flat Chris and I are hoping to move in to after the wedding. I am super into home furnishings at the moment, this is definitely a signifier of me getting older methinks. Oooo!
What I love about Latin based destination Fashion Editorials is that the styles in the hair and beauty department are either one of two of my desired looks. Either boho messy or super chic sophisticated. This shoot for Russian Bazaar is SoooooPHISTICATION to a tee. The sleek hair with side parting is the epitome of class, and is perfectly paired with the nude make up on Chanel Iman's gorgeous face. The styling too is divine with black lace, rainbow coloured mini dresses and floral Maxis from the spring-summer collections of Elie Saab, Prada,Valentino to mention a few. Ugh, I WANT!
Check out this cool video for Nasty Gal clothing by Tracy Antonopoulos and Asli Baykal. I love the clothes, the vibe and the accents. Go Brits! Have you guys seen Drop Dead Gorgeous with Kirsten Dunst? It kind or reminds me of that, but more ambient. I love cool girl vids!!! Would love to be involved in Art Directing something like this in the future.
So some of you may know that my upcoming wedding will be in Mexico. This aspect of the wedding can be a little tricky when trying to organise accommodation for your family, and their travel plans but that is easily cancelled out by the fact that we will be all together somewhere beautiful, and different from our usually English surroundings!! Planning has been fun too, skimming through the net for ideas for the ceremony, meal and reception party. One thing we decided on was a beach ceremony, so God willing the weather will be on our side so we can say our I do's on the sand with the Ocean as our backdrop. Here are some of my favourite ceremony set ups I have found on Pinterest, some similar to what we will go for and some totally different but too gorgeous not to share. Happy daydreaming. :)
Today in London Town the sun is shining and giving me some good vibes all over! In this spirit of optimism I will post my last wintery looking outfit, and willing for Spring vibes to dictate my future Wardrobe posts for the next few months. This look is Street Geek Chic. Street from the Primark leopard print cap, Geek from the Todds patent loafers I was given and Chic for this gold sweater that I got from Pimkie Paris. Annoyingly when buying this sweater I got a little lost in translation as there was a big red tag that had some french words but -50% too, so I thought SWEET! Bargain. When I got to the counter it was full price but I was shy to say anything, haha. Apparently the tag said buy one get second 50% off, eck. It's become a fave of mine so I guess it was worth it in the end!
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Photo: Nicole & other model babe
"Do you know any Petite Blogs?" My Sister emailed me recently. I didn't actually; I mean ask me if I know about long haired brunette blogs or plus size/Straight size blogs then I could help you there, but blogs for us shorties? nah. This is quite weird as I love personal style blogs and follow the ones that are like myself now or the myself I want to be in the future (this is apparent in the amount of cool Mom instagrams I peak!). I am 5"3, wear petite Topshop jeans and have to take up all maxi dresses I buy, so I definitely fit this Petite vibe. After this question I did a quick search on the ol' Google and Bloglovin and came across some fantastic, amazingly produced/curated sites for and of petite stylistas. Here are my picks:
I found this fun round up on Style Caster of their Short Stars too. Enjoy!
My wonderful friends Sally and Simon are newly weds, with their one year anniversary of their amazing wedding coming up in July! It was such a fantastic wedding with really beautiful details that represented the couple perfectly. It was quirky, vintage and classy all in one. So how cool is it that today popular wedding site: Rock My Wedding featured their wedding because it was so fantastic! Photos were taken by another friend of ours Ben Wetherall Photography and he captured the day in all it's glory. That July day was so much fun and filled more importantly with so much love and joy. This couple are fantastic, and you should check out the rest of this feature on the Rock My Wedding site here.
All photos by Ben Wetherall
Today, on this fine Wednesday the 7th of May I just want to wish my Fiance Christopher Joe Anthony Peacock Martinez the Happiest of Birthdays! This guy is the best, a super blessing in my life and so many others. I love his kindness, his generosity, his want to make the world a better place, his creativity, his encouraging ways and HIS BEARDED FACE. I'm so glad we ended up going to the same Church and meeting all those years ago! He is an inspiration to me in so many ways. In the way he runs his own business, to his support of good causes and his general generous way with people. I have got such a good deal having this guy by my side for the rest of my days; and can't wait for more and more birthdays together, and cake. Lot's more cake!
If you like me were born in the late 80s then your impressionable childhood years were infiltrated by such bubble gum bands like this! It is only now, in my late twenties I can look back and appreciate the awesomeness, not only for Irish Pop songstresses but for double denim. Double denim actually has been making all sorts of fashionable revivals for the past years, leaning toward being something quite chic and not just reserved for you Country Music loving Uncle. One time I even sported triple denim...but I think that was a little OTT, even for me. My outfit above was worn when having a nice weekend walking around London, taking in an Art exhibition, brunching with friends and all that other good stuff. As it was getting warmer after months of Siberian chill my awesome denim bomber came out of hiding, this jacket I picked up in a second hand store in Williamsburg in 07'. It's the best! I paired them with some jeans, the closest to the shade of the jacket as possible; and also worn with my nice cropped H&M jumper which they are selling lots of currently in different colours. Even though they don't really match I wore my chunky gold coin earrings that remind me of the cool accessories in the Dolce and Gabanna collections, I am trying to incorporate this sort of vibe with my bridesmaids later this year. I also draped my Asos Fur collar on but I can remember it kept flying off in the wind, and was actually pretty annoying, haha.
Here are some pieces below if you wanna recreate the look!
Mama to Maya.
Daughter of Filipinos.
Wife of a Mexican'ish.
Urban heart + Island soul.
Right brained. Left brained.
Likes to see & likes to do.
THIS BLOG WILL SHOW ALL OF THE ABOVE IN SOME SHAPE AND FORM