In the latest Glamour magazine (the newsagents was out of Vogue okay?!) I was reading an article on a writer wearing a different blogger's style every day for a week.  On thursday she tried Leandra Medine's 'Man Repeller' style which she gave a 9/10. I like the look I checked out her man repeller blog, if you don't know what an repeller style is check out her definition below.
I love this whole idea, I'm even rocking it today with boyfriend jeans and a horizontally-striped tank top (gasp!). Okay, so I'm not that into the whole high fashion thing right now but I do love the idea of wearing things because you love them and not because men love you in them. Whoops feminist moment!

Anyway, so Leandra's style is all about aesthetically perfect styles, they look freaky and bizarre and wft to members of the opposite sex however to anyone in the fashion community they are *sighs* perfect. Some of the (slightly less outrageous) outfits worn are below.
Also, this woman gives me major shoes envy. Damn my wide feet!
Granted this is a little late as I did get my new leggings on saturday but today's the first day I've worn them so let's go from here. Now my leggings were from Store Twenty-One which doesn't have product pages so I can't do much linkage. Anyway, I bought some black fleece lined leggings after trying them on and discovering two things; one, they were long enough for me and two, they didn't go sheer. Finding leggings like these in plain black is a rare thing so I decided that the price (£6.99) was perfectly acceptable and got a pair. Today I wore them to work with a knit dress I bought at the same time.
I suppose you're wondering why I wore fleece lined leggings to work on a warm august day, the answer is simple: the building where I work is freezing. All but literally freezing. Anyway I wore them to work where I promptly snagged them on several display wicker baskets and sat down with bent knees all day. I got home fully expecting them to look as you'd expect cheap legging to look after such a day. Instead I was pleasantly surprised to see absolutely no bag whatsoever at the knee, no holes or snags and I realised that they'd kept me warm (but not too warm) for the whole day. 

I strongly recommend getting a pair of these leggings when you get the chance, they're cheap, nice to look at and generally nice quality. Although from a style point of view can I just recommend that you never (ever) wear leggings by themselves as a) you will inevitably end up with a pant line and b) it just doesn't look good. The only exemptions are exercising and lazy days at home. 
I know, I know. It's supposed to be all about blocks of colour this season but I couldn't resist doing at least one post one some actually nice prints instead of those awful aztec/tribal things. Anyway here are my top five print options.

This dress has a print of 'Wave of Kanagawa' on it. It's pretty but tasteful. Get this gorgeous dress here but be warned, you may wanna read up on your art. Just in case a cute guy asks about it!


I adore this abstract take on cherry blossom, perfect to get now while it's on sale before spring. Buy this top here.


Tartan is next season's leather look, stay ahead of the trend with these tartan leggings. Avoid looking to cliche by not wearing any tweed.


Who says you can't be rocking border prints next year? Not me, check out this mexican inspired border print dress perfect for next year.


Another massive up coming trend is the carpet bag, I like this pretty floral one.

I'm sorry for the late (and short) post today however I spent the whole day at a local fair and so am doing this, still tipsy, at 11.46 at night desperately trying to finish before midnight. So today's blog is about what sort of thing is wearable to s local show. For example Maxi dresses are fine but mini skirts are edgy. But avoid either if you want a go on the rodeo bull or a chance at winning the bale tossing.

Another tip would be to bring a change of clothes for the barn dance in the evening when it will inevitably turn cold and you won't want to still be wearing flip flops (my feet hurt so much right now). However don't cover up and be too mumsy or no-one'll dance with you (this wasn't a problem I suffered). Denim shorts in the day and skinny jeans in the evening are advisable. Be prepared to bring a change of tops if you want to participate in the egg tossing as yolk shows up vividly on all colours and leaves you smelling like an omelette.

If it's wet (which it wasn't today for once) then a coat is probably a good idea, if you forgot one then don't be afraid to huddle in the produce tent while pretending to look at vegetable animals and mixed vegetable baskets as it can be interesting. Lol, joking it'll be boring but it's better than getting wet.

In the evening when the band is playing have a good stiff drink before attempting or dance or else you will be judged a pansy, whoopsie or craven. Don't be afraid to ask members of the opposite gender to dance, chances are they're too past it to realise what you look like. And finally, if all else fails, buy everyone a round; they'll soon forget what you're wearing!
This season on the catwalk it's been all about monochrome but just wearing black and white is dull and when done the wrong way makes you look like a wannabe fash pack member. Here are some of my tips on how to keep it real.

Don't just wear opaque black and white, mix it up with some sheer bits. For example this lovely black shirt.


Adding a little bit of nude isn't cheating and helps to stop it looking like you're wearing all one colour if the other colour is subtle. I like this plain nude bustier.


If you really can't face monochrome (even with a little bit of nude) then add a teensy tiny bit of red. A good idea might be this vivid red scarf.


So long as you aren't being really fussy then just ignore denim. Dark wash jeans like these might work better though.

If you're getting bored with black and white then play around with some shapes and optical illusions. Maybe this black and white optical illusion dress?

There's no need to colour block monochrome so play around with prints. I in particular love this black and white print dress.

I quickly went shopping today and (as ever) I was on the look out for trends.  One which I saw numerous times was fox print. Now I know this was a catwalk trend last year but this year the high street is really picking up on it. Think cute cartoons of foxes large and singularly on jumpers and repeated smaller on blouses. Very kitsch although it'll probably be short lived. My advice would be to either get a cheap-y blouse and wear it a few times before giving it to charity (like this fox print blouse) or to buy a more hard wearing piece that isn't as blatantly obvious (like this fox head belt). To get your creative juices flowing here are few lovely ideas below, or check out the amazon adverts to the right.
Something that's become far more acceptable over the past few years is extreme non-natural hair colour, but is it a styleless fad or a chic new statement?

Look at the girl on the left's hair, I have to admit it's pretty cool but then she ruins it with a face caked in (too) pale makeup and (too) heavy eyeliner. It's a nice colour that works with the skin tone she's pretending to have but honestly all dressed up like that it's cliche emo and therefore a little bit tacky!

And carrying on with that vein, look at the hair below! Now I'm not trying to be mean to this girl but honestly those two colours together? And her makeup is just adding insult to injury.
However looking at the other end of the scale there are some amazing looks to be had, for example the girl below. Her new hair colour goes brilliantly with her (real) skin tone and because of it's slightly muted colour she should be fine wearing any cooler tones (blues, greens, greys, purples, browns, etc.).
So maybe extreme hair dye can look good. If you wanna try it (like me!) then check out Blue Bananas hair dye section and make sure to always do a strand test first to check it goes with your skin tone. If you're feeling brave you could do a vivid colour all over or if you're not you could do a more subtle dip dye. Check out the difference below.
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So Rizzle Kicks new album is about to come out, guess what it's name is? It's called 'Roaring Twenties', this sums up the next big trend rather nicely. Remember The Great Gatsby? Of course you do, it was a massive hit. And have you Heard Will.I.Am's new song 'Bang Bang' with it's trumpets and his tap dancing in the video? Of course you have it was really (really) catchy! 
The twenties were a time of massive social (and fashion) change for women. No longer constrained by corsets or expected to wear dresses that swept the floor shorter dresses and looser silhouettes coming into vogue. They also embraced other new styles and ideas. So how do you rock this style (bound to be on next season's catwalk) without looking like you're going to a costume party? Well for a start I like the dress below. With it's loose silhouette, knee-length and vintage feel it bring a modern twist to the twenties.
Or if you're looking for something a bit more drastic than a new dress why not check out this article on why 20's style bobs are the next big thing, a few more less and more drastic looks are below to inspire you on your flapper fashion.
This blog is about timeless style and that is something that miss Hepburn certainly had. Look at her black givenchy dress below, you wore this now or a hundred years ago and you'd still look beautiful and chic
It could be argued that a costume designer chose this dress and that she had no part in the decision making process however it was designed for her by her best friend (Givenchy himself) and a look through google of her style and fashion choices shows the exact same things. Flawless, elegant, flattering, timeless style.
I know this isn't a very conventional post for a fashion blog but just look at some of the dresses above, you could go out tomorrow in any of them (okay possibly not the ballgown) and get compliments. So co
Sorry that this is a day late but I was so exited about getting those scarves! Anyway today's piece is this lovely long sleeved top from seasalt currently on sale at £35.
Today I'm gonna try and do an entire outfit for under £75, also I am now starting a new format with me only posting a polyvore instead of loads of photos and then the polyvore. Anyway, seasalt is a very nautical brand so I figure I'll go that way with this outfit, first I found a lovely navy blue a-line skirt from the Sincerely Sweet Boutique for £19.13 and then I found this adorable pair of blue espadrilles from new look for £6.
Outfit Challenge 2


Mango circle skirt
£19 -

Wedge espadrille


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