“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

White Boyfriend Blazer

I love how a classic white blazer and heavy jewellery can transform a look. Today i woke up and just grabbed the nearest clothes to hand knowing the garage guy would be coming any minute to collect my car. Not really the most inspired look and on the whole a bit scruffy.


Vest – Warehouse, Jeans – New Look

What you can’t see is the top is a bit missshapen and holey and probably past its best but you know people pay good money for that worn, lived-in look, just take a look at Kate Moss.

I was just having a rummage in the wardrobe when the white blazer caught my eye and hey presto!



Blazer – Zara





Necklace – Miss Selfridge, Rings – Asos, Accessorize, Topshop and Jwlry

I wanted to create a polyvore set of this look but it’s far too slow on my laptop and I’m too impatient so i’ll leave  you with one from Golestaneh.

I love how she adds black accent pieces for a gothic evening look above and a classic white tee for a relaxed daytime look below.

I just love her style and her penchant for Zara, obligatory Michael Kors watch and Chanel 2.25. You can check out her blog here, it’s fab and she’s recently opened a store in Cologne, fingers crossed she’ll bring her style to the UK soon.

Monday, 1 August 2011


Sorry guys that I’ve been AWOL recently but in my absence i turned 25 and with it came a quarter-life crisis. You may have heard Jameela Jamil tweeting about this and I definitely can feel where she’s coming from. Hitting the big 2-5 milestone was not a celebration for me, instead it only served to highlight how little i have achieved in my life. Depressed, doesn’t even come close! When i graduated 4 years ago i envisioned my future to look bright (to quote the Orange ads), living it up in London town, climbing the career ladder, saving up for a deposit, making new friends. Instead i moved back home, took a temporary job to clear the overdraft and 4 years down the line i'm still where i started - where did it all go wrong? I worked pretty damn hard through school to get good grades not to mention the hard (and very competitive) slog of a journalism degree resulting in a 2:1 and i was expecting great opportunities to come my way. Disillusioned much?

Ok, i know the only way I'm going to get a better future is to go out there and grab it, but the future has been looking bleak for such a long time. Honestly i don’t really know what my options are for the future but maybe i'll be investing a little money in the Euromillions to fulfil my dreams.

In other news, you may have noticed i’ve changed the name of the blog, i haven’t been keen on the old one for ages, i think i was so keen to start blogging i didn’t really think it through. Hopefully The Fashion File will stick, but what’s annoying me is the URL, i may just have to start again from scratch or go back to the previous name, either way I'll keep you updated.

You will be pleased to know I didn’t stop spending whilst I've been offline, well i needed to cheer myself up somehow! So expect more outfit and recent purchases posts.

I’ll leave you with a few words from Bob Marley…

Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing gonna be alright…..

Monday, 4 July 2011

Vote for me...please!

Hi guys, just a cheeky plug and post to ask you lovely readers to vote for me in the Very competition on Facebook.

It's the chance to win my dream job working in fashion for a communications agency in conjunction with Very.co.uk in London for 12 months. This is the first time I've entered one of these "vote for me" things but this is the closest I'm ever going to get to an opportunity like this right now. 

If you would like to vote for me, please click on the link below, I've got a way to go to be in with a chance of winning so would really appreciate your votes!

Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/VeryUK?sk=app_198461183532882&app_data=d862539a4e898d29ffa8a92a96c8e891

And if you would like to enter the competition yourself head to: www.facebook.com/veryuk but hurry entry closes on 6 July - good luck!

Amour for accessories

You will have to bear with me as I'm using the iPhone for blogging until my laptop returns (fixed I hope) and I'm not sure if it'll work but here goes...

I finally decided to part with some cash on a Ted Baker purse. Now I've been lusting after one for years but could never decide which colour to pick and at £65 i wanted it to be something i loved in a few years time. Purple is usually a favourite of mine but i wasn't feeling the Ted Baker lilac-y shade. I wanted something bright that would instantly cheer me up and would go with most of my handbags already. I spotted the orange colour on the website and was very tempted to buy especially when a discount offer appeared in my inbox but i held off until i visited my nearest John Lewis. I reckon the shop assistants must have thought i was stealing it after umming and aahing for 30 minutes - oh yes indecisiveness is one of my traits.

Here it is alongside two new purchases...

There are variations of this purse on the website (patent/glitter/mock-crock etc) but the one i bought is called Anitah.

The other items in question are a Hermes-esque bag from Miss Selfridge's Purist collection £39 and a straw trilby from Peacocks £7. The bag, I've been a little unsure over only because I'm hoping it doesn't look like one of the cheap bags off those stalls in the middle of shopping centres (you know the ones with the fake Chloe Paddington's), but I really needed a new bag for work that's deep enough to fit everything in Mary Poppins style-e.

The hat i saw somewhere before but can't remember, I'd been after a panama type hat which i was going to buy off the market but i kind of remember seeing this Peacocks hat and i managed to get the last one in the shop. I was going to wear it only when my hair's curly but i took a quick iphone pic and it does a good job of hiding my bed-hair.

I hope it suits me, hats don't usually, what do you think?

A quick note: i may be absent from blogging for about 2 weeks until my laptop returns but i will try and post if i can get access to Internet.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Versace + H&M Collaboration

Excited? Much!

I missed out on the Lanvin collection so I'm hoping to be one of the lucky shoppers to get my hands on a glamorous piece of Versace history.

What I've been wearing recently…

It’s been a while since I've done one of these posts, so first up is the outfit i wore for food and film night to celebrate my mum’s birthday. FYI: Bridesmaids was brilliant!

1. Maxi Dress



Maxi dress – Warehouse (s/s ‘10), Belt – Dorothy Perkins, Jacket – H&M, Bag – Warehouse (just seen), Sandals – Primark

2. Colour blocking and florals

Trying to find something work appropriate when it’s 31 degrees…



Skirt – Zara, Top – Peacocks, Cardigan – Dorothy Perkins, Belt – Primark, Necklace – Topshop, Watch – Michael Kors


Jacket – Warehouse, all other items as before

3. Printed trousers


Harems – H&M, Shirt – Primark, Belt – Accessorize, Shoes – Office

Leopard Print trousers as seen in May’s Company Magazine…


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Ombre Nails

This is my favourite look for my nails recently. I tried it with pinks as seen here and now I've experimented with my collection of blues.


The new fashion manicure has been getting a lot of admiring glance, will you be trying this trend?

Take a look at some other Ombre manicure’s i love and keen to try…




Look out for my next nail post featuring Shellac.

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