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Parisian Summer Evenings

15 Jul

GirlSeeksShoe here.

So I just got back from an amazing week in Paris; just being a tourist and eating some delicious food etc. But one thing really jumped out at me. The native Parisians are so so stylish! Now, I’m not really surprised, we all know they have this reputation for being classy elegant people, I just hadn’t experienced it first-hand. Throughout the week I started to notice trends in the way they dressed, enabling me to dissect their style pour toi! If you want to dress like a sophisticated Parisian, here are some key elements to their summer look.

Loose blouses and shirts:

Often paired with a short black pencil skirt, bare legs and ballet flats, I saw loose blouses and shirts worn in a myriad of ways.

Open over vest tops, belted in, casually flung over shoulder. Very chic.

They were often in nude colours, but you could go with floral, if you wanted to really make a splash.

Nude Lattice Yoke Blouse Khaki Silk Crepe Shirt

Light Pink Daisy Print Silk Crop Shirt Peach Drop Back Long Sleeve Shirt

(All from Topshop)

The Black Sack Dress:

Always belted in, fairly short, usually with bare legs. A shift will do, but it should be cotton or linen, as the light fabric makes for a more summery look.

Black (Black) Belted Military Shirt Dress | 220832101 | New Look  

Black (Black) Bow Front Tunic Dress | 229406301 | New Look

 

Ballet pumps were also very chic and seemed a staple for those on the Metro. But nothing flashy, and usually suede:

Black (Black) Simple Suede Ballet Pump | 227369601 | New Look

I was stunned by the beauty of the people too. The most beautiful city-dwellers in the world? Very possibly…

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

FBF Friday: Summer Trends 2011

11 Jun

GirlSeeksShoe here.

Anyone who has read a few of my previous posts will know that I adore summer. The smell of sunblock, the sound of lawnmowers, watching the tennis at Wimbledon… everything adds up to that holiday feeling. And from a fashion perspective, some trends are just so quintessentially summer; the trends that could only be worn when the sun is shining on your face as you walk down the street, ice-cream in hand. As much as anything else, fashion (and beauty) trends can define that summer sensation… and here are my top five picks of this years summer trends:

5. Bronzer; Giving you a glow even if you haven’t yet hit the beach, summer is the only time bronzer is truly acceptable… everyone is entitled to a golden blush when the sun is shining and skin is out. This summer bronzers have got that pared down look to make you look truly luminescent:

MAC Surf, Baby! Bronzing Powder – £19

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder – £23.50

4. Wedges; Given a fashion make-over this summer, wedges are no longer the preserve of rushed mothers and grandmothers in jeans. Yes, they’re comfortable, but this summer they are also very, very stylish.

Tan (Stone) Floral Platform Wedge Sandals | 220760018 | New LookYellow (Yellow) Mixed Wedge Sandal | 209571085 | New Look

From left to right: New Look £24.99; New Look £10; River Island £69.99

3. Floral Mini-Skirts; Floral in any form is bang-on-trend at the moment, but a teeny-tiny floral skirt can see through summer picnics and barbecues to evening plays and parties. Add a corset top, some wedges and a pastel blazer and you will be the embodiment of style this summer. Alternatively, add some wellies and a leather jacket and you are festival-ready.

Green Pattern (Green) Tiered Floral Skirt | 220623439 | New Look

From left to right; Forever 21, Forever 21 and New Look

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2. Coloured Trousers/Jeans; I am so in love with this trend right now. Add a pop of colour to your outfit with this sherbet-coloured denim marvels.

And my number 1 favourite trend, this summer and every summer:

CORAL CORAL CORAL

It suits EVERY skin-tone, comes in a myriad of colours, reminds me of sherbet ice-cream… and it just screams summer. From near-orange, to tangerine, to almost tomato, to pure coral-iscious, the message is clear:

Wear coral, be stylish, love summer.

Benefit CORALista Blush – £23.50

Coral (Orange) Striped Peeptoe Wedge | 213410683 | New Look

New Look Wedge – £24.99

MAC Surf, Baby! Hibiscus Lipstick

Dior Vernis in Psychedelic Orange

Barry M Nail Polish in Coral

Natalie Portman wears coral

Oscar de la Renta 2011

Oscar de la Renta 2011

Als0, quickly grab this summer’s hottest accessory: Matthew Williamson’s charity bracelet for Too May Women (who raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness) is now available at Accessorize for £15.

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

Visit www.modlychic.com to check out the other Fashion Beauty Friend’s Friday participants’ top 5 summer trends!

Motivation

21 May

GirlSeeksShoe here.

Why must I revise? A question I often ask myself, generally in the form of a wail. And I am always ashamed to admit the answer, because my motivation for revision is very shallow.

I revise so I will pass my exams, and get the grades I need for university. I need to go to uni to get a degree, and that degree will enable me to get a good job. So far, so generic. That job will give me money, which I can then use to buy… bags. Yes, the motivation for my revision is bags. Oh well. My current summer obssession happens to be Dior with a bit of Chanel  thrown in for good measure;

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And to top it all off; here are my current distractions. It’s hard to revise when these shoes are are not mine. *sigh*

Dr Suess sums up revision perfectly though;

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The

 more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo