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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!

Fabulous Finds

6 Jun

GirlSeeksShoe here.

I found this fantastic blog the other day; Hello, Monkeyface! The photography is brilliant, the concept is lovely and I was just sitting there beaming when I discovered it. Here are some of my favourite pictures:

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PhotobucketClick on the picture to explore the blog yourself.

Another fabulous discovery this week was that Beg, Borrow or Steal are launching their first denim collection and it will be available in UK department stores John Lewis and House of Fraser on the 8th of June. Yay! The range is made up of four styles; the ‘Carrie’ skinny, the ‘Sienna’ boot cut, the ‘Grace’ straight fit and the ‘Kimberly’ skinny flare. The jeans look gloriously modern AND they are doing coloured jeans, which is my new obsession. Definitely going on my wish-list.

And just to let you know, I have decided on the pink dress for prom; I’ll update you on the accessory situation soon. Meanwhile, here are my favourite shoes at the moment:

(Both from Topshop) The bright colours are very on trend; and I’m really loving platform heels at the moment; they are a more comfortable alternative whilst still adding height.

Chestnut (Brown) Patent Peep Toe Court Shoe | 223388925 | New Look  Magenta (Pink) Patent Peep Toe Court Shoe | 223388978 | New Look     SALLY Black Peep Toe Mary Janes

I’m also loving patent shoes at the moment. Shiny shoes have always signified glamour to me, so I’m favouring patent shoes for the formal occasions I have coming up (prom being one of them). (From left to right; New Look, New Look, Topshop)

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

P.S. I have this song in my head…and not even the orignal, it’s the Glee cover! I’m telling you in the hope that you’ll listen to it and I’ll spread the epidemic and soon it will be in everybody’s head…. and then WORLD DOMINATION *evil laugh*

Darren Criss and Lea Michele (Blaine and Rachel)  – Don’t You Want Me?

P.S.S. Yes, I am slowly going mad from revision. Blame the government.

Extreme Procrastination

26 Apr

GirlSeeksShoe here.

Although I should currently be finishing (ok… starting) my coursework, I decided to blog about my ridiculous procrastination skills instead…

Basically, I’m really good at leaving work until the last-minute, and I never learn my lesson. This leads to a lot of complaining on my part, and a lot of earaches suffered by nearest and dearest. But no more. Well,  no,  I’m not organising my time better… But I am cutting down on my complaints *cue bright chirpy smile*.

I recently read about an initiative called A Complaint Free World: The 21 Day Challenge. Now, it is pretty old, but it’s never too late to break bad habits right? The gist of it is: you wear a wristband/bracelet/piece of string/whatever on your wrist and you don’t complain. About anything. For 21 days. This means no verbal negative outbursts, no bitching, nothing; unless you add a positive qualifier that will remedy the situation.

For example: “I’m cold” = bad, but “I’m cold so I will close that window”  = fine.

Every time you complain, you switch the thing-you-have-chosen-to-place-on-your-wrist to the other side and you start counting your complaint-free days again from one. Until you get to 21 days with that wrist-based-item staying on the same side. Now I chose a cute little bracelet I have had for years, but, seriously, you can go wild. 

This takes an incredible amount of self-awareness and, believe it or not, honesty. Apparently it takes 21 days for a habit to be conditioned into the average human’s brain, and if you stop talking negatively, your thoughts will be happier too.*sigh* Sounds good doesn’t it?

So here is the website, where you can buy wristbands if you want, and you can get a free widget (what? I love free stuff, okay; don’t judge me): http://www.acomplaintfreeworld.org/widget 

And here are some adorable bracelets I found (look, I’m not totally profound; I said stop judging me!):

Cinderella faith in your dreams black bangle 2012 Sweetie Bracelet - Blue Stone, Women Bracelets, Links of London Jewellery

From left: Disney Couture bangle £35.80 from House of Fraser; Forever 21 bracelet $6.80; Links of London Bracelet £130

Yeah, I’m on a bit of a self-motivation kick at the moment. I’m also loving the colour turquoise as you can see. So, let me know if you decide to try the 21 Day Challenge, or if you think it’s a load of psychobabble, and if you are in that turquoise zone,

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo