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Friday, 16 June 2017

5 Blogger Approved Summer Styles

Make like the  fash' mob and work  the latest sizzling Summer looks, as seen on our fave retro bloggers! You won't be stuck for style inspiration with these beauties around. With everything from fit and flare 50s silhouettes to pretty lace playsuits there's something to 
suit every eventuality. 

1 - Pink Lace Playsuit 
We're definitely packing this super-sweet pink lace playsuit into our suitcase this Summer! With its fitted waist and badass t-shirt bodice it makes a seriously stylish statement.

2- Sugarhill Boutique Lyda Polka Dot Dress - 

This peppy polka dot number is a really versatile piece to take away on your day trips which can be dressed up with heels and a bright clutch at night or toned down with trainers or ballet pumps in the day. A favourite of our sassy blogger Erin Ek Rush from Yorkshire Tots Blog who finds it not only classy but comfortable too.

3- Parrot Prom Dress - 

A sure fire way to spice up your Summer this jungle print prom is a must for vintage enthusiasts  and modern fashionistas alike.  Style icon Miss Goldy Loxx  can't get enough of this quirky print! 

4- Dragonfly Print Prom Dress- 

The capped sleeves on this classy cotton tea dress and flared skirt make for a classy combination.  Eilidh shows us how to master the art of looking both effortless cool and supremely stylish in one go! Http://

5- Dreamy Deco Dress - 

If bright colours are for you then covet this incredible multi-coloured prom dress  into your fashion collection. It's gorgeous geometric print  will certainly put a smile on your face ...even if the sun isn't shining. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

How To Wear Art Deco Style

Designers have answered the public's prayers by working striking bead work and 
art deco influence into their ranges.  There has been an incredible rise in popularity in
 the last couple of years for vintage and Gatsby inspired occasionwear and we can see why! There is no era more glamorous or elegant than the roaring twenties. Art deco represents beauty, charm and being shocking and extraordinary all in one go.  Whereas modern trends change from season to season the 1920s will stay timelessly stylish.  To be successful
 in nailing this look a show-stopping dress is in order. We recommend this exquisite Pink Embellished Flapper Dress for a flawless overall finish. It has a  perfect rose pink palette that'll suit almost any complexion as well as beautiful scalloped detailing and a drop-waist 
fit that'll flatter your figure. We're big on continuing the colour coordination with our accessories so we'd pair this flapper dress with our Rose Gold Hair Comb as a piece of breathtaking bling for our hair.  We'd keep things pale and interesting and complete our look with this precious Ivory Pearl Clutch.  However you choose to style it, the 1920s is a look that will live on !

Friday, 2 June 2017

Festival Survival Guide

Feature: The Gypsy Shrine

If you're lucky enough to be trekking to a festival this Summer check out our essential survival tips to prevent you from making those common mistakes that make it more of an terrifying ordeal than an immense experience. Hey...we've been there, trust us on this one!

Rule 1: Be ruthless and pack light

In the comfort of your own bedroom, packing all those heels and accessories seems like a top priority but be warned.  When your trudging a tent and camping gear across multiples of muddy fields in order to get to your campsite you'll thank us for telling you to pack light. Do what we do and pack playsuits. They take next to no space in your rucksack and keep you looking suitability stylish for a festival. Problem solved.

Rule 2: Prepare for the worst.

Every year we all go in with the attitude that we are going to see weather that rivals the tropic but the sad reality is we'll probably end dancing in something that reassembles this:

Rule 3: Hand  sanitizer is your new best friend.

Seriously... do not go to a festival without some trusty anti-bacterial hand gel. You'll be using it by the bucket load as soon as you see the state of the toilet facilities. It's simply a MUST! 

Rule 4: Stick together

It's pretty much a guarantee that at some point you'll end up completely losing your mates whilst your waiting in line for the bar. Keep calm and carry on you'll find them eventually but try and prevent this in the first place and choose a buddy you're going to stick to like glue. 

Rule 5: Think of your health.

Bottles of water, factor 50+ sun cream and paracetamol will be crucial to your survival at a festival. Literally. You won't regret packing too much water or smothering yourself with sunscreen when you see the daunting queue for the water taps where you really feel the full impact of the Sun.  What you need to remember is that you'll be partying in a field all day long so make with the prep!

Feature (Above): The Festival Lobster
Feature (Glitter Braids): The Gypsy Shrine

Friday, 26 May 2017

5 Thing We Love About Summer

1.  Ice cream- Even now we still get mega excited when we hear the ice cream
 van music playing  knowing that a 99 is within close grasp! Who doesn't love a 
Mr Whippy? For those who are fanatical about ice cream we've even found a
 frock to match! 

Ice Cream Print Dress

2. The Beach-  Whether your scrolling on glorious sandy shores or even on 
route to Blackpool, the beach never fails to cheer us up. Paddling in the sea or 
strolling across the coast line, we just love taking some time out to be beside the sea!

3. BBQ & Garden Parties- At the merest hint of sunshine we're all out in
 our gardens firing up the BBQ and constructing make shift cocktail cabinets in an 
attempt to entertain our friends.  Well good on us! The sunny weather is definitely something to celebrate.

4. The Weather- Come rain and shine the blissful thing about Summer is that it changes so often it won't really matter. As long as there are bright skies above us 
and lazy days that last that little bit longer we'll keep smiling. 

5. Summer Wear- From big hats to retro shades we love the opportunity
 to bring those pastels out of the wardrobe! Nothing screams Summer more than a 
yellow or pale pink tea dress.  

Emily & Fin Tuscan Landscape Dress

Friday, 19 May 2017

Rock n Roll Bride!

To say that we're obsessed with the 1950s would be an understatement...and we're even more head over heels for the current influx of rockabilly inspired weddings! We adore the wicked sense of style and badass, rebellious attitude it evokes as well as being the epitome of elegance. From dazzling pearls and crystals to huge fit and flare silhouettes we simply love the charm and nostalgia surrounding these shindigs. Why not go full on fifties for your event, hire a rock n roll band and centre it around a Grease themed carnival or simply hint at a vintage look and work the arched eyebrows and 50s flick?

Feature: The Frosted Petticoat

You could hire out a 50s diner to really get the party started as who wouldn't  love jiving and dancing the night away ? Or for any musicians amongst us make your guestbook your instrument of choice and play a tune for your guests! Perhaps tempt your guests with a Sailor Jerry  themed cake to really make a statement.

Feature: ELLE France

Get the rockabilly bridal look and style your hair in smooth curls and adorn yourself in shimmering crystals like these gorgeous Tassel Earrings . Pair with a ruby red pout and a dusting of blusher and your all set!

For your bridesmaids there's these stunning printed pastel prom dresses, which would look awesome teamed with tulle petticoats and killer heels! 

Friday, 12 May 2017

Wedding Guest Do's & Don'ts

Featured: Photo by Lauren Zaser


Featured : Cosmopolitan 

  • Don't have that few too many. Do you really need the 6th glass of bubbly? Have fun...just know when it's time to call it quits. 

  •  Don't get too competitive when it comes to catching the bouquet! This moment should be fun and light-hearted...avoid elbowing those around you or knocking someone out!Get the look featured here at:

  • Don't wear white! There's nothing worse than turning up to a party where someone has the same outfit as imagine it's your wedding! Do yourself and the beautiful bride a favour and pick another colour. Go for one of these bejewelled beauties instead:


  • Do turn off your phone. Make the ceremony unforgettable for the right reason, not because your embarrassing little mermaid ringtone stole the show!

Feature: Noel Sutherland

  • Do be on time. The bride is the only one who should be making a grand make sure your there in plenty time to avoid interrupting the 'I Do's'. 

  • Do adhere to the dress code. Whether it's a relaxed boho affair or a grand stately home wedding, go for something that reflects the tone of the day. From sassy slip dresses to vintage inspired flapper dresses we've got your outfit covered! 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Dos and Don'ts For Your Wedding Day


  •             Practice your first dance! Although most of us would like to think we look like Fred Astaire and Ginger Roberts on the dance floor the reality is we'll probably end up doing an awkward shuffle! Never the less, try your moves out first in the privacy of your own home to get a feel for it. You may surprise yourselves and feel more comfortable when the big moment comes!

  •             Ask your partner what they want to include in the wedding. It sounds obvious but you can get so swept away with the day itself that you forget to include the things that represent you as a couple.

  •             Make your own decorations! Not only will you save money, you'll appreciate the little details all the more. They'll become a talking point for your family for years to come and will make everyone feel included in the preparations. Why not make the most of Auntie Kath's sewing knowledge  or put your sisters legendary cake baking skills to the test?

  •            Be on time! A lot of brides make the mistake of thinking that it's fashionable to be a little late for your wedding but be warned! This will mess up the rest of timings for the day . Just remember no one wants to wait too long before they get some bubbly and food down them!

  •            Most of all remember to have FUN!


  •             Get too hung up on tradition! It's not the end of the world if you don't opt for a white wedding dress, invest in a fruit cake slathered in icing or if you pass out on your wedding night. Do whatever makes you happy and you'll have a much better time for it.

  •             Don't sweat the small stuff! Not EVERYTHING has to be perfect... you'll spend the whole time worrying that your favours don't match the napkin rings that'll you'll forget to have fun.

  •             Try and add a fancy, jaw-dropping move to your first dance that neither of you can do. It's an accident waiting to happen.

  •           Try a radical new look just before the day. Experimenting with your styles is always fun but there is a time and place, and  your wedding day certainly isn't one of them!

  •         Get so drunk that you end up giving a totally inappropriate speech , rip your dress or end up spewing all down the aisle. I suppose it goes without saying really...

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