For those lucky souls jetting off on exotically-hot holidays clothes shopping can become a complete nightmare! For a start, practically none of us own anything remotely suitable for a sizzling Summer temperatures having no need for strappy tees or hot pants in our temperamental English climate. Therefore we've come up with the perfect solution. Go for something sheer like this awesome Embroidered Midi Dress to combat both conflicting weather conditions. The sheer fabric is an ideal cover up on British soil but will keep you cool when strutting your stuff abroad. Pair with some clunky bright wedges to pep up the pastel fabric and sparkly accessories to dress it up at appropriately at night.
Friday, 7 July 2017
Friday, 23 June 2017
If you're lucky enough to be jetting across to Ibiza this Summer we have the essential holiday wardrobe and party outfits your craving. With 40% off in our Summer Sale you'll be able to pack multiples of metallic jewellery and figure hugging frocks that'll help you keep your cool in the Sun. One must-have holiday item for your checklist has got to be this tantalising Tuscan Landscape Dress! Keeping it classy but cutting edge this adorable cotton prom dress is super flattering with its fitted cinched in waist and pretty coloured palette you won't be able to help showing it off. Now £55 in the sale! We've paired this with our stunning Silver & White metallic clutch and shiny Aztec Accessories to help you sizzle and shine all night through.
Friday, 16 June 2017
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 http://yorkshiretots.com/rock-my-vintage-dress-review/ 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://www.mummyandmonkeys.com
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
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
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 lightIn 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
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!
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.
Friday, 19 May 2017
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!