Summer Essentials - Amy

Zara T-Shirt Dress, H&M Sunglasses, Freedom at Topshop Eagle Necklace, Topshop Backpack, Asos Pool Sliders

Of course my key Summer Essential is a T-Shirt dress! This total beaut from Zara was only £19.99 and is the perfect way to nail the tropics trend without it being too OTT. Chuck it over a swimsuit on the beach or wear with mid heels and a clutch to a bbq, this is all your summer needs in one perfect package.

I'm really feeling monochrome swimwear this summer, especially whilst I shed the remaining baby weight. It looks much classier than brights, regardless of shape. Watch out for our Triangl Swimwear review that's coming soon and Beach Cafe is most certainly my first point of call for everything holiday related this summer.

I seem to have gone shoe crazy the last few weeks and it's pretty safe to say the best dressed award this SS14 goes to my tootsies. Despite going for trend led pieces, I've also gone for comfort and compiled a quick run down of the footwear I just cannot stop wearing (sorry, no cleated sole platforms in here)

Slip Ons
Ironically, this is a major throwback for me as I was one of those unfortunate teenagers that lived in my checked Vans slip ons. Now back and far more fashionable, I've fallen in love (again) with the easiest shoe to wear and have added quite a few pairs to my wardrobe - my favourites being these leopard pair from Daniel Footwear which really proves quality is worth the extra pennies.

Demi Heels
The heeled sandal just got so much more accessible. I'd have worn these all last summer too if I thought I could cope in a heel so the shorter, chunkier heels have made my dreams come true. Wear with and without a sock for a cute, girly summer vibe. Find your perfect style in barely there, cut out boot, mule or jelly form.

What better than a 'grab and go' attitude and still look awesome? Whether they're pool slides or Birkenstock dupes, be sure to find your perfect pair of 'ugly' shoes this summer as I can gurantee they'll barely leave your feet.

I can talk clothes for hours but when it comes to beauty bits and bops, I get a little bit lost. I am most definitely a creature of habit and it takes a while for me to branch out and try anything new. This will be why my perfume collection consists of Daisy, Daisy Eau So Fresh and now Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine edition. The newest Daisy family member literally smells of summer and I cant help but love it as much as the original.

I suffer from quite oily skin and this incredible toner water has balanced out my face. Believe the hype!

The wonderful people at Look magazine sent me some samples of the new Frizz Ease range and although I didn't get on with the shampoo and conditioner, I don't know how I lived without this semi-permanent styling spray. I use it just before blow drying my hair and it eliminates all those annoying fly aways without being heavy on your hair. Perfect control for those drying summer days

I say I'm a creature of habit but one thing I cannot settle on is a moisturiser so I jumped at the chance to try this Origins number. The smell is incredible and it doesn't leave my face feeling too oily like a lot of others and with its energising properties my face looks and feels so much better. 

I love a bright lip but this summer I have been experimenting with more neutral shades and have found a happy medium between pop and pale with this Revlon lipstick. 


Palm Springs - Naomi

Topshop Bralet, c/o Boohoo Clutch Bag, H&M Sunnies, Choies Harness
c/o New Look Sandals

Tropical and palm prints are key for SS14 and there are some amazing pieces around the high street! As you know we are huge Bill + Mar fans and I fell head over heels for their gorgeous palm print items from the SS14 collection! The print also comes in a crop top and skirt combo and a shorter dress.. I want it all! I love the rich palm print, I went for the maxi dress as I thought I would wear it the most. The jersey fabric is really nice and soft and I love the oversized t-shirt shape of it. 

I accessorised the look quite unusually with a bralet over the dress then my harness belt. I thought it actually worked quite well in and loved my new Chelsea Doll necklace with it to finish it of. The sun was shining was shooting this so went with my black New look sandals, round sunnies and a simple black clutch. Palm prints aren't just for the beach or holiday! Mix some of the prints into your summer wardrobe to look fresh and on trend. 


Palm Springs - Amy

Topshop Pale Yellow Tailored Coat, Zara Yellow Palm Tree Printed Dress, Freedom For Topshop Necklace, Bag c/o La Moda, Topshop Jolie Boots

The glorious weather we had over the Easter break called for a complete wardrobe overhaul! Out with the winter woollies and in with the summer statements - our favourite being this seasons tropical prints.

Some of the louder pieces on the high street this season can look quite young so I have hunted out some more subtle ways to get my fix, this Zara dress being my absolute favourite. The bright yellow ticks another trend box and the cute black and blue palm trees is the nod to the tropics trend i was after. Of course being a t-shirt shaped dress makes this a winner for me anyway!

I toned the dress with a pastel yellow coat for a real colour statement but added black accessories to go with this amazing snakeskin bag, another minimalist way to get the tropical vibe. 


Jungle Is Massive

 Amy: Bill + Mar Palm Print Bomber, Topshop Gingham co-ord, Primark Sunnies, c/o Johnny Loves Rosie Floral Necklace, White Clutch

Naomi: Bill + Mar Cross Print Bomber, Topshop Bralet, c/o Daisy Street Tie Dye Jeans, Primark Sunnies, c/o Skinny Dip Clutch Bag 

Happy Good Friday! We hope you are all having a lovely start to your long weekends full of friends, family and loads of chocolate :)

Our bank holiday heroes are fashion brand Bill and Mar who's show stopping prints and fabulous shapes are guaranteed to fit whatever you're doing with your four days of freedom. We fell totally head over heels with these amazing bomber jackets that bring that urban edge to a simple tee and jeans or even that little black dress.

Amy wore:
I decided to wear my tropical print bomber with this must-have coord from Topshop. The monochrome means the bomber can take centre stage yet the pattern clash makes the whole outfit stand out from the crowd!

Naomi wore:
I teamed mine with my tie dye jeans from Daisy Street which are super 90s! I thought they look perfect with a little black bralet and skinny dip box clutch. All the focus on the amazing cross print bomber so I simply accessorised the look with white sunnies and a palm leaf earrings.


Naomi's Week In Style

The weather has been so good recently It just makes me want to buy bright colours and florals (yes even more than usual!) there are some amazing SS pieces out at the moment and it's the best time to get buying for the warmer months! It's a bit of a floral rainbow explosion this week full of amazing product which I hope you love as much as me! 

1. Topshop Folk Dress

Topshops folk trend is in full swing and this little number is perfect for festivals and summer wear! Team with sandals and a kimono for a festival get up!

2. Aspiga Beaded Pouch 

I came across Aspiga on Instagram last week and absolutely fell in love with their gorgeous sandals and bags! They are stunning and perfect to take away on holiday! 

3. Topshop Floral Kimono 

I love kimonos and this one is perfect! A gorgeous colour and print and a longer length it's perfect to throw over a little summer dress or shorts and a top and make a statement. 

4. Johnny Loves Rosie Floral Crown 

I can't get enough of floral crowns and this one is perfect! Bright, colorful and fun! Its perfect to jazz up your poolside attire of festival outfit and looks great with sunnies! 

5. Topshop Floral Boiler Suit

I love a good jumpsuit and Topshop are experts in them! This is the perfect jumpsuit with a perfect floral print and shape. Team with a leather and some platform sandals!

6. ASOS Rainbow Platform Sandals

OMG! aren't these the best things you have ever seen! These are the most dreamiest sandals and perfect for SS14! A great way to brighten up a plain outfit. 

7. Topshop Folk Co-ord 

I have had my eyes on this for months now and it's finally come out :-) the most perfect co-ord ever and great if like me you don't like getting your legs out in the summer months. 

8. ASOS Paisley Maxi Dress

Love the print of this and the split front! Perfect to throw on with some boots and a fringed kimono and be festival ready! 

9. River Island Floral Coat

I have been looking for a good spring coat and instantly fell head over heels for this floral one from River Island! I love the gorgeous print and shape and know it will come in handy for those cooler summer nights! 


Jeanology With Miss Guided - Amy

Leather Jacket c/o Dorothy Perkins, White High Neck Top c/o Missguided, Edie High Waisted Rip Knee Jeans c/o Missguided, H&M Sunglasses, Fries Necklace c/o Chelsea Doll, Studded Clutch c/o Boohoo, New Look Barely There Sandals 

Admit it, Jeans are your best friend and your worst enemy all at once -When you find that perfect pair, you live, sleep and breathe in them constantly but the pain and trauma of finding that pair to begin with can make you wanna pull your hair out. Which style suits you best? What exact shade of blue/grey/black do you want? Those are how much?!

Step in Missguided - who have just launched their brand new collection of denim in all this season's hottest shapes and shades. Me and Naomi wanted to go for a 90's inspired look with our denim so I chose to style up these amazing black jeans with ripped knees. The high waisted style means my post pregnancy tum is under wraps and the black adds that extra ounce of flattery for someone who is still a little self conscious of there forever changing size! The rip adds extra interest and breaks up the long line of solid black. Not only do these jeans fit beautifully, they feel so comfy too - I couldn't ask for much more! 

High waisted jeans are the perfect match for crop tops as you are showing off minimal flesh and lucky for me, this exaggerates my waist rather than my bum or thighs. The high neck style top means even more modesty and that real 90s feel to the outfit. My incredible moschino inspired necklace has come from Chelsea Doll and adds that real pop-art vibe and the leather finishes off the look 

This outfit feels quite laid back and simple for me but it just goes to show you can feel and look fabulous in anything if you've found that pair that just work - and I've definitely found mine!


Jeanology With Miss Guided - Naomi

C/O Miss Guided White Greek Print Crop Top
Claire's Accessories Neck Tattoo Band, Forever 21 Glasses, 

Photography by Greg Sutton @gregsutt

Denim is everywhere at the moment and top of the style essentials for SS14. It has to be a pretty special pair of jeans for me to be converted as anyone that knows my style knows me for floaty skirts and maxi dress vibes. But I was completely head over heels for these 'Edie' jeans and they have fast become a wardrobe staple! Miss Guided has a fantastic range of denim with all fits and washes and at really good prices- they have just launched there 'Jeanology' campaign focusing on all things denim! These are honestly the best fitting jeans I have ever owned. They are super high waisted, acid wash and I love the ripped detailing. Check out the whole collection HERE 

I went for a super 90s look with the jeans styling them with a cropped tee with aztec detailing, a checked blazer and these whopping amazing 90s platform sandals which totally rock! For accessories I went for a cute little tattoo necklace, some cool sunnies and my new amazing Aspiga Beach pouch bag which is all over beaded and a pouch of wonderfulness! I stuck to a monochrome and beige colour palette which I thought worked really well against the acid wash jeans and went super 90s with 2 plaits in the front of my hair and a dark lipstick. 

How are you styling up your denim this season? Head over to Miss Guided's new Jeanology Collection and shop the amazing 'blue hues'!