23.7.14

Patch It Up - Amy

Primark PU Leather Biker, Topshop Crochet Patch Dress, Topshop Sunglasses, Name Necklace c/o Chelsea Doll, Boohoo Clutch, Topshop Anchor Boots












I have never hidden my extreme love for knitwear and however much I am enjoying this beautiful british summer we are having, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't finding a way to sneak it into my summer wardrobe. Gorgeous crochet dresses and crop tops are the ultimate way to give your outfits a textured, folky and vintage feel in this warmer weather especially since 'Granny Chic' is all over the high street at the moment and we are definitely both hooked ('scuse the pun).

I wish I could whip up my own unique creations but it's taken me 20 odd years to master basic knitting so whilst I'm getting going on some squares, I've had to find my treasures in stores. This is definitely one of those times where patience in vintage/charity shops will probably pay off but I seriously doubt I would have found a dress that matched my style so much. The shape and style of this Topshop dress has that amazing retro feel but the blocked colours give it a sleeker update.

This clutch looks like it was made especially for this outfit and the black detailing led me to rocking the look up with leather.

What do you think of the crochet craze?

21.7.14

Be Our Guest - Amy

Longline White Blazer c/o Boohoo, Lorra Floral Cami Dress c/o Coast, River Island Fedora via Asos, Primark Necklace, Asos 3d Floral Clutch, Topshop Gilmore Shoes











Whenever I get invited to anything special, I have to admit my first thoughts are always 'ooh! what shall I wear?!', which is then usually followed by much deliberation, chopping and changing, finally deciding on something and then changing my mind 5 minutes before I leave. I've never really been to many weddings, christenings or any other snazzy event where I can dress up and this year they have all come at once! After having a little practice at the Company Style Blogger Awards and Henley Festival, I think I am beginning to get the hang of occasionwear.

I am off to a wedding at the beginning of August and I am currently at the 'finally decided' stage of the wardrobe game and have settled on this total beauty from Coast. This is a really similar shape to the Alice and Olivia dress I wore here for our 1st birthday but if there is anything I have learnt about occasionwear, it's that you need to feel comfortable in whatever it is you've chosen even if you've been led out of your comfort zone by social etiquette. The shape of this dress is flattering without making me paranoid about riding skirts or food babies and the colours are subtly stunning - exactly what you need as a guest.

Weather is always an issue too when planning occasionwear for British-based events and a white blazer is the perfectly sleek staple to re-use at event after event for chillier evenings and the possible shower. I finished off this outfit with this stunning clutch which has accompanied me to all my dressier events this summer and pale pink shoes and fedora for a feminine edge.

What occasions have you been to this summer and what did you decide to wear? Let me know how easy it was to decide (and hands up if you too snuck flats into your clutch bag)

20.7.14

Be Our Guest - Naomi

c/o Boohoo Black Clutch, Topshop Crown
Topshop Black Lace Jacket
Thanks to Coast for our voucher for this post! :-)

Photography by Alex Nunney 











Summer is my favourite time of year because of all the wonderful occasions and events you get to dress up for! I love a good wedding or posh do and Amy and myself have been lucky recently in attending The Company Blog Awards and then the Henley Festival where we go to put on our best frocks :-)

It's always nice to go all out and make an effort from head to toe and Coast have the most amazing occasionwear product to ensure you do that! I couldn't resist this amazing printed midi skirt which Coast do oh so well it's perfect for events! I went for a monochrome look teaming it with a coast cami and Topshop lace jacket over my shoulders! I went for statement accesorries with a silver drop necklace, floral crown and black clutch and some killer metallic platforms from Miss Guided. This outfit is a nice change from an occasionwear dress and the great thing about midis is you can style them up for most occasions!

What are you wearing for this summer occasions?

19.7.14

#FFAwards Brunch

Amy - Topshop Paisley Kimono, Topshop Boutique Shirt Dress, Ray Ban Wayfarers c/o Asos, Freedom at Topshop Eagle Necklace, Zara Slides

Naomi - Beyond Retro Floral Duster, White Dress c/o Bank Fashion, Topshop Pink Skirt, Topshop Sunglasses, Yellow Satchel c/o Dorothy Perkins, White Peep Toe Boots c/o Missguided








A couple of weeks ago, we were completely astounded to find out we had won an Asos Fashion Finder Award! We were up against some incredible bloggers and still don't really believe it now but it was amazing to celebrate with all the other winners and the lovely ladies at Asos Fashion Finder and Urban Outfitters yesterday at the Ace Hotel.

As you all know the weather was insaneee - dressing approriately is not always our forte and neither of us couldn't resist a bit of light layering! We both went for statement outwear and floaty dresses to keep as cool, and bright, as possible. In all this sun though, it is a necessity (ahem) to have the perfect pair of sunnies on hand! We're both obsessing over our latest pairs - Naomi's are gold floral frames from Topshop and Amy has finally invested in some classic Ray Bans (thanks to Asos for the winner's prize!)

After mingling with fresh juice on the balcony, we all sat down to a snazzy brunch  and got to chat to everyone some more! It's always nice to catch up with some of our favourite bloggers and finally meet people in 'real life'! It was a perfect bunch and we felt so lucky to be there :) Thank you so much again Fashion Finder for making us your Team Choice and to Kerry and the team at Urban Outfitters for hosting yet another amazing event :) It's certainly becoming a summer to remember for TSOP x












17.7.14

Earn Your Stripes - Naomi

Topshop Stripey Top
c/o Boohoo Fedora & Black Clutch
 Primark White Sunnies
Forever 21 Necklace & Topshop Choker
c/o Lipsy Michelle Keegan Biker Jacket (sold out online)

Photography by Greg Sutton (Workhorse Pictures)
Instagram @gregsutt 
Twitter: @greg_sutton_











Stripes are something to be worn all year round and come rain or shine and are a wardrobe staple in every girls wardrobe! While i'm usually more of a floral and 70s print kind of girl I love a sporty stripy look just as much as the next girl. I have wanted to style this amazing maxi up from prettylittlething.com for a while now and thought this was the perfect way. the maxi has an amazing cut out back, slits down the side and really cool graphic print all over it. I love that it can be worn dressed up, for a festival or in a sporty look like here. I thought the striped top work well over it for a casual edge teamed with the amazing Michelle Keegan for Lipsy biker jacket which has become a wardrobe staple of mine! The cut and style of it is perfect for a light summer jacket for cool evenings etc!

I LOVE these white MG sandals they looks great with this outfit and they are super comfy and practical for day to day wear. I accessorised with a couple of statement silver necklace, a black clutch and hat and white round sunnies from trusty Primark to match my shoes. This is a perfect look for a day out shopping or at work, a mix between casual and dressy and being practical with layers as you never know what your getting with british summer, although I do hope this sun is here to stay :-)

How are you earning your stripes this season?