Bat For Lashes - Amy

Dress c/o Lashes Of London, Topshop Check Skirt, Naomi's Sunglasses, Primark Clutch Bag, Topshop Aubrey Boots, Rokit Vintage Denim Jacket

After the Nicole Levy Press Day we attended a couple of weeks ago, I have become nothing short of obsessed with Lashes of London. It's rare that I find a brand that really ties in with my own personal style but as soon as I saw cut out bleach denim dungarees and unicorns on one rail, I was completely hooked.

This dress is definitely one of their more understated pieces (though not losing brand identity with the incredible heart clasp cut out) which in turn makes it so easy to play with. I have a habit of turning going-outy bodycon into my daywear (and wearing old tees and denim shorts at night time, oops!) and this was easily achieved with just throwing a trusty check shirt over the dress. For a smarter look, I have worn the same check shirt underneath the dress so you just get the collar and the check detail through the amazing cut out.

I have of course really stuck to myself in this outfit with the denim jacket and heeled boot but I'd pretty much wear this with anything from a blazer to Vans making it probably the most versatile LBD I have ever owned without being too basic to start with.

Watch this space for Lashes collab with Topshop coming to the Oxford Street Flagship soon - and when I say watch this space, literally this one as after being so happy with this dress, I will probably own half of it

Bat For Lashes - Naomi

C/O Lashes Of London Floral Bomber Jacket, H&M Metallic Silver Skirt, Topshop Black Bralet, Forever 21 neon sweatshirt, Topshop Bright Floral Necklace, Primark Clutch

Since going to the Nicole Levy Press Day the other week we discovered 'Lashes Of London' they have some really cool original pieces that are girly with an edge. They are bringing out their own 'Lashes Edit' collection for Topshop Oxford Circus this summer! If you can't wait until then head over to lashesoflondon.com and shop for yourself!

I tend to steer away from girly and ditsy florals and choose the loud big and bright floral patterns and add an edge to them like most things. This Lashes Of London floral bomber has such an amazing photographic print that I just couldn't resist. This is my first ever bomber jacket and its such a fantastic piece for spring/summer to throw on over a tee and shorts or to dress up with shirt or dress. The bomber also comes with matching trousers, so if like me you love a co-ord this ones a winner! I always like to match my accessories to my outfit and I think the necklace really sets of the colour in the jacket.
The bomber has a sporty feel to it so I wore it with metallic and a neon sweater round my waist- I can see it looking fantastic with runner shorts to for an ultra sporty feel.

If you do anything this summer be sure to check out Lashes new collection and inject some girly playful fun into yout wardrobe!


Check Yourself - Naomi

Topshop Premium Studded Oversized Jacket, H&M Divided Sheer Black Shirt, Topshop Bralet, Primark Tartan Ruched Skirt, Topshop Studded Aggro Boots, Primark Sunglasses, Primark Black Clutch, Topshop Corset Waist Belt

As you have probably read in our recent post 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Grunge has been a look we have welcomed back into our wardrobes with open arms! Every girl loves the excuse to be casual and look cool. I always like to make an effort and look finished off so we have shown you how to wear the more dressed up and formal version of grunge 'Clean Grunge'.

This look has been heavily featured in magazines and blogs alike in the last few weeks and is such an easy look to achieve. Think tailored or sheer shirts, leather, chunky black boots, rayban style glasses and of course the key ingredient in this look tartan! Whether it's tartan in a top, skirt, shorts, scarf, socks or a bag that on key piece will add some serious grunge to your look but mixed with premium fabrics that are sheer and leather it will look alot more grown up. These are things you will all have in your wardrobe and the best place to find tartan and cheap is of course charity shops and vintage markets for the ultimate 90's feel.

For this look I wore my new leather jacket which has become my new best friend now the weather is a bit warmer. I love the studs poking through all the way round the bottom and the boyish oversized shape- can you believe this jacket was £250 to £20 in the sale, oh the perks of working for Topshop! I wore it with an old sheer shirt with a bralet underneath and this perfect skirt borrowed of my friend Frankie who i'm sure will be rocking this now grunge is back in town! I have been big on Primark for fast fashion and accessories at the moment with the skirt, glasses and clutch all being Primark. Investing in a mix of high street like Topshop and then adding in cheaper accessories will cut the cost but still finish of the look. This look is uber clean and uber premium and perfect for the current season. Dig out your favourite tartan and oversized leather and give this look a go yourself, i'm sure you will love!

Check Yourself - Amy

Rokit Vintage Denim Jacket, J W Anderson for Topshop Cat Tee, Marks and Spencer's White Shirt, Motel Rocks High Waisted Tartan Shorts, Topshop Avenger Boots, Primark Sunglasses, Primark Clutch Bag

Just because you've hit your 20's, you don't have to act like it! On the other hand, just because 90's grunge is back in fashion, it doesn't mean you've got to revive items you own that need to be forgotten. In the fashion world everything is possible! So let's do grunge the grown up way!

Same as 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', let's start with some check. These absolutely incredible shorts are from Motel, circa 2006, when they had a little boutique in Oxford. I fell in love with them instantly, but somehow they were forgotten during the big move to London and I wasn't re-united with them until a few months ago and have been worn solidly ever since. The high waisted shape makes these a lot more grown up than your typical grungey ripped denim and is another way of playing with that tartan without a check shirt.

J W Anderson's collection are always for the bravest of fashionistas, not for the items themselves but how to style them as he intended. This cat tee is from is September 2012 collaboration with Topshop, around the time tartan started to make it's big come back. The tee shape feels quite masculine, yet the yellow colouring and kitten motif keep that playful feel to the outfit. To keep the outfit clean and grown up, I added the white collar (once again)

I finished off with Ray Ban shaped eye wear, which isn't as feminine as round frames but counteracted with a clutch rather than a backpack. My vintage denim jacket seemed the perfect grungey over layer and although I wish I'd worn a heeled boot, my Topshop Avengers work perfectly with the rest of the outfit to give that clean yet casual feel.

Can grunge ever be clean? Of course not! It's all about the dirt! But by the end of this shoot I'd been up for 30 hours, and it doesn't really get more rock and roll than that.


Amy's Week In Style

Spring has most definitely sprung at long last and the only thing the sunshine is making me want more than a strawberry kopperburg is new summery pieces in my wardrobe! Here is what I'm loving this week:

J W Anderson Jumper
Bauhaus print, colour blocking and pastel colours - how many trends do you want to get in this amazing jumper? Perfect for this transitional weather, this would look gorgeous over pretty much everything and if I won the lottery (sigh) this is probably the first thing I'd go out and purchase

Topshop Polka Dot Dress
So I loved the cropped shirt that came out in this fabric but I think I'm in love with this shirt dress even more! Again, so many layering options (which is essential as we don't know how long this warm spell will last!) and could we worn under a cropped jumper, over a long sleeve lace top or unbuttoned and used over another dress

Topshop Ramble Sandal
I am still desperate for a pair of summer shoes! I know it is unlike me to branch away from a black boot but there is something about these that makes me need them!

Topshop Striped Crop Top
The perfect summer basic. It says it is knitted? It's definitely a thicker material (again, wonderful for uncertain weather forecasts) but it's not really a knit. I can see this getting so much wear

Topshop Freedom Floral Necklace
You can't do summer without a good floral and you can't do a girly outfit without a statement necklace so two birds, one stone with this beautiful piece

Asos Clutch
Barely there sandals and a clutch? I am definitely growing up this summer! The pastel shades in this bag are the perfect compliment to any sun dress, during the day or night

Topshop Striped Bikini
We all know vertical stripes are flattering and we all need a little confidence boost when baring all for a tan top up! I love the motel-esque feel to this one and would definitely want to parade around in it in cats eye sunglasses for some beach glamour

Topshop Pink Beanie
I am loving all these pastel shade beanies out at the moment to give that spring vibe to literally any outfit

Topshop Astrix Boots
It's taken a while for me to really get on the Astrix band wagon but I have caved and have fallen head over heels in love with this mustard version and at £40 can you really go wrong? Even though mustard is more traditionally an Autumnal colour, match these with some pastels, bleach denim or summery florals and summer will stay around forever

Topshop Freedon Flying Horse Necklace
As if I need to explain. Amazing.


California Dreaming - Amy

Vintage Blouse via Rokit, Topshop Dip Dye Denim Shorts, Topshop Sunglasses, Topshop Necklace, Vintage Bag via Notting Hill Market, Topshop Avenger Boots

Ok, hands up who was jealous when they saw the Coachella line up? And who was even more jealous when they saw the amazing outfits that have been posted since? Definitely me for both! and seeing as London has finally had some sun, it seemed the perfect opportunity to wear some summery, festival-inspired outfits

I am usually a Reading go-er, and I can promise you now I have never looked like this at a festival for more than 2 minutes (even with access to a real shower every morning) How do these blogging beauties do it stay so immaculate at messy, outdoor events?! Their style always looks so effortless, even if totally impractical so it's nice to pretend I am one of these glamorous super humans, even if it's only around Central London

When I think festival, I think denim short. A summer staple festival plans or not, every girl needs a pair in their wardrobe to just bowl about in on warm days or to dress up at night time. This acid wash pink and blue dip dye pair from Topshop last summer were a firm fave with me during the summer months, so much so I haven't even looked for a new pair this year!

As the shorts are quite snug fitting, I wanted something loose or boxy to go on top. This eye catching blouse seemed like the perfect choice with the bright and colourful florals feeling fun and summery. Incase there wasn't quite enough colour in there, I added these amazing multi-coloured, round-lensed sunglasses as the colours match perfectly with the blouse.

I finished off with a fuss-free necklace, the floral design compliments the shirt again, a small leather bag to carry around those all important essentials and big chunky (mud resistant) boots.

Are you going to any festivals this year? I think this is the first year I'm not going to any :(! but thanks to my wardrobe, I can atleast play the part.

California Dreaming - Naomi

Ebay Elephant Vintage Top, Ebay Denim Shorts, Primark Leopard Floppy Hat, Topshop Adonis Boots, Vintage Brown Belt

Was anyone else dreaming of Coachella last week and drooling over some of the ensembles that the celebrities and fashionistas were rocking? Well I wanted to kill myself but yet still put myself through the pain of looking because I couldn't get enough of some of the outfits this year! Coachella is called a festival for the good looking and it's certainly that- its got the 'Coachella Cool' factor which everyone lusts over.

I don't know whether I was more excited over Kate Bosworth sporting items from the 'Topshop Festival' collection which will be out in high summer or whether it was Katy Perry in the D&G co-ord, but whatever it was it sure got me going and like every year Coachella is one of those things I really need to do!

For me the festival season is where I can really show my true colours! You don't have to tell me twice to wear my one of five feather head dresses! I love everything festival, bright colours, layering, textures, clashing prints , accessories, big chunky boots, bumbags, glitter and sunnies. What's no to love?
Any excuse to rock messy hair, minimal make up and be covered In mud I'm all for it!

I have been so impressed with my latest vintage finds, they are true vintage originals and came all the way from America. My most recent, the elephant top which is handmade and hand batik and has little wooden buttons. Elephants have made a come back this year in summer safari trends and as seen at Coachella. The shorts are also vintage, I love the colour and print on them. I wore them together because I wanted the look to be quite tonal all the rich browns together and finished off with my huge leopard floppy hat which would be essential for me at Coachella. Less is more with accessories, a simple belt and sunglasses were enough to finish off this look. Oh and don't forget the trusted backpack which would be clearly full of wonderfulness at a festival: glitter, headdresses, wet wipes and alcohol!

Different festivals around the world have a certain style to them like an unwritten dress code, so we are going to do a Glastonbury inspired post to show the difference and we know you guys are super excited about Glastonbury aswell! Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks for more festival vibes.



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Way To Wear: Pinafore - Naomi

Topshop Boutique Leather Pinafore, H&M Statement Plastic Square Necklace, Vintage Givenchy Shirt, Vintage Sunglasses, Ebay Transparent Clutch, ASOS Sheer Stripe Sock, Topshop Wedge Sandal

I'm a big fan of pinafores and jazzy vintage shirts so this post comes 'oh so naturally' to Amy and myself.  This Leather pinafore by Topshop Boutique has become a wardrobe staple for me and has aided endless outfits and events by being dressed up or down. As you all know I like to make brave and bold decisions with my dressing and my leather pinafore was certainly one of them!

Since moving to London last July pinafores really have become a godsend for me since the Pennsylvanian trends of 2012 and I have now started my own little pinny collection! Whether it be leather for the brave, denim for the playful or cotton for festival chic-  this is one thing I advise every girl to invest in. Go for denim as it can be worn all year round! They look amazing with crop tees underneath, buttoned up shirts, or even just a bikini for the beach, arguably one of the most versatile inventions to grace the fashion world. You will be pleased to hear there are shapes to suit everyone whether it be short, skater or midi, whatever you feel most comfortable the choice it there. 

Let' talk shirts...This vintage Givenchy shirt has got to be up there with one of my best vintage buys. The geometric pattern blends perfectly with the recent geometric influences yet the 70s big pointed collar gives it that real unique and vintage feel. I went all out and wore it with my statement  H and M square necklace which is so god dam uncomfortable but I just cant get enough of it! I love the colours and I love how 3D it is, it adds something truly spectacular to even the most simple of outfits and looks great with just a blazer and tee. Sorry guys but no simplicity with this outfit! I love the colours of the shirt and necklace together and where the pinafore is simple the detail makes the look me. To finish it off I wore my vintage sunnies, ASOS sheer stripe sock and a wedge sandal as the weather was glorious whilst out shooting in London (yes, summer might finally be upon us- which means no more shooting in sub zero temperatures!)

Here are some of my favourite pinafores on the high street at the moment....

Topshop Denim Pini Dress £36, ASOS Pinafore Denim Dress £38, River Island Midi Pinafore £28, Boohoo Ava Spot Pinafore £15

Whatever style decisions you make this summer make sure a pinafore is at the top of your list and be ready to rock on into summer pinny style! 

Way To Wear: Pinafore - Amy

Primark PU Biker, Vintage Blouse via Beyond Retro, Topshop Denim Pinafore, Topshop Frill Ankle Socks, Topshop Aubrey Boots, Topshop Heart Shaped Sunglasses

The most wonderful thing about pinafores is that there are so many different shapes, styles, fabrics out there at the moment is that it is impossible (and pretty silly) for you to not own one. I am a massive fan of a dungaree, so it is no surprise at all that this was the one I went for when I was choosing my staples for Spring and it's already been getting more than it's fair share of air play. Denim is always an easy fabric to wear so it literally goes with everything, whatever the weather (think, over a long sleeve bodycon dress in the winter and crop tops with shirt round the waist in summer) and the shape is flattering without being too girly girly - in my eyes, the perfect basic.

I wore this outfit on one of the few sunny days we've had this year, and with sun there must be fun so I wanted to get the heart shaped glasses out (the red also helps to bring the colour out of the shirt) so decided to go for a modern 50's girly outfit.

Like with all basics, I want to match the pinafore with something pretty stand-out-ish. This amazing vintage shirt was found in Beyond Retro near Brick Lane for just £8! The 50's shape and 80's pattern helped mould the rest of the outfit but it doesn't take the focus off of the pinny either.

Where the outfit is quite cutesy, a frilly ankle sock seemed like the perfect choice, but has been counteracted with a chunky black boot (surprise!) to give it that current/Amy edge to it. The same goes for the leather biker which tied in the shoes perfectly.

This goes to show a basic never has to look basic, and can be moulded into lots of different trends, even within the same season, just by choosing carefully what you wear it with! So invest in the pinny, it's going to be around for a long while.