Pixie Lott and a Mini Rant

I've become a bit obsessed with Pixie Lott recently, not in a creepy stalkish way (well I hope it doesn't seem like that to others), but in a "please can I thieve from your wardrobe" way. I prefer her daytime style but the look below can be dressed up or down.

I'm writing this whilst watching Hollyoaks and Pixie Lott has just come on, it's probably a sign telling me to stop stalking. Perhaps I should refrain from trawling the pages of Zimbio for a bit. Not that this has anything to do with fashion but Hollyoaks is frustrating me loads lately; Josh looks like an ugly girl and Zack's behaviour is dispicable, both have gone right to the bottom of the Hollyoaks man scale. I think instead I'll watch some gossip girl to restore my faith in good tv.

Kate Nash

I'm listening to Kate Nash's album and it fits perfectly with the sunny weather we've been seeing in Britain the past week or so. It's been ages since she last released anything, the Daily Mail wrote yesterday this was due to stress from the success of her last album (story here!) so hopefully a well rested Nash will be back with avengence.
That aside she's got a brilliant retro style and didn't turn into a skeleton like the other female artists she's been compared with. Below are some pictures of my favourite outfits and how to copycat on a budget. The Oasis playsuit is a bit more expensive than the others and at £55 I know it's not exactly a steal but it's perfect for this post and I had to sneak it in.

In the middle of writing this yesterday I took a break to go shopping, it was my long awaited day off from both jobs and with summer dresses on the brain and the ongoing debate as to wether a playsuit woud look half decent on me I took to the nearest shopping centre. I ended up getting the dress below from Primark, it's not something I'd usually wear at all and as great as Primark is for accessories and socks I always think the dresses will fall apart, shrink, or stretch into a baggy mess in the wash. Never the less I only had to part with a mere £15 for this so if any washing disasters occur it won't be too much of a loss. I also swiped these shoes from Newlook for £16 thanks to the ol student discount.
'Scuse the awful quality and equally as awful "mirror shot", my Sister wanted a picture and the blackberry was the closest thing next to me - Sadly I have no excuse for the mirror.

Spot the Difference

So many high street labels have cheaper alternatives online, all it takes is a little patience for delivery...

I've seen loads of these skirts around recently and I always assumed they were from the same place - the wonderous world of Topshop. Now I'm not one to pick fault with Topshop as I'm usually an enthusiastic member of its fan club BUT I think the £28 they're charging for this bodycon number is a bit steep. Granted it has the detailing and vaguely replicates the likes of those found on net-a-porter and other extorsionate sites but if I'm honest all it is is a bodycon skirt. But never fear! If like me you've seen it on the hanger and ummed and ahhed over whether to hand over the plastic then umm and ahh some more as I've rummaged through some slightly more budget friendly sites and found these look a likes. Details where to find them below!

1) £28.00 Topshop
2) £15.00 boohoo.com
3) £12.00 desireclothing.co.uk

Walking about in Walkabout on a Friday and Saturday night gives me a lot of time to perve on people's outfits. There's been loads of Nautical dresses making an appearance and once again I've managed to scout out some bargains.

1) £49.00 Rare
2) £25.00 Newlook
3) £20.00 Desireclothing.co.uk

Vanessa Hudgens

I've got loads of pictures stashed in my blog folder of Vanessa Hudgens outfits to copy which is bizarre as I don't much like her, those spot adverts she does are horrible and she must have been on commision for every high pitched giggle she screams out during hsm. However she always looks great and I must have those leopard print leggins, I'd probably never find the right time to wear them and instead just admire them hanging in my wardrobe but still... they look pretty. Sadly the Hudgens has a pair by Sass & Bride (which can be found on net-a-porter here) and they cost a huge £219, but luckily Shirimiri have some selling at House of Fraser for a lot cheaper.

Where did the sun go?

As I'm writing this i see clouds and greyness out my window and last weeks hints of summer seem like they never happened. It doesn't help seeing the heaps of celebrity snaps from Coachella where tiny dresses and bare legs were the biggest fashion choice.
I'm not one for shorts and tights as it seems a bit of a contradiction and the one time I did try it it made my legs look dumpy. The style stealers below show to great ways to work denim shorts into a summer wardrobe perfect for lounging around in the sun. Kristin Cavallari shows hers off with a hanky hemmed croptop whilst Mylie Cyrus opts for a more laid back look.

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