F Bella la vie: September 2011

Monday, 26 September 2011

Vintage fair

The affordable vintage fair is coming to Scotland this weekend, heading to Edinburgh on Saturday and Glasgow on Sunday. Lucky for me I have the Saturday morning and afternoon free to be able to roam the numerous stalls full of classic and mature pieces oozing with life and stories.... If you can make it why not come along too!. Also if anyone has been before I would love to hear what you thought of the fair!




 Hopefully I will find some great items to purchase at the fair , photos will be uploaded on Sunday for use to all have a look and i will defiantly write up my experience!! Check in to find out more......................x
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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Lavish Alice

Hey guys just found an amazing online website which offers clothes, shoes and accessories. Lavish Alice is great for party wear and some great bargains. Their is not  a huge range of playsuits, jumpsuits or accessories but their is a huge collection of charming and dreamy dresses, skirts, knitwear shoes and much more. Not only that but the online store is up to date on trends, looks and celebrity style. Also check out their blog to get some great looks and inspiration whether its casual or evening!! Here are some products to give you an idea of what they sell but honestly if your first to hear about the website like me then check it out...................................................
  Rabbit print peter pan collar dress, £28
 White star print blouse, £20
 Red skinny jeans, £28
 Wine cropped jacket, £24

Mustard pleated maxi skirt, £22

Mustard colours, peter pan collars, bold prints and bright colours. All on trend for A/W 11,12

Office shoes

Office have grown massively since the 1980's because of their originality and creativity. Wearable shoes at a good price and fashionable. Just now they are showing four trends which all include amazing shoes, take a look their are some fantastic shoes!



1.Studio 54 is a bold and fun trend. The bright colours, crazy shapes and high heels are definitely for the bold and the brave!




I would <3 these for the colder days of the year! Added to my wishlist.







2. Lux punk. Studs, rivets and animal prints are what creates this collection. A modern twist on 80's classics the shoes are modernised with the best styling and material of the season.






3. Vintage is a collection which has taken influences from the 1940's but has been injected with a hint of glamour to give a more modern sexy look.





4. Seventies, as the name says is a trend which shows off the best of the 70's which dominated the people's cupboards.




                                                                 

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Fun in the sun

After a great night out and then waking up with an extremely bad hangover, the morning always seems brighter by the beaming light peering through the blinds. After the weather we've been suffering from knowing the sun is out to energise us with happiness for even half a day makes us feel that little more peppy!!.

So to enjoy a glimpse of the sun today I tried out my photography skills while Sophie tried out her modelling. Check out some of the photo's, were really pleased with them...........................







 Sophie's rocking a plain grey t-shirt with high wasted blue shorts. The look is made individual and unique by adding the oversized cardi (oversize being a trend for A/W 11,12 ) , £40 Urban Outfitters and the £8 Topshop tights. The 'Cambridge' looking satchel was purchased in Primark and finishes off the overall look!

Thanks Soph x x

Self made Chelsea girl

My previous blog 'Chelsea girl' gave you an insight to the amazing collection River Island are re-launching! The past few days have seen new items online and in-store of the sexy, fun vintage look and since there were so many items I loved in the collection i managed to be very, very good and only pick one dress to wear on my night out in Edinburgh with my amazing friend Sophie after the disaster of the OUT OF STOCK maxi skirt (shown in previous post ).







So from the Chelsea girl fashion heritage I picked this orange circle crochet dress costing £25 which caught my eye straight away because of the bright colour and sexy style!!!

Hope use all think I made a good choice! Teamed with a nice pair of black sling backs from New Look and a small black bag ( just enough room for the pennies and camera :P), me and Sophie ( Soph looking absolutely  gorgeous )  were ready to crack open the bottle of Rose for a good night ahead x

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Chelsea girl

 

Chelsea girl 'trend' has been a huge hit over the past new months influcing major high street brands! However River Island have re-launched their Chelsea girl label and are focusing more on the favourites throughout thee 60's, 70's and 80's. The new inspired vintage look combines wacky prints with bold colours giving a really fun look!!! Here are some key pieces i fell in <3 with but don't stop there have a look for yourself and im sure you will find designs you will love too!!!

                                                           green suede clip top bag, £35

                                                                orange faux fur coat, £65

                                                           brown belted knitted dress, £40

                                                                  white print t-shirt, £15


                                                          black peterpan collar jumper, £35


forties glamour

                                                                    Donna Karen                                                                    

                                                                          Gucci                                                        
         
                                                                        Moschino

                                                                   Roland Mouret

Autumn/Winter 11/12 catwalk shows have shown 40s inspired designs to be a huge trend!!! Designers including Gucci, Roland Moure Donna Karen and Moschino have all shown the trend in their collection fully accessorized with slim belts, gloves, fur and pearls giving the designs sheer glamour!






Asos.......£40, Midi dress with pussybow

















               Asos.............£12, Faux fur short cuffs



  New Look.....£19.99, Double collared blouse


                                   New Look.......£24.99, Pleated midi skirt





     Marks and Spencers.......£29.50, Knee length abstract pencil skirt





            Marks and Spencers.......£39.50, Crossover V-neck wrap dress




    River Island......£32, Black and white faux fur shawl

 

                    River Island......£35, Dark red blouse








  Topshop....£100, Belted fur collar trench











        Topshop.....£18, Twist tube belt






I hope you get some inspiration for a 40's inspired outfit!!! I thought these pieces from different brands linked in well with the trend and are at great
prices too...... Don't be scared to mix and match and accessorize with
 key pieces giving you a feminine, sexy look. To give your outfit a edge
add platform heels to have a strong look!!!