Friday, 30 December 2011


Since being at home I have been completely rubbish at updating this so this post is overdue. Christmas has come and gone as it does and we didn't have the white one everyone was hoping for, more like a wet and windy one. I got the usual Christmas flu that everyone catches around this time so have spent a lot of my holiday in my house on the sofa feeling sorry for myself. I got vouchers and money for Christmas so a shopping trip was way overdue so I hit the Bullring in Birmingham yesterday.
With New Years Eve coming up I was on a mission to find something amazing to wear but as usual when I go shopping looking for something I can never find what I'm looking for. We looked in AllSaints which had some amazing knits and jackets but they were way out of my price range. I found a sheepskin jacket which as vegetarian would be bad for me to wear but it was so beautiful, when I read the price tag at £669 however I very quickly went off it. We looked in Urban Outfitters and I got an oversized boyfriend jumper in woven black and white wool reduced from £55 to £35 in the sale so I was a very happy girl. Then we hit Topshop. I didn't look in the sale to begin with because it looked like a bomb site and I didn't want to have to fight with every other girl in there but when I found a small rail off to the side I had a browse.
I found a beautiful Rare skirt for just £15 in black lace with shorts attached underneath, short at the front and long at the back and a gold zip down the back. In a size 8 as well. It was meant to be. So I am going to wear that with my black sleevless leotard on New Years. I also got some long feather earrings on gold chains to go with it. So excited. Bring on 2012.

Monday, 19 December 2011


Once again in love with what these two are wearing; Ashley in Zac Posen, Chanel & D&G above and Mary-Kate in Alaia & Chanel.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


sugarlips sweater. dolce vita boots. zara wax jeans.
new yorker jumper. H&M skirt. primark tights. primark necklace.
celine bag. cos skirt. monki shirt.
zara bag skirt & jersey.
H&M top. zara belt. YSL sandals. asos skirt.

H&M sweater.
vintage levi's jacket. chanel vintage bag. H&M bustier. H&M skirt. dolce vita boots.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

golden tips

Absolutely love collar tips at the moment. I saw a blouse in Topshop vintage with them but it was out of my price range. shame. Supposedly you can buy them separately and attach them to any piece of clothing you want so I'm going to keep my eyes peeled....

The top one if a blouse from Zara but my favourite are the bottom clips with the chain across from ASOS for only £10. Definately getting those.

Friday, 9 December 2011

across the finish line

Today was my last lecture and the end of semester one. yay. I can't believe how quickly it has gone but I am happy at how quickly I have settled into uni life & I love my course. Christmas time.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

winter wonderland

We went to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park yesterday - I had wanted to go for ages so begged my boyfriend who enjoyed it in the end I think even if he wouldn't want to admit it! It was so pretty and we went on the ferris wheel so we could see all the lights across London which was amazing. Will did a shooting game and won me this little bear - we named him Benjamin.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

liberty love

Ventured into London again today and of course had to go to Oxford Street. Bought a gold cross ring and a really nice black handbag from Primark for only a tenner! It may not hold up for very long though.... Went into Libertys as well, just to torture myself. That place is like heaven on earth. Obviously couldn't afford anything but everything so so beautiful. That's my aim in life to earn enough money to be able to afford anything in there.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

film love

Never let me go. Makes me cry everytime. But I absolutely love it.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

ruby lips

Fashion moment finished! Thank goodness. It is one of our first big assessments so I hope I have done alright. I now love ruby lips again because I am not having to think about what to write about them.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

a little treat

This week I had the results from my first exam for Contextual Studies and I passed with a 2:1. Yay. So happy that I have got it out of the way. So I thought this weekend I would treat myself to some new clothes (which to be honest I've been doing quite a lot anyway since starting uni as you can see.) Anyway I raided H&M and got some nice things. Sadly I can't find pictures of them on their website but I got a sheer black blouse, a printed tee with a swan on and some lovely shorts. Really want some light blue high waisted jeans- going to have to do some online shopping.

Friday, 25 November 2011

christmas on oxford street

The boyf and I went to Oxford Street yesterday - I have never been in London around Christmas time before so I was amazed to see how pretty it all looked. I am admittedly not a big Christmas person but I have to say it made me feel very Christmasy. The lights were so pretty and there was even a snow machine outside Urban Outfitters. Lovely.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

kiss me quick

As I am writing my fashion moment piece on ruby lips I have been looking a lot at lipstick trends of the seasons and past years. I have also been looking at lips from a different perspective, seeing how designers have used them as a print or a motif - or in this case as a clutch bag. Lulu Guinness has made iconic lip-shaped clutches for years and 2012 shows the motif appearing again. I've sort of fallen in love with all of them.

Monday, 21 November 2011


Here's some photos from FashionToast again. It's pretty obvious I love her huh.
I love this Elizabeth & James dress in this picture above - the low back looks really nice.

Love love love this outfit - think you need to be skinny like her to pull it off though!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

the beautiful fall

I am trying to stay focused on this book that we've been recommended to read at uni. I keep buying magazines so it's hard to find the time to read it! It's about Yves Saint-Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld as they start their careers in Paris. It's so interesting and their lives sound so glamourous even though YSL sounds like he has a lot of personal issues. To anyone who loves Paris and fashion this is an interesting read.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

versace for H&M

As always Rumi is wearing something I want. This metal dress is by Versace for H&M so when the collection comes out I will have to keep an eye out for it.

Monday, 14 November 2011

delilah vintage

My boyfriend is 21 this weekend and we are having a black tie party for him meaning an excuse to dress up. A while ago I fell in love with a Delilah dress in the vintage section of Topshop on Oxford Street. It is so pretty I can't wait to wear it. I haven't been able to find any pictures of the exact dress online, the closest I have come is this dress by Rare. My dress has the same skirt but the back is made of sheer lace. It is beautiful.

Also at the weekend I went to Camden Town where I found a Vanilla shop which had so many nice (but expensive) things. My boyfriend treated me to some Chanel (I wish!) look-a-like earrings. They will look great with my dress for this weekend.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

she wolf

Today I treated myself (again) to a jumper from New Look that I've had my eye on for a while. It has a wolf face on - I'm in love with it. I can wear it with my new leather leggings. The animal jumpers have been big for a while now, with pictures showing Aspen Lennon,Taylor Swift and Halle Berry in one.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

lookbook love

As well as fashion toast I always look on lookbook to see what other people are wearing from around the World. I like the fact you can see wear people have got their clothes so I can find them! The shorts above are from Topshop - may have to get some. I love what this girl from Scotland is wearing.

Monday, 7 November 2011

thank you Kurt Geiger

I had a very nice surprise today. Because I am subscribed to ELLE magazine I sometimes get presents and today got a £25 gift card from Kurt Geiger. Obviously I would have loved to have bought some shoes but none for £25 of course. So instead I ordered a gold bracelet from him. Thank you very much Mister Geiger.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

gilet love

I am loving furry gilets at the moment. I have a brown one with fur lining but I want one with all fur. I love the one worn by Rumi below.

But my favourite is this black topshop one on the right for £60 - top of the christmas list for santa.
Did a little bit of shopping this weekend as well when I went back home to the Midlands. Got some Topshop leather leggings, a going-out lace top from New Look and some leather flats from New Look (real leather for just £15 and they're so pretty.)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

oh ms westwood

Top of my realistic wish list are these - they're only £70 which is nothing for what they are, I'm sure I could save a bit of money on food so that I can get them!

Either the silver ones at the top of the mother of pearl ones I can't decide! Maybe I will have to get both....

wish list

wish list

wish list by sophy2011 featuring clutch hand bags

Oh if only I had money I would buy everything here. I love love love black and gold as you may have guessed from my other collections and with red lipstick it's one of my favourite looks at the moment. I want the studded Louboutin flats because they give an edgy look, little details can change an item of clothing completely. Obviously the Chanel quilted bag is gorgeous - I have been dying for a Chanel bag for as long as I can rememeber! But of course unless I win the lottery then it doesn't seem possible. Damn it. The Mcqueen cluth bag I found is really nice as well but I can imagine that would also be way way out of my price range. Leather shorts and leggings are such a good look at the moment but I don't know if I would be able to pull them off. A girl can dream.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

I wish I was

Rumi - the creator of the blog fashiontoast. Her blog is top of my favourites list, I could read it all day. I wish I had clothes like her! She is one of my new style icons.