Category Archives: Fashion Encore

Pick of the day

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I think these are adorable. I love the little bit of coloured detail showing through the top. These would look great with most outfits, especially for the  summer months. A skirt would accompany them very well and give off that bohemian vibe, ideal for a festival? What do you think?

If you are interested in them, then go to the River Island website they have a large selection of boots and sandals. http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/shoes–boots/ankle-boots/dark-beige-tassel-ankle-boots–617533

Price – £65.00

The Only Way Is A Spray Tan

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Up and coming reality tv star Lauren Goodger, of The Only Way Is Essex, has recently launched her own salon in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Fans are now able to get up, close and personal with the it girl of Essex and sample her new range of self tan.  With myself being such a big fan of the show I simply had to visit the salon to try out the infamous spray tans. Priced only at fifteen pounds with a free glass of bubbly it gives you a glimpse into the glamorous world of Essex.

Only taking twenty minutes to apply and dry, this is great for cutting out streaky hands and the fear of over tanning certain areas.

At first I was quite shocked at the colour of the lotion due to its intensity, but found after a shower and a few hours later the colour was neutralized and developed into a natural looking tan. It’s been a week since the application and my tan has still not faded.  I would definitely fit in with the Essex gang but would also fit in with any Cornwall location. The tan leaves your skin glowing and feeling much healthier, perfect for those summer evenings.

If you are interested in a ‘Lauren’s Way’ tan, she has introduced a tanning lotion, gel and a mousse which has been recommended for its easy application.

Advice – Exfoliate and recommend you use a self tanning mitt to avoid those orange stained hands.

Laurens way website – http://www.laurensway.com/

Images: More magazine

My pick of the week

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I always see links to Fearne Cotton’s range on very.co.uk and after looking over the site I found this by Love label. I’ve never heard of them before but I’ve found some fab pieces.

Price – £45.00
Definitely worth it to have that bit something different. Looks great with the white trousers that the model’s wearing. The japanese inspired piece would look great dressed up or down, making it very versatile.
Hope you like this, if you want to look at any more designs and labels check out the website here – http://www.very.co.uk/
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PPA awards – outfit choices!

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Having won the chance to travel to London this week with uni for the PPA awards at UCL, I’m very much excited and also carefully planning what I’ll be wearing to the important event. Firstly I bought your ordinary pin stripped pink shirt  for the special occasion, then after finding my next purchase I quickly changed my mind and took it back.

I decided to check out Dorothy Perkins, sometimes they do have some cute bits in and also great sales items which I’ve found in the pass. This is when I came across an ordinary black and greyish white dress from the boutique, UTTAM london. I didn’t think too much of it when it was on the hanger, it looked quite dull and boring. Usually I would look for the brightest thing in the shop as I quite like clash items, but not this time round. I decided to try it on and put some small kitten boots with it for height and you know what, it actually looked really effective. Also a bargain at fifteen pounds and after using my student card, it came down to a small twelve pounds. I’ll let you know how it all goes when I come back on Friday.

This blue blazer was bought from HNM in Italy at Christmas time for twenty euros. I think the contrast of the colour’s will look fab with the dress.

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Leighton Meester inspired looks

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We all love her and they can’t stop talking about her since her first appearance in top american television programme, Gossip Girl. She has become one of my favourite fashion guru’s at the moment. Move over Sarah Jessica parker! Here are some of her inspired looks.

Red vest top, George atAsda – Price – £3.00

Moto  Jeans, Topshop – Price – Price: £38.00


There are so many sailor inspirations that I found on the web. The best imitation that I found was on Etsy.com, which specializes in vintage inspired pieces.

To make this a more fitted outfit, you could attach a white belt like Leighton has to hers.

This next photo is taken from one of the episodes of Gossip Girl. Her character Blair Warldorf never has a bad day. This look is fabulous for the daytime, smart and sophisticated and ready for an important meeting. This is definitely a head turner.

Frilly White Chiffon Blouse, Matalan – price – £16.99

Black Pencil Skirt, Asos – Price – £15.00

Codello Tassel Print Silk Scarf, Asos – price – £25.95

Leighton never forgets to accessrize with her outfits, you can pick up some vintage pearl bracelets cheap on Ebay or specialised websites. Her look reminds me very much of Chanel.

You can catch Leighton on Monday nights on itv 1 in Gossip Girl.

Hope you like her inspired looks. Please feel free to email me any idea’s or fashionistas you would like me to research. Thanks for reading.

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Boohoo essential

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Like Asos, Boohoo has become one of  the main fashion sites on the net at the moment. It’s hot with the trends and cheap with it’s prices. Unlike Asos, Boohoo tends to sell majority of clothing for under thirty pounds. It’s cute and affordable and only four pounds postage and gets to you just in time for that interview or special event. Here are some of the spring favourites.

Peter Pan Collar Dress – Price – £25.00

A cute and very feminine dress. Style this up with a dark blazer and some short black ankle boots, could be quite versatile for day or night looks.

Pink Shirt Dress – price – £20.00

Casual dress, team it up with some coloured tights and brown heels. Made in Chelsea inspired look.

Button Shirt Dress – price – £20.00

This dress would have been perfect for Valentines day, its fun and free with a romantic vintage touch. Lovely for day trips with your girl friends.

Ponte Peplum Dress – price – £20.00

This is the best dress by far, simple and classic. Very eighties, all you need now is the big permed hair and shoulder pads. Teaming it up with some classic black heels creates the sophisticated business woman look. Brings lovely shape to the body and compliments the figure well.

Hope you liked this post, I will bring you some more Boohoo inspired fashion pieces in later posts, thanks for reading folks.

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