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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

What I Wore: Liverpool night out










Over a week ago, the Furness girls were reunited in Liverpool (where Heather now lives) for a girly weekend. We rode the summer rollercoaster, did a spot of shopping, had dinner and cocktails in the Albert Dock, tanned, drank and danced (basically a perfect weekend!). But it's about the fashion of course! I wore my new Topshop dress - which I blogged about here: http://stylespeakslouderthanwords.blogspot.com/2011/08/one-that-got-awayand-one-that-didnt.html. I loved the coral colour which I teamed with matching lipstick and yes, the wedges were back out - I cannot get enough of them! I thought I'd share some of our fashion photos (and poses) of the night. Enjoy ;)



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2011 VMA's: The fashion hits and misses








Images sourced from: http://www.mtv.co.uk/events/vmas/unthemed/gallery/330619-2011-mtv-video-music-awards-fashion-parade?$330608$



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Monday, 22 August 2011

The Portugal Fashion Diaries: Friday






Black maxi dress - H&M 
Teal earrings - Primark
Black wedges (which for once you can't see) - New Look

Final night in Portugal sob sob! So I decided to don my black maxi dress. It's my first and only maxi dress purely because I always steered clear due to my height. But alas, I found this beauty in H&M for the BARGAIN price of £5, YES, £5! I just had to have it. 



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Friday, 19 August 2011

The one that got away...and the one that didn't

The one that got away
I've had my eye on this polka dot/navy chiffon dress for a while. I was worried that the length would be a problem for me (being 5ft 4) but for once, I was quite happy with the midi trend. Instead, I found the top section far too baggy, partly down to the fact I was not blessed with assets like Pamela Anderson!







On the other hand...
I did pick up this lovely dress from Topshop. I'd been watching it online but when I saw the only size 6 in stock, I had to buy it. At just £12, it's a real bargain and is a ready made outfit. All you need is a large black hat and black sunglasses to channel dear Audrey. I love the coral/pink colour which will definitely brighten up my wardrobe. 

I'm planning to wear it tomorrow night on our girl's night out in Liverpool. But I'll take a spare outfit incase I decide against it, after all - I am female and we do change our minds quite often!


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The Portugal Fashion Diaries: Thursday










Navy blazer - Marks and Spencer
Strapless black dress - Miss Selfridge
Purple paisley skirt - Primark
Black wedges - New Look

Now this has to be one of my most 'bargain-ous' outfit I've ever owned (plus one of my favourites). For a good tailored, well-made blazer you usually pay £30+ so imagine my wonderment and instant flee to the till when I found this navy blazer for £5. AMAZING. It's lining is SO pretty, it fits like a glove and it has three inside pockets - one of which is zipped which gives me a massive peace of mind on a night out. What I usually do if I know I'm going to have a few to drink is put my most important items in my jacket so if I misplace my bag, I'm not overly worried. The second bargain is the paisley purple skirt, want to hear that bargain?? £3. £3! I love the richness, tones and pattern to it. It's flirty, feminine and lightweight - perfect for summer and matched my blazer to a tee. 

 Clare, Alex, Cat and Me
 Clare and Me
Cat, Clare and Me


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Today on Twitter: Mary Quant gets me thinking


When scrolling through my Twitter Timeline, there's always a few tweets that catch my eye - this was one of them. Admittedly, I'd never heard of Mary Quant, but luckily with the internet being as amazing as it is, within seconds I could list five facts about her. I'll relay a quick ten-second bio to you now Mary Quant was a welsh fashion designer, one of the most famous in the 1960s. Her best known creation was the mini skirt which she helped to become a worldwide sensation. To read more about her click here: http://www.loti.com/sixties_fashion/Mary_Quant_sixties_fashion.htm

Part of me agrees with Quant's words, yet another part of me doesn't want to. I do believe that fashion and the way you look has an instrumental part to play in your life - afterall, they say that in a job interview, the interviewer has already made a solid impression of you as soon as you walk through the door. However, I don't want to completely throw up my hands and suggest that everyone makes their judgements of another person based on their appearance (well I hope not). People always try to highlight the importance of "inner beauty" and to "not judge a book by it's cover" but in all honesty, aren't we all guilty of prejudice from one time or another? 


What do you think of Quant's belief? Do you think it rings true in today's society? 


@vogue_london 
@staceyjmford (My Twitter)







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What I Wore: Khaki meets black mesh









Black blazer - F&F
Black mesh top - Primark 
Khaki shorts - Bay Trading
Boots - Dorothy Perkins

I didn't have a very important day yesterday so this was the result of it. A basic 'thrown-on' outfit teamed with 'thrown-up' hair. I always remember buying these shorts - it was in my first year of university and my now housemate, Dana, invited me to an army themed night at our student club. Basically, we brought these shorts to come across as 'army' - not a very exciting story I know, I just thought I'd share the memory!




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