Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Lust-Haves: The Pink Olympics.

This post is a day late I know, but I have been bunkered down with a cold for 4 long, long, long days. Being confined to bed (which I have named Ryan, as in Ryan Gosling... don't give me that look) has given me a huge case of cabin fever. And plenty of time to watch the Olympics!

From the official logo and pink-tinted Union Jack merchandise to the equestrian cross-country markers and hockey field sidelines, London has gone seriously pink-happy. And I'm not complaining! In fact, I think it's time to inject a bit of Olympic pinkness into my own wardrobe. In true London 2012 spirit, I'm sourcing my inspiration from my favourite British brand - Topshop!

From left to right:
Sleeveless Silk Shirt (£38.00)
MOTO Neon Oversized Sleveless Biker Jacket (£48.00)
Nails in Adrenalin (£6.00)
Union Jack Shopper (£10.00)
Lips in Idol (£8.00)
Knitted Spray Ladder Jumper (£38.00)


Monday, 23 July 2012

Lust-Haves: Hairy Business.

Don't let the title of this post scare you. Don't let it remind you of Austin Powers' chest, THAT scene from the 40 Year Old Virgin, or Brazilians (the wax, not the population - you can think about people from Brazil, they're unfairly attractive). I am talking about the hair that resides on the top of my head, and I have a confession to make.... 

I have not had a haircut in over a year. In hindsight I should've gotten at least a trim before I ombre dyed my hair 7 months ago, but I was impatient and didn't bother (that coupled with having an impulsive streak really doesn't help me in many areas of life). Now my hair is a mess of tangled bristly strands that I'm sure even Rapunzel would recoil at. Evidence:

Yeah, not pretty. Hair masks and smoothing sprays have helped, but it's time for the scissors to come in. Being in the round-faced crew means that only certain lengths and styles will prevent me from looking like a cherub faced prepubescent.  So I've combed through the interwebs and "trimmed" my hairspiration to a few styles:

Images sourced from Google Image

Pigs must be able to fly because I now have a picture of Selena Gomez on my blog. If you have more haircut suggestions for me, let me know in the comments!


Monday, 16 July 2012

Lust-Haves: Paint the Town Red.

If you follow my 140-character ramblings on Twitter, you will probably know that I hate Mondays. Emo Wendy emerges every Sunday evening, cursing the fact that Monday morning is around the corner. Yolanda from Shopping Intervention can't quite cure my Monday-itis, but she did recommend a genius coping mechanism: wear red lipstick as the ultimate "f#ck off Monday, nobody mess with me" statement. And this means only one thing - I must stock up on red lippies! 

From left to right:
NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Shanghai Express
MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Legendary
Lancome Rouge in Love in 185N Rouge Valentine
Guerlain Coque d'Or (120) Rouge Automatique


Monday, 2 July 2012

Lust-Haves: Print-o-mania.

I am ridiculous late to the printed pants party, having enjoyed my block coloured jeans phase too long to be fashionably acceptable. And now that I've started properly hunting, I of course want more than what my closet space and bank balance can afford. 

Alexander Wang botanical ombre jean
Zara satin trousers with flowers printed over cold dye
Topshop co-ord floral print trousers
Motel printed legging in cottage garden print
Opening Ceremony reversed print cigarette pants