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Pastels – How to Wear Spring

February 3, 2014

I’ve complained before that I tend to wear too much dark or bright colours. When I was challenged to try the Fondant Pastels S/S14 trend by Most Wanted, the lifestyle magazine from the UK’s #1 voucher site,, I said yes, please.

I was given a budget of £80, to spend on the high street and get as many discounts as possible, using vouchers or shopping the sales. I then had to combine the acquired items with my already existing wardrobe and come up with a few looks, wearing the pastel trend my way. I managed quite a few key items as not only I found pieces that were already on sale but I also applied an extra 20% discount voucher at ASOS.

The first look I did was totally girly girl and perfect for the weekend. I had this adorable mint coloured mini cape in my closet for years. I bought it in Lisbon years ago but never got around to wearing it. Now I have other stuff to wear it with, as I never really wanted to pair ir with dark clothes.

Moz, always close to my heart.

Chunky Beret HatASOS (£5.00), Mint Mini Cape – H&M, Long Sleeve Pink Top – Primark, Morrissey Necklace – Spitalfields Market in London, Cambray SkirtAmerican Apparel via ASOS (£35), Tights – H&M, Pink Polkadot Shoes – Irregular Choice (via Ebay)

I thought I’d make another look with the skirt as it is a very versatile item – I suspect I’ll be living in it over the warmer months! This time I thought I’d add a splash of neon, which is an option if pastels are too bland for you.

Perfect outfit to go out touristing, so comfy!

Head Band – Gingham fabric from local fabric store, Cambray Skirt – American Apparel via ASOS (£35), Ribbed Crop Top – H&M (via Ebay), Long sleeve Top – Primark, Camera – Fuji Instax, Camera Bag – Ebay, Shoes – Springfield, Neon $ BeltRiver Island, via ASOS (£3.00)

This is the naughty secretary/ librarian look. The look of the kind of girl that looks very innocent in her saccharine coloured outfits and black rimmed glasses but it’s only just deceiving (I digress and no, I’m not talking about me).  The chain for the glasses will be a practical and welcome addition to my working apparel and more so if I really was a librarian.

A pair of coral flats tie the whole outfit together.

Just a little detail of the beautiful deer ring my friend Ohlalali gave me last year. It’s from Irregular Choice and I think about her when I wear it.

“Which documents should I be filing next?”

Oui/Non Glasses Chain ASOS (£2.50), Tights – Ebay, Pink Bow Playsuit ASOS (£18.00), Shirt – Thrifted in Florida (cost me a dollar or so), Coral FlatsTimeless via ASOS (£10.00)

The last look is an evening look. I don’t really do the shorter than short skirts and the towering high heels when I go out (I want to be able to walk back home haha) but I do the glitz.

 “It’s too cold outside, I want to stay here, wrapped up in my coat”

White Furry Coat – Ebay, Pink LurexDressMiss Selfridges (£22.00), Tights – H&M, Shoes – Springfield.

As you can see, you can spice up your wardrobe with the latest trends as there are loads of bargains to be found. Don’t forget to check for extra discounts, as there are always new discounts and promotions being added.

PS: Post made in collaboration with

PS 2: photos by Filipa. Thanks to Rebeca for helping out!


Summer Dreamers

July 26, 2013

Remember a few weeks ago when I went to London to help out with the new Mod Dolly look book? The photos were finally released and I can share them with you. I’m very happy to be part of interesting and fun projects such as this and so grateful to Amy to let me participate.

The photos were taken by Amy He and the models are bloggers Jayne ofJayne’s Kitschen and Emily of Emily Divine. I helped out with the styling and assistance. You can shop the looks on the Mod Dolly website here. In the meantime, enjoy the photos! See all of them on the Facebook page and click like, while you’re at it, yay!



Challenge accepted!

June 14, 2013

I have to say that I rarely pick clothes for other people but it was something I thought could be an interesting and fun exercise. It’s always different to imagine an outfit with a different taste and body type.  For that reason I engaged my friends Daniela and Filipa for a photoshoot with photographer David Bridle. Once again the collaboration with The Boutique, proved invaluable as Debbie graciously lent us a couple of items to use. I really enjoyed dressing up the girls and I look forward to more fun days like this.


Daniela asked me to pick an 80’s Madonna inspired look and the big numbers top from The Boutique was just perfect. Add a lot of bracelets and wild hair and it’s done!

“Well, recently I had the most amazing experience. Since forever, I always wished to be Madonna for one day. Take her glorious and crazy days from her and apply it on me. At least, look wise! 🙂

My friend and stylist Sara D has invited me for a private photo shoot and let me tell you that it has been fantastic, to say the least. She was able to choose the right clothes, accessories and hair style in order to get me “striking a pose” with all its potential.

I said to Sara that all has been fabulous and I am certainly repeating the experience. Although we are friends, Sara has shown me a professional side that has swept me away. I am now a client as well!

Thanks Sara. You were spot on. I certainly feel like a Diva now! :)”


Details: Numbers t-shirt – The Boutique, Grantham, Necklace – Matalan, Bracelets – Matalan and from my own collection, Tulle Headband – Primark


Filipa didn’t ask me for a theme in particular but I thought we could try a few things she would never pick up herself. The polkadot top from The Boutique was one of those things and I think it is a winner!

“I’m not the flowery, big bold patters or bright colours type of girl. But, leaving it all in Sara’s hands has allowed me to try new things and I can say I was gladly surprised with the results achieved. Flowers in the hair are definitely a look to repeat 🙂 The clothes chosen were really nice and I absolutely loved the sequined shoes. Than you Sara for this experience.”

– Filipa

Details – Polkadot Top – The Boutique, Grantham, Black Hair Flowers – H&M (sale), Red Dress – Filipa’s own.


Behind the scenes

May 22, 2013

Last Sunday I got together with friends and photographer David Bridle for a little photoshoot. We wanted to dress up and David was up for something a little different so we were all quite happy to spend a morning having fun with photos and clothes!

I wanted to try picking clothes for other people – I normally only pick clothes for myself and with the help of Debbie from The Boutique, we came up with a few outfits we all all liked. Daniela chose the 80’s Madonna look for a bit of fun, Filipa wanted to try a few different things she might want to incorporate in her every day style and the clothes available at Debbie’s shop inspired me to put a couple of Frida Kahlo inspired outfits together.

Here are a few behind the scenes photos we took, I will be sharing the actual photos very soon. I hope you like them!

I hope you liked this little preview, I need to thank David for taking the photos, Debbie for so graciously lending the clothes from her shop and my friends for letting me dress them up. Don’t forget to check out David’s page and if you live in Grantham swing by Debbie’s little shop The Boutique at the Guildhall Street.