Friday, 29 January 2016

Friday Fashion Fix ~ Spring Summer 2016 Trends

So this week I have been looking through the vast fashion world to narrow in on this seasons key trends!
There is a lot of overlap (in my view)between all these trends!!!

Victorian


This trend includes ruffles, puffball shoulders, high necklines and floral!
D&G

Vintage


Parts of Victorian included!
Gucci

 

Floral


See included above!!!

 

Pleats


Chanel combining pleats and petals


Spanish influences


Including the ruffles as in Victorian!

Oscar De La Renta

And Cavalli, with some shoulder exposure!

Shoulders


A surprisingly seductive part of our anatomy!

Schouler
Shoulders (and strips as below) Ferragamo

White Shirts with a Twist!


Like the shoulder one above!

Paper bag waists


Fringing


Still with us!!!

Plaid and Gingham


Stella McCarthy



Lingerie & Slips

Balencia and Celine

Pyjama party

You gotta say PJ's are quite close to lingerie! Loewe and Gucci

 

Solid stripes

Dior

 

Sequins

Like this from Lavin
Gucci mix sequins, ruffles and a bit of Victoriana

 

The Bomber Jacket


With floral and ruffles, Cavalli


 and Fendi

The New Romantic


This obviously includes flounces and frills along with some shoulder action! McQueen, Cavalli and Valentino.



 So what do you think?? A lot of trends and a lot of overlap??

Opinions welcome so please comment!

xx

Monday, 25 January 2016

Baking! Ferrero Rocher Cake!

As you may already know I just love baking!!! I found this amazing chocolaty luscious cake recipe on Pinterest pinned from Let The Baking Begin Blog as just had to share it with you!



I halved the recipe as you know January... healthy living! So Two Tier half the calories!!! And just blitzed regular hazelnuts in the blender to make the hazelnut flour.

Get the recipe here

This cake tasted amazing! I love Ferrero Rocher anyway and had some left from Christmas!

Let me know how your cake turns out!

Share some of your favourite recipes with me!!!

xx

Friday, 22 January 2016

Friday Fashion Fix ~ Spring Summer Shoe Trends 2016

Loving Harpers Bazaar for inspiration this season! Though I'm not sure I will be embracing all this seasons trends!

Futuristic


I do like Futuristic Shoes


Silver


This look ties in quite well with the futuristic trend. I embraced silver in the past and despite looking like a hot chicken wrap (feelin' the love) so I already have a pair of silver shoes!

 

Mules/ Slip-On's


Hit and miss with me... once they stay on my feet I'm happy to wear them!!


Western Inspiration


I like this one, you can never go wrong with a good pair of cowboy boots!!! Lovin' Marc Jacobs and Givenchy for this trend! 


Flatforms


I like this one, reminds m of the spice girls era! And they are comfy!!


Pom Poms


Like the handbags the pom pom is sticking with us thanks to D & G and I love it 'cos you can bring any shoe up to date with the simple addition of a pom pom!!!



So what's on your feet this season??

Have you read my Hand Bag trends post???

Please give me your opinions!!!

xx



Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Midweek Motivation ~ January Check-up? ~



For this weeks Midweek Motivation I thought I would give you some time to check up on how your resolutions are going??

As you know from my first post of 2016 I'm not a big resolution person but lots of people and I can't deny that the start of a new year can be a fresh start, a time for change or a time to try something new!
Stay positive and motivated! Read something new and don't be afraid of change! As I Lillian says don't "End up at 80 saying I could have done that!"

So first of all how is your 2016 going?

Fabulous? Good!

Have you stuck to your resolutions??

Hmmm...

Have you made a list and set goals?? Read here to for some Success Tips!!



Remember to stay positive here!!!



Check out my 5 Tips for Success here!!!



So I hope you have a quick read and give your new year a check up to help you stick to your goals!!


Personally you will see I have done something arty! Knitted hat post here, and I have been baking and cooking dinners like a real person! Mornings still not my friend but I think that's a long term issue!!!

Hope you are all on track this year!

xx

Monday, 18 January 2016

Spring Summer 2016 Bag Trends

I recently saw a tweet giving reasons for ditching the hand bag and I was like NOOOooooo!!!!!
I can't fit my whole life in my pockets! (not to forget it misshapes your perfect fit jeans!!!)

So I instantly went looking for handbag trends for this season! I think there is a vintage feel to this season, don't you?

Most notably:

 

Phone Bags




Camera Bag Styles



 

The Bucket Bag




Top Handle Grip




Pom Poms are still here... D&G




So What Bag Trend will you be walking out with this season??

Let me know below or on Twitter!

xx

Friday, 15 January 2016

Friday Fashion Fix ~ Golden Globe Style!

So the Golden Globes have come and gone for another year but who did you think was the best dressed?


I just loved Jane Fonda in YSL
 
and Helen Mirren was also quite stylish showing off her incredible figure in a simple black gown by Badgley Mischka


Christine Baranski in Zac Posen


Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli



Lady Gaga in Versace
 
Katy Perry in Prada



Taraji Henso in Stella McCarthy



Lily James in Marchesa



Something for the Men


Eddie Redmayne in Gucci



"The Rock" rocks velvet Tux and shoes with his daughter by his side!



Denis O'Hare in Heels!



What were your Red Carpet favourites??


xx