Thursday, 1 November 2012

Girl Crush - Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne is most recognisable as being one of the Burberry models. Usually I'm lusting after the amazing trench coats when I see the adverts but I was lusting over Cara's phenomenal make-up, eyebrows, hair, cheek bones etc. At only 20 (the same age as me, wahey) I feel her look is definitely one I can adapt for myself. Her amazing brown smokey eye makeup has really influenced the look I have been going for recently. Plus, she's a strong brow chick and I do love a strong eyebrow, maybe not as strong as hers, but you know. I also love her casual style of t-shirts and leather jackets which is right up my street as that's all I really wear. Also, talk about major hair envy. I've been debating going back to me beloved blonde locks for a while now but her hair has real tipped in the favour of this, however I am going to go a few shades darker than what I normally would as I think a darker blonde will suit my complection a lot better than bright blonde hair.

Anywho, hope you're all well.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Style Inspiration: LIGHTS

Hello! Hope you are all well. I've done a similar post to this before on Kate Moss but I thought I'd share another style inspiration on my current favourite person, which is LIGHTS. If you haven't heard of LIGHTS before then she's a 25 year old electro-pop singer from Canada.
When it comes to my style, I'm not hugely adventurous. I found a look I like a few years ago and I stuck with it. I'm all about plain vests/tees which I layer under checked shirts and jackets, throw on a pair of skinny jeans and a pair of boots/Vans and I'm good to go. Therefore, when I discovered who LIGHTS was I thought "Holy crap, I love this girls style", mostly because it's my kind of thing. She has now become my go-to fashion inspiration when I'm feeling a little stuck for ideas. Like me she's always in black skinny jeans or denim cut-off shorts. She also seems to love a denim jacket, both pictured are from Topshop (and I own both of them). Crop tops are also a bit of a LIGHTS trademark, often revealing the tattoos which she has on her stomach. Also, oversized shirts and combat boots are more of her clothing loves and she once said "If I'm wearing a flowery dress, I'm gonna feel less like I can kick somebody's ass, then if I have combat boots on", my thoughts exactly ;)
One of my favourite things about her style is that it's very attainable as she is a high street shopper, hooray! Many of her clothing items are from Topshop, Urban Outfitters and American Apparel. Her boots are often from Steve Madden.
It's not just her clothes I love. Her music, tattoos, hair and make-up are also all fantastic so if you haven't checked her out yet, I think you should.

Hope you enjoyed!
Love, Phillie. xxx

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The Topshop Ambush Boots!

Aren't my new boots beautiful?! I picked these up about two weeks ago in Topshop and they are the Ambush boots. I've been trying to find the perfect ankle boots for a while now, the Allegras seemed to sweep everyone off their feet but they weren't really my style, from my personal view when I tried them on they looked a little too chunky with my skinny jeans and I soon came across these babies! They come in at £75 (but there is 20% off in Topshop till midnight on Sunday for students!). Plus, have any of you noticed how similar these are to the fabulous Acne Pistol boots? Which seem to be a favourite of Keira Knightlet at the moment.

They really suprised me with how comfy they are, they don't rub anywhere and the heel is the right height as to not make the ball of your feet ache. I love the fact that they have zips on both sides, it's a really nice unique touch. I also really like the slightly worn look to the front of them. I am yet to master the art of running in heels so these have not been worn on any of my communicating adventures yet but I I love just walking around town in them and when I go out with my mates in the evenings. I keep pairing these with my skinny jeans, usually my black or dark green ones and a leather jacket. I think it's fair to say that it's love.

Much Love