Monday, 19 March 2012

Mint makes me happy.

Hey, this weekend has been pretty crazy. On Saturday I went shopping with my friends which was lovely as always(I bought the earrings that I mention later in this post), but on Sunday which was Mother's Day I managed to spend a lot of time in tears - I won't go into detail, but let's just say that families are very complicated things!

Anyway, I still managed to take a picture of my outfit...that's how dedicated I am to my blog - haha! I wasn't very happy with the pictures I took but they will have to do:

T-Shirt- River Island; Jeans- Topshop; Earrings- NewLook; Ring- [Present]
I have had this cropped t-shirt since last summer and I have always loved it, but even more so now because pastel is so big in fashion. I bought these earrings from NewLook  on Saturday...I just could not resist the colour, it makes me so happy. Also I thought that they matched quite nicely with my nail varnish and some of the hearts on my top - so of course I had to buy it! I also really like my Zebra (maybe it's a Zorse, I'm not too sure) ring and thought that the muted pastel pink worked with the rest of my outfit.  Here's an enlargement of the picture of it, because I don't think the small one really does it justice:

As you may have noticed, I am not in my usual picture taking spot. That's because my bedroom is being decorated at the moment which I'm pretty excited about, but it does mean that I have temporarily taken up residence in my living room!

I hope that everybody has a lovely week, and I will update my blog more often...I promise.  xo

Friday, 9 March 2012

New Clothes & Fast Fashion

Hey, so last weekend I bought myself a pair of Aztec print leggings...I know it's the kind of thing that in ten years time I'll look back on and think "Why did I think that ever looked cool?!" but for the time being I am very happy with them and think I'll get a lot of wear out of them when it gets a bit warmer:
 If I ever decide that they're too flamboyant for me though, I think I'll wear them as pyjama bottoms because they're so comfortable! I also bought a baggy coral t-shirt which will hopefully brighten up my outfits a bit because I wear sooo much black! Again, If I ever decide that I'm not too keen on it anymore I will wear it to bed, because I hate wasting good clothes.

Recently I read the book To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World? By Lucy Siegle about how the concept of fast-fashion is having an impact on the world and the people who make the clothes that we consume at such a fast pace, then dispose of when the trends change. I found it really fascinating and eye-opening, and it definitely has made me a lot more careful when I am buying to choose items that I think I really need or will get a lot of wear out of. It also mentioned the shocking conditions that the workers who make clothing for many high street brands endure, which has also made me more conscious of where I am purchasing my clothes. Overall, I would really recommend the book to anybody - fashion lover or not!
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, Iona xo

Sunday, 4 March 2012

In love with pastel...

It still feels like Winter here in Edinburgh, but the pastel coloured clothing and accessories in the shops for Spring are making me feel just that little bit closer to those sunny days I long for. Particularly when worn together with other pastel shades, I think that these sugary sweet colours are just irresistible! I have a mint cardigan and plenty of pastel nail polishes; but would love to invest in a pair of jeans, a baggy t shirt or maybe even a hoody. Here are some of my favourite pastel coloured items at the moment:
Patent Pointy Court Shoes - New Look (£15.99)

Pastel Baby Pink Leather Satchel - Zatchels (£76)
Light Yellow Racer Back Vest - River Island (£8)
High Waist Peppermint Jeans - Topshop (£40)
Coral Super Short Hotpants - River Island (£20)
Lavendar Zip Hoody - Topshop (£26)