Let’s Go Retro: 70s style

The SS15 catwalks were awash with 70s throwbacks of floppy hats, garish prints and lots of denim from the likes of Stella McCartney and Tommy Hilfiger.

Now we all love a statement piece, but I think this is a trend worth getting on board with, and I think the easiest way to nail the trend without looking like a complete reject is to think 70s boho with a 90s vibe – think crochet, denim and layering if you will.

Here I have grouped some of the main statement pieces to get you into this trend from some of  my favourite retailers, first up New Look:

70's Style favourites from New Look
Affordable fashion, student discounts and bright and vibrant prints, oh New Look how I love you! The block heels, the tassels, the slip dresses – there is something for everyone if you want just a hint of 70s or a proper blast from the past, an hour or two in New Look will definitely hook you up! I personally am lusting the suede mini skirt, a nice hippy top and I will be a happy bunny.
70's boho
Number two on my list is ASOS. A collection of goodies from lots of shop all in one place, they have got the trend down! I am in love with the maxi denim skirt, which can be tricky, but they have got the perfect shape so you don’t look frumpy. I’d team it with the super tasselled handbag for drinks with the girls.
that 70's show
Last on my list is BooHoo. They take things to a younger hippy feel, think festival chic. It’s all about the crochet shorts and the floppy hat, all you’ll need is a cute pair of sandals and you are set. Coachella eat your heart out!
Will you be rocking the seventies vibe this summer? Let me know your favourite picks – any excuse to shop!
love Carla x
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The Primark Biker Jumper Dress

The Primark Biker Jumper Dress

I mentioned in my lipstick post how Topshop’s Infrared had helped me to become obsessed with orange, and this Primark jumper dress is VERY ORANGE!

It’s my current, favourite item of clothing and the above outfit is one that I keep wearing – it’s perfect for Autumn/Winter as it’s just cosy enough and the biker sleeves make it a little edgy over girly.

Oh and the bling I’m wearing with it isn’t borrowed from Mr T, honest…

Jumper dress – Primark

Necklace – Primark

Leggings – New Look

Riding Boots – Dorothy Perkins

Lipstick – Topshop Infrared

– love Stef x

10 Coats under £50

Well, it’s official – I’m skint. I am, however, on the hunt for a smart-looking coat for work – not a jacket.

Something that will keep me warm when I need to head out for meetings and have to park a million miles away from the destination, because with my luck, (and with huge thanks to the beautiful British weather), I will get rained on – I always do.

It’s hard to look smart with a coat on, but damn it I can try! So here are my favourite coats from the UK High Street.

I’m not sure which one I’ll go for yet, but if you want to voice your opinion, get in touch!

Which one would you go for?

– love Carla x

Pretty in Pink

“May I admire you again today?” – Duckie (Pretty in Pink)

I know I have already posted a shopping guide for spring in pretty pastels but on my hunt for new dresses, I saw so many pretty pink things that I just couldn’t resist sharing.

I can’t pull off pink, well not in the OTT way that I would love to, but it can’t hurt to look now can it?

Here are some of my favourite picks from the best high street stores the UK – and the tinterweb – has to offer.

What will you be buying?

– love Carla x

Shoe Lust #2: New Look

“When I feel bad I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good, food just makes me fatter…shoes always fit.” – Rose Feller (In Her Shoes)

Shoe Lust 2 - New LookTurquoise Suedette Court Shoes – £19.99 // Black & Blue Colour Block Cut Out Peep Toe Heels – £19.99 // Brown Faux Shearling Cuff Lace-Up Boots – £19.99 // Light Blue Chunky Strap Platform Heels – £29.99

– love Stef x

Pretty in Pastels

Well Spring may not have sprung just yet, but when you’re killing time at work like I am, you can’t help but plan your new wardrobe.

Now, I’m not a flowers kinda girl, but I do love me some pretty pastels. So, after some painstakingly extensive research – and three cups of tea – I bring you my wishlist for Spring.

What’s on your wishlist?

– love Carla x