Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tie-dye jeans yum yum

I saw these tie-dye jeans in River Island's new autumn/winter collection on Whisty's blog here. I love the tie-dye ones! Which feels all sorts of wrong as I wore tie dye in the 90s (for shame) and maybe wearing a trend once on one's lifetime is enough? But I like them! And just two colours rather than lots of crazy colours looks a little more mature?

The tie-dye ones don't seem to be in shops yet but there are other nice offerings.....
 I'd ordinarily prefer to try make my own version but denim is a difficult fabric to work with, too thick and awkward, if I can afford it I'm happy to pay for someone else to have done the hard work this time.

Red stripe skinny jean £40. Very Ms.Moss

Gold skinny jean £45.
I saw a girl today in these jeans. They are a showstopper but this was a very skinny girl and those jeans were not flattering from the back at all. Think being wrapped in a mix of cling film and tin foil. Looked amazing from the front though!

Gorgeous Tripp NYC Over-dye jeans, apparently under $30, don't know how to get my hands on them though.
I am way too hefty at the minute for skinny jeans and this just won't work in any other style I don't think? Maybe this is the inspiration I needed to PUT DOWN THE CHOCOLATE AND STEP AWAY!!!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Back into black!

I was in lovely Cork this weekend and spent quite a while drooling at the Brown Thomas window on Patrick St which held all manner of beauties, from woven wire and cashmere striped jumpers to tweed jackets and peter pan lace dresses. The most striking item in the window was a very simple Moschino shift dress ($850 on net-a-porter.com) with a black print of the Eiffel tower on a white background with dinky little black cap sleeves. Simple and classic and perfect with black tights and the ankle boots I just bought on Ebay...I am so happy the weather is colder and I can get back into my black tights!

But the price tag is crazy for something so simple so I went a-hunting for something else simple and striking.......came across these, some not affordable but nice to look at!

Hagoromo silk dress by Clash And Refine on http://www.etsy.com/ €57

TIBI Baroque Scarf dress $343 Revolve Clothing

Stella Mc Cartney Resort 2011 tulip dress
3.1 Phillip Lim Summer 2011 Net-a-Porter $650
Erdem Candra $560 Net-a-Porter

Stella Mc Cartney anemone print shift dress

Vero Moda print dress £24 on ASOS

River Island Bambi dress £40 ASOS
I know these are summer dresses and that summer is now officially over but I'm just gonna wear my little dresses with tights and wooly cardies and clunky boots. It's nice to mix silk with chunky knit and chunky leather boots. Wonderful not have to worry about my pasty legs anymore! They will be hidden away from view til next May at least!