Wednesday, 15 October 2014

MILAN #2

This was a day outfit for visiting galleries and museums around Milan and also for shopping! I ensured the outfit was conservative as knew we were visiting the infamous Duomo in Milan centre, practical as would be a long day and comfy yet stylish at the same time.  My knock-off timberlands are very comfortable and make the outfit more casual.  I also took and wore a peachy nude blazer, which I got last year from Primark, to keep me warm but also a bit smarter during the day.




TOP : SELECT
TROUSERS : PRIMARK
SHOES : DEICHMANN

 the Duomo



 inside the Duomo



inside the Opera House with Lidia

Friday, 10 October 2014

MILAN #1

Last week, I was lucky enough to go to Milan, Italy for five days with my school as a trip with the textiles department.  I had the most amazing time there and thought I would share with you a few of my outfits whilst out there.  The Italian style had influenced and intrigued me, as I noticed that the main trend whilst being in Milan was smart garments/outfit paired with trainers.  This popular street style was worn by most members of the public and I thought made an outfit look classy but relaxed and comfortable at the same time.  After realising that I had bought way too many outfits with me for only a 5 day trip, I styled this outfit with what was available (photos were taken on our adorable balcony by my room-mate - she's the best!)...




TOP : FASHION UNION
NECKLACE : H&M
SKIRT : MATALAN
SUNGLASSES : BENCH @ TKMAXX
SHOES : NEW BALANCE


How would you style trainers to look smart? What are your favourite trainers- Converse? Nikes? New Balance? 


Sunday, 21 September 2014

BARBIE WORLD

After social media sites flood with Moschino's new capsule collection by Jeremy Scott, it's definitely one collection that made it's mark - a pink one to be specific!  Taking the main inspiration from the iconic Barbie doll, Jeremy Scott's Spring/Summer 15 capsule collection was full of pink garments and accessories.  And if you are lucky enough to fork out £100+ for a slogan t-shirt then it's your lucky day as you can buy it online now, at moschino.com.  

This collection is all about the shades of hot pinks and magentas, with slogan tees and the Barbie-fied Moschino logo printed all-over every other item.  The accessories were perfectly matched with miniature biker jacket styles (pink as well of course), and the ideal selfie taking iphone case made to look like a Barbie mirror - amaaaaazing!




Is anyone else a massive fan of this collection?




Sunday, 14 September 2014

COAT COLLECTION

Summer is now over and winter is soon on the horizon.  But first it's autumn which means wrapping up warm with chunky knitted jumps, heeled boots and oxblood coloured jeans.  A classic coat is perfect for keeping warm and stylish, and buying an oversized style allows you to layer as much as possible with jumpers, jersey tops, and scarves.  Since the high street is full of coats at the moment, it would only be appropriate to show you my favourites.  As you can see I love the duster style coat and these six from missguided and asos (didn't mean for them to all be from only two stores) are so gorgeous.

from top left clockwise

ASOS - BONDED BIKER JACKET - £75.00
ASOS - PETITE ULTIMATE SLIM COAT - £55.00
MISSGUIDED - LENA COCOON COAT GREY - £39.99
MISSGUIDED - LILY LUMBERJACK COAT BLACK CHECK £44.99
MISSGUIDED - VANESSA CAMEL TAILORED COAT£34.99

Which coat is your favourite?  What is your classic style?



- SHOP THE LOOK -

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

50 SHADES



 DRESS : SELECT

This speckled grey dress is a must, especially in my wardrobe.   It's so easy to style and quick to put on and run out of the door looking half decent (even if you only woke up 10 minutes previous, haha!)  It has a speckled effect of many shades of grey. - making it a bit more interesting than a plain solid colour.  It's hopefully going to be perfect for A/W14. It's from Select and is so comfy to wear due to the knitted construction and lightweight feel.  I wore a long gold chain necklace with it, from Accessory Wednesday.  The necklace is tied off with a clasp embedded with diamant√© s and has two gold tassels, which is so gorgeous and different from any others out there.   I also threw on my trusty all-black converse, however a pair of bright wedges could be an alternative for a smarter occasion.

Be sure to check out Accessory Wednesday's website and facebook page - they even have a sale tomorrow (Wednesday 3rd) on their facebook page.


  

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

GAME ON




TOP : MISSGUIDED
SKIRT : PRIMARK
CLUTCH : H&M
SHOES : URBAN OUTFITTERS

I am in love with the 'sports luxe' trend recently, and by pairing this striped detailed crop top with a jersey mini skirt fits the trend perfectly.  I also included my burgundy New Balance trainers which are super comfy and stylish as well!  Sport this look with a high sleek ponytail and you're good to go.

Do you like this trend?  How would you style a 'sports luxe' inspired outfit?



- SHOP THIS TREND -

Saturday, 23 August 2014

WHAT TO WEAR FOR A ... #1

WHAT TO WEAR FOR A ...

I think I going to make a new series called 'What To Wear For..' with this post being the first instalment.  This is the ideal topic for this post because as you are reading this I am currently on holiday in France with my family for a 'European Getaway'.  This series will feature multiple outfits (like this one) with different alternatives or maybe an outfit I wore for a certain occasion which would be appropriate for this series.

Any ideas are welcome - so fire away!


- SHOP THE LOOK -

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

WHITE SHIRT WISHLIST


A classic white shirt is a wardrobe must-have... a must-have that I don't have!  In my last blog post (here) you can see I 'up-cycled' my dad's old white shirt which I styled with red platform heels and my trusty joni jeans.  However, I have always been searching for one and with the hype of autumn, which is just around the corner, more and more shops are beginning to sell them.  Below are some of my favourites from the high street at the moment.


Let me know which is your favourite from the above?  Or have you got one from another shop?  How do you style your white shirt?

Sunday, 17 August 2014

BACK TO BASICS



SHIRT : DAD'S WARDROBE
JEANS : TOPSHOP
BELT : PRIMARK
SHOES : THE RAINBOW CLUB
BRACLET : NEXT


I've been a bit behind on blog post recently but I have just been so busy plus I'm going on holiday next week so need to pack last minute!  I have been lusting over white shirts recently and at the moment I'm not planning on spend £40 on one.  So the next best thing ... dad's old shirt.  You may laugh but once styled I think it actually looks quite normal?!  It is a large so could be big enough for a shirt dress - if I was brave enough.  I paired it with my blue joni jeans from Topshop, a skinny snake printed belt from Primark and these gorgeous red platform heels from The Rainbow Club.

The Rainbow Club is an exclusive brand which offers a fantastic service.  They make beautiful ‘naked’ shoes in ivory satin – yes, traditionally when in white these shoes are perfect for Brides, but why let them have all the fun? So, you simply choose your favourite style of shoe (out of 30) and any colour you would like.  They can either be dyed to match a dress, a pantone number, a piece of jewellery or to match the colours from the catwalk this season. The choices are endless.  Your unique shoes are then passed through Rainbow Club’s very own in-house ‘Colour Studio’, where these beautiful shoes are transformed by hand-dying specialists bespoke for YOU. 









The detail applied to the shoes is impeccable, even down to the blue rhinestone on the logo on the bottom of the shoe.  The glitter is gorgeous and seems long lasting as well.  Be sure to check out The Rainbow Club's website here and The Colour Studio link here.  They also have a twitter account as well to check up on a daily basis!

Would you wear your dad's old shirt?  How would you style these heels?

Sunday, 3 August 2014

THE LIEBSTER AWARDS


another year on and I have been nominated for the Liebster Awards again - woop woop! It's crazy to think that this time last year I just started this blog, and kinda neglected it due to the fact of school.  But I plan to change that. Anyway thank you to Mathilda and Sierra for nominating me to do this post...

RULES

1. Thank/link the blogger who nominated you.
2. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions that they have written for you.
4. Nominate other bloggers with under 200 followers who you believe deserves the award.
5. Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer & let them know that they have been selected.

RANDOM FACTS

1. My dad wanted to call me Chile and my mum wanted to call me Amy, so they went with Bronwyn!? - random I know!
2. I am really bad of thinking of random facts
3. I want to go to Uni but also want to do a gap year, and don't know what to do!!
4. I have a Shih Tzu puppy called Poppy, but she has many nicknames like popsicle, fluffles, poopy, pops, popsy, etc - I don't think she will ever know her real name!
5. I could easily be a vegertairan but chickeeeen, mmmmm
6. I always do online shopping and never end up buying anything
7. When i'm older I want an apartment that is all white and looks super stylish
8. I have two younger brothers - Ewan, 14 , and Toby, 12
9. I am 5ft 6 but my ideal height is to be 5ft 8
10. I reaaaaally want to go to Bora Bora
11. I have made a collage (below) which shows you pictures of my interesting facts

QUESTIONS FROM MATHILDA
  
1. What's your favourite makeup brand?
Maybelline, I love their mascara's and foundations as well

2. What was you first makeup product?
My mum gave me her bourjois blusher which she bought with her first paycheck (many years before me) and i actually still have and often use the blusher, despite the fact that you should through it away after a year or so - i think it has lasted around 25!

3. Describe yourself in one world
I asked my mum (cause i'm rubbish at these) and she said 'loving' haha

4. If you were the main character the main character in a movie, which actress would you want to play your role?
Jennifer Lawrence - she's hilarious!

5. What's your favourite makeup product?
Mascara - I could rarely leave the house without it!

6. What single quality do you appreciate most in people?
Kindness to others

7. Are you a planner? Or are you spontaneous?
Bit of both really, haha

8. What makes you smile?
A lot of things really - my dog, my family, friends, jokes, cute boys (oi oi cheeky!), singalong films, new clothes, money in my bank account, chocolate, idk happy things!

9. Best book you've read recently?
To be honest I haven't read a book in a looooong time, oops

10. What is your favourite store to shop in?
At the moment I am loving Topshop, Select and Primark for clothes

11. Favourite movie?
Can you aca-believe it? Pitch Perfect

QUESTIONS FROM SIERRA
  
1. If you had three wishes that would actually come true, what would they be?
I would wish for a fiat 500 (really materialistic , i know!), to be able to travel the world, and become a ski instructor for a few years in America

2. What it your favorite quote?
I looove 'More Issues Than Vogue' - I think its really funny as it reminds me of someone like Regina George saying it, and quite relatable as I love fashion and vogue!

3. What is your one holy grail makeup product?
MASCARA!!

4. If you had a fully paid for one week trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Bora Bora - It is on the top of my bucket list and just looks amaaaaazing!

5. What is one thing that will always make you happy?
My family - cheesy but true, haha

6. If you met your favourite celebrity, who are they and what would you say to them?
It would have to be Kendall Jenner and I would probably say 'Can I be your best friend pleeeeaaaase?'

7. Who is your favorite character?
oooooh, I dont know! really hard decision?!

8. What is your dream career?
I'm torn between being a ski instructor, a model, a fashion buyer, and a fashion magazine editor

9. Do you prefer lots of makeup or no makeup?
No makeup

10. What are you looking forward to this fall?
The clothes! Missguided had a their press day and the images were gorgeous - lots of pink, fur and patterns!

11. Who inspires you the most in your life?
My Mum - cheesy again I know, but she is really strong and determined to succeed with everything she does, and equally very successful in my eyes



MY QUESTIONS
1. What product has been on your wishlist for a long time? and still hasn't been bought!
2. Why did you start a blog?
3. Who is your favourite fashion icon?
4. Favourite accessory?
5. Heels or flats? 
6. If money was no object, what 5 places would you travel to?
7. Favourite season?
8. Describe yourself in one word.
9. Are you a spender? or a saver?
10. Favourite instagram filter? 

11. Jeans or dresses?

I NOMINATE
Hannah @ BLAB
Megan @ MEGANMAISIES
Emily  @ EMILYR0SE
Anika @ ANIKAMILLER
Alice @ THEVELVETBLACK


Hope you found this interesting, and found out more about me.


Thursday, 31 July 2014

DIY : RIPPED JEANS

Ripped Jeans have been seen everywhere recently from the high street shops, such as Topshop and H&M to worldwide designers being seen on D&G and Ralph Lauren catwalk shows.  Its all about the tear, rip and ruin with jeans recently, and I've been loving it!  I've toyed with the idea a lot recently trying to find a pair of old jeans that I dont wear and ripping them up to be worn more - sounds weird doesn't it?! Being the first installment of a DIY series, I thought a simple and no-sew feature would be appropriate...



  1. Take any pair of old jeans - whether they have been collecting dust at the back of your wardrobe or nipped to the local charity shop to buy a pair for £2.50. The first thing you will need to do is make sure they fit; if they are a bit baggy, it doesn't matter - just means you're opting for the 'boyfriend' look.
  2. Take your pencil and mark on where you want the rips to be placed.  For this step I put my jeans on and stood in front of a mirror with multiple photos for inspiration and drew on faint lines.  I marked over them in a black biro just to make it clear where I was cutting .
  3. Cut.  Cut.  Cut. Make small snip on the lines previously made and rip to desired length.  Ripping at this stage provides a more 'authentic' look compared to cutting along the whole line.
  4. Now its time to pull the threads, so take your tweezers and begin to pull individual threads.  Pulling the horizontal lines (usually white threads) will create the frayed edge of the rip, whereas pulling at the vertical threads (blue) will create the white threads draping across the hole.
  5. Shake the jeans - preferably outside, to remove any loose threads that may appear to be attached, and your DIY ripped jeans are now complete!

Send photos of your DIY ripped jeans to the hashtag #inspirefashion01 on instagram, so I can see your designs.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

STYLE STEAL : KYLIE JENNER

I admit I am completely in love with the Kardashians, I mean who isn't - right?! They're constant Instagram uploads and TV show have got me completely hooked, and their individual styles are just so chic.  In this I have taken Kylie's icon style and made a look which i have created from clothes I already own.


images taken from google images, getty and instagram


 sorry for the such bad quality - need to teach my brothers how to use a camera properly!

Kylie's street style is very casual and laid back which usually consists of a graphic tee, denim and checked shirt, paired with some chunky army or leather boots.  In my outfit I wore a Guns & Roses muscle tank tee, some denim burgandy acid wash shorts and a plaid shirt tied around my waist.  I chose the graphic tee of Guns & Roses as they are a rock band, which reflect Kylie's style quite well as she has been seen in graphic tops of wolves, skulls, other band tees and even supporting Kanye in multiple Yeezus merchandise tops.  The shirt i tied around my waist represents her laid back style and reflects her true street style as is quite popular in the fashion at the moment.  I accessorized this look with lots of rings, and my knock-off timberland boots.

Do you like Kylie's style?  Or are you team Kendall?

Monday, 28 July 2014

PEPPERMAYO WISHLIST

Since I started up my instagram account for my blog (link here) I have found more and more individual clothing brands that before I had not heard of.  PepperMayo is one of them.  They post the most gorgeous clothes on their insta account so when I took a look at their website I just created a basket that total at way tooo much - eeek! Below are some of my favourites on my wishlist which hopefully I may purchase soon...

clockwise from top left hand corner
tropical print skort
halter-neck bodycon dress
monochrome check co-ordinate
water-coloured blue mini skirt
palm leaf playsuit
nude ankle cuff heel
long-sleeved mini black dress

Which garment do you love the most? Are you obsessed with tropical print as well?



Sunday, 27 July 2014

SUMMER HAUL

Recently I've realised my bank account is quite empty - oops *secretly cries*, but then I came to the conclusion that I've done a bit of shopping within the past month or so.  Below are some of my favourite items that I've bought, which have been shown a lot of love as well! I will have links to the sites if available.

black gingham printed skinny trousers - primark - £13.00


new balance 574 - urban outfitters - sale £40.00

printed shift dress - select - £12.99
white lace bodycon dress - select - £16.00

lace/crochet detail along hem of the dress

  blue floral printed chiffon shirt - primark - about £12.00

print changes at sleeves to a smaller/more detailed print

red floral a-line shift dress - primark - £13.00

I am thinking about doing some fashion DIY projects to blog about soon, so fire your ideas at me! I have also just set up a new instagram account for this blog, so be sure to follow it @inspirefashion01 to see daily fashion posts and outfits.