Summer is here (although the grey clouds and low temperatures here in England suggest otherwise) which means it’s time to revamp our Winter wardrobes – If you live in most other countries you would’ve done this months ago, but this is the land where Spring and Autumn do not exist; the months simply seem to have no definition. Below are my top picks for Spring and Summer – I am absolutely loving the new collection from & Other Stories, I want every single piece!
Can you believe it’s already 5 days into May? I was just getting used to the idea of April and then May came along and punched me in the face. Almost half way through the year and I feel older by the second. I moved home from uni this week and after much (and I really mean much) effort in packing two cars full of my belongings, I came back home where I realised nothing had a place in my room anymore. My clothes had nowhere to go, my shoes were lined up around the edge of the room and the makeup…. Ah the makeup. Makeup is my weakness, my guilty pleasure. No matter how many times my mum will try to convince me otherwise, there is always a need for nine shades of red lipstick right? Right?!
Having grossly misjudged my hoarding capabilities, I finally decided to sort out my
(life) makeup once and for all, the results of which are shown below. All I can say is, all hail Muji and Home Sense.
Following on from my post last night showcasing those goooooorgeous necklaces from Pinterest I felt inspired as I got dressed this morning. I have on my H&M coin necklace (underneath) and my Zara necklace (also the one everyone raved about because a certain Kate Middleton wore it, yawn.). Both are available to buy now both online and in stores.
One of my favourite ways to make an outfit go from drab to fab in 3 seconds is by piling on the jewellery, necklaces in particular. You can be wearing a plain white tee and some simple jeans with a blazer, then throw on the chains, jewels and beads and you have a killer outfit! I personally prefer statement necklaces with larger adornments such as oversized costume jewels or large coins with robust chains, but I also find that piling on daintier pieces also works well when creating drama with jewellery. I’ve put together some of my favourite necklaces, all found on Pinterest, to offer some inspiration for those outfits that you just don’t know what to do with.
Aren’t they fab?!
Pinterest really does save me from myself sometimes. Everyone needs some Pinterest in their lives! Here’s a selection of pins that I’ve loved this week. Follow me on Pinterest here.
So yesterday I attended London Fashion Week with some friends from my Fashion Journalism course at uni, and we had such a good time. We arrived at Somerset House for our dedicated 1pm-4pm slot and started off with a bit of shopping….. By bit I mean a lot. I bought myself two Balmain t-shirts, two Wishlist London necklaces and a Tasha Metcalfe necklace crafted from a real pigeon’s foot!
We also watched the London Fashion Weekend trend fashion show presented by Vodafone, which we were front row for. All the photos from it are on my Instagram @_hannahstocking but here’s a couple of my favourites:
I really enjoyed myself yesterday, even if my bank balance is crying out for help! Being a student isn’t easy. Taking after Carrie Bradshaw, I’d rather buy Vogue than dinner.
Hat: Bought on Capri.
Glasses: Polo Ralph Lauren at Vision Express.
Necklace: Vivienne Westwood.
Jeans: All Saints
Boots: All Saints (view/buy them here)
Bracelets: From a selection from Accessorize.
Lipstick: Maybelline ColorSensational in 902 Fuchsia Flash.
Here’s just a few photos that I posted on my Instagram this week… Follow me here @_hannahstocking
So this is what my hands look like today:
I was feeling a bit “ghetto fab” when I got dressed this morning and it reflected on my hands.
Nail polish: Essie – Aruba Blue
Left hand: (1st ring from left): From a market in Old Town Alcudia
2nd ring: Topshop
Right hand: (1st ring from left): ring from the market in Old Town Alcudia
2nd ring: Claw ring bought for my birthday from Asos
Top nail rings from eBay.
Bracelet from River Island (Alexander McQueen knock-off).
Printed jeans have become such a huge deal over the past few seasons and right now the trend is at it’s peak. The thing about jeans in general is that they are such a staple in (almost) anyone’s wardrobe (Daphne Guinness aside) and oh-so easily accessible. As for printed jeans, both the high street and high end market have some amazing versions, most of which will suit anyone with an ounce of flair. My own collection of printed jeans is in itself, extensive, and they’re always great conversation starters from people who love them, people who hate them and people who “don’t get” them. I for one love them, and for what my opinion is worth, feel that printed jeans will always be fab. Rest assured, I’ll be rocking printed skinnies when I’m in my 60s.
I tried to find my favourite 10 pairs of printed jeans on the internet and finally found them, after much umming and erring over deciding which ones to include (as there are easily about 76 pairs I could’ve chosen). I’ll put links in the captions so you can go ahead and purchase them too!
So there is my top 10 favourite printed jeans! I apologize that they’re all in a big looooooooong column, WordPress was playing silly beggars with me. The thrill about printed jeans is that they can be dressed up with heels and a blazer and tons of jewelery, dressed down in the winter with biker boots, thick socks and a scarf or thrown on in the summer with the cuffs rolled up and a pair of Havaianas.
Let me know where you stand on printed jeans! Which ones are your favourites?