Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Floral Transition


I bought this Collectif dress back in the Summer and had only worn it once, but the awesome thing about it is that it's great for early Autumn. The print has perfect transitional colours and the shirred back makes this dress so easy to wear. I wouldn't wear this in the dead of Winter because the material is quite thin, but during this time of year with the weather still lovely and warm, this is Summer wear, turned Autumn wear at its best: 
Dress: Collectif^
Cardigan: South (via Very)^
Leggings: South (via Very)
Shoes: Simply Be
This angle shows the colours better, but also shows a close-up of the cute, heart-shaped button detail <3

There was also a Dolores cut of this dress, but I went for the Fairy Doll as again, I love the shirred back and it's a lot lighter than its Dolores counterpart, which is what every girl needs when it's Summer! However, as it gets slightly colder I'll likely throw on some boots with this, but as it was a bright sunny day I opted to wear my go-to flats from Simply Be. It's such an easy dress to dress up or down and I love the cute heart-shaped buttons on the bust. I have so many Collectif dresses I'm yet to blog about so expect to see a few more on the blog soon.

'til next time!

Love and hugs,
Isha
xxx

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Find It In Everything: Summer 2014


I waved goodbye to Summer with the greatest of exuberance because Autumn is here! I've already started snapping away for the Autumn edition of my 'Find It In Everything' series, but for now, here are a few pictures from an amazing Summer:
Keep a look-out for the Autumn edition once Autumn has turned to Winter.

'til next time.

Isha
xxx

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

EVERYDAY Is Special: Polka Dots & Petticoats


Hi guys!

So if you're a regular reader you'll know that I recently had some friends visit from Australia, Abu Dhabi and America. On this particular day, two of my friends were leaving so we got together for one last group dinner; the memo was to dress-up so being a vintage bunny of course meant I had to wear a swing dress and petticoat. This Hell Bunny dress is soooooooooooooo beautiful!
Dress: Hell Bunny (via Tiger Milly. No longer available in Red, but they have the Blue)
Vest: Primark
Petticoat: Hell Bunny (via Tiger Milly)
Sandals: Dorothy a Perkins^
Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins^
You all know about my love affair with polka dots so I was instantly drawn in, and when you factor in the stunning cross-bust button design, the glorious collar (that is one seriously good collar), AND the circle dress roomy enough to accommodate a petticoat, I was literally in dress heaven.
As you'll see from the group pictures to come later, the memo I didn't get was to wear dark colours, so I really stood out all day. The old me would never have bought this dress let alone worn it, but my growing confidence meant that not only did I wear it, but I wore it with complete pride and pretty much strutted throughout the day because I felt so good in it. It helps when you have the most amazing friends encouraging you and telling you you look great, but I felt it within myself too. Having said that, my arms were more on show than I have ever allowed and there were times when I put on my 'safety net' cardigan, briefly, until I felt at ease again. Why am I telling you this? Well, because my blog is honest. I will always be honest about how I wear my clothes and how confident/ comfortable I feel in said clothes. It's really important to me because this blog is documenting my journey, so if it's based on lies, what kind of journey am I taking?! I know I have more work in regards to my upper arm confidence, but most importantly, I'm not ashamed to admit that.

Anyways, the meal was so yummy and we had the best time. It was sad to see my friends go but they are happy and living the lives they want, so I am filled with nothing but joy for them. Here are a couple of group pictures of my dear friends and I:
I felt really wonderful in this dress and the pink petticoat, adorable, bow sling-back flats, and retro style sunglasses made this the most perfect Summer outfit......OK, I'm putting it out there, this is my favourite outfit, ever (thus far)!


'til next time!


Love and hugs,
Isha
xxx

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Bright(on) Sunshine


Planning a trip to any UK seaside is always done with trepidation. You can open your curtains and see an absolute downpour or you could be real lucky and see nothing but blue skies and bright sunshine. The day we went to Brighton was beautiful and although it was way too hot for my liking, being by the sea meant that I was able to enjoy the breeze for the majority of the day.
 I never tire of this view

The first thing we did was eat (obvs), so we headed to one of my favourite places, Ed's Diner for burger and milkshake funtimes.
Brighton has always been my escape place whenever life in this crazy city gets too much, but it's funny, I have rarely explored, and instead often chose to sit on the pebbles, watch the sea and do a lot of writing; but on this occasion we walked pretty much everywhere. We weaved between all the little side roads and discovered so many cute little treasures along the way. The little hidden markets are full of weird but wonderful things, there are old fashioned sweet shops and souvenir stands that kept me fully entertained throughout the day. The old book shops made my heart sing as did the array of oh so pricey vintage shops. We also headed to the big wheel and I managed to capture some pretty views:
View from near the top

When I think about it I honestly can't remember a time I've been to Brighton and not worn polka dots, and this day was no exception. I wanted a quite traditional British colour scheme so wore my gorgeous  navy polka dot, Vivien of Holloway dress. It's dressy but because they're well made they are super comfy for a day of adventure, and the material isn't too heavy-set so I was able to take full advantage of the blissful sea breeze.
Cardigan: South (via Very)^
Belt: Simply Be^
Bag: Paperchase^
Sandals: Primark
Vintage-Style Sunglasses: Spitalfields Market

It was a lovely day and we had a blast. The only downside was that I completely forgot to grab a bag of my favourite warm, sugared doughnuts, but we were too tuckered out to walk back.

Brighton, I love you!


'til next time.

Love and hugs,
Isha
xxx


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