Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Pretty Little Thing Sale

Have you got the January blues? What's a better way to beat them than treating yourself to a sale shopping spree? Here's a quick post featuring my favourites from the Pretty Little Thing January sale.
1) Grey Embroidered Sweater - was £26, now £18
If you've read a fair few of my other posts, you've probably gathered how much I love stocking up on jumpers for the winter. At half price, I love this casual grey sweater and how the lace embroidery neckline transforms it from a typical lazy day sweater to one holding a slight elegance, making it perfect for spending a day out with the friends. I would team this with a white peter pan collar to keep it subtle, with a pair of black skinny jeans and ankle boots in order to continue the monochromatic theme in the sweater.

2) Leather Sleeve Peplum Jacket - was £30, now £15
This statement jacket hits sophistication with rebellion as the figure hugging shape of the peplum contrasts against the urban edge of the faux leather sleeves. I like how this jacket is kept as plain without any embellishment or colour, bringing all of the focus to the shaping of the garment and the faux leather. Being a fairly controversial jacket, this would go with pretty much anything!

3) Blue Tartan Skort - was £20, now £5
I recently purchased a skort and I love it, so with tartan being a top trend this season, I adore this one! I think the thing I like most is the practicality of the shorts in under the front 'skirt'. That, and others questioning confusedly whether it is infact a pair of shorts or a skirt I am wearing and witnessing their further confused faces when I simply reply with 'both!' I would team this one with a plain croptop, most likely a black attire, in order to not clash any patterns.

4) Aztec Print Bodycon Skirt - was £15, now £10
Aztec print is still one of my favourite clothing trends, so of course I adore this skirt! After being battled out of the trends last year by the skater skirt, tube skirts like these are striking a comeback! I love how the colour red is used slightly riskily in this garment in order to break up the monochrome appearance, as well as how the one diamond shape is used in different ways to create a fairly complex pattern. In order to avoid clashing any prints, I'd team this with a plain cropped cami to keep the look fresh.

Have you bargained much in the sales this year? How would you style these items?

Sunday, 5 January 2014

CageCity Sale Top Picks

Cagecity is a UK based online store providing vintage fashion, aiming for you to have fun with your style. We all love a good sale, and with a massive sale of up to 50% off, I've collected together my Cagecity sale favourites.

1) Coco Dress - was £95, now £47.50 
I absolutely love this black shift dress with its simple yet eye catching eyelet detail which uses its texture to create a gorgeous contrast against the sheer material. Collars are my favourite accessory and this faux leather one works perfectly with the dress adding a grunge and slightly edgy effect. I would team this with a pair of black wedge boots in order to add to the grunge attire.

2) White Feather Tee - was £26, now £13
Summer in the country meets grunge in the city for this tee, as the soft shapes of the cute feather detail neckline works the moody monochrome attire. Again, with this garment too, we see a touch of faux leather as this time, it lines the cap sleeves, making the tee perfect for any season. In the spring/summer, I would tuck this tee into a pair of denim shorts for a casual daytime style, yet in the winter, I would team it with a faux leather skort in order to keep to the grunge theme.

3) Baroque Jumper - was £55, now £30
Jumpers are my ultimate favourite winter wardrobe piece and I would love to add this one to my ever growing collection. Creating a slightly vintage attire, we travel back in time to 80s fashion with this bold baroque pattern; it looks super cosy and warm too! Keeping the outfit casual, I would style this with a pair of plain jeans and chunky ankle boots. Oh, and of course a bold black collar!

4) Knitted Crop Top - was £30, now £15
Perfect for a summer beach day, this lightweight knit tank is laid back cool yet stylish as the randomness of the multicoloured space dye appears as casual and slightly lazy, yet at the same time fun and busy. I love the scalloped hem feature as it adds detail, yet appears as unique due to its knited nature. For a summer beach day, I would pair this with some denim shorts to keep it casual.

Have you ventured into the online Cagecity sale? How would you style these?