Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Summer Fashion Lookbook with Raise

A few weeks ago I was approached by the lovely Jessica from Raise.com, who asked me to collaborate on a post for their blog. If you don't know already, Raise is a website where you can buy and sell giftcards from all kinds of retailers~ however it is an American website so the only currency available is in dollars. Hopefully in the future it will become a service for other countries too, because I really like the idea of the website!

There were no set guidelines for the post, the campaign is called 'Closet Swap' and is really just about showing what trends or outfits I'm going to be wearing this summer. I decided to do it in the form of a lookbook because it's simple and I can show you how I'm styling some of my favourite pieces. I hope you all like it, I've worked quite hard on this post~ so I'd love to hear your comments and feedback^^ Thanks for reading guys! 

Look 1 - Tropical Print



The first outfit I put together is featuring one of the trends that I have been a little obsessed with this summer. Tropical print is so fun and colourful, and in my opinion it doesn't get more summery than this! These cute little shorts are from a french shop called Pimkie, they're super loose and comfortable, perfect for wearing on the beach or just relaxing on a hot day. 


I have so many tropical pieces in my wardrobe now, I didn't know which ones to include~ if you'd like a whole post on the trend let me know in the comments.

Shorts - Pimkie
Top - Topshop
Shoes - New Look
Earrings - Claire's



Look 2 - Boyfriend Jeans


It's probably not news to any of you guys, but boyfriend and mom jeans have been everywhere recently. There's something about the loose fit that makes them look really casual and chic - I never thought they would suit my body type since I'm super short, but after shopping around I found the perfect pair for me. 


Of course there's endless ways to style a piece like this, but I prefer to keep it casual with trainers and a simple t-shirt. I wouldn't always wear the cap out, but I don't think it looks too bad. The whole outfit is just so comfortable, I can literally wear it anywhere!

Top - Primark
Jeans - Primark
Shoes - Chipies
Cap - Independent stall 





Look 3 - Girly Florals


The third look I always go back to in the summer is florals, not exactly revolutionary I know~ but in particular floral maxi skirts and dresses have been standing out to me a lot this year. There's something really pretty and girly about maxi skirts, especially chiffon ones. I got this one super cheap as well, I've been wearing it a lot recently. 


As for accessories, pink and purple are perfect for this look, and I'm also really loving gold jewelery with it too. Coincidentally my nails matched the flowers on my headband, so that turned out well^^

Skirt - Vintage
Top - Pimkie
Belt - Primark
Shoes - Next
Headband - Topshop
Rings - Primark/Accessorize


Look 4 - Gingham



This look is definitely the cutest one so far, I am absolutely in love with the gingham trend, especially in pastel colours! This sheer crop top is one of my new favourite pieces of clothing, it's just too adorable~ and it has a super flattering shape as well. Matching it with white jeans and platform boots is one of my most worn outfits this spring, and I intend to keep on wearing it! 

I found that pearls look really cute with pastel colours, and simple jewellery like that works best in my opinion~ I also went for a slightly more ulzzang style eye makeup, with droppy puppy eyeliner instead of a flick^^

Top - Pull&Bear
Jeans - H&M
Boots - H&M





What's your favourite trend this summer?

Friday, 9 May 2014

Online Korean Fashion Wishlist!

Exams are coming up next week, and I probably should be spending my precious time revising. But instead I've been browsing through online shopping malls... I've recently discovered some new websites that I've fallen in love with, most of which are filled with pages and pages of Korean fashion and accessories. It may not be of interest to all of you, but I wanted to share some of the things that really jumped out at me during my time online. I chose to just stick to fashion items and not include any cosmetics, since that could be a whole new post in itself. Inevitably I don't have the money to buy everything that I want, so I want to know which pieces you all like the most~ and help me make some decisions about what to buy (if anything!). Let me know in the comments your favorite items, and if you would like a  link to any of the products, don't hesitate to ask! 

I also have an exciting collaboration post which I will write sometime in May, it will be for a site called Raise, so I hope you can all look forwards to that^^

Stylenanda


I decided to start with a favourite of mine, Stylenanda. In my eyes they always get it right, and I'm always super excited to see what new items they will release each season! I would literally buy so much from there if we had a physical store in the UK, alongside their makeup range (3 concept eyes) there are so many things on the website that I love. I also really appreciate the fact that they style every piece and give multiple pictures so that you get the best idea possible about what you are purchasing, this is a luxury I'm not used to with most British brands - and even certain other Korean sites don't seem to do this.

Yesstyle


This another site that I trust and frequently use, I'm sure many of you are familiar with Yesstyle as well. It's the perfect shop for anyone living in the UK, since they sell many well known fashion and cosmetic brands, but offer free shipping for orders over £20 (which most of mine are anyway!). They also have versions of the website for the States and Australia, but I've not used them so I can't guarantee they'll be the same. But either way the products are awesome, that white dress is so beautiful and has been sitting in my shopping cart for a while now. Since they often have various sales and discounts, you can often find some great prices if you shop around it a little!

d&Shop


This is a recent discovery for me, I found out it's a very popular online Korean shopping mall. It's written mostly in Korean and I don't even know if they ship internationally so I don't think I'll actually purchase anything from here - but I still like to have a browse for inspiration^^ It comes across as a very 'chic' store, there's a lot of really simple and clean cut pieces like that blue coat which I really like. They also sell mostly branded products if you're looking for a particular brand. (and yes that is Jessica from Girl's Generation, she is modelling for a really nice brand called 'Soup'!).

Gmarket


The prices on Gmarket are amazing, I was super shocked when I converted the prices into GBP. The site and it's products don't have such a fashionable or unique feel like they do in Stylenanda, but you honestly can't complain at these prices. The only real downside is that the shipping fees can be quite high, especially if you're buying a lot. But as I've learnt this is often a given with overseas fashion websites, unless you can find an external supplier (which I don't recommend in case you start dealing with counterfeit products), you might just have to bite your lip and pay for it!