Thursday, 29 August 2013

August Want List

“Whoever said that money can't buy happiness, 
simply didn't know where to go shopping”

― Bo Derek

Floral head bands/crowns have been popular for a while now especially within the blogger community. Mainly the gorgeous, eye-catching pieces from Crown and Glory with the most extravagant ranging from around £20 - £30, although that is a reasonable price I've found some slightly cheaper but just as impressive alternatives from the on-line store Dolly Bow Bow Owned by the You tuber/blogger Kate Murnane. There are many floral, quirky and kitsch accessories on this website, it’s definitely worth a look, even though (like in my case) a look may turn in to a buy.  

2. Ciaté, Nail polish - Cupcake queen

I'm a sucker for a hot pink nail varnish, I'd definitely say it's my favourite nail colour all throughout the year. I recently discovered that the hype about Ciaté was completely justified when I got it in a glossybox (Gutted I missed out on the Ciate advent calendar now). I had always thought that nail varnish in general only lasted for about a day, but it all just depends on the quality as Ciate lasts for a long time, you only really need to apply 2 coats and you don't get that awful transparent look. Another thing to add is that the colours are all lovely and vibrant and they have different textures too from caviar nails to velvet and chalkboard. Definitely my go too nail varnish make from now on.

3. Miu Miu, Round retro sunglasses 

I’ve always loved the John Lennon style round glasses (minus the clear or red tinted lenses), so when Ray-ban came out with their round metal copies I decided these are definitely the pair for me, however being a little random and probably the only person thinking about sunglasses in winter when there wasn’t any need for them I thought It was best to wait until the summer months rolled around to get them. I am so glad that I waited as I spotted these Miu Miu round retro glasses and instantly knew they were the ones; I liked the addition of gold and the thicker/larger black frames compared to the Ray-ban glasses. Yes the price tag is larger but it’s justified as lots of detail has gone in to them, they seem sturdy and should last a long time and of course Mui Mui is a highly respected top designer brand.

4. Romwe,  Retro flowers print dress 

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog you will know that I’ve had a fascination with floral/mirrored shift dresses, so it’s probably not a surprise to you that this lovely Romwe dress is on my list. There’s not much more I can say about this apart from It is needed in my life pronto.

5. Zara, Two-tone bowling bag 

Still loving a bit of monochrome so this Zara two-tone bowling bag is perfect. Black and cream together always look so elegant, the bag doesn't look like its from a high street shop at all. I like the size as well as I carry so many things around with me, never just the essentials (like most girls I suppose). The bag has a shoulder strap also so it can be worn both ways, I personally prefer long straps so this is a definite added bonus. 

6. Regal Rose, Marcia. Gold Fully Loaded Cross Necklace

A gorgeous piece of statement jewellery which can give any plain outfit an instant boost. I usually like worn brassy gold or rose gold , but I actually think the yellow gold on this necklace works perfectly, it doesn't look tacky in the slightest, in fact if anything it looks the opposite.

7. Topshop Arabel2 Cut Out Boots

I have wanted these boots for so long, admittedly I haven't purchased them yet as I was trying to find some cheaper on ebay because a friend found hers on there for only £30 :o , however I've had no such luck on the ebay front so I may just have to suck it up and buy them, theirs always some sort of student discount you can get at Topshop so that will have to do. I like how eye-catching and edgy they are a copy of the Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane buckled cut out boots which were a copy of  the Balenciaga ones. To me they all look about the same and when you think the Balengiaca ones are £822 , The Arabel2 £70 ones from Topshop are a steal.


  1. God these Topshop boots are a steal?! I have some from primark,but not that great,I really want a pair like this,I just love the edgey chunky heel and cut out detail x fab post

  2. Adorable!
    Lovely blog<3

  3. Hi dear,

    love your list! That dress is amazing :)
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  5. your want list is amazing. now I want them tooo :)
    lets follow eachother! just let me know and I will follow back :)



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