A few weeks ago I was contacted by a clothing company who wanted to gift me some items in exchange for a blog post. Of course as with anything I checked out the store first, I have had to turn some companies down when it comes to gifting, as if I genuinely don’t like the clothes I can’t accept them and I feel inauthentic. So to my delight there were some items I really loved, the website has a cool laid back vibe and I think that there is definitely something for everyone. I chose a really cool pair of flat sandals adorned with pompoms that are super bright and really gorgeous for summer, next I chose a beautiful blouse with a bird print on, which looks great teamed with skinny jeans and I am equally looking forward to wearing it on my holidays with denim cut offs or as a cover up on the beach, the last item I chose was a really lovely necklace which is really bohemian and has that hippie style I love. The price range is super affordable and the quality of the items is great, so in all I am a very happy bunny (What girl isn’t at the prospect of free clothes!) The bag I styled the blouse with is from my collection I am selling, you can email me for more details (Shameless plug there for myself!!) I hope you like the items and if you want to check out the website it is http://www.joebrowns.co.uk
Currently listening to Pharrell Williams new album Girl, favourite one (Its the rudest but I love the beat!) Gush!
Hey guys, I thought I would let you all in on a business venture I have decided to embark on. The first reason I have decided to do this is because, basically I love fashion and for the past six months or so I have been going through some sort of intense spiritual awakening, It has made me become more conscious about the way I shop (eat, think, conduct myself, everything… But that’s a whole other blog post!) What is so lovely about the items I am importing is that the artisans all over the world are directly benefitting from the profits and there is no use of sweat shops or child/slave labour involved, which unfortunately is how most mass produced clothing is made. Secondly I have always absolutely love love loved bohemian laid back style and I like having one off pieces and styling them up with tons of jewellery and as I was shopping around for my summer wardrobe I was realising the lack of vibrant, unique items around (I still love the high street, but sometimes you just want something nobody else has!) All of the pieces I have are ethically made, using vintage fabrics and a lot of the jewellery are antique items, no two will ever be the same. I will also be selling lots of Mala beads, Crystal jewellery and lots of other meaningful items. My beautiful sister in law has modelled for me some of the cool harem trousers I am selling, I think I have turned her into a complete hippie and I have to say she suits it so much. If you would like more info you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can follow me on Instagram @girlofthesun Hopefully this is the start of something wonderful and I would just like to express some gratitude for the positive response I’ve had so far. Here is just a little taster of what’s to come. Hope you all have an amazing weekend. Love & Light!
As I’ve said before how I dress my Children is definitely a reflection of me and although I try not to totally supress their own creative style (reverse psychology is the key!) I do try to steer them in the right direction when choosing their outfits…. the right direction being Mummy’s choice! I joke of course, but I am quite lucky as I seem to have two stylish off springs, especially my daughter who has a great eye for fashion. This simple little outfit is great for this transitional/tween age that she is at now and although we both prefer more muted tones the red tights, with the black and white boucle coat, give it a much needed ‘pop’ of colour. Its an amazing age she is at now, as she really enjoys shopping and picking her own outfits, I cherish our girly days together and watching her grow in to a delightful little lady. I’m sure the mood swings will kick in soon though, she’s thirteen in April…. I swear this is when I will probably end up running away! I am conscience of always drumming it into her that physicality is not everything also, as society is so focused on appearance, I want her to be confident that her personality, brain and sense of humour are just as important, I probably drive her crazy, but I never want her to think she has to be a superficial bimbo to ‘fit in’. Anyway (rant over) I love her hair just left flowing naturally and it looks super cute with the simple twists to the side. I try to buy mostly clothes I can mix and match for all of us, so this is a look that can easily be recreated. Currently listening to Route 94 feat Jess Glynne ‘My love’ So so good! Happy Wednesday guys…. Fridays on it’s way, hang in there 😉
So It’s been a while, so long that I actually feel like a kind of fraud writing this, but alas theladyisnotramp is back in action! Life has been pretty hectic lately and due to some personal issues my blog has took a nose dive. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year, I would like to wish you all a very prosperous 2014 filled with love and light (even though it’s almost February, I guess I’m a little late to the party!) This is a simple outfit I wore to go for a lunch with the girls, the trousers are part of a suit I bought from Zara, Which looks great together but I love mixing it up also. The coat is vintage, it is my favourite fabric boucle, it has that Chanel esque vibe about it. Teamed with a simple black jumper and an effortless pony tail this is the perfect luncheon outfit. Currently obsessing over Sam Smith’s new song ‘Money on my mind’ and Route 94 ‘My love’ my song’s of the week. Hope you all have a great Friday, it feels good to be back 🙂
Most weekends this little guy is invited to one party or another, his social calendar is pretty hard to keep tabs on. Last Saturday he was invited to the Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port for our nieces birthday, Isabella, being the too cool for School tween that she is, politely passed. This outfit is the standard way I love to dress him, I am especially digging the retro New Balance trainers and the Zara ‘Sheepy’ style coat. I simply have to give credit to him indoors for the New Balance, he was rocking them four years ago before they came ‘back’ so kudos to you big fella (If you’re reading!!) The maroon skinny cords are so stylish for the colder months and work so well with a multitude of colours. Loving this whole vibe, he is one cool little coconut 🙂
Coat; Zara, T’shirt; Next, Trousers; Zara, Trainers; New Balance
Admittedly I’m not really a ‘sexy’ (Hate that word, makes me shudder) kind of dresser (or person for that matter), I never dress for men or really show a whole lot of skin. The whole thing just makes me uncomfortable, I much prefer leaving a little to the imagination. However as much as it pains me to say it, over the knee boots are quite overtly sexual. Alas I do love them though, but worn in the right way they can still look classy. The key is to cover everything else up, there’s nothing worse than boobs, bum, bingo wings, back….. trying to think of another B for legs… all hanging out, you get the picture. You want to say ‘You can look but you can’t touch’ not ‘Please come and spend the night with me, I’m £10 an hour’. I wore this outfit last Saturday for a meal at Mal Maison Liverpool, with my gal pals. The food and wine where delicious, as was the company, my cheeks where hurting we laughed so much. My mum recently visited Florence in Italy and picked up this gorgeous skirt from Zara for me and the necklace was also a gift from her (isn’t she the best!). It’s incredibly special as it’s vintage and made from Aurora borealis stones which means ‘Northern lights’ It is inspired by the Northern Lights as it has a special iridescent finish that shines with many colours. These pieces are very rare and was invented in the 1950’s by the Swarovski company with Christian Dior. I love how dainty it is, it is the perfect complement to any outfit. With this outfit I’ve also broke the rule that navy and black should never be paired together, I personally think this is a load of nonsense as the two colours look beautiful together and super chic. Hope you guys are enjoying your Saturday, have a great weekend 🙂
Coat; Zara, Shirt; Next, Belt; Aqua Couture, Skirt; Zara, Boots; Christian Louboutin, Necklace; Vintage
As soon as I laid my eyes on this skirt, it was love at first sight. The full skirt is quite possibly the most flattering style of skirt for any woman, as it accentuates the smallest part of the waist and stops short just above the ankle, it’s is pretty difficult not to feel ‘Gone with the wind fabulous’ in this stand out piece. This particular one is the softest grey and super heavy, perfect for these colder months, it creates such a dramatic silhouette and just makes you feel ever so lady like. As I was going for afternoon tea with my mum, I was caught up in the moment and went all out. Teamed with simple, pointy black shoes, a fine knit jumper and vintage feather bag I really was channeling my inner high society Princess….Sorry I haven’t lost it, just going with the romantic, girly theme of the skirt! Natalie Portman and Jessica Alba, two of my girl crushes, have also been seen in similar (more expensive) styles. My top tips for wearing this style, is to always keep the top half streamline and fitted, whether that be a t’shirt, jumper or blouse, avoid anything boxy, keep jackets cropped. Let the skirt be the masterpiece, keep heels dainty and feminine, also pointy flat shoes can look equally chic. So treat yourself, break out of the jeans and watch your waist magically shrink to wasp like proportions!