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Last summer I was gutted to miss out on scoring myself this cool white Vogue Tee that came with the Vogue, Netherlands June issue. But this summer I was more on top of it! I read online that in June 2014 they’d be releasing another Vogue Tee again, so as soon as the issue was out I straight away contacted my (lovely) parents and kindly asked if they could pretty please pick up the issue for me. So for €6.99 I scored this lovely grey Vogue Tee and a good fashion read.
You like? Well you’re in luck! Instead of getting just one copy, my mum (the sweetheart) got two! So I decided to give one away here on the blog. This Vogue Tee is so easy to style – I love wearing it casually with jeans and converse or dressing it up with a leather skirt and heels. For more styling ideas by Vogue on how to wear a logo tee like the Vogue Tee click here and here.
All the details on how-to-enter are below! This Vogue Tee giveaway ends next Friday on the 1st of August and is open internationally. Good luck everyone :)
Slip on printed sneakers are the ideal summer shoe trend because they are comfortable and stylish. For a little while I’d been on the lookout for some leopard sneakers and I finally found the perfect ones at ASOS, and for only £20! These leopard Dockland Plimsolls (link) are such a fun accessory to accompany many outfits.
I could go on and on about how to style them but here some quick ideas; think (distressed) jeans and a crisp white shirt // black leather skirt and black top // a little white tunic dress // your favourite denim shirt and red jeans // bright shades like orange go great with leopard print // but also more neutral toned shades like camel or olive green // an all black outfit, or even being more of a rebel and mixing it with other prints. Like combining leopard print with stripes! Here a recent outfit of the day with my new ASOS Leopard Sneakers.
Waxed cropped black jeans by ZARA // White short sleeve tee by ZARA // Thin nautical striped knit by Vera Moda – which I threw on later in the day // Olive Parka from H&M // ASOS Docklands Plimsoll Leopard Sneakers (link) // Simone Necklace by Maison Miru // Watch by Michael Kors // Arm candy by Tiffany & Co, Monica Vinader and London W11 bangle by Whistle & Bango (as seen here).
The ASOS Docklands Plimsolls are also available in other prints, like grid, floral or check, see full range here. Which ones do you like?
The other day I got invited to have a little browse around the Bailey Nelson store in Covent Garden. Being Dutch I always love a good bargain and Bailey Nelson’s offering is definitely that; as they offer funky designed, high quality prescription glasses and sunglasses at super affordable prices. Let’s have a look shall we?
Bailey Nelson now have 4 boutiques in London and Covent Garden is their flagship store. The boutiques are very much about enjoying the experience of helping you find the perfect pair of Bailey Nelson spectacles and there doesn’t feel anything like your usual optician store. The funky in-store design and friendly staff made me feel right at home straight away. And that’s how you want to feel when you’re trying on glasses; comfortable, don’t you agree?
Now onto the best past, the totally transparent pricing – everything in the store costs £98! This will buy you an awesome pair of frames INCLUDING single vision prescription lenses or a pair of cool polarised sunglasses (which can also be prescribed at no extra cost). All lenses are high quality and come with anti-scratch, anti-glare and anti-reflection coatings as standard (there is no up sell). Knowing that every pair in the store is the same price means you can try everything on and not worry about the price, but more focus on the style and the feeling that pair of glasses gives you. I love trying on new glasses and sunglasses, it’s such a fun experience and great way to try out new looks. So I went on the hunt for a fun new pair of sunnies…
Some of my favourites were the black Lucette Cat Eye Shades, the over-sized Tortoise Mim’s shades and the Virginia shades in bright blue. I would have loved to get the Mim’s ones but unfortunately I have quite a small head so they just looked too big on me. But I did find a pair that I loved very much and straight away felt like the perfect fit – the Wallace!
What they look like on me? To be continued. I am off on holiday to Turkey on Sunday so I’m sure they will come in very handy over there :)
For more information about Bailey Nelson or to find one of their stores (currently they are based in the UK, Australia and Canada) visit their website www.baileynelson.co.uk or just pop into the Covent Garden Boutique to try out their funky designs for yourself.
Bailey Nelson – Covent Garden
69 Neal Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9PJ
You can also find them on Twitter @BaileyNelsonLdn or Facebook
When I was in Volterra (Tuscany) last week and I spotted this gorgeous black and white wall on the side of the Cathedral, I just couldn’t resist a quick little ‘photo shoot’. It was a bit of an overcast day so for those days I find a maxi dress is just perfect.
Black maxi dress by Vera Moda (similar here or here) // Denim jacket by Bershka // Black Slim Classic Havaianas Flip Flops (link) – the most comfortable summer shoes ever. Can walk on these for hours, so perfect for sightseeing // Lipstick is So Chaud by MAC as seen here.
I am a big fan of coloured denim, especially in summer! So when I spotted these bright yellow jeans at ZARA recently, I knew they had my name written all over them. Wearing yellow always makes me happy and feel like a little ray of sunshine. This is me out in Notting Hill recently on a gorgeous day feeling very bright :)
Yellow jeans by ZARA, Trafaluc £19.99 (link) // Grey VOGUE Netherlands T-shirt // Denim jacket by Bershka (as seen here) // Turquoise W11 bracelet by Whistle & Bango // Watch by Michael Kors // Leather loafers by Tony Bianco.
What do you think of my bright yellow jeans – is this something you’ll wear this summer?