Friday, 18 July 2014

It's Bikini Time!!

Woohoo! The sun is out and it's roasting.  Now is the time to bare those bodies and slip into that new bikini.  Well, it's that time for some people....

If you're anything like me, you may not be feeling quite ready to bare all just yet.  So, what to do about it? Hide under a layer of clothing and miss out on the summer fun? Noooo!  Why not take the proverbial bull by the horns and try out one of the many bikini body workouts available? 

I've done a little bit of research and have provided you with my Top 5 bikini body workouts.  Try them and let me know what you think.

Number 5
How to Get a Bikini Worthy Body, by WikiHow.
This great, step by step "How To" includes information about diet and exercise, and includes easy to follow steps, made easier with diagrams.  Definitely worth a try.

Number 4
How to Get a Bikini Body in 2 Weeks: The Ultimate Diet and Workout Plan
Great advice with a little bit of psychology thrown in!

Number 3
Jillian Michaels' Summer SHAPE Up Workout
This three-month plan, inspired by the DVD Jillian Michaels Hard Body has been tried and tested (if in doubt - watch the Biggest Looser - Jillian is a trainer from the TV show).

Number 2
The 20 Minute Pilates Workout: Get a Bikini Body in 4 Weeks
"Each of these exercises targets at least three major muscle groups -- so you train smarter, not longer," says Rael Isacowitz, a Pilates specialist and exercise physiologist based in Costa Mesa, California.

Number 1
The Dukan Diet
My personal favourite, the Dukan Diet, if followed properly is a fail-safe way of losing weight fast, increasing muscle tone and maintaining good eating habits.


So, assuming we've all found a plan that suits our requirements for getting that bikini body, now we just need some fabulous swimwear to flaunt....I've added some of my favourites below. 


 Chloe L Space Swimwear

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Dolce and Gabbana



I've shown you my favourites, now you show me yours!



Wednesday, 9 July 2014

How to Wear a Logo Top...





Who doesn’t love a logo top?  That versatile wardrobe staple, dating back as early as the 1930's and becoming more mainstream in the fabulous 50's, has maintained its place in fashion history for decades.  However, choosing the right logo tee could be tricky, according to The Guardian's Lauren Cochrane, who says "From geek tees to the Coca-Cola classic, your top may be making a statement – but what exactly will it say about your style credentials?".

Lauren's great article provides us with brilliant advice and information on the background, inspiration and designers of popular logos, and confirms the "coolness factor" of each logo now.  This is brilliant for those of us who are a little unsure about finding the right logo, but once chosen, what should you wear it with?   

The great thing about a logo top is the many ways in which it can be worn and the many statements you can make about your personal style and taste.  Be it casual, punk, vintage or feminine chic, the right logo can help you rock any look. 

Still unsure about donning your logo top? Looking for inspiration? Then look no further because the She Loves Outfits crew have put together a fabulous little list of ideas....

1. Tell the world what’s on your mind….
The logo t-shirt is a great way of telling the world what’s on your mind.  This is the perfect “statement” piece, so choose a logo t-shirt that really means something to you, a logo you can identify with.  Whether it is an image, text or the name of your favourite rock band, be bold.  Make your logo t-shirt the centre of attention by pairing it with simple black leggings or jeans. Try not to over accessorise.

2. Cool, Calm and Collected…..
If you’re into vintage styles, there are some great logo tees out there.  Collect a few cool vintage tops, including band names, brand names and images from those bygone eras (that Coca-Cola logo is a favourite of mine).  Pair your vintage logo tees with skinny jeans, three-quarter length trousers or a cute little mini skirt.  Vintage hair-do’s, sunnies, jackets and jewellery will really add some oomph to this look.

3. Keep it Girly….
Want to wear your logo top and still look feminine?  Wear it with a cute, floaty knee length skirt (floral skirts look great) with pumps or heels for an on trend, feminine chic.  Aim for a fitted logo top, or tuck it in and belt it to keep those feminine curves on display.

4. Ultra Casual….
Go for a traditional logo look.  Logo tees look great paired with boyfriend jeans.  Brighten your look with chunky jewellery and colourful converse, cardigans, scarves and jackets.  Looking comfortable and laid back is bound to make you feel more comfortable, more relaxed.

5. Riot Girl….
The riot girl look is still pretty cool in my mind, and the logo-tee is the perfect accompaniment to this look.  The grungy, punky, biker babe Riot Girl look has been around for years and the best way to achieve this look is simply by pairing your logo top with anything with rips, studs or leather.  Go hard core and mix it up.  A black pencil skirt teamed with studded ankle boots and a logo-tee is a great way to achieve this cool and sexy style.

Still not sure if you’re getting it right? Then take a look at Lauren Cochrane’s article in the Guardian :) 

Show us your favourite logo tops and how you like to wear them!   




Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Need a Summer Bargain?

Embrace summer and show off those gorgeous arms and legs, girls.  Shorts and strappy vests are definitely the way to go this season and with so many styles available there is bound to be something to suit everyone.

If you're feeling the summer shorts trend then you might want to visit our ebay store......We are currently selling these gorgeous green D&G shorts for only £20 but if you message us on ebay and quote "BLOG BARGAIN: D&G SHORTS" we will give you a £5 discount.  Dolce & Gabbana for only £15!!!


Don't despair if baring your legs is not your style.  We have an equally fabulous offer on this beautiful Matthew Williamson Butterfly strappy sequin vest top.  This stunning top is currently for sale at £30 but if you message us on ebay and quote "BLOG BARGAIN: SEQUIN VEST" we will give you a £5 discount.  How could you not take advantage of this offer?! ;)



Please note, the above offers are valid until Friday 1st August at 6pm, or until the item is sold.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Channelling the Inner Ballerina

I'd like to channel my inner ballerina and wear a tutu!  Take a look at these lovely dresses....


Loving everything about this dress...the colour, the bust line, the way it ties up at the front:



Pretty in pink!  This dress is from ASOS....



Wow.  Just wow.  So many layers and such a beautiful length.  This dress is from aliexpress...



You can find this at www.loveitsomuch.com.  The name says it all:




Does anyone else love this look? Share your favourite dresses with us :)

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Everybody's talking about....

....Kate Moss and her latest collection for Topshop.

Kate last worked with Topshop in 2007 when her first collection with the High Street fashion retailer was unveiled.  The Kate Moss collection was so popular with buyers that we're all surprised it has taken this long for Kate and Topshop to join forces again.  But finally they have and everyone is very excited.

Kate's collection will be launched on the 30th April, so not too long to wait ladies, and I can assure you that this collection is worth waiting for. And if Kate's name isn't enough to get you to Topshop, did you know that Beth Ditto, Charlotte Tilbury and Vivienne Westwood have also been involved?

The very cool collection includes jackets, shorts, cocktail and evening dresses as well as tops and scarves.  The collection boasts a mix of trendy, festival-style fringed items and ultra sexy gowns.  There is even a video available of Kate behind the scenes....click here to take a look.

Here are a few of our favourite pieces from the collection...










Friday, 4 April 2014

Flower Power

Floral prints are a popular choice for spring and summer.  A perennial favourite on the catwalks, the floral print can be romantic, exotic, colourful and happy all at the same time.  This season the floral print is looking better and bolder than ever.  Just take a look at these beautiful pieces....

Delicate, romantic and feminine florals.....

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--floral-clothing-floral-prints-52066.html

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--floral-clothing-floral-prints-52066.html

Bright, bold and beautiful statement florals.....

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--floral-clothing-floral-prints-52066.html

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--floral-clothing-floral-prints-52066.html

Mixed and matched florals....

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--floral-clothing-floral-prints-52066.html

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--floral-clothing-floral-prints-52066.html

Floral accessories....

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--floral-clothing-floral-prints-52066.html

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--floral-clothing-floral-prints-52066.html

We'd love to hear about your favourite florals x

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Hair!

As I'm sure you are aware, it's not just the clothes that make an outfit.  Shoes, bags, jewellery, make-up and hair also play a really important role.  If you fancy a casual look, wear your hair in a loose bun and put on some flat shoes.  Fancy a sexy look? Try wearing your hair down and slightly tousled.  So many great looks can be completed by styling your hair in the right way. I really noticed this while flipping through a hair magazine the last time I was at the hairdressers.  

At any fashion show, the catwalk models will have their hair styled and designed in a way that compliments the pieces created by the designer whose work they are modelling.  Take a look at these gorgeous and sometimes slightly crazy hair creations taken from a selection of Fashion Week shows from 2013 and 2014:

http://www.fashion-stylist.net/blog/2010/03/18/backstage-at-andrew-majtenyi-at-lfw


http://www.goodyhair.co.uk/2011/02/


http://www.company.co.uk/beauty/toni-guy-hair-fashion-fix











This is definitely an art form.  Who's your favourite hair-stylist?