Thursday, 26 May 2016

Chloé Girls in the City




Have you ever had that one pair of shoes that just transformed an outfit? As soon as you put them on they take the most basic and simple of looks to another level? That is exactly what these Chloé wedge espadrilles do. The shape and cut and the mix between suede and leather encapsulates that boho feel. If you are thinking of investing in a great pair of summer shoes - I would definitely consider these Chloé wedges, you won't regret it.

To add to that boho feel I of course had to go for a wide sleeve top. This Zara one was perfect, I love the blue stripe and the deep V-neck, its pretty but totally understated. It matches in well with my Dionysus and because of the pastel tones, it doesn't clash.

Obviously, I still wanted to edge it up a little, so added a black choker from Topshop and my Mango lace up denims. They give off that Marant vibe that you all know I love so much, and were the perfect addition to my look. Making it into my favourite mix of styles - Parisian with a touch of western and a little bit of boho. Pretty much what Marant does best, and the reason I've been a fan for many years.

What do you think of these styles? And of course, my new shoes? I've linked all the items above and below, but if you have any questions please comment or tweet me - @florals_corals.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend when it comes!


All Images - Chris Allan.




SHARE:

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Birthday Fun: #24






Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes last week, I had a great day and was lucky enough to receive some truly beautiful gifts.

One of my favourite types of video to watch on youtube is a haul, especially a birthday or Christmas haul. Even though I'm not on Youtube I still thought it might be fun to share some of these beautiful gifts with you in a new type of format.

One of the best gifts I received is the camera I shot these images on. Chris bought me the Olympus Pen EPL7 in black and i'm loving it so far. I got it mostly for instagram images, to improve the overall quality of my feed. However, also for shooting my flat lays on as the Canon Chris uses to shoot my street style doesn't have a wide angle lens, which can make shooting flat lays pretty tricky.

What do you think of the quality? I think its great for such a small compact camera, and it takes amazing videos and selfies!

I also stepped up my accessory game again with these  beautiful birthday gifts. I mean these Chloé wedge espadrilles, seriously the most comfortable and beautiful summer shoes I've ever owned. Along with my Dionysus and new Mango cowboy booties i'm pretty much set with my boho summer wardrobe.

I've also been thinking about different types of posts you may want to see on the blog, if you haven't noticed already, i've been adding in lots of product collages and shop my wardrobe features because I love to see them on other blogs to get inspiration. I was thinking now because I have my olympus I can do more lifestyle, interior and beauty related posts and maybe even some travel/fashion week vlogs in the coming months. I would love to hear what you would like to see on the blog.

Please comment below, email me, snap or tweet me - it would be amazing to have your input!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend when it comes - lets hope the sun comes out too. 







SHARE:

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Shirtdress


With the beautiful weather this week, how could I resist putting on my first summer dress of the season. What do you think of this casual and easy piece? For £25 I think its a perfect summer staple and great for Glasgow with the long sleeves to keep you warmer in the cool (or freezing) evenings. 

The pop of orange from my wedge espadrille works in well with the crisp white to compliment each other perfectly and give off those real summery vibes. The sandals are another £25 bargain that I instantly fell in love with. As well as being totally chic and a dupe for the Celine sandals they are also so comfortable and great for everyday summer wear.

Did you see my Chloé wedges that I received for my birthday on Friday - if not pop to my instagram @lucyflorals to see them - they are insane! I cannot wait to share them and some other beautiful pieces on the blog this week. 

Also, thank you so much to everyone for the kind birthday messages. I had a lovely day and can't wait to share more of the bits I picked up on the blog and my social channels.


Happy Sunday and have a wonderful week! 



All Images - Chris Allan. 

SHOP THIS POST:



SHARE:

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Dionysus



Ok, so can we just talk about my new baby? I had fallen in love with the Gucci Dionysus months ago, and don't get me wrong, I loved the classic and original one but it wasn't until after I seen the embellished catwalk version that I fell for it even more. I couldn't stop looking at it online and just knew it would have to be my next bag, mostly because I own some classic bags in minimal colours but nothing as fun as this.

Thats when I knew I wanted the floral one, because of course the original catwalk embellished version is a little out of reach, but I still wanted that wow factor of the pattern and contrast all over the classic gucci style. I think I made the right decision in going for this beauty, don't you? I mean the detail on the back and the gorgeous pink suede it's just amazing.

On the topic of statement pieces, this stunning Zelle studio blouse. I have loved the pieces Zelle create for some time after finding and following them on instagram but when I seen the beautiful quality of this piece - and for the price - it's just such a stunning stand out piece that looks so perfect with the most simple of outfits. I especially love to wear pieces like this with denims and trainers to achieve that strong contrast of easy luxe.

What do you think of my new statement pieces and have you invested in any for SS16? Tweet or snap me @lucyflorals to let me know.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead - I hear it's meant to be a sunny one! 



All Images - Chris Allan.




SHOP THIS POST:

SHARE:

Thursday, 5 May 2016

SS16 Wardrobe Essentials


As the weather gets better and we come into May, I always find myself lusting over summer pieces but unsure how to fully transition. Its that time of year when you want to feel summery but it could still be a little chilly, especially in the mornings and at night. I've put together some of my favourite pieces to work into your wardrobe that can help you transition. 

For example, if you add whites and pastel tones in, it instantly brightens your colour palette. On the other hand, add a sandal or a wedge with your regular denims or a straw bag you can create a more summery look without baring all. Another one of my favourites coming in to this time of year is, white denim. I just recently bought the pair I have shown above (you can see them on my instagram) and I haven't taken them off! High waisted, boyfriend or a girlfriend fit - any pair of white denims are your best friend this season.

All of the items I have listed are particularly inexpensive - minus the watch of course, but I had to include it. I went to a preview for these beautiful Bremont watches at Chisholm Hunter recently, and I totally fell in love with their beautiful pieces and great history behind the brand.

Let me know what you think of this type of post, where I put together some inexpensive wardrobe essentials in an easy shopable way. It would be great to know if you like this type of post and would want to see more!


Happy Thursday, wishing you all a wonderful weekend when it comes. 

My new Gucci Dionysus will be on the blog so soon - stay tuned for that! 

P.S - here's a link to the £25 sleeveless trench coat I was wearing on instagram - shop it here!


SHOP THIS POST:


SHARE:

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Denim Mini


The Denim Mini skirt is always a summer staple in my eyes, but this year I think it will make a special comeback. If you look below i've linked some of my favourites, from high street to high end - I mean look at that Isabel Marant one its perfect, isn't it?

The Particular one I'm wearing above is from H&M and I actually bought it at the end of last summer in the US because of my lost case nightmare. It was $15 then and I wore it for almost the whole holiday. Whilst in London last week I spotted some similar ones to this, which were pretty much the same shape and style for £15. I mean isn't that the best buy? I've linked that one above and they also have it in suede as well as many different colours - definite must have!

How do you feel about the Denim Mini? Is it your style? Or is it still too 2007 for you? I can remember never having mine off when I was younger. Let me know if you were the same, and what you think about them now?


Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday and a great week!


P.S - there will be a SS16 essentials edit on the blog this week so look out for that!


All Images - Chris Allan.


Shop This Post:


SHARE:

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

#HairGoals


When thinking about my hair journey its difficult to know where to start, i'm naturally blonde but for 4 years I dyed my hair brown, I chopped it short and then grew it long again.  Although i'm sure if you look back to my early blog posts you will see it all and can have a giggle. It's only now that i'm finally happy with my hair, I knew I had to find a hairstyle and colour that suited my style and my face shape, as well as something that would photograph well.

It took a few years but now I know that a long bob styled curly or wavy and in my natural blonde (with some extra added highlights of course) is what works for me. In blogging, it's often difficult because we're just normal people and not models - well i'm definitely not - so it's important to work with what you have and enhance that rather than trying to look like someone else.

I have a great hair stylist at Salon Above, a salon close to where I live, who does my cut and colour and I love it. However, when I shoot 2-3 times a week for the blog and social media, I can't always go to the hairdresser and instead needed a simple and easy routine that still looked great on camera.

Thats where the Bardou products come in, after i've washed my hair with the shampoo and conditioner, I do some loose waves with my curling wand then use the Bardou hairspray to hold it. After that I go in with the amazing Bardou dry shampoo for extra volume.The products are great, smell insanely good and being keratin enriched they help protect my hair whilst making it glossy and fabulous, not to mention the chic packaging of the products looks perfect in my bathroom.

It's no doubt these products are used by fashionistas and bloggers from all over the world, check the products and some testimonials out here! If you decide you want to try these products out let me know and don't forget to use the code LUCYC10 for a discount!

I can't wait to get a bouncy blow dry at their beautiful London salon when I'm down next month!

What is your favourite way to style your hair? Do you have a similar hair story? Please let me know by tweeting me @florals_corals or snap me @lucyflorals - as always I love to know what you think and your own stories!

Enjoy the rest of your week - not long until the weekend!


All Images - Chris Allan


Shop This Post:


SHARE:
© Florals and Corals. All rights reserved.
MINIMAL BLOGGER TEMPLATES BY pipdig