Sunday, 22 July 2012

Britain's Next Top Pig

Dress: Next, Shoes: Clarks

Years ago the Next sale used to be the highlight of my shopping calender. My mum and I would go through every rail in a methodical motion to ensure that both our wish lists got completed for a fraction of the price. This was at a time when I loved nothing better than going through the Next directory in a selection ritual, marking my desires and wants with a little Biro star and a folded page. Once selected the wish list was formed and the sale anticipation began. This year however what with being at uni and working at Oasis my trips home have been rare and the chance to labour over the glossy pages of the Next directory even rarer. As a result I faced this years Next sale wish list less. And what a lovely experience it was!

You see, having no knowledge of the stock (for most shops I am a walking, snorting encyclopaedia) that I was about to face left me experiencing the sale as if it was a collection that had just launched, albeit a very chaotic and reduced collection. This also meant that instead of leaving laden with an abundance of clothing that fulfilled my wish list I just left with this lovely retro broderie anglais shirt dress. Adorable just isn't the word.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Pig off: Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig for those of you who are not cultured in the ways of children's television is a pig who enjoys jumping in muddy puddles (who doesn't?) and wearing an excessive amount of blusher. However as with most television stars she has quite an enviable wardrobe, albeit a capsule one at that. You see, after much detective work I have deduced that Peppa Pig wears Calvin Klein. And no I'm not crazy, just look at this:

It's a perfect match! Clean lines and minimalistic elegance. Just add in some yellow Hunter wellies et voilĂ , you'll be as fashionable as a snorting cartoon pig! What's not to love?! 

Obviously I just had to try this outfit on for size although I'm not sure how I feel about wearing Calvin Klein to jump in mud. It is a very ostentatious notion is it not? Will it come out? Will it not? So many questions. And on that note I leave you with my final query: Who wore it best: Peppa or Hogfreckles? Please send your answers on a postcard or sealed envelope to the comments box below...

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Hot to trotter

Top: Per Una at Marks and Spencer; Jeans: Oasis; Bag: Vintage; Shoes: Asos.
And so I have joined the peplum posse. I mean, have you met a blogger that doesn't own a peplum? Originality thy name is fashion blogging.

As well as my new fancy, smancy, lacy peplum I also got... 
*drum-roll please*... NEW SHOES!!!

ahem, sorry I meant:



A pigs got to keep her trotters well cared for after all. Especially if Asos has a sale on. It would be rude not to after all.