Monday, 14 April 2014

Throwback Dress with New Look

I was approached by New Look last week to check if I wanted to participate in their 'Throwback Dress' campaign to which of course I answered yes to. I shop there regularly (when I wasn't on a shopping ban). Funny thing is I shop there (via online) so much that, I received a 'you haven't shopped in a while' email reminder with a discount code. The idea of the 'Throwback Dress' is for bloggers to post about that one dress they have in their wardrobes that they can never seem to get rid off. Along with choosing a brand new dress courtesy of New Look to become my future throwback dress. When I read the email, my mind immediately went to the above dress which I actually blogged about why I never got rid of it here

My current Throwback Dress is from Boohoo which I bought about 4 years ago now and its still a favourite. I find it flexible and can wear it with most things. The stretchy fabric of it means I can eat as much chocolate and most like still fit into. I can just throw it on and head out of the door without doing much to it really. I chose this maxi to be my potential future Throwback Dress because I like the simplicity of it which makes it easier to pair with different pieces in my wardrobe. I went casual with it here and just paid it with flats and the hat but it can also be glamed up in the evening with a clutch, statement necklace and a killer pair of heels. I can see myself wearing it in the summer, so it could possibly become my new Throwback Dress. 
 Maxi Dress c/o New Look / Jacket New Look / Hat H&M / Flats New Look

xoxo
Ivy




Sunday, 6 April 2014

Style Crush: Louise Ebel

You know when you come across something you really like or love and you go speechless, your heart stops for just a second because you're in awe? Well that was me when I first came across Louise's blog Pandora. In her own words, she's an "...art lover, 70's groupie and XIXth century fanatic". I've been reading her blog as far as I could remember and I'm always in awe of her style choices. She mixes vintage and modern pieces like a pro and is not stranger to colours and accessories. From bohemian babe to sixties siren, there isn't a look this French beauty cannot pull off. I would love to play dress up in her closet for sure.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Hollywood Talents Elle Fanning, Bella Heathcote, Lupita Nyong'o and Elizabeth Olsen in Miu Miu SS14 Ad Campaign

I don't think I've seen a more star studded ad campaign like this Miu Miu one. For their Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, "Hollywood’s brightest new stars take on the many facets of the Miu Miu femininity in a series of portraits by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin."Each set is as distinctive as the actress as they interpret the collection in their own striking ways. Full of colours and prints, the collection is right up my street and would love to get my hands on all of them.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

I'm Loving....Tiger Milly

I fell in love with vintage style clothes and accessories last year thanks to my friend Gem. Although my wardrobe is not brimming with vintage pieces, I do have the odd pieces which fits in perfectly with my modern pieces. I love the 50s rockabilly style and the occasional 20s flapper style. I'm always looking for vintage blogs, brands and retailers to ogle at. My current find is Tiger Milly, a UK based retailer that stock in a wide range of party, prom and 50's inspired women's clothes and accessories. They currently stock pieces from over 20 brands including my fave Hell Bunny and Collectif. Check out their site for more pieces or follow them on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date.