Okay, so we may be fast approaching Autumn, but for those of you who are, like me, going away soon to enjoy the last of the summer sun, and are in need of a new holiday wardrobe, then look no further! This week’s Wednesday Wishlist is a ‘hot for hols’ special! You will be sizzling in the sun in style before you know it!

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From Left to Right: 1. Miss Selfridge Geo Devore Bra Top, 2. eBay Black Suede Studded Flatforms, 3. Topshop Floral Print Maxi Dress, 4. Missguided Tanisa Leather Hotpants, 5. & 6. River Island Light Orange/Pink Diamante Flower Bikini Top & Bottoms.

1. Geo Devore Bra Top, £20, Miss Selfridge – Who knew that wearing what could be deemed as ‘lingerie’ out in public would be socially acceptable in 2012?  Well according to Viktor & Rolf, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, the elusive ‘bra top’ is just that. Bra tops are perfect for your summer holiday, and with this gorgeous Geo velvet number, you’ll in no doubt be top of the trend class! What’s more, velvet is HUGE for Autumn/Winter 2012 – take inspiration from Peter Pilotto and Unique.

2. Black suede studded flatforms, £11.99 without postage, eBay – Flatforms are massive in the bloggerverse – just look at top fashion blogger Lily Melrose for instance! And with Topshop Unique, Meadham Kirchhoff and Christopher Kane featuring these popular shoes in their Spring/Summer 2012 collections, there is no doubt the ‘the flatform’ is this Summer’s shoe of choice! These black suede studded shoes are perfect for those of you who hate high heels! Plus, they go with EVERYTHING!

3. Floral Print Maxi Dress, £59, Topshop –  A Wednesday Wishlist is never complete with some sort of floral garment included! And this week’s certainly doesn’t disappoint! This Topshop dress maybe be a tad on the expensive side but with florals set to be HUGE this Autumn/Winter – with the likes of Jonathan Saunders and Erdem going darkside, what’s not to love?

4. Tanisa Leather Hotpants, £22.99, Missguided – Don’t fret, the dominatrix look is not back in fashion just yet, but it’s safe to say that leather was everywhere during Fashion Week – just look at online etailer Missguided’s take on this sultry fabric! Team these amazing leather hotpants with a crisp white collar-tipped Zara shirt, Topshop grey ankle socks and Republic’s gold studded and buckle boots, for an Alexa Chung style steal. Or just take some S/S inspiration from Valentino, Kanye West and Balmain by including minimalistic furs and accessories for the hot sizzling summer evening. If you’re more of an A/W girl, make like Acne and Unique and dress down your leather with a grey colour palette.

5. & 6. Light Orange/Pink Diamante Flower Bikini Top & Bottoms, £18 & £10, River Island – Ice cream shades were all the rage this Spring/Summer with Alexander McQueen, Chloe and Chanel including these delicious flavours into their eclectic designs! This pastel bikini River Island bikini is perfect if you want to emulate this Summer’s hottest trend! Team with these cute cat eye sunglasses from ASOS, and you’ll be oozing with style before you know it!

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The Wednesday Wishlist is back and in full fashion force with a special ‘pining for prints’ edition! This week we feature items from six etailers, forget River Island and Topshop – indie is where it’s at!

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From Left to Right: 1. Lavish Alice Nude & Navy Maxi Summer Dress, 2. Black Milk ‘Sick of Men’ Wedge Boots, 3. Kiss Me Quick Boutique Vintage Tartan Scarf, 4. Treasure Trunk 80s Flower Shirt, 5. The Vintage Set ‘Audrey’ Jacket & 6. The Pretty Junk Vintage 80s Tribal Mini Dress.

1. Nude & Navy Maxi Summer Dress, £22, Lavish Alice – ‘Zig zag’ prints are back for Autumn/Winter 2012, with top British designers such as House of Holland, with their colourful cardigans and Meadham Kirchhoff, with their animalistic fur coats, including this eccentric print into their designs. This beautiful Lavish Alice dress is perfect for those of you who want to invoke this trend into your style! This maxi dress can be worn with these gorgeous gladiators from Topshop for a summer feel, or it can be dressed up with this Miss Selfridge biker jacket and some sexy studded heels from River Island, for a night out with the girls!

2. ‘Sick of Men’ Wedge Boots,$189.95 USD, Black Milk – Calling all comic book fanatics! Comics are now officially IN fashion, yes you read that right! Want proof? Spanish fashion house Balenciaga included comic book drawings in their A/W 2012 collection, which went down a storm with fashion editors and stylistas alike. So when I came across these AMAZING ‘Sick of Men’ wedge boots – made by a Black Milk/Jeffrey Campbell collaboration, I HAD to showcase them in today’s Wednesday Wishlist! At $185.95, they are pricey, but are well worth it if you want to stand out of the shoe crowd! I would pair these babies with this cute Peter Pan collar dress from Republic, and some quirky comic book nail wraps from the Nail Art Company (page 5 of 7).

3. Vintage Tartan Scarf, £5, Kiss Me Quick Boutique – This cute tartan scarf is a perfect addition to any budding Autumn/Winter wardrobe! Make like Lily Melrose and wear it with a grey marl dress, beanie hat, leather jacket and Topshop Albas, or pair it with the Lavish Alice dress above for a cool clash look!

4. 80s Flower Shirt, £30, Treasure Trunk – Summer may be coming to an end, but if you’re still feelin’ floral, then don’t fret, as flower power is staying for Autumn/Winter 2012! Gucci and Emporio Armani all impressed with their take on the concept of ‘dark blooms’. So if flowers are your thing, then you’ll love this 80s vintage flower shirt from Treasure Trunk! Just add this studded Western belt from Urban Outfitters and these famous River Island flatforms, and you’ll be channelling the ‘dark side’ before you know it!

5. ‘Audrey’ Jacket, £24, The Vintage Set – Monochrome prints is another big trend for Autumn/Winter 2012 with Versace, Moschino and Just Cavalli stunning their prospective fashion weeks with their use of these two bold colours. If you’re looking to invest in this trend without striking zero in your bank balance, then this lovely ‘Audrey’ jacket might take your fancy. At only £24, it reminds me of the classic style icon Audrey Hepburn (hence the choice of name), and it will add elegance and sophistication to any outfit.

6. Vintage 80s Tribal Mini Dress, £26, The Pretty Junk – Despite all the hype about the up-and-coming Autumn/Winter 2012 trends, let’s not forget that it’s STILL summer! So I had to let it end on a high note with this amazing vintage tribal mini dress from The Pretty Junk! This colourful number reminds me of the Rio Carnival, which takes place early next year! So what better time to invest in this piece than now?! Just add these cool ASOS half frame shades and Monochrome wedges into the mix, and you’ll be ready to party into the early hours in style!

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This week’s Wednesday Wishlist is a Miss Selfridge ‘must-have’ special!

From L-R: 1. Silver Lame Dipback Tee, 2. Black Floral Denim Hotpants, 3. Buddha Ring, 4.Petites Ombre Shirt, 5. Rhinestone Chain Loop & 6. Stud Front Dipback Tee.

1. Silver Lame Dipback Tee, £25 – Metallics were a key Autumn/Winter 2011 trend, but they are still clinging on for ‘trend-glory’ this season with Herve Leger, Givenchy and Sportsmax showcasing these futuristic colours in their S/S 2012 collections. I would pair this top with my Republic black leggings and my silver studded shoes.

2. Black Floral Denim Hotpants, £28 – Florals are always a trend which always crops up at this time of year, with designers such as Matthew Williamson, Mary Katrantzou and dynamic duo Proenza Schouler turning heads with their flower power pieces at their respective fashion weeks.  These shorts would look perfect with a simple white Topshop tee and Office’s pink underground creepers. For the current ‘clash’ look, which is popular with celebrities such as Diane Kruger and Olivia Palermo, team your florals with stripes or leopard print. For this trend, anything goes!

3. Buddha Ring, £6.50 – I was drawn to this Buddha ring because believe it or not, this religion is part of my heritage (I’m half Thai). I used to own quite a few religious Thai trinkets and necklaces, but over the years I have somehow lost them! This Buddha ring reminds me of ‘the other part of my life’, and it’s also gold, which is my favourite jewellery colour – so I HAD to include it in my Wednesday Wishlist! There were only a few left in stock the last time I checked so if you want to snap this up, then you have gotta be quick!

4. Petites Ombre Shirt, £32 – Ombre is BACK, and it is another trend which is set to rock in the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion stakes, with top fashion bloggers ‘ombre-ing’ their hair such as Lily Melrose and Olivia Purvis, to Charlotte Ronson and Louis Vuitton, who have sent dip-dyed pieces down the runway.  This would look great with bloggers favourite American Apparel disco pants and black high top flatforms.

5. Rhinestone Chain Loop, £25 – Collar necklaces were big on the catwalks of Sass & Bide and Oscar De Le Renta. Despite this necklace being HUGE and probably weighing a tonne, it’s still amazing in my eyes!  It would look great under the collar of a crisp white shirt.

6. Stud Front Dipback Tee, £35 – I am in love with studded clothing and accessories at the moment! Let’s just say it’s my ‘inner-Balmain’ which is luring me to this trend. This tee can be dressed up for the day time – with some Boohoo black wet look leggings and Chelsea boots, or it can be dressed up to the nines with some luscious leather shorts from Missguided and River Island black and white heels, for a night out with the girls!

What are your thoughts on Miss Selfridge? Are there any items which take your fancy?

Today’s Wednesday Wishlist is all about fabulous online retailer, Missguided!

Missguided has been on my radar for some time now, but it wasn’t until earlier this month that I actually took the time to browse the online retailer, and let me tell you – I instantly fell in love with some of their amazing clothes!

From L-R: 1. Enrita Leather Trim Lace Blouse, 2. Ingrid Tassel Ribbed Bodycon Skirt, 3. Sunisa Crocodile Skin Envelope Tote Bag, 4. Velda Mirrored Teashade Sunglasses, 5. USA Frayed Denim Shorts & 6. Studded Collar Skater Dress.

1. Enrita Leather Trim Lace Blouse, £22.99 – Lace is big this season, with designers such as Miu Miu’s stunning red and gold dress, Luisa Beccaria’s blue midi and Valentino’s crisp white gowns turning heads at fashion week. So when I saw this edgy blouse on the Missguided website, I had to include it in my Wednesday Wishlist! As you can see, I have ‘tucked’ it in the tassel Bodycon skirt below; this outfit would be perfect for a night out with the girls, or for a special occasion. If I wanted a more casual look, I could also team this blouse with these Topshop dip-dye denim shorts and black wedge sandals from River Island.

2. Ingrid Tassel Ribbed Bodycon Skirt, £22.99 – The ‘Great Gatsby’ look took the catwalks of Marchesa, Ralph Lauren and Etro by storm. So I was eagerly anticipating what the high street were going to come up with in terms of designing their own versions of this 20s trend – and it’s safe to say that Missguided definitely did not disappoint with this sultry Bodycon tassel skirt! Dip hem skirts seem to be all the ‘rage’ at the moment, so it’s refreshing to have a different type of skirt available for those who want to embrace their ‘inner Gatsby girl’. At £22.99 this skirt is practically a steal, so if you fancy channelling the great 1920s, grab yours now!

3. Sunisa Crocodile Skin Envelope Tote Bag, £28.99 – As with previous wishlists, pastel colours are a trend which I have been coveting ever since they graced the runway of House of Holland, Jaeger and J W Anderson. This pastel pink crocodile skin envelope bag is perfect for someone like me, who prefers to add minimal pastel accessories to her outfits, rather than look like an ice cream sorbet (hey it’s a good look, but it’s not for me!)  This bag will also finish off the outfit in my wishlist nicely!

n …4. Velda Mirrored Teashade Sunglasses, £4.99 – These sunglasses are so cute and funky! They remind me of the late John Lennon, and what better way to channel this iconic musician than by bagging these mirrored Teashade sunnies?!  Now all we need is the summer sun…

5. USA Frayed Denim Shorts, £24.99 – The ‘Americana’ trend is a big hit this Spring/Summer with high street stores such as Republic, Topshop and Miss Selfridge including this famous flag in their collections.  These shorts are perfect for festival season, and will look great on the beach! Just take inspiration from Marina Diamandis, from Marina and The Diamonds, who rocks her American flag shorts!

6. Studded Collar Skater Dress, £27.99 – And finally, this studded collar skater dress is perfect for both the daytime and a night out on the town! This dress reminds me of Balmain, who is one of my favourite designers – I love their S/S 12 collection! So this is my high street take on the Parisian fashion house.  I would toughen this look up even more by wearing this grey River Island PU jacket and Missguided’s ‘killer’ platforms!

There’s my wishlist! Do you like Missguided? What are your favourite items at the moment?

This Wednesday’s Wishlist is all about my work wants!

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From L-R: 1. Soul Cal Deluxe Trilby Hat, 2. Miso Spike & Bead Necklace, 3. Miso Heart Top, 4. Miso Horn Ring, 5. Miso Scallop Hem Highwaisted Shorts & 6. Miso Leopard Print Dip Hem Maxi Dress.

1. Soul Cal Deluxe Trilby Hat, £12 – As most of you know, I work at Republic, and at the moment I am in LOVE with what they have to offer for this Spring and Summer!  I have always wanted a trilby, but due to my genetics (I have such a small head); I have never found a hat which fits me properly. This trilby would be perfect for the upcoming festival season –  think Sienna Miller and Jameela Jamil. Now all I need is my festival ticket and I’m ready to go!

2. Miso Spike & Bead Necklace, £12 – I absolutely adore this collar necklace! It’s quite tribal-esque and as you all know tribal prints are in – just take inspiration from Burberry Prorsum, Emilio Pucci and Gucci, who rocked their prospective fashion weeks. This necklace would look great with the leopard print dip hem maxi dress, Miss Selfridge leather jacket and Deena and Ozzy platforms.

3. Miso Heart Top, £22 – I’m not really a pink fan, but as soon as I saw this pastel pink laser cut crop top I HAD to include it in my Wednesday Wishlist! This top hits two trends with one stone, with pretty pastels being ‘all the rage’ this season with Alexander McQueen, Meadham Kirchhoff and Chanel including these shades in their collections, and laser cut pieces storming the catwalks of Valentino and Louis Vuitton. This top will look great tucked into a Republic black dip hem maxi skirt, with a River Island light minty green blazer and ASOS white creepers.  Invest in yours now!

4. Miso Horn Ring, £8 – Many regular readers will know that I LOVE my rings! So it comes to no surprise that as soon as I saw this one, my mind instantly screamed: ‘Want, want, want!’ The horn is quite big, which is different to all the dainty rings you currently see in the high street. At £8 it is expensive for what it’s worth, but if you’re looking for something a bit different, then this is for you! Thank god for my staff discount!

5. Miso Scallop Hem Highwaisted Shorts, £28 – I have been looking for a decent pair of high waisted denim shorts for ages now, and these scallop hem shorts seem to ‘fit the bill’. Scallop hems were massive last season, and it seems that they are still on trend for this Spring/Summer too, with New York native Jill Stuart incorporating this into her designs.  I just need to add my Miso pastel pink top and my studded slippers, and I’m ready for work!

6. Miso Leopard Print Dip Hem Maxi Dress, £28 – Finally, I am currently coveting this gorgeous leopard print dip hem maxi!  I am in love with dip hem dresses and skirts at the moment, and this would make a perfect addition to my wardrobe! Animal print is another Spring/Summer trend which I love – take inspiration for outfits from Michael Kors and House of Holland, who both show that you don’t have to limit yourself when wearing this print. I would clash this dress with a floral blazer and toughen it up with these nude lace Boohoo boots.

Those are my work wants! What pieces are currently on your work’s wishlist?

This Wednesday’s Wishlist is a shoe special!

wwshoesFrom L-R: 1. KLARKA USA Platform Shoe Boots, 2. Crafted Studded Slippers, 3. Navy Polka Dot Boots, 4. Black and White Flatform Loafers, 5. High Beaded Gladiator Sandals & 6. AMELIA Dalmatian Print Block Heel Chelsea Boots

1. KLARKA USA Platform Shoe Boots, £41.99, Missguided– Want, want, want these shoes! The ‘USA’ trend is HUGE at the moment with high street stores such as Republic, River Island and Topshop waving the American flag! So it comes to no surprise that when my eyes caught these boots on the Missguided website, I HAD to include them in my Wednesday Wishlist! They remind me of Jeffrey Campbell’s but at a much cheaper price! Let’ hope they don’t sell out before my student loan comes in!

2. Crafted Studded Slippers, £25, Republic– I have been looking for some studded shoes for AGES, and when I heard that these babies will be coming into work, I literally jumped for joy! They are perfect for ‘jazzing’ up an outfit, and are different to other shoes on the high street at the moment. With my work discount, I can buy them for £12.50, so as soon as I get paid (Monday) I’m going to get them!

3. Navy Polka Dot Boots, £15, Urban Outfitters– I have lusted after these boots for a while now, but it wasn’t until they popped into the sale (they were originally a whopping £38) that I didn’t really consider including them in my wishlist. These boots are perfect if you want a different look; you can clash them with this River Island print shirt, or pair it with this Missguided lace shirt and scallop denim shorts.

4. Black and White Flatform Loafers, £30, River Island– Flatforms are big at the moment, with bloggers such as LLYMLRS and stylish celebrities: Cher Lloyd, Jessie J and Rihanna sporting this trend. I wasn’t really sure about the ‘flatform’ at first until I saw how versatile they were – I’ve never been a fan of flats – but these ones are perfect for a small girl like me! They give extra height, all without the pain of a high heel and look super comfy!

5. High Beaded Gladiator Sandals, £30, Topshop– I need some sandals for summer, and what better ones to lust after than this Toppers version! I’ve never been a fan of Gladiators, but these ones appealed to me with their gold studs (anyone noticing a shoe-want pattern here?), and they would be perfect for my holiday to Malta in September!

6. AMELIA Dalmatian Print Block Heel Chelsea Boots, £30, Boohoo– And last but not least are these Dalmatian print Chelsea boots! As you all know, I currently own a pair of Topshop leopard print boots (which are AMAZING by the way!), so you’re probably wondering why I want these babies? Well, despite this trend being so last season (bit of blogger snobbery there, sorry), I am still in love with this print, and wouldn’t mind adding this pair to my small shoe collection! Hopefully I can buy these boots when my bank balance looks more positive!

That’s all for this week’s wishlist! What shoes are you guys lusting after?

This week’s Wednesday Wishlist is a River Island edition!

River Island is one of my favourite shops, and believe it or not, I used to work there! So it comes to no surprise that I HAD to make a special River Island edition for this Wednesday’s Wishlist! I have picked six of my favourite items which not only showcase the latest Spring/Summer 2012 trends, but also show off my personal style too.

From L-R: 1. Gold Leaf Headband, 2. Navy Boat High Waisted Print Leggings, 3. Black Quilted Wellies, 4. Cream Chelsea Girl Paisley Dress, 5. Black Floral Print Sweat Top & 6. Gold Tone Diamond Pendant Necklace.

O1. Gold Leaf Headband, £4 – Headgear was heavily featured this Spring/Summer 2012 on the catwalks of Louis Vuitton, Louise Gray and Alexander McQueen. So this inspired me to include this delicate gold leaf headband into the mix this week! This headband would be perfect for a casual stroll the park (if Preston weather permits), as well as dressing up for a night on the town with the girls!

O2. Navy Boat High Waisted Print Leggings, £16 – These navy boat leggings are so different to the usual plain leggings/pants that I go for! I haven’t really seen the appeal of printed pants, however, when these boat ones caught my eye, I wanted them straight away! Printed pants are a HUGE trend this Spring/Summer with the Kings and Queens of print; Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders and Jil Sander including them in their collections. These leggings would look great with a Republic printed vest and some Jeffrey Campbell’s for a night out, or it can be dressed down for daytime with black flatforms and a burnt out vest from Toppers.

O3. Black Quilted Wellies, £27 – I know what you’re thinking: ‘Why wellies?  It’s not festival season yet!’ Well the inspiration to include these black quilted babies came from an encounter with a girl at my local takeaway. It was a normal Prestonian day (windy and rather wet) and this fashionable girl strutted into the takeaway wearing some simple, plain wellies with her outfit. This gave me the inspiration to trawl through the River website to search for a pair. After minutes of searching, I finally came across this black quilted version and the words ‘WANT WANT WANT’ instantly screamed in my mind. These wellies are my comfy version of the knee-high boot, and are a perfect addition to my shoe collection – hey, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear wellies in a place like Preston, right?

O4. Cream Chelsea Girl Paisley Dress, £25 – I am love with the ‘dainty doll’ look at the moment, so when this cream Chelsea girl dress caught my eye, I instantly took a shining to it! Cream is big this season with Christopher Kane, Prada and Chanel all including this shade in their S/S 2012 designs. This dress can be accessorised with the gold leaf headband above, to achieve a truly ‘girly’ look, or it can be dressed up with these Urban Outfitters’ wedges and an ASOS ‘tough’ leather jacket for a gig!

O5. Black Floral Print Sweat Top, £28 – Floral is back again for this Spring/Summer with Alexander Wang, Dolce & Gabbana and Mary Katrantzou including this blooming print in their collections. This sweat top can be teamed up with the navy boat leggings for a cool clash look, or it can be worn with a Republic crisp white shirt underneath it, with these Bitching and Junkfood denim shorts to complete the outfit!

O6. Gold Tone Diamond Pendant Necklace, £10 – This necklace reminds me of the Superman logo – as some of you may know, I am a HUGE fan of TV series Smallville at the moment – so I just HAD to include this pendant into my wishlist! I prefer big pendants and long necklaces to small, dainty ones, so this version would be perfect for my ever-growing collection of gold necklaces!

That’s all for this Wednesday’s wishlist! What are you guys currently craving in the fashion/beauty stakes?