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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Style-savvy shop Miss Selfridge has recently launched their Project #2 collection, which is all about embracing your ‘inner 90’s child’.  

The 32-piece collection was designed by Miss Selfridge’s New Generation of Talent, and features versatile pieces such as geometric prints, cut-out bras, spiky jewellery and acid denim.  I personally LOVE this collection, as I feel it ties in a bit with my personal style.  I guess you can say that there’s a little ‘grungy 90’s kid’ in me! As you can see below, I have picked five of my favourite items from this new collection.

From L-R: 1. Studded Boater Hat, 2. Studded Acid Wash Short, 3. Couples Print Vest, 4. Stud Bucket Bag & 5. Black High Top Trainer.

The studded bowler hat and bucket bag are my ULTIMATE must-have items from this collection! I have been searching everywhere for a bucket bag which isn’t too expensive, so Miss Selfridge have definitely hit the jackpot by bringing this baby out! The acid denim shorts are another item of clothing I have been lusting after for ages! Denim is massive this season with designers such as Balmain, Acne and Christopher Kane including this fabric in their Spring/Summer 2012 collections. So it comes to no surprise that I HAD to include it in my favourite five. This pair will definitely ‘grunge’ up any outfit.

Overall, I am impressed with this collection and I cannot wait for my student loan to come in so I can snap up some stuff! If you need some style inspiration Miss Selfridge has teamed up with Olivia from What Olivia Did, to model and style the collection, click here to see her amazing styling!

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Today I went on a cheeky little shopping trip to Leeds city centre to sample the high street stores’s delights! Here are my findings, along with some lovely vintage items I purchased at Leeds Festival last week!

After spending most nights watching The Tribe – a TV series where every adult in the world is ‘wiped out’ by a virus which leaves the children to fend for themselves – I have been fascinated by the style of the characters. Think down town street style mixed with crazy hair styles and tribal jewellery!

One of the characters in particular; Amber, has unique but simple costumes! I was especially amazed with the eccentric silver ear cuffs she wears in series one, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy this lovely ear cuff from Topshop below!

earcuffEar Cuff – Topshop

This ear cuff will team up with the outfit I bought from River Island perfectly! Metallic is a hot trend for Autumn/Winter 2011 with designers such as Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton sporting this eclectic trend down the runways of New York, London, Paris and Milan. So it comes to no surprise that I bought this silver metallic vest for £20 from one of Britain’s best high street stores!

As you can see in the outfit below, I paired this pocket vest with a black midi tube skirt – which as you can see on me looks more like a maxi than a midi! This was the beauty of this £15 purchase – oh and having short legs! This outfit is perfect for a laid back lunch or if you add these Urban Outfitters leopard print boots to the mix, makes for a perfect night out with the girls!

Vest – River Island
Skirt – River Island

Another RI purchase was this baggy MTV crop top which I tucked into these (excuse the word) sexy vintage leather shorts which I bought at Leeds Festival. As you know fetish and leather are massive trends for the Autumn/Winter season with Acne and Nina Ricci incorporating these trends into their designs, and these leather shorts are perfect for achieving the designer look for less this season. My newly purchased gold Primark ring will finish off this look effortlessly.

Vest – River Island
Shorts – Vintage
Ring – Primark

My £5 vintage black boots are featured in all of the looks here, and were bought at the famous music festival I went to last week. I instantly fell in love with these babies and they have been glued to my feet ever since i purchased them!  They also have a small heel, which makes me feel much more confident and comfortable when I’m out and about stalking the streets of Leeds.

Boots – Vintage

My final purchase was this book below which I’ve wanted for months! 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know has always been on my wishlist, but being a poor uni student meant that I have never been able to spare some cash to buy it! Luckily after receiving some money a couple of weeks ago, I went straight down to Urban Outfitters and bought this book ASAP.  I have already started reading it, and I have learnt so much about designers such as Coco Chanel and MainBocher so expect a book review on this fashion encyclopaedia when I have finished reading it!

Book- Urban Outfitters

So there you go, my purchases that I have bought today totalling a very unhealthy £75.50 plus the £20 I spent at Leeds Fest .In other news, I might try and begin to post sole outfit posts so look forward to them!