This short fashion feature is all about my ring collection!

From L-R: Tape Measure [Topman], Scrabble Initial [EBay], Deer [Primark], Armour [Primark], Cross [Urban Outfitters], Moustache [Topshop], LOVE [River Island] & Heart [Greggs – Free].

Most of you probably know by now that I LOVE gold jewellery, hence why most of these rings are in that luxurious colour. My favourites have to be the tape measure, LOVE and Scrabble rings because they are so versatile, and I wear them with most of my outfits. You’re probably wondering why the tape measure ring is from Topman – they have in my opinion, better and more ‘unique’ jewellery than Topshop! So if you’re looking for something different, head there! My heart ring was given to me for free from Greggs on Valentine’s Day last year; it’s more of a novelty ring than an ‘everyday’ one like the others. As you can see it’s not really a ‘collection’, so hopefully when the next student loan comes in, I can splash out on some more rings!

So that’s my ring collection! What rings do you have? Is your collection small like mine or is your jewellery box oozing with rings?

This week I decided to put my £1 Urban Outfitters delivery code to use, and bought a couple of things!

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From Top to Bottom: Gold Cross Ring £5, Ring Collector Necklace £8, Metallic Stingray Mini Envelope Purse £5 & Nylon Cross Shopper £5.

As most of you know, I LOVE my rings! So I couldn’t help but bag this ‘weathered gold’ cross ring.  The ring collector necklace was featured in the first Wednesday Wishlist, so when I saw that it was half price (it was originally £16), I HAD to have it! This necklace is practical because I could add extra rings onto it. Also, I could wear the rings which are already featured on the necklace too! The purse was also another one of my ‘Wednesday wishes’. It’s big and practical, plus it fits in with the current metallic trend – think Giles, Just Cavalli and Haider Ackermann. Finally, the Nylon Cross shopper is perfect for carrying my laptop and my university work – plus it makes for a killer shopping bag!

That’s my UO ‘haul’. Have you bought anything from Urban Outfitters recently? If so, what?

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Here is a just a quick post to tell you that whilst I was in the seaside town of Felixstowe today, I found some very chic La Redoute shoe boots that I just had to tell you about!

If you all read yesterday’s ‘Charity Shop Scrounge’ post, you will know how I resisted the urge to buy some beautiful burgundy boots for £12. Well, it looks like the resistance has paid off as I bought these lovely babies from the British Heart Foundation shop in Felixstowe.

At £6.99, not only are they different from the usual shoe boots you come across nowadays, but they are a lovely dark purple colour which makes them stand out and look quite grungy.  Think Parisian grunge. Despite them being a size 2 ½ (I’m a size 3 or 4), I tried them on and they fit just right.

Today’s outfit with my new La Redoute boots

Leopard Print Blouse, Cancer Research Charity Shop
Elephant Necklace, Republic
Purple Shorts, Republic
Purple Shoe Boots, British Heart Foundation Charity Shop

La Redoute is ‘France’s number one fashion collection’, and is available to online here. The brand has two other sister brands in the UK, and offer a wide range of clothing and accessories. That’s Parisian chic with a click of a button!

This week I decided to raid the Urban Outfitters website. As per-usual, they never fail to deliver when it comes to producing exotic, sought-after items.

As you can see, I love the UO headgear! With the majority of famous festivals occurring this week, I thought the ‘festival’ theme would work perfectly with the three outfits I have created.

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Apologies for the sudden lack of posts! I have been very busy these past couple of weeks due to having a massive clear-out. However, I have been brewing more blog ideas, so look forward to those in the next coming weeks!

Here are the items from clockwise-round:

Outfit 1
Straw Hat with Grosgrain Band, £20 – I’m not usually a hat person, apart from the odd winter beanie hat and ‘cowboy’ hat for a fancy dress night out. However, with festival season here, what item is better for protecting your hair from the sun than a nice, simple, straw hat like this one?

BDG Breezy Boyfriend Shirt, £38 – I love, love, love this shirt! I’m usually a check shirt sort-of-girl but I couldn’t let this stripy boyfriend shirt pass me by. This, tucked into the gorgeous denim shorts below makes for a style-savvy festival outfit.

Bitching & Junkfood Feather Pocket Shorts, £70 – Okay, so £70 is a bit steep for denim shorts. However, they’re no ordinary denim shorts. They’re denim shorts WITH feathers on the pockets. This will definitely make you stand out from the crowd at your local music gathering!

Hunter Tall Original Boot, £40 Kate Moss is one notable fashionista who made these boots catch the spotlight when she went to Glastonbury Festival all those years ago. Other celebs followed suit, and now everyone who can afford these babies now owns a pair. Originally £69, these wellingtons have now been reduced to a more reasonable price of £40. Jackpot!

Outfit 2
Bitching & Junkfood Rose Crochet Headdress, £115 – This Bitching & Junkfood headdress may be expensive, but feather headdresses are the future according to Bitching & Junkfood designers; Marion and Kath. This headdress would be perfect for any festival you go to, plus it makes you stand out from the crowd. Headdresses are beginning to get so popular even Primark has a £2 version of a feather headdress!

Kimchi & Blue Daisy Playsuit, £55 – LWDs (Little White Dresses) took the Spring/Summer 2011 catwalks by storm with designers such as Gucci and Givenchy creating simple and sophisticated white dresses which can either be dressed up for night time or dressed down. Seeing as I like to be a bit different, I decided to settle on this LWP (Little White Playsuit) which will probably get muddy at festivals, but I am sure as hell will look good!

Stag Bunny & Owl Rings, £14 – As you all know, I love my jewellery at the moment, and whilst I like to keep this outfit simple, I think a few rings will complete the outfit. These cute rings, which come in a pack of three (hence the price), stacked on one finger will show festi-goers that I mean business in the fashion stakes!

Tan Bead Cuff Sandal, £18 – I instantly fell in love with these sandals as soon as I saw them on the UO website. They were originally £38, so for £18, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to incorporate these into my second outfit.

Outfit 3
Floppy Bow Hat, £22 – This web exclusive is just up my hat street! It’s different and has a sort of ‘seventies’ feel which is what I am basing this third outfit on.

Plastic Wing Frame Sunglasses, £16 – Ever since I saw Katy Perry sport these sunnies, I couldn’t help but want my own pair! These, teamed with the floppy bow hat not only protect you from the sun, but will make you the envy of your friends’ á la Katy Perry style.

Boy London Leave the Boy Alone Tee, £35 – Simple logo tees are the base for a stylish and simple outfit. This, tucked into the polka dot wide legged trousers below, will modernise this ‘seventies’ outfit without making you look like a Desperate Housewife in the process.

Pins & Needles Polka Dot Wide Legged Trousers, £60 – These wide legged trousers are the essence of this ‘seventies’ outfit. The polka dot pattern makes me feel all summery, and this teamed with the nude lace up peep toe shoes is perfect for a special summer occasion.

Deena & Ozzy Nude Lace up Peep Toe Shoes, £50– Originally £95, now reduced to £50, is the final item which completes this outfit. I would have gone for flats if I wasn’t a shorty. These shoe boots can be dressed up for a night out in the town or can be dressed down such as this outfit for a nice summer pub lunch.

There you have it! This week’s Urban Outfitters wishlist has now been complete. Look forward to next week’s wishlist which includes three outfits I have created from diverse store; Republic.

When word got around about Topshop’s Secret Garden pop-up launch at the London Flagship store I was elated with joy but at the same time ridden with anger about living up north – especially as the pop-up shop is in store for a limited time only!

The ‘Secret Garden’ was created by eccentric duo Meadham Kirchhoff.  The ‘Garden’ sits behind a door which unveils hand-crafted and one-off products designed by prestigious London and New York designers in the Topshop store.

Hopefully I will not let this exciting opportunity to check out unique jewellery, shoes, clothes and ornaments pass me by when I travel to London next week.

In order to prep myself up for what I am going to devour, I scoured the ‘Secret Garden’ section of the Topshop website and picked off products to put on my ‘wish list’ – i.e. things I want to buy if I could afford!

Here they are below from clock-wise round:

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Topshop Unique Blouse, £70 – This blouse from Spring/Summer 2009 London Fashion Week collection is just up my street. The Peter Pan collar is still a huge Spring/Summer trend, and to make it even more up-to-date it’s ruffled too! Even though this blouse is two years ‘out-of-date’ it goes to show that pieces such as this are timeless. Despite the hefty price, there are only 30 of these babies, so I would suggest snapping one up quick! I would wear this with a black skirt and black knee-high socks or dress it down for daytime with a pair of denim shorts and wedges.

Michael Van Der Ham Wedges, £95 – Speaking of wedges, as soon as I saw these cornflower and navy blue velvet wedges I fell in love instantly! They would go perfectly with the nude blouse for some on the spot colour-blocking – another Spring/Summer trend. One of my favourite colours is blue as such a colour can make a person stand out – which is what I try to do with my style. Although the price is expensive, I would probably only wear these on special occasions and for summer day trips due to the material.

Maria Francesca Pepe Top with ‘LOVE’ Jewellery, £150 – Yes, it is £150 but for her first Topshop collection there is no doubt that Maria hasn’t pulled out all the stops with her pieces based on the concept of ‘Jewellery wear’. This grey vest top is perfect for both daytime and night-time as it can be dressed down with skinny jeans and brogues or can be glammed up with some black military shorts and heels. The best thing about this product though, is that the ‘LOVE’ jewellery can either be pressed onto the vest as studs or be hung on the necklace that comes with it depending what style you want to go for!

Nasir Mazhar Brass Comb, £45 – There is only 30 made of these babies and I couldn’t help but put this on my wish list when I sprawled across it! Nasir has created three brass combs which, to be honest, I would not actually use to comb my hair but I would use it for decoration! My favourite one has already sold out which was a in the shape of a wing comb, however this is my second favourite as it is more simplistic which I like.

If you are unfortunate enough to not be able to make it to London to check out the limited edition boutique first-hand, Topshop has most of the products available to buy here.

Be aware, the products are expensive but are worth the buy!