This week’s Wednesday wishlist is all about weddings! Don’t worry, I’m not the bride, I’m merely a wedding-goer! However, seeing as I’m all excited, I thought that I should share my ‘wedding outfit wishlist’ with you!
From L-R: 1. Topshop Egyptian Drape Headband, 2. Miss Selfridge Petites Ombre Print Maxi, 3. River Island Brown Wooden Spike & Diamante Necklace, 4. MAC Lipstick in Neon Orange, 5. ASOS Bitten Suede Platform Heeled Sandals with T-Bar & 6. Topshop Cleopatra’s Box Ring.

1. Egyptian Drape Headband, £7.50, Topshop Today’s wishlist is based around the luscious ombre maxi dress from Miss Selfridge!  This Egyptian drape headband is perfect for achieving a laid-back but formal look – which is exactly what I want to do for the wedding! Headgear was massive this Spring/Summer season, from Roksanda Ilincic’s bright pink winter hat to Swan Lake-esque Giles’ headdress. So to add my own twist to this trend, I decided to opt for a simple hair accessory, and at £7.50 this piece is priceless!

2. Petites Ombre Print Maxi, £45, Miss Selfridge Ombre pieces were huge on the catwalks of Jonathan Saunders, Marc Jacobs and Peter Pilotto, so as soon as my eye caught this dress I KNEW I had to include it on my Wednesday Wishlist! I used to resent maxi dresses – purely because they drowned my 4’11” frame! However this ‘petite’ asymmetric shoulder maxi is perfect for me, and the ‘maxi-train’ can elongate and show off my pins perfectly!

3. Brown Wooden Spike & Diamante Necklace, £18, River Island I love, love, LOVE this necklace!  The tribal spikes add a ‘rocky edge’ to my outfit, as well as bringing a bit of my own ‘personal style’ to the look.  The inspiration to include this necklace was from Mulberry’s S/S 2012 set, which was very animalistic and well, ‘edgy’ to say the least!

4. MAC Lipstick in Neon Orange, £13.50, MAC Cosmetics I chose this lipstick because it’s so different to the pink and red shades that I already have. Orange hues have dominated the catwalks of Milan, Paris, London and New York with Haider Ackermann, Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors and Derek Lam showcasing this bright colour in their collections. So it is no wonder why I want to wear this shade for the wedding!

5. Bitten Suede Platform Heeled Sandals with T-Bar, £75, ASOS I decided to opt for a low-key heel in the form of these creamy-pink ASOS T-Bar Platforms. Not only do they provide extra height (let’s face it, I need all the height I can get), but they are simple and add a minimalistic touch to the look I am trying to achieve. At £75 they may be pricey, but they are a good investment shoe for all occasions.

6. Cleopatra’s Box Ring, £12.50, Topshop This Topshop ring is so adorable and different from the animal and jewel rings which are dominating the high street at the moment.  Again, this adds to the minimalistic accessoring I want to achieve, and is ‘different’ to the other rings which I possess.

That’s all for this Wednesday’s Wishlist! What are you currently craving? Don’t forget to check out last week’s wishlist too!

This week I create three outfits from up-and-coming online store, The Student Boutique

The Student Boutique was created in March 2010 by Candice Edwards, a Marchrones proprietor, with one thing in mind: to sell ‘student fashion’ for ‘student prices’.  Since then, the online store has boomed with students from around the country purchasing their diverse range of clothing and accessories.

This wishlist is all about playful prints with a touch of minimalist accessories. Unfortunately The Student Boutique do not sell shoes, nevertheless I hope you enjoy the looks!

Here they are from clockwise round:

Outfit 1
White Bow Headband, £4 –This lovely white bow headband will add a touch of ‘cuteness’ to the look. This headband will accentuate the cream ribbons on the playsuit, and will go well with the playful/vintage vibe the outfit has to offer.

Blue & Cream Ribbon Print Playsuit, £18 – Print playsuits are in fashion this summer with musical mogul/fashionista Pixie Lott featuring them in her new Lipsy Collection. So naturally I had to feature a print playsuit in This Week’s Wishlist! I love the shade of blue contrasting the cream ribbons – this print is not only ‘functional’ for the daytime, but dress this baby up with some cute cream heels and you will be ready to paint the town ‘blue’!

Antique Effect Gold Owl Ring, £3 – Yes I know, another gold ring – what can I say? I just cannot resist a pretty ring when I see one! Owl jewellery seems to be taking the high-street world by storm at the moment with owl necklaces, earrings and rings popping up in Topshop and New Look, to name a few. This gold ring will add a touch of ‘vintage’ and ‘antiquity’ feel to the look because of the gold effect on the ring and will complete the outfit perfectly.

Outfit 2
Mint Coloured Flower Print Tulip Dress, £18 – This is a floral dress with a twist! The bra-like panels on the dress not only accentuates your boobs, but pair this with the accessories below, and you have yourself a winning on-trend outfit with a twist.

Black/Hematite Bangle, £5.50 – Why be plain and boring with dainty accessories when you can add a touch of ‘rock and roll’ into your look? This black jewel bangle will clash well with the floral dress and will make it a great outfit for the festival season.  Think Poppy Delevigne but without the Belstaff biker jacket.

Diamante Skull Clutch Bag, £27 – To complete the look with the most expensive item on This Week’s Wishlist, I have included a diamante skull clutch bag into the outfit. This will add to the ‘tough rock chick’ look and for the price, is well worth it.

Outfit 3
Leopard Print Cut out Dress, £13 – Completing the focus on the Spring/Summer 2011 print trend; I have picked this daring leopard print cut out dress for only £13! Similar statement print dresses have been seen on the likes of Brooklyn Decker, Tamara Mellon and Jaclyn Smith and if they can pull this off, so can you! Because of the cut outs in the dress, you have to be careful with the fine line of ‘baring too much flesh’. So aside from the cute bangle below, team this dress with a lovely black crop jacket to make your look more stylish and sophisticated.

Gold Jet Stone Cuff Bangle, £5.50 –This accessory is the finishing touch for outfit three and works well with the leopard print dress. To make it even more fashionable and unique with the current tribal trend, try wearing the bangle on top of your arm for a more noticeable way of showing off your bargain bangle.

That’s another wishlist complete for this week; look out for next week’s wishlist featuring three outfits I have created from another prestigious online store, ASOS.

A new weekly supplement will take place at The Live Scene called ‘This Week’s Wishlist…”. This week I thought I’d start with one high-street shop which is one of my favourites; Topshop.

I scoured the Topshop website to find things which caught my eye and stumbled across these items. I then created these three ‘going out’ outfits which are my take on the latest fashion trends. Enjoy!

Here they are from clock-wise round:

Outfit 1:
Ecru Leather White Mesh Shirt, £34 – I love, love, love white shirts! I currently own a crisp white shirt from Topshop, which was priced at £45! Needless to say, I have been getting my money’s worth by wearing it as much as I can! When I saw this shirt with leather black stripes across the chest I instantly knew what I could wear it with! Definitely on my ‘must-buy’ list!

Black Leather Zip Side High Waisted Shorts, £48 – I been looking for some black leather shorts for ages, and luckily Topshop have some black high waisted ones to go with the white shirt above! I have always been in the ‘rocky’ sort of style, and this first outfit is so me! It’s also very Alexa Chung.

Sue Black Woven Lace up Shoe Boots, £85 – I’m not much of a shoe person, I just have my standard going out shoes and my standard day shoes – my shoe collection is dire compared to the rest of my friends! But I couldn’t help but add these boots to my Wishlist as they would complement the outfit perfectly. Plus the lattice effect on the boots will lengthen my very short legs!

Lipstick Studs by Danielle Scutt, £15 – I am definitely going to purchase these lovely earrings by Danielle Scutt! These lipstick studs are so eccentric and are just up my street! They will add a bit of colour to the monochrome look, and will complement the red lipstick I will be wearing.

Vintage Look Cocktail Ring, £12.50 – As you know from previous posts, I am currently coveting rings, especially vintage or unique looking ones! This one will complement this outfit perfectly and will make the look more ‘classic’. This ring will also feature in outfit two as well.

Outfit 2:
Bright Blue Two Colour Vest, £30 – Colour-blocking is scattered across front pages and spreads of nearly every fashion magazine. So it comes to no surprise that this trend features in ‘This week’s Wishlist…’ I love the colour blue, it’s one of my favourite colours and this colour-block vest which is bright blue on the front has a bright pink underlay; will look very nice for a night out.

Body Chain,(worn over the vest top) £16.50 – This will be purchased within the coming weeks as I simply love this gold body chain! Teamed up with the bright blue two colour vest, it will brighten the look up and take it away from the ‘simplistic’ look. This is minimalist jewellery at its best.

Pink Pleat Front Shorts, £32 – These pink pleat shorts will go perfectly with the bright blue two colour vest! I’m not usually a fan of pink; however these shorts make me feel all summery!

Sense Cut out Platforms, £70– To complete the outfit; I have picked these blue platforms which will, like outfit one, lengthen my short legs. Plus, these are quite unusual which I very much like!

Outfit 3:
Burgundy Gold Button Epaulette Panel Shirt, £36 – Outfit three is the epitome of the whole tribal/festival look – which I am a big fan of! Again, I love shirts and the colour burgundy, so I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to include this in my final outfit.

Grey Printed Jersey Tapered Trousers, £30 – These printed trousers will go perfectly with the burgundy top tucked into them. I would describe this outfit as quite casual compared to the rest of the ‘going out’ outfits because of the ‘laid-back’ look of the outfit as a whole. Plus print is in!

Skull Tassel Pendant, £14 – This pendant will ‘brighten’ the look up. I love skull accessories, and this necklace, over the top of the burgundy shirt will elevate the look from daytime to night-time.

Wizard Black Suede Wedges, £70 – These wedges will also take the look from daytime to night-time and will complement the look perfectly! Again, I like to show my feet off so I do have some skin on show – despite the top being see-through I will probably wear a plain black vest underneath. This look is perfect for those cold summer nights!

Plain Gold Armour Ring, £12.50 – I am in love with this ring! I am really into my ‘unusual’ rings at the moment and this is the perfect accessory to complete this outfit! Gold jewellery is a favourite of mine and the armour ring will add to the whole ‘tribal/festival’ feel I am going for.

So there you go! Here is my first Wishlist on high-regarded store, Topshop. Next week I will pick my favourite items from one of my all-time favourite stores; River Island.