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New Balance 565

New Balance 565


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It appears many females from the blogging community are sporting New Balance running shoes – and not for the gym.

The brand has seen a huge rise of popularity recently, and I for one love what they have to offer.

So I did it, I jumped on the bandwagon – but I’ve been wanting a pair for a while (since September) and needed to wait for Christmas to ask for a pair. I have not been sensible with my clothing budget this year… However, Santa was kind and stopped by Urban Outfitters (the shoes I wanted are techinically men’s but with a size 7 foot, this is no problem!)  I wanted a neutral colourway, that would work with a number of outfits.  My very lovely friend, an employee of UO, searched high and low throughout the UK in several stores for these sneakers and triumphantly found a pair. Woo!

The shoes are made in Flimby in the UK – take a look at this video… it’s clear to see the attention to detail, and love and care that goes into making them…

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When I hit Aussie shores next month (I’m moving to Sydney, but more on that to follow) I too can bare my legs and wear them with skirts and denim cut-offs but for now it’s skinny jeans and the threat of soggy feet from the snow.

LFW outfit 1 fash-n-chips.com outfit-mohair-knit-new-balance-zebra-skirt-710x1065 camille over the rainbow xx

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A treat for the weekend: 15% off at UO

It’s Friday! And a Bank Holiday weekend! And to celebrate, a spot of shopping is always good – and even better when you find an outfit like this…

Urban Outfitters have currently got 15% off online over Bank Holiday – yet another reason to tempt those with no will-power or self-control (myself included) into the glossy images of the Urban Outfitters Boutique section.

This outfit by Carin Wester is a great transitional look.  The sunshine yellow polo keeps it fresh and ‘summer’ like on these nights that are slowly drawing in, whilst the long sleeves and printed trousers mean that we can fashion this even though those temperatures are slowing dropping.

To finish off the look, I’d add this beautiful bracelet from Rosantica at Farfetch (£214) and this Topshop bag (£95) which, dare I say it, TOTES amazing.

xx

Bank Holiday Attire…

03.09.11

Sorry for the delay on this post but pre-Bank Holiday weekend, I had a vision, one which was seized by colour.  The sun was shining, there were to be 3 days in the weekend and the mood was definitely a lot brighter – much brighter than a normal 2 day weekend.

I had planned a weekend in London to see a bubbly Sophie, a travelling buddy who I met in India, where we’d dance the day away on a rooftop party in Peckham at Secretsundaze, then I was off to Notting Hill Carnival to embrace the smiles, vibrance and curried goat.

All this to me equalled thoughts of colour and happiness.  And I couldn’t wait to get my dancing shoes on.  I hit the shops (being payday and all – and my first in around 5 months – I thought I’d celebrate with a few choice purchases by adding some much needed colour to my wardrobe).

Here’s what I spent my hard-earned cash on… next week I’ll blog about how I chose to wear these items over the weekend (I have lent my camera out so as soon as I get the photos back, I’ll upload them as a post).

Silver H&M Jumper £24.99 – perfect to jazz up a pair of black skinnys.  Bought in size 16 for an oversized look.

Net H&M Midi Skirt £24.99 – pretty ballerina-esq skirt… Great with biker boots/black ankle boots and my dad’s leather work belt.

Blue Cobalt Crop Top from Urban Outfitters £16 – great for a 90’s look with high-waisted cut off Levi’s, boots and a vintage cardi.

Perfect Green Basic Tee from Topshop £10 – great with newly dyed dark brown hair, and fab to go with staple black skinny jeans or black maxi skirt.

Blue is the colour to be seen in when it comes to nail varnish.  Barry M colours are always a winner – just I couldn’t decide on which blue to go for – I bought Indigo (top) and Cobalt Blue (bottom) – £2.99 each from Boots.

I also opted for some bright red suedette treggings from H&M and a vintage cream and grey oversized cardigan from Urban Outfitters.  I couldn’t find pictures of these online, so once i have my camera back I’ll be updating you on my weekend choices.

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A little snippet of the things I love…

So I thought I’d put my beauty of a new camera to good use and take a few personal shots.  Ideally I’d like to get out there and start photographing stylish outfits and fashion-forward guys and gals but for now, whilst its miserable outside, I’ll stick to a few personal possessions within arms reach that I do particularly love…

There’s the mini tan leather rucksack that I bought for £12 in the Custard Factory Vintage Market.  It was love at first sight.

My sturdy biker boots – a bargainous £30 from H&M.  Now these I couldn’t live without.  Whether its dare-to-bare legs and denim cut offs or 80 denier opaques and a floral mini dress, these have walked a fair few miles.

A gorgeous delicate cream lace top looks b.e.a.utiful when paired with denim skinnys and heels. This was a little vintage-esq gem from Topshop, which, when not worn, decorates my wardrobe door so I can look at it’s prettiness all the while.

Ahh Vivienne.  No reason needed – a prized possession, and a very special present from Selfridges from the man in my life.

2 x vintage books from a charity shop (complete with romantic notes to loved ones inside the cover circa 1938), a romantic note pour moi, an ASOS angel wing ring, my favourite perfume – Ralph Lauren Romance – a present from 2 very special friends, my beloved Diana camera and a pot of divinely smelling Coco Chanel body lotion

Now these boots are HOT. Huge wooden platform heel, cut just above the ankle and made in suede – I wear these Urban Outfitters boots with sheer tights and a black American Apparel bodycon dress.  They’re my favourite foot attire.

And the cutest cat to roam Kings Heath.  Mabel. ❤

Look who’s lurking… I no longer buy Vogue‘s but to have them by my bedside is nice.  I think Mabel wants a read…

xx