Sunday, 12 May 2013

Pretty in Pink

Fuchsia, rose, magenta, coral, hot - as far as shades of pink go, they are each en vogue this Spring. Anna Wintour explained that her Met Gala dress choice cohered with the punk theme of the evening as "pink is the colour of punk". And although I personally wasn't quite sure of Gwyneth Paltrow's choice on the very same evening, it was clear that she was keen to pay homage to (very) hot pink.

There are some really great girly pink pieces around at the moment, for example the gorgeous French Sole Harriet ballet pumps below; but it doesn't always have to be "girly", and the boxy Topshop short sleeved shirt is an ideal clash of pink and androgyny. So, without further ado, here are my favourite pink pieces that are around at the moment:

harriet pink texture nubuck ballet flats

short sleeved panel shirt

moto pink acid joni jeans

0737 frost on lilac pearl sunglasses

brightening lip gloss in popsicle

antique rose knot

Being someone who wears a lot of black and grey, I really am considering investing in some pink pieces to brighten up my wardrobe. And if I'm not quite brave enough to "pink up" my wardrobe, I will definitely at least be trying the trend through makeup. The Bobbi Brown lip gloss would be a great starting place, and I would also suggest trying some MAC lipsticks, and Barry M nail varnishes to add some pink into your beauty bag! 

What are your favourite pink pieces at the moment?

Love Lucy x

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

My Perfume Confession

I have a confession to make... until very recently, I must admit to being what can only be described as a perfume snob. My adamancy that Chanel Coco Mademoiselle was the only perfume for me has often put me out of pocket (even as a student I insisted on wearing it!). Now, it must be said, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle is an absolutely divine perfume - it smells irresistible, and lasts for at least 24 hours - and it really is worth the price tag. However, realistically, as a girl with a student loan to repay whilst working for a charity, is it really sensible that I insist on wearing such a scent every day? I think I can answer that question myself, and the answer is no, it is not sensible (my mother will be delighted when she reads this!).

My snobbery began to weaken at Christmas time: a member of our greater family had bought me a bottle of Kate Moss Parfum, and I was utterly surprised to learn that actually, the scent was very appealing! Before this experience, I really would never have worn a scent that was supposedly made by a celebrity (such was the perfume snob in me!), however it really did begin to change my thinking... I was slowly coming around to the idea that maybe I didn't have to wear Chanel every day.... So I began to search for a middle priced perfume that I could wear every day (once my Kate Moss Parfum was empty!). I came across the new Marc Jacobs Daisy eau so Fresh Sunshine edition and simply fell in love! The bottle is gorgeous, it smells deliciously like summer, and the price tag is reasonable. So here are my three summer scent suggestions for those who want to smell gorgeous:

Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum 50ml

Daisy eau so Fresh Sunshine Edition, eau de Toilette 75ml

eau de Toilette Parfum

My Chanel Coco Mademoiselle will always be top on my list of scents, whether that be in the Summer or Winter months, however now I have learnt to treasure it for special occasions, rather than wear it every day. The Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss scents really are fabulous alternatives for every day use, and I really am very happy with the compromise. I am so very glad that my snobbery has been reversed! 

Are you a perfume snob? Or are you willing to step out of your perfume comfort zone?

Love Lucy x

Saturday, 4 May 2013

May Wish List: Top Ten

I am going to be a typical Brit by starting this post with a comment on the weather, but HALLELUJAH the sun has finally been shining over here! This week I didn't feel a bit guilty as I indulged in my first ice cream of the summer (it was a white Magnum, and I enjoyed every bite as I sat in the sunshine for the first time in what feels like a century!). So for May's Wish List I have banished all coats and jumpers in the hope that I won't have to dig them out again until the Autumn (this will probably turn out to be naïvely optimistic, but hey, a girl can dream!). That being said, the palette of this Wish List would usually suit the darker months more, but I simply can't get enough of the monochrome that is out there at the moment. I've brightened up my choices with a few splashes of red; note in particular the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Rebelle, as this is what the makeup artist advised me to wear in my previous post. I have also included a Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Suspicious to complement the lip colour, as I am loving coordinated lips and nails. So, without further ado, here is my Top Ten for May:


combination dress


620 navy red trainers


leather look t-shirt dress


gold toned pointed plate necklace


metallic cuff sandals


le vernis nail colour in suspicious


rouge coco shine in rebelle


dip dye skinny jeans


mesh insert colour block t-shirt


black mesh panel pencil skirt

I hope you've enjoyed my May Wish List, and that the sunshine is shining where ever you are too. Be sure to like and share my Facebook page, where I share some of my short sweet fashion loves. 

What is on your May Wish List?

Love Lucy x