Thursday, 28 February 2013

Keeping it Bright in Glass Boutique

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(Pendleton biker gilet c/o Glass Boutique, vest by Keep it Bright, bag Spell Byron Bay, hat H&M)

Hey guys! Just a quick post whilst I have internet for about half an hour (its not been installed in my new apartment yet) just wanted to show you this dreamy Pendleton vest that I got sent by the guys at Glass Boutique. I've lusted after pretty much anything made in the traditional Pendleton wool patterns so was delighted when this turned up at my front door! The best part is that Glass Boutique has a sale on right now and they have some absolute bargains! Check them out HERE.

And last but not least, I recently found about about a girl in Manchester named Zara, who's started Keep it Bright UK. She doesn't just make vests like the one that I'm wearing but has a Big Cartel site where you can get your paws on iphone cases, beanies and even books full of her inspiring quotes and artworks. Speaking from experience, her words definitely inspire you to keep it bright and count your blessings on a daily basis, I love the brand and everything it stands out so check it all out HERE.

And thats all from me!

Lots of love, I'm off to Asia again on Monday so I'll be MIA again for a while, but I'm sure I'll have lots of lovely posts for you when I get back.

Penny xo 

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

cape crush

Top and Skirt: Zara. Shoes: Givenchy. Purse: Phillip Lim Pashli via Hampden (also here). Cape: MiraMira. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Jewelry: Hermes, BaubleBar, David Yurman, Michele Watch. Nails: Sally Hansen. Pouch: Clare Vivier thanks to Moda Operandi (similar here)

Monday, 25 February 2013

put a bow on it

Jacket: Zara. Top: Equipment. Denim: J Brand. Shoes: Stuart Weitzman. Bow: ASOS. Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Super Duper'. Nails: Sally Hansen. Purse: Loeffler Randall c/o (also found here). Lips: Chanel 'Pirate'. 

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Like a boy ...

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                                                                                           boots: thanks to (here),
                                                                                           jeans: Zara (here),
                                                                                           shirt: thanks to (here),
                                                                                           jacket: New Yorker,
                                                                                           cap: Gap,
                                                                                           watch: Michael Kors,
                                                                                           ph. Masa

The quickest update is here cause I'm busy more than ever:
new favorite jeans mixed with my sister's old bomber college jacket.
Now I'm off to dance in Ciara's video or cheer on a baseball game, still didn't figure out where to go with these legs!
Hope you will like it!

p.s. thank you for your lovely comments on my previous post, glad that you like it! :)

Saturday, 23 February 2013

magic eye

Dress worn as Skirt: Tibi (also find it here). Top: H&M (recent). Tights: Hue. Bag: thanks to Gucci. Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Super Duper'. Shoes: Guess (similar here). Nails: Sally Hansen. Chain Bracelet: Custom by Plukka. Jewelry: Michele Watch, Hermes, David Yurman, Bauble Bar

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A Day With Topshop

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To book an appointment call: 0844 243 5544
contact: (Leeds Store)

Despite my laid back approach to blogging (although you have got two posts this week... I'm on a roll), I received a pretty exciting email from Topshop a few weeks ago asking me to go into their new Leeds store and try out the Personal Shopping suite. Now obviously I thought long and hard about this, (NATTTT. IT'S FREAKIN' TOPSHOP AHHHH) and then I agreed to go in and take a look, in a totally cool, not too excited way.

After arriving in Leeds after a 6AM flight from Copenhagen (please excuse my puffy, tired face and crap hair) I was greeted by the lovely team with a cup of coffee, cupcakes and a room full of amazing Topshop goodies for me to try. Now, I'm not religious, but I think maybe that's what Heaven looks like?

I think a lot of people (including myself) find the Personal Shopping suites in stores to be a little intimidating and maybe you feel like you have to have an appointment etc. But I'm here to set that straight, the team in store were all lovely and down to earth and really listen to what you want and your own personal needs. The stylists don't bite and  really go out of their way to make you feel good. There's a menu of different types of appointments so that they can give you exactly what you want and pull together peices to suite you before you arrive if you wish to book in advance, and they even throw in a glass of bubbly too! I requested that they pull together a range of clothes for Spring Summer 13 and I loved pretty much everything they picked as they also ask for your size and shape.  I asked Emily the personal shopper in charge of my appointment a couple of questions to give you an even bigger insight into the world of a Topshop Personal Shopper.

1. How did you get into styling/ personal shopping? Any tips?
I went to London college of fashion to study Fashion styling and Photography which drove me towards editorial styling, I was given an amazing opportunity to work at ELLE magazine, where I discovered my passion for personal styling from freelance clients. Whilst in London I also worked at the Topshop flagship store at Oxford Circus as a Personal Shopping Stylist.When the new Topshop Leeds opened I headed to Leeds to become one of the Personal Shoppers.

Advice I would give any budding stylist or personal shopper is to gain as much experience through interning and industry as possible. You have to take every opportunity given and every person you meet as a valuable contact. Personal shopping is a lovely way to build friendships with clients and I find it so rewarding when I make someone feel amazing about how they look.

2. Favourite topshop trend for SS 13?
"Inspired by the clean lines and futuristic ethos of the Bauhaus movement we're advocating dressing like a modernist. Go sleek and chic with boxy coats and geometric shapes and strut your cultured stuff in flared trousers and strappy block heels. This is the new minimalism."

I personally think this trend works for any age. A splash of tangarine and monocrome smart sleek cuts. Perfect for updating work outfits and trend setting co-ord suits.

3. Best part of your job?
Creating a whole new look for someone or helping them overcome body insecurites.

4. Most famous client?
Most famous client has to be Alexa Chung.
Such a dream appointment, she used the service in Oxford Circus for a Fashion week outfit for the Unique show.
Genuinely lovely person with such great individual style.

5. Favourite outfit from the appointment

 I loved putting Penny in the Boutique navy suit with a splash of Arthaus tangerine and killer heel. I'm a massive fan of androgynous style on girls. Not every figure can pull off the cigarette pant but Penny does this well.

And there you have it!... probably the longest post I've ever ever done but I had a really lovely day and bought the outfit with the ripped jeans and a gorgeous pair of boots. And today I'm moving house so lots of excitement all round!!! I just thought I'd finish off on a little video of the day that I got my lovely brother to help me with and my other lovely brother to help edit... momma raised them right.

lots of love as always chicas,



Tuesday, 19 February 2013

suit up

Jacket and Pants: Red Valentino (more Red Valentino here). Shoes: Zara (old). Cape: MiraMira. Bag: Gucci. Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Super Super'. Sweater: Everlane. Lips: MAC 'Ruby Woo'. Jewelry: David Yurman, Pomellato, Michele, Hermes, BaubleBar.

Storage ideas ...

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After a one week rush with lots of things to do on my list, finally I managed to update you with brand new post. Many of you asked me about my jewelry collection and how I organized it, so here it is! ;)
Last year I made a new additional closet with my dad, and these drawers were the best thing that I decided to add. As we are not professionals, I gotta admit that it wasn't the easiest thing to do while we were measuring and trying to make them equal by installing them. But it really worth it at the end.
Now, I have place where I can organize every single item which was hard to keep in order before.
Draw for flowers, bracelets, belts or sunglasses, make up or whatever you want, hidden inside of your closet! Am I smart or what? ;)
Do you like it?

p.s. I will give my best to answer to all of your questions today!
p.p.s. the last photo is a little sneak peek into my next outfit post or a proof  how durable my closet is ! ;)

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