Friday, August 31, 2012

Cherry Blossom

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This outfit was inspired by the Louis Vuitton "Cherry Blossom" collection, which is an old favourite of mine, designed by Takashi Murakami. 
I dug out my cherry blossom "pochette" handbag to take with me to Marbella as I hadn't worn it for a while and it made me remember why I loved it so much all those years ago.
In my teens and early twenties I was the ultimate girly girl. Everything had to be pink, including my car at the time which was a bright barbie pink Volkswagen Beetle. Although I've since grown out of that stage, I will always love the colour and this handbag brings back so many happy memories of that time.
The outfit I chose to compliment the bag consisted of a pink crop top from Topshop and a River Island asymmetric skirt in purple. 
I am loving River Islands skirts at the moment as they are so comfortable and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and the variety of colours means that there is one to suit every taste.
Have you got any items that you can dig out of your wardrobe that stir up lots of happy memories?
 If so I would love to hear about them!
Nicola x
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★ CROP TOP FROM TOPSHOP 
★ RIVER ISLAND SKIRT AND SANDALS 
★ EARRINGS AND RINGS FROM BOUDOIR BOUTIQUE 
★ TRESOR PARIS "SHAMBALLAH" BRACELET FROM ROCKS JEWELLERS, DUBLIN 
★ LOUIS VUITTON "POCHETTE" IN CHERRY BLOSSOM 

Location - Orange Square, Marbella



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Little Mermaid

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In my last post - The Ocean Blue, I told you about how much I love to swim and what better way to follow on from that than to show you some pictures of me in action that I took using an underwater camera.
This was probably one of my favourite posts to create as I was in my element lounging around in the sunshine and cooling off in the beautiful swimming pool at The Sultan Club, Marbella.
As I tan quite easily, I tend to choose bikini's without straps so I don't get all sorts of funny tan lines. I chose this particular one from Primark. I absolutely love their summer swimwear as they are so cheap that you can buy one in every colour. Typically of me though I always bring lots and end up wearing the same one or two over and over again.
My bag is one of my favourite holiday items of the summer. It was custom designed for me by Totes Amaz Bags and I even got to choose what the character is wearing and holding so of course it had to be leopard print and LV! Its the perfect size, big enough to use as a beach bag, small enough to use as a handbag!
One thing you may notice about this post is that for the first time you will see me without makeup - SHOCK SHOCK! 
I am like any other girl with my insecurities and like a lot of you I would very rarely be seen without my mask of foundation, mascara, blusher and eyeliner. However, whilst on holidays, I really love to totally relax and forget all of that during the day and simply have fun in the sun.
Nicola x
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★ BIKINI FROM PRIMARK 
★ RAY-BAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES 
★ GUESS TOWEL 
★ JACK WILLS FLIP-FLOPS 
★ CORAL NAIL VARNISH FROM NAILS INC AT RIVER ISLAND 
★ PERSONALIZED BAG FROM TOTES AMAZ BAGS  (ON FACEBOOK &  TWITTER



Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Ocean Blue

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As someone who has been swimming since before I could even walk I simply adore the water. Be it the ocean, the swimming pool or even just the bath... 
 I was a competitive swimmer from the age of 6, winning hundreds of medals and trophies along the way and as a teenager I even worked as a lifeguard for a number of years.
This is why when I am on holidays I spend every waking minute by the water. 
I find the ocean so therapeutic. Listening to the waves crashing on the shore is one of the most beautiful sounds there is! 
Even when I am dressed for dinner I have to sneak in to the water for a paddle and what better colour to be wearing for an evening dip in the sea than ocean blue.
This dress was inspired by the water with its tassels like waves flowing across the front.
The hints of white from my accessories also add to this ocean inspired look with a touch of silver and diamanté glistening in the evening sunshine.
Nicola x
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★ DRESS FROM IDENTITY BOUTIQUE 
★ RIVER ISLAND "DIAMANTE" SANDALS 
★ LOUIS VUITTON "MULTICOLORE" POCHETTE HANDBAG 
★ EARRINGS FROM E-DAZZLES JEWELLERY 
★ MARC JACOBS WATCH 
★ WHITE HERMES "CLIC-CLAC" BANGLE 
★ BLUE SHAMBALLAH BRACELET FROM STREET STALL IN MARBELLA 



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