Monday, 19 December 2011

Reed it and Weep

It's that time of year when watching classic christmas films with a cup of tea whilst the wind and rain howls outside is the best part of your weekend. My all time favourite has to be the 1940's classic 'It's a Wonderful Life', the moving story, the christmas spirit but all I can think of when watching is how graceful Donna Reed (Mary Hatch) is with her elegant charm and stunning wardrobe, who wouldn't idolize this dainty creature? So I decided to check out this seasons forties glamour trend in vogue and found it has inspired some of this seasons best party dresses. Therefore I only thought it right to glance at a few best finds and found this Topshop velvet dress with lace collar (below) which matches Donna's dress in the last scene of the film perfectly, with a younger trendier twist to the style. At £65 it's a bit steep to fork out but the look is well worth it and you will definitely be the part at all the crimbo parties with this forties replica. HAPPY REEDING! 

For a cheaper alternative why not team this Miss Selfridge dress (below) £22 with a lace collar necklace? I found this one (below) on ebay at just £12 but I'm sure with a bit more searching a few more squids could be knocked off!

Pasta Cheats

Being a student can be hard on the purse at times, and I know everyone loves a good bargain, but whilst searching the cupboards for something to rustle up the other day I found an easy alternative of making tomato pasta, using ketchup. It sounds disgusting I know but somehow it works! I love trying new things and being a relatively fussy eater I recommend this to anyone!
All you need is:

A drop of oil
Half an onion
A few rashers of bacon
A good dollop of ketchup
I threw in some olives for extra flavour
And a portion of pasta

Chuck it all in a pan and voila! Who needs Jamie oliver, try it for yourself and see that you don't need to spend the dollar to get a good meal! Happy eating!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Dot to Dot

The polka dot is no stranger this season with designers like Marc Jacobs, Lanvin and Diane Von Furstenburg sporting the print, with the main trendsetting culprit being Miss Mc Cartney. 
Countless copies have been made of this gorgeous bodycon dress, with chiffon spotted sleeve. Simple but stylish, very Stella, and perfect to tease the wondering eye.
 Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Warehouse, let's face it, there isn't a retailer who isn't loving this dress as much as me, but scoping through the ASOS website I came across an almost exact replica of this winning design by RARE for just £46.

Who wouldn't want to show some spotty skin, whilst achieving delicate dignity, for a tenth of the price, get ordering.