Summer Trend: The Scalloped Edge

www.topshop.com £30.00
www.topshop.com £40.00

www.topshop.com £24.00

www.asos.com €57.69
www.asos.com €96.15


Have you noticed this trend gradually sneaking up on us? The scalloped hem? First you saw it on shorts and now it can be seen on everything from dresses to capri pants, blouses and accessories. Echoing natures softest shapes like waves, flowers and shells, it adds a soft, feminine and vintagy touch to your spring-summer wardrobe. I love Topshops cute scallop edged jeans shorts. Team them with the white blouse and a pair of flats for maximum cuteness on a hot day. With one of those great bags from ChloĆ©, of course! And I can tell you, this trend will continue in fall....


Hey Ho, Let's Go...To The Beach: Top 5 Bikinis 2011

at www.asos.com FROM €129.48

at www.asos.com €94.87

at www.asos.com  €123.07

There were so many ridiculously lovely bikinis to choose from, that it was almost impossible to single out only 5. From lovely prints, to ruffles, crochet and retro piping there is something for everyone. Well done to Seafolly for an amazing collection and lovely photographs! On a budget, well done to H&M! Mind you, it does help if your ad campaign is shot by Patrick Demarchelier on a tropical beach with perfectly tanned top models...


Hey Ho, Let's Go...To The Beach: Top 5 Swimsuits 2011

€103.84 at www.asos.com

 Jets by Jessika Allen www.jets.com.au

 Agent Provocateur

Seafolly at www.asos.com

Bikinis will follow soon....


One Piece Wonder: The Jumpsuit

Yves Saint Laurent Spring RTW 2011
Sonia Rykiel Spring RTW 2011

Bottega Veneta Spring RTW 2011
Matthew Williamson Spring RTW 2011

Jumpsuits are not only a nice way to quickly get dressed in the morning, but they will give you this extra cool vibe and fashion sense that will make you instantly stand out from the rest. They are so versatile, they will easily take you from morning to evening. This spring they come in lots of different shapes and materials. Sleek fitting and sophisticated like at Ives Saint Laurent, or loose fitting with a cinched in waist at Bottega Veneta. Playful, fun and utilitarian with big pockets at Sonia Rykiel and Matthew Williamson. Dress them up with metallic accessories, high heels or wedges and a nice lipstick. Feminine figures will benefit from a more loose fitting shape with tapered legs and a nice belt around the waist. If you are on the small side, look out for a slim cut jumpsuit and stay away from big patterns that will swamp you. Need to go to the bathroom? Well, it might be a little awkward, but who wants to think about that, if you can look this good!

Sessun at ASOS €166.66
TOPSHOP £60.00

MANGO 109 €
ASOS €76.92

L.A.M.B. www.shopbop.com €275.27
DKNY www.shopbop.com  €253.25
Les Halles www.shopbop.com €112.02


Star Flowers

I saw these amazing star flowers in a friends garden this weekend and thought they were so beautiful, I just had to take a picture of them.




                  TOPSHOP MOTO Red Foil Skinny Jeans £60.00     


Spring Parka


One other thing you can't have enough of are utility jackets. And I don't mean the ones that start with Jack! Got this great mod style parka at Vila recently, and I am sort of living in it at the moment. Vila is a Danish label that offers cool and casual basics with a twist. It's made of a really lightweight shirt like cotton, and you can throw it over your tank top and chinos, or your floral dress if you want to cover up when it gets a bit chilly. I love its generous cut with a slight fishtail, elbow patches, drawstrings at the bottom and huge pockets where you can stuff your mobile, camera and whatnots in.


Dress For Less: The Striped Summer Dress

Jil Sander Spring RTW 2011
Aqua at www.asos.com 182.20

MARC by Marc Jacobs Spring RTW 2011
www.promod.de 39.95

www.oasis-stores.com 44.00
Marc Jacobs Spring RTW 2011

www.asos.com 32.05
Prada Spring RTW 2011

Lacoste Spring RTW 2011

www.hm.com  24,95
Sonia Rykiel Spring RTW 2011
Ann-Sofie Back for TOPSHOP £55.00
Twenty8Twelve Spring RTW 2011
www.frenchconnection.com £32.00

Prada Spring RTW 2011

www.whistles.co.uk £80.00

This season colour, prints and patterns are a key trend. The minimalist's favourite pattern though are stripes. I 'm a sucker for stripes, it's the pattern I keep buying over and over again. And I love a striped sundress when the temperatures are soaring. Good job the designers offered us loads of wonderful varieties on the spring runways. Hard to decide which design I liked best. And there are plenty of wonderful and similar versions on the high street if you're on a budget. See for yourself. Which one do you like best?