Thursday, 30 December 2010

Sales, sales everywhere, but what the hell to buy?

The end of season sales are a-maz-ing this year, but with so much to choose from what's a bargain and what's just tat? The best game plan to shop the sales smartly is to buy classic wardrobe staples, items that suit your figure and anything that will translate well next season. So following my NYE sale outfit guide and my tips to Heat readers about sale shopping, here are a few examples of how to kick arse in the sales (click the image to shop the sale).


Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Hit the Sales to find your Perfect New Years Eve Outfit

If you're like me, your mind has already moved on from Christmas dresses and is already focused on your outfit for New Years Eve. With the sales starting even earlier this year, you can buy designer for a fraction of the price. Here are my top picks from The Outnet, Whistles, Warehouse and River Island (prepare yourself for *lots* of sequins and sparkle).


Saturday, 18 December 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

I'm slightly obsessed with Christmas decorations this year, and my flat is starting to resemble Santa's work shop. If you're not feeling particularly festive yet or haven't got around to adding some festive cheer to your pad, don't worry because there's still time AND now loads of gorgeous decorations are in the sale! Here are some of my favourites, now with up to 50% off.

I'm a traditional girl at heart, so most of these are quite traditional ideas, but there are so many styles and themes to choose from! Merry decorating!


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

My tips for the January sales on

I was contacted by to give my top tips for what to buy in the January sales that will last all the way through to SS 11, and after careful consideration I decided that the Luxe 70s trend was the way to go. Think Marc Jacobs SS 11 - luxe colours, volume and glamorous. Your style icons for this trend are Margot from The Good Life, Bianca Jagger at Studio 54 and Elizabeth Taylor on a yacht.
The one trend that will see you through A/W10 to S/S11 is 70s glam. Whether is Studio 54 all-out glamour, or chilled out Woodstock boho style, this trend isn't going anywhere. The best thing about this look is you can wear it top to toe, or just accessorize.
If you want the entire look, then stock up in the January sales on patterned, floaty maxi dresses and jumpsuits, platform shoes, tops and waistcoats with tassels and fringing and everything should be in luxe, jewel colours.
If you want to just dip your stylish toe into the 70s trend, pick up fringed leather bags, statement necklaces, turbans and floppy felt hats in the sales and make sure you're on trend for S/S11.
Some other great bloggers have given their top tips and key buys, so there's no excuse to buy tat in the sales this year - shop smart!

Read the whole article here.


Images: Getty

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Louis Vuitton "Somewhere" Premiere Red Carpet

Elle Fanning is fast becoming one of my favourite young red carpet stars (don't worry Taylor and Lea, you're still my favourites). The 12 year old, yes, T-W-E-L-V-E!, younger sister of Dakota attended the premiere of her film, "Somewhere", last night. Set in the iconic Hollywood hotel, the Chateau Marmont, and directed by Sofia Coppola, this movie is sure to catapult Elle to mega-stardom. She's already got red carpet style down, the rest is easy!

I've been dying to see this film, and since my trip to LA in September, I've fallen for the Chateau's charms already.


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The Best (and Worst) of the British Fashion Awards 2010 Red Carpet

After seeing the images from the British Fashion Awards at The Savoy tonight, I just *had* to post about it. There were some absolute travesties, and sadly not many looks that blew me away. In order of Best to Worst, here's my summary of the British Fashion Awards red carpet looks including my *ahem* fashion marking (I've included a nice visual treat at the end of the post to ease your pain).

 And here's your reward, David Gandy.

I'm all about the second marker, any thoughts? Have I been too tough on someone? Is Lara Stone the best dressed in Calvin Klein, or did you love Erin O'Connor's mumsy look?


Images: Zimbio

The Best of Next's Christmas Party Dresses

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, nine ladies dancing.

As Next have so nicely offered to donate to my Christmas Party Dress fund (in way of a £30 voucher) I thought it would be a great idea to show you 9 outfits from that are perfect for any dancing queen that needs to look fabulous way past midnight. And if you're not a 'party dress' kind of girl, don't worry, there's also trouser and jumpsuit options (feeling quite smug, I've thought of everything!).

Brocade Baroque (L-R) Black Velvet Diamond Burnout Dress £55, Silver Jacquard Dress £65, Bronze Animal Jacquard Dress £45

She Wears the Trousers (L-R) Black Jumpsuit £32, Printed Top and Biker Jeans £57, Boob tube and Velvet Harem pants £55

The Anti-Wallflower (L-R) Rainbow Print Dress £50, Signature Black Feather Trim Dress £60, Purple One Shoulder Pleated Dress £38
I need help deciding what to pick as my Christmas Party Dress, and as I'm currently rocking a very attractive sling, I need all the help I can get!


Monday, 6 December 2010

70s Glam meets Riveria Chic at New Look Spring/Summer 2011 Press Day

I'm afraid for a week or two my posts may be slightly image heavy, as typing is a bit tricky now I've fractured my arm (I hate snow). So, here is my image guide to my favourite looks and pieces from the New Look Spring/Summer 2011 Press Day, including 70s Glam, Tribal and British Country Garden and Riveria Chic.

View all Carina100 Press Day coverage here.


Thursday, 2 December 2010

Make Christmas Shopping Easier: Gift Guide and Discounts

My nickname's not Pixie for nothing! Let me be your Christmas fairy - I'll help you with present ideas for the fashionista in your life and tell you the best discounts around on the high street and online (so you can buy presents for yourself too).


20% off at asos: ASOSMETRO

20% off at French Connection: GRAZIADEC (ends today)

15% off at Wildfox: XFACTOR15 (ends 8th December)

25% off at Warehouse: vcuk25a (ends today)

25% off at Oasis: TREATME2010 (ends 5th Dec)

20% off at Karen Millen: DEC20 (ends today)

10% and free delivery at Kurt Geiger: SNOWFLAKE (ends 5th Dec) 

15% off at Benefit: VCDECM15 (ends 5th Dec) 

Happy Shopping!