15 December 2014

Winter (Christmas?) Wishlist


oops, this may not all fit in my stocking...


A Jam Packed Christmas Wishlist

Patterned Bell Bottoms- PYLO
Multi Coloured Crop Gilet- Prettylittlething
Gingham Shawl- Missguided
Pom Pom Earrings- Rock N Rose
Floral Dress- Forever 21
Tom Ford Eye Quad in shade Golden Minx - Selfridges
Ripped Hotpants- Prettylittlething
Calvin Klein Logo Tee-  Calvin Klein
Fleece Skirt- Motel Rocks (sale)
Mustard Trousers- Missguided
Red Leather Midi Skirt- Prettylittlething
Off Shoulder Jumper- Missguided
Tom Ford Lipstick shade Nude Vanille- Selfridges
Fur Trim Heels- La Moda
Quilted Skirt- Motel Rocks (sale)
Black Shopper- Prettylittlething
Paintpot in shade Painterly- MAC
Lace Up Boots- Prettylittlething
Asymetrical Blazer- All Saints (sale)
Lancome Grandiose Mascara- Selfridges
Zip Detail Pleather Pants- Prettylittlething
Floral Split Maxi Skirt- Motel Rocks (sale)

Hmmm, so the answer to the question you are probably asking yourself right now is...erm noooo I haven't been spending a large amount of time internet browsing! OK, OK so maybe I have passed a few hours away flicking through the webpages of all my favourite stores. I'm a Fashion Blogger this is what we do! Am I right Ladies or am I right?

This is just a small fraction of the items I've decided my wardrobe needs to meet. And technically I am calling this a Winter wishlist as I believe all my actual Christmas presents have been purchased. So this may very well end up being a 'what I buy myself for Christmas' list. Well whatever we call it, it is magnificent!

So feel free to glance your beautiful eyes over it's full glory, while I go sit in a corner and cry at the lack of funds in my bank account. 

Until next time guys.

Vickie
xoxo

14 December 2014

I Wish I Was An Olsen Twin

Happy Sunday everyone...









Photography by Alexander Anderson  (Website)

Fur Trimmed Coat- Missguided
Bag- H&M Sale (old)
Turtle Neck (worn under t-shirt)- Topshop
Olsen T-shirt- Prettylittlething
Skinny Jeans- Miss Selfridge
Patent Ankle Boots- Topshop
Earrings- Forever 21 

Just a quick impromptu ootd post for you all today, courtesy of the wonderful boyfriend and his fancy camera. We decided to take a few snaps of my new items on a lazy Saturday afternoon, so here it is my lovelies, my all black casual Saturday ootd. Featuring my awesome new Prettylittlething Olsen top and Topshop boots. No they weren't meant to be Christmas presents...shhh!

I hope you enjoy.

Until next time. 

Vickie
xoxo

12 December 2014

Always the bridesmaid...




Bridesmaids


Personalized Bridesmaid Invitation- Etsy
Fur Shawl-  Forever New
Bridesmaids Dress- Weddington Way Dress Collection
Embroidered Sash-  Nicole Miller
Silver Bow Earrings- Tiffany & Co
Embroidered Shoes- Manolo Blahnik 
Gathered Clutch Bag- Macy's


Why hello there my lovelies and welcome to a different sort of post for stonesgotstyle. It's almost Christmas and we are getting romantic in the building. Yes today is the day I officially do my first ever wedding themed fashion post all thanks to the lovely people at Weddington Way who for the month of December are very excitedly hosting their very own style challenge! The challenge? To become maid of honour for the day and co-ordinate the best, most fabulous bridesmaid's look.  Challenge accepted!

But first a little bit of information on the giant help that Weddington Way can be. You see it is a fabulous online company who take your preferences, the date of the wedding, the style you have in mind etc and suggest the best dresses for you. Whether that be for the bridesmaids or even the bridal dress itself. Plus not only can you choose the style but also the colour & have an exclusive fabric sample sent to your door to test out.

The dress I am styling today is from their latest showstopping collection and to me is just perfect for a chic winter wedding.  Now It's strange I'd never really thought of shades of grey for a wedding, I thought I was better leaving that in the bedroom (couldn't resist) however I am now a huge convert to the colour scheme.  Not only is it neutral for any bride wanting to be the center of attention on her big day but it also keeps the overall look of the wedding chic and classy.

I first decided on the bridesmaids wedding favour something they could wear on the day yet keep and cherish as a sign of your friendship. Of course the first place I look when it comes to weddings is Tiffany & co and these stunning little silver bow studs are perfect and not as pricey as you might think.  Next was the shoes and I must admit I cheated a little bit here and used the shoes I want to wear to my own wedding- yes that famous Carrie Bradshaw proposal Manolo! However I went for these stunning embroidered silver/grey pair to match the dress instead of the traditional blue.

The hair had to involve flowers as I think this is the chicest way to add a bit of nature to the look. And let's face it, this braided floral up do is stunning and would look beautiful on anyone.  I then added some subtle glitz and accessories including a stunning Nicole Miller gem encrusted sash to add some drama to the simple dress and of course a fur stole to ensure no one gets sued for having six bridesmaids with a cold after the wedding.

However I also wanted to add a little bit of that special sentimentality that comes with being a bridesmaid to your best friend or family. So I included these cute little customisable bridesmaid invitations from Etsy and a stunning photograph of what being a bridesmaid is all about. Supporting and helping your loved one to start there new adventure.

So there you have it guys, a slightly soppy, majorly sentimental wedding post. Let me know what you think to my look in the comments below and feel free to request more wedding/bridesmaid looks from me.

Until next time.

Vickie
xoxox



10 December 2014

Bell of the Ball


Hello my beauties...


How I'd Style


Ribbed Funnel Neck Jumper- Forever 21
Paisley Bell Bottoms-  Rokolo via Asos
Structured Panama Hat-  PacSun
Selection of Silver Rings-  Regal Rose
Palm Bracelet-  River Island
Silver Feather Earrings-  Pieces
Witch Shop Iphone Case- Crimson Jewellery
Spiked Selma Bag- Michael Kors
Chunky Boots- Pretty Little Thing

Well as you know from my most recent post I have been all over this new bell bottom trend. However I know not everyone is 100% sold yet, so I thought I would style up my favourite pair to show how I might wear them, maybe you'll be persuaded and start fancying a pair yourself.

Personally I believe this trend to be super versatile,  Easily transitioned from day to night. Simply throw on a simple tee or jumper for daytime casual chic and then swap for a sexy crop or body for a night on the tiles.

So you think you might try this yourself? If so how would you style yours? Feel free to link me below to any ootd posts.

That's it for today ladies and gent's as this girl needs to get her poorly butt back to bed. Plenty of posts coming soon. Promise.

Till next time.

Vickie
xoxo

8 December 2014

Trend Alert

WOO WOO NEW TREND A COMING...

Bellbottoms

Paisley Print Bell Bottoms -  Rokolo via Asos
Two Tone Bell Bottoms- PYLO 
Velvet Bell Bottoms- PYLO
Floral Bell Bottoms- PYLO
Paisley Floral Bell Bottoms- Rokolo via Asos
Turqouise Bell Bottoms- Roupoli via Etsy 
Purple Patterned Bell Bottoms- Roupoli via Etsy

Why hello my lovelies, as you may have noticed from the rather excited capitalized heading to this post today I want to share with you not only my new fashion love but also a huge upcoming trend- Bell bottoms.  Yes those cult bottoms from the 70's have returned and I personally am loving this new slender patterned revival. 

I think this will be so flattering on most body types and are so versatile for all seasons, looking as good with a simple tee, cropped bralet and winter jumper. I have a feeling that the whole bohemian 70's trend is going to be hitting us hard soon and I personally cannot wait to take this new trend fully to heart.  Think celebrities like the Olsen twins, Sienna Miller and Abbey Lee Kershaw to see how to work the style to the max. 

As of yet though not many companies are selling bell bottoms with Asos being the only English website I've seen so far selling them. However many american sites have already caught on to this trend with sites such as my personal new favorite PYLO (be sure to keep a look out for a wishlist post soon) and independent companies such as Roupoli on Etsy (another new fave). However I know that another of my favorite independent companies Ette Clothing are launching their own bell bottoms this Wednesday! (update the bell bottoms are now launched and on site- click here)

So what do you think of this new trend guys, will you be strutting your stuff in some 70's nostalgia soon or will you be putting this trend in room 101. 

Until next time.

Vickie
xoxo


7 December 2014

Winter is Coming


Hello all...

Photography by Alexander Anderson - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128280503@N06/

Lace Trim Jumper- Primark (current season)
Monochrome Fur Collar-Primark (current season)
Daisy Print Skirt- Motel Rocks  (now in sale)
Bag- H&M (old)
Peace Earrings-  Crimson Jewellery
Hair Crimper- Lee Stafford


I don't know about anybody else but I for sure know that personally I find this time of year so difficult to dress for! First off it's freezing, yet it's randomly sunny and as soon as you enter a building you go from freezing to dying from heat in your winter coat. Add on to that the fact that half your wardrobe is still new spring/summer clothes and the whole thing is just a nightmare.  So when I finally managed to layer up in a successful way I thought I would share with you all. Also I just got a new crimper so had finally done something with my hair. what you think? 

I should probably explain that it is freezing in England ATM so I am wearing 2 pairs of tights and an extra top underneath this outfit. But that's the thing you can still wear those spring/summer favorites The secret to it all as I say every year is layering, layering is your savior! Say for example you bought a super cute sleeveless dress in the summer to winter sale (example A). Well be assured that you don't have to retire it to the back of the wardrobe just yet. You have several choices, put a long sleeve polo neck under or a fuzzy cardigan/jumper over and load up on those ever so popular Primark super cozy tights and walla your summer dress is now a fabulous winter outfit.  Now this can be done with all sorts of spring/summer time clothing and with a pop of autumn/winter coloring in your makeup the look is made even more wintertime chic. 

So there we have it guys my simple solution to wintertime dressing. Feel free to link me to any of your outfits if you give this a try and let me know if you like the outfit in the comments below. 



Eyeshadow- Accessorise palette Exposed

Example of my winter makeup look! Let me know what you think and if you'd like me to do an updated makeup routine over on my youtube

Till next time.

Vickie
xoxo





5 December 2014

Santa's Coming!



Party time y'all...







So it is that time again, a time of great joy and even greater panic! Also known as Christmas! Now everybody knows that Christmas is the ULTIMATE party season, with work do's, friends parties, around a million pre Christmas dinners and of course the festive day itself. The big dilemma- What to wear? And if you're planning a party yourself- What's a theme that's original, fun, and not going to be used over and over again all month. Well recently I was contacted by the lovely people over at Quiz clothing with this exact dilemma. 

So today I am here to lend a hand and after many hours brainstorming aka shouting random answers at my somewhat unamused boyfriend I think I've cracked it!



Now Quiz had 6 simple questions to help you become their ultimate party planner for the chance to not only choose their theme but also for one lucky winner £150 worth of clothing from their store, as well as dresses for a few runner ups. Here are my answers...wish me luck.




The Christmas theme I would have would be…

Now after thinking long and hard about this vital question I had a genius idea! I thought of my favourite Christmas movie...The Grinch and then thought walla! Why not have a Whoville themed party.  Complete with jolly Who decorations and costumes. We could even have a Grinch's lair where the Grinch hands out presents instead of Santa! And of course whovilicious themed cocktails. It's original and would be so much fun and so creative for all the blogger quests and party planners.

One thing every Christmas party needs is…

An awesomely cheesy Christmas party mix so everyone can let loose, get into the holiday spirit and dance like lunatics.  

The Christmas song I’d put on repeat would be…

Given the theme probably 'You're a mean one Mr. Grinch' but if I had to choose anything else it would of course be 'Baby it's cold outside' by Cerys Matthews and Tom Jones.

The celebrity I would invite would be…

Why the Grinch himself Mr. Jim Carrey and maybe we could sneak in Cindy Lou Who too - Taylor Momsen and have The Pretty Reckless re-mix 'where are you Christmas?'

I would kiss….under the mistletoe

My wonderful boyfriend of course! But maybe The Grinch would get a sneaky little cheek kiss to get him in the Christmas spirit. 

The dress I would wear at the Quizmas party would be…



Whoville


Christmas Bow Headband- Claires
Skinny Red Belt- Dorothy Perkins
Glitter Playsuit- Quiz
Fur Trimmed Shawl- Quiz
Long Gloves-  Ebay
Striped Tights-  Wolford
Triangle Red Bag- Accessoryo
Feather Shoes- LaModa

Ok, so I cheated a bit and just had to go for this stunning velvet glitter playsuit by Quiz. To make it more festive and to add a touch of Who to the outfit I paired the playsuit with splashes or red, mainly with this eye catching  light up bow headband! Obviously this will look perfect with my who inspired giant braided do! Glam it up with a touch of fur, some kooky who style tights and walla I am one sing song away from Christmas! 

Let me know your ideas in the comments below guys. Also feel free to enter the contest here: Contest I would love to hear your ideas! 

Until next time..

Vickie- Lou-Who
xoxo

4 December 2014

Rose Rabbit Lie

Welcome ladies & gentleman...


Vintage Vegas


Tuxedo Jacket- Whistles
Sequin Bralet- Topshop
Lace Eye Mask- Agent Provocateur
Lipstick- OCC Lip Tar shade Black Dahlia 
Embellished Clutch- Dolce & Gabbana 
Tuxedo Trousers- Whistles
Perfume- Tom Ford Violet Orchid
Embellished Platforms- Kurt Geiger


Hello you beautiful guys and gals, and welcome to my post of vintage luxury. I was recently contacted by the remarkable people at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas regarding a competition they were holding. The rules were simple- create the perfect vintage inspired outfit to wear to their exclusive premier social club ' Rose.Rabbit.Lie. They describe Rose.Rabbit.Lie as a social club which 'transports you from modern times to the roaring 20’s with its vintage art and shabby chic decor'. Clearly I was completely drawn in by the seductive glamour of it all and started to create that perfect outfit with glee.

However I also knew that as soon as people think the roaring 20's and grand parties they jump straight to luxuriously embellished flapper dresses and floor length evening gowns famous for that period. I on the other hand wanted to flip this iconic idea on it's head, do my own version of stonesgotstyle 20's with an edge. I wanted to focus on the sexuality and exclusivity of a high class social club. I imagined decadently strong cocktails, live brass bands and artistic cabaret entertainers. 

Then it hit me! Why not wear a suit? Do it like a man! Be bold, be brave and be demanding. So like many rebellious 20's women before me I went on the search for the perfect female tuxedo. To add a pop of that 20's sparkle I added a mirrored bralet underneath from Topshop. But of course a girl simply cannot wear a tux without some killer heel, enter these jawdroppingly beautiful Kurt Geiger's which instantly add sex appeal and presence to the look. 

The final touches, some soft vintage curls, dark berry lips, a stunning embellished clutch and a touch of dress up with a lace eye mask from Agent Provocateur! 

So what do you think guys? The perfect outfit for a seductively vintage night out at Rose.Rabbit.Lie, Vegas's premier social club. 


Until next time, mine's a gin martini. 

Vickie
xoxo



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1 December 2014

WORK

Why hello my loves...


IGGY


Fragrance- Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
Ribbed Polo Top- Topshop
Pom Pom Earrings- Regal Rose
Lipstick in shade Bruised Plum - Tom Ford
Chain Shopper- La Moda
Luxury Pattern Trousers- Ricki Brazil
Stilettos- Jeffery Campbell via Lavish Alice


Confession, whilst I've been away from the world of blogging I may have acquired a few addictions, some old, some new. The new is my crazy, crazy obsession with the wonder that is Iggy Azalea! This includes not only her epic musical talents but her increasingly fantastic wardrobe choices too. So imagine the sheer joy when one of my old obsessions 'faux internet shopping' and my new Iggy obsession combined in one single click! Yes ladies and gentleman it was indeed heavenly, I am not afraid to say that I even put on a bit of Iggy and twerked (badly) with joy. 

What's this cofuffle about Iggy, shopping and twerking I hear you shout? Well it all started with a click onto a new website (always a fun time) called Ricki Brazil. I had been contacted by the company and was eager to see their designs. Designs which have graced the fine derrieres of Khloe Kardashian, Christina Milian and Chanel West Coast. The company is all about 'bold women' and 'unique design' with a stunning collection of Iggy worthy bralets,trousers,skirts and dresses. 

Now another old obsession of mine is indeed the Kardashians (sorry I'm not sorry) mainly focusing on Kourtney & Khloe (who remind me so much of me and my own sister. However I had never really classed their curve enhancing styles as something I could 'pull off'. However the fit and fashion of the Ricki Brazil items had me second guessing that opinion instantly and I literally cannot explain to you the incredible depths of my love for these statement trousers. 

Let me know what you think of the brand and how you'd style your own kardashian Esq piece in the comments below. 

Until next time. 

Vickie
xoxo
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