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No, I haven’t jetted off to Sweden…Nelly.com has finally launched in the UK!

For those of you who don’t know, Nelly is the number one online fashion retailer in the Nordic region (an ASOS-esque e-tailer), and has over 10 million visits per month internationally. Hundreds of womenswear and menswear must-haves are uploaded to the site each day from over 800 external brands and 30+ in-house labels, meaning the UK now has a lot of new fashion to enjoy!

My first (of many) purchases? Some faux pearl Logan earrings (complete with Katniss braid, below), the Henrietta double ring, and – the kicker – Nelly’s Davidina fluoro heels. View Post

Jian Stacking Rings
On Wednesday, I got a sneak peak at one of the best jewellery collections I have seen in a long time. Presenting…Jian of London!

For 2011, Jian of London were actually awarded the Editor’s Choice award at the most prestigious of trade shows, International Jewellery London. The award itself is designed to recognise and showcase jewellery designers who exhibit jewellery that is extremely creative and cutting edge. With the innovation and unique processes that go into the making of Jian’s pieces, International Jewellery London couldn’t have picked a better brand.

Currently, Jian boasts five collections; Combinations, Expressions, The Northern Lights, Chichi, and the latest collection, Stardust. The latter is “oh my shiny goodness”-worthy, with amazing and customizable pieces like the Ruby Sapphire Dome Ring – a snowglobe-like ring with floating jewels of your choice.

And though the pricetag on the dome ring will not suit everyone’s budget, Jian has everything from glittering pendants to double-sided earrings to stacking rings (seen above) that start as low as £15! Even better? The brand-wide rhodium plating means they will last for years to come.

Breakfast at Tiffanys
Fred, darling! Let us celebrate a film that has captured hearts for over fifty years with this edition of Look for Less, shall we? Wing out your eyeliner and settle down with your Audrey Hepburn poster for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s look that will make anyone believe you had been making several trips to the powder room.

  First things first, the LBD (little black dress). This simple LBD from Target for £17 is the perfect piece to kick things off! Structure, quality…bargain.

  One of Holly Golightly‘s many trademarks – kitten heels! <a href=”Styluxe’s Pointed Toe Kitten Heel is on sale for£8.

  As Miss Golightly would say, “You could always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. I must say, the mind reels.” These Classic Black Cubic Zirconium Studs say style and savvy, obviously, as they are only £7!

  With a black-based look, it’s all about the statement jewellery! This multi-strand of black beads and pearls packs a glamourous punch and is only going to set you back £8.

Clarissa Explains It All
One of my favourite shows – ever – is Clarissa Explains It All. For those of you too young to remember, let me explain:

Clarissa Explains It All was the first female-led show on Nickelodeon, as well as the first “kids” show to reference sex, teen partying, hell and more. The lead character, Clarissa Darling (played by Melissa Joan Hart), was an intelligent, outspoken teenager who both spoke directly to camera and tackled each theme/issue of the episode through a computer game. My kind of girl.

I think, subconsciously, Clarissa also influenced a distinct flair in my fashion sense:

  • The girl knew how to layer. Usually with vests, or some kind of button-down that never took away from what she was wearing underneath.
  • Colour-blocking queen. Long-time fans of the fashion blog will know I hate ‘matching’. Clarissa always rocked ‘carefully considered clashing‘.
  • Statement pieces. I think We can thank the teenage blonde for the rise of geeky glasses. She almost always wore something in her hair, along with quirky earrings or heavy necklaces/bracelets.
  • Playing with proportions. Always in a high-waisted jean or a drop-waist created by an extra-long t-shirt. As a petite, this was a very valuable style secret learned early in life!
  • All of this is illustrated in the gallery below.

    “There’s height and then there’s stature, Sam. Never confuse the two.”

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