Thursday, 30 June 2011

Festival Fashion All Grown Up

Kate Moss. Gwen Stefani. Naomi Campbell. How do they do it? Stylish, beautiful and over 30 (or 40!). As I’m now on the wrong side of 25 (or the right side if you ask me) I’m starting to think about styling myself to avoid serving up a steaming hot plate of mutton.  

Festival fashion is still a hot topic but I was perplexed after perusing fashion pages recently. If you don’t want to wear hot pants and feather headdresses you might feel left out. Well, by golly Batman I think I have a stylish and stunning festival outfit that wouldn’t look out of place on the mud plains of Glastonbury, for beauties who like Eliza Doolittle but don’t want to look like her (only she seems to be able to pull this off).

This week I've been perusing a new find, All of these items can be found on their website.
Source Top row: 12, 3, 4
Bottom row: 5, 6, 7, 8

These chinos are a great cut and colour, with a flattering and trendy paper bag waist. Not a hot pant in sight.
A rock print t-shirt can be made more sophisticated with a spot of cool denim tailoring. This denim blazer looks modern and grown up all at the same time.
I love these fringed sandals and the fringing is replicated in the detailing on the handbag. The bag’s bright colour is a great way to inject a pop of colour without looking like a Snog Marry Avoid castoff. Finish with a long pendant necklace and wooden bangles.
All these great items can be found at
So go forth my beauties and embrace your inner rock chic, I mean cheek, I mean chick. ;)

Till next time beauties,

Deja x

P.S. This post is not sponsored.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Hats Off To You Sir

I was lucky enough to go to the Isle of Wight festival this year and get wristbands for the H&M lounge. Let me tell you, I never thought luxury and festivals would go together but the H&M lounge was lush. Comfy couches, bean bags, a private bar, riverside location and a manicure bar staffed by some lovely girls from WAH Nails. They've ruined me. How can I go to festivals the same way again? Seriously, I enjoyed every minute of it and I got to listen to some amazing bands. 

Whilst there I also saw a really cool array of hats. I wore my favourite trilby hat from, who woulda thunk it, Tesco. 

Other protective headgear wasn't so attractive. Moving on.

Caps and beanies were popular near the river at the H&M lounge but I think we can always be creative with festival headgear. Here are some of my favourites from around the shops.

Top Row:, Etro at, Fat Face
Bottom Row: Tesco (under 3 quid!!), French Connection, Miss Selfridge

Aren't they lovely? Makes me want to go hat shopping now. 

Till next time beauties,

Deja x

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Sour Lemons

So. Yes, this is a cake. Lemon drizzle supposedly. I did a bit of research before I made it to make sure it wouldn't be too dry. Suggestions ranged from adding applesauce, to omitting one egg white, to adding more sugar. Perhaps I shouldn't have tried all of those at once. Oh well. It did however get me thinking about how popular neons are at the moment and as it's a lovely sunny day I thought I'd pay tribute to my favourite summer colour, yellow. I'll try my hand at cake-baking another day. 

These pumps are Lemon Sours from Kandee shoes. I recently bought these in an amazing sample sale they had on facebook. They are seriously high and showy, so I'm slightly afraid I might get mistaken for a stripper when I wear them. Hey, if that's your bag, fine, but I don't want to give people the impression I have those kind of skills because I'm afraid I do not. Although I do really want to try pole dancing classes. Anywho I digress. They are on sale (yay) for £64.50. Half off! 

This bag has been on my wishlist for a while now. I saw someone at the pub with a red one
 and I could feel bag envy descending over me. There was only one thing wrong with it. It 
wasn't yellow. The Cambridge Satchel Company have been pumping these babies out to many 
a customer for years and there's a colour for everyone including a fluoro yellow if you want to 
shine even brighter! And it can be yours for £84.00. 

I love a good wrap dress. As a curvalicious diva I like to flatter my shape with good cuts and hide any lumps and bumps. What's that you say? You wouldn't wear a yellow dress? Slap on a bit of bronzer and go for it girl! £40.00 to look like the best lemon tart ever. Ok, maybe not a tart but you're sweet right?

I was looking through my wardrobe and I'm noticing that more and more of my clothes are black. I must change this and inject more bright colours. Summer's here!

Till next time,

Deja x

P.S. I've got a TRIPLE mascara review to post so check back for it :)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Slipping on By

Poor Hyde Park. The Kings of Leon. Hard Rock Calling. Wireless Festival. These events are of course taking place in London's large open air space. I was there last night to see the Kings of Leon and the battering to the grass was evident. I really enjoyed the music but the muddy soup underfoot seemed to have sucked a few unlucky souls down with it. I saw a girl teeter by on cork platform sandals. The sexy/cute factor was kind of depleted by the slipping and muddy splatters. Poor girl.

I love listening to live music and to be outside with thousands of people can feel quite electrifying. I also love looking good but quite frankly I don't like looking the fool. So I thought it'd be great to have a gander at some fashionable footwear that wouldn't go amiss in a muddy field near you.

Hunter wellies are a wet weather classic. And a collaboration with Jimmy Choo? Sign me up! Ok so at £255 they're not exactly bargain bucket but they are pretty snazzy. I can dream.

So who says you need to wear wellies to a festival? Break the mold and quite frankly embrace you inner wild child with these biker beauties from Rocket Dog. Currently on sale for £39.99 I might be breaking out my leathers any day now.

So who's waded into the crowded waters of wellydom then? It's only our favourite flip flop brand Havaianas (how hard is that to spell!). These colourful bursts of sunshine for your feet are £50 and if they're as comfortable as their flip flops they might be worth every penny.

So these red wonders are not for the faint-hearted. Over the knee, fire-engine red rain boots? Whatever will they think of next? I think they're amazing but I have this weird thought that over the knee boots will make me walk like a robot. If you have no problem bending your knee like a normal person these babies will set you back $118 from Zappos. Sorry my European beauties, they don't ship internationally.

So what about the stylish man among us? I think these rain boots by Diesel fit the bill. Although lots of guys I know have this strange addiction to slopping around in the mud in flip flops. Maybe they like the squelch between their toes? If you or your fella decide to keep toes mud free these are £165.

So maybe you've seen something you've liked or something you've absolutely hated. Or you know of another amazing wet weather footwear choice. Leave me a comment to let me know what you think. Go on, wade in. Sorry, I couldn't resist. Told you I was bit of a geek.

Stay dry and fly beauties.


P.S. The layout of my blog is a work in progress. Please bear with.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Hello World!

Can you feel a brand new day? I love The Wiz. It's a brilliant film. And it's completely summed  up by this scene in the Wicked Witch's factory when her slaves are set free. So technically I'm not a slave but I do feel set free. Welcome to my little piece of the interweb.

Hopefully I can share my love of beautiful clothes (especially for the curvier among us, but all shapes are welcome) and makeup which I might be slightly addicted to. I love my hair and try to improve its health without breaking the bank. I love live music, watching films, eating and cooking great food and have just bought two vintage cameras to indulge a new hobby.

So welcome.