Monday, April 30, 2012

World Photo London Exhibition at Somerset House

On Saturday, I checked out the World Photo London Exhibition at Somerset House and it was fantastic! We saw several different photo exhibitions, the most exciting being the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, where the winning photos of several categories such as fashion, current events, contemporary issues, nature, etc. are displayed. Rather than seeing one big themed exhibition, I loved this event particularly for its variety which helps photography newcomers discover what types of photos they might enjoy most from a large selection of genres.

World Photo London is on at Somerset House until May 20, 2012 and the tickets are £7.50 each, available at the door. Click here for opening times. I highly recommend checking out World Photo London for anyone who enjoys photography or for something fun and affordable to do on a day out in London!
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Daily Style April 30, 2012

  1. Milly Print Dress
  2. YSL Anchor Charm Bracelet
  3. Isharaya Enamel Earrings
  4. Kate Spade Portola Valley Quinn
  5. Brian Atwood Maniac Pump

I adore Milly by Michelle Smith! The prints are always to die for and I usually see the runway photos from a Milly collection and wish I could buy every piece! With a rich print like this, I like to break up the madness with contrasting accessories. Green is a great compliment to this blue, black & white print - I love this look!

How would you accessorise this fabulous Milly dress?
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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pink Julep Picks: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

I just saw Salmon Fishing in the Yemen starring Emily Blunt & Ewan McGregor and it's the best film I've seen in at least a few months, if not longer. It's funny, interesting, charming and incredibly uplifting. I absolutely loved it!

The story centres around Blunt, an investment manager who gets in touch with McGregor, a government fisheries scientist with regards to a project for a Sheikh in Yemen. McGregor laughs her proposal off as ridiculous until it becomes apparent that the project could not only save his job, but the reputation of the United Kingdom as a nation. As the project moves along, it becomes clear that though they are completely different in every way, they have more in common than they could've ever imagined.

Normally, Ewan McGregor isn't my favourite, but he is fantastic in this film - super endearing and very funny. In my opinion, this is his best performance to date.

Emily Blunt is also great in the film and as usual, she is absolutely stunning! She goes from wearing classic British workwear to evening gowns to dressing for desert excavation and she looks gorgeous every time. I couldn't help but noticing how fabulous the knit pieces were that she wore in the film. The classic British style of a cardigan or sweater worn over a cute print dress with cashmere tights and riding boots or a Liberty print button-down shirt with a pencil skirt was spot on in the film and the clothes were beautiful.

I really loved the theme of faith and trust - believing in something enough to make it happen, even if you have no proof that it could work.

And the chemistry between all of the actors in the film was apparent - the casting is amazing, particularly Kristin Scott Thomas who plays the Prime Minister's Press Officer - she's brilliant.

I highly recommend Salmon Fishing in the Yemen not only for it's beautiful story and funny moments - it's also a visually beautiful film. Treat yourself to a popcorn, Diet Coke and don't forget your tissues - I wouldn't call this a tear jerker, but it definitely tugs at the heartstrings. If you've seen it already, I'd love to hear if you liked it as much as I did, so leave me a comment and tell me what you thought.
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Daily Style April 29, 2012

  1. Michael Kors Turquoise Oversized Bead Necklace
  2. DKNY Tie-waist Stretch Silk Dress
  3. Kendra Scott Neenah Filigree Earrings
  4. 1AR by UnoAerre Textured Oval Link Bracelet
  5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Metal Sequin Clutch
  6. Jimmy Choo Peeptoe Platform Pumps

One of my favourite colour combinations is fuschia, turquoise & metallic gold! It's super chic, fun and modern, but totally appropriate for day or night, depending on how you wear it! I'm obsessed with gold shoes in particular at the moment - they're versatile, fun and add a punch to your look!

What accessories are you obsessed with at the moment?

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Daily Style April 27, 2012

  1. Michael Kors Tie-dye Cotton Maxi Dress 
  2. Ippolita Rock Candy - Lollypop 7 Station Necklace
  3. Lois Hill Silver Flat Geo Station Bracelet
  4. Chloe Marcie Bag
  5. John Hardy Kali Silver Open Oval Earrings
  6. Lilly Pulitzer McKim Sandals

I wish I was welcoming the weekend in a lovely maxi dress and sandals, but sadly it's cold & rainy here in London - a girl can dream though, can't she!?

What are you plans for the weekend?

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Trend Spot: All the Latest Trends in One Glamorous Place

I love to keep up with trends as much as the next girl, but it can be incredibly expensive and many of the trends don't stay in fashion long enough to justify the spend. I recently discovered Glamorous online and they have the cutest pieces in all the trendiest styles for a fraction of what you'd pay at many high street shops. What's better?  Glamorous is offering free world-wide shipping until May 31st! So what are you waiting for? Happy shopping and if you pick up something cute, leave me a comment and let me know!

P.S. - I'm really digging the Dip Dyed Hot Pants! Perfect for summer and festival fashion looks!

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Trend Spot: Fabulous Fedoras by Kangol

I love all the cute straw fedoras I've been seeing lately - they are perfect for keeping the summer sun off your face while looking tres chic at the same time! For anyone attending a music festival this summer, a chic straw hat is essential!

These fabulous fedoras by Kangol are too cute! Which one is your favourite?

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Daily Style April 26, 2012

  1. Chiffon Rainbow Hem Dress by Love**
  2. Ray-Ban Clubmaster Half Frame Acetate Sunglasses
  3. Guiseppe Zanotti Shoulder Bag 
  4. Astley Clarke Kyanite Earrings
  5. Astley Clarke Golden Gypsy Moth Ring
  6. G-Star Parade Heeled Sandals

Mix a fabulous colour block dress with black and gold accessories instead of colourful ones for a less predictable look. I love this look and how it mixes high-end with high street!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Daily Style April 25, 2012

  1. Aubin & Wills Top
  2. Zadig & Voltaire Jeans
  3. T. Tahari Earrings
  4. Stuart Weitzman Boots
  5. J.Crew Tessellate Necklace
  6. Gerard Darel The Simple Bag
Just because it's raining and gloomy doesn't mean we can't sparkle! Of course boots are required to keep feet dry even though we'd all rather be wearing sandals... I love this simple look punched up with a colour pop necklace and a metallic gold tote to brighten even the gloomiest of days!

As they say, "April showers bring May flowers" so I guess we'll just have to look forward to the beautiful summer blooms in store! What is your go-to look for a rainy Spring day?

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pink Julep Loves: Olene for Spring & Summer

I usually don't mess around with perfume much... I've pretty much been wearing the same four scents for the past 3 years. I've been hearing a lot about Diptyque scents and I absolutely adore the candles so I decided to give Olene a try and I absolutely love it! It's clean, fresh, light and floral - perfect for Spring & Summer months!

What scents do you like for Summer?

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New Summer Boho Glam Looks by Tylie Malibu

Loving these new looks for Summer by Tylie Malibu! They're perfect for the cool, relaxed girl on the go or anyone planning a fabulous festival season look!

This last maxi dress is my favourite piece! Which look do you like best?

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Vintage-inspired Florals by Tara Starlet

Tropical prints and florals are super trendy right now and they don't get any cuter that these pieces by vintage-inspired fashion line Tara Starlet. I love the 1940's look of these halters & crops with shorts - they remind me of the fabulous costumes Rachel McAdams wore on the beach in The Notebook. What's even better about these pieces is that they're so versatile. Mix and match the prints for an adventurous look, wear the shorts with a plain white tee or rock the halter top under a blazer with some jeans for a night out.

My favourite is the blue print. Which one do you love most?

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Daily Style April 24, 2012

  1. Whistles Francoise Tote
  2. Tory Burch Miller Thong
  3. Tucker Henley Printed Silk Top
  4. 7 For All Mankind Gwenevere Jeans
  5. Links of London Hope Earrings
  6. Jewelmint Rodeo Drive Bracelet

White jeans are hot again this year and I love the look of mixing them with rich brown leather accessories. It's crisp, clean and stylish - perfect for warm weather in Spring and Summer!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

On the Road Again... Windsor & Eton

On Saturday, I decided to do the touristy thing and visit Windsor Castle since I'd heard raves about it from so many people. From Putney Train Station, it only takes about 30 minutes on the train, so it's the perfect day trip destination.

Windsor is a lovely little town and truthfully, it looks like the enormous castle was airlifted from somewhere else and plopped right down into the middle of this picturesque little village.

We took the train to Windsor/Eton Riverside, which is close enough and it's no problem at all finding the castle, however for a shorter walk, there is the Windsor Central Station, which is a little bit closer.

There's quite a bit of walking required when touring the castle so if you choose to visit, make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Also, it's lovely walking around the village and through Eton as well so if you visit, make sure to allow a good few hours to enjoy all this area has to offer.


The Royal Shopping Centre is great! There are all sorts of shops and there's a busy high street as well.

We caught the tail end of a classic Punch & Judy show - it was quite funny!

When we made our way back to the train station, we noticed the hubbub around the river and decided to do some more exploring - that's when we found Eton, home of the famous Eton College for Boys.


You may remember famous Eton graduates such as Prince William and the fictional Bridget Jones hottie Mark Darcy.

Eton is massive! I couldn't believe how big it is and the photos aren't doing it justice at all. Pictured above is the library. We had a great time exploring the area.

Currently at Windsor Castle there is a photo exhibition celebrating the Diamond Jubilee and it's definitely worth checking out. Otherwise, the castle wasn't really my favourite as far as tourist attractions go, but the villages of Windsor & Eton were fabulous and I would definitely go back for shopping, events or even a night out.

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