Sunday, 27 July 2014

Monochrome Baby Shower #OOTD | Laurashopaholic

Today's Outfit of the Day is what I wore to a Baby Shower for one of my Best Friends. We arranged an Afternoon Tea for her with plenty of sandwiches, cakes and scones, jam and cream - the perfect Sunday treat.

I wanted a smart, casual, feminine look today for the Baby Shower so decided to go for this beautiful Embroidered Midi Skirt that I purchased from Topshop earlier in the year. For the monochrome look and to keep it simple I teamed it with a simple Black Cami Vest and accessorized with a Gold Necklace, Tan Belt, Bag and Sandals.














Skirt - Topshop
Cami - Topshop £14
Shoes - Topshop
Clutch Bag - Warehouse
Belt - New Look
Necklace - Primark


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Love Laurashopaholic xx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Steal Her Style - Olivia Palermo in Zara Shorts

Olivia Palermo is definitely one of my celebrity style icons.  She always looks effortlessly chic and I love that she wears a mix of high street pieces and not just high end designer fashion.  

I first fell in love with Olivia Palermo's style when she starred in 'The City' the spin of show of 'The Hills' with fellow fashionista and now designer, Whitney Eve Port.

Olivia has been spotted frequently sporting garments from collections at Topshop and Asos, but recently she was snapped in New York by the Daily Mail wearing these Floral Print High Waist Shorts from Zara.



Olivia wears these Floral High Waist Shorts with an oversized shirt and confidently clashes the print with Leopard pumps.  You will need to be quick if you want to snap up these shorts as they are currently in the Zara Sale and you can purchase them online.

High waist shorts can be worn in a variety of ways for both casual and evening looks. By adding heels and swapping the shirt for a Black Cami Vest these shorts would be perfect for drinks on a summers evening.  You can see how I styled Floral Print Shorts in my Cheap Outfit Ideas Post.

Olivia Palermo is a socialite and has previously worked at Diane Von Furstenberg and Elle Magazine as part of her acting role in 'The City' where she first became prominent as a celebrity and style icon.

I always love to see what Olivia Palermo is wearing and how she styles high street pieces.  It is great to get inspiration from various different sources and then put your own spin on it to achieve your own style.

Who are your favourite style icons?
How would you style these Floral Print Shorts from Zara?

Love Laurashopaholic xx

Cheap Outfit Ideas #5 - High Waisted White Trousers

White high waisted trousers are so versatile for the summer and this pair at just £12.02 are perfect for today's cheap outfit idea. Team white high waisted trousers with a printed top like this Leaf Print Crop Vest and strappy black heels.



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White High waisted Trousers £12.02

Green Sleeveless Leaf Print Crop Vest £6.82

Black Strappy Heeled Shoes £31.55

Black Round Sunglasses £10.58

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This Green Leaf Print Crop Vest is a bargain at just £6.82 and is so similar to one in Zara recently but at a fraction of the price as are these Black Strappy Heels!  These heels can be worn with so many different looks and should be a key footwear item in every girls capsule wardrobe.

This is the fifth post in my Cheap Outfit Ideas Series. Many of the pieces can be mixed and matched with eachother so to read my previous cheap outfit ideas posts click below:

Cheap Outfit Ideas #1 - Nautical Summer
Cheap Outfit Ideas #2 - Floral Shorts
Cheap Outfit Ideas #3 - Floral Kimono
Cheap Outfit Ideas #4 - Lace Bodycon Skirt


Which is your favourite of the Cheap Outfit Ideas posts?
How would you wear these White High Waisted Trousers?

Love Laurashopaholic xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Cheap Outfit Ideas #4 - Lace Bodycon Skirt

This is the fourth in my series of Cheap Outfit Ideas and today's look features a beautiful Lace Bodycon Skirt. Lace always seems to stay on trend, it just updates every season with details like the scallop hem on this skirt.

Bodycon skirts look fabulous with a vest top and this Chiffon Double Layer Top is just like those in Zara and Topshop but at a fraction of the price.  The colour of this vest top is so feminine and floaty, matched with the Lace Skirt to make an outfit that is perfect to take you from the office to cocktails after work.  

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Leopard Rim Sunglasses £10.68


I love the shape and pattern on these Leopard Rim Sunglasses and the gold detailing. Complete the look with a Tan Clutch Bag with gold hardwear. 

I love finding items that look more expensive than they actually are to create cheap outfit ideas, particularly if they are almost identical to designer items or those in Zara or Topshop.  After all, style is about how you wear items not where you purchased them from.


How would you style this Lace Bodycon Skirt?
Where would you wear this cheap outfit idea?

Love Laurashopaholic xx

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Cheap Outfit Ideas #3 - Floral Kimono

Today's post is the third in my cheap outfit ideas collection and features a gorgeous Batwing Floral Print Kimono that you can snap up for just £10.70!  A kimono is a great lightweight cover up that is just perfect for adding that extra something to an otherwise basic outfit.


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This cheap outfit idea would be perfect for a festival look and each of the items would be ideal as part of a capsule wardrobe for a Summer holiday as they can each be worn in so many different ways.  That is the key when pulling together cheap outfits as it is important to consider how versatile a piece is and how confident you would be to style it in a variety of different ways.  If you know that you can do this then from a cost per wear perspective you know you are getting the best value for money possible!

High waisted Denim Shorts are a staple item for the Summer and can be styled easily with basics like this Cami Vest that I also featured in my Cheap Outfit Ideas #2 post. You could also style them with a crop to like this White Crop Top that I styled in my Cheap Outfit Ideas #1 post.

How do you style High Waisted Denim Shorts?
How do you style Kimonos?

Love Laurashopaholic xx

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Print High Waisted Trousers | Laurashopaholic

I have an obsession with loose fitting high waisted trousers at the moment and my latest purchase is this Geometric Print pair from H&M.  They are the same fit as those that I featured in my Outfit of the Day - Floral Trousers post.  I tend to do that every now and then when I like the fit of an item, I go and buy it in every colour or print that I can get my hands on.  These trousers from H&M are a bargain at just £12.99 so I think justifies why I have bought so many!  The quality for such a great price is superb and I love how they are tailored at the waist, but then a loose fit.  










High Waisted Trousers - H&M £12.99
Cami Vest - Primark £4
Slingback Shoes - Topshop £26

These trousers are easy to throw on for an effortless casual look and the print means that you can keep the rest of the outfit really simple.  I have teamed these geometric print trousers with a basic cami from Primark which was £4, a cute floral pink and gold necklace which was also from Primark (also about £4 I think) and my Pink Slingback shoes from Topshop. I think that this look is actually quite smart casual and would look great with a white blazer if you were to wear it for the office.

How do you wear High Waisted Trousers?
How do you style Printed High Waisted Trousers?
Do you have an obsession with any items at the moment in your wardrobe?

Love Laurashopaholic xx

Friday, 18 July 2014

Cheap Outfit Ideas #2 - Floral Shorts

This is the second in the series of my cheap outfit ideas posts, showing you that looking on trend and stylish does not have to be expensive.  This outfit is less than £20 and is perfectly versatile for all Summer long.   


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The key piece in this outfit is these gorgeous Floral Print Shorts which will look stunning teamed with a simple Cami Vest Top like this Black V Neck. You could get so much wear out of these shorts by mix and matching them with different coloured vests, tees and cami's to change up your look. Accessorize your outfit with a chunky necklace to give the look more luxe. Wear this look with flat sandals, wedges or heels to make it perfect for both day and night.

When styling cheap outfit ideas it is important that you choose a key garment that you can wear in a variety of different ways.  Team it with basics that can always be worn with the other items in your wardrobe.

Looking and feeling great, whilst nailing this seasons trends does not have to break your bank balance.  My mantra is definitely that it is not what you wear it is how you wear it and hopefully my cheap outfit ideas posts will give you inspiration and the confidence to do this.

Have you seen my other cheap outfit ideas posts?
Cheap Outfit Ideas #1 - Nautical Summer

How would you wear these Floral Print Shorts?
Where would you wear this outfit?
What are your favourite cheap outfits?

Love Laurashopaholic xx

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Cheap Outfit Ideas #1 - Nautical Summer

Today's post is the very first in a series of 'purse friendly' cheap outfit ideas that I will be sharing with you all over the next few weeks.  If you have any requests then please do not hesitate to contact me @laurashopaholic on Twitter or in the comments box below!

The styling of this nautical trend outfit would be perfect for a Summer's evening on the French Riviera or cocktails by the sea as the sun goes down on holiday. Finish off the look with Tan Heels and a bright red lipstick for maximum chic! 




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Remember that it is not what you wear it is how you wear it.  Fashion does not have to be expensive and I hope that with my cheap outfit ideas posts I can show you how you can be on trend on a budget and not blow your bank balance.

Where would you wear this outfit?
Have you got any styling requests?
Have you got any cheap outfit ideas to share?

Love Laurashopaholic xx

Monday, 14 July 2014

Ever Pretty Dresses

The online clothing boutique Ever Pretty is the perfect place to find the dress to make you look and feel your best for that special occasion.  Ever Pretty Dresses are beautiful, quality gowns that are ideal for both formal and more casual events.  The collection includes short, midi length and long evening dresses.  The formal long dresses that can be found on the Ever Pretty website are a stunning choice when you are looking for bridesmaid gowns.  Ever Pretty dresses also offer a beautiful range of long dresses for prom and a wide range of great value formal long evening dresses.

You can watch this outfit come to life by watching my Ever Pretty Dress video on the Laurashopaholic YouTube Channel by clicking below:

































One Shoulder Chiffon Padded Long Evening Dress $39.99

This gorgeous One Shoulder Chiffon Padded Long Evening Dress in Pink is just $39.99 and the quality is absolutely gorgeous for such a great value price.  Ever Pretty is celebrating its anniversary and offering free worldwide airmail delivery which is excellent considering the dresses are so reasonably priced.  The dress arrived within a couple of days of ordering so I was really impressed and it was packaged carefully to protect the gown.  The customer service offered by the Ever Pretty team is superb as I had a query and they got back to me on the same day.  You can pay using your credit or debit card and the website also accepts Paypal so that you can be sure that your payment is really secure.

This Ever Pretty Dress would perfect if you were looking for long dresses for prom or bridesmaid gowns as it is beautiful quality and such a gorgeous feminine design.  When looking for bridesmaid gowns, long dresses for prom and long evening dresses it is so important that the quality is exceptional and that when you wear the item you feel a million dollars.  I would definitely recommend that you look at Ever Pretty dresses to find an outfit for your special occasion.

When purchasing your long evening dress, prom dress or bridesmaid dress one of the most important considerations is also sizing.   With Ever Pretty Dresses only being available online, this is not a problem as the fit is true to your normal size.  This Long Pink Evening Dress also has a padded bust for added comfort and fit.

I just fell in love with this particular Ever Pretty Dress on the website and when it arrived I was impressed as it exceeded my expectations in terms of quality, fit and style.  I did not know what to expect when I ordered this long evening dress particularly as it was such great value for money, but I was overwhelmed at how beautiful it was when I received it.  I kept the styling of this Ever Pretty Dress simple and classic, with a flower on my wrist and my Thomas Sabo Heart Charm Bracelet.


Have you ever purchased any Ever Pretty Dresses?

Which Ever Pretty Dress would you pick for your Prom or Bridesmaid dress?

Love Laurashopaholic xx



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