Friday, 23 March 2012

Friday's High Street Hitlist

So, this week's high street edit has been pretty tricky to put together. I think that most shops must be in that awkward, mid-season (even though Spring has just begun!) phase because everything seems to be a bit 'meh'. Either that, or it's simply because I'm bored of the stock as I started buying my S/S wardrobe in January.

Anyway, after a little rummaging around, here's my pick of the best to hit the shops this week. I am  LOVING ASOS's elephant print shirt...

Sam x


I do love a good bag and, since I can't afford a Mulberry every time, I like to look to Zara for luxe-looking buys. I'm in love with this nude shopper-style bag with studs. 
studded bag
Soft shopper bag with studs, £79.99

zara floral dress
Step into the sunshine with this...the perfect summer printed dress, £39.99

leopard print shirt
I adore leopard print. I don't care if that makes me trashy, or Bet Lynch's younger twin. Leopard print shirt, £25.99
feathery skirt
I so wish I had the legs for this! Silk mini skirt with feather trim, £59.99
lemon summer dress
Lemon yellow pleated dress, £ also comes in a pale blue version too.

flower print jeans
I love this take on floral trews. The white and pastels give it a more relaxed, 50s-style feel. A bit more subtle for those of you who are scared of going full-on floral! Floral jeans, £29.99


There hasn't been that much to hit Topshop this week, but I do like this sherbet orange biker and the black quilted leather jacket. 

peach biker jacket, leather jacket
Neon biker jacket, £58...I reckon that this would be great to stand out from the crowd in any festivals!

collarless biker jacket, quilted leather jacket
Quilted collarless leather jacket, £180


I don't normally tend to shop at Mango because I find the sizing all wrong for me. I think it's the fact that I'm not a petite, delicate European woman. Instead, I have massive hips and boobs! Oh well...I simply couldn't resist this, though:

yellow pleated skirt
I adore the colour of this maxi's beautiful! Yellow maxi, £44.99

Completely unbeknown to me, Oasis have started a whole new section on their website called 'Friends of Oasis'. Here you'll find a great selection of smaller, unheard of brands. Here's one of the pieces I love:

red stripy dress
Striped dress, £40 by Yumi at Friends of Oasis


Oh, ASOS. Why are you taunting me and my boobs with lovely, lovely shirts which you know I can't wear? 
yellow elephant print shirt
Shirt with elephant print, £35

horse clutch
It seems that both ASOS and I have a thing for animal prints. Horse clutch, £30
statement earrings
Triangle statement ring, £7
Urban Outfitters

I love a lot of the clothes in Urban Outfitters but, to me, they tend to be a little bit expensive. I like to wait for the sales when there are some fantastic mark-downs. However, these buys really struck me this week!

urban outfitters dress
Striped sundress, £60
sheer blouse
Polka dot sheer blouse, £45
spiked ring
Gold spike ring, £8

Warehouse was once a shop I avoided big-time. I just found it too girly and, dare I say it, a little bit 'old' for me. Perhaps I've changed because I'm LOVING some of their stock right now.

blue prom dress
Make like Betty Draper in this beautiful dress. Blue prom dress, £85.
flamingo vest top
I need this so much that I may have to buy it! Sequin flamingo vest,  £26
Rock n Rose

One of my favourite jewellery retailers, there are some gorgeous vintage finds on there right now...

rock n rose earrings
Vintage copper shell earrings, £9
rock n rose ring
'Doreen' vintage brass spoon ring, £10

rock n rose bracelet
Maia cross bracelet, £14