NEW IN: Primark Baby Blue Structured Bag

I just had to share this new bag I got in Primark - I'm in love! I've been looking for a new bag for quite a while now and couldn't find anything I liked, until I saw this in Primark. I love the baby blue shade for summer and I think it will look nice paired with a monochrome outfit. It just fits everything I need for going out so it's the perfect size! You can't really go wrong when it's only £8 and it also comes in baby pink (which I already want to buy) and black.

I'm really impressed with Primark this summer and there's already a few other things I have my eye on.

What do you think of this bag? Will you be picking one up?

Evolution of Tennis Fashion 2000s-Present

It's safe to say that from the very late 90s and early 2000s, most women's tennis fashion moved largely away from the traditional outfits and featured more unique creations. Serena and Venus Williams became known for their outrageous and eye-catching outfits, although they're definitely more demure now. Another US player, Bethanie Mattek-Sands still keeps us entertained with her ridiculous creations.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2011, Serena Williams 2002, Maria Sharapova 2010, Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2007.

Jelena Jankovic 2014, Maria Sharapove 2014, Serena Williams 2013.

It's clear from the contrast in the two pictures that tennis fashion has moved again from outrageous outfits to more practical and subtle ones. For example, you're not likely to find anyone wearing a skin-tight playsuit like Serena did in 2002! Most Nike and Adidas outfits normally have two or three different colours and are nothing out of the ordinary. I'm glad we still have Bethanie Mattek-Sands taking things out of the box and keeping it interesting!

It's fun to see how the fashion has changed all the way from 1900 to now, a time when women can wear whatever they want.

If you missed part 1 of this series (Evolution of the Tennis Fashion 1900s-1990s) you can find it here.

Evolution of Tennis Fashion 1900-1990s

With Wimbledon started (aka the most wonderful time of the year), I thought it was the perfect time to look at tennis fashion. I love seeing how styles change and develop! So grab your strawberries with cream and a glass of Pimms and let's look through the evolution of tennis fashion...

1900s, 1920s.

1900s: In the 1900s, women's fashion was very conservative and tennis followed this trend. Women wore corsets, long, sweeping skirts with belts and long sleeves - I can't imagine it was very practical!

1920s: The 1920s was the flapper era and became known at the 'Jazz Age'. This was reflected in the change in silhouette (it was more loose and free!) and the arrival of drop-waist dresses. Headbands and visors also became more fashionable.

1930s, 1940s, 1950s.

1930s: Silhouettes became more feminine in the 1930s, and a much higher hem was introduced. Skirts and dresses were worn below the knee. Looks became more tailored and pleats were included.

1940s: Katherine Hepburn rejected the traditional skirt and top combination for high-waisted shorts.

1950s: Ladylike elegance apeared again in the 1950s with clinched waists (a nod to Christian Dior's 'new look'), white dresses and demure cardigans becoming popular.

1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s.

1960s: The 'mod mini' became popular in the 60s with hemlines still sitting just above the knee.

1970s: Outfits became much tighter and shorter in the 70s and trends followed the 'disco fever' of the decade. Patterned fabrics and exaggerated collars were worn by players.

1980s: In the 80s, bright yellow tennis balls were introduced to make it easier to see the ball on TV. This saw tennis fashion step away from the traditional all-white outfit (although Wimbledon kept it!) and a palette of pastel shades were made popular.

1990s: Taking inspiration from men's tennis star Andre Agassi, bright colours such as neons replaces the muted pastels. Lightweight fabrics such as nylon and spandex were also introduced - much more practical than the 1900s fashion!

Next up: 2000s tennis fashion, featuring some bizarre outfits (thanks to Serena Williams and Bethanie Mattek-Sands!).

The Best of: WTA Pre-Wimbledon Player Party 2014

Ana Ivanovic, Laura Robson and Victoria Azakenka.

Eugenie Bouchard, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova.

I'm a huge tennis fan - like such a big fan that I will definitely say no to going out with my friends to watch my favourite players. I watch it nearly every week it's on and it just something I can never get bored of. Therefore you can just imagine my excitement every time there's a player party - I just love seeing what they wear when they're off the court! Last night, it was the turn of the female players to celebrate Wimbledon - the upcoming grand slam.

By far, my best dressed players of the night were Ana and Laura. I think both their dresses suited them so well and they looked stunning!

Who was your best dressed of the night?

The Best Of: Cannes Film Festival 2014

Barbara Palvin in Chanel, Eva Green in Elie Saab, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Jessica Chastian in Alexander McQueen, Karlie Kloss in Valentino and Jessica Chastian and Cara Delevingne.

Kendall Jenner in Chanel, Zoe Saldana in Valentino, Chloe Grace Moretz in Chanel and Lea Seydoux in Prada.

Liya Kebede in Calvin Klein, Mia Wasikowska in Valentino, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Gucci Premiere, Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab, Suki Waterhouse in Stella McCartney and Zoe Saldana in Victoria Beckham.

A Sunday Catch Up (and This Week's Best Dressed #4)

Karlie Kloss, Olivia Palermo x2, Leighton Meester, Lily Aldridge and Rose Byrne.

I can never decide what to post on a Sunday, so I thought I'd do a mixture of both this week - my best dressed this week and a little catch up post!

Olivia Palermo was so brilliant this week that she made the list twice - impressive! I feel like everything she's wearing right now is beautiful - I'm obsessed with her style. And I'm clearly obsessed with the all-white trend right now, although I'd never wear it myself. I love Leighton and Karlie's looks, it just seems to effortless!

On to the catch up now, if you've been on my instagram in the past few months you might have realised that there's a new addition to my life - a little puppy! I decided to get a Jack Russell Chihuahua cross and I called her Pascal (straight out of Tangled!). I also finished my first year at university and passed all 6 of my modules and now I'm free for summer (and currently looking for a job, which is harder than you would think).

I'm now having a lazy Sunday planning blog posts and watching the tennis. Oh and is anyone else not prepared for the last episode of Game of Thrones? I'm so excited but I'm worried in case it doesn't live up to the book...

How are you spending your Sunday?

Pastel Picks

Summer is upon us which means Zara have come out with their usual selection of pastel coloured clothes. My wardrobe used to be completely black, white and grey, but I've recently started to add in a few more coloured items - most of them pastel! As someone who doesn't particularly like dressing for summer or the hot weather, the pastel trend is perfect for me. I think a pop of pastel really looks great with a monochrome outfit, and makes it a bit more summer appropriate.

I think my favourite piece from this post are the cute white and blue flats (which are only £30!). They would go perfectly with my powder blue coat that I got from Zara a couple of months ago. I love the light pink sweater as well - it's only £13 and comes in 10 different colours!

Will you be joining the pastel trend this summer?

Chanel Resort 2015

Just when you think designers are finished showing their collection until the next fashion weeks in September, they come out with their resort collections. These collections act as a filler between S/S and A/W.  They were originally targeted towards wealthier consumers and were referred to as the holiday or travel collection.

Clearly, waiting six months between collections is just not an option anymore.

The Chanel show previewed in the perfect holiday destination, Dubai. The guest list boasted a host of local princesses, potentates and flown-in celebrities and press from the rest of the world.  “This is something we could not dream of fifteen, 20 years ago,” Lagerfeld declared. “Look at this island, it’s like Atlantis, which rose out of the sea!”  

Due to Dubai’s culture, Lagerfeld had a rich tapestry of fashion and historical references to draw from. The collection featured tunics and harem pants, backcombed hair and pointed slippers. With Chanel’s experience in print and embellishment, Lagerfeld combined Islamic tile prints and red and white checked dishdasha patterns with Chanel florals.

Towards the end of the collection, Lagerfeld included a look of elegance with Joan Smalls wearing a caramel crepe tunic with sequin embroidery and a scarf across her shoulders, which was allowed to flow freely as she walked down the runway.

What did you think of the new Chanel collection?

Best Dressed of the Week #3

Blake Lively, Solange Knowles and Beyonce all wearing Gucci.

Olivia Palermo, Henry Holland, Laura Bailey wearing Chanel and Laura Haddock wearing Mother of Pearl.

Another best dressed post featuring Bake Lively, surely not?! That's definitely not like me...
Everything Blake wears recently just looks amazing! And can we talk about how cute Olivia Palermo looks? I love the monochrome outfit and how she's added a pop of colour with the purple bag.

Who was your best dressed this week?

The Best of: Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

Sarah Hyland in Gucci, Laura Haddock.

Natalie Dormer in Matthew Williamson, Emma Willis, Sophie Turner in McQ by McQueen.

Daisy Lowe in Dior Couture, Paloma Faith in Nicholas Oakwell Couture, Alexa Chung in Dior.

The Glamour Awards are held every year by Glamour Magazine to hand out different awards to honour extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields, and it didn't disappoint this year! Some of my favourite people, including Alexa Chung and Fearne Cotton, picked up awards and did it looking beautiful. Without a doubt, Sarah Hyland was my best dressed this year - I just love that Gucci t-shirt dress. I also adored Daisy Lowe's and Alexa Chung's Dior dresses! And I obviously had to include Margaery Tyrell and Sansa Stark Natalie Dormer and Sophie Turner, wearing Matthew Williamson and McQ by McQueen respectively. Who was your best dressed of the night?


UK Solo Artist - Paloma Faith

Fashion Designer - Simon Rocha

TV Personality - Naomi Campbell

Presenter - Emma Willis

Sportswoman - Christine Ohuruogu

Comedy Actress - Sarah Hyland

Columnist - Jane Moore

International Solo Artist - Taylor Swift

Film Maker - Lake Bell

Radio Personality - Fearne Cotton

Next Breakthrough - Lily James

Accessories Desginer - Katie Hillier

Band - Little Mix

UK TC Actress - Jenna Coleman

Writer - Helen Fielding

Theatre Actress - Billie Piper

Outstanding Contribution - Nicole Kidman

International TV Actress - Emily Vancamp

Entrepreneur - Alexa Chung

Man of the Year - Sam Clafin

Editor's Special Award - Taylor Schilling

Glamour Hero - Davina McCall

Film Actress - Sally Hawkins

Glamour Icon - Dame Helen Mirren

The Best of: CDFA Awards 2014

Diana von Furstenburg in her own design, Donna Karan & Vera Wang, Anna Wintour in Michael Kors.

Alessandra Ambrosio in Nonoo, Coco Rocha in Christian Siriano, Joan Smalls in Prabal Gurung, Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen, Olivia Palermo in Ann Taylor.

Blake Lively in Michael Kors, Naomi Campbell.

The CDFA Awards is another big event in the fashion calendar and this year it did not disappoint. Can we just talk about Blake Lively please? She's still hitting the top of my best dressed list and I'm not even bored of it yet. This Michael Kors champagne colour dress just looks amazing on her ! I also really loved Joan Smalls' outfit, I think the cut is really interesting and flattering on her.

Of course, I can't talk about the CDFA Awards without mentioning Rihanna. I personally did not like the dress but you have to admire that she picked up the Fashion Icon Award in one of the most controversial dresses! What did you think of her dress?


Womenswear Designer of the Year – Joseph Altuzarra

Menswear Designer of the Year – Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Public School

Accessories Designer of the Year – Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row

Swarovski Award (Womenswear) – Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters, Creatures of the Wind

Swarovski Award (Menswear) – Tim Coppens

Swarovski Award (Accessories) – Irene Neuwirth

Fashion Icon Awards – Rihanna

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award – Tom Ford

The Founder’s Award in Honour of Eleanor Lambert – Bethann Hardison

International Award – Raf Simons for Dior

The Media Award in Honour of Eugenia Sheppard – Paul Cavaco

Board of Directors’ Tribute – Ruth Finley
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