Monday, 19 May 2014

APRIL HAUL | 14


For those of you who aren't much of a reader, I have released the video on Youtube, for your peepers pleasure or displeasure in some cases. This month not too many but a few delights were purchased, all of which have been worn most probably a bit too much to be fashionably acceptable, since they left the store in my "capable" hands. But I am all about those items that can be styled and worn in different ways for many times, desperately trying to set those one wear item days behind me. 

So this month I finally found myself a magnificent fitting pair of Mom Jeans from that special place called Topshop and I also jumped on the pastel trend with a little knitted crop number in pastel blue, (which really reminds me of my Nan, but she's a dear so there is no 'deal' there just love). And another Topshop goodie was a pair of shoes that I purchased along with 2 other pairs, finally deciding those were the one for me and my cropped/tapered trouser buys. I also thought I would venture outside of those Topshop walls and treat my top half to a pretty little cami from asos and snazzy crop top from American apparel. 

If you follow me on the wonders of instagram (@jacqboulton) you would definitely know that I won the Khacha Anklet form Haati Chai, whose jewellery I just can not keep my peepers off... or body... this will be explained further next month :-)

And if Fashion isn't on the top of your list, I also bought in bulk more Klorane dry Shampoo with Nettle extract as I found it on Escentuals and had this overwhelming fear that bad hair would proceed if I didn't purchase more then one bottle. I couldn't resist snapping up that oh so Glorious YSL Touche Eclat, which may I say does work miracles. and to top all of April's buys off, my sister financially aided me in getting my hands on the Fujifilm Instax mini 8 which is now permanently attached to my camera hand. 

Topshop Open toe boots (£72) – Sorry, no longer online :-(
True to size

True to size, Leg 34"

Advised to size down if, like myself fried eggs sit where your chest should be (Remember models rarely have big boobs my friends)

True to size
Camera + 4x Film packages + 2x AA Batteries


Won these through an instagram competition, blog post on Haati Chai jewellery to come.

[Links in Bold] Thank you for reading x

Friday, 16 May 2014

Motel Rocks

So this post needs no witty title, because the brand name says it all :-) A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the Motel Rocks Blogger event hosted in London, to preview their new collection, which I must say features many nifty little get-ups to rock out in. 

Before I lose myself in verbal chatter about the clothes, this event was a social delight, I finally met the beautiful Olivia Emily, hung out with high streets fashion finest Amy Valentine and of course Leanne Lim-Walker. Not only were there visual and social servings, but Motel also tended to our hearing and taxing senses with Live music and a happy serving of Malibu cocktails, fresh popcorn and candy floss. 


Ok, now onto the main course, the new collection, which in my opinion encapsulates that summer feeling and those 90s vibes (Although I'm still slightly 'Clueless' as to the fast turn around of this decades trend, but that's for another time). Motel has truly embraced all that is fabulous, and all that is everyone and anyone by featuring snazzy two-pieces, funky florals, and that much loved sunflower print, swimwear, feminine silhouettes , and what I like to call business prints with houndstooth and small box checks. To summarise Motels new collection showcases itself as a fun loving brand, full of youthful extravagance and versatility. 





The following polaroids document some of my favourite pieces... do you think I'm pulling them off? 
I specifically like this white square burn out midi skirt, it has a chic feminine story but wouldn't shy away from a bit of tom boy vamping.

Thank you to Motel for hosting such a lovely event, inviting me along to experience it and peep on all your lovely new garms, some of which are now online.


All links in bold
Thank you for reading, and Happy weekending x

Thursday, 24 April 2014

THE LBD | 4 WAYS

We all know about the infamous LBD; that quintessential number, wardrobe must-have, fashion classic, the 'Little Black Dress'. I think it is safe to assume we all own one, or if you are like me, many! So you are all most probably wondering why I've dedicated a blog post to such a piece so late in the game...I have recently become a curious kitten about fashion staples that stay on-trend season upon season, and I thought that there was no better place to start then with the ALMIGHTY.

I have selected this delectable piece by SANDRO (Yes, I am aware it is not the most affordable, but I think when investing in a staple item it is important to look at the longevity of the piece you are buying) This number was found on the Selfridges website with the not so appealing price tag of £175.00. If I was to tot up all the LBD's I own in my wardrobe though I'm pretty sure they would top the cost of this. So here's where I am rectifying my Fashion mistakes... When investing in a Staple piece go for simplicity and versatility, this dress is just so dreamy because it is fitted but has a loose cropped layer, which in itself creates variables. Below you will see the beauty in all it's glory, and I think you will agree it is a real treat indeed, making it super easy for me to style in 4 different ways, and could I of continued if my love of cutting and pasting had not hindered.



LOOK #1 | ON-TREND

LOOK #2 | THE ATHERIAL

LOOK #3 | CASUAL KICKS
1. Leatherette Tee BY Missguided | To be worn over the dress 2. Domino Check Jacket BY Jovonna (£70.00)  3. Classic 373 BY New Balance (£49.99) 4. Rucksack BY Baia Bags (£145.00) | Handmade and Made to your specifications

LOOK #4 | SIMPLY BE

I really hope this post has inspired you to style your Little Black Dress in as many ways as possible, I'm certainly going to start thinking more carefully about the 'Staples' I buy, to ensure they can be worn throughout all the seasons, without looking tired.

(Disclosure | All items have been hand selected by myself and myself alone, ALL LINKS IN BOLD)
Thank you for reading x

Monday, 14 April 2014

Baia Bags S/S - Dreams Do Come True

I appropriately titled this with the tag line "Dreams do come true" because Baia's Spring / Summer collection is just that... Each bag is made by hand in England by one truly talented lady who really is there to make your bag dreams come true. The designs are style classics, the finishing touches are chic and the quality; other-worldly. Each bag is made with you in mind, because your mind can literally be the one that makes it. 

I will get right down to the cookie, because these are indeed a treat... the new collection is themed around mouth watering pastel colours consisting of a delicious Lavendar, refreshing Teal, classically tasting Pinks, dreamy Blues and the ever so on trend crisp White, and for those of us who like to feast on Black, the collection features it in Leather, Faux Croc, and Suede. I don't think there is anything Baia hasn't thought of this season. And if they haven't thought of it, you better go tell them, because the cherry on top of all of this cake is that they are customisable, YOU choose the Colour, YOU choose the Lining, YOU choose the Style, YOU choose between white or black Leather strap and Silver or Gold Trimmings.  

And if none of this is really tickling your fancy, then I suggest you should purchase one simply because the Owner, come Designer, come Maker is an absolute dream herself. I have never met a nicer talent, who I truly believe deserves recognition and support just for being such a wonderful human being, and let's not forget the fact that she is indeed an Independent British Designer.

Having come into physical contact with each and every stylish specimen I only wish I could appropriately sound out the noises I would associate with the encounter, and hope I was a fitting accessory. But alas, I think I am finished verbally licking bottom... Let's get to the pictures, which will most likely do Baia more justice since Leanne Lim-Walker was the talent behind the image making.
!CAUTION! 
You may wish to proceed with a hanky because these bags have been known to promote excess dribbling.




















Photography - Leanne Lim-Walker

Now I know what you are all thinking... You modelled the collection so of course you would be one to rave, but please do not let that deceive you. I am one extremely fussy bag consumer and have never purchased a bag that I did not truly feel would benefit me and my wardrobe. I am an old fashioned lady when it comes to my handbags and believe in one true love... bags are the only thing I have never obsessively shopped for, I can not remember when I last searched for handbags in my internet history, and I'm pretty sure my computer would tell you the same. My collection, before Baia came into my life, consisted of a classic black vintage beauty and a timeless tan satchel by Zatchels, so it is to my surprise that I have joined the bag lady revolution and need to own more than a practical share of arm candy.

Thank you to Susy, Miss Baia Bags herself, and Leanne Lim-Walker for crafting each photo x

Sunday, 6 April 2014

OOTD #10 | Minkpink Velvet

My first ever Minkpink number and it's a beaut aaaand, to top it all off it was on sale on asos.com and I thought dreams only occurred whilst you were dreaming tehe.

I could of paired this dress with the obvious, keeping it within the realms of the glamorous, but being me I felt I would stick on a pair of Converse for comfort and to add another casual element a distressed denim jacket and leather satchel. I also mixed it up a bit by tucking in the shoulder strap of the bag to create a structured clutch. With this outfit I really liked playing around with fabrics, the soft and figure hugging velvet with the harsh structure of denim. Although this outfit is very casual I wanted to keep it chic, and feel teaming it with a clutch would help emphasise the felinity of the dress, but being a satchel it would also be in keeping with the casualness of the jacket and footwear. I didn't go wild with the accessories as I liked the simplicity of the details of the outfit itself, but it doesn't have to shy away from the accessorised, it would still be a delight.

I absolutely adore this dress, it's extremely versatile and will be a perfect 'British' summer dress (I did appear to get a bit warm in the Thai sun) But as we know in England you always need to consider a cool breeze, so the velvet and turtle neck features are key. Although very form fitting this dress has a split at the centre back to make walking as easy as ever. I'm not sure if this dress it supposed to be as cropped as it is on me, however I am so pleased it is because it makes it that bit more versatile, if it was dragging on the floor it wouldn't be as willing to convert to the casual.

So I shall stop running on about how fabulous this item is and let you guys see for yourselves...








Dress - Minkpink A/W13
Denim Jacket - Topshop S/S13
Clutch - Zatchels A/W12
Sneakers - Converse

Photographic credits go to my love Bertie Buck.
Location - Thailand

Thank you for reading, hope you have a splendid weekend x

Friday, 28 February 2014

Selected Femme

Currently sat in Dubai airport killing 7 hours until my flight back to the UK... when it dawned on me I still have 3 more outfits from what I wore in thailand to post, and now is better then ever to reveal number one of the series of photos I roped the ole boyfriend into taking... so let's get into it.

Luckily for me Bertie is a bmxer who also takes pleasure in taking photos of the sport, however I did have to specifically ban any form of wide angle lens leading me to pair him with my 5D mkii dolled up with a 50mm lens. Again, another casual number, this Selected Femme sheer button up maxi dress makes the most amazing summer layer. I'm inclined to say it would look dreamy poking out underneath a longline leather gilet (Note to self: must purchase one) and with a pair of Jeffrey Campbell's. For comfort I tucked my tootsies into my converse, and slipped on a little basic lbd number from Missguided. Something like this can be played around with for eons, it's such a versatile piece that has allowed me to wear it over and over without committing that age old fashion sin... 'wearing the same outfit twice' oh me oh my! 

I clearly am going to be featuring this necklace a million times because it's just awesome, and makes every outfit complete, nothing will ever look boring again with that around my giraffe neck... certainly beats a cleavage any day in my opinion, purely because it's removable and makes a delightful jingle sound when played with... which just tickles me so :\

And in true Thai fashion it seems, if you don't like the outfit the background provides a some what aesthetic appeal, I just think Thai writing is the most beautiful of all languages,but this could be me cheating at playing favourites. 








Sheer Maxi - Selected Femme
Bodycon Dress - Missguided.co.uk
Necklace - Chiang Mai Market
Sneakers - Converse

Photography - Bertie Buck

Thank you for reading x