Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ice Cold

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She had glitter in her eyes and ice in her heart.

This is a forgotten details post that I shot a few months back when the weather was grey, so I thought I'd share it with you before the weather gets warmer and all I want to do is post summery things.
the dress was sent to me at Christmas by the guys at Rare and I wore it to my Christmas party with massive black clompy shoes and dark red lips. I love the way that it makes you look like an ice queen in Winter but will probably look a whole new level of dreamy on a beach in Summer.

In other news... I really need to blog more. I think that in a strange turn of events, after promising to blog more, I've actually started doing it less! But I've had a pretty mental month and lots of things that were all up in the air are now changing for the better and I can get on with blogging and other lovely things.

I'm also going to Budapest at the end of April so if anyone has any lovely tips/ suggestions of what to do and where to stay that would be amazing and I will love you forever!

Lots of Love



Monday, 3 March 2014

Keep me Pinterested

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(Follow me on pinterest: PenelopeArmstrong1 )

I'm currently pretty MIA on social media as I've got a lot on, but hopefully I'll be blogging a bit more soon. I've also been contacted by the guys at American Apparel which is something that I can't wait to share with you....so there will be lots of lovely posts soon to come.

I've also developed an unhealthy obsession with pinterest which is currently inspiring me so much and making me look at where I want to travel to/ move to in the next year. You can follow me HERE.

Lots of love,



"If you don't like where you are.... move. You are not a tree"

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Fashion Week Faves

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 (LFW street shots from various sources, mainly Vogue.com)

Every year I curse my Northern roots for the fact that I can't take the time off work and make the homage to London for Fashion Week. This season was no exception. Yet every year I find myself more attracted to the outfits worn to the shows than what's actually on the catwalk. Picking outfits for Fashion Week must be one of the hardest decisions a girl has to make in life... I just don't know if I could handle that sort of pressure without a breakdown...

P.S Shout out to all the ladies with bare legs in the freezing London conditions. 

Lots of Love


Sunday, 26 January 2014

Easy Sunday

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This post is a little different for Fashion-Fade. Part of my new year's resolution was to blog more (Hello second blogpost in two days... someone serenade me) and the other part of it was to try out some different content, so here goes...

I've had a bit of a weird weekend and with the Manchester weather being as gross as usual, I've taken refuge inside my lovely apartment, surrounding myself with scented candles, good books and lovely things. I never really do blog posts indoors and I'm always so nosey to see what other blogger's homes look like that I thought I'd give you a sneak peek into mine!

The glasses are a new addition to my ever-expanding accessory collection. I don't actually need glasses but used to constantly get my eyes tested in the hope that one day I might actually need some fabulous frames! I opted for the retro 09 shape from the Retro 54 range, theyre bold without drawing too much attention to themselves .... (perfect for a glasses wearing fraud like myself)

The vest is a daily reminder to be more positive from the guys at Keep it bright and you can get one here .

Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday too!

Lots of love



Saturday, 25 January 2014

New shoes are the best shoes

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I'm currently in the midst of a passionate, deep rooted relationship with all things patent and these bad boys were just my Prince in shiny plastic armour.

I spied these dreamboats on a mannequin in H&M and knew I had to have them.... and they're only £29.99 too! I plan on teaming them with black skinnies and chunky knits for the rest of this arctic winter and then they'll be making friends with all of my favourite Summer dresses when the weather gets a little warmer.

lots of Saturday Love,