Wednesday, 29 May 2013

All White on the Night that my university experience is officially over...(tear)and I have an unlimited amount of free time.... to do nothing untill September, I have decided to take another go at blogging, trying to pass the year took up more time than I could have ever anticipated ....but it was also one of the best years of my life, funnily enough...and what better way to end the year then with our Graduation Ball....:) although I had the best night ever, that did not come without the stress of trying to get organised for it in the upcoming weeks....all of you girls will know that getting ready for balls and black tie events always creates stress and drama in the days leading up but it also seems to be part of the fun and experience

Of course in true Shauna Fashion I was one of the last to find a dress, I must also admit I felt under pressure because all of my friends gowns were Fab!!...I looked on every cheap website possible
( student lifestyle is not a favorable income when your trying to find a glamorous outfit and stick out from the crowd ) , I did notice however, at the moment all the styles seem to be practically the same, Block colors and  simple numbers with thigh slits

In a desperate last chance bid to find shoes accessories etc my girls and myself decided to take a trip to Birmingham and funnily enough the shop that we were giggling at containing dresses covered in ruffles, rhinestones, glitter and neon to say the least was where I  actually ended up finding my dress ha ha.....the minute I tried it on I just knew it was for me ( the fact that the saleswoman told me that it was a "J-Lo original"and that I will "look fabulous at my wedding" did not even seem to turn me off :)

On that "Wedding note" I decided to change it up with a pop of color donated kindly to me by my bestie Natasha.... Personally I feel it just finished off the outfit perfectly and gave it a modern twist . that along with the mesh back, certainly steered the gown away from the bridal route

Here are a few snaps of the gown .......

We went  for a  "Uni Student House -Chique " with the background ..

Each gown featured have all been bought for under £60...a very reasonable price for a ball gown in my eyes

I was investigating all week to see if I could find any inspiration of gowns that were in fashion at the moment and I was surprised to find that white is in fact such a popular dress choice color this season...especially at the most recent Cannes film festival

Selena Gomez at the Billboard awards gown also displays a similar look, however I have a funny feeling she has paid a bit more for her design

Victorias Secret Model Doutzen Kroes certainly rocked this color in Cannes this year......amazing 

Sharon Stone and Kylie Minogue to name a few also showed their daring side of sporting white 

White is certainly a winner this summer , so make sure to show off that tan and be careful when holding a glass of wine ha ha ( trust me )

xoxo Shauna 

Monday, 26 November 2012

"November Rain"- Guns N Roses

Im not sure  about anybody else but this freakishly  dull weather is getting on my last nerve!!
Bring back the warm sunshine!!!or else at least a bit of snow or something fun because I can not deal with these wet, dark , miserable evenings!!!..waaahhhhh :(

Ok.....Rant Over!!!!!!

I suppose its not all doom and gloom as I  have found myself making room  for more activities :) 

On friday night we went to Gamaluko & Hot Creations , the Dj Set was in an Italian Restaurant so as you can imagine, the night was random to say the least

After we purchased our Tickets, naturally.. the first thought that popped into our heads, was "what the **** are we going to wear to this?"

One particular item which caught my eye whilst browsing online (I have a weird obsession with skeletons and skulls at the moment) was a Laser Cut Skull design  T-Shirt .

Although £30 is nothing to most people, to a student that is my life savings, I knew I had to have the shirt I just had to find another way of getting it .....

After much careful consideration , I decided I was going to attempt to make one myself , if it all went downhill I could wear good for nothing T-Shirt to bed

So here is my step by step Tutorial on how to get one of these tees yourself for a maximum of £4.....bargain!!......(However I must inform you I am not the next Sarah Burton by any means, but the Top turned out quite good and was appropriate for the dress code of the night)

First things first I purchased a plain mens T shirt from H&M (mens size for extra baggy look) I also choose the burgundy,as this is quite a popular color for this season ,

The next step was to print out a template of the rib cage design, one on the left hand side of an a4 page and the other on the right hand side of an opposite a4 page

Once both pages are printed out ,take a scissors and cut out each rib , join together in the same way as presented on the page .....

Place each separate strip similar to the print in an even pattern down the T Shirt.......

Trace around each strip with a felt tip marker...........

Cut out each section using a scissors (punch a hole in the middle of the section with the sharp side of the scissors and cut around the felt tip line )

Once this is complete, repeat the process again on the opposite side of the Tee.......

Cut out the oppsite side and stretch each section in order to show more flesh in the back for added effect....

If you would like to show a bit more flesh, cut out a half circle under the armpit to make the T-Shirt into a singlet

And Walaaaaaaah.........The End Product...................:)

Team Together with a bandeau top underneath(so as not to see your boobies) a Pair of Levis shorts, Heavy Jewelry,and a pair of millitary boots for the perfect casual outfit 

Or if your feeling frisky...why not maybe customise it with a bit of potpourri?! ....................(Dont ask)!!!

(I  also tied up my hair  to show off the top at the back......#YOLO)

xoxo Shauna Shoes 

Sunday, 21 October 2012

What will I wear??Is It Cold out there??

Mid October/November always a hard call when it comes to dressing yourself, especially with English weather, you can never plan an outfit even if the sun is blasting through your window because lets face it, its not going to last throughout the day .(So always make sure to have that mini brolly in your bag)
Believe me, Ive learnt from my casual walk through a hurricane on friday.

Here is my friend Aisling and I taking a Tourist like Bus journey through the beautiful Holland Park, London during the week, we decided to take a detour on our way to Soho as all the leaves are falling off the trees at the moment and the City just looked so pretty and colorful. As you can see our choice of shoe attire is a prime example of how we were not exactly prepared for the lovely  weather that day (not that we were complaining)  

However, I must say there are a few key Trends suitable for the autumn season that really do it for me at the moment
The obvious ones being Camo, Leather, Spikes, Tartan Patterns and 90s Grunge.
These trends enable you to mix, match and wear one item of each, altogether to display your own personal style .

Another key Item for these months which I find fun, and really easy to incorporate into the mix are Quirky Tees, they are fast, easy choices and really attract positive attention to your outfit as a whole

Here is a pic of the t-shirts my friend Jess and I decided to wear before casually deciding to go out last minute during the week .

The “Say no to Drugs” is from Forever 21, New York and The Dinosaur was purchased in Topshop .
I paired my outfit with Denim cut-off Levis shorts , and  a pair of Faded Vans 
We got great feedback on our “Casual” Outfits as well feeling comfortable all night . #Winning

Another Tee Shirt that I love this season is this burgundy( a colour which is hot on trend this season) “Geek” slogan Tee , which can be bought in Topshop at the moment .
Pair this with some boots, a leather skirt, sheer opaque tights, a denim jacket and a soft beanie  hat topped off with some accessories for a stress free , stylish day at Uni

Not forgetting the ole reliable 60s/70s/80s Bands T-shirts which are undeniably suited for nearly all occasions ...when in doubt whip one out for an effortless edgy glam grunge look .

Here is a pic of the trusty “Pink floyd” that has gotten me through a few tough times in life.

But Always Remember guys, If all else Fails .............

Shauna Shoes  xoxo