Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Not-So-Barbie Dream House

Recently I have become obsessed with the idea of my perfect home. I'm really not sure why but I've been habitually saving any interior design ideas I like to the "home ideas" folder on my laptop. This pornstash of pretty rooms has grown so large that I feel like I have to share it. My name is Ellie, and I am addicted to home decor. 

Living Spaces 

I've completely fallen in love with this contrast between cluttered and overly-decorative furniture against stark white walls. Anyway... you can get the gist from the pictures. 


My love of clutter continues into the bathroom as the most beautiful ones I've found are packed with houseplants.

These two rooms are the most impressively researched in my "home ideas" folder so I thought I'd share the beauty. Hopefully one day I will have a cute little bohemian decorated home of my own.  

A Fresh Start

I have taken quite a long break from blogging as you may have noticed and I decided my blog required a little bit of spring cleaning. So obviously my tastes will have changed a little over the course of two whole frickin' years but I think "wallflower chic" still appropriately describes it. Honestly I'm not sure what this post is for. I suppose I just wanted to acknowledge my absence and to say hello again. Hello. 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

style crush - rita ora

recently i have noticed that rita ora has become a bit of a fashion treasure amongst girls. like with sky ferreira, her music is not to my taste; however her fashion sense is undeniable beautiful.

rita's red lipstick, liquid eyeliner flicks, and blond hair all compliment her style beautifully; a pattern of gold statement jewellery, frayed denim and leather can be found in her wardrobe. her clothes are incredible but what makes her stand out to me is how comfortable she is in them. her clothes would catch anyone's eye so most girls would feel self-conscious in them but rita carries off her grunge-fashion effortlessly and she has become an icon of self-confidence. rita is comfortable with what she wears and that is truly inspirational. 

Thursday, 22 December 2011

fictional fashion

my fictional fashion hero's.
effy stonem is a huge fashion influence of mine. i think her style is amazing, she's beautiful, and although she never looks perfectly groomed due to her wild lifestyle on skins, she always looks stunning in an effortless way.
regina george plays the class bitch in the film mean girls. although her style is so feminine that its almost sickly, her beauty and trashy fashion cannot be ignored. the exact opposite of effy, her outfits are always perfectly matched and she never has a hair out of place.
phoebe buffay in friends has a style that can only be described as unusual. however this makes it all the more stylish. at the time, phoebe's style was considered clumsy and unfashionable; but now her style is equal to that of the modern day hipster. particularly in the early series, she would frequently support knitwear and clumpy shoes like doc martains. phoebe has turned out far more stylish now than she was at the time.

sci-fi fashion

at this moment i am watching a christmas special of doctor who, and the first person to come on set was a woman in a white body suit. i think it looks brilliant. science fiction is often mocked and connected to dorks, not fashion. but i think that great inspiration can be taken from this genre.
so here are a couple sci-fi inspired pieces that i found.

online stores

i love online shopping. i think that it's brilliant that i buy from shops that are only located in america or something. i just think it's so convenient. so this is my list of top 5 online stores to shop at.
1. urban outfitters. i love everything from this shop. the sizes on the website are accurate and it is simple to understand how to order. of course you may consider me biased because this is my favourite shop but i really recommend it.
2. black milk. i don't know if this company actually has shops, if they do i've never seen one. it's fairly simple to order from. i think that this website has some of the most beautiful clothes i've ever seen.
3. asos. asos is a really easy website to use and has a wide range of clothes. this can be brilliant, but it does take quite a while to find something you really want because of all the plain clothes that they supply.
4. topshop. i'm lucky enough to have a topshop store in my town, but for those who don't i would definitely recommend this site. topshop clothes are beautiful, also the site is organised and easy to use.
5. american apparel. the american apparel website is not very convenient to use. the layout is difficult and unappealing. however i think that despite that, it should still make the top 5 because it has such good clothes.

most fashionable 2011

2011 is coming to a close and i saw that nylon made a best dressed list. i was inspired by this. i will be doing a list of Top 4; best dressed of 2011.
1. emma watson is my number one best dressed this year. she has been my hero since 2001 (i was four) when she played are debut role as hermione granger. this year, the final harry potter film was released and as usual it was amazing. however in real life she has been a huge style icon. she looks beautiful and is always dressed perfectly. not to mention that while she is doing all of this, she has now taken on an oxford degree. she is definitely a style icon and an amazing role model.
2. florence welch definitely deserves a place in this list. i think she is amazing. she manages to be a brilliant musician and a style icon 24/7. for more details click here to a previous style crush post i made about her.
3. third in my list is felice fawn. felice fawn is my hero. her views on religion inspired me to stand up for my own opinions on the matter. she is endlessly wise and infinately beautiful. her style is nothing like mine, but i would have to be an idiot not to see the beauty in it. i cannot express enough, how wonderful this woman is.

4. in fourth place i want to put alexa chung. she has been my style hero for years now, and this year she's been amazing as always. she's the queen of the mod fashion and i think she's brilliant. she looks like she's stepped off the runway; effortlessly stylish. she's just fantastic.