Thursday, 26 January 2012

Going Green....

One colour which has always been a favourite of mine (ever since I purchased an amazing pea green boucle swing coat from Topshop when I was a student and inherited the nickname 'Bogey' from my lovely housemates. Yes its true!) is the colour GREEN.

Doesn't matter where I shop, my beady fashion eye is always drawn to some sort of shade or print of green. I love it.....and it seems to suit my pale skin and dark hair. (nothing to do with the fact that I am of Irish descendants of course)

I would love to incorporate more of the brighter hues into my wardrobe this season and have been having a little nosey online to see what is available. Find my best buys below....

Green Shirt Dress £17.00 Primark

Green Print Sunglasses £13.00 River Island

Sleeveless Peter Pan Collar Shirt £12.00 River Island

Pencil skirt £14.99 H&M

Diana Scallop Pleated Midi Dress £20.00

Pleated Swing Mac £65.00 Asos

Envelope Purse £24.00 American Apparel at Asos

Bird Print Shell Top £19.99 New Look

Woven Rope Cuff £4.99 New Look

Crochet Top £35.00 and matching Crochet Tulip Skirt £35.00 Asos

What's your favourite colour?

Modern Milly xx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Boutique of the week: Asos....

Asos Mac with Contrast Panels £80.00
Asos Flip Lock Cross Body Bag £15.00
Asos Bonjour Jumper £35.00
Whistles at Asos Chambray Shirt £85.00
Oasis at Asos Heart Trousers £45.00
Asos Margot Loafers with Weave and Tassel detail £40.00

Reminiscing about my trip to Paris last year brings back very happy memories. I could imagine wearing the above outfit wandering the city streets and sat sipping tea, watching the wonderfully stylish Parisians go about their business. Oh I want to go back soon!

J'adore Paris!

Modern Milly xx

P.S. I know its probably a bit cheesy wearing a 'Bonjour' print jumper actually in Paris but I wouldn't care! :-)

Monday, 23 January 2012

Well hello there Sister Jane!

I recently stumbled across a gorgeous new brand called Sister Jane. They are a Spanish label who are currently available in the UK at Topshop and Asos.

Images taken from here.

It was the zig-zag collar dress (available at Topshop online for £70.00) that originally caught my eye and when I searched for more and came across their website and all of these other little beauties I got really excited. New brand LOVE alert!

Modern Milly xx

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Midi - perfect @ Topshop...

As I was browsing through the dress pages of Topshop online I found myself drawn to the new midi length styles that are now widely available.

Speckle Tee Dress in Grey or Blue £34.00
Pleat Midi Dress £50.00
Animal Strappy Dress £28.00
Button Front Midi Dress £38.00
Stripe Midi Dress by Rare £42.00

As much as I love a short 60's hemline, when it comes to warmer weather I really hesitate about getting my pasty white pins out above the knee!

This style of dress is therefore perfect for my warm weather style conundrum. I would happily add any one of the above to my Spring Summer wardrobe....better get saving eh!!

Modern Milly xx

Friday, 20 January 2012

Elegant by Jeffrey Campbell at Sarenza......

Comfortable slip on loafer? Check!

Reasonable price point so no worries about having to replace food shopping with shoe buying this week? Check!

Gorgeous, stylish animal print? Check!

Designed by one of my favourite shoe brands of the moment? Check!

Free delivery? Check! Woohoo!

Well I think the above statements sum up how I feel about these scrummy Jeffrey Campbell animal print leather pumps that I've spied on the shoe-tastic website Sarenza.

Jeffrey Campbell ‘Elegant' Leather pumps £53.10 at Sarenza.

I have been after a more jazzy replacement for my old faithful friends, the tan leather brogues (which are a constant in my daily work wardrobe) for a while and these little beauties might just be what I am looking for.

As you probably know if you are a regular reader, I am a lover of animal print and adding in an extra dash via my footwear, would definitely put a smile on my face and an extra spring in my step.

As these pumps are black and white I know they could be teamed with an array of outfits and items in my wardrobe. Ooh the styling possibilities are endless!

I already own a very much loved and very much worn pair of Jeffrey Campbells, the wonderful boots which I’ve worn here and here so I know the quality and comfort of his great designs.

So the question remains…. to buy or not to buy?

Modern Milly xx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Jonathon Saunders SS12

Images taken from here.

Looking for a bit of SS12 inspiration I was scouting through the London Fashion Week website when I came across Jonathon Saunders Collection. Not being a huge designer fan myself, I dont really know much about him however the colours and prints he has used in this collection really stand out to me and scream Spring. I love the way he has layered up all the different candy coloured shades and the green printed dress and playsuit are just so lovely.

I wonder if I will invest in some candy colours this Spring? Hmmm, the jurys still out as I'm not sure they will suit my complexion. However this wont stop me from admiring from afar, so so pretty!

Modern Milly xx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Recent purchases....

Hello all,

Just wanted to share with you a couple of purchases that I recently acquired from

This was my first order with Boohoo so I wasn't quite sure what to expect with regards to fit and quality etc, however I thought I would give them a whirl and I'm so glad I did.

My 2 new dresses fit perfectly, the quality of the fabric is half decent and for 20 quid a pop they are perfect for a gal on a tight budget like myself!

Samia Sleeveless Button Through Tiered Hem Dress £20.00. Shop here.

Sian Lace Shift Dress with Peter Pan Collar £20.00. Shop here.

Images taken from here.

I don't think I'll wear the mink coloured one until the Spring however I will be wearing the white one with thick black tights and my new tan Chelsea boots (£15 from Primark....another recent bargainous purchase) asap!

There's nothing quite like a good bargain to put a big smile on my face! :-)

Modern Milly xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Primark SS12...

All images taken from here.


Thought I would share a couple of my favourite looks from Primarks SS12 collection.

Love, love, love the blue shirt and orange floral trews and how pretty is the cream lace shorts/blazer combo. They are making me want to plan my Spring wardrobe already even though we haven't had a proper Winter yet!

Happy Friday everyone!

Modern Milly xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Smock up....

Dress - Primark
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Zara
Necklace - gift

Just a quick outfit post as I havent had chance to post anything on here for a while. Got me a brand new tripod and have been having a play with the camera this evening whilst the other half watches the football.

I'm such a technophobe and from the quality of the photo you can see I still have a lot to learn!

Hope January is going well so far!

Modern Milly xx