Sunday, 4 April 2010

Beside The Sea: The Four Day Weekend #4

What would a weekend away be without a fancy evening meal on the last night? We call this look; Dinner on the Waterfront.

You get all dolled up, order some wine, enjoy the view and totally suit your surroundings in this stunning sailor inspired outfit. Bon Appetite!

This sailor dress is from New Look and costs £25.00, you can get it on

For the walk along the harbour before home time, cover up from the sea breeze with this Topshop cardigan. Available on for £28.00.

Finally, get flirty with this stripy bow cuff from Topshop. It's £9.00 and available on

Beside The Sea: The Four Day Weekend #3

Our third day of the four day weekend is for meandering and spending a lazy day relaxing; On the Beach.

This tank top is from and costs £10.00, we suggest teaming it with these River Island shorts, which are available on for £14.99.

For ultimate mix and match magic, get this pack of Topshop earrings for £6.00 from They'll match all your nautical tees!

Beside The Sea: The Four Day Weekend #2

Our second look for the four day weekend is; Out to Lunch.

This little ensemble is perfect for perching in a little cafe on the seaside, a cream tea, good company and a camera are the only other accessories you need.

This Dorothy Perkins dress is £35.00 and bang on trend, with polka dot and lace detailing. Available at

This statement bow ring costs just £8.00 and is from Topshop, you can get it here at

To finish the look we suggest these fantastic fancies from our ultimate show crush Irregular Choice. They're called Flick Flack and are £69.50, available here on

Beside The Sea: The Four Day Weekend

With so many city folk packing bags and opting for bank holiday weekends away, the harbours of Britain have never been so popular. Give yourself a four day weekend away and get some marine inspiration (as well as a cheap holiday), we've got your list sorted.

Here's day one; Souvenir Shopping

This Motel 'Peaches' dress is £45.00 and available on

These geek chic brogues are £55.00 and are available on

To finish off this preppy nautical look, we've got this amazing Tatty Devine necklace. It was designed for Camera Obscura after their song 'French Navy'. Ship shape band merch for £28.00, available on

Boohoo's New Beauties

If you head over to online retailer now, there's a fantastical sale for all your fashion needs, but if it's nautical attire you're after, read on.

We've selected our favourite pieces from their newest arrivals, we think you'll like!

If you don't have a playsuit in your wardrobe yet, don't fear, this Boohoo number will do the trick. Combining the nautical trend and this season's military style, this red number is a sure-fire winner. It's also available in navy, but we quite like the colour of confidence. For £18.00 it's a complete and utter sea-faring steal, most high street playsuits start at around £30.00. Get it before it's gone.

This bandeau dress is crying out for a day at the beach. It's cute as can be with stripes, polka dots and little red heart buttons. A comfy summer cover-up with class, very Blake Lively, we love it. £20.00.

We featured a dress very much like this Boohoo beauty last month, but we've decided this one is even better. The former favourite sweetheart dress was from Joy and was retailing at £30.00, this version is just £20.00 and in red.

Last but most certainly not least this colour block dress is very PPQ and a similar version is also in stock at New Look. For £20.00 we like this super-saver that can be thrown over a sea-faring swimsuit for laid-back glamour.

Just Add Pearls

This spot bubble sleeve tea dress from Topshop is our new all-consuming love. Team with a string of pearls and it's a tea-time treat. We're thinking once donned, yachts, scones and boy candy are mere minutes away. For £45.00 we think that's a small price to pay!

Ferry Feisty Footwear

Continuing our accessories theme, we've got a footwear feast for you. If your tootsies are feeling a little left out, after a long winter of tight wearing, treat them to a patterned present.

These aptly named 'Sunday Afternoon' shoes are dying for high tea on the sea. Add a cutesy pinafore and a smile. £55.00 from Irregular Choice.

These nautical bow seagrass flip flops are a bargain at just £12.00. Give your party feet a well-deserved beach treat in these laid-back lovelies, from Accessorize.

These geek chic, brogue style shoes are named Curio and are from Irregular Choice. Perfect paired with some polka culottes, £55.00.

If you're feeling a little strapped for cash, but want a high street pick-me-up, look no further than these cosy River Island socks. At £2.99 they'll only break your heart, not the bank.

Ahh the piece de resistance. Our new 'IT' shoes are these Irregular Choice Kim Oh No shoes. At £79.99 we're going to have to save for them, but buoy will it be worth it. Polka dot in red? We're so there.

Accessories Ahoy!

No outfit is ever complete without some anchor accessories, so here they are. The top ten best high street boating beauties, so you never have to go without.

10. Boohoo

This little baby is neck candy at its best. Perfectly proportioned paraphernalia to pep up any ensemble. £6.00.

9. River Island

This beach accessory is a bikini's best mate. Team with a tan and a two-piece. £9.99.

8. Accessorize 

Continuing the anchor theme is this pendant from Accessorize. For just £4.00, you can make a bin-bag look boat-worthy. Try it, we dare you.

7. Dorothy Perkins

Vintage has been making inherited jewellery a must-have for many years now, and nothing says 'I got this from my Great Aunt' like an antique-y brooch. For £10.00 you can fool the generation. Say it belonged to your Aunty Dorothy ;)

6. Accessorize

It's still not Summer here in the U.K, so we won't blame you for wanting to invest in some decent leg-candy. These unique little land lovers are from the nation's favourite treasure trove; Accessorize for £8.00.

5. Dorothy Perkins


Time keeping has never been so trendy. Be pretty and punctual in one with this 'clocket' £12.00.

4. Topshop

This ship shape pendant is a steal at £10.00 from Topshop. Nothing says Pirate Princess like a medallion of this magnitude.

3. Dorothy Perkins

Back to Aunty Dorothy for a piece of vintage perfection. This clock brooch is useful and beautiful, never miss your boarding slot again, and for £9.00 that's a big money-saver!

2. Accessorize

We're nearly there, the penultimate piece awaits. This embellished beauty is an anchor adorned piece of treasure and for only £8.00!

1. Tatty Devine

Only Tatty could make it to number one. This awesome anchor pendant may be a bit of a bank breaker at £87.00, but if you've got it, spend it.

Jane Norman Does Nautical

High street hotspot Jane Norman has gone regatta galore this week, with polka prints and sexy stripes!

This fitted vest dress is a season staple, tailored to give you killer curves, for £32.00. You can't really go wrong with navy and polka dot.

If you hadn't noticed, playsuits are everywhere. And it's time you invested in the trend, and for only £35.00, we'd say that's a pretty solid investment. This red belted beauty is boating gold and ready for more red accessories!

Nothing says aye aye captain like this fabulous military tab dress. Classic colour, killer cut, it's structurally sensational. Office glamour has never been this sexy. £42.00.

Last of all, if it's only a nifty nautical boost you need to complete your bulging wardrobe, look no further than these Jane Norman niceties. Navy anchor button crop trousers for £35.00 we hear you ask? Why yes, and teamed with a slash neck nautical stripe top; priceless.