Thursday, 25 April 2013

Instagram photos

Here are some of my Instagram photos. You can follow me on Instagram @huntinginheels
Let me know if you're on Instagram too. I love discovering new fashionistas.

That's all for now,
Love dani xx

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Jelly Sandals; Trending my inner 6 year old

Topshop Jellies

Diane Von Furstenburg Jellies

Anne Hathaway

Vivienne Westwood winged jellies

Azealia Banks

Givenchy rubber/Jelly take on the sandal

Nicola Roberts

Givenchy rubber/Jelly take on the sandal

David Bowie

Majority of Photos are credited to Tumblr

Jelly Sandals. I had a pair. In fact I had a new pair ever summer, from the age of 4 to 8. A wardrobe staple for a child of the early nineties, some might say. Yeah, along with white frilly socks and colourful leggings, they were my go to pieces, to stay on trend.
My favourite thing about my first pair, I remember distinctly they were a baby pink and on the bottom, underneath, they had some kind of fish or shell motif and when you would walk in the sand, it would leave the print.
From recent celebrity/fashion sightings, it would appear that the jelly sandal is making a come back. But I wasn't quite sure what to make of pictures of celebrities, such as Anne Hathaway, prancing around in this childhood classic.
As an (aspiring) adult woman, I like to think I have an open mind, especially when it comes to fashion trends. Ya I'll try shoulder pads. Sequin trousers ? Why not ! However, I am not sure I can bring myself to wear the Jelly Sandal. In the process of trying to convince myself, I did find some updated versions, see Givenchy and Vivienne Westwood. Maybe just a matte colour, no sparkles, no neon brights and perhaps even black would make them more grown up appropriate ? What if Karl Lagerfeld himself , delivered a pair of the Chanel, sleek, black jellies to my house, would I wear them ?? Or slam the door in disgust !
Then there is the conspiracy theory. What if all the fashion heads of the world, have gotten together, and decided each year, to bring back one fashion disaster of the past and pass it off as the must have trend of next season. Perhaps they're all laughing at us, mere sheep in brightly coloured rubber footwear !
My conclusion is that as much as I usually love fashion's rummaging through the historic fashion archives, to bring back those much loved pieces of the past, I think they have hit the bottom of the barrel. Reworked, restyled or renamed they will forever be of my childhood and remain there, along with the frilly socks.

That's all for now,
What are your thoughts ? Are you or will you rock some jelly footwear this summer ?
 Love Dani xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Blogger Inspiration: Angela Scanlon

It has been a while that I have wanted to create a blog roll, of all my favourite bloggers. When I am fashion prowling on-line, I always come across some great new bloggers/fashion inspiration sites.One leads me to another and another and before I know it, I have forgotten where I started. For this reason I want to take the time to start building a list of my favourite blogs/websites, where I actually read the content, rather than just perve on the pictures.

I am starting with Irish blogger, TV presenter, fashion writer and stylist Angela Scanlon. Now I know us Irish have a tendency of promoting each other and sticking together, as few in numbers we may be, but I have to say, Angela being Irish, is only a bonus for me. Regardless of nationality, this girl has style !

Angela has been dubbed the new Alexa Chung, which is a huge compliment obviously ! But what does this mean ? Well from watching some of the videos featured on her site, I guess it means she was born with that effortless style, that some of us take hours to achieve, and that she has personality. She has bucket loads of charisma, is funny and personable. The more and more I read her posts, I think, "Hey Angela, want to be best friends ? '" Best friends meaning I will have full access to your closet and those matching patterned suit combos, you so easily pull off !

One of my favourite features of her website is called 'Rants'. Here she posts some inspiring fashion images, along with 'Rants' on her daily life happenings. One of my favourite recent posts, features a description on a flight with a well known low cost airline. I felt I was reading a facebook mail from a close friend, rather than the post of a complete stranger! It was really hilarious and I could completely relate to it.

As an occasional blogger (with good intentions to improve) I am inspired most by people who are brave, so much so that they open up their world to others. I am trying to be more brave, with fashion choices and even life choices, in general. So what I am taking from Angela and her site is, be more BRAVE, in both fashion choices and life choices. Laugh about life more, after all quote " If you picked the wrong shoes you're not going to die !" Check out the video below from My Daily Fashion Priest and her interview with them.

That's all for now !
Check out Angela's website now !
Love Dani xx

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Instagram photos @huntinginheels

I am currently obsessed with Instagram, meaning I have begun to neglect many human basics , including general conversation with actual humans, much to my boyfriend's annoyance.
I love that you can follow celebrities and fashion houses, while also discovering some new fashionistas.
You can now follow me on Instagram for daily photo posts on fashion and daily life in Rome ! Follow me a @huntinginheels
I will be posting some if my favorite pics here anyways :)
Today we have a quick glance at an outfit with neon heels, a stylish red Beatle on the streets of Rome, the shadow of a bar sign and a Louis Vuitton seat cover on a motorbike.

Let me know if you're on Instagram or who you're following ?
That's all for now,
Love dani xx

Monday, 15 April 2013

Outfit post: Take a walk on the wild side

Hello all !

Here is a new outfit post for your fashion, peeping pleasure ! Red snake print jeans, paired with my (worn to death) Zara faux leather, bottle green top. My black evening coat is protecting me from the chill of an early spring evening, with a classic black scarf, for extra protection !
The sparkly black boots, are a mega steal from the Zara winter sale ! Oh how I love them !
My Kenneth Lane Tiger necklace, making another appearance on the blog. It's so hard to photograph this one. The light just bounces off it ! A successful photo of this one, is still on my list of life challenges.

Trying to post more regularly now, as I seem to have a bit more time on my hands. My aim is to do more outfit posts, as I know that's what I like most about other blogs.

You can hype the look on lookbook below:

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That's all for now,

See you back here SOON !
Love Dani xx

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Thursday Inspiration: Monochrome

Alexander Wang S/S13

Louis Vuitton S/S13
Monique Channing Wifey Off Duty
Erika Fox Retroflame

Balenciaga S/S13

Abby Ow

Balenciaga S/S13

Marc Jacobs S/S13

Michael Kors S/S13
Jak and Jil streetstyle
Olivia Lopez Lust for Life
Miroslava Duma
Jak and Jil Streetstyle

Loving the black and white, monochrome trend for this summer. Here are some of my favourite looks from the catwalk to the street. I recently invested in a black and white check jacket from Zara. Hopefully I can get it in an outfit post soon !

Thats all for now,
Love dani xx