Friday, 6 July 2012

ULITMATE AND REALITIC: JULY 2012

NEW BALLS PLEASE EDITION

Wimbledon is set to reach it's conclusion this weekend - I have to say I have been enjoying it a lot this year. Andy Murray's success has me wanting to hunt out my old Donnay tennis racket from the garage and hit a few balls around...well get someone else to get it for me from the garage, because there is a lot of spiders in there...big ones!

Wimbledon certainly does inspire me on a fashion level - all that stunning crisp white against flashes of a neon tennis balls, the vibrant blue skies...Gorgeous! Browsing the internet it's easy to become inspired by Wimbledon fashion, just check out the fabulous Ralph Lauren look and the 1960's Fred Perry Tennis Collections below.

Ralph Lauren and Fred Perry circa 1960s
So for this month's Ultimate and Realistic, I decided to do a Wimbledon special. You know the drill by now, I style an outfit (inspired by Wimbledon) selecting the pieces I would go for if money was no object, and then find more reasonable alternatives. Then you guys can decide for yourself, which you prefer!


REALISTIC:
Dress, H&M - £19.99; Priscilla Platform Leather Shoes, ASOS - £42.00; Watch, Casio - £20.00; Two-Tone Headband, Forever21 - £2.40; Neon Denim Jacket, Topshop - £58.00; Neon Trim Saddle Bag, New Look - £8.00.
TOTAL: £150.39

ULTIMATE:
Lucille Denim Mini Dress, Acne - £230; Shoes, Kurt Geiger - £105; Chronograph Watch, Nixon - £140; Crochet Knit Headband, Missoni - £60; Neon Biker Jacket, Christopher Kane - £770; Printed Vinyl and Leather Tote, Marni - £180.
TOTAL: £1,345

So, I'm interested to know, which Wimbledon-inspired outfit do you prefer? Are you happy with the high street or do you have richer tastes?

In other news it's my birthday today...I am 29! I can't believe it, where has the time gone?

Gems x

31 comments:

  1. Wow ,love the Outfits!

    Wish you a great Day<3

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  2. Happy birthday :)
    I'm actually more partial to the "realistic" outfit... although maybe that's all the years of student-budget training ;)

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    1. Thanks Laura,
      To be honest I do to, I love the Topshop jacket!

      Gems x

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  3. great post dear! come by and lets follow each other if you love to do dear:))
    miss-monaaa.blogspot.com

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  4. love everything!

    visit my blog again? http://raellarina.blogspot.com/

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  5. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fab day!
    I really like these posts, I think the realistic one is my favourite because I really love that bag! xxx

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    1. Thanks Josie
      It was great, I think it is my favourite too, I love the shoes!

      Gems x

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  6. I love all of the neon. I want to wear head-to-toe neon sometime just for the hell of it.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    1. I know what you mean, but I don't have any neon yet, I seriously need some neon accessories or something!

      Gems x

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  7. I love your blog! This post is awesome!
    Check out my blog, write your opinion and maybe...follow?
    Where are you from?

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  8. I think I actually prefer the realistic outfit but maybe I just have cheap tastes, haha! The shoes are definitely selling it for me!
    Faye x

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    1. Yeah so do I, but I know I'm cheap haha!

      Gems x

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  9. Hey dalring!

    Check out my new post at gittemary.blogspot.com

    huge hugs <3

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    1. Sure why not, I would love to hear your thoughts on my posts though!

      Gems x

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  10. Lovely inspiration, I think tennis is one of the more fashion friendly sports. The pleated skirts are adorable.

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    1. I agree, I want to be one of the 1960's Fred Perry girls!

      Gems x

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  11. A belated happy birthday to you hun. I do hope you had a good one and were spoilt rotten.

    X x

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  12. I love those yellow clothes and accessories! Looks so cutee!~

    ~Kristiina

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    1. Thanks Kristiina, I need some neon yellow!

      Gems x

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  13. Hope you had a great birthday Gems! I love both outfits, the inspiration is fab. The realistic outfit really holds it own. LOVE! x

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  14. Happy Birthday!!! Time does go too fast! I love this post and for myself, I prefer the second look only because I have expensive taste! Wish I could afford Christopher Kane! Love his designs! xx Pip

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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    1. I would love to be able to afford Christopher Kane - his neon for summer is incredible!

      Gems x

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  15. Vintage tennis gear is such a great inspiration! I've never really tried the look but will have to give it a burl in summer. Would be quite happy if that Acne dress & Christopher Kane jacket materialised in my wardrobe prior to then...though the H&M dress is totally cute too!

    Happy birthday! Hope you had loads of fun.

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