Thursday, 16 August 2012



If you have stopped round here at all in the last few weeks, you would have noticed me mentioning the Olympics - since a child I have a been a huge fan of the sporting extravaganza. So in homage to the spectacle (that has been Britain's most successful since the modern Olympics started) the August edition of the ULTIMATE AND REALISTIC, is quite the patriotic one, with the red, white and blue of the Union Jack! (I need to do something to fill the time, I'm going to be at a total loss until the Paralympics start at the end of the month).

Sophie Shirt, Equipment - £220; Suede Skinny Pants, Rag & Bone - £820; Bekett Leather & Suede Sneakers, Isabel Marant - £385; London 2012 Pandora Clutch, Charlotte Olympia - £595; 18-Karat Gold Star Earrings, Jennifer Meyer - £225.
TOTAL: £2245

White Cut-Out Shirt, River Island - £25; Blue Trousers, H&M - £7.99; Kelly High Top Wedges, Tribeca Shoes - £30; Papa- Riazzi Brit Clutch Bag, New Look - £39.99; Star Studs, Punky Pins - £3.00
TOTAL: £105.98

Yes the Charlotte Olympia clutch is amazing, but nothing beats those bargain trousers from H&M, what an amazing deal - they are so on my shopping list.  Loving the Tribeca wedge trainers too, just some awesome shoes on their website at the minute - just indulged in a pair of fab red creepers!

So how did everyone find the Olympics? What was your favourite medal - I have to say that although I am a huge Mo Farah fan, my favourite was Andy Murray's gold. It was the validation he deserved and you could tell it meant so much to him.

Oh and finally I am pleased to announce that the random number generator was in favour of the lovely Sophie from Country Girl Does Norfolk, as she is the winner of the Prairie Charms bracelet. I will be in touch via email shortly!

Gems x


  1. Great outfits Gem, so amazing how different in cost they are! If only you could spend that amount on clothes eh?

    Those H&M trousers are a steal at only £7.99

    x x

  2. love both styles! those clutches and shoes are so rad and awesome! <3 xx

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  3. Great Post !

    Love it :)



  4. I love both sets of wedge hi tops, but really would love the £30 pair x

  5. oh i love this post so much! :) great picks and such a huge difference in costs, love it, thanks alot for this!

    Your blog is so beautiful, i followed! :)
    I really enjoy reading your posts,they're very interesting!
    I'm so excited to read more posts from you and gain more inspiration <3

    hope you have a fab day hun! ~ XO
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  6. haha love polyvore sets!

    xx stephanie

  7. Great post, i'm a sucker for a wedge trainer! x

  8. so sad that it is over :( love how you did both sets


  9. I enjoyed the olympics, too bad it's over... both sets are super stylish... good job


  10. Nice post! :)

    I'd love if you visited my blog at It would be fun to follow each other, don't you think? ;)

    xoxo, Minna


  11. Wasn't too big on this sneaker wedge trend but those in red are kinda changing my mind!

    New follower! <3

    Love from NYC,

  12. Wow those trousers are such a bargain! Obsessed with those Marant sneaks but those cheaper versions are pretty fab! And yes, well done Andy! xxx

  13. Firstly thankyou for your kind words onmy blog.

    I love those £7.99 trousers but I aways think trousers don't really suit me! I have been eyeing them up though . x

  14. Thats a lovely outfit i love those trousers I cant believe the price! :) xx

  15. wow that cut out river island shirt is amazing! as are the h&m jeans.I loved the olympics and am super duper looking forward to the parqalympics now. I don't know what was my fav bit of the olympics- but i cried about 100 times!
    thank you so much for the comment on my blog- skull print is prob the best print in the world! and thank you for reminding me of the amazing flm that is the nightmare before christmas! I only saw it when i was 18 so i cant help but feel i missed a lot of childhood influences

  16. i love the style of the post and your choice of bag :3 I only watched a couple events but i loved the gymnastics :3

  17. Huge difference in price there! Haha. The heels in the realistic section are so nice! x


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