Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Top- ASOS. Trousers- AllSaints. Bag- Zara. Phone Case-c/o Capulet London. Necklace- Topshop

Hi Guys,

How cool is this little Phone wallet?! The people over at Capulet sent me it along with a few items to try out and review on my blog  (you might have seen them featured in Grazia a few weeks ago). It all came really nicely packaged with a lovely felt orange case tied with a ribbon- first impressions make such a difference!

I really like how compact and neat the wallet is, your phone slides into one of the compartments and there's space down the side for your cards. There's also a little wrist strap to hold on to.

The only thing I would say is that is quite expensive so its not something I would usually buy for myself  (poor student) But i do think that it would make an amazing gift. They have loads of different colours and styles on their site so if you should definitely check it out. Ive got an amazing iPad case to show you later on too which I reeeally like! It makes me feel like an important exec...

I also wanted to show you this scuba peplum top from ASOS that i got the other day (you can find it here) and this sequin Aztec clutch that I got for Christmas - I cant believe its the first time its made an appearance! Shocking behaviour. Ok sorry for the long post :) That's all I needed to say.

Oh wait! A few of you have been e-mailing to ask what kind of make ups I wear so I'll do a post on that too soon! Although I have to warn you I'm not that good with stuff like that, but I'll try my best :)

Happy Wednesday!


Monday, 27 February 2012

Red Paisley

Shorts- c/o Lavish Alice. Shirt- H&M. Necklace- Topshop. Bag- ASOS
Hello Everyone,

Some more paisley print for you guys because I cant get enough of it! This time I'm wearing red print paisley shorts that I picked out from Lavish Alice, a really cool online boutique that I only discovered the other week- some really reasonably priced stuff! I was a bit apprehensive about ordering from an online store that I'm unfamiliar with in case their clothes didn't fit properly but I was pleasantly surprised! You should definitely check them out :)

ALSO!  entries for my giveaway closed yesterday, so I went old school and picked names out of a hat!
And the winner is......

Rosie Ashley!

Congratulations Rosie, I will be sending you an e-mail with further details. Thanks again to everyone who entered :)

I hope you are having a a fun Monday!



Saturday, 25 February 2012


Jumper- Zara. Shirt- River Island. Skirt- H&M. Bag- Zara. Shoes-Topshop

Hi Guys!

 I needed to show you this Yellow jumper I got from Zara the other week, I've been getting a lot of wear out of it recently! Its such a nice fit and I love the colour :)

 I bought it in a size Medium so it would fit slightly looser and sit better for layering! Some of you have been e-mailing to ask what sizes Ive bought in various items, I usually buy a six unless i say otherwise! Oh and the T-shirt dress below is from the petite section, I'm still waiting for that growth stint I was promised all those years ago...

Oh and the In Love with Fashion giveaway ends tomorrow don't forget to enter if you want to win :)

Thank you for all your lovely comments recently, ive been so so busy recently so havent had the chance to reply to them but I really appreciate every single one :)

Hope you're all having a good weekend!



Wednesday, 22 February 2012

T-shirt Dress

T-shirt dress- Topshop. Clutch- ASOS. Necklace- Topshop. Shoes- Topshop

Hi Guys,

You might have noticed that I haven't been buying many new things from Topshop recently, I don't know why I just haven't been feeling it so much lately. I went in the other day for the first time in weeks and bought this little t-shirt dress! I'm not usually into such girly silhouettes but I'm loving this, I think the grey marl jersey material kind of scruffens it up a bit!

ALSO! I forgot to say in the past couple of posts, I've lightened my hair again :) I was missing my blonde hair and its making me feel a little more summery again.  A few of you were asking so i thought I'd clear it up !

I am overwhelmed by the amount of you who took the time to fill out my survey for my dissertation, it is SUCH a big help and I've had some great answers! So thank you sooo much!  If anyone else is writing their dissertation please just drop me an e-mail and I'll be more than happy to return the favour!

There are also only a couple more days to enter the In Love with Fashion giveaway, so don't forgot to enter if you want a chance to win!



Monday, 20 February 2012


Jacket- Vintage . Paisley Shirt- Zara. Necklace- Topshop. Shorts- Zara. Shoes- Topshop

Paisley print is a big hit for me this season, I can't get enough of it! I'm enjoying this shirt from Zara especially and all of its silky paisley pyjama-esque glory!

You might have noticed that I have these tailored shorts from Zara in black also and they fit amazing so when I saw that they were out in white for summer too I had to snap them up!

I have another small small favour to ask :) I'm in the middle of writing my dissertation and wondered if you guys would be able to help me out by filling in a short questionnaire! My dissertation is on the use of fashion blogs as platforms for advertising and  I want gain the readers perspective on it and I'd really value you guys' opinions!  

If you fill out the survey here I'll love you forever :)
 I was also pointed towards a jumper in Tesco with my face on it by Tabitha today! It was really strange to see but kind of cool at the same time. SO If you want to get your hands on a really trendy Nicola Claire (kids) jumper you can purchase one here.

Happy Monday.



Sunday, 19 February 2012

Wrap Dress

Dress- c/o Love. Belt- Vintage. Jacket- Vintage. Gilet- H&M. Bag- Zara. Shoes- Topshop

Hey Everyone,

I have another give away for you all! This time its the chance to win a dress of your choice from In Love with Fashion . You might have seen Love selling as a concession in Topshop before, it has a great selection of dresses and all really reasonably priced! My favourites are the wrap dresses (styled above) and the asymmetrical maxi's!

So all you have to do is

1) Like LOVE on Facebook here
2) Follow Nicola Claire on Blogger
3) And leave your name and e-mail address with a link to your favourite piece on the LOVE website!

 Entries close in one weeks time so get your choices in fast! Good luck everyone :)

Ive been obsessed with this song lately :) enjoy!


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Visit Boticca to view more of the collection, from stacked rings, to gold hoop earrings and the gold cuff bracelet collection

Hello everyone!

I thought i would let you see my guest curator feature for, the guys over at Boticca asked me to pick out of a couple of items that caught my eye but the only problem is now i want to buy ALL of these pretty things! But im a poor student.
Also entries for my giveaway competition closed last night and a winner was picked at random . So i am pleased to announce that the winner is Daniella Jones of Orkid Culture blog. YAAAY congratulations Daniella you win £100 to spend at Boticca. Thank you so much to everyone that entered, and don't worry I have another giveaway coming up very soon with another lovely prize :)

Happy Friday Eve guyss!


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Scuba Dress

Dress- c/o Motel. Clutch- ASOS. Shoes- Topshop. Necklace- Miss Selfridge
Dress-c/o Motel . Shoes- ASOS. Clutch- ASOS . Wrist band- Miss Selfridge. Cuff- ASOS.
Hi Guys,

I got this amazing little scuba-esque dress the other day thanks to the lovely people over at Motel. Ive styled it up in two slightly different ways for you, first a more feminine look and secondly a slightly more edgy one :).  Motel Rocks is a brand that i've loved since i was 17- 18, they just seem to be able to keep up with trends and always seem relevant.

I love the digitalised print on this dress as much as the high neck, three quarter length sleeves and scuba like structure its got going on. Whats even better is that if you're not really a dress person, then this print comes in a top, jeans shorts and playsuit too!  AND right now, Motel are offering readers of Nicola Claire 15% off with the code: ITSLOVE15 so get shoppping!!!

ALSO! Dont forget that entries for my Boticca giveaway will end at midnight tonight and the winner will be announced tomorrow :)

I was lucky enough to be featured as a guest curator for Boticca this week too and if you like you can read the article here.



Monday, 13 February 2012

Cathedral Skirt

Skirt- Black Milk. Jumper- H&M. Shirt- Zara. Cuff- River Island. Shoes- Topshop. Bag- Zara
Hi guys,

Here is what i wore today :) I got this Cathedral Skirt from Black Milk a couple of weeks ago as a gift but have had so many other things to show you that it hasn't made an appearance yet! Its a crime i know, as it is probably one of my favourite skirts ever! If you haven't checked out Black Milk yet you definitely should as they have an amazing selection of leggings and dresses too- all with such unique designs.

I know tomorrow is Valentines day but is anyone else more excited about pancake day on the 21st? I've never done anything for Valentines day before so don't really know what im missing! Although me and my friends DID plan to go speed dating last year for a laugh but believe it or not it was fully booked! Which was actually probably a blessing in disguise....

Also there are just two more days left to enter my Boticca giveaway! Make sure you enter if you would like the chance to win £100 worth of vouchers.


Saturday, 11 February 2012

Bralets and Tassells

Top- ASOS. Skirt- AllSaints. Bag- Zara. Shoes- Topshop. Cuff- ASOS

Dress- Topshop. Belt - Vintage
Hi Everyone , I thought i'd do two outfits in one post today because i have SO many things i need to show you guys.

Im absolutely loving the bralet top in the first outfit, I went one size up because my usual size was sold out but it fits really well and is probably more comfy than the smaller size would have been anyways!

 Im also loving the flapper girl vibe of the dress in the second outfit with a modern ombre twist :) Although 1920's style is all about the dropped waist I've added this waist belt to try and tame those tassells a bit more. Thanks to a remake of the Great Gatsby, i think we'll be seeing a lot more of the 1920's this season.

Thank you to everyone who has entered my giveaway with Boticca! anyone who hasnt entered yet, don't worry its open until Wednesday!

Here is a little song to shoulder shimmy to:


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Boticca Giveaway

Hi guys,

I'm really excited for my first giveaway competition for :) .

For those of you who aren't familiar with Boticca, its an online market place which supports emerging and independent designers from across the world. They feature 240 designers from 40 countries, with customers including Florence Welch, Jessie J , Victoria Beckham , Kate Moss and Olivia Palermo (See who else is wearing Boticca's items here.) and the items I've featured above are just a few of the many pieces that caught my eye!

SO Boticca are offering readers of Nicola Claire the chance to win £100 worth of vouchers to spend on their online store.

All you need to do is:

1) Comment on this post leaving your name and e-mail address
2) Secondly you must follow Nicola Claire
3) and finally you must 'like' Boticca on facebook here

The giveaway ends on the 15th of February (1 weeks time!), the winner will be picked at random and will receive £100 vouchers for

Good Luck :)


Monday, 6 February 2012

Shorts- Zara. Jumper- H&M. Shirt- River Island. Jacket- All Saints. Collar clips-

Hi guys,

Hope you all had a good weekend! I just wanted to show you these little shorts i got from Zara the other week and also these collar clips I've been wearing quite a lot recently. I got them from along with some other really cute pieces of jewelry. The website is written in Swedish so i had to do a bit of guess work but you should definitely check it out, they've got some really nice stuff! Here are the clips close up: 

So i have also decided to go ahead with a couple of giveaways :) details coming this week! Exciting stuff.


Thursday, 2 February 2012


Jacket- Topshop (old). Playsuit- ASOS. Bag- Zara. Necklace- Miss Selfridge. Shoes- Topshop
Hey Guys,

I thought i'd show you guys this playsuit i bought from ASOS last week, i love the print of it, it kind of reminds me of a game of Tetris!

I found this dark denim jacket that i bought from Topshop aaages ago and thought i could put it to good use! I think i'l be getting a lot of wear out of it this summer :)

I also wanted to ask you guys what you thought of doing my first giveaway competition? Ive always steered clear of them in the past because some of the time i feel like its a little like bribary?! However, if it was something you guys would be interested in i could give it a go! Of course i will only pick items that i think you guys would like, ive had a few good offers :) . Let me know your thoughts!

Nicola Claire