With coral pink on my nails, it's gotten coral on the mind… even down to the coral of scallops (an ingredient that Masterchef contestants seem to be very fond of and monumentally eff up most of the time…).  The coral in my wardrobe has come pouncing out from the back of my wardrobe and I think it's even inspring a refreshed interest in make-up with this Barry M coral orange lipstick… I suppose there had to be one season where I finally started getting into that tiresome thing of make-up even though I'm loathe to slap it on most days of the week…


The clips finally made it onto my head albeit in a way that looks like they have crash landed as a random installation as opposed to carefully clipped in… this coral dress from the COS sale gets the prize for most prim thing in my wardrobe at the mo…



Then I stuck them down in a V near um, that area… I don't know why.  This very old Topshop Unique dress was pulling me in to do so…  


Hmm…. more work me thinks and as long as the nails are painted so, I'll keep shoving the clips somewhere/anywhere..

Comments (64)

  1. Lee Jones says:

    Those hair pins are fantastic and those black shoes are so flattering!

  2. tailorstitch says:

    wow love how you wore them as a headpiece…makes a great statement

  3. KD says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I LOVE CORAL! And you, being Susie, make it even more wonderful. 🙂 I really like that last outfit – I think they look more like a pointy belt than anything particularly, um, personal.

  4. winnie says:

    Haha, I actually like how it looks like you may have a magnet on your head…and those clips have somehow attatched themselves. They are so much fun! The coral is really pretty and I really like the black jacket with that dress!

  5. SOS! says:

    coral here there and everywhere! The clips put together randomly makes it seem like a headpiece.. very cool.
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  6. serah-marie says:

    coral is a largly under appriciated colour. i’m going to pull my coral cardigan out tomorrow in your honour.

  7. Those clips are BRILLIANT, using them on your outfit made me gasp. I’m absolutley envious of your Sam Edelman shoes! Love you Susie.
    ‚ô•, China L.

  8. Rach says:

    Susie- the shoes! I must have them.

  9. Kat George says:

    be careful around your bits… you don’t want to hurt yourself!

  10. tanya says:

    Angry bear claw!
    Sorry that’s the first thing that came into my head after seeing pic 2.

  11. Rosie says:

    I want those boots more every time i see them!
    i should have bought them when i saw them in online when they were first out (they even went on sale), but i just hate shipping charges!
    the ones in my size went for £1,060 on ebay the other day. I kid you not!
    It surprises me in these crunchy times where nobody has any money. clearly someone does.

  12. sharon says:

    ohh i saw those clips in production at my friend’s dad’s factory that makes stuff for h&m. they’re so adorable.
    i love that topshop dress. the clips really work

  13. The clips work really well on the dress. I like how they look in your hair too–I like how you composed them, it does remind me of an art installation.

  14. Brigadeiro says:

    Love the clips both on the dress & on your hair, they’re truly amazing! I agree with the clothes horse they also remind me of an art installation.

  15. anthea says:

    That dress is amazing and your nails look great. If you have a chance check out my Tokyo Harajuku street fashion pics for some inspiration!!

  16. calamityjem says:

    I love those huge hair clips, they are amazing!

  17. ay says:

    love the coral madness. The hair clips is a new interesting accessory to add to the wardrobe, you are rocking it…

  18. Phamtastic says:

    Those clips are huge! Where do you even find stuff like that?

  19. mapetiteamy says:

    Loving the coral-orange lipstick!

  20. WendyB says:

    I like the lip color. It’s hard to wear that without looking very Palm Beach.

  21. Anna says:

    Coral is such a fun color, not to mention perfect for spring.

  22. Cara says:

    Ughhhhh, I want those boooooooots! Tres cute hair clip.

  23. Just bought a pair of tights you recommended….Celeste Stein from My Tights? At least I think it was you,lol.
    Love the blog btw – you take some risks that really work!

  24. heidi says:

    I usually love the way you dress, but seeing just one item of clothing on you is rather striking. Very refreshing, from someone who is incapable of layering.

  25. Eyeliah says:

    Look great at your waist.

  26. Stella says:

    Ugh, love what you did on your head with the clips! Just great…
    If only I had the fashion guts to wear my damn fascinators to school. I think my undergrads would be too distracted. And I’m too chicken!

  27. vic says:

    the clips look so cute! love it.

  28. gee those are some whoppers!! i really like the shade though

  29. CW says:

    You should use them as epaulettes.

  30. Woah yes the coral overload is fab! The Cos dress was on my wishlist in my head but bloody books come first. I’ve only just started to wear make up although I’ve always done a bit of lippy and/or nail varnish – I need the help now you don’t!!

  31. The COS dress is amazing!

  32. kim says:

    I like that COS dress, I didn’t spot it in my store or it would’ve been mine too 🙁
    I did like you better in the red lipstick though.

  33. Ambroisine says:

    Great shots ! The COS dress is awesome 🙂 I like the outfit with the leather jacket it’s really nice 🙂

  34. mollandiva says:

    I don’t have anything coral, but you really inspired me now. def getting clips and nailpolish.
    btw…love you blog!

  35. Choo says:

    I like the look!!

  36. lady coveted says:

    you are adorable! and i love those clips. back in the 90’s i used to have millions of them, and would wear millions of them in my hair. i didn’t look a chic as you though.

  37. Ritzzz says:

    i love coral!
    these looks are hawtt-as.

  38. That colour really suits you. Interesting use of clips! x

  39. diane says:

    that’s gorgeous!! i found big clips in h&m today, but i think they’re not such as big…
    love the game of proportions, fun and cute!!

  40. Adeline says:

    that was really creative! cool!

  41. susie_bubble says:

    Tanya: Pose guess – 100% correct!
    Phamtastic: They’re from H&M!
    Wanderlusting: Which pair did you buy..
    Lady C: I loved using the tiny ones all over my hair too!
    Diane: These were from H&M too so they should have them!

  42. Linnéa says:

    I ADORE the first photo, You look fantastic!!

  43. Jean says:

    I love the clips! Where did you get them?

  44. pretty face says:

    You haven’t failed by expectations! Sort of monochromatic, no? It’s funny how that word brings to mind connotations of black, white, grey when this is just the wonderful opposite! x

  45. miss woo says:

    so digging the gigantic craziness of the hair clip…

  46. Anonymous says:

    Superb everything, Susie! I love those out-size, OTT clips.

  47. The hair-clips as head-piece thing is inspired. Love. It. There’s a fine line between coral and salmon (and you know how I feel about salmon) but I kinda dig this colour.

  48. omg those barrettes are huge ..I LOVE THEM! You look adorable!

  49. mikyandstyle says:

    i love the shoes!!!!

  50. rollergirl says:

    Cos dress + boots = awesome! (Clips are cute too…)

  51. andrea says:

    I love coral! It’s the only pink I can handle. I keep looking for a good lip gloss/stick; any suggestions?

  52. yan says:

    hey susie, which brand of nail color are you using? looks fantastic!

  53. hek says:

    So adorable!! You look so cute in the first pic:)

  54. Hebden says:

    I love that color on you…it looks incredible. Oh how I wish they would open COS in the US…

  55. becca says:

    Love the clips.
    I like the coral orange lipstick too. I must be on a lipstick kick; it’s not something I usually think about.

  56. Ohmylungs says:

    Love what you’ve done with the clips, especially in your hair! And I’m kicking myself for not getting that dress in the COS sale now. It looks so well made and delicious!

  57. the lipstick looks aweeesome!

  58. ISISunders says:

    Very modern and fun. Bravo!

  59. Maya says:

    Way to accessorize!

  60. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Where are your shoes from?!?!

  61. alldoneup says:

    lol, those clips are awesome.

  62. sparklicous says:

    make up forever do a really amazing coral lipstick

  63. I hope I can wear those large hair clips too but they won’t look good on me.

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