The Coral of a Scallop…

The Coral of a Scallop…

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..


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  1. Lee Jones

    2009-01-22 at 11:19 PM

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

  2. tailorstitch

    2009-01-22 at 11:22 PM

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

  3. KD

    2009-01-22 at 11:23 PM

    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

    2009-01-22 at 11:23 PM

    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. The Burlap Smack

    2009-01-22 at 11:26 PM


  6. SOS!

    2009-01-22 at 11:26 PM

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

  7. serah-marie

    2009-01-22 at 11:37 PM

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


    2009-01-23 at 12:16 AM

    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.

  9. Rach

    2009-01-23 at 12:26 AM

    Susie- the shoes! I must have them.

  10. Kat George

    2009-01-23 at 12:32 AM

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

  11. tanya

    2009-01-23 at 12:35 AM

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

  12. Rosie

    2009-01-23 at 12:55 AM

    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.

  13. sharon

    2009-01-23 at 12:56 AM

    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

  14. The Clothes Horse

    2009-01-23 at 1:00 AM

    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.

  15. Brigadeiro

    2009-01-23 at 1:12 AM

    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.

  16. anthea

    2009-01-23 at 1:17 AM

    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!!

  17. calamityjem

    2009-01-23 at 1:37 AM

    I love those huge hair clips, they are amazing!

  18. ay

    2009-01-23 at 1:59 AM

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

  19. Phamtastic

    2009-01-23 at 2:06 AM

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

  20. mapetiteamy

    2009-01-23 at 2:09 AM

    Loving the coral-orange lipstick!

  21. WendyB

    2009-01-23 at 2:34 AM

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

  22. Anna

    2009-01-23 at 2:46 AM

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

  23. Cara

    2009-01-23 at 3:44 AM

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

  24. Wanderlusting

    2009-01-23 at 3:53 AM

    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!

  25. heidi

    2009-01-23 at 3:58 AM

    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.

  26. Eyeliah

    2009-01-23 at 4:03 AM

    Look great at your waist.

  27. Stella

    2009-01-23 at 4:29 AM

    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!

  28. vic

    2009-01-23 at 5:34 AM

    the clips look so cute! love it.

  29. Fashion Tidbits

    2009-01-23 at 6:24 AM

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

  30. CW

    2009-01-23 at 7:19 AM

    You should use them as epaulettes.

  31. Make Do Style

    2009-01-23 at 8:16 AM

    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!!

  32. alicepleasance

    2009-01-23 at 8:53 AM

    The COS dress is amazing!

  33. kim

    2009-01-23 at 9:12 AM

    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.

  34. Ambroisine

    2009-01-23 at 10:22 AM

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

  35. mollandiva

    2009-01-23 at 10:41 AM

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

  36. Choo

    2009-01-23 at 11:12 AM

    I like the look!!

  37. lady coveted

    2009-01-23 at 12:10 PM

    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.

  38. Ritzzz

    2009-01-23 at 1:01 PM

    i love coral!
    these looks are hawtt-as.

  39. Frankie - Swell Vintage

    2009-01-23 at 1:11 PM

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

  40. diane

    2009-01-23 at 1:59 PM

    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!!

  41. Adeline

    2009-01-23 at 2:31 PM

    that was really creative! cool!

  42. susie_bubble

    2009-01-23 at 2:34 PM

    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!

  43. Linnéa

    2009-01-23 at 3:48 PM

    I ADORE the first photo, You look fantastic!!

  44. Jean

    2009-01-23 at 4:24 PM

    I love the clips! Where did you get them?

  45. pretty face

    2009-01-23 at 5:06 PM

    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

  46. miss woo

    2009-01-23 at 6:11 PM

    so digging the gigantic craziness of the hair clip…

  47. Anonymous

    2009-01-23 at 6:29 PM

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

  48. Dressed and Pressed

    2009-01-23 at 7:03 PM

    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.

  49. Maegan

    2009-01-23 at 8:58 PM

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

  50. mikyandstyle

    2009-01-23 at 10:53 PM

    i love the shoes!!!!

  51. rollergirl

    2009-01-23 at 11:44 PM

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

  52. andrea

    2009-01-24 at 2:33 AM

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

  53. yan

    2009-01-24 at 9:09 AM

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

  54. hek

    2009-01-24 at 12:24 PM

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

  55. Hebden

    2009-01-24 at 1:40 PM

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

  56. becca

    2009-01-24 at 8:50 PM

    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.

  57. Ohmylungs

    2009-01-25 at 7:35 AM

    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!

  58. Selina Jervis

    2009-01-25 at 5:42 PM

    the lipstick looks aweeesome!

  59. ISISunders

    2009-01-25 at 8:35 PM

    Very modern and fun. Bravo!

  60. Maya

    2009-01-25 at 11:17 PM

    Way to accessorize!

  61. Anonymous

    2009-01-27 at 6:07 PM

    Hi, Where are your shoes from?!?!

  62. alldoneup

    2009-01-28 at 9:37 PM

    lol, those clips are awesome.

  63. sparklicous

    2009-02-03 at 2:34 PM

    make up forever do a really amazing coral lipstick

  64. baby hair bands

    2009-03-25 at 12:36 PM

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

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