24.10.08

My life in pictures!




Bonjour! I've been up to my eyes in Uni work and my new job at Topshop so thanks for bearing with me, this is probably the way things will be from now. It's been hard to remember to take outfit pictures because the moment I get home I'm usually changing straight into my PJ's and loafing on the sofa or napping! So here's a couple of uni outfits I did manage to snap, one of which was taken in the train station toilet - classy!

Tee - Paris
Cardi - h&m
Skirt - Topshop
Socks - H&M
Shoes - H&M




Polo shirt - Topshop
Shorts - George via Ebay
Scarf (belt) - H&M
Tights - Primark
Boots - Converse

I also got a new batwing T-shirt Dress in Toppers and found some amazing vintage Bally patent boots but unfortunately my left foot is a tiny bit too big for them so they'll be hitting ebay rather soon! Have put my little duct tape hair bow in the picture because it just fits nicely, and had it not been for my rubbish left foot, this could've been a fab outfit indeed:

Will aim to take more proper pictures because I am aware this blog is on a downward spiral to shitdom! I wore a flapper dress with a big Parker jacket over today which I shall try and get a picture of because I thought it looked rather cool in a juxtaposey mixy uppy way!

Enjoy your evening!

xxxx

19.10.08

Happy blogday to meeee!




Yesterday, my style blog turned 1 year old. Aww bless it!



Thanks to everyone that reads this blog, it means lots to me!

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!

x

9.10.08

New items & DIY!




I've been a busy little bee what with my new job and uni etc. As predicted, working in a stylistically competitive environment has forced some creativity out of me and thus the style mojo has returned - for now!
In other news, I've debuted my stripey Monsoon tights which I bought months and months ago. Here are my legs on the way to uni the other day:


Socks - Primark
Shoes - Charity Shop
Dress (barely visible) - H&M

And that evening with my new high-waisted shorts from Ebay which I just love! Wellies were a must as I was off to the Topshop student shop event and it was pissing it down. I had planned wedges but I'm glad it rained because I think wellies give the impression an outfit was just thrown together in 2 mins, which of course mine scarcely are :)



Dress (worn as top) - H&M
Socks - H&M
Necklace - Claire's
Bow - see below!
Belt - Charity Shop

In my hair I'm wearing the big bow I made out of duct tape (not my first foray into the world of duct tape crafts!) Am happy to post a tutorial if anyone wants one.



Here's what I wore to work yesterday:




Tee - Topshop (has the most delightful exposed zip on the back!)
Bow - Car Boot Sale
Scarf (worn as belt) - H&M
Ribbed Tights - Primark
Socks - H&M
Boots - Converse

I have a tres early morning tomorrow as we are having a lecture about trend forecasting which should be interesting! So I'm gonna take myself off to bed to wind down and read this month's yawn-worthy issue of Elle.. I hate when you wait all month for a mag to come out and when it does it just leaves you high and dry! Bloody Elle. An unintentional joke there!

Bon soir xoxo

8.10.08

I am in love!




With my new glasses!
I got them from a super cheap ebay store who have just started selling different coloured ones. Aren't they sweet! £8 including shipping from USA! I love how they fade from dark grey to clear.





Here are the others that they do:






I WAS going to get these from Urban Outfitters (sorry for teeny pic):



I did obsess over them for a good few hours but at 19.99 including shipping, It was an indulgence too far. They've sold out anyway now so I can just put them in the past, move on and enjoy my long and happy future with my cats eye specs. Plus anything to do with cats is a good sign, in my book.

xo

2.10.08

LOST: Style Mojo!




I'm not sure if I just need a shopping spree, but I recently feel like I not only have nothing to wear, but I just can't think of new ways to wear the stuff I do own. I have rarely had this problem before. I decided to play a bit of dress up this evening and I think the first outfit demonstrates my point brilliantly...



Peculiar 'mid-waist' shorts? CHECK! Visibly cheap & irrelevant shoes? CHECK! Pastel woolliness? CHECK!

What is happening to me? I hope it's just a lack of inspiration. It's not even that the outfit is THAT bad, but it just doesn't reflect me at all. Not one iota. Where is the rock chick undertone? Nowhere!

Anyway, things improved slightly with the entrance of my bad-ass-bitch side!




A slightly less bad-ass variation on the theme (ie. heels instead of cons!):



I cheered myself up after my identity crisis by wearing my new Marimekko h&m playsuit. I found it on Ebay recently and it was one of the happiest moments of my month! When I went to Paris earlier in the year, around the time the h&m Marimekko stuff just came out, I trawled every h&m looking for it. "AVES VOUS MARIMEKKO???" I asked the sales assistants who didn't have the foggiest idea what I was on about, even though a couple of the h&m's did actually have it! Just as well I wasn't a mystery shopper otherwise they'd have lost serious marks for product knowledge! I digress, the lovely playsuit was nowhere to be found.
Until now!

I haven't outed it yet, Am a bit worried about the bumminess of it (as demonstrated below!) Is it okay to practically reveal buttcheek if there's some opaques thrown in the mix? I hope so! Because I'm loving this. Maybe with a long cardi it will be better, not to mention warmer.





I love how the shorts are really puffy, they make me look quite bootylicious, which I don't mind at all!

I think I'll go round the charity shops tomorrow and look for some new clobber. What I really want is some high waisted denim shorts and a few cute slight-baggy t-shirts. Preferably with cats on. I think that could be the cure. Cats are always the cure.

xo

30.9.08

Many naff quality pics!




Here are some pics of some outfits from the last week or 2 that I haven't got round to posting, the first pic is my new U-neck dress that h&m are doing - a blatant rip-off of American Apparel's version! I also got one in black. They are so comfy, but obviously pose a problem around the tummy area and therefore must only be worn after avoiding breakfast.



Next up is the outfit I wore on the above shipping spree:



Cardi - Topshop
Dress - h&m
Tee - Topshop
Tights - Primark
Shoes - Primark
Necklace - Claire's

On a summery day:



Dress - Primark
Bag - Vintage
Flower - "
Shoes - "

Off to a BBQ:



Blouse: Primark
Bag - Vintage
Skinnies - Topshop
Wedges - Charity shop
Fur Coat - h&m
Cardi - Toppers

In a layery mood:



Tee - h&m
Strapless top - h&m
Skirt - Primark
Cardi - h&m
Sunglasses - car boot sale
Bag - Red Herring

In a cat cuddly mood:



Cat & Mouse jumper - car boot sale
Cat - from a nice lady in Kent


xoxo

26.9.08

Model behaviour!




Before I begin, fab news! I just heard today I got a job at Topshop!!! Hoorrayyy!

So anyway, a lovely photography student from Uni, Denisa, asked me to be the subject for one of her assignments. The project was called 'identikit' and basically had to reflect the personality/interests of the subject. Here's a couple of the pics! I did warn her I was unphotogenic - these were the only ones in which I wasn't looking silly out of about 200 pics!

It was a very fun day though, and she was lovely!







So excited about my new job. Fashionable job = wearing good outfits = more outfit posts! So my bank account thrives as does my beloved blog!

xoxo

25.9.08


Sorry for the absence! As most of you know, i just started uni so the above pic is the story of my life right now! Long train journeys, snacks and mags! I have a long weekend coming up though so can hopefully revive my flagging blog! Am currently in bed blogging from my mobile so will wrap it up now, bon soir! Xo

15.9.08

Paisley fest 08




Here are some vintage bits for sale on my ebay at the moment. I plan to put more on later in the week (Can't list anything on monday, tues or weds otherwise they end on thurs/fri/sat which are popular going out nights!) including leather flat boots & other shoes.

If any of you blog readers win the auctions, you'll get a freebie! Just message me when after you've won!

Here's the link to my ebay! Ignore the kitchen I have for sale, doing a favour for my mumsy!





xoxo

13.9.08

DIY!



This month's NYLON mag inspired me to make a dress (or long top depending on your height!) out of a pillowcase! I bought 4 different pillowcases for £1 in a charity shop earlier so I might branch out with different necklines etc. I think its really cute! And it took 30 seconds, literally.

Before:

After!



leggings - h&m
shoes - "
belt - new look

Anyone else itching to break out their winter woolly hats? Be gone with you, boring sunny-cloudy weather!




hats - claire's accessories

xoxo

Mindless self indulgence




I've been having a rather self indulgent week. I think it's been brought on by going to a fashion uni where everyone is dressed so well that I feel positively drab! So what do you do? You buy a wicked vintage playsuit with studs and faux diamonds, of course! I've also bought 3 pairs of flat shoes in as many days because the trek to uni (20 mins to station, 5 mins up a steep hill when I get off train) means that it's literally flat shoes only for the next 3 years. I tried a low heel the other day and it was just painful. Not to mention very difficult to descend the steep hill on the way home!
So here are my recent purchases:

Zip up h&m booties:



Granny semi-wedges (ridiculously comfy!):




Pink jazz shoesies (6.75 inc postage on ebay!):



Dreamy playsuit (ebay):




I thought I'd also include a blurry pic of the elephant bow brooch I made!



Ribbon - c&h, brooch - mum's, vagina armpit - model's own!

So I've been busy buying and creating as well as coping with freshers week at uni! Which is going really well by the way, lots of nice people. Some annoying people, but that's life isn't it :) I knew there'd be lots of 'big personalities' at a fashion-orientated uni!

Hope you all enjoy your Saturday. xo