My weekend in outfits

So, on saturday, I went into town to buy some mags with my precious few pennies I have left until this Friday. I bought Nylon, Dazed, and i-D. £12 later, whilst reading them, I couldn't help but feel cheated. I think I'm in a magazine rut. I always furiously flick through my new mags, hoping something will catch my attention and make the dollars worthwhile. But Dazed and i-D rarely seem to. Nylon is one of my favourites but the sickly sweetness sometimes gets to me a bit. Why do all these magazines praise everything? Is there a Fashion magazine out there that will say when they think something is a bit shit? I really want to find one! Or even start one, someday... I'm not saying I want to spend money to read a magazine that sends me into a pessimistic-comment-induced depression, but something that is truly honest, not kissing up to designers or brands and not sounding like a neverending sales pitch. Like Vice, but with pretty pictures, perhaps? Recommendations appreciated!

Anyhow, I took a slightly creepy outfit pic. Maybe my head is spinning from the prior magazine sugar rush?

Top (DIY-ed) - Stella McCartney @ Tkmaxx
Belt - Vintage
Jeans - Gap
Flats - Vintage Russell & Bromley

That night, I went to a Pirate fancy dress party. I hadn't prepared a costume or anything but luckily I seem to own fairly piratey clothes.

Waiscoat - h&m
Scarf - from a pal
Top - Topshop
Shorts - Asda
Belt - h&m
Tights - who knows? I found it incredibly hard to deliberately ladder them though, making me wonder how I manage to ladder every pair of tights I own. I actually resorted to scissors in the end!
Boots - Vintage

On Sunday, I had work.

Coral t-shirt dress - Topshop
Blazer - M&S via charity shop
Bag - Vintage
Pin - Snooper's Paradise in brighton
Leggings - New Look (don't buy leggings from New Look, they cause immense crotch-sag)

I also did all my mannequins for Topshop (as part of a training scheme to get me to 'standard level' as opposed to 'training level' where I currently reside). The task was to dress 3 to represent each trend (Memphis - boho, Miami Vice - 80's ish and Buccaneer - tailored and nautical but feminine), so I did those and 2 extra mixy matchy ones (the 2 on the right) which were to my personal taste.

This task further proved to me that I cannot 'do' boho in any way shape or form (first mannequin on the left). She just doesn't look right to me. But nevermind! I have completed the task so that's all that matters!

Watching pre-recorded Come Dine With Me with the boyf, now! Can't wait! I want to be on that show.



  1. its the hair that makes teh mannequins look odd!! but i think on ppl it looks fine im sure :-D!

    and i love the pirate look, the scarf/headband really suits you

  2. Which issue of Dazed was disappointing.... that's a work-related pondering....

    I agree with you on boho.... tis a hard word to grasp in itself....

  3. you did a great job on the mannequins! and i love your pirate outfit :)

  4. the mannequins are very cool =]
    nice outfits!

  5. Thanks guys!
    Susie - Sorry for late reply! The issue I'm on about is the Mavericks issue but I think it's more of a case of me being on a different wavelength to it than Dazed's own shortcomings. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I really don't get it. I think that's to be expected with these magazines that often have a different theme like Dazed & Nylon etc.. the result can be inconsistent. Fashion journalism wise I do tend to err on the girlier side of things and the Mavericks issue in particular certainly had more of a men's magazine vibe to it. Articles on street-fighting, Grant Morrison, "Rap icon 'Doom'", sneakers, Sibling...
    That's just my view though. I'm sure many girls that are less hideously un-cultured than I would find it interesting! x

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