Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Outfit Of The Day | You Can Go Your Own Way


Duster coat - Primark
Black Camisole Top - Newlook (old)
DIY Ripped Jeans -  H&M (old)
Beaded Handbag - Primark
Cut Out Shoes - Primark
Necklace - Urban Cult
Hat - Primark
Rings - Primark

So this is an outfit I put together the other day. I am absolutely in love with this duster style kimono from Primark. I love the tailored look it brings to an outfit, whilst remaining quite laid back.
The print is sooooo pretty! It makes a nice change to my usual 'all black' without going too far away from home! The best part - it was only £7 in the sale... I nearly died; that's a lot of material for £7!
Obviously, the kimono had to be paired with my trusty DIY ripped jeans (I begrudge paying £10 extra on a pair of jeans with a rip in!) and my cut-out man shoes from Primark that have featured on here before. Still completely obsessed with them. Finally, I own a fedora after searching for one for so long! I have quite a small head, so had trouble finding any that fit me. Thankfully, Primark saved the day with this budget-friendly one, which only cost me £7. 
Now onto the bag: has anyone else seen these gorgeous, beautifully detailed, beaded handbags in Primark? I was quite taken aback to be honest. So much work has gone into them its unreal, and the quality is perfect (not bad for £10). It's the perfect handbag for date nights or drinks out with friends! They have so many different ones I found it hard to pick. Originally I bought this one and a beaded daisy one, but couldn't justify owning two so returned the latter. Sucks to be sensible sometimes!


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Moschino SS15 - I'm a Barbie Girl | Get The Look


If you haven't heard about Moschino's SS15 collection yet, then you must have been living under a rock - everybody's talking about it, and it's easy to see why. Back in February, Jeremy Scott showcased his fast food affair with a McDonald's inspired collection for AW14, and this season he has gone all-out Barbie on us! The Milan catwalk show kick-started with the guests being gifted a boxed Moschino Barbie doll followed by Aqua's 90's "Barbie girl" hit blaring out ... obviously.
The collection consisted of bubblegum pink leather biker jackets and skirts, abstract retro prints and Barbie-style Moschino branding emblazoned on pink jumpers and sweatpants. Accessories were reminiscent of 90's kitsch (bubblebags helloooo!), and made the models look like you could just buy them, in a box, straight off the shelves!
Every Barbie imaginable was portrayed, from cowgirl Barbie, rollerskating Barbie (which saw model Charlotte free skating down the catwalk), Tourist Barbie, Sporty Barbie, to full
on glamour-puss Barbie in a show stopping finale piece that would have made Ken feel rather under-dressed!

(all images sourced from style.com)

Despite the fact that I am not an overly girly girl, I absolutely adore this collection. It threw me straight back to my childhood, to the days where I would sit for hours playing with my Barbie dolls. I had the Barbie caravan, cafe, jeep, swimming pool... oh and Dog Walker Barbie - anyone remember her?! God she has it all doesn't she?! It's no doubt that now the high street is going to go Barbie crazy, thanks to Jeremy Scott, so I have created a little "Get the look" collection... so that we can all have a little bubblegum pink candy-ness in our wardrobes!


Get the Barbie look

Cream And Pink Faux Fur Coat / Love Necklace / Cat Head Pink Dress / Barbie T-shirt / Lips Handbag / Neon Pink Platform Sandals / Pink Wrap Skort / Mac Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick / Moschino Style Barbie Magic Mirror iphone Case

Hope you like my Barbie style picks! Can I just say, how amazing is the phone case?! It's just like the one that was gifted to the guests at the Moschino show! Deffo going to have to get me one of them! Also, if you need some more Barbie-ness in your life, Mattel have created an Instagram for her - follow it here for lots of #OOTD , #Selfies  & outfit collages!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Outfit of the day | Yin and Yang


Dress - H&M via eBay
Crotchet Kimono - New Look
Ankle Boots - H&M
Duffle bag - Primark
Floral Crown - Topshop
Jewellery - Primark
Sunglasses - eBay

Hey guys! Sorry to yet again start a post with "weather talk" but the sun came out and surprised me, so I obviously made the most of it with a summery outfit post! 
I bought this amazing yin yang print dress from eBay the other day and couldn't wait to show you guys. It is a very 'me' dress, the print is so 90's, and as you all know I LOVE all things 90's inspired! 
I styled it with my New Look crotchet kimono, Topshop floral crown and embroidered duffle bag from Primark. 

Apologies my posts haven't been as frequent, I have been mega busy working and carbooting on my days off! Hopefully I will be able to blog more often soon, as my hours at work will start to die down.
Hope you are all well, and thanks for reading! xx

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Outfit Of The Day | Winter Is Coming


Jumper - Primark
Trousers - H&M
Shoes - Primark
Rings - Primark
Hat - Topshop (Old)
Necklace - DIY

Hey guys, this is my first official AW14 outfit of the day! This is probably one of my favourite outfits in a long time. I have had these amazing trousers for a few months now and have been dying to style them up. They are a little golf-esque but I think styled in the right way they bring a kind of punk MOD rocker vibe. I picked up the black fluffy jumper from Primark on my recent shopping trip for an absoloute steal at £10! They had them in stock last year and I missed out on the chance to grab one, so I am so glad they have returned. They have them in Black (obviously), Lilac, Peach, and Cream at the moment so get on it guys! It's deffo going to be my go to jumper this season, I love the texture it brings to an outfit, and it's warm and cosy too! Now onto the shoes, oh ma gawd I love them, they are just all kinds of perfect. I first spotted them in Sophie's recent haul post (go follow her she's awesome), and knew I had to get down to Primark pronts. My boyfriend hates them, he thinks they look like man shoes - to be honest that's what I love about them. They look more expensive than they are (£14 I'll 'av you know!), go with absolutely everything and they finish this outfit off perfectly!

In other news I recently visited home for a few days (hence different picture location) after begging work to give me some time off - I haven't seen my family for 3 months and was finding it quite difficult. I am feeling a lot more postive and happy since my visit and had some time to get my career path in order. Anyone else find peace of mind when returning to the nest? Personally it really sorts my head out!
Lastly can I just say hello to my new followers, I am at 33 on bloglovin now which is amazing, so thank you guys so much! Anyway till the next time guys! xxx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Outfit Post | Summertime Sadness

   

Dress - H&M
Kimono - New Look
Cleated Sandals - Primark
Floral Crown - Primark
Jewellery - Primark

So judging by the torrential rain we've had in the last few days I think its fair to say that us Brits have just about had it for summer (I'm lucky I took these outfit pics before that happened!). 
I couldn't resist posting about this amazing dress I bought from H&M the other day. It is such a gorgeous print which reminds me of the bandannas I used to wear in my Rockabilly days, not to mention the fit is spot on and I loooooove the cut out detailing. I thought I would go all out festival style one last time by adding my New Look kimono and Primark floral crown for a bit of a colour pop. 
The shoes I picked up in Primark for a small £14, I originally ordered these from Asos but unfortunately they just looked too clumpy on my feet (damn you size 7 feet!). These however are a perfect fit, are super comfortable and a damn sight cheaper! I also bought some other bits and bobs from Primark which I will no doubt be showing you all soon, they have so much nice stuff in at the moment!

So that's it guys, what do you think? I would also like to welcome my new followers, I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I do writing it!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

A/W 2014 Winter Coats | Top Picks


Hey guys, now I know what you're thinking, winter coats in the middle of August???
Well us Brits have gotta start planning ahead, right? One minute we're all kimono-loving festival hipsters without a care in the world (picture open fields and feathers), and the next we're all about layers, layers, layers, open fires and Christmas shopping (argh why did I mention Christmas? Sorry guys). In short, summer's pretty much over before we know it, and the winter months start creeping in.

I'm a bit of a weird one when it comes to seasons. Most people say (for example) that summer's their favourite, however I float between Summer and A/W. I love summer for the carefree attitude to life, and obviously the sun brightens my mood - not to mention it is festival season. This summer I have discovered my love for kimonos and have really found my summer style.
Despite my love of summer, there is something nostalgic about the winter. I love the crisp smell in the morning, lying in bed til 11am doesn't feel lazy, and to be honest I find it a lot easier to know how to dress. I find summer quite difficult to dress for (this is a girl who wore a wooly hat through most of summer 2012) mainly because most of the time I am being a typical woman and stressing about what to wear. Combine that with the heat, the make up I have just taken time to do now dripping down my face, and my hair looking like I've been dragged through a bush - ok slight exaggeration, but you get the picture.

With all this in mind, I thought I would get a head start by shopping around for the perfect A/W 2014 coat.
I only actually own about four coats - one of course is my beloved leather jacket, two are denim jackets and the other is an army style jacket not deemed weather appropriate! So really a new coat is definitely in order.
I have noticed that the boyfriend coat is popping up for another year running; it's the perfect combination of tailored and slouchy, and great for cosy winter layering whilst smartening up outfits. I shopped around on various fashion sites and these are the ones that were my favourites!

The Boyfriend Coat


So there you have it guys, my top A/W 2014 Winter coats! As you can see, I am loving the checks and generally anything black or grey. These can all be jazzed up with a fur stole or kept simple and chic. I am going to be styling mine with ripped skinnies, chunky boots and a hat of some sort! 
Which coat is your favourite? I would love to hear your thoughts! And also, is anybody else shopping for the perfect winter coat or am I just being premature?!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Outfit Post | Jump Around




Crop Top - Topshop
Levi Jeans - Thrifted
Tattoo Choker ebay
Leather Jacket - Oh My Love

Hey Guys, first off a massive welcome to my new followers (insert big cheesy smile here), I really do appreciate you all taking the time to read my blog!

Here is what I wore for a meal date with my fella this evening (on the rare occasion that we get a day off together - being a grown up sucks!). Please forgive me for my awkward posing - I am still getting used to this outfit posing malarky and a lot of the time I am panicking that my neighbours are going to walk by and start asking questions! Anyone else get that?

Anyway onto the outfit! This outfit was a little Winona Rider circa 1990's, abeit she does it better. The jeans were thrifted from a carboot for a mere £1. I know, I couldn't believe it either and they're genuine Levis! I picked up at least 5 pairs (a.k.a I took the lot) and will probably ebay the rest cos' you know one man's trash is another man's treasure! The top I bought from Topshop a while back when it all went palm tree loco on the high street, and the jacket, well, if you have been reading this blog a while you'll know its pretty much my wing man in all outfits! So that's pretty much it guys, I am really longing for a decent camera (hello Canon 600D), at the moment I am having to make do with my iPhone and some pixlr editing!

Also, just quickly before I go, the title of this blog post "Jump around" is to pay homage to Robin Williams. I am absolutely gutted about his death. Myself and my brothers grew up watching Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji and Flubber so it is like a little part of our childhood has died. I am forever quoting Mrs Doubtfire and it is one of my all time faves - I particularly love the scene where Miranda comes home to find the house in complete carnage (pony chommin' on some cake - lolz) and Robin Williams's character is dancing with his son on the table to House of Pain's "Jump Around". It is such a tragic loss, and even worse to know it is suicide.
I know that sometimes life can be hard, but we all need to remember that we are not alone in this world and there will always be someone we can lean on, no matter what life throws at us.
RIP RW gone but not forgotten. xx


"Your'e only given a little spark of madness, you mustn't lose it"
                                                                    - Robin Williams