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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Vintage All Round














vintage adidas sweater // asos marketplace
vintage levi's jeans // asos marketplace
converse // ebay

I'd love to know what you think of this sweater. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love it because it's really cool and different, and it's vintage Adidas so how can you say no. However, the colour is garish, it doesn't go with anything (apart from the obvious denim) and is generally hard to style. That's fashion though. Sometimes you have to try hard with something to make it work. I think it's working here, anyway.

These are my other mom jeans. You'll find me wearing my usual Topshop mom jeans in many other posts on this blog. These are my baggy Levi's which I've turned up at the bottom and sewn tighter at the waist so they don't fall down. My battered converse, whilst not vintage, are so worn that you'd think they were. All in all, this is a cosy and easygoing outfit that I'd wear for anything casual.











Saturday, 18 October 2014

Black On Black













jersey // topman
leggings // m&s
cap // h&m
adidas trainers // size?
lipstick // first kiss (calvin klein)

Feeling very streetwear influenced in this outfit. Super casual: cap, baggy jersey, comfy leggings and sneaks. I tried to offset the I-just-fell-out-bed-and-threw-this-on vibe by wearing lipstick and brushing my hair. I love wearing this kind of thing. I love looking like I fell out of bed... but didn't. This cap was a great find buried under a load of other things in h&m. I like it because it's really simple and 'cool', but it's not a snapback, so it's not 'too' cool. You get me? This Topman jersey I find is great for dressing up or down. It's pretty see-through, so either adds a dressed up note to daytime (yes, you can see my bra a bit) or can be dressed way up with a pair of black leather shorts. And the trainers (let's not forget those bad boys) - all black so they're the centre of attention. 





















Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Hidden Tartan















jacket // ebay
polo shirt // topshop
skort // ebay
leggings // topshop
loafers // new look
lipstick // 107 (rimmel)

This jacket is one on a long list of jackets that were shoved to the back section of my wardrobe throughout the summer. As a student I wasn't exactly full of funds to spend on real Harrington jackets, so I picked this bargain up on ebay last year. For the price it is a beautiful jacket, light enough for layering but thick enough to be warm. I also rediscovered an old favourite in this Topshop polo shirt. Pairing it with a skort and my bulky loafers means that this outfit is basically filled with masculine elements. I, of course, love that. What do you think?








Sunday, 12 October 2014

Autumn













t-shirt // new look
shirt // new look
leather jacket // topshop
jeans // asos
welly boots // river island
scarf // asos marketplace 

Today was finally the day to bring a scarf back out. It's clearly autumn but it's been quite warm in the north. It actually started raining literally one second after the last picture was taken. It was hammering it down so much so that I basically ran back home using my scarf as a hood. Until that point though, you can see that everything is looking wonderfully autumnal outside, and I'm glad because I love dressing for the cold. 





















Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Hair

I've had many different hairstyles and hair colours in my life. My mom first let me dye my hair red when I was 10 (still in primary school and everything), then I was brown again, and then dark brown and the longest my hair has ever been, down to my chest.  I went ginger, then for a stage in college I went fully black. Then I was back to brown, then I went purple at the beginning of university. I LOVED the purple but it was hard to keep up with. I had short hair then, but I went back to dark brown and grew it to my chest again. Spontaneously I bleached it white blonde. It absolutely destroyed my hair, which had previously been shiny and thick, but I loved being blonde. Unfortunately the upkeep was almost impossible and I could never quite get it white enough, and the roots always needed a double bleaching to not be orange. So, a year ago, I went dark blonde. Much easier upkeep and I was able to grow it out into a sort of ombre style. 

 Now I really want to grow my hair long again. However, where it had been bleached was still way too damaged. So I had it all cut out! And now I have short brown hair... but hopefully it will grow healthier and longer in a year's time :) Yesterday I published a video on the hairstyles I have been doing to style my new short hair ^.^



Saturday, 4 October 2014

LDN













shirt // primark
jeans // topshop
checked shirt // new look
leather jacket // topshop
nike air force 1s // footlocker
watch // casio

Oh hey there! So I went to London last weekend. I stayed at a uni friend's flat (he lives 5 minutes from Kings Cross station, it was brilliant) and spent a day in London with him and his girlfriend aka my favourite photographer Mae. They took me walking around Primrose Hill, Camden Locks and some posh markets near the Thames. Obviously I was excited to take some pictures with Mae again, and these are the resulting photos. Also if you read my blog regularly you'll have noticed my hair is completely different. I finally had all the dead bleached ends cut off and I'm growing it out again. 

I ummed and aahed between wearing trainers and black flats with this outfit, because the end result with trainers is, I guess, quite masculine. However, I felt like wearing flats was a cop out for me, so I just went for it. I love this Primark shirt and its boxy shape so much. Beyond that, the extra shirt and jacket were simply to keep warm but London was boiling! I ended up carrying them around on my arm the whole day. Let me know what you think :)

Photography by Mae Reddaway and Jay Theis
























Monday, 29 September 2014

Asos Wish List AW14

My first ever wish list. I went a liiiiiiitle overboard with 13 things, but honestly I left out about 15 more so I've really restrained myself. I've been wanting to do this kind of post because I've yet to talk about the kind of things I will buy or want to buy if I had the funds or the need for certain things. So here lies my first Asos wish list. Asos to me is the place you can go for literally anything you want clothes-wise. If I want a plain top, jeans, a certain kind of boot or jacket, I know Asos is going to have it on their website somewhere. That is the beauty of Asos! (I think my next wish list will feature Missguided) Enjoy :)!
















#1: asos black cami - £15

I am desperate for a cami dress of this sort. It can be dressy or casual and in my head I'm wearing it with a white t-shirt underneath, tights, boots and a tartan scarf.


These cigarette trousers are just beautiful (I also love the matching blazer). As I get closer to working in an office I want to have appropriate clothes that are still really fashionable. I think it's fun to deviate from the usual black and the model just sells and sells these to me in the picture.


 Omg this backpack. It's already low in stock so I can guess it will be gone pretty soon. What can I say? It's just a sleek and sophisticated version of your average backpack. I only own one handbag, and I only bought it recently. Handbags are a new thing to me and I'm usually more comfortable with a bulky rucksack, so this is the perfect mixture for me.


A long sleeved crop top is actually going to be an essential for me this autumn/winter. I love crop tops, any season, and I think the contrast of a midriff showing top with a turtleneck is just so cute. A must for me. It also goes without saying that it's a perfect layering piece.

#5: crop top with "nothing to wear" embroidery print - £16

Bit of a "random" edition to the list but I love little statement t-shirts and again, of course, it's a crop top. I like these sarcy fashionista aimed t-shirts.

#6: petite ultimate slim coat - £55

These slim coats have been everywhere, with even Primark bringing out an incredibly cheap pale blue version. Personally I'll be sticking to black as it will never go out of style, but these coats are just beautiful. I think they'll add a sophisticated touch to my usual crop, jeans and trainers style.

#7: sweetheart playsuit in gingham check print - £25

This playsuit is bladdy adorable and I want it. Very feminine with the sweetheart neckline, but easily toughened up with a baggy cardigan and air force 1s.

#8: pop boutique check shirt - £25

There is a space in my wardrobe for another check shirt, green this time. I have a white/black shirt that I wear way too much. It's just so easy to throw on over leggings, any top, or tie around the waist. Or I can button it up and wear it on its own. 

#9: key hole wide fit suede over the knee boots - £85

Okay, I honestly have no idea what I'm thinking with these boots. They are not my style at all, I've never even remotely wanted a pair, and yet I have my eye on these. I've seen numerous bloggers sporting knee high boots lately, and already I can imagine wearing them with tights and a mini skirt and shirt. Basically I'm imagining myself like Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spiderman (minus the patterned socks).

#10: white boxy shirt - £22

Not much explanation needed, here. Staple white shirt. Would look perfect with the aforementioned cigarette trousers.

#11: HUF splatter 5 panel cap - £37.50

The ridiculous price of this cap aside, isn't it beautiful? I haven't bought a cap in a while and I always like adding more to my collection.

#12: ellesse oversized boyfriend sweatshirt - £40 

I've wanted an ellesse sweatshirt for a while so hopefully I'll be picking one up soon. I love oversized sweaters and I have a pile folded up at the bottom of my wardrobe that haven't seen the light of day since March, so I'm excited to get those out for blog posts. My love of sweaters aside, I need more vintage style sportswear in my life.

#13: hype cropped vest - £18 

Continuing on with the sportswear theme, this beautiful co-ord set (although I'm mainly interested in the vest). It's just a really fun, bright, sporty set. Not exactly AW appropriate but I always find a way to wear tiny tops in the freezing cold. 


And that's it. So what do you think of my AW14 Asos picks? I know not everything is Asos' brand, but they have all been selected from the website.