Thursday, 31 January 2008
I am partial to either style, elegant slim heels or clumpy thick heels, but I do tend to lean slightly more towards the clumpy end of the scale because I feel they can give outfits something a bit edgier.
Here are some designer examples from each category:
Chunky on the high street:
TopShop platform £65
Office platform £25
Elegant on the high street:
TopShop court £50
Jacques Vert eBay
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
-black/brown flat brogues
-navy/grey knee high socks
-short blue pleated skirt
-sparkly black beret
-low heeled red shoes
-floaty white dress
-black leather jacket
-a plain white long sleeved shirt
-a long fine knit cardigan, maybe in purple
-a belt with double/triple buckle
-black v-neck jumper
-more vintage handbags in a variety of colours
-more vintage shoes in a variety of colours
-slightly chunky gold necklace
-grey high waisted skirt
-black bow tie
Ok, I better go and get ready because it is my dear friend Maud’s birthday today, and we are going out for some lovely food. Love you Maudy :-)
Monday, 28 January 2008
But now I have to worry about what to wear on my first day, which is this Wednesday. EEK!
I was thinking about wearing mustard tights, with my high waisted black skirt, and a white shirt with some ribbon around the neck fastened at the front with a cameo brooch, and my brogues. I would put the outfit on and take a photo but I’m being very lazy! In fact, I think I might go to sleep right now.
Saturday, 26 January 2008
Monday, 21 January 2008
I have decided that I don’t wear enough necklaces; not all at once, but in general.
Here are some necklaces that I really love. These ones are from Lady Luck Rules OK; all of their stuff is really cute and cheap!
I also love Tatty Devine’s jewellery, but it is a lot pricier!!
My favourite one has to be the knitted heart from Lady Luck, it’s just so cute!
Sunday, 20 January 2008
Sorry for the lack of posts, it was my birthday yesterday and it has been a little hectic, plus on tuesday I am off to Stockholm until friday so I don't know if I will be able to post anything. After that everything will be back to normal, so stay tuned!
Thursday, 17 January 2008
Again sorry about the image, but birthday is on Saturday (yay!!!) so the quality of all images will improve thereafter. I also bought some material to make a skater skirt because the one I wanted from TopShop sold out aaaages ago and I can’t find one like it anywhere, PLUS I was bidding for a really nice grey skirt on eBay when at the last minute someone was outbidding me so I put in another few pounds, and when it ended I had lost - but the other person had entered £56!!!!!!! It was only going to be about £20! I think maybe they did it to be stupid, but the jokes on them now because they have to pay up. HA! So I will post a picture when I have made the skirt; I should have done it today but I had the dentist and was in there for longer than I thought. Not fun.
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
I bought the £10 pair and marched straight back to Warehouse to return them (feeling quite foolish for spending £30 on a pair of gloves in the first place) and when handing back my money, the cashier said “£30? Is that how much there were? I’d have returned them too!”
So the lesson I learned was always shop around first. Plus, don’t be stupid enough in the first place to spend £30 on a pair of gloves!
Sunday, 13 January 2008
Saturday, 12 January 2008
Thinking up things to doodle proved to be harder than I thought, but I am quite pleased with the results so far. This one is only A4, but the book has to be in A3! Oh, my aching hands!
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Lots of ruffles, sheer fabrics in pale colours create a look that's as light as air, and full skirts cinched at the waistline. A nice example of this from the high street is this dress from Asos.com:
Bold, graphic smears and splashes. Pretty florals with exaggerated silhouettes lend a modern edge. Get the look from TopShop:
Runway images: Vogue.com
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
I have been searching everywhere for some long black leather gloves to wear with the bracelet sleeved coat, but the TopShop ones were sold out and I couldn’t find a pair anywhere else. I think next week I will go shopping somewhere else and have another hunt for them. Does anybody know of any shops that have a pair?
Also, I went into H&M and found a really cute top and cardigan. The pink cardigan would have been warmer if it had longer sleeves, but I told myself it would be perfect for the bracelet sleeve coat. I couldn’t resist the turquoise top because the print was too cute.
Monday, 7 January 2008
I hadn’t tried this myself before as it seems quite daunting but now I’m thinking that it could be really fun! Here’s what I could make out of items in my wardrobe (I apologise for the poor image; unfortunately I don’t have a digital camera – yet! my birthday is next week though! – so, I found images of the items from the online shops)
I could also do black, but that’s quite simple – plus TECHNICALLY black is a non-colour anyway. I definitely need more clothes, so I have decided tomorrow I will go shopping.
Friday, 4 January 2008
It’s way too cold to wear them with cute dresses now but could be worn with some high waisted jeans. They really do need to be high waisted to avoid the whole Michael Jackson look and make it look more rockabilly – but don’t blame me if you still get abuse yelled at you in the street by some chavs, who clearly have never read a fashion magazine (a proper fashion magazine I’m not talking about Heat here people) and couldn’t name 5 top models, even if their mopeds depended on it.So just a little something to keep in mind for when summer comes, which in England’s case, could be never.
Thursday, 3 January 2008
Although I have zero money at the moment, I inevitably found myself picturing what I would wear it with. Guess what came to mind? Leather trousers!!
And the scary part is - I think I actually quite liked the idea! Other than leather jackets I’ve always disliked leather clothing, it makes me think of ageing mums who can’t let go of their youth, or Goth kids. And I do not wish to look like either. Plus I can imagine them being very uncomfortable and sweaty.
I think I will leave this kind of outfit to Kate Moss or Mary Kate Olsen (who would probably look amazing in it).