Wednesday, 29 February 2012

LOOKBOOK: DIY Studded Leather Jacket and Pretty Shirts

sunglasses - betsey johnson
shirt - h&m
leather jacket - miss selfridge
shorts - h&m
studded shoes - topshop


another outfit post today :-). it was Jord's cousin's birthday on Sunday so we all went for lunch and went for a walk afterwards to take care of the food babies. full credit to her and his mumma for letting me use these photos as i didn't have a chance to take any. these aren't posed as it looks slightly like we're being cheesy catalogue models (you know the ones with the big grins and effortless prancing around like 'we'd do this even without the whole camera crew being here'). the background is beautiful so i had to put these photos up as it gets me excited for summer every time i look at them! 

thought i'd wear my new Betsey Johnson sunglasses as it was such a sunny day. i always just get cheapy ones so it's nice to have some good quality ones now! it's black and pink and i love them very mucho. wore this shirt buttoned all the way up, i like how it looks very polished instead of having a few buttons undone which to me, looks a bit too casual. i need to find some nice collar tips so shall be browsing good ol' eBay for that. my sister recently bought a pack of studs and so we've gone a bit crazy with it and decided to stud the leather jacket. it's so very easy (although your fingers hurt after) and looks amaaaazing. the colour of the studs match the hardware on the jacket too so that's a bonus. if anyone wants a tutorial on it, as usual, let me know :-).

kept the rest of the outfit very simple and wore my topshop studded vectra slippers with this. trying to convince myself that i don't need the cream pair but aren't they beautiful?! the black gloves and sunglasses look a bit Karl Largerfeldy but i love the man. 

currently munching on the new Quirks biscuits and watching Two and a Half Men. the biscuits are yummy but i preferred it when Charlie Sheen was in it. tiger blood, yeaaah. i shall leave now, by the time this is up - i will yet again have finished my 2hr train journey. i wonder how many unlucky passengers will have the pleasure of seeing a ZZZZZ MOUTH OPEN sleepy me? i'm one of those embarrassing people that fall asleep on the train but i don't think i've actually fallen asleep ON someone yet (i bet i have jinxed it now). i don't snore or drool though so lucky them!

what have you all been up to today?
hope you've all had a lovely day!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

LOOKBOOK: Scalloped Layers and Financial Banker Lady Day!

top - madame butterfly
blazer - h&m
skirt - h&m
necklace h&m
tights - primark
bag - local shop
wedges - new look


it's been unusually warm these past two weeks so i've enjoyed not having to layer up to resemble a marshmallow. i love the food (especially with hot chocolate, drool) but i do not enjoy looking like one nor do i like waddling to uni looking like a penguin. i'm so excited for spring/summer and would like the sunshine to hurry up and come to play perlease. sorted out my wardrobe and found this top! it was originally my mother's but she bought it, forgot about it then found it a few months later and decided she didn't like it so off it went to me. it's beautiful. it's light, has ruffles, pretty cut-out detailing and i like the unusual ruffle neckline too. basically, the top is very me. i can also confirm that after a lot of meat feast pizza and a trip to the salad bar at pizza hut - it's very flattering too and the scalloped layers hid my food baby. good job. 

paired it with the usual black blazer (i've developed a very unhealthy obsession with this. it's just so comfortable and soft) and a black bodycon skirt. if i didn't look like a financial banker lady in my last outfit post, i definitely do now especially after wearing wedges with it so i was a few inches higher! i never wear heels during the daytime and thought it'd be nice to wear it during a day of eating and shopping. they were very comfortable and although being tall was fun, i wasn't used to my new found height and felt like i was trampling over buses and ant people in broad daylight (slight exaggeration).  thought i'd complete this monochrome outfit with a patent Chanel inspired copy of the 2.55 bag. i don't use it enough but i love it. it's so spacious inside and just smartens up an outfit. one day i will own the Chanel 2.55 though, one day (hi, santa).

just loosely curled my hair to make it look wavy. it looks like i've ombre'd my hair in the photos and i kinda like it like that? it's lightened a lot these past few weeks and i need to decide what to do with it. any suggestions would be very welcome indeedeo! also, those are not weird strands of hair but in fact feathers! i put feather extensions in my hair around two months ago and i've been very impressed with them. they haven't fallen out, they've been straightened, curled and washed numerous times and look exactly the same as when they were first put in. let me know if anyone is interested in more of an in-depth review of them, i'm thinking of getting some purple ones as soon as it's spring. i need to complete my Pocahontas transformation.

also, on a very positive note. i've received my results back for two of my modules in semester one. a 2:1 in my exam and i went and got a 1st for one of my research projects! i nearly cried and did one of my 'very happy dances' in front of my lecturer. he looked away awkwardly and proceeded to talk about dim sum (yum) but AHHHH. i'm so happy. i'm aiming to get a first overall so i'm slowly getting there and need to push myself more to be a better student! it's very strange to think that i'll be graduating next year. i was only in my first year last year and now i'm already halfway through. so scary. 

i shall end this post now and watch The Simpsons! i looked up earlier and Mr. Burns was half naked, singing, dancing and shaking his bum in a fur skirt. SEE MY VEST, SEE MY VESTTTTT. okok, i shall go now before i start to dance and sing (i already am). 

i hope you've all had a lovely day!

Monday, 27 February 2012

LOOKBOOK: Valentine's Day, Marina, and FOOD.

playsuit - asos
scarf - mother 
dreamcatcher necklace - h&m
blazer - zara
bag - present
bracelet - pranella


i know, i know. it's not valentine's day anymore and this post is rather late but i thought i'd share my outfit with you anyway. i knew some kind of eating would be involved so decided to wear clothes that were a bit more loose-fitting. good idea. if you watched my haul video last month, you'd have seen the playsuit i had bought from ASOS. it was on sale, i didn't have anything blue in my wardrobe and i like playsuits so... bought. i had to really, it was practically talking to me. anyway, it's a thick enough material to keep me warm but not thick enough to make me sweat buckets (fantastic imagery there, you're welcome. ironic though as i hardly ever sweat - weird human). i love wearing this beige/cream blazer as it makes me look less formal like a 'oh me? i have just come back from work. i'm a financial banker' lady. i'm not sure what a financial banker lady would have been doing galloping around the marina though and not doing their financial banking jobs but oh well. i thought i'd pair it with a tartan scarf burberry ripoff because one 'designer inspired' item isn't enough apparently and i like how all of it works together so yay.

usual shoes and bag. i am in love with anything to do with feathers and dreamcatchers so this necklace is perfect. i just thought i'd wear it as i love it and it's more casual with all the block colours and sophisticated gear going on. i'm liking my hair at the moment with all the red and brown in it. i can't stand my hair when it's black and i had a lot of blonde highlights in it last summer. not sure whether to add some more in this year or keep it simple and have it just brown. hum.

i was very lucky and received the most beautiful bouquet of roses from Jord. they still haven't wilted and it makes me so happy to look at them. i've never seen myself as a flowers kinda girl but that has been changed. if you've seen my recent video, you would have seen the BEST SHEEP NOTEBOOK IN THE WORLD. the eyes move and everything, oh, it makes me so very happy also. went to Frankie and Benny's as i've never been and ordered the New Yorker Calzone pizza. yum yum and more yum. it was a bit weird going to the toilet with the speakers attempting to teach me Italian though. it's a cute little idea but really? would i really remember how to say 'how much are these two bananas?' in Italian when i'm going for a weewee? you decide. 

the last picture is just of the beautiful marina that has been heavily edited. i like it though and i love that i live by the sea. oh i do like to be beside the seaside and with that, i shall end this post. by the time this post is up, my 2 hour train journey will have ended. time to make a huge cup of tea. one sugar and lots of milk please.

hope you've all have a lovely day.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

LOOKBOOK: Deathly Hallows and a Cosmic Print

hat - h&m
deathly hallows t-shirt - orange circle clothing
blazer - h&m
denim shorts - primark
tights - primark
eye ring - topshop


these photos were taken around 3 weeks ago and have just had time to upload them now. oops. i originally wore Jordan's burgundy cardigan instead of the blazer which looked a lot better, but we were in a rush to go so quickly changed into a jacket due to the BRRR weather we had weeks ago! i have already made a note to take a picture/video of the outfits i'd style this t-shirt with so that'll be up soon.

i had to buy this t-shirt as soon as i saw it featured on gemsmaquillage's website. deathly hallows and a cosmic print? perfect t-shirt. the company 'Orange Circle Clothing' had free delivery one weekend so bought it asap and already have my eye on a few more. they retail for £13.49 each and i bought it in a women's large and in navy. i thought i'd choose a large for more of a baggy fit but a medium would be of course, more fitted. the quality of the t-shirt is lovely too so i definitely recommend them. follow them on twitter too as they're always coming up with new designs and are very lovely to talk to! 

i forgot i had this cream bobble hat that i bought from H&M last year and it saved my bad hair day. it kept my head all warm too (we went for a pub lunch and it was already warm in there but shh.) ooh before i forget, did everyone have a yummy pancake day? sisters and i made about three huge batches of american and normal ones. we also had ice cream, nutella, lemon juice, sugar and marshmallows laid out on the table. fatties. it was sooooooo good.

i have two more outfit posts lined up and apologies for not posting regularly. i spend half of my time on trains nowadays!

hope you've all had a lovely weekend.
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