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Monday, 20 April 2015

Knobbly Knees

Sunglasses - ASOS
Blazer - Monki (similar)
Trainers - Converse 

It shall forever be beyond me how I've landed myself with a pair of 60 year old grandad knobbly knees but alas it is one of life's many mysteries. Despite my knobbly knees I cracked them out to enjoy the sun, they are feeling a little pasty at the moment and I felt they needed to see the light. Also excuse the scaring on my leg, it was from an unfortunate, clumsy accident last year with a kettle and some boiling hot water. All in all my legs are a mess but I'm embracing what I got. I've had this dress for... I want to say nearly a year and a half but I'm probably wrong. It is a lovely smock/sack style of dress, so despite exposing my legs I can hide away the rest of my self. I love the way the dress hangs and the lovely netting detail around the neck, it is simple but adds a little something, something. Because I didn't want to have my legs and arms out, it isn't quite that warm, I added my trusty oversized blazer. The blazer helped to add a little structure and shape to the outfit but to keep it casual I added my battered converse and my sunglasses. You can't see in these photos but these glasses have mirrored blue lenses which are just gorgeous and perfect to shimmer in the sun for Summer. 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Boyfriend

Shirt - Blitz London
Jeans - Gap
Sunglasses - ASOS

Eeek sorry I've not been blogging as much lately, I've got myself a new job which is wonderful. However I'm currently working between my new job, my notice at my old job and college...and my sanity. It is a struggle but I'm pretty good at time management and I'm trying to just plan out my days as much as possible (Being Organised blog post). Anyway I'm still blissfully enjoying the sun we are having at the moment and these boyfriend jeans are great to pop on as they are looser so you don't get too hot. I paired them with my distressed ACDC band top I've had for ages now. I rolled up the jeans so I could add my Western style boots. By showing a bit of my leg the boots didn't make my legs look stumpy or short, well anymore than usual. To add a bit of a feminine touch to this boyfriend style outfit, I went for my chunky coin necklace, which I nabbed on eBay for a couple of pounds. I hope your all enjoying the sun and good luck to anyone preparing for exams or revising! 

Friday, 10 April 2015

Summer Breeze

Jacket - Charity Shop
Trainers - Converse
Trousers - ASOS
Now I don't know about all of you but down in Somerset for the last few days the sun has been shining and it has been glorious! I chucked on these trousers as they are loose which stopped me getting too warm. I know right too warm?! Anyway I paired it with a simple vest top and this oversized denim jacket which I bought in a charity shop last year for, drum roll please... £1. It was the best bargain I have EVER bought and comes in handy so much, especially for warmer days. So yeah my Summer breezy outfit, it kept me a little more covered up but not too hot in the surprising sun. Hope you've all had a little sunshine wherever you are! 

Monday, 6 April 2015

ASOS Wishlist

9. Minimal Jumpsuit 10. Trousers 11. Cross Back Bralet 12. Clutch Bag

With the slight improvement in weather and having just paid off my Glastonbury Festival ticket, I'm getting excited for the Summer and Festival season. ASOS is without a doubt one of my favourite brands, they have such a variety of clothing and brands to choose from. I'm also loving the ASOS stylists for inspiration (this isn't a sponsored post I just really like the brand). Anyway I don't know about you guys but I always have an ASOS 'saved items' list as long as my arm and I thought I'd share some of the items that I can't wait to get my hands on... if I suddenly win the lottery/marry a rich man (being a student sucks!). Let me know your favourites in the comments below! 

Friday, 3 April 2015

Flares



Flares - Gap
Boots - ASOS
Hat - My dad's
I've finally done it and jumped on the 70's trend band wagon and nabbed myself a pair of flares. I'm not very tall and I have (as you can see) very curvy hips and thighs, I wasn't sure if flares were something I could pull off. However I chucked on my new suede boots to add height and to make my little legs look slightly longer. Also by wearing a cropped jumper it nipped me in at the waist again helping to flatter my hourglass shape. I kept this outfit fairly simple as I was off to work. I'm still not sure if flared jeans are something that flatter me. However I'm looking forward to styling them nevertheless! 

Monday, 30 March 2015

March Playlist

1. Hozier 'Eden'  2. Courtney Barnett 'Pedestrian At Best'  3. Florence & The Machine 'What Kind Of Man
4. Raury 'God's Whisper'  5. Years & Years 'Take Shelter'  6. Slaves 'Feed The Mantaray

There have been a few new releases this month that are really pleasing my ears, I hope you like them too. Now Hozier had me with 'Take Me To Church' but 'Eden' is lovely, I also love the cover by Amy from The Little Magpie, she has a gorgeous voice.
Annie Mac played Courtney Barnett's song on her new show on Radio 1 and I was hooked. Now I can't get enough and I love playing it in my car.
I'm so glad Florence and the Machine have returned with a new album. I watched them at Glastonbury festival a couple years ago and I fell in love. Their music always has me wanting to chuck on a white, flowing bohemian gown and dance around in a field... that might just be me though.
I'd never heard of Raury but I really like this song's sort of Native American sound and looking I'm forward to hearing more from him.
Years & Years 'King' was the first song I heard by them but I prefer 'Take Shelter' maybe because 'King' has the curse of radio overplay.
Lastly I'm loving anything Slaves are bringing out right now, they aren't to everyone's taste, but I love the shouty, modern punky vibe they have. Plus the video for this song is just hilarious. So yeah, there are is my March Playlist, leave any song/artist suggestions in the comments below or over on my twitter

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Journeys


This is something a little different, something personal. So if you guys don't know I'm currently in college doing my A2 levels in Textiles, Graphic design and Film studies. Textiles is my main focus and passion and that may be clear because of my blog. For my project I've just finished doing we were given the title 'Journey's' back in September and had to create something from there. But as some of you may know sadly my brother passed away in September. As far as creativity and college I was at a total loss and just about ready to give up. I definitely still have days like that. I felt beyond uninspired and had no idea how to progress with college but life kept moving and I had to too. I realised that he wouldn't want me to give up. Therefore I took all the emotion and pain and created something from it. 
I created these three dresses, all using text from my eulogy at his funeral. It is read backwards on the outside of the dresses as it keeps it personal. It is for me. I then for my Film studies coursework created this short film to go alongside the dresses. The film isn't narrative but more to show the dresses in a idyllic, serene setting inspired by what a heavenly place may look like. I just wanted to share my work as I'm proud and with all the negative emotions I'm trying to make something positive. Don't get me wrong it still hurts, but I've created something I think would make him proud. I've created a project all about him and what he means to me something I can always look at and smile.