flower power

I tweeted a few days ago that I’d naughtily headed out to some vintage shops and picked up a few pieces, well here they! I really wanted to get this post out sooner but life is taking over! Blogging has turned into a real peaceful haven for me now, whereas I used to do just for pure enjoyment, I now do it because it keeps me sane through the last months of uni! It’s really lovely to have a hobby that takes me away from everything else.

Topshop crop tee : £8 ASOS clutch : £20

As per, I’m relying on my self timer to try and get a good snap of the outfit, I’m super unhappy with these images and I hate posting ones like this. But I have no other option, my flat mates aren’t in to ask and the entire flat is a state! So I just had to deal with the messy wall and enclosed space due to eBay sell piles all over my floor!

I’ve created two simple outfits with the dress and trousers that I bought from Cow. Together they totalled £13! No one has seen the trousers yet, but I’m preparing myself for comments such as ‘aren’t they PJ bottoms?’ they are infact a super light weight linen! The print is gorgeous and I love how bright and bold they are! I cant wait to dress them up for summer nights with wedges, bralette and of course, a tan! but for now, Im loving this laid back look.

The dress is fabulous and I’ve restrained myself from wearing it 3 days in a row, because I always do that. I get something I love and I don’t take it off until I absolutely have too. I’ve had some really nice comments online about the dress, but I think its a bit too much for people at uni as I’ve had a lot of these faces “:|” haha. I for one adore it! I’ve been wearing it with tights but I’m counting down until spring/summer when I can get the pins out and some lovely vintage sandals to go with it!

The dress made it to WIWT editors pick too!

What do you think?

Happy Wednesday! x

 

Style me

As posted here, I went on a shopping trip the other day where I picked up lots of garments and trinkets from second hand shops in my home town. It was good fun, Ive got a lot to show from it and my bank balance is still in shape! However, I bought one item that Im struggling to wear at the minute. I previously said I bought it for summer/spring, but with the weather being quite nice I want to get it out of my wardrobe now!

So, Im taking inspiration from @StyleOnTheCouch fantastic post: http://bit.ly/ukeAGy  where she asked for ideas on how to style her red jeans, it hasnt gone unnoticed how many followers, commenters and blog fans she has, and rightly so! its quickly becoming one of my favourite blogs to read, too. Because of the blogs large fan base, the post recieved a lot of ideas and styling tips from her readers. The advice she went for left her looking casual and chic http://bit.ly/zbdlZR

My blog is still a baby so Im not expecting a lot, but if you have any ideas on how to style this 90’s pastel pink jacket – hit me with them! Much like StyleOnTheCoach; Im interested in accessories, hair styling, anything and everything that will get this £3 baby out of my wardrobe NOW! So let your inner stylist (we all have one!) go wild! Like I said to my friend the other day, Im willing to stand out like a sore thumb and make several fashion faux pas than blend in with the walls and go unnoticed!

 

Happy Saturday x

charity shop haul

I popped home for two nights last week, just because I hadnt had the chance to see some family and friends over my birthday, so had to make up for lack of celebrations and it was fantastic! my friends threw me a birthday party with cake, paper chains and pass the parcel! while my Mum gave me money(yey!) and little keep sake presents that I’ll treasure forever!

While Im at home I have to go charity shopping as they are SO much better than Sheffield, in my opinion anyway! (I dont tend to venture out of the city centre, so that may have something to do with it!) I was eagerly tweeting my finds and couldnt wait to blog about them, but at the same time I wanted to show my birthday bits, too. So Ive kind of merged the two and created this post, however it doesnt include many of my birthday gifts because Im too lazy to take anymore photos! plus, Im rubbish at taking photos of objects. I can never capture how pretty or delicate things are.

Im super happy with these buys, not sure Ive put together the best outfits here, but Im working with a limited wardrobe as I seem to have stuff all over the place at the moment.

Cream bobble jumper was £2.50!/ Teal pendant and ring were birthday gifts/Oversized camel coat with anchor detailed buttons was £1!/ Owl necklace was a birthday gift/ Light Lime oversized jumper £3/ Pink button up bomber style jacket £3

The cream and lime jumper are items I bought specifically for spring! I especially love the lime, stores like H&M have neons, pastels, limes and yellows everywhere so Im hoping to team this second hand buy with something highstreet.

As for the ‘del boy’ coat, I have no plans for this, I imagine Ill be throwing it on over anything until the weather warms. I love how casual it is, it reminds me of Topshop AW10, which is fantastic to say this was a pound!

The pastel pink jacket is for summer / spring, also. Its not very ‘me’. But as Ive been saying for ages, I want to see myself in loads of ripped denim and tie dye this summer, so fingers crossed this will slot in perfectly.

 

Have a lovely weekend x

 

 

 

 

#todayimwearing

Its a blistering cold Friday in Sheffield today, it seems its been horrible weather all over the UK, which is why Ive had 4 comments of ‘arent you cold in that?’

Surprisingly not, of course Ive had my parka on when walking to uni and back, I swear people forget that buildings generally do have heating and the warmth is only needed for the inbetween stage, duh! I wrote a few weeks ago that I wanted to start doing more #todayimwearing posts, so here they are!

This was fun to do, its always nice to pose for the camera when you like your outfit! As it has been cold Ive teamed a vintage cream and blue summer dress with a bold neon cropped jumper, this has not only made it vibrant but has added warmth too! The tights are a must, but the vintage leather boots and cream bag are the vital bits thats given this outfit a vibe of old meets new. To say I threw this on at 8:15 this morning its not too bad, is it?!

Have a lovely weekend !

Charity shop haul

I have no make up on and this was all pretty rushed because I must start revising for my exam! so apologies.. but this skirt and shirt  cost me just £4.50 from a local charity shop! thats my Chritmas present to myself.

Watch the video to see what other bargains I accidently stumbled across today! but do try ignore my hideous snotty nose and bunged up voice, Ive got a bad case of the yearly Christmas cold!

(Look, I sat in front of the tree and everything, could I be anymore festive?!)