Saturday, 31 March 2012

My Princess Gown - Day to Night

This is my perfect Day to Night dress.

I. Adore. This. Dress.
This was definitely one of my best buys of 2011, and perhaps my current favourite dress. A design of Oh My Love, this dress sells for £40 in Topshop, but as part of my (massive) Clothes Show Live haul, I snapped it up for a bargain price of £25. This design really takes the little black dress to new extremes with it's beautiful unusual net train. It makes me feel a princess and when I wear it I just want to slip on some glass slippers and go to a ball :3 I may have to make do with studded stilettos and a nightclub but I still feel like a million dollars.

Another thing that I really love about this dress is the simplicity of it - if we ignore the train and look at the actual garment, it's just a plain black bandeau, which makes it the perfect canvas for crazy accessorizing. I'd layer on chunky silver or gold bangles and a statement necklace.

I decided to wear it with my punky tee to dress it down and I love the outcome, what do you think? Would you wear a unusual and dressy-dress with a casual top for a daytime look? Let me know what you think :)

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Today's Look - Wrap me up in chains

There's a first time for everything. Today was the first time I've walked into the boy's toilets by mistake. It was also the first time I wore my latest bargain treasure, my new body chain :3

I find it's best to wear them with a rather plain outfit, like a block colour dress or tee. I'd also like to try wearing it under something, so that only part of the chain, perhaps the part that falls by my hips, is visable for a more subtle look.

Holla to my ladies (and guys) in the UK, how great is this weather right now? Make the most of it, we all know how disappointing English Summer's tend to be :') Having said that, I think I may have a touch of sun stroke ... time for the hat methinks :3

What do you think of body chains? 

Shirt - H&M
Vest - Primark
Leggings - River Island
Shoes - Shoe Zone
Body Chain - Miss Selfridge
(Not sure where my headscarf is from, sorry :3 )

Monday, 26 March 2012

Today's Look - Lookin' sharp 8)

Another sunny look for an otherwise gloomy Monday at Uni :)

I love my new blouse, it makes my outfit look lovely and smart :3 I'd almost forgotten about these shorts as they've been at Jack's since last Summer. The black and silver on the blouse pick up the colour on my hair scarf, which I think looks nice and keeps the looks clean :3 Honestly, I didn't have time to shave my legs so my Henry Holland's saved me :']
With the help of plasters, I was able to wear my new loafers with this look - yay! I seriously need to get some help in taking pictures, I may have to devise a make-shift tripod, but for now, thanks for bearing with me :)
My mom is constantly saying my clothes are too 'skimpy', so I'm super glad the hot weather seems to be muscling it's way in as my wardrobe is better suited for SS12 xD
 Oh by the way, I'm on the look out for a black maxi skirt to wear with my many crop tops.
 Have you seen any recently? Let me know  :3

Head wrap - Claire's Accessories
Blouse - Topshop
Cardigan - H&M
Shorts- New Look
Tights - Henry Holland
Loafers - New Look
Watch - Jeremy Scott for Swatch

Saturday, 24 March 2012

An Eventful Day with the Soul Sistar

Very eventful day today - the sun was out so I thought it was time to showcase my new bralet :) I met my soul sistar Alex in Birmingham for a spot of shopping, food and entertainment in the form of The Hunger Games.  There's been so much hype around this film so we wanted to see whether it lived up - it actually did. Made me a bit teary at times :'] I'd recommend it. And by the way, I love the bright colours and funky hairstyles in the film, very shtyyllin' ;D

Before seeing the film, we grabbed some pizza at the Hut ;D Pizza Hut is seriously Pons' and myself's restaurant of choice, we can't get enough of pizza :'] BBQ veggie pizza ftw :3

So yeah, both looking suitably summery :3 Check Alex's blog out now, it's pretty sweet.
Also got some new purchases - a custom made blouse from Topshop and a body chain from Miss Selfridge, in the sale at an amazing three piddly pounds :3 For anyone who is interested, these beautiful cropped blouses came in an array of different colours, but I just couldn't resist the black and silver ;D

Hope you all had a fantastic Saturday!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Today's look - Who wears short shorts ;)

I don't have to go in today because the lesson isn't on (woop woop) so I've treated myself to a Simple Kind to Skin face mask and a laaazy day 8)
I feel like I should be going on a picnic in the park in this outfit, I feel so summery :3 This top, much to my dismay, got washed with a navy duvet and is now adorned with blue splodges.
I think it works, although I was pretty distraught for quite some time :']
The I'm Laddered tights finally make an appearance :) They have yet to ladder yet, but I'm being extra specially careful. Instead of creepers, I thought about opting for my latest shoe splurge; these gorgeous zebra loafers. While they are lovely, they absolutely butcher the back of my ankles, so I can't wear them without at least two plasters :/ I think I'm going to find something to cushion them with, so they won't kill me off :']
What do you think of my look?
Cardigan - H&M
T-shirt - Republic
Shorts - Hyponotic
Tights - Henry Holland
Creepers - Ebay

Monday, 19 March 2012

News-flash - Roots are IN!

I never thought I'd see the day that I was envious of someone's roots. But seriously, how cool does Marina Diamandis' hair look?
I saw Marina and The Diamond's new music video Prima Donna today and was blown away by her strange and striking hair colouring - soft caramel blonde with unapologetically dark roots.
 I absolutely love this look, I'm so so so tempted to try it myself, but maybe this is something that only the lovely Marina can rock. Rihanna looks as though she is trying the look too ... or maybe she just hasn't been to the salon for a while..? I think Marina has the edge over RiRi on this trend... I want I want I WANT D:
Rihanna her rockin' roots
What's your take on the latest hair trend?

Today's Look - You're 'avin' a giraffe

How cute are these Henry Holland leggings? :3 I bought them ermm.. it must have been about two Summers ago but they still have a firm place in my wardrobe. Unfortunately, I have to wear tights underneath them as they show my pants, I constantly have this problem on account of my 'little big bum', as Jack would say :']
I'm not sure why i'm wearing my vest underneath this, but hey ho, I think it works xD
Creepers make an appearance again, with spotty pink socks :3

I actually have a bit of sad news, after working there for nearly three years, the Cannock Claire's Accessories has shut :( It's feels really weird ... but I'll miss my work colleagues lots and lots and wish them luck in the future :)

Also, I've pushed my fringe to the side. Again. I can't help myself :']

Top - H&M
Vest - Primark
Leggings - Debenhams
Creepers - Ebay 
Earrings - Claire's Accessories

Saturday, 17 March 2012

The hair..

Like so many other girls, (and boys) I have kind of over-styled hair. This is mainly due to going blonde, then dark, then hating it so trying to go back blonde again, then changing my mind and going reddy-brown. The poor ends of my hair have suffered for my sins.
I had to be realistic when visiting the salon today - I desperately want ombre brown and blonde hair, but because my ends were so dry, it was just not an option this time. Instead, I went for a natural brown and cut of my dry ends. I had a Taylor Momsen style fringe cut in too and what's great about it is that I can push it to the side or leave it to the front. Now my hair feels silky smooth :)
I'm thinking about getting some funky extensions for the time being, as I'm a big fan of mad hair. For now I'm going to be patient and let my new hair grow a bit more before I start bleaching again :']
Most people say they hate the first wash of a new cut, but I love it as it means I can properly start from scratch and style the way I want to. I always find my hair quite flat and slippery after going to the salon so I can't wait to try styling this look myself ;D

What do you think of my hair and do you have any tips? (:

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Til death do we party, with the music I die

Okay, these pics are from ermmm... last month I think, but I thought I'd put 'em up anyways as I haven't posted for nearly a week D: 
Blame uni, and work... and boyfriends and friends ;) By boyfriends, I mean boyfriend.. or do I ... ;D Nah I do. Muahaha.
Just a clubbin' outfit - Alex and I went for bralets (hey, the 'let' makes a big difference, okay ;') ) and black leggings - it's funny how we are almost wearing the exact same outfit :'] I added this statement necklace my sister bought me for Leeds once, and if I remember rightly, I went with black suede heels with gold metal circles :)
There's Jordan peeking round the corner ;P She looked equally as cool but unfortunately I don't have a picture of her look, I believe she went totally different with a body-con skirt 
For those who are interested, Alex's top is from Republic (but I'm not sure where she got mine as it was a present) and her pearl gold necklace is from Forever 21 :) For more, check her blog
My bald patch is so bald in these photos :'] My hair is finally getting sorted on Saturday, hopefully it should be pretty different ... watch this space ;)

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Gig night

Another gig outfit, different band :) Area Paradox played in Birmingham yesterday along with some other bands, check them out they're awesome :3 Unfortunately, Ponsonby (being Alex) and myself, were rather late ... :']
I wore my black and white blouse with the pussy bow and hot-pants with a cool pleather panel, sadly I don't have a picture of Alex's outfit, but I assure you she looked exceedingly flyy ;D
These wedges are impossible to walk elegantly in. No lie. Wedges tend to be easy to walk in, but not these. I stumbled about a million times and had one rather awful fall when Pons and I were on our own :'] However, I love them, particularly the silver part on the heel, I just think it makes them look that bit cooler ;)
Look at Alex's messy room. Life of a student, eh :']
Hope you like the outfit, let me know and don't forget to check out the band (:

Blouse - Select
Hot-pants - Hypnotic 
Wedges - Hypnotic

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Purrfect make-up from Paul and Joe

How adorable is this collection from Paul and Joe? These cat-inspired pieces are so sweet, even the names are feline-themed; such as Kitten Claw nail enamel and Sex Kitten lipstick - very raunchy muaha ;) It's a 14-piece collection and was released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brand woop woop :3 I really love the vintage look to the cases, so cute!
I desperately want to get my hands on them, especially the quirky blusher stick, featuring a cute cat with a top hat. It's so beautiful I don't think I could actually use it, it would just be something I looked at and admired :'] However, I think I'd be able to use the candy coloured eye-shadows without feeling too bad about ruining them :3
They are available at ASOS right now :)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Today's look - Spring has nearly sprung

Feelin' incredibly sunny over here ;D The weather's seriously perked up this week, here's hoping it will stay now. I pulled out this little number today, every bit the spring/summer dress. I'm not quite ready to get my legs out so I teamed with Henry Holland's for an edgy look.
As it's never certain which way the weather will turn, I wore a little spotty cardigan under my big cardie. I actually think the spot and the bow prints work well together, but I may be deluded ;) My warm woolly cardie is another gem from The Clothes Show. I love the safety pin and chain details on it and it's so casual and gives my look a slouchy, just-thrown-on look. I like that. (Y)
You may have noticed my AMAH-ZHING watch - Jeremy Scott for Swatch, if you please ;D I love Jeremy Scott so much and was literally over the moon to receive this lightening bolt beauty from my wonderful boyfriend on my 18th birthday last May. I've worn it practically everyday since.

 I was a very lucky girl last year, as you may recall in my post I'm with the band, I got Irregular Choice heels from my lovely lovely best friend Alex :3 I have some pretty amazing people in my life ♥

Cardigan - Layers, Clothes show
Spotty cardigan - New Look
Dress - H&M
Tights - Henry Holland
Watch - Jeremy Scott for Swatch
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