Wednesday, November 13, 2013
HANDMADE SKIRT // RIVER ISLAND JUMPER // TOPSHOP SHOES // BOW BORROWED FROM CHARLOTTE // CHEAP FRILLS BUNNY BROOCH // ASOS CROCHET COLLAR // NEW LOOK BAG*
It's always hard to get decent photos in autumn/winter time, because it gets dark so early, but it did mean that for this set of photos we got this dreamy feeling as the sun set. So pretty, no filters here! Outfit is pretty much all old stuff, just threw on my trusty wool skirt (this is probably the best thing I have ever sewn, for all the use I get out of it in the cold weather) & a jumper & was pretty much good to go. Carl would probably disagree though, I take much longer than him to get ready! Well, do like to do things like hair & makeup...speaking of which, I cut my fringe, it went a bit short (& wonky), oops :p
I can't believe how fast the years go by when you are older, I think I'm still stuck in about April time, not mid November! Have practically all my Christmas presents bought/made, or at least planned though, so that is good. I'm cooking Christmas dinner this year (hopefully with a little help), but I have a feeling this could go very badly, I am terrible at cooking. My baking skills are acceptable...but cooking not so much, haha. Although I did manage to make a Yorkshire pudding from scratch recently, which I was rather impressed by, I was expecting it to go horribly wrong!
Until next time ♥
Friday, November 08, 2013
TOPSHOP JUMPER // CONIECO BROOCH // NEW LOOK BAG* // VERY SKIRT & BELT // VERY TOP // TOPSHOP SHOES // NEW LOOK HAIR BOW // NEW LOOK SOCKS // NEXT GOLD BOW BROOCH
Tried something new with my hair today, I straightened it & put it up in a high ponytail. Think I might have too much hair for it to actually look like a normal pony tail though, but it was nice to have my hair off my face! Wore some old pieces, like this skirt, which I've had for years, when I had my natural hair colour! I don't wear it as often as I should, I still really like it.
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Layered this top underneath my newish jumper, purely for the collar. How adorable is my bunny brooch? I custom ordered it from an Etsy seller, Conieco, who makes incredibly detailed hand embroidered brooches, normally of birds. I asked if a bunny might be possible though, & here it is, so perfect!
I was sent a random accessory pack by the team over at New Look to style up, I got 3 items, a belt (which was too small), a scarf, & this bag. I don't usually wear scarves either, but the bag is actually pretty practical. Not something I would normally pick out, but after adding a cute bow brooch, it looks more my style. I actually did need a black bag big enough for my camera, & rucksacks are pretty useful. I do wish it had 3 metal zippers though, instead of the 2 plastic ones at the back.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
KOKO ORGANZA DRESS* // GANNI BOBBLE JUMPER // ASOS BOOTS // ASOS FUR COAT // TED BAKER ROCKING HORSE RING // ASOS WATCH // TAPESTRY KITTEN BAG, BOUGHT IN BETS Y COED GIFT SHOP // H&M COLLAR // HANDMADE VELVET BOW // TOPSHOP SOCKS // CLAIRE'S ACCESSORIES HEADBAND
Sorry it's been so long since I've done a post! Managed to take photos yesterday thanks to my lovely boyfriend♥. Lovedrobe recently offered me an item of my choice, & I picked out this peachy organza dress, in a size 26. Apologies for not getting a clear picture of just the dress, but it was too cold to not wear either my jumper or a coat with it!
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The dress is a really pretty colour & design, with little cap sleeves, a satin lining, & organza overlay, which has fuzzy stripes on it. I must say though, sizing wise it runs pretty small, this probably fits like a 24, possibly a bit smaller. It was a struggle zipping it past my boobs, & also tight on the waist. Wearable, but not that comfortable. I should have probably ironed it, the organza is also a bit creased after coming through the post, but I'm a bit apprehensive about ironing organza, anyone have any tips? I don't want to burn or shrink it, haha.
The coat you've seen me wear before, I got it for Christmas last year from my Grandparents, as well as the ring, which was from my Mum & her boyfriend. The watch was also a Christmas gift, from Charlotte, several years back! I've only just got around to getting some links taken out so it fit me properly, so decided to wear it today, seeing as it matched the ring & the peachy theme I had going on.
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After getting these ASOS boots in green & seeing how comfy they were, I just had to buy the black version too, when they momentarily came back in stock in my size. I rarely see boots I like, & when I do, I seem to buy multiple colours! The jumper is by a brand I've never heard of, but I saw it on ASOS & despite only going up to a 16, I decided to try it anyway, because I often have luck with oversized things, especially knitwear, which is stretchy anyway. It fits me just how I like it, pretty fitted, & ending on the waist. It's made of a really soft angora blend, & was so warm & cosy. I did keep moulting fluff everywhere though, haha, but I love angora stuff too much to care. It's a really lovely peach colour, although I think it also comes in a cream & a pale & bright blue.