Tuesday, 29 July 2014

a sort of summery playlist

record player - aldi
I promised that I would do a post like this more often but I never seem to get round to it.  It's probably definitely because I'm lazy but I tend to put together a  massive long playlist to last me a couple of months so it saves me going through the struggle of shuffle on my phone (that is somewhere you seriously don't want to go) and so that I don't just listen to Arcade Fire all the time. Although that would never be a bad thing.

So yep, feel free to listen to this playlist I made - there's a mixture of stuff on there so hopefully not too same-y same-y but please let me know which bands/songs you've been listening to recently so I can add some to my list! 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

loafers & leather

tee - topshop
jeans - dr denim
shoes - c/o elia b
jacket - c/o very
Appreciation for the unamused face. It genuinely was very unamused as I was literally just about to these photos and my TRIPOD JUST SNAPS IN HALF. As in snaps. in half. In actual. half. I never thought that was possible, but my poor camera fell to the floor and I cried a little and then panicked and went onto Amazon and ordered the cheapest one I could find. Luckily Mum saved the day and said she'd take them for me, these photos were only two out of the 93284290 we took. 

I'm wearing the funkiest shoes today, they're from Elia B and I don't think I've ever worn a pair so sophisticated. They're in a traditional loafer style but patens and have an actually furry leopard print. Really really cool and also really really comfy. There's some really lovely shoes on their site, especially if you like loafers (they have loads!!). Seeing as I was wearing a really decorative pair of shoes, I felt that it was only really right to keep the rest of the outfit kinda casual. I popped on this lovely jacket from Very, it's from their Western Grunge, Summer Edit campaign. They asked me to write a little bit about my favourite pieces (which you can see here if you scroll down a bit!) if you wanted to have a look, but the jacket was my favourite overall. So easy to wear with literally everything, perhaps not so much in 26 degree heat but an exception can definitely be made! 

now playing: i like this playlist  

Friday, 25 July 2014


If someone knows where I can buy some fabric with that elephant print on please let me know! It seems like every time I do this kind of post it always ends up with pictures of flowers, every time. I've been planning a load of posts for when I go away on Monday so if I don't mess up this whole scheduling thing it should be blog open as usual!!!! Not that it's ever really closed. Actually blogs can't close.  I've had loads to ramble on about the past couple of weeks but I try not to talk about too many different topics in posts in an attempt not do all your heads in, so I was going to talk about it all now but funnily enough I've forgotten what I was going to talk about.

Last week we managed to get a house sorted for September and it's all suddenly become reaaaaaalllllyyyyyyyyyy real. Half beyond terrified half really really excited. We actually get the house mid August which means in less than a month (?!!?!!!?!) I could be moving out (which I won't). Even more terrifying. Working loads. Wondering where my really long summer has gone. A bit confused. 

now playing: listening to temples loads!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

i tried to mix prints

shirt - urban outfitters
skirt - topshop
shoes - c/o dr martens
necklace - c/o punky pins

Lots of emphasis on the word tried. After writing a post on mixing prints a couple of months ago, I've trying to be a bit more 'adventurous' with what I wear...not experiment, but you know what I mean. My style is pretty boring so especially with it being lovely and sunny I thought it would be a good idea to jazz (??!?!?!) things up. Funny, because I wore this to walk up a mountain. The last time I walked up a mountain I think I was 11 and this was 100% the worst outfit choice for the situation. Well done Ellie.

This shirt I bought a couple of months ago after raiding the Urban Outfitters sale and isn't really the usual kind of thing I'd go for, mainly because I'm not that into shirts and exotic floral prints - but I like this. I also dug out this really old Topshop skater skirt which I actually managed to nab for really cheap off eBay last year, it's got the funkiest swan print. I don't even like swans, BUT I LIKE THIS SKIRT. Of course, it was wrong not to add the triple daisy necklace from Punky Pins because I've been wearing it to death recently and my Dr Martens sandals. If I could tell you guys how much I love these, so comfy (and that's coming from someone that c.a.n.n.o.t walk in any shoes other than ballet flats or vans).

Also appreciation for that knot at the top of my head, awkward growing out the fringe phase (for the 301239 time in my life). Not a good look.

now playing: josh record's album is beautiful

Monday, 21 July 2014

summer dresses

from pinterest
A last minute holiday panic with a manic search for summer dresses. As I've learnt the past week or so, wearing black outside isn't cool (both meanings intended) and actually makes you a hot sweaty mess (too much info?)...although that doesn't quite stop me from liking some really pretty black dresses (I love the oversized lace t-shirt dress). Overlay dresses are top of my wish list at the moment after seeing loads in Topshop, especially with the crinkle finish and the cute button fastening on the back - really lovely. The garden print reminds me of a more traditional English country garden but for holidays abroad, the bold leaf print is a bit more tropical. Of course, it would be wrong not to include a smock dress, and the fact that the ASOS one is sheer makes it even more summer appropriate. I really like the cute denim dress too, it's perfect for layering over sized t-shirts and neat shirts underneath. 

Dress love.

now playing: generator foo fighters/istanbul morrissey/pyro kings of leon/naive the kooks/fire kasabian

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Dear Diary

I can remember seeing this on Charlotte's blog a couple of months ago and I think it's one of my favourite fashion films. With one of my favourite designers too.

I have come to the conclusion that in order to be cool in fashion you need to have a full fringe and have a errr la french accent. Sadly I have neither. Please let me know if you have any fashion films that you like!

In other news, I'm seeing Scouting For Girls today, all swag/good music taste has gone out of the window. I'm really looking forward to it.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

paisley and floral print

dress - asos
necklace - tatty devine
bag - topshop
No outfits posts for like a zillion years then flippin hell an outdoor one comes along out of the blue. All slightly out of focus but I've found that if you squint your eyes slightly they look less blurry. If it doesn't make any difference just pretend it was an intentional look. My photographer (MUM) took these for me the other day when we visited la Liverpool and as you can see I am just not photogenic and I also discovered that when I smile, my mouth is literally :| like I don't think I can actually smile like :) if the smileys explained that at all.

Anyway, I love this dress. I'd been looking at it on ASOS for ages but never had the guts to spend all the money on it - then it went in the sale and all was good. It has a beautiful paisley print and reminds me of the kind of thing you should have on the rug in your living room floor, not exactly a dress but it's really pretty. Obviously it's smock too, which is an automatic winner, but don't look to closely at the slight puckering and the safety pins.....when ASOS say oversized, they mean oversized (this is a size 4).

Also Nottingham peeps listen up yo, Lush is holding a pop-up charity shop tonight, 6:30-8:00pm. There's going to be lots of clothes (including All Saints, American Apparel, Levis....), CD's and loads of other things and it all goes to charity so you'll be a loser if you don't come. If you'd like more info there's all your questions answered. It'll be good fun!

now playing: just couldn't tie me down the black keys/flaws bombay bicycle club/ready to start arcade fire/machu picchu the strokes/i see you the horrors