Tuesday, 13 October 2015

LFW: Day Three | Swinging Back To The 60s

My finally outfit from London Fashion Week, was a little more flirty. As I had been listening to Nancy Sinatra, while reading books on life in the 60s and 70s. It was only natural to dig out my best vintage, for my last day at London fashion week. All you need is a fitted Aline skirt and your half way there for this look, this beauty from Primark has a cool zip front so I didn't even think about if I 'needed' it or not. I had no time to do a beehive, but ended up getting my hair sorted before a show. So it really completed the look, as hair was a massive part of life back than as people didn't have much money, along with twiggy eye makeup  think spider lashes. 

Photos by: Clare from Rainbows and Fairydust
Glittery crocheted top: Vintage -Made by my nan
Bag and Sunglasses: Old Primark
Glitter shirt worn underneath: Vintage

As I don't like to play it safe, I mixed it up with my glitter glam rock crocheted flared top. Because my love of the 70s always creeps in, and I've wanted to wear it for years now and there just never seemed like a good time. Of course I had to do a 'I'm just crossing the road' shot. I think this is the last time I'll have bare legs this year, as the weather has gone from mild to freezing in London. Still I had a great time and look forward to sharing new collections for SS16 with you. 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

London Fashion Week: Boohoo Workshop

I finally have Internet again, so sorry for the lack of posts. If you read my last post, you would have seen that I attended Boohoo's workshops at LFW. I think even when you think you know everything there is too know, it's good to see other points of view and also maybe learn something new. I'm so glad I attended, as it was great to hear talks on vlogging, something I'm not that familiar with the blogging babe Sophie Hannah Richards who I've know a while now.  She spoke about the best time to post videos, using tags correctly to make it easier for people to find you and your videos. I think we all felt that maybe it wasn't as scary as we had once thought - Blogging and vlogging are very different, but once you find your feet in both you get use to the process.   

How cute are those dungaree flares, I don't think a pair of dungarees has ever put a smile on my face before. But I need them badly, I think I'm going to put them on my Christmas list. So you better read this Santa. I thought i would share some snaps of the new collection, as it's really strong this season. As always I think it's better to add a couple of strong pieces into your wardrobe than try to overhaul the whole thing. 

Also lucky for you lot, Boohoo are running a competition to win £150 worth of vouchers which could help with your A/W threads. This is for anyone, boy, girl, magical unicorn, pizza rat. So if you have some clothing, put it on your body. Style it out, get hash tagging  and snap like you never have before. If your unsure of anything head over to their site to read the T&C's. 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

LFW: Day 2 Outfit | Flower Power

This season I was pretty much all over the shop, I had planned nothing and only had a very basic plan. No shows and no outfits, which are probably the two most important things of LFW. So I decided the day before to make a bag and skirt from fabrics I had at home, and I'm so pleased with how they turned out. As this year it was being held in Soho, I wanted to wear something that reflected the soho scene. So of course I needed some rainbow in there, and added in a dash of fun with my Absolutely Fabulous quote. I went for a 60s feel, as the 60s was possible thee sassy decade yet.

Photos By: Stacey from Style Speaks louder Than Words 
Top: Old
Skirt: Made by me
Bag: Made by me
Shoes and socks: Ebay
Wooden Watch: Jord*

Thankfully Boohoo had workshops for the weekend, so I had this fab flower wall to snap some photos. Plus  we learned all about vlogging and got to see some amazing catwalk inspired looks from their current A/W collection  As I'm sure you have probably read by now, that Brewer Street Soho is worlds apart from Somerset house - Goodbye glamour and personal space. To get any street style photos you have to dodge cars, while being careful not to elbow someone else in the face. Getting to shows or presentations is a battle, of getting pass tourist who literally slap you with their smartphones trying to get a photo of your outfit. 

Thankfully I and the other bloggers were invite to some presentations, so we could escape the outside madness and enjoy drooling at all the amazing new collections - Which I'll be sharing soon. I think seeing new collection made it, plus spending time with everyone we powered on together.  I think we all felt it this season, and it's a shame as there was such amazing street style too which is a massive part of LFW now and it seemed to get lost amongst street life. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

How I Wear: A Crochet Jumper

Firstly 'hey ant-poison, thanks for ruining my photos', this is what happens when it begins to rain and you you don't have any other time to take your outfit photo. This outfit was too cute not to share, you probably know the feeling. I swear when I have my any old tat outfit on, it's sunny I'm in a great place where I know for a fact if I were wearing something nice it would be a dream. I gave my new wooden watch another outing, and I'm shocked at how many times I've checked it. Far better than having to dig around my bag for my phone. 

Rainbow Crocheted Jumper: eBay
Acid wash Jeans: Primark*
Bag: Swap shop
Pom pom biker Jacket: D.I.Y

So background woes aside, I had the best luck winning this beautiful crochet jumper on eBay  My aunt had one when I was younger and I loved hers so much, I still don't know where it went. Than after seeing some sassy girls, rocking them again over on Instagram it  became a mission to track one down. It's hand crocheted as well, and as someone who has starting crocheting myself I really appreciate how much time and love went into it. I'm living in these acid wash jeans, Primark have some great high waisted ones at the moment so I literally got every shade of denim going. They are so prefect teamed with my favourite Converse, for my casual everyday wear. I probably will get another pair of these trainers, as I'm pretty sure these ones will fall apart soon as I wear they to death during autumn. 

My little Logan is not so little anymore, and starts nursery this week (only part time) but I'm excited and a little nervous. Corben (my other son) is back at school and already making me proud, it's his birthday later this month. So it's going to be non stop, I'm looking forward to getting into a routine and having a little free time. I really want to get back into doing my D.I.Y projects, and maybe even going for the odd coffee. Knowing me I'll probably spend it just pinning stuff, damn you Pinterest. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Boohoo Autumn/Winter15 #boohooAW15

Okay so there's still the odd sunny day in London, but let's face facts it's autumn and that means it's going to start getting chilly. But if the thought of having to bulk on clothing is making you sad, than Boohoo's new autumn winter collection may put a smile back on your face. As again they have produced a collection that really channels the trends on a budget. If your thinking of having of overhauling your wardrobe, or simple just want to add a couple of pieces to take you from your summer one they have made it easy. 

Layering is a must, but not in a way you're maybe use too. Layering a polo-neck, turtle neck or a roll-neck ... any top that covers your neck under a dress will be the hero of your winter woes wardrobe.  You can go for a retro vibe with some graphic button down skirt, if your not feeling a dress. There was a real mix, a rainbow bodycon dress stole the show for me, but I also loved a cute denim dress (yes another one to add to my collection I think). There was a lot of 60s and 70s influence, which I couldn't get enough of. I also really loved a round black faux fur handbag and a pair of black boots which had a little cowboy buckle detail.

Boohoo always has something for any budget and does some quality investment pieces, the coats this season will not disappoint. A camel coat with faux fur trim on both the collar and wrists, looks like it fell out of Penny Lanes wardrobe in Almost Famous. With fringed bags to finish the look, I can already see everyone embracing their inner hippy. Some pieces are already online, you can always tweet them if your having trouble.

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