Friday, 25 July 2014

How I Wear: A Dress & Jelly Shoes

Kimono: Primark
 Gold Vintage Belt: Beyond Retro

Yellow has always been a colour I have avoided, as usually I'm so pale and it never seemed to look right on me. My thoughts now are if styled and worn the right way, you should be able to wear any colour you want. This In Love With Fashion dress comes in six colours, I was going to play it safe and go for the pink or the mint as I know these colours suit me. But my eye kept going back to the yellow, and that was that. It's a little shorter than what I'm use to, but that's nothing a little pair of cycle short shorts can't fix. I teamed it with my new gold vintage heart belt, that I got from Beyond retro the other day for £10. Than to give me a little cover my tropical print kimono, and my new pastel pink 'Babe' JuJu which are so comfortable and cute. 

I got a new pack of bindis too, I have a growing collection as I need my concentration at the moment and they are suppose to help with energy (see not just pretty). We are finally getting our new kitchen, so it's gong to be a stressful couple of weeks but I can't wait till it's finished so I can start sharing recipes on here. As I have a bunch that I've been dying to share. I'm enjoying the sun and making the most of my summer wardrobe before it all has to be packed away and sweaters return. But yes I'm happy to say yellow will be in my wardrobe more, and I'm pleased as it's such a happy fun colour. What colour do you tend to avoid? 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Festival #mebyme Fashion At LOVEBOX With TK-Maxx

The sun was pounding down, the music was blasting out and I had a pair of floral cat ears on my head this is LOVEBOX. This festival is different to others I have been to, first it's family friendly as there were lots of different tents, stands and rides. Also the fashion was relaxed but some how ultra cool, it's cool how people make more effort for festivals now back when I was younger it was a case of band t-shirt and jeans. Now festivals are a place to experiment and wear all those edgier pieces in your wardrobe. I think I planned mine why to much around the weather, but next time I'll go with the flow more. 

As well as me and Lois -from Bunnipunch style spotting with the TK Maxx crew, we also were soaking up all the musical goodness in the form of Jess Glynne. This girl has thee most incredible voice and the crowd were going wild, not to mention her cool gold bomber jacket and sunnies. There was a buzz in the air and while it was extremely hot, people were still dancing and getting into the festival swing. Style wise it seemed that kimonos and head chains were a strong look for the girls and guys well they all seemed to be topless so I was happy to spot a couple of guys who had some snazzy outfits on.

I snapped these festival goers as they stood out and were more #mebyme than following any festival fashion guide. I like the 90s feel to a lot of their outfits, as being a teenager back than I pretty much spent my summers at them. The main tip I would give for the perfect festival outfit, is that if you feel good than wear it. Because really it's about having a good time with friends or family and enjoying live music. 

                                                        That's So Yesterday & TK Maxx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

LOVEBOX With TK Maxx #mebyme

Floral cat ears: H&M
Sunglasses: Old
Blue Woven bag: TK Maxx*

I was so happy when TK Maxx asked if I would like to attend LOVEBOX with them, I had been so gutted this year to be missing out on all the festival fun it felt like fate. Even better the other blogger going was only Lois from Bunnipunch, who happens to be awesome and a blog pal.

Being overly excited about going I checked the weather report about six times, and it said it would thunder and rain. Well instead we were met with blazing sun, don't get me wrong I was happy it was sunny but at the same time I felt like I was in a oven ha ha. So next time I'll be wearing my summer wear come rain or shine. As I like to enjoy the music and move about with easy, I tend to dress down at festivals. I went for these baggy soft trouser as I love the print, and they kept my legs cool and I rolled the bottoms up. I wore my faithful converse, a nice alternative for getting across all these muddy patches. 

I love this bag, I had a kimono (which was to hot to wear) and all my festival bits in there - loo roll, simple but you will cry with joy when you need the loo. I love the colour  of this bag, and the pretty woven pattern down the sides really caught my eye and kept my outfit a little jazzy. I went for a soft rolled sleeve t-shirt and a beaded necklace, as I knew I was going to wear my floral cat ears and didn't want to go to OTT. At first I felt like I could have been a bit crazier with my choice, but the more I saw that there was a more relaxed vibe to fashion I fit right in. I'm really looking forward to showing you the festival fashion I spotted and chat about LOVEBOX. 

Outfit images taken by: Lois from Bunnipunch  
That's So Yesterday & TK Maxx

Friday, 18 July 2014

How I Wear: A Jumpsuit & Trainers

Headscarf: H&M (old)
Belt: Charity shop

As you know I dye my hair a lot, I tend to leave it around two months between bleaching my root to help with damage. Sadly my use of heat on my hair is making my efforts pointless, so I've decided to go heat free for the month. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but as someone who likes to change up my hair styles a lot it won't be easy. I'm going to try and test a heap of different heat free styling methods, and up dos and post about the best ones as it really does make a difference to you hair. 

It's been really hot lately, so I'm making the most of it and breaking out the rest of my summer wardrobe. I have been dying to wear this jumpsuit, but these are new ground for me so it's taking me a while to just go for it. I'm so glad I did, as they are so easy to style. I'm no model and have short legs, so my top tip if your like me is to roll the bottom to keep your body in proportion. As part of my up dos I have rediscovered my love of wearing head scarfs, I had an addiction to the 1940s hair styles in my early 20s so lucky I have a nice collection of scarfs to pick from. They are so simple to style, and there are so many ways you can wear them. 

I was taking out my youngest boy for ice cream by tower bridge, I went for my new pastel converse as running in heels or sliders would be a nightmare in this heat. I'm off to LOVEBOX this Saturday with TK Maxx but before you go hating me, I will hosting a giveaway for you lot and the prize is amazing! Plus I'll be sharing a heap of festival inspiration on twitter and instagram. 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Show Off Mascara

When it comes to mascara Rimmel is my go to, I've used their mascara for years now so when they bring out a new one with a different wand or formula I'm always excited to try it. This has actual been around for a few years, but some how managed to escape my attention as I have never used it before. My everyday mascara is the Scandal Eyes in extreme black, it can be a little clumpy, but I actual prefer a bit more of a bat lash. 

So let's talk firstly about the wand it's made out of hard plastic, which personally I hate the feel of. However I do like the wand shape, as it's pinches in it makes it easier to apply to the inner corners of the eyelashes. The formal is drier than their others, which actual works well with the wand to define lashes more and separate them out giving you a clump free fuller lash look. I did end up with some on my eyelid and my under eye, which I get sometimes with others but not as much as with this. 

I think that's the down side to the shape of the wand too, but perhaps with practise this can be avoided. I think if you prefer to have clump free lashes two coats give you fullness without them. As I do like a thick 60s lash I went for three coats. I like the packaging of this product, but overall it wasn't for me. I think Rimmel Show Off mascara* is suited to those that want a more natural lash look, rather than dramatic lashes. I think I will stick to my other one, as I have very straight lashes I need mascara with impact. This mascara is 

Monday, 7 July 2014

How I Wear: A Skater Skirt (Festival Style)

Mermaid Top: Charity Shop
Skater Skirt: River Island
Sandals: Primark (current season)
Nail Polish: Models Own  (in Sunhat)
Rucksack: Primark
Stacking Rings Primark and Claire's

I'm not sure why I didn't post this outfit, but as I was going back over photos to edit I thought actual it's not that bad. This is a little more exposed I guess than what I'm use to, I'm not the most body confident person so tend to prefer to cover up more. This year I've been on a mission to break away from tights, and I think I've done well as I have not worn any in ages. Last year I think even in the baking heat I would wear them. So yes sorry this is an oldie, but I hope it gets you feeling a little braver too. 

I got this vest top in a charity shop ages ago, and it just sat in my room looking sorry for it's self. I just thought screw it, and I'm glad I did. As I'm pear shaped the skater skirt is my best friend, as it gives me back my waist and the length of this one is perfect as I'm a shortie. These sandals were a bargain from Primark, and they tie in nicely with my bag. I seem to be in Festival mode even if I have not be able to attend any this year (boo hiss). For me this summer saver has been stacking rings, I also got these at Primark but if you take your old rings and swap them on to the fingers that don't fit you can achieve this without buying any. 

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