Friday, 22 April 2011

You Have The Sheild, I'll Take The Sword

 Well this is todays outfit of the day. 

 I'm getting really into maxi dresses and skirts now, while I used to completely shy away from anything unsual or different, so props to me and anyone else converting to the maxis! 
This maxi, pleated skirt is actually my mum's from back in the day and I've been in love with it since I was 5 years old, so you can imagine my excitement when she gave it to me a few months ago! Though the reason she gave it to me is because the elastic has broken so I've had to do a bit of DIY and pin the skirt on the inside to hide the saftey pin. 
I've paired this skirt with a plain white T-shirt, gold rosary beads and my pleather jacket to give it more of an edgy vibe. 
 The inspiration for this outft is actually from one of my all time favourite Vogue pictorials, Wild At Heart in 1991.

Skirt - Vintage, T-shirt - H&M, Necklace - Topshop, Pleather Jacket - Primark


And I wonder where all my money goes. I made one little stop into the WH Smiths and Marlylebone Station and I ended up leaving with 5 magazines. What you can see before you is the American April issue of Vogue, English May issue of Vogue, Company's May issue, the May British Marie Claire issue and the May issue of American Elle.
I have to admit I'm really liking the American Vogue cover this month, I'm a huge fan of Rihanna and I think she looks stunning here. I personally am a fan of her new hair and she is totally rocking it here, you go girl!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Milk Maid Chic?

I don't know  whether it's possible to look like a German milk maid and look good, but I think I've come pretty close here. With summer quickly approaching, though it could come a smidge quicker, I felt it was time to break out of the colourless rut I've got myself in this winter, so out comes the green skirt! This bad boy is one of my new favourite pieces in my wardrobe as you cant help but see it, it doesnt let you ignore it! Kinda like me.
Like most women I have my insecurities about my body and by far my biggest (literally) problem is my butt and thighs, and this skirt helps me to solve that, WINNER - to quote Mr Sheen. A lot of friends have seen this picture on my facebook and commented saying that it looks like I've lost weight, so to all my fellow booty and thigh gals, I would recommend a waist sinched skirt with a bit of volume.
As for the shirt, well that's vintage shopping at it's best I think. I picked up this little number in a vintage shop in Oxford and havnt been able to take it off (not litterally of course). I have a total fetish for sheer clothing this season and this shirt is just that. Don't get me wrong, it's in no way stripper or hoochy sheer, but it does show some minor bra colour, so here's my top tip to all you sheer-virgins, wear a black or darker coloured bra! Anything else will either be too light to show up, or could run the risk of looking hoochy!
If you cant find a good vintage sheer shirt, Primark have begun to sell a range of sheer shirts that are of pretty decent quality. You may need to replace a button here or there though. I'll pop some pictures up of my Sheer collection soon.
So who knows, maybe I've just started next seasons hot new trend, milk maid chic.

Shirt - Vinatge, Skirt - Zara (this season), Belt - Primark (last season)