Friday, 23 December 2011

A bit more velvet

Skirt (Dress) - TopShop
Shirt - Vintage 
Belt - Vintage Gucci 
Necklace - TopShop
Earings - Urban Outfitters
Rings (2 sets) - H&M

So, as you can tell I am slightly obsessed with this dress now, so much so that I have now doubled it as a skirt (I just turned up the shirt and held it in place with the belt). I feel so unbelievably British in this outfit, it just oozes British highstreet. I am loving this new trend of fully buttoning up shirts and adding short necklaces although this shirt is missing a button at the very top, which is annoying when you're a perfectionist like me. This shirt is, again, from Unicorn in Oxford, which is where I get pretty much all of my vintage clothing. I must be one of their best customers by now, I spend half my life digging around the piles of clothes there, and I mean piles! 
I tweeted earlier that I think I am wearing the most rings I have ever worn today, with a new personal best of 13! The 3 chunky rings are one set and the others are another, all from H&M. I was in MK yesterday doing some last minute shopping with my best friend and decided to pick the rings up to cheer me up (I was spending obscene amounts of money on Christmas presents). A warning to all, do not go to MK shopping center 4 days before Christmas! It was hell! We spent 5 hours trudging through crowds of people with heavy bags of presents. Not fun. Either way I still managed to get all of my shopping done so I guess I shouldn't complain too much. Although I am now broke.
I hope y'all have are more organized than we were and are super excited for the holidays! 

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

From day to night

Dress - TopShop
Pleather Jacket - Primark 
Necklace - TopShop
Earings - Urban Outfitters 
Shoes - Office 

So as you can see this is pretty similar to yesterdays outfit but I've made it into more of a night version. I've zipped up the jacket, added a new necklace and changed the shoes. The brilliant thing about this dress is it looks gorgeous in day and night looks, all you have to do is meddle with the accessories a little. You can also change up your make up a little bit as well, I would have done a darker purple lip but stupidly I forgot to lol. 
I changed the necklace from a long one to a short one as it adds more glam and sparkle to the outfit and I upgraded the shoes to leather platforms as I believe that flats are not appropriate after hours, even if I do turn into a 6ft giant. Damn my father's tall genes. Well I'm planning on wearing this little number to a party later this week and I'm super excited about it! 
My tip: try to have at least 2-3 dresses in your wardrobe that can double as day to night dresses, this will save time and money in the long run! 

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Red Red Wine

Dress - TopShop
Pleather Jacket - Primark 
Necklace - TopShop 
Skull Ring - Dorothy Perkins 
Gold Ring - Dorothy Perkins 
Mood Ring - Camden Market 
Shoes - TopShop

So, I should probably start off with an apology for the lack of posts, so here it is, I'm sorry. This last week has been taken over with final deadlines before the Christmas holidays, which I am thankfully now on! Obviously I have been celebrating with shopping and parties, so today I hit the streets of Oxford, slightly hungover, and went a little crazy. I have always maintained that I should not be allowed in TopShop with a Credit card and a UCAS card, the combination is deadly! (for those that don't know, a UCAS card is a British student card, available to any British teen over 16, which allows you 10% off in certain stores, TopShop is one of them). I therefore went slightly nuts and walked out with this burgundy velvet dress, the cross necklace, another necklace, an earcuff and these amazing studded slippers, which quite frankly give me a slight shoe-gasm whenever I see them. They're real leather which small studded spikes all over them and to be quite honest I'm terrified to wear them out in case a spike comes off. 
I have had my eyes on this dress for months, ever since I saw it on BeautyCrush's YouTube channel. I was given some Christmas money early this week so I decided I should finally buy it and treat myself a little as I thought it will look great on Christmas day! I'm going to do another post tomorrow probably about how to change this outfit into a night look, which is so easy.
Just in case you're wondering, I'm wearing Barry M nail polish in the colour Foil.
Hope everyone is having a really good Christmas holidays!

Monday, 12 December 2011

A Week In Pictures

 My life seems to be dominated by doing work (history notes) in coffee shops. I've developed a serious addiction to caffeine now!

 The morning after a night out, in the local McDonalds in my pyjamas at around 7:30 in the morning

 My best friend's new puppy Pixie! Isn't she the cutest! 

 I went shopping in Oxford over the weekend and there was a guy breathing fire! He found this gorgeous volunteer from the audience (bottom left hand corner) so I stuck around.

 Christmas decorations are finally up. My family likes to stick to a very classic decor.

Me and my friend Molly at our 6th form. The wind this week has been crazyy! Even now I can hear it going buzzurk outside my room. 

Hope everyone has a good week!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Coat - Charity Shop 
Fur Sole - New Look 

This is just a quicky I'm afraid! This is my pretty winter coat, which has officially been whipped out this year. I bought it for £9 in a charity shop, and when I checked the tags, it's from Harrods! Bargain much!? I love the colour and it goes so well with the gold buttons. I've always wanted a coat with fur trimmings but I love this coat to much to get another one (that, and I'm broke) so I just added my fur sole over the collar. It's really warm and super snuggly, great for the weather in the UK at the moment. Though I must admit I am a little disappointed we don't have any snow yet, after putting up with this horrid weather we should at least be able to have some fun with it! 
Anyway, I hope everyone is having a happy holidays! 

Party Season

Top (Dress) - ASOS, Cheap Monday
Shorts - Primark
Belt - Vintage Gucci 
Pleather Jacket - Primark 
Shoes - Office
Clutch - TopShop

So, evidently my streak of posting everyday is over, but it was fun while it lasted! The last few days have been pretty crazy so I haven't had much time to blog I'm afraid. I'm sorry! This will hopefully be the first of a few party outfit posts (but I might not, I have the memory of a goldfish) showing you what I wear to party's this time of year. It's sad to say that I haven't actually worn this out yet, but it's a possibility for a party next weekend. The top I'm wearing here is actually a dress from Cheap Monday, which I bought on ASOS, but I popped my shorts over the bottom half of it to make it look like a cute corset top. The dress/top is a black denim type of material with leather on the sides. It looks cute as a top and a dress I think. I'll try and post a picture of what the dress actually looks like in another part outfit post. It makes me sad at how worn these shoes are getting. They're my little babies and my go to shoes for most going out outfit, which is probably why they're so worn down. Just FYI, I bought them from Office online in a size 7 (which always fits me perfectly) and they were annoying small, which very rarely happens to me! So be careful if you're ordering from Office online, I would advise going a size up. Anyway, if you do make the same mistake I did, here's a little tip from me: if they're real leather shoes, pop them in the freezer with sandwich bags filled with water inside of them (make sure the bag is properly sealed!) and then leave them in the freezer for about half an hour. The water will expand when it freezes, stretching the leather and making them a size bigger. Tah dah! 
Anywho, I hope everyone is having a good holiday season! 

Monday, 5 December 2011

Another School Day

 Jumper - Vintage Store
Belt - Vintage Gucci
Skirt - Primark 
Band Ring - Charity Shop
Blue Ring - YSL 

3 for 3, I'm on a roll! It is so good to be home, I have had such a stressful day and I feel I need to vent a little bit here. Remember I said I would cry if I received any more history notes? Well that was achieved today! School is far more stressful now then when I was in preschool. I would kill to have daily nap times again. 
Anywho, despite my loathing of life, here is another OOTD. 
I wore this to school today as it's super cold out now, and I am super tired along side it, so I dressed for comfort and warmth this morning. The Jumper is from a vintage shop in Oxford and I am so in love with it. I was slightly scared that people would think I looked like a granny in it at school but people loved it, so that was a success! 
I don't think many people pair vintage Gucci with Primark nowadays but I've tried it here.The belt was my mum's from years and years ago and had just been sitting in out attic since we moved into our house. So in my current state of recycling clothes, I felt it was more than appropriate to give this gorgeous little thing a second shot at life. I apologize, by the way, for the state of my skirt, I wasn't aware how dirty it was. I took these pictures after getting home from school so I must have spilled something on it during the day.
Well I should go and have a go at those notes, they're just sat on my desk willing for me to do them. 
Hope y'all have more interesting evenings than me hehe!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

I'll Take Care Of You

Skull Dress - ITOO (market stall) 
Pleather Jacket - Primark 
Fur Sole - New Look 
Wool Headband - Primark
Dragon Wrap Ring - TopShop 
Band Ring - H&M
South African Gypsy Ring - South African Market 

2 posts in 2 days, a personal best me thinks! I am aiming for a couple more this week if I can. Hope you have all had lovely weekends, at this point in the year I think we all need it! School is more than a little stressful at the moment and if I get one more set of history notes I think I may cry. A lot. The only thing really keeping me going is the prospect of Christmas holidays. 2 of my friends (who are like brothers to me) are coming home in 2 weeks, and I am not joking when I say I have cried with anticipation!  But, even during stressful times like these, I try to dress accordingly. It makes me feel better.
I am finally able to admit that I am one of those annoying people who look in their (full) wardrobe and say 'why do I have no clothes!'. I have therefore taken it upon myself to start recycling all of the clothes that I never wear and just sit in the back of my closet because some of them are actually pretty nice. So today when I was scourging through the many heaps of old clothing in my wardrobe, I found this dress, which I bought at last years Clothes Show Live. It was a complete impulse buy, out of sheer desperation to shop, and when I brought it home I decided I hated it and hid it away from the world. I am ashamed for this now. One of my favorite things in the world is skulls, I love them! I'm even designing a tattoo based around them (it has a sentimental meaning as well though, don't worry) so I can't understand where my hatred came from. Never the less, I have nothing but love for this dress now, much to my mother's disappointment (she hates skulls).
This jacket must be getting a little boring to y'all now mustn't it? I wear it an awful lot. But I have been told many a times that this jacket sums me up pretty well: edgy, dark and cheap! 
I love love love love my gypsy ring! It's so purrttyyyy. I bought it when I went home to South Africa in the summer at a market in my hometown. It's an actuall gypsy ring, I don't know about you but I think that's so cool! I love owning pieces, especially when it comes to jewellery, that not many other people have. Makes me feel different in my own special little way I guess. 
I WILL try and post tomorrow, I pinky swear 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

It's a wee bit chilly...

Leather Skirt - TopShop
Jumper - Primark 
Pleather Jacket - Primark
Fur Sole - New Look 
Bag and Bag Scarf - Charity Shop 
Claw Ring - TopShop
Skull Ring - Primark 
Band Ring - Charity Shop

 22 sleeps until Christmas people! Are you excited? I sure as hell am!
The weather in England is officially miserable, we should get snow anytime soon, which I'm not too happy about as it means whipping out my coat, which I hate as it ruins practically all of my outfits! But never the less, it means that Christmas is fast approaching which makes up for it. You will have seen this jumper in my 'it smells like Christmas spirit' post a couple weeks ago, and I'm ashamed to say that this was actually the first time this jumper has seen life outside of my house. I didn't wear it out as I thought it just made me look fat but I think paired with this skirt and jacket it looks pretty good, wouldn't you agree? It's super warm and comfy though, which makes it a total steal for £11! Primark do it in a bazillion different colours, but I felt that I have far too many dark colours in my wardrobe so I went for this crimson red (instead of the black and dark navy I was originally going to go for). I have wanted a fur sole for months and months and more bloody months, but have never really been bothered to get one. I got this one for £11.99 from New Look in grey, but I kind of want one in brown as well, so I have my eyes on one in H&M, not that there's an H&M anywhere near me!
Thank God it's nearly the Christmas holidays, I need a break! New posts soon, I pinky swear.