Monday, 30 June 2014

Thrifting: Recent Buys

I've really been loving thrifting recently.
I've always had an eye for a bargain and i think you can really define your style when you're finding unique pieces and working them into your wardrobe.
It's also a great way to try new things without worrying too much about the price tag!

  • The gorgeous teal green blouse i found was only £2 and as soon as i saw it i knew i needed to have it! A perfect fit, beautiful colour and a bargain price.. what more can you ask for? I wore it out to the 'brother-in-law's' 40th birthday outing last night and i felt amazing in it. Mission accomplished!

  • The H&M cardigan i found on a £1 rail and i thought it'd just be perfect for throwing in my bag on sunny days incase it gets chilly later on and it doesn't take up much room at all. When i got home i also realised this is the first cardigan i own!

  • The white and blue checked dungarees are super comfy and perfect to throw on when you don't know what to wear! Crop top, vest or tee or even layered over a jumper, they are great for summer and are cotton so keep you cool too. A bargain at only £2.50!

  • I picked up the River Island structured skirt a couple of weeks back for £3.99 ad when i tried it on in the changing rooms it fit like a dream! What i love is that i can put so many other items with this and dress it either up or down, i've already worn it 3 times as it's super-flattering.

  • The pastel gingham halter top is one i picked up from yet another £1 rail but unfortunately the shop didn't have a changing rooms.. i think it's a beautiful top but it doesn't quite fit me properly so i think i will sell it on: look out for it on my Depop!

  • The Famous Stars and Straps had me hooked from the first sight on it, i think i literally snatched it off the rail! I love the brand So Much (who wouldn't love a brand started by Travis Barker - Blink 182?) and have always wanted a tee from them but they retail at £30 so i've never really seemed to find the time to buy one.. i'm so happy i found this though, it's a brilliantly bright tee perfect for any casual day.


Friday, 27 June 2014

Fairytale Tag

I don't usually do tags on the blog but as soon as I came across this one on Tink Jayne I knew that I needed to! I'm a giant Disney and storybook lover so I thought this one just fitted me perfectly and that it would be fun to do something a little different. There are a few that I haven't heard of such as Star Money but it might be fun to seek them out now I do know about them!
I Hope You Enjoy It!

Snow White - Do you consider yourself beautiful?
Not beautiful, no. I love to share my style and take pictures of outfits I love to share but I have never looked in the mirror with the thoughts that I look perfectly beautiful. Some days I love the way I look and feel good about myself but I also have down days where i dislike things just like everyone does (that's where you bring out the Ben&Jerrys!)

Sleeping Beauty - How many hours of sleep do you get each night?
I don't have a set number of hours that I sleep, it all depends on what I have been doing that day and also what I have planned for the next. I think that I usually get the full 8 hours that are recommended on average but there are those days that I feel that I can just about survive on 3 hours!

Cinderella - Do you have a curfew?
Far gone are the days of a curfew.. although when I was a teenager I never really enjoyed hanging about with friends outside after dark as a rule. I enjoy going out sometimes with friends but it is safe to say i'm definitely a house bug that would rather get in early and preoccupy myself inside.

Rapunzel - Do you love being outside?
I love nature and walking and all of that! I would happily live in the countryside and go for long walks everyday and own lots of animals! (i'm aware I sound a bit crazy!) But being outside in wide open spaces just makes me feel alive and free and you can really see the beauty of what's around you.
Although I do love my home comforts too so i'd definitely need some kind of electricity!

Red Riding Hood - Do you trust strangers easily?
Not as a rule. I'm a big believer of giving people a fair chance and would never push someone just because I didn't know them but I do like to get to know the person underneath. I would never trust someone as a first instinct.

The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids - Are you easy to fool?
I don't think so, I am a very good judge of character and this means that I can usually tell when someone is pretending to be someone they're not. I will give people a chance but I would say it is quite difficult to fool me, i'm definitely not as naive as when I was younger.

Beauty and the Beast - What makes someone beautiful in your eyes?
I definitely live by the motto 'It's what's on the inside that counts' - heck I even have a tee that says it!
A personality, innocence and love makes someone beautiful in my eyes. The ability to trust and learn and never give up is all part of a person along with their emotions. I don't think that looks ever come into my definition of Beautiful.

The Little Mermaid - What would you sacrifice for love?
Let's see.. I am longing to have a tattoo that has the words: 'Addicted To Love'.. I would happily give up junk food, a big dream house, some creature comforts.. but I don't think I could ever give up music or fashion as they inspire me to be who I am
The Frog King - What do you find disgusting?
Lying, Cheating, Bragging.. Captain Morgan's Rum *eurgh!*
Jack and the Beanstalk - What plants do you have?
I have a strawberry plant that I love having my yearly few fresh strawberries off every year! It is my one and only plant and i'm pretty sure I should name it soon.. it's becoming a part of the family!
Puss In Boots - Do you have any pets? If not, do you want any?
I have a King Charles Cavalier named Stig that I sort-of adopted when I got with my boyfriend. But he's such a cutie and we love him to bits as he's got so much character! We would love a brown mouse too and a chameleon at some point as well as some other dogs when we're older
Bluebeard - What is your weak point?
Definitely will power when I have a 'can't be bothered/don't care' day. If I have a biscuit with my tea.. it really means i'll eat the entire packet! Same principle goes with bags of doughnuts and Ben & Jerrys Phish Food ice cream..
Pinocchio - What is your biggest wish?
I would love to pack my bags, jet off to somewhere off the beaten track and explore the world a little with my boyfriend visiting all the countries we want to see.. but also to have the money to stay in some nice hotels some of the time. I would love to do this more than anything before we properly settle down.
My other biggest wish is for my mum & dad to fulfill all of their dreams too
Peter Pan - What is your mental age?
I'd say 50% off the time it's or my 21 year-old self and the other 50% of the time it's about 8.. I love having a laugh and joke and hanging out with a group of lads and being ever-so-slightly immature! But other days I can be very organised, focused with money and thinking about what I want to do with the rest of my life.. before i decide we're going to Laser Quest for my next birthday!
The Star Money - What is your most valuable possession?
My most expensive possession would be my Michael Kors watch which was a 21st present from my parents.. but I think the one that I treasure most is my grandad's watch as it is an old-style pocket watch in silver which just reminds me of my Irish heritage
Golden Mary and Pitch Mary - Are you a hard worker or a lazy one?
When I am focused and there is a goal to achieve I will put my heart and soul into making it happen! Whether it is in my spare time or in an office task I will ensure it is done to the best of my ability.. but everyone has lazy days too!
The Princess and the Pea - Are you sensitive?
Yes. Although a lot of the time I don't show it and at times I can be quite good at hiding it when i feel I need to, I really am sensitive underneath. I can stupidly over-think little things and let things get to me that I shouldn't
The Worn Out Dancing Shoes - Do you like parties?
I do enjoy them but I have never been a big drinker.. i'm the one taking all the embarrassing photos for the memory bank! I love dancing though and could be the last one of the dance floor!
The Emperor's New Clothes - Do you care a lot about your clothing?
Although I tend to dress very casually a lot of the time in converse and denim I absolutely Love my clothes and styling outfits. I think about it a lot of the time but in some cases I don'y have a place to wear some outfits I come up with in my head. I love finding bargains and going shopping!
The Brave Little Sailor - Do you consider yourself brave?
Yes actually I think I would. I never would have answered this question with this answer a few years ago but I have been through some quite difficult times and I believe I got through them in the best way possible. I believe that I could stay calm in a crisis and deal with things in the way of bravery in the future too


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Rainbow Dip Dye

Rainbow Dip Dye Tee - OASAP
Wet-Look Skater Skirt - ARK Clothing
Ankle Boots - H&M (sale)

Just a quick post today as got to go run some errands and overall i'm having a very busy week with lots to do! This tee is really light and comfortable, perfect for all this hot weather we're having, the silky-feel of the material makes you feel cool and it's really flattering on the arms. I love the pattern as it is so unique and like nothing i've seen before, i was lucky enough to get this as part of an OASAP: Free Trial so i'd definitely recommend signing up if you haven't already!
This wet look skirt is one of favourite buys from Ark Clothing, it is light and a perfect way to grunge up an outfit! Along with my cowboy ankle boots from H&M I was ready to go!


Saturday, 21 June 2014

Sunshine, Daisies, Butter Mellow..

Daisy Romper Playsuit - Choies*
Denim Vest - ARK Clothing
Red Wedges - Peacocks (old) 

Another gorgeous, very humid and sunny day in the Midlands!
I was lucky enough to be a Free Trial winner on the Choies website and was so excited with this playsuit! It's super cute and very light to wear; floaty, floral and fun!
I feel quite vintage and girly in this, i'll be wearing this on summer dates with the boyfriend and maybe to a BBQ or two.. Enjoy the sun while it lasts!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Festival Ready!

Lime Green Lace Crop - Jones + Jones
Studded Levi Shorts - The Ragged Priest
Fencenet Tights - Spoiled Brat
Union Jack Converse - Foot Asylum

This stunning lime green crop top is from Jones + Jones. As soon as I saw it I just had to have it! It has the most beautiful lace texture and is fitted in a way which makes it flattering around the back and shoulders, but not too tight around the middle. It is a little shorter than I expected but with my Ragged Priest studded shorts I think it looks pretty darn awesome! I thought the fence-net tights added more of a grungy edge and I love them so much!
I'm definitely ready to be rocking out this summer!


Saturday, 14 June 2014

Chiffon Pastels

Chiffon Pleather Dress - Glamorous
Pink Pastel Creepers - Depop (originally New Look)
Denim Vest - ARK Clothing

A floaty skirt is guaranteed me make you feel a little bit like a princess.. so teamed with a leather-look top half and some creepers it's the perfect balance for a little grunge! These super-cute creepers I got from Depop for a bargain price! It's the perfect selling app so i'd definitely recommend checking it out!
The perfect outfit for a welcome summer's day.
Now i'm off to play Skyrim and eat some Ben&Jerrys..
Enjoy the sun whilst it lasts!


Favourite Bloggers & Looks - June

I just thought i'd share with you some of my favourite bloggers and my top picks of the outfits they've been blogging about and wearing this month!

Victoria - Inthefrow // Black Milk and Lavender Backpacks

Lily - LilyMelrose // alphabet bags tote

Lua - Le-Happy // ROSES & LACE

Amy - The Little Magpie // Missguided White Lace Co-Ord

Tessa -Tessa Diamondly // Outfit: Ultraviolence

Tessa - Tessa Diamondly // Outfit: Summer Heating

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Pokemon & Coffee

Pikachu Skirt - Romwe
'Starbucks' Logo Top - Romwe
Cut Out Wedges - Forever21
Pixel Sunglasses - Oasap

Pokemon & Coffee: Two of my favourite things!
The skirt is actually really flattering and the elastane/legging type material is so soft and comfy and you don't get that tight-fitting feeling you tend to get with a lot of tube-style skirts. I love a good boatneck top to show off my shoulders and this one is no exception! The monochrome 'Starbucks' print looks fab and it's flattering on the arms although it can get warm in this top so I wouldn't suggest wearing a jacket! I teamed the outfit with my cut-out wedges as I thought it gave it a little bit more lift but i'd wear this outfit with any number of shoes: converse, creepers.. you name them!
Perfect for enjoying the sun and watching the world go by..


Sunday, 8 June 2014

Monki Summer Wishlist

Monki Summer Wishlist


Monki is one of my favourite online clothing stores for outfit inspiration and for unique pieces that you don't really see anywhere else. The above pieces are ones I would desperately love to have in my wardrobe right now for the spring and summer months!
As you can see all 3 tops are the same style (didn't even notice when I compiled the list!) but I just think the shape of them is really flattering and they can be thrown together with almost everything: great basics for everyday wear.
The Giraffe print on the centre pieces is something I haven't seen before and I was instantly attracted to the gorgeous green contrast against the black. I'm not usually one for co-ords but i think these would look great for a daytime casual look and the trousers can be worked in with so many other things separately too. They'd be perfect with a plain white tee and some slip-ons! Look at me compiling outfits in my head...

The blue top is in one of my favourite shades and the white one goes without saying.. i'm a sucker for slogans! I'm also loving print right now and the shorts have super-cute american fast food cartoon print on them! They're just so adorable! Finally the acid wash shorts need a place in my wardrobe.. they look timeless and the beautiful green shade of these is just too cool to miss!


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Psycho In Love

Black Vest - Primark
Denim Vest - Ark Clothing
Skinny Crop Jeans - Peacocks
Red Wedges - Peacocks (vintage)

I haven't long got back from a celebratory meal at a lovely family pub and a sit-down meal with the family. On the Bank Holiday Monday just passed, my older brother got down on one knee and proposed to his beautiful girlfriend ( much to my delight!) and so we all gathered for some yummy food and some family time!
Unfortunately I forgot to photograph my meal as I was too preoccupied with smiling with my 2 year old nephew Ezio and my soon-to-be sister in law's son Layton as they were laughing and playing outside in the sun.
It was a beautiful day to match the occasion, I personally celebrated with pints of Guinness, a shared-starter of Nachos & dips followed by Gammon with a quart of fresh pineapple (my favourite bit!) & criss-cut fries.. all topped off with an oozing chocolate brownie topped with 'Madagascan' vanilla ice cream - it was divine!

My Outfit:
As the sun was shining I decided on my skinny cropped jeans from Peacocks - they are so comfy and light and go with everything! I threw on a simple black vest top and my denim vest for a laid-back casual look. I finished off with my trusty red wedges as they are literally the comfiest shoes I own! The colour is vibrant and perfectly matched my mood and I just thought they smarted up the look a little bit. The thrown together bits actually looked quite good together I thought: so comfort can be fashionable!