Tuesday, 9 August 2011


I keep getting panicked writing this thing. I'll make a post, save it as a draft, then worry I sound silly and delete the whole thing!
It's been making it difficult to make outfit posts so I thought I'd cut the writing to a minimum and simply make a post sharing some things I draw inspiration from.


1/2/3/4/5/6-Virgin Suicides screencap/7-Craft Spells album artwork

And so it only seems logical to propose a question here to anyone reading this. What do you draw inspiration from?

Monday, 1 August 2011

Long time no see!

Sorry about the absence, I've been away and then as soon as I got back I fell ill. Not in fit shape for blogging! :(

But I'm here now. With an overdue outfit post and a very image-heavy holiday post.

As for the outfit!

Dress - H&M
Scarf - Accessorize
Shoes - Primark

Ever since getting this haircut I've been wanting to wear more and more clothes that remind me of what a modern flapper might wear, and this is one such outfit. This is one of those dresses that I seem unable to go wrong with, but I don't feel I wear enough. I might start building more outfits around it in the future just because I love it so much.

Now, outfit formalities out of the way, time to get to the part of this I was looking forward to. Holiday photos!
The boyfriend and I took a trip to the Isle of Wight last week to visit his sister. It is actually the most beautiful place, and I managed to get so many photos of lovely things along with finding the perfect cheesy chips. And pub crawls are a lot easier there as well! No stringent ID checking, just asking if we were both 18 (which we are! Don't worry, no underage drinking here.) and taking our word for it. If only it was that easy where I live.
Anyway, photos:

This one was actually taken by my boyfriend's sister, and is probably my favourite photo of my boyfriend and I together that exists.

The perfect cheesy chips

The boyfriend in his "geniune ray-bans" (knock-offs he got for £6 in Malia)

It really is the most lovely place! I want to go back someday - if not just to get some more of those chips.

Hopefully I'll be back to outfit posts soon, and I'll probably start doing some other kind of posts as well to keep this thing interesting once I'm well again. Until then, hope you've enjoyed my holiday photos!

Saturday, 16 July 2011


For once I'm updating this before loobook! Largely because I'm entirely stuck for a title and cannot think of anything to call this look when I upload it, but I'm thinking, I'm thinking.

Cardigan - H&M
Dress - New Look
Shoes - Primark

I always think it's quite amusing I dress like this now considering I was such a tomboy growing up. When I was around 10 I hated the thoughts of dresses, skirts or anything pretty - I wonder what my 10 year old self would think of me now!
I don't think I started wearing dresses regularly until I was around 15 or 16. Until then I was purely  a jeans girl. I've come a long way in just a few years!

I was extremely bored last night and created a little poorly drawn gif of my outfits over the previous four days

Two of the outfits never made the lookbook/blog cut (although the jumper outfit without the skirt may be worn again in a day or two and photographed because I did rather like it.)

It's not particularly interesting, I just thought I'd include it here just because. It's not the peak of my artistic ability, just a quick little doodle to pass some time yesterday.

Friday, 15 July 2011


I'll start off with yesterday's outfit!

Jumper - My boyfriend's
Skirt - Primark
Shoes - Primark

I have such a little lost/innocent face in that second photo! It makes me laugh a little. I didn't intend for it to come out like that!
I really want to keep this jumper, but once the boyfriend returns from his holiday I think I have to give it back. It's soooo comfortable. I might go to Topman for my jumper shopping in the future because of it.
I'm beginning to  get used to the hair now, and my dad keeps commenting on how it looks quite 1920s, so I keep amusing myself by talking as if I'm in an F. Scott. Fitzgerald novel. 
... Anyway!

I think it's probably kind of obvious that I have a love of painting my nails, but I couldn't decide between two colours today so I compromised

Both colours are Barry M. One is Peach Melba, and the other Blueberry Ice Cream - it's probably kind of obvious which is which.
They're not the neatest polkadots, but I was using the end of a pen to do them so it's forgivable, right?

I'll have probably painted them another colour by the next post though! Such is life.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Mint Green

First outfit post with my new hair!

Black Vest - DIY
Skirt - Topshop
Necklace - River Island

I have such a weakness for pastel coloured nails, and mint green is one of my favourites. The ever trusty Barry M that is. I own 20 different Barry M shades now, it's getting to the stage of obsession!

I won't write too much on the outfit, because I was quite interested in doing a music post today. I quite wanted to share a few of my favourite songs for summer, so here goes:

Craft Spells - Scandinavian Crush

Tennis - Seafarer

Summer Camp - Veronica Sawyer

Los Campesinos! - A Heat Rash In The Shape Of The Show Me State Or, Letters From Me To Charlotte

Geographer - Verona

All brilliant for summer and some of my favourite songs!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Hair Cut!

First off, sorry about the delay in posting! I've been meaning to get around to it but certain things have been getting in the way. Apologies for that.

Secondly, I have new hair!

Much shorter! Shorter than I asked as well, but nothing I can do now.
I'm still slightly undecided. Long hair was my thing for a while, plus I've lost the ombre/dip-dye but I needed a lot of really poorly conditioned hair to go, and now I've finally done it so it's in much better condition plus it's kind of cute, right?

Thirdly! I get asked this quite often so I'll put it here now
The camera I use is  a Sony-DSC W90. Specific factors, such as the orangey tinge to most of my photos, are added afterwards in photoshop. I hope this clears any questions about that up! :)

Thursday, 30 June 2011

"Real Women"

Not a full post, I just wanted to share this link in case anyone hasn't seen this.


It's wonderfully eloquent, and I think an important read for anyone who has ever been told they're not a "real woman" because of their appearance.