Friday, 29 August 2014

WEARING// PJ chique

So this is actually what I wore to Reading Festival, however I never managed to get photos on the day as I abused the bar a little too much... and of course I was too busy hanging out with blink-182...
The two piece I was drawn to in Missguided's AW preview, and I find it works well belted and tucked in to give a playsuit-y vibe. The shirt alone gives off a very pyjama feel, but in a good way, if that works?
I'm all over these duster jackets right now, especially loving this pale pink one, a perfect match for this two piece. It's not coat weather yet, but these are a perfect end of summer substitute.
Shoes wise - on the day I wore DM boots, but here I've just gone with these chunky PLT ones due to them looking interesting but also managing not to destroy my feet!
You may also noticed the weird pained look on my face and swollen pout... I had braces fixed on (again) this day and am now suffering!!! I forgot how much it hurts/makes smiling look ugly. Just got to remember it will be worth it in the long run!

Shoes: Pretty Little Thing
Coat: Lily Lulu Fashion

Monday, 25 August 2014

WEARING// A colourful outfit to brighten up a miserable bank holiday!

So obviously these photos weren't taken today, looking outside right now feels me with dampened dread of the thought I need to venture out into it in a bit! I just got back from Reading Festival, and had the most amazing time being a VIP (very important princess) yesterday thanks to Mark Hoppus, but now I'm relaxing after a hot bath and day of pampering! 

This outfit I wore during the week out for lunch with my boyfriend, and then for a bike ride. I'm not kidding when I say that you can't miss me on the road! These are taken near Blackgang Chine (if you've ever visited there as a kid!) in an area of derelict houses in the process of being taken by the sea! One of the houses in question looked completely empty, yet as it started to get dark, we saw a face peering out at us, telling us it was her garden... whoops, sorry! Her garden was in a pretty bad state of 'falling down the cliff' though in our defence... 

We all know I'm a fan of a two piece, and I figured this set would go perfectly with this kimono that I had been lusting over. The set may look a little big, but I ordered a 10 on the safe side as on the model it looked quite fitted! However I'd suggest staying true to size if you do want it a little more fitted than what I'm wearing it like.

I felt this jelly shoes and bag set from Topshop suited the look perfectly, still so happy this bag was only £5 (even if my boyfriend does tell me it looks like a pencil case)!  

Friday, 22 August 2014

WEARING// Gloomy summer evening cycles

Some very atmospheric photos to tickle your fancy! Also it meant I got to feature my new bike AND talk about my outfit, neat huh? Two birds, one stone and all of that jazz. These were taken just as a storm rolled in from sea, very American Horror Story 'Coven' if you ask me!

Although I like to be all mysterious and edgy sometimes in these black hats and monochrome outfits, it is still hard to escape the pink... hence the pink lippy and obnoxiously pink bike/bag! It's funny because the village I live on the Isle of Wight all look at me like I'm crazy, the village shop workers yesterday even told me they'd noticed how much people stare at me. You can take the girl out of London, but you can't take the London out of the girl! Safe to say I stick out like a sore thumb on the roads with this bike, but I actually love it! It's been my dream to own a pink bike with a basket, and after renting a pink bike in Barcelona, I knew it was time to buy my own! I think £200 incl. a basket is very reasonable too, it has 5 gears and definitely does the job! I was looking at some Pashley bikes but definitely didn't want to cough up £500 - I could almost get a Vespa again for that price!! WARNING: I had to assemble it myself when it arrived, safe to say it fell apart on my first journey and my boyfriend's dad has to rebuild it properly for me...

The bag in the photos is another favourite of mine right now- I'm always a crazy bag lady as it is and always in-between houses so this pink Grafea has been a godsend! It's got plenty of room and a good sized compartment on the front, and of course it fits perfectly onto the back of my bike!

Outfit wise I had to sport some more PLT! You can't see in these photos but the black crop I'm wearing actually has a gorgeous open back, damn me for forgetting to photograph it! I liked the idea of mixing some monochrome prints, so I paired this checked duster jacket, with these highwaisted, cut off, striped, pants! If I'm going to wear monochrome, you know me, I'll still want to stand out!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

WEARING// Note to self: always check camera setting

So this set of photos were a huge fail, but I've tried to salvage whichever I could! Me being the idiot I am, put the camera in the wrong bloody setting before letting my friend shoot me, only finding out once I uploaded them to my laptop and saw they were all blurry!!! Nothing more disheartening than that. Whatever the setting was though, check out what it's done to the background! I look like I'm in a video game world. Serves me right for thinking I'm a pro photographer now I've finally worked out how to shoot in manual. The sharpening tool came to the rescue though and I am left with these, still slightly fuzzy, shots! Beggars can't be choosers though, so I have literally used any I could, which would explain why I look like a melon in some of them!

...onto the outfit! 
I had to finally embrace the culottes, this pair in particular is navy (although looks black in these photos) and to be honest I enjoyed wearing them! I'm not sure if they make me look a size 20, or a sassy fashionista, but hey ho! I found the fit very good, the 8 fit perfectly on my waist and fell nicely on the legs. Amongst all the camera difficulties, it also became apparent culottes are rather difficult to photograph in all their glory, which would explain the odd stances! 

I like pairing navy with red or pink, so chose pink for this outfit. This little tie up front shirt with the palm prints helped add the pink into the outfit with the pink and navy design! I really love the fit of this shirt and it fell perfectly just above the culottes! 

This jacket is incredible, another A/W Missguided favourite of mine. I WISH YOU COULD FEEL HOW SOFT IT IS! Seriously, this jacket is so soft!!! It's made from a faux suede and fits so nicely as a more relaxed jacket. The colour is more of a salmony pink, rather than my usual baby pink, but I 100% recommend! 

I've actually been wanting to shoot this outfit for quite some time, but was waiting for the perfect shoes... and here the are! Can you believe these are only £25?! In my opinion they look so much more expensive, and will no doubt be paired more times with this jacket!