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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Charity Shop Charm










As a blogger I do get gifted quite a lot of clothes and for once I wanted to show what kind of things you can find in charity shops on a small budget. There are only a couple of accessories that were gifted to me by brands in these photos and the rest is either from charity shops or from Primark! My friend Kayla and I have always shopped at charity shops, especially when I first started out as a blogger and the majority of the clothes that I own are from charity shops. I think this is what helped me start out at first as I could always find something unique that no one else had which brought a lot of attention. I think that people underestimate the gems that you can find while routing through everyone's old clothes as gross as that sounds (don't worry, they usually clean them). For example the shoes that I'm wearing in these photos, they're weird but wonderful and I probably wouldn't have been able to find anything similar without paying a lot of money (platforms/buffalo style shoes are always so expensive!!). I also got the skirt and black denim jacket from a charity shop which I was so happy with as it's exactly the right oversized size (if that makes sense) and I love the colour. Another great thing about shopping in charity shops is that the money helps someone else, so you get cheap clothes and someone else's life improves at the same time! This whole outfit, excluding the jewellery and tights, cost me just under £15. The top is from Primark but I looked on the website and it's not there anymore so I've linked similar. I think it was around £3 from Primark but the one linked isn't too much more, it also has more detail in the middle and you get 2 in a pack too!

Top - Missguided (similar)
Denim Jacket - Charity Shop £4
Skirt - Charity Shop £1.50
Shoes - Charity Shop £5
*Ring - Regal Rose
*Tights - We Love Colors
*Goat Skull Necklace - Hellaholics (similar)
Turtle Necklace - A gift from my boyfriend, sorry I don't know where it's from!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Ugly Shit





I was planning on taking loads of outfit photos when I was in Wales but I, firstly, didn't have the time because I was too busy exploring and, secondly, wore boring outfits with Ben's big raincoat over the top for the majority of the trip. That's why my outfit of the day today is one from a couple of weeks ago, which also explains my lack of fringe. I keep thinking that this outfit looks really strange and I couldn't put my finger on why at first. I think it may be because I'm not wearing fishnet tights like I usually do. I couldn't find them on the day and my legs look so bare but maybe it's a start to getting out of my obsession with them (they just tie together every outfit ever!!). The top I'm wearing is a favourite of mine at the minute because it's the perfect length and has cute flowers on it (and also a naughty word). It's so easy to wear with jeans or a skirt so I just throw it on if I'm on my way out the house. The skirt I chose to wear it with is from so long ago when I used to work at River Island, in all honesty the fit wasn't great and I had to alter it slightly but I loved the material and colour so much it wasn't a massive issue. I don't think you can even get it any more but there's a lot of similar skirts out there in the interwebs (I've linked a couple but I can't find one of the same colour, sorry!). The jacket is the statement piece of this outfit. I really love the camouflage design with non traditional camouflage colours, even though it makes my eyes go funny if I stare at it too long! I've got a few denim jackets already so I was glad to finally get one that was funky and not just plain blue or black. It's labelled on the website as a boy's jacket but I got a small and it fits great! I hope you all had a good Easter! Ben and my parents managed to find some vegan Easter eggs for me so I got to stuff my face with chocolate just like everyone else!

(P.s the Timberland boots in my very pink post HERE have now been put on the website so I've updated the link at the bottom of the post if you want to take a look!)

*Ugly Shit Top - Lazy Oaf (coming out in April)
PU Mini Skirt - ASOS (black similar) Missguided (light blue similar)
*Camouflage Denim Jacket - Hayleigh Elsaesser
Boots - Dr Marten

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Groovy Baby







I've been looking for a pair of flares that are my style for so long, they came back into fashion not long ago and I was so sad because all I could find were flares with bohemian prints on them which really isn't my kind of thing (although it looks great on other people!). So I waited patiently until Hellaholics saved the day! They primarily sell jewellery, but I spotted these on the site too and asked to have it added to the bundle they were sending me. They're blue velvet, figure hugging and really comfy. I think they're really complimentary to my figure which a lot of tight trousers aren't, and I actually like the length even though, because I'm short, they were touching the floor. (What kind of short girl doesn't like a pair of trousers that make her look taller for the day??!) I matched this with a halter neck top with a psychedelic design and grey and pink PU boots (it's all getting very Austin Powers up in here). I had to lift up the bottom of the flares to show you the boots but when I walked they were shown off a little bit and I liked how subtle their appearance was.

*Psychedelic Halter Neck Top - American Deadstock
*Velvet Flares - Hellaholics
*PU Boots - Public Desire

Sunday, 6 March 2016

On Mother's Day We Wear Pink






My mom reminded me the other day about how, even though my favourite colour has always been turquoise, that I went through a phase of wearing pink constantly and telling everyone that it was my favourite colour. That was pretty much the inspiration for this outfit. I think what makes this work is the different textures and shades of pink. The top is velvet and has "Princess" written across it (so perfect for me since I'm basically a Disney princess). It's really nice and warm and has a high neck which I love and it separates the colour of the jacket and trousers so the pastel pink isn't too overpowering. The denim jacket is oversized, pink and has cats peeping on the pockets which is pretty much the reason I got it. It also matches the trousers which are a kind of canvas material and have happy and sad faces all over them. When it comes to the shoes, they are (almost) perfect. Everything about how they look and feel is amazing, until I realised that they were made partly of leather :( I wanted to just show you what they looked like but since I'm vegan I won't be wearing them anymore. The magenta colour is just amazing though and it really makes a statement by standing out against the rest of the outfit. It really is a shame that I couldn't wait until Wednesday to post this (obligatory Mean Girls reference) but Mother's Day will have to suffice. Make sure you show your mom how much you love and appreciate her today!

(None of what I'm wearing has been released yet but I will update this post when they are)

*Velvet Princess top - Lazy Oaf (available in April)
*Pink Cat denim jacket - Lazy Oaf (available in April)
*Happy Sad face trousers - Lazy Oaf (available in April)
*Magenta boots - Timberland

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

London Fashion Week x Rokit Vintage







The buzz from my 2 day London Fashion Week trip has finally worn off and it has left me wishing I had stayed longer but also wanting to sleep for a week (being #fashion is tiring work). Thankfully the gloomy weather didn't ruin the fun, although it did ruin my hair if you couldn't tell from the photos already. My outfits weren't the most suitable for the weather either and I had a feeling that would have been the case when I chose them, but I set my heart on an idea and went with it! The main parts of my outfit, the waist coat and the skirt, are from Rokit Vintage. I saw the skirt and fell in love with the 50s style even though it's not something I would usually wear. It gave me the idea of creating a gothic but classy look, maybe something you'd see on the red carpet. This is when I added the waist coat, I wore it without a top underneath for an elegant, low neckline but added the detail of a harness to keep it interesting. I really wish I could have worn the heeled version of these lace up shoes but the thought of walking around constantly in them for 2 days scared me off. This was my "hot widow at a funeral" look. On the second day I switched tops as I wanted to show how you could change the feel of an outfit almost completely by just replacing one element. This outfit version reminded me more of the ones you see on Grease, the top making it more innocent and prom like. As I've said before Rokit have some amazing vintage pieces that are one of a kind which means you'll always find something unique that no one else will have. I'm going to follow up this post with some cool pics I took in London too!

*Rokit Vintage are also letting me give you 20% off with this code:

LEMONADELFW20

If you want to take a look at all the cool stuff they have click here:

ROKIT VINTAGE

P.s apologies for the goofy face in picture 4 something amazing must have just happened

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Baby Goth!






I think that Baby Goth is a good way to describe myself. I wear some things that can be put into the goth category but I have not yet grown into an adult goth that wears head to toe goth attire (maybe I should try it?). Therefore I am a Baby Goth which is why this top was basically made for me (especially because it's got pink on it). I see the whole outfit as a school girl look with a twist although I can imagine what my old teachers would have said if I had worn these platform shoes or a skirt of this length to my lessons! The top was made by a woman called Nikki Lipstick and I can say that she is one of the sweetest humans I have had the pleasure of talking to, and her clothes are seriously cute!

*Baby Goth top - Nikki Lipstick
Tartan Skirt - Charity Shop
Denim jacket - Charity Shop (similar)
*Fishnet tights - We Love Colors
Platform shoes - Demonia

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Inspired By Mustard









When I say "inspired by Mustard" I don't mean the condiment, I mean Jenny Mustard the minimalist vegan food blogger. We have followed each other on Instagram for a long time now and we started chatting recently when I became vegan. She gave me loads of helpful tips and places to shop, I also look to her blog for food inspiration too! Our styles, in a way, are very similar. Mainly focusing on bright white backgrounds, white hair and lack of eyebrows... We both decided to do a little challenge for ourselves and create a look inspired by the other person. I've taken inspiration from a lot of aspects of Jenny, her outfits, makeup, hair, settings and even tried some of her poses. One of my favourite things that she wears is her fishnet top with a black bra underneath. It's really simple but daring. I matched that with a skirt that I've had for a long time and always wanted to show off! I had never found the right time until now. Jenny is often seen wearing her winged eyeliner and dark red lipstick so this is what I chose for the look although I added the dots under my eyes from one of my fave photos of her! When I look at Jenny Mustard's photos of herself I see an elegance in her arms and hands. She holds them in a way that a ballerina or doll would, I think this is one of the best things about Jenny, although it's such a small detail. I think the hardest part of this photoshoot was the hair! My hair is obviously a lot longer than Jenny's but I managed to clip it up to look shorter (after many attempts may I add). And after trying short hair I think I might incorporate it into more of my own pictures. If you are vegan or want to try vegan recipes I really recommend taking a look at her blog.

You can find Jenny Mustard's social media pages here:

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