Not so long ago I had the privilege of working with Drop Dead for their collection Baltic. The collection is lovely and surprised me as I wore some things I never thought would ever suit me like this green utility jumper. The collection focuses a lot on tie dye, check fabric and a kind of mesh material for the bags. What I liked about the clothes is that they all had very small details on them, such as having the label on the side of the jumper and the frayed edges, they were all mega comfy too! My favourite piece is the blue jumper that I'm wearing in the first photos. The shoot was so much fun, they had a snow machine which made me turn into a little kid again and I met some really cool characters (including one of Oli Sykes' doggies shown in the last photo). I've linked the clothes I'm wearing for you all below!
It's Christmas Eve and that means that Santa is on his way! I'm so excited, I love pretty much everything about Christmas - the food, the presents, the decor. Tonight I'm spending time with my family watching Christmas films and eating as much food as I can! I have decided that this is now called my Christmas Eve outfit (even though it's just a regular outfit with some tinsel wrapped around it). I'm really enjoying leopard print at the minute, I kind of always have but never really thought it was my style until now. This dress is kind of like a night dress because of the black lace trim and I really love that about it. It has a matching choker too so you don't have to stress about which jewellery to wear with it, unless of course you want to mix it up a bit! Now that I've shown you my outfit I think I'll get back to stuffing my face... Have a great Christmas everyone!
All I'd need for this outfit is two black plaits and I would be a girly Wednesday Addams (I already have the mood). She is all I could think of when I looked on the Kill Star website (where I got the dress from), if she were a real person I feel as though it would be one of her favourite stores. The dress is really simple but with small details that make it unique. The collar, diamond cut out and the pentagram print on the back are what give this dress individuality. I especially love the diamond cut out as it perfectly shows off my crystal necklace. The bag is also from Kill Star and something else that would be on Wednesday Addams' wish list. It's in the shape of a coffin and is the coolest backpack I've seen. Definitely my favourite part of this outfit. Not only is it quirky and attention grabbing (I've received many compliments from people), it's also really roomy which is why I've been taking it everywhere recently. My shoes are soft, velvety material and are the part of the outfit that veers away from the Wednesday Addams vibe. Matched with the dress I think the outfit becomes a lot more classy, my favourite thing about the shoes are the wrap around ties. I've never had shoes like these before but I'm in love with these ones! I added a sparkly jumper over the top because it was a little bit chilly too!
~Edit: just realised I haven't added a photo of the back of the dress, I'll be posting one on my instagram for you all!~
My mom and I just painted the wall in my back garden white so now I don't have to be stared at by strange men when I'm taking photos (my least favourite thing about being a blogger). That might mean that you see it in pretty much all my photos now, I'll try and mix it up a bit though! I really love this dress as it is the perfect fit, (and it's pink!). The elastic round the middle really defines the waist and the length of the dress is just how I like it - not too long but not showin' off my butt. The dress, bag and phone case are from Spoiled Brat, an online shop which sells some of my favourite brands. I like having this bag around because if someone says something boring I can just point to it to highlight how I feel (it's also really roomy). I used to have the Blanco phone case from ages ago but then my phone got stolen and I was devastated! So of course I had to add it into the little bundle that was being sent to me and now Blanco is back in my life.
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!
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!)
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.