Sunday, 29 July 2012

OOTD : Space Owl

This was a weird outfit, even for me. For a change I didn't really start with a piece of jewellery, that happened later. I started with this amazing Galaxy Owl print body from Primark, yes, PRIMARK! It was the princely sum of £6 and is just about the best thing I've ever purchased. I mean, look at it, it's a thing of beauty! 

The drape skirt seemed a natural fit and was an unbranded one from eBay at £4, the belt was from New Look and the boots are a lovely biker/cowboy amalgamation from Dorothy Perkins. They have a heel but still manage to be incredibly comfortable which makes them winners in my book.

As for the necklace, what does one match with a top that features an owl in space? If you know, then answers on a postcard please as I couldn't figure it out for the life of me! Instead I opted for something safe and simple; a gold acrylic Sex & The City inspired name necklace. It's one of the first that I made when I first started experimenting with plexiglas and laser cutters a few years back and it's had a lot of wear since. 


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

OOTD : Going For Gold

Summer! We finally have Summer! It's been a mixed bag today, on the one hand who doesn't love looking out of the window and seeing their sunlit surroundings? On the other, by 'eck it's been hot!

I decided to put together an outfit around my Knuckleduster Wings Ring today. You can find them here. It took me years to come around to gold coloured jewellery, I was always a silver kinda girl, but these days I am all about GOLD! I think it makes more of a statement and although it's not as versatile as silver, can look great if you colour co-ordinate.

I comprised this look from some new items I've just bought. The leopard print body was £4 in the New Look sale and the black maxi skirt was £14.99, also from New Look. The tan gladiator sandals are a trusty pair that I've had for a couple years now, would you believe it, also from New Look. Although I wouldn't necessarily wear them out of the house, I just couldn't resist popping on my lace cat ears too!


Sunday, 22 July 2012

OOTD : Racey Lacey

Some days I feel like doing nothing but schlubbing around in the slouchiest, baggiest, most shapeless clothes I own. Others I feel like doing what I like to call 'aspirational dressing'. I woke up this morning feeling a little less than fresh. Last nights makeup still firmly in place, panda eyes and the taste of gin still present in my dryer-than-dry mouth, I decided I had two options; work on further implanting that bum impression on the sofa, or get up and dress for the mood that I wanted! I chose the former. After a few hours of sofa-surfing, I then decided to opt for the latter and this is the outfit I went with.

The necklace was created by a lovely lady called Tamsyn who runs VelvetVolcano. I am a fervent lover of all things leopard print so when I saw this baby it was pretty much a no-brainer! You can find her gorgeous items on Etsy and Facebook.

The outfit put itself together after that. In honour of the necklace, I picked something both 'racey' and 'lacey' in the form of the red knee-length skirt from Rare London. I picked it up for about £8 in their sale and haven't found the right occasion to wear it yet! 

I paired it with a simple black vest, a cinch belt from New Look and my gorgeous TUK booties. They're hellishly uncomfortable but I don't care! It's like wearing a pair of tiny biker jackets on my feet! 

Well, I'll love you and leave you as I'm off to get some red hot Batman action at the cinema! :)

Saturday, 21 July 2012

OOTD : Panicking Over Pastels

Well, my first blog post. Here goes nothing. 

I feel ridiculously in over my head; I turn 30 in a few months, mix prints like it's still the 90's and haven't bought a fashion magazine since I was in my teens. What qualifies me to create a blog like this, I hear you ask? Nothing. Nada. Zip. Yet here I am, laughing (well, perhaps sniggering) in the face of mainstream fashion and doing it anyway.

I've been designing and creating jewellery for the best part of 6 years and although I don't actually wear much of it myself, when I do, I relish the chance to create an outfit around a specific piece. I figured I'd dive right in with this first post and show you what I came up with today. It's a fairly tame ensemble (comparitively) but pastels are always something that I've found intimidating so colour me surprised when I got dressed, looked in the mirror and didn't turn away in disgust!

The necklace is one of my own, which sadly doesn't show up too well in the photograph (I blame the boyfriend and his limited skills when presented with a camera) but if you're curious, you can find it here. It's a pink Watermelon necklace that I've been wearing quite a bit lately as it co-ordinates pretty perfectly with my hair.

 I decided to team it with a Primark dress (sold out in stores in Summer 2011), a gold swallows belt from Peacocks and some dark green brogue pumps from George @ Asda. Did I mention I'm incredibly thrifty and shop exclusively on eBay/high street/online boutiques? My outlook is that if I pay more than £50 for an outfit then I need to re-evaluate. 

Anyway, let me know what you think, give me a nudge if you think there are any blogs I should be following and keep it pastel, kids!