Monday, 26 May 2014

Strawberry tea

Hey guys! It was my leaver's tea the other day. Basically, all those year 13s who are leaving, get together dressed all fancy and have some fancy afternoon tea, know like the kind of tea with tiny sandwiches, small pastries and scones on a tiered sandwich-turret-stand. I ate a lot because everything was so small, not one sandwich or scone remained on our table. 

My dress was from Modcloth, and I am totally enamoured with it. We won't talk about the hideous postage costs of the hideous custom charges, we will ignore those things, because it is a lovely and perfect dress.  I'm also going to be very honest with you here. I have been watching a lot of Gossip Girl recently, which you will most certainly know if you follow me on twitter, I may have worn a headband in an attempt to be Blair Waldorf. I would be embarrassed, but I'm not. She's awesome. 

                           Someone clearly didn't get the memo about the pastel colour scheme...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Staple Pencil

 It took me four months of dilly-dallying before I stopped being a tight arse and actually bought this skirt from Vivien of Holloway and it has quickly become a very staple item. I mean it would, wouldn't it? It's not like a plain black pencil skirt is a crazy item which you only dare venture out in on rare occasions. Anyway, what's even better is that it's handmade in the UK AND you can buy all their skirts via waist size, WHICH IS GREAT, because my waist can be an 8 in some places and 12 in others, AND IT DOES MY HEAD IN. STOP PLAYING WITH ME SHOPS, I NEED SOME STABILITY IN MY LIFE, NOT EVEN MY DRESS SIZE IS CONSTANT NOWADAYS.

okay breathe. My exams are going GREAT, if you were wondering. 

Yep, that's a rejected bra hanging over my sewing machine. 
                                    shirt- Primark (sorry)  jumper-Zara  skirt-Vivene of Holloway

Sunday, 18 May 2014


This outfit was very pink. I looked like a 1950s marshmallow, and I loved it. I did look a little like I was in fancy dress on my way to Grease party, but who the hell cars?! Not I! 

You will be pleased to know that after taking the second photo I realised that my scarf looked like a neck brace and made it slightly less thick, although I imagine it won't be long until neck brace chic becomes a thing alongside other magazine favourites such as 'sport-luxe' *scoffs*. IT'S JUST OVER PRICED JOGGING BOTTOMS AND IMPRACTICAL TRAINERS, WHAT COULD MAKE IT WORSE?!

                               Scarf- grandmothers     Jumper- Zara    Skirt-Primark (I'm sorry, I caved)

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Ignore the obnoxious pose below, I'm sorry I don't know what came over me. I've suddenly become really obsessed with checks/gingham, I don't know where this obsession has come from but it's taking over my life and this blog. Somebody send help before I just turn into one giant picnic blanket.

I know most bloggers buy their clothes form different places, this makes their blogs exciting and interesting to read, I on the other hand, seem to buy everything from To Be Worn Again, a fact well chronicled on here. I'm very sorry, but think how much time I've saved NOT walking round all those shops! Time that's been well-spent taking quality outfit photos.... oh wait... 

    Dress- Vintage (To Be Worn Again)

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Check that

Love me a 1950s checked number, nothing better. Picked up this little number at the kilo sale. Whose kilo sale I hear you say. TO BE WORN AGAIN'S OF COURSE, WHO ELSE?! I also paired it with a petticoat from Snooper's Paradise which is extraordinarily heavy. I have now had to take it off because it was actually hurting me. I had to weigh up what was more important to me, comfort or swooshyness. Swooshyness won for the majority of the day. 
This dress was meant to be going in the etsy shop, but some how it ended up on me? No, I don't know how it happened either. BUT there will be new items in the shops this weekend, SO KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED LIKE AN ORANGE. What a beautiful simile. 

    Dress - TO BE WORN AGAIN

Sunday, 4 May 2014

This is basically what I looked like the whole way through autumn/winter. I love this coat, bought straight off the mannequin in a shop in Brick Lane. I stormed in, credit card held high shouting 'I'LL TAKE IT. DEROBE THAT WOMAN'. I didn't do that of course, that would be rude, I said please. It does also have a detachable cape, which really is quite exceptional, and very Sherlock. Maybe one day you'll be lucky enough to see it. 

When I wear this ensemble I like to think, in my head, that I look like a WWII codebreaker, along with my huge bag full of sixth form folders. I am aware that doesn't quite transfer over into real life however ha, but it's the thought that counts. I've also finally managed to pin curl my hair into a way I like it, having followed a pin curl pattern that can only be described as pin curling for dummies as that's the only way I can make it work. 

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend one and all.