Details: mauve eyes and berry lips, navy shades in a woollen jumper and sparkling skirt, faux-snakeskin boots from Clarks of all places to ensure comfort and style, all wrapped up for outdoors in a trusty beanie faux-fur. Never through out a faux-fur.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Saturday, 16 November 2013
And that excellent jumper in a full outfit. I still haven't quite got over the vaguely uniform nature of a white shirt and dark jumper. But nobody at school would be allowed to wear a panther jumper.
Man, sometimes I wish I didn't have straight hair. I always dreamed of big Jennifer Grey-style hair, and then every time I rewatch Pretty in Pink I want Molly's waves. Ah well. You always want what you don't have.
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Thursday, 17 October 2013
I bought two wool tartan kilts in a vintage shop back in August, knowing tartan would be my go-to this season. Et voila! This one has a smooth back, making it look like a pencil skirt.
Also really coming round to my new hair colour and habit of trying to curl it, which inevitably just ends up as crimping. But it does work much better with grungey makeup. Stylist said that brown lipstick was really in this season, and combined with a brown smokey eye (much softer and easier than black) and too many episodes of Season Three of Gossip Girl (aka Taylor Momsen's grunge era) it's the perfect autumn look.
Sunday, 13 October 2013
An outfit I liked so much I wore it twice. I'm going to become known as The Girl In The Tartan Blazer before too long.
Already missing my orange hair - it's now a darker russet copper for autumn; pics soon! Maybe one of these days I'll go blonder...
Monday, 7 October 2013
Please excuse the small friendly plant that's snuck in and obscured my shoes - I was in a hurry.
I've got a wealth of tartan bottoms for the colder weather...but no tops. And when this jacket called to me from the rail (alongside much more sensible, muted toned jackets) I knew this would see me through. I'm thinking a loose white blouse and a few gold medallions. Or maybe that's a bit too literal/Westwood...
Finished off with a bright purple iridescent lip, courtesy of Illamasqua. I love a good bold lip - it just pulls everything together and means you can leave the house without bothering too much with the rest of your face, or even outfit. This one, far from being a 'for going out purposes only' colour, is a regular. Now, I wonder if I can get away with wearing the teal one to work...
Saturday, 5 October 2013
For someone who eats quite as much chocolate as I do/is as OCD about dirt as I am/lives in grimy London, white clothes are a total liability. So plucking up the courage to wear this year-old 80s-power-shoulder-meets-biker Zara jacket to the office, on the Tube where slipped coffee and newsprint of the Metro is just waiting to mess with you, was quite a step. But I did it! And it's criminal not to wear a jacket this beautiful, isn't it? Just...don't walk behind me with a cup of coffee...
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Thursday, 12 September 2013
...should never be seen? Never - ice blue and deep green seem like a winning combination, and a good way to wear these tricky trousers. I bought this ice blue jumper a few weeks ago - don't you love planning your new season wardrobe? I'm on a budget for mine this year so this jumper, plus two amazing vintage tartan skirts I'll trot out in due course, will (in theory) be it for a while...I'll reveal what I'm saving for soon!
Still reluctant to retire the sandals and switch to toe-cramping closed shoes. So until the rain starts and autumn really sets in I'll keep hanging on to that last little bit of the warm weather.