Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Halloween Inspiration

So, it's that time again... Halloween time. I can easily say that halloween is one of my favourite holidays, just because I love dressing up. It's fun coming up with different ideas on what to wear and how to do your makeup, and honestly I think halloween isn't just for little kids, it's a day where everyone should dress up and just enjoy themselves, you know?
Okay, so most years I tend to make my own costume, firstly because I think it's more fun, and secondly because it's original and there's no way yiu'll show up to a party with the same costume as someone else. I'm still not sure on what to do this year though... so here's a few of my initial costume/makeup ideas:

1. Wednesday Addams

I was planning on going as her last year.. I got the idea from Jenn of Clothes Encounters (who is great btw, so check her out) but I never got around to it. It would be quite easy to make - find an old plain dress, pair it with a white shirt and black brogues, braid hair and pile on the pale powder (expressionless face - optional)

2.  Twiggy

Because she's a legend. And also because it would be quite easy to put together. All you would need is a Sixties shift dress, some fake lashes and you're good to go.

3.  Billy the Puppet (Saw)

I've been a fan of the Saw franchise ever since the first movie so dressing up as the creepy puppet killer thing (that apprently has a name, Billy the Puppet, according to Wikipedia)  would be so much fun. The costume wouldn't be as hard to put together as you might think - you could probably find an old suit lying around your house if you looked hard enough. All you would need to buy is a red bow tie.. unless you have one, then you're good.

4. Killer Clown

The makeup of this looks amazing - it'sscary but not too over the top... okay, maybe a little over the top, but it's Halloween, it's what people do right?! For the outfit you could cut up an old pair of baggy trousers or splatter red paint (to look like blood) over a colourful dress.. the costume could really go any way you want it to

5. Flapper Girl

A little cliched - yes. But The Great Gatsby was my favourite book to study at AS English and dressing up as a flapper has always been a fantasy of mine. It just looks so glamorous and beautiful. As for the actual costume I think it would be the most expensive to put together as you would need a pretty decent, good quality dress to pull the look off. The hair and makeup is quite simple which is refreshing for Hallowen since people normally tend to go completely overboard with the facepaint and/or fake body parts.

So that's it, five outfits to hopefully get you inspired for dressing up this season. It's last minute, I know, with only a week left to Halloween, but with the right inspiration (and tools) you could put one of these looks together in a night! Happy dressing up!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Shit Bloggers Wear

tshirt - eBay, parka - New Look, jeans and sandals - Asos, satchel - River Island, chain - H&M

So I wore this outfit the other day and it reminded me of an ad Topshop had on their website a while back called 'Shit Bloggers Wear'. It was a collaboration they had done with illustrator Cecilia of and it was basically a collaboration of predicted pieces bloggers would buy from Topshop's A/W13 collection. I found the illustrator's blog even more interesting as I mused over all of her beautiful illustrations which, put together, are reminiscent of a typical blogger's closet. (so check her out)
Anyway, I thought this outfit sort of embodies a typical street style blogger - the Celine tshirt, the boyfriend jeans, jelly sandals, parka and satchel.. all seem too familiar. Having said that, I am currently obsessed with this sort of laid back 'jeans and tshirt' look as it's just too comfortable. However, to the naked eye it looks as is a blogger's closet has exploded all over me.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Recent OOTD's

Pineapple Fun:

Crop Jumper - SheInside
Leather Skirt - Asos/Boohoo
Chunky Peeptoe Boots - H&M
Chain - H&M

Denim Overload :

Contrast Sleeve Jumper - Zara
Boyfriend Jeans - Asos
Creepers - eBay
Denim Backpack - eBay

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, here are a couple of outfits I recently wore. The first one I wore to a birthday party and the pineapple jumper went down well because people kept asking me where I bought it, which was great (it's one of my favourite jumpers right now). The bottom outfit is nothing special, just something I wore going shopping. The motive there was clearly comfort, something the boyfriend jeans achieve without compromising style (I haven't been able to take these babies off ever since I got them!)


Monday, 14 October 2013

Polka Dots and Leather

An outfit I recently wore on a night out, I  felt like wearing monochrome due to recently purchasing these amazing shoes in a sale from Next (Next, I know right?!).. anyway, I'm absolutely obsessed with the print and they're so comfy!

Crop Top - Topshop
PU Skirt - Got it on holidays (similar in Boohoo and Asos)
Parka - New Look
Shoes - Next
Chains - H&M and Topshop

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Style File : Miley Cyrus

Hello everyone! Sorry for my lack of posting lately, I haven't been feeling my best but I'm happy to say I'm back on track and have some great posts lined up for you in the next few days!

Okay, so I'm currently obsessed with Miley Cyrus (it seems as if everyone is at the moment). However, I am less interested in the never-ending controversy surrounding her and more interested in the great looks she's been spotted in lately. The clothes she wears (when she is dressed that is) really are amazing and her style is insane, she is turning into a serious style icon. I am in love with her street style in particular, everything from her denim cut offs to her cool crop tops and those signature Doc Martens... and don't even get me started on her punky peroxide cut! If I could pull of a blonde crop like her I would happily have my hair cut à la Miley any day!

Anyway, here is a round up of some of my favourite Miley looks.
PS stay tuned for a DIY of her 'Channing' red crop tshirt she wore to Jimmy Kimmel earlier this year (watch the hilarious video here)

Street Stylin' :

Queen of accessories:

...And some memorable Red Carpet moments:

So that's it.. a round up of Miley's incredible style so far. Be sure to read her most recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine here (she even gets the name of the mag tattooed on her feet!)