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Feeling all festive and wintry in a touch of tarten.
As most of my good friends will know… (and often look at me aghast!) I’m a fan of mixing colour, print and texture, so decided to pair my Topshop boutique grunge floral dress with some fairisle Tightsplease grey tights, and an old Primark tarten bomber jacket (I’ve spotted one for sale on eBay starting at £5 in a size 10). I topped the look off with a big vintage fur hat and my Sophie Hulme green leather tote bag complete with beautiful gold plated hardware detail and my Dr Marten’s Clemency Boots.
Photography: © jmgcreative & Styling/ Edit: Lucie Kerley
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#WhatWeWore Last night in London… @mellyt26 in her gorgeous vintage renewal Tie-Dye pink shirt dress & multicolour plaited leather belt (Perfect for her Ibiza holiday!) and me in my cropped faux leather effect Black Tshirt (£3.20 from eBay - @sophieolearysmith thinks it’s a H&M one) and @topshop high-waisted tapestry embroidered denim cutoff shorts & my Abacus black suede scalloped lace up heels. #fashion #style #girls #inspiration #whattowear #me #photo #iphone #ss12 #bargain (Taken with Instagram)
01.06.12 :: #DIY Fringe Benefits | How to bring your wardrobe upto Season with a little help from eBay and a spot of stitching.
I bought this Oriental Paisley Print Kimono, £50, from Topshop about a year ago I think… Judging by these photos… as I’m still a brunette.
I bought it using some gift vouchers I’d received off a family member and so didn’t feel too guilty splurging a rather indulgent fifty quid on one little, yet very beautiful, kimono.
However, a year has passed and what do I see popping up in the shops again? Kimono’s.
Rather than buy another one, as tempting as that may be, I opted to search eBay for some black fringing, or trimming as it is also known, which I could cut to size and stitch quite easily around the edges of the sleeves and the bottom of the Kimono to bring it bang unto date.
Here is the fringing that I bought.
I needed 3 metres of the stuff to do both sleeves and the bottom edge. It costs £3.99 per metre length, and so for under £15 I was able to re-vamp my trusty kimono into something that I could wear again this summer, and autumn and winter.
The fringed tassels are around 8” (20cm) in length and are perfect for adding a little extra length to the bottom of your existing kimono, top, dress, skirt, shorts, belt, etc.
I used dress-maker pins to make-do-and-mend my very own fringing to my kimono. I decided to handstitch the trim from the inside, and try and not stitch through both layers of fabric so that the stitches looked invisible, neater and did not pucker the lovely fabric.
It took quite a while, a couple of hours I’d say, to pin and handstitch, it’d obviously be much quicker to use a sewing machine… but I enjoyed the challenge.
I wore mine over a simple taupe racerback jersey dress, a tan plaited waist belt, light blue denim leggings and studded Vectra black pumps from Topshop.
Photography: © Lucie Kerley
One I should have posted on Monday… oops! 29.05.12 :: Rockin’ Pastels… Trying out my new £14 lemon sorbet yellow skinny George jeans & @topshop Walton metallic wedges..
A few days ago I managed to nip into Asda for a quick whip around the clothes section looking for cheap additions to my holiday wardrobe. I spotted these lovely George lemon skinny jeans, a snip at just £14! They also do them in baby pink, but they had run out of size 10. The bottom of the jean is a little loose around the ankle but that was easily sorted with a couple of turn ups.
I was a little wary of trying Pastel’s as they can feel a bit ‘wishy washy’ and so decided to try ‘rocking’ it up a bit with this sheer stripe black racerback vest from Topshop, lots of gold and black long necklaces and bangles (Forever21, Primark and Charity shops) and my new Walton Rose Gold Metallic Bleach Wood Wedges, £50 from Topshop, at Highcross.
The perfect alternative to cutesy.
Photography © Lucie Kerley