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#todayimwearing 22.06.12 :: Feels like the Winteriest of Summer Days in @TightsPlease @Pamela_Mann Printed Fairisle Tights
After spending a glorious two weeks in a lovely sunny Greek climate, I am still trying to get used to these grey English days… and wearing more clothes.
It’s June! The end of June! Surely it’s supposed to be summer here by now? urgh…
So, with a slight nip in the air, I didn’t have a clue what to put on? It sure feels like Winter… Autumn at least! So I embraced it and pulled on a pair of Pamela Mann Printed Fairisle Tights from Tights Please , (£8.98 with Free UK Delivery) underneath my DIY cut-off Levi’s Denim Shorts, and teamed them with my trusty Topshop tan zip-up Aiden ankle boots for comfort.
I wondered what I could wear on top to at least try and feel like we’re in June…
I opted for a Topshop (2011) white sleeveless jersey button-down tee with pale blue aztec embroidery detail, that I bought in the Topshop sale last year. The aztec pattern kind of goes with the Fairisle print… (well, it doesn’t violently clash anyway…) I am quite fond of Aztec… I think the strong geometric patterns are rather fetching!
Topshop has even more Aztec stuff in this year too!
I guess the only summery thing about this look is my new real golden tan (which will probably be gone in about a week and was achieved with the most careful of applications of factor 30 and 20 spy suncream…) and my freshly coloured (DIY reverse Dip-dye) vibrant red (L’Oreal Sublime Mousse Flaming Copper) hair with gold tips!
Photography © Lucie Kerley
31.05.12 :: Look which @YBDfashion @bitchinjunkfood Beauty swam through my letterbox today! Meet Mira the Sequin Mermaid Skirt by Two Weeks.
You have NO IDEA how excited I am to be taking this skirt on holiday with me! I almost burst through my front door to greet the Postman this morning. He was like: “You’ve been waiting for this haven’t you?” whilst laughing at my excitement!
I am hoping to recreate the Disney Little Mermaid look, complete with rock and red hair and what better substitute for a mermaid’s tail is there than this beautiful shimmering pearlescent green number?!
The Mira Skirt by Two Weeks, from Young British Designers is the epitome of every mermaid dream I’ve ever had - come true in the shape of a very wearable, very sexy, luxe figure-hugging pencil skirt.
It glints, it glistens, it’s an absolute joy!
Watch this space and @YBDfashion’s ‘She Wears It Well’ for my very own Little Mermaid moment. Yes, I’m a geek… but you would be geeking out too if you had this skirt!
Photography © Lucie Kerley
What I wore yesterday | 30.05.12 :: @Primark_fans Floral Print Skinny Jeans & @topshop Walton Rose Gold Metallic Bleach Wood Wedges.
As you will have noticed, my latest shoe fetish comes in the shape of Topshop’s Rose Gold Metallic Bleach Wood Wedges… aka Walton. These shoes are amazing! Serious bling for the feet. It’s like when you were little and used to put an old 1p or 2p copper coin into a glass of Coca Cola, and put it in the fridge only to pull the coin out hours later to find the previously dull as dishwater coin has been transformed into the shiniest copper colour ever! “WOW!” That is what these shoes are like, they transform your once Wintery shod feet into twinkling beacons of Summer!
The also come in a slighter higher heeled version… My Walton wedges are 3” but the Wowza version are a staggering 5” and are therefore would be somewhat inappropriate for *traipsing around a beautiful Greek Island for 2 weeks… *comfortably.
I’ve made the mistake before of
falling in love withbuying shoes/ wedges that have skyscraper heels and/or platforms and then only wearing them a handful of times due to their ball (of your foot) breaking pain and subsequent crippling effect. I’m learning that when it comes to your mid 20s, there are somethings that you shouldn’t take for granted and that is a comfortable, good-looking shoe.
I decided to pair my Walton wedges with my Primark Floral Skinny Jeans - I wasn’t too sure of these at first but… then I saw my gorgeous long-legged cousin Liane wearing them and she looked HOT! So I bought the cheap-as-chips pair and decided to give them a whirl - I bought a size 10 but they do get prettttty baggy after a few wears and I then needed to secure them with a thin tan waist belt (also Primark). I also wore a Topshop white button-up sleeveless shirt which I knotted at the waist, my new Topshop SS12 MOTO Bleack Western Denim Jacket, £40 (an Easter present off JMG’s mum), and my Forever21 chain-link collar necklace, which was around £8, and a couple of bracelets - the gold leaf cuff was a piece of jewellery I inherited from an old friend and the multi-coloured wrap-around beaded one was about 5 Euros from a lovely shop in Puerto Pollensa on the harbour front that has lots of beautiful ethnic beaded jewellery.
My Tan Floral Embossed Bag was another cheap steal from Primark, The sunglasses are the Leopard Surf Rider Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters, £16. Individual eyelashes by @HarbLashtastic http://www.lashtastic.net/ - Day 4 and they are still going great!
P.S. It’s now only 6 MORE SLEEPS until we go on our 2 week summer holiday. I’m so giddy with excitement!
12.05.12 :: It’s been a while…
So I’ve been a little off colour the past week or so (you could call it Casper-the-friendly-Ghost-white) and haven’t had the energy to do anything… not a spot of film archiving, photography or fashion blogging… not even a little #todayimwearing post. :-(
However, after lots of much needed rest & relaxation and sh*t loads of Lemsip, I am beginning to feel like me again… Phew! It’s a good job too as I’m almost out of Kleenex. Eurgh… having a snotty nose at 26 years old is NOT sexy. So today I decided to pull myself together, wash my hair, slap on bit of makeup and dress-up nicely/make an effort for a trip to the postoffice. (At least it got me out of the house, I was beginning to grow tired of these four walls… people who know me will understand that I need a LOT of human interaction and lately all I seem to do when I get bored is *bake cakes, which surely will result in me turning into a right fatty bum bum just in time for my holiday…
*Note to self: Curb the baking habit.
So this afternoon a freshly showered me rooted through my wardrobe and wondered what I could throw on that would be comfy but still look pretty. I opted for an old black and cream squiggly patterned sleeveless M&S Tunic dress that I found in a charity shop in Warrington some years ago for a couple of quid. For some reason, and definite lack of foresight, this dress - which was originally intended to be a Midi - unfortunately had its bottom lopped off by myself wanting to make it a bit more 60s ‘goey-outy’ or a bit more G.Y.G.O - my 272 girly friends will understand that one.
I teamed the dress with a trusty pair of black wool tights - it may be May but it is still freezing despite the sunshine, my blue denim #DIY Gold Studded Collar Primark shirt which I embellished with my own fair hands using: “100x8mm PYRAMID STUDS SPOTS Punk ROCK Biker NAILHEADS” off eBay which cost less than £3 including postage for 100 push in studs! Bargain! You can buy similar ones here and my new Schuh Cabe Leopard Print Lace-up Flatforms £40 from Highcross… the comfiest shoes I have ever worn/owned. So comfy infact that I have made JMG’s mum try them on too… she loved ‘em! Argh! I’ve just looked and they now also do them in a Pink Suede Version… OMG! Soooo cool.
I also finally bought a remote shutter-release cable for my Canon 5D MKII DSLRwhich arrived in the post this morning. It was only £2.37 with FREE Shipping! Again it was another cheap-as-chips bargain shipped in from China. I decided to give it a whirl this evening and see if it gave me a bit more photographic freedom. I found that it did allow me to do a little more experimental self-portraiture but that depended on what lens I was using at the time. I think when I get a bit more money I will go all out and buy the wireless remote… which is here and prices start at around £13. Bargain! My gold horse tunnel earring were from Topshop a few months ago.
Anyway.. ta ta for now!
I shall hopefully post some new stuff soon.