Friday, 13 March 2015

70's Flare OOTD ft select

OOTD Details
Jeans- Dorothy Perkins (super old lots of styles here)
Shirt- £5 Vintage
Shoes- £25 Topshop Sale (old similar)
Faux Fur- £14 Select Sale

I said I was going to experiment more with my outfit photos and here is my first set. I have gone with a vintage film look and a bright eccentric pattern. The outfit is a fav and I am so pleased I can get my highwaisted flares back out, I think they are about 8 years old but 70's style is currently and going to be massive this S/S. I also now really want some extreme flares as these jeans just look they are not trying hard enough compared to others. 
Flares also bring back memories, anybody else remember making your school trousers wet in puddles because they would make the flare bigger? How amusing, the other thing I remember about the 'in school trousers' of my time was the elastic going on the bum and girls walking around with dangly bits on their arse. Oh how attractive we once were. To top this look off I  added hoops and dark eye make up. What do you think?

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Dogtooth Checks OOTD ft New Look

OOTD Details

Coat- New Look
Leggings- Primark Similar Here
Top- New Look
Hat- New Look Similar Here
Shoes- Old Similar Here

Just some photos of my little sister allowing me to share her style again. Even though I did help put this look together her style is still getting better and better each time I see her, she's growing up (making me feel old at the same time). We took my parents dog for a walk to a field near mine so wrapping up warm was a must, the beanie she's got on was ideal to lock out the ice cold wind. You should recognise the location from my 'Fringe Off' post as this was when Tiahne took some amazing outfit pics for me too. 
The blog has been quiet again as I have been so busy with other projects (make sure you checkout Queensgate's blog here for one of the things I have been working on), but I am currently stocking up on scheduled posts so expect to see a lot more. This is also the last time you will see straight forward images, I have decided I am fed up of seeing the same outfit image over and over again and want to experiment more, what better place then to experiment on here. My next outfit post is very 70's inspired and I am so pleased with how I have edited the images, make sure you keep an eye out for outfit pics with a slightly crazy background.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Fringe Off: Valentine's Red

The Fringe Off is about the coming together of super stylish ladies with fringes. At the moment it consists of Cassy from Bang Blitz, Trixie from The Trend Trap and myself. This months challenge was 'Valentine's Red' an outfit that features something red.

Outfit Details
Tartan Dress worn as Top- Gift Similar Here
Skirt- H&M Similar Here
Hat- £5 eBay
Shoes- £12 Primark Similar Here
Socks- Gift New Look Similar Here
Coat- Gift New Look

My 'Valentine's Red' look is something a bit more casual themed as my Valentine's will be spent chilling in with some nice food. I do love a bit of tartan and having a tartan top and skirt just makes this look have the stand out factor I love. The tartan prints are slightly different but I like how they work with one another and the black checked print on my coat. Make sure you check out the looks Cassy and Trixie have put together and keep an eye out for the next 'The Fringe Off' collab.



Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Debenhams Valentines Day Competition

Debenhams are running another competition and this time it is valentines themed for him. I have put together a mood board on gift ideas in three parts, the outfit, the gifts and the date. If money was no option this is something I would love to do, hopefully it will give you some ideas for what you can get the man in your life.

The Outfit

The Gifts

The Date 

So those are my picks for the valentines competition. If you are a blogger and want to get involved then all the details are here. I cannot believe valentines is next week, this year is already going too quickly.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Pkai Hair Peterborough Wella Instamatic*

In between Christmas and New Year I visited Pkai hair with my friend Rox to try out their new Instamatic Wella colours. As I have my hair a certain way at the moment I didn't want to change it so brought Rox along to try out the dye. This also made it so much easier for me to document what was going on, so this post is quite picture heavy and there will be a video to follow next week.

You can see from the before and after images that it added this really nice tone to Rox's hair. She chose the smokey amethyst colour from the instamatic selection, but as you can see from the image below they have such a great choice of pastel colours.

The first step was to lighten up Rox's hair this was done through highlights. Once her hair had lightened it was washed and blow-dried until it was 90% dry.

You can already see how much her hair has lightened up in the image above. Once her hair was 90% dry the instamatic colour was applied. The dye was then left to dry under their drying machine for about twenty minutes.

Once Donna was happy with the colour she washed it out and fully dried Rox's hair. To style up her hair Donna used the GHD curve to add some waves. Pkai hair sell GHD products so make sure you pop in and see what they have to offer.

You can see how the colour has really taken to the lightened strands. It gives the hair a mauve highlighted look. If you wanted an all over colour you hair would need to be taken to a very white state for a real pastel tone. Pkai hair offer a wide variety of hair colours, so it you want something to stand out or just a subtle change make sure yo check them out.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Daisy Duke ft Motel Rocks & New Look

Outfit Details

Dress- £20 Motel Rocks (sale and not in stock anymore, similar here)
Jacket- £15 Vintage
Boots- £20 New Look (sale)
Choker- £1:50 Primark
Crop Top- £3 Primark

This daisy dress is one of those go to pieces. It speaks for itself and is so easy to style up, I cannot wait to turn it into a summer look with flatform sandals and strappy crop tops. These boots are the one and only thing I was able to buy in the sales thanks to a Christmas voucher. They are real leather, reduced from £65 and super comfy. 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Vintage Suitcase Side Table

I have completed my first vintage suitcase DIY for our home so I thought I would share it with you, it's super easy but looks so effective and stylish.

To turn the case into the table you just simple add a plank of thick hard wood inside to strengthen it and then drill through it to attach the table legs, it's as simple as that. To make the table legs more interesting I followed a simple decoupage tutorial online. There are so many and it is literally PVA glue, thin paper or I used decoupage napkins (loads on ebay, the ones I used are here) a paint brush and time. I found it easy to do the legs in sections because of the shape of them and paint the glue on the legs rather then the napkins. You need to pull away the top layer of the napkin (there is normally 3 layers) discard the other two and then cut it up into strips. The napkin layer is very delicate so take your time when sticking it on. Once I had covered the whole of the leg I then painted over the top with the PVA glue. I am also going to varnish over the top of them to prevent ware and keep them nice and shiny. I now have an interesting feature in my front room that I just love. 

Enjoy your weekend lovely people and happy decoupaging if you give it a go. I've already planned out my next decoupage project.

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