Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Mood Elephant

I found this trawling through some old stuff of mine, it seems to be stuck on navy so I thought it was broken but a quick look on the internet tells me..Green: Happy, Orange: Upset, Navy: Totally stressed out with loads of work on. Creepy.

Coat: H&M, Dress: Topshop via eBay, Belt:...might be a necklace, I found it on the floor at work

Like I can play guitar..it's my housemates.


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Spotted and topp-ed.

Top: £1 Vintage place, Belt: Vintage off my Mum, Skirt: Oxfam

Oh, I'm sorry you caught me drinking tea! And almost caught me doing this...

Love a belly top. In the right context.

I got the skirt from an Oxfam in Liverpool on Saturday and it was £4 which to me seemed a bit pricey. I accept that charity shops are exactly that, charity, but I would have bought more stuff if everything hadn't been £4. There's a big difference between a casual £8 and a not so casual over the £10 mark £12, at least to an impoverished student. And know the clothes I bought hadn't been cleaned before sale...the lady I shuffled away from a million times because I was convinced it was her that smelt so bad probably isn't so aware of that.


Notage: Bizarrely I just popped over to Fashion Pearls of Wisdom and found this Grazia spread:

what can I say, I hadn't seen any of this, but I'm quite clearly fashion psychic. All I need to do now is look half as good in my vintage version.

Monday, 18 April 2011

DIY multi-purpose bow

I feel this is a bit of a cheat really as it's a bit too simple to class as a proper DIY, but I whipped this together on a whim last Friday and it's been pretty successful. Simply get a bow tie (Blue Rinse Vintage on Oldham Street has a whole suitcase of £3 each ones for Manc. peeps)

Then hack at the thing with a pair of scissors to get the bow off the tie, realizing in the process this makes the bow fall apart. So do a quick bit of frankenstitching..

And that's pretty much it. After that you simply slide in your attachments for any purpose you want.

Easy pie!


Thursday, 14 April 2011

All the pretty horses

Dress: Take Two (? - some sort of dicount cos it's broken shop in Liverpool), Slip: M&S, Necklace: China+Topshop

I was pretty bummed when only two weeks after buying this topshop necklace the chain was so orange it looks stupid. I only wore it for a few days. Definitely reminded me why I don't buy jewellery from most places. Luckily the struggle necklace came through for me as it always does.


Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Sunnies: charity shop, Shirt: TBA, Jeans: Topshop, Boots: KK

How sulky do I look? Actually I was in a bit of a bad mood, hence the pick-me-up shirt. I completely love this shirt/dress, the silks silkiness makes me feel all expensive and high quality - which I just ain't in real life. Pick-me-up sunglasses as well, I get all 'Yeah I'm an assassin - what's that Leon? You know who killed my family? Let's drink milk together and have a quasi-sexual/paedophilic relationship'.
If you know what I mean.
Clothes, they make you feel better/help you slip further into your fantasies of being things you're not.


Monday, 11 April 2011

Gggrrrreat minds think a-...what!?

Walking through Liverpool One yesterday I spotted this little coincidence which me and boyfriend found pretty funny so we took a piccie. I was about to post - just for lolz, when a little bit of research tells me:
Me: eBay Vintage Top + Blue Rinse Vintage Shorts = £45
Flannels: D&G Top + Acne Shorts = £365

Whooooweeee. Stuff's expensive, maybe the shorts (£130) are a great fit yadayadayada but a D&G oversized T for £235? Mines a silk oversized T and it was £26 on eBay (£13 of which was postage from America), and I can roll up the sleeves too!


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Same same but different

Dress(as skirt):
TK Maxx, Jackets: Korea/H&M, Jumpers:Huk/Coast

You wouldn't think this was me going 'I have an essay hand-in so I'll just pop on the same thing as yesterday'...No, hesitation, repetition or deviation.
The dress I bought for a Murder Mystery night I went to a few weeks back and it's gorgeous. I was supposed to be a 16 year old in the 20s (actually the 40s but I read the invite wrong...) and it was just right.


Sunday, 3 April 2011


Thats right! The jig is up, it's me the soon-to-be-princess-formerly-known-as-waity-Katie Catherine Middleton!
Only kidding. The upcoming royal wedding is giving me prime reason to indulge in a little royal kitchanalia. Personally I think it's great, why shouldn't people be pleased other people are getting married? Our tax money is funding the police officers? Well Glastonbury gets police officers too...so it's alright (there's a line of logic there somewhere).
So hoorah for a little more happiness on a grey April day.

Ring: Sainsburys (£3)