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What I Wore: Silver Robot from Outer Space

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What says “I’m ready to party” more than wearing silver from head-to-toe? Nothing, that’s what. I can’t decide whether the silver makes me look more like a robot or an alien, or maybe a bit of both! I bought this silver skirt from Missguided recently and I’ve been wearing this outfit for evenings out constantly (completed by my white fur coat for warmth!) My top is from a charity shop and I’m wearing my silver ASOS platforms again – proof that they go with everything! My style usually isn’t trend driven, but I really like the silver / holographic trend and I wish I’d jumped on the bandwagon a little sooner!

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Outfit Details: Skirt, Missguided / Top, Charity Shop (Salvation Army, Durham) / Shoes, ASOS / Necklaces, Waiste

I can picture myself wearing this skirt with crop tops when spring comes around. It’s been so much warmer and lighter recently so I think spring is almost here, which makes me very happy! These photos were taken in my house in York. I moved out yesterday, and back home to Leicestershire, so it’s nice to have lots of photos of me in the house! Happy Thursday friends 🙂

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What I Wore: Bradgate Park

Near where I live there’s a place called Bradgate Park. It’s basically just a big stretch of protected countryside filled with deer, streams and the ruins of Lady Jane Grey’s house (she was queen of England for nine days!) Because the land used to be part of a country estate it’s undeveloped and looks the same as it would have looked hundreds and hundreds of years ago. It’s weird to think that much of the English countryside used to look like this. It’s a beautiful place to go for a walk or a picnic and I have lots of happy childhood memories here.

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To walk around Bradgate Park I wore this gold vintage dress that I picked up for 5 euros in Paris. I don’t usually wear short-sleeved dresses (long sleeves or no sleeves only!) but I couldn’t resist buying this gold sparkly dress, it’s so shiny! My tights are also vintage, and I bought this vintage jacket from eBay a couple of years ago. It’s one of the warmest coats I own – the entire thing is lined with wool so it’s perfect for a blustery walk.

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Outfit details: Dress, Vintage (Paris) / Jacket, Vintage (Ebay) / Tights, Vintage / Boots, Ebay

I should go on country walks more often – it’s good for the soul! Have you got any plans for the weekend? I hope you’re having a fabulous Friday!

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DIY Bat Costume

I have been very organised this year, and finished my Halloween costume! I’ve known for a while that I wanted to go as a bat and I was inspired by this bat wing costume tutorial for kids. I’ve put my own twist on the tutorial by giving the bat wings a long tail and extending the end of the wings using chopsticks. In these pictures, I’m wearing the wings over a black top, my disco pants and some super high heels I bought in sale in Topshop in my first year at York. And here’s how I made them 🙂

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Glue gun and glue
Sewing machine
2 chopsticks
Measuring tape
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Needle and thread
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Step 1: Take your measurements and sketch out the wing shape. Okay, so this is the part that looks most complicated but it’s actually nto that difficult. First, fold your fabric widthwise. Then take your measurements and use them to draw a bat shape that fits you, using the photo above. Length 1 is half of the distance from underarm to underarm. Length 2 is half of the circumference of your shoulder. Length 3 is the distance from the top of your shoulder to your wrist. Length 4 is half the circumference of your wrist. Length 5 is the length of your chopstick and length 6 is an inch.

Once you have used those measurements to draw on the top of your costume, draw on the loops of the bat wing, until your each the bottom of the fold of your fabric. Then cut out your wings! Phew, that’s the tricky bit over.

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Step 2: Hem the whole top edge of your bat costume (lengths 1. 3, 4 and 5.)

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Step 3: To make the sleeve, fold the top of your costume and sew length 3 onto the fabric. Length A (above) should be half the circumference of your shoulder. Do this for both sleeves.

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Step 5: Cut two small strips of fabric from your strips and wrap them around your finger. Pin them in place, remove them from your finger and then glue them in place. Try on your wings and mark where the bottom of your index finger touches the fabric. Glue each fabric ring to your wings at this point, as above.

Ta da, finished!

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I had a lot of fun test running my Halloween costume and make up! I decided that smiley photos wouldn’t be very scary but I’m not sure about my moody face in these pictures! Have you decided what you’re going as for Halloween yet?

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What I Wore: Autumn Layers

I guess my outfit posts will be featuring lots of jumpers now since it is preeeeeeety cold! It’s okay though, because I find autumn / winter dressing easier than summer dressing (maybe because that’s how I have to dress 90% of the time) and layering is so much fun. I didn’t used to be a fan of wearing short layers over long layers, but it’s grown on me, and this way I can wear my favourite kimonos and house coats but still be cosy. This cardigan is super soft, I think I’ll be wearing it a lot this year.

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I’ve been wearing these trousers constantly since I got back from Paris, but I’ve only just got round to posting about them. They are seriously the most comfortable and versatile item of clothing I own. I love that they’re so high-waisted because I can wear them with a crop top or a t-shirt tucked in, and I think very high waists are most flattering on me. They’re also colourful and patterned, which all the best clothes are, and they’re baggy around my legs so it feels like I’m wearing pyjamas all day. I bought them from a vintage shop in Paris called Hippy Market which stocks lots of high-waisted patterned trousers. If you find yourself in Paris, I highly recommend you snap up a pair!

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Outfit Details: Cardigan, Vintage / House Coat, Vintage (Dollymix, Leicester) / Crop Top, ARK / Trousers, Vintage (Hippy Market, Paris) / Shoes, Ebay

The downside of the cold weather is that all I want to eat are freshly baked cookies and pies. If that doesn’t change, I won’t be wearing crop tops for much longer! I hope your week is off to an excellent start 🙂

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What I Wore: By the River

I must be mentally preparing for autumn without even realising it – this outfit is so witchy! My dark lipstick also reminds me of autumn / winter in the 90s. Even the leaves on the ground are looking a little orangey, so maybe summer is coming to an end. I took these photos with my brother on a walk along the river in our village. Living at home is not always ideal (I miss living in the same house as all of my friends!) but having all this countryside on my doorstep is definitely one of the perks.

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In retrospect, maybe I shouldn’t have worn socks with my cut-out boots, but socks are just so comfy! There’s something that seems wrong to me about wearing boots with no socks, although I’m warming to the idea. I’ve also been pinning my hair up in this new way where I tie it up into a ponytail and then pin the hair coming out of my ponytail down in sections. It’s probably my favourite way of keeping my hair out of my face!

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Outfit details: Dress, Topshop / Slip, Vintage / Jacket, VIntage / Shoes, Ebay / Sunglasses, H&M

This last picture is of me making friends with the tree. I love trees! I had my first ever phone interview today, which was nerve-wracking, but at least now I’ve had the experience! I realise there might be many more of these in the future before I find myself a job, but I really want this one so fingers crossed. I hope you’re having a fantastic week 🙂