You know, a year ago I would have told you that I didn’t have a signature style. I’m inspired by so many different aesthetics, and I’ve always subscribed to the school of “wear whatever you want, just because you feel like it.” I’ve recently made an effort to buy things that fit in with the rest of the clothes in my wardrobe, and if anything I’ve gone too far in the other direction. I just want to dress like I’m from the 70s all the time! Jumpsuits + round sunglasses = a perfect outfit in my books. It might be a little predictable, but at least I know what I like. This might just be the perfect jumpsuit. It’s super 70s, and it’s so soft and flowy. The nipped-in waist makes it dressy, and you could just as easily wear it to a classy event as a day of napping in the garden.
Outfit Details: Jumpsuit, Warehouse (& see more dresses and jumpsuits from Warehouse here !) / Denim Jacket, Vintage (Ebay) / Shoes, everything5pounds.com / Hat, New Look / Sunglasses, Vintage (The Beatnik Emporium, Southampton)
I bought my vintage jacket from eBay years ago and took it in at the sides. A while ago I decided not to buy any leather, even second-hand but to keep the leather items I already owned. I just love the leather detailing on the back of this jacket, I think the horse riding through the desert is such a summery scene! These photos were taken this weekend in London, where I spent a glorious few days with my friends. I drank whisky, ate too much junk food, talked into the night and hung out in the park in the beautiful sunshine. I wish all weekends were like that!
*This jumpsuit was given to me by Warehouse, but all opionions are my own!
I picked up this coat in Birmingham for the bargain price of £2 – yes, you heard me right! My friend Leah introduced me to this amazing chaotic, cheap vintage shop called Credit Crunch Vintage. You have to dig to find the good stuff, but it’s worth it! I’ve been wearing this coat all week. It’s lightweight and perfect for the British summer! The rest of the outfit just seemed to make sense – dungarees always make sense! I’m not sure how clear it is in the photos, but I got this lovely Lime Crime lipstick for my birthday. It smells like vanilla, and it’s the perfect purple!
Outfit Details: Dungarees, Vintage (Dolly Mix Vintage, Leicester) / Coat, Vintage (Credit Crunch Vintage, Birmingham) / Crop Top, Ebay / Chelsea Boots, New Look / Necklaces, Gift / Lipstick, Lime Crime Poisonberry
I finally got myself a new pair of sensible shoes. I picked up the last pair of size sevens in the New Look sale – they’re vegan, and they don’t have a heel which is exactly what I was looking for! Chelsea boots aren’t the most glamorous shoes in the world, but they’re comfy and they go with everything. These photos were taken after James and I enjoyed a picnic in the park during a charity shop trip to Newcastle. I’ve been doing lot of charity shop shopping recently to stock my etsy shop, and I’m not complaining!
This is what I wore out to dinner for my birthday last week! I’m wearing paisley again, which might be a bit samey but at least I know what I like! I bought this blazer probably a year and a half ago from the vintage section in Urban Outfitters. I don’t wear it that often cause it’s not really a daytime jacket (although perhaps it should be!) When I was in Birmingham last month I found this skirt in Cow which almost matches my jacket, so I had to buy it. It’s a gold overload, and I love how over the top they look together! I’ve actually been wearing this skirt a lot with black t-shirts day-to-day and I really love the length.
Outfit details: Jacket, Vintage (Urban Outfitters / Skirt, Vintage (Cow, Birmingham) / Top, ASOS / Shoes, Ebay / Necklaces, a gift
These necklaces were a birthday present from a couple of my friends. They’re so pretty and dainty, and I love the designs! It was a lot of fun wearing red on my lips and eyeliner on my upper lids – I feel like I haven’t done my makeup like that in forever! Also, do you like the pom poms I glued to my shoes? They’re not really involved enough to be a “DIY” so I’m not posting about them separately, but I think it makes my shoes a lot more fun!
This is what I wore over Easter Weekend – it’s taken a while for me to get around to publishing these photos! I’m wearing yellow because it’s a happy, sunny springy colour – even though the weather hasn’t been very sunny this month! I bought these trousers from Cow on a recent trip to Birmingham. They’re paisley (I have a full-blown paisley addiction) comfy and high-waisted, which make them the perfect trousers for me. The vibe of this whole outfit is pretty comfy, but long weekends are for lounging, right? I’ve been wearing these vintage shoes for years, and they’re showing no signs of wear and tear (and, you know, they go with my trousers too.) If they weren’t one-off, I’d be buying another pair!
Outfit details: Trousers, Vintage (Cow Birmingham) / Top, Vintage (York Vintage Fair) / Shoes, Vintage (Ebay) / Sunglasses, Vintage (The Beatnik Emporium, Southampton)
Do you like my Easter Bunny themed nails? I painted them myself, and I am very proud. Although, my current purple nails feel a little plain now! I’m setting off for the Peak District tomorrow and I am so excited – I’ll see you next week!
I feel very much like a “blogger” in this outfit. I’m not sure why, I think it might be the floppy hat and heeled Chelsea boots combination. It’s not often that I dress in monochrome, but I think the two different prints make my outfit interesting enough! I actually bought these dungarees from Lavish Alice in the January sales, but they tore in a couple of places literally ten minutes after I put them on. They had sold out online, so I decided that I would fix them rather than returning them and I’ve only just got around to it! I love the leopard face print, I think it’s so cute! I’m also wearing pink lipstick to stop these outfits from being too grey 🙂
Outfit Details: Jumpsuit, Lavish Alice / Boots, New Look / Blouse, Vintage / Hat, H&M
Can you see that there’s only a little bit of blonde left at the end of my hair? It’s taken me three years to grow out my bleached hair and it feels so much healthier, but I’m itching for a change! If I do my MSc this year then it might be my last chance to have rainbow hair before I have to look respectable and employable and such. I also don’t want to damage my hair again, after all these years of restraint, and I can’t afford to have it done professionally. Oh, life’s decision are hard!
Okay, so there may not be a pool in these photos as the title suggests, but there was a pool behind me, I promise! It just wasn’t filled with water, since 10 degrees is apparently not “swimming weather.” These photos were taken during my recent trip to Sorrento, on the terrace of our villa. This is what I wore to dinner on our last night in Italy, where everyone had a little too much to drink – we were some of the first to arrive, and the last to leave! I bought this vintage jumpsuit in London when I was visiting the lovely Laila. The bodice was a little long for me, so I took the sleeves in on the shoulder seam. I just love how colourful it is, and I love how wide the legs are!
Outfit details: Jumpsuit, Beyond Retro / Shoes, Topshop (Old) / Belt, ASOS
I’m not sure if you can tell in the photos, but I’m wearing gold lipstick, and I’ve slicked some of it over my eyelids as well, to match my golden shoes. It’s a fun way of having a golden complexion without actually being anymore tanned! I love these shoes and I’ve had them forever, but they’re impossible to walk in. I have a real problem with shoes – I only really like the look of high heels but I’m both too tall and too lazy to wear heels during the daytime, or to do any kind of walking in heels. Finding flat shoes that I like is hard!
Since starting my new job I don’t wear anything interesting Monday to Friday. I’ve given up wearing make-up to work, I have to be able to cycle in what I’m wearing (I’m not one of those crazy people who can cycle in heels!) I want to look smart-ish and if I’m honest, I don’t want to stand out in the office too much! This means that the weekend is my chance to experiment with my clothes. I bought this gilet from ASOS in the January sales and it is so boho and warm – two of my favourite properties in an item of clothing! My mum thinks it looks like a carpet but I think I look like a rock star. It’s perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons when I want to feel good and be comfy, and this is an outfit I’ve been wearing on repeat for months. I picked up this dress in the Salvation Army in Durham (one of my favourite charity shops!) and my shoes are a trusty ebay vintage find that I’ve been wearing for years.
Outfit Details: Teddy Gilet, ASOS / Necklace, Ebay / Dress, Charity Shop (Salvation Army, Durham) / Shoes, Ebay (Old)
I love this crystal necklace, it’s such a pretty colour and it’s so dainty! I’m working on increasing my pendant collection, I might even start layering them soon! You can win a version of this necklace, along with lots of other goodies, in my giveaway!
One of my favourite things about being employed is pay-day shopping! This month I bought myself some Bell Bottoms from Ette. I’ve been looking for affordable, high-waisted and funky bells for while and these are perfect. Look at that paisley pattern… paisley is my favourite! They’re just long enough for me and the elasticized waist means that they fit me perfectly. The material they’re made out of feels like pyjamas, and there’s nothing better than feeling like you’re in your jammies all day!
I wore my Bells this weekend with my Zara roll neck and my new favourite ASOS platforms for walks along the river, shopping in York and an afternoon of crocheting as well as these windy outfit photos! I think this might be my most 70s outfit to date, and that’s saying something! I’m also still in love with this Waiste necklace. It goes with everything.
Outfit Details: Bell Bottoms, Ette (similar) / Silver Platforms, ASOS / Roll neck, Zara / Cardigan, Vintage / Necklace, Waiste
I’m looking forward to introducing more Bell Bottoms into my wardrobe! I hope you’re having a fantastic Thursday 🙂
Even though I’ve had these trousers for while, it’s taken me a while to photograph them because they go from “comfy trousers” to “why have you gone shopping in your pyjamas?” very quickly. I think this coat and trouser combination makes the outfit sufficiently smart though. Problem solved! The trousers are from my favourite Parisian vintage shop, Hippy Market
. Next time I’m in Paris I’m going to buy all their high waisted trousers because I wear them all the time. I was beyond devastated when my other pair
of Hippy Market trousers shrunk in the wash 😦
I wore this outfit for a lovely lazy day last Sunday. I bought these shoes in the New Look sale. I like that New Look do a lot of non-leather shoes and they were cheaper than the knock-off Chelsea boots I’ve been watching on ebay for a while. I wore them for an afternoon walk around York and they were super comfy! You might have noticed that it’s a cold day and I’m not wearing five jumpers. I have discovered the secret to going outside in winter without wearing a duvet; I wear a thermal top under all my clothes every day. You’re welcome.
Outfit details: Trousers, Vintage (Hippy Market, Paris) / Shirt, Vintage / Mac, Vintage / Shoes, New Look / Necklace, H&M
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
I can’t believe I’m only blogging about this dress now. This is the exact outfit that I wore for New Years Eve but the photos were too fuzzy to post (note to self, always take outfit photos before drinking champagne.) I love this vintage dress so much. It’s short enough to be not-too-formal but long enough to be classy – being tall, most mini dresses are super short on me! You can’t go wrong with blue velvet and I’m in love with the sweetheart neckline. These ASOS shoes are magical. They have a seventies vibe which I adore, and because they’re mid-sized platforms they’re so comfy. I actually walked into town and back (30 minutes each way) on New Years in these shoes and didn’t have any problems. I told you they were magical!
I did my gold nails using Models Own polish, and my necklaces are from Waiste. I seem to be starting a collection! I wore this outfit to go out with my friends in York which was so much fun. Bloggers don’t often post going-out outfits. Maybe it’s because it’s so hard to take pictures at night-time. Oh well, I think this attempt went better than my last one!
Outfit details: Dress, Vintage (Dollymix, Leicester) / Shoes, ASOS / Necklaces, Waiste / Lipstick, Lush Confidence / Nail Polish / Models Own 25 Carat Gold
I haven’t been able to catch up on other blogs recently. Don’t worry, I still love you all, I’m just still getting used to my new work / life balance. I hope you’re having a fantastic Thursday!