Sunday, 23 November 2014

7 Things for my Bedroom Change.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

Now winter is truly upon us (who else has noticed how it’s all of a sudden gone freezing? Normally I’m really warm blooded so don’t tend to notice but this year I have! Brrr!) I think it’s time for me to start taking a look at my little bedroom and see what I can do to make it feel more me. I’ve not had much changed in my room since I was about 16/17 so it’s time for a change and a drastic one at that! All my furniture is a mish-mash of random bits from an array of shops and it would be so lovely to include some of these Cookes Furniture pieces to bring my whole bedroom together in harmony. The sweet vintage aesthetics would work perfectly for what I have in mind for my little home improvements over the next year or so, unfortunately I just don’t have the space or time to drag everything out and start afresh so it will most likely be lots of little projects going on for months and months! 

Most of the time if I want a little room restyle I go for a new duvet cover and some cute cushions as well as other trinkets and frames I pick up all over the place and I have to say the range of pieces from the George Home range at Asda are oh so good! I’ve managed to get a number of lovely retro inspired duvet covers from them since the summer as well as some of the cutest and most fun cushions I’ve ever seen. The quality is also really good so I’m never disappointed as the images are always true to product you receive which is something that often doesn’t happen when it comes to home wares! Being a fashion design student I just couldn’t resist adding the lovely bust to my wish list as it would work perfectly with the pieces already in my bedroom and the R cushion is calling my name so much so that I may have made a rather cheeky order! 

What do you do when your room needs a little re-style?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Vintage Lovely with Voodoo Vixen.

Fances Cardigan: c/o Voodoo Vixen. Circle Skirt: Made by Me. Glasses: Jeepers Peepers.

Now as you all know I do have a little bit of a thing for the retro/vintage look. Sometimes I'll go all out and try and look as authentic as possible but most of the time I tend to mix something from one era with modern day style. I rarely wear true vintage and generally opt for reproduction as I vastly prefer the fabrics and the fit size wise is usually a little better however I often have to size up to a size 22 in repro brands for a little breathing room. A large number of vintage reproduction companies don't really offer anything over a UK20 but this is where Voodoo Vixen comes into play, they've recently launched their plus size range which currently caters for a UK24+ and I'm happy to say their fit is right on here I'm wearing the Frances cardigan in a 3xl which is around a UK20. I did find that the last two buttons were a struggle to do up but I think this is due to the knit that was used as it fits perfectly everywhere else!

This is one of the first pieces Voodoo Vixen has sent me to review and I'm over the moon with the quality, fit and over all style! I've got a rather stunning dress to show you next but I'm just waiting for a few final pieces to make the whole look perfect! I know they also have some utterly fabulous pieces coming out in the New Year so stay tuned! I finished the look with a skirt I made for myself during the summer and I'm so glad that with this cardigan it makes it a little more weather appropriate for this time of year and my cat eye glasses that I do actually need to see with.

What do you think of the new Voodoo Vixen plus size range what are your favourite pieces?

Friday, 14 November 2014

Stripes and Circle Skirts.

Top: Asos Curve. Skirt: made by me. Necklace: Topshop. Shoes: Evans.

The lovely Isha from An Autmns Grace snapped these for me very quickly after an event what seems like forever ago! And surprisingly I kind of love them, usually I'm pretty critical with the shots that make it on here but we were having such a giggle and I think that really shows! I know I've been a little quiet on the outfit posts front over the last month or so but I'm hoping that will soon change! I've decided even if it's just a quick phone selfie of an outfit if I love it I'll post it up on here for you all to see! 

This was worn for an event in London and on the train for hours (the first of which will be featured on the blog very soon!) I love this skirt and it still makes me extremely happy that if I can't find exactly what I'm after in the shops now I can just whip something up for myself! I wore a cheap petticoat from eBay under the skirt just to give it even more volume! Since these were taken I've had my hair cut to a shoulder length bob style as I'd gotten to the stage where I just needed it cutting drastically to breath some life back into my hair! The top is rather old from Asos Curve but something I surprisingly get a lot of wear from. However I did have to order it in a size above my usual so the arms are a little loose!

Don't ask me what's going on in the middle image, there was a worse one but my expression was even worse!