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!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

La Dolce Vita Collection‏.

I was sent this Lookbook a few weeks ago and I just couldn't resist sharing it with you! I've decided to let the shots do the talking so I won't ramble too much! These are from the latest collection by Scarlett and Jo exclusively available at Evans and I just adore them! They ooze the most perfect classic retro feel which is something as you all know I really love! From the styling down the set there isn't one thing I'm not a fan of! My favourite piece is the lovely black floral midi dress with the mesh cutout by the neckline. perfect mix of a classic retro cut with a modern twist, of course the print is also extremely lovely. I just can't say no to a pretty floral!

As number of the pieces are already available on the Evans site and you can check them out here.
I'm looking forward to receiving one of the dresses in the post and seeing if I look as sophisticated in the number as well as seeing how it'll work with my own personal style!

You can also find Scarlett and Jo on Facebook and Twitter.
What is your favourite piece from the collection?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Sweater Weather.

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

It's finally that time of year where I raid my wardrobe for all the fine knits I have and usually end up buying more! I'm rarely a chunky knit kind of girl due to feeling like it bulks me up even more (though I do have a few exceptions to this rule in my wardrobe!) I also find the thicker knit means I get too warm so I find something fine that's easy to layer always works for me! So I decided to hunt down a few of my favourites from some stores I've always shopped with like Simply Be and new stores I've only just discovered like Esprit!

As you can see from the selection above apparently I have a thing for animal print! These pieces just caught my eye because the looked like the kind of garments that would work for being cosy at home as well as being warm but also relatively smart, this is something I always strive to be but rarely succeed with! Options 2 and 5 are just me having a little bit of fun, I adore the fluffy bubblegum pink but I just don't think it would be something I could pull off however it will firmly stay on my wishlist! This winter I'd also like to jump out of my comfort zone a little maybe not with colour but certainly with style. Number four is a loose polo neck style I always think polo necks in general look really chic and I can imagine them looking amazing with a circle skirt and brooch for that bit of vintage sparkle at Christmas but unfortunately I'm yet to feel comfortable wearing one for a period of time, so this would be my compromise to ease myself in to this style and shape. Finally I chose number 3 because JUST LOOK AT THE COLLAR, how pretty is that glitzy little neckline! Perfect for a party but still being comfortable and relatively warm at the same time! I'm sure I'm not the only one that always ends up getting a little chilly part way through an evening because I didn't want to have to carry a coat, so a fine knit jumper like this would be perfect!

So who else is ready to embrace Sweater Weather?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Vintage Suitcase at Buxton!

The lovely Pin Up Curl made so many ladies look utterly wonderful! I was having major hat and hair envy!

 I tried to take an OOTD but my mum unfortunately couldn't hold my camera at a flattering angle at all when her arm was in a sling!
I'm wearing - Cardigan and Bag: Charity Shop. Tee: Evans. Circle Skirt: Made by Me.

This is quite a picture heavy post so I'm going to try and keep it as short and sweet as possible! I nearly ALWAYS attend The Vintage Suitcase fairs held around Derbyshire and Staffordshire but this is the first time I've actually featured any of them on the blog. They're one of my favourites to go to the lovely lady and team behind it really put their heart and soul into the whole thing and it really shows! From music playing as you're wandering around and an array of stands which are always varied and well displayed, so it's clear the traders love being part of it as much as the punters do!

I know they have lots of exciting things in the pipeline for 2015 so do keep your eyes peeled! You can find information for all dates from their website and facebook. However I do know that the next fair is "A Very Vintage Christmas at Uttoxeter Racecourse" which is a two day event spanning over a weekend on December the 6th and 7th. I know I'll definitely be attending with live bands and all manner of lovely bits and bobs happening. My parents also LOVE going along which means I never have to talk them into driving me as they want to go as much as I do!

Saturday, 1 November 2014


I'm having a HUGE BLOG SALE over on my facebook page! With lots of items still with tags on or just never worn. I'm wanting a quick turnaround so I can get everything posted out as soon as possible and free up some space in my life (and a few pennies in my pocket!)

All prices are extremely fair and majority are pretty low as I just want things out of my life and off to a better home! If they look creased it's probably because they are from be stored away for months on end.
All postage costs will be on each photo separately along with the price I'd like for it. Please do give me an offer and I'm happy to do a good deal if you're purchasing more than one piece!

All postage prices will be based on posting within the UK. If you're from overseas and wish to buy something I'm happy to post but of course it'll cost quite a lot more!

Just comment on the photos and it's a first come first serve basis, however I don't want to hold items for any longer than 24hours (and that's a complete max for me!)

Hoping to have sold and posted everything by the 4th or 5th of November!

If you haven't paid within 24 hours the garment will go onto the next person as I want a quick turn around!

You can find all my pieces over on or for the full album this direct link here.