Sunday, 25 September 2016

Wet Hair Again






Dress - Asos, Shoes - Vans, Socks - Primark, Bag - Urban Outfitters


Gooooooood Morning!! I know it might not be the morning when you're reading this because most people aren't up as early as I am on a sunday but for my sake let's just pretend...

So I've been back in Nottingham for a little over a week now and although I'm absolutely not being productive in the slightest I'm soooo happy to be back in my favourite city with my favourite people. What is even better is the fact that my pal Crystal's time off work coincided with me being completely free so she came to visit for the day and it was really lovely. She bought me jelly so she's officially the best in my eyes. I showed her round the arboretum which I'm sure you're all well aware is my favourite place to dissapear off to.

Despite the fact that it definitely is Autumn it's still warm, possibly even too warm for this smock dress that I love so much and have blogged already. I love it with my vans though and my little pink sparkly socks. Once again I'm very very happily dressed like a toddler, practical and adorable tbh.

I'm not quite sure I'm ready for routine and being back at uni just yet because I have become really lazy and slow and I'm not ready to give that up just yet...


IWx 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Green Leather




Skirt - Newlook, Top - H&M, Fishnet Tights - Accessorize, Shoes - Converse X CDG, Bag - Primark


I have a serious shopping problem which is not at all news but I couldn't not buy this skirt from newlook, they have it in several different colours and It's honestly one of the nicest faux leather skirts I've ever come across, Not only do I adore this green colour, I love the A-line shape and that it has (though too small for my liking) pockets and isn't at all restricting or uncomfortable. It fits into my wardrobe perfectly and I think it looks pretty cool with fishnet tights.

Wearing fishnet tights is something I thought I'd hate but they aren't only way cooler than wearing any old tights or going bare legged, they also don't make you too warm or cold and aren't season specific, possibly not snow appropriate but we shall see. They do of course come with an unwritten warning that if you are to stop at a service station on the M1 midday on a thursday you will get some interesting looks from retirees... especially teamed with space buns and heart shaped sunglasses...

I wore this (whilst ill ish) to move back to Nottingham before uni starts up again and I can assure you I had a ball of a time in that service station. I have actually since this day teamed this skirt with other tops and I honestly think it is so versatile, I will be wearing it to absolute death. Also looks amazing with leopard print and faux fur which I am incredibly excited about. I think that faux leather adds a really lovely texture to otherwise plain outfits but also looks great with a mixture of other textures and if you can't tell I'm just soooooo happy with this purchase.


IWx 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Debbie Harry Forever







Blondie Top - Pull&Bear, Skirt and Belt - asos, Shoes - Dr Martens

If I had to be anyone else on the planet it would be Debbie Harry. I'm not really sure why I'd like to be her but I do completely adore her and if you know anything about me it's that blondie are my fave band ever ever ever and I think this might be my favourite Blondie top to date... 

I've had a fair few, the first being from a Blondie gig when I was 11, if I remember correctly it cost my Dad far too much, probably at least as much as the tickets but that was a great day and a damn great tshirt until I grew out of it, I've then had numerous Blondie tops from H&M since that I've either grown bored of or grown out of. The only thing I do still have and wear is a cropped grey sweatshirt that says 'Call Me' on it which I sort of love hate and is mostly worn as pyjamas SO as you can imagine I was pretty excited when I found this. I think my exact words were -younger readers cover your ears- "OH MY F*CKING GOD" and then I stared at it for a long long time, snapchat friends saying how excited I was, tried it on and danced around in the changing rooms and bought it. There was never any pondering about whether I was going to get it or not but it wasn't rushed because I just wanted to look at it for a while. I understand this sounds completely crazy and obsessive but that's because it is. 

I'm not even sure I can really put into words the emotions I feel for this tshirt and that is definitely strange. I can however, yet again, say how bloody warm it was this day, which combined with being too ill to be outside was just the greatest of times. Once I had some iced coffee it was actually a lot more bearable but I do need to learn that when I am ill I should let myself be ill and maybe not go out for coffee in an autumn heatwave...

Hope you're enjoying the weather more than me!

IWx


Friday, 16 September 2016

An Introduction to Abi and Her Blog


Hey I'm Abi, from etherealabi.blogspot.com and India has (very kindly) let me introduce myself to you! I'm a student, studying art and psychology and a new blogger! I mainly blog about fashion / lifestyle but I think I like to have a bit of variety so hopefully you find something you like! Some things you should probably know about me include that I really love music and concerts, I love tea and I kind of don't understand blogging too much yet but I hope you enjoy my blog and you can follow me on bloglovin here !!


- Abi x

~photo by Abi's very talented sister Emily~

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Buffy





 Dress - Pull&Bear, Bag - UO, Shoes - Dr Martens, Denim Jacket Levi's

It's always great when you notice that your shoes are broken when going through your outfit photos... For whatever reason my Dr Martens look as though they have bullet holes in the sole in the first photo which they definitely don't but it sounds way more badass than whatever will have actually caused it.

Buying this dress was a bit of a gamble because it is nothing like anything I own, it's ever so slightly glittery which was obviously the selling point and I actually really like the way it fits, it's comfortable and reminded me how teeny my waist is which is always nice. Styling it however was difficult but I like it quite grungy and I think when the weather is cooler it'll look great with a t-shirt underneath and lot's more layers.

This was also the perfect outfit for today because despite me wishing for autumn it was super warm, especially in fabric shops with no air con! Today was my last trip into Manchester for a while which I maybe shouldn't be so pleased with because I do love Manchester with all my heart but I'm moving back to Nottingham in the next few days and that is far too exciting to be sad about missing the North just yet!

IWx 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Balmy PJ Daze






Night Shirt - Mink Pink, Capri Jeans - Pull&Bear, Boots - Newlook (similar here)

Balmy is definitely the word for today, though even balmy is a bit too warm for me and I sort of really want it to just get a bit cooler so I can wear these jeans everyday without wishing I was wearing something much shorter and more nothingy... 

I feel a kind of guilt for the amount of clothes I've bought this Summer which I definitely shouldn't. I shop a lot but it's always stuff I really love and I never compromise anything else by shopping so it's fine. This shirt however was not so planned, it was definitely an impulse by but I am so incredibly glad I bought it with such haste because it now appears to be out of stock everywhere and it is so beautiful. It may be a PJ top but I think it looks super cool with jeans and boots. The colours and the print are perfect and so bold and contrasts so well with the boxy, slouchy shape. The beauty of it being a pyjama top is also that when wearing it I can literally just whip off my jeans and I'll basically be ready for bed - only of course if I'm exceptionally sleepy..

These pull&bear jeans are also possibly the first non high waisted jeans that I have ever liked (nevermind loved) and the capri shape to them is so relaxed and cool and unlike any pair of jeans I've seen before. I've always liked pull&bear but since one opened in the Trafford Centre this Summer I've fallen ever so slightly in love with it, and probably spent a little too much time in there and even more online.

IWx

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Eden


Dress - Asos, Jumper - Primark, Shoes - Converse

You may have noticed the above photos are not of me.. Meet my sister eden - who you can follow on instagram here - who prefers her name written with a lower case 'e', cuts her own hair and is gymnastics obsessed. I liked her outfit and she said that if she didn't hate the photos I took then I could post it on my blog so I am. She's had this denim dress for a while now but I have seen very similar ones in H&M, the shoes and jumper are very new. I think what made me like this outfit so much is that it is all black and then a pink jumper and I'm slightly in love with pink everything at the moment, god knows why. I just think it's an adorable outfit and felt like it needed sharing.

Don't be fooled though, Eden is not quite as cool as this outfit makes her seem...


IWx

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Back to school




Dungarees - Primark, Top - H&M, Shoes - Vans. Bag - Rough Trade Tote


Okay so though I definitely am too old for back to school anything, September, it seems, is capable of making everyone and anyone feel the need to buy stationary and new clothes... though maybe that is just me. 

I bought these dungarees on recommendation that they were incredibly comfortable and I can confirm that they indeed are and that I've worn them about 6 times in the last week which is possibly not the best but I love them. They're stretch denim so it's basically like wearing leggings and they're great and super cheap. I bought this purple sports (I'd say baseball but I know nothing about any sports and feel a bit silly lol) type top thing from H&M because I've decided I love plum colours with my blonde hair for autumn, I can also confirm it is pretty comfy too.

I don't know if it technically is autumn yet, it's not quite cold enough and this was pretty much the only street I have seen with orange leaves so far but I must say I'm pretty excited for everything that autumn entails, coffee and jumpers and scarves and the promise of christmas, it's definitely my favourite time of year.

IWx 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Pictures and Words



So I've been reading things and watching things and I figured they're probably worth talking about. First of all I've been watching Stranger Things, I've both been advised to watch it all at once and to stretch it out a bit by different people so for the first time ever I am stretching it out a bit which is super difficult because it is so good. I'm sure I don't actually need to tell you anything about it because you've probably already seen it but Winona Ryder is fab and all the children in it are amazing and I'm excited to carry on watching this, it's unusual for me to be hooked by a tv shows storyline by the end of the first episode but I was and I love it and I am struggling terribly to forget all my responsibilities and just watch the entire series at once.

As you may have noticed from the above photos I'm reading me before you by Jojo Moyes currently which I'm enjoying so far. I haven't actually read that much as I write this as I'm saving it for a train journey tomorrow but I have seen the film twice and I liked it so knew I'd like the book. Usually with books I need to be able to start and finish the book within one sitting, which, though a massive inconvenience when you don't have a full free day, is my favourite way to read. Since I've seen the film and I know what happens I don't mind having to put down and pick this up which is good. I like this story a lot and I don't really know why, it's not because I'm interested in romance at all because I'm not, I just kind of like all the characters and each of their little stories. There's a lot I can relate to and a lot I can't and in the film there was a lot I found funny, I hope the book will be the same, I think what I'm trying to put across is that this isn't sickeningly romantic, it's just nice.

The only other thing I'm really watching at the moment is Gilmore Girls which I sort of love hate. The characters all annoy me in one way or another but I still sit and watch it and want to know what's going to happen etc.

If you have any book or tv or film recommendations please let me know! 

IWx

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Northern Quarter





Skirt - H&M, Top - H&M, Shoes - Vans, Socks and Bag - Primark, Necklace - H&M

Happy super humid wednesday! I am ready to dress for autumn and not putting on a jacket today was a real struggle and even in this I was too warm for comfort and my hair did end up in the messiest top knot ever shortly after these photos were taken. I went shopping for a few bit's I needed  - and a few bits I definitely didn't - with my sister, What I've learned is I need to stop shopping but since going back to blonde I have realised a lot of the colours and things I wore whilst ginger just aren't as nice anymore and I need different colours in my wardrobe, especially all my autumn clothes.

This skirt was possibly the biggest bargain I have ever found, it was £3 down from £24.99 in H&M and I'm so so glad I found it, we all know I love denim way too much so the less I spend on it is probably for the better... I'm not so keen on how creased it got just from going about my day-to-day business but it's cute so I'll deal. I think it'll look great when it gets a bit cooler with wooly tights and a chunky knit jumper.

I'm going to be spending a few day's with my pal Molly on Friday and I'm super excited, I haven't seen her in a little while and she's my favourite little bean to chill with. (I'm also hoping she helps me improve my spotify playlists because I'm okay at them but I need her music wisdom for them to be great..)

IWx