Friday, 9 September 2011

Trend: Leather Shorts

Links to Lookbook: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Leather is everywhere this Autumn, and is no acception. I've put together six of my favourite outfits, all from Lookbook girls who are clearly working this trend! I've seen lots of leather skirts, pants, jackets and dresses recently but I think leather shorts look the best, I really should buy some myself. And I don't think they're just one of those crazy trends that you'll regret after a week either. You can see from the array outfits above that they're versatile, and can be incorporated into a variety of different looks. On looking at the pictures though, I do notice one aspect of uniformity: leather shorts seem to lend themselves to monochrome or earthy toned looks. I think it prevents the outfit from becoming too hectic, since there's already on mix of textures going on. But, as always, that's only my opinion. You can do the leather trend in whatever way you like. Tell me how you would style leather shorts in the comments :)

P.s. This is my last post before I go on holiday to Paris with my sister (excited much!!!), so there won't be any posts for a few days. But rest assured, there will be a shed load of holiday pics for you to see when I get back.. if you're interested that is!

DISCLAIMER: I do not own the images used to create the collage of photographs. I put in links to the relevant Lookbook pages. Please contact me if you do not wish your images to be used on my blog.    

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Aztec Tee

Aztec tee: Urban Outfitters
denim shorts: eBay
cardigan: Topshop
chelsea boots: River Island
Rosary necklace: Primark
leaf ring: Primark
hearts ring: eBay
bag: H&M

I thought I'd do a quick post of the outfit I wore for my first day back at college (bad times). I do get a few odd looks when I turn up in all my fashion get-up, but I can't be bothered caring what people think anymore. Trust me, life is a lot easier when you don't care about stuff, although it's easier said than done. Anyway, I won't be saying much about the outfit because I need to get on with some work, and start on my uni applications.. bleugh. What I will say is that I love my new H&M bag, which was only £15! You have to hand it to H&M when it comes to stylish bags on a budget. I decided to carry it in that very pretentious, very impractical way that fashiony people tend to carry bags. Hope you enjoyed...

Monday, 5 September 2011

Second-hand Jewellery

So today I thought I'd show you some of my charity shop jewellery. All of these were under £3 each, so it really is worth sifting through the crap to get to the good stuff! You may have seen some of these before in my outfit posts, if you have you'll know that they don't look scruffy or out-of-place when you wear them with new clothes. I think it's a great idea to look in charity shops if you like fashion but you're on a budget. I'm jealous of your thrift stores in America though, they're bigger and better than UK charity shops! These guys know how to do some serious thrifting!  

Saturday, 3 September 2011

September Wish List

1, 9, 16, 12 - Topshop
2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 14, 17 - H&M
5, 6, 11 - River Island
7 - In Love with
15 - New Look
13 -

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Black is the New Black

Top: charity shop
bag: Urban Outfitters
maxi skirt:
belt: my dad's
shoes: H&M

Necklace: charity shop
earrings: charity shop

Nails: Bella's choice - H&M 
eyeshadow: Brown - H&M

So this is a bit different from my usual style, since I don't usually wear a lot of black. I quite like it this gothic look though. Makes me feel like a vampire or something, what with me being three shades paler than milk.. but don't worry, I'm not a twilight fan girl. I went hunting round the charity shops today and I picked up this sweet green stone cross necklace for 50p! I would have bought it had it been £5 in a highstreet store. And the top I'm wearing was £2.50 froma charity shop! So I'm well chuffed about that. Sorry I'm always rambling on about charity shops, but you really should give them a try if you haven't already. You never know what you might find.

I'm also sporting some H&M cosmetics today, and although they were very cheap, the quality is pretty good. The shade on my eyes is called Brown, but I think it comes out more coppery, which I actually prefer. I love this shade of nail varnish, I've been wearing loads recently. And if you think it's too garish.. man-up and get some colour in your life! I kid ;)