Thursday, 27 September 2012

Likes

Thought i'd start doing something else new here on the old blog, I'm just experimenting with posts I think, videos, pictures, collages, style posts, OOTD's, whatever floats my boat I suppose! Maybe one day I'll stick to a pattern ;)










All images credited to Tumblr
(mine is hanndmedownn.tumblr.com :))

Fitzpleasure

Hey guys :) I don't really have much to say at the moment, I'm going to be trying to do a ~video~ (yeah!) of my outfits from my first week at uni, I thought it would be a fairly fun ~project~ to do for a first video, I don't have a particularly high tech camera to film with but apparently its HD? It'll probably just be me flouncing around in a load of outfits, unless people want me to talk over it and say what I'm wearing? I was going to film while I'm here in Wales, but what with the early mornings and me forgetting my camera (nause), I thought it might just be easier to plan out the video more and just remember what I wore.

Again sorry for the lack of fashion related posts, for now I'll leave you with my favourite band at the moment, I've finally stopped listening to The Weekend every second of my musical life (although I still adore them) xo



Friday, 21 September 2012

Passion for Fashion competition

Hola! so I am sooo behind on this whole Passion for fashion comp bandwagon, I was emailed to get involved in the competition like WEEKS ago but just havent got round the finishing it! but alas, here it finally is :) I was asked to create five outfits, for five different occasions, under the price tag of £200 to create a beeeeautiful A/W wardrobe. (heres the entry to the competition here). I actually sat and did 3/5 of these posts sat in a local cafe, I never thought I'd be able to work very well in a loud, busy cafe, but it actually worked out pretty well and I'm really pleased with my outfits :) none of them are particularly themed around current trends, however I think I incorporate a lot of them into each outfit. I'm not really a believer of following trends, well, not religiously anyway! Obviously I believe in following whats in the shops/on the street, but I don't think anyone should completely stick with trends.. does that make sense? Make them your own :) Hope you enjoy my outfits and I give you some inspiration for some fairly low budget pieces/outfits for your A/W wardrobe! 




CASUAL

TOTAL : £191.50

Here is my casual outfit for the blogger competition 'passion for fashion', I have to say I think Topshop have really hit the nail on the head when it comes to this A/W picks. I am absolutely in love with majority of the boots they have in stock at the moment. The colours I've picked out to accessorise with here are very me, and very autumn winter, I love a rich, deep colour either on the lips/nails, and also a good nude, so why not pair them together! This camo jacket WILL be my winter coat/jacket, I am determined, it looks so cosy and even has a fur lining! This outfit isn't supposed to be Topshop themed.. however I had to include these rings, I'm usually a silver kind of girl but I think that may be swaying now its coming into the winter months, If you're after a cheap/effective way to bling up an outfit, I think ring sets are go to items! 


OFFICE


TOTAL : £197.50

I am RUBBISH when it comes to dressing up smart, I've had one job which I stuck with for a month where you had to dress boring and posh.. I personally think its rubbish! Nothing worse than an uncomfy stiff shirt and sweaty dull trousers. Obviously depending on what office environment you're in, this outfit is pretty casual, I fell in love with these trousers when my friend pointed them out (yet again, in Topshop), they have a lovely tapered shape and are a pretty thick cotton, nice and warm for winter. I do like the look of a white shirt however, if it isn't too dressy. This one is perfect with lovely cut out detailing and is 100% cotton! I think the tote bag is TOTally overpriced, but I do love a good tote bag, and this would fit everything in to a party outfit for after work or your laptop :) 



CASUAL


TOTAL : £197.46

I'm actually totally suprised this outfit is under £200! Lately I'm trying to change my style a little from simply retro tshirts and leggings (boring..but oh so comfy), to more of a polished/girly look. With this look I've still got a beloved cotton tshirt (ahh), however I've added earrings (never usually wear earrings, but after seeing these maybe I should, £5! absolute bargain!). I love this tshirt from the JW Anderson collection Topshop is holding at the moment, so simple yet effective (although I can't help but think ~hipster~ when I look at it ha!). I don't think you'll be able to go wrong with a pair of black skinny jeans this season. Just a wardrobe must have really! I'm pineing so much after this lip lacquer from NARS, it just looks so edible and lovely. Nice colour for Autumn too! (PS - I've been a bit cheeky and used a Miss Selfridge jacket even though I've said its from H&M, they are basically the same, ones just on a model, so I didn't want my post to look scruff! tehe)



FIRST DATE


TOTAL : 195.97

Right, I know loooads of people will look at this post and think.. 'what the actual hell I would NOT wear this on a date!?! a baggy dress AND baggy jumper? what are you.' however, this is what I'd feel 100% comfortable in, no fear a boob will fall out or I'll flash an ass cheek in something skimpy and tight fitting, if you're out for a meal, who wants to show off there food baby on a first date?! I've added the heels, bag and earrings to give the outfit a bit of 'class', I also added the hat, which wouldn't be a necessity, its kind of depending on if you're going somewhere posh or not! (no hats inside people). I also think the collar and jumper look is also really in this season. I know for one think I'd be 100% happy going to a date in this en samble :) 


PARTY


TOTAL : 161.47

What can I say, I LOVE THIS OUTFIT OHHH MY. Its SO me and just so beautiful. Literally everything in this post pleases my eyes. First of, Chelsea boots, get some. I think these are another piece that a girl shouldn't go without this season, I'm pretty sure I see them everywhere from catwalk, to magazines, to celebrities, to people on the street, to every Tom, Dick and Harry! Yeah everyone has them, but I think they are one of those must haves, and go with anything, which is why I think its good to invest in a decent, leather pair. These are awsome! Adding frilly socks will give them a girly feel (and I love me some frilly socks - PS I would wear them with a nice chunky heel, but I'm just too much of a wimp to go down town, drunk, with heels on.. bless me). A dark lip and metallic nails will be all the rage with me this A/W I can just tell, what with being ginger, I really do think purple lippy is my colour :) (PS how COOL is this ring from ASOS, I LIKE!)






Thursday, 6 September 2012

Sunny Snaps






Dress - H&M
Jumper - Boyfriends, vintage
Frilly socks - Topshop
Vans - Office
Necklace - Urban Outfitters
Hoops - New Look

I decided to take some photos outside today, the weather was bright and also nice and warm so I thought, why not! I think they've come out really well.
I spent the day at my nans today while Alex painted her hallway, we had a good chat and I spent most of the time just curled up on the sofa in the blanket (so tired ALL THE TIME lately, its very annoying), although I was thinking at the same time that I want to be all relaxed before a day at work tomorrow anyway ha. Outfit is pretty simpppps, didn't really think about it, Its fustrating that I never usually get to think about my outfits the morning I put them on as I pack them the night before for Alex's house. 
Anyway hope you enjoyed the sunshine today, my 'Passion for Fashion' blog post should be up soon so I look forward to sharing that with you :) PS This is my cat, Jeremy, he looked so cute just casually on the side (naughty cat), I like the expression I seem to have captured too ha.
(BTW I have no idea why my boobs look hilariously bigger than usual in these photos, I'm blaming it on the lighting)

chow! xo

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Howdy blog friends
basically, I just want to apologise for being a BAD BLOGGER lately, I get a feeling these posts are probably going to become a frequent thing.. soz :( I just tend to go through these stupid phases where I feel really ugly or none of my clothes are right so I just want to shy away from the 'blogsphere' unfortunately :( However, I'm thinking long and hard lately about setting up a Youtube, I check mine at least once a day and would just love to do vlogs/chatty videos etc.. I'm not sure if people would be interested, but most of me just wants to crrrrringe at the thought. Anyway, I should have a post coming soon regarding the Passion for fashion blog competition thats been floating around lately, so I look forward to putting that one together! I have a day off work tomorrow and a day of sitting in my nans waiting for Alex to paint her hallway, so I may well just do it then.
Hope you're all having a good weekend and looking forward to the weekend 
xo