I was going to leave this post for a couple of days but I couldn't wait to show you all so it's here already. I made this tartan dress at the weekend with the intention of selling it in my shop (you can find it here). I am so so happy with it - I love the fabric, the style, and it's probably one of the highest quality items I've ever made. If I sell it, I'll definitely consider making more in this kind of style. I'm also wearing my fur gilet in this post, (which doesn't get many outings but I really love how well it goes with this dress) and my new heels which I've already shown you. Let me know what you think of the dress....
Happy 1st of December everyone! I've decided to do a sort of advent calendar thing on my blog this month where each day I'll be linking one of my favourite blogs. If you look to the right you'll be able to see the blog of the day. I hope you like my choices and be sure to keep looking as you might find your new favourite blog amongst them!
Anyway, as promised I am back with another outfit post. I'm sure some of you remember me showing this skirt countless times before but it really is so easy to pair with and amazing quality for the bargain of £8. I am selling this top in my shop and it was originally from Motel. I love the style and the sheer section at the back is just perfect. The only other time I've shown this coat was way back in my first ever post. It's pretty much ruined now as I managed to get oil paint down one sleeve (though there must be some kind of miracle remover method...surely?) so I don't wear it anymore but I really wanted to show it to you all as I'm in love with the colour and style of it.
What do you think of my outfit? What's your favourite winter piece?
Taking photos for outfit posts at this time of year requires a fair amount of organisational skill (which I unfortunately don't have!) so my next outfit will hopefully be up in the next couple of days instead of today. In the meantime, here are a few photos of a pair of shoes I bought the other day. I got them from the charity shop for about £10 and although I don't really need them, I thought they'd last a long time and I couldn't resist the pretty bow on the top!
What do you think? What have you bought recently?
Just a quick photo of my outfit. The top and skirt were both from ebay and can be seen in detail here.
I decided to create some Autumn/Winter themed outfits for you. Most of the outfits are from Motel (...literally drooling over some of the items they have at the moment!) with a few Topshop things thrown in.
I've really been liking velvet in unusual colours recently and paired with a black leather skirt it can create a really edgy look. I'd never be brave enough to wear this fur jacket myself but if I was styling someone else, I'd definitely pick this out.
PVC and metallic items are much more risky but I definitely think if styled in the right way it can look really stylish and not tacky (I love theseimages).
I love this dress so much and it's simplistic style is just perfect. I'd love to style it with something that contrasts this such as this printed bomber jacket and then finished off with this bag and gold chain necklace.
I really like the subtle tartan items that are around at the moment, such as this skirt. It would go perfectly with this long sleeve crop top and the Topshop boots (which I love so so much!).
I couldn't really do a autumn/winter themed post without a tartan dress could I!?. I still don't actually own anything tartan so I always feel a surge of jealousy whenever I see someone else wearing it! I really want to buy a hat at some point (fingers crossed I'll actually find one that suits me!)
Which is your favourite? What have you bought this winter?
P.S. I'm going to be adding some more items in my shop this week so keep checking!
I decided to make the most of the daylight to take some more outfit photos. I obviously had to do a velvet themed post this winter (it's almost compulsory if you're a fashion blogger) and I'm very happy to show this top as it's such a lovely colour and style. It used to be my mum's but I cropped it and I'm wearing it the other way around as I wasn't a fan of the neckline. You've seen my bargain skirt before here and of course my favourite pair of heels. I'm so glad I managed to pick them up last year for only £8 in the sale! I've seen quite a few variations in magazines and in the shops at the moment such as this Topshop pair so my impulse buy wasn't so bad after all. The necklace was a present. I don't actually own many necklaces (it's not really something I buy) so most of my jewellery seems to be a gift. The knit jacket is something I'm selling in my shop. It really is the comfiest item of clothing ever...no exaggeration.
The only thing that's been going through my head the last couple of weeks is my portfolio for art foundation and my textiles final piece. I'm so excited to start making my final dress and show it to all of you (in hopefully a fantasy themed photoshoot) at the end of December. It's quite hard to believe that all of this work for the past 6 months or so has been leading up to just 12 hours of actual making work, but I hope it paid off! As for the portfolio, I've got to start putting all of my best work together for my application as soon as possible so I've been racking my brains for original ideas. What have you all been doing recently?
Normally I don't show outfit posts that I've actually been wearing the day I post them but I genuinely did wear this today! The dress is from Topshop which I bought years ago. It's a great simple piece to layer with though the colour can be a bit tricky. I made the jumper last year and I showed it in this post when it snowed (Have you heard the rumours about the snow that's coming to the UK?). I find it quite stressful wearing tights and having to match the right pair to an outfit (other people must surely feel the same?) and I've ended up becoming a bit boring and have been lacking courage to go for anything over than a simple black/grey pair. I'm sure you are all fed up of seeing my studded boots by now...I've already started thinking about shoes for Spring though! I definitely feel like my styling has been pretty bad recently and I'm not very happy with my outfit posts (and as I'm trying to save my money for Christmas time I've not had the chance to buy anything new) so I'm hoping my current wardrobe boredom will cure itself soon and that I don't bore all of you in the meantime!