Wednesday, 17 September 2014

River Island Skirt

It's been incredibly busy recently and I haven't had any time to blog or read posts....the main news is that I started my art foundation course on Monday which involved starting off with a 3D taster session they gave us (I think it's fair to say that I'm not going to be choosing that route to specialise in...). So there's that, plus most of my friends are heading off to uni all over the country while I'm staying at home and I've been trying to meet up with them as much as possible before I have to say goodbye for 3 months (it's all very sad...). 
On a brighter note, I have lots of new clothes to blog about, including this wonderful skirt from River Island. I also picked up one of the classic Topshop crop tops (which I'm sure every blogger has) in 'light grey' though I'd say it's more of a pale blue... I was keen to get some heels/sandals that weren't too high but were still nice to wear on a night out and luckily I found these in New Look the other day. 











 top - Topshop
skirt - River Island
shoes - New Look

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Lace coord

I was obsessed with the 90s trends this summer (especially square necklines) so I decided to experiment and make this crop top, which soon turned into a co-ord. I used a white lace and layered it over some plain black fabric to create this effect. I'd never make this style before but it turned out surprisingly well and I can definitely imagine myself wearing this look on a night out. 











 top and skirt - homemade
heels - charity shop

Friday, 5 September 2014

Zara Sale

I still can't believe that my first full day of university is on Thursday! I'm also starting a new job so there's a lot of new things happening right now. And I went fabric shopping today so more clothes to make!
Although I absolutely love Zara, I don't think I've ever bought anything from there as it's not exactly cheap. However, I went shopping a couple of weeks ago and headed straight to the sale rack where I managed to find this skirt for just £10 and a dress which I'll post another time. I also bought this mesh crop top on ebay for £3 which I really like. I am aware I've worn this necklace in my last couple of posts but it's just so good to pair with and it's not too little or too much. I can't wait to get into Autumn/Winter and buy some new boots, though I'm dreading having to wear tights every day!









 shoes - Office
necklace - Primark
top - ebay
skirt - Zara

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Lace Shorts

As this summer has been pretty limited in terms of the weather, I haven't had much chance to actually wear these shorts that I made back in July. Believe it or not this was actually my first time making a pair of shorts so I'm pretty damn pleased with them! I can safely wear them out of the house without the worry of seams coming undone etc. and there are only a couple of faults that I can see. At the time I'd been obsessing over pairs with lace trimmings so I added some of this to my own. As the fabric is quite colourful, I decided to just pair it here with a plain white t-shirt and a simple necklace and sandals
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 t-shirt - old
necklace - Primark
sandals - Topshop
cardigan - vintage
shorts - homemade

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Los Angeles

Our fifth and final stop was Los Angeles. We did the usual touristy things, such as visiting the Hollywood walk of fame, the chinese theatre, Madame Tussauds and saw the famous Hollywood sign, plus managed to fit in some sunbathing by the pool. 
I actually bought this skirt from H&M while in New York. I'd been after a white skirt for a while so I couldn't resist buying this. I'm wearing it with my fishnet top, and a necklace I  bought from Primark. 







The Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood sign
 Walk of fame
 The TCL chinese theatre

 top - old/diy
skirt - H&M
necklace - Primark

Friday, 22 August 2014

Maui

After Kauai, we travelled to Maui (another one of the Hawaiian islands). Maui is actually the second largest after Big Island. Again, we spent our first day and a half in the hotel (+ we did a bit of snorkelling). Our second day was a very long day since we drove along the Hana Highway which was a 2 hour drive on the coast of Maui and along the edge of the rainforest. Our destination was the Pipiwai Trail which took you past several pools and through a bamboo forest to the Waimoku Falls. On the way back we also stopped off at the Waianapanapa black sand beach. 

This is quite a long post since I managed to take photos for both the day and night. The first outfit is a pretty typical beachy outfit. I found this top in the charity shop (originally from Topshop) and thought it would be great for days lying by the pool and to just throw on. My shorts are really old and diy'd. I'd really love a classic pair of high waisted denim shorts rather than these horrible ones but I just can't justify spending the money on something I'll only wear a few weeks a year!
My evening outfit features a dress that I made last month. The top section is made of a mesh material and I just pleated the blue fabric so that it hangs in quite a unique way. 
Day






Evening






The Hana Highway
Banyan Tree
 Black Sand Beach

 Pipiwai Trail

1st outfit - top - Topshop via charity shop, shorts - old/diy
2nd outfit - dress - homemade, sandals, - primark