Friday, 9 March 2012

Swishing, exciting looks and new clothes!!!

Swishing party!!!!

Any opportunity for new clothes always put me a bit on edge! And rightly so with the chance to find so many exciting pieces, I soon got into the swishing mentality i.e move out the way/ I touched it first/ that wouldn’t fit you anyway! After the first bit of grabbing everyone became more sharing, and apart from the happiness of finding new pieces for yourself, it’s a really smug feeling when you realise people find your old clothes desirable!

The next swish is the first of april at the blind tiger, you can buy tickets at

Amazing eighties mohair jumper worn as a dress( I do admit when I went to work in this outfit I did put cycling shorts underneath!) I don’t think the world is quite ready for that look yet.

I found it really surprising that after the initial grab everything mentality, there were still beautiful items left on the rails, like this stunning coral blouse. The quality of the piece is just lush, I’ve styled it in a way that makes me feel like I’m in Bugsy Malone. Particularly when worn with these charity shop found trousers. I also nabbed these gorgeous topshop heels at the swish (my size!) happy days!

What I found so exciting about the prospect of clothes from this style event is the discovery of items you would never imagine, like this ruffle eighties top, which I’ve modelled backwards as I feel it hangs better. I love this angry flamenco dancer look! I adore a good handbag and was overjoyed to find this un-used leather one, since most of my outfits are all vintage pieces adding simple bag really sharpens up my look.

Check out the cutest blouse ever, I love that when I put it on it conjures up images of me wearing a matching frilly hat and milking cows…… ok just my imagination then?!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Summer cannot come sooner

I awoke to a horrible, wet, rainy, windy day and I'm sure I am not the only one who cannot wait for Summer; it's far to cold and I am tired of being limited to less than a quarter of my wardrobe. Anyway, it was off to Bexhill Town today. Again it took me ages to decide what to wear due to the conditions outside, but I think the final outcome was simple but suitable considering. Plus, its not like I'm looking to win any style awards any time soon.
      Also, forgive the appearance of my moody demeanour.

A nude embellished, slit cut neckline top from a charity shop and my old NEXT high waisted hot-pants that I've cut and altered several times. The 50s headscarf was an attempt to fight against the wind and rain for the afternoon. Plus the "cleaning lady headscarf" look always works well with this weather anyway. The shoes, also from a charity shop.

I bought the top mainly because of this gorgeous stitching around the neck and cuffs, gives the top more texture.

Jacket from another charity shop here in Bexhill. The material is like a soft tweed and the cuffs, pockets and collar are all velvet. I found it on a reduced rail about a year ago... for 50p! WIN.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

A weekend of hats and being Pocahontas!

After an uneventful week my style substance has been lacking however on Sunday after attending the swishing event I’ve found some lovely new pieces, so look forward to seeing those styled up very soon……..
Saturday 9am, I took a rather eighties, manly stance on my outfit to help me deal with the day, balanced out by my lovely teacup necklace.

6pm, A meeting of friends summarised by the fact that we all wearing hats!

11pm, I hate fancy dress, but my house mates penguin outfit made me feel under dressed… hence my take on the classic Pocahontas look. ( you cant even see my fringed ankle boots in this picture!)

Sunday, 12am again the hat is glued to my head for the swishing event, and horray for my man brogues I’d forgotten how much I loved them.