27 November 2015

Concho Poncho.

It was SO COLD, this was the weekend just gone when it felt like London had frozen over. The cold stunned us, and found it hard to come outside to take some photos, it wasn't long until we were back indoors again, under blankets and drinking tea. 

I knew that when I found this poncho at Peekaboo, that I had to stop it from leaving, and put it to the side - for me, of course. It's such a special piece, I couldn't let it go. A classic native American Navajo style, it would fit in my wardrobe perfectly and truly be one of a kind. I love the idea of layering up with roll neck jumpers, and wrapping around extra long scarves - like above, for the winter months and then worn over floating maxi dresses in the summer. It's made from that lovely weighty suede, that when worn, you can feel its heaviness. Metal conchos, rich and rusty in colour, its a true beauty. A must have for any urban cowgirls out there! 

I have tried out ASOS denim for the first time, I've always been very loyal to Topshop and their jean styles but have been so frustrated over the last year, waiting for them to do the perfect jet black flares that I had gave up and choose a pair from ASOS. I was surprised to see they actually have such a good range of flares, from bells to baby kick and then in most colours. They fit beautifully with slight stretch, I think I'll be going back for more at some point.  Click images below for direct shopping links  for the jeans and the funnel neck but unfortunalty I couldn't find a similar concho to show you at this time. 


21 November 2015

Iron Maiden.

I felt like an iron maiden taking these photos I tell you, was two degrees outside and I was feeling a draft in a few places that's for sure. I am still not all that good at the cold, but in terms of dressing I know I can always turn to warming suede. 'When Suede-y met Suede-y' my friend Amy would've said. I know she would appreciate my double use of suede here - so Amy, this ones for you. 
A heavy duty suede shirt, is the perfect thing to have on hand in this baltic weather, and could these faux suede thigh highs being any cuter? Fitting like a winter glove, with a handy tie up at the back, they sex up this outfit a lot. Peekaboo Vintage have excited me beyond, with their 100% leather fringed mini skirts. I know they come in all shades, but for me, grey was the one. So rock 'n' roll's cheer leader was born. 
Vintage to me, is a wonderful and wild aspect of fashion. From a really young age, I stole my big sister's vintage clothes, and fell head first in love with the fact that no one else would be looking the same as me. Being a young Leo lioness, I guess I attention seeked through style and the only way forward for me, was to just stand out. At school, I was the first to wear tight drain pipe school trousers, I swear! I got suspended, and felt very pleased with myself.
Another reason I have a passion for vintage, is the searching, seeking and rummaging that goes into the finding of your dream piece of clothing. It isn't just given to you on a plate, it's a journey! I love a late evening mooch in my local Beyond Retro. I have the whole store to myself, and love rummaging solo through the rails. Shopping alone, I find it the best and only way. You can zone out, get lost in your thoughts and truly get the best out of the overall experience. Every visit to a vintage store, I always aim to leave with at least a useful vintage t-shirt - as they are my wardrobe staple. Now that I have left my job as a (semi - smart) personal shopper, I pretty much wear one every day. As I have mentioned before, I really like to use them to toughen up my more prettier, girlie items of clothing and plus I've always loved bringing the two together. Tough, but romantic vibes. By the way, I am listening to Iron Maiden as I write this post. It's a pet hate for me, when chicks wear band t-shirts of bands that they don't listen to or at least appreciate. Killin' it! 

Iron Maiden T-shirt - Beyond Retro. Western Woven Suede Shirt - (Similar) Peekaboo Vintage. Grey Leather Fringed Mini Skirt - Peekaboo Vintage. Thigh High Boots - 'Janine' Public Desire.


16 November 2015

Fluffy Flamingo.

For nights that I'm going out, out - my night time glam still needs that unruly and untamed look about it. There is just no other way. Like these photos above - they have more of a 'morning after the night before' vibe instead of 'pre-drinks' but that could be because incidentally I was very tired and a tiny bit hungover at the time. Almost tripping off the curb in my unstable, lace - up stilettos, swaying around balancing my new pink fur coat off my shoulders. The poor residents of Notting Hill Gate are most probably sick of the sight of me. 

This faux fur is my coat for the winter, and no I don't mind that it's pink. I'm pretty sure it's going to go with everything, anyway its a very dusky hue that remains quite neutral. You can still rough pink up, it doesn't have to stay in the barbie girl realm. I really like it over this moody, winter floral playsuit.  Dusky pink and olive/khaki greens is a dream combination.  Messy 'undone' bed hair, with a suposedly 'done' outfit, some cute high heels and I'm good to go.

Dusky Pink Faux Fur - (ON SALE) Miss Selfridge. Winter Floral Playsuit - Topshop. Embellished Clutch - (Similar) F&F for Tesco. Lace- Up Fringed Heels - (ON SALE) Public Desire. 

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