29 October 2017

Forever Love



I'm drinking from my favourite mug as I write this. Printed on it's side is a pair of spurred cowboy boots. A cameo rope frames the boots and in the words of Dolly Parton, it reads; Working 9-to-5. It's the perfect design. I love this mug. 

Oh Dolly! Big blonde hair, iconic outfits, soulful bluegrass to straight up country - I love a good Dolly song, who doesn't? We can all relate to her themes of childhood nostalgia, heartbreak, and of course the most relatable, that of the daily grind. Although for me, its more like working from 5-to-1(am). 

If in a blogging courtroom, the fashionable judge would now shout out WHERE IS THIS GOING?! But I reassure; 'I promise, I have a point'. 

It's currently midnight, but I'm casually typing away like it's a Wednesday afternoon. My body clock and sleeping pattern has been jarred (no, bulldozed to the side of the road) due to my current job at a bar. Don't worry, I've been having A LOT of fun - who knew I like to drink a whisky sour every night AND sing loudly to myself as I mop up an in the girls bathroom? BUT it's been killing my blogging game. I get my writing flow and stupid hours, which is fine - but I haven't been able to work with any of my creative buds to take actual outfit photos due to this out-of-sync-lifestyle. 

So there, I'm giving you some back round story into why my blog has been dormant lately
and finally here is a post. I'm recapping on my forever loves when it comes to my own style, you know, incase you have forgotten. 





Levi's 501s

I know I don't wear much else when it comes to my lower half. When shooting looks for this blog, I really have to try hard to not keep returning to my 501's just so my posts have some variation. But near enough every time I just wear them anyway. Vintage denim jeans are what's authentic to me and in reality it's what I am wearing. I have them on repeat, in slightly varying sizes, lengths and washes. 

I don't honestly know anything else on this planet that will cup and lift up your bum cheeks then a pair of well fitting Levi's. It's thanks to their cut, rigid fabric, and thick seaming that goes down the back and between your legs. Pair them with some really strappy high heels, 70s ankle boots or a pair of vans. 

Vintage silk scarfs

Whether I am tying one around a bag, wrapping one through my belt loops to hold up my jeans, wrapping one around a loose bun in my hair, or tying them around my head - period, to wearing it as a top in summer - I cannot get enough of vintage silk scarfs. Often inexpensive and easy to find, it's not long before you've built up a large collection of different colours and styles. You can pick and choose to find ones that goes with all your outfits.

I love to make my everyday outfits unique to me. With a silk scarf, this is easily done. Break up a black maxi dress, or a simple 'jeans and t-shirt' look by using scarf as a belt. It lends that pop of pattern and colour, that no one else is going to have. 





Soft T-shirts

Look the jig is up, I know by now you've guessed that I love soft vintage t-shirts so I won't go into too much detail again. THEY ARE A FRICKIN' BAD BABY ESSENTIAL 

Statement Shoe

When I am orchestrating an outfit, shoes are never just an after thought. Where I can throw on any of my jeans, with any of my tops without consideration the shoes really are the key to the overall vibe. The 'who do I wanna be today?'.  Wether it be a shimmering disco boot, a wooden clog, a striped pair of beaten up Vans or a piece of beef jerky fashioned into a pair of flip flops - then I'm listening. It's the finishing line to my race, it's the lid to my tooth paste. Shoes are well, the socks to my feet. 

I shed a small tear on a weekly basis that I don't own the Miu Miu platform boots of dreams but these here, from Public Desire come in very close. I love their shimmering pewter tone, it reminds me of the moon.  




(BTW, I've been hitting up Barre class on the regular - don't you think my bum is getting peachy?)




Daily Jewellery

I have the same jewellery on everyday, I sleep in it and it never comes off. I've recently transitioned from silver to gold (you can read that post here) and I keep it relatively simple. For my ears I wear multiple gold hoops at once, in varying sizes. A couple of simple fine chains around my neck. For nights out, I'll likely add some more statement pieces. Lately I've been loving everything from Rock'n'Rose, they do some really cool affordable bits. 

Sunglasses

My sunglasses have aways got to reference an era past and contribute a strong vintage feel to my outfit. From 50s rockabilly, 60s kitten to 70s disco fever it's all easily achieved by selecting the right pair of sunglasses. I usually just hit up Ebay and Etsy for this. 






(Okay, I am really showing off my bum now....that's enough, I'll totally stop it)

Silk scarf and Levi's 501s both vintage, Playboy T-shirt from Playboy, check double breasted coat from Pretty Little Thing, platform boots are from Public Desire. All gold jewellery from Blonde Solace and sunglasses I found on Ebay. 


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21 September 2017

Playgirl




I don't worry. Whenever skies are gray above. Got a pocketful of rainbows. Got a heart full of love - Elvis Presley


Photography by Eisa Bakos.

Western shirt by Sacred Hawk.
Vintage Levi's by my E.R. Saloon Vintage
Red mesh body by Nobody's Child
Tan Clogs by Sweedish Hasbeens
Brown 'Albany' Cap by Brixton.
Black vinyl trousers by Pretty Little Thing


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10 September 2017

Gold Member



In this post, I am talking about my journey to GOLD. For many, many years I have been a worshipper to silver. Seduced by it's rock and roll reverie. Allured by it's Native American roots, it's pairing with coral and turquoise. Silver finery has a softly spoken voice. It's the way it just goes with everything, everyday without demanding a fuss. The ease alone, has kept me faithfully coming back. The way silver jewellery inhabits my shelves and jewellery boxes, like the timeless guest that never outstays it's welcome. There will always be a flashing vacancy sign, a room at the inn, for silver in my life. 

Time comes however, where we might pursue and push towards a little more drama when it comes to our own style. Sometimes we want to wake up from our everyday and test an item that doesn't belong to our capsule wardrobes. 





Fine gold jewellery to me is bold and bossy. It commands the room by asserting luxury, 
all the while maintaining a level of elegance and femininity. It sort of has the same work ethic as a set of luxurious lingerie. They both set out on the same mission.  

So in the last month I feel I must tell you, I've slowly migrated from my trusty silver to the more coveted gold. I love to layer it, by wearing more then one necklace at one time and also by wearing multiple size hoops in my ears. The only thing I have left to covert, is my nose ring! 







My bright and wonderful friend, I say 
bright and wonderful because she truly is the sunshine in my life, is bringing out her own gold jewellery line, so naturally her and I decided to play around and take some photos of her new range. We wanted to dress the gold up with, well not a lot else really. Like I mentioned before, I feel gold and luxurious underwear have the same sort of 'powerful femme' intentions - so why not pair them together? 




You'll be able to shop the range very soon, I'll give you a heads up on my Instagram when it's ready to shop! Hope you love it all as much as I do! xxx





I am wearing all Les Girls Les Boys AW17, all jewellery from Blonde Solace. All photos by Brogan, taken in Hackney - September 2017. 
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6 September 2017

Island Girl









'Island Girl' in any other context, leads me to imagine a tanned beach honey wearing a grass skirt, in a 1950s tropical film that stars Elvis Presley. She'll be a bombshell with a coconut bra, lounging under the palm trees. A ukulele melody will be playing. 

My sisters and I will refer to ourselves as Island Girls, as an inside joke. The fact is we were brought up on an Island  - but just not the exotic kind. (If you have ever looked hard at a UK map, you may of seen the Isle of Sheppey just before the River Thames actually becomes the River Thames) It's poor and a deprived area, with no palm trees insight so we endearingly like to think we have scrubbed up alright considering. 

I guess these photos above are of me, scrubbed up? 

Tea dress from Brandy Melville, espadrille wedges by Park Lane at Asos, gold St Christopher and cross from Blonde Solace (coming soon). 
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20 August 2017

Soul Vibrations












I found this floral dress in one of the charity shops whilst I was back home in the south east of England. It's originally from Miss Selfridge, and I'm thinking from the 90s due to it's label, fitted cut and spaghetti straps. It cost me £3.50. 

After discovering this pair of Converse were actually the extra high tops, I took a pair of scissors and cut them down. I had bought them on Depop and didn't realise they weren't the regular kinds. I'm looking forward to washing them, so that they raw edge will fray and soften. I often buy my converse second hand, because I prefer them worn in and the fabric already faded. It means I can put them straight on without having to worry about blisters, and I much prefer the look of soft converse instead of brand new shiny ones. These cost me £15. 

My fisherman cap was sent to me by Out Of Step Ltd, and it's by Brixton. I'm a regular wearer of Brixton hats, as their collections are always made perfectly. Other then Lack of Color, I don't think there are any other brands out there that smash it. They bring new ones out every season using colour palettes and fabrics that I just adore. This hat was gifted, so it cost me £0. 
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15 August 2017

Sacred Hawk



"I learnt that clothes and make up can change your personality, and wearing the right things, you can do a lot of things you might not have done otherwise". Christian Louboutin




I've always been drawn to clothes, and using them as my second language has only been something that's got more and more evident. I've always noticed from a far, there are people who believe 'fashion' doesn't concern them. They are fools. From a young age, I learnt this. You're clothes and the way you dress, speak for you and will always concern you. Let's communicate before we even have to open our mouths. 


  
Dress by Sacred Hawk. Boots by Toga. Bag is vintage. 
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