Sunday, 27 January 2013

Winter hippy

Asos hat
Miss Selfridge coat
Primark tights
River Island boots
Urban Outfitters hat and shoes
Zara coat
Primark gloves
backpack from Spain 

How does a hippy wear a duffle coat? This question came up when I was talking to C, telling her how I feel hippy and chill at the moment but it's so so cold. Obviously hippies are practically a summer cliché and I find it more challenging/interesting to try translate the chilledness of hippy vibes into winter-appropriate wear. Although I think the hippy would just not wear the duffel coat. They'd wear a cozy (fake) fur coat or a brilliantly impractical white children's coat. :)

Friday, 25 January 2013

Jewellery wish list

I know I've posted them before but let's all take a moment to appreciate the beauty of these Asos earrings. They're forest green, pale pink and gold aka a winning colour combination AND THEY HAVE BUGS ON.

UO hat
Asos earrings
Zara coat
self-made brooch 

I don't know why but I love animals on jewellery and insects in particular. I've been searching on Etsy for months for bug jewellery and now all of a sudden Asos has some fabulous fun/statement/cocktail/whatever stuff in at the moment which I'm lusting over. So here are my favourites in preferance order (sort of):

(to go with the simple gold bracelet I always wear)

It's at times that this that I seriously consider jewellery design in lieu of fashion/textiles. :)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

East end girl


necklace from Singapore
Topshop earrings and rings
Asos dress
I's converse
Miss Selfridge coat 

A left-over photo from London. I miss wearing converse. And this is possibly my dream dress, minus two inches (it comes above my knees when I walk. Gr. Knees aren't nice.). :)

Ps. Also it's a bit cold right now to wear anything other than my fur coat and father's biggest jumpers.

Monday, 21 January 2013


 ^ Manchester Orchestra


beanie from Ebay
self-made earrings
beaded necklace from India
Primark jumper painted by me

Sometimes you just gotta remember not to take fashion so seriously. I find autumn/winter collections are often more ... fun and playful than spring/summer. Anyway I needed some briiiight colour in these cold grey, white and black days. :)

Saturday, 19 January 2013

En la nieve




tikka (head jewellery) and necklace from India
vintage brooch
gifted leather gloves
Miss Selfridge coat
NASA top
Topshop skirt
Doc Martens
backpack from Spain

So we finally got snow but it's more of an pretty irritance than the full-blown blizzard we were promised. And yes, I appear to have a tree growing out of my head, but let's focus on the important things here: my dad got me a NASA tshirt! Which I immediately chopped the sleeves off and wore because, let's face it, I love space-related things. Also the tikka (not the "curry" -.-), which is part of my costume jewellery for dancing, goes wonderfully with Western clothes. :)

Thursday, 17 January 2013

The girl of the hour

^ Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros




Urban Outfitters hat
mother's jacket
fur collar cut from an old cape
pocket watch from Christmas markets
Topshop dress
Miss Selfridge tights
Underground creepers  

Feeling like Lauren Bacall while taking these, due to the fact I watched so many old movies/musicals over the holidays (my dad and I went a week watching just Bogart/Bacall and Astaire/Rodgers). Also, I adore everything about this outfit, the hat, the fur collar, the mermaid-coloured dress. :)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013




Topshop skirt and earrings
necklace from India
Doc Martens

Much as I love this galaxy skirt my mom got me for Christmas, I find it really difficult to pair with other clothes and also to photograph since it's a very bright blue. But I will wear it more and I will learn. :)

Sunday, 13 January 2013





vintage jacket
Urban Outfitters shoes
glass earrings from the Christmas markets
self-made necklace

 Sometimes when I wanna wear fun jewellery (and by "fun" I mean big and sparkly) with a tshirt I feel the fun is too concentrated around my neck/ear area so I've been wanting a sparkly jacket to balance it out a little. Cue this beautiful evening jacket I found in Beyond Retro, Brick Lane. :)

Friday, 11 January 2013

Everything to Nothing

 ^ Manchester Orchestra



beanie from ebay
Primark gilet
Santana tour tshirt
H&M cardigan
 USA pro skirt
Underground creepers
Asos tights

This spot is where I have spent most of the past few days and where I will spend most of next week. The joys of having study leave but no exams means I'm doing art all day instead of things like sleeping because I'm a committed art geek. :)

Ps. The painting doesn't actually look like that. I took the liberty of editing it because I can and it looks cooler.

Pps. This outfit is due to one of my resolutions... can you tell which one? Because it is kind of strange for me to dress mostly so dark.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Wandering days



L's hat
old scrunchie
vintageshirt (I cut the shoulders out)
AA disco pants
Topsop dress and ring
Asos earrings

Normally when I go to London, I go for a specific reason (visiting family, Olympics etc) but last weekend my dad and I went to chill around and be cultural (shows and exhibitions included of course). We wandered all around the east end and I decided that's where I want to live when I hopefully move there next year. Very very hopefully. :)

Sunday, 6 January 2013

The adventures of the coat




Miss Selfridge coat
green sparkly dress from Topshop
I's converse
old scrunchie
Topshop earrings
vintage brooch
backpack from Spain
L's hat
American Apparel disco pants

So we got this coat for my mom for Christmas but she didn't like it so I got it (I was totally intending to steal it anyway so I win) and I've not stopped wearing it since. It came with me to London for the weekend, where I accidentally wore it in almost every outfit photo... So no photos of my dresses, just of The Coat. :)

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Jewel tones



mother's coat
Miss Selfridge dress
Asos scarf
Doc Martens
gifted velvet bow clips

I've been meaning to blog this outfit for so long. I absolutely love this Little Red Riding Hood-esque cropped coat and the way that the frill on the dress peeps out from under perfectly. :)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013


 ^ Kesha


Tatty Devine necklace

New year, new me!
Just kidding, same old me. But yeah, how adorable is this necklace I got as a Christmas present! Thank you to my father from whom I also get my dinosaur, underwater and space obsessions. The love of jewellery is all my own. :)