Friday, 31 May 2013





Some quick shots of a "garden"-themed collar that I made the other day after planning it for weeks (note: the gold bees come from some Asos earrings that I temporarily dismembered since I can't find nice metal insect beads anywhere). It actually turned out more pastelly and cute that I thought; I had invisioned it with beaded/jewelled creepy-crawlies but that plan had to be put on hold when I discovered I didn't have any seed beads. So expect a more exotic collar in the future, but for now, let's be sweet and rosy. :)

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Comme des...


tshirt from Ebay
skirt from Singapore

A bright red skirt and a sarcastic slogan to lift my mood on a dreary, rainy, "revision" day. This is my favourite tshirt at the moment because I neither like nor understand the hype around Comme des Garcons (even thought my best friend says Comme des Fuckdown is actually an A$AP Rocky thing, as if I know who that is) and loose slogan tees are always a good thing. :)

Monday, 27 May 2013

I want candy








diamante chandelier earrings from Rusholme
orange and black horn earrings (minus large jewels) from Asos 
mother's sweater
orange flower and leaf earrings made by me
gold sun earrings from Topshop
silver and green earrings and matching necklace from Rusholme
I'm wearing orange lipstick, Topshop nail varnish,
 H&M necklace and father's top
green and transparent triangle earrings made by me
peach crop top (actually a sari blouse) from India

I spent the other day tweaking my jewellery collection and realised that dark green/khaki with orange/bright peach is my favourite colour combination at the moment, espcially when with metallics. It's also the colours I'll be wearing to prom in just over a month (hint hint). So spring-like but with just enough darkness to not be twee. :)

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Throwing Shapes



jumpsuit from Next
vintage jacket
fur collar from old mini-cape
Doc Martens

Unsually simple today. Sometimes you just want to go out in what is practically a baby sleepsuit, heavy boots and a fur trimmed jacket (even if it is May). :)

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Gatsby (the Great)




vintage jacket
sunflower top from Van Gogh museum
American Apparel disco pants
Urban Outfitters shoes
H&M bag
self-made earrings  

Because I'm a complete idiot, I managed to break my beautiful lens. I should get it back within two weeks but the sadness and guilt is not exactly motivating me to blog... Anyway, today I'm going to see The Great Gatsby, which I have been looking forward to for months since Baz Luhrmann is the best director ever. My thought process was "the costumes are going to be so fabulous I'll feel underdressed, so better wear something glitzy". :)

Ps. I don't know why this didn't post yesterday like it was supposed to, sorry.

Friday, 17 May 2013









mother's shirt, cardigan and necklace
 gifted earrings
vintage brooch
lace parasol from Gozo
Topshop sunglasses (on I)

Photos of me taken by friends

So Tuesday was "eras" day. I was considering going 90s but decided it wouldn't involve much dressing up as I'd just be wearing my normal clothes, but all at once. So both me and my friend, I, dressed up as the 50s. I was the sugar sweetie to her pin-up girl. Sadly there's only one photo of my full outfit but I'm 50s inspired now, so I'm sure I'll be wearing something similar soon. We were also joined by L in a 50s house dress with music notes on (!!) and matching accessories. :)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013




old headband
Eastpak bagpack
Topshop crop top
skirt from Scotland
mother's jacket
Topshop socks
Urban Outfitters shoes    

This is my last week ever of school so to celebrate, we're dressing up in different themes every day. Today was characters from films, Disney etc so I went as Cher (the blonde) from Clueless. I wore something similar last year but that was more Heather Chandler than Cher Horrowitz. If you can't tell, I love 80s/90s high school films. :)

Monday, 13 May 2013



Asos sunglasses
Tatty Devine necklace
father's tshirt

I was also wearing dinosaur socks but they didn't photograph well. Excuse the hat hair. :)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Manic Pixie Dream Girls


I'm wearing:
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros tshirt
H&M skirt
UO shoes  

Me and my friend I in unintentionally matching outfits, plus a chocolate bar that we were in the process of demolishing. At least 2 other people were also wearing the same colour scheme on the same day; popular choice.

In my last outfit post I (accidentally) edited a photo so it looked like it had been sprinkled with pixie dust and I liked it so rolled with it. There has been a lot of internet talk recently about Manic Pixie Dream Girls and how they are a negative stereotype in films that reinforce the idea that women exist soleley for men. That isn't to say that I don't admire these fictional characters; I do (for particular reasons). I like Zooey Deschanel and her characters including Summer Finn and Jess Day and I don't think it's fair to accuse a fictional character of being too one-dimensional (um remember, they're not real so don't have to be realistic). I also like the phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" and so, to quote Rebecca from the Clothes Horse,  I wouldn't be "really offended [if] someone thought I embody the term, more bemused by the ridiculous notion that any woman would fit that definition.". :)

Monday, 6 May 2013

Lala Land's 10 piece spring/summer essentials guide

While I surive my last few days of containment, here's a list I put together inspired by Madeline Pendleton

1. Short dungarees/denim playsuit. Images - Natalie Off Duty, via Tumblr

2. Crop tops, preferably jersey and 90’s looking. My favourites styles are rollneck and sleevless (but with wide shoulders like a tshirt). Images - via Tumblr

 3. Matching crop top and skirt/shorts set. And/or matching blazer and shorts/skirt set. Definitely printed. Images - Illustrated people top and skirt via Asos, Natalie Off Duty, Freak of Nature top and skirt via Asos

4. Flatforms, preferably a pair in white and a pair in black. One of them being strappy sandals. Images - platform Converse and Doc Marten sandals via Tumblr

5. Easy jumpsuit, preferably black or with a calm print. Image - Topshop jumpsuit via ChicMuse

6. Short-sleeve blouse, preferably salmon pink, light khaki, pale blue etc. Images - via Topshop, Asos, Topshop

7. Short hair. Mine's currently a few inches below shoulder level but I'm tempted to do more snipping. Images - via Tumblr, Jason Lee Parry

8. Men's tshirts. Of favourite bands, with favourite/hilarious/generally ironc slogans, with dinosaurs. To chop the sleeves off, to cut into crop tops, to keep oversized and baggy to tuck in; whatever as long as they're soft (and DO NOT have cap sleeves, my pet hate). Images - Jason Lee Parry, Stevie Dance by Oracle Fox

9. Head/hair accessories. That means scrunchies, hats, novelty clips, you name it. Images - Girl With The Flower, via Tumblr

10. Patterned scarves. To use as normal scarves, headscarves to keep your hair up, shawls, something to sit on, something to sneakily blindfold a friend with etc. Image - Fashiontoast

And one for luck. (Ok, because I counted wrong.)
11. Surrealism. Yeah. Anything a bit weird, and especially anything a bit trippy. Images - via Topshop, via Tumblr, my own wearing Asos sunglasses

Feel free to ignore all that's written above (I probably would if I was reading this on someone else's blog); your style is your own. :)

Saturday, 4 May 2013




Urban Outfitters hat
Asos dress
scarab beetle bead from Manchester Museum

Well, not really freedom. Not at all actually. But I certainly felt free the other afternoon with my "lucky somberero". :)

Ps. The second picture was taken a while ago, when I still had long hair, if you're confused.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

They don't call them lovers in high school, Leland




self-made necklace and earrings
abercrombie tshirt
old school blazer
Asos skirt  

I've become obsessed with Twin Peaks recently, hence the title. Also (unrelated) I've been dressing quite simply and wearing unsual amounts of black. To match my black soul, of course. And because black is the colour that is most resistant to paint stains. :)