Monday, 18 August 2014

Squares and lace.

Hello! I feel like I'm on a bit of roll with my outfits lately, so I have another one to show you! I bought this shirt a couple of months ago when I was on my serious gingham binge and I really love it. It actually feels very preppy & a little bit more androgynous than the blouses I usually wear.
(I tried to match the squares with my unmade bed, which kind of worked?)
Also I can finally show you this lace jacket I bought! I got this forever ago & I wear it so much, it's kind of surprising that it hasn't made it on to here yet. I saw it in an H&M catalogue literally about two years ago but couldn't find it until last winter. I love it so much, it goes with everything. I especially love it with this outfit because of the mixed patterns and shapes. A very preppy, soft but boxy feel, right?
Shirt - Asos, jacket - H&M, skirt - vintage/DIY, hairband - DIY
I took these pictures just after making lots of horrid phone calls, this is my "I'm super stressed about bills, being an adult is awful please make it stop" face. We've had such a nightmare trying to sort out the bills for our new student house, the tenants who lived there before hadn't paid anything for months & owe like £500+ & we've had bailiffs come round to try & get money off us. NOT GOOD. VERY STRESSFUL. I have been hyperventilating lots.
But at least this is a cute outfit, right?
I'm quite excited/stressed at the moment because I'm sorting out lots of travel plans for August. In the space of two weeks I'm going to be in Manchester, Bath, London, Peterborough (to get a tattoo done!) and then back home. I'm really looking forward to going to London because I've not been in ages, and much as I love being from the North, there are so many art exhibitions & things on there that we just don't get up here. So, if anyone knows of any cool (and preferably cheap/free) things to do there please let me know!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Sepal, petal, ovule.

Happy August! August always feels like a weirdly anxiety-inducing time for me - it's far enough into summer for me to feel guilty about all the things I should have done/should be doing (like reading for my dissertation) and close enough to September for me to be worrying about it. But also it's summer!! So I should be enjoying myself!! My dark circles are being sponsored by Netflix and blank Microsoft Word documents.
I really wanted to show you my new favourite top! I've been wearing this thing so much since I bought it I can barely remember what I did without it. This is my first purchase from Sheinside and I'm actually pretty impressed! It's really cute and such a blatant rip off of Christopher Kane's SS14 collection that it really makes me think that the fashion industry needs to tighten up their copyright laws (not that I'm complaining, as if I could ever afford the real thing).
See? Isn't the picture on this top such a good double for the Kane one? Minus the sequins, obviously. I loved this collection so much when it came out - all de-constructed petals and anatomical diagrams you could cheat on a biology exam with (as astutely pointed out by one of my friends). I wrote something about it here for Liberty Belle ages ago and I'm so pleased I finally have something that looks a little bit like it in my wardrobe. I think it looks perfect with these vintage shorts, I hardly ever wear these to be honest but when I saw the top I knew the yellows would work so well together.
Also, I have really been enjoying trying out new things with my outfit posts recently. I always felt a bit out of place taking pictures in my bedroom, it never looked quite right somehow. This painting outside my room felt right though, and I really want to start taking pictures in more fitting locations! (Hence the outside photos from my last post).
Sigh. Completely besotted with this skirt and its 3D petals.
Top - Sheinside, shorts - gift/vintage, headband - gift.
I bought this beautiful set after a tip off from the lovely Kailey - the sequinned Oasap version was sold out & she sent me the link to this! It's so cute but unfortunately the skirt is just a bit too big for me, so I'm selling it on ebay & depop (@charlottekook) if you fancy having a bit of knock off Christopher Kane in your life (: