Sunday, 17 May 2015

Leaf print

Because the weather's been so nice recently I've been on the hunt for some clothes to add to my summer wardrobe, and meanwhile managed to find this lovely dress for the bargain of just £10. It's originally from Topshop but I bought it second hand on depop (my new favourite ebay alternative, definitely worth checking out for some really good deals!). I loved the print and the colours so much that I couldn't resist buying it and it's actually really versatile as it can be dressed up for a night out or worn more casually during the day. I really need to find myself some summer shoes though as I'm stuck in black tights and boots at the moment. 

 dress - Topshop via depop
boots - Office

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Cut out shoulders

I finally got around to taking some photos (even if they're not that great...!). I made this dress last week out of this amazing printed fabric. I decided to try out a style different to what I usually make so I kept the shape quite relaxed (though I would probably wear it normally with a belt) and then made cut out shoulders (which went surprisingly well considering I'd never experimented with that before). I'm wearing it with my £6 Missguided heels (still can't get over what a good deal they were!).

 dress - homemade
heels - Missguided

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Final Major Project - Art Foundation

I really have been an awful blogger recently but I have an excuse - my FMP deadline last Monday. I am now officially on my 5 month summer holiday until I head off to Nottingham Trent in September! Hopefully this means I'll have loads more time to actually blog and make more of my own clothes (which it feels like I haven't done in ages!). 
Anyway, so the reason for my lack of time is below. The theme for this project was Fragility, so I basically looked into fragile materials and fabrics, as well as into the 'fragile mind'. I ended up focusing a lot on skin and bruises in my research (I know, it's quite disgusting...!) and is mainly the idea behind my final piece. I wouldn't say I'm particularly pleased with my outcome (mainly due to my laziness and the fact I know I could have done sooo much better) but it still fits my concept and works well with the rest of my sketchbook work. 

FMP Moodboard
 FMP Development and sketchbook work

FMP Line up
 FMP Final Piece

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Coachella Wish List

I've been so busy recently and despite the fact that I have loads of new outfits to blog, I really haven't felt up to taking any photos. So instead of an outfit post, I just decided to create a 'What I'd wear to Coachella...' type wish list full of some of my favourite festival Topshop pieces...

Coachella wish list

all Topshop

Wednesday, 1 April 2015


How has it been 2 weeks since my last post!? It's flown by so fast. As I mentioned in my previous post, I visited the big Topshop in Oxford Circus on my birthday and this was the dress that I got. I don't actually own an official 'going out' dress and I was off out the following weekend so I couldn't resist buying this. I found it in the petite section which is perfect because I find being so short (5"4) a lot of dresses come out quite long on me and I always have to adjust them. I love the mesh panels and it kind of reminds me of some of the dresses from PLT.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015


Ok so this is a few days late but it was my 19th Birthday on Friday. We headed up to Oxford Circus for the afternoon which included visiting Topshop and the huge Primark at Tottenham Court Road. Off the shoulder crop tops have been on my wish list for what seems like forever so when I saw this in Primark for just £2.50 I couldn't resist it. This skirt is amazing! I love it so much and it fits so well (which almost never happens when I buy things online!). To top it all off, it was £6 from Misguided. You can't really get much better than that.

 skirt - Missguided
boots - Office
top - Primark

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Topshop and Missguided

I can't believe it's taken me so long to actually get around to adjusting this dress...I bought it all the way back in the Boxing Day sales! I love it though and it wasn't a bad deal either at around £20 from Topshop. When I first bought it, it was just above the ankles but I decided to shorten it so that I would actually wear it during the day. These heels were also part of my recent Missguided purchase and I managed to get them for just £6!

dress - Topshop
heels - Missguided

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

TV Style Inspiration

I thought I'd so something a bit different today involving a few of my favourite TV programmes and characters whose style I love. In particular Gossip Girl has some of the most incredible designer pieces, and if you haven't seen it and are into fashion, then why not!? It's definitely worth the watch (even if it is just to see Blair float around in Dior and Gucci).  90210, PLL and Friends also made it into the top 4....

Rachel Green - FRIENDS

 Annie Wilson - 90210

 Aria Montgomery - Pretty Little Liars

 Blair Waldorf - Gossip Girl