Monday, 31 August 2009

Stylelikeu

I've been home alone all day as my boyfriend is at uni and I should be jobhunting but instead I've been watching videos on stylelikeu.com. I love websites like this, mainly because I'm quite nosy and I like looking at other people's wardrobes! It's inspiring to see, and hear, how other people put their outfits together because everyone has a different system and style and clothes have so many different meanings to so many people. Here's some of my favorites:


Thursday, 27 August 2009

Dark Tales

I am such a sucker for anything Fairy-Tale inspired. For exmaple, these pictures by Fiona Quinn for Bullet Mag.





And these by Caroline Knopf








Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Some Weardrobe Inspiration

Flicking through outfit pictures on Weardrobe can become quite addictive sometimes. I thought I'd share some of my recent favorites. Just click the pictures to go to the profiles.






Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Lucky Escape

Unfortunately, we have no such thing as a garden. The closest we get is this lovely fire escape.


Balcony




Balcony 3




Balcony 2




Balcony 4

Topshop cardigan, H&M Belt & Scarf, Dress???

Tonight my flatmate is cooking dinner for me, my boyfriend and another mutual friend. We are going to eat roast pheasant and drink wine while we pretend to be posh and civilised.

Inglorious

Last night I finally got to see Inglorious Basterds. I love Tarantino movies, especially how they seem to just kind of coast along for a while, with lots of his typical dialogue and then suddenly there comes a moment when you just think 'This is it, it's all going down now' and then it's just a blood bath.
I loved Melanie Laurent (and also had some love for Diane Kruger's high-heeled plaster cast).


Pics from melanielaurent.net

Monday, 24 August 2009

Twinkle Twinkle

Maybe one day my hair will play nice and I shall be able to look ethereal and angelic with stars tangled in my braids.


Yeah, right.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Decemberist
















I will most likely regret this almost instantly but the Topshop A/W Lookbook almost makes me wish it was winter already. I want thick tights and chunky knits and thigh high boots and hats and mittens, all accessorised with some gold sequins.

Fallout 3

Have you seen that movie The Duchess? And it has the tagline 'There Were Three People in Her Marriage'? (Which has to be the worst tagline ever btw). Anyway, I think I may know how Georgina felt when that skank moved in. I'm not married, and my boyfriend is not cheating on me really, but today he bought an Xbox. Before breakfast. Then he bought Fallout 3. I have officially been replaced...


Wine Motel

Motel Dress, Faith Shoes, 2nd hand Levis Jacket

Motel

Last night we ate pizza, drank some wine and watched CSI:Miami before meeting my boyfriend's mate, who was having some girl problems. I got this dress for £10 in Topshop (I think it was originally like £45) because it has a teeny hole in the back, where the label is, which is actually invisible to the human eye. I always knew those Topshop employees were actually cyborgs.....

Friday, 21 August 2009

I'm Walking into Spiderwebs

I am utterly terrified of spiders. Big ones cause me to break out in hysterical fits. There are always spiderwebs in my house and they totally creep me out. And yet I was strangely compelled to buy these tights:


Red Dress

Hmmm. I do not quite know why I do such strange poses but anyway, this is that infamous red dress from Primark that was everywhere last year. I quite enjoy wearing it. My bag is from Topshop and so is my jacket.



Spider Tights

I wore this outfit the other night when me and my boyfriend got drunk to celebrate me finishing my exams. We went to our favorite club and I have to say I've never felt so old in my whole life. I'm only 21, but I think almost everyone else there was like 16, wearing high-waist shorts and Amy Winehouse eyeliner. The music was good though- Offspring, Queens of the Stone Age, Limp Bizkit etc A nice weird mix for the schoolkids. I wish they had played Spiderwebs by No Doubt because that would have made my night.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

I'm Just a Professional

Last night my boyfriend and I attempted to go see Inglorious Basterds at the cinema but it was already sold out like an hour before it started! So gutted.
Instead we went to the supermarket, bought slightly too much wine and Man On Fire from the bargain movie bucket. SUCH an awesome movie! In fact, I've never seen a bad Denzel film but this one was ace. It had just the right mix of supercharged emotions and gratuitous violence! Oh and the most mature 7 year old ever. People say 'I'm just a Professional!' a lot and Denzel cuts some of their fingers off. Watch it, you'll love it!
Then at 11.30 we got a call from a friend (who had just come out the cinema - I hate him) to say all the guys were in town and we should go meet them. We obliged, since it was actually said caller's birthday, and I managed to get myself ready to leave in about 3 and 1/2 seconds! Beast! That's prob why my outfit is not so great, and my terrible posing and photoface is definitely due to the aforementioned wine. Also, the fact that I look a bit fat could be due to the amazing amazing gnocchi and meatballs I cooked for me and my boyfriend earlier. Mmmm.

Candy Stripes

Topshop Dress and Shoes
Now it's half 2 and I just ate breakfast. Oh dear.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Florida Sunshine

It may not be quite as warm as Florida, but the weather here today was lovely so my boyfriend and I spent some time sitting on the balcony outside his flat today before dinner.
I got a surprise parcel in the mail today from my parents and little brother. They've just come back from a holiday in Orlando and sent me a Disney-themed box of treats. They also sent me this dress:

florida dress

I think it's such an easy summer dress and I really like it. I don't usually wear this sort of style (I'm a bit worried it's a little unflattering) but the print is really bright and cheerful and I thought today was the perfect day for it.

Inspired