Monday, 3 December 2012


One of the things I've been trying to do lately is to wear more prints. Embroidery? Fine. Embellishments? I can do that. But something that has the same print all over it? I can't help but shudder. In all likelihood it's because I've been a poor student for over two years now, and a memorable printed item is just that - memorable - which means I feel I can't rotate it as much.

Chancing upon the latest Lazy Oaf Capsule Collection seems to have changed my mind completely. (I'm a bit late on this, I know!)

And then I got nosing around the site and fell in love with these too:


And my recent sock obsession wouldn't let me not post these:

Some of these items may seem a little bit pricey, but I actually purchased this hat from the ASOS sale the other day (pictures to come soon), and it's really good quality and very warm - essential for a freezing student house! In fact, I've just realised that I'm still wearing it now, hours after getting home... Not that I need much persuading in ordering some of these things soon, but what are other people's experiences of Lazy Oaf?


Thursday, 15 November 2012


So apparently this whole regular posting thing is just a bit beyond me... But I'm damn well going to try. Going to start with a catch-up.

After the hellish experience which was my summer exam, I was lucky enough to go to Bestival to have some fun and get atrociously drunk. Here are the only photos of me where I don't look like a complete mess:

 Old t-shirt cut into a crop top, Levi's shorts, vintage belt, black Dr Martens, white ankle socks, white cat eye sunglasses from ebay (no longer in stock from the seller I got them from)

My new vintage Planet Hollywood denim jacket (better photos to come soon!); top, shorts, belt and boots as above; this sequin velvet choker from ebay (has slipped to the side); this scrunchie again; my genius festival invention of a mini-torch clipped to a lanyard

And how could I not show you a picture of me in my half-arsed Bestival fancy dress?

My mum's leopard print top, my pathetic attempt at this amazing tutorial.

In case you were wondering, my favourite acts were Major Lazer, Disclosure, Skream & Benga, Stevie Wonder, Jamie XX and Friendly Fires. If any of you go next year, be sure to check out the Arcadia stage too!

And then last month was my 21st birthday:

Top as above, these silver hotpants from ebay (why do I always let them ride up when I'm drunk?!), vintage bag, Deathly Hallows necklace was a present from my boyfriend

So far my third year uni workload has been mountainous, but fingers crossed I can apply my new-found concentration to this blog!

Over and out.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Another brick in the wall

Another day, another brick wall.

      So my efforts to blog more regularly aren't going too well as my life is CRAZY busy right now. It's just so hard to find the time between housework, my summer job, seeing people, and revising for my summer - SUMMER! - exam. Maybe that's why I look so unintentionally moody.

Random too-short white t-shirt, old ASOS jeggings (similar here), Debenhams white ankle socks, turquoise Vans, this black velvet choker from ebay, old Matalan denim jacket, this scrunchie from ebay (on wrist)

      My mum's got photos of me from the 90s where I'm wearing pretty much identical outfits to this - awkward. Couldn't resist adding a close-up of the faded floral print on my jeggings. Was it me or did leggings seem to be the only thing anyone ever wore in the 90s?! It really was the best decade to grow up in though; we had Pokemon, Zzzap!, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Power Rangers, Britney Spears... I'm trying to bring it back, one scrunchie at a time. What were your favourite things about the 90s? Let me know in the comment box, it's great to reminisce.

      I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who's commented on my posts. You've all been so sweet and flattering, and it actually makes my day to see such wonderful feedback! I've also loved looking at all of your blogs and just generally nosing around!

Monday, 11 June 2012

A very bad blogger

Remember me?
      I know, it's been a ridiculously long time since I last posted - nearly a year, in fact - but I swear I have a very good excuse. Or more accurately, a series of excuses: a lengthy illness, a tonsillectomy, falling behind in university work, missing exams... Oh, and my laptop died a slow death.
      But now I'm back, and I swear that I will renounce my bad blogger ways (including replying to very old comments, sorry about that). I have so many ideas for features and outfits, and I just can't wait to share them!

Yesterday's outfit, before the heavens opened over England:

Contrast lapel jumper from a charity shop, BDG skinnies from UO, vintage leather biker jacket via etsy, Debenhams ankle socks, Underground creepers via Asos sale

      As you can see, I am trapped in the 50s, and may never escape. These creepers were such a good investment, only £50 and I've been living in them for nearly a year now!

Until next time.