Outfit of the Day
So the good weather has decided to take a backseat and out comes the long sleeves and umbrellas again. Don’t really mind that though - I much prefer the season for big cable knits and boyfriend coats as opposed to dressing for the ridiculous heat and still end up sweating your nut off.
Long Sleeve Stripe, under £10, Atmosphere - Primark
Although Primark don’t have a website in which you can purchase from, this shirt is a very basic long sleeve and I would be very surprised if they didn’t have it or have one similar in store now - especially as most brands are now gearing up to release their Autumn/Winter collections. Owing to working in a newly appointed flagship branch of H&M, it gets really busy and really hot..REALLY fast! Tying shirts into a knot at the front is just an everyday thing now..and for some reason I feel more comfortable wearing a crop that way.
Here are some little substitutes (crop and longsleeve):
Black Stripe Long Sleeve Jersey Crop Top, was £14 now £7, Dorothy Perkins
Fenn Wright Manson Sindy Stripe Top, was £70 now £19, John Lewis
Black Stripe Bardot Crop Top, £16, River Island
Black Stripe Rib V Neck Long Sleeve, £14, River Island
Jersey Top, £6.99, H&M
Light Before Dark Super High Rise Skinny Jeans in Black, £55, Urban Outfitters
Black Lace Shoes, £19.99, H&M - link back to previous post here
* Bacon Roll sponsored by Sainsburys
Outfit of the Day
My mum always said wearing black was a phase I’d grow out of.
She’s still waiting for that day.
Long Sleeve Grey Maxi Dress, £8 (charity shop find), Kookaï
For £8 this was a brilliant find considering most of their current dresses go for £40+ - another reason why I love charity and vintage shops. It’s not the thickest of material so wearing it out in this heat isn’t too bad - havent turned into a sweltering mess just yet.
As it is a dress from a couple of years ago, I’ve found a few substitutes like it:
ASOS Tall EXCLUSIVE Short Sleeve Maxi with Side Split, was £25 now £18.50, ASOS.COM
Larysa Long Sleeve Jersey Maxi in Black, was £14.99 now £7.50, Missguided.com
Low Back Fitted Bodycon Maxi by Rare, £35, Topshop.com
Candice Side Split Slinky Maxi, £15, Boohoo.com
Susan Long Sleeve Midi, £12, Boohoo.com
Backpack, Sainsburys (previous post here)
Sunglasses, Penelope Meatloaf (previous post here)
Phone Case - custom design, Mr Nutcase
Outfit of the Day
One of the few dresses I have that hasn’t shrunk, rides up or fits weirdly due to wearing my corset underneath.
ASOS Cami Dress in Orchard Print, was £28 Now £19, ASOS.com
One of the few items in my OOTD that is ACTUALLY available - and it’s on sale! Fit’s like a dream and perfect for hot summer days, especially if you struggle to move away from the colour black like me. Very stretchy jersey fabric with a body con fit so if you’ve got a bust like mine you don’t have to wear a bra with it and can have no fear of anything popping out (:
Platform Sneakers, £14.99, H&M
The slightly annoying thing about H&M shoes is that they don’t do a size 7, only 7.5 so if you have big feet like me this will annoy you too but I bought them anyways and you soon don’t notice the extra half size - I always wear mine with socks anyway so it pads them out a little.
The above link is for the ones i’m wearing but i’ve added a couple more variations they have on their site and in store, including new colours and fabrics:
Patterned Platform Sneakers, £14.99, H&M
Platform Sneakers in Velvet (green but in store come in black and burgandy), £14.99, H&M
Backpack, £18, Sainsburys
Sainsburys?! YES! SAINSBURYS! They’ve actually gone and made something good on trend (: It’s a drawstring backpack with a popper flat over the top and a small pocket on the front of the bag. Annoyingly when I opened it yesterday the fabric is falling apart already, and i don’t keep a lot in mine - just make up, purse and lunch (and a few cheesy Jeremy Kyle-esque magazines) so pretty disappointed that it’s fallen apart this quickly.
It’s not on their website and when I found it instore it was the last one left so here’s a couple links for similar ones around the same price - i’m thinking of investing in a new one seeing as this ones a bit shoddy already:
Aztec Canvas Rucksack, £16.80, isme.com
Black Aztec Print Contrast Zip Top Backpack, was £19.99 Now £12.00, New Look
Tribal Rucksack, £23.58, TaTonYon - Esty
Canvas Backpack, £13.30, photolifestyle - Etsy
The Dangerous Kitty Dagger “SinGlasses”, £16.93, PenelopeMeatloaf
*clementines sponsored by Asda/ Chocolate Mousse sponsored by WeightWatchers
Thanks to the wonderful penelopemeatloaf / penelopegazin for my lovely little package!
Outfit of the Day
(Sorry for the awful quality of this. My Macbook usually takes decent photos but this ones a bit iffy). No stripes today ^-^
Tie Dye Crop Top, under £15, Skull and Bones Boys Club
This is an old crop from a couple years back now, around the time when SABBC first really came to light and now they’ve just exploded and gone from strength to strength. (I’ll do a proper write up about SABBC in a couple of days because they’re just too fantastic and hardworking to put into a little paragraph). Anyways this was an old season shirt so isn’t available now but they do have a new collection out called Menace To Sobriety and have only bloody gone and started selling pint glasses as part of the bundle with it. They do release quite a few bits of tie dye so just follow them and keep a look out
Light Before Dark Super High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black, £55, Urban Outfitters
'Hologram' Heart Round Sunglasses, £5, Urban Outfitters
Bought these sunglasses last year thinking they were ACTUALLY holographic but they arrived and they’ve basically just got reflective heart stickers stuck on, which although was a massive disappointment, they still look alright on. For a fiver you can’t really complain but i’m still on the look out for a good pair of holographic sunglasses.
Here’s a few pairs/ shops selling them that I’ve found so far:
3D Hologram Sunglasses, Giant Vintage
Unique Hologram Shades, $7.50, The Cobra Shop
90’s Vintage Eagle Shades, £7.22, ShopHeadToToeVintage
Vintage 90’s All Seeing Eye Giftset - Sunglasses, Choker, Pin, £12.00, PenelopeMeatloaf
Anonymous asked: You should do outfit of the day every day :)
I’m going to start (: xx
♡ Etsy Love ♡
. Penelope Meatloaf .
Since discovering I don’t have to use Paypal to purchase things on Etsy, I’ve been on a mad one discovering little stores and compiling a list of all the things I can buy come payday. I came across Penelope Meatloaf this morning when I saw the Best Friends barf pins on the site and straight away knew I needed to get them for Laura and I, clicked on the main store page and I was in heaven.
I love the illustrations created by LA store owner Penelope Gazin - whose worked with the likes of Vice, Spin, Burger Records, Jansport and thats just to name a few. Her vintage horror inspired designs are made into prints, shirts, badges and other little knick knacks available on the store alongside a range of jewelry and fantastic sunglasses! My favourite pair are the AntiChrist “Singlasses” which come in a round cat eye style with an upside down cross (available in black and tortoise/leopard - ): but unfortunately the black has sold out! )
With every Etsy order coming with a free surprise gift, various promotions available and a wider range on the main website, I don’t know how well my bank account is going to look after this splurge…
Here’s just a few of my favourite things from Penelope Meatloaf:
AntiChrist “Singlasses’, £16.76, PenelopeMeatloaf
Feeling Feelings 1.25” Glow in the Dark Pin, £1.35, PenelopeMeatloaf
Clementine Round Cut Out Metal Sunglasses, £16.76, PenelopeMeatloaf
BAD BITCH CLUB Magnified Beauty Mirror, £4,49, PenelopeMeatloaf
BEST FRIENDS BARF Glow in the Dark Pins (set of 2), £2.10, PenelopeMeatloaf
website: Penelope Meatloaf
Just had Pocket2~D2 start following me on Instagram and after a quick browse through their stuff, I can’t wait until payday hurries up!! LOVE the Orca tee so much I feel its only right I get it in both colours and the Drown backpack is gorgeous. Can only name a handful of companies that do decent, on trend backpacks and this is now going to be one of them.
The brand was started in Autumn 2012 by Jesse Higson and Charlotte Stobbs after they’d decided they’d had enough of purchasing from mediocre high street brands. In order to get the items they really wanted they would have to push things one step further and create it themselves.
With a £40 deposit each and a sewing machine they set about producing a small run of Star Wars themed pocket shirts and laying down the foundations for the brand. With a positive response through social media and word of mouth this small run sold out almost instantaneously.
Reinvesting the initial profits and their time back into the business, several more items were released with rapid success. Using their bedroom to run all operations they set about creating every product themselves; growing and perfecting the trade as they went along.
Pocket2-D2 had truly begun.
Fast forward 1 year and Pocket2-D2 have made global sales, collaborated with artists and distributors and been featured in FRONT magazine. In late 2013 Pocket2-D2 announced they would be adopting Sunken Clothing from their good friends who were leaving the trade. This meant a widened product range which was received with a great response.
By now it was time to harvest the rewards of a year’s hard work and Pocket2-D2 set out to Australia for a 4 week vacation, using this lifetime experience to market their brand and plan for 2014. As things stand right now, things are looking very good. A new range is being worked on with increased variety and Pocket2-D2 is soon to be stocked by retailers around the world.
Here’s a quick list of a few of my faves:
Drown Backpack (Navy), £22.99, Pocket2~D2
Orca (Black), £14.99, Pocket2~D2
Orca (Grey), £14.99, Pocket2~D2
Star Wars Comic Strip (Grey), £14.99, Pocket2~D2
Crystal Blue Print (designed by Connor Tyler), £7.99, Pocket2~D2
Some valid codes are also available to enter at the checkout to get a cheeky little discount:
CHEERS - 10% off next purchase
UKSHIP - Free UK delivery on all orders over £25
Found out I can buy things on Etsy without having to use Paypal (as my card/account no longer works on there).
This is the best thing to happen to me/worst thing to happen to my bank account.
dropdeadclothingco / dropdeadclothing jeans fit amazingly well! (Although now through corseting my waist is smaller than a size 10 waist line I’ve got to belt up :/)