Thursday, 25 October 2012

90s Grunge

When the 90s grunge trend reared it's head at the end of the summer, for some reason I found myself really attracted to it. Perhaps it's the nostalgia of growing up in the 90s or, more than likely, I liked the laidback kind of thrown togetherness of it.

Like all fashion, my personal take on 90s grunge has evolved from Nirvana t-shirts and ripped jeans but I think the basic idea is still the same.

These three looks I styled without really trying to adhere to the grunge rules but they all came out with that sort of look. The camo jacket, acid wash shorts, studs, denim and retro Nike trainers are all throwbacks to the 90s, I just chose not to incorporate the terrible hair.

First Outfit
Camo Jacket - Pull & Bear
Grey Hoody - Primark Men's
Pinstripe Denim Shorts - New Look
Washed out Sweater - H&M
Nike Hi-tops

Second Outfit
Stonewash Denim Shirt - Primark
Flower Top - H&M
Cut off Denim Shorts - Primark DIY
Nike Hi-tops

Third Outfit
Purple Hoody - Primark Men's
Frankie Says Relax Vest - Ebay
Acid Wash Shorts - Primark
Studded Bag - H&M
Converse Lookalikes - New Look

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


 The cold weather has well and truly set in since my last outfit post so out come the winter coats and boots.

My parka coat is a necessity in the winter. I found it on sale in River Island after Christmas last year. It's really roomy which is perfect if you've got lots of layers on and I find myself throwing it on over most outfits.

Of course, this coat isn't gonna cut it when I want to look presentable but for the times when I want to look like a stylish hobo and for the times when I cannot be arsed to rifle through the coat cupboard, it's a saviour.

This look was going for a Nordic, Scandinavian vibe. I like the fairisle knit with the chambray denim dress and the boots keep it feeling quite 'countryside'.

Khaki Parka - River Island
Fairisle Cardigan - Primark
Denim Chambray Dress - Primark
Tan Chelsea Boots - Peacocks
Cream Beanie - H&M

Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Look Show

Twitter is amazing. Only a week ago I entered a competition stating my favourite AW12 trends to win tickets to the Look show and I won! Have a read of my day.

Getting to London meant a very early bus ride to meet my little sister, Amy. Luckily, after a misty start, the weather was beautiful.

I located Amy somewhere near Shoreditch and after a huge amount of faffing on Amy's part our planned morning trip to Spitalfields was cut short. Fortunately I had time to grab some quick breakfast/lunch.

The show was held at the Royal Courts of Justice. What a building!

This is what I wore.

Dress - Primark | Camo Jacket - Pull & Bear
 Bonjour Belt - ASOS | Studded Bag - H&M
 Studded Buckle Boots - New Look

Inside the event there was lots of waiters dressed in black scurrying between a mass of people, Smashbox cosmetics tables giving people make overs, a number of photo booths and plenty of champagne which led to around 20 of these photo booth prints. We got a little carried away.

The runway was held in this pretty magnificent hallway. Good job Royal Courts of Justice architects.

My camera spent most of the time proving it's useless in movement situations but here are a few shots that almost work.

The show ended with, quite literally, a bang and red foil rained down upon us.

After guzzling a few more glasses of champagne and a rogue mojito we decided it was high time for some Oxford Street shopping.

Needless to say I lugged home a very full brown paper bag plus a couple of new Topshop lipsticks.

After a long day of being fashionable and trawling Primark's rails we headed off to Soho for a gourmet burger of epic proportions. I had The Frenchie.

I waved goodbye to my sister on the Tottenham Court Road tube platform at around 10.45 and headed off to Victoria. After a very sleepy coach ride I arrived back in the Shire at 3am and promptly fell asleep.

In the morning I took a peek at my goody bag swag. Not a bad haul! 
The Look Show was a lovely day out and to all the people who organised it, you did a fantastic job. Thank you New Look for the tickets!