Saturday, 25 October 2014

WINTER DRESSING

Days out with April are always an excuse to try and out-pin up each other- the Black Heart Creative's event being a chance for us to try out our winter looks. This year I'm all about the cape- as (my Next grey leopard print cape in particular) creates a cosy blanket around me. Throw in some faux fur and its the perfect winter style.





Cape: Next (similar here and here)
Dress: Collectif (similar here and here)
Hat: Vintage
Bag: Gucci
Loafers: Linzi (similar here)
Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen (similar here)
Fur scarf: New Look
Cardigan clips: Ella Mobbs
Belt: New Look

I'm swaying towards more fitted dresses as the cold is creeping in- that way finding worry about a soggy petticoat- my Collectif cherry Dolores dress being my favourite. I defiantly wet for glam with huge curls and stockings. 

There's something about stockings that make me feel extra glamorous- and why I only wear them for special occasions in the warmer months. As its getting colder I can see myself wearing them a lot more. 

The only thing letting my down this winter is appropriate footwear. I just don't seem to own winter dress appropriate shoes! With turning 25 in a few weeks I feel like I should be a little more sensible- a contrast from the student lifestyle I'm living. 
Jodie x 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

BLACK HEART CREATIVE HALLOWEEN LONDON WORKSHOP.


When Black Heart Creative's posted their Halloween workshop on Facebook I instantly knew that it would be the perfect birthday day out for April. I have never made jewellery before but was excited to make my earrings and necklace. Little did I know what exactly I was letting myself in for.



Fuelled by a few cocktails (happy hour is a wonderful thing) the afternoon was a laugh.


I decided to stick to the basics and create the double bone earrings as I wanted to be talked through it step by step (but some people really let out there creative side). Charlotte was fantastic!

She kept it nice and slow (for snail paced me) and helped me with the first few o-rings but also walked round and encouraged everyone when they sailed ahead. I was really quite awful at first- it slightly worried me that as someone who works with their hands just how uncoordinated I was with the o-rings.




The knack is to pull one side of the o-ring towards you to open, then twist them back together until they click into place. The click back into place was what I struggled with- both Charlotte and April had to check over all my rings.


In the end I created a beautiful (if slightly wonky) charm necklace. I was going to make it very everyday without the pumpkins but I really liked the Orange of the pumpkins in the mix. I know it is super Halloween-y but I can see myself wearing it all year round- mostly as I love the taste of pumpkin's.



Me and April (where obviously the last to leave) had a fantastic day, topped off with pizza and silly mirror selfies.

As an individual Charlotte is awesome- and her passion for her craft really shone through. Plus the level of attention she showed me was abortive and beyond- I really enjoyed myself considering I was close to bribing April with cocktails to make my jewellery after the first o-ring and feel like if the opportunity to do about her arose I would jump at the chance.

Charlotte has a final Halloween workshop on the 28th in Bristol, and you can keep up with her other creations via Facebook Twitter and instagram.
Jodie x
P.S. thank you to April for taking some fantastic photos :) 

Monday, 20 October 2014

I'M A WOMAN OBSESSED WHEN IT COMES TO VOODOO VIXEN

Voodoo Vixen is a brand I've made very clear in the past I love (ever since this post by the beautiful Megan) and who's quality is high and have the perfect mix of modern touches and vintage flare. They're the sort of brand which everyone can enjoy- and with their recent addition of Plus Sizes even more so. My Gigi and Mila cardigans are my biggest love (I honestly think they're part Teflon as they've stood up to a LOT of wear) and my most stealworthy- as in everyone sees them and want to try them on and take them for keeps. 

It's only appropriate that a brand I love releases a collection suited for my favourite season. 

FYI this post is not sponsored by Voodoo Vixen in anyway- I just really love them and super excited about the A/W14 collection. I feel like blogging for me is like going "OMG look at this" over pizza with my best friend so I feel like I'm obligated to share what I'm most excited about :) p.s. I really do stalk the Voodoo Vixen IG feed to extreme so although the plus size range isn't available yet I think I know what's coming. 


Polka dot dresses like this one- Adrina- are (in my mind) the most versatile dresses in the world- I think they literally  in every style of dressing not just pin up. It looks like the Eliza dress to be realised in plus so everyone can challenge their inner Minnie Mouse.

I don't think the teenage punk in me will ever fully die so hello leopard print Cherise.  Hazel dress. 
 Not yet released- but the same floral print and material as the Pepina dress. 

The plus size range will be released in December (just in time for my birthday!!) and if you stalk follow Voodoo Vixen  on Instagram you'll be excited as I am for this awesome velvet tattoo dress to be available in a flared skirt.  Dreaming about it layered over petticoat under a cosy faux fur for Christmas. 

Again not yet released but I this layered style remind me a lot of the Penny and Hattie dresses (also available in Plus size here and here) and they look stunning in person- and sophisticated. 

With tartan, blue leopard and autumnal brown floral prints soon to arrive (and if my stalking is correct the Connie dress will be available in Plus size) Voodoo Vixen is really exciting me :)  

Massive thank you to Billie-Jo from Branded Lab for sending me these images and being an all round star. Hope you all like the post (and don't judge me for being a woman obsessed) .
Jodie x 

Friday, 17 October 2014

A ROSE ON MY SHOULDER.





Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen (similar here and here)
Jacket: Geore at ASDA
Scarf: Gift
Bag: Gucci
Collar Clips: Ella Mobbs

Above is a really simple everyday pin up look for the folder autumn days. Lets getting REALLY cold :( but I feel prepared this year. With this amazing (plus super soft) rose embroidered cardigan I won from Voodoo Vixen to add to my collection I really have to worry about being too hot.  My leather jacket is my go to coat at the moment (it goes with everything!) but I'm getting a little bored if it.

I keep lusting over Collectif coats which I tell myself I need but between my leather, faux furs and capes I really don't need one. I just want what I can't have!

I'm becoming truely awful at keeping up with blogging but it's because I'm having a lot of experiences in my personal life. Next week I'm even involved in some doctors mock exams- ha ha ha.
Jodie x 

Monday, 13 October 2014

CREEP HEART SKULLY CARDIGAN CLIPS.


I feel like its time I introduce the latest addition to my wardrobe as its something that's going to be shared a lot- my awesome Skully teapot and teacup cardigan clips made by Ella Mobbs. 


Ella is someone who's art I've internet stalked for a WHILE and she's constantly producing new creations I love. Her aesthetic really speaks to me, her freelance work has been beyond amazing- but it's her Creep Heart brand which speaks to me most. I loved her printed tea cups (it made me extremely sad not to buy one) and her venture into jewellery made me beyond excited.


The only bad side is Ella is based in Australia (why I never ordered a delicate piece of china)  so I had always worried about the safety in shipping. I'm so glad I ordered these clips as they arrived super safe (in less than 4 days!) wrapped in in loads of tissue paper and a strong box. A very unexpected touch. 


Seriously I love Ellas art and being able to wear it is a dream come true. Check out her website here- plus follow her on Facebook, Instagram and tumblr. 
Jodie x 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

CAPRI FOR ME.



Capris: Pin Up Girl Clothing (similar here and here)- or buy them here from the UK
Top: Bon Prix
Sneakers: Converse
Bag: Gucci

These capris are possibly the best investment I've made it years. Hello comfy high waisted beauties! 

The fit is unbelievable - I think it's something to do with the zip up at the back but they fit perfectly, they're my go to item when I'm not sure what to wear, like chucking on this grandad shirt from Bon Prix. They're a big change from the baggy scrubs I wear at work all week. 

I'm not sure if I've ever shared this before but I want to introduce my biggest fan- Dylan. 



He loves to be my blog photo mascot- unfortunately he does the really cute "throw my legs in the air and show the world" thing which (although ruins photos) makes me love him more than anything. I couldn't get a Dylan free photo of my sneakers so he had to be included. 
Jodie x 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

THIS WEEK, I LOVE...


... This beautiful ring Ella included in my Creep Heart order (check out all her stuff its unbelievable)...


... Pin Up Girl Clothing Disneyland Bounding mood boards- especially this Marie (from the Atistocats) inspired look...


... Helen's cinnamon nutella muffin recipe...


... and Kaileys cute ASOS playsuit. 
Jodie x