Thursday, 17 April 2014

CAT EARS

Whoop to the next 10 days off!! Plus 10 days I get to spend with Chris. It's going to be the longest time we've ever spent together non stop, and our first ever holiday and I'm so excited!!! I can't wait to pack for Bournemouth :) 

I'm praying the weather returns to warmth like it was at the beginning of April, otherwise lying on the beach is going to be cold (but no less enjoyable). The weather is really confusing me at the moment, one minute I'm stripping off into summer clothes, the next I'm layering up for the cold. 

I feel like I'm living in skater skirts, a petticoat and a simple tee at present. 




Skirt: Boohoo 
Tee: Camden Market
Belt: Vintage
Petticoat: eBay

I felt recently I was neglecting this Boohoo skirt for my plain black Topshop skater skirt and that makes me feel bad. Its shorter than the Topshop but flares better, so once I add a petticoat for modesty I don't know why its second choice.

Wearing such a simple mix of clothes always spurs me to create awesome hair- so the beehive was essential. Crowned off with these floral cat ears and I felt cute and functional. Head wear is slowly becoming a bit of a "thing" for me- I just don't feel complete without at least a hair clip or head scarf. I feel like I need at least another 3 heads just to wear more. 
Jodie x 

Monday, 14 April 2014

THIS WEEK, I LOVE...

This week has been manic and just plain awful- but has given me the resolution to spend a lot less time at work related activities and more time into fun things. In other words I've bought a juicer (yay for saving money and clearer skin) so if anyone has some awesome juice recipes let me know.


I guess it's my unenthusiastic nature towards shopping at present but my favourite blogs this week have been away from fashion bar one- that is Chelsea in her awesome checked jumpsuit. I love my velvet one so I'm inspired to throw on a chunky belt and boots now :)


Other than that having had my hair dyed I was VERY ecstatic to see Laws new do. I think it's fair to say Law is my biggest hair inspiration and her latest masterpiece doesn't disappoint :)

Keeping with the hair view I love Georgina's latest headbands especially the felt cat ears.


One thing I have to try after reading Zoe's post is blue mascara- it's like being in the 90s again- as it looks awesome with her blue eyes and hair. I'm not sure if it will work as well with my brown eyes but as I have a blue mascara I received in a goody bag months ago I need to try it.


Finally I know I started this post about my juicer but how delicious are these cocktails from the girls at Bespoke Bride? Yum.

I've got a very different sort of post lined up this week about why I went to Manchester all those weeks ago, and with Bournemouth round the corner in going to schedule posts like mad this week. Is it silly the thing I'm looking forward to most at Bournemouth is having a bath?
Jodie x 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

BLACK LEATHER

I feel like I've worn this smock form Vintage Style Me about a thousand times, and countless times on this blog but I really just can't get enough of it. Its just so comfortable and the length is perfect to show off my legs. Trying to mix it up a little I wore it with my new black faux leather jacket thanks to Chris.




Hair clips: Crown and Glory (similar here and here)

I honestly think  this outfit is the definition of cosy most loved clothes. Its all my favourite things at the moment (so much so I am actually wearing the leather jacket as I write this). I know it might seem silly to think about it so far in advance but I am totally going to wear this as a staple to Uni in September.

In fact I can already feel my opinion towards clothes changing, I just don't really feel like buying them at the moment. I feel happier planning timeless looks using the wardrobe I already have, and the only thing I'm looking at is a pair of Dr Martens as they're beautiful and I know that a pair of DMs would be something that will last for years (if not forever). I'm not saying I hate current trends, but more I'm inspired to relate that to the style I am comfortable with and the clothes i already wear. Which is why I was so touched when Chris spotted this jacket and practically forced me to accept it as a gift. I will wear it until it dies.

I'm so unbelievably lucky I have such a supportive and stylish boyfriend :)
Jodie x

Monday, 7 April 2014

LEAP INTO LEOPARD PRINT

Today is the 5 month countdown to me attending Uni!! I'm so unbelievably excited but its been a stressful week building up to this point.

After finally deciding Uni A (working in my home town with colleagues Ive worked with before) won over Uni B (who's tutors where amazing). I know I will get excellent support on placement at Uni A, and hoping that after another visit at the end of the month will prove the tutors are just as friendly as those at Uni B. I've cemented this idea by emailing Uni A asking if I can be a student blogger.

Plus if I go to Uni A I can ride a bike to work, and the possibility of a beautiful new bike is too appealing to refuse.

I feel like my outfits lately are a lot closer to the mental image in my mind, I fell like a caricature of myself and that makes me happy. My petticoats where the greatest things I have ever bought- they just give the perfect level of volume to my skirts, something that I don't notice enough until I photograpth it.







Top: Vintage (similar here and here)
Petticoat: eBay
Skirt: Topshop
Hat: River Island
Belt: New Look
Phone case c/o Iconemesis

Does leopard print count as a neutral because I hoesntly feel likes it goes with everything. I think its replacing black as my favourite colour. I am forever thankful that Iconemesis sent me this awesome phone cover.

I wonder if I could buy a leopard print bike? Or a leopard print pencil case for Uni?
Jodie x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

REAL LIFE CARTOON

Thank you guys for all the love given on  my previous post, I have awful skin so posting a blog post  featuring so much of my face was a little scary. (So much so it took me until today to read the comments- whoop for no horrible trolling).

Following on from my Crown and Glory love fest I'm sharing my first outfit featuring one (what I wore to my boyfriends last band practise) although not the last.






Skirt: Boohoo
Crown: Crown and Glory (similar here, here and here)

You know when an outfit is in your mind and you have a sort of "look" and it doesn't transfer to reality- it totally transferred with this. It turned out exactly how it was in my mind (once I added a petticoat to puff out my skirt).

In my mid I look a little cartoony, I think my hips and bum are a little wider (my dream) and the difference between my waist, hips and chest is greater and I'm just overall a little more like a cartoon. My skirts always stick right the way out -which has built to my petticoat obsession under every skirt- and I always have the brightest hair; this look was just perfecta. I'm so happy it worked out perfectly.

Does anyone else have an image of themselves in their mind that they like to dress up too?
Jodie x

Friday, 28 March 2014

CROWN AND GLORY FLORAL MYSTERY BOX

I'm (at times) the most indecisive person on the planet so much so I often think the reason I've been vegetarian so long is because I hate picking food off of menus. In my mind I like everything equally. For months I've been scrolling through every item on Crown and Glory's site in the search of the "perfect hair piece". Something the will compliment my new favourite feature, but there was just so much choice I wanted it all. 

I honestly think Sophie had the floral mystery box idea with me in mind. For £20 I'll get a complete surprise worth £50- how could I go wrong? I didn't know exactly what I was going to get with the possibility of one off samples was something I couldn't resist but I didn't know how perfect the box would be. Honestly WOW!! 



I was expecting maybe one floral crown, a medium sized clip and something else so when 3 crowns arrived, two clips and a comb I was shocked. Plus look at how perfect they all are! 



When I first saw these poppy hair clips I thought they would he my favourite; singly the pretty big and would go perfectly as a causal clip in my hair, but (as the clip is a tough crocodile clip) they layer up beautifully (I'm planning to wear them like this soon). But they where outstripped but this floral comb. 

I've searched and searched on C&G but I can't find anything like this- this is a one off sample!! Why!? 


As soon as I slipped it into my hair (which was a mess at the tine) I fell in love. I don't know if its just the mix of flowers, or the comfort of the comb but its the exact hair piece I needed to add to the waves I've been rocking recently. (This is why I thought Sophie had the boxes with me in mind).


In the box was 3 crowns- the ivory Lotta Rosie head band, what I think is the sunset anenome crown, and another special little purple number. 3 very different pieces that creates very different looks. 


I cant wait to experiment with all my pieces. :)


If you're thinking about updating your hair for spring, want a treat or like me are super indecisive seriously consider one of the Crown and Glory mystery boxes (that cone in the Floral theme, as well as VintageGlitter and mixed).
Jodie x

P.S. if anyone has tips on how to store crowns that would be great, as there currently wrapped up in a box on top of my wardrobe and would love a better view. 

P.S.S. I'm currently struggling under filling out my student finance forms- if anyone has any advice what so ever please help me! I really don't want to work myself into a grave this time round so I'm trying to apply for a loan but I'm really lost at what I'm eligible for. 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

LAYERED PIN UP

These photos are old (I think they might have been taken before the new year) but this look isn't old. Its been worn and re worn a lot as its just so easy. Layering up a sweater and dress with a beanie is the description of lazy. 




Drees: Camden Market
Loafers: Linzi
Sweater: DIY
Beanie and snood: Gift
Bag: Gucci

I officially LOVE circle skirts and circle dresses, I seriously am beginning to struggle to wear anything else. Therefore its entirely justified if I buy more halter neck dresses right- possible these black, polka dot and floral numbers from Vivien of Holloway. 

I feel like I have nothing more to say, so I'm going to keep it short and hope everyone's having a good week so far. 
Jodie x