some new things

Lately I feel like I’ve been shopping a bit more than usual, which is a little bit of a problem because I’ve been spending waaaay too much money on clothing especially. But I wanted to share a couple of things that I love while they’re still available for you guys to buy. I’ve been kind of stuck with my style lately and feeling so sick of so many of my clothes, so I did go a lil overboard but I do love the things I’ve bought so I wanted to share them in case any of you decide you like them and wanna pick them up too.

I got this top from Bardot, somewhere I don’t shop very often; Firstly, because a lot of the clothes they sell there just aren’t super appealing to me, and secondly because as a general rule I think the quality of a lot of their pieces really doesn’t correlate with the pretty high prices of them. This top however, I couldn’t leave the shop without. Anything with this high neck-zip up-ring pull detail is a massive yes for me right now, paired with the almost orseund iris-esque under bust detail, and on top of that the perfect forest green colour, this top was literally made for me. Yes, I do think this was overpriced for what it is, it does feel like a nice quality knit.

Top: Bardot / Jeans: Vintage Versace / Shoes: Vans

I also bought another piece from Bardot while I was there, which is kind of like a mock croc faux leather brown skirt, which I loooove. It wasn’t as expensive for what it is as the top was, I actually think it was really well priced. It’s kind of weird so I don’t think it’s going to be to everyone’s taste but I think it’s really cute and I’ll be able to pair it with a lot of really basic tops to spice things up a bit.

The jumper is from H&M, and I have to say, H&M’s winter pieces are honestly 100% better than their summer clothing. I have a couple of knitted jumpers from H&M and I think they are SO good for the price you pay. This jumper in particular is a little more expensive than some of the others they sell, but it has 19% mohair and 13% wool within it’s fibre content, which just makes it nicer quality than just a regular acrylic knit. The wool makes it a little scratchy around the neck but it makes it a really nice warm jumper so in all honesty I don’t mind too much.

My sister told me this outfit was “so fucking ugly” but oh I don’t even really care at this point.

Jumper: H&M / Skirt: Bardot / Shoes: Decjuba

Lastly for this post is a pair of pants from H&M, so really this is just a collection of a few things from Bardot and H&M I guess. Originally I wanted a different pair of checkered pants from H&M but they’re made very small so my normal size hardly fits me, and every time I’ve been in to look for them they didn’t have them in the size I need, but I did end up finding another pair which actually fit properly so I’m happy (although I’ll still be looking for my size in the ones I originally wanted). I’ve had a thing for checkered pants for quite a while now, and more and more places are starting to sell really cute ones which is amazing. Plus, these are just such a good fit, they really flatter you around the bum and then go into a slim leg, which is a kind of fit that I think always looks good.

Top: Vintage (not even mine but I think it was from Cream on King) / Pants: H&M / Shoes: Decjuba / Belt: Warehouse

what’s in my bag

One of my all time favourite kind of youtube videos to watch is a classic whats in my bag. I know reading a blog post about the same thing probably won’t have nearly the same effect, and I can’t ramble on about everything anywhere near as much as I would if I made youtube videos, but I wanted to share some of my favourite things that I pretty much always have on me.

I’m a small bag kinda girl, mostly because I know from experience if I have a big bag then I will just fill it because I have the room to. I don’t really like to keep a lot of things on me, so I just stick to my couple of essentials, and everything that I have in my bag as of right now I love for one reason or another and I pretty much just wanted an excuse to talk about them. Side note: I usually have my apple earphones in here as well and I’m not sure where they were on this day, but just pretend they’re there.

Firstly, the bag I’m using at the moment is from H&M. It’s pretty decent considering it only cost me $25, I’m a massive sucker for a mock croc effect, and I was looking for just a simple little black bag so this was perfect. But now, onto the contents and my cardholder. I’ve been progressively downsizing my wallet for a while now, for the same reason I use a small bag, when I use a big one I fill it with shit I absolutely don’t need. My cardholder is from Fendi, and it’s my love. Me and my boyfriend went almost halves (he paid more than me) in this for my 20th birthday present, and I can never see myself getting rid of it. It has 7 slots, it’s grey and yellow, it has the cute little Fendi monster eyes, and I’m just obsessed with it.

I’ve always got a few lip products in my bag, and at the moment I’m carrying one of my favourite lip balms, lanolips in the peach flavour, and of course probably my favourite lip gloss ever, from Fenty.

THE greatest hand cream and one that actually makes a difference to the softness of your hands, is the Hand Chemistry cream from the Chemistry Brand. I recommend this to everyone and anyone, and I’ve gone through a few tubes of it now.

I have two pairs of sunnies that I love the most, and at the moment these are the ones I’ve been carrying around the most recently and

Other than my keys, the last thing I have on me almost all the time (except when I’m getting one developed) is a disposable camera. If you’ve seen any of my disposable diaries on here you’ll know I take a lot of photos on these, and I just love having one on me.

shades of pink

I haven’t been a pink girl in many, many years, but lately I’ve really been getting into it. When the whole ‘millennial’ pink trend popped up, I liked it, but I really wasn’t a huge fan like so so many people were. When I started seeing a few bright pink knits though, I was surprised by how much I loved it. They didn’t really pop up in shops near me for a while but I found this one and snatched it up straight away.

I got this one from Cotton On, and honestly the quality is not great, it’s quite thin and a bit itchy especially around my neck, but I don’t mind that much. I bought another jumper at the same time from Cotton On which just feels so much nicer than this one, it’s a totally different style of jumper, but I’m pretty sure they were the same price, and if they had this colour in that style I definitely would’ve bought that over this one. But the colour is soooo nice. I actually think it’s surprisingly easy to wear, and even if you just tuck it into a pair of jeans, I think it looks really cool.

The jacket is brand new from Topshop. I don’t own any longer coats apart from this one because I feel like they make me look really grown up and formal, but I think because this one is such a fun pink, it makes it look a bit younger. I’m about 5’11, maybe taller I’m not 100% sure, and the length cuts just around my knees so on a lot of people I’m sure this would be quite a bit longer. I’m a massive sucker for anything checked, especially coats, so when I saw this I fell in love. I usually size up in jackets a couple of sizes but I only got a 10 in this, but even though it’s a bit more of a tight fit than I usually go for in my coats, I think it looks like it fits nicely.

It’s no surprise that I’ve got on my vintage Versace jeans and my Kmart boots again, I’ve just been putting these on with everything because it’s just a really safe bet and I’m yet to find something this combo wouldn’t look good with. The dark blue wash of the denim looks really good with the pink tones too. I love clashing pieces of the same colour but in different shades together, and I think because there are so many shades of pink throughout so many clothing options now it’s really easy to do, and it’s nice to brighten up sad and cold (almost) winter days with some bright clothes.

Coat: Topshop / Jumper: Cotton On / Jeans: Vintage Versace / Shoes: KmartĀ 

disposable diary 3

I just got back another lot of film from a disposable, so I wanted to put it all together into a third disposable diary. I’ve realised that the majority of the film photos I post are pretty much the same things week to week, but my life is pretty uneventful unfortunately, so it probably won’t get too much better than this. I’ve also realised that I probably have a slight drinking problem, because a bunch of these were taken while me and my friends were out. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy another collection of drunk photos, sunsets and a few pics of me.

A little side note too, I’m very interested in buying a proper film camera but I’m completely unsure what is a good option for a basic point and shoot. If I did get one and start shooting on that, I’d have to change the name of this little series, but until then I’m sticking with the disposable cameras. If anyone knows a good film camera though that isn’t too pricey, please let me know!!

vinyl jackets & britney moments

I’ve finally got around to taking photos for a fashion post, so that’s what I’ve got for you today. It’s been a hot minute since my last outfit/fashion post, but I’m really excited about these pieces and I’m actually super into these two outfits I put together. Also, as a bit of a side note, I cut half of my hair off. I’ve had long hair for years and years, and I’ve been thinking about chopping it off for a while, but I was feeling impulsive last sunday and I just did it myself. I cut my own fringe last year, but I’d never cut the lengths of my hair before which had been my main reason for not doing it earlier, but I just got sick of waiting to get myself to a hairdressers. I’m honestly so happy I finally did it though, I think I needed a bit of a change, and I love it.

I’m also not too sure what’s been happening with my camera, I think it’s probably mostly just the fact it’s pretty old and worn out, but a lot of the photos I’ve been taking on it are turning out a bit strange. The photos in this post were taken at night, but the room was completely lit at the flash was on, so I’m not quite sure why they’ve come out so dimly lit, but I actually really like the cosy feel of them so I’m not too bothered.

Vinyl is really on trend right now, and I am obsessed with it. It’s been around for a little while, but it’s so accessible now and there are so many different options to choose from depending on what you’re after. Personally, I think my favourite way to wear vinyl, and in my opinion the easiest way, is with a jacket. In terms of clothing, I think jackets are really easy to experiment with if you’re wanting to try something new.

I found this jacket at TK Maxx, and it’s by a brand I’ve never heard of before. Usually when I find stuff I love at TK Maxx, it’s by brands that I have no clue at all about. I’m really not bothered by that though, because what I find there is so cheap. This jacket is a little bit of a statement for some people, but I think it’s so cute. I love the colour, and I think that it works really nicely with the vinyl. A coloured jacket or coat of some sort I think is a necessity in anyone’s closet, and red seems to be such an easy colour to put with pretty much anything. Here I just chucked it on over the top of an all black outfit. The knit top is cropped with a ring pull detail I’m obsessed with, and my pants have a pinstripe going through them, which adds a bit more depth.

Jacket: Coffee Shop NYC / Top: H&M / Pants: Vintage / Shoes: Kmart

This next jacket is my new favourite thing. I’ve only had it in my possession for about a week and I’ve already worn it everyday and had a bunch of compliments on it. I bought it because even though I own a lot of jackets, I felt like I didn’t have a super duper warm jacket that I could just throw on with anything and it would look good and keep me warm.

It’s from ASOS’s own brand, and I bought it on sale for $100. I’ve been after a jacket in this style for a while, but I felt like so many of them just looked exactly the same, and also that so many people were wearing them. This one really drew me in because it just looks different to majority of the other ones out there. Plus it is so warm, like incredibly warm. Unlike so many jackets I’ve seen in the past, the borg lining goes through the entire jacket, not just the parts which can be seen when it’s on.

The rest of this outfit is nothing new, the shirt I’ve mentioned in another blog post and I love putting a cropped knit under a massive jacket. The jeans are vintage versace that my sister found at salvos and then gave to me in exchange for some kfc. Shoes are the same as the last outfit, from Kmart, they’re by no means the best shoes but I really like the way they look, and I think they’re pretty good for the price I paid for them.

Jacket: ASOS / Top: Urban Outfitters x Unif / Jeans: Vintage Versace / Shoes: Kmart