Sunday, 31 March 2013

Denim skirts and studded collars

Skirt: Topshop
Top: Urban Outfitters
Denim shirt: Amazon

Happy Easter! 

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Tie-dye and vintage fair

I've got various clothes-related things to talk to you about today.

The first thing is that I recently made a couple of my own tie-dye t-shirts. I've really been fancying one of Urban Outfitter's tie-dye tops recently but at £30 a go, that's not really something I can afford. Instead I bought a few packets of fabric dye from John Lewis and some cheap t-shirts from Tesco and Primark. 
I'm pretty proud of the results. I only dyed two of the 6 or 7 t-shirts I have so there'll be more where that came from. The one on the right was a bit of a gamble as to whether the dye would work on top of the black but it did and I'm extremely happy with it. 

The second thing is that I went to a vintage fair on Saturday. I'm a fan of anything vintage so I was pretty excited. I had reason to be. Everything was so beautiful and I wished I wasn't so skint. There was a mix of beautiful old clothes, shoes, accessories and trinkets but also some gorgeous hand-made things, and the best thing was, it was incredibly cheap. Doc Martens for £25 anyone? 
A slightly blurry picture from my Instagram of a rack of cosey grandad jumpers.
I bought a pair of Levi shorts at a very respectable £12 and a 'The Strokes' badge for £1 because they're one of my favourite bands.

I also did a bit of high-street shopping after the vintage fair. I've been looking for a denim skater skirt for ages and I finally managed to get one!
Skirt: Topshop - £28
I liked this one because it's quite thick which means it'll keep me warm, and also there's a zip which makes getting in and out of it a lot easier. I reckon this might feature quite a lot in my outfits in the near future.
Ring: Topshop - £7.50
I also bought an eye ring because I've been sorely lacking in quirky little pieces of jewellery lately and we can't have that!

What do you think?

Saturday, 9 March 2013

American Apparel disco pant dupes

 Disco pants: Amazon - £17.99
I've kind of been fancying myself a pair of disco pants recently and although I wish I had the money to buy the original American Apparel ones, unfortunately I do not. Therefore, instead I had a little hunt about on Amazon and eventually came across a pair of very decently-priced (£17.99) ones. There was a choice of navy or black and I decided to go for navy, just because I liked them better. I'm usually a 6 or an 8 so I went for an 8 because I'd heard they are pretty tight.

I think I made the right decision. They are pretty skin tight and I did have a little bit of difficulty getting them on, but once I was in I found how incredibly comfy they are. I do not lie, they are amazingly comfortable and another great thing about them is that they suck you in pretty well. I always thought disco pants looked pretty uncomfortable and that you'd be offering your wobbly bits to the world if you wore them, but no. Not at all.

My only criticism, and it's not even really a criticism, is that they are pretty long for my stubby legs. That's more just me having short legs than a flaw in the design but it does mean they tend to bunch up around my ankles which makes them look a bit loose there. CURSE MY INHERENT SHORT-LEGGEDNESS AND THE DISADVANTAGES IT BRINGS.

Anyway, despite that, I would recommend these disco pants as a cheap alternative to A.A.'s ones, especially if you have the beautiful long legs I lack! Either way, I'm sure you can find a way to make them work.

What do you think?