Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Today I went outside

Yes, it's been sunny and rainy and thundery! Today at work I looked outside and thought it was snowing! It turned out to be blossom blowing around in the wind, lovely.

This is the first time I actually went outside on the street to take an outfit photo, it was a little awkward, this is only a few yards from my door and the street is fairly quiet, but there were a few times when someone would walk around the corner while I was mid pose and I felt a little silly, oh well it was an interesting exercise of confidence and not caring what other people think if you.

Just trying out a new skirt I bought from my new favourite second hand shop, they have a vintage section, but the stuff they have there is really reasonably priced and they have nice basics like this skirt and shirts and trousers. I really haven't been out much lately, starting to feel a like a bit of a square, I'm sure it won't last long.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sick Obsession

That title is a bit overdramatic really. The thing is, I've been sicky poo! all week with a horrible spring cold which has left me a bit zombified. No colds all winter, now big fat cold. So, while I was slobbing around in a pool of mucus I watched some films on the iplayer, one of which was a 90's rom-com B-movie called 'Wishful Thinking' starring Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Beals.

It wasn't a great film but it kept me entertained, mostly because I became a bit obsessed with Drew's character's style and was screen snapping throughout the film. I know the 90's fashion trends are SO NOW-right now and everyone's already gone on about them long enough, but I did enjoy seeing the outfits and remembering the style, because those were the fashions that were around when I was first becoming aware of fashion and picking my own things to wear.

I don't think I ever dressed quite the same Drew does in this film with lots of kitsch accessories and clashing pattern and colour. But I do remember owning a couple of velour skirts and tops, in particular a rather questionable velour, turquoise, turtleneck tank top with, kind of, silver splats on it from Miss Selfridge- aces.

I think this is my favourite outfit.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

DIY Colourful Hair Slides

I saw some of these pretty hair slides in a picture on The Glitter Guide and thought they were a really nice and easy way to add colour to any hairstyle. 

So I thought I'd do a super quick DIY that is as quick as easy as painting your nails. I've used Kirby grips that you can get from most chemists. I slid them onto a piece of cardboard to separate the part the part I wanted to paint form the rest of the kirby grip because I would have undoubtedly ended up painting the entire thing if otherwise (I'm a bit messy).

Leave enough room between each kirby grip so that the paint doesn't stick them together, then just paint the flat side with whatever colour nail varnish you fancy. Easy peasy. (Let them dry before putting them in your hair...of course).