Sunday, 24 March 2013

3 WAYS TO WEAR...


Pair your dungarees with a baggy floral blouse and vintage accessories for a boho look, maybe add a floral headband or a single flower to a ponytail or plait.
 
Wear a plain or graphic tee with your dungarees to get this urban look, try adding small things like a gold chain, hoop earrings or simply turn up your sleeves or shorts to add a little something to your look.
 
Try layering this look with grungey prints and textures, I've gone with a red checked shirt and a leather waistcoat, you could try a studded jumper or a black crop top. Try adding accessories, maybe a neck cuff/collar and rings to give your outfit oomph.
 
 
001 // Thought I would share some ways in which I wear my dungarees, I think they will be a big trend this spring/summer and many shops are already stocking them! I reccomend Topshop's however mine are vintage DIYs and I prefer them by far!
 
002 // Hope everyone is having a great weekend and if it's snowing near you like it is here, I feel for you :( I'm frozen to the bone brrrrr.
 
003 // and lastly I would just like to ask if you would do me a huge favour! Please nominate me for Company's Best Teen Fashion Blog! It would be such an honor to even be nominated and I've already had such great support from you guys I just know you will do me proud ;)
You can nominate me by clicking the badge in the side bar or by following this link: http://www.company.co.uk/company-blog-awards-2013-with-new-look
 
I will be so greatful and if you let me know that you have nominated I will follow your blog, your instagram, your twitter etc, if I don't already and I'll give you a shoutout if you like and also nominate you for the award if you want me to ;) I will also give you my undying love as this would be like a dream come true for me! Thankyou so much and get nominating!! xx
 

Mia xx

 


LIEBSTER AWARD

Only a month into my new blog and I've already been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! I would like to thank Sarah over at www.sarahsgood.blogspot.com and if you dont already follow her then you should! Her blog is amazing! I love reading other blogger's answers and I am really looking forward to answering them!



Here are the Liebster Blog Award rules:

1. Share 11 things about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 question that your tagger has given you.
3. Choose 11 fellow blogs to nominate. The nominees must have   

   under 200 Google Friend Connect followers and be told in a
   comment on their blog.
4. Think of 11 questions to ask the bloggers you have nominated.
5. Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.


So here's 11 facts about me:
1 // I go to an all girls high school
2 // My favourite film is The Virgin Suicides
3 // I am obsessed with Alt J
4 // I am the worlds worst person at saving up money
5 // I want to go to the London College of Fashion
6 // Half of my wardrobe is DIY or handmade
7 // I have lived in England, Spain and Guernsey
8 // I hate people that think they are better than everybody else
9 // One day I will have a cupboard just for Jeffrey Campbell shoes
10 // My favourite shops are Topshop, Urban Outfitters and American
      Apparel
11 // I have an obssession with Copella Apple Juice

Here are Sarah's questions:
1. Do you have any unusual quirks, if so what are they?
       I eat weird foods together like chocolate and chips or crisps
       with yoghurt...
2. Where did you last travel abroad and what was the best experience you had there?
    The last place I went abroad was to Spain to see my auntie and
    uncle and the best experience would have to be the funniest 60's
    fancy dress new years party I have ever been to!

3. What situation do you see yourself in 10 years time?
    In 10 years time I have no idea where I see myself, but I would
    like to see myself working either
    with a fashion magazine or maybe even running my own brand/shop.

4. Which shop is the majority of your wardrobe from?
    The majority of my wardrobe is probably from Topshop or various
    vintage/charity shops.

5. Trousers or skirts? And why?
    I would have to say skirts as I really hate my thighs and skirts
    cover them and they tend to suit my shape better anyway.

6. What is your favourite beauty product?
    My favourite beauty product at the moment has to be either the
    No. 7 Stay Perfect foundation or the Maybelline Super Stay 10
    Hour Tint Gloss in Lasting Pink.

7. If your wardrobe could only be from one shop, money no limits, what shop would it be?
    I would have to say Topshop because they have such amazing
    unique things yet they have the basics too.
8. What did job did you want to do as a child?

    As a child I think I wanted to be a shop owner or an artist, and
    for a while I wanted to be a midwife like my mum... until I
    found out exactly what that entailed...
9. Why did you start blogging?

    I started blogging a year ago on my other blog because I wanted
    to share my outfits and my style and since I started my new
    blog I think I am going to focus more on sharing my developing
    style and interest in fashion and hopefully my blog will grow as
    it gets older and help me get a little more known in the world
    of fashion! 
10. What would you describe your style as?
    I would describe my style as a mixture of grunge, vintage and
    sometimes just plain weird hahaa
11. What is your favourite season?

    My favourite seasons have got to be spring or summer as I love
    the different trends that come around that time and how
    versatile they are! And doesn't love a bit of sun?!
   
Here are my nominations:
Jamara // www.mashurmind.blogspot.com
Jade // www.little-pennies.blogspot.com
Helena // www.helena-mae.blogspot.com
Oxana // www.wildshadeblog.blogspot.com
Becca // www.beccasbeautyspot.blogspot.com
Joan // www.joan13fashion.blogspot.com
Charlotte // www.februaryairr.blogspot.com
(I know there are only 7 but they are my favourites)

Here are my questions:

1 // Tell us a secret
2 // Why did you start blogging?
3 // Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
4 // If you could buy 3 things and you had an unlimited amount of 
     money, what would they be?
5 // What is your most worn piece of clothing?
6 // What are your hobbies?
7 // One weird thing about you?
8 // Biggest regret?
9 // Who is your celebrity crush?
10 // What was your last job?
11 // Who is your inspirational icon?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better! Be sure to check out their blogs and I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do! xx

Thursday, 21 March 2013

WISHLIST NUMBER TWO

a different feel to this wishlist but i'm liking the kind of urban preppy trend at the moment and i've been after things like for a while but once again, no money *cries* and i really want candy floss coloured hair for easter or summer hmmm...
 
Rookie Yearbook One // Amazon
high waisted mom jeans // Topshop
90's Goofy sweater // Etsy
old skool Vans // zappos.com
batman socks // hottopic.com
hair dye // thisispulp.co.uk
 
Mia x

Sunday, 17 March 2013

RECENT AND NOT SO RECENT BUYS


black and white striped dress - Topshop £26 // purple speckle dress - Topshop £26
 
grey speckle, white frilly & blue speckle socks - Topshop 3 for £8
 
 vintage looney tunes jumper - charity shop in Guernsey £2 // vintage paisley jumper - eBay £8 // vintage blue jumper - eBay £6
 
black bowler hat - h&m // black and gold rucksack - random shop in Spain £10 // vintage scarf - Revolver £3
 
studded wedges - shop in Spain £30 // vintage boots with DIY studs - eBay // black chelsea boots - Office £45
 

 
kahki and leather jacket - Primark £25 // disco pant dupes - River Island £30

egyptian cross necklace - vintage fair £5 // purple stone necklace - Forever 21 £2 // gold cross necklace - Topshop £1.50

 
silver morrocan box - birthday present // random charms and rings - found, given or vintage
 
 
001 // hey guys! how has your weekend been? i've had quite a good one, despite the stupid amount of homework. I made it into town today and managed to buy a few things (the topshop dresses and socks and the office boots) and all the other items are things i bought not so recently or just felt like showing you guys hahaa.
 
002 // i really love these new topshop dresses as i think they will look good for the rest of the winter and in the spring too as the purple dress is a lot more purple in person and i think it will look really cute! i also wanted an orange and yellow version as i am really loving the kind of neon pop trends coming in this spring, but they didnt have the yellow version in store and the orange version was a size 12 and didn't really suit my colouring :( the striped one will look amazing for the monochrome trend and the gorgeous cut out back will be lovely for the warmer weather... if it ever gets here.
 
003 // my wishlist is constantly growing but everything i want either isnt out yet or i have to order online, but the thing is... i have no money :( the perks of being a teenager hey? anyway, i'm going to be saving up, to quench my thirst for clothes and also to fuel my addiction of dressmaking and craft, i have so many ideas for things to make and possibly sell - look out for these in the future ;) - but i never have any money to buy supplies! i might have to improvise :s
 
004 // anyway, im going to stop waffling on now and be sure to expect an outfit post and a diy post very soon, i am definitely getting into the swing of posting a bit more regularly than the last blog hahaa.
 
Mia xx

Monday, 11 March 2013

INSPIRATION

 random tumblr images
 

 stills from Pulp Fiction - 1994
 
stills from Girl, Interrupted - 1999
 
 stills from Pretty Woman - 1990
 
more random tumblr images
 
 stills from The Virgin Suicides - 1999


001 // Hey guyss, I've been trying to find inspiration for some new ideas that are coming up and I thought I would show you how I went about it! I tend to just scroll through tumblr, instagram or google images hoping to find some pictures that spark imagination and I'm normally quite successful, I just love compiling them together and seeing what a beautiful mess they make in the end.

002 // These are just a few pieces of inspiration - tumblr really helps me as you can find a real variety of creative and meaningful pictures there and I think films help a lot too. I chose just a few of my favourite films to show like Girl, Interrupted and The Virgin Suicides which I absolutely adore and I think are so powerful, as books too. I read them both religiously every summer. There's just something about the 90's that makes me wish I was old enough to appreciate them at the time.

003 // I find getting inspirational images to help you with your own projects really useful and I don't go a day without looking through various screenshots and saved pictures to come up with new ideas. I really recommend trying it if you haven't already, just google something random and you'll soon be well on your way.

004 // In other news, I have eventually come out the other end of a 2 week mock exam period and my results seem to be going surprisingly well so far! Let's hope there's a reward coming my way in the near future ;) I'll be posting a bit more regularly now but don't expect many outfit posts during the week as I tend to go from school uniform to lounge pants to pjs... but don't worry, I won't bail on you.

Mia x