Britfash

Dress* ~ BritFash

Leggings* ~ PersunMall

Ankle Boots ~ Next

Not only is the Floral Magenta Print Dress with Peter Pan Collar* beautiful, it is super cosy for those long winter walks.

The BritFash dress is a wonderful magenta floral print and very bright and eye catching for those Christmas parties and more formal occasions with family and friends. It also features a white peter pan collar with 3/4 sleeves and white turned up cuffs.

The dress really is a versatile piece, that can be dressed up or down. I opted for a more casual look on this frosty December morning with the addition of stirrup leggings*. Switch these for some thick tights and nice heels and you are ready to party this festive season!

Not only is the fit lovely, the colours of this dress just mesmerize me! They are so bright and I find it to be overwhelmingly pretty. I find myself wearing it at every given opportunity and It really is a statement piece that needs very little accessorising, it does all the talking!

The compliments I have received  while wearing this dress out and about is astonishing, who can ever resist a beautiful floral print? I know I can’t!

What do you think of this dress? Do you like peter pan collars? 

Stephanie xox

 

Now this is a first for me, delving into the detail of a video as well as the music but all the outrage has led me to it.

Miley has received a lot of criticism lately for her tongue-in-cheek and somewhat outlandish behaviour. A beloved teen star to a rather provocative woman, is this just her ‘growing up’ or is there something a little more sinister going on here?

Looking into the oh so controversial and new single ‘Wrecking Ball’ I see a rather heartbroken and vulnerable young woman. Either it has been expertly choreographed, like videos often are, or there is someone in the centre who is genuinely broken, expressing herself via the biggest outlet imaginable.

To me the video seems to be about the deterioration of her relationship with on-off fiance Liam Hemsworth, a relationship that has destroyed her and left her wanting to escape and even reinvent herself, thus giving us this ‘new’ Miley we all love to hate raving on about.

“I came in like a wrecking ball, I never hit so hard in love. All I wanted was to break your walls. All you ever did was break me.”

Shocking to her diehard fans, she straddles and swings upon a giant wrecking ball, entirely naked. This certainly gets the message across, gosh does love leave you vulnerable, oh how destructive it can be.

The almost erotic tonguing of the sledgehammer is a bit more peculiar if you ask me. It is said to show her love of the pain of the relationship, keeping it alive, another excuse to hold on.

All that aside, I actually really enjoy the song, finding it incredibly raw, emotional and empowering. If only all girls had an outlet like that eh!

However, I assure you it is all a show, the girl is broken and let’s hope she can find the power to find herself once more.

What is your take on the video? Do you like the song?

Stephanie xox

Backlash

I think by now my obsession with vintage and downright odd clothing is apparent.

Having recently moved back to Nottingham for my next academic year I find myself in vintage heaven, a town with over a dozen independent stores.

I got this beautifully detailed sequin top from Baklash, a very reasonable vintage clothing shop with three floors to explore! I have bought there before and just can’t resist a peek every time I wander by.

This sequin top cost me £15 and I have seen similar on the high street for a lot more! It is a little big but I adore it, it really reminds me of the 1920’s era with their long sequined gowns.

I wore it for my first night out in the city and to a very loud and hilarious karaoke night at a local club and felt just lovely in it!

You really never know what you will find, so get digging a little deeper girls and boys!

Do you enjoy vintage shopping? What is your favourite item?

Stephanie xox

 Levi DIY

So I cheated on this one a little and bought my shorts pre-cut and dyed from a very wet and muddy Y Not? Festival this summer and for a reasonable £15…

However, I have seen high-waisted customised shorts like these cost as much as £50 and that is just a little too extortionate for my liking!

I studded the pockets of these jeans myself with golden spiked studs from eBay, a pointed screwdriver and chalk. Drawing the guidance lines with the chalk it was a very swift affair and I literally just spaced them out and clicked them in! To ensure your studs stay firmly in place a little bit of superglue when securing would not go amiss! There are so many types available, you just have to look!

I love customised and pre loved clothing. There is nothing nicer than having items that are a bit different and special in comparison to what is available on the high street.

Do you like customised shorts? Would you give these a go?

Stephanie xox

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Graphic print, cats and oversize, what more could you want from a tee?

This cute tee is by little known and Korean brand FunnyGlam, an eBay store with a selection of both modern and vintage items.

As I strolled along the sleepy Exmouth streets I began peering into charity shops for floral goodies, instantly recognising the brand by the vibrant graphics and our shared love of cats. I nabbed it for £4.

I had originally wanted the King Cat Oversize Tee but with student living costs mounting up I somehow managed to resist (time to get saving eh!).

I love the bold floral print, array of large flowers and butterflies and the heavily jewelled and crowned Audrey Hepburn tabby kitty, her green eyes complimenting her background, the reverse of the tee simply in black.

What do you think of this graphic tee? Do you like the inclusion of regal cats?

Stephanie xox