Friday, 27 September 2013

Printed Trousers On The Rock

This afternoon I wanted to take pictures, we got in the car to go somewhere exciting but then the Heavens opened up and I went to buy some goodies for a give away I'm planning.  So back to the house it was...  

But after it stopped raining we decided to go on to the beach and quickly take some photos before the tide came in.  Luckily it's a couple of minutes walk because it was still pretty chilly. 

I was wearing: 
- Missguided blazer
- River Island vest top 
- Jack Wills trousers 
- New Look sandals 

Remember to enter my give away!  

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Back To School Giveaway!

It's time for another give away guys!  

I thought that this give away should be loosely related to the Back To School theme because everyone likes Back To School stuff and I am personally a real sucker for stationery.  Believe me, being in Paperchase today gave me flutters.  

I also did a Back To School Lookbook as well if anyone is interested. 

Here's what's up for grabs: 

A really cute owl print exercise book.  It's lined inside which is really handy and is quite slim so easy to throw in bags and everything.  

(I think I may have to go back and buy the full notebook version of this... for reasons...) 

The one accessory that comes to mind when I think about school is curby grips.  Well that's what they were called where I went to school.  Other people call them hair grips and all sorts of other weird names.  

I have these lovely pearl embellished curbies from Accessorize to give away as well! 

Another school day accessory for me is friendship bracelets- although I still own way too many!  So I thought I would also give away two bracelets, one has a peace sign on it and the other an arrow. 
(And no the watch is not a prize, this is just my wrist)

I'll be running the competition through Rafflecopter again since that was mega smooth last time.  And this is open to everyone!  Although it closes on 30th October so there is loadsss of time to enter and re-enter! 

Good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Saturday, 21 September 2013

Black Milk Update

One of my favourite brands - Black Milk Clothing - have been doing a lot of very exciting things right now.  So I thought it deserved a wee post where I can talk about it and share my favourite pieces.  

BMC licensed deals began with the much anticipated two Star Wars collections, which was swiftly followed by Lord of The Rings.  However I've never been a fan of either of these things so didn't get too excited about the deal.  Now when Black Milk announced on their Facebook a deal with Warner Brothers for Harry Potter this was a different story completely!  Now I got the hype!  
Now I was in the hype! 

Sneaks began to be peaked on all social media platforms and the release was shaping up to be the biggest ever by BMC!  Which is most definitely was. 

However when it got to release day I was actually a little underwhelmed- yes there are great pieces but I was kind of disappointed with the house pieces, they're just not special enough to really grab me.  But saying that I will inevitably end up buying something- I can tell!  

My disappointments- Hufflepuff Shooter and Ravenclaw Legs

Now on to my high points of the HP collection.  My favourite has got to be the Weasley Weather Bottle Girlfriend Tee, closely followed by the High Waisted Matt Finish Daily Prophet Leggings.  These are both very Harry Potter but don't scream WALKING BILLBOARD which I like.  Of the more overt pieces the highlights for me is the All Houses Swim, which I like. 

Those are just a few of my thoughts from the Harry Potter collection, I don't mean to offend anyone because it would be boring if everyone liked the same stuff!  

Now on to the future- the Halloween release is quickly coming upon us.  It's set to be released on 1st of October and it's looking like a big one.  There's guts and gore, hunted houses and bones!  The list (although not finalised) has been released and looks amazing!  

The List (from Facebook): 

Jason Lives Leggings (48HR)
The Worm GFT (48HR)
Corpse Bride Leggings
Corpse Bride Dress
Slasher Black GFT

Dead Cat Leggings
Mechanical Mermaid White Leggings
Dem Guts Swimsuit
Zombie Nation HWMF Leggings
Zombie Nation Swimsuit
Zombie Nation Skater Dress
Panther Maxi Dress (48HR)
The Fate Of My Enemies Leggings (48HR)
Bee Skater Dress
Jack O Lantern Skater Dress
Blood Splatter Catsuit
Blood Splatter Skater Dress

Velvet Black Bummers
Velvet Black Skater Skirt
Velvet Black Skater Dress
Velvet Black Evil Cheerleader 2.0
Sheer Straps 2.0 Leggings
The Holey Shrug
The Awesome Pocket Skater Skirt
The Shredder Dress
The Wednesday Dress
The Evil Hippie Dress
The Morticia Dress
The Priestess
The Shrug
Burned Velvet Sheer Spartans
I Eat Mice Zip Suit – LIMITED
Skull Net Leggings – LIMITED
The Shredder Crop – LIMITED
Double Dare Ya Leggings – LIMITED
Velvet Deep Blue Bummers – LIMITED
Velvet Mulled Wine Bummer – LIMITED
Velvet Deep Blue Skater Skirt – LIMITED
Velvet Mulled Wine Skater Skirt – LIMITED
Velvet Deep Blue Skater Dress – LIMITED
Velvet Mulled Wine Skater Dress – LIMITED
Velvet Deep Blue Evil Cheerleader 2.0 – LIMITED
Velvet Mulled Wine Evil Cheerleader 2.0 - LIMITED
Kaboom Suspender Catsuit – LIMITED

I'm most excited about the Bees Skater Dress. I've been waiting for ages for it and it looks like we're finally going to get it!  

Now let me find some more sneaks to try and show you!   

NB these photos do not belong to me, I have taken them either from the Black Milk Facebook or website.  I mean no malice by using them!


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Frolicking On Hay Bales (In Lots of Black Milk)

I had a very fun day today, where I climbed and played on hay bales in lots of different pairs of leggings and took photos in the sun.  And then BF toiled in Lightroom to make one fancy photo!  

Hope you like the results!  

I'm wearing: 
- Topshop denim shirt
- New Look black vest top 
- Black Milk Clothing Hex leggings
Black Milk Clothing Roses Black leggings 
- Black Milk Clothing Dollar leggings 
- Black Milk Ancient Maps leggings


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Climbing Rocks

Today me and BF went on a walk down to the quietest beach in St Andrews, and we climbed some rocks and sat in the sun for a while.  So I apologise that these aren't the best photos and that my face is kind of screwed up.  But it was SUNNY guys, okay?!  

I love the sun, so not looking forward to the chilly winter which is just around the corner! 

I was wearing (even though you can't really see it)
- Ralph Lauren gilet 
- Jack Wills henly top 
- Holland & Cooper tweed skirt 
- Posh boots 
- LV bag 


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Nylon Cowboy

I have been wanting to do a shoot on some hay bales all summer but I've never got around to it.  And with summer coming to a close I thought I better get on it while there are still some in fields!  

So I got dressed and then we went out to do some shooting!

I'm wearing: 
-Topshop denim shirt
- American Apparel velvet bodysuit 
- Black Milk Hex leggings 
- New Look sandals 
- Fedora from a random German shop

BF actually had a lot to do with styling this outfit, he was like you should wear this, do this instead etc. I'm impressed!


Monday, 9 September 2013

Beach Alley

So back into normal outfit posts!  Yay I hear you all yell!  

I'm now officially moved back up to St Andrews which means I am also a two minute walk from the easy to soot location- my Beach Alley as I call it.  

This was just a quick couple of snaps of what I wore today.  

- Jack Wills Blazer 
- Ralph Lauren Shirt
- River Island Jeans
- LV Bag
- River Island Boots

Look some dogs decided to come and check out what I was doing!  

Then back to normal! 


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Back To School Lookbook

Since it's that time of year again I thought I should probably do a Back To School LB!  

Today I am wearing: 

Polo Ralph Lauren navy gilet 
ASOS nude blouse 
Warehouse scarf 
Holland & Cooper tweed skirt 

I also have my posh boots on but I don't think you can see them in any of the pictures.  

And here is my outfit in Shopcade, wishlist form!


Thursday, 5 September 2013

7 Deadly Sharkies - Gaia

Near the beginning of Summer I took part in a collaborative project with a few BM girls, organised by the lovely Joani over at Life In Technicolor- the theme was 7 Deadly Sharkies.  So we had to all wear BM to portray different Greek goddesses. 

I went for Gaia, Mother Earth and I wore my Black Milk Clothing Ancient Maps Dress to do so.  I also paired it with a jacket that belongs to my Mum and a small flower crown- and a whole lot of buttercups in the field!  

So here is my full shoot from that day.  And you should check out the full post from Joani with all the deadly sharkies here!  

(Also excuse my pot belly in these shoots, I'm really self conscious of it but didn't have time to re-shoot with my standing up straighter)


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Chinese Elle

Today for curiosity's sake (and to ward off some boredom at work) I bought a Chinese Elle.  
So I thought I would take some snaps of the pictures / features I thought are interesting, or nice or just generally good pictures. 

I was quite surprised at how it is ALL in Chinese- I know how very Western of me, but there was hardly any English so I had to use some detective work to look at trends and features.  

I was also slightly surprised at the sheer amount of advertisements in it- believe me there are a lot.  Even more than home Elles I think, which actually probably explains the price of it.  I bought it this morning with a bottle of Fanta and it was under 30RMB (approx £3) 

Before I start, here is a last couple of China pictures.  

This is my Chinese name!  It means so happy according to my colleagues!

And my fauxlex- see what I did there!  

So here are some things that I decided to take pictures of in Elle: 

Buy me? 
Weird baby / pregnancy feature.  It scares me. 

So that's a little sneak peak of my Chinese Elle, hope it was interesting for you! 

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