- Sequin Baseball Dress – Native Rose (bought at Urban Outfitters)
- Ripped Boyfriend Jeans – Urban Outfitters
- DR. Martens (VERY old)
I’m completely in love with my jazzy sequin baseball dress; but it’s one of those items that’s so jazzy that once you’ve worn it on a few nights out you feel like you have to keep it under wraps for a while.. because its so memorable. I wanted to try it out as a dressed-down daytime outfit so I can get more use out of it. I think it looks well paired with these super baggy boyfriend jeans, and the length of the dress hides the fact that the jeans keep falling down round my arse!
My trusty Dr. Marten boots are so old, I don’t even want to think about it.. it makes me feel like a withering old lady.
(9 years old if you must know….UGH).
Aside from the fact that I feel like I’m getting eve- closer to middle age, my DM’s have served me SO well; they’ve been through many a festival and general hideous Belfast weather and they’re still going. Not a hole in sight. They have a lot of scuffs on the top but I think that adds to the look of them – and they’re soft as butter as I’ve worn them so much.
You can check out the boots Dr. Marten’s has to offer here. I’m loving these:
Love this shape! Considering investing in these..beaut! Dr. Marten’s Bryony Boot – £160
Dr. Marten’s Finn Boot – £130 (available to pre-order, out on the 31st of March)
Or, if you have loads of cash moneeeey $$$£££ to spend why not go all out on these amazing disco princess jeans by Diy by Panida:
Thanks for reading :3 Nuala xx
- Galaxy Print Windbreaker Jacket – Pop Sick Vintage (Asos Marketplace Boutique)
- Bobble Hat – Lazy Oaf
- Caterpillar Boots – ASOS
- Red lipstick- ‘Ruby Woo’ by MAC
My jacket game feels very strong! What an amazing print 😀 – this Pop Sick Vintage windbreaker arrived in the post yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with it. There are loads of fun hidden pockets and compartments and it’s just the right amount of over-sized. It’s also lined so its cosy for a windbreaker, which is great for Newcastle’s blustery weather.
I hate the winter, and around this time of year I would usually say that I can’t wait to put my coats and jackets in to hibernation and break out the skimpy summer clothes..but a jacket like this changes that. I feel so cheerful wearing it!
A few of my snaps of the Street Style that London had to offer last year :D. **All my own photography**
Spotted outside the Topshop show space at London Fashion Week in September. Those trousers are SO good. I wonder if I could do that myself? Attack a pair of jeans with a stanley knife..? Paired with a casual, loose fitting black polo neck and a pair of white Nike blazers this look is a perfect example of sport luxe styling.
I loveee Sinead’s bright blue roots – created using Kiko Hair Shadow, great for a temporary change – and hides root growth at the same time, win. This would look great paired with some gel and glitter, as seen in my Glitter Hair Inspiration post.
Check out the spiky leather backpack she’s wearing here
Sneaky celebrity snap!! Leah McFall‘s grey hair & futuristic glasses are on point! The High neck top layered underneath the ‘NYC’ jumper is from Shade London – check them out! Overt branding – top to toe outfit from Nasir Mazhar check out my post on Nasir Mazhar’s use of diverse models for his 2013 catwalk show here.
Faux fur scarfs <3. Here’s a very similar one from ASOS – on sale too 😉
Super kawaii! The girl on the right’s shorts are from the Illustrated People x Phoebe (from Made in Chelsea) collab collection – All on Sale now! I hope they do another collab – I have the Eyeballin’ shorts seen here 😀
It’s oxegen time! and if you haven’t got the full four-day camping ticket you still have some time to grab some things before you go, aswell as some treats for any other festivals still to come!
Here are some fun things I’ve found 🙂
How gorgeous is this rain poncho from irregular choice!? I love the print. The best part about it though, is that it packs away into a little bunny shaped bag!! Click here to see it.
It also comes in a navy sequin print – see below:
Equally is gorgey-porgey I think. Both £48 each at irregularchoice.com –click here
I love this stack of bracelets from ASOS, £10 –click here. However I’ve recently learnt how to make pom poms – they’re really easy! Below are the pom poms I made a few days ago:
In my next post I’ll show you how to make them and try to make a little bracelet out of them. All you’ll need is some wool in the colours you want the pom poms, some cardboard (a cereal packet will do) and a pair of scissors :).
I’m a big fan of face paints for festivals – so much fun. I bought this set last weekend in preparation for Creamfields which I’m going to in August. It’s a bit early, I know, but I love face painting anyway so it doesn’t matter :). A few days ago I took my little sister to see Pirates of the Caribbean, and she decided she’d like to be painted as a witch for the occasion. A bit random, but sure why not I guess! Here she is:
I love this little bandeau/shorts combo! It’ll see you through from beach to festival: throw on over your bikini with sandals for the beach/ add a raincoat, leather fringe bag, a pair of grubby wellies and big shades for festival. £26 from TOPSHOP – click here.
Najavo print socks – so pretty! £8 from URBAN OUTFITTERS – click here.
I was having a bit of a struggle trying to find a cheap rucksack that was big enough to fit all my festival gear in – but small enough to fit the regulations for hand luggage on my flight to liverpool for creamfields. We didn’t book luggage on as it was working out at an extra £30 :/. Thankfully I remembered I have this lovely rucksack I used to use as my school bag 🙂 I got mine from TK MAXX and they often have some nice jansport bags in there.
To the left is another backpack I found on the tk-maxx website – £14.99, which is really cheap compared to some of the other ones I’ve seen. It’s a good size too. Click here.
I bought this glitter palette from URBAN OUTFITTERS yesterday – perfect for adding a bit of glam. It’s in the sale for £4! Click here. Below is some glittery eye makeup inspiration.
I don’t really like the shape of the glitter around this models eyes, I think it’s too panda-like. But the idea of the grungy glittery eye is cool and really easy to do. Also it will look better as it smudges :). This image is from the Vena Cava A/W 2011 catwalk.
How fun is this mohawk hat from RIVER ISLAND!? perfect if your feeling a bit chilly/having a hair crisis. It also comes in black. £24.99 – click here. They also have a very girly indian headdress for £29.99:
pretty, isn’t it :)? Click here.
These Bitching and Junkfood shorts are amazing, but I still thing £60 for a pair of shorts is a bit much – check out my previous post on their launch at URBAN OUTFITTERS last month here. and click here to see the shorts.
Poi (seen above) are super fun – I’m bringing mine to creamfields. See them below:
I got mine from Barcelona – but you can buy them from the internet if you’re interested. Here’s a youtube video of some basic poi spinning :).
That’s all for today folks – hope you enjoyed it + if you have any questions just post on my facebook page!
This is my last post before I jet off to Barca my dears (I have to wake up at 4 in the morning to get the flight…:( )
A sneaky peek into what’s going in my suitcase!
Aztec print bikini, £28, URBAN OUTFITTERS. I love the zip at the front and the removable straps for maximum tanning. Click here.
Me no likey burny. P20 only needs one application a day and lets you tan while staying protected. You can get this from any chemist type place but I got mine from Superdrug for £12.95: Click here.
Cutie pop, daisy top. £28, URBAN OUTFITTERS. Click here.
‘You Rebel’ tinted moisturiser from BENEFIT (with SPF 15 yay!). Click here.
Click here £6.99, NEWLOOK.
As seen in my previous lookbook post – click. £30, URBAN OUTFITTERS.
My signature scent, nom nom. click here
lovellly playsuit from PULL AND BEAR, £19.99 (bargain I think!). Unfortunately P&B don’t display any of their products on their website (ehh sort it out guys) so you’ll have to just use your li’l legs and walk to their store in Victoria Square to see it!
Best bronzer ever! Doesn’t have any of that nasty shimmery, sparkly crap in it. Just like tan in a powder form. £23.50 from BENEFIT. click here.
bangles, £5, CLAIRES ACCESORIES. Click here
I can’t resist buying organiser type things – these are little mini bottles/tubs that you buy empty and then you can decant just enough of your various beauty products into them to last you the holiday. Such a space saver! I bought the bottles from semi-chem for 99p and the tubs from superdrug for around £1.20.
Inside the tubs/botts I’ve put: Radox shower gel – African sanctuary, Pantene pro-v repair and protect shampoo and conditioner and Aveeno moisturising cream (this is formulated to help eczema prone skin, which I don’t have. I find it really good as a general moisturiser).
Reading on holidays is one of my favourite things ever ever. Can’t wait to get stuck into these, all from http://www.waterstones.com.
Crochet top, as seen in my previous post ‘The crochet comeback’. Probably gonna stick to wearing this at nighttime though, I’d rather not have a crochet print tan line.
yumyum, beach towel from H&M. £6.99. Click here.
Orange grandad top, TOPSHOP, £18. Click here.
The all important epilator – for de-fuzzing! If you can handle a wee bit of pain definitely invest in one of these, they keep your legs smooth for waaay longer than shaving and they don’t remove skin cells like waxing does. I’ve also noticed that it weakens the hairs over time so they grow back really thin. A winner all around! I got mine from boots ages ago but here’s a similar one: Click £49.99.
My sunnies, £4.99 from NEWLOOK. Click.
Bandeau, £12 URBAN OUTFITTERS. Click here. Choose your underwear wisely for going on holiday, you won’t want to wear anything that digs in if you get a bit of sunburn. These bandeau’s are great and come in frilly, printed styles as well (check out my first lookbook post to see my leopard print one).
Tribal hairband, £6 from CLAIRES ACCESORIES. I do not want a fringe-tan-line.
Trusty birkenstocks! As seen in previous lookbook post: click.
Im wearing this ASOS skirt on the flight (with my banana shorts under it so I can quickly whip it off as soon as I step off the plane! – check out my previous lookbook post to see my banana shorts.) I’m sorry to tell you this skirt is now out of stock – boohoo!
Finally we mustn’t forget:
So guys, that is my suitcase! Hope you enjoyed it :). I’ll try to do a post or two from Barca but don’t be too annoyed if I don’t get the time cause I’ll have lots of posts when I come back :D.
Love you all, see you in a week!
I feel as though I’ve been neglecting the menswear side of things! In this post I wanted to look at Festival style for boys.
Obviously there are different types of festival (e.g. oxegen/planet love) which require a totally different fashion etiquite. For this post I wanted to look at boys style for a rock/indie festival. I’ve hunted around and comprised an outfit + accessories in 10 items; enjoy!
10.1. Aztec print jumper, £40: Bitching and Junkfood. 2. Cosy print socks, £3: Topman. 3. Red backpack, £35: ASOS. 4. Light grey Chinos, £75: ALL SAINTS. 5. Yellow tee, £9.99: River Island. 6. Brown leather renewal belt, £10: URBAN OUTFITTERS. 7. Black Original Hunter boot, £70: SCHUH. 8. Penguin flask, £15: URBAN OUTFITTERS. 9. Carhart green waxed jacket, £109.99: SIZE. 10. Black wayfers, £12: ASOS.
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR:
Hope you enjoyed this post! It was fun but challenging doing a post about menswear so if you have any feedback please comment. Remember if you want to see any of the clothing featured in the blog just click on the writing highlighted in pink :).
From big oversized circles to tiny, John Lennon inspired frames; round is definitely the most wearable and versatile shape of the season. They add a vintage edge to any outfit and flatter every face shape!
Classic circle – H&M, £5.99. Click here.
Lilac oversized – £22, Squint for TOPSHOP. Click here.
Brown-eyed girl – £18, Bitching and Junkfood. Click here.
Navy reflections – Spitfire @ ASOS mens, £18. Click here.
Blue tint tortoise-shell – Unisex, Jeeperspeepers exclusive to ASOS, £16. Click here.
Grab yourself a pair of these lovelies in preparation for holidays! Look out for tomorrow’s post :).
Also on Friday I’ll hopefully be doing a stylespot and I need a wee helper to interview the people – facebook me if your interested!
In my last post I looked at Diane Von Furtsenburg, Givenchy and L.A.M.B’s printed creations for Spring/Summer 2011, and although they are beautiful most of us can’t afford designer :P. So in this post I’m looking at affordable ways to wear this seasons print-trend.
Snake print headband, £6.99 RIVER ISLAND. Festival bag, £20 from ASOS.com. Elephant print TOMS from SCHUH.co.uk (soooo cute! I love elephants.)
Teaming printed leggings and accessories with a fun, laid back t-shirt is a perfect look for daytime. You could also dress up the leggings with a pair of wedges and some tribal jewellery.
Aztec print top, £16 and printed skirt £34.99 both from TOPSHOP. Black wedge sandals £90 from FLY London at SCHUH.co.uk. Woven navajo backpack £46 from URBANOUTFITTERS.co.uk. Printed headband, £3.99 from NEW LOOK.
I really like this as an outfit, I would wear it for daytime but you could dress it up by wearing a black lace top like this one from ASOS.com:
Hope this post was helpful and inspiring etc! Went on a stylespot today and found some lovely lookin’ peeps so watch out for the ‘you’ve been BELFASHED #3’ post tomorrow.
Summer is coming so put those boring winter accessories to the back of your wardrobe and take a look at these sunny treats.
Every girl needs a nice summery handbag, whether it’s a big duffel bag for the beach or a little bright clutch for walking about town in the sun. Here’s some of my favourites for every budget.
Striped duffel bag, £16.99 and Bright yellow duffel (also comes in blue), £14.99 both from NEW LOOK. Love the print on the first duffel bag, it looks like something you could buy from a little spanish market.
Aztec print rucksack, £45.00 from ASOS.com
This rucksack is super versatile, use it for walking about town or as your carry on baggage and beach bag for Summer Hol’s!
Annnnd if you wanna treat yourself, why not do it with one of these gorgeous Satchels from the Cambridge Satchel Company!
14 inch Satchel, £108.00 from The Cambridge Satchel Company – available at URBAN OUTFITTERS
Also comes in Mint Green with navy detailing, and they sell smaller versions in neon pink and orange for £98.
Let me know if you liked these handbags or if there’s anything you’d like me to do a post on.
As I’m in Donegal, tomorrow I thought I might do a post about the local arty-farty cafe, Muck and Muffins in Dunfanaghy. It’s really cute they sell all sorts of wee bits and bobs for your home and handmade jewellery etc, as well as lovely coffee and cake – what more could you want! Check out their li’l website http://www.muckandmuffins.com.
P.S. If you’d like to know, it’s raining up here and I have only brought shorts with me – silly billy. Hopefully the weather picks up 🙂
P.P.S. All the writing highlighted in pink is a link to something, click away.
Okay so I’ve given you the designer stripes for this season – now I’m going to look at the things we can actually afford!
This pencil skirt is soo cute and can be dressed up or down. Love the colours – £25.00. The yellow stripy top is a bargain at just £6.00.
Lovely jubbly, stripy dress is £29.00 – also comes in Petite. Vertical Stripe t-shirt £22.50.
T-shirt £28.00, Skirt £25.00 and tights £10.00.
and heres one for the boys
nautical stripe t-shirt £30.00 also from Urban Outfitters.
Hope you like these stripy delights! If you think I’m missing anything or you have any ideas/ requests for posts give me a shout on facebook :). Nuala xo