Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The countdown to Halloween begins!

Hope you're all as excited for Halloween as we are, the film marathon season has begun with the Addams Family as we tend to start tame before moving up to more disturbing titles like 'The Silence of the Lambs.'

We've decided to switch up the formatting of our blog a bit and include a bit more lifestyle content. As the weather grows colder we've been addicted to our snoods that we got from Primark last winter, literally sleeping in them... Charlotte bought a vinyl player and so we have been discovering old favourites such as 'Dirty Diana' and unashamedly harmonizing to 'Man in the Mirror' sat on her bed. Now, of course I too want a vinyl player, it's nice to be able to listen to an album all the way through and appreciate it as a whole piece of work rather than constantly skipping songs and artists.

Charlotte set up a film club for the media students and so we decided to bake some cakes to entice in members. Our last baking attempt was undeniably disastrous as we discovered that salted caramel can actually be too salty, as in could cause severe dehydration and kill all the garden slugs. We were aiming for the caramel core found in our favourite ice cream - Ben and Jerry's Blondie Brownie. This batch of chocolate smarties cupcakes were surprisingly good.

We've also been discovering how convenient public transport can be and got the bus to TK Maxx, where we picked up journals to start scrapbooks in. The journals are a really cute way to preserve the memories of the last few years before we head off to Uni.

Finally, my new camera arrived and I have been experimenting with the different features, such as the motion photo which is very nice indeed, so expect more vlogs and fashion videos to appear on our YouTube channel. Get excited for Halloween people, it's fast approaching!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

OOTD: Who Is JungleJim4322@yahoo.com?

Top: 1975 Merch, Cardigan: Very, Snood: Primark, PVC Pants: River Island, Shoes: Converse

Ahh another all black ensemble. These PVC pants are such a polarising item, I love them but I know a lot of people hate them, on a night out one charming gentleman even called me a rather rude name for wearing them. I love them because they remind me of the suit from American Horror Story season 1, is that weird? I picked up the t-shirt when we went to go see them live (vlog on our Youtube if you missed it- link to the right), the design gives a really cool aesthetic. I think this outfit is a little bit goth, a little bit weird and a whole lotta good.

Let me know how you feel about PVC!


Thursday, 25 September 2014

The 1975 Vlog: Meeting Matty Healy, GRWM& OOTD.

I'm not sure how many of our new followers will know but we do have a YouTube channel. As a MASSIVE 1975 fan (with a tattoo dedicated to them) it was the best night of my life. They were amazing live and were even more adorable and lovely in person. We filmed a GRWM of some seriously smokey makeup, an adventure with eye drops and OOTD's as well as concert footage with photos of meeting the boys.

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Autumn/Winter Lookbook

I decided to share some of the Polyvores I've been making like crazy. I think I just like looking at Commes Des Garcons and Acne pieces I'm never going to be able to afford. :(

Let me know which one is your fav!


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

OOTD: R U Mine?

Jacket: DIY (Post coming soon!), Midi skirt: Dorothy Perkins, Top: ASOS, Shoes: Converse

First off, apologies for the aggressive pout - I'm actually squinting at the sun in my eyes! I actually really loved this outfit. I decided to pull this midi out of my wardrobe that had been restricted to nights out to bring a bit of sparkle to the everyday, I love the midi shape. It's cool and effortless yet put together plus it's super comfy to wear. I have somehow collected a multitude of baseball tees and I have no idea why! This fairly new one from ASOS could be my new fav because it's playful yet still monochrome. 

I am LIVING for this leather jacket! Grace and I decided to customise a jacket each inspired by the jacket Alex wore in the One For The Road video. I think it's the only DIY project I've ever attempted that has not only succeeded but that I've actually worked into my wardrobe - it came out a lot better than I expected! I decided to rock a dark lip as I'm already so excited for Autumn/Winter, the one I'm wearing here is Vino pencil by MAC.


Friday, 29 August 2014

OOTD: I don't trust me either...

 Top: Aliexpress, Cardigan: H&M, Coat: Topshop, Necklaces: Aliexpress

Summer is beginning to draw to a close and me and Charlotte have been eagerly awaiting this change of season. What's not to love about Autumn/Winter? Halloween, bonfire night, Christmas films, cranberry smokey eyes and dark lips... the list goes on!

So inspired by the dropping temperature I decided to experiment with layering outerwear pieces in neutral shades to switch up my usual leather jacket option. This textured cocoon biker coat was from Topshop a while back and adds sophistication to any look and to be honest this outfit needed just a touch to pull back from being full on Taylor Momsen...

My top is a UNIF dupe from Aliexpress.com, really worth a trawl through for bargains as my necklaces are both from the same site and were unbelievably inexpensive. I am wearing a Primark black bodycon skirt underneath the vest by the way, my mother asked the same question.

Here's to the start of all things Autumn!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Exploring home: Trader's Outlet finds...

We have all experienced that feeling where you invest in a Topshop piece, only to go out and find that every other girl you pass on the street is wearing that exact same thing. For this reason me and Charlotte have recently found ourselves disillusioned with high street stores and decided to explore the range of small businesses in our area. 

We occasionally wandered into Traders Outlet, a local store with different sections selling various jewellery, vintage furniture, handmade bath bombs ect but up until now we hadn't realised that there were also some fashion stalls such as Lady e bling, with cool pieces, much cheaper than you would find on the high street.

Charlotte is wearing a black oversized quilted shift dress with a kind of snake texture to it whilst I am wearing this white pleather cami dress. Both dresses comply with our usual styling comfort zones of black, white and leather so all in all a pretty good find!

We definitely recommend checking out the Lady e bling stall inside Traders Outlet to anyone in the Manchester area!