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30.7.12

Childish






Tshirt: vintage
Dungaree dress: vintage
Socks: Topshop
Jellies: Urban Outfitters x JuJu
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Watch: vintage

This is what I like to call my 'big kid' outfit (as you can see, I don't like to take myself too seriously). I can envision myself wearing something like this at the age of three whilst in nursery, scribbling on the walls with glitter crayons and playing dress up (something which I still enjoy!) I particularly remember being best friends with a kid named Stevie, who would coerce everybody queueing for the slide to step aside whilst I skipped the line to take my turn. He treated my like the queen of Sheba! How I miss the days where I could take naps at 2pm and yet have no clue how to spell my own name (although, I must admit it comes in handy nowadays).

I purchased this vintage Madewell dungaree dress a few months ago for a mere £15, and I've since worn it to death! I checked online to see how much a pair of Madewell dungarees would cost nowadays, and I was informed that they would cost around the £400 mark- result! I'm a sucker for a good bargain! Plus, I am aware that a certain Miss Alexa Chung has been spotted sporting a dungaree dress on more than one occasion, which can't be a negative thing!

Prior to today I spent four days straight lounging around the house watching DVDs and playing video games. I'm good at a few things, but I'm very good at doing nothing. Originally this plan sounded rather appealing; however by the third day it was beginning to become a little tiresome. Luckily, today I did something more productive and decided the venture beyond the four walls of my own house. My sister and I took a trip into my local town and visited the locally renowned Chocolate Cafe for lunch, before thrifting in the charity shops. Unfortunately I didn't manage to spot any good finds, however I did manage to find a gorgeous bowl in which to store my vast collection of rings.

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

28.7.12

Bloggers of The Month: July





Hello lovelies! I thought I'd start this monthly feature on my blog in order to inform you about some of my favourite bloggers who I believe deserve more recognition. I hope you like my recommendations as much as I do!

















I cannot amply express my adoration for Emi's sense of style or blog in terms of words. She has nailed the layering look down to a t; and I can't get enough of her eclectic and unique sense of style. Fashionwhit is definitely my current favourite blog- I highly recommend you check it out if you haven't done so already! 



















Chelsea is a lovely girl with an equally lovely sense of style. I usually check her blog regularly for her daily posts; and the pieces in her jewellery shop, Little Teacup, are to die for. She definitely knows how to style a pair of oversized sunglasses or creepers! 




I originally found out about Leanne through her YouTube videos a few months ago, and I was instantly hooked. Since then I've discovered her blog, which is brilliant for features on beauty as well as personal style updates. I'd describe her style as a mixture of grunge, retro and old school Hollywood glamour- she's definitely one to watch!

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo 

26.7.12

Jellybean Brain







Mesh tee: thrifted
Tank top: Afflecks Palace
Shorts: thrifted
Flannel shirt: Primark
Boots: thrifted
Jewellery: Topshop
Backpack: Topshop


I recently spotted this tank top whilst out shopping in Manchester, and, overwhelmed by its awesomeness felt compelled to purchase it. I adore one of a kind pieces like this; especially when they're handmade and customised with witty phrases and images. I thought it'd make a brilliant combination to pair it with this thrifted mesh top, especially considering I have quite an adoration for the layering trend. I find it interesting how a single piece can change the entire aesthetic of an outfit, simply through layering in order to create an entirely separate effect and transform the look. I also particularly like the combination of spikes and studs from the shorts and backpack, and the edgy vibe they exude. In addition to my bindi, this outfit reminds makes me think of Gwen Stefani meets Avril Lavine- an amalgamation I never expected to make. Speaking of things I like, I really these unique boots which I bought from a local charity shop. They're like Doc Martens-cum-bowling shoes, which turn out to be a much more appealing union than you'd initially predict.

Oh, and I hope you enjoyed the collaboration with my cat for this post- she's such a poser! 

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

25.7.12

Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Izmir and Venice Photo Diary






































During my absence over the past week I was fortunate enough to be soaking up the sun on my first ever cruise; visiting Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Izmir and Venice. On reflection, I wouldn't particularly say that cruises are my cup of tea; albeit I definitely enjoyed visiting the various places that we stopped off at. My favourite place of the five was by far Venice: a salad mix of musical culture, fine art, stunning architecture, impeccable style and historical relevance. We stayed at the beautiful Palazzo Paruta on the final night of the holiday, just a short walk away from Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square) where tourists flocked in their hundreds to observe the infamous St Mark's Basilica and the Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio). I specifically enjoyed sightseeing via gondola (something which you must partake in on a visit to Venice); visiting the Salvador Dali exhibition to witness a variety of his pieces from a firsthand perspective; and gorging on gelato and macaroons in a traditional Italian patisserie. I also discovered a small vintage shop which was hidden away down a narrow side street- an Aladdin's cave of vintage treasures and trinkets. Unfortunately the shop was closing up at the time of my visit, so I was unable to purchase anything (I expect I'd have taken great pride in being able to say "I got this from a vintage shop in Venice.") Oh well, I suppose I was just unlucky. On the other hand, I was privileged enough to have the amazing experience of observing several dolphins as they followed our ship- something which I've always wanted to do since being a small child when I learnt about their existence.

Luckily I've broken up from school for the summer, so I look forward to posting much more frequently- something which recently I've unfortunately found difficult to do. I hope you enjoyed perusing my photos from the trip; and I hope that you're all making the most of your summer and having a lovely time, whether you're staying at home or travelling to another corner of the globe.

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

8.7.12

Floaty Floral







Jacket: New Look
Blouse: vintage
Shorts: thrifted
Creepers: Ebay
Belt: Primark
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Rings: Topshop and Spanish markets
Earrings: Topshop

Lately I've been developing an addiction to Ebay, and so recently I've been buying and accumulating clothes for summer, which have gradually formed an increasingly large pile in the middle of my bedroom floor. I put this outfit together subconsciously, without realising that my shorts, blouse, creepers and bindi were all purchased from Ebay. By now I think I've compiled enough garments to last me several years; however in terms of money it's a completely different story. I keep promising myself that I'll go on a spending ban, but unfortunately I don't seem to possess the willpower to be able to do so. I'm currently on the hunt for a summer job, which is proving to be very difficult, seeing as most places either aren't hiring, or I'm considered too young to be hired. Sigh, the pains of being an underage shopaholic. 

This vintage blouse is one of my most recent purchases and I absolutely adore it. The chiffon fabric is so dreamy and lightweight, making it ideal for summer. I particularly love the unique embroidered detailing (especially on the collar) and the pop of colour that it adds- I feel as if I'm wearing an authentic one of a kind piece! I've also been developing an affinity for bindis as of more recently. I've always been fascinated by different cultures, beliefs and traditions, and I love the aesthetics behind them. I'm not a religious person (in fact, I'm usually rather skeptical about most things); however I find it interesting that the bindi represents energy and concentration, and is said to protect against demons and bad luck in some cultures. Considering I seem to have been blessed with masses of bad luck, they may come in handy for me! 

Speaking of summer, I break up from school on Wednesday; which is so close, but yet it seems so far away. The final days of the school year always seem to pass by unhurriedly at a snail's pace- I'm longing for a break and some sunshine! Last week I spent two days in London with friends from school, which didn't help my shopaholic tenancies. Regardless, I had a brilliant time, and it was great to observe and experience the enthusiasm in the atmosphere as a result of the jubilee and upcoming Olympics. In less than a week I'll be travelling to Venice for a week long cruise around the Mediterranean- I can't contain my excitement! I'll ensure that I update you on all my travels and adventures!

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

3.7.12

Tavi Gevinson by Petra Collins for Oyster Magazine












I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I've had an enormous girl crush on Tavi Gevinson since the moment I first discovered her blog a few years back. As a matter of fact, it was Tavi who first inspired me to begin writing my own blog as a platform to share my interests and general ramblings. You exactly can't blame me, can you? Being just one year older than myself, she has already achieved more during the past few years than I have in my entire lifetime. As I'm sure you are all aware, the success of her blog, The Style Rookie, rapidly lead to the birth of Rookie Mag: an online magazine for teenage girls which is read religiously by many across the globe, including myself. Not only does she have impeccable taste, but she is also an extremely inspiring intellectual role model for all young girls (plus, she's a feminist- which instantly makes her a gazillion times more girl crush worthy). Naturally, it's no wonder that I constantly find myself in awe at everything she does; and as usual, this hypothesis can be applied with her shoot in collaboration with Petra Collins and Oyster Magazine. I mean, could she be any more perfect?!

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo