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27.10.12

Trick or Treat




Top: vintage
Skirt: Primark
Shoes: Office
Cardigan: vintage
Coat: Primark
Necklace: Ebay

I am now officially and safely back in England, despite my horrendous flight home. Sat behind me were two young toddlers; one of which thought it appropriate to kick the back of my seat for two and a half hours, whilst the other felt it necessary to scream at the top of his lungs for a similar amount of time. In addition to this disorderly-duo, there were numerous young children acting in the same manner on what could only described as a flight from hell, to say the least. Some of you may disagree, but children like those are the reason I cannot stand kids. When was it decided among society that perpetually howling, bald, toothless tots were cute?! It angers me no end that women are expected to magically transform into baby-making-machines once they reach the age of thirty- it's not as if we have a worldwide baby shortage on our hands! But who would impose such a dreadful construct upon us? There's only one answer to this question: the patriarchy. Anyway, I'll conclude this minor rant for now, and get on with the rest of the post.

I saw a very similar skirt to this one on Lucy from Lulutrixabelle, and I immediately felt an inclination to own one myself. I was planning on ordering one from Asos, however whilst I was in Spain I popped into Primark for a much-needed umberella- the phrase "the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain", massive lie- and I came across this one in the sale for a mere 3. It's actually a pencil skirt, so it sits just below my knee, however I felt it didn't quite suit me as much as I had hoped, so I decided to roll it over at the top to make it into more of a bodycon skirt. I love how something which would traditionally be considered office-wear can be transformed into a much more casual look, courtesy of various layers and an oversized band tee. This necklace is also a recent purchase of mine, and it only cost me £1.50! Ebay is absolutely fantastic for cheap replicas of jewellery from the highstreet, as you can purchase the majority of it for under £2. Although the seller was located in Hong Kong, and thus the package took roughly three weeks to arrive, it was definitely worth it due to the incredibly low cost and free postage and packaging. I'd highly recommend purchasing clothing or accessories from distant sellers, as it's certainly less damaging to your wallet than, say, a necklace from Topshop. 

Although it's only been a week since my previous post (the usual extent of my interludes), I've been feeling quite disconnected from the blogosphere as of late. Luckily I still have another week left off school, so I'll put in the effort to post more frequently during this period. 

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

20.10.12

Autumnal








Jumper: thrifted
Jeans: vintage
Socks: Urban Outfitters
Creepers: Koi Couture
Watch: vintage 
Belt: Spanish markets

After thinking long and hard (for about 2 minutes), I've come to the conclusion that this jumper is, in the simplest of terms, the epitome of all things Autumnal. The patterns, hues and overall fit of it seem to encompass everything that could possibly spring to mind when I think of this season. It was for this reason that I decided today would be the ideal time to dust it off and wear it, after it had been sitting in my wardrobe for virtually an entire year. I say my wardrobe, but I really mean my sister's. One of the greatest advantages of having a sibling is the fact that it enables you to gain access to an additional wardrobe full of clothing, and, let's face it, nobody can ever have too many clothes. Speaking of things making a reappearance, I thought that now would be the perfect, most socially acceptable time to start wearing my favourite dark lipstick again. It seems as though sporting a darker shade of lipstick on your lips throughout the warmer months is practically the equivalent of committing social suicide, although personally I much prefer them to the more summery colours. That being said, you could never take me away from my red lipstick. As the majority of you are probably aware, I'm a bit of a self-confessed lipstick junkie, and I'd feel naked without! 

On Friday I broke up from school for a fortnight's break. Whilst I'd love to be able to utilise this time to frequently update my blog, I'm going to Spain tomorrow, so unfortunately this wont be an option until my return on Friday. I'll definitely ensure that I make up for lost time! 

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

6.10.12

Saved By The Bell





Tee: vintage
Skirt: Topshop
Jacket: New Look
Creepers: Koi Couture
Necklace: Forever 21
Scarf: vintage

This print on this t-shirt reminds me of Saved By The Bell, a program I watched religiously back in the days when Nickelodeon was literally the best thing ever. Please tell me you haven't forgotten 'As Told By Ginger', 'Hey Arnold!', 'Rugrats', 'The Wild Thornberrys' and 'The Amanda Show'. I know what you're thinking,  and the answer is yes, I did watch far too much TV for my own good.

I've been wearing my hair like this on a regular basis recently. I don't know if it's because the child within me is attempting to intervene with the real world (if you remember Dolly from CBBC's Tracy Beaker then you'll understand what I'm talking about. Apologies if this post seems to be a rambling mess in which I remissness about my childhood TV favourites), or because lately I've because completely and utterly obsessed with Grimes. If her music hasn't yet tantalised your ears, then it's basically (I use this word very loosely) a blend of 70's disco, 80's synth-pop, 90's R&B and 00's new age electronica; which, although may initially appear daunting and overwhelming, is a real delight to listen to. I must admit, 'electronic' isn't a genre that I frequently listen to, but I suprisingly found myself diggin' it (yes, I really did use that phrase.) In addition to making brilliant music, Grimes also has an impeccably eclectic and individual sense of style, consisting of a predominant 90's grunge influence infused with sci-fi and sports-luxe vibes, which is a look that I've become a fan of as of lately.

On Friday we were given a 'study day', which students lower down the school most commonly consider a day off. However, this year I found myself weighed down with masses of work, ranging from regular homework, to controlled assessment preparation and research, to revision, to art prep pieces. Unfortunately, stress and I don't particularly mesh well, so earlier this evening I found myself amidst what appeared to be a miniature breakdown. Unfortunately by the looks of it I'll be spending the duration of tomorrow knuckling down in an attempt to finish my yet-to-be-completed work- wish me luck!

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

P.S. Koi Couture are currently holding a giveaway on their Facebook page, so I urge you all to head down there straight away!

3.10.12

Autumn Playlist

A few weeks ago we were graced at last with the arrival of Autumn, which just so happens to be my favourite season. Especially for the occasion I hand-picked this selection of songs; all of which are ideal for crisp Autumnal-morning strolls down paths trodden with orange hued leaves, fully clad in mittens and a chunky knit scarf. Enjoy!


Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

1.10.12

Bloggers of The Month: September



It was only recently that I stumbled upon Taylor's blog, but I instantaneously fell in love with her effortlessly edgy sense of style, and I immediately knew that she had to be featured in my next 'Bloggers of The Month' post. She has the kind of wardrobe that I'd love to raid, and with under one hundred followers she definitely deserves much more credit than she receives. Not only has she mastered the ability to pull off any piece and make it exude a kind of grungy vibe, but she has the most enviable collection of accessories that I've ever laid my eyes upon.




It's difficult for me to express in terms of words the sheer awesomeness that is Angelina's blog, or Angelina as a person for that matter. Her outfits never fail to captivate me, and I often find myself lost for words at the extent of perfection that encapsulates her sense of style. Similarly to myself, Angelina is a bit of a self-confessed addict when it comes to oversized t-shirt dresses and tie-dye, so I'm sure you can understand why I love her as much as I do. Her posts are always extremely interesting to read as well, which is something that I personally look for in a good blogger. 



On top of running her brilliant blog, Dominique also has an equally amazing YouTube channel, which I urge you all to check out. I am infinitely jealous of her gorgeous purple hair and collection of UNIF clothing and shoes, as well as her aptitude to look amazing in absolutely anything. Dominique is the kind of girl that naturally exudes coolness whilst perfectly pulling off the 90's revival look, which I eulogise her for.

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo