Style Influences

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In my previous post where I showed my DIY Scuba Sweater Dress, I mentioned the idea process before making it. I spoke about how it all started with a mood board which I speak about in detail in my post, How To Develop Your Own Personal Style. At the end of the post, I edited down all the images, to created one complete mood board of all the silhouettes and styles I really liked. Which would inspire a new collection of clothes I intended to make. However, I later remembered that I hadn’t not included the other mood boards it took to really pinpoint and hone in my desired fashion style… I thought I’d share them with you here to document how I got to where I am right now.

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DIY Chokers

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I have been wearing chokers for as long as I can remember because I find them really flattering on my short, small neck and I just love the way they look. I also love the versatility in a choker, you can always find one to suit each person no matter what your style. 

A few months ago, I created a collection of chokers to sell in my shop. Each unique design is custom made. I wanted to create a range to reflect my own personal style and I’m so pleased with the outcome. Many of my pieces have since sold out which is so cool!

Check out my lookbook video below to see the full range and click here to shop the collection.

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DIY Thigh High Tutorial

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A few months ago, I uploaded a video tutorial to my youtube channel; Explaining in detail how I create my DIY thigh highs. I also included a mini lookbook of ideas. 

I use a sewing machine for almost every fashion DIY task that I tackle.  However, there are other alternative methods... you just need to find which best suit you. 
Whatever your preference, I hope this helps spark some ideas for own creative DIY endevours!
(Video tutorial below).

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Design Stages | Red DIY Jumpsuit

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In my previous post, Red I showed some photos of me wearing a red jumpsuit I made.
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They actually started out as a simple pair of flared trousers this was pretty exciting for me because these were the first pair of trousers I'd ever madeI don't use patterns when I make clothes, its all done freehand. This was a pretty successful first attempt because they fit me really well. 
After playing with the remaining pieces of fabric, I decided to add the top section to turn them into a one piece. 
As you can see in the photo, I had planned to make the top part slightly box-y and abstract but I later decided to simplify with a smoother silhouette.

I have a few things I'm planning to make so I'll be sure to add photos of the design process along with my final images.

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DIY Scuba Sweater Dress

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I'm ashamed to say it, but the following post was initially written in October 2015! Don't ask me why I didn't post it back then because I have no idea! There are many more forgotten draft posts floating around the dark corners of my blog! 

I wrote the following post, just after I had begun to redefine my style.
Fashion is just so funny because back then I had decided that I wanted to wear oversized t-shirts and sweater dresses with thigh high boots. I was opting for large angled sleeves and I made quite a few dresses following that criteria. I liked it because I felt it suited my body shape and was different to what I was seeing around on the high street. 
However, this look eventually became on of the biggest trends about!
I still love it and as you may have noticed, my love for thigh high boots has never waned. In fact, I've just added about 10 new pairs to my collection! I'll share these newbies some upcoming posts.

21st October 2015
 I'm on a quest to love everything in my wardrobe and after my huge clear out, I found my remaining casual clothes, slightly uninspiring. I wanted to have new, beautiful pieces that would be appropriate for day wear but this proved quite difficult. Mainly because I find it hard to find clothes I really like in high street shops and when I do, they're far too expensive. 

My previous post How To Delvelop Your Own Personal Style, shows the steps I took to clear and reorganise my wardrobe. I created a mood board which gave me a distinct idea of what I want to wear, how I want to present myself. It inspired a sudden urge to make myself more casual clothes which suit my style. I love pieces that possess a little-laid back cool; which can be accessorised to dress up or down.

There's nothing like a mini skirt/ dress with thigh highs.
I'm a huge fan of scuba fabric and the vibrant yellow just adds that striking factor. 

Scuba Sweater Dress, DIY
Boots, eBay
Choker, Zara
Earrings, Aldo
Armour ring, Aldo
Bracelet, Forever 21

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Out and About

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When I'm out and about, my favourite kind of outfit to throw on is one that looks like it took some time and effort, when in actuality it took about 60 seconds to piece together. 
Essentially, I'm just wearing leggings, a black top (well actually a mini skirt worn as a top) and some practical boots.
I included a pop of colour with an orange, oversized shirt, added a couple of accessories: a belt and necklace and I was out of the house! Well, after taking a few photos first of course!

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Necklace, Primark 
Top, H&M (Skirt worn as top)
Leggings, Zigzags
Shirt, Charity Shop
Bag, Punky Fish
Boots, Schuh

A Guide To Self Love

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails… 
1 Cor 13:4-8 (NIV)

If I am going to learn to truly love myself, these the guidelines I'm going to have to follow. I can no longer keep reminding myself of all the things I've done in the past; all the regrets I have. 
It’s essential that I protect myself and trust myself. I have to always hope for the best in myself, to have patience with myself. Be kind to myself and stop being so hard on myself.
Then I can really love others.


Hi Ho Silver!

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Images from Public Desire, Nativefox ,  Kim Kardashian, Rosie Huntington, Micah Gianneli all wearing Balenciaga boots. Rihanna wearing  SAINT LAURENT AW17

I'm more than a little obsessed with anything shiny, so when I saw the silver Balenciaga boots, I was smitten. However, the price of £1,500 was slightly over my budget so I was on the lookout for something similar… 

Thankfully, Public Desire introduced their own versions to the "new in" section available for pre-order. They will actually be in stock from 10th May but they are already almost sold out! 
I ordered all 3 in Silver, Rose Gold and Black. Initially, I was going to go for the silver and the black but it wasn't until I went on the Public Desire Instagram page, that I realised how nice the rose gold pair looked- in fact, they're pretty epic! 

I haven't been this excited about a pair of boots since my post on the Jeffrey Campbell Lita spikes 6 years ago! 
There are so many beautiful boots around but it's rare that I find a pair so unique and within my reach.

The photos on the website don't do them justice but I will be sure to share some outfit posts of me wearing them as soon as I receive them...
Until then I wait with baited breath!

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Wishful Thinking...

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Sometimes I like to write out my thoughts. I wrote a post about Regret a few weeks ago but it's actually an in-depth explanation of the following words I wrote a few months ago...

I wish I would stop going to bed with my regrets 
Allowing them to whisper bitter nothings in my ears
Reminding me of mistakes that I can't take back 
And the words I spewed, that I should have swallowed 

I wish I could stand on my own side for once. 
Cheer- lead myself up sometimes 
Arrest the doubt before it has a chance to break and enter my mind 

I wish I would stop being my own worst enemy 
Beating myself up with heavy blows 
Pressing hard on myself

I wish I would stop going to bed with my regrets 
Allowing them to whisper bitter nothings in my ears...

Self portraits