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The influence of New York and my new #funemployment status has left me feeling quite youthful and this is currently being played out in my outfit choices. Yes, London is still cold even though we have welcomed the merry month of March, and with that we are are still very much layered up. My choice of layers have seemed to have digressed a few years back with hoodies, tees and sweaters; and my current sweater which I have worn unashamedly three days in a row is my new Adidas number. Black, white and grey, a winning combo! I bought this in NYC a few weeks ago with the other statement piece of this ensemble, my....AIRMAX 90s!!!! I haven't purchased a pair of kicks for years. For a long time I wanted Air Max's but every time I picked up a pair on pay day I couldn't bring myself to part with the cash. However, with the dollar being kind and the cost of sneakers being cheaper in America I had to, and like my sweater, I can't stop wearing the suckers. Other than that, all the other stuff are just staple items in the wardrobe, except for the scarf which I stole...borrowed from my husbert. The photos above were taken running/jumping around Southbank in London, but next week....we are off to Hong Kong...say WHAT?!?!
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Happy New Year Bamboo Babies!!!!
How has 2015 been treating you so far? For me it has been very busy, very exciting, at times worrying but all generally cool. Like mentioned previously I spent my last night of 2014 with my hubby and friends at a Hip Hop club in Brixton. It was a laugh and good fun but I am slowly feeling that "clubbing" is getting too young for me, haha. On New Years day my husband (lol, husband) went to Abu Dhabi for work photographing a wedding and was away for 5 days, so with that in mind I did a New Years crazy cleaning and laundry spree and spent time at my parents. Sadly my oldest sister became unwell and had to go to hospital and was in there for a week, however she is out now and is doing much better!
I didn't go too crazy on the boxing day sales, however I did buy stuff. One being this new Topshop Mac! It was originally £150, then reduced to £75, I get further discount on a friends and family scheme so VIOLA! Just over £50 I spent in the end. I was worried it would be too long for me but I kind of like that, and I kind of like that I look like Inspector Gadget. I also bought a Nike drawstring bag, how throwback is that?! I remember in Secondary school this is what we used for schoolbags. It is actually a good size and handy when I go to Spanish class (oh yes, that is something I do now!) The furry hat I have had for ages, I think it was a Primarni jobby.
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Here I am, at the Golden hour of my friend's wedding. It was held is a pretty barn house, and there were even horses behind me when this pic was taken; taken by the fittie head of PINYATA. This was the first time I wore this dress, it was on sale at ASOS for £12 or something like that. It made me feel sophisticated; and boho seeing as I don't have dresses this length and print really. It wasn't a real maxi but cut just above my ankles which I adored as I didn't feel swamped. I loved the cold shoulder cuts too. It ended up being the perfect dress for the turn of a cold season. My shoes have this really cool mirror reflective heel which you can't see too much of; it is a quirky effect but scratches easily so not ideal. I may need to paint over them in the future. Lastly my hair flowers were actually from an artificial potted plant from good old IKEA! The link for the actual ones I am wearing are below.
So this wedding, was my last one as a guest before my own! Less than 2 months to go! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
I mentioned previously that I turned 28 last month. I went out for dinner with my babe man, yummed down and drank an awesome Lychee and Chilli cocktail. Obviously I wanted to dress up but I am not really a dressy dressy person. In the end I donned a simple long sleeved floral shift dress which I picked up a few years back at a vintage shop, my hazy memory thinks it was Beyond Retro. Also, the Genesis of this dress did not look as it does now, no no no. It started life as one of those 80s mid length waisted dresses that you see in droves in vintage shops. The kind that no modern girl would see dead in but in a print that you just want so bad. I took the elasticated waistband out, and shortened it. A little snip snip, sew sew and you get your own one of a kind -to- you dress. I wore it with my pink floppy felt hat which gave it a 70s vibe, and popped all the white accents of the dress with a white manicure which surprisingly didn't look like I tippexed my nails; and some white pointy sling back shoes. Shortly after this photo was taken however the thin heel of my shoe got stuck in a pavement crack and snapped the strap! :( I threw them away after; I left them by a bin in Soho Square ornately adding to the mystery of abandoned shoes across the world, but this time you know the story of mine.
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PS. 100 days until I get married!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When Summer descends on London Town we head to the parks. We are blessed with some nice open spaces for such a built up city, and break from the concrete to enjoy some grass and the Queen's finest Swans! My personal fave is Regents Park but recently my sissy and I sauntered our way South East to Greenwich. A little villagesque part of London with a super yum tum food market and lovely views of the river...and green space. Here I am wearing a staple of mine, a Rams American Football Jersey. I copped that in Brighton for £5 just before the trend hit hard style; however I think the Rams aren't that great a team, or am I wrong? The other items I have worn before and posted before, you know, black jeans, chunky cardigan....but my stand out piece this time is my gold men's silk scarf. I bought it years ago in a vintage market they hold (or used to hold) in Hammersmith. I was taking a sewing class years ago and the tutor had a stall and invited me, and when I did go this beauty just caught my eye. I love it so much. As the majority of the outfit was quite slouchy and boyish I slung on some black sling backs...which was funny when the heel started sinking in the field, haha. Oh well.
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I said I was going to post more summery outfits and what can be more summery than a shorts and top print combo! In this photo I am in Spain so happy that I can wear these separates together. I wear the top all the time with jeans in all seasons and getting to don the shorts on holiday made me love the top again in a different way as it is a whole new look. This little number is from the Philippines, where we just where them like house lounge wear. I had bought many items like this in 2012 to sell on, I sold a few pairs of shorts and dresses but summer didn't really hit off that year and people weren't really interested in the sets. I started wearing some of them myself which was cool as I loved the look and would of bought them if another high street retailer sold them so thought it was a no brainer to just keep them. However now in 2014 it is all about Print SETS! I was a year too early it seemed, haha. However though my collection was limited to shorts and tops places like Topshop and ASOS have a variety of cropped tops, with trousers, shorts and skirts of all lengths which is great. Print is my thing, and when fashion decides it is only for hippies and safari goers again I will ignore them all and still dress like the little island girl I am. :) Are you off on holibobs soon? Have a look at some cool threads that are out at the moment...and a look at my sister too in the middle, coz she is a babe.
Today in London Town the sun is shining and giving me some good vibes all over! In this spirit of optimism I will post my last wintery looking outfit, and willing for Spring vibes to dictate my future Wardrobe posts for the next few months. This look is Street Geek Chic. Street from the Primark leopard print cap, Geek from the Todds patent loafers I was given and Chic for this gold sweater that I got from Pimkie Paris. Annoyingly when buying this sweater I got a little lost in translation as there was a big red tag that had some french words but -50% too, so I thought SWEET! Bargain. When I got to the counter it was full price but I was shy to say anything, haha. Apparently the tag said buy one get second 50% off, eck. It's become a fave of mine so I guess it was worth it in the end!
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If you like me were born in the late 80s then your impressionable childhood years were infiltrated by such bubble gum bands like this! It is only now, in my late twenties I can look back and appreciate the awesomeness, not only for Irish Pop songstresses but for double denim. Double denim actually has been making all sorts of fashionable revivals for the past years, leaning toward being something quite chic and not just reserved for you Country Music loving Uncle. One time I even sported triple denim...but I think that was a little OTT, even for me. My outfit above was worn when having a nice weekend walking around London, taking in an Art exhibition, brunching with friends and all that other good stuff. As it was getting warmer after months of Siberian chill my awesome denim bomber came out of hiding, this jacket I picked up in a second hand store in Williamsburg in 07'. It's the best! I paired them with some jeans, the closest to the shade of the jacket as possible; and also worn with my nice cropped H&M jumper which they are selling lots of currently in different colours. Even though they don't really match I wore my chunky gold coin earrings that remind me of the cool accessories in the Dolce and Gabanna collections, I am trying to incorporate this sort of vibe with my bridesmaids later this year. I also draped my Asos Fur collar on but I can remember it kept flying off in the wind, and was actually pretty annoying, haha.
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Outfit overview time! Today's offering is what I call The 50s Jock's International Girlfriend! Hair pulled back, fringe nice and brushed then secured tightly with a nice floppy bow made me fee like I was back in 2004 when I was a pink lady in my school musical of Grease. This was cemented by wearing my Fiance's old Carhartt Varsity Jacket that shrunk in the wash so was handed down to me, and my short ankle grazing slacks. The international girlfriend part is served by my favourite trousers of the moment that I copped at the Zara winter sale, they have this awesome print that would fit easily in a throwback The Bamboo District photo shoot. I also opted for some print clashing with my Cold shoulder plaid shirt that I posted up a while back of how to make your own. The coat is my same old coat I wear all the time as it is COLD out there. I am looking forward to my future summer Outfit overviews, ugh, can't wait.
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So there I was, in line for a small presentation at the recent London Fashion week. The designer showing was Mimi Fasi at the Freemanson's Hall in Covent Garden. My friend kindly invited me as she had a spare ticket, and I was super excited to see her that the show was just an extra bonus. It was a rare dry and sunny day when I went to the show, a day sandwiched between days and days of rain, so I was happy to see the yellow glow of the sun out. I nabbed my sunnies, opted for no socks with my pumps but kept everything else winter appropriate. Not doing it purposefully but I ended up looking like a stereotypical film/art critic (which was pointed out to me on twitter when I uploaded a pic on there). As you can see I am wearing another polo/turtle neck like in a previous post but this time in a baggier red version. This actual shirt is my Dad's but said I could have it! (whoop). My round tortoiseshell sunglasses were an old pair from H&M which were something along the price of a fiver which is a score when you keep them for years. I think they make the look really "critic'ish". My beige cigarette pants are from H&M too and to be honest I think they are supposed to be 3/4 length trousers for tall girls but they just fit my short legs perfectly, (double whoop!). The bag is from BHS which was free as my sister works at the head office and brings home samples (triple score!!). My green coat is my go to smart casual coat that I wear all the time though I think my bum sticks out too much in it, my one is from Uni Qlo.
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1. Red Men's Turtle Neck: L.L Bean, 2. Round Tortoiseshell Sunglasses: ASOS, 3. Khaki Green Wool Coat: Whistles, 4. Beige Cigarette pant: Topshop, 5. Barrel Bag: BHS
Here is some photos from the Mimi Fasi show I found! Source: Spindle Magazine
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