Friday, 12 December 2014


Dress: Collectif (siimilar here and here)
Coat: New Look
Velvet scarf: Gift
Bag: Gucci
Boots: M&S
Glasses: London Retro

I'm very much looking forward to the Christmas holidays- I'm going to spend the majority of the two weeks asleep I can already tell :) I'm simply exhausted desperately trying to complete my essay so I can actually enjoy my break. 

This is the year my whole family is together (as apposed to my sisters being at their in-laws and nan at my aunts) so me and Chris are already planning our board game victory dance. Articulate is our game ;) Does anyone else have traditions? like everyone crawling into my parents bed to open stockings (although its just me and them this year in the morning), or opening our presents after dinner at 5pm? Being the only time of the year we sit in our living room- and everyone moans because its so hot with a full house.

I've finally relented and brought out the stockings, and welcomed my faux furs back into normal rotation. I just love faux fur coats- or anything faux fur. Its warm, cosy and chic. Plus looks perfect with my Collectif cherry dress and big hair.

Fifties dressing is becoming my "safe place"- like I only feel comfortable when I have my clothes and hair just right. It makes me feel incredibly shallow but I feel like I'm now old enough to stop pretending I don't care how I look and just embrace my differences. Turning 25 on Tuesday didn't just bring a complete and recurring mental breakdown, I also won a pair of ticket to the Horst exhibit at the V&A from Lipstick Queen which I am claiming as a birthday day out :) plus giving me the excuse to go to the Mid Century Christmas Market.

Speak again soon.
Jodie x

Friday, 5 December 2014


It's getting cold here in Essex but I'm unwilling  to give up my skirts and dresses (mostly as I don't seem to own trousers anymore) so wearing them as weather appropriate is taking some inspiration. Fortunately I have always been head over heels in love with faux fur (and coats in general) so my torso is cosy but  my legs are taking a battering.

I HATE tights with a passion (especially under dresses) so I'm trying out the casual boot look for everyday dressing- as I love the feeling that stockings give to a completed outfit but I fear ruining my favourites wearing them every day.  

Dress: Vivien of Holloway (similar here and here)
Petticoat: Hell Bunny (similar here and here)
Boots: River Island
Bag: Gucci
Belt: New Look
Faux fur coat: Vintage

Out of all the Vivien of Holloway clothing I own this was the first thing I bought- so I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to share. I bought it second hand via eBay so it was a little worn but still has a lot of life left in it. Its a real sign of how high in quality VOH clothing is to last through this much wear.

My Hell Bunny petticoat is my favourite of petticoats its super fluffy and big (as well as super soft) but is slightly longer than all my dresses. I'm not sure if i actually prefer my petticoat longer than my dress- what do you think?

I feel excited about dressing myself again after the stress of uni. I have only 2 weeks left on placement until Christmas, one assignment is complete and my essay only has a few alterations I can take my time completing for January. The hard work has paid off.
Jodie x

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


There no denying that I've been AWOL for the last week, I'm currently being crushed beneath an essay, presentation, placement and work- all while trying to have a personal life (which has thrown a few spanners my way). Crawling into bed every evening is becoming my sanctuary.

I'm determined to get at least 80% on my assignments (40% isn't even on the radar). I don't think I've ever been more passionate about anything in my life. Not stressed- passionate.

What has everyone else been up to? 
Jodie x 

Thursday, 20 November 2014


Lazy day looks are always the best looks- there something about wearing my most worn clothes that make me happy. I think its wearing scrubs at work- I pick comfort and easy dressing over flashy looks most days. 

Skirt: Boohoo (similar here and here)
Loafers: Linzi (similar here)
Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen (similar here)
Bag: Baia Bags (similar here and here)
Hat: Vintage
Hair Flowers: Hysteria Machine, Crown and Glory
Jacket: George at ASDA
This pencil skirt has to be my most worn item in my whole wardrobe- I wear it pretty much every time I have to go to uni, and almost every weekend- so much so I'm surprised I've featured it so little on Be A Goddess. I love it not only as for its cool leather section on the hips, but because its lined (yay for winter proofing) and just a little bit longer than most hitting below the knee.
Does anyone else have an item that is seriously overworn in their wardrobe?
Jodie x

Monday, 17 November 2014


... the awesome curves created by my What Katie Did Morticia corset (look at my hips)...

... feeling like it's nearly winter- wrapping  with warm drinks...

... and inspiring others- such as April ;)
Jodie x 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Cape: Boohoo (similar here and here)
Skirt: River Island
Bag: Gucci
Loafers: Linzi
Cardigan: Primark
Scarf and belt: New Look

How far into the winter months can you continue to go bare legged? I'm anti-tights at the moment so still braving the chill but I'm starting to get some odd looks. I'm not cold as I'm mastering layering at present. 

A faux fur scarf cardigan and cape and I feel like I'm wrapped under a duvet. I'm so glad capes are proving to be very popular this year-I feel like it's the cutting edge of fashion and I'm happy with how much wear my Boohoo cape is getting- I've had it a few years but it comes out every autumn. I'm so happy I'm getting a lot of use out of my wardrobe rather than spending. 

Plus it looks so smart and chic and tops off my pin up wardrobe perfectly.
Jodie x 

Saturday, 8 November 2014


This week has exhausted me!

Thursday I done something I had always wanted to do (but never fitted the criteria) and gave blood. Not going to lie I felt like a super hero afterwards. Yesterday I helped my sister and brother-in-law move house and practically took all the sin of my hands cleaning everything in sight. Today will be a much needed lazy day with Chris.

I decided to start seasoning my What Kate Did Morticia corset while while completed a few chores and I have to say it looks amazing under this Lindy Bop red bibbed dress.

Dress: Lindy Bop (similar here and here)
Loafers: Linzi
Jacket: George at ASDA
Scarf: New Look
Headband: Hysteria Machine
Bag: Baia

Although only the first day of seasoning (so got a while to fit  perfectly) it gives my hips a beautiful Dita Von Teese shape and really shows of my chest. The dress really shows it off to its fullest potential -I just wish I snapped better photos before taking it all off to laze on the sofa.
Jodie x