Friday, 17 October 2014

A ROSE ON MY SHOULDER.





Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen (similar here and here)
Jacket: Geore at ASDA
Scarf: Gift
Bag: Gucci
Collar Clips: Ella Mobbs

Above is a really simple everyday pin up look for the folder autumn days. Lets getting REALLY cold :( but I feel prepared this year. With this amazing (plus super soft) rose embroidered cardigan I won from Voodoo Vixen to add to my collection I really have to worry about being too hot.  My leather jacket is my go to coat at the moment (it goes with everything!) but I'm getting a little bored if it.

I keep lusting over Collectif coats which I tell myself I need but between my leather, faux furs and capes I really don't need one. I just want what I can't have!

I'm becoming truely awful at keeping up with blogging but it's because I'm having a lot of experiences in my personal life. Next week I'm even involved in some doctors mock exams- ha ha ha.
Jodie x 

Monday, 13 October 2014

CREEP HEART SKULLY CARDIGAN CLIPS.


I feel like its time I introduce the latest addition to my wardrobe as its something that's going to be shared a lot- my awesome Skully teapot and teacup cardigan clips made by Ella Mobbs. 


Ella is someone who's art I've internet stalked for a WHILE and she's constantly producing new creations I love. Her aesthetic really speaks to me, her freelance work has been beyond amazing- but it's her Creep Heart brand which speaks to me most. I loved her printed tea cups (it made me extremely sad not to buy one) and her venture into jewellery made me beyond excited.


The only bad side is Ella is based in Australia (why I never ordered a delicate piece of china)  so I had always worried about the safety in shipping. I'm so glad I ordered these clips as they arrived super safe (in less than 4 days!) wrapped in in loads of tissue paper and a strong box. A very unexpected touch. 


Seriously I love Ellas art and being able to wear it is a dream come true. Check out her website here- plus follow her on Facebook, Instagram and tumblr. 
Jodie x 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

CAPRI FOR ME.



Capris: Pin Up Girl Clothing (similar here and here)- or buy them here from the UK
Top: Bon Prix
Sneakers: Converse
Bag: Gucci

These capris are possibly the best investment I've made it years. Hello comfy high waisted beauties! 

The fit is unbelievable - I think it's something to do with the zip up at the back but they fit perfectly, they're my go to item when I'm not sure what to wear, like chucking on this grandad shirt from Bon Prix. They're a big change from the baggy scrubs I wear at work all week. 

I'm not sure if I've ever shared this before but I want to introduce my biggest fan- Dylan. 



He loves to be my blog photo mascot- unfortunately he does the really cute "throw my legs in the air and show the world" thing which (although ruins photos) makes me love him more than anything. I couldn't get a Dylan free photo of my sneakers so he had to be included. 
Jodie x 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

THIS WEEK, I LOVE...


... This beautiful ring Ella included in my Creep Heart order (check out all her stuff its unbelievable)...


... Pin Up Girl Clothing Disneyland Bounding mood boards- especially this Marie (from the Atistocats) inspired look...


... Helen's cinnamon nutella muffin recipe...


... and Kaileys cute ASOS playsuit. 
Jodie x 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

FATSHIONOLOGY: SEPTEMBER

It's a little late but I'm finally sharing my Fatshionology post for September (you can see the August post here). For September the challenge was second hand.

Personally I own a LOT of second hand clothing- in fact two years ago it was 90% second hand. I just love charity shops and call myself a bit of a thrifted.

When thrift shopping I get very picky about charity shops -location and who the support to go is what I look out for. If there's several chazza shops I tend to buy from either local charities (people support their community so there's always a few treasures) or the most reputable. But online I love eBay, esty, and ASOS Marketplace- where I bought this dress from.

This tea dress I loved online, but wasn't so keen on in person. It's a lot nicer on (once I threw on a belt) but a true test of ugly hanger syndrome.




Dress: ASOS Marketplace
Belt: New Look
Flip flops: Topshop (similar here)
Jacket: George at ASDA
Bag: Gift

Don't forget to check out the other fatshionology posts. 

Jodie x 

Monday, 29 September 2014

PURPLE FLORAL.

As the weather is getting colder I'm trying to rekindle my love of trousers. I'm not fond of low ride trousers- I prefer the reaching for my belly button. 

I like the pin up look of high waisted trousers, paired with a halter neck top and a belt.






Trousers c/o Ann Harvey
Belt: Gift (similar here)
Halter neck: Vintage (similar here and here)
Loafers: Linzi
Jacket: George at ASDA
Bag: Gucci

After modelling for Ann Harvey at Plus North they got in contact with me asking if I would like to review something. Although I would have loved to review the jacket I wore on the cat walk- it wasn't available at the time (but is now online!) After modelling these jeans I knew I wanted a pair of trousers. Ann Harvey trousers fit super high waisted- which I love not just for the comfort but for the over all vintage look. 

I'm glad I choose these purple floral pair (which come up to belly button height!!!). Plus I'm happy to say they fit perfectly (I struggle with a good leg length)- I didn't need to crop these from short legs, the material is super soft but mostly they look awesome. 
Jodie x 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

PASTEL PIRATE.

Vivien of Holloway is a brand I am head over heels in love with so when Hannah (from VOH) contacted me I was over the moon. A few days of eagerly waiting and this beautiful pirate halter neck dropped through my letter box. Thank you so much Hannah and Vivien for sending me something so beautiful. 




Top c/o Vivien of Holloway (similar here and here)
Skirt: River Island (similar here and here)
Sneakers: Converse
Bracelet: Pip Jolley
Headscarf, watch and necklace: Thrifted. 

I was expecting something beautiful (from the photos on the website) but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on with just how perfect it is. The thick halter neck looks great and hides that 'underarm boob' thing that I hate in halter necks; plus the sweetheart cut just makes my chest look amazing. The shape its self is perfect for me (like a glove) the clinched wasp-waist shows off my awesome pin up curves. So obviously had to be paired with my tightest of pencil skirts and kept casual with my sneakers. 

Someone commented on a VOH facebook post saying that the swing dresses where perfect for weddings because "you don't have to wear a bra"- I wanted to test this theory and after 10 years I finally went bra less comfortably. In fact I will never wear a bra with this- and coming from someone as ample chested as I that's an amazing thing. 

So really this top is the best of both worlds- beautiful and comfortable. I want about 20 more. 
Jodie x 

P.s. a little note on sizing. Vivien of Holloway are in vintage sizes so check the size guide before poo ordering. Its also important to note that the halter neck tops and dresses are lightly boned- so offer a little extra support. So if you're between sizes around the waist I would recommend sizing down if possible (I have a dress in the larger size and it doesn't fit as comfortably).