Monday, 25 August 2014

THIS WEEK, I LOVE...


...Alixs amazing bumper bang tutorial (she's a hair genius!!)...


... I'm an awful cook but I love to bake, and Megan's cinnamon bun brioche looks fantastic...


... I love Bettie Page- and this is the best documentary I've seen of her, I loved spotting all my favourite photos of her. Bettie Page Reveals All is well worth a watch...



.... Bank holidays Monday's watching Netflix, reading blogs.
Jodie x 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

LAVENDER CAPRIS

I'm officially a student- Friday was my last ever full time shift! I'm not sad about leaving I'm too excited about moving on :) 

Nothing made me feel better than getting out if the uniform for the last time :) I've always worked in a uniform and its nice to know that period of my life is over (apart from the occasional agency shift). To celebrate I've cut my hair and received my Pin Up Girl Clothing order- as becoming  student means you buy yourself presents right?







Capris: Pin Up Girl Clothing (similar here and here)
Shoes: ASOS
Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen
Vest: Topshop
Hair flowers: Crown and Glory
Bag: Gucci
Bracelet: Pip Jolley (similar here)
Necklace: Gift

Words cannot describe how happy I am to have these PUG capris!

I have been lusting after them online for about a month but I was unsure of the shipping form the US (which only took 4 days!) but when they went into the 30% sale I had to take the chance (plus a black pair) and I'm so glad I did. PUG capris seem to have a little bit of a cult following (actually everything PUG produces has a bit of a cult following) and now I have them on my body I can see why. They're the prefect fit.

I have an obsession in finding the best high waisted clothes (all my skirts are high waisted) but these are on the extreme side. They go right up there and make me feel very happy. Plus the bengaline material keeps them close to my body so super flattering. I can see myself wearing them to death.
Jodie x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

DOLL PARTS

Have you ever been so excited about something it makes you sleepy? That's how I feel about starting uni (in only 12 days). When i haven't been multi-tasking with uni prep I've literally been asleep- and I'm surprised I'm not asleep now. I'm honestly knackered and can't wait to finish work so I can put all my effort into uni :)

I'm dressing simply these days- and my Vivien of Holloway black Duchess satin skirt fits the bill perfectly. 





Skirt: Vivien of Holloway (similar here and here)
Tee: Nikki Lipstick (similar here)
Belt: New Look
Head scarf: Thrifted
Necklace: Drown Soda

I wasn't 100% sure on this skirt at first- I was worried it was too "fancy" for everyday wear and was considering a cotton one but I'm glad I choose this one. Its suits every occasion and really dresses up a simple tee. I now need about 20 more. Circle skirts are amazing. 

I'm unenthusiastic with my hair at present and hair bows are becoming an essential part of my life. Mixed with the full skirt I feel like an oversized doll. The tee was the perfect pairing. 
Jodie x 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

TANGLE TEEZER.

Up until 2 years ago I always had short hair. Being thick and curly it was easier as a child to cut the majority off then struggle in the morning, and as a teen I loved pixie cuts. So when I decided to grow out my hair two years ago I was expecting to cut it all off pretty quickly. 

I've realised why my mum always cut off my hair- any lower than my ears and it knots like a tumble weed. I can't get a comb through it full stop, struggled with brushes (pulling out hair and teeth) and ended up with a short matted action at the nape of my neck. 

I seriously contemplated cutting it all off until I read Sandras post on her Tangle Teezers. Obviously I had to get the leopard print one. 


Greatest hair brush EVER!!! 

Not only does it remove all the knots without feeling like I'm ripping my hair out, but it's reduced breakage- yay for no longer scalping myself! 

It doesn't go through all of my hair- I still have to section to insure all of its brushed, but it even goes through my hair wet without losing it, and has handled the matted bit easily. Being the compact it fits easily in my hand and handbag. 

How did it take me so long to buy one? 

This isn't my only purchase lately- hopefully I can share some soon as this has been another week outfit photo-less I really need to get back into it. I've just been so busy I haven't had time (or dry weather) to pester Chris into taking them. 
Jodie x 

Friday, 8 August 2014

FOOTWEAR FRIDAY: BLACK LOAFERS.

I love these loafers so much I wore through the first pair and bought a second.


I've never had a pair of shoes thst just went with everything. I don't know why it took me so long to invest in a pair of black loafers but I'm glad I did. Plus there so shiny and beautiful they're both dressed up and down.

This pair from Linzi are possibly the most comfortable shoes ever- they don't rub (at all) the faux leather is super soft and I love the cleated sole. There a few weeks old now and still going strong, and I've promised myself I will look after this pair. My "last forever" wardrobe is really building up :)
Jodie x 

Monday, 4 August 2014

FATSHIONOLOGIE: AUGUST.





Creepers: Dr Martens (similar here)
Jeans: George at ASDA (similar here and here)
Denim Shirt: Vintage
Watch: Thrifted
Bracelets: Pip Jolley and Thfited

Friday Becky (from Does My Blog Make Me Look Fat) posted the most amazing challenge idea- Fatshionology. Every month has a theme (to be posted at any time  of the month) with a blog hop between all the other member. It sounded great so here is my first post on the theme of...

... breaking the rules.

I wasn't really sure what to post. There are hundreds of fashion rules that I seem to break (I'm a big fan of horizontal stripes, playsuits, leggings as trousers, oversized clothing to name just a few) but this is a challenge and wearing those seemed a little easy.

So my breaking the rules is- skinny jeans. Someone once said that fat people shouldn't wear skinny jeans but they show off my legs so well. But I don't know why I just don't seem to be able to wear jeans as of late. As a 12 year old I lived in black drainpipes (that I bought from Camden Market as it was the only place you could buy them) but as I've changed my style I am less confident in them. They're just a little to casual for me (I like dresses and skirts). But cropping the legs, and throwing on a shirt and leather I felt like on the of the Pink Ladies.

So this is me breaking my rules. Now I need to think of the ultimate second hand look.
Jodie x

Sunday, 3 August 2014

THIS WEEK, I LOVE...

... Re-igniting my flame for blogging. I know I've been quite lately but I've officially been inspired. One way of which is joining Fashionology (Beckys love child) a post coming soon...

... Sandra convicting me to buy a Tangle Teeser...


... The only thing I love more than 50's style at the moment is weddings so Junes pre-wedding celebrations really made me smile. 
Jodie x