Thursday, 24 April 2014

CHVRCHES













Pictured: Motel Velvet Bustier (old), eBay Mesh Crop Top, Motel Bee Midi Skirt in Churches Grey

This skirt print is amazing! I usually detest the whole 'put crosses on everything omg so br00tal' but this looks so much more like a piece of art. The skirt itself is a tiny bit ehhh- more of a maxi skirt than a midi skirt, and a bit loose towards the bottom, but the print makes up for so much.

The top is an amalgamation of a bustier and mesh undertop. I kept it simple so as not to overwhelm the look, and the mesh gives it a little bit of edge.

And of course, purple lipstick. BOOM.

Victoria xx

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Friday, 18 April 2014

LORDE 'ROYALS' VIDEO MAKEUP LOOK




And we'll never be royaaaaaaal, royaaaaaaaal

I gotta say Lorde is one of my favourite new artists right now. Only 17 and already putting out music like that- she's serving up some crazy talent realness. In tribute, I decided to recreate the makeup look Lorde sports in the video for 'Royals'.



I picked this look because of the smudged eyeliner Lorde flaunts- a sort of smudged-wing-but-woah-we've-also-got-a-roof-here-thang. It's not too difficult to make for yourself, as long as you can already do a passable eyeliner wing. In fact, it doesn't even have to be great because you blend black eyeshadow over the top anyway!

I feel like Lorde and I could be eyebrow sisters- angled, defined brows are the du jour here ladies and gentlemen, thought I'm sure Lorde can afford to get hers waxed properly.. Anyway, this part was pretty simple, and if you're having trouble there are millions of eyebrow tutorials that can point you in the right direction. Just keep 'em dark and pointy.

The lipstick isn't actually a look Lorde wears in the 'Royals' video but I know she's a big fan of dark purple and red lipsticks so I reflected that in my choice of using Illamasqua's lipstick instead of just leaving them bare. Plus, this shade of iridescent violet is one of my favourite from my extensive collection of purple lipsticks.

(I actually counted, I have like seven of the things now.)

Victoria xx

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

FAUXCHELLA














Pictured: Little White Lies Dress, ASOS Marketplace Floral Crown, Urban Outfitters Sunglasses (old), New Look Lace-Up Boots, MAC Lipstick

Man, I wish I'd gone to Coachella. Watching all the sets on the internet just makes me wants to cry into my floral crown. As such, I made my own "If I'd gone to Coachella *sob*" outfit. I know I've featured the dress before on this blog, but I think I wouldn't give a more real idea of my style if I refused to never feature the same items now and again. Plus, I haven't got the ca$h for more clothes right now (not that that hasn't stopped me before..)

The dress is, as I've mentioned before, my ideal summer getup- light, pretty, but still covering up enough that I feel actually dressed. The floral crown x round sunglasses combo are festival staples by now, but I thought they looked so nice together I couldn't resist.

I don't own any sandals, but I think boots give it a nice punky edge à la Courtney Love or Hayley Williams. Plus when you're stamping around in the dirt (read: mud) it's nice to have at least a little bit of protection!

What would you wear to Coachella if you could go?

Victoria xx

PS. Have you ever had your lipstick match your hair? It's.. an experience.

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

G.U.Y




Pictures: Motel Adeline Boyfriend Shirt, River Island Leather Skirt, Oasis Necklace, Cheap Monday Sunglasses

Okay, so I really love this necklace. I understand that the same items in consecutive outfit posts is a bit of a faux pas, but give me this one, yeah?

The main focus of this post is the shirt- ain't it just gorgeous? Last year's floral print was very much the daisy, and it looks like the sunflower is the choice for 2014. Of course as part of a Motel collection it's available in every format you could imagine- a dress, skirt, crop top, etc. I picked the shirt because I though the cut was nice enough that you could style it a number of ways without looking too masculine or too girly. We like versatility here, we do!


Victoria xx



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Thursday, 10 April 2014

WELCOME TO THE LOVE CLUB


Pictured: River Island High-Waisted Floral Trousers (similar here), Romwe black top (old), Oasis necklace (similar here), New Look boots (similar here), Cheap Monday sunglasses (similar here)

Good news everyone! I've finished my final term of university, so blogging can get back on track again! I had a spare few hours so I thought I'd get some outfit posts done, y'know?

These trousers are amazingggg- I never really rated River Island as a good shop for a certain item, but after having a gander online, their trousers are all varying degrees of rad. This particular pair I had to track down on eBay after seeing a friend wear them, but they'd already sold out in stores (much sad). I'm not really a "trouser person", but these are so comfortable and soft, it's nice to have the option now! The fact that they're high-waisted is a bonus as well- they skim over certain ~problem areas~ fairly nicely.

The top/sunglasses I've had forever- I used to wear this top all the time two years ago, but not so much anymore. It's comfortably baggy though with a 90s vibe so it's nice to pull out once and again. The sunglasses are my true eyewear loves- I love me a good wayfarer shape, I do.

The necklace I thought was pretty cool when I saw it on ASOS (though it seems to have disappeared now, sob)- it's has an 80s feel to it and I think it's a good way to accessorise when you tend to keep your outfits quite simple like me.


How do you guys like to style your trousers?

Victoria xx



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Friday, 21 March 2014

REMEMBER AS I WAS NOT AS I AM






I never really plan it, yet somehow every year my favourite summer wear always seems to end up something white and floaty. This smock is no exception- lots of room, and I think the square shape gives it a bit of a rock n' roll edge. Fitted shapes are too normal, y'know?

As someone who isn't a huge fans of baring my arms, the sleeves are a godsend for me- summer isn't my favourite season, and anything that lets me cover up while still keeping cool is good in my book!

(Why aren't tights appropriate for summer.. ergh..)

There's only three more weeks of uni left before revision begins. It's kinda crazy that in (pretty much) exactly two months I'll have finished my degree, though the fact I'll definitely be doing some kind of course for another year afterwards makes it easier to accept. I don't want to leave Brighton yet!

Victoria xx

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Saturday, 15 March 2014

OHM


Pictured: eBay Mesh Crop Top, Urban Outfitters Ohm Vest (old), Missguided Velvet Skater Skirt (old), Urban Outfitters Panama Hat (old)


The mesh crop top is my new favourite layering piece- looks a bit more interesting than just a long-sleeved black top, y'know? There's not much else to say about this- top and skater skirt are a standard outfit for me. Comfy and hides dem things, doyouknowwhati'msaaaaaaaaaaaying.

Also the hat- the hat is basically a thing now, apparently.

By the time this post is published I'll be on my way to see Fall Out Boy play Cardiff- exciting! It's been almost exactly 6 years since I last saw them live, a long, long, long time ago. I could gush on and on about how much of a huge fan I am of theirs, but I think that's evident from the 3 hour bus I'm taking to get there..



Victoria xx

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