Tuesday, 30 December 2014

OOTD: Holier - Perforated tee shirt, Topshop collar necklace, Leather pants

So Christmas was a five days ago now, it seems to have been over in a flash and I'm desperate to drag out the rest of this holiday as much as possible! 

This tee shirt is despised by my Mum who thinks it's hideous, which it sort of is but I have a tendency to gravitate towards ugly or abnormal pieces. Anyway, I found it in Matalan and decided to buy it because I rarely wear any colour. The floral design contrasts the sporty feel of the perforated material which is cool and I like how it has a dipped hem at the back which will be perfect with shorts in Summer, I know it's way off yet!

I am wearing it with a simple collar necklace from Topshop and my trusted coated jeans, also from Topshop... as are my boots, hey at least there was one non-Topshop item in this outfit!

My eyeshadow is Mac Cranberry blended out with Peaches blush also by Mac, I've been really into warm toned shadows lately and so I was super happy to get some new pans for Christmas to fill my palette. I will be uploading some makeup/beauty related posts soon so stay tuned.

Hope you all had an amazing Christmas xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

OOTD: Ripped boyfriend jeans and yet another statement necklace...

  Tee shirt: Topshop, Jeans: Primark, Boots: Topshop, Necklace: Topshop, Bag: Vintage

I always have trouble finding jeans that fit my incredibly short legs, unless I want to pay £40 in Topshop... The good thing about these jeans is I can hack off the ends with a pair of nail scissors and it looks like they were meant to be that way! Always a bonus for those who are completely incompetent at DIY fashion...

After posting this outfit, I realised that all except for the bag and jeans are actually from Topshop... hmm I guess the staff discount did come in handy after all. To be fair, they are mostly sale items. The necklace is my most recent purchase and yes, I do not need another necklace, this blog alone is evidence enough of that, however, I was looking for a longer necklace as most of mine are collar styles. I really like the crystal boho details on it and it goes really well over printed tee shirts too.

My lipstick is Mac feel my pulse from the temperature rising collection, It's a cremesheen but leaves a lovely stain on the lips which prolongs the wear. I've been obsessed with purple lipstick lately, have you seen NARS Dominique audacious lipstick? *sighs* 

I'm already so excited for Christmas and I am currently compiling my list which is hindered by my mum's resentment of my makeup hoarding... It seems to be coming around really fast this year because I've been so busy lately! I went to the Circa Waves gig in Manchester last Friday night which was amazing, you can watch the vlog here :)

Let me know what's on your Xmas list this year <3

Monday, 27 October 2014

New camera and autumn favourites / inspiration

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Photo: Pinterest

Photo credit - Sasha tattooing
Photo: Tumblr

Photo: Tumblr

There is something about dark Autumn nights that just makes you feel so excited for the things that are yet to come. I went out for an evening walk with the dog and took this photo on a nearby bridge, the motion photo feature on my new camera is probably my favourite thing about it and so forgive me if I tend to over-use it in upcoming posts.

In terms of music I have been loving Royal Blood's album and also Radiohead - 'All I need' is one of my all time favourite songs. After Charlotte bought a vinyl player, I realised that I never really appreciate an album as a whole as I'm always flicking between artists. This has really got me wanting a vinyl player for when you want to pass time just listening to music and relaxing.

After getting my first ever tattoo, I am already hooked and planning a more intricate piece. I found Sasha Tattooing on Pinterest and fell in love with her work, currently considering something like this with wings but the placement would be around the rib area.

I recently said goodbye to the top stud of my triple - now double forward helix piercing after losing it at a concert. I saw a picture of this tongue web piercing on Tumblr and thought, well it wouldn't be the craziest thing I've ever done *looks at wrist dermals and sighs* and its supposed to be pretty painless so..... I don't know this could be on the cards, let me know what you think.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

So... I'm on Youtube!

Me and my best friend Charlotte recently went to watch the 1975 gig in Manchester which is as any fan will know, the boys' home town. We decided to film an outfit video and pre-concert vlog with a little footage from the actual concert, well to be honest the bits that we weren't hysterically screaming over!
I would really appreciate it if you could check out our channel and show your support by subscribing or liking as we have a lot more to come!

Side note
We. Met. Matty. Healy.
Take that in for a moment. You can see our selfies with Matty and Adam here: http://instagram.com/gracecottrell