Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Ensuring You Won't Forget Me.

Well I've been a little bit busy lately. I'm guessing you can tell since I haven't done a post since.... the 6th of December  wow. apologies.

So here is a post I was obviously meant to do a while back but never did. Yeah

I have been mega non stop with work/buying presents/wrapping presents/giving presents out that amongst all the commotion I haven't even had a split second to take photos for my poor little blog. I took a few snaps the other day, In the dark, and was rushing that much that I didn't even put any lippy on! making my whole outfit instantly look 90% shitter.

What I Am Wearing
Top-Anciently old-Topshop
Skirt-Sale Steal-Topshop
Granddad Cardigan-New Look
Creepers-New Look
Collar Necklace-New Look
Frilly socks-Asda-kids section

So basically I look a mess, I had been running round like a maniac all day buying the last of the Christmas presents which thankfully I have now finished! I might actually be able to get a decent photo tomorrow for the next blog! (not promising anything)

Oh, you like my frilly socks do you? Well apparently my feet are that small that I can fit into kids socks, which is a bonus because these frilly socks were Cheap as chips compared to the ridiculous price they are charged elsewhere! I think ill stick to the kids section in Asda!

It's nice to be back.

Much Love

Thursday, 6 December 2012

I always did it like a real rebel would


I've been to a few concerts lately, which I haven't yet had the opportunity to grace you with the stories. Your in for a treat...

I went to see the vaccines on the 29th of November, I have seen them once before when they supported the Arctic Monkeys and their vocals were a bit rubbish and you couldn't really hear them, this time you could hear what they were saying but I could hardly pay attention to the concert as it was just mental.
Constant pushing from all angles, we were literally falling all over the place. My main priority was not to let me or my sister die. Sophie actually fell over (almost) if it wasn't for me grabbing her by the collar like a pup and dragging her back to the surface she may have died (either by being trampled or eventually strangled by yours truly)

Other than the fact that we couldn't see and I have to fight numerous blokes to protect my sister the concert was amazing! It was just a shame that the majority of the girls there were drunken 14 year olds who needed a good slapping.

Anywho! This is what I wore :) Who knew velvet would be all in this year (apparently) I brought this dress in the sale last year from Topshop and now velvet is all the rage...

(Rubbish Indoor Photos)
What I Am Wearing
Red Velvet Skater Dress-Topshop-Sale
Oversized Floral Shirt-Vintage
Creepers-New Look
Necklace-New Look
Parka Jacket - New Look

Also went to see a concert in WALSALL! (yes that's right, Walsall actually put a decent music festival on)
a few bands and acoustic acts played before Reverend and the Makers took to the stage.
It's Weird having actual music people playing in Walsall, this has never actually happened in my lifetime, Hopefully Walsall will start doing more of these nights, as it was actually rather brilliant!

Once again its not the first time I've seen Reverend & The Makers in concert, I saw them once at Birmingham too and they were also brilliant then. Once again Jon McClure took the concert outside and played us another mini acoustic sing along session, The Saturday Night clubbers seemed bewildered by the crowd of Indies surrounding a guy with a guitar all singing along, It was quite amusing.

I didn't get a photo of my outfit, but I managed to get a close up of the lead singer :)

I'll leave you along with a song from each artist! If ever you have an opportunity to see a concert, just go! You only live once remember so make as many memories as possible!

Much Love!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

About your dress

I actually own jeans now. I hate them with a passion. I just feel so horrible when I wear jeans, and so normal. Although I love the christmassy period, I feel as though I am just fighting through the cold to get to the sun! bring on the summer.

Despite it being cold I try as often as possible to wear my skirts and dresses with thick tights, which is what I have done today!

What I Am Wearing
Skirt-New Look-£14.99
Top-New Look-£9.99
Knitted Tights-New Look-£4.99
Collar Necklace-New Look-£6.99
Patent Creepers-New Look-£24.99

Yes I am wearing a whole new look outfit! I do like New Look, don't get me wrong, but my charity and vintage shopping days are missed terribly! around Christmas with the amount of hours at work and spare time spent sorting Christmas gifts, I have no time for my little shopping adventures. I miss finding the treasures you find in an old vintage shop! I definitely need to organise a shopping trip after the holidays.

Today's blog title is based on a Maccabes song, a new love of mine, and this is one of my faves by them. ENJOY!

Friday, 30 November 2012

She Bangs The Drum

I brought a new dress, yes, again, I have an addiction to pretty looking things and have to immediately purchase them. It's unlike anything crammed into my extremely packed out wardrobe. which gave the perfectly good excuse to purchase it faster than you can say "oh Tanya that's a nice dress"

It's a sort of body con midi dress I suppose, which is a bit out of my league, I tend to stray away from anything figure hugging to avoid displaying those lumps and bumps that you don't necessarily want to show, but with the help of some very big tights that go all the way over my belly, I can wear it with a bit more confidence! (Although it would look better if I was one of those mega tall mega skinny girls, unfortunately I'm one of those short 5"2 stubby girls.) Never the less I think I can get away with wearing this, If i suck my gut in for the whole day.

(Keeping it simple)
Cameo Rose Blue Splatter Midi Dress-New Look- £14.99
Patent Creepers-New Look-£24.99

MY Shiny Creepers are my new favourite shoes. That Is All.

Today's blog title is inspired by a Stone Roses Song called She Bangs The Drum, LISTEN TO IT! :)

The Stone Roses-She Bangs The Drum

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

I Know A Place We Can Go...


I'm so happy it is finally Wednesday! I feel as if I've been waiting for my day off for so long, one blog a week is not enough for me, I spend my days waiting for the blogging day to arrive! Roll on the summer when there is actually sunlight outdoors!

I have brought a lovely collection of collar necklaces from New Look, They had more than this to choose from, but I thought that buying 4 collars in one day was more than enough!

(I'm looking forward to wearing the blue gemstone one!)

By the way New Look jewellery is on buy one get one free so if you want to get yourself a bargain check them out now! Here are the links to the above collar necklaces :)

Black Embellished Lace Collar-£9.99
(The black pearl one isn't online but it was only £6.99!)

Camera quality is pathetic since the flash wouldn't work for me and then the battery died, this is the best I could do.

I created my outfit for the day to emphasise the niceness of this collar, Collars just make everything look better and more exiting!

I've had this knitted vest for a while, and although it is beautiful, I try it on and end up throwing it off because it looks too boring. The top was from a charity shop, it only cost like £2! But check out it's new look with the collar ;) It's deffo moving up in the wardrobe world.

What I Am Wearing
Knitted Vest-Charity Shop-£2
Ditsy Floral Print Skirt - H&M - Sale -£7
Belt-New Look-came with a skirt

ALSO, I don't know if you noticed but I HAVE NEW CREEPERS! & they are shiny :) so no they aren't the same as my other plain black ones because these are SHINY! so definitely warranted purchasing.

I better let you go, After bombarding you with clothes and accessories and shoes and photos.


The Cribs-Be Safe

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Everyone Said She Looked Like A Mess

I am one of the many Twilight fanatics, and with the new film out (I watched it Friday night) I spent Thursday night and friday morning watching all 4 films! The plan was to watch them all on the night, but me being the grandma that I am, I fell asleep at around 12 o'clock, which is actually a huge achievement for me! so I had to watch the other two the following morning.

I was mega exited for the new one! that exited that I decided to piece together a new outfit to wear out of existing pieces of clothes in my wardrobe!

Here is the outcome!

What I Am Wearing
Skater Dress - T.K. Maxx
Floral Tunic - Topshop
Collar Necklace - New Look
Brogues - Primark
Hat- Clothes Show
Belt - Primark

Any short sleeves summer dresses you have lying around that are unwearable in the winter, bang a
shirt or anything with long sleeves underneath to create a new wintery outfit. It's brilliant if you are skint from Christmas shopping to be able to treat yourself to a new outfit (which I think we are all in this situation at the moment!)

I need to put myself on a shopping ban, and create more outfits like this one I think!

Today I am going to introduce you to another song! :) I may make it a regular occurrence to end my blog with a song or 2! I am very in love with my music, and I'd love to share it with you guys! if any of you like any of the bands or songs I post give me a shout! I'd love to know if I've converted you into liking a new band!

Anyway, I must be off! Ta Ta m'dears!

The Drums - Money

Friday, 16 November 2012

Did you see her clothes?

I went to see the cribs in concert the other day, me and Sophie had a bit of free time before we had to set off for the gig so we decided to drink as much alcohol as we could in the shortest amount of time and get slightly tipsy before the gig, we also took a few outfit shots, sadly it was dark outside so we resorted to taking photos in the kitchen. exiting! (we need to purchase some sort of backdrop to use indoors! I hate dark mornings and dark nights!)

Here Is What I Wore!
(apologies for the rubbish photographs)


Me & The Boy <3
The concert was amazing! Breathtaking, and not because it was brilliant(although it was), but because I spent the entire time sandwiched in the crowd like a slice of cheese (by this point the slight buzz from the alcohol had worn off). I was literally on the second row pushed up against this poor girls back for the entire night up until the point I managed to nab a spot right at the front, directly in front of Ryan Jarman! (Lucky me)

If you don't listen to the cribs, raise your hand in the air and slap your self in the face, here is a few of my fave tracks to get you started on your new love for the cribs! Knock yourself out with these bad boys!

'Our Bovine Public'

'Mirror Kissers'

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

I Like You Because You're Strange

Introducing you to a new member of the wardrobe collection! This bloody beautiful dress cost me the bargain price of £8. I brought it from Urban Village in Birmingham (Another brilliant vintage shop hidden in Birmingham).

I feel like such a girl in this dress, the skirt is really 'swishy' and I sort of have to control myself not to start spinning and making the skirt swirl to the sides of me.

Me and Sophie decided to purchase this on the grounds that it looked like something Summer would wear in 500 days of summer, and she dresses ever so charming, then again when you are that perfect and that beautiful you could dress up in a bin liner and look attractive! Sadly thats not the case with us not so perfect people! that aside, it is still a lovely dress, and although i may not look as stunning as the beautiful Zooey Deschanel, but I think I pull off the number pretty well.

What I Am Wearing
Coat-New Look-£59.99
Dress-Urban Village Sale- £8
Belt-stolen from the little sister
Shoes-Primark Sale £8
Bag-New Look-£19.99

I went to see the cribs in concert yesterday, it was bloody amazing, I will do a short blog on it tomorrow, but it was dark outside, so outfit photos were taking in my kitchen, exciting. Something to look forward to! 

Until Next Time Folks!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Hey Scenesters!

My cousin from Weymouth has been down for the week which has added extra excitement to the week. On Thursday (my day off) me and Sophie took the liberty to accompany her to her first vintage shopping experience.

Of course we ventured up to Birmingham and visited the beloved COW shop, and also discovered a new chain of vintage shops under one roof called "Mr. Birds Emporium" ... or something. We didn't have a full rummage through here since by the time we had found this, we had spent all our money and gone over budget. Brilliant.

But it is another one for the vintage map! Apparently there are a few other vintage shops near by, I still need to discover these!

I managed to snap up 3 new vintage dresses and also a leather look circle skirt from New Look, I'm sure you shall be meeting these within the next few blogs of mine.

Here Is What I Wore!
Shirt-Charity shop
Shoes-New Look
Belt-New Look

On the journey home the three of us spoke about having more tattoos and what we would get. This conversation resulted in this....

Yeah, we got tattoos, me and my sister Sophie got a peace sign on our wrist. It was actually one of the funniest experiences as my sister has never had a tattoo before and was petrified. This amount of fright caused her to burst out in song throughout the whole tattooing experience. Seriously, The tattooist had no idea what was going on and me and my cousin Georgina were literally on the floor crying.

until next time folks!