Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Primark Gets Me.

Jumper - Primark - £3.00 / Stripped Shirt - Vintage Fair / Skinny Jeans - Primark - £11.00 / Sandals - Primark - £8.00 / Rucksack - Charity Shop (Cancer Research) / Rings - Primark - £2.50

Hello lovelies,
I hope you've all had a lovely Easter and have eaten chocolate to your hearts content (eurgh, I don't like chocolate) lol. 

So as predicted, another Primark post. What can I say that I haven't said before? Primark really gets me. 
I wanted some black ripped jeans but I didn't want to pay for some when I was adamant I could do the rips myself. So I bought these cheap pair of jeans (great fit btw!!) and I did just that. To be honest, if the rips went wrong, I wouldn't be upset as the price of the jeans was reasonable. I also knew making the jeans myself would mean I could create the rips to suit me.

The jumper was on sale. I was immediately drawn to the colour and for £3.00, you guessed it, a no brainer! 
My favourite purchase has to be the sandals. They are simplistic, comfortable and so in right now. Perfect summer sandals. They also do them in white which I am thinking of also getting as they are so cheap!!

So dear readers, I decided to treat you with a 2-4-1 post as I have been a little slack with blogging lately. I have created a mini tutorial on how I created my ripped jeans. I hope it helps, let me know how you get on if you make some! :)


1) Gather your essential tools. Your favourite pair of black jeans, an old grater if possible and a marker or pen. As this tutorial was put together after I made my pair (mainly because I didn't know how it would turn out), I used a different pair of jeans for illustration purposes. Ideally use a marker pen instead of a Biro as it's easier to see the mark. I just didn't have one to hand.

2) Mark up were you want the rips to be. This is the crucial stage as it really determines how the overall jean will look. I decided to aim for just below the knee which gave me enough room to maneuver if I wanted the rips to be higher. I just didn't want them to split showing all of my knee.

3) Create a small incision - pinch and snip.  

4) From the incision, cut a straight line from seam to seam widening the gap as appropriate. At this stage, it is advisable to try on your jeans to get an idea of how wide/long you want the rip to be and then cut further if needed.

5) This step shows how wide I made by rip/gap. I'd say about 3/4cm wide

6) Excuse my rusty grater (it is old, unused and perfect for this type of thing). Try not to use a new or in-use grater! This step shows the side of the grater I mostly used. Each side creates a different effect which is cool so I alternated between the smallest holed and the second smallest.

7) Grate until you get the desired effect for you. This step takes a lot of patience but it is definitely worth it!

And that's it :) Easy Peasy, Ripped Jeans Squeezy!

*Tip: wash your jeans to enhance the fray effect*

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Spring Florals ft PRIMARK

Floral Headband - Primark - £2.50 / Beaded Top - Topshop / Floral Skort - Primark - £7.00 / Ankle Strap Heels - Zara


Primark are well and truly killing it at the moment. I love loVE LOVE their SS14 collection! If you've seen my instagram posts recently, I posted just a few of the many items I have picked up lately so, sorry not sorry but, these next three posts may be dedicated to Primarni.  

The skort is just the most perfect fit and for £7, you can't really lose! I also love how geisha looking it is (Right?!).

I am not really a great accessoriser, especially hair accessories. My clothes usually make a statement in themselves so I never really need that much in terms of accessories. BUT something really made me fall inlove with this floral headband. It is definitely my top item purchased for SS14 so you will probably be seeing a lot of it in posts :) 

**You know what, I am going to work on accessorising a bit more so watch this space**. 

before deciding on this post, I wore the exact outfit to a party with a different top. Okay so I definitely think I look geisha-like Here..... just me? okay....
 Sunglasses - Pull&Bear / turtle Neck Crop Top - ASOS

Monday, March 24, 2014

Dogtooth by Missguided

Furaha Black Bodycon Dress In Dogtooth Print  - Missguided / Ankle Strap Heels - Primark / Denim Jacket - Similar Here

It's dogtooth season!! 
Missguided nailed it with this cross back strap bodycon dress. I love the fit, style... EVERYTHING about it. I also love how easy and interesting it is to style. I decided to add a splash of colour with bright red ankle strap heels and an over-sized acid-wash denim jacket for a splash of grunge .

Monday, March 17, 2014

Inner Beyonce

Okay so I think Katy Perry wore the Herve Leger two piece ensemble first but IMO, Queen Bey wore it better. Anyway they both look splendid in it, so when I saw the dupe on eBay, I treated myself.  It's such a Sasha Fierce outfit and the detailing on it is beautiful.
The outfit is a statement in itself so accessories were kept to a minimum in the form of simple body jewelry from here. I also opted for a minimalistic yet equally-as-fierce-as-outfit ankle strap sandal by Zara. Complete with this beautiful sleeveless long coat from Sheinside and I was feeling a little like I run the world !

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Topshop MOM Jeans

Earrings, Top and Jeans - Topshop • Ankle Strap Heels - Zara

Ahh, the infamous MOM Jeans brought to you by Topshop!!
Yes, Yes they are as fabulous as the hype suggests. The high-waisted fit is PERFECT, not to even begin to mention the colour!

I bought some American Apparel MOM jeans a couple of weeks back but I wasn't as impressed with the fit. Maybe I just bought the wrong size as I had to go down a size in these (26" to 25"). These are exactly what I was looking for and for the price they are, I truly think Topshop have outdone themselves. Find them here!

Apart from my shoes, everything else I am wearing today is by Topshop. The top and earrings were purchased in the sale unfortunately BUT as I always say, try eBay as there is bound to be one around. And ofcourse, try Topshop for something similar. 

YAY, spring is here!