Wednesday 27 July 2011

DIY studded shoes…

Shoes: originally New Look
Studs: This eBay seller

You’ve probably all seen the TS studded loafers knocking about on the blogosphere recently & whilst they are very pretty & I almost succumbed on saturday whilst I was in the Arndale Topshop, I resisted & decided to make my own.

I love these babies! I am so proud that I resisted to urge to buy them ready made! & it worked out alot cheaper in the end too! Win, win! ^_^

Speak soon <3

Monday 25 July 2011

DIY glitter brogues…


These are now officially the glitteriest shoes I own & they were so easy to make too! I have been wanting to buy a pair of glittery shoes for a while & I really like the silver ones Primark have in their A/W lookbook. However they are not in stores yet & I couldn’t wait so I thought I would just have a go at making my own.

Long story short, I found my old Primark brogues, bought some glitter & glue, mixed the glitter & glue into a paste, painted it all over my brogues & hey presto, I now have a lovely pair of glittery shoes! ^_^

Just bare in mind if you are going to try this out yourself that you have to be quite patient, you have to wait for each layer of glue to dry before adding the next, & it will only work on quite sturdy shoes like brogues/boots rather than say, ballet pumps otherwise the glue will end up cracking whenever the shoes bend.

let me know if you give this a go! Send me your links, I would love to see your DIY’s! ^_^

Speak soon <3

Sunday 17 July 2011

DIY denim bustier…


Bustier: DIY
Skirt: New Look
Tights: Primark

I bought this dress from Miss Selfridge about three years ago & I have only worn it once. I remember buying it because I really wanted a denim dress & I liked the sweetheart neckline. I didn’t particularly like the pointy, flappy, spikey zip things in the skirt but I bought it anyway.

I saw it in my wardrobe the other day & I remembered how much I loved the sweetheart neckline & thought it would be a waste if I didn’t DIY it in some way or another. Anyway, I took my trusty scissors to it, a new zip & a bit of trim later it was transformed it into a lovely new bustier top!

I am really happy with how it has turned out & I am going to get so much more wear out of it now its a top rather than a dress.

What do you think? Did you like it better as a dress or do you prefer my DIY?

Speak soon <3

Tuesday 12 July 2011

DIY floral playsuit…


Jumpsuit originally AX Paris @ New Look

It’s been ages singe I last posted a DIY! I have missed it, I really want to get back into doing it more often again! I have such a long list of things I want to do but I just haven’t got round to doing them yet.

I bought the jumpsuit about a year ago & I have only worn it a few times. I mostly bought it because I liked the print, I wasn’t too keen on the idea of wearing a 3/4 jumpsuit, but never the less I still wore it. But you know me & my obsession with shorts! I couldn’t resist & I finally gave it the chop & made it into a playsuit. I feel like it is much more ‘me’ now. It was pretty easy to DIY to be honest, all I did was cut the shorts to the length I wanted them & hemmed them.

What do you think? Do you prefer playsuits over jumpsuits too?

Speak soon <3

(EDIT: for those of you that wanted to see the jumpsuit on before I DIY’d it.)

Sunday 10 July 2011

Cemetery gates ☾ †…

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Wolf sweater: POP Boutique @ Wonderland Vintage
Pink diamante shorts: River Island
Tights: Primark
Necklace: Topman
Watch: New Look

I do love my wolf sweater. My next mission is to find an oversized wolf vintagy T-shirt, preferably tie dye or purple, so if anyone knows of such a T-shirt, please point me in the right direction. ^_^

So you may have noticed my hair is a bit blonder than usual. I did ombre it again the other day & I am really happy with it. I did make a video of how I did it & it has been getting a mixed response. I don’t know weather is because people really don’t like change or whether they genuinely think it looks shit but to be honest, I don’t think it looks that different, just a little more blonde than usual.

Also, like I have said before, I am slowly making a few little changes/updates to the blog & you can see that I have formatted this outfit post slightly different than usual so let me know what you think. Do you prefer pictures to be edited together or do you prefer bigger pictures?

Speak soon <3