Sunday, 30 September 2012

Here's One I Made Earlier

Bowler hat - River Island, denim/paisley jacket - DIY, polo shirt - £1 shop, trousers - M&S, shoes - River Island 

This was my lazy Sunday outfit as I'm wearing tregging sort trousers - something I'd never do on a week day! I normally wouldn't post an outfit like this, but  I thought I might as well today to show you guys the denim jacket that I DIY- ed with some paisley awesomeness.

I have been in love with Sara's WAISTE denim jackets for a long time and if I had all the money in the world, I would buy them all, but unfortunately I don't, so I thought I might as well get crafty and try and make my own interpretation of one. Since I am literally in love with paisley print, I thought I'd make a paisley print denim jacket!

This jacket looks like it would've been relatively easy to make, but it certainly was not. I really wanted paisley panels, so I through a plethora of charity shops, trying to find something paisley. At last, I found a paisley quilted floor length jacket, which I cut off the ends and used the material for this DIY. Since it was quilted, I had to unpick ALL of the criss-cross stitching, in order to detach the lining and the padding. Once I had done, then I could finally attach the pieces of material.

Now, before last week, the last time I had done any sort of machine sewing was in Year 9 in our textiles lessons, so I was worried that I would be a bit rusty with it, but turned out that the sewing part was fine - getting the material so it was the right size was the hard bit!

Alas I have finally finished this jacket after 4 hours unpicking the quilting and sewing. I wish I had bought a larger jacket than this one to have done this DIY on, as I think denim jackets look better oversized, but I am, nonetheless, very happy with it! Making this jacket was actually quite fun, so watch this space - I might make some more and sell them in the near future!

That is all for today. School has been majorly stressful as of lately (doing technically 6 A level subjects, looming violin audition, running Glee Club, MD of Young Enterprise...), hence why I have had no time to update this blog. I thank all the people who have been patient and not so patient (Olivia ;)) with my sporadic posts. I will post more frequently when I have more time - half term maybe?

Ciao for now,

P.S. This is my 100th post on my blog! How time flies when you're having fun ;)

Friday, 14 September 2012

Bargain Hunter

Tie-dye shirt - DIY, necklace - market, shorts - Topshop via charity shop, belt - charity shop, black sheer shirt - punkyfish, Chelsea boots - Doc Marten's via T.K.Maxx
This look is called Bargain Hunter, due to the fact that most of the items I am wearring in this outfit are absolute bargains. Take my belt for example, it only cost 25p from a charity shop at the bottom of a bucket full of belts, yet it is so awesome looking and genuine leather. On the back, there is MOD DEP engraved on it, meaning modele depositato, which means registered design (i.e. copyright). There was also a brand on the back which I googled and they were selling belts for around £40, so I definitely bagged myself a bargain.

Moreover, I also found these Topshop shorts as well as the American flag shorts from Topshop in a charity shop for only £1.25 and £1.50 respectively as well! They just caught the corner of my eye as I was walking down the street and it was like the thrift gods were rewarding me with shorts that were exactly in my size, brand new and so ridiculously cheap. However, I had no money on me, so I literally sprinted to the cash machine to take out some money to buy them. I am literally so happy with them and I think I might customise this pair with some tie-dye or patches.

Third item I'd like to mention are my amazing Doc Marten Darla boots in black. They were only £35 from £130 and I found them in T.K.Maxx. They are deceivingly high, which is a bummer as I don't usually were heels, so it's going to take a little practice getting use to them. However, there is actually a slight platform, and since the shoes are very well made, they are really quite comfortable. In fact, I have actually aquired another pair of Doc Martens from T.K.Maxx as well in the last few weeks (brown leather with wool lining!), which I am unfortunately going to give to my sister who lives in Scotland, so she could do with some warm shoes.

So basically, I advice everyone to flock to T.K.Maxx. asap to snap up all the amazing deals on Doc Martens as they are by far my favourite brand of shoe. I've had my blue Pascal boots for half a year now, and I reckon I've worn them 30% of the time and pretty much 100% of my outfit posts feature them, as they are just so comfortable, high quality and look better and better as they age. Most shoes I buy wear out within a few months of continuous use, but my docs are still going strong, so they are definitely worth it, even at full price. I cannot see myself going back to normal high-street shoes now having experiencing the awesomeness of docs. Shoes are definitely the item I spend most money on, because cheaper shoes wear out so quickly due to abrasion and spending that extra money really does make a huge difference.

Anyway, that is it for today. I apologise if the ramble above makes no sense as I'm so tired from my first week of school. Hope I can put up more posts than I am now, as need to practice my literary skills before they disintegrate completely, due to lack of essay subjects taken at A level. Currently, the subject where I do the most writing in is DT, so that is saying something! However, that probably isn't going to happen as I'm a terrible blogger.

P.S. Danke to all the lovely girlies who said my hair looked nice in my previous post, I actually did do something different to it! I had dyed the ends slightly more red again! You guys are so observant, I wouldn't have noticed! 

Friday, 7 September 2012

Back To School And Update

Tweed blazer - St Michael's @ M&S, top - Topshop via charity shop, trousers - mum's, shoes - M&S
I realise that this outfit is not exactly that inspiring and it's sort of similar to this outfit. It is really quite a boring outfit, but since it was our first day of school, I thought I might as well be a bit more conservative with my appearance as I don't want to get off on the wrong foot at Sixth Form. I thought I might as well post it as I do want to catch up with you guys and just have a little chat. There are a few things I want to tell you guys.
Vintage sunglasses:
They are actually worth £120!
If you remember this post from ages ago (if you do, you are a true ScatterrBrained fan!), I featured some vintage sunglasses. Being the boring middle-aged people my parents are, they decided to go on "Flog It!" and find out how much they are worth, along with some other antiques that we have. If you are not from the UK, "Flog It!" is a very English, day-time television program that has been broadcasting since the beginning of time, which is all about buying and reselling antiques in an auction to see how much money can be made. Turns out these turtle shell glasses are actually worth £120-£150, but my mum reckons they are worth more! We didn't sell they as they are a family heirloom and have a far greater sentimental value, but it was very interesting. Next time I shall definitely be more careful with these very fragile sunglasses as they are actually worth something.

That is it for today - my first day of school has made me feel so tired. I'm doing 5 subjects (maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and product design - resistant materials!). I was going to drop res mat, but today just reminded me how much I enjoy it! However, all these subjects have worn me out, yet somehow today, I feel more productive so I just had to put a blog post up, hence the boring outfit, but I hope it was alright for you guys.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Midnight Blue Velvet

Necklaces - markets around the world, blue velvet dress - charity shop, bag - China, tights - no idea, boots - Doc Martens, denim vest - mum's
Sometimes when I go into charity shops, I come out empty handed, but then other times I feel like the thrift gods have blessed me with good luck and put something in the rails which could pretty much could have been made for me. The last time the latter happened was when I managed to get this aztec/paisley/awesome waistecoat featured in this outfit post.

This time I managed to find this AMAZING crushed blue velvet baby doll dress with a black satin panel across the bodice. I mean how much more amazing and perfect for my style could it be! The best thing was that it only cost £1 in the sale rack of a local charity shop - win! On the tag it says it's from the "Next Runway Collection" and I've never seen Next sell anything like this before, which leads me to believe that this dress is pretty vintage. I also love how the blue velvet catches the light to become an electric/cobalt blue colour and just how well they match my blue Pascal Doc Martens. Ah I just love this dress so much! My only problem is that it is size 10 when I'm really a size 6-8, so I just have to tie the bow at the back of the dress really tight and I've made the straps as short as possible, to make sure the dress does not fall down.

Please excuse the fact that I stupidly decided to wear holey white tights with this outfit. To begin with, I thought I would be able to channel an ice-skater sort of look with the velvet, but it just ended up looking sort of incoherent with the rest of the outfit, but whatever!

I realise I have been the world's most terrible blogger, and I hate it when bloggers are constantly apologising on their blog, so that must mean I am also the world's biggest hypocrite. Since you guys probably realise that I hardly ever post regularly now, I am going to point you guys into the direction of two other bloggers who are probably my favourite bloggers of right now. They are just both so cool and I wish we could be friends in real life. :D
Angelina from "Angels and Lace"
Ah, so much tie dye, so many crazy prints, so much awesome. I just love this girls style and I personally think her little paragraphs underneath her outfits and the comments she leaves are so hilarious. She is just generally such a babe and so much cooler than I am. Everyone go follower her today as it's her 1 year blog anniversary and it would be awesome if she hit 100 followers today too!
Chrissy from "Chrissy Chrispy"
This girl has wicked style and absolutely awesome taste in shoes. I love all the print prints she incorporates into her clothes and I think it's so cool that she makes some of her own clothes as well! She also encouraged me to wear my hair in pigtails, despite the social conventions the tell me otherwise. Ah I just love her blog so much.

So everyone, go over, follow and fall in love their blogs as both girls deserved heaps more followers!

Ciao dahlings (and check out this awesome beyond belief signature courtesy of YCT (THANK YOU SO MUCH!))
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