The Cool Kids

Yesterday I went a’ shootin’ with my friends to take some cool outfit photos for a kind of autumnal ‘lookbook’.

We had a really fun day and took some pretty nice shots, so I thought I’d share some with you. Enjoy…treefrog the unexpected self-timer brick wall
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I hope you liked that post. If you want to know where any of the clothes are from, they are all listed below.

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Clothing:

Me

Pink turtleneck – eBay

Denim Dress – Modo at Fred’s

Rucksack – American Apparel

Shoes – Polley by Dr Martens

Jacket with tartan lining – H&M (men’s)

Green polo top – Ralph Lauren at Cow Vintage

Blue jeans – Topshop (Mom jeans)

Belt – Peacocks

Breton stripe top – H&M

Grey jacket – Avant Premiere

Gloria

White turtleneck – eBay

Stripy trousers – Topshop

Jacket with tartan lining – H&M (men’s)

White v-neck t-shirt – Primark

Black jeans – H&M

Black and white jacket – Adidas

Blue boots – Dr Martens

Trainers – Air Max by Nike

Tartan shirt (worn round waist) – Topshop

Black grid print shirt – Topman

White trench coat – Primark

Ben

Stripy jumper – Topman

Windbreaker – Adidas

Shell toe trainers – Adidas

Jeans – Topman

Black t-shirt – Primark

Black grid print shirt – Topman

Bag – I Love My Kanken

Rozzi

Coat – Zara

T-shirt – Me & Yu at Afflecks Palace

Shorts – H&M

Shoes – Dr Martens

The Bubblegum Blader and the Autumn Crusader

skateYesterday my sister and I went on a walk/rollerblade and took a few outfit photos.

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flower bed headcar parkI’m wearing a new top which I bought on eBay (I just typed in pink turtleneck, I can’t remember what the tag said when it arrived!), my jacket is from H&M, my skirt is from a charity shop but originally H&M, my socks are Topshop and my headphones are from Groov-e. The shoes I changed into are DM’s (the Polley shoe).

My sister’s vest and shirt are from H&M, her trousers are Tractr and her shoes are DM’s (the 1461 shoe).

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Listening to:

I am the Resurrection – The Stone Roses

Love Interruption – cover by First Aid Kit

Stephanie Says – The Velvet Underground

There’s no stopping f.stop

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Two years ago today, I decided to create my very own blog. A place to share my thoughts and photos in areas I loved, and continue to love.

Two years later, I’m still here. And hopefully, another two years later, I’ll still be here!

I really hope that my blog is always improving, and always reaching new people. I appreciate every follower and with no support, I would certainly be less inspired to post.

Thank you so very much to every one who helps me, I hope you enjoy reading my blog just as much as I enjoy writing it.

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(I am aware that this post is rather similar to last years, but at least the image is mine this time! One year I might do a post that’s a little more festive, haha, sorry it’s not very exciting)

Back to school is sure not cool

But you know what is cool? The fact that Cow Vintage, an amazing shop in Manchester, is relocating and all the old stock is in clearance! Oh happy days. I may not have been keen to welcome September but cheap clothes are always fab.

Especially in the form of two vintage Ralph Lauren tops for £5 each!! I’m wearing one of them today and I love it…

IMG_3504You may also notice that may hair has changed colour. I had to get rid of the electric blue dip dye for school, so I went ‘Cosmic Blue’ (by Schwarzkopf) instead. However, the blue sheen has washed out and left my locks pretty much just black.

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My jeans are Topshop Mom jeans. My belt is another buy from the Cow sale. I absolurely love this style of old belts, but it can be a challenge to find one that fits since I usually punch extra holes in my belts – which isn’t possible with this type – but I happened to find one that was the perfect fit and cost me only £1! It’s vintage Coach, another good find!

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My shoes are a new pair of Dr Martens, called Polley shoes, that I got for school. They are so cute and I love wearing them at the weekend as well. Here I’ve paired them with some zig-zag Topshop dress socks.

polley docs IMG_3583 My sister has also dyed her hair, ‘Cyber Purple’ also by Schwarzkopf for anyone who wants to know.

IMG_3585Her shoes are also Dr Martens – the classic 1461’s. I used to wear a pair of these for school and still have mine too, they’re brill. She’s wearing them with a sweet little pair of frilly Topshop socks.

The jacket is one of mine – Morgan denim from a charity shop. Her top and leggings are H&M.

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I hope you like that little ‘back-to-school- themed outfit post. Have a nice week at school or work!

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Currently listening to:

Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division (And I might buy the top with this album cover design on tonight, I love it)

My 6 weeks of freedom

It feels like a million years since I’ve emerged with a new post on this blog, back at the start of the summer holidays. Now it’s the last day before school *desperate sobbing* and I think it’s time to reflect on the past 6 weeks.

I thought I’d do a series of photographs from the summer, mostly scans of my film photos. I haven’t been able to post regularly over the holidays due to extreme business, so here’s a general update of a few of my recent excursions.

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First day of summer! Ft. my friend on a bridge

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Castlefield

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Light on water

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Perspective

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Reflections

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Little sister in a tree

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Monochrome

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Posing in the park. Top – H&M, Skirt – New Look, Shoes – Dr Martens, Sunglasses – Forever 21

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Posing in the park. Top – H&M, Jeans – Topshop, Shoes – Dr Martens

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Behind bars

turtle pants

chillin’

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Blue dip dye! One of my first ventures of the summer, rebelliously done just before I finished school

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Shadow play

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Wales

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Headland walks

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Canoeing at sundown

Canoeing at sundown

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These photos are a little dodgy as they were taken with a slightly unpredictable waterproof disposable, but I kinda like that look.

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Beach, late afternoon

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New vintage shirt! Purchased at a cool little shop in Manchester of which I do not know the name.

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Paddling at dusk

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Reeds are cool

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Sunset

I hope you liked that random little montage.

I sometimes end my posts with songs that I think fit the mood of the post or what I was listening to at the time, but I don’t know where to start when it comes to the summer holidays! I listened to all sorts and could recommend songs for hours, but I must dash. For now, I’ll say that Santana songs are great for car journeys with the windows rolled down in the sunshine! I do love a bit of Santana.

Best wishes for everyone going back to school.

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Day in, day out

It’s a great time of year. The weather’s fab (mostly), school is up, and just before I finished the term I completed my first week of work!

I dipped in to the world of work with a one-week placement at a multi-media production company in Manchester – it was great! I thought I’d do a blog post to show you what I wore throughout the week.

So, if you’re unsure what to wear to meet a ‘smart-casual’ dress code for work this summer, maybe this could give you some ideas?

Day 1green dress and jacket

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Dress – Stella Morgan at Affleck’s Palace

Denim jacket – Charity sop, originally Morgan (a different Morgan!)

 Shoes – Dr Martens from Office

Necklace – a souvenir shop on holiday

 

Day 2
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Breton top – Primark

Jacket – Morgan, as before

Trousers – Topshop

Bag – New Look

Shoes – Dr Martens from eBay

 

 Day 3

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Dress – Primark (just £5!)

Jacket – Morgan, as before

Shoes – Dr Martens from Office, as before

Socks – Topshop

Watch – Floozie

Necklace – souvenir shop on holiday, as before

 

Day 4

blouse and trousers

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Top – Topshop

Trousers – Topshop, as before

Watch – Floozie, as before

 

Day 5

stripy blouse and trousers

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Top – Jach’s Girlfriend at TK Maxx

Trousers – Topshop, as before

 

I hope you enjoyed this post.

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This is the life!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but exam revision has pretty much sucked any free minutes out of my life for the last few weeks. However, I did go on a wonderful holiday at the end of May, and I thought I would share with you some pictures before I post about anything else.

We stayed in a beautiful villa in southern France, an area called Lot-Et-Garonne.

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I think that this is from the first day of the holiday. My shorts and top are from Topshop. My sunglasses are Forever 21.

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If you are interested, my hat is from H&M, my bikini top is from M&S and my skirt is from Miss Selfridge.

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Hat – H&M. Sunglasses – Forever 21

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Awesome market stall!

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I love this dress! My granny brought it back from India. The hat, again, is from H&M. The jelly shoes are from Tilly London on eBay.

another village

Man I just love the villages there! As for clothing in these pictures, my sister’s pink dress is from TK Maxx, my stripy dress is from Yumi, my jacket is from Avant Premiere, my leggings are from H&M and my shoes are Dr Martens.

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restaurant again

We went to this really cool restaurant where everything was white and grey. It was quite overwhelming to walk in to this rustic haven of snowy white, although it looks quite different on camera.

restaurant docs and trucks sunsetIt was such a lovely holiday. If you ever get the chance to visit the countryside in France, do! The villages and views are beautiful. Also, the skies are very clear at night away from cities, so you get an amazing view of the stars!

But really, you can make wonderful memories wherever you are. The best things about the holiday for me was the people I was with. I spent the week amongst my closest friends and family, and we had so much fun doing all sorts from swimming at midnight in the dark whilst Pixies played from the poolside; going on walks at night to look at the stars; cooking meals together, speeding down country lanes with windows down and music blaring; dancing and singing; making our own tournaments of obstacle courses and three-legged races across the fields and between the vineyards. All of it we did together; kids and adults alike.

My point is, spending time with your family and your friends makes you feel so good! Do it, wherever, whenever. Holidays are good opportunities to completely unwind and have fun, but you can make fun anywhere!

So go do it!

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