Saturday, 16 July 2016

DIY Patch Shorts | Revamped Levi 501s

Last week I went to the North London Kilo Vintage sale as mentioned in my post from wednesday. Whilst there a picked up a few bits including these already distressed button fastening Levi 501s. Although they are a little big I still wanted to make them work and decided to adapt them to my own style.

The first thing I did was cut them to a length I felt more comfortable wearing. I used tailors chalk and a pair of Topshop Mom shorts that are my ideal length to measure out wear to cut them. I made the line slightly longer than the Topshop shorts to avoid cutting them too short if I was not accurate.

After cutting, I then distressed the shorts at the hem, and added some rips on the front which I distressed further using small scissors and tweezers. I used this video as a guideline. After this I then added some iron on patches I have had for a while. If you are looking for some patches for your own DIYs, this Etsy shop is great and inexpensive. Not all of the patches attached well, so I used the same colour thread as the patch borders and added in some small tacking stitches to ensure they stayed in place.

I'm really happy with how they have turned out, and although this was a really simple DIY to do, it definitely put me in the creative spirit and I really want to try and do some more things like this over the summer.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

What I want | Summer wishlist

This summer I plan to update my wardrobe, buy some key pieces that I feel I am missing now I have had a little clear out, as well as inject some more colour into my wardrobe. Here are a few of the bits that are currently on my wishlist:

1. I have recently been loving wearing a simple shirt+denim combo as the London weather has remained unpredictable. After a visit to H&M I really want a simple blue and white pinstriped oversized shirt, which I think will be great all year round.

2. Generally, I am more of a trainer/converse girl but this summer I would like to give myself more options for footwear by adding some sandals such as these from New Look.

3. Bombers have been in style for the last few seasons now and don’t look like they’re going away any time soon. I’d like to find a mid/lightweight one that can last me through the beginning of autumn too like this one.

4. Like I said at first, I think I am really lacking any colour right now and after looking online I think I’d like some pink and red hues such as this dress, playsuit, body or skirt.

5. It wouldn’t be summer without a good pair of shorts and I’ve been lusting after some Levi's for years, which I finally got my hands on at the North London Kilo Vintage Sale last week which I have no changed,but I will show this in Saturday's post.  

What items are missing from your wardrobe?

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

What I wore : Prom 2016

This week I had my school’s Prom. It was such a lovely evening spent with some of my best friends and it was a great way to end my time at school and start my summer. I thought I’d share some pictures of my dress and outfit.

 Dress – Coast
Shoes – New Look
Clutch – New Look


I tried to find a dress that wasn’t too ‘of the time’, but rather something I would look back on and still love. Whether that will be true in 5 years time I don’t know, but I hope it will be. I paired this dress with grey and silver accessories because I felt that black would be too harsh for a summer night.

I know this post is very short and picture heavy, but I thought it may be nice to share the fun night!

What did you wear to prom? 

Saturday, 2 July 2016

How not to look like a 90's 3-year-old in denim dungarees | How I style the dungaree dress

Having a young face doesn’t always help my often questionable outfit choices, especially when it comes to pieces that can easily decrease my maturity level at first glance. Whilst I love my new light wash denim dungaree dress from Jack Wills, I do find it hard to style in a way that isn’t how my mum once did for me. However, with a couple hours raiding through my wardrobe, I think I have found a few outfits that give my dungarees a new look.

 I know a white shirt paired with denim is not revolutionary, but it does give this dress a more ‘grown-up’ look. Paired either with coloured converse or heeled boots this look can become casual/smart casual in an instant, and this is definitely an outfit I want to sport this summer.

Another shirt option I chose was this purple patterned number, which I think can be worn in two ways, with a white tee tucked into the dress and the shirt worn as a light jacket; or worn tucked in and buttoned up, both equally wearable.

In this look, I think wearing a  black polo neck with the dress feels more 'grown up' and matched with a simple black skater shoe or chelsea boot, is a great alternative to just denim shorts and a top, my automatic summer fall-back.

How do you style dungaree dress and trouser outfits?

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