Comfort in Stripes [Dolly & Dotty]

Come on, you must know by now that I’m a little bit crazy for nautical colour combinations. Give me red, white and navy, give me anchors, give me stripes! I just don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. But I suppose, sigh, that it is sensible sometimes to have separates that can make up a nautical outfit but don’t have to, that can be paired with other pieces for a different kind of look. I mean, I guess.

These pieces from Dolly & Dotty both indulge my nautical love and gift me with a somewhat reluctant possibility of versatility.

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My Makeup Faves: Edition V

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve done one of these (uh, last April) and there’s lots of new items I’ve found that I love so let’s waste no more time. Here are all my latest favourites of the new products I’ve tried in the past few months. Continue reading

Sparkles and Tartan [Hell Bunny]

Let’s just get it out of the way: Hell Bunny are killing it this season. I previewed their line earlier this autumn at London Edge, noting down several pieces I knew I’d have to get my hands on, but even then I didn’t realise there were plenty of pretties I had somehow overlooked. When I was shown their complete catalogue a couple of weeks later there were suddenly 10 more pieces I wanted to add to my wishlist, no joke.

I loved their Spring/summer line this year, but I think this might be Hell Bunny’s best line yet. Several of my favourite pieces will be coming to the blog over the coming weeks, but in case you can’t wait here’s the online catalogue so you can see the full line in all it’s glory.

The first pieces from the new line that I saw and exclaimed over were the Angette top and the Doralee skirt. Hell Bunny fans will probably recognise this tartan print from last year’s Aberdeen dress, which I own and love in the navy and green Dublin tartan version. Last year, even though I bought the dress version, I still desperately hoped that the print would also be released in a skirt as well, because it just seemed like such a no-brainer winter piece. When I saw my desired skirt versions at London Edge, I was thrilled.

Hanging not too far away from those tartan-tastic skirts were the Angette tops, short sleeved lurex tops in the winter-wonderful shades of red, green and white. The moment I saw them I knew many of you lovely readers would be taken by them: sparkly, cute, and perfect for the upcoming festive season. What wasn’t to like?

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My 3 Favourite Brow Products on a Budget

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Dis me and mah brows

Here’s the thing: these days, brows are intimidating. Everyone is so obsessed with getting them on fleek, on point, perfectly on your goddamm face, that for someone who’s just starting to figure out what’s best for their own brows, it’s kind of terrifying. It can easily feel like people–especially on social media–are gonna be judging you for your forehead ‘staches. Are you supposed to make them look natural, subtly balancing out your features and the rest of your makeup? Or, wait, are they supposed to be sculptured, carved, bold facial parentheses that involve 5 different intense shaping stages and a highlighting portion that make them look practically 3D?

The good news and the bad news is, yes, some people are going to have opinions about your brows no matter what you do. But that just means that, like everything else, you can free yourself from the weight of their opinions and focus on what works for you. Continue reading

My Makeup Faves: Edition IIII

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It’s been a little while since I’ve done a new edition of my new and current makeup favourites, so it’s time to update you all on what I’ve been using and loving these last few months. You’ll see some products I picked up in the USA (don’t worry, they’re mostly available here in the UK too) and some products from a new makeup brand that launched at the end of last year, Freedom Makeup. Continue reading

Bamboo Babes [Hell Bunny]

I love a sarong dress. I own some from the more expensive side of repro clothing from Pinup Girl Clothing and Vivien of Holloway, so it’s nice to see brands like Hell Bunny and Voodoo Vixen offering some cheaper options for the SS16 season (though I’m aware Hell Bunny has done sarong pieces before.)

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This bamboo print is one of Hell Bunny’s new prints designed for this season and comes available in this sarong style dress, a circle skirt, a halter neck swing dress, a floaty bell-sleeved top and a short sleeved collared shirt dress, so there’s a great variety of cuts and styles for you to choose from if you love the print. Continue reading

Froo Froo Fantastic [Voodoo Vixen Petticoat]

I’ve reviewed a couple of petticoats on the blog before, the Malco Modes Jennifer and Lindy Bop petticoats. There were pros and cons to both, and for that reason I’ve been thinking lately I need to keep an eye out for other brands to review to give you more information on a wider selection of available pettis. In that light, today I’m reviewing the Froo Froo petticoat by Voodoo Vixen.

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How to Sew a Circle Skirt [Guest Blogger Louise of TheLittleThingsInLife]

I’m a pathetic sewer who has always meant to learn what to do properly, so I’m thrilled today to bring you a guest blog from Louise of thelittlethingsinlife.me.uk who’s going to walk you through the steps to making your own circle skirts.

Circle skirts always seem to add a touch of class. They are undoubtedly one of the most effective pieces of clothing and they are pretty easy to make as well. Moving on to the pattern, it will require a little bit of maths but nothing too scary!

Circumference = the entire distance around a circle (in this case, your waist length, plus 2 inches)

Radius = the distance from the centre of the circle to the outside of the circle
pi = 3.14 (approximately)

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Makeup Faves: Edition III

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It’s been a long time since I’ve done an edition of my newly discovered makeup faves, but there hasn’t been a lot to update you on as I’ve been mostly using my favourite products from the last editions on repeat. I have found a few good new products here and there, though, so it’s finally time for another round.

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Sweet, Fair Isabella [Lady V London]

The Isabella dress by Lady V London isn’t a new design for the company, but as it’s rapidly approaching summer they’ve added a lovely selection of new prints to their SS line of the style. When an email announcing as such hit my inbox last week the pink rose on cream floral colourway immediately caught my eye. A few days later, thanks to the generosity of Lady V, I had it in my happy little hands (and on my body) ready to show you why I fell for it.

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I love this colourway. I know that will surprise some of you as I am nothing if not outspoken about my almost-all-encompassing hatred of the colour pink, but one of the few ways I can not only stand the shade, but indeed like it, is when included in floral prints, especially when balanced out with touches of green or blue. This print, therefore, is perfect. The cream background keeps this print from being ‘too girly’ for a girl like me whose sentiments typically run somewhere between the bold and the classic, and the latter is certainly a perfect word for this print. Continue reading