Thursday, 31 May 2012

An Eye For An Eye

I have an exciting post for you all today, I finally get to introduce you to An Eye For An Eye Clothing. A while back my nan introduced me to her cousins son who was starting up his own brand and asked if I'd help out. I nabbed a couple of the tees (which I absolutely love, tie dye and a quirky print- win) to photograph a while back and I've been itching to show you, but had to wait until the website was up and running etc.

The brand has a range of items, from tie dye tees to sweats and varsity jackets all at reasonable prices too- you can pick up one of these tees for just £15. At the moment they're just selling guys clothes (but when has that ever stopped us girls? aha) but they are bringing out a girls range in the near future so keep your eyes peeled. As well as the website you can buy An Eye For An Eye clothes at the Dandelion in Gloucester and as from this weekend an Eye For An Eye will have their very own stall at St Nicholas market in Bristol every Saturday from 9.30-5. I'm not sure I can make it this weekend but I'll definitely be helping out at the stall in the future so pop by and say hello if you're in the area :) oh go ahead and like them on Facebook for updates too!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Lock and Key

skirt: yayer, tee: diy primark, shoes: new look, friendship bracelet: c/o raspberry grape, claw ring: dixi, nails: models own fluro' orange

I'm finally starting to wear some of the clothe's I've DIYed over the last couple of months, I went on a bit of a spending and making spree and then had all these new clothes and realised I hadn't worn any of them. One of my creations was this tee from primark, it's a large mens one and I just added some bronze studs around the collar to spice it up a little. I love wearing really simple things on nights out especially when I'm wearing a skirt this bright aha.

You might be wondering about my necklace, I went to a 'let the lock... see the key' themed night out the other week; the girls got a padlock on a chain and the guys had a key. The idea was to find the key which fit your lock- take that as you will ;) I didn't find my match buttt it does mean that I now have a new necklace... not sure how socially acceptable it is to wear it though?!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Naughts and Crosses

top: ark clothing, cross leggings: dixi, jacket: obey, boots: primark, pendant: charity shop

I am too in love with my cross leggings from Dixi, I like how the crosses aren't white so they aren't as in your face as some of the other cross leggings that are around at the moment. Patterned leggings are the best thing this season; whoever thought up this trend- thank you! 

I wore this to rave on avon in stokes croft last weekend which was so much fun, we were drunk and dancing outside by 6pm, I love Bristol in the summer. Last night we went to run at motion which was amazing as per, super quick post as I am very hungover and about to watch a film with an Indian on its way to me... yummmmm.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Motel Rocks Memorial Day Discount

20% off everything from Motel just enter HEATWAVE into the checkout :) have a good weekend! (PS this ends tomorrow in the UK)  

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Working Girl

trousers: zara, shirt: topshop, shoes: primark

I am officially the worst blogger in the world! I have had such a manic past couple of weeks and I just haven't had the time to blog- I have been taking outfit posts and doing things blog related though so do not fear!

How nice is this weather? I'm actually loving it. It's been a week filled with working from home, fruit cider and BBQs. Oh, I have a new puppy too- Cameron (check him out on insta @yasminnjade) he is the most adorable thing ever!! 

Today's post is a little different to the usual, my friend is on placement at a company in Bristol and he's in charge of writing their blog. He has to do a 'fashion in the work place' post and asked me to take some snaps of what I wear to work for him to feature. So the other morning when I was waiting for the boys to get ready for work I grabbed a housemate and got him to take these. This is pretty standard for what I wear to work, at half 7 the best effort I can make is finding a pair of trousers and a top then run out of the door!

Half day tomorrow, amazinggg; hope you all have an amazing weekend in the sun :)

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Humming Bird

dress: urban outfitters renewal, bracelet: c/o dixi (close up here), shoes: gift

Saturday night I went to my friends 21st, she had a marquee in her garden and a live band it was so much fun, what started out as a lovely respectable evening soon turned into a very large, very drunk game of 'I have never...' we found out all sorts of things aha. I wore this dress that I bought from the renewal section in Urban Outfitters around October; I've realised that I own so many clothes that I haven't worn yet, had a bit of a spending splurge recently! I love that the back of this dress is mesh, although it did mean that I went out braless and yes... I did stick plasters on my nipples, haaa.

Just got back from Frankie and Benny's and the cinema with the girls from work, we watched American Pie and it was SO good. I'd heard mixed reviews but we were all laughing out loud the whole way through- I'd definitely recommend it.

In other news I was contacted by Glamorous yesterday, they are offering free delivery until the end of May and 20% off if you enter 'Glamorous20' into the checkout. If you're like me and have been hiding under a rock or in a hole and haven't heard of Glamorous you are seriously missing out- they have all the latest trends in store and the items are so cheap... I love finding a new store where I can spend all of my hard earned pennies, especially at these prices!! 

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Hamsa Hand

The lovely ladies at Dixi sent me this gorgeous Hamsa Hand bracelet to feature on my blog along side their huge store update of 200+ items. I thought I'd leave it to today to post so that I can tell you that they are adding even more items to the store tomorrow! So excited, I love all of their new items and have spent a few pennies on a pair of their amazing cross leggings and a cheeky bit of jewellery. Keep an eye on @shopdixi on twitter as they've been giving out the odd free shipping codes this past week :) don't forget that if you buy anything on the Dixi site and enter OVERLYMEETSDIXI you can get 10% off your order! Amazing.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Donnie Darko

shirt & trousers: charity shop, brogues: primark, earring: topshop, pendant: dutty

First of all I'd like to thank all of you all for wishing me luck with the 3 peaks; it was probably one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, nothing can really prepare you for how exhausted you're going to be and how much your muscles will ache! The day after I felt like I'd been run over by a bus aha, I definitely underestimated the challenge and completely forgot that walking up a mountain is less of a walk and more of a scramble/ climb. The paths were so steep, we climbed over boulder fields, walked alongside sheer drops and in a foot of snow... so many things went wrong in regards to timings and injuries (I now have a cankle!!) and our group got lost walking down one mountain in the pitch black at 2am. All of that being said it was definitely one of the best experiences of my life, I would 100% do it again and plan to within the next couple of years. In total I raised £631 for the Princes Trust and as a team we raised over £15,000. 

Now onto the outfit, I wore this a few weekends ago at home- excuse the dodgy lighting in these pictures and the fact my label is quite clearly on show (so annoying). I picked up this shirt a few weeks ago in a charity shop in Reading and it's turned into my 'go-to' shirt whenever I'm stuck on what to wear as you can style it in quite a few different ways and it goes with everything. But the thing I'm most excited about is my rabbit pendant (which you may have seen on my insta). I absolutely LOVE it! I saw it in Dutty in Bristol a few months back when I had no money and actually couldn't stop thinking about it, so last time I was there I popped in and thankfully they had it in stock. I had spent loads of time on eBay trying to find a rabbit or hare pendant similar but they were all cute bunny rabbits- someone mentioned that it looks like the rabbit from Donnie Darko and that's what I love about it, that it's not 'pretty' and I haven't seen anything else like it. Definitely going to be on my list of favourite jewellery for a very long time. Dutty have got quite a big selection of their items on their website now, but their amazing pendants/ necklaces and masses of vintage clothes are only currently available in their boutique store on Cheltenham road- it's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Dixi Store Update

The Dixi store update is finally upon us, so exciting. If you follow Dixi on twitter (@shopdixi) then you'll have been hearing about this update for some time and have probably been itching to see what new items they have for us to spend our pennies on; from these pictures I can tell I am not going to be disappointed. This is a scheduled post as I'm currently up a mountain doing the 3 peaks challenge (feels so scary writing that in advance, makes it all the more real ahhh), so I can't see the full update until tomorrow. I can't wait to get my hands on a few of their new items, from this sneak peak I'm feeling there will be lots items perfect to fashion my festival-filled summer. 

Friday, 4 May 2012

Three Peaks

As promised here are my 3 peaks nails, went for a basic flag design for each country, they aren't brilliant- the welsh dragons kind of look like dogs and my right hand is pretty shoddy. But hopefully these cheer me up when I'm up a mountain in the middle of the night in the rain and the snow- weather forecast looks awful. Please try and avert your eyes from the 'keep calm and go beyond san' tee- freebie from a technical event I did a few weeks ago and definitely only suitable to wear in bed ha.Off to Scotland tomorrow morning - super long coach journey awaits me, then the 3 biggest mountains in the UK... in 24 hours. Still have NO idea why I'm doing this. Wish me luck x

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Raspberry Grape

The lovely Lauren from Raspberry Grape sent me this friendship bracelet which is new to her collection on her online store. The pattern is so intricate and adding studs makes them quirky and adult friendly- I'm sure you'll all agree when I say that I secretly miss being able to wear friendship bracelets... not any more! 

Lauren has some lovely items on sale in her shop alongside this bracelet, if you've been looking for one of the skull bracelets that are right on trend at the moment Raspberry Grape is the place to get it, alongside peace trinkets, crosses, fruit and even piglets!! (my personal fav) I think she puts a really unique twist on her jewellery, it's reasonably priced and better yet she offers free delivery to all buyers in the UK.