Monday, 22 October 2012

Highgate is calling

I'm sorry I've been such a bad blogger lately. I simply haven't had anything to post.
I'm working on a few projects but all of them have suffered some set backs and so I can't complete them at the moment. In order to complete them I need a new printer (my dad's broke the very day I was going to print my Ouija board T-shirt), the exact right shade and width of red velvet ribbon (for a choker idea I dreamed one night) and a few days of free time; I've got a lot of uni work on at the moment.

I'm going to London this weekend to do some more work at Highgate so I've been going through the pictures I took when I was there in the spring and I found some that I took to post here to show you all how beautiful it was with the new leaves, dappled light and bluebells. I forgot all about them.

Now I'm returning in the Autumn; there will be leaves crunching underfoot, maybe even some tendrils of mist if I get there early enough in the morning. I can't wait to see the contrast and how different the cemetery looks with the change of season.

I promise not to wait so long to post the pictures I take whilst I'm there this time!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Blue Thursday

Ok, it doesn't have quite the same ring to it as Blue Monday but both of the outfits I am posting both contain blue garments so I couldn't resist.

This is an outfit I wore to work when I wanted to add some subtle touches of Magique Victorienne flair.

I like to think that I look like a casual witch ready to read tea leaves for her fairy friends =P

What I'm wearing:
Shrug: via a charity shop, I added the trim myself; velvet ribbon and eyelet lace.
Strap top: New Look many years ago.
Skirt: H & M for my 17th birthday.
Lace Skirt: New Look, later the same year
Blue Tights: present from my auntie last Xmas
Lace tights: Primark, 2 quid
Witchy boots: Rag Market. I think they cost about a fiver.
Neclace: from my wonderful friend Sam for my birthday 2 years ago.

I also have to show you 2 different ways of wearing the same dress. It's a check dress with blue rose print that I got a couple of years ago. It shrunk horribly in the wash; so the sleeves are a bit short and the skirt is indecently short. So I can't wear it on it's own any more.

In the top picture I am wearing it with a velvet skirt my friend Anya gave me. I stitched the waist-tie from the dress around the bottom to make it look like a matching outfit. In the other outfit I'm wearing the dress as a blouse under my pinafore (because I don't like to wear full length skirts to work; too many things in the office to fall over!). I went to town shopping in the morning, then changed my skirt before work in the afternoon =]

What I'm wearing:
Dress: M Butterfly. 20 quid.
Scarf (as belt): present many years ago.
Capelet: Phaze. I've featured it before here
Chocker: Handmade by me.

Pinafore: Miss Selfridge. I posted an outfit with in a couple of days ago (it really is one of my favourite things to wear at the moment).
Cardigan: Miss Selfridge, sale 2 years ago.

Monday, 1 October 2012

October begins.

I was going to post some of the outfits photos I've taken over the past couple of weeks with you all today, but I woke up inspired. I was just so happy that October is here and it's almost Halloween that I had to dress up and celebrate!

I forgot to take a close-up of my tights so I hope you can see that they are witches on broomsticks!

What I'm wearing:
Blouse: Ebay. Part of the outfit I had custom made for Graduation, the dress from which ended up not fitting properly. The blouse is a little bigger than I wanted too but it still works ok.
Pinafore dress: Miss Selfridge. You've seen it before here
Tights: Poundland. Guess how much they cost =P

Happy October everyone!