Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts

14/01/2018 - Chunky But Funky

This posting daily thing hasn't gone to plan but to be honest nothing really has this week so it hasn't been personal. It's all 100% my fault though for being the most unorganised person on the planet when it comes to deadlines so I'm just hoping I can start Monday with a clean slate, even though I say this every Sunday eve. I mean even now I should be starting some work but I'm sitting here blogging because obvs showing you my new shoes is far higher on my list of priorities because I am a moron.


I really love Docs but they look bloody silly on me so I was on the lookout for something similarly chunky and boyish but just a bit less so, I went into Office to check out (if you think that was because of my Freddydog you are absolutely correct) but saw the Kennedys and it was like a moment, you know the ones. A few people have begged me to stop wearingso these clumpy shoes are a good compromise, no?* Also, I'm enjoying this new lil tradition of buying shoes when I hit a post-transplant milestone (I'm now a year and a half, say whaaat!) . I promise it's not just an excuse to go shoe shopping. Ok, I would have bought them anyway but still it's nice to have meaning behind them. 

*Disclaimer: I will never ever stop wearing my clumpy boots. All the better to kick away irritating people. 


08/01/17 - 'I'm just a girl, standing in front of a mirror, asking it to love her.'

I'm in a bit of a chatty mood aka procrastinating wildly - but I've decided to turn this blog back into a little diary that I'm going to try and do daily because I'm too lazy to do my actual real life journal. I know it's *supposed* to be all quality over quantity in blogging but actually the number one rule is to enjoy it. I said in my January Goals I wanted to do some writing purely for me, even if it is just something silly - in fact most of these posts are silly, I don't think I've ever offered any wisdom on here but that's ok as it's better left to people are who are better at articulating their thoughts. But I'd rather just document my life the way I used to blog and if anyone likes it then that's cool but it's also cool if not because at least I have a lil online scrapbook to look back on!

Hat Nine by Savannah Miller () Coat Jeans GAP customised by me Shoes

So I came back to Brighton on Friday, the fridge had been turned off so everything was rotten but other than that mishap all is good. Sunday was spent feeling v sad and ill and tearful until I realised it was just because of an iron infusion I'd had at Harefield last week then I felt ridiculous and snapped out of it. Bloody drugs! Don't do em kids. But today was better, I was at the library which is now open until MIDNIGHT - this pleases geeky me immensely. I swear to God every time I go to the library I see at least three people from my course on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But me, I had to research a guy called Demetre Chiparus who was apparently 'one of the most important sculptors of the Art Deco era' according to Wikipedia. I declare this a lie because if it were true I'd be able to find more goss on him and I fooking can't. But in more successful news I submitted an essay that I've been working on for months and although I'm glad to see the back of it I get more worried than I used to about handing stuff in - I feel like they'd be reading it like 'Wowowowow, 24 and still an absolute dumbass' hahaha.

Before I go I'll just leave a link for if you too fancy donning them with a beret


Style Diary #15

Totally flopped at Blogmas but I decided that I really actually had to get down to some work. One assignment down, three more to go until Friday lololol. To be fair I have until after Christmas but I want to just enjoy my time at home without worrying about work too much. But I do have a Style Diary for ya, sorry the pics are so rank but hopefully you get the general gist of what I've been wearing lately (mainly the same jeans and coat every darn day...)


Blogmas #7 | Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

I thought I'd do a bit of a #throwbackthursday today and finally post aboutat the V&A museum in London that I went to a little while back with my friend Amanda.  I'd kindly been given a ticket to the exhibition as a little thank you for something but I really wanted to go anyway. I'm not a massive fan of the brand as it is today but there's little trace of it here and mercifully not in sight! However Cristóbel Balenciaga was one of the most innovative designers of the last century and was quite a private person so even the smallest glimpse into his design process and life was always going to be rather thrilling for anyone interested in fashion, design or history.

Blogmas #6: Preloved Patent Boots

Christmas is the time for all things shiny so these boots couldn't have come at a better time after being on the search for the perfect pair for quite a while. I wasn't sure they were very 'me' at first, I switch from loving all things patent to finding it extremely tacky but for now they're firmly in my good books. 

Topshop via Depop but  which are actually not too expensive either!

They're originally from Topshop but I got them for about £13 on Depop. I used to be a bit snobby funny about buying preloved shoes but these are absolutely fine and were in great condition,  they probably look a bit scratched here because of my wanky hipster styley photo but I can tell you they're practically perfect. In every way actually, the heel is small but the hills of Brighton are very unforgiving to clumsy people like me and so far I've had no accidents in these. Heels - 1 Hills - 0.

I really like them with denim like I've worn here but I'm not sure I'll pair them with little dresses etc. Looks great on others but is a teeny bit too sixties for me, which isn't my ~favourite~ style decade (I know, shoot me!) But I'll probably eat my words and have them on with tights next week because I change my mind all the damn time. 

Can you tell my legs haven't seen sunlight since August? :( Also, lol at the state of my student house floor *best Kat Von D voice* Do you love it? 

Blogmas #4: Preloved Cord Levi's

but I can't stop won't stop. I found these on Depop for an absolute steal! I'm probably giving off grandad vibes rather than the French Girl Chic I was hoping for. But I'll keep wearing them regardless because they're super warm and I feel like the cut is kinda flattering - well, I feel good in them anyway and that's what matters! 

Style Diary #14

Recognise that white (and messy) room? I am home! Or rather I was. Went home thinking I'd save a bit of money but actually ended up spending like double, oopsie. After Reading Week I'm now back at uni and I didn't do a bloody thing during my time off so somehow have to cram it in today. These posts are a fun way to procrastinate though and also not totally unproductive so here's last week's Style Diary.


Coat M&S () Top M&S () Cords Zara () Boots & Other Stories ()

Style Diary #13

This post is a little bit later than usual but this week has been busy! It's so nice being at home but the week has flown by far too quickly and I haven't done half the things I was going to do, oops. But to procrastinate further here's a post on everything I wore last week!


Hat Nine by Savannah Miller () Coat M&S  Jumper Matalan () Trousers Alexa Chung x M&S via depop () Boots & Other Stories ()

Style Diary #12

I've tried to get out of my denim rut lately and I've not done too badly. I don't know if you can tell but , if I could I'd be buying loads more but the two pieces I have shall have to do. Just as well really because as cute as it is I think it's a bit of a fairweather trend - here's how I've been styling it for now anyway! Please excuse all the washing, things take about three days to dry in this house.


Coat Jumper Next () Jeans Shoes

The October Wishlist

I'm not really a Halloween person. I mean I love a scary film and give me all the Halloween baked goods (have you tried those orange chocolate chip cupcakes from the Co-op? Oh my Lorrrrd!) But I'm not a fan of fancy dress, it just makes me feel weird. However anything celestial or if it looks like it'd be hanging up in Florence Welch's closest I'm on board. So in keeping with the spooky spirit of October here's a witchy wishlist of things you can wear this month and beyond!

Style Diary #11

I thought I'd bring back these Style Diary things even though since I'm at uni I'm now having to work with a teeny capsule wardrobe and use a rubbish lil mirror too...I know, I know - poor me ;-) Also, be prepared to see a lot of this camel coat as I stupidly left most of my coat collection at home as if it wasn't going to be cold living by the frickin' sea! All of this is going to either inspire me to shop my wardrobe or go out to the actual shops and buy new things, we shall see (although we all know it'll be the latter!)


Jacket Primark () Cardigan M&S () Top Uniqlo () Jeans  Shoes Pin

Can Corduroy Be Cool?

I think so. Maybe I'm a victim of the instagram effect or maybe I like the nostalgia of them - they bring me back to my childhood when my wardrobe was full of cords of every colour, but right now I'm craving a pair of pink corduroy trousers. Yes, really. To be fair this isn't the first time Isabel Marant has got me coveting an unlikely trend (wedge trainers anyone?) but she can add that certain je ne sais quoi to just about anything plus you know that pink is kind of my thing. I don't really buy into trends that much now but I think they'll be a really fun addition to my autumn wardrobe! Not convinced? Then be inspired:

The World Of Anna Sui | Part Two

For my second installment of The World Of Anna Sui I think I'm gonna just get stuck in with the photos - it's very picture heavy but I hope you enjoy all the little details and thought that goes into each look as much as I did.

The upper gallery is based around Anna's collaborations such as those with James Coviello and François Nars. You can see Coviello's horse which was modelled for the A/W 1998 show.

A Very Special Purchase

Liberty in London is one of my all time favourite stores and I just so happened to be in the area with a few hours to kill on the very day of my one year transplant anniversary. I popped in 'just to have a look' but ended up leaving with a purchase that is special in more ways than one...

The September Wishlist

September is a time of new beginnings for many therefore making it a blimmin' good excuse for new additions to your wardrobe. I'll be starting uni at the end of the month (eek!) so have already picked up a few 'uni essentials' start, new look etc etc! I've compiled a wishlist to see you (and me) into the tricky transitional season. Happy shopping!

A Final Summer Look

I thought I'd squeeze in a final summer outfit while I still can, even though the weather is already going all autumnal on us. I like ankle boots and chunky knits as much as the next blogger but I will miss the sunny days and the chance to wear some of the perfect basics that I bought during the summer months, like these Holy Grail status shorts from Topshop and this little jacket from Primark. It was an emergency buy on an unexpectedly chilly day but has proved to be so useful and such a good fit too. 

topshop ashley denim shorts, asos ultimate crew neck t shirt

Where Are The Good Vibes?

I won't even lie to you, I'm feeling a little bit fed up. I'm not as patient as I was pre transplant but to be honest that's not surprising. New lungs are a second chance at life but I know I'm living on borrowed time's not a negative thing, because I think it's given me a bit more of a get up and go attitude, I complain but really give less fooks about the state of my hair and face and it's made me braver. However I feel like every day I need to be doing something and making the most of it and when I can't it feels like a waste and I feel a bit anxious. Some people say 'Oh but what's a week of your life?' Quite a lot longer for me than it is for you actually, kinda like how one year for a human is seven years for a dog hahaha. 

Preloved | Two Tone Ballet Flats

I am such a shoe girl - some of you may remember back in the day when this blog was called Niamh Nelson Loves Shoes hahaha. So thought I'd show you a recent pair, in my new 'series' if you will sharing the preloved things I've picked up. It may be a bit useless to some as I can't provide links to the products but hopefully it'll prove that you can pick up some gorge bits second hand! I used to buy loads of vintage when I was younger (and wish I'd bloody kept it all.) Also, it's just nice to go back to old school blogging where you shared something because you love it, for the pure joy of it and not just to earn dollar (although there's nothing wrong with that either if that's your thing!)

depop, preloved fashion, dorothy perkins two tone ballet pumps, shoe flatlay,

Diamonds Are Not Forever

Oh look, an all black outfit for a change...lololol. Not exactly a summer outfit but then summer hasn't really been playing ball has it? We were really lucky in spring with the sunshine so shouldn't complain really but still. Ok I'll stop being so British now and shut up about the weather! 

Tee ASOS Jeans J Brand Shoes Adidas Bag Kate Spade

RIP to this little necklace, I loved thee well til I destroyed it by snapping it in half as it got caught in my jacket. It was from and I loved it so much I literally never took it off, which is how I killed it I think. I'm not known for looking after jewellery well, one of my big fears should someone ever be strange enough to marry me is getting an engagement ring as I know I'll lose it in about 5 seconds within it being on my finger. Future spouse, maybe just buy me a designer bag instead. Or a puppy,

What would you choose instead of a diamond?

Levi's Love

So this is a typical outfit for a night pleased I'm showing you the before and not the aftermath. This night ended being covered in beer, a little cry on the way home and a lot poorer than I was before I left my house but it was the most fun still!

Levis Orange Tab 721 Vintage High Rise Skinny Jeans, All Saints Balfern Leather Jacket, H&M Cami Top, Dorothy Perkins Two Tone Ballet Pumps
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