Tag Archives: Outfit

Shop: Brass Pineapple

20 May

Yes people, Independent Shop of the Week makes a return… in the form of Brass Pineapple all the way up in Kendal, Cumbria after a lovely weekend spent in The Lake District.

The Urban Dictionary definition… Brass Pineapple: Given name to objects stolen from pubs in retaliation for expensive drinks.

brass pineapple

In actuality it’s a cute little shop just off the High Street, started by two designer friends who met at Carlisle University. They make unique upcycled dresses through combining different prints/fabrics/pieces:

brass pineapple dresses

Inside the shop they also have unusual accessories and homeware such as lego/domino rings and records that have been melted into bowls!

I instantly fell in love with this polka dot and paisley number, and it was a real bargain down from £20 to £10!

polka dot paisley dressI styled it with a Primark black leather and gold metal belt, black tights and Office chunky leather lace up boots. The boyfriend took  me on a cinema date and told me I looked like “Maid Marion biker style”….. boys eh?! To keep warm I added my Zara leather jacket:

car ootd (I wish this was my car!)

zara leather suede bagZara Leather and Suede Bag

office heeled bootsOffice Lace Up Boots

Is my Biker Maid Marion look a hit or a miss?! Let me know in the comments!

I’d love to blog about more Independent Shops so let me know your favourite and I’ll pop down and write a review.

LDNshopaholic xxx

OOTN: New Years Eve

6 Jan

Slightly belated but…. Happy New Year everyone!!

What did you do for New Years Eve? I’m always in two minds about it, as on one hand it feels like lots of pressure to have a great time (thus an anticlimax) but on the other hand it’s a great to catch up with friends and family.

This year I went to The Durell Arms in Fulham as a friend’s band were playing a gig there. It’s a pretty nice pub so check it out if you’re in the area.

They were having an End of the World themed night and I went with the concept of being an Alien taking over the planet…. and this was my OOTN:

Alien fancy dressMetallic sleeveless top: H&M

Sequin Cardigan: Topshop

Necklace: Topshop

Earrings: Warehouse

Necklace worn as headband: Market stall (had to hold it in place for the photo as it didn’t want to stay up by itself for it!)

I also wore black American Apparel disco pants and maroon doc martens but I took my photos in a rush on my way out of the house and the rest are a bit blurry.

What made this outfit was the make up… I felt kind of weird stepping on the train but as I got closer to Fulham (and people got more merry) I got more compliments from random strangers haha. I followed this tutorial: 

I’ve also announced the winner to the Beauty Box giveaway here (near the bottom of the post) so check it out if you entered!

Are you excited for 2013? I still keep typing 2012 everywhere! What would be your idea of a good end of the world outfit?

LDNshopaholic xxx

 

 

OOTD: Layered Up

3 Dec

So today is a layered up day… it’s got so cold in London town this is a necessity right now! I borrowed my Dad’s cashmere scarf which happens to be tartan (what a trendsetter!) and paired it with some double denim!double denimthai beaded necklacesvintage brown bootsface of the dayTartan Scarf : Dad’s!

Denim Shirt: Zara

American Flag Cross tee (worn under denim shirt): Primark

Navy Jamie Janes: Topshop

Wine Oversized Cardigan: H&M

Beaded Necklace: Bangkok Street Seller

Well worn tan boots: Lotus Hallmark

Lipstick: Crush by Sephora

Do you ever borrow your family’s clothing/accessories?! And what are you thoughts on double denim? I know it’s a bit of love/hate topic!

xxx

18 and East – Style it Your Way

14 Nov

It’s taken me a while but I’ve finally got on the maxi bandwagon… it’s all down to the lovely 18 and East who asked me to style up an item from their A/W collection (which I was lucky enough to preview back in August) and I chose their Belted Star Print Maxi and they even featured me on their blog!

I styled up the dress with Topshop lace up heeled boots and a River Island studded belt. The dress has a definite presence so doesn’t need much accessorizing. I also enjoyed wearing it more casually with my Office Victoriana flat black leather boots, H&M chunky tights, H&M oversized slouchy cardigan and a Primark leather and gold chain belt.

I love how versatile yet unique this dress is, additionally it’s timeless rather than trendy.

A huge thank you to 18 and East for the beautiful dress and for featuring me on their blog,

LDNshopaholic xxx

You Spin Me Right Round…

27 Oct

An outfit of the day featuring my favourite skirt of the moment… a bargain £25 from H&M:

I can’t help but twirl when I’ve got this skirt on… I just love the way it moves:

Cream Layered Midi Skirt: H&M

Cashmere Mix Top: ASOS Luxe

Belt: Primark

Allegra Chelsea Boots: Topshop

Crystal Cross Necklace: Bla Bla Bla Shop

(L-R) Embellished White and Brass Ring – Primark

Gold Stacking Rings – H&M

Gold Metal Feather Ring – Topshop

Gold Stacking Rings – H&M

Black Cocktail Ring – Primark

Leopard Love

30 Jul

I may have mentioned that I’m now lucky enough to be owner of the sexy Canon 600D Camera, so I’m going to be including lots more (good) photos in my posts – yay!

So here’s a bit of an outfit post featuring my current favourite item of clothing:

Leopard Print Scarf £4 – Primark

Tee – Topshop

Denim Shorts – Forever 21

Tights – Primark

Boots – Vintage

Bag £48- Urban Outfitters

Ring £2.50 – Primark

Watch – Casio on ASOS

Pearl Bracelets – Hobbycraft

Also got a lovely cut (okay, a trim!) and blowdry from Stuart Holmes Salon (Cheltenham) as I’m going to wedding this weekend (keep an eye out for an upcoming ‘wedding guest outfit’ post):

As you can tell I was a tad unprepared for the photo but love my new do, and my stylist Anna was so nice!

Hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂

LDNshopaholic xxx